Fresh from the success of directing her very own short film, guerrilla journo Billie JD Porter talks stalking stalkers and creeping club-land dance-floors, all in the name of art.
Establishing herself as a writer, honing her craft contributing to zines, newspapers, Platform and VICE, Billie began working as a journalist when she was just fourteen. Quick of wit and sharp of intellect, she is shameless in the face of adversity, her tell-tale techniques appear to be making her subjects feel anything but at ease. Scouted by Channel Four to be the face of their salacious series ‘The Joy of Teen Sex’, she boldly proceeded to interrogate a host of hormonal scamps about their under-the-covers activities. Fruity. After taking stock of her generation’s less than savoury, extra-curricular activities, Billie decided to shift the focus of her attention from the troublesome teenage masses to the endearing niche. Produced in collaboration with Director of Photography, Jamie Lee Curtis Taete, Billie’s recently unveiled debut film ‘Roseboy’ has received acclaim from eagerly-waiting critics. Featuring in this year’s London Raindance Film Festival, the 25 minute documentary short follows a series of celebrity obsessed, super-fans, quite the departure from Billie’s usual, sexually charged, teen subjects. i-D online caught up with the pocket-sized, broadcasting babe to chat Beiber fever, rain-dancing and the joy of teen sex.