In addition to — but totally separate from — the “Using Explicit Sex as a Storytelling Element” panel I organized and will be moderating at SXSW this year, let me tell you about Sex Story Film Fest.

Three legends will be screening content and answering questions following the screening during a small private event held just outside downtown Austin. It’s gonna be amazing!

More information is included in the PR below, and you can but a ticket right here

#SexStoryFilmFest Coming to Austin, TX

Three esteemed women adult filmmakers to screen content on March 11

February 28, 2018 (Austin, TX) — Three esteemed women filmmakers will screen select erotic narrative films during a small private event held in Austin, TX on March 11, 2018 at 7 pm.

Shine Louise Houston (PinkLabel.TV), Angie Rowntree (, and Dee Severe (Severe Sex Films) will be on hand while attendees view selections from each director. Performer Jiz Lee will host the event. Sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals will moderate the filmmaker Q&A immediately following the screening.

#SexStoryFilmFest will be held at the Austin Dungeon, a private space located approximately ten minutes from downtown Austin (exact location to be disclosed with ticket purchase), on March 11 from 7 – 9 pm CST. Doors open at 6:30. The event is supported in part by generous donations from AVN Media Network and Takedown Piracy.

Tickets for #SexStoryFilmFest can be purchased for $12 via EventBrite here:

Works to be screened include: GONE (2016 AVN Awards “Best Drama” Nominee, 2016 XBIZ Awards “Best Couples Release” Nominee and 2016 semi-finalist at the Swedish Film Festival) by Angie Rowntree; CORRUPTED BY THE EVILS OF FETISH PORN (2018 AVN Awards Nominee for “Best Comedy” and “Most Outrageous Sex Scene,” 2018 XBIZ Awards “Fetish Release of the Year” Winner) by Dee Severe; and a selection of clips from SNAPSHOT (2017 Toronto International Porn Festival’s “Movie of the Year” Winner and 2018 XBIZ Awards “Best All-Girl Release” Nominee ), BIRTHDAY (2018), PUT the NEEDLE on the RECORD (2016), and BED PARTY: Eden Alexander and Sebastian Keys (2014 Feminist Porn Awards “Best Boygasm Award” Winner) by Shine Louise Houston.

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About Shine Louise Houston

A graduate of San Francisco Arts Institute with a Bachelors in Fine Art Film, Shine Louise Houston founded Pink and White Productions in 2005. Her filmmaking is influenced by classic ‘70s era pornography and informed by the Bay Area’s LGBTQ+ community, resulting in a body of work with honest, inclusive depictions of human desire in Houston’s signature cinematic style.

About Dee Severe

Dee Severe came to fetish porn from a background in mainstream indie film and rock journalism. She and her husband Jimmy Broadway are lifestyle BDSM players and co-founded Severe Sex Films with the aim of combining authentic BDSM with cinematic production values. Their films have received multiple awards — an AVN Award for “Best BDSM Movie,” an XBIZ Award for “Fetish Release of the Year” and a FemDom Award for “DVD of the Year” — plus multiple nominations, including ones from the Transgender Erotica Awards (TEAs) and Feminist Porn Awards.

About Angie Rowntree

Angie Rowntree is the founder of, the web’s premier “porn for women” site and winner of the XBIZ’s “Adult Site of the Year — For Women” 2017 award, among many others. Rowntree got her start in the adult industry’s online sector in the early ‘90s, making her one of the Internet’s true porn pioneers. She is regarded as one of the adult industry’s top female power-players and was inducted into the prestigious AVN Hall of Fame – Internet Founders Division in 2014.

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