Pink and White Productions
|Founded||January 1, 2005|
|Founder||Shine Louise Houston|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Shine Louise Houston, Alexa Shae, Tristan Crane, Syd Blakovich, Jiz Lee|
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. 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. Along with her feature in Curve, Houston has also won Curve '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.
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.
The company's first release, The Crash Pad (2005), 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, and CHAMPION: Love Hurts, which won the Feminist Porn Awards 2009 "Movie of the Year" and was nominated for the AVN Awards "Best Video Feature" in 2010.
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.
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