is thrilled to present
#SmartSmut the 9th Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards
The Feminist Porn Awards honour pornographers whose groundbreaking work offers a fresh perspective on the sexual expression of women and everyone who finds themselves under-represented in mainstream pornography.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Location: Good For Her 175 Harbord St
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Location: The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
Friday, April 4, 2014
7:00 pm VIP Party / 8:00 pm General Admission The 9th Annual Feminist Porn Awards and Gala
Location: The Castlefield (formerly The Capitol Event Theatre), 2492 Yonge Street, Toronto.
For a full list and details of what's happening this week please see our Events page.
Public.Provocative.Porn. The Year's Best in Feminist Film (Thursday April 3rd) and
The Good for Her 9th Annual Feminist Porn Awards. (Friday April 4th)
The Feminst Porn Awards are also presented by
Good For Her is entering our ninth year as producers of the Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards, the largest and longest running celebration of feminist porn in the world. Since 1997, Good For Her has been creating a nurturing environment where everyone can feel comfortable learning about sex and pleasure. Good For Her provides quality sex toys, erotic and educational books as well as DVDs and workshops that empower and celebrate the diversity of everyone’s sexuality.
So how do we determine if a film is feminist?
1) The work depicts genuine pleasure, agency and desire. These movies may also include a focus on connection, communication and collaboration between the performers and/or between the performers and filmmakers.
2) The work expands the boundaries of sexual representation on film, challenges stereotypes and presents a vision that sets the content apart from most mainstream pornography. This may include depicting a diversity of desires, types of people, bodies, sexual practices, and/or an anti-racist or anti-oppression framework throughout the production.
Registration for the Feminist Porn Conference is now open. The conference takes place April 5-6, 2014 at the University of Toronto. Lisa Duggan, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, will give the opening keynote April 5th. Professor Duggan is a historian, journalist, and activist who has published widely on feminist and queer sexual politics. Director,performer, and artist Courtney Trouble will be giving the closing keynote on April 6th.
Visiting Toronto for the Feminist Porn Awards and Conference?
A BIG BIG thank you to our sponsors, without whom we couldn't make this all happen!