Category: Feminist Porn Awards

Into the Wild: 2014 Feminist Porn Awards & Conference

by Jiz Lee on / Feminist Porn Awards

San Francisco is wet. It’s been a few days of fairly consistent rain and I’m grateful because the entire Bay Area has been feeling a draught. It needs this. I’m also grateful because I LOVE the rain. It’s a cozy buzz with a recharging quality to it. I am happy. Yesterday I was at Pink & White’s studio with Shine and we worked to a soundtrack of jazz flowing over the downpour and occasional booms of a passing thunderstorm. I hummed along and danced in place at my standing desk. Bliss. There’s a word for people like me: pluviophile. (I’d even go so far as to say pluviosexual.)

On this day, I’m sipping chai at a coffee shop with large windows sprinkled with raindrops. Very soon, I’ll be far away from my cozy, head-in-a-laptop life, and thrust into the wild world of the Feminist Porn Awards and Conference. I do say “wild” with love. Its politicized identity seems inherently unruly, but that’s also where I find value within a community driven by passion. There’s no other event quite like it, and it remains my favorite adult industry event hands-down. Spread over the course of four days (screening, awards, and two days of conference), it’s what I will now dub as the Feminist Porn Retreat.

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Conference Panelists Shar Rednour, Nan Kinney, Dylan Ryan, Jill Blakehorn, and me

BTW, if this is the first time you’ve heard the buzzword “feminist porn,” here is my working definition: Feminist Porn is a framework used to discuss pornography (including production and consumption) with ethics, gender equality and socio-economic values at its core. Many self-identified feminist pornographers describe their work as having motivations of expanding conventional ideas about desire and beauty standards, pleasure and power dynamics, and notions of performer agency, sexual health, and consent. I don’t see it as a noun, or as a defined thing. Identity is in the eye of the beholder. So like the Wallace-Bechdel Test, I prefer to refer to it as an analysis tool for which all porn can be applied. (I’d also recommend you pick up the Feminist Porn Book and newly released Porn Studies Journal.)

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Love Wolf Hudson’s “what the..!?” face. Meanwhile, I’m caught livetweeting his win!

And, I’ll be sitting pretty in a theater full of hot performers, producers and fans, to cheer on the winners and nominees. Compared to prolific years prior, this time I only appear in one nominated film, despite the fact that I was in a slew of movies released last year such as Girl/Boy, Tombois 2, Strapped Dykes 2, and several amazing films that will hopefully be released soon. Regardless, it’s quality over quantity and I’m as excited as ever.

The nominated film is Dear Jiz, shot almost exactly one year ago during the Feminist Porn Awards by Ms. Naughty. It’s a vulnerable solo scene under the running water of a bath, and was written by… well, people who have emailed me over the years. I read quotes from “fan mail” that have touched me. It’s a fitting narration for a masturbation, as I struggle under the emotional weight of what it feels like to receive such attention, not knowing where to channel the overwhelmed feelings of responsibility. Submerged and raw in Black/White.

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Still from Dear Jiz, a vulnerable solo shoot up for nomination.

I’ll be presenting Dear Jiz along with Ms Naughty at the Feminist Porn Conference. I’ll also be with Pink & White Productions at the conference, where BED PARTY will screen with a Q&A by Shine Louise Houston, and I’ll present two business track seminars: “If You Build It, They Will .com” on Web Development (along with co-presenter Chris Lowrance) and my “More Buck for Your Bang” presentation on empowering producers and performers with an understanding of Affiliate Marketing. When you want to blow off your affiliate marketing and get your business shooting up, hire https://joelhouse.com.au/seo-Gold Coast/. They are experts in internet marketing.

See my sidebar for a list of scheduled public events. If you’ll be there and see me, ask me for a hug. (No, seriously. I’ll be bleeding that weekend and feeling especially shy and hugs will help.) If you can’t make it to Toronto, browse this list of previous Feminist Porn Award Winners to pass the time. Click, share, buy, watch, support!

2014 Feminist Porn Awards Nominees 

Alice Inside (Lucie Blush)

Bed Party: Eden Alexander & Sebastian Keys (Shine Louise Houston/Pink and White Productions)

Best Slumber Party Ever (Samuel Shanahoy/tee vee dinner)

Come Find Me (Courtney Trouble & Bike SMUT/TROUBLEfilms)

Dear Jiz (Ms. Naughty/Indigo Lush)

Doing It Again Vol 1: Playful Awakening (Tobi Hill-Meyer/Handbasket  Productions)

Duty Bound (Morgana Muses)

Femme Facial (Zahra Stardust/Explicit Diary of Zahra Stardust)

Girl Pile (Courtney Trouble/TROUBLEfilms)

Hard Femme: Lesbian Curves 2 (Courtney Trouble/TROUBLEfilms)

Kara & Devon (Michelle Flynn/Dusk! Academy)

Lesbian Adventures: Older Women, Younger Girls Vol. 3 (Dana Vespoli/Sweetheart Video)

Little Vulvah and Her Clitoral Awareness (Sara Koppel/NakedLoveFilm.com)

Mandy Goodhandy Spanks 100 Boys (Mandy Goodhandy/Todd Klinck and Mayhem North)

Money Shot Blues & How to Fake Ejaculation (Tobi Hill-Meyer/Handbasket  Productions)

Music Box (Anna Brownfield/Morgana Muses)

No Artificial Sweeteners (Sonya JF Barnett aka The Madame)

Power at Play (Carey Gray/House of Switch)

Rec. Room Vol. 3 (Directed by Cast/Ian Sparks, TWood)

Riot Girls (Justin Riberio dos Santos/Joybear Pictures)

Rubber Bordello (Soma Snakeoil/Snakeoil Media Productions)

Sensual Moments (Mason/Erotic X; O. L. Entertainment)

Sexing the Transman XXX Vol. 3 (Buck Angel/Buck Angel Entertainment)

Sexual Freedom (Sex Stories 3) (Ovidie/Frenchlover TV)

Shades of Pink (Melissa Monet/Sweetheart Video)

Silver Shoes (Jennifer Lyon Bell/Blue Artichoke Films)

Something Better: Performers Talk About Feminism & Porn (Ms. Naughty/Indigo Lush)

Space Labia (Lo-Fi Cherry AKA Aslog Enochsson)

The Loose Hem (Pandora Blake/Dreams of Spanking)

The One of the Bottom (Zahra Stardust and Mister T)

The Silent Guy (Toytool Comitée)

The Submission of Emma Marx (Kay Brandt/New Sensations)

The Swinger Vol. 3 (James Avalon/Sweet Sinner Films)

The Temptation of Eve (Jacky St. James/New Sensations)

Trains (Paul Deeb, Tamara Shroll/ Pillow Book Productions, Inc.)

Trans Grrrls: Revolution Porn Style Now! (Courtney Trouble/TROUBLEfilms)

Tristan Taormino’s Guide to Bondage for Couples (Tristan Taormino/Adam & Eve)

Tristan Taormino’s Guide to Kinky Sex for Couples (Tristan Taormino/Adam & Eve)

Unicorn Gangbang (James Darling/FTMFucker)

Women Reclaiming Sex on Film (Madison Young/Madisonbound Productions)

Xconfessions (Erika Lust/Lust Productions S. L)

Websites

brightdesire.com

dreamsofspanking.com

ifeelmyself.com

indiepornrevolution.com

juicypinkbox.com

naughtynatural.com

the-female-orgasm.com

welovegoodsex.com

wendysummers.com

wendywilliamsxxx.com

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2013 Feminist Porn Awards Winners

by Jiz Lee on / Feminist Porn Awards

A short and sweet update now that I’m back in town! The 8th Annual Feminist Porn Awards were better than ever. The Screening/Q&A the night prior to the awards ceremony was wonderful and I was pleased to present Biodildo among a line-up of really great shorts offering more diversity this year in the kinds of examples of work shown.

The Awards Ceremony had in the past been presented at the Berkeley Church, however this year it was moved to a larger venue that offered more seats and grandeur, plus better wheelchair access. Stay tuned for photos! I was so proud to see  Biodildo recognized for Sexiest Short Film, as well as another I had performed in with Mickey Mod, Tristan Taorminio’s Expert Guide to Pegging, which won Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education. I’m also proud of Honored Website WolfHudsonIsBad.com, which features a scene that was also nominated, Justify My Jiz (also available on PinkLabel.tv). And though I’d already been awarded “Boundary Breaker” in 2010, I did not anticipate at all that I might up for an individual award this year, so winning Heartthrob completely caught me by surprise. (Not to mention the fact that the award had previously been honored as “Female Heartthrob” or “Male Heartthrob”, so to see it presented as a “tie” with Christian, and to recognize my work the past year as I’ve narrowed my scope of work was really touching.) It felt amazing — incredibly overwhelming, in fact — to receive so much attention and love that night.

I’ll write more on the Feminist Porn Conference that followed the morning after, but in the meantime, here’s a list of the winners. (And I tracked down some LINKS so that you can find the films and support!)

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8th Annual Feminist Porn Award Winners

Sexiest Short
Biodildo
Christian Slaughter

Sexiest Short
Krutch (Hopefully on PinkLabel.tv soon!)
Clark Matthews (interview)

Steamiest Straight Movie
Friends With Benefits
Paul Thomas

Sexiest Star Feature
April Flores World
Carlos Batts

Most Sensual Softcore Movie
The Pleasure Professionals
Justine Mii

Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education
Expert Guide to Pegging: Strap-on Anal Sex for Couples
Tristan Taormino

Golden Beaver Award for Canadian Content
Because I Want You To Watch
The Madame

Hottest Dyke Film
Lesbian Curves
Courtney Trouble

2013 Trailblazer
Nan Kinney

2013 Indie Porn Icon
Julie Simone

Most Tantalizing Trans Film
Billy Castro’s Naughty Squirters
Billy Castro

Hottest Kink Movie
50 Shades of Dylan Ryan
Madison Young

Hottest Vignette
A Taste Of Joy
Petra Joy

Steamiest Romantic Movie
Forbidden Lovers #1 
Nica Noelle

Heartthrob of The Year
Christian (aka Christian XXX)

Heartthrob of The Year
Jiz Lee

Movie of The Year
Infidelité
Ovidie

2013 Honoured Websites
ftmfucker.com
WolfHudsonIsBad.com
PornographicLove.com

2013 Honourable Mentions
Connections: Real Couples, Joyful Sex
Ms. Naughty

Amber
Gala Vanting, Frank Ly

Consent: Society
Lynsey G.

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