2011 Feminist Porn Awards Shout-Outs

It’s that time of year for the Feminist Porn Awards!

I love that I can say, “It’s that time of year. Now going on six years strong, the annual Toronto awards ceremony looks bigger and better than ever. Thanks to Canadian sex toy retailer Good For Her, who presents the ceremony and screenings that bring directors and stars from across the globe, we’re seeing high quality films by sex-positive producers gaining more and more visibility.

Six years ago, if you Googled “feminist porn, the results were pages upon pages of articles condemning women’s sexuality on the screen as inherently flawed. As Annie Sprinkle says, “The answer to ˜bad porn’ isn’t ˜no porn’¦ it’s better porn! (And I would say, not simply “better porn but in fact “more porn¦ more variation, more representation, more choices and options!) Directors like Shine Louise Houston know that if the work is hot to make, the work will be hot to audiences.

Today, the search brings lively and important discussions about female empowerment, as well as a healthy celebration of sex on camera. The desire for feminist “ and ethical “ pornography is influencing the adult industry and we owe thanks to many who lead the way, and those currently pushing the envelope.

As a performer, I’m thrilled to have received last years’ “Boundary Breaker award, presented previously to Buck Angel. This year, I’m featured in twelve nominations, three of which are from Good Vibe’s sister company, Good Releasing! (Those titles are: Billy Castro Does the Mission, Roulette Toronto, and Crash Pad Series Volume 6.)

Good Releasing‘s studio lines include Reel Queer Productions, HeartCore Films, and Pleasure-Ed Series. Over the course of the next few weeks leading up to the awards celebrations, I’ll be posting shout-outs, trivia, and other fun info about the ten nominated films. You ready for this list?

  1. Billy Castro Does the Mission (Reel Queer Productions)
  2. Ciao Bella: A Woman’s POV (Reel Queer Productions)
  3. Femmetastic! (Reel Queer Productions)
  4. Roulette Toronto (Reel Queer Productions)
  5. Seven Minutes in Heaven: Fuck Yeah! (Reel Queer Productions)
  6. Tight Places: A Drop of Color (Reel Queer Productions)
  7. Heads Up: The Official Guide to Fellatio (Pleasure-Ed Series)
  8. Pregnant with Desire (HeartCore Films)
  9. My Own Master (HeartCore Films)
  10. Crash Pad Series Volume 6: Wide Open (Pink & White Productions, distributed by Good Releasing)

Check out the 2011 Feminist Porn Awards Nominees at Good Vibes, mark your calendars for the Feminist Porn Awards April 14th & 15th, and stay tuned to your RSS feeds as my shout-out series continues!

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