“Pioneers of Feminist Porn” discussion LIVE on June 16 at noon PDT/3 pm EST on Mindbrowse.com!

I will be moderating this discussion. Here is some press about it…


June 11, 2015 – Groundbreaking feminist porn director, producer and author Candida Royalle will be joined by award-winning New Sensations director Jacky St. James for a discussion about the history, evolution and future of feminist porn in an event called “Pioneers of Feminist Porn.”

The “Pioneers of Feminist Porn” discussion will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 3pm EST/12pm PDT, beginning with Royalle addressing the evolution of erotica made for women from when she first entered the industry as a performer in 1974 to the works being authored by current generation of producers and directors. St. James will then join Royalle to discuss their perspectives on the future of women’s erotica, after which Royalle will talk about her forthcoming documentary “While You Were Gone” and the “Natural Contours” line of personal massagers she developed in partnership with Dutch industrial designer Jandirk Groet among other developing projects.

Royalle has been producing erotica from a woman’s perspective since 1984, when the prevailing attitude in the adult industry was there was no such thing as a market for porn tailored to women. At this point, Royalle has been proving that notion wrong for over 30 years, creating a series of feature films that still serve as the standard to which her peers in women’s erotica aspire.

“You cannot talk about female pornographers and not mention Candida Royalle, whose work in pornography is every bit as groundbreaking today as it was thirty years ago,” St. James said of her esteemed co-panelist. “Her name is synonymous with feminism and couples porn, and even today I look to her work as an inspiration in mine. It takes a lot of gumption to turn a once male-dominated industry on its head and create a bold, unique product that doesn’t cater solely to one demographic.”

Royalle said she’s eagerly looking forward to tackling a variety of subjects with St. James and the event’s moderator, sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals.

“I love any opportunity to get together with smart, talented women with whom I can speak candidly about sex and erotic expression and of course my work,” Royalle said. Royalle added that, whether the work is fiction or reality-based, she always tries to “pepper my work with positive messages, featuring characters and situations that people can get ideas from and things they can use to improve their own sex lives.”

“I hope women – and men! – will tune in and listen,” Royalle said. “My favorite part of any talk has always been the Q&A, and I love to be surprised. So please: tune in, call in and surprise me!”

Throughout the discussion, viewers can tweet questions and comments of their own using the #SexTalkTuesday hashtag for Tibbals to relay to St. James and Royalle during the Q&A portion which will close the show.

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