Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Feminist Porn Awards Winners

Good For Her is proud to announce the winners of the 2009 Feminist Porn Awards!

Toronto, ON, April 27, 2009: On Friday April 24th, feminist pornographers from Canada and the United States came together at The Berkeley Church Heritage Event Venue for a steamy and x-rated celebration of feminist porn. Twelve awards and five Honourable Mentions were handed out in categories ranging from Most Deliciously Diverse Cast to Hottest Kink Movie at this annual event, now in its fourth year.

"Good For Her began organizing the Feminist Porn Awards to celebrate the growing diversity of porn that really does exist," said Alison Lee, manager of Good for Her and the event's organizer. "Porn has expanded to include women and marginalized communities, and many people don’t know about the hot and artistic movies that are being made with a feminist sensibility. We are proud to promote these filmmakers, and excited about directing people to their work”.

The 2009 Feminist Porn Awards were hosted by Proud FM DJ and well known MC Deb “Dirk” Pearce, and more than 400 guests gathered at the Berkeley Church to toast those creating porn that offers a relief from the mainstream.

Starting in 2008, the Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards added a second night to their celebration: Feisty Feminist Porn on the Big Screen, giving audiences a chance to see more of these incredible films as well as a chance to engage with filmmakers in a panel discussion and Question and Answer period. Held this year at the Royal Theatre in Toronto, over 350 people gathered to watch selections from five Feminist Porn Award winning movies and upcoming films including Perversions of Lesbian Lust Vol. 1 by Madison Young, Roulette by Courtney Trouble, Man of My Dreams by Mimi Balfour, Doing it Ourselves by Tobi Hill-Myer and the documentary Women Will Come: Feminists Re-Defining Pornography by Joanne Loton.

The 2009 Good For Her Feminist Porn Award winners are:

Hottest Kink Movie

Perversions of Lesbian Lust Vol.1 | Madison Young; Madison Bound Productions

Steamiest Trans Scene

Crash Pad Series 2- Unlocked | Shine Louise Houston; Pink and White Productions

Sexiest Straight Movie

Intense Desires | Eli Cross ; Lennox Films

Hottest Mature Couple’s Movie

Bill and Desiree: Love is Timeless | Tony Comstock; Comstock Films

Most Sensual Softcore

& Golden Beaver Award for Canadian Content

Man of My Dreams | Mimi Balfour; Cleopatra Productions

Steamiest Educational Series

Red Hot Touch Series | New World Sex Education

Sexiest Dyke Movie

One Night Stand (Pour Une Nuit) | Emilie Jouvet; Hyst Productions

Most Deliciously Diverse Cast

Roulette | Courtney Trouble; Nofauxxx Productions

Heartthrob of the Year

Dylan Ryan | For work in Strap-on Motel, Sex Mannequin, Crash Pad Series Volume 3, Champion, Perversions of Lesbian Lust: Volume 1 and Lesbian Life: Real Sex San Francisco.

Heartthrob of the Year

Tyler Knight | For work in Chemistry 4 and Intense Desires

Indie Porn Pioneer

Madison Young

Movie of the Year

Champion | Shine Louise Houston; Pink and White Productions

Honorable Mentions:

· Voluptuous Biker Babes | Carlos Batts; Adam and Eve Pictures

· Matinee | Jennifer Lyon Bell; Blue Artichoke Films

· Couch Surfers: Trans Men in Action | Trannywood Pictures; Brazen Garage Squad Productions

· Skateboard Kink Freak | Maria Beatty; Bleu Productions

· Barcelona Sex Project | Erika Lust; Lust Films

About Good For Her: Since 1997, Good For Her, located on 175 Harbord Street, has been creating a uniquely comfortable environment where women and men can feel comfortable learning about sex and pleasure. Good For Her provides quality sex toys, erotic and educational books and DVDs and education that empowers and celebrates the diversity of women’s sexuality.

About The Feminist Porn Awards: The Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards started in 2006 to honour the independent spirit and sex-positive outlook of a new crop of pornographers and covers two nights – the Feminist Porn Awards and Feisty Feminist Porn on the Big Screen.

The Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards & Feisty Feminist Porn on the Big Screen took place

Friday April 24th at the Berekely Church Heritage Events Venue – 315 Queen St East/ $18 advance $20 door. Feisty Feminist Porn on the Big Screen took place at the Royal Theatre at 608 College Street, $12.

Images can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/feministpornawards .

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