Posts Tagged ‘Shar Rednour’

Courtney Trouble’s Sizzling Summertime Fun

Friday, July 17th, 2015

San Francisco Pride March 2015

We started off the summer in San Francisco, just in time for #LoveWins and the amazing San Francisco Pride March. We had a blast, just the two of us staying downtown for the weekend.

We hung out with the one and only Shar Rednour and her wife, Jackie Strano, producers and stars of some of Fatale’s all-time bestsellers (Hard Love, Sugar High Glitter City, Talk to Me Baby).

We also saw Lulu Belliveau, who is making a documentary about San Francisco dyke life in 1988, called Dyke ’88 and including life at On Our Backs, and she interviewed Nan and many others on her visit from London.

Here’s a picture on Fatale’s Facebook page (safe for work) of Nan, Lulu and Ele, Lulu’s girlfriend and the camerawoman, after the shoot.

Courtney Trouble

Courtney Trouble has a new summertime lesbian hottie now at Fatale. My Best Friend’s Perfect Pussy finds Courtney on comfortable ground—queer girls havin’ lots of fun with each other, including a threesome slumber party!

It’s one of our favorite Courtney Trouble films! Lots of femme-femme action, but with nice doses of butch insertion (ahem) when and where it’s most wanted. Delicious!

Check out My Best Friend’s Perfect Pussy and plot your own perfect summer slumber party!

Till next time, we wish you happiness and fabulous sex!

Nan & Christi

P.S.  See all Fatale’s lesbian titles, what calls “the best lesbian porn.”

P.P.S. See all Fatale’s videos, including the bestselling Bend Over Boyfriend combo set.

Fatale Bestsellers

Friday, October 4th, 2013

This last month has been a lively one, with emphasis on female ejaculation and the G-spot. There was lots of positive response to “G-Spot Lessons.”

Here are the top 5 Fatale bestsellers from the last month:

Bend Over Boyfriend








1. Bend Over Boyfriend – the bestselling guide to male anal sex, including lessons and demonstrations headed by Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence.

How to Female Ejaculate: Find Your G-Spot









2. How to Female Ejaculate  – Deborah Sundahl’s classic bestseller on how to find the G-spot and female ejaculate. The all-women workshop is perfect for those who want to broaden and enhance their sexuality.

Bend Over Boyfriend 2







3. Bend Over Boyfriend II – more rockin’ less talkin’, directed by the inimitable Shar Rednour and featuring three couples new to male anal pleasure.

Female Ejaculation for Couples







4. Female Ejaculation for Couples –  Deborah Sundahl picks up with a workshop for three couples who want to learn to experience the joys of female ejaculation. Men are taught to explore the G-spot manually, and the best sexual positions to create G-spot ecstasy.

Afterschool Special and Turn Me Up Over and On double DVD







5. Afterschool Special and Turn Me Up Over and On (double DVD) – A schoolgirl gangbang on a campus setting (“more dildos than you can shake a stick at,” wrote FHM magazine in an outstanding review) is both funny and sexy. Turn Me Up Over and On, directed by the inordinately talented Carolyn Caizzi, is a sweet romantic lesbian tryst.

This has got to be the first month in memory when the educational titles outsold the lesbian titles!

Free gift-wrapping free gift cardsA quick note: If you’re interested in male anal pleasure, the Bend Over Boyfriend Gift Set saves you 15%.

Free gift-wrapping (birthday gift-wrap or regular gift-wrap) available on all orders, plus free gift cards!

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Toronto Porn Weekend

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Tristan Taormino, Shar Rednour and Nan Kinney at #FPCon

We’ve been traveling the last couple of weeks, off to Toronto for the first annual Feminist Porn Conference, where Nan and Shar Rednour gave a great presentation on lesbian porn from the 1960s – 2000s, “Lesbo Retro: A Dyke Porn Retrospective.”

But best of all, Nan received the Trailblazer Award at the Feminist Porn Awards on Friday night!

We’ve posted some pictures and will post more.

For our friends who weren’t there or couldn’t make it this year, here are some completely subjective notes, and links to more resources. Don’t miss the piece in the Daily Beast.

The 8th annual Feminist Porn Awards were held on Friday night, April 5, 2013, at the Capitol Events Theatre in Toronto. Good for Her, the sponsors, put on a stellar show. There were performances by Coco La Crème, Lena Love and Axel Blows & Mahogany Storm. Friends from near and far were all in attendance, including Courtney Trouble, whose Lesbian Curves won Hottest Dyke Film.

The FPA Trailblazer Award given to Nan was a complete surprise! Shar Rednour presented it, and you should have seen the smile on Nan’s face!

To see the entire list of award-winners, check out Good for Her. Kudos to Good for Her diva Carlyle Jansen for a spectacular party.

For an excellent overview of the Toronto weekend, don’t miss the Daily Beast article by one of our favorite people, Rachel Kramer Bussel (, “Organic, Fair Trade Porn: On the Hunt for Ethical Smut.”

For the weekend told in Tweets, check out Storify, a compilation by Tristan Taormino of #FPCon tweets that really does express the excitement of the weekend!

You know where we’ll be next year for the 2nd annual FPCon for sure!

Yours in good love and sex,

Nan & Christi

P.S. Come visit the Toronto Porn Weekend 2013 Pinterest board to see more photos!

Moments from FPCon

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Kelly Shibarri at #FPCon 2013

 It was a pleasure to meet Kelly Shibari from Hot Movies for Her at the first annual Feminist Porn Conference in Toronto. She wrote a nice review of the conference.

Kevin Heffernan, Shar Rednour and Nan Kinney at #FPCon 2013

We were thrilled because she commandeered the churchy-like entryway of the University of Toronto building where the conference was held, nabbed SMU prof and friend Kevin Heffernan and corralled Shar Rednour and Nan Kinney to do an interview. We look forward to the video interview and will post a link as soon as it’s up.

More stories…and thanks to Tristan Taormino for the story of the conference #FPCon in Tweets at Storify.


Feminist Porn Conference 2013 Review

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

The first annual Feminist Porn Conference, masterminded by Tristan Taormino, took place at the University of Toronto on April 6, 2013. We were thrilled to be there, amid the hundreds of attendees and presenters academic and porno alike.

Nan Kinney and Shar Rednour at Lesbo Retro #FPCon

Nan Kinney and Shar Rednour were a hit with the presentation of “Lesbo Retro: A Dyke Porn Retrospective.”

Here is the press release Tristan issued about the conference…what a wealth of talent and intelligence in one place! Sexy, fun-loving, interesting people!

The 1st Annual Feminist Porn Conference Draws Hundreds to University of Toronto

TORONTO (April 8, 2013)—The First Annual Feminist Porn Conference was held at the University of Toronto on April 6, 2013 and drew nearly 250 attendees. This one-day conference brought together academics, cultural critics, performers, directors, producers, sex workers, activists, students, and fans to explore the emergence of feminist porn as a genre, industry, field of study, and movement. The event, the first ever conference devoted exclusively to feminist pornography, featured 45 different presenters from around the world.

Presenters included leading professors whose work spans multiple disciplines from history, sociology, film and media studies to comparative literature, sexuality studies, and feminist studies, including Kevin Heffernan from Southern Methodist University, Lynn Comella of University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Ariane Cruz of Pennsylvania State University, Jill Bakehorn of UC Davis and UC Berkeley, Nicholas Matte of University Toronto, Emily Nagoski from Smith College, and York University’s Bobby Noble as well as scholars from CUNY, UCLA, Northwestern, and Ohio University.

Several panels featured some of the most well-known producers and performers working in feminist porn today, including Jiz Lee, Courtney Trouble, Madison Young, Sinnamon Love, Dylan Ryan, April Flores, Carlos Batts, Loree Erickson, James Darling, Carrie Gray, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Tina Horn, Arabelle Raphael, Quinn Cassidy, Jes Sachse, and Bianca Stone.

The international conference drew presenters from around the world, including Liesbet Zikkenheimer and Marije Janssen from Dusk TV, an erotic TV channel for women in the Netherlands, and Australian webmistress and director Ms. Naughty of Carol Queen, PhD, co-founder of the Center for Sex and Culture and Good Vibrations’ sexologist, spoke on two panels: “Conspicuous Consumption: If We Sell It, They Will Come,” about the connection between feminist porn and sex-positive retail stores and “Feminist Perspectives on Sexual Identity and Sexual Health in Educational and Feminist Porn.”

Award-winning filmmaker Shine Louise Houston of Pink and White Productions screened her documentary Shiny Jewels to a huge crowd.

A screening of Lesbo Retro: A Dyke Porn Retrospective, a clip show of lesbian porn from 1960-2000, was followed by a question and answer session with its curator, Shar Rednour and special guest Nan Kinney, co-founder of On Our Backs and Fatale Media and recipient of the 2013 Trailblazer Award at The 8th Annual The Feminist Porn Awards on April 5.

The keynote was delivered by feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino and Professors Constance Penley and Mireille Miller-Young (both from University of California-Santa Barbara). As three of the four co-editors of The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure, recently published by The Feminist Press at CUNY, they discussed how feminist porn has shifted sexual representation and pondered what the future holds for feminist porn.

“The goal of our book was to put academics and sex industry workers into conversation with one another to discuss critical issues about feminism, sexual media, representation, sexual agency, and labor. This conference took those conversations to the next level,” said Mireille Miller-Young.

“We hope it mobilizes academics and sex industry workers to create coalitions to support each other’s work,” said Constance Penley.

“The event exceeded my expectations,” said Tristan Taormino, who produced the conference. “I was inspired by the diversity of voices from professors and students to performers and fans. The enthusiasm for dialogue about feminist porn issues was overwhelming, and I am already planning next year’s conference.”

The Feminist Porn Conference was sponsored by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Good for Her, The Feminist Porn Awards and The Feminist Press.


April Buzz – FPCon

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

We are already on our way to Toronto for the much-anticipated April 6th, 2013 Feminist Porn Conference.

Organized by Tristan Taormino, the conference is an “official event” of the heralded Feminist Porn Awards, which are sponsored by the fabulous Toronto sex-positive shop Good for Her.

Shar Rednour and Nan Kinney

Lesbo Retro: A Dyke Porn Retrospective” is a presentation and Q&A with groundbreaking lesbian pornographers Nan Kinney of Fatale Media and Shar Rednour of S.I.R. Video Productions.

Join Nan and Shar for this special presentation including a show of the most fabulous porn classic lesbian DVDs!

You can follow the action on Twitter at #FPCon. Follow us on Twitter @FataleMedia.

We promise to take lots of pictures, too, and post them on Fatale’s Facebook page.

We hope to see you in Toronto!

Yours in good love and sex,

Nan & Christi

P.S. If you missed Nan on “Sex Out Loud” radio with Tristan Taormino, you can hear the full interview (it was a good one) in one of two ways:

Listen to the show live on VoiceAmerica.

Or if you want to download it as an mp3, you can do that here:


5 Favorites from the Best Directors Working

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

We’re looking forward to Toronto, to seeing the stars, producers and directors of a wide range of the best feminist porn available.

Here are 5 favorite flicks, a completely idiosyncratic selection of bestsellers, from the best lesbian porn directors we know:

Shine Louise Houston

1. Shine Louise Houston – The original Crash Pad is the best vision of a sexcapade we know, leading to a series we find irresistible.

Shar Rednour

2. Shar Rednour – Hard Love and How to Fuck in High Heels. The gold standard for carnal dyke lust and hardcore bring-it-on.

Courtney Trouble

3. Courtney Trouble – From the director of the sexy Lesbian Curves, Roulette is a charmer and one of our favorites from this prolific star.


Madison Young

4. Madison Young – The seductive, stylized Queer Manor remains our favorite Madison fantasy.


Nan Kinney and Deborah Sundahl

5. Nan Kinney and Deborah Sundahl – The classic Suburban Dykes from Fatale Media stars Nina Hartley and Miss Sharon Mitchell. Required viewing for fans and students of feminist lesbian porn.

Lesbo Retro

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Shar Rednour and Nan Kinney

Nan Kinney will join Shar Rednour, director of Hard Love and other popular lesbian videos, for this knock-‘em-dead presentation at the Feminist Porn Conference!

Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Feminist Porn Conference
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lesbo Retro: A Dyke Porn Retrospective” and Q&A with groundbreaking lesbian pornographers Nan Kinney of Fatale Media and Shar Rednour of S.I.R. Video Productions

Conference program:

Registration (register by April 4, 2013):

We’ll see you in Toronto!

Hard Love and How to Fuck in High HeelsP.S. Check out Hard Love and How to Fuck in High Heels, a Fatale bestseller, starring and directed by Shar Rednour.

Tune In – Fatale in the Media

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Nan KinneyWe’ve got lots of good news, and opportunities for you to see and hear Nan Kinney in person and on the radio!

Mark your calendars!



Friday, March 8, 2013
Tristan Taormino“Sex Out Loud” Radio with Tristan Taormino
5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST
Join Nan and Tristan for a rollicking good time on “Sex Out Loud Radio.” Callers welcome!

“Sex Out Loud” with Tristan Taormino on the VoiceAmerica Network
Listen Live: Facebook:,
Twitter: @SexOutLoudRadio, @TristanTaormino, @FataleMedia
Call in number for listeners: 866-472-5788

There are several ways to listen: live, phone app, podcast, etc. All the details are at

Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Feminist Porn Conference
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Shar RednourLesbo Retro: A Dyke Porn Retrospective” and Q&A with groundbreaking lesbian pornographers Nan Kinney of Fatale Media and Shar Rednour of S.I.R. Video Productions

Join Nan and Shar for this special presentation including a show of the most fabulous classic lesbian porn DVDs!

Details: Conference program:

Registration (with sliding-scale and student rates):

More about the beautiful Shar Rednour:

This is a star-studded conference. We hope to see you in Toronto in April.

Stay tuned for more!

Yours in good love and sex,

Nan & Christi

P.S. Check out the new Courtney Trouble flick, Lesbian Curves. Ooh-la-la!


Tongue-Tied? Flirting, Talking Dirty and More

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Everybody gets tongue-tied now and then, picking up girls, e-mailing potential dates from online personals, approaching somebody on the street or in school or at work.

Be yourself, everybody says.

But what if you don’t know who you are, or who you want to be with this particular person? What if you want to explore something different?

Even couples who have been together for a while might want to break out of routine and try something new.

In Hope Springs, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones star as a long-term couple who explore adding spark to their marriage.

When asked by the Philippine Daily Inquirer about why passion and sexuality “continue to be subjects that are not so openly discussed,” Streep said, “That has something to do with our vulnerability in talking about sex. We’re talking about our most vulnerable self, our needs, insecurities and nakedness, literally. But we’re also talking about our emotional needs, what we yearn for and what we never stop hoping for.”

Going out on sexier dates means learning to get over being tongue-tied. Being sexier means learning to flirt and even to talk dirty. It means being vulnerable.

In Talk to Me Baby: A Lover’s Guide to Dirty Talk and Role Play director and host Shar Rednour recommends role play for couples who want to explore “something different.”

We think role-play is a perfect way to be vulnerable and protected at the same time. But you have to ask for it. To get up the courage and say, “Want to talk dirty? Want to play dress-up?”

It’s the perfect time of year (think Halloween) to try dressing up and role-playing. There’s not much to lose in toying with new personalities, new personas, reaching inside to grab whatever you yearn for.

You can sound sexy and suggestive, flirty; you can free that sexy creature inside you.

Yours in good love and sex,

Nan & Christi

P.S. SMUT Magazine wrote about Talk to Me Baby: A Lover’s Guide to Dirty Talk and Role Play: “Shar Rednour is, as always, the perfect hostess. She’s her usual vampy, campy and out of control self. What I love about this video is that anyone can get something out of it.”

P.P.S. Check out what calls “the best lesbian porn.”