Nov 052012
 

Shine Louise Houston is the groundbreaking feminist porn producer and director who jump-started a queer porn renaissance with her film The Crash Pad in 2005 and is considered one of the leaders of this growing movement. Shine talks this Friday on Sex Out Loud about ethical porn making, the continuing success of The Crash Pad Series, her erotic interest in masculinity and cocks, and her dedication to representing queer people of color. Plus, she tells us about her two brand new projects and answers listener questions. Call in at 866-472-5788 to talk to us!

As the pioneering producer and director of Pink and White Productions, Shine has always had unique vision. Graduating from San Francisco Arts Institute with a Bachelors in Fine Art Film, her works have become the new gold standard of adult cinema. During a five year position at the women-owned, sex toy purveyor Good Vibrations, Shine recognized an underserved demand for authentic woman and queer made porn. Shine’s films have been recognized as the next big wave of women produced porn and have been internationally screened from Berlin to New Zealand.

Quotes
“There is power in creating images, and for a woman of color and a queer to take that power… I don’t find it exploitative; I think it’s necessary.”

“I believe there’s a lot of room and need to create adult content that’s real, that’s respectful and powerful … I think it’s the perfect place to become political. It’s a place where money, sex, media, and ethics converge.”

Shine’s awards and honors
Curve Magazine’s Lesbian Sex Culture Curator Award
Feminist Porn Awards “Visionary”
PorYes Europe’s 1st Feminist Porn Awards Honored Filmmaker
International Ms Leather Keynote Speaker

Projects
Features: The Crash Pad, Superfreak, The Wild Search, CHAMPION: Love Hurts
Compilations: Crash Pad Series Volume 1, Crash Pad Series Volume 2, Crash Pad Series Volume 3, Crash Pad Series Volume 4, Crash Pad Series Volume 5, Crash Pad Series Volume 6, Her Porn 3
Websites: CrashPadSeries.com, PinkWhite.biz, HeavenlySpire.com, QueerPink.com, and Point of Contact (forthcoming)

Project Awards & Honors
CrashPadSeries.com – 2012 Feminist Porn Awards BEST WEBSITE
HeavenlySpire.com – Nominated 2011 Feminist Porn Awards
Crash Pad Series Volume 6 – Nominated 2011 Feminist Porn Awards
“Best Alternative Website” Nomination 2011 AVN Awards – crashpadseries.com
“Audience Choice Award” 2010 Feminist Porn Awards presented by Good For Her – Crash Pad Series Volume 5 (Shawn & Mickey Mod)
“Movie of the Year” 2009 Feminist Porn Awards presented by Good For Her – CHAMPION: Love Hurts
“Best Video Feature” Nomination 2010 AVN Awards – CHAMPION: Love Hurts
“Steamiest Trans Sex Scene” 2000 Feminist Porn Awards presented by Good For Her – Crash Pad Series Volume 2 (Julie & Michelle Aston)
“Best Dyke Sex Film” 2008 Feminist Porn Awards presented by Good For Her – Crash Pad Series Volume 1
“Best Trans Sex Scene” 2007 Feminist Porn Awards presented by Good For Her – The Wild Search (Papi Cox & Will Thrustwell)
“Best Dyke Sex Scene” 2007 Feminist Porn Awards presented by Good For Her – Superfreak (Lorelei Lee, Princess Donna & Dana Dearmond)
“Best Dyke Sex Scene” 2006 Feminist Porn Awards presented by Good For Her – The Crash Pad (Jiz Lee & Shawn)
Selected, Outfest 2006, the 26th Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Selected, 18th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Fest
Selected, Cineffable 2006, Paris, France
Vixens + Visionaries Independent Porn Awards – “Best Dyke Sex Scene” The Crash Pad

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