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'Green Porno': Isabella Rossellini wraps series with book

Green Porno, Isabella Rossellini’s Webby Award-winning series on the mating habits of animals, is coming to an end — but it’s going out with a bang. Season three (watch it now online) debuts on Sundance Channel tonight at 8 p.m. ET, and, a glossy photo book that comes with the series’ 18 episodes on DVD, arrives on shelves tomorrow. The four latest episodes feature the vibrant costumes and fantastical reenactments that we’ve come to expect from Rossellini’s provocative series, as well as the addition of expert marine biologist Dr. Claudio Campagna. “The new season has a much more explicit environmental message,” Rossellini says. “It’s interesting to make people laugh and give them a little bit of information, but obviously, the Net and the book allow you a bigger format.”

For Green Porno virgins, Rossellini recommends watching “Squid” first. The short film incorporates actual at-sea footage and satellite photos that illustrate the overfishing (a lot of light must be used to attract squid to the surface at night — you see that squid fisheries sometimes overshadow big cities like Buenos Aires). One of our favorites is “Harem on the Beach,” in which Rossellini and Campagna, whom she visited in Patagonia where he’s studied elephant seals for the last 30 years, find themselves between a male and the female he’s chasing. “I was a little scared when it happened. They’re big animals,” Rossellini admits. She filmed the elephant seals on a four-day holiday, and the behavior she wasn’t able to capture on the beach, she recreated in her “theater” and in animation. That’s a format she wouldn’t mind using for a new series…

Anyone else like to see Rossellini’s animal play continue?