dir. Becky Goldberg | 60 minutes | 2003 | documentary
Take a rare and empowering look into the pornography industry and the feminist community and see how they intertwine within the politics and poetics of female sexuality. Either you love it or you hate it, you use it or you don’t. No matter how you look at it, pornography is here to stay. Feminism, on the other hand, has been going in and out of style for decades and it can carry just as many polarized views that pornography can. But what happens when you bring the two together; some say oppression, others say sexual expression.
Within the pornography industry, female actresses, directors, and producers are coming out, saying that their brand of feminism, in fact, informs the pornography they make and the ability for their work to help women become sexually empowered – both on screen and in the privacy of their living rooms. Who better to claim the adult industry for themselves, than the women it revolves around?
Features interviews with Greta Christina, Shar Rednour and Jackie Strano of S.I.R. Video, Jen Loy of Fabula Magazine, Nina Hartley, Sharon Mitchell, Tristan Taormino, and Jane Hamilton.
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