Censored by the porn industry?!

I have recently been sent information from an Adult Pay TV channel regarding their programming criteria. It is a fascinating read that makes clear just how sexist the porn industry still is and how reluctant it is to embrace innovative content.

Rule #1: „The time until the first sex starts in a scene shouldn’t be longer than 10 minutes“

That means that as a filmmaker you’d better hurry up and make sure you show your cast fucking hard-core style as soon as possible – otherwise your content will not be shown on this channel. Who cares about telling a story or featuring a sexy build-up?

Rule #2: „There should be at least 4 or more female talents in the cast per film“.

This shows again that the porn content that gets shown on most pay for porn TV is selected by men for a purely male audience. No word about the variety in hot, male „talent“.

Rule #3: „Talent’s appearance shouldn’t be too trashy & sleazy. Pregnant and senior talents should also be checked out if they are aesthetically appropriate for the Adult Pay TV intentions! “

Who defines what is „trashy“or „sleazy“? Why are these rules especially applicable to pregnant women and older porn performers? This just explains again why in mainstream porn everyone looks the same; groomed, nipped and tucked to fit a certain look that is considered to be attractive, but often lacking the unique individual traits that I find sexy in a person. This is why we do not see pubes, freckles or wrinkles in mainstream porn. Yawn!

Based on those rules, my films are not suitable and will not be shown. Censored by the big players of the porn industry yet again… there is no place here for alternative, creative content from a female perspective.

Not that this is anything new to me. One large German distributer refused to distribute my film „Female Fantasies“ as they considered the scene „Cruising“ (which featured three bi guys and a woman with a strap-on) as „dirty“. This is the same company that produces endless Bukake parties and triple anal penetration (done to women of course) without batting an eyelid. But they run a mile when confronted with a female fantasy that features bisexual men and a dominant woman. It is odd as that very scene they refused to publish went on to be screened at the British Film Institute in London and to also win an award at the feminist porn awards in Toronto. This is why I chose to be an independent producer; I can shoot and show what I like, even if my „controversial“ and „dirty“ content limits my options when selling the films.

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