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. Lina Bembe (MEX/D) has to turn to traditional portals because her sex education video is 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 film.
The PorYes Award celebrates alternative approaches, diverse genders, and consensual sexualities. Outstanding films or life works of people from different generations and cultures are honored. Pioneers like Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle & Joseph Kramer, Monika Treut, Shine Louise Houston or queer porn stars like Jiz Lee, Buck Angel, Bishop Black and many more. The film Touch me by Adina Pintilie also gained an oyster in 2019.
All PorYes events at a glance:
10/16 Feminist Porn Award.
Public award ceremony with the nominees and sexy film clips and performances at Renaissance Theater I 8pm.
10/17. Safe Spaces needed – Ageism, Racism, Sexism. Alternatives in Feminist Porn. Panel discussion with the award winners I Forum Factory, Besselstr.13-14, 10969 Berlin I 4.30 p.m.
10/18. Authenticity in Porn, lecture with Clarissa Smith, editor Porn Studies, and discussion with the awarded filmmakers. Humboldt University I Senate Room, Unter den Linden 7, Berlin Mitte. I 7 pm.