A man who had sex with a performing dolphin at an amusement park in the 1970s has claimed the encounter took place because the animal seduced him.
Malcolm Brenner, 63, claims that he fell for Dolly, a bottlenose dolphin who lived at the now-defunct Floridaland theme park in Sarasota, after the dolphin’s amorous advances.
Brenner told the story of their year-long affair relationship again in Dolphin Love, a new film which premiered last week at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Slamdance, which takes place at the same time as the more famous Sundance film festival, is seen as its edgier alternative and hosts more niche films.
Brenner has previously described how he was trusted to be alone with the dolphins, and waited until after nightfall to have sex with Dolly.
and Brenner has claimed the relationship was consensual. The relationship reportedly lasted a year.
Brenner revealed that some animators turned down the project once they discovered the controversial content of the film.
Brenner’s acts would be illegal today. But Florida only enacted a law banning bestiality in 2011, so the encounter he described in 1971 would not be covered.
Filmmakers Kareem Tabsch and Joey Daoud have defended their film’s content, say that Brenner’s experience is ‘unique’ and an ‘appealing’ subject for a documentary.
They told the Miami New Times: ‘However uncomfortable it can be as a subject matter, what Malcolm experienced is unique and very real and very serious to him.
‘He is a member of a community (zoophiles) who live on the outermost fringes of society.
‘Their reality is something most of us can not comprehend, relate to or know much about- all of that makes it all the more appealing to me as a subject to tackle.’
Source – DailyMail