Feminist Porn Awards 2012 – Winners

Feminist porn awardsIt’s that time of year again when Toronto goes rather queer and hosts Good for Her’s annual Feminist Porn Awards, now in it’s 7th year. I’ve been wanting to go since it started but circumstances always seem to prevent it.

A few articles from the leadup to the event. Most notable was this piece from major paper the Globe and Mail. Unfortunately it was negative in places because it decided to take the “porn versus art” angle and decided that porn could never be art. I left a long comment there under my Louise Lush pseudonym, pointing out that porn versus art is an unnecessary dichotomy and that just because something is arousing doesn’t mean it’s not art.

The Daily Beast has just put up a piece on Feminist porn and naturally Gail Dines gets a platform to declare us all anti-feminists. I left a comment there too.

Xtra had a piece called Getting Hot and Bothered. Torontoist also did a straight-up piece.

I was watching the live stream of the show right up until Buck Angel started stripping and the stream company pulled the plug for violating the terms of service. Obviously low-quality streaming Man Pussy is beyond the pale for UStream.

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The winners, compiled from announcements on Twitter:

Most Arousing AdaptationLast Tango by Nica Noelle
Steamiest Straight FilmThe Female Voyeur by Petra Joy
Best Lesbian VignetteBoutique by Jincey Lumkin
Best Short – Emile by N. Maxwell Lander
Smuttiest Schoolteacher AwardThe Expert Guide to Advanced Anal Sex by Tristan Taormino
Deliciously Diverse CastFuckstyles of the Queer and Famous by Courtney Trouble
Hottest Kink MovieVicious Strap-on Bitches by Julie Simone
Hottest Dyke FilmHella Brown by Nenna
Orgasmic Original ConceptMommy is Coming by Cheryl Dunye
Tantalizing Trans FilmSexing the Transman XXX by Buck Angel
Heartthrob of the Year – James Darling
Movie of the YearCabaret Desire by Erika Lust

Honorable Mentions
Seminal by Bren Ryder
Tresspass by Ned Mayhem
Brunch Bunch by Ian Sparks

Honoured Websites
CrashPadSeries.com
Karma Pervs at JizLee.com
LilyCade.com
DaneJones.com

The complete list of all nominees is here.

Interesting that this year they have expanded on the number of award categories. This is the first year a short has received its own award. Same with lesbian vignette and best adaption (which seems to have just been created solely for Last Tango). What stands out this time around is that there’s no category for gay films, or for straight or trans or queer vignette. Perhaps this is because there were no submissions of those types of films. Or perhaps the focus on female pleasure means the guys don’t get a look-in.

I was nominated again for an award, this time for my feature The Thought Of Her, which is an erotic male masturbation film. I didn’t win. I’m going to explain this terrible miscarriage of awardy justice by saying that there’s really only one category I might possibly fit into (straight). And a film with only straight white guys in it probably didn’t stand much of a chance. That’s my excuseplanation and I’ll hug it to myself while I’m crying into my chardonnay tonight and whining over the fact that I keep getting passed over. Why god, whhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyy???

Actually, I’m just pleased that this year best straight film went to Petra Joy, who is well overdue for some recognition of her work. I loved The Female Voyeur and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

And I offer my warm congratulations to all the winners and nominees for this year. It think it’s great that there’s such a solid and growing group of people keen to make positive, feminist porn.

 

Edit April 2017. The FPA site is no longer listing nominees. For posterity, here’s the list:

Title Director Company
A Night at Kinky General Kelly Shibari PaddedKINK/Severe Society Films
Adventures of evil Dia Dia Zerva & Jimmy Broadway Severe Society Films
Anchor Anatomic Courtney Trouble Trouble Films
Babes in Bondage 4 Julie Simone Julie Simone Productions
Boutique Jincey Lumpkin Juicy Pink Box
Brunch Bunch: Queerly SF Ian Sparks Brazen Garage Squad LLC / 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 Maria Beatty, Courtney Trouble, Emilie Jouvet, Manuela Kay, Bruce La Bruce, Todd Verow, Jurgen Bruning, Kristian Petersen Jurgen Bruning
FUCKSTYLES (of the queer and famous) Courtney Trouble & Tina Horn Trouble Films
Gush: The Official Guide to the G-Spot and Female Ejaculation Jackie Strano & Shar Rednour Good Releasing / Good Vibrations
Hardworking Girls Lily Cade Filly Films
Hella Brown Nenna Feelmore Entertainment
Hotel Jincey Lumpkin Juicy Pink Box
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 Productions
Naked Love – Ea’s Garden Sarah Koppel Koppel Animation
Padded Submissives Kelly Shibari PaddedKINK/Severe Society Films
Pervy Photographer Ruby Day Ruby Day Productions
Seminal Bren Ryder Bren Ryder
Sexing the Transman 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
The Masseuse Nica Noelle Mile High
The Thought of Her Louise Lush Indigo Lush Films
Therapy Jincey Lumpkin Juicy Pink Box
Through A Looking Glass Ripley Mirandola & Lolix Bathysphere productions
Trans Women and Strap-Ons Tobi Hill-Meyer Handbasket Productions
Trespass Bianca Stone & Ned Mayhem Mayhem Multimedia
Viscious strap on bitches Julie Simone Julie Simone Productions

 

Website Nominations

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

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