NEW YORK — Veteran adult performer, director and founder of Femme Productions, Candida Royalle, will take part in the first International Film Festival of Female Directors of Erotic Cinema to be held in Mexico.
“Cinema and Sex, the Feminine Glance” takes place Aug. 20-26, at the Cultural Center Tlatelolco of the National Autnomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Lido Cinema, operated by National Film Archives and the Ministry of Culture.
Royalle will discuss her work and introduce her feature, “Eyes of Desire,” at screenings throughout the week.
Other female directors to be featured are Tristan Taormino, Jennifer Lyon Bell and Liandra Dahl.
According to organizers of the event, the festival’s objective is to serve as a platform for the exhibition of the most representative films, while establishing a place for dialogue, debate, and reflection from different female visions of pornography, sex, and pleasure.
In addition, three interdisciplinary panels will discuss "Pornography and freedom of speech," as well as "Appropriation of the means of representation" and "Sex, fictitious or sexual education.”