April 12, 2012 11:43am
Feminist Porn Award Noms
Source: Hourglass 8 PR
by: Company Press Release
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Good For Her's annual Feminist Porn Awards have nominated projects by Severe Society Films, including the first offerings by DVD collaborator PaddedKINK.
As the longest running celebration of erotica focused on women and marginalized people, the Good for her Feminist Porn Awards have been celebrating feminist porn since 2006. "We decided that it’s not enough to criticize adult films for not adequately representing women’s — and in many cases, men’s — sexuality. So we decided to do something about it," says the Good for her site. "As feminists and sex-positive people, we want to showcase and honour those who are creating erotic media with a feminist sensibility. Overall, Feminist Porn Award winners tend to show movies that consider a female viewer from start to finish. This means that you are more likely to see active desire and consent, real orgasms, and women taking control of their own fantasies (even when that fantasy is to hand over that control)."
These are Severe Society Films’ first FPA nominations. PaddedKINK won a 2011 Feminist Porn Award for its membership site and has two DVD titles nominated this year.
Severe Society Films is nominated for "The Adventures of Evil Dia" (also a recent AVN award nominee for Best BDSM release). Star Dia Zerva gets in touch with her inner vicious Dominatrix and takes hapless prisoner Tommy Toscano to his limits in this interrogation scenario. "We are so happy and honored to be nominated for a Feminist Porn Award," declared SSF co-owner Dee Severe. "FemDom challenges every role conservative society has set up for us, which is so great. And it's a subject particularly dear to my heart since I am a lifestyle Domme as well as a filmmaker." "Evil Dia" is co-directed by Zerva and SSF co-owner Jimmy Broadway.
PaddedKINK’s nominations are for "Padded Submissives," which features April Flores, Courtney Trouble, Goddess Helena, Kitty Stryker, Cinnamon Maxine and PaddedKINK owner/director Kelly Shibari in scenes that include strap-on sex, tickle fetish, bondage and forced orgasms. Their second offering, "A Night at Kinky General," is also nominated, and features Goddess Helena and Oliver Hyde in a female-to-male sexual reassignment surgery scene that ends with masturbation instruction. A bonus scene of Kelly Shibari and Sebastian Wood in a dental fetish scene is included.
"Good for her and the Feminist Porn Awards celebrate a segment of the porn industry that has grown and most definitely shouldn’t be ignored," said Shibari. "More and more strong, confident feminists are coming forward each year and showcasing creative, boundary-pushing adult entertainment. I’m most definitely excited to be nominated alongside these fierce, fabulous artists."
The 2012 Feminist Porn Awards will be held April 18-21 in Toronto, Canada, with the awards gala held on Friday, April 20. For those not able to attend in person, GirlzPorn.com will be live-streaming the event.
The nominated films are available through Shibari’s site, http://KellyShibariXXX.com, and through SSF at http://videos4sale.com/store/14493.
For more information and media inquiries, contact SSF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on Severe Society Films, go to http://severesocietyfilms.com.
For more on PaddedKINK, go to http://PaddedKINK.com.
About Severe Society Films
Severe Society Films is a Los Angeles-based fetish film production company, co-owned by director/editor/Dominatrix Dee Severe and her husband, producer/director/fetish performer Jimmy Broadway. They bring their experience as mainstream independent filmmakers, as well as lifestyle BDSM players, to the world of adult entertainment. SSF offers a broad range of material, from heavy BDSM to lighthearted fetish fare, kinky sex and instructional material that will appeal to curious newbies. The company’s releases have been nominated for eight AVN awards to date as well as a 2012 XBIZ nomination for Fetish Studio of the Year.
PaddedKINK is a labor of love project for BBW adult performer and social media marketing consultant Kelly Shibari. Bringing her background in mainstream filmmaking and marketing as well as her tenure as a performer, PaddedKINK strives to present chubby and BBW fetish performers in an array of scenes that showcase a niche that other kink and fetish websites fail to endorse. The site was honored with a Feminist Porn Award last year for its positive portrayal of women regardless of size.