Thursday, April 15, 2010

FemFeature: And the Winners Are...

We at FemPower congratulate the winners of the 2010 Feminist Porn Awards!

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Good For Her is proud to announce the winners of the

2010 Feminist Porn Awards!

Toronto, ON, April 10, 2010: On Friday April 9th, feminist pornographers from around the world came together at The Berkeley Church Heritage Event Venue for a steamy and x-rated celebration of feminist porn. Twelve awards and four Honourable Mentions were handed out in categories ranging from Most Deliciously Diverse Cast to Hottest Kink Movie at this annual event, now in its fifth year.

"Good For Her began organizing the Feminist Porn Awards to celebrate the growing diversity of porn that really does exist," said Alison Lee, manager of Good for Her and the event's director. "Porn has expanded to include women and marginalized communities, and many people don’t know about the hot and artistic movies that are being made with a feminist sensibility. We are proud to promote these filmmakers, and excited about directing people to their work”.

The 2010 Feminist Porn Awards were hosted by Morgan Brayton, actor and comic from Vancouver BC, and a record-breaking 450 guests gathered at the Berkeley Church to toast those creating porn that offers a new and exciting vision of porn that includes the political.

Starting in 2008, the Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards added a second night to their celebration: this year titled Public Provocative Porn: The Year’s Best in Feminist Film, giving audiences a chance to see more of these incredible films as well as a chance to engage with filmmakers in a panel discussion and Question and Answer period. Held this year at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, over 350 people gathered to watch selections from five Feminist Porn Award nominated movies including Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men by Tristan Taormino, The Deviant by Nica Noelle, Crash Pad Series Vol 5 by Shine Louise Houston, and a series of clips starring performer April Flores from Bordello (directed by Courtney Trouble) Behind the Red Door (directed by Carlos Batts) and Dangerous Curves (directed by Carlos Batts).

The 2010 Good For Her Feminist Porn Award winners are:

Hottest Website – Ruby Day

Best Direction

Des Jours Plus Belles Que La Nuit

Jennifer Lyon Bell and Murielle Scherre; Blue Artichoke Films + La Fille' D'O

Hottest Dyke Movie/Hottest Kink Movie

River Rock Women’s Prison | Kathryn Annelle; Triangle Films

Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education

Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men | Tristan Taormino; Vivid Ed

Hottest Bi Movie

Fluid: Men Redefining Sexuality | Madison Young; Reel Queer Productions

Most Deliciously Diverse Cast

Dangerous Curves | Carlos Batts; HeartCore Films

Sexiest Short

Handcuffs | Erika Lust; Lust Films

Most Tantalizing Trans Film

Speakeasy | Courtney Trouble; Reel Queer Productions

Hottest Feature

The Band | Anna Brownfield; Hungry Films

Sexiest Straight Movie

The Deviant | Nica Noelle; Sweet Sinner Video

Emerging Filmmaker Award

Tobi Hill-Meyer

Heartthrob of the Year

April Flores

The Boundary Breaker

Jiz Lee

The Visionary

Shine Louise Houston

The Trailblazer

Tristan Taormino

Honourable Mentions:

Women Love Porn | Produced by Anna Span; Easy on the Eye Productions

Dirty Diaries: 12 Shorts of Feminist Porn; Njuta Films

Sensual Massage For Pregnacy | Jaiya; New World Sex Education

Cocksucker | Julie Simone; Julie Simone Productions

Good For Her are proud to have now celebrated five years as producers of the Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards, the largest and longest running celebration of feminist porn in the world. Since 1997, Good For Her has been creating a nurturing environment where everyone can feel comfortable learning about sex and pleasure. Good For Her takes pride in providing quality sex toys, erotic and educational books as well as DVDs and workshops that empower and celebrate the diversity of everyone’s sexuality.

The Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards & Public Provocative Porn took place

Friday April 9th at the Berekely Church Heritage Events Venue – 315 Queen St East/ $15 advance $20 door. Public Provocative Porn took place at the Bloor Cinema at 506 Bloor Street West, $12. Images from 2009 can be found at , with 2010 pictures coming soon.

Our warmest thanks to Alison Lee from Good for Her for this info, and to Lana Paiement for the photo. And many congrats to all the winners!


  1. I really hate to be negative, but I must admit that as a heterosexual feminist I feel completely excluded from these awards. For decades male-produced porn offered a bunch of naked women. Now we have 'feminist' women-produced porn offering us....naked women. Of course it is great that alternative sexualities are being honored. I applaud this. But, in a world where naked men presented for the viewing pleasure of women is as rare as unicorn sightings, I was hoping to see more that would also validate my desires. As a woman who has advocated for feminism and LGBT rights all of my adult life, I can't help but be saddened by the invisibility I feel when I read about these awards.

  2. Hi Fangirlswoons! Thank you for your comment; while I greatly admire the women who run and win the Feminist Porn Awards, I agree that we need more erotica--and more recognition for erotica--that presents the male form for the pleasure of the female viewer. That's the problem I've always had--not only with porn--but with magazines like Cosmo. Why does a magazine aimed at women have nearly naked women on the cover?

    Here at FemPower, I promise you that we will produce and recognize this type of content. Please check out my recent column about the Love Scenes DVDs and my interview with feminist porn director Petra Joy; I think you'll like what they have to say.



  3. Thank you for your nice response, Meg! I have enjoyed your posts at FemPower, and will continue to visit this site.