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Movie Review ‘Morgana’ A True Story About Making The Most Of Life

Morgana Poster courtesy of Juno Films
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At one point, I wondered who the target audience was. For those unaware of Morgana or her previous works, this is not a film for the closed-minded. Morgana’s story is about her explosion from a dead marriage into the limelight of the feminist pornography filmmaking universe. This true story is a documentary film that follows a 50-year old woman who reinvents herself. After a stifled history, combative lifestyle, and rigid upbringing, Morgana, decides to do the opposite of what everyone told her to do.

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For those shaking their heads about the porn, Morgana’s message is a positive one. It’s also relatable not just to the 50-plus lonely housewife niche. Although much of the film is about Morgana’s pornographic exploits and pursuits of pleasure, it also describes her crippling depression and fights with bi-polar tendencies. For Morgana, her journey began at the conclusion of her marriage. Spiralling into depression, she decided to end it all and made a flippant appointment with a male escort. After this night, she discovered that she wasn’t dead inside, nor should she end her life. Shortly after, she made an erotic film. Her short-film, ‘Duty Bound‘ won the competition she entered. Morgana’s self-esteem also won.

Suppression is the Root of all Evil

Morgana went on to make many more films. She purports to the desire of creating porn that is the opposite of what is pumped out over and over by mainstream filmmakers. Despite being given the feminist porn filmmaker label, her movies, and art capture a wider scope. They are not just sex for sex’s sake. Morgana also promotes spirituality, and body-positive reinforcement, and a way of living that fosters living your wildest dreams.

The film encapsulates more than just naked romps and orgies. Morgana explains her journey candidly. What I loved was her thought process on being happy. And it was refreshing to see that she didn’t shy away from the epic lows she encountered. How getting what you want and being in a place of joy is sometimes scarier than anything else in the world. You don’t have to have depression or suffer from being bi-polar to resonate with the sentiment of “the higher you go, the further to fall.” Ironically, the day I watched Morgana was perfect timing. Her inspirational and decisive messages about living for yourself is something I could get on board with.

What’s more, I also needed to hear that it’s never too late to change your life goals. Watching this woman forge friendships, sink her divorce settlement into making movies, was a source of bravery any of us could aspire to.

Overall, Morgana is an inspirational documentary and a wonderful concept to get behind.

I give Morgana

4 finding your inner kink at any age out of 5

Mother of Movies ratings system - 4 stars
4 out of 5 stars

For more information for further release dates see the Facebook page or the Morgana website.


Watch the full Trailer for Morgana

Morgana trailer. Documentary and biography 2019

“An Artistic Portrait of an Unforgettable Woman”

  • Morgana was acquired as a screener for review purposes
  • The documentary true story film releases digitally in California from February 4th to 21st, 2021 as part of the SF Indiefest, 2021.
  • Production by House of Gary
  • Directed by Isabel Peppard + Josie Hess
    Produced by Karina Astrup 
    Distributed by JUNO FILMS
Morgana courtesy of Juno Films, 2019
Morgana courtesy of Juno Films, 2019
A biographical documentary about the life of Morgana. She is a 50 something former housewife & has reinvented herself as a feminist porn star
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Morgana, 2019 Finding happiness at any age
Morgana, 2019 Finding happiness at any age