"Whenever we heard anyone talk about female directors it was always Candida Royalle. We love Candida, she's a pioneer, but there are other women out there." XCritic editor Chris Thorne told XBIZ. "These women are doing something special. They're shattering perceptions about what women and women's porn is all about.
"At first we were afraid we couldn't get 10, but as we started talking about it we had trouble narrowing it down to 10."
Number one on the list is Tristan Taormino, author, sex advice columnist and executive producer of Vivid Entertainment's Vivid-Ed Line.
"We felt Taormino best represented the best of the next generation of female directors. She is a smart, talented and multifaceted director." The list includes former performers Kimberly Kane and Celeste; performer/directors Belladonna, Stormy Daniels and Diana Devoe; and Jamye Waxman, Suze Randall and Mason.
The article also mentioned female directors to watch in the future, including: Joanna Angel, Ashley Blue, Dana DeArmond and the crew of AbbyWinters.com.
The annotated list can be read here.