2020 AVN Award Nominee Best Gonzo Production Is society trying to protect porn performers by vilifying porn producers, and trying to restrict the ability of those performers to freely express their sexuality? This movie lets actual performers and producers speak for themselves. Seeing hardcore porn performers talk about what they like with regard to stronger, rougher sex — and then seeing them do those very acts — is uniquely powerful; it speaks to the importance of consent and what that personally means to them. "Consent" starts with acclaimed pornographers Dana Vespoli and John Stagliano explaining in frank language why this movie should happen. The filmmakers — director Vespoli and executive producer/cameraman Stagliano — explore serious, timely questions of sexual freedom and responsibility in a unique blend of documentary-style investigation and hardcore action. Each scene features a revealing look at its stars' erotic desires and insights, followed by a hardcore scene that satisfies those desires. Rough sex is "like a dance," as curvy Ivy Lebelle experiences it with six-time Male Performer Of The Year Manuel Ferrara. We witness their intimate expression of slapping, spitting, biting, gaping, choking and deep anal fucking. Emily Willis makes bold statements about her right to perversion. Bill Bailey delivers her requested throwing around and hard anal fucking. She exudes pure athletic sexual joy as he fucks her face upside-down. Whitney Wright is clearly the instigator of her destiny, going from pharmacy technician to stripper to porn star. She then takes on three guys in a gaping, choking, DP-filled, airtight orgy. London River articulates why a person wanting rough, crazy sex is better off doing it in porn with professionals. London's hardcore scene is intensified by Dana Vespoli providing the second phallus, via strap-on of course, in a double-anal debauch. Her fellow invader is rough sex savant Markus Dupree, with his natural male equipment. London demonstrates how the submissive is really served by a good dominant ... and then Dana becomes the submissive, subject to London's dominant intuition. Dana personally and powerfully demonstrates what she has been talking about throughout the movie.