Filmmakers A-E

 
Feminist Porn Filmmakers (A-E)

 

Anna Brownfield, Poison Apple Productions

Anna Brownfield is a multi award winning feminist erotic filmmaker dedicated to making creative and unconventional films. Her main focus is to create erotic, sensual films for a demographic of females and couples, with a truly Australian flavour that can also translate to the global market. Her Feminist Porn Award winning film is The Band, and other productions include The Money Shot and Making it Handmade!.
The Band DVD on Amazon | Poison Apple Productions

Anna Span, Easy on the Eye Productions

From annaspansdiary.com: Anna Span is a British director, producer, and outspoken politician. Like the majority of feminist porn directors, her films focus on women enjoying sex. Other themes include sex toys, everyday objects (such as a chocolate bar or orange) being used as sex aids, gang bangs, and role-playing. Unlike most mainstream porn, Anna spends a significant portion of each film focusing on the man, a cinematic approach she has termed “female point of view shots.”
DVD and VOD: Gamelink | Anna Span

Annie Sprinkle

From anniesprinkle.org: “Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D. is a prostitute/porn star turned artist/sexologist. She directed the groundbreaking films Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn and The Sluts and Goddesses Video Workshop. She has passionately researched and explored sexuality in all of its glorious and inglorious forms for thirty-six-years, and has shared her findings all along the way through producing and starring in her own unique brand of sex films, photographic work, teaching workshops, and college lectures. She is also an internationally acclaimed artist who tours theater pieces, and shows visual art, about her life in sex and love.”
DVD and VOD: Good Vibrations VOD | AEBN (VOD) | Annie Sprinkle | Pink Label VOD

Betty Dodson

Betty Dodson is an artist, activist, writer, educator, and a leading pioneer of the sex positive movement. She is most well known for her groundbreaking work on female masturbation, specifically her how-to workshops on female masturbation and orgasm. She turned those workshops into several films—The Orgasm Doctor, Viva La Vulva, Celebrating Orgasm, Orgasmic Women, and Selfloving, which were among the first sex-positive, feminist, explicit, sex education videos on the market. At 82 years old, Betty has no sign of slowing down. She recently released her memoir and blogs frequently at her site with collaborator Carlin Ross. She continues to run workshops, advocate for women’s rights, and educate the world about sexuality, pleasure and orgasm.
DVD and VOD: Gamelink | Dodson and Ross

Buck Angel

His website says it the best: “As an icon of popular culture, Buck Angel’s message of empowerment through self-acceptance and being sexually comfortable in your own skin has struck a passionate chord with folks all over the world. Since Buck coined the phrase ‘it’s not what’s between your legs that defines your gender!’ the term has become an anthem for men and women who have been inspired by this message of self acceptance. Buck, an FTM transsexual who has not surgically altered his genitals…made history when he received the prestigious award from Adult Video News (AVN) for Transsexual Performer of the Year in 2007 for his groundbreaking work in the adult entertainment industry. As the pioneer of an entirely new genre, Buck has received international recognition and continues to be a huge box office hit in numerous markets.” Popular films include Buckback Mountain, Buck Fever, and Even More Bang for Your Buck.
DVD and VOD
: Good Vibrations VOD | AEBN VOD | Pink Label VOD | Buck Angel

Candida Royalle, Femme Productions

Writer, director, businesswoman, and former adult performer Candida Royalle basically invented what is now referred to as couples’ porn. She founded Femme Productions in 1984 in order to produce adult films from a woman’s perspective. Her films focus on heterosexual couples, high production values, scripted plots, sensuality, and romance. Her work does not contain images of genital close-ups, traditional “money shots” (a man’s external ejaculation on a woman’s body or face), rough sex, or anal sex (with a few exceptions). Candida has a wide fan base of women and men who appreciate her approach to porn.
DVD and VOD: Good Vibrations VOD | DVD at Good Vibrations | AEBN (VOD) | Candida Royalle

Carlos Batts and April Flores, C. Batts Fly

Carlos Batts is an award winning artist, photographer and director. His production company, C. Batts Fly, is recognized for its creative, unique, and innovative approach in depicting sexuality and pleasure. His films are what I call “art porn,” and they’re quite avant garde, edgy, and artistic. Popular titles include Behind the Red Door, Glamazons, Dangerous Curves, and Artcore. Batts’ films feature people of diverse genders and ethnicities as well as voluptuous women, most notably performer April Flores (aka Fatty D), his wife and muse, with whom he often collaborates.
DVD and VOD: Good Vibrations VOD | Good Vibrations DVDs | HotMovies | TLA Video | Pink Label | Carlos Batts | April Flores

Courtney Trouble

From CourtneyTrouble.com: “In 2002, Trouble created NoFauxxx.com (now IndiePornRevolution.com), the largest and longest-running queer porn site in history. Her site is not only LGBTQ-friendly; many of the 150 performers and models on the site are ‘alt’ porn and mainstream porn stars. She then began directing films for Reel Queer Productions/Good Releasing, the production and distribution arm of the feminist sex shop Good Vibrations. Her cinematic style is a successful mix of a lo-fi ‘do-it-yourself’ indie-art aesthetic with an accessible, understandable, yet female-forward porn formula. As a result, her films appeal to a wide variety of viewers ranging from the average consumer (whoever that is!) to those who enjoy subversive, political, and inquisitive porn.” Her award-winning films include Nostalgia, Billy Castro Does the Mission, and the Roulette series. Courtney is also the co-creator of Queer Porn TV.
DVD and VOD: Good Vibrations VOD | Good Vibrations | AEBN (VOD) | Pink Label | Courtney Trouble

Emilie Jouvet

From The End of Being: “French pornographer Emilie Jouvet crashed into the scene in 2006 with her break-out hit Pour Une Nuit (One Night Stand), winner of The Feminist Porn Award for Sexiest Dyke Movie and First Prize of the Lesbian Jury at the Berlin Porn Film Festival, amongst others. Jouvet is a DIY porn auteur of the highest order. She is the director, the editor, the videographer, the actress, the art director, the producer, and so on. Don’t expect amateur work, however. Jouvet’s porn is of a conceptual nature, aimed to do more than simply satisfy the viewer.”
DVD and VOD: Good Vibrations | Emilie Jouvet

Estelle Joseph, Stella Films Productions

From PornMoviesforWomen.com: “Estelle Joseph was tired of watching the same old stuff in porn movies. After much discussion with her female friends, she decided to try her hand at making the kind of porn movie she herself would want to see. Thus, the City of Flesh series was launched. Estelle is a Broadway/Off-Broadway producer and performer, and is a principal creative force behind Stella Films Productions City of Flesh series. She strives to combat porn stereotyping by presenting adult stories from a woman’s perspective and shooting in prime New York City locations. Joseph’s goal is to create interactive movies that appeal to a broad audience that includes not only men, but also couples and women.”
DVD and VOD: Gamelink | Estelle Joseph

Erika Lust, Lust Films

Erika Lust is a filmmaker, writer and founder of Lust Films of Barcelona, a highly successful company that has earned international acclaim for its sexy, well-produced, and mentally stimulating films. Lust seems to have mastered how to combine an intriguing plot with steamy sex, thus creating a porn experience that resonates deeper then surface-level arousal. As Lust said in a recent interview with The Guardian, “Our work speaks about sex, lust and passion. We enjoy exciting you and exciting your mind. We make love, not porn. And we do all this with a feminine aesthetic and innovative approach.” Her first film Five Stories for Her won numerous international awards. She went on to direct Barcelona Sex Project, an outstanding sexually explicit experimental documentary and Life Love Lust (2010), her latest erotic movie. Erika Lust is also author of the acclaimed book Good Porn: A Woman’s Guide and runs Lust Cinema, which features the work of European independent porn directors Maria Beatty, Kristyan Geyr, Mia Enberg, Sofilles Productions, and Jessica Nilsson.
DVD and VOD: Good Vibrations VOD | Good Vibrations | AEBN (VOD) | Lust Films | Lust Cinema

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