Two university students from Bandung filming themselves having sex in a Jakarta hotel. It was back in July 2001 that Bandung National Institute of Technology (Itenas) student Adi Amed (then 20) and his girlfriend Nanda (then 19), a communications student at Bandung’s Padjadjaran University, decided to film themselves making love in various positions. The occasion for celebration was the 23rd month of their relationship. The film shows the couple involved in various sexual acts on a sofa, a bed, in a bathtub and on a toilet. Film critics commented that Nanda was clearly the star performer – often taking the initiative – while Amed at times seemed to be uncertain of what to do.
Several days after their steamy sex session, Amed took the handycam film to a VCD rental store in Bandung and asked for it to be transferred to disc. A staff member called Yayan was happy to offer the duplication service for Rp40,000. He also saved a copy of the 45-minute film for himself. He then duplicated the copy seven times and passed the copies on to his boss and friends. Among those who ended up with copies were two men Hadi Darmanto and Sri Rama. They reportedly titled the film Itenas and released it on the black market. A single copy of the steamy skin flick cost anywhere from Rp4,500 to Rp50,000 at shopping malls, markets and universities. By September 2001 it had become the most widely copied and talked about porno VCD in Indonesia.