TORONTO - Canadian adult retailer Good For Her has announced the nominees for the fourth annual Feminist Porn Awards.
To qualify for the Feminist Porn Awards, each selection must fulfill three criteria: A woman must have a hand in creating the movie, the work must depict "genuine female pleasure," and the results must "expand the boundaries of sexual representation on film and challenges stereotypes that are often found in mainstream porn."
And, of course, it has to be hot.
As in past years, the nominations recognized indie auteurs such as Madison Young, Shine Louise Houston, Trannywood Films. Erika Lust, Maria Beatty and Tony Comstock.
The list also includes several movies released by "mainstream" adult studios.
Carlos Batts picked up a nomination for the Adam & Eve-distributed Voluptuous Biker Babes, a BBW homage to Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! starring April Flores. Adam & Eve also scored multiple nominations for its sex-ed series featuring Jayme Waxman.
Author/sex educator Tristan Taormino was nominated for two editions of her Expert Guide... series for Vivid-Ed and two volumes in her Vivid gonzo series Chemistry.
Director Nica Noelle was recognized for her authentic girl/girl movies released by Sweetheart Video. Likewise, Abby Winters won a nomination for its real lesbian amateurs.
The Feminist Porn Awards ceremony will be held April 24 at Berkeley Church in Toronto. Partial proceeds go to SHEPP (the Sexual Health Education and Pleasure Project), which provides "pleasure-based sex ed to youth and marginalized communities in and around Toronto."
A screening of highlights from the nominated films will follow on April 25 at the Royal Theater. The event will include a panel discussion featuring filmmakers Madison Young, Courtney Trouble, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Mimi Balfour, and Joanne Loton.
For complete details and tickets, visit goodforher.com.
The nominees are:
1. Girls Lusting Girls – Abby Winters – Abbywinters.com
2. Voluptuous Biker Babes – Carlos Batts – Adam and Eve Pictures
3. Padded Cell – Cant Dog Productions
4. Roulette – Courtney Trouble – No Fauxxx
5. Intense Desires – Eli Cross - Lennox Films
6. One Night Stand - Emilie Jouvet – Hyst Productions
7. Barcelona Sex Project – Erika Lust – Lust Films
8. Exploring the O – Jamye Waxman – Adam and Eve Pictures
9. Monogamy without Monotony - Jamye Waxman – Adam and Eve Pictures
10. Toying with Pleasure - Jamye Waxman – Adam and Eve Pictures
11. Matinee – Jennifer Lyon Bell - Blue Artichoke Films
12. Head Shot – Jennifer Lyon Bell - Blue Artichoke Films
13. MySexTherapist.com: Advanced Therapy – Kelly Holland - Chick Media
14. That’s What I Like – Louise Lush – Indigo Lush Media
15. Lesbian Life: Layover – Madison Young – Lesbian Life Productions
16. Lesbian Life: Real Sex San Francisco – Madison Young – Lesbian Life Productions
17. Madison Young's Bride of Sin – Madison Young – Madison Bound Productions
18. Madison Young's Tail of a Bondage Model – Madison Young – Madison Bound Productions
19. Perversions of Lesbian Lust – Madison Young – Madison Bound Productions
20. Undone – Madison Young – Madison Bound Productions
21. Strap-On Motel - Maria Beatty – Bleu Productions
22. Skateboard Kink Freak - Maria Beatty – Bleu Productions
23. Sex Mannequin - Maria Beatty – Bleu Productions
24. Post Apocalyptic Cowgirls – Maria Beatty – Bleu Productions
25. New Romantix – Max Royale – Babeland Premieres
26. Man Of My Dreams – Mimi Balfour – Cleopatra Films
27. Red Hot Touch: Genital Massage for Men – New World Sex Education
28. Red Hot Touch: Erogenous Zones and Orgasmic Massage - New World Sex Education
29. Red Hot Touch: Erotic Touch For Sexual Positions – New World Sex Education
30. Red Hot Touch: Exquisite Anal Massage – New World Sex Education
31. Red Hot Touch: Genital Massage For Women - New World Sex Education
32. Girls Kissing Girls - Nica Noelle – Sweetheart Video
33. Lesbian Noir: The Pool Girl - Nica Noelle – Sweetheart Video
34. My Little Minx: A (sort of) Silent Lesbian Farce - Nica Noelle – Sweetheart Video
35. Feeling It! Not Faking It - Petra Joy - Strawberry Seductress Films
36. Pixie Licks – Pixie and Andy Ide – Sweetmeat Productions
37. Bag Ladies – Stelllaaa Kowolsky and BJay Pink - Jumbo Grab Productions
38. Champion - Shine Louise Houston - Pink and White Productions
39. Crash Pad Series 3 - Shine Louise Houston - Pink and White Productions
40. Doing It Ourselves: The Trans Women Porn Project – Tobi Hill-Meyer
41. Bill and Desiree: Love is Timeless – Tony Comstock - Comstock Films
42. Couch Surfers: Trans Men in Action – Trannywood Pictures - Brazen Garage Squad
43. Tristan Taormino's Guide to the G-Spot - Tristan Taormino – Smart Ass Productions & Vivid Ed Productions
44. Penny Flame's Guide to Handjobs for Men and Women - Tristan Taormino and Penny Flame – Smart Ass Productions/Vivid-Ed
45. Chemistry 3 - Tristan Taormino – Smart Ass Productions/Vivid Entertainment Group
46. Chemistry 4 - Tristan Taormino – Smart Ass Productions/Vivid Entertainment Group