Five Feminist Pornographers And Filmmakers Who Are Revolutionising Porn

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Lakshmi x

 

Porn may never be eradicated but it won’t always be a male dominated world. There’s a rise of ‘third wave feminists’ who are hell bent on fighting for sexual equality and abolishing gender roles in the adult entertainment industry. The expanding world of ethical porn comprises of feminist pornographers and erotic filmmakers depicting ‘sex’ through the female gaze. FINALLY!

Lakshmi Krishnan

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It seemed as if pornography was a man’s world. A perverted digital sphere where men would often take ‘solace’ in watching a ‘barbie’ reincarnated woman strip naked and perform oral sex, seamlessly for 20 different men in a span of 5 minutes. Ohhhh the misogyny. The adult entertainment industry, has for decades been the epicentre for the immoral sexualisation and objectification of women, with the ability to desensitize young minds across the world and because of that the concept of sex can seem dirty.

Thankfully, the tables are turning and there is a sexual revolution taking place. The rise of the ‘third wave feminists’ comprise of femme pornographers and erotic filmmakers, who are tirelessly battling misogyny and unethicality within the porn industry by creating porn centred around the female gaze.

This honest depiction of porn endorse women of all sexualities, body types and ethnicities in situations that women desire and our more sexually liberated selves couldn’t be more thrilled.

 

Here are five progressive feminists kicking ass and making changes in the porn industry, representing what women want!

 

  1. Erika Lust

Lust is the mother of turning sex into art, in a most femme-erotic fashion. The Swedish born director, screenwriter and producer has won approximately seven Feminist Porn Awards and is a revered figure in the adult film industry. She is the founder of XConfessions, a site geared towards creating erotic videos based on women’s sexual desires and offers opportunities for her audience to connect with her to re-transform porn. Lust encourages female erotic filmmakers to take control of the Porn Industry worldwide through collaboration opportunities. In revolutionizing ethical porn, Lust has created ‘The Porn Conversation’ , to help guide parents into educating their children about sex and porn in an appropriated manner. Intrigued? Watch Lust’s ‘It’s time for porn to change’ on TEDx.

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2. Shine Louise Houston

It’s time for women both queer and of colour to take power over their bodies and their portrayal in porn, and Shine Louise Houston is leading that battle. Houston is both the director and producer of ‘ Pink and White Productions’, a unique adult entertainment company with a ‘cinematic focus on queer pornography’. Houston’s video’s depict a plethora of sexual realities exuding relatability to her audience and is just purely intoxicating. In the emerging world of Feminist Pornography Houston is a household name, having her work being showcased internationally and culminating eight Feminist Porn Awards in the last eleven years. Houston’s ability to weave female sexuality and porn into cinema is an inexplicable talent, radiating true innovation in the field.

3.Ruby Day

Statistically, it is concurred that approximately 55% of women experience real orgasms. Ruby Day is one of them and is showing the other 45% of women how it’s done. Day is the mastermind behind ‘Ruby’s Dairy’, an online sex website that is built on the true experiences of ‘people that love sex’ and ‘[want] to seek and honest orgasm. She works as a feminist pornographer, youtuber and blogger who seeks to pursue passion and adventure when it comes to her sexual endeavours. Day’s work and collaboration with other women is one of artistry and authenticity, portraying the rawest of sexual scenarios that in turn are able to liberate women, as much as their male counterparts.

4. Elle Chase

Elle Chase, otherwise known as ‘Lady Cheeky’, is the provocateur all plus size women adore. Chase walks the talk as a Sex educator, activist and author and regularly gives her semantics and powerful word play to evince women on how to become sexually body confidant. Chase has been named as the #1 porn blog for women by Huffington Post in 2015, where she has established a platform for women to participate in workshops that cover ‘Curvy Girl Sex’ to sexual self-worth. Chase treads on controversy by exploring the shame and undesirability, particularly plus sized women experience allowing them to build self-acceptance and create individual forms of ‘sexual expression, pleasure and freedom’.

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 5.Ms Naughty

Even under an alias, Ms Naughty has the mastery to captivate minds with her craft to create ‘smart porn’.  Ms Naughty’s home on the internet, ‘Bright Desires’, is porn, re-envisioned and feminist, that explores the depth of heterosexual intimacy. Ms Naughty is a writer, filmmaker and editor, and deems herself a ‘webmistress’, rightfully dominating and shaping the new millennia of pornography. Ms Naughty is the experimentalist all women seek to admire with her deep analyse on female erotica and strength to push the sexual norm. Her knack for marrying humour and lust is a continuous reminder for women to enjoy the process of  actually having sex and foreplay, as an intimate adventure, and ceases to amaze fellow feminists with her driven attitude to focus on the positive and pleasurable.

 

 

There’s an extensive amount of content subjecting women to objectification and humiliation and finally, there are the feminists within the industry working to change that. Despite what these women are endlessly fighting for, they receive the backlash of criticisms from other feminists and the predominance of the porn industry. A world without porn is an ideal as of yet, so to have these heroine’s fight a battle many women can’t is surely a way to re-transform what is currently our pornography.

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