DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution

DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution

by Madison Young

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DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution by Madison Young

Famed porn director and performer Madison Young tells you how to share your personal sexual revolution on film! From formulating goals through script-writing, choosing colleagues through final edits, fund-raising through marketing, DIY Porn Handbook contains all the information insider tips and insights you need to become one of the voices of today's radical pornography subculture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780937609811
Publisher: Greenery Press
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Madison Young is an artist, author, feminist pornographer, and sexual revolutionary. She has directed 43 erotic films over the past decade, garnering numerous XBiz and AVN nominations, and is a six-time Feminist Porn Award winner. Her films have been screened at film festivals Internationally. She speaks frequently on the topic of feminism and pornography at colleges, universities and conferences. She is currently working on "Becoming MILF," a documentary that explores motherhood and sexuality.

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When you think about it, pornography is the only cinematic medium – and one of the only modes of artistic expression – that dares to document, capture, examine and reflect upon our sexual culture. It is the only visual medium we have that captures graphic sexual intimacy and sexual relationships. In this way, pornography is a truly powerful medium of artistic practice. By creating pornography that reflects healthy sexual communication, pornography can provide graphic modeling for healthier sexual communication.

If the pornography we are shooting honors each performer as an individual, and models individuals stating their sexual needs and desires, with preferences like, “How does it feel when I rock on your g-spot with my fingers like this? Does that feel good? You feel so wet. I love it.” “Mmm, yes, that feels really good. It would feel even better if you slip on some of the latex gloves and squirt some more lube on me. That would feel so good.” “Like this?” Snap of glove. “Oooh, I love that sound. Yes, that’s perfect, my love.”

This type of dialogue within a film models communication, desire, feedback without judgment, connection, safer sex practices and negotiation (as well as the use of lubricant, and a way of asking for lubricant that feels sexy and not awkward). When people see clear communication and safer sex practices being used, and authentic pleasure being expressed in a way that is natural and not exclusively focused on the orgasm, but on pleasure and partnered intimacy and connection, it radically shifts their perception of sex, and models for them a way to ask for what they want in the bedroom….

We must not forget that we still live in the shadow of scarlet letters. In a society that is shrouded in fear of our own bodies, our own pleasure, our own sex, our own porn and our own honest communication about our desires. This is a culture in which we still lack basic, inclusive sexual education. We live with everyday slut-shaming, body-shaming and catcalls that assault ears as we walk down the street. There is another way, and we do have the power and ability to disrupt and dismantle these fears and empower people with the ability to accept, embrace and communicate about who they are as sexual beings and who they want to be. The revolution won’t be televised, but it will be filmed: the revolution is called DIY porn.

Table of Contents

Preface Diy Porn Manifesto 1

1 Diy and Its Influence on Porn 3

2 The History, Present and Future of Diy Porn 11

3 Why Does Diy Porn Matter? 17

A Conversation with Mom 29

4 Stating Your Values & Vision 31

Pornography as Protest: Direct Action and Diy Porn Zahra Stardust 37

5 Space To Be Inspired 43

6 Building Community 49

Tricks of the Trade Jiz Lee 63

7 Let's Build A World! 75

8 Gathering Resources & Creating a Diy Porn Budget 95

Specific Tax Information for Film Production, By The Tax Domme 115

9 Pre-Production: Communication and Empowerment 125

Words of Wisdom From Post Porn Feminist Filmmaker Maria Llopis 139

10 Production Flow 143

Disability Inclusive Diy Porn Tips Shanna Katz, M.ED, ACS 155

11 Paperwork, Legalities and Obscenity Laws 161

12 Shooting Styles & Angles 169

13 Cut & Paste: The Bare Bones of Editing 183

14 Distribution: How to Get Your Film into the World 189

15 Marketing and Promotion: Connecting With Your Audience 201

Afterword 229

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