Feminist Porn Award Nominations 2012

by Jiz Lee on / Events, Feminist Porn Awards, Queer Porn

Feminist porn pioneer Annie Sprinkle once said: “The answer to bad porn is not no porn, but to try to make better porn!” And to this I would add: not necessarily “better” porn, but specifically, “MORE” porn.

Because “better” is in the eye of the beholder, and given that all adults involved are legal and consenting, there’s not really such a thing as “bad” pornography in an ethical, sex-positive culture. Better might just mean different — it might mean a more diverse selection that can give us new choices and show us things not found in most porn. That’s why I like MORE, because pornography’s danger is when it paints a limiting view on who gets to have sex and who likes what. When so many of us don’t have access to sex education or examples of sexual expression, the “one-porn-fits-all” approach creates and maintains stereotypes and even implies what is “normal” — and I think that is really what the heart of the issue is.

2010 Feminist Porn Awards. Photo: Lana Paiement

The Feminist Porn Awards, ingeniously created by Toronto’s women-owned sex toy store Good For Her, bring visibility to a small but growing porn market of content created outside of (and more and more recently, within) the predominant mainstream market. In order to be considered for an honor, the work either depicts genuine female pleasure, has a woman leading an integral creation of the work, or expands the boundaries of sexual representation on film and challenges stereotypes found in mainstream porn. I was thrilled to receive “Boundary Breaker” in 2010 for my work in the porn industry, specifically being present online and vocal about my experiences. I’m really flattered by the honor, because I think anyone can do this. Maybe I’m just one of the few right now.

If you film them… they will come!
– Jiz Lee

The more positive reinforcement there is behind budding filmmakers, new companies, alternative views of sex, the more diversity we’ll see in the industry. I’ve been doing porn for the last seven years, and it’s just growing and growing! This year, I’m proud to have been involved with 10 11 of the nominated projects, including five six DVDs and five websites. WOW!

FUCKSTYLES features re-edited scenes from QueerPornTV, including a beautiful and artsy scene of myself and fellow genderqueer performer Papi Coxxx. Gush: The Official Guide to the G-Spot & Female Ejaculation features a solo scene within the context of Dr. Carol Queen’s beginner sex ed for couples. Live Sex Show was a live performance featuring myself and Nina Hartley filmed during the Center for Sex & Culture’s Masturbate-a-thon. What’s special about this particular film is that it includes explicit vaginal fisting, something usually cut out of most distributed DVDs, but a few sex-positive retailers are awesome enough to fight the censorship and carry it! Mommy is Coming is Cheryl Dunye’s explicit raunch comedy filmed in Berlin; in it I play Teo and have a lighthearted BDSM scene with Judy Minx and Lil Harlow. It premiered at Berlinale and is now hitting film festivals across the globe! Taxi Vol 2 includes an emotionally intense scene with myself and Dallas Fivestar, as well as an AVN Nominated three-way with Madison Young and Nic Switch. Padded Submissives includes a scene with Kellly Shibari and Courtney Trouble, which I shot at Jamye Waxman’s crib. BobbiStarr.com includes a POV scene with me and Bobbi from her film Vicarious. CrashPadSeries.com is directed by Shine Louise Houston and includes several scenes I am in — this summer is it’s 5th Anniversary and it has almost 200 episodes! NoFauxxx.com is Courtney Trouble’s first website, including great photos and scenes from her Good Releasing films and more. And my own site JizLee.comYes, this one! — is nominated and includes my membership section “Karma Pervs“, an erotic philanthropic art project where I raise funds for sex-positive, queer and kink friendly non-profits and causes. Phew!

So let’s make MORE porn! Just how MANY submissions were accepted to be nominated for the 2012 Feminist Porn Awards! Congrats to everyone, and I can’t wait to see you in April!

2012 Feminist Porn Award Nominations

Title Director Company
A Night at Kinky General Severe Society Films Severe Society Films
Adventures of evil Dia Severe Society Films Severe Society Films
Anchor Anatomic Courtney Trouble Trouble Films
Babes in Bondage 4 Julie Simone Julie Simone Productions
Boutique Jincey Lumpkin Girlfriends Films
Brunch Bunch: Queerly SF Ian Sparks Dolores Park Studios
Cabaret Desire Erika Lust Lust Films
Dirty Movie Deadline JoyBear Pictures JoyBear Pictures
Emile N Maxwell Lander N Maxwell Lander
Expert Guide to Advanced Anal Sex Tristan Taormino Vivid Ed
Extra Credit Tristan Taormino The Smitten Kitten
Fucking Different XXX Assorted Jurgen Bruning
FUCKSTYLES (of the queer and famous) Courtney Trouble/Tina Horn Trouble Films
Gush: Official Guide G-Spot & Female Ejaculation Dr. Carol Queen Good Releasing
Hardworking Girls Lily Cade Filly Films
Hella Brown Nenna Feelmore Entertainment
Hotel Jincey Lumpkin Girlfriends Films
Julie Simone is a Dominatrix Julie Simone Julie Simone Productions
Live Nerd Girls Lily Cade Filly Films
Live Sex Show Courtney Trouble Trouble Films
Match-Mates JoyBear Pictures JoyBear Pictures
Mommy Is Coming Cheryl Dunye Jurgen Bruning
Mouiller – Get Wet AfroDisiac Cherry Juiceboxxx
Naked Love – Ea’s Garden Sarah Koppel Koppel Animation
Padded Submissives Severe Society Films Severe Society Films
Pervy Photographer Ruby Day Ruby Day Productions
Seminal Bren Ryder Bren Ryder
Sexing the Transman XXX Buck Angel Buck Angel Entertainment
Submissive Slut Julie Simone Julie Simone Productions
Switch Hometown Hotties Carrie Gray Carrie Gray
Switch Pride Live Carrie Gray House of Switch
Taxi Vol. 2 Jincey Lumpkin Juicy Pink Box
The Female Voyeur Petra Joy Petra Joy Ltd
Last Tango Nica Noelle Mile High
Masseuse Nica Noelle Mile High
The Thought of Her Louise Lush Indigo Lush Films
Therapy Jincey Lumpkin Girlfriends Films
Through A Looking Glass Ripley Mirandola & Lolix Bathysphere Productions
Trans Women and Strap-Ons Tobi Hill-Meyer queerporntube
Trespass Maggie Mayhem Mayhem Multimedia
Viscious strap on bitches Julie Simone Julie Simone Productions

 

Website Nominations: 

BobbiStarr.com                 CrashPadSeries.com                DaneJones.com     gooddykeporn.com
JizLee.com juliesimone.com liandradahl.com     lilycade.com
lustcinema.com meetthemayhems.com nofauxxx.com        queerporn.tv
queerporntube.com pornographiclove.com rubysdiary.com     theartofblowjob.com

 

Feminist Porn 2012 Events 

Wednesday April 18th – Sexing The Transman with Buck Angel
 Muzzo Family Alumni Hall (121 St. Joseph Street), 7-9pm $15 advance or at the door (free for SDS and Cinema students)
Pioneering filmmaker Buck Angel gives an audio-visual tour of transman sexuality with his new documentary Sexing the Transman, including interviews with a variety of transmen and the people who love them. In the talk that follows Buck is your guide to re-defining gender and enjoying the fluidity of sexuality and individual expression of identity. Co-sponsored by Sexual Diversity Studies and Cinema Studies, UofT. All Genders Welcome.

Thursday April 19th – Public.Provocative.Porn: The Year’s Best in Feminist Film
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), 9:30pm $15 advance or at the door
Join us for a screening of selected Films by Filmmakers Erika LustBuck AngelNenna and N Maxwell Lander. Directors will be in attendance for a moderated discussion and Q&A facilitated by CoCo La Crème. This event is 18+ Only

Friday April 20th – 7th Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards Gala
Berkeley Church (315 Queen St East), 9pm $20 Early Bird (limited) / $25 Advance / $30 at the door
Join us as we present the legendary Feminist Porn Awards with a fabulous celebration of your favourite porn makers, plus a night of mind-blowing entertainment, a mountain of eye candy and the best movie clips ever seen at an awards show. Featuring hot entertainment from Ill Na NaOlive-Or-Oliver & CoCo La Creme and hosted by Elvira Kurt with Ryan G. Hinds. This event is 19+ Only.

Thank you so much all the do-gooders at Good For Her! And to everyone who has seen me along the way.

Jiz Lee

3 Replies to “Feminist Porn Award Nominations 2012”

Gram Ponante

This is beautifully written, Jiz! I feel so curmudgeonly commenting on the post rather than re-tweeting. This is the web’s version of snail mail.

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Kelly Shibari

We just submitted corrections to the nom’s – A Night at Kinky General and Padded Submissives (which features an amazing scene you shot featuring the lovely Courtney Trouble and yours truly) have now been properly credited on Good4Her’s site. Love you! 🙂

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