LOS ANGELES, CA — Kelly Shibari’s freshman offering, Kelly Shibari is Overloaded, has added a Feminist Porn Award nomination to the list of accolades for the Asian BBW performer and her distributors, Monarchy and Exile.
The 8th Annual Feminist Porn Awards will be held on April 6 at the Capitol Event Theatre in Toronto, Canada. The Awards are flanked by a screening of erotic films on April 5, held at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, and the Feminist Porn Conference on April 6th, held at the University of Toronto.
A full list of nominees, as well as additional information on all of the events, can be found at http://goodforher.com/fpa_2013.
“I’m so happy that the feminist porn community and GoodForHer have recognized Kelly Shibari is Overloaded for the feminist elements it embraces,” said Shibari. “Being able to say, 'Yes, at times I do choose and like to engage in this sort of sex,' as well as producing, directing, and marketing it myself, is liberating and empowering. To then be able to engage in scenes with people I enjoy having sex with, rather than sticking to societal norms of size and what is considered 'sexy,' has turned this into my love letter to my fans, quite literally, and I’m extremely humbled that it has gotten this sort of recognition.”
The DVD combines an all-fan blowbang/bukkake based on the Japanese victory in the 2011 Women's World Cup, with additional group scenes for the busty Japanese-American performer. The resulting DVD, Kelly Shibari is Overloaded, contains a number of firsts on camera for Shibari, including anal and double-vag creampies, in addition to it being her first fan event.
Industry review site XCritic has publicly already given the DVD four stars and has called the title “a groundbreaking film for the BBW genre and… proud to give a Highly Recommended rating to.” The complete reviews are available at XCritic.com.
Other review sites have followed suit, lauding the title as “feminist bukkake” and “libertarian,” in particular, the popular online blog PVVOnline, whose review of its feminist aspects is available online. The release was also nominated for both AVN and XBIZ awards this year.
“It has been an honor working with Kelly on her first release,” said Mike Kulich of Monarchy Distribution. “The sales have been incredible and all of the nominations this project has received are well-deserved. Kelly is a class act and I look forward to all of our upcoming collaborations.”
Presented in a reality-TV style, Kelly Shibari is Overloaded features the blowbang event, as well as three hardcore scenes, interviews, a cumshot recap, a photo gallery and additional behind-the-scenes footage, and has a runtime of two hours and 28 minutes.