Good For Her Announces 2010 Feminist Porn Award Winners

Ariana Rodriguez
TORONTO — On April 9, feminist pornographers from around the world came together at The Berkeley Church Heritage Event Venue for a celebration of feminist porn where 12 awards and four honorable mentions where handed out.

"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 director. "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 2010 Feminist Porn Awards were hosted by Morgan Brayton, actor and comic from Vancouver BC, and Good for Her reports a record-breaking 450 guests gathered at the Berkeley Church to toast those creating porn that offers a new vision of porn that includes the political.

Starting in 2008, the Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards added a second night to its celebration — this year titled Public Provocative Porn: The Year’s Best in Feminist Film, giving audiences a chance to see films as well as a chance to engage with filmmakers in a panel discussion and question and answer period.

Held this year at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, more than 350 people gathered to watch selections from five Feminist Porn Award-nominated movies, including “Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men” by Tristan Taormino, “The Deviant” by Nica Noelle, “Crash Pad Series Vol. 5” by Shine Louise Houston, and a series of clips starring performer April Flores from “Bordello” (directed by Courtney Trouble) “Behind the Red Door” (directed by Carlos Batts) and “Dangerous Curves” (directed by Carlos Batts).

The 2010 Good For Her Feminist Porn Award winners are:

Hottest Bi Movie
“Fluid: Men Redefining Sexuality,” Madison Young, Reel Queer Productions

Most Deliciously Diverse Cast
“Dangerous Curves,” Carlos Batts, HeartCore Films

Sexiest Short
“Handcuffs,” Erika Lust, Lust Films

Most Tantalizing Trans Film “Speakeasy,” Courtney Trouble, Reel Queer Productions

Hottest Feature
“The Band,” Anna Brownfield, Hungry Films

Sexiest Straight Movie
“The Deviant,” Nica Noelle, Sweet Sinner Video

Hottest Website
Rubysdiary.com, Ruby Day

Best Direction
Des Jours Plus Belles Que La Nuit

Jennifer Lyon Bell and Murielle Scherre; Blue Artichoke Films + La Fille' D'O

Hottest Dyke Movie/Hottest Kink Movie
"River Rock Women’s Prison," Kathryn Annelle, Triangle Films

Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education
"Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men," Tristan Taormino, Vivid Ed

Emerging Filmmaker Award
Tobi Hill-Meyer

Heartthrob of the Year
April Flores

The Boundary Breaker
Jiz Lee

The Visionary
Shine Louise Houston

The Trailblazer
Tristan Taormino

Honourable Mentions:
“Women Love Porn,” produced by Anna Span, Easy on the Eye Productions
“Dirty Diaries: 12 Shorts of Feminist Porn,” Njuta Films
“Sensual Massage For Pregnacy” by Jaiya, New World Sex Education
“Cocksucker,” by Julie Simone, Julie Simone Productions