feminist porn resources

While I can never hope to give a comprehensive resource guide to feminist porn, I am often asked in workshops and interviews for ‘further reading’ on the topic.  I’m providing this resource list to function as a component of my basic Feminist Porn 101 workshop at Melbourne Uni’s Rad Sex & Consent Week, and will continue to expand it for those looking for the wide range of alternatives to mainstream porn.  Hyperlinks to come; in the meantime, Google your heart out!

While not every producer here self-identifies as feminist or queer, all experiment with sex-positive and ‘ethical’ practice in the genre.  Please note that I’m not specifically endorisng anyone present on this list – I’m simply attempting to provide a launch point for those unfamiliar with the genre to do some of their own research.  Some of it may suit you, some may not, but it’s my hope that you find at least something that stimulates you erotically, intellectually, or emotionally.

For more on my own work in erotic film, see sensatefilms.com.

For those in attendance at the workshop, the list of trailers I intended to show during the workshop is as follows:

Crashpad
Bright Desire
Skin Like Sun
Sensate Films
Transgrrls
Indie Porn Revolution
GentlemanHandling

books

The Feminist Porn Book, Ed. Taormino, Miller-Young, Penley and Shimizu
After Pornified by Anne Sabo
Post-Porn Modernist and Hardcore from the Heart by Annie Sprinkle
Good Porn: A Woman’s Guide by Erika Lust
The Good Girl’s Guide to Porn by Violet Blue
Scholarly work written or edited by Linda Williams, Clarissa Smith, Feona Attwood, Mireille Miller-Young
Porn Studies Journal

producers and performers

This is an abbreviated list, hyperlinks and more people to come.  In the meantime, Google is your friend!  As is Ms Naughty, the creator of the Periodic Table of Feminist Porn, which could keep you busy for months!

Annie Sprinkle
Nina Hartley
Candida Royale
Anna Span
Courtney Trouble
Petra Joy
Jennifer Lyon Bell (Blue Artichoke Films)
Shine Louise Houston
Tristan Taormino
Jiz Lee
Dylan Ryan
Emilie Jouvet
Erika Lust
James Deen
April Flores
Madison Young
Buck Angel
Tony Comstock
Juicy Pink Box
Tobi Hill-Myer
Sadie Lune
Gala Vanting*
Zahra Stardust*
Sensate Films*
Aeryn Walker*
Angela White*
Ms Naughty aka Louise Lush*
Morgana*
Anna Brownfield / Poison Apple Productions*
TrashVixens*

* indicates Australian producers

websites

pinklabel.tv
makelovenotporn.tv
crashpad.com
indiepornrevolution.com
ftmfucker.com
dreamsofspanking.com
handbasketproductions.com
queerporn.tv
sensatefilms.com*
brightdesire.com*
liandradahl.com*
queerporntube.com
Feck group (ishotmyself, beautifulagony, gentlemanhandling, ifeelmyself)*

* indicates Australian producers

Another incomplete list with links can be found here: http://puckerup.com/feminist-porn/feminist-porn-resources/

The Feminist Porn Awards is also a great resource – check out their past winners (you may have to do some Google sleuthing to find them, but they’ve been running since 2005!) for names of producers and performers you might like.

Finally, PinkLabel.tv’s Ethical Porn for Newbies Studio Guide is a great resource for those who’d like to venture into this genre with a bit of guidance.  I highly endorse Pink and White Productions‘ work as a model for ethical practice and high-quality production in the adult industry – they are truly setting the bar!