Shine Louise Houston’s New Queer Film: SNAPSHOT
Shine Louise Houston’s Next Queer Film SNAPSHOT Stars Queer Women of Color!
If you’re a fan of queer porn, chances are you’re familiar with the work of director Shine Louise Houston. The success of her first film, The Crash Pad, inspired a renaissance of inclusive, diverse, queer-made porn coming out of San Francisco’s queer women’s community.
Houston, who has a film degree from San Francisco Arts Institute, got her start in the sex-positive adult industry by working at Good Vibrations (Polk Street and Berkeley stores!) as a Sex-Educator Sales Associate. It was through helping customers with their porn selection that Houston realized she was in the perfect position to supply the demand for well-made porn from a queer female perspective. She said farewell to GV, and in 2005 started her porn company, Pink & White Productions.
Over the past ten years of operation, Houston created CrashPadSeries.com, now with nearly 200 episodes about a hidden San Francisco apartment where queers go to have the best sex of their lives. Her other film projects, such as Superfreak and The Wild Search, screened across the world. She’s explored masculinity in Heavenly Spire. She’s also written and directed a number of short films. Her last feature, CHAMPION, won “Movie of the Year” at the Feminist Porn Awards. This summer, she’ll take her biggest directorial leap by independently producing her fifth feature film, SNAPSHOT, an erotic suspense thriller starring queer women of color. Houston’s commitment to making work that reflects queer communities and communities of color continues in her newest project.
From her campaign page:
“Though we consider Pink & White to be an entertainment company, we regularly receive feedback from viewers who tell us that our films help them to better understand themselves and to appreciate their bodies — especially brown bodies — as being worthy of healthy and happy sexuality. Through intimate portrayals, the films become a mirror for queer people with diverse bodies and desires. It’s rare enough to see stories of gay, lesbian, or trans sexuality that include people of color, let alone ones which casts them center-stage.”
Learn more about her SNAPSHOT and support her vision through her IndieGoGo campaign. Donate and share the campaign on social media by tagging @ShineLouise or #SNAPSHOTtheFILM!