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CRAFTWORKS: the use of color to convey emotion



In “Color Psychology” by Audiovisual media student Lilly Mtz-Seara, popular American film clips demonstrate the use of cultural conceptions of color to convey emotion in film. Watch the video here:

How closely do adult filmmakers follow this psychology? Pay attention to the colors Shine Louise Houston chooses to paint her set walls and the sheets she uses to dress the bed for her CrashPad Series.

The colors compliment the skin tones of the performers and help to convey erotic feelings such as passion (red), playfulness (pink), and intimacy (purple).

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Sara Vibes in CrashPad episode 108

Common colors include reds, pinks, and purples. Just look at the box covers for Petra Joy’s films. Here are a few more examples from other films on PinkLabel.tv:

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Gala Vanting in AMBER

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Wolf Hudson in (S)he Comes, by Petra Joy

Read more in this post on digitaltrends.com and this Crash Course in Color Theory for Film and if you’re on Twitter, enjoy updates by @CinemaPalettes.

June 24, 2016

Happy Cake & Cunnilingus Day!



April 14th is “Cake and Cunnilingus Day!” Created in response to “Steak and Blowjob Day” (March 14th) by feminist pornographer Ms. Naughty (of Indigo Lush), the day is about “celebrating female pleasure. It’s about putting our orgasms on the agenda and demanding pleasure equality!… This day puts the focus on women, their sexuality… and their tastebuds!”

Sounds like a holiday worthy of celebration to us! Here’s our erotic film guide for 10 outstanding displays of cunnilingus.

1. Silver Shoes (Jennifer Lyon Bell)

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Silver Shoes features Annabelle Lee’s delicious orgasm, served by Liandra Dahl. [Watch now]

2. The Female Voyeur (Petra Joy)

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The Female Voyeur starts with dessert first, in a glorious threesome display of double cunnilingus.

3. The Fantasy Project (Ms Naughty)

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Double cunnilingus, take two! Inspired by The Female Voyeur, Ms. Naughty recreated the act. We approve! (Watch Now)

4. (S)he Comes (Petra Joy)

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Wolf Hudson’s clitoral tower is double-decker cunnilingus.  [Watch Now]

5. My First Time Eating Oysters and Pussy (Erika Lust)

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My First Time Eating Oysters and Pussy is little bit of oral and a whole lot eye candy — including female ejaculation.

6. Having My Cake (Permission4Pleasure)

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With all this talk about cunnilingus, you’d think we forgot about cake! Luckily, Morgana Muses and Bishop Black have our sweet tooth covered in Having My Cake.

7. God Save Queening (Foxhouse Films)

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When the UK placed a ban on face-sitting, US-based Foxhouse Films protested through art, with a very special release. [Watch Now]

8. Twitterbating (Clever Girl Pictures)

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Threeways are handy for a lot of reasons, and cunnilingus is on the menu! (Watch Now)

9. The OH Files (Aorta Films)

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For a creative twist, The OH Files “Digital Genitals” introduces a ‘swipe left’ spread. [Watch Now]

10. CrashPadSeries (Pink & White Productions)

With so much action at Shine Louise Houston’s famed queer porn website, the CrashPad sure has us licked! Here’s a taste…

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Hot Dam! Akira Rain and Chocolate Chip get down with dental dams.

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Okay, now Billy Castro and Red Jackhammer are just showing off. While getting off!

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Arabelle Raphael and Kimberly Kills, wide angle for the best angle.

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Chelsea Poe’s first porn shoot is an epic threeway initiation with Courtney Trouble and Dylan Ryan.

Want more like this?

Bring your appetite for cunnilingus, and diverse queer and trans eye-candy to CrashPadSeries.com.

Bon appetit!

April 14, 2016

ETHICAL PORN FOR NEWBIES STUDIO GUIDE



“I believe there’s a lot of room and need to create adult content that’s respectful and powerful… I think it’s the perfect place to become political. It’s a place where money, sex, media, and ethics converge.”
-Shine Louise Houston, Pink and White Productions

Welcome to another reason to love the internet!

Originally created as communications tool for governmental purposes, the web was soon taken over by the bastion of technological conquerors, porn. Amongst the myriad of memes, cat themed media and social networks, porn continues to forge the way for some of the most innovative and profitable uses of technology. This can be both beautiful and overwhelming if you are new to the world of porn and still donning your proverbial training wheels on the information highway.

“Where do I start?” you may be asking yourself.

  • Are you looking for porn that respects both the people represented in it and the workers who produced it?
  • Are you looking for something that is rich in diversity without tokenizing difference?
  • Perhaps you are in the mood for something that is feminist, queer, sex-positive or presents bodies that fall outside the gender binary?
  • Do you value chemistry over the mechanism, and a vision where performers’ passions and pleasure are top priority?

Well, we are here to help!

Ethical porn goes hand-in-hand with ethical consumption. If you want to be sure performers were fairly compensated, practiced safer sex, and consented to have their work shared, the best way to do this is to #payforyourporn.

The studios featured on PinkLabel.tv make a direct commission when you rent their film, which means they can keep doing what they do. We’re all about bringing you the good stuff… independently produced adult videos by the industry’s leading filmmakers. So who are these people and what makes their work so special?

Studio role call please!


THE QUEER VANGUARDS


CHERYL DUNYE
“Cheryl Dunye wrote, directed and starred in her first film which was the first African American lesbian feature film, THE WATERMELON WOMAN. It was awarded the Teddy Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and best feature in L.A.’s OutFest, Italy’s Torino, and France’s Creteil Film Festivals.”

Perhaps one of the most ground breaking directors in queer and lesbian cinema as a whole, Cheryl Dunye was the first black lesbian to direct a feature length film. Dunye has received numerous national and international honors for her work in the media arts. Her fourth feature film THE OWLS, was celebrated at national and international film festivals in 2010. Her third feature film, Miramax’s, MY BABY’S DADDY, was a box office success and played at theaters nationwide. Dunye’s second feature, the acclaimed HBO Films, STRANGER INSIDE, garnered Dunye an Independent Spirit award nomination for best director in 2002. In 2010, Dunye crossed over into adult film with her international hit Mommy is Coming a sassy, raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy underground of Berlin where love and taboo affairs collide.


PINK & WHITE PRODUCTIONS
“Pink & White is dedicated to producing sexy and exciting images that reflect today’s blurred gender lines and fluid sexualities.”

You may or may not have heard of Pink & White Productions, however, if you are a queer porn aficionado, it’s more than likely you have heard of their first film The Crash Pad. This feature length film has screened at various international film festivals to sold out audiences and was the recipient of the first Feminist Porn Awards’ “Best Dyke Sex Scene.” Director Shine Louise Houston took the world by storm with this blockbuster in 2006 and hasn’t stopped since. The Crash Pad quickly became a household name associated with authentic, queer sex that is sometimes sweet, sometimes aggressive, but always dripping hot. In 2007, Pink & White launched the web series, CrashPadSeries.com, a web series, membership site and follow up to The Crash Pad with immense success. CrashPad releases weekly video updates of queers getting down in the most notorious apartment in San Francisco. You can view some of the fabulous scenes a la carte from the website in the Crash Pad Series Studio. Houston’s background in fine art film (as in celluloid, old-school style) shows in the craftsmanship of her work and the creative artistry she uses to capture the passion between individuals.


POINT OF CONTACT
“These are the true stories… sexual diaries… told in sweat, cum and pixels… by people you may or may not recognize… to watch their sex lives unfold… and who fucks whom… click now to connect to…”

Pink and White Productions expands their mission to improve the world of adult cinema by providing opportunities for alternative voices. Conceived in 2009, Point of Contact fostered up-and-coming filmmakers through a micro-production model equipping individuals with a small budget, camera, and guidelines to enable them to produce their own four-part series. Once their work was shot, the final content was edited by and distributed on PinkLabel.TV, where a direct percentage of the sale goes to the filmmakers. You may recognize a few familiar faces here such as Tina Horn, James Darling and Cyd , who went on to start their own projects.


TROUBLEFILMS
“Courtney Trouble is a filmmaker, adult performer, photographer, queer rights activist, DIY genius, and an award-winning feminist pornographer.”

Truly one of the vanguards of queer porn, Courtney Trouble has been producing indie smut for over a decade! TROUBLEfilms captures queer sex at the root-level showcasing the fluidity of genders, voracity of sexualities, and a whole lot of insanely hot people fucking. Trouble continues to produce the paramount films whose popularity has transcended the cult market, acquiring mainstream appeal and several Adult Video News nominations. Consider this an official invitation to the wildest underground party where great music is playing, the fashion is outrageously stunning, sex can — and is — happening at every given moment, and Courtney Trouble is your host. Welcome to TROUBLEfilms!


SILVER AND GOLDEN AGE CLASSICS



ANNIE SPRINKLE
“Annie has been a sex worker of all sorts, a pioneering adult film director/performer and a professional photographer. She’s the first porn star to have earned a Ph.D., her work is studied in major universities internationally, and she’s shown at the best museums and galleries.”

Are you a history buff who likes to start off straight at the source when it comes to porn and feminism? Then let us introduce you to the work of Dr. Annie Sprinkle. Sprinkle started off her porn career in front of the camera during the Golden Era, when porn played along-side mainstream blockbusters, had high budgets, and was shot on film (that transparent stuff that used to go in cameras before there were iPhones)! She soon became an adult sensation and eventually, the Godmother of Feminist Porn. Whether you learned about her work in a gender studies classroom, have one of her marvelously large tit prints, or have seen her lovely performance art work, her videos are a must-see for the academically-inclined who have an appreciation for quintessential timepieces and collectors of feminist history. Add a splash of good ole’ Bay Area sexual mysticism, and Sprinkle’s work is downright iconic.


EARLY TO BED PRODUCTIONS
“Chicago’s feminist sex shop teamed up with artist Carolyn Caizzi (winner of Fatale Media’s Real Lesbian Sex contest) to produce two queer porn movies.”

Working with real-life couples & play partners, Caizzi wanted to represent authentic queer sex and add to the growing body of smut that celebrates diversity of sexual desire, identities and bodies. The action and scenarios were a collaboration between the director and the talent to allow the actors to express themselves and their sexuality fully. Her movies have a home grown quality.


DISORDER DESIRE PRODUCTIONS
“Disorder Desires Productions was founded by queer Swedish Feminist Pornographer, Marit Östberg. “
Since making her debut as a porn-film director in the acclaimed porn compilation Dirty Diaries, Östberg has become part of Europe’s queer feminist porn scene, directing and acting in work that pushes ideas of who and what porn might be for. Her background as an activist and journalist makes her an important voice discussing and writing about sexual politics in Swedish media the last decade. Her films had an unfiltered quality about them that reflect her journalistic prospective. The sex is intense, visceral, loaded with power-play, and so intimate you feel like you are directly involved.


THE FEMINIST GAZE



THE KEYHOLE SESSIONS
“Urban Peepshows”

Sonya JF Barnett founded The Keyhole Sessions to champion healthy sexual expression through various public events, celebrating the union between sex and art. From life-drawing that highlighted kinbaku and simulated sex to paparazzi-style nude photo sessions, Urban Peepshows are TKS’ latest creative outlet. Hailed as one of More Magazine’s 50 Fiercest Women, an Utne Reader Visionary, a TEDx Fellow, and a Toronto Hero, Barnett has been creating award-winning erotic shorts since 2012. Her first series, Drips Clicks Squirts, was Barnett’s debut as an iPhone pornographer, using a 3GS. She has since moved on to an iPhone 5 with Because I Want You to Watch {2013}, and her latest, No Artificial Sweeteners, both honored with a Feminist Porn Award. Barnett creates with a clean conscience and a filthy mind.


BLUE ARTICHOKE FILMS
“Jennifer’s mission to create better sex film is an integral part of her feminist sexual expression. She believes that sexual freedom is an essential component of women’s freedom. And that creating beautiful, hot films that turn women on is possible, safe, and necessary.”

Director Jennifer Lyon Bell has been making waves in the independent film world pairing her superb cinematic quality with her feminist ideals. Her initial inspiration came from the absence of erotic imagery geared toward straight women in mainstream porn. She was soon compelled to cast handsome men who both straight women and gay men could both visually enjoy while prioritizing the portrayal of the relationship within her films. The psychological and emotional context of Blue Artichoke Films are given the same weight as the sexual, which is what makes Bell’s work both incredibly unique and popular.


INDIGO LUSH
“Indigo Lush is a small production company working to make quality erotic films for straight women. The result is unusual or often amusing short films dealing with female sexuality.”

This company from down under specializes in exploring the sensual eroticism of sex — where women’s pleasure is of the highest priority. Director Ms. Naughty brings her personal pleasures to her films with believable scenarios, decent acting, good-looking guys and realistic, emotionally connected sex. Her work offers an in-depth and arousing display of the powerful elements within female desire. The rich complexities of vanilla sex have never tasted so good!


Lightsouthern
“LightSouthern produces fresh, beautiful, sexy, real Australian stills and videos. It is our approach that is revolutionary. We put our models on a pedestal. We worship them.”

We’re pretty sure that feminist porn might be one of Australia’s biggest exports. Adding to the canon of ethically and professionally produced work, creative director Michelle Flynn uses her 10 years of industry experience to produce quality product that goes on to ‘tell a story’ of women who feel good about themselves.


NaughtyNatural
“Real California hairy girls shooting themselves.”

NaughtyNatural Studios specializes in body hair focused pornography from a woman’s perspective. Self-made model and pornographer Nikki Silver curates the site/studio and is always looking for new avenues to explore within this fetish. Though NaughtyNatural’s niche is hairy porn, the simple, raw authenticity the models and Nikki bring is appealing to anyone with a penchant for women with a wild streak in them.


PETRA JOY
“I like to show men as the object of female sexual desire as there is a lack of male pin-up culture that is aimed at women, rather than at gay men. I choose to embrace taboo subjects such as male bisexuality and the prostate as an erogenous zone for (heterosexual) men.”

If you are looking for something a little on the wild side and outside the box in terms of the “made for and by straight women” model, consider the work of Petra Joy. Petra has over two decades of film-making experience which absolutely shows in the quality of her work. Joy dives deep into the fantasy world combining her cinematic skills with an adventurous approach to representing the objects of sexual desire. Give it a peek, I dare you.


SENSATE FILMS
“Slow porn.”

It just got a hellava lot hotter down under… PinkLabel.tv is proud to host the award winning work of internationally acclaimed Sensate Films. Founded by Melbourne-based Gala Vanting who is an award-winning erotic film producer, sex worker, BDSM practitioner, educator, pleasure activist, and erotic imaginist. She draws from a diverse background in the sexuality and brings a conscious queer feminist approach to her work. Central to all of this is the core value of intimacy and the democratization of sexy. In the slow porn movement, producers give special attention to the production process, holding themselves to the standards of other ‘slow’ movements and focussing on the wider impact of our work on our contributors, our audience, and ourselves. By valuing the sustainability of energies and ethics in what they create, Sensate Films hopes to change the way erotic imagery is experienced.


TRANS BUILT



BONUS HOLE BOYS
“Bonus Hole Boys brings you steamy FTM gay hardcore with cis men and trans guys enjoying each others bodies.”

The ever prolific and voracious Cyd St. Vincent matches up gorgeous men built with an extra hole with some of the top cis gay men porn talent to explore fantasies, role plays, cruising, daddy/boy, bondage, gangbangs, and BDSM. Stars often enjoy hot pumping, cock sucking, rimming, edging, double-penetration, ejaculation, and fisting. The end products are highly polished, feature length films filled with respectful exploration and nasty fucking. The chemistry is off the charts chemistry between horny men, step inside…


BUCK ANGEL ENTERTAINMENT
“Buck Angel was born a biological female and conquered a lifetime of adversity to undergo his transformation to become the healthy, happy, and self-confident man he is today.”

“Give me moarrr, I love movies that boldly go where no man has gone before” you say? Well step this way and check out Buck Angel Entertainment, pioneers of FTM adult cinema! Buck was the first female-to-male (FTM) person to create a FTM adult website back in 2003 and he took the world by storm. In 2007, he was also the first transsexual man to even win an Adult Video News Award! If you are a porn newbie and are in search of FTM hotness, let Buck show you the way… he’s an expert at it.


FTM FUCKER
“Gay, straight & queer FTM porn created by James Darling”
FTM FUCKER is owned, operated and directed by award-winning FTM porn star James Darling. After receiving countless messages about where to find more hot trans guy porn, it was obvious that there was demand for an FTM centric movies. FTM stands for female-to-male transsexual, though many performers identify simply as men or identify somewhere between or outside of the gender binary. FTM FUCKER seeks to create an environment where trans men’s sexualities and bodies are celebrated in a respectful and affirming way by providing a glimpse into the vast universe that is trans male sexuality.


HANDBASKET PRODUCTIONS
“Handbasket Productions is a radical, oppression-aware media collective focusing on queer culture, trans experience and sex-positivity.”

Founding member Tobi Hill-Meyer made waves with her visionary hit Doing it Ourselves and in 2012 was awarded the Feminist Porn Awards’ “Emerging Filmmaker Award.” Her original objectives were simple: to produce representations of trans women’s sexuality by and for trans women. This collective continues to push forward in a grassroots way, serving as an inspiration for activist-driven porn. It challenges the homogenizing effects of mainstream’s limited view on trans sexuality and provides an alternative business model for producing porn.


Clever Girl Pictures
“Unhurried states of arousal”

Clever Girl Pictures represents the artistic vision of new trans director Evie Eliot. Focusing on lighting, cinematography, and fucking, Clever Girls seeks to create films that draw the viewer into the moment and encourages you to explore unhurried states of arousal. Click on over to her debut film, Twitterbating for a taste of things to come.


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HEAVENLY SPIRE
“Heavenly Spire, directed by Shine Louise Houston, focuses on masculine beauty and sexuality — and how it manifests on different bodies — in a unique cinematic style.”

Is the artistry of a video is just as important as the passion within it? Do you have a taste for the masculine? Shine Louise Houston’s Heavenly Spire is a must-see for your masculine eye candy cravings. Muscly men giving bearded blowjobs, the meeting of the sweet tender lips of FTM porn super star James Darling and Quinn Valentine, steamy cock stroking, and boys having fun with toys, do not escape the gaze of Houston’s lens. What makes Heavenly Spire different from Houston’s other works is the playful handling of color and depth where Houston takes on a rare-to-porn creative and experimental use of both. Think of this as a contemplative survey of light where jerking off is the subject. If only still-life drawing classes were this intriguing!


T-WOOD PICTURES
“T-Wood Pictures is a small San Francisco-based, safer sex, educational porn production company bringing together a diversity of trans and other queer men.”

Do you think men are hot? Well so does T-Wood Pictures! As a company by men who have sex with men, they hire models who are in “various points in their transition, as well as guys who don’t want or plan on being on hormones or don’t want any surgery, as well as those who do”. T-Wood serves up a heaping helping of masculinity in an array of forms and flavors with some of the most excellent safer sex oriented videos to date. If you are a lover of transman action, gay bath houses and safer sexy time, T-Wood Pictures is for you!


 CECI N’EST PAS UNE PORN



N MAX LANDER
“A thin line between beauty and vulgarity, restriction and hedonism, decency and decadence – to make them all one and the same.”
N Maxwell Landers is a toronto portrait photographer, designer, artist and full time nerd. Landers has shot the faces of Eddie Izzard, Divine Brown, The Barenaked Ladies, Serena Ryder, and Gaga (as per the Toronto musical, Of A Monstrous Child), and have been featured in Publications such as VICE, The Globe and Mail, Xtra!, Be (france), Magpie Darling (London), and Curve, as well as having participated in countless gallery shows, both solo and group. The beauty and grit of Landers’ photography is unleashed upon video resulting in sensually rich portraits of human sexuality.


ELEVEN TENTACLES
“Sadie Lune is a multimedia artist, sex worker, pleasure activist and creator of Eleven Tentacles . She has won awards for her films and performances, exhibited explicit whore-positive work in venues from a former Army barracks latrine to the SFMOMA, and shown her cervix internationally (in homage to the great Annie Sprinkle).”

Perhaps some of the most creative use of modern video technologies we have seen in some while, Sadie Lune seduces us with concept driven work that is both romantic and literally dripping with sex. Lune is a renowned international performance artist and activist who calls both the Bay Area and Berlin her home. Her work is edgy, erotic and highly thought-provoking, and has been exhibited in some of the largest fine art establishments on the West Coast. She picks up where 3rd wave feminist performance art left off — traversing the plains of gender, sexuality and technology with her lobster cellphone in hand, flogger in another, along-side a large, plush camel in Baby, You’re Frozen. Surreal sexiness at its finest.


FEMMERATI PRODUCTIONS
“Sexperimental, femme-driven cinema.”

The dynamic duo of queer femme porn realness, Rozen DeBowe and Dylan Ryan joined forces to create their first collaboration Tooth and Nail which is viciously winning over film festival audiences and we are super excited to have it available here! They are a powerhouse of creative femme-speration and just might take over the world with their brawn, beauty and brains. Step inside the whirlwind that is Femmerati Productions and hang on tight!


C BATTS FLY

“Carlos Batts [C. Batts FLY] is an award winning artist, photographer and director. Batts has directed independent features such as Voluptuous Biker Babes, underground art films American Gothic, and April Flores World.”

The photographic work of the late Carlos Batts holds international cult status on the underground art scene and his video work continues this legacy. With Feminist Porn Awards’ Heartthrob of the Year and BBW super star April Flores as his wife and muse, Batts crafted a psycho-sexual journey laced with powerful visuals that take you for quite the ride. Batts put the Hollywood cliches through this lens like a blender. Out of the meat grinder of Batts’ mind, adult stars, celebrity sex tapes, runway fetish shows and reality television are processed into the beauty that is Artcore. His work oozes with the pop appeal you would expect from one of Hollywood’s avant-garde photographers and has the high gloss finish of a cherried-out low rider.


CREAMY COCONUT

“Creamy Coconut is a production company specializing in surreal educational entertainment. Surreal education is when a sexy mariachi band is interrogating a mime about multiplication tables. Then they hook up.”

On a mission to promote peace on earth by providing the option of fun learning and healthier sex – Creamy Coconut shoot loads, not guns. Based in NYC and the Bay Area, Irina (director and founder) brings formal psychology and film training to merge high production value with hardcore fucking. Creamy Coconut offers porn, film and design that comforts and tickles the mind, while encouraging people to explore their fantasies in a safe, communicative and nourishing environment. In collaboration with Quinn Cassidy, Creamy Coconut released a very literal bike porn, de-railed, a kinky lesson about adjusting a bicycle derailleur.


CHRISTIAN SLAUGHTER
“Christian Slaughter has been working in the business since 2000. First as a production assistant, and later as production manager and producer on several movies for directors such as Jürgen Brüning, Bruce LaBruce, Todd Verow, Jorn Hartmann, Maria Beatty and Cheryl Dunye.”

Christian Slaughter is no stranger to porn. Having worked for some of the leading directors in the industry for over a decade, Slaughter has now made a name for himself with his directorial debut BIODILDO. The high gloss value of his work makes it stand apart from the rest and its queer sensibilities will arouse the curiosities and delights of viewers from various sexualities and genders. It’s a sexy and magical, queering of the kitsch that truly define Slaughter’s cinematic vision.


MAD SCIENCE STUDIOS
“The raw footage is said to have first surfaced publicly after the reclusive scientist bartered it for six bottles of laudanum, a vector network analyzer calibration wrench, and a live lamprey.”

A taste of humor and industrialism conjoined in movie form. Mad Science Studios explores some of outlier territories of human behavior with regard and disregard to historical reference. Hysteria, petticoats, pegging, construction site sex, and strong cock vibrators are just a few of the topics addressed in the bizarre yet wonderful films from the mind of a mad scientist.


NEW QUEERS ON THE BLOCK



FOXHOUSE FILMS
“Dark Magic, Smeared Lipstick, Hard Fucking”

Foxhouse Films is a NYC-based multigendered polysexual queer porn collective with a penchant for dark magic, smeared lipstick, and hard fucking. F.F. goes hard femme and soft butch and blurs, defines and redefines queer sex. Refinement or rough trade both inspire lavishly fetishistic scenes and hardcore xxx rituals. Their films are lavished in the glamour of the Big City’s thriving BDSM scene shaken with the dirty dirty queer sex that we have all come to love. If you like your queers wrapper, strapped and flocked in kink, look no further.


FEELMORE ENTERTAINMENT
“What began as selling sex toys and porno from boxes on street corners, bars, parking lots, and in front of Oakland clubs, has grown into an award-winning business through her adult retail store Feelmore510 and it’s cinematic branch, Feelmore Entertainment. “

Started by Oakland local Nenna Joiner, Feelmore Entertainment highlights the beautiful diversity found in the town by the bay. Awarded the Feminist Porn Award’s More Deliciously Diverse Cast, Tight Places: A Drop of Color features some of the Bay’s Babes of color in the perfect balance of sensual and explicit. Her following film Hella Brown: Real Sex in the City echoes the same values of her first some fierce femme/stud action along with genderqueer4genderqueer love.


JIZ LEE’S VOID
“An internet fuck hole for Jiz Lee’s porn collaborations and experimental sex films.”

What happens when you stare into the abyss of awesome, queer sex? You might get some Jiz Lee in your eye! This queer porn icon has graced the covers of many a video, won Feminist Porn Awards’ Heartthrob of the Year, been nominated for Adult Video News Awards, and now has taken their hand at producing some mind-blowing porno that is elbow deep in genderfuckery. Lee is teaming up with some of the big industry names to do what they do best… queering up your sex one hole (ok, maybe even more than one hole) at a time.


FRUIT PUNCH PRODUCTIONS
“East coast-based feminist, sex positive, queer owned outfit”

With a vision for porn that blurs the line between art and smut, PinkLabel.tv welcomes aboard Fruit Punch Productions and glad to have another company contributing to the landscape of queer porn. Fruit Punch Productions mixes in some new faces offering a variety of body types, abilities and genders providing a true cornucopia of sexualities. Whether you’re into kink or vanilla, rough and raw or tender and intimate, their release, One Night Stand, is guaranteed to get you going. Peer into the bedrooms of New England’s hottest locals for a night of hardcore hooking up!


THE NEXT BIG THING



CrashCourse
“So you wanna make a movie? CrashCourse shows you how to do it like we do it.”

CRASHCOURSE is an educational program designed to inspire and empower new erotic works from emerging (or cross-over) adult producers. In a series of short informational videos, Pink & White’s director Shine Louise Houston covers a myriad of topics including technical information, filmmaking skills, marketing strategies and performer advice.


SUPPORTING INDIE & EMERGING ADULT FILMMAKERS


Contribute to the evolution of diverse and arousing adult entertainment. As an erotic connoisseur, you can take pleasure in knowing your film was created in an environment where performers were fairly compensated, practiced safer sex, and consented to have their work shared. Rent a movie to directly support filmmakers and encourage them to create again and again.

January 17, 2016

TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Porn’s ‘Best Practices’ for Content Trades and Shares

Tricks of the Trade article on Content Shares and Porn Performer and Producer Trades for Queer Feminist Indie Porn

by Jiz Lee, originally published in XBiz Magazine, republished with author’s permission.

 

“Didn’t you shoot a scene with her? When’s the video going to come out?”

Whenever the topic comes up, my porno candle dims a little. This summer marks the second anniversary of one of the hottest performances of my career, and I’m beginning to think the video will never be released. Even worse, I have no one to blame but myself.

Don’t get me wrong; despite that sloppy mistake, I have had success. With all great things, comes a learning curve. Justify My Jiz (with Wolf Hudson) is one positive example that taught me the long-term financial benefits of shared content. Where a paid shoot only offers a one-time check, owning the rights and revenue of the video on PinkLabel.tv has brought me a steady stream, month after month. I also witnessed how trades can equally benefit new producers. (Our shoot was one of many to help him establish his new videos.)

These days, porn performers don’t have to depend solely on being booked with established companies. As the effects of Measure B and online piracy impede major studio productions, some industry trends see performers subsidizing their careers with cam shows, custom videos, Clips4Sale studios, and launching their own member sites. Equipment and web technology is becoming increasingly accessible. Performers of any notoriety can grab a camera and do it themselves. You scratch my back; I’ll scratch yours.

Looking to learn from my embarrassing mistakes and gain ‘best-practice’ knowledge for the next time, I did what I should have done years ago: I decided to ask around.

TRADE VS SHARE… VS…

Producer, director, and performer, Jimmy Broadway details three types of non-paid content deals: Shared (“where both parties have full and equal use of the content”); Trade or “one-for-one” (“where I shoot a scene for you and you shoot a scene for me”); and, Barter for Services (“where I provide camera, lighting, or location for your scene in exchange for getting you as talent for mine”).

With each option, it helps to think outside the box, creating deals that fit individual needs. Multi-talented (and upcoming 2015 XBiz Awards host) James Deen points out “that compensation can come in many forms other than monetary value.” On the other end of the ‘James-spectrum,’ indie porn star James Darling informs me that he’s done trades in exchange for expensive toys and fetish gear. And while not a trade, per se, beloved porn star and sapient author Stoya notes a performer tie-in to commercial royalties from her Fleshlight masturbation sleeve (aptly named ‘Stoya Destroya’). With many different ways to compensate participants, there seems to be a potential for fair deals for every one within the industry.

A QUESTION OF ETHICS

Siri opened her Clip4Sale store in 2012, before launching SIRIpornstar.com last year, primarily working with content shares. As a performer, she’ll occasionally do a content trade when it’s a unique shoot that she wants to own exclusively. She also brings up one of the big ethical concerns I have when watching emerging performers trade with producers of established sites.

“I don’t share or trade content with people who have much larger methods of distribution than my own – that would create a really wide gap between our profit margins, which I believe is unfair,” says Siri. “That’s why even though I’ve been approached for content share/trade by directors before, I’ve never agreed to any content sharing/trading with producers who regularly can afford to hire talent for a scene – they would profit from the scene exponentially more than I would.”

Siri also warns performers to beware of signs that they could be taken advantage of, and advocates for their autonomy in doing the scenes they want to do. Deals should be equally beneficial to both parties. “Look out for anyone who seems like they’re trying to convince you that you should share content with them, because if they have to do any convincing they’re probably aware that they’re kind of taking advantage of you, or that they will benefit more from it in some way.” As with paid scenes, performers should be comfortable declining a shoot for any reason. “You’re working for free, because you hope to profit from the content, so you should be 100% sure that you will love doing the work!”

When I asked Stoya about trade ethics, she was quick to point out that “even paid work can be imbalanced with the worker getting the short end of the stick.” Perhaps trade opportunities can offer the potential for a more level playing field.

THE GAME PLAN

Tricks of the Trade: The Game Plan - Photo Andre Shakti CrashPad Series Queer Indie PornAcross the board, the most repeated advice I heard was to always come prepared. Performer Mickey Mod paints the big picture: “Never underestimate the value of pre-production. Have a plan not just for the content, but also for the delivery of the finished product.” Seems simple enough, yet this is often overlooked, as many performers may not have what it takes to shine on both sides of the camera.

Performer Danny Wylde didn’t enter the porn industry with a desire to become a producer. He says that although the thought of expanding a market and making income upfront can be tempting, it’s not for everyone. He’s witnessed new performers with loose plans to start their own website or line of films fail because they didn’t realize how much work goes into producing content. “It seems to fall apart more often than not,” he notices. “I don’t think many young performers understand that producing content is a full-time job, and not just something you do on the side for extra money. Of course, there are webmasters who will supply services for you at no upfront cost. But they typically take such a large percentage that it’s not worth the effort.” It’s important to keep in mind that even working for free comes with a price, including paying third party help, hosting, and other hidden costs.

Perhaps some can balance the difference, if they have a clear trajectory. Arabelle Raphael got her start modeling by doing trade for content to build a portfolio, began performing for companies like Burning Angel, and has recently begun performing with other models doing both shares and trades for her Clips4Sale studio, Arabelle’s Busty Playground. I was visiting Raphael’s home the day she got her first studio check in the mail. “It’s a great way for individual performers to make and distribute their own content,” she says, adding that if given the option to do a trade or paid shoot she would not do trade unless the content was special.

“There’s something to be said for just accumulating content for the sake of accumulating content,” reasons burlesque dancer and porn performer Andre Shakti. “Maybe you have a ‘five year plan’ of starting a membership site, or a vague idea that you’ll want this material for ‘something’ in the future, you’re just not sure what – but if that’s the case, then make sure you’re prepared to put out a lot of money while you’re in limbo.” Shakti recently launched her website AndreShaktiXXX.com, and is strategizing to see returns.

To call Kimberly Kane an “established” porn star is an understatement. The multi-award winning adult actress and director has taken hold of her own content by storm. While she sees a lot of value in other big names trading content, she cautions new performers who are just starting out and suggests they do trades only when they are close to launching a website or Clips4Sale studio. “An established performer will already have many ways to distribute the content quickly.” She strives to get her content everywhere and advises others do the same: “Try to eventually have a personal website, Clips4Sale studio, VOD, and DVD distribution deal.” Be ready to hit the ground running.

The advice comes from lessons learned. Kane readily shares her past hurdles that include “having a website but not shooting enough to keep my members happy. And not having enough ways to distribute my content to get it to the maximum amount of potential buyers.”

Other pitfalls? Another common piece of advice is to always keep things professional. A clearly written contract, even among close friends, trumps a casual attitude of assumed agreements. BBW star Kelly Shibari stressed that things be kept strictly business. “I think the most important thing is to make sure you’re working with a reputable producer or other model, and to make sure that everyone involved understands the trade shoot as a non-personal, business-only transaction.” Mickey Mod nails it: “Bad trades can ruin friendships.”

5 STEPS TO PREPARE BEFORE THE SHOOT

Tricks-of-the-Trade-Jiz-Lee-queer-trans-genderqueer-indie-porn1. Pick your partners wisely

Do thorough research on your scene partner to ensure the trade is worth your while. A passionate and intimate performer, Owen Gray admits it can be difficult to find a co-star willing to open up in the same way. He laments, “I wish that I had spent more time researching people’s work who I considered doing content trade with and talked with them to understand their sexuality more before doing a scene with them.” Broadway recommends researching MyFreeOnes.com and checking out their Clips4Sale, website, or prior scenes to get a sense of what kind of performance they can provide.

Alt porn star Bella Vendetta champions the notion that small investments spent on the opportunity to work with great artists will pay off down the road. “Paying for one EXCELLENT shoot that will get you noticed can lead to so much other work.”

2. Get on the same page

“Always make sure you know all of the details for a content share or trade, before you arrive to set. Don’t leave anything un-discussed, because you don’t want to find yourself in the midst of a miscommunication while on set.” Siri lays it out, offering helpful considerations: “If you’re not shooting at your own home or the other performers’ home, make sure you understand the location arrangement — whether the location owner is letting you use their space for free, for a fee that the performers will split, or for a traded scene. And clarify beforehand, who is shooting the scene. Will there be one camera or two? Are you bringing your own videographer? Is another performer bringing a videographer, and if so how is that person going to be paid? Will there be a still photographer on set and is that person being paid, and how? Who is editing the scene, and are you going home with the raw footage?” Don’t be shy to ask questions and talk it through.

3. Paperwork and IDs

Whenever possible, get your paperwork and ID photos squared away ahead of time. “Nothing takes away the sexy like many pages of paperwork and ID photos,” says Mod. While it may not be sexy, it’s a necessity. “Don’t neglect your record-keeping,” warns Shakti. “It’ll bite you in the ass.”

Shares and trades still must obey the law. “I would recommend using the same model release and treat everything the same as a standard scene,” says Deen. He also recommends contacting an attorney to finalize the forms, which detail exclusive content licenses.

Siri reminds us “that under 2257 law, anyone you share or trade content with has the right to sell that content to a third party, thereby disclosing your legal name and IDs. I like to add a clause to my release stating that the content may not be sold to a third party, or any of my personal information disclosed, without my prior written approval; and I also verbally confirm that with whomever I’m sharing content.”

4. Deliverables

Decide when and how you will get your content. If you’re taking home raw footage, bring equipment (memory cards/laptop/external hard drive) with you to store the files. Make sure your media requirement is compatible!

Broadway advises those who outsource the technical aspects of production: “Don’t be afraid to have your editor or webmaster get involved in the discussion. I would much rather answer questions before the shoot than have to reformat and resend content because what was asked for was not what was really needed.”

Being clear about the footage is important, as everyone has a different process. “We actually had a girl refuse to do trade with us because she couldn’t walk away from the shoot with her footage (we shoot most scenes with three broadcast standard cameras, and the raw footage runs a gigabyte a minute per camera, so we usually have raw footage ready the next day). We thought that it was funny that she would refuse content that’s of a higher quality that she normally gets, but understood that she had probably been burned by missed promises in the past.” Whether the files can be taken home that day, or a future date is agreed, make arrangements ahead of time.

Depending on the set up, you may simply choose to bring your own camera. “If you’ll be shooting on tripod with no videographer, try to have each model’s own video camera on two tripods, side-by-side,” advises bondage producer Lorelei Mission. “This way you’ll have your footage to take home right away, instead of having to rely on anyone else to make copies for you.”

5. A Satisfying Release

Especially with shares, it’s best to set a general timeline for releasing the content. “I try to make sure we’re releasing our shared content within a week or two of each other, or at most a month – that way one of us isn’t getting too much of a ‘head start’ on sales of the shared content,” says Siri.

Darling notes that two separate shoots can also eliminate the issue around releasing identical, shared content. With completely different shoots, they can be released as desired.

All of these should be considered and discussed before picking up the camera or stepping foot on set.

 

TROUBLE-SHOOTING

Missed connections

Lorelei addressed the issue of working with performers in terms of location and timing. “If your peer keeps canceling and rescheduling, schedule the next one to be where they live. Some performers are simply more likely to go through with a shoot if they don’t have to drive anywhere. If your peer keeps canceling and rescheduling, evaluate the start-times you’ve been requesting. Instead of a morning start, try an after-lunch start time. If even that doesn’t work, try a mid-afternoon start time, with a pizza-break for dinner and then resuming shooting in the evening.”

Without the incentive of a paycheck, and even among friends, planning a shoot can mean going the extra mile. “Be EXTRA organized and on top of the shoot – often times if people aren’t getting paid, they’re more apt to cancel at the last minute, be late, be unresponsive (communication-wise), and just generally not take it as seriously,” advises Shakti. “Constantly check in with your crew, and it will set you up for success.”

Film Screenings and Promotion

Ms. Naughty says doing content shares for BrightDesire.com with Zahra Stardust and Pandora Blake was a learning curve. She brings up issues that may arise for the film’s future when working with colleagues, such as whether the footage can be used as promotional materials for affiliates and trailers. With erotic films, there are issues regarding who is in charge of festival submissions and premieres.

Plan to discuss promotion all the way down to the watermark. “You’ll always want to watermark your content with your logo,” says Vendetta. “When you are shooting for content trade it’s really common to have two different watermarks on images or video. But make sure you talk about this first!”

Bonus: Going Global?

It’s a small world, with growing number of collaborative opportunities for performers and producers overseas. Being literally on new terrain, it is now imperative that you know your laws. Start by asking the locals. “It’s helpful to talk to other producers to learn about the legalities of porn production and distribution especially with working with people from other countries,” shares Gray. Remember that when shooting in the United States, US Government-issued IDs are required for 2257 forms. When filming abroad, the laws surrounding pornography will depend on the country.

To Share or Trade?

Trades tend to work best if both parties have similar level of distribution, or, says Broadway, “if they each have different but specific needs, like one needs an adult baby scene and the other needs a forced orgasm scene.”

“Consider doing two separate shoots to focus on what each performer wants rather than trying to fit everything in to one if the ideas don’t work naturally from the beginning,” says Gray. “Sharing a scene with the other performer(s) in that scene never dilutes my own sales, as far as I’ve been able to observe,” notices Siri. “Part of that is because when I do content share, I generally do it with other performers whose markets don’t overlap too much with my own. And when there is market overlap, like when I share content with another naturally busty performer, even then my sales stay the same. I like to keep the ‘pool’ of content sharers as small as possible, ideally so that only me and the other performer(s) on camera own rights to the scene.”

POSITIVE OUTCOMES

Tricks-of-the-Trade-Tobi-Hill-Meyer-queer-trans-indie-pornExpanding a brand is also an opportunity for growth within the industry. A number of performers highlight the positive outcomes of working with trades and shares.

For some, it’s a chance to get familiar with the inner workings of the genre and get in touch with their passions for the industry. “My curiosity in learning how to film, edit, do paperwork, and hopefully put out something positive into the world of porn is mostly what fueled making content for me,” says Gray.

Kane highlights an often-overlooked incentive to be gained from content shares and trades: cross-promotion. “There is also value in shooting content with established performers from a social media aspect. You two can Tweet and cross-promote each other to generate more sales for yourself, and also gain new followers.”

Queer porn director Tobi Hill-Meyer points out that doing trades can help increase performing opportunities. “Doing trades allows me to do what I love more often and get my face out there.” And Vendetta reminds us that content trades and shares can propel a career. “I always tell people to make a dream list of people they’d like to work with. And work your way up the list. You can do it if you bust your ass!” By building a portfolio, you’ll also be establishing relationships with other models, performers, and producers.

I wish I’d had all this advice two years ago. Though now I’m better suited for the next opportunity to come. Never again will I so obliviously forgo paperwork, and take such a risk on my best performances – I love what I do and want my videos to see the light of day! I’ve learned that for the right performer, someone dedicated and organized, the act of collaborating with other industry professionals in either trades, shares, or barter for services can create unique content that has the potential to elevate careers, provide income, and birth new production studios with new, inspired filmmakers. With careful planning and clear organization, trades can be a win-win. (Or if you prefer: a win for you, and then a win for me.)

Jiz Lee is a porn performer, an industry outsider insider, and a wearer of many hats. They would like to thank: Andre Shakti, Arabelle Raphael, Bella Vendetta, Danny Wylde, James Darling, James Deen, Jimmy Broadway, Kelly Shibari, Kimberly Kane, Lorelei Mission, Mickey Mod, Ms. Naughty, Owen Gray, Siri, Stoya, and Tobi Hill-Meyer. Now go buy their shit.

Graphic photos feature: James Darling, Arabelle Raphael, Mickey Mod, Andre Shakti, Jiz Lee, and Tobi Hill-Meyer. Images courtesy: CrashPadSeries.com

January 9, 2016

GOING GLOBAL: Feminist Porn Travel Guide



The annual Feminist Porn Awards are upon us and performers, directors, academics, and fans from around the world will be traveling to Toronto, Ontario for the 10th Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards. For many travelers, this will be their first time entering Canada. We’ve created a travel guide for those traveling abroad for the first time, and gathered some tips from seasoned attendees and savvy sex-positive travelers. (Most of this advice comes from US->Canada travel, so if you have more tips please leave them in the comments!)

Feminist Porn Travel Tips

1. The Obvious.
Don’t forget your passport. If you live in an area with two International airports, double-check triple-check that you’re headed to the right one (we’re looking at you: SFO/OAK). And give yourself a good 3 hours prior to departure to make sure you don’t miss your flight. If you’re driving the distance, make sure your car and registration information is up to code, and do some homework to look up requirements for vehicles when crossing the boarder.

2. The Private.
If you’re bringing equipment, prevent theft by transporting it in an unassuming package, such as cameras in golf bags. Better yet, throw the clothes in the checked luggage and keep your most expensive items with carry-on, where you can keep an eye on them. Make sure to get to security with plenty of time for baggage check or other TSA issues. If you’re trans, the TSA has posted considerations and resources for Transgender Travelers. As in other countries, working in porn carries a stigma and combined with something like having prior arrests may impede travel. Though we haven’t heard reports of porn films or sex toys being confiscated from past travelers, it may not be wise to advertise them. This year’s awards will be glass butt toys fused onto an engraved mount, so unless you pack it in a checked bag, be prepared to explain your artistic trophy to a TSA agent. Having a copy of the awards ceremony program packed with the toy can help assert that it is not contraband.

3. The Comfortable.
The weather in Toronto is predicted to be about a 58 degree high and 40 degree low. Pack accordingly. Toronto is a metropolitan city with a great variety of food and activities. Map-out the location of your accommodation to the planned events to determine walking or driving distance. If it’s too cold or too far for a walk, hailing a cab is easy. As the saying goes: In Toronto, the cabs hail YOU.

4. The Savvy.
Let your bank know your travel plans, to avoid them putting your card on hold. You can use your card to withdraw Canadian money from an ATM, but the foreign transaction fee can be extremely expensive so try to only do it once — and know your withdraw limit; if it is rejecting your withdraw, you may be requesting too much. Some businesses accept American dollars with change given in Canadian. And most businesses accept major credit cards, but contact your company or bank to verify what the charge is for out-of-country purchases. In general, the exchange rate is pretty decent. Bars are less likely to accept cards, so you might want to have money on hand for the after parties. If you have Canadian money left over, your US bank will exchange it free of charge, but not the coins.

5. The Fun!
Try to attend as many events that interest you, but pace yourself! Don’t overdo it with drink or excitement. Check out Twitter’s #FPA2015 hashtag for tweets from the attending performers and producers, and plan on lots of dinner and brunch meet-ups. Check out all the events, and try the poutine.

Here’s more tips from some of our friends:

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April 11, 2015

ETHICAL PORN: CECI N’EST PAS UNE PORN



Sometimes you have to search off the beaten path for a more unique and beautiful experience. Porn is no exception. If you are looking for a more unique experience or interested in expanding your horizons, we have compiled a list of studios that push the boundaries of traditional porn making.



N MAX LANDER
“A thin line between beauty and vulgarity, restriction and hedonism, decency and decadence – to make them all one and the same.”
N Maxwell Landers is a toronto portrait photographer, designer, artist and full time nerd. Landers has shot the faces of Eddie Izzard, Divine Brown, The Barenaked Ladies, Serena Ryder, and Gaga (as per the Toronto musical, Of A Monstrous Child), and have been featured in Publications such as VICE, The Globe and Mail, Xtra!, Be (france), Magpie Darling (London), and Curve, as well as having participated in countless gallery shows, both solo and group. The beauty and grit of Landers’ photography is unleashed upon video resulting in sensually rich portraits of human sexuality.


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ELEVEN TENTACLES
“Sadie Lune is a multimedia artist, sex worker, pleasure activist and creator of Eleven Tentacles . She has won awards for her films and performances, exhibited explicit whore-positive work in venues from a former Army barracks latrine to the SFMOMA, and shown her cervix internationally (in homage to the great Annie Sprinkle).”

Perhaps some of the most creative use of modern video technologies we have seen in some while, Sadie Lune seduces us with concept driven work that is both romantic and literally dripping with sex. Lune is a renowned international performance artist and activist who calls both the Bay Area and Berlin her home. Her work is edgy, erotic and highly thought-provoking, and has been exhibited in some of the largest fine art establishments on the West Coast. She picks up where 3rd wave feminist performance art left off — traversing the plains of gender, sexuality and technology with her lobster cellphone in hand, flogger in another, along-side a large, plush camel in Baby, You’re Frozen. Surreal sexiness at its finest.


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FEMMERATI PRODUCTIONS
“Sexperimental, femme-driven cinema.”

The dynamic duo of queer femme porn realness, Rozen DeBowe and Dylan Ryan joined forces to create their first collaboration Tooth and Nail which is viciously winning over film festival audiences and we are super excited to have it available here! They are a powerhouse of creative femme-speration and just might take over the world with their brawn, beauty and brains. Step inside the whirlwind that is Femmerati Productions and hang on tight!


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C BATTS FLY

“Carlos Batts [C. Batts FLY] is an award winning artist, photographer and director. Batts has directed independent features such as Voluptuous Biker Babes, underground art films American Gothic, and April Flores World.”

The photographic work of the late Carlos Batts holds international cult status on the underground art scene and his video work continues this legacy. With Feminist Porn Awards’ Heartthrob of the Year and BBW super star April Flores as his wife and muse, Batts crafted a psycho-sexual journey laced with powerful visuals that take you for quite the ride. Batts put the Hollywood cliches through this lens like a blender. Out of the meat grinder of Batts’ mind, adult stars, celebrity sex tapes, runway fetish shows and reality television are processed into the beauty that is Artcore. His work oozes with the pop appeal you would expect from one of Hollywood’s avant-garde photographers and has the high gloss finish of a cherried-out low rider.


CREAMY COCONUT
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“Creamy Coconut is a production company specializing in surreal educational entertainment. Surreal education is when a sexy mariachi band is interrogating a mime about multiplication tables. Then they hook up.”

On a mission to promote peace on earth by providing the option of fun learning and healthier sex – Creamy Coconut shoot loads, not guns. Based in NYC and the Bay Area, Irina (director and founder) brings formal psychology and film training to merge high production value with hardcore fucking. Creamy Coconut offers porn, film and design that comforts and tickles the mind, while encouraging people to explore their fantasies in a safe, communicative and nourishing environment. In collaboration with Quinn Cassidy, Creamy Coconut released a very literal bike porn, de-railed, a kinky lesson about adjusting a bicycle derailleur.


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CHRISTIAN SLAUGHTER
“Christian Slaughter has been working in the business since 2000. First as a production assistant, and later as production manager and producer on several movies for directors such as Jürgen Brüning, Bruce LaBruce, Todd Verow, Jorn Hartmann, Maria Beatty and Cheryl Dunye.”

Christian Slaughter is no stranger to porn. Having worked for some of the leading directors in the industry for over a decade, Slaughter has now made a name for himself with his directorial debut BIODILDO. The high gloss value of his work makes it stand apart from the rest and its queer sensibilities will arouse the curiosities and delights of viewers from various sexualities and genders. It’s a sexy and magical, queering of the kitsch that truly define Slaughter’s cinematic vision.


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MAD SCIENCE STUDIOS
“The raw footage is said to have first surfaced publicly after the reclusive scientist bartered it for six bottles of laudanum, a vector network analyzer calibration wrench, and a live lamprey.”

A taste of humor and industrialism conjoined in movie form. Mad Science Studios explores some of outlier territories of human behavior with regard and disregard to historical reference. Hysteria, petticoats, pegging, construction site sex, and strong cock vibrators are just a few of the topics addressed in the bizarre yet wonderful films from the mind of a mad scientist.


December 23, 2014

ETHICAL PORN: MMMMMANCANDY



In Ethical Porn: MMMMMANCANDY, we continue our exploration of PinkLabel’s Ethical Porn Guide.



HEAVENLY SPIRE
“Heavenly Spire, directed by Shine Louise Houston, focuses on masculine beauty and sexuality — and how it manifests on different bodies — in a unique cinematic style.”

Is the artistry of a video is just as important as the passion within it? Do you have a taste for the masculine? Shine Louise Houston’s Heavenly Spire is a must-see for your masculine eye candy cravings. Muscly men giving bearded blowjobs, the meeting of the sweet tender lips of FTM porn super star James Darling and Quinn Valentine, steamy cock stroking, and boys having fun with toys, do not escape the gaze of Houston’s lens. What makes Heavenly Spire different from Houston’s other works is the playful handling of color and depth where Houston takes on a rare-to-porn creative and experimental use of both. Think of this as a contemplative survey of light where jerking off is the subject. If only still-life drawing classes were this intriguing!



T-WOOD PICTURES
“T-Wood Pictures is a small San Francisco-based, safer sex, educational porn production company bringing together a diversity of trans and other queer men.”

Do you think men are hot? Well so does T-Wood Pictures! As a company by men who have sex with men, they hire models who are in “various points in their transition, as well as guys who don’t want or plan on being on hormones or don’t want any surgery, as well as those who do”. T-Wood serves up a heaping helping of masculinity in an array of forms and flavors with some of the most excellent safer sex oriented videos to date. If you are a lover of transman action, gay bath houses and safer sexy time, T-Wood Pictures is for you!



BONUS HOLE BOYS
“Bonus Hole Boys brings you steamy FTM gay hardcore with cis men and trans guys enjoying each others bodies.”

The ever prolific and voracious Cyd St. Vincent matches up gorgeous men built with an extra hole with some of the top cis gay men porn talent to explore fantasies, role plays, cruising, daddy/boy, bondage, gangbangs, and BDSM. Stars often enjoy hot pumping, cock sucking, rimming, edging, double-penetration, ejaculation, and fisting. The end products are highly polished, feature length films filled with respectful exploration and nasty fucking. The chemistry is off the charts chemistry between horny men, step inside…



BUCK ANGEL ENTERTAINMENT
“Buck Angel was born a biological female and conquered a lifetime of adversity to undergo his transformation to become the healthy, happy, and self-confident man he is today.”
Of course it ‘bears’ repeating, if you like thick muscular guys and deep pounding porno action, Buck Angel Entertainment delivers the full package. Mentioned previously in our Ethical Porn Guide to Trans-Built Porn, Buck is the daddy of FTM porn and the first FTM person to create an adult website. Macho men with tattoos and big dicks, heavy penetration, cigar smoking, his films are exploding with masculinity but also offer thought provoking interviews and insight about the trans experience.


FTM FUCKER
“Gay, straight & queer FTM porn created by James Darling”
Can’t get enough of sexy transguys? Either can we which is why we are ever so grateful of the work of James Darling who is always working hard. Not only is James an award winning actor, but he is also an award winning director of FTM FUCKER. Big congrats on his recent nomination for Trans Star of the Year AVN Awards.


PETRA JOY
“I like to show men as the object of female sexual desire as there is a lack of male pin-up culture that is aimed at women, rather than at gay men. I choose to embrace taboo subjects such as male bisexuality and the prostate as an erogenous zone for (heterosexual) men.”
Petra Joy is your tour guide as she takes you for a ride through her wonderful world of female desire where men are the subject of the gaze. Her work is highly polished, rich in production value, and features toned bodies in an array of positions and enticing situations. She has a long history of award winning films and is amongst some of the best in the world of feminist porn. Orgies, SM, masturbation, adventurous and a focus on pleasure, Petra says “the men appearing in my films are not cast by the size of their penis but by their ability to give their partners sexual pleasure”. ‘Tis the season for giving, we say.


Stay tuned next week for another installment.

December 8, 2014

ETHICAL PORN: FEMINIST GAZE



In Ethical Porn: Feminist Gaze, we return to our exploration of PinkLabel’s ethical porn guide, highlighting studios and filmmakers working within feminist perspectives.



THE KEYHOLE SESSIONS
“Urban Peepshows”

Sonya JF Barnett founded The Keyhole Sessions to champion healthy sexual expression through various public events, celebrating the union between sex and art. From life-drawing that highlighted kinbaku and simulated sex to paparazzi-style nude photo sessions, Urban Peepshows are TKS’ latest creative outlet. Hailed as one of More Magazine’s 50 Fiercest Women, an Utne Reader Visionary, a TEDx Fellow, and a Toronto Hero, Barnett has been creating award-winning erotic shorts since 2012. Her first series, Drips Clicks Squirts, was Barnett’s debut as an iPhone pornographer, using a 3GS. She has since moved on to an iPhone 5 with Because I Want You to Watch {2013}, and her latest, No Artificial Sweeteners, both honored with a Feminist Porn Award. Barnett creates with a clean conscience and a filthy mind.



BLUE ARTICHOKE FILMS
“Jennifer’s mission to create better sex film is an integral part of her feminist sexual expression. She believes that sexual freedom is an essential component of women’s freedom. And that creating beautiful, hot films that turn women on is possible, safe, and necessary.”

Director Jennifer Lyon Bell has been making waves in the independent film world pairing her superb cinematic quality with her feminist ideals. Her initial inspiration came from the absence of erotic imagery geared toward straight women in mainstream porn. She was soon compelled to cast handsome men who both straight women and gay men could both visually enjoy while prioritizing the portrayal of the relationship within her films. The psychological and emotional context of Blue Artichoke Films are given the same weight as the sexual, which is what makes Bell’s work both incredibly unique and popular.



INDIGO LUSH
“Indigo Lush is a small production company working to make quality erotic films for straight women. The result is unusual or often amusing short films dealing with female sexuality.”

This company from down under specializes in exploring the sensual eroticism of sex — where women’s pleasure is of the highest priority. Director Ms. Naughty brings her personal pleasures to her films with believable scenarios, decent acting, good-looking guys and realistic, emotionally connected sex. Her work offers an in-depth and arousing display of the powerful elements within female desire. The rich complexities of vanilla sex have never tasted so good!



Lightsouthern
“LightSouthern produces fresh, beautiful, sexy, real Australian stills and videos. It is our approach that is revolutionary. We put our models on a pedestal. We worship them.”

We’re pretty sure that feminist porn might be one of Australia’s biggest exports. Adding to the canon of ethically and professionally produced work, creative director Michelle Flynn uses her 10 years of industry experience to produce quality product that goes on to ‘tell a story’ of women who feel good about themselves.



NaughtyNatural
“Real California hairy girls shooting themselves.”

NaughtyNatural Studios specializes in body hair focused pornography from a woman’s perspective. Self-made model and pornographer Nikki Silver curates the site/studio and is always looking for new avenues to explore within this fetish. Though NaughtyNatural’s niche is hairy porn, the simple, raw authenticity the models and Nikki bring is appealing to anyone with a penchant for women with a wild streak in them.



PETRA JOY
“I like to show men as the object of female sexual desire as there is a lack of male pin-up culture that is aimed at women, rather than at gay men. I choose to embrace taboo subjects such as male bisexuality and the prostate as an erogenous zone for (heterosexual) men.”

If you are looking for something a little on the wild side and outside the box in terms of the “made for and by straight women” model, consider the work of Petra Joy. Petra has over two decades of film-making experience which absolutely shows in the quality of her work. Joy dives deep into the fantasy world combining her cinematic skills with an adventurous approach to representing the objects of sexual desire. Give it a peek, I dare you.



SENSATE FILMS
“Slow porn.”

It just got a hellava lot hotter down under… PinkLabel.tv is proud to host the award winning work of internationally acclaimed Sensate Films. Founded by Melbourne-based Gala Vanting who is an award-winning erotic film producer, sex worker, BDSM practitioner, educator, pleasure activist, and erotic imaginist. She draws from a diverse background in the sexuality and brings a conscious queer feminist approach to her work. Central to all of this is the core value of intimacy and the democratization of sexy. In the slow porn movement, producers give special attention to the production process, holding themselves to the standards of other ‘slow’ movements and focussing on the wider impact of our work on our contributors, our audience, and ourselves. By valuing the sustainability of energies and ethics in what they create, Sensate Films hopes to change the way erotic imagery is experienced.


Stay tuned next week for MMMMMancandy.

December 1, 2014

ETHICAL PORN: TRANS BUILT



TRANS BUILT

This week we are showcasing porn made by and for transgender people as a part of our Guide to Ethical Porn.

BONUS HOLE BOYS
“Bonus Hole Boys brings you steamy FTM gay hardcore with cis men and trans guys enjoying each others bodies. ”

The ever prolific and voracious Cyd St. Vincent matches up gorgeous men built with an extra hole with some of the top cis gay men porn talent to explore fantasies, role plays, cruising, daddy/boy, bondage, gangbangs, and BDSM. Stars often enjoy hot pumping, cock sucking, rimming, edging, double-penetration, ejaculation, and fisting. The end products are highly polished, feature length films filled with respectful exploration and nasty fucking. The chemistry is off the charts chemistry between horny men, step inside…

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BUCK ANGEL ENTERTAINMENT
“Buck Angel was born a biological female and conquered a lifetime of adversity to undergo his transformation to become the healthy, happy, and self-confident man he is today.”

“Give me moarrr, I love movies that boldly go where no man has gone before” you say? Well step this way and check out Buck Angel Entertainment, pioneers of FTM adult cinema! Buck was the first female-to-male (FTM) person to create a FTM adult website back in 2003 and he took the world by storm. In 2007, he was also the first transsexual man to even win an Adult Video News Award! If you are a porn newbie and are in search of FTM hotness, let Buck show you the way… he’s an expert at it.

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FTM FUCKER
“Gay, straight & queer FTM porn created by James Darling”

FTM FUCKER is owned, operated and directed by award-winning FTM porn star James Darling. After receiving countless messages about where to find more hot trans guy porn, it was obvious that there was demand for an FTM centric movies. FTM stands for female to male transsexual, though many performers identify simply as men or identify somewhere between or outside of the gender binary. FTM FUCKER seeks to create an environment where trans men’s sexualities and bodies are celebrated in a respectful and affirming way by providing a glimpse into the vast universe that is trans male sexuality.

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HANDBASKET PRODUCTIONS
“Handbasket Productions is a radical, oppression-aware media collective focusing on queer culture, trans experience and sex-positivity.”

Founding member Tobi Hill-Meyer made waves with her visionary hit Doing it Ourselves and in 2012 was awarded the Feminist Porn Awards’ “Emerging Filmmaker Award.” Her original objectives were simple: to produce representations of trans women’s sexuality by and for trans women. This collective continues to push forward in a grassroots way, serving as an inspiration for activist-driven porn. It challenges the homogenizing effects of mainstream’s limited view on trans sexuality and provides an alternative business model for producing porn.

Stay tune for next week: Feminist Gaze.

November 24, 2014

ETHICAL PORN: QUEER VANGUARDS



by Syd Blakovich

We’re updating our studio guides to help you find what gets you going…

This week’s feature:

QUEER VANGUARDS

CHERYL DUNYE

“Cheryl Dunye wrote, directed and starred in her first film — which was also the first African American lesbian feature film — THE WATERMELON WOMAN. It was awarded the Teddy Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and best feature in L.A.’s OutFest, Italy’s Torino, and France’s Creteil Film Festivals.”

Perhaps one of the most ground breaking directors in queer and lesbian cinema, Cheryl Dunye was the first black lesbian to direct a feature length film. Dunye has received numerous national and international honors for her work in the media arts. Her fourth feature film THE OWLS was celebrated at national and international film festivals in 2010. Her third feature film, Miramax’s MY BABY’S DADDY, was a box office success and played at theaters nationwide. Dunye’s second feature, the acclaimed HBO Films, STRANGER INSIDE, garnered Dunye an Independent Spirit award nomination for best director in 2002. In 2010, Dunye crossed over into adult film with her international hit Mommy is Coming a sassy, raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy underground of Berlin where love and taboo affairs collide.

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PINK & WHITE PRODUCTIONS

“Pink & White is dedicated to producing sexy and exciting images that reflect today’s blurred gender lines and fluid sexualities.”

You may or may not have heard of Pink & White Productions, however, if you are a queer porn aficionado, it’s more than likely you have heard of their first film The Crash Pad. This feature length film has screened at various international film festivals to sold out audiences and was the recipient of the first Feminist Porn Awards’ Best Dyke Sex Scene. Director Shine Louise Houston took the world by storm with this blockbuster in 2006 and hasn’t stopped since. The Crash Pad quickly became a household name associated with authentic queer sex that is sometimes sweet, sometimes aggressive, but always dripping hot. In 2007, Pink & White launched the web series, CrashPadSeries.com, a membership site and follow up to The Crash Pad with immense success. CrashPad releases weekly video updates of queers getting down in the most notorious apartment in San Francisco. You can view some of the fabulous scenes from the website in the CrashPad Series Studio. Houston’s background in fine art film (as in celluloid, old school style) shows in the craftsmanship of her work and the creative artistry she uses to capture the passion between individuals.

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POINT OF CONTACT

“These are the true stories… sexual diaries… told in sweat, cum and pixels… by people you may or may not recognize… to watch their sex lives unfold… and who fucks whom… click now to connect to…”

Pink and White Productions continued to expand their mission to improve the world of adult cinema by providing opportunities for alternative voices. Conceived in 2009, Point of Contact fostered up-and-coming filmmakers through a micro-production model equipping individuals with a small budget, camera, and guidelines to enable them to produce their own four-part series. Once their work was shot, the final content was edited by Pink and White Productions and distributed on PinkLabel.TV, where a direct percentage of the sale goes to the filmmakers. You may recognize a few familiar faces here such as Tina Horn, James Darling and Cyd , who went on to start their own projects.

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TROUBLE FILMS

“Courtney Trouble is a filmmaker, adult performer, photographer, queer rights activist, DIY genius, and an award-winning feminist pornographer.”

Truly one of the vanguards of queer porn, Courtney Trouble has been producing indie smut for over a decade! TROUBLEfilms captures queer sex at the root level showcasing the fluidity of genders, voracity of sexualities, and a whole lot of insanely hot people fucking. Trouble continues to produce the paramount films whose popularity has transcended the cult market, acquiring mainstream appeal and several Adult Video News nominations. Consider this an official invitation to the wildest, underground party where great music is playing, the fashion is outrageously stunning, sex can — and is — happening at every given moment, and Courtney Trouble is your host. Welcome to TROUBLEfilms!

Stay tune for next week: Trans Built

November 17, 2014

iPORNOGRAPHY: an Interview with iPhone Pornographer The Madame

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A few years ago, the idea of shooting a high-quality porn film on your cellphone would have been impossible. Flash forward to 2013, and a movie called Because I Want You To Watch is recognized by the Feminist Porn Awards‘ Golden Beaver Award for Canadian Content. Directed by Keyhole Sessions visionary The Madame, the video pushed the DIY porn genre deep into the technium. Spurred by its success, The Madame produced two more: Drips, Clicks, Squirts and No Artificial Sweeteners. At the 2014 Feminist Porn Awards, the later won the competitive honor as Best Short. We interviewed The Madame to learn more about what we’ll dub her “iPornography” and any tips she may have for budding iPornographers.

 

Did you work in video before filming with your iPhone?

I had only worked on smaller graphic details for video projects when I was an design agency Art Director, but had never produced anything myself. I love film and video projects, and had always wanted to try my hand at it. Phone cameras made that possible, accessible.

 

How has The Keyhole Sessions and photography informed and inspired your iPhone porn?

I’ve always been a great admirer of photography, especially of the human form. I wish I had the head to understand all the aspects of shooting with a real camera, especially one that uses film, because I love the tactility of it. Sometimes I wish I had gone to film school to become a cinematographer or editor, instead of design school. But you know what they say about hindsight.

I had wanted to experiment in erotic video after being surrounded by amazingly talented photographers at our Girls on Film events. But since I don’t have a proper camera, I considered hiring someone to shoot for me. Getting all the logistics of that together was just too daunting. I wanted the right rapport with the person, and because I’m extremely particular, I was afraid my vision wasn’t going to come through someone else’s lens.

I figured I would just experiment with my own iPhone camera. I’m pretty good at finding ways to mask poor camera quality with editing programs and apps, so my first trial was with an iPhone 3GS and a 8mm app that added grain to the film. That became the Drips, Click, Squirts series. And it looks like old school 8mm: kinda shitty, but kinda cute.

Knowing that phone cameras and apps would only get better, I just kept using my phone as my main tool because I like the portable nature of it, and how intimate I can get with performers.

No Artificial Sweeteners
 

What is the biggest tip you have for someone using their phone to film porn?

Daylight is your best friend. Phones aren’t that great in low-light, and the quality is greatly affected. I always ensure I’m shooting with as much available daylight as possible. And it makes skin look great.

 

What apps, lens attachments, and editing programs do you recommend?

I use a desktop editing program called Adobe After Effects. I got so used that for my design projects, that I just stuck with it, but I would like to move over to FinalCut Pro.

There are simpler editing apps out there, but for a more robust edit, I prefer desktop.

As for attachments, I could go overboard on accumulating them. There are great options for extra lenses for phones, like Ollo, and Moment Lens. I stay away from the PhotoJoJo online store because I would buy all the things, breaking my already low budget for shooting.

So my kit is pretty simple. Just my phone, an extension cord, and my Smoothee, which is the phone version of Steadicam. Great for moving around my subjects, but it takes a bit to get used to balancing it.

 
How do the different iPhone camera/video qualities stack up? Have you upgraded to the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? (Have you ever tried filming with the iPad?)

The leap from iPhone 3 to 5 was massive. I shot Drips, Clicks, Squirts on a 3GS and it was pretty muddy. I skipped the 4 and grabbed the 5 and the difference is phenomenal. When people see my films, they’re amazed that they’re shot on a phone. I love hearing the audible gasp from the audience when the credit “Shot completely on iPhone 5” appears.

I haven’t shot with an iPad. I find them too cumbersome. The small footprint of the phone in my hand makes shooting very easy.

I would love to upgrade to a 6 because it offers shooting at a high frame rate for slow motion. I’m a sucker for slow motion and would love to shoot porn with it. Once I can afford the upgrade, I’ll grab it. There are slo-mo apps, but they’re not quite where I’d like them to be.

 
Related PinkLabel Posts: 

 
The Madame will present a 2 day Workshop on DIY Porn with Toronto sex shop Good for Her,  November 1st-2nd. (She is joined by short workshops with Shine Louise Houston, Jiz Lee, Tobi Hill-Meyer, and the folks behind KRUTCH film, Clark Matthews and Mia Gimp.) Learn more about The Madame online at thekeyholesessions.com, and subscribe to her Vimeo channel. You can also follow her on Twitter. Watch her Keyhole Sessions films on PinkLabel.tv!

October 20, 2014

CRAFTWORKS: 6 Practical Tips for Shooting Porn

Jennifer Lyon Bell PinkLabel Feminist Porn Filmmaking Advice

There’s more to filming sex than just picking up a camera. As new directors find their cinematic voice, they begin to craft their aesthetic using camera and lighting options. When it comes to directing and documenting sexuality, there’s many ways to do it. 

We’ve tapped award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Lyon Bell (Blue Artichoke Films) for her best practical tips for those curious about directing sex, or seeking advice about shooting porn as a DP (Director of Photography) or cinematographer. Here’s what she had to share. 

6 Practical Tips for Shooting Porn

By Jennifer Lyon Bell
 
1. Ditch the Script
My style of shooting is based on allowing the performers almost total freedom in the scene. Though I know what sexual acts are likely to happen, I have no idea what order or exactly where in the space they might happen. I do this because I’ve found that first-time performers (that’s who I often work with) struggle to hold blocking notes in their mind while truly enjoying themselves. I’d rather just give them the freedom to have fun, and work it out silently myself with the other cameraperson on set.

 
2. Double the Pleasure
I would always shoot with two cameras (or more). I like to employ a cinematic conversation style when I edit — shot/reverse-shot — which is only possible in an improvised scene if you have two complementary angles covered. I have tried using only one camera, and though it certainly is nice not to have to worry about keeping the other cameraperson out of frame, it completely lacks intimacy in the edit. I need and love that intimacy.

 
3. DSLRs and Tripods
Your camera choice will probably inform your style of shooting. I really enjoy handheld, which for a long time made my choice a non-DSLR camera. I could hold the camera close to my body and move slowly with it. That meant there were two sources of movement: the performers, and me.

With a DSLR, of course it’s a challenge to manage focus under such circumstances. A few weeks ago I tripodded my camera for the first time so that I could manage focus on the DSLR better. It was a completely different experience. I still need to study that gorgeous footage and decide for myself if that was the best DSLR plan for my style.

 
4. Handheld
If you shoot handheld, be conscious of your breathing. As the performers start to get into it, your body might try to match their breathing. But with handheld, you can often see the cameraperson’s breathing or even heartbeat. Hold the camera gently and breathe slowly.

 
5. Take Your Time
If you shoot handheld, be sure you are getting good long takes. It’s tempting to re-frame constantly if there is a lot of good stuff going on at the same time. As with all shooting, you have to simply make a choice and stick with it. Keep your frame for 10-15 seconds at least. It will seem like an eternity! But you will need it in the edit. Don’t be afraid of things leaving the frame. They will probably come back. The result will be less “porn-like”, which could be a benefit. And, yes, it is theoretically possible you will miss something if you let the action leave frame for a few seconds, but I choose to have faith. Later, it’s surprisingly enjoyable to watch in the edit because your eye can relax.

 
6. Get close
I developed my own film style in part because I just love facial reaction shots. Not just for orgasm-type moments, but throughout. They bring out the narrative element of the sex scene. If you have a shooting plan, make sure you are covered for facial reactions. A lot of fiction film DPs are used to a shooting plan where one cameraperson shoots totals and the other shoots close-ups. On an erotic/porn set, they may think “close-ups” means genitals. With erotic/porn material, you need with the total *and* the mediums of each character *and* the body/genital closeups of each character *and* the faces of each character. Make sure all the camerapeople are clear on the plan you want.

Jennifer Lyon Bell is the creative force behind Blue Artichoke Films. She’s a Harvard graduate with a BA in Psychology, an MA in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a lifelong passion for understanding sexuality. More than anything else, she’s felt that her sexuality wasn’t yet reflected in the erotic and pornographic films she saw, and she noticed that many of her friends felt the same. 


Watch Blue Artichoke Films on PinkLabel. Jennifer’s films include Matineé, Head shot, and Skin.Like.Sun. Her most recent film, Silver Shoes, won “Movie of the Year” at the 2014 Feminist Porn Awards and will be available soon. In the meantime, here’s a clip from Matineé where you can see elements from her filmmaking advice in action.


Watch Matineé.

September 19, 2014

MASTERPORN THEATER: Syd Blakovich’s Guide to FTM Porn

MasterPorn Theater Syd Blakovich's Guide to FTM Trans Porn

Purveyors of independent, adult cinema, PinkLabel.TV presents MasterPorn Theater: Guide to FTM Porn.

Host Syd Blakovich gives you the down and dirty about some of the newest and most established FTM Studios at PinkLabel.TV. Find out the latest in hot trans man action!

BONUS HOLE BOYS
Now that you’ve gotten a taste of Bonus Hole Boys, I can guarantee that you are going to want more. With feature length scenes ranging above and beyond the 30 minute mark, Bonus Hole Boys delivers a hearty helping of the hottest in FTM gay hardcore action, which happens to be their specialty! Cyd St. Vincent has done an excellent job at casting some of the biggest names and members of the gay porn industry along with devastatingly sexy trans men. Jade Phillips and Sebastian Keys are no exception to this rule, and we are given about an hour of delightfully excruciating edging. For those of you unfamiliar with edging, it is the art of the tease perfected. Whether you are into orgasm control, bondage, or some serious deep dicking, Jade’s Edge is a must see. Featuring high production values, dynamic performances, explosive chemistry, which have become some of the hallmarks of Bonus Hole Boys films.

FTM FUCKER
The darling of FTM porn, James Darling that is, has received a tremendous amount of praise for his project FTM Fucker. James made his directorial debut with Pink and White Productions’ Point of Contact; a four part documentary series recording the intimate eccentricities of his sexuality. FTM Fucker has become a platform for showcasing the vast realm of trans men’s sexualities. Expect the unexpected because FTM Fucker us out to prove that gender and sexualities come in more than two flavors. If you have a proclivity for mythological creatures and rainbow gangbangs in bouncy castles, James brings it with the first ever recorded unicorn FTM gangbang. FTM Fucker captures just the right amount of camp, curiosity, and perversions to keep your mind and hands busy.

BUCK ANGEL ENTERTAINMENT
Considered the forefather of FTM porn, Buck Angel launched his own site in 2003 and for over the last decade, he’s been producing work independently that has also crossed into the mainstream. He’s worked with some of porn’s high profile talent in high budget, plot driven, feature length films. Buck’s latest project takes on a different direction, focusing on educational albeit explicitly sexy one-on-one interviews with trans men. In Sexing the Transman XXX, we get an up close and personal look at the solo sexualities of select trans men. Buck uses a direct, point of view method that is intimate and sleazy. The last scene in this hour and 45 minute film provides us with what we’ve all been waiting for as our interviewer himself jumps right into the scene with Fallen. We are talking some heavy duty penetration with not one but two very large dildos!

T-WOOD PICTURES
San Francisco has long held the iconic status of the land of sexual freedom. It has attracted the curious, adventurous, and just plain horny in droves. And it’s no surprise that some of the biggest names in queer porn have called it their home. If you ever have fancied to find yourself transported into a gay quintessential landmark of this great city, look no further. Feminist Porn Awards and GayVN nominee, T-Wood Pictures goes deep into the steamy walls of San Francisco’s famous Eros gay bathhouse catching trans men in action. What makes T-Wood Pictures particularly unique is their commitment to FTM sexual health. Their videos give prime visibility to gloves, dams, and condom use and they offer guides to Safer Sex Tips and 1st Times Playing with Transguys on their website. It’s incredibly refreshing to see the wall-to-wall genre revised to include an emphasis on safer sex and body diversity without losing it’s definitive rawness.

July 6, 2014

FEMINIST PORN AWARDS: The Complete Winners List (2006-2015)

Feminist Porn Award Winners Complete List

The Feminist Porn Awards (2006-2015) are held in Toronto, Canada and are presented by Good For Her, a feminist sex shop in Ontario. The awards seek to honor films that showcase genuine female sexuality and pleasure, present alternative visions of sexuality, and work which is produced and directed by female filmmakers. Many of these filmmakers and their award-winning movies can be found on PinkLabel.tv.

2015 Feminist Porn Award Winners 

Sexiest Short (Tie!):
Wall of Fire – Lisa Ganser
Pachisi – The Madame (The Keyhole Sessions)

Steamiest Straight Movie:
The Sexual Liberation of Anna Lee – Jacky St. James

Hottest Trans Vignette:
Courtney Trouble’s Trans Lesbians – Courtney Trouble

Sexist Star Feature:
JL + DD: Jiz Lee and Danni Daniels – Jiz Lee and Danni Daniels

Most Dazzling Docuporn:
Bound By Borders – Tobi-Hill Meyer

Smutty Schoolteacher Award:
Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size – Jessica Drake and Kelly Shibari

Golden Beaver Award for Canadian Content:
Queen Bee Empire – Samuel Shanahoy/Tee Vee Dinner

Hottest Newcomer:
Evie Eliot (Watch her in her directorial debut, Twitterbating)

Best Direction:
Ovidie for Pulsion

Honorable Mentions:
Fuck Dolls – Zahra Stardust and Emerald
Hello Titty -Skyler Braeden Fox and Idan Sagiv Richter
Homance – AjaPornFilms, Maxine Holloway, and Siouxsie Q
Alias and Knives – John Bee

Hottest Kink Film:
LOVE HARD – Gala Vanting
(Watch Plexus, Smile, Waiting for Godot, and Intimate Architecture)

Hottest Lesbian Vignette:
Lesbian Curves 3: Soft Girls and Strap Ons – Courtney Trouble

Best Boygasm:
Heavenly Spire Volume 1 – Shine Louise Houston

Most Tantalizing Trans Film:
BIODILDO 2.0 – Christian Slaughter

Best BDSM Scene:
Instructed – Pandora Blake and Ms. Naughty

Hottest Straight Vignette:
Xconfessions Vol. 2 – Erika Lust

Hearththrob of the Year:
Morgana Muses

Movie of the Year:
Marriage 2.0 – Paul Deeb

Honored Websites:
BrightDesire.com
queerporn.tv
xconfessions.com


The 2014 Feminist Porn Awards

Best Short
No Artificial Sweeteners
Sonya JF Barnett (The Madame)

Sexiest Short
Trains | Paul Deeb (Pillow Book Productions)

Steamiest Straight Movie
The Temptation of Eve | Jacky St. James (New Sensations)

Golden Beaver of Canadian Content
Power at Play | Carey Gray (House of Switch)

Best Direction
Sexual Freedom (Sex Stories 3) | Ovidie (Frenchlover TV)

Feminist Porn Awards Smutty School Teacher Award for Sex Education
Tristan Taormino’s Guide to Bondage for Couples | Tristan Taormino (Adam & Eve)

Hottest Dyke Film
Hard Femme: Lesbian Curves 2
 | Courtney Trouble (TROUBLEfilms)

Honorable Mentions
Something Better: Performers Talk About Feminism & Porn | Ms. Naughty (Indigo Lush)

Best Slumber Party Ever | Samuel Shanahoy (tee vee dinner)

Doing It Again Vol 1: Playful Awakening | Tobi Hill-Meyer (Handbasket  Productions)

Honorable Websites
www.juicypinkbox.com
www.naughtynatural.com (Watch NaughtyNatural on PinkLabel.tv!)
www.welovegoodsex.com
www.wendywilliamsxxx.com

Hottest Straight Vignette
Xconfessions | Erika Lust (Lust Productions S. L)

Hottest Lesbian Vignette
Women Reclaiming Sex on Film | Madison Young (Madisonbound Productions)

Hottest Kink Movie
Rubber Bordello | Soma Snakeoil (Snakeoil Media Productions)

Best Boygasm
Bed Party: Eden Alexander & Sebastian Keys
 | Shine Louise Houston (Pink & White Productions)

Tantalizing Trans Film
Trans Grrrls: Revolution Porn Style Now!
 | Courtney Trouble (TROUBLEfilms)

Heartthrob of the Year
Zahra Stardust

Movie of the Year
Silver Shoes | Jennifer Lyon Bell (Blue Artichoke Films)

 


 

The 2013 Feminist Porn Awards

Sexiest Short
Biodildo* | Christian Slaughter

Sexiest Short
Krutch | Clark Matthews (interview)

Steamiest Straight Movie
Friends With Benefits | Paul Thomas

Sexiest Star Feature
April Flores World | Carlos Batts

Most Sensual Softcore Movie
The Pleasure Professionals | Justine Mii

Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education
The Expert Guide to Pegging: Strap-on Anal Sex for Couples | Tristan Taormino

Golden Beaver Award for Canadian Content
Because I Want You To Watch | The Madame (Keyhole Sessions)

Hottest Dyke Film
Lesbian Curves | Trouble Films

Most Tantalizing Trans Film
Billy Castro’s Naughty Squirters | Billy Castro

Hottest Kink Movie
50 Shades of Dylan Ryan | Madison Young

Hottest Vignette
A Taste of Joy | Petra Joy

Steamiest Romantic Movie
Forbidden Lovers | Nica Noelle

2013 Trailblazer
Nan Kinney

2013 Indie Porn Icon
Julie Simone

Heartthrob Of The Year
Christian

Heartthrob Of The Year
Jiz Lee

Movie Of The Year
Infidelité/ Infidelity | Ovidie

2013 Honoured Websites
FTMFucker.com (Watch FTMFucker on PinkLabel.tv!)
WolfHudsonIsBad.com
PornographicLove.com

2013 Honourable Mentions
Connections: Real Couples, Joyful Sex | Ms. Naughty

Amber | Gala Vanting, Frank Ly

Consent: Society | Lynsey G.


The 2012 Feminist Porn Awards

Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education
Expert Guide to Advance Anal Sex Tristan Taormino

Hottest Kink Movie
Vicious Strap On Bitches | Julie Simone

Most Deliciously Diverse Cast
Fuckstyles of the Queer and Famous Trouble Films

Most Tantalizing Trans Film
Sexing The Transman XXX | Buck Angel

Hottest Lesbian Vignette
Boutique | Jincey Lumpkin

Sexiest Straight Movie
The Female Voyeur | Petra Joy

Hottest Dyke Film
Hella Brown | Nenna of Feelmore Entertainment

Most Arousing Adaption
Last Tango | Nica Noelle

Best Short
Emile | N. Maxwell Lander

Orgasmic Original Concept
Mommy is Coming | Cheryl Dunye

Heartthrob of the Year
James Darling

Movie of the Year
Cabaret Desire | Erika Lust

Honoured Websites
CrashPadSeries.com
JizLee.com
LilyCade.com
DaneJones.com

Honourable Mentions
Seminal | Bren Ryder 
Tresspass | Ned Mayhem
Brunch Bunch | Ian Sparks


The 2011 Feminist Porn Awards

Best Bi Movie
Sex Experiments | Anna Span

Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education
Oral Sex For Couples Volumes 1-3 | Jaiya and Lawrence Lanoff

Hottest Kink Movie
Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex 2 | Tristan Taormino

Most Deliciously Diverse Cast
Tight Places: A Drop of Color | Nenna of Feelmore Entertainment

Most Tantalizing Trans Film
Billy Castro Does The Mission | Trouble Films

Hottest Lesbian Vignette
Taxi Volume 1, Jincey Lumpkin & Maria Angel

Sexiest Straight Movie
An Open Invitation: A Real Swingers Party in San Francisco | Ilana Rothman

Hottest Lesbian Feature Film
Lost | Kathryn Annelle

Steamiest Romantic Movie
A Little Part of Me | James AvalonNew Sensations Romance

Golden Beaver Award for Canadian Content
Maybe He’s Gifted | N. Maxwell Lander and Beau Charlie

Heartthrob of the Year
Drew Deveaux

Movie of the Year
Life Love Lust | Erika Lust

Honoured Websites
PaddedKink.com | Kelly Shibari
TheArtOfBlowJob.com | Camille Crimson
QueerPorn.tv | Trouble Films
HeavenlySpire.com*| Shine Louise Houston

Honourable Mentions
Twisted Getaway | Sophia St. James
Art School DykesLily Cade
Genderfellator | Tobi Hill-Meyer
My Own Master | Kimberly Kane


The 2010 Feminist Porn Awards

Best Bi Movie
Fluid: Men Redefining SexualityMadison Young | Reel Queer Productions

Hottest Dyke Movie and Hottest Kink Movie
River Rock Women’s Prison | Kathryn Annelle | Triangle Films

Most Deliciously Diverse Cast
Dangerous Curves | Carlos Batts | HeartCore Films

Hottest Feature Film
The BandAnna Brownfield | Hungry Films

Most Tantalizing Trans Film 
SpeakeasyCourtney TroubleReel Queer Productions

Sexiest Short 
Handcuffs | Erika Lust

TheSmutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education
Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men | Tristan Taormino | Vivid Ed and Smart Ass Productions

Best Direction
Skin.Like.Sun. (Des Jours Plus Belles Que La Nuit)| Jennifer Lyon Bell & Murielle Scherre | Blue Artichoke Films + La Fille’ D’O

Sexiest Straight Movie
The Deviant | Nica Noelle | Sweet Sinner Video

Good Releasing Emerging Filmmaker Award
Tobi Hill-Meyer (Doing It Ourselves: Trans Women Porn Project)

Heartthrob of the Year
April Flores

The Boundary Breaker
Jiz Lee

The Visionary
Shine Louise Houston

The Trailblazer
Tristan Taormino

Hottest Website
Rubysdiary.com

Honorary mentions
Dirty Diaries: 12 Shorts of Feminist Porn
Women Love Porn
Sensual Massage for Pregnancy
Julie Simone’s Cocksucker


The 2009 Feminist Porn Awards

Hottest Kink Movie
Perversions of Lesbian Lust Vol.1Madison Young; Madison Bound Productions

Steamiest Trans Scene
Crash Pad Series 2- Unlocked | Shine Louise Houston*; Pink & White Productions

Sexiest Straight Movie
Intense Desires | Eli CrossLennox Films

Hottest Mature Couple’s Movie
Bill and Desiree: Love is Timeless | Tony ComstockComstock Films

Most Sensual Softcore & Golden Beaver Award for Canadian Content
Man of My Dreams | Mimi Balfour; Cleopatra Productions (Sinclair Institute)

Steamiest Educational Series
Red Hot Touch Series | New World Sex Education

Sexiest Dyke Movie
One Night Stand (Pour Une Nuit) | Emilie Jouvet; Hysterie Productions + Fatale Media

Most Deliciously Diverse Cast
RouletteCourtney Trouble; Nofauxxx Productions

Female Heartthrob of the Year
Dylan Ryan | Strap-on Motel, Sex Mannequin, CrashPad Series Volume 3, CHAMPION: Love Hurts, Perversions of Lesbian Lust: Volume 1 and Lesbian Life: Real Sex San Francisco

Male Heartthrob of the Year
Tyler Knight | Chemistry 4 and Intense Desires

Indie Porn Pioneer
Madison Young

Movie of the Year
CHAMPION: Love Hurts | Shine Louise Houston; Pink and White Productions

Honorable Mentions:
Voluptuous Biker Babes | Carlos BattsAdam & Eve Pictures
Matinee | Jennifer Lyon Bell; Blue Artichoke Films
Couch Surfers: Trans Men in Action | T-wood Pictures; Brazen Garage Squad Productions
Skateboard Kink Freak | Maria Beatty; Bleu Productions
Barcelona Sex Project | Erika LustLust Films


The 2008 Feminist Porn Awards

Boundary Breaker of the Year
Buck Angel
Smutty Schoolteacher of the Year (Educational Title)
Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Oral Sex Part 1 Cunnilingus and Part 2 Fellatio | Tristan Taormino; Vivid Ed

Hottest Dyke Film
Crash Pad Series Volume 1 | Shine Louise HoustonPink and White Productions

Sexiest Straight Film
My Sex Therapist.com: The First Sessions | Kelly Holland; Chick Media

Golden Beaver Award for Canadian Content
Bren RyderGood Dyke Porn

Best Bi Scene
Female Fantasies| Petra JoyStrawberry Seductress Productions

Most Tantalizing Trans Film
Trans Entities: The Nasty Love of Papí & Wil | Morty Diamond; Morty Diamond Productions

Hottest Kink Film
Bondage Boob TubeMadison Young; Blowfish Video

Deliciously Diverse Cast
Trans Entities: The Nasty Love of Papí & Wil | Morty Diamond; Morty Diamond Productions

Sexiest Short
Want | Femmegimp Productions

Indie Porn Pioneer
Estelle Joseph; Stella Films Productions

Movie of the Year
Five Hot Stories for Her | Erika LustLust Films


2007 Feminist Porn Awards

Hottest Group Sex Scene
Under the CoversCandida Royalle; Femme Productions

Hottest Trans Sex Scene
In Search of the Wild Kingdom (AKA The Wild Search) | Shine Louise HoustonPink and White Productions

Hottest Straight Sex Scene
City of Flesh II | Estelle Joseph; Stella Films

Hottest Bisexual Sex Scene
The Bi Apple | Audacia RayAdam & Eve Pictures

Hottest Love Scene
Matt and KhymTony ComstockComstock Films

Best New Star
Simone Valentino, Afrodite SuperstarFemme Chocolat

Hottest Gonzo Sex Scene and Hottest Diverse Cast
Chemistry 1| Tristan Taormino; Vivid

Hottest Couples Scene
Burning Lust | Skye Blue & Kelly Holland; Playgirl

Best Smutty Schoolteacher (educational)
Hearts Cracked Open | Betsy Kalin 

Hottest Dyke Sex Scene
Superfreak | Shine Louise HoustonPink and White Productions

Best Feature
The Masseuse | Paul ThomasVivid

Indie Porn Pioneer
Anna Span; Easy On The Eye Productions


2006 Feminist Porn Awards

Hottest Anal Adventure
House of Ass | Tristan Taormino; Adam & Eve Pictures

Best Smutty Schoolteacher (Educational)
Orgasmic Women | Betty Dodson

Sexiest, Most Diverse Performers
Caribbean Heat | Manuela Sabrosa; Femme Productions

Hottest Straight Sex Scene
Xana & Dax: When Opposites AttractTony ComstockComstock Films

Hottest Dyke Sex Scene
The Crash Pad | Shine Louise HoustonPink and White Productions

Hottest Fetish/Kink Scene
Tanya Hyde’s World Without Men | Tanya Hyde

Hottest Trans Sex Scene
Sugar & Steele: All that’s Good For Her | Good For Her productions

Fiercest Female Orgasm
Nina Hartley’s Guide to Double Penetration (Bonus scene) Aria | Adam & Eve Pictures

Indie Porn Pioneer
Dana Dane (Here TV segment with Dana)

Best New Canadian Pornographer (Vixen Next Door)
Angela Phong (Dirty Pillows)

Lifetime Achievement in Women’s Erotica
Candida Royalle

 

April 20, 2014

ETHICAL PORN: How to Create a Set Environment

CrashCourse Pink and White Productions

Feminists talk about the virtues of “ethical porn,” but how does one DO it, exactly? From a production standpoint, several factors combine to ensure a sex-positive and respectful experience on set. With performers AND crew in mind, these steps help to create one of the fundamental elements of an ethical production.

Pink & White Productions founder and director Shine Louise Houston and performer/production assistant Jiz Lee detail the specifics of an ethical environment in producing porn, including: communication and consent, performer care, safer sex, boundaries, gender and language in directing, and much more.

With over eight years of award-winning production and performing experience on indie and mainstream sets, Shine and Jiz come together to show how a comfy environment can produce a knock-out porn scene that everyone can be proud of.

CRASHCOURSE: How to Create a Comfy Environment on Set by Shine Louise Houston and Jiz Lee is a free preview of CRASHCOURSE, commissioned by Smitten Kitten’s SWELLcon. Pink & White Productions’ educational program CRASHCOURSE featuring short informational videos by director Shine Louise Houston, and ongoing workshops that cover a myriad of topics, including technical information, filmmaking skills, marketing strategies, and performer advice. Guest presenters include Nina Hartley, Lyric Seal, Chris Lowrance, Jiz Lee, and more to come.

April 16, 2014

PUBLIC. PROVOCATIVE. PORN: The Year’s Best in Feminist Erotic Film

Feminist Porn Awards Screening 2014 Public Provocative Porn

It’s feminist porn season, and we’re sponsoring the awards! The 9th Annual Feminist Porn Awards (presented by sex-positive Canadian sex shop Good For Her) will take place April 3-4 in Toronto, Ontario. Feminist porn is a framework used to define and discuss pornography created by a growing number of female, independent, and queer pornographers (like much of the work on PinkLabel.tv). Its definition often includes production ethics with gender equality and socio-economic values at its core. Many describe it in relation to expanding conventional ideas about desire and beauty standards, sex-positive ideas of gratification and power dynamics, and ethical notions of equal pay, performer sexual health and consent. And, it’s hot!

Join Good For Her, for a screening of erotic films and a Q&A with this year’s filmmakers moderated by CoCo La Crème. Please note this event is 18+.
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) is accessible and has an accessible washroom. Online tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets or you may purchase tickets in person at Good For Her (175 Harbord Street) and at the event. There are a limited number of sliding scale tickets available at Good for Her. These tickets must be purchased in advance.

Clips from ten nominated films will be screened at Public.Porn.Provocative on Thursday, April 3rd at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, including BED PARTY by Shine Louise Houston/Pink and White Productions, and Trans Grrrls by Courtney Trouble/TROUBLEfilms, and Silver Shoes by Jennifer Lyon Bell/Blue Artichoke Films. Here’s the line-up:

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1. No Artificial Sweeteners – The Madame (@KeyholeSessions)
2. Trains – Paul Deeb (@Paul_Deeb)
3. Bed Party: Eden Alexander & Sebastian Keys – Shine Louise Houston (@ShineLouise)
4. Sexual Freedom – Ovidie (@Ovidieofficiel)
5. Best Slumber Party Ever – Samuel Shanahoy
6. Power at Play – Carey Gray (@ASLANLeather)
7. The One on the Bottom – Zahra Stardust (@ZahraStardust)
8. Alice Inside – Lucie Blush (@lucieblush)
9. Trans Grrrls – Courtney Trouble (@courtneytrouble)
10. Silver Shoes – Jennifer Lyon Bell (@jenniferlyonb)

 

Take a peek the 2014 Feminist Porn Nominees, you browse our list of previous Feminist Porn Award Winners.

March 12, 2014

Who’s at the 2014 Feminist Porn Awards & Conference?



The 2014 Feminist Porn Season is here! The 9th Annual Feminist Porn Awards (presented by sex-positive Canadian sex shop Good For Her) will take place April 3-4 in Toronto, Ontario. Find a list of this year’s nominees, and browse all past Feminist Porn Award Winners.

The awards will be followed by the 2nd Annual Feminist Porn Conference produced by Tristan Taormino. This year’s event will include presentations by Pink & White’s key players Shine Louise Houston, Jiz Lee, and Chris Lowrance. Combined, the awards and conference create an amazing, global opportunity for growth for performers, producers, and academics alike.

Here’s a Who’s Who of the confirmed attendees who will be in Toronto between April 3rd and April 8th, 2014. We’ve listed their contact, websites, and other information in hopes to foster new connections and exchanges. Are you attending? Comment and let us know!

Who You’ll Meet

Directors While In Town
Here’s two directors who may be scouting and shooting while at the Feminist Porn Awards. Are you a director looking for Toronto talent? Let us know and we’ll add you to the list.  Please note that while we may be associated with some of these directors and companies, we cannot guarantee the ethics of anyone’s productions but our own.  

  • Ms. Naughty – her company Bright Desire is sponsoring the conference, and is up for nominations. She’ll be filming a straight and bisexual works while in Toronto. Contact her via @MsNaughty.)
  • Sonya JF Barnett – she runs The Keyhole Sessions, look out for her while in town. Contact her: @TheKeyholeSessions

 

Performers (Find & follow the list on Twitter)
April Flores, Wolf Hudson, Jiz Lee, Arabelle Raphael, Dylan Ryan, Courtney Trouble, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Tina Horn, Maggie Mayhem, Andre Shakti, Zahra Stardust, Madison Young, Kitty Stryker, Michelle Austin

Conference PresentersPerformers (Find & follow the list on Twitter)
Akio Maroon, Amy Jamgochian, Andre Shakti, April Flores, Arabelle Raphael, Bobby Noble, Carlyle Jansen, Chris Lowrance, Christopher Daniel Zeischegg, Constance Penley, Courtney Trouble, Dylan Ryan, Gala Vanting, Jiz Lee, JP Robichaud, Kevin Heffernan, KT Torrey, Lisa Duggan, Lisa Kadey, Lisa Sloniowski, Lynn Comella, Madison Young, Maggie Mayhem, Merritt Kopas, Mindy Chateauvert, Mireille Miller-Young, Morgan Thorne, Ms. Naughty, N. Maxwell Lander, Naomi de Szegheo-Lang, Nicholas Matte, Nicole Ritchie, Pandora Blake, Rachael Liberman, Sarah Stevens, Shine Louise Houston, Sophie Delancey, Tanesha H.D., Timaree Schmit, Tina Horn, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Tristan Taormino, Zahra Stardust, Zeb Tortorici

Learn more about the presenters here: fpcon.org/presenters

March 7, 2014

AGELESS SEX: Films Celebrate Sex at an Older Age

ageless sex, senior sex

It’s rare to see pornography featuring older performers. While the role of the sexually active has stereotypically been created for the young, the idea that older people aren’t having — and enjoying — a healthy sex life couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, many outspoken seniors, including “Better Than I Ever Expected” author Joan Price, report sex in the later years as the being most satisfying!

These films show the power and beauty of sex at an older age.


It’s My Birthday & I’ll Fly if I Want To (Morgana Muses)

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Fly if I Want To is an award winning short documentary on a woman’s journey to self love. Through BDSM, spiritual and philosophical discussion learn how at 50, Morgana Muses decides to give herself the ultimate birthday gift.

This is a documentary about art and sensuality and rope- the pleasure of touch and giving yourself the permission to enjoy life.


Ageless Sex (Marc Silver)

Although overtly ‘about sex’, the film is really about what individual freedom means. Initially inspired by a video art installation, the piece reveals the complexities of pornography, old age and individual choices.

Libby left an unhappy marriage at the age of sixty with only the clothes on her back and £20 in her pocket. The film is an inspiring account of finding self-confidence and happiness through a late life career in the adult entertainment industry. (More info: MarcSilver.net)


Bill & Desiree: Love is Timeless (Tony Comstock)

The latest of director Tony Comstock’s award-winning “Real People, Real Life, Real Sex” series of erotic documentaries, Bill and Desiree’s story starts in the second half of life: a chance meeting, a powerful attraction, a carnal connection, and a deep, sensual love. Through an intimate and lively interview, we hear the story of how Bill and Desiree met, and what drew them to each other. When we witness the playful intensity of their beautifully photographed lovemaking, we see that pleasure is ageless, and that love is indeed timeless!

Bill and Desiree: Love is Timeless is a film about passion, about desire; a film that gives older lovers a reason to celebrate, and younger lovers something to look forward to. In this excerpt from the film, Bill and Desiree explain why they would consent to having their lovemaking documented on camera.


Sexual Education (Bonus Hole Boys)

Gay porn company Bonus Hole Boys pairs cis and trans men together for hardcore sex scenes with a lot of role playing. In Sexual Education, college freshman James Darling is caught masturbating by his dad’s friend Allen Silver. Allen wants to have a frank conversation about healthy masturbation habits, but what is it that James fantasizes about? What starts off as an awkward moment turns into an intergenerational FTM fuck fest with dirty talking, ass eating, long blow jobs, Daddy/boy play and deep penetration.

(Watch the full film on PinkLabel.tv.)


Mommy is Coming (Cheryl Dunye)

Maggie Tapert is a goddess among sexually confident older women. The Swiss sex educator and author (her autobiography PLEASURE: Confessions of a Sexual Woman, a Random House Bestseller!) stars in Cheryl Dunye’s queer sex comedy Mommy is Coming. As an older woman, sex educator, and passionate person, Maggie shines in the role of a mother caught in a love-triangle with her daughter’s girlfriend. Without spoiling the plot, her orgasm also involves female ejaculation!

(Watch the full film on PinkLabel.tv — Warning: this trailer is explicit and shows a fictional, consensual role-playing scene that involves a weapon (gun), and explores other taboo topics.)


What porn films have you seen that feature older performers having healthy, pleasurable sex? Let us know in the comments.

November 24, 2013

From Twitter

Meanwhile, at the Crash Pad:

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