March 2, 1:00 pm
The Feminist Porn Show at Cinekink
Tristan Taormino will introduce the audience to the concept of feminist porn and screen a curated selection of short clips from filmmakers around the world. The clip show features the work of both pioneers and newcomers, including Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle, Nina Hartley, Jackie Strano and Shar Rednour, Petra Joy, Erika Lust, Shine Louise Houston, Anna Brownfield, Carlos Batts, N. Maxwell Lander, Emilie Jouvet, Louise Lush, Jaiya, Maria Beatty, Buck Angel, Madison Young, Courtney Trouble, Morty Diamond, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Kelly Shibari, Loree Erickson and more. The screening will be followed by a panel (see below).
Location: Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 212-505-5181.
Admission: Tickets on sale at Cinekink.com. $10 screening only; $15 screening + the panel (see below); $25 for FP screening, panel + Bring It! screening; or you can buy an all-access pass here.
March 2, 2:30 pm
The Feminist Porn Panel at Cinekink
Join groundbreaking filmmaker Candida Royalle, professor and porn scholar Mireille Miller-Young, feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino, and performers Sinnamon Love and Jiz Lee, as they discuss their contributions to the new collection The Feminist Porn Book. The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure, published by The Feminist Press, is the first collection that includes writings by scholars, academics, producers and performers about feminist porn. The contributors will be joined by performer Kelly Shibari and filmmakers Nenna and Courtney Trouble. The panelists will explore what feminist porn is, how it relates to the mainstream adult industry, and their experiences creating, performing, or studying it. They will share their thoughts on feminist porn as a film genre, an industry, and a movement. Immediately following the panel, CineKink will host a reception and book signing to celebrate the publication of The Feminist Porn Book.
Location: Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003, 212-505-5181.
Admission: Tickets on sale at Cinekink.com. $10 panel only; $15 screening + the panel (see above); $25 for FP screening, panel + Bring It! screening; or you can buy an all-access pass here.
March 6, 7:00 pm
Feminist Porn Book Reading & Signing at Bluestockings
Join co-editor Tristan Taormino along with contributors Candida Royalle and Sinnamon Love as they read and discuss their contributions to the new collection The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure.
Location: Bluestockings Bookstore, Fair Trade Cafe and Activist Center, 172 Allen St., New York, NY 10002, 212.777.6028
Admission: Free and open to all.
March 15-17, 2013
Created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality, CatalystCon is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk about and treat sexuality. Join contributors to the book, Mireille Miller-Young, Constance Penley, Dylan Ryan, Sinnamon Love, and Tristan Taormino for a panel at CatalystCon about feminist porn.
Location: Crystal City Marriot Regan Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
April 3-6: Feminist Porn Awards Festivities
Note: You can buy tickets separately to each event, see information below. An All-Access Pass for $70 gives you entry to Thursday’s Public Provocative Porn event, Friday’s FPA Awards Show and Saturday’s Feminist Porn Conference. A VIP ticket for $85 gives you priority entry to Thursday’s Public Provocative Porn event, to Friday’s VIP party with the stars and to the Awards Show, PLUS a VIP bag with treats from LELO, Hot Movies for Her, The Everything to do with Sex Show, Fun Factory and more!
April 3, 2013, 7:00 pm
Absexuals and Erotophobes: Why They Hate Us for Our Freedom with Dr. Carol Queen
Erotophobes understand themselves as normal – a word they favor. They have plenty of cultural support for this as residents of a society which borrows heavily in its norms from a restrictive history. An absexual –sort of an erotophobe on steroids—takes these views about problematic (or dirty, perverted, obscene) sex into more radical territory. Both types decry porn, and often sexual variety. Why do erotic freedom, and sexually explicit culture, threaten their worldview? Cultural sexologist Carol Queen PhD offers a stimulating discussion about these people’s anti-sex theory and practice – and their effect on the world pro-sex activists seek to create. Co-sponsored by Sexual Diversity Studies at UofT. All Genders Welcome.
Location: University of Toronto, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, Room UC144, Toronto
Admission: $35, buy tickets online
April 4, 2013, 9:30 pm
Public.Provocative.Porn: The Year’s Best in Feminist Film
Join us for a screening of selected erotic films by filmmakers Nica Noelle, Jiz Lee and Julie Simone. Directors will be in attendance for a moderated discussion and Q&A facilitated by CoCo La Crème. *Accessibility: This venue is accessible on the main floor and has an accessible washroom.
Location: The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Admission: $15 advance / $20 at the door: order online here. This event is 18+ only.
April 5, 2013, VIP Party 7:00 pm, General Admission Doors 8:00 pm
The 8th Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards Gala
Eight years of excellence! You won’t want to miss this year’s Feminist Porn Awards Gala as we celebrate the sexiest films of the past year. Join hosts Lex Vaughn and Ryan G. Hinds, enjoy the hot entertainment by Mahogany Storm and Axel Blows, Lena Love, CoCo La Creme and rub shoulders with lots of your favourite porn-makers while gazing at the gorgeous eye candy. *Accessibility: This Venue is accessible on the main floor and has an accessible washroom.
Location: Capitol Event Theatre, 2492 Yonge Street, Toronto
Admission: $25 advance / $30 at the door: order online here. This event is 19+ only.
The Feminist Porn Conference
This one day conference will bring together academics, cultural critics, sex workers, activists, fans, and producers to explore the intersections between feminism and pornography as well as the emergence of feminist porn as a genre, industry, and movement. It will be a part of The Good for Her Feminist Porn Awards, one of the largest gatherings of feminist pornographers in the world. We seek to raise awareness, pose critical questions, and incite dialogue about the shifting landscape of pornography and what roles we can play in it. This one day conference will bring together scholars, cultural critics, performers, activists, fans, and producers to explore the intersections between feminism and pornography as well as the emergence of feminist porn as a genre, industry, and movement. It will include academic papers, panels, a keynote luncheon, closing reception and two special screenings. Special Programs Include: “Lesbo Retro: A Dyke Porn Retrospective” and Q&A with groundbreaking lesbian pornographers Nan Kinney of Fatale Media and Shar Rednour of S.I.R. Video Productions; Special Documentary Screening and Q&A with Shine Louise Houston, head of Pink + White Productions, Heavenly Spire, and Pink Label VOD; Keynote Luncheon featuring the editors of The Feminist Porn Book: Constance Penley, Mireille Miller-Young and Tristan Taormino; and Star-studded Performer Panel featuring Tina Horn, James Darling, Arabelle Raphael, Bianca Stone, Jiz Lee, Sinnamon Love, and Quinn Cassidy
Presentations by: Carol Queen, legendary sex-positive feminist and porn maker; Madison Young, feminist porn performer and director; Lynn Comella, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ariane Cruz, Pennsylvania State University; Loree Erickson, filmmaker and PhD candidate, York University; April Flores, award-winning BBW performer; Kevin Heffernan, Southern Methodist University; Tobi Hill-Meyer, trans activist, writer, and filmmaker; Jiz Lee, genderqueer performer; Nicholas Matte, University of Toronto; Ms. Naughty, ForTheGirls.com and BrightDesire.com, Australia; Nenna, filmmaker and owner of Feelmore 510; Bobby Noble, York University; Constance Penley, University of California, Santa Barbara; Dylan Ryan, performer and filmmaker; Courtney Trouble, founder, Indie Porn Revolution and Queer Porn TV; Sinnamon Love, performer and fetish model; Toby Wiggins, York University; Jennifer Moorman, UCLA; Emily Nagoski, Smith College; Jill Bakehorn, University of California, Davis; Liesbet Zikkenheimer, DuskTV, The Netherlands; and more!
Location: University of Toronto
Admission: $20-50, UT students and staff free.
Registration: Registration is now open!
Info: feministpornstudies at gmail.com
April 6, 9:00 pm-3:00 am
SWITCH Queer Porn Play Party: FPA Edition
Expect a magnificent celebration of award winning Queer feminist porn, super sexy performances, and lots of hot play. Come and party with the leading edge performers and producers of Queer and feminist porn. I hope you will join me Saturday April 6th at our new location for an exciting, new chapter of hot queer, kink, porn and play, at Switch Queer Porn Play Party. We want to see all of you kinksters dress up or down for a hot night with the Switch party crew. Watch local Queer Porn, party with kinky Queers and enjoy a safe sex positive play space. This is a party for Queers who want a space to watch, party, play and fuck. Queer=LGBTQ and people who find themselves out of place in heteronormative play spaces. Register for Switch and get your name on our mailing list for up to date party details and special newsletter exclusive deals on ASLAN toys.
Location: Studio 10, 135 Tecumseth St, Toronto
Admission: $25 advance / $30 at door, register online
West Coast events – TBD