The film follows a battle for dominance between two lovers, played by porn performers Small Hands and Abella Danger, after the man begins to suspect that his girlfriend is planning to kill him. Their complex relationship plays out in a dreamlike, neon-infused world.

Thorne says that the idea for Him & Her originated as a "Christmas-themed horror movie" before evolving into something else entirely: "Sometimes you go in thinking you want something specific, and then you totally change your mind and don't go with that idea at all."

Thorne brought her vision to life with help from the Pornhub Visionaries Director's Club, a series which seeks out first-time directors to make explicit content aimed at a female audience. "Her and Him is a modernistic, sexually explicit Romeo and Juliet-like depiction of two star-crossed lovers who have unbridled sexual longing for each other," Corey Price, Vice-President of Pornhub, told the New York Post .

"People are kind of scared to make a movie like this one when it comes to dominance between a male and a female, and how this relationship can turn quite sour," Thorne said in a behind-the-scenes video . "I was really lucky that Pornhub believed in my vision and was not scared to jump in it with me."

People who are familiar with Thorne primarily through her role as CeCe Jones in Shake It Up on the Disney Channel might not have anticipated this career evolution from child star to adult filmmaker and provocateur, but she refuses to be shamed for this passion project, which took years to get off the ground:

"If you think that porn is uncomfortable, I'm sorry that you are uncomfortable, but don't make other people feel uncomfortable for being okay with it."