LOS ANGELES—Severe Society Films has received nominations for Good For Her’s annual Feminist Porn Awards, including recognition to the first offerings by DVD collaborator PaddedKINK. A long-running celebration of erotica focused on women and marginalized people, the Good For Her awards have been celebrating feminist porn since 2006.
“We decided that it’s not enough to criticize adult films for not adequately representing women’s—and in many cases men’s—sexuality. So we decided to do something about it,” says the Good For Her site. “As feminists and sex-positive people, we want to showcase and honour those who are creating erotic media with a feminist sensibility.”
These are Severe Society Films’ first FPA nominations. PaddedKINK won a 2011 Feminist Porn Award for its membership site and has two DVD titles nominated this year.
Severe Society Films is nominated for The Adventures of Evil Dia (also a recent AVN award nominee for Best BDSM Release). Star Dia Zerva gets in touch with her inner vicious dominatrix and takes hapless prisoner Tommy Toscano to his limits in this interrogation scenario.
"We are so happy and honored to be nominated for a Feminist Porn Award," declared SSF co-owner Dee Severe. "FemDom challenges every role conservative society has set up for us, which is so great. And it's a subject particularly dear to my heart since I am a lifestyle Domme as well as a filmmaker." Evil Dia is co-directed by Zerva and SSF co-owner Jimmy Broadway.
PaddedKINK’s nominations are for Padded Submissives, which features April Flores, Courtney Trouble, Goddess Helena, Kitty Stryker, Cinnamon Maxine and PaddedKINK owner/director Kelly Shibari in scenes that include strap-on sex, tickle fetish, bondage and forced orgasms.
Their second offering, A Night at Kinky General, is also nominated, and features Goddess Helena and Oliver Hyde in a female-to-male sexual reassignment surgery scene that ends with masturbation instruction. A bonus scene of Kelly Shibari and Sebastian Wood in a dental fetish scene is included.
“Good For Her and the Feminist Porn Awards celebrate a segment of the porn industry that has grown and most definitely shouldn’t be ignored,” said Shibari. “More and more strong, confident feminists are coming forward each year and showcasing creative, boundary-pushing adult entertainment. I’m most definitely excited to be nominated alongside these fierce, fabulous artists.”
The 2012 Feminist Porn Awards will be held April 18-21 in Toronto, Canada, with the awards gala held on April 20. For those not able to attend in person, GirlzPorn.com will be live-streaming the event. The nominated films are available through Shibari’s site, KellyShibariXXX.com, and through SSF at Videos4sale.com/store/14493.
For more on PaddedKINK, go to http://PaddedKINK.com.