Honey Ain´t Sweet (Honey ist nicht sweet)


Country: Germany

Year: 2019

Duration: 9min

Genre: Drama

Production: KinoBerlino


Maria Zharkova           Rafaela Reindl

Alexander Pluquett     Johan Lau

Claudia Kandefer        Yee Him Wang

Jacob Lefton               Hila Rubinstein


Producer: Hasmik Avetisyan       

Director: Rusanna Danielian

DoP: Dennis Habarov                  
Sound: Adel Gamehdar

Music: Robert Gromotka

Editor: Rusanna Danielian



Lucy, also known as "Honey Sweet", wants to start a new life in a new city. So she invites her neighbours to get to know them. But the nice little house warming party soon has a negative turn, as Tom, one of the guests, recognizes her and spreads the secret about her "dirty" past.



Lucy, auch bekannt als "Honey Sweet", möchte in einer neuen Stadt ein neus Leben beginnen. Dazu lädt sie ihre Nachbarn ein, um sie kennenzuleren. Doch die nette kleine Einweihungsparty nimmt bald eine negative Wendung, als Tom, einer der Gäste, sie erkennt und das Geheimnis über ihre "schmutzige" Vergangenheit ausplaudert. 



The inspiration for this story came through an online article about the ex-porn star Bree Olson. In her interview she tells about the difficulties she had to face after leaving the porn industry behind. What mostly affected her emotionally was the "hate" and prejedices of the society which she had to deal with in her everyday life. Like most of her female collegues she confesses that there is no normal life after porn. 

"When I go out I feel like wearing slut across my forehead" - Bree Olson

The full article and the video of her interview can be found here:

- Real Women, Real Stories -



The shooting took place during the 15th KinoKabaret Berlin, hosted by KinoBerlino. Crew and cast came together within four days of prep. The shooting took place one day/night in Berlin Wedding. The post production was finished in October.