Oct 232015


Petra Joy, one of the most amazing women making porn today, has single-handedly financed all the pre-production and shooting for her latest film Come Together, and now needs some support to get this film edited and out in the world. Petra’s new feature celebrates authentic erotic pleasure while challenging existing stereotypes. She is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo to raise money to finish the film. Want to support feminist porn? Want to consume your porn ethically? I know you do! Head over to Indiegogo and give what you can!

Dec 112013

Her Porn 5

Petra Joy’s Her Porn 5 is out now! Included in this collection is the scene I filmed with Aiden and Christian for my Guide to Kinky Sex for Couples by Adam & Eve. You can view a trailer for Her Porn 5 here.

This exciting compilation features short films by 11 of the best female porn directors from all over the world. The sexually explicit scenarios are all based on authentic female fantasies: From kinky picnics to ecstatic threesomes; a woman dominating a hunky male to a female submitting herself to sensual bondage; from sexy role play to wild group sex – all of the films featured on Her Porn vol 5 are unique gems of high-end, alternative porn, from a female perspective. Many of the featured new young directors have never before been published on DVD.

With films by:

  • Maria Beatty
  • Liandra Dahl
  • Morgana
  • Ms Naughty
  • Saskia Quax
  • Rozemarije de Ronde
  • Candida Royalle
  • Zarah Stardust
  • Tristan Taormino
  • Gala Vanting & Aven Frey

Buy this film at OpenErotik.

Sep 112013


The all-female panel of Dutch TV channel Dusk! has chosen Petra Joy’s film ‘A Taste of Joy’ and especially the scene ‘Room Service’ to win the Porna Award 2013.

Petra Joy (born 1964 in Germany) is an award-winning German feminist film director, film producer, TV producer, distributor, author and photographer. She lives in Brighton, England. She is one of the pioneers of the movement to make pornography for women. Her genre is described as “art-core,” meaning the focus is on sexuality from the female perspective, female pleasure, and creative, sensual play.

Petra Joy’s latest erotic film A Taste Of Joy (2012) focuses on female pleasure and celebrates authentic lust with fresh performers turning existing porn stereotypes upside down and shows hot, creative and passionate sex. There is no boring dialogue or pump and grind sex but just beautifully shot sensual images, edited to music.

The Dusk! panel, over 2.000 women, did not have much words for the winner. A brief summary of their reactions; “WAUW”, “True porna, give me some of that room service, which hotel is that???” and “Jammieeee”.

The Dusk! Porna Award competition will start all over again in 2014. And here you will find the first video clip about the happening:


and on our Facebookpage you will find the first pictures:

More will follow on our website: http://www.dusk-tv.com

About Dusk!

Dusk!, the first and only adult TV channel for a female audience, can be found on the platforms of cable operators in Europe. More information and program line up can be found at www.dusk-tv.com.

Dusk! is a service of 2GrapesMedia BV, an international supplier of digital content services.

Jul 242013


Petra Joy is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and journalist who currently lives and works in England and makes “art-core” films from a female perspective. This Friday on Sex Out Loud at 5pm PT / 8 pm ET, she’ll discuss Sexual Sushi, the first film she produced and directed, as well as Her Porn, a series she began in 2008 to give fellow female directors a place to collect and distribute their work. Petra Joy will also discuss the Joy Awards, her ongoing collaboration with Candida Royalle and the impending launch of Cinema Joy, her own eclectic Video On Demand channel streaming with her own erotic films as well as films by other feminist porn directors whose work she loves.

After graduating in 1990 with an MA in film studies and history, Petra Joy worked for almost two decades as a freelance television director producing over 50 documentaries, mostly on (female) sexuality. This work took her to England where she still resides. In 2004, Petra produced and directed her first erotic film, Sexual Sushi . This unique erotic film, featuring a real-life couple and an artistic approach to erotic filmmaking, became a surprise success – even though or because it broke all the mainstream porn rules. Encouraged by this success Petra directed to date four more “art-core” films from a female perspective (Female Fantasies, Feeling it, The Female Voyeur, A Taste of Joy) that won multiple awards all over the world.

Finding similar-minded female directors through festival appearances and networking, Petra began to curate and publish the best-selling Her Porn series in 2008, giving fellow female directors a place to collect and distribute their work that may otherwise have gone unnoticed by many. Encouraged by the idea of promoting existing female directors, as well as wanting to mentor new ones, she created the Petra Joy Awards in 2009, a short film competition for first-time erotic film directors.

Petra continues to make headlines with her autobiographical book The She Pornographer. Female Fantasies: My Revolution Of Lust which was published by Heyne in Germany in June 2012.


Mar 102013


Internationally celebrated filmmaker Candida Royalle® continues to support the work of up-and-coming female directors with the release of ‘Female Fantasies’, the second Petra Joy feature to be distributed in the United States and Canada by Royalle’s Femme Productions®. Says Royalle, “We received such enthusiastic response to “Feeling It…not Faking it!” (the first Petra Joy feature released by Femme Productions), I couldn’t wait to release another one of her movies!”.

“…unique erotic stories that are completely different from typical porn clichés…Impressively artistic.” – EUROPEAN ADULT NEWS.

Winning awards from the Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival – “Most Erotic Film” – and the Toronto Feminist Porn Awards – “Hottest bi scene” – Petra Joy continues her exploration of women’s rich erotic fantasy life with ‘Female Fantasies’, a visually stunning tableau of sensually-shot scenes.
From being pleasured by several lovers at once to getting your just-desserts on the kitchen counter, secretly spying on some tasty eye-candy and a hilarious parody of a car-wash gone triple-X, “My films are based on erotic fantasies that women from all over the world have shared with me”, explains Petra. “I believe in a return to sensuality, and portray sex that is enriched by intimacy, creativity and humor.”

“Petra Joy lives up to her name, creating JOYOUS, uninhibited erotica for women. This film breaks the mold and creates a vision of sexual pleasure for today.” – Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., Filmmaker, Sex Educator and Ecosexologist

Shot with non-professional real-life lovers, ‘Female Fantasies’ captures authentic chemistry and desire. Unlike traditional porn, explains Joy, “there is no list of positions to tick off, so the sensuality can develop slowly, based on the enjoyment and passion of the performers.”

“So, if you’re still wondering, ‘what do women want?’”, suggests Candida Royalle®, “sit back and have a look. “Female Fantasies” brings you a glimpse in to the inner workings of the erotic female mind”.

Petra Joy is an award-winning erotic filmmaker, photographer and writer. She began her career in television as an independent producer of a wide variety of programs from travel shows to documentaries. She is now one of the leading European female erotic film directors creating what she calls “artcore” porn from a female perspective.

Considered the pioneer of woman-friendly erotica for couples, Candida Royalle® launched Femme Productions® in 1984 and produced and/or directed eighteen internationally acclaimed movies. Currently working on her memoirs, she is the author of, “How to Tell a Naked Man What to Do: Sex Advice from a Woman who Knows (Simon&Schuster/Fireside) and co-founder of the Natural Contours® line of groundbreaking intimate massagers. A sought-after speaker featured in countless TV & print media, Royalle is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

For more information about “Female Fantasies”, Candida Royalle® and the rest of Royalle’s Femme line of erotica from a female perspective, go to: http://www.CandidaRoyalle.com.

To set up an interview with Candida Royalle or Petra Joy: Inquiries@CandidaRoyalle.com

Sales will be handled by Royalle’s distribution partners, Adam & Eve Distributors. For wholesale inquiries: rthomas@pheinc.com

May 252012

June 5, doors 7:00 pm, pre-show 7:30 pm, show 8:00 pm
She Bop Presents The Feminist Porn Show with Tristan Taormino
“The Feminist Porn Show” is a special evening curated and hosted by Tristan Taormino to showcase feminist porn, a genre of adult film and a growing movement. Tristan will introduce the audience to the concept of feminist porn and discuss its history, then she’ll screen a curated selection of short clips from filmmakers around the world. The clip show features the work of both pioneers and newcomers, including Fatale Video, Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle, Nina Hartley, Jackie Strano and Shar Rednour, Petra Joy, Erika Lust, Shine Louise Houston, Anna Brownfield, Carlos Batts, N. Maxwell Lander, Emilie Jouvet, Louise Lush, Jaiya, Maria Beatty, Buck Angel, Madison Young, Nenna, Courtney Trouble, Morty Diamond, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Kelly Shibari, Loree Erickson and more. The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion, where we’ll explore some of the current issues surrounding feminist porn. The pre-show will include a sexy performance from Felice Shays. Afterward, She Bop will be selling DVDs from the featured filmmakers, including Tristan’s films, and she will stick around to sign books and videos. And the party can continue at the adjoining Bar Bar! This event is general admission, so get there early for a good seat. Tickets are available in person at She Bop and Mississippi Studios, where there will be a $1 box office fee. If you buy tickets online, there is a $4.40 service charge.
Location: This special event is presented by She Bop, but will not be held at the store, it will be held at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi, Portland OR 97227
Admission: $25, buy tickets at She Bop (909 N. Beech Street, Portland, OR 97227), at Mississippi Studios (3939 N. Mississippi, Portland OR 97227, $1 box office fee), or online via Ticket Biscuit ($4.40 service charge)
Info: info at sheboptheshop.com and 503-473-8018, Twitter: @SheBopTheShop


June 3, 7:30 pm
She Bop Presents: Making Open Relationships Work
Do open relationships really work? How do people create nontraditional partnerships that are loving and lasting? Tristan Taormino, relationship expert and author of Opening Up, shares some of the key principles that can help your open relationship(s) succeed. She’ll discuss common issues and problems-from “new relationship energy” and time management to jealousy and agreement violations -and ways to address and resolve them. Tristan will offer tips on communication, negotiation, and boundary setting, as well as how to cope with change. Learn how to get to the root of jealous feelings and transform them by embracing the concept of compersion. Whether you’re a newcomer or veteran to the world beyond monogamy, come discover strategies to help you nurture and grow your open relationship(s).
Location: This workshop is presented by She Bop, but will not be held at the store, it will be held at the Q Center, which is 3 blocks up the street from She Bop at the corner of Mississippi and Mason (4115 N. Mississippi).
Admission: $25, buy tickets at the store (909 N. Beech Street, Portland, OR 97227), by phone 503-473-8018 or online
Info: info at sheboptheshop.com and 503-473-8018, Twitter: @SheBopTheShop