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Fatale Screening at Opening Night of the San Francisco PornFilmFest

Sunday, November 7th, 2021

Safe Is Desire

Good news! Fatale’s Safe Is Desire is screening on opening night of the San Francisco PornFilmFest (#SFPFF) @SFPornFilmFest – and Nan will be there to give an intro on November 11!

Check out the interview with Nan by Caitlin Donohue in 48 Hills: Legendary Lesbian Adult Filmmaker Nan Kinney talks past and present of XXX.  

Huge thanks to Shine Louise Houston – @ShineLouise – and @JizLee of @PinkWhite for masterminding this necessary porn film festival in San Francisco.

Live and in person! Amazing. A year ago, who would’ve thunk it.

The festival runs November 11 – 28, 2021 and is also live-streaming through @PinkLabelTV.

Tickets here for live in person or live-streaming here.



A Picture Is Worth…

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Candida Royalle

Summer is over here in the Northern Hemisphere, and autumn beckons. Recently a much admired and well-loved feminist pioneer friend and colleague of ours died.

Candida Royalle, many of you know, was the visionary feminist pornographer who pioneered what became “couples porn,” which could be part of the mainstream. As Nan wrote in her sweet and moving column, “Remembering Candida,” Candida’s goal was always “to open up the mainstream porn market to porn made by women for women. And she achieved that goal.”

We posted a nice pic of Candida in the blog piece  and on Fatale’s Facebook page. One classy lady!

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Speaking of pictures, do come on over and follow us on Pinterest. Some of our boards include “Lesbians We Love,” “Femme Thrills,” “Dyke Pride,” “Butch” and more.

If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, think of it as a social media website with lots of bulletin boards where you can “pin” your pictures. It’s fun. Come join us!

Until next time,

Nan & Christi

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Remembering Candida

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Candida Royalle










We mourn the loss of Candida Royalle, who died last Monday, September 7, 2015.

“Candida really started the ‘Couples’ market in mainstream porn industry. She was the godmother, really the mother of the Couples porn movies,” Nan writes.

“I admired her for bringing her feminist porn to the mainstream market, that was always her goal, to open up the mainstream porn market to porn made by women for women.

“And she achieved that goal. Beautifully produced movies focusing on women’s pleasure. Always supportive and generous to us at Fatale, with her time and advice. She was one of our role models as we made our way bringing real lesbian porn to lesbians.”

Feminist Porn Awards 2015

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Feminist Porn Awards

The Feminist Porn Awards are happening now in Toronto. We wish we were there to help celebrate!

We’re pretty excited about Berlin-based Goodyn Green’s feature-length porn flick Shutter, which was featured at the Berlin Porn Film Festival and is nominated this year. We’ll see if she wins!

Feminist Porn Awards by Good for Her

The amazing Good for Her hosts the awards ceremony, and tonight is the 10th annual Feminist Porn Awards gala!

If you want to see a recent winner, check out Courtney Trouble’s Lesbian Curves, which won Hottest Dyke Film at last year’s Feminist Porn Awards!

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In Memoriam: Barbara DeGenevieve

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Barbara DeGenevieveWe were lucky enough to have met Barbara DeGenevieve just over 10 years ago. She sent Nan a note about a new project she was working on called, and she had some lesbian porn she wanted to show us.

Thus was born Full Load: Scenes from, which Barbara directed and for which Nan served as executive producer. Greta Christina wrote, “This is a tasty video…butch and FTM fans, load up.”

As relevant today as it was then, Full Load showed explicit lesbian and trans sex. Nan says, “Barbara was one of the first people to really explore lesbian, queer, FTM and trans sex in a porn context.”

She served as chair of the photography department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a visual artist, she received two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowships, among other awards and honors.

Out of her Chicago home base, Barbara also served as a mentor to the talented Carolyn Caizzi (Turn Me Up Over and On, Coming Home, Special Delivery) and Stacy Goldate (as Edith Edit, directing Dominatrix Waitrix), each of whom has her own porn style and eye for style.

We had the pleasure of meeting Barbara in person in Santa Fe a few years ago. What fun!

It was with great sadness we learned of her death earlier this week from cervical cancer.

We credit Barbara with bringing a “Chicago porn” style to lesbian and feminist porn. Her influence can be seen in her sense of humor, which is present in nearly everything she touched and created.


A Fabulous Show We Recommend

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Susie Bright

Susie Bright is one of the smartest people we know, and one of the smartest sex people we know. She was the editor of On Our Backs for many years, working with Nan and Deborah as the magazine’s editor. You can read Susie’s OOB story (and see some good pictures), with links to more stories, at Susie’s blog.

You find most everything, including links to Susie’s books and her weekly podcast, “In Bed with Susie Bright,” from Susie Bright’s Journal.

Susie was recently on Sex Out Loud Radio with Tristan Taormino. Sex Out Loud, like its host Tristan, is smart, funny and always insightful. We highly recommend a listen (it’s free)…especially the part about the OOB and Fatale work at Cornell, and catch her vivid description of a certain sexy scene in one of Fatale’s videos…

Listen now.

Curious which video they’re talking about? See it here!


Real Sex Is Coming Your Way—Again!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

HBO’s “Real Sex” is a groundbreaking documentary series conceived by Sheila Nevins that explored human sexuality in a way that hadn’t been seen on TV before.

In anticipation of the next episode of “Sex//Now,” scheduled to begin running on May 1, 2014, HBO has been airing the “Real Sex” series.

Called “the 60 Minutes of sex,” the “Real Sex” series, which ran for nearly 20 years, is still a favorite, with episodes starring many of our favorite people, including Sondra Goodwin, Carol Queen and Annie Sprinkle.

Real Sex HBO

Get the whole “Real Sex” schedule—HBO TV, On Demand and HBO Go—here.

Watch the “Sex//Now” HBO trailer on YouTube #NSFW.

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Women’s Pleasure?

Friday, November 15th, 2013

One Night Stand

Does it shock you that in 2013 a new study shows that women in hook-ups or one-night stands fare worse when it comes to sexual satisfaction? Fully sixty percent—60%–of women in short-term hookups do not have orgasms.

Men are doing just fine. The sexually satisfied hookup men count for 80% of the total. “After his own orgasm…he showed no interest in her satisfaction,” noted the article, “In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns.”

We wonder if lesbians are in the same situation. Are 60% of lesbians unsatisfied at the close of a hookup or one-nighter? Somehow we doubt it.

Is it even desirable to forego pleasure to ensure that your partner gets off?

Confession: many times one or the other of us would give the other pleasure—multiple gushing ecstatic orgasms—and just call it quits. Another time. Tomorrow.

But the study mentions that issue too: there is no “next time” and therefore maybe the responsibility falls flat. You didn’t get off? Oh, well.

One Night Stand

Women deserve pleasure. They deserve to be pleased. Our life’s work has been dedicated to the pleasure and pleasuring of women.

Maybe women need a little porn and play toys…a nice juicy dildo…to get some satisfaction on their own. Our fave is the sexiest dyke movie “One Night Stand.”

Till next time, happy Thanksgiving, happy Hanukkah.

Yours in good love and sex,

Nan & Christi

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Nan on “Blue”

Friday, November 15th, 2013


Blue is the warmest color

Is blue the warmest color?

The New York Times solicited Nan Kinney’s opinion on just exactly what “real lesbian porn” is. “‘Blue’ Through Lesbian Eyes” ran last week in the Times’ style section.

We’re headed to see Blue Is the Warmest Color this weekend. Check it out!

And if you’re curious about Suburban Dykes, which Nan mentioned in the article, it’s classic, classy lesbian porn.

“Blue” Through Lesbian Eyes

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Blue Is the Warmest Color

Adèle Exarchopoulos, left, and Léa Seydoux in the film “Blue Is the Warmest Color.”

The New York Times Style section has a great piece out today by Tim Teeman. “Blue, Through Lesbian Eyes” explores the notion of lesbian sex in the movie Blue Is the Warmest Color. What do lesbian filmmakers and lesbian pornographers think about how lesbian sex is portrayed on the screen?

Besides the filmmakers, Nan Kinney is quoted, along with Annie Sprinkle, AVN‘s Mark Kernes, Madison Young, Shine Louise Houston and Jiz Lee.

Kudos to writer Tim Teeman for his interesting, multifaceted article in which he’s unafraid to talk to lesbians about real lesbian sex!

Tim is the author of a brand-new exploration of Gore Vidal’s sex life called In Bed with Gore Vidal. We’re going to check it out!