The Tribeca 2018 film lineup features stories of sluttiness, surveillance and queer sexuality. Kristen Cochrane is back with another brilliant list of women-led films to see at this year’s fest (or after, in a theatre/laptop near you).
Unforch for us curious sluts, there aren’t many films out there that feature non-monogamous people in a sensitive or nuanced way. But don’t fret: we’ve compiled a list of six movies that don’t portray non-monogamous relationships as satanic cults (we see you, Tom Cruise). By Troy Michael Bordun.
In the heyday of Jersey Shore (a simpler time, frankly) Snooki and her cohort of ladies were slut-shamed and scrutinized by the media in a way that their spiky-mopped male counterparts were not. Just in time for the show’s reunion, Annie Fell muses about the Shore’s double standard.
There have always been people who transcend or reject the gender binary, but they haven’t always been visible onscreen. Kristen Cochrane looks at how representations of trans and gender nonconforming folks have shifted over the course of film history.
Read an excerpt from my book, SLUTEVER: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World, about my adventures into the world of sugar-babying :) – By Karley Sciortino
The United States Congress just passed two bills, SESTA and FOSTA, which claim to diminish sex trafficking, but in practice is censorship legislature that will make sex workers’ lives more dangerous and their futures uncertain. Here, dominatrix Mistress Couple talks to three other sex workers about what these bills mean for their work and lives, as well as for the future of sex work and censorship in the United States.
As the black sheep of ’90s indie rock, Liz Phair pioneered a messy, raunchy and subversive approach to sex that changed both the male-dominated musical landscape and norms for female sexuality. Annie Fell reflects on how Phair’s debut album Exile in Guyville changed her life, and wonders if it holds up to scrutiny 25 years on.
Why do images of male directors generally portray them pointing and shouting, whereas female directors on set are smiling and poised? Tatum Dooley discusses the representation of female directors, and how the rejection of this demure image by legendary director Agnès Varda’s is inspiring women behind the camera today.
This year’s SXSW lineup features some excellent films by female filmmakers. Kristen Cochrane rounds up five you shouldn’t miss if you’re a person who likes nice things.
Ever wished you could give yourself head? Same. Well now you can (sort of) with LELO’s oral sex simulator for women. And Amber Rose—aka the messiah of slutty feminism—wants to share the (self) love.