"Feminist porn takes a cultural form that has historically been seen as the purview of men. It reworks sexual images and conventions to explore new and more diverse kinds of desires." - Madison Young (pornographic actress, director, bondage model, published writer, sexual educator and founder of Femina Potens Art Gallery) 

 

Back in the 70s, feminist theorist Laura Mulvey came up with a concept we all know and love: the male gaze. It was this crazy idea that women are always “looked at and displayed” for the male spectator’s pleasure–particularly in cinematic production.

Feminist porn promotes a sex-positive sphere for women to reclaim the narrative around female sexuality and establish a higher standard for what sex is and should be. In feminist porn, actors are paid fairly, and consent is a crucial component in production. Feminist porn further aligns with ethical production by practicing intersectionality: it represents marginalized groups without fetishizing them. Both the audience and the participants enter and leave the space empowered. And worth noting that, yes, a lot of feminist porn sites and studios do have a membership or pay per view model. This is the price we (happily) pay to know that performers are being treated and appropriately compensated. Here's our round-up of some of the best spots for feminist porn.

Let's start with membership based sites!

Lust Cinema

Swedish writer, director, and producer Erika Lust founded LustFilms in 2004 with the intention of creating a space for “those seeking an alternative to mainstream porn: where the feminine viewpoint is vital, the aesthetic is a pleasure to all of the senses, and eroticism and innovation are celebrated.”  LustFilms has a variety of artsy films available to view if you are a member.

 

Indie Porn Revolution

 “Subversive smut created by ladies, artists, and queers.”  

One of the oldest queer porn production companies, Indie Porn Revolution, is a pioneering platform for exploring sex beyond the gender binary. It offers an all-inclusive cast, with options ranging from queer BDSM to ballet. It’s one of our favorites.

CrashPadSeries

CrashPadSeries also offers queer porn with a variety of sexual orientations, gender identities, sizes, shapes, ages, disabilities, and more. The actors have agency over whatever they choose to do on camera, so in turn, it is common for viewers to see them practicing safe sex and open communication. Fan-flippin-tastic, right?

 

Non-Membership Based

Lady Cheeky

Hailed as the NUMBER ONE(!!) porn site for women, Lady Cheeky is a Tumblr-style page with “curated sensual images and gifs that depict palpable desire, unbridled passion, and body positive eroticism.”

Pink Label TV 

Pink Label TV has a free option for access to a plethora of feminist porn. It even has a section called “The Feminist Porn Gaze!” Payments for one-off rentals go to the film’s production company, so they can continue to make these beautiful films.



 

 

 

Feminist Porn Reviews

This site is a blog dedicated to reviewing porn films, so you don’t have to sit through twenty minutes or so of one with any concern! The site also has the reviews categorized by production companies and directors.

XConfessions

XConfessions is run by Erika Lust, who turns women’s erotic fantasies into feature-length porn. Anyone can submit, giving the films a raw quality that you don’t always get. 


 

Sources:
Mulvey, Laura. "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema." Feminisms (1975): 438-48. Web
 Hirschfeld, M. Sexual Anomalies, And Perversions: Physical And Psychological Development, Diagnosis And Treatment. London: Encyclopaedic Press. 1938. Print.

By Andriana Kanaras 

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3 comments

  • Akshata on

    Good
  • Karen on

    You forgot Bright Desire, an Australian membership website with wonderful woman-centric films.

  • Lucy Peroni on

    Don’t forget Four Chambers

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