I’m brainstorming transwomen pornstars and studios who are conscious about the way transwomen are represented. I’m sure there must be some out there… but unfortunately many must be buried under titles of “shemale” and “chicks with dicks”.
Julie is a hot goth transwomyn who is featured on CrashPadSeries.com and in the dvd release Crash Pad Series Volume 2 in a scene she does with alt star Michelle Aston. She’s post-op (and with natural breasts) which I gather is particularly rare in porn.
Someone who hasn’t been in CrashPadSeries.com (yet?) but who is a great performer goes by Pepper! on NoFauxxx.com (image below) and as “Elise Thorn” who “likes tranny chasing her own body” on RedHandedPorn.com.
…Who else is out there?
Being generally leery of offensive crapola, I usually stay away from the category. But lately, talking to folks about creating good trans female porn (short but necessary plug: if you’re a transwoman looking to get into the porn business, or try it out, one of the best companies is Pink & White Productions — apply to model in CrashPadSeries.com!)
One transwoman pornstar is Vaniity, who is working in the business and who I have seen in an interactive film called Up Close and Virtual With Vaniity. She’s also been in terribly titled videos such as “transsexual prostitutes”… not because prostitution is terrible, but the constant association of sex workers and transexual women is such a stereotype. (I’m thinking of many mtf identified folks who have horror stories of walking late at night and being accosted by police simply because they were recognized as being trans. Police shouldn’t be harassing transwomen, nor should they harass sex workers.) Anyhow, sometimes in the industry, you do a film without even knowing the title or where the footage will end up. Mika Tan speaks to that with the genre “Asian” porn. She’s hired to do a film, and then the content is sold and compiled and boxed up in ways not in her control. But she’s very focal about the subject of exploited fetishes with Asian American women in porn. In interviews from Afrodite Superstar, Revay peaks of her experience as an African American pornstar trying to stay away from the type of films that further stereotype black women’s sexuality. There’s a lot to be said about gender empowerment in porn, and little by little, I’ll try to say more.
In the meantime, I dig Vaniity’s assertive open-mindedness. Here’s her myspace. myspace.com/vaniitysharddrive
She’d love our support and friendly hellos.