Émilie Jouvet (born 29 July 1976) is a French filmmaker, photographer and contemporary artist.
In 2006 she directed her first feature, a post-porn and feminist pro-gender queer lesbian and transgender film, One Night Stand .
In 2009 she assembled an ephemeral troupe of performers, consisting of Wendy Delorme, Judy Minx, DJ Metzgerei, Mad Kate, Sadie Lune and Madison Young, for a European tour during the shooting of her film Too Much Pussy! Feminist Sluts, A Queer X Show. This feminist sex-positive, documentary road movie came out in French cinemas in 2010.
Her first monograph of photographs, 'Émilie Jouvet The Book', was published by Womart editions in 2014.
Annie M. Sprinkle is an American certified sexologist and advocate for sex work and healthcare. Sprinkle works as a sex educator, feminist stripper, pornographic actress, sex film producer and sex positive feminist, and she identifies as ecosexual. Her education includes a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts (1986) and, in 1996, she became the first porn star to get a doctorate degree (PhD), which she received in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco (1996). Sprinkle is best known for her self-help style of pornographic content teaching individuals about pleasure and for her conventional pornographic film Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle (1981). Through the production of content Sprinkle has contributed to feminist pornography and the larger social movement of feminism; she is also known for contributing to the rise of the post-porn movement and lesbian pornography. Sprinkle is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and she married her long-time partner, Beth Stephens, in Canada on January 14, 2007.
Queercore is a cultural/social movement that began in the mid-1980s as an offshoot of the punk subculture and a music genre that comes from punk rock. It is distinguished by its discontent with society in general, and specifically society's disapproval of the LGBT community. Queercore expresses itself in a DIY style through magazines, music, writing and film.
Lesbian erotica deals with depictions in the visual arts of lesbianism, which is the expression of female-on-female sexuality. Lesbianism has been a theme in erotic art since at least the time of ancient Rome, and many regard depictions of lesbianism to be erotic.
Carol Leigh, a.k.a.The Scarlot Harlot is an American artist, author, film maker, and sex workers' rights activist. She is credited with coining the term "sex worker" and currently chairs the Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival and is the director of BAYSWAN, the Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Network.
Madison Young, born Tina Butcher, is an American pornographic actress, director, bondage model, published writer, sexual educator and founder of Femina Potens Art Gallery, a nonprofit art gallery and performance space in San Francisco that serves the LGBTQ and Kink communities.
Feminist views on pornography range from condemnation of all of it as a form of violence against women, to an embracing of some forms as a medium of feminist expression. This debate reflects larger concerns surrounding feminist views on sexuality, and is closely related to those on prostitution, on BDSM, and other issues. Pornography has been one of the most divisive issues in feminism, particularly in anglophone (English-speaking) countries. This deep division was exemplified in the feminist sex wars of the 1980s, which pitted anti-pornography activists against sex-positive ones.
Manuela Kay is a German journalist, author and publisher.
PorYes is the name of the first European feminist porn movie award. For the first time in 2009, feminist European porn directors were awarded in Berlin. With the "oyster-trophy" porn movies are awarded that show mainly female desire and care about a variety of sexuality. Furthermore, mainly women should be involved in the production of the film. The PorYes was also established as a cachet for feminist porn.
FACE à FACE is a gay and lesbian film festival that is held annually in St Etienne, France, for four days in November. The mission of the festival is to promote positive attitudes towards homosexuality through art and culture. In the common cause of standing up against discrimination. The festival creates an open platform on LGBT and organizes events that highlights the best of Gay and Lesbian Cinema. Its first event was held from September 30 to October 2, 2005.
In&Out, originally called Rencontres Cinématographiques, is a queer film festival of Nice organized by the association Les Ouvreurs. The event takes place each year in April.
Judy Minx is a French pornographic actress. She identifies as a sex worker, queer and as a feminist activist.
Too Much Pussy! is a 2010 French-German documentary film directed by Émilie Jouvet. It follows a group of performers who are all members of the sex-positive movement during the tour of their "Queer X Show" through Europe, from Berlin to Malmö. The group consists of the writer and actress Wendy Delorme, the DJ Metzgerei, the adult actress Judy Minx, the singer Mad Kate, the artist and performer Sadie Lune, and the adult actress and director Madison Young.
Feminist pornography is a genre of film developed by or for those dedicated to gender equality. It was created for the purposes of encouraging women in their pursuit of freedom through sexuality, equality, and pleasure.
Feminist views on sexuality widely vary. Many feminists, particularly radical feminists, are highly critical of what they see as sexual objectification and sexual exploitation in the media and society. Radical feminists are often opposed to the sex industry, including opposition to prostitution and pornography. Other feminists define themselves as sex-positive feminists and believe that a wide variety of expressions of female sexuality can be empowering to women when they are freely chosen. Some feminists support efforts to reform the sex industry to become less sexist, such as the feminist pornography movement.
Antony Hickling is an English Independent film maker, actor and writer. He became a French citizen in 2018.
The 69th Cannes Film Festival was held from 11 to 22 May 2016. Australian director George Miller was the President of the Jury for the main competition. French actor Laurent Lafitte was the host for the opening and closing ceremonies. On 15 March it was announced that Japanese director Naomi Kawase would serve as the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury president. American director Woody Allen's film Café Society opened the festival.
Wendy Delorme is a writer, performance artist, actress, and LGBT activist.
La Fête du Slip is an annual alternative-porn film festival held in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is Romandy's first and biggest multidisciplinary festival whose sole purpose is to focus on body, gender, and sexuality in art. It takes places during the first week-end of March since 2012.
Shine Louise Houston is a filmmaker and the founding director and producer of Pink and White Productions, an independent production company creating queer pornography in San Francisco. Houston makes feature-length pornographic films in addition to producing, directing, and shooting hundreds of installments for her queer porn membership site CrashPadSeries.com. Houston distributes her own work and that of other indie adult filmmakers through PinkLabel.tv, catering to different sexual communities.
The Paris Feminist and Lesbian Film Festival is a women-only film festival founded in Paris, France, in 1989. The festival is organized by Cineffable, an association dedicated to promoting lesbian cinema, and encouraging lesbian creativity.