I have long admired Candida Royalle--porn star turned porn producer/video entrepreneur, creator of a line of sex toys, author of sex books and a beautiful, stylish, intelligent woman who will always take the time to help and advise another woman in our fields.
Candida has done more for female sexual empowerment than any woman on the planet. If you have watched an X-rated film with high production values and a female sensibility (but still turns men on), chances are it was produced by Candida's Femme Productions (Sensuous Exotica for Women and the Men Who Love Them) launched in 1984. She pioneered women's and couple's porn. Before Candida got behind the camera, porn was all about men, all the time; and the conventional wisdom held that women did not like porn. Yes, we do, if the porn shows women getting what they want and need in bed. She proved that the market exists and opened the door for women like Jenna Jameson.
Last year Candida added another jewel to her accomplishment crown with Femme Chocolat: erotica of a different flavor--porn for women of color. I was at the premier of the first production, "Afrodite Superstar" directed by Venus Hottentot and starring Simone Valentino and Mr. Marcus. It was an exciting event!
This summer Candida was honored for her work by AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists) at their annual conference, held this year in New Orleans. Following that, she met with the woman who runs "a lovely woman-oriented web site in France, SecondSexe.com. She just licensed all my movies for her VOD channel.
Candida adds, "She also asked me to do an erotic scene being directed by Maiwenn LeBesco (ex-wife of Luc Besson) for a series of women-directed erotic movies. I would play a Kathleen Turner type movie star sitting in one of those big hotel bars in Cannes, bemoaning the fact that she's getting older. She ends up being seduced by the bartender.
"I was flattered but declined."
Check out her line of Natural Contours vibes and other products. I love the Inspirations get-away kit: small personal massager with battery and little bottles of lavender bath oil, personal lubricant and massage oil--everything you need for that overnight with the boyfriend (or girlfriend.) The little vibe is powerful. While I generally consider the small power vibes toys for Kittens--and I am a Cougar--I loved this one. The oils and lube are lovely too.
Candida Royalle is the leading female sexual empowerment entrepreneur. DVDs, books, sex toy products! She is as good as it gets.
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