December 23, 2015 05:22am
New Wave Porn: BrightDesire.com
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Rich Moreland
BrightDesire.com is the Australian website of feminist pornographer MsNaughty. It offers a couples-friendly product that, according to its homepage, is more than the "old clichés" and "negativity of standard old-style pornography."
The site is packed with content that has something for everyone - straight, gay, couples and fetish. Erotic stories, photo sets, short videos, and book and film reviews are some of what you will find. Site navigation is a breeze and the visuals are pleasing, but keep in mind that not every model has that pornified look and the films generally avoid the Porn Valley shtick of acrobatic sex. As the website's welcome mat touts, it's all about "smart, sensual sex."
The website's mission statement explains its aim is "To offer something fresh, inclusive and intelligent." In other words, it's a thinking woman's eroticism that highlights fantasy and emotional interplay while injecting just the right amount of pure sex for the joy of it. Be it film or printed story, BrightDesire delivers on its promise.
BrightDesire is no stranger to accolades, by the way, having received XBIZ's Adult Site of the Year and AVN's Best Alternative Site in 2015. Similar noms are on tap for 2016.
Within the feminist porn universe, Bright Desire is a widely known. Toronto's Feminist Porn Awards have honored MsNaughty's work and the site sponsored the 2014 Feminist Porn Conference held in conjunction with the Awards week.
The heart of the website is a plethora of short films that will stoke the erotic fires in every porn fan. But there is more. The print material is also intriguing. A variety of authors have contributed stories that are quick reads. I liked "The Scent of her" about a couple who play an odd game of seduction involving another woman and "Memo from the Boss," the story of a female executive seeking stress relief from an underling at the office.
MsNaughty's personal columns, a blog she writes, and news updates explore sex and relationships. Photo sets original to the site are presented in the traditional magazine approach to still photography. They feature straight, gay, multiple partners, fetish, and people of color. One of particular interest is "Purple 80s Porn," a retro look at adult film ages ago. The write-up points out that the shots are from an old movie and the actors are not known, though one of them looks remarkably like the infamous Tracie Lords who was in the business from 1984 to 1986.
Typical of the BTS segments found today in DVDs, the interview section contains short vids of selected performers featured in MsNaughty's productions. The website explains that the interviews are integral to "ethical, feminist porn" and "personalize" the performers, not all of whom are professionals.
Sex workers have been around since the beginning of recorded time and many enjoy what they do. In her interview, Livia Vye, who appears with Mickey Mod in MsNaughy's "The Birthday Wish," adds a delightful touch to her sex worker persona when she talks about choice and the freedom to express herself on film.
There is much more to explore at BrightDesire. Click on the Review tab for comments on books and films such as Jiz Lee's "Coming Out Like a Porn Star" and Jacky St. James's groundbreaking "The Submission of Emma Marx." MsNaughty believes in the thoughtful approach to sex which the reviews reflect.
Curious? You can get a free seven-day trial which I highly recommend.
Membership information is available in FAQ. The first month is $19.95 with recurring months at $9.95. Or, $34.95 will get you ninety days non-recurring. New content is posted weekly.
-- Rich Moreland Blogger, 3hattergrindhouse.com Columnist, Adult Industry News (AINews.com) Author, Pornography Feminism: As Powerful as She Wants to be Mobile: 240-344-9222
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