2010 Ceremonies and Winners
Hottest Website | Rubysdiary.com
Websites with porn from a feminist perspective are growing and evolving. In order to recognize this emerging medium, we have added Hottest Website to the roster. This category is is judged based on diverse and frequent updates to the site, a vision of the personal and the political , overall quality of material, audience interaction possibilities, and interesting and exploratory content. Rubysdiary.com invites the viewer into the journey of the Ruby’s personal exploration and growth and welcomes them into a kinky, adventurous, sexy world.
Best Bi Movie – Fluid: Men Redefining Sexuality | Madison Young | Reel Queer Productions
Feminist Porn seeks to expand the definitions of sex and sexual expression for all, regardless of gender, race, ability, orientation, body size. Oftentimes, mainstream pornography perpetuated stereotypes of who gets it on with whom and how. The reality is that expressions of male sexuality can be diverse, fluid and non-static. Fluid: Men Redefining Pornography pushes our edges and assumptions about bi, queer, straight men and how they choose to express themselves in the moment.
Hottest Dyke Movie and Hottest Kink Movie| River Rock Women’s Prison | Kathryn Annelle | Triangle Films
Dykes can enjoy kink as much as anyone else.. The winner of Hottest Dyke movie AND Hottest Kink movie is one and the same, illustrating that dyke porn is an ever evolving medium. It examines power in relationships and showcases incredible performers and beautiful cinematography. River Rock Women’s Prison wins this award with bad girls getting it on in a classic tale with explosive results.
Most Deliciously Diverse Cast | Dangerous Curves | Carlos Batts | HeartCore Films
The Deliciously Diverse Cast award remains an honour for fundamental principles of feminist porn: showcasing diversity, valuing differences in who is on screen and what they love to do, and showcasing the sexy desires and expressions of people typically excluded from or stereotypes in the mainstream industry, including people of colour and big beautiful bodies. Moreover, Dangerous Curves features incredible visual beauty, steamy sex and a cast that sizzle together.
Hottest Feature Film | The Band | Anna Brownfield | Hungry Films
Every once and a while, a movie will surprise you. What looks at first to be nothing more than a kind of dirty rock and roll flick turns out to be an incredibly sexy movie full of crossdressing, groupie sex and an incredible dedication to safer sex practices. Using the format of a feature length film works to tell the incredible tale of how jerks meet their downfall and talent and dedication can win in the end. The Band engages and electrifies.
Most Tantalizing Trans Film | Speakeasy | Courtney Trouble| Reel Queer Productions
We are so pleased to see an increase in trans representation of all varieties in feminist porn. No longer simply portrayed as a fetish, trans folk are now being more accurately and repectfully represented with a diversity of of identities, sexual expressions and bodies . This year’s winner impresses is with a representation of trans identites that breaks sterotypes with a fabulous story and super hot sex. Details are not lost in Speakeasy, which is a visual feast for the eyes.
Sexiest Short | Handcuffs | Erika Lust | Lust Films
The winner of this year’s Sexiest Short Film is no stranger to Feminist Porn Award accolades. With signature cinematography, a killer soundtrack and a sizzling cast, Handcuffs invites you into the land of the voyeur and satisfies your every sneaky fantasy.
The Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education | Tristan Taorminos Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men | Tristan Taormino | Vivid Ed and Smart Ass Productions
It is not always easy to make learning also sexy, but this year’s winner has a proven record with blending quality education with amazing sex. With numerous helpful techniques and very detailed descriptions, Tristan Taorminos Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men helps people of all genders recognize the wonderful ways that men can enjoy , explore or watch anal sex with great pleasure.
Best Direction | Des Jours Plus Belles Que La Nuit | Jennifer Lyon Bell & Murielle Scherre | Blue Artichoke Films + La Fille’ D’O
This year’s winner for Best Direction is an homage to real, explicit love shot in real-time. Starring a young Belgian couple, the film tries to capture what sex feels like, rather than looks like. Shot with the female character’s perspective in mind, and choosing to leave in the kissing, banter, and foreplay alongside the more traditional hot elements, it is our pleasure to award this years Feminist Porn Award for Best Direction to Jennifer Lyon Bell & Murielle Scherre for Des Jours Plus Belle Que La Nuit.
Sexiest Straight Movie | The Deviant | Nica Noelle | Sweet Sinner Video
It is always refreshing to behold movies that offer genuine pleasure, realistic bodies and authentic orgasms with performers who appear to clearly enjoy themselves. The winner of this year’s Sexiest Straight Movie shows us how much more porn can be and introduces us to a mainstream production with feminist values. Nica Noelle’s The Deviant is a film that emphasizes pleasure and creates an experience that many viewers have been waiting for.
Good Releasing Emerging Filmmaker Award | Tobi Hill-Meyer
This year, Good For Her has had the pleasure of partnering with Good Releasing in the creation of the Emerging Filmmaker Award. The EFA honors new and emerging filmmakers by providing a monetary award to aid in the completion of their first erotic film project. Applicants were asked to submit a project manifesto in which they describe their project, their intentions and their background. This year, it was an incredible task to choose a winner from the creative and diverse applicant pool, but one applicant presented a project that not only deserves FPA recognition, but addresses an obvious lack in current industry representation. It is my honor, on behalf of Good For Her and Good Releasing to present this years Emerging Filmmaker Award to Tobi Hill Meyer for her work on Doing It Ourselves: The Trans Women Porn Project.
Heartthrob of the Year | April Flores
Performers deserve to be recognized for the incredible work they do to promote and sustain feminist porn in an industry that can often make such a task difficult. This years Heartthrob appears in 4 nominated films, all of which showcase her completely captivating performances, with a fearless sexuality that draws the viewer in and breaks all the rules with charm and grace. April Flores does not apologize for her sex appeal, and makes it safer for everyone to embrace their own sexiness.
The Boundary Breaker | Jiz Lee
The acceptance and presence of Feminist Porn increasingly in popular culture is partly due to amazing performers who put themselves out there with their politics, their bodies and their reputationst. Before queer porn was in the public eye, this year’s boundary breaker was stating thier mission: through writing, performing and consciously trying to change the world. Their career began with an ejaculation scene that woke up the porn viewing world, they continue to push the limits, break the streotypes and crete new visions of gender and diversity on film. This years Boundary Breaker of the Year is won by JIZ LEE.
The Visionary | Shine Louise Houston
This year’s visionary award goes to someone who arguably was responsible for the explosion and popularity of queer porn into the mainstream. With the creation of both dirty movies and interactive web communities, Shine Louise Houston continues to be on the forefront, pushing for better representation in erotic film. This feminist pornographer blends her film training with her smut education, and has the largest collection of FPA glass butt plug memorabilia with a whopping six trophies – now up to seven, and a Viewers Choice award.
The Trailblazer | Tristan Taormino
How do you give a lifetime achievement award to someone who is at the top of their game and not losing any steam? In an industry with an incredibly high turn over rate, it is remarkable when someone can sustain a ten year career while simultaneously continuing to stay true to her intentions and expand the scope and impact of feminist porn. A trailblazer makes way for others to follow and opens up new opportunities for people attempting to forge their own path through similar avenues. In feminist pornography, one name evokes an understanding of art, of advocacy, of education and of quality – Tristan Taormino.
This year at the Feminist Porn Awards we were overwhelmed by the quality and the quantity of submissions. The jury tirelessly screened and offered feedback about each qualifying movie and discussed merits based on important standards: either that a woman had a hand in the production of the movie, that it depicts genuine pleasure and consent, and/or it expands the boundaries of sexual representation on film. It was sadly impossible to award each fantastic submission we received. However, we selected 4 films that we couldn’t let slip by without mentioning.
1) Dirty Diaries: 12 Shorts of Feminist Porn – This collection of short films from Sweden was quite controversial when it was discovered that government funding had helped produce porn. An artisitc delight, these 12 vignettes are diverse, edgy and sexy and a great addition to the world of feminist porn.
2) Women Love Porn— Anna Span, a previous Feminist Porn Award winning director sought the best new female directors through a contest in Great Britain. Watch out for these new creators of feminist porn with these and forthcoming sexy scenes.
3) Sensual Massage for Pregnancy— Veteran FPA award winner, Jayia takes a new and sensual persepctive on sex and pregnancy. Recommended for all those who want more pleasure with pregnant!
4) Cocksucker—Julie Simone’s short film features both the power and pleasure of oral sex on men and offers a very intimate look at a very common act.
Special thanks to Njoy for our beautiful special Fifth Anniversary edition trophies
April 8th & 9th 2010
Good For Her is entering their fifth year as producers of the Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards, the largest and longest running celebration of feminist porn in the world.
Provocative.Public/Porn: The Year’s Best in Feminist Film
Thursday, April 8
Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor West)
Kick off the Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards with a screening of scenes from Tristan Taormino, Shine Louise Houston, Nica Noelle, and April Flores. Followed by a roundtable discussion about porn and feminism, five years after the first Feminist Porn Awards, moderated by CoCo La Creme, with all directors/performers in attendance. Audience members will also be able to vote in our first ever Viewer’s Choice Award.
Tickets: $12 advance/door
$25 for combo tickets to awards + screening
$100 for VIP tickets (both awards and screening, + VIP pre-party, priority seating and gift bag worth over $250)
The Fifth Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards
Friday, April 9
Berkeley Church (315 Queen Street East)
VIP Party: 8-9
Our special Fifth Anniversary celebrations are guaranteed to be unforgettable! Join us as we welcome adult performers and directors from far and wide including Nica Noelle, Shine Louise Houston, Tristan Taormino, April Flores, Dylan Ryan, Courtney Trouble, Astrid Glitter, Julie Simone, Judy Minx, Sophia St. James, Jiz Lee, Madison Young, Tina Horn, and many more. Featuring awards in categories including Hottest Kink Film, Sexiest Straight Movie, Steamiest Trans Movie and many more! Hosted by Morgan Brayton (www.morganbrayton.com), this evening also includes entertainment from Bollywood Burlesque babe Masti Khors, searing dance troupe Ill Nana, and the high-energy sex bomb CoCo La Creme. Don’t forget the silent auction and raffle, refreshments and more cuties than you can shake a stick at.
Tickets: $15 advance/$20 door
$25 for combo tickets to awards + screening
$100 for VIP tickets (both awards and screening, + VIP pre-party, priority seating and gift bag worth over $250)
Purchasing VIP tickets is a great way to show your support of the Feminist Porn Awards! These tickets give entrance and priority seating at both Provocative.Public.Porn: The Year’s Best in Feminist Film and The Fifth Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards, as well as a VIP-only pre-party at the Berkeley Church prior to the awards, and a gift bag worth over $250 filled with goodies from our sponsors Lelo, Tantus, Hathor Aphodisia, Lust Cosmetics, Nomi Tang, Glyde Condoms and Good Releasing.
VIP tickets will be on sale for $75 until March 15 and $100 thereafter.
TRISTAN TAORMINO is an award-winning author, columnist, editor, sex educator, and adult filmmaker. She is the author of six books including Opening Up: Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, and The Big Book of Sex Toys. Tristan and her work have been featured in hundreds of publications and media outlets including O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, Details, New York Magazine, Men’s Health, and Playboy. She has appeared on CNN, HBO’s Real Sex, The Howard Stern Show, Loveline, MTV, Oxygen, Fox News, The Discovery Channel, and on over six dozen radio shows. In 2006, she launched her own adult film production company, Smart Ass Productions, and became an exclusive director for Vivid Entertainment. For Vivid, she directs several different series including the Chemistry series, and helms Vivid’s sex education imprint, Vivid-Ed. Her films have won four Adult Video News Awards, three Feminist Porn Awards, an Adam Film World Award, an X-Rated Critics Organization Award and garnered dozens of other award nominations. In 2007, she became the first female director to win the Adult Video News Award for Best Gonzo Movie for her film Chemistry. In 2009, XCritic.com named her the #1 Female Adult Film Director in its top ten list.
SHINE LOUISE HOUSTON is the pioneering producer and director of Pink and White Productions. Graduating from San Francisco Arts Institute with a Bachelors degree in Fine Art Film, her works have become the new gold standard of adult cinema. During a five year tenure at a woman-owned sex-toy purveyor, Shine recognized an under served demand for authentic women and queer made porn. Shine’s films have been recognized as the next big wave of women produced porn and have been screened worldwide from Berlin to New Zealand. She has received recognition for her works at the Feminist Porn Awards as well as being one of the first winners of the European Feminist Porn Awards for her pioneering work in the industry.
NICA NOELLE is an adult film actress, writer and director. She conceptualized and created Sweetheart Video and Sweet Sinner Films with Jon Blitt of Mile High Media, and was recently hailed by Nightline ABC as the top female adult film director. Nica has been a published writer for many years, and her work has appeared in numerous national magazines and websites. Aside from her continuing work in adult films, Nica is also an avid science and nature writer, and she is currently writing a book about urban wildlife and the relationship between humans and backyard animals.
APRIL FLORES is a Latina feminist, a muse and an erotic performer who seduces viewers with her intoxicating beauty and fearless sexuality. In addition to appearing as the cover model and feature story of the August 2009 issue of Bizarre Magazine, as well as the cover of the coffee table book WILD SKIN by Edition Reuss, April has also appeared in books and magazines as both an erotic and fashion model, as well as working on over 20 films from Vivid, Evil Angel, Adam & Eve pictures, Zero Tolerance and Good Releasing and more. In 2009. April became the first plus-size model to have her body cast for a sex toy (the April Flores Voluptuous Cyberskin Pussy and Ass from TopCo sales), which also became the inspiration behind the April Flores Love Toy Art Show, which gathered more than 20 artists to use the mould of her most intimate areas as a blank canvas to create artistic interpretations. Visit fattyd.com for more information.