From October 16-18st the film award ceremony for feminist pornography will present sensual and consensual alternatives to mainstream pornography. The last decade is characterized by a sexpositive movement that concentrates on feminist focus areas such as sexual knowledge transferral. Books and magazines about feminist porn were published; universities have taken on pornography as a research topic. We a sincerely happy about this positive response and the fact that a wide publicity has been created for realistic pornography together with a transformation of the erotic culture has been created.
The PorYes feminist Porn Film Award was initiated by communication scientist, author and operator of the first feminist Sexshop Europe’s Sexclusivitaeten, Dr. Laura Méritt together with sex activist and photographer Polly Fannlaf. Since 2009, the award stands for respectful portrayal of all genders and a diverse sexuality. The public award is accompanied by dialogue sessions and a very sexy aftershow. party. The entire 3-day event is prepared by members of the Freudenfluss Netzwerk- a loose network of volunteers and activists. The PorYes prize, the beautiful Oyster has been awarded to pioneers such as Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle; Joseph Kramer, Monika Treut, Shine Louise Houston or queer Pornstars as Jiz Lee, Buck Angel, Bishop Black and many more. The film Touch me not! by Adina Pintilie also gained an oyster in 2019.
As we have done in the past- this year we will contribute to an alternative film-and porn history by awarding special film- or lifetime achievements to people of different generations and cultures.
THE PORYES NOMINEES 2021
This year’s focus is on the question of authenticity in (feminist) porn. Morgana Muses (AUS) takes off at 48 as a porn star in the alternative scene, leaving her old life behind. Pioneer Nenna Joiner (USA) addresses racism as an industry and makes films featuring only Black women only. Lina Bembe (MEX/D) turns to turn to traditional portals because her sex education video has been blocked. Del LaGrace Volcano (GB) becomes a gender terrorist and Marit Östberg (S) brings Swedish feminism together with Berlin local color. The weekend is underpinned academically by Clarissa Smith, editor of the scholarly journal Porn Studies. Her research focuses on authenticity in porn films.
Moderation: Dr. Laura Méritt, Initiator and sexologist & Janina Rook, Comédienne, director, writer and producer.
Introduction:: Annemie Vanackeren, Director Hebbel am Ufer
Opening: Katja Lewina, Author
Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Freudenfluss Netzwerk as guests at the Renaissance Theater Berlin.
Event will be held in German and English. Films can be watched without language skills.
Date: 16th of October 2021 / Time: 8 pm / Venue: Renaissance Theater, Knesebeckstr.100, 10623 Berlin