Sad news today, folks. David Aaron Clark, director of Pure, and likely soon to be a multiple AVN award winner thanks to his multiple nominations for Pure this year, died on Saturday evening of a pulminary embolism. I can't quite believe this, seeing as I replied to an email of his just a couple of weeks ago, thanking him for his promise to keep in touch about new products that might be of interest to me. In the very brief communications we had, Clark made his intellectual interest in pornography clear, as well as his artistic investment in it, and I was impressed at his knowledge and passion.
This is a sad loss for an industry that has so few edgy and risk-taking writers/directors, in terms of porn conventions. One of the things about Pure that I liked so much was how it took risks, and Clark told me that he was in the process of editing the film for the festival circuit. I was really excited about what direction he would take next, but now we will never know.