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Trans Grrrls: Revolution Porn Style Now! The Revolution is Here!

trans-grrrls-cover-front-web-210x300My newest film Trans Grrrls: Revolution Porn Style Now is out on DVD today, and I could not be more excited. I’ve been dancing around my house with my own personal copy of the DVD, almost in shock that it’s real and it’s here.

Trans Grrrls was made over the course of the last year and a half. It began as an idea in the back of my head when I got to shoot Hayley Fingersmith, Ari Crow, and Tobi Hill-Meyer all in the same month. It culminated over a conversation with my “significant always” about why I would want to make a film featuring trans women. “Because they are all here, and these scenes are beautiful” wasn’t a good enough answer. We live in a world where simple things like that don’t work, as much as we’d like them to.

Trans women persevere through a heightened danger of violence, constant issues with employment and on-job harassment, limited access to health care, basic human rights, and on top of all that stress – exclusion from their closest communities. Even in queer porn, which is sometimes seems like a haven for trans and genderqueer folks, the access to paid gigs, and the trust that needed to be built between interested amateur models and directors with limited funding has only recently been improved.

This is not my lived experience, but it is one that I want to be seen. I can only relate to hatred and exclusion from the eyes of a fat person and a fat sex worker. I’ve received death threats and been denied jobs, but it’s still not the same. I can’t claim my own purposes of revolution here with this film. But I can explore the feeling of it, a revolution happening within queer porn and perhaps the entire adult industry. What if what happened in queer porn happened in real life? Wouldn’t it be awesome if a porn film could change the way we see people on the streets?

courtney-shooting-trans-grrrlsEach sex scene in this project is different, and yes – beautiful. These women are the ones to watch out for. A few, like Tobi Hill-Meyer and Michelle Austin, have been here and rocking it all along. But the new faces, like Emma, Chelsea, Hayley, and Ari are the new faces of the queer porn movement. They are everywhere, and will be everywhere. They will be famous. They will be role models. Trans Grrrls are modern day riot grrrls, creating space for themselves and fighting to be heard.

This movie was beyond fun to make. I got to work with some of my favorite people on Earth, and made so many new friends. I’m excited to be feeling it here at the beginning of something big, the birth of a huge trans women in queer porn movement. It’s here, and it’s loud, and it’s totally, absolutely, 100% revolutionary.

tobi-for-bannerA huge thank you to the trans grrrls in this film (Chelsea Poe, Emma Claire, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Hayley Fingersmith, June Day, Ari Crow, and Michelle Austin [on the upcoming VOD release]) their awesome accomplices (Maxine Holloway, Dylan Ryan, Quinn Cassidy, Jacques LeFemme, Ned, and Velvet!) and the people who helped out big time behind the scenes (COCOPOP I mean YOU! As well as James Darling, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Ella Quincey, and of course, my incredible partner Nick.)

Trans Grrrls is available for purchase on DVD at my mail order site RealQueerPorn.Com, and will be out on VOD (with a slightly different line-up) in the next few weeks. The website, transgrrrls.com will continue to feature awesome scenes centering trans women fucking on film, including footage from all over the internet. And look out for Tobi Hill-Meyer’s DOING IT AGAIN film series and website being revealed this Fall.

 

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