From suburban housewife to porn star at 52: the emancipation of Morgana

“A turquoise-haired woman takes the stage at Berlin’s Porn Film Festival in stiletto boots and an evening dress split high up the thigh. The snigger from a couple in the audience is barely audible, but then, the woman is attuned to it. She stiffens for a second, and takes the microphone. “You can laugh if you like,” she says, “but darling, I was a young, gorgeous creature once – and you’re going to be my age one day.” – Jenny Valentish

Feminist porn documentary captures the medium through a woman's gaze

“On the day 47-year-old Morgana Muses decided to end her life, she took one last shot at happiness. The separated Albury housewife hired an escort and experienced intimacy for the first time in 20 years, sparking the reinvention of herself as an erotic film star…”

How A 50-Year-Old Divorcée Became A Feminist Porn Icon

At the age of 47, two years out of a sexless marriage that ended in divorce, Morgana Muse wanted to end her own life. But before she went through with it, she decided to treat herself to one more evening of intimacy with a paid escort. That decision started a domino effect, and three years later, Morgana is an icon in the world of feminist porn.

“Morgana” is a Documentary Film You Need in Your Life

Karina Astrup is an indie documentary film producer from House of Gary. She has teamed up with a duo of talented women from Melbourne, Australia — Isabel Peppard and Josie Hess — to produce Morganaa documentary film about a troubled 50 year old housewife who re-invents herself as a BDSM-loving feminist porn star after spending 20 years in a loveless, sexless marriage. It is very rare to see lead characters over the age of 50, and Morgana provides a refreshing and unique perspective.


The Desperate Housewife Who Reinvented Herself as a Porn Star

The incredible (true) story of Morgana Muses, a housewife who transformed into a sex-positive porn dynamo. Josie Hess, co-director of the doc ‘Morgana,’ writes about her journey.

Morgana’s Story: From rock-bottom to top-shelf porn star

For her 47th birthday Morgana booked a hotel room and an escort. She wanted the night of her life… because it was going to be her last. Marc Fennell brings you the story of how porn saved Morgana’s life.

CROWDFUND PORN: Documentary Film about Morgana Muses

From repressed housewife to feminist Porn star. The true story of a 50 year old divorcee who refused to disappear.

Isabel Peppard and Josie Hess are two female directors who love horror, erotica and animation making a documentary about Morgana Muses, an adult performer and producer of her film company Permission4Pleasure.


“Morgana was a divorced woman in her late 40’s, living in rural Australia; she had lost her identity and was cast out from the life she once knew. It was the decision made in the last moments, before making the desperate attempt to end it all that changed the course of Morgana’s life. At age 50, Morgana explores the unexpected turns life can take… just when you think your life is over.” – Kylie Dexter

Morgana: An Interview with Isabel Peppard and Josie Hess

Enter Morgana Muses, a former housewife turned pornographer when her life fell apart after a divorce. She’s the subject of a near-complete documentary by directors Isabel Peppard and Josie Hess, who are crowdfunding Morgana: A Documentary Film with a planned release of sometime in 2018.