Pink and White Productions

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Pink and White Productions
Industry Filmmaking
Genre Queer Pornography
Founded January 1, 2005 (2005-01-01)
Founder(s) Shine Louise Houston
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people Shine Louise Houston, Alexa Shae, Tristan Crane, Syd Blakovich, Jiz Lee
Products Queer Pornography
Website pinkwhite.biz

Pink and White Productions is an American pornographic production company, based in San Francisco, California, that focuses on explicit video web and DVD releases showcasing female and queer sexuality. The company's main director and producer is Shine Louise Houston.[1] Houston began her vision for "Pink and White Productions" after graduating from San Francisco Arts Institute with a Bachelors in Fine Art Film; her works have become the new gold standard of adult cinema, particularly "The Crash Pad Series," which has won many awards as well as being featured in Curve magazine. [2] Along with her feature in Curve, Houston has also won Curve Magazine’s Lesbian Sex Culture Curator Award, the Feminist Porn Awards “Visionary, " PorYes Europe’s 1st Feminist Porn Awards Honored Filmmaker and International Ms Leather Keynote Speaker.

Houston founded Pink & White Productions in 2005, aiming to create a sustainable adult entertainment company that exposes the complexities of queer sexual desire. Taking inspiration from many different sources, Pink & White is dedicated to producing sexy and exciting images that reflect today’s blurred gender lines and fluid sexualities. Recognized internationally for smart and sexy work, Houston’s projects include four feature films, regular DVD volume releases of her popular queer porn website crashpadseries.com, and her newest endeavor, HeavenlySpire.com. [3]

“I believe there’s a lot of room and need to create adult content that’s real, that’s respectful and powerful … I think it’s the perfect place to become political. It’s a place where money, sex, media, and ethics converge.” - Shine Louise Houston Director and Producer, Pink and White Productions [4]

Houston's work has garnered significant attention in the LGBTQ and Feminist communities as indicated by with her many awards from the Feminist Porn Awards, started in 2006 and produced by Good For Her, a Toronto, Canada based feminist sexuality education centre and sex store. This event was started when Good For Her realized it wasn’t enough to criticize adult films for not adequately representing women’s – and in many cases, men’s – sexuality. The Feminist Porn Awards were created with the goals of celebrating ethical, feminist porn, exposing this work to a larger audience, and creating community amongst filmmakers, performers and audience members. Since starting the Feminist Porn Awards, Good For Her has handed out over 70 awards to movies, short films, websites, directors, heartthrobs, boundary breakers and visionaries, highlighting the work of feminist artists and filmmakers. [5]


History[edit]

The company's first release, The Crash Pad (2005),[6] was directed by Houston. The film won the 2006 Feminist Porn Award for Hottest Dyke Sex Scene. The company's subsequent releases were Superfreak (2006), which won the 2007 Feminist Porn Award for Best Dyke Scene, and In Search of the Wild Kingdom (2007), a mockumentary which won the 2007 Feminist Porn Award for Best Trans Sex Scene,[7] and CHAMPION: Love Hurts, which won the Feminist Porn Awards 2009 "Movie of the Year"[8] and was nominated for the AVN Awards "Best Video Feature" in 2010.[9]

The company also operates a pornographic website entitled the Crash Pad Series that features video and photo updates of some of the performers and characters related to the DVD release The Crash Pad. Several DVDs have been released featuring content from the Crash Pad Series.

Though the company explicitly seeks to showcase all forms of queer sex, its releases have had a focus on lesbian sexuality and a strong representation from the lesbian community. Most of the performers in the company's releases are female and trans men, but performers of other gender presentations have been featured, including cisgender men and trans women.

In 2011, the company launched a new pornographic website named Heavenly Spire, which features video updates of cisgender and transgender men. The website received honors at the 2011 Feminist Porn Awards.[10]

In 2012, Crash Pad Series won the 2012 Feminist Porn Award for Best Website[11] and in 2014 Occupied won an XBIZ Award for 'Feminist Porn Release of the Year.'[12]

DVD releases[edit]

  • The Crash Pad (2005)
  • Superfreak (2006)
  • The Wild Search (previously released as In Search of the Wild Kingdom; 2007)
  • Crash Pad Series 1 (2007)
  • Crash Pad Series 2: Unlocked (2008)
  • Crash Pad Series 3: Through the Keyhole (2008)
  • CHAMPION: Love Hurts (2008)
  • Crash Pad Series 4: Rope Burn (2009)
  • Crash Pad Series 5: Through the Revolving Door (2010)
  • Crash Pad Series 6: Wide Open (2011)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shine Louise Houston Biography". 
  2. ^ "Curve Magazine Article". 
  3. ^ "About Pink and White Productions". 
  4. ^ "Shine Quote". 
  5. ^ "About Feminist Porn Awards". 
  6. ^ Newman, Felice (March 2, 2006). "Don't Miss the Crash Pad". San Francisco Bay Times. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ Blue, Violet (January 25, 2007). "Pink and White Productions". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ Treleaven, Sarah (May 1, 2009). "2009 Feminist Porn Awards Celebrate Female Empowerment". That's Fit. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ Sullivan, David (Nov 25, 2008). "2009 AVN Awards Nominees Announced". AVN Awards. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  10. ^ "2011 Good For Her Feminist Porn Award Winners". Good For Her. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Crash Pad Series Wins A Feminist Award". 
  12. ^ XBIZ Award Winners 2014, XBIZ, January, 2014

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