Queer Porn Just Keeps Getting Better and Better

If you’ve been keeping track, queer porn is really taking off. For many directors and performers, it’s an opportunity to create new ways of seeing sex. And the response from viewers has been amazing! Whether you want to watch the Crash Pad series, Trannywood Gone Wild, our own Reel Queer line of movies, or any of our other queer films, there’s more to choose from than ever before.

So I’m really excited to help get the word out about queerporn.tv, the new website by the effervescent and sexy Courtney Trouble and Tina Horn. But you don’t want to read what I have to say, so here’s what Tina & Courtney said about their project.

Courtney: If NoFauxxx.Com is where queer porn was born, than QueerPorn.TV is where it was perfected. After eight years of educating myself about porn by making it, I’m excited to build a project from the ground up. I knew exactly what I wanted: hard core, tabboo sexual subjects shot in positive, glowing, honest light, and a culturally wealthy community surrounding it, joining in, and cheering it on.

Collaborating with Tina Horn on QueerPorn.TV was a perfect way to accomplish this. With her fresh eyes on the medium, and my seasoned tastes and knowledge – we’ve created something that’s both iconic, and all-together brand new, at the same time.

I was dying to start a user-generated porn site, something where anybody could come, sign up for free, and upload their own home-made queer porn, watch, and connect with other people, who identify as queer but might not show up in my porn. I’m inspired by the sexual fluidity and diversity amongst the queer community, and that’s why I started Qtube to coincide with QueerPorn.TV

With QueerPorn.TV I am inspired by the depth of perversion brought forth in queer-identified individuals, when given a loving and open community to experiment within. I’m inspired by the spaces, chosen families, and sex-positive energy that San Francisco provides it’s resident freaks, homos, queerions, and pervs. It’s amazing what the sexual human mind is capable of when given room to run free without fear – that’s what I love to film, and what is more than apparent within the scenes of QueerPorn.TV.

Tina: Courtney and I met during through the late-aught (sic) Bay Area zeitgeist of queer-feminist-sex-positive socio-political artists. We were very excited about our burgeoning community of total hottie sex workers who were exploring identity politics through explicit performance art. We wanted to create a new forum for queer artistic expression; what developed was equal parts modern sex culture documentary and the most boundary-pushing hardcore queer smut ever filmed.

Our partnership has gone so well because besides being great friends, we have very complementary strengths. I have a degree in writing; Courtney’s is in photography. I love schmoozing and she is a whiz at social networking. She speaks the language of programming and design while I’m more of an idea man. She gave me a crash course in filming and editing sex. We share experience as porn performers, event coordinators and a DIY/punk background and ethos.

What’s your vision for it?

Tina: One of our mottos is “Hardcore sex positivity”, which means we’re trying to legitimize porn as a contribution to the discourse of feminism, gay rights, trans rights, safe sane and consensual BDSM, etc. Not only that, but we’re openly defying the notion that female pornographers have to be nice and soft. Our porn is raunchy, rough, and boundary-pushing because that’s the kind of sex our performers wanted to have; our experience tells us that this is very representative of the way many queer people are having sex right now.

QPTV’s goal is to establish a cannon of queer porn scenes and a pantheon of Queer Porn Stars. We want to promote the visibility of proud transgressive sexual identities and acts to eliminate shame and support an international community.  And we want to showcase hot scenes for all different kinds of people to jerk off to!

Courtney: My vision was for the site to be, above all, accessible. With three different ways to watch each video, a wealth of free intellectual content to ingest, and the user-generated tube site where visitors can upload their own home-made queer porn, this site can be used in so many ways, by so many different kinds of people, elevating the “all-inclusive theories I have made about queer porn since the beginning of my career.

Courtney: Because it’s made by us!

Tina: The site is structurally ambitious and we can’t wait to see how people respond to all the different levels.

Of course the meat and potatoes are the hardcore scenes, which are available for individual streaming and download. A VIP Lounge Membership gives you access to all those scenes as well as exclusive content like a vacation sex tape of me and my partner Roger Wood.

There’s also a ridiculous amount of free content.

The Star pages have extensive candid crushworthy video interviews that make us very proud; there’s enough content there for a full length documentary on modern sexual culture.

Then there’s QPTV Live, a show formatted like public access tv, which reports on the community that inspired all the dirty smut to begin with. The first one showcases the amazing blogger and writer Violet Blue, who discusses porn from a technology perspective and also shares a deeply personal story about what being queer means to her, as well as one of the photographers who worked with us, Shilo Mccabe, who runs the Sex Positive Photo Project blog.

And Courtney’s baby is Qutube, an X-tube inspired site for people to upload their homemade sex tapes. It gives our audience a chance to participate and contribute to the ever-expanding representation of what constitutes queer sex.

We also have a glossary of queer terminology, a resource page, a manifesto, a blog, and an excellent affiliate program.

Are there particular performers you’d love to work with?

Tina: We feel so blessed already to be working with established legends, up-and-coming performers, friends, lovers, and colleagues. It really shows in the content that everybody worked for us because they were excited about the project.

We hope Qtube will bring people out of the woodwork that never had a forum for exhibitionism before. I know we would love people who have worked the straight mainstream angle like Belladonna and Joanna Angel to screw with people’s concept of what queer means. It would be great to bring Annie Sprinkle out of retirement. And I would love to see other sex celebrities who haven’t done porn before use us as a platform for their ideas.

On your site, you say that “QPTV sees “Queer” is a catch-all term for non-normative sexual identity, acts, or desires. It’s very important to note that anything can be queer in the right light.” How does this description play out in terms of your movies?

Tina: In our first edition of Queer Porn TV Live (http://queerporn.tv/wp/qptv-live), Violet Blue and I had a fantastic discussion about the verb “queer” being synonymous with “disrupt.” QPTV disrupts tired stereotypes of porn, of queer identity, of what feminism looks like by facilitating a virtually un-mediated conversation between the performer and the voyeur. This is probably as close as you can get to experiencing how these people fuck in their bedrooms and play in their dungeons.

Queer Porn Tv scenes defy the anti-porn accusation that porn is necessarily exploitative. From Juliette March and Puck Goodfellow wanting to do a bondage-heavy rough abduction scene that involved the “victim” somehow ripping off her assailant’s cock, to Madison Young sharing her erotic juices through a soy milk enema, every scene on QueerPorn.TV was designed by the performers. We gave them complete freedom in how they expressed their beauty and personality on camera, which is why you’ll see things like normally-femme Dylan Ryan posing as a leather daddy, Wolf Hudson with a transman, or Judy Minx giving in to true submission to Billy Castro in a fantasy rape scene.

I am really happy that the character of QPTV itself is very “queer”. The diversity of the stars in terms of identity, race, age, nationality, orientation, desire, and style is very natural and casual and unforced. It embodies the contradictions inherent in queer identity and desire: it’s nasty and romantic, playful and shocking, glamorous and natural, creative and spontaneous, personal and political.

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Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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