Thursday, April 15, 2010
FemFeature: And the Winners Are...
We at FemPower congratulate the winners of the 2010 Feminist Porn Awards!
For Immediate Release
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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:
Rubysdiary.com – Ruby Day
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
Handcuffs | Erika Lust; Lust Films
Most Tantalizing Trans Film
Speakeasy | Courtney Trouble; Reel Queer Productions
The Band | Anna Brownfield; Hungry Films
Sexiest Straight Movie
The Deviant | Nica Noelle; Sweet Sinner Video
Emerging Filmmaker Award
Heartthrob of the Year
The Boundary Breaker
Shine Louise Houston
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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/feministpornawards , 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!