25.10.2008, 12:00 – 14:00, Fee 25 Euro ( http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de )
What Does Feminist Porn Look Like?
Audacia Ray, New York
In the last few years, feminist, independent, queer, and alt pornographies have become a visible and viable part of the adult industry, to the excitement of many porn fans, performers, and producers. But there are still a lot of arguments about whether or not porn can be feminist and ethical, and what exactly that looks like.
In this workshop, we’ll deconstruct the meaning of feminist porn and then try to put it back together again in photos and a video that will be produced during the session. We’ll evaluate some examples of sexual media and discuss whether or not they are feminist, and how to tell whether or not they are ethically produced. Then, we’ll set up a scene with a live model (the workshop leader!) and experiment with shooting in a feminist and ethical way. Will what we make challenge assumptions about feminism and porn? Is it possible to make images by ethical and feminist producers look different than other images?
Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras and come prepared to shoot either stills or video. Amateurs are more than welcome!
Audacia Ray will be serving as both workshop leader and muse for the media produced during the session. She is the editor of Village Voice sexuality blog NakedCity.com, director and producer of the award-winning porn film “The Bi Apple”, author of the book “Naked on the Internet”, and a (mostly) retired model and sex worker.
Number of participants: 20 (Women & Men)
Workshop Fee: 25 Euro
Registration via email to firstname.lastname@example.org