I’m an Australian writer, editor, webmistress, filmmaker and blogger. This blog is my ongoing chronicle of the latest news, books, film releases and general debates about porn for women. If it’s got anything to do with making erotic content for straight women, I’ll write about it. I also like to feature erotic photos and videos on the site, along with anything a bit quirky or amusing.
In my pre-porn past I used to work as a librarian and then as a freelance journalist, particularly writing for Australian Women’s Forum (AWF), a magazine that explored women’s sexuality and rejected the Cosmopolitan model of fashion and diets. I wrote for AWF from 1997 to 2001 when the magazine folded. In 2000 I wrote an article about my search for decent women’s porn online and this led me to contacts within adult webmaster industry.
Thus, in 2000, I launched my first free site Grandma Scrotum’s Sex Tips and found myself having a ball creating online adult content for women.
In June 2003 I joined forces with a fellow webmistress to create For The Girls, a major magazine-based adult paysite for straight women. Our mission was (and is) to offer porn that we ourselves would enjoy and thus filled the site with photos of naked men, hardcore couples, romantic movies and some funny male stripper videos. I also wanted to create an online version of AWF and I included a bunch of my freelance pieces and wrote a whole bunch of new articles and erotic fiction for the site.
Almost 12 years on we have accumulated a massive archive of photos, movies, stories, columns, articles, interviews and more. It gets bigger every week. Our fan base remains very strong and For The Girls has been an ongoing success, proving that yes, women DO like porn, thank you very much.
In 2004 I created the Ms Naughty Linklist to compile good quality porn for women links. I then added the blog on 7th June 2004, upgrading it to a WordPress format in January 2006. I’ve tried to keep track of developments in the “porn for women” and feminist porn genre on my blog, as well as look at censorship and other aspects of the porn industry.
In 2008 I began my career in filmmaking under the name Louise Lush and Indigo Lush Media. I directed my first short film, an erotic short called That’s What I Like. The film won the Petra Joy Award for first-time female filmmakers, screened at quite a few film festivals and was nominated for a Feminist Porn Award in 2009. My second short film Fucking Is The Only Prayer was nominated for a Feminist Porn Award in 2011, my self-published DVD The Thought Of Her received a Feminist Porn Award nomination in 2012 and my DVD Connections: Real Couples, Joyful Sex won an Honorable Mention at the 2013 Feminist Porn Awards. In 2014 my site Bright Desire was nominated for Best Website at the FPAs and I received another Honorable Mention award, this time for my doco Something Better: Performers Talk About Feminism and Porn.
My short film Dear Jiz won Best Experimental Short at Cinekink NY in 2014.
My films have screened at numerous international film festivals including Cinekink in New York, East Bay Briefs, Good Vibrations Quickies in San Francisco, The Sexy International Film Festival in Melbourne and the Berlin Porn Film Festival, among others.
In February 2011 I gave a presentation on the history of porn for women at the Erotic Screen and Sound conference in Brisbane. In October 2011 I wrote a piece on feminist porn for the German film magazine Schnitt. The original English version of this is at Feminist Porn Guide. An essay about my experiences making women’s porn appears in The Feminist Porn Book, edited by Tristan Taormino et al., released 2013. I gave a modified presentation of this essay at the Feminist Porn Conference in Toronto in April 2013. You’ll find a video of that presentation here. In 2014 I gave two presentations at the Feminist Porn Conference and also screened a selection of my films.
I’ve gone by several names over the course of my career. I originally went under variations of my real name (bad idea) and “Grandma Scrotum”. I began using “Ms. Naughty” with the creation of my blog in 2004. When I took up filmmaking I thought I should have a more “normal” sounding name so I created “Louise Lush”. Unfortunately I began to suffer from unsightly pseudonym buildup and things got confusing so in 2012 I decided to retire Louise Lush. More info here. Unfortunately, Google’s and Facebook’s insistence on “real names” means that I’m Louise Lush on both of those sites. Word of advice: pick a good “real sounding” pseudonym at the start and stick with it.
In December 2012 I launched Bright Desire, my new site. This features all of my erotic videos, short films and mini documentaries, along with my erotic fiction and polemic writing. Bright Desire expands beyond the confines of the “porn for women” genre and aims to cater to men as well as women, offering a diversity of material. The focus is be on heterosexual sex, but not exclusively. The site also deliberately ignores the fake line between “gay” and “straight” and seeks to cater to anyone who’s interested. Since its launch the site has been incredibly successful and has exceeded my expectations for popularity. It has featured in FHM magazine, Cosmopolitan and been mentioned by the BBC.
In 2014 I completed my first feature film The Fantasy Project. It premiered at the Berlin Porn Film Festival in October and an excerpt showed at the Cinekink “Bring It!” showcase in February 2015.
The future for me remains a mix of filmmaking, writing, blogging and running my sites.
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Last edited February 2015