Everyone who knows my films is aware how much I love to show female pleasure – especially women receiving great head, and guys who love giving it. Why is this so important to me and other feminist pornographers? Well, we don’t see it anywhere else. Cunnilingus in mainstream porn is usually done quickly and badly, if at all. It’s shown for about a minute as a warm-up for the main act: penetration. Fellatio, on the other hand, can go on for ages and is often the main focus of the scene, or leading up to the culminating ‘cum-shot’, usually in the woman’s face. (more…)
It must have taken a lot of courage for Angelina Jolie to announce to the public that she had undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of getting breast cancer. Recently she wrote a beautiful, candid piece for the New York Times called ‘My Medical Choice’, which described how she lost her own mother to the disease, and how, after testing positive for a defective gene called BRCA1 she learnt she had an 87% chance of developing it too, as well as a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. You can read it here.
She says she took the decision to undergo the surgery, reducing her risk of breast cancer to 5%, so that her six children would know that they won’t lose her to the same disease that she lost her mother to. The decision to go public with the news was to raise awareness of gene-testing so that other women potentially at risk would take the test and be able to make their own informed decision. In a world where the bodies of female celebrities are obsessively scrutinised, gossiped about and considered public property, Angelina Jolie is risking considerable invasions of personal privacy by sharing her experience. (more…)