Posts Tagged ‘Barbara DeGenevieve’

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.


Top 5 Favorite Butch Porn Movies

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Shine Louise HoustonSexy dyke movies that star butches—we can’t get enough of butch-femme scenes, and when you’re in the mood, the butch-butch scenes are delicious.

There is no question that Jackie Strano and Shar Rednour’s S.I.R. Video and the one and only Shine Louise Houston feature more butches in their movies than other directors.

It was hard to pick our favorites, but here goes—our Top 5 Favorite Butch Porn Movies:

The Crash Pad1. The Crash Pad. By now the standard-bearer and the place to begin if you’re new to the movies of award-winning Shine Louise Houston. Winner of “Hottest Dyke Sex Scene” from the Feminist Porn Awards, the DVD was also named “Best Lesbian Porn” by

There are so many beautiful butches in here, and such exquisite butch-femme sex, we can watch this again and again and again…It’s a turn-on every time.


Hard Love Starring Jackie Strano2. Hard Love and How to Fuck in High Heels. Hard Love stars the gorgeous butch Jackie Strano and her lover and femme-in-arms Shar Rednour. Also named “Best Lesbian Porn” by, they said:

“This super sexy double DVD from S.I.R. videos features a multiracial cast of real queer girls, plenty of dildo action, real orgasms…”



Sexy Dallas Stars in Champion3. Champion. Another winner from Shine Louise Houston, Champion stars Syd Blakovich and takes us right into the Mixed Martial Arts ring, up against sexy, feisty, passionate Dallas. Fleshbot wrote:

‘Champion’ delivers, and it delivers in style. The film follows the story of fighting champion Jessie (played by newly discovered Crush Object Syd Blakovich), a dyke Casanova who’s conquered as many women out of the ring as she has in. But despite her history of success, things start to get rocky for Jessie. Will her hard dyke image ruin her career?”


Butch Fire from Full Load4. Full Load. Director Barbara DGenevieve trains her camera on butches with an unerring eye–she loves the butch bottoms, the butches who love their femmes, the butches who aren’t afraid to play.

Butch Fire” is a scene that dives right into the butch-butch rough-and-tumble, with no holds barred.

“This is a tasty video,” wrote Greta Christina in On Our Backs. “Butch and FTM fans, load up.”


The Crash Pad Series Volume 25. The Crash Pad Series Volume 2. It was really hard to pick among the Crash Pad Series DVDs…Shine Louise Houston peppers her casts with butches who are so handsome and self-possessed it’s hard to say which one is “best.” Jake and Wilder, way to go!

But after The Crash Pad, we love The Crash Pad Series Volume 2 for its real butch action. Butch-butch and butch-femme scenes make this a must-see!