2012 Good For Her
Feminist Porn Awards
April 18-20, 2012
Check out all of the 2012 Good For Her Feminist Porn Award Winners HERE
Check out all of the 2012 Feminist Porn Award nominees HERE
Pioneering filmmaker Buck Angel gives an audio-visual tour of transman sexuality with his new documentary Sexing the Transman, including interviews with a variety of transmen and the people who love them. In the talk that follows Buck is your guide to re-defining gender and enjoying the fluidity of sexuality and individual expression of identity. Co-sponsored by Sexual Diversity Studies and Cinema Studies, UofT. All Genders Welcome.
Thursday April 19th – Public.Provocative.Porn: The Year's Best in Feminist Film
Join us for a screening of selected Films by Filmmakers Erika Lust, Buck Angel, Nenna and N Maxwell Lander. Directors will be in attendance for a moderated discussion and Q&A facilitated by CoCo La Crème.
This event is 18+ Only.
*Accessibility: This Venue is accessible on the main floor and has an accessible washroom.
Friday April 20th – 7th Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards Gala
Join us as we present the legendary Feminist Porn Awards with a fabulous celebration of your favourite porn makers, plus a night of mind-blowing entertainment, a mountain of eye candy and the best movie clips ever seen at an awards show. Featuring hot entertainment from Ill Na Na, Olive-or-Oliver & CoCo La Creme and hosted by Elvira Kurt with Ryan G. Hinds.
This event is 19+ Only.
*Accessibility: Due to construction at the Berkeley the accessible entrance is no longer accessible. The Berlekey is providing a stair climber for access to the main floor of the venue and there is a (mostly) accessible washroom on the main floor. If you have any questions about accessibility at this venue please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday April 21st - Making Your Open Relationship Work with Tristan Taormino
Do open relationships really work? How do people create nontraditional partnerships that are loving and lasting? Tristan Taormino, relationship expert and author of Opening Up, shares some key principles that can help your open relationship(s) succeed. Tristan will offer tips on communication, negotiation, and boundary setting, as well as how to cope with change. Whether you’re a newcomer or veteran to the world beyond monogamy, come discover strategies to help you nurture and grow your open relationship(s). Co-sponsored by the University of Toronto Sexual Education Center and Sexual Diversity Studies University of Toronto.
Sunday April 22nd - Dirty Talk with Tina Horn
ERIKA LUST is co-founder of the adult audiovisual production company Lust Films, a sex culture expert and journalist, and director of Feminist Porn Award Winning titles Five Hot Stories for Her (2007) and Life Love Lust (2010). She was born in Stockholm, Sweden and has a Degree in Political Science, specializing in Feminism. Erika began her career in feminist porn when she saw a void for women’s voices in a male-driven mainstream porn industry and set out to show something new – and arguably to change the way we look at porn forever. She thinks of porn as a tool for excitement, education, and pleasure. “It’s important that porn for women is female produced and directed,” she says firmly. “We’re holistic creatures – we’re aroused by details, situations, fantasies, hints, scenarios. The casting, the decoration, the clothes, the underwear, the music, the script, the photography – are equally important parts of my films.” Watching an Erika Lust film is a sensuous experience, where every bead of sweat, tossed article of clothing, mounted piece of furniture, audio track and camera angle is designed to draw you in and titillate your senses.
BUCK ANGEL is a prolific trans filmmaker, an LGBTQ pop culture icon, and a pioneering FTM adult film star. He is also the founder of Buck Angel Entertainment, in 2007 he became the first ever FTM performer to win the AVN Award for Transsexual Performer of the Year, was awarded the Boundary Breaker of the Year Award at the 2008 Feminist Porn Awards, and he works as an advocate, educator, lecturer and writer. In addition to spending nearly a decade working in the adult industry, turning us on with his starring roles in fantastic films such as Buckback Mountain, Buck has recently devoted much of his time to informing and enlightening the world with his educational talks and workshops. Bucks work not only inspires people to think outside the box, he is re- defining gender and educating an entire generation on the fluidity of sexuality and identity politics. Don’t miss his workshop Sexing the Transman, taking place on Wednesday April 18, the kickoff event for this year’s Feminist Porn Awards celebrations.
NENNA is the owner of Feelmore510 Adult Gallery and Feelmore Ent. which are both based in Oakland, CA. Feelmore Ent. produced Feminist Porn Award Nominee Hella Brown: real sex in the city (2012) and Feminist Porn Award Winner Tight Places: a drop of color (2011). Although she has her degree from Florida A&M University (B.S. Public Management), it wasn’t until her Uncle Hank followed his dream to work in film/television that gave her exposure. “My move from Las Vegas to the Bay Area was the difference between being someone’s maid and being my own boss.” In addition to working full-time in the Adult Industry, her Entrepreneurial spirit combined with Community Consciousness moves her to speak to various At-Risk populations on any topics ranging from Sex Health, Personal Empowerment, and Business especially the Adult Business. “I enjoy shooting everyone; however, Persons of Color have been my interest simply because there is not much of a Queer reference. So, I have much work to do.”
N MAXWELL LANDER is an award-winning photographer, filmaker and designer based out of Toronto, Canada. Her work, ranging from cutting-edge fashion portraiture to high-intensity hedonistic smut, has been featured in numerous publications. Her forays into erotic films and pornography have been met with much acclaim, with her first film winning a Feminist Porn Award in 2011, and her second nominated again in 2012. With a boundary pushing style that often walks a thin line between decency and vulgarity, Maxwell's distinctive work has become a staple of the Toronto Queer community. Ever a fan of biting off more than she can chew, she is always engaged in numerous projects, most recently forming Figure 3: Films, which will serve as a collaborative production hub for film making.
RYAN G. HINDS is a Toronto-based actor, singer, dancer, and writer. Recently, he returned from performing in Brazil (notably during Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro) and was named the winner of Community One's prestigious $10, 000 Steinert & Ferreiro Award. His work has been featured at Rhubarb Festival (2010's STADIUM), Nuit Blanche (2007's End of the Party Party in collaboration with Will Munro and Ina unt Ina), many Fringe Festivals, De Colores Festival of New Work, and Writing Outside the Margins. Ryan is one of only a few people to have been in both the movie version and a stage production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and has worked with everyone from Liza Minnelli and Debbie Reynolds to Trey Anthony and Daddy K & the Rhythm Method. As a singer, he has played Pride festival mainstages in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Peel. For two years, Ryan has covered queer Toronto nightlife for Xtra! in his Toronto at Night column.
He is the recipient of previous honours from the Cities of Toronto and Mississauga, EGALE Canada, and LGBT Youthline, but is most proud of being part of the FPAs again. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
COCO LA CRÈME is a burlesque performer who delights in giving creative expression to her sizzling sensuality. She dances solo and with local darlings Skin Tight Outta Sight. Lorraine has taught hundreds of women across the Toronto area, and presents workshops including Burlesque and the Art of the Tease,Flirtation 101, Giving Great Head and The Sophisticated Handjob.
OLIVE-OR-OLIVER (pronounced “OliverOliver”) is an award-winning transgendered burlesque performer, drag queen, hoop dancer, performance artist, playwright, go-go dancer, model, photographer, and soon-to-be video artist. They’ve entertained audiences across Toronto and internationally with their hoop, drag queen, and clown burlesque, including at the Toronto International Burlesque Festival and Pride Toronto. Olive-or-Oliver will make their cinematic debut as part of the Queer Video Mentorship Project at the Inside Out Festival this May 2012, and are also currently reworking and expanding their solo show, “AFFIRMATION: A Sex Show”, which they plan to take on tour in 2013. Future plans include fronting an electro-pop band, unicycling, and starting a queer land project.
DJ SIGOURNEY BEAVER is known for her cult party Steers & Queers Gay Ole Opry as well as Trash, Dancehall Queens and a number of other alt-queer events around Toronto. She will be happy to play your next party, especially if there is a costume theme. For the Feminist Porn Awards Sigourney will be providing aphrodisiacal music for anyone who needs a celebratory dance, or a consolatory grind.
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Interested in Volunteering at the 2012 Feminist Porn Awards? Some of the perks for volunteers include free admission, an opportunity to watch feminist porn, meet porn stars, and enjoy a big, sexy party! The Feminist Porn Awards would not happen without volunteers and we would love your help in celebrating feminist erotica with us!
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