Thursday, November 24, 2011

New Queers Eve

Besides Halloween, EROS/T-Wood and Dolores Park Studios sponsors a queer all genders New Years Eve Party.  Also, check Queer All Genders blogspot

Monday, October 10, 2011

Rec Room Volume #1!

We are very excited about this new series.  We are bringing established queer porn stars together with new guys to create something new on each visit to the Rec Room.  Sometimes, they act out a fantasy, other times, they just dive in.  It's always surprising, and hot!

This is the cover.  We hope to have it available soon.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

And! We are getting the word out about the annual halloween queer all genders party

Check out the party blog at Queer All Genders Party.

Whew....things are moving fast

Sorry for lack of updates.  You can see promo shots and misc hotness on our tumblr site.  We've been busy sending off dvds to fundraisers, started a partnership with Debauchery Seattle, cosponsored the 2011 Mr. Transman Contest in NYC, and are a sponsor of the Salacious Magazine fundraiser in Montreal this month.  We also just sent out our Lube 101 postcards to Oklahoma and Wisconsin.  I'll do a separate post on the Lube 101.

One piece of big news is our new series of DVDS, T-Wood's Rec Room, is about to launch.  The Lube 101 postcards are inside the DVD case, and our DVD covers just went to press.  We should be ready to release as soon as we get them back from the printer.

Want to see the cover?  That will be a few posts from now : )

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Check out the free photos and video for Brunch Bunch





Peter Piper (Deluxx Dash), James Darling, Dale Ryder, Bos in Brunch Bunch: Queerly SF from Dolores Park Studios.

Gallery on Hotmovies

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ethical Porn....Feminist Porn

There is a trend to move away from the term Feminist Porn and use Ethical Porn instead.  I feel rather weird about that.  I think the term Feminist Porn puts the discourse squarely within a historical context that's important to have...one of power and gender politics.  Why do I care, being a gay pornographer who's main production line is all male?  Because gender politics and power don't really know boundaries.  If we ignore homophobia, it doesn't go away...just like ignoring racism doesn't erase it.  So, ignoring misogyny and butch/femme dialectic and anti porn rhetoric doesn't make it go away (butch/femme isn't a bad thing, but it often is used for and against queer porn).

But what are some basic similarities between feminist and ethical porn versus standard porn practices?
When we fell into starting Trannywood, we listened to talent and crew who had worked on other projects, and started to developed how we wanted to do business.  That included:

Pay the talent.  It may be less than what they can get elsewhere, but it's an important transaction, that we value their service and their continued good will.  When it's volunteer or in kind payments, there is a strange dynamic...the producers may not feel as accountable to actually producing or supporting the product.  If the project is worth doing, it's worth supporting.

Talent creates the physical scene.  We've heard and viewed directors who really direct the sex.  We wanted the talent to create the experience.  We want to bear witness to how queers are having sex in this time and place, not create some fiction of what queer sex looks like.

Treat talent well.  That means be clear on time alloted for shoot (and pay the accordingly).  Provide snacks/beverages for getting energy back after the shoot.  We let the actors have access to all their photos to use as they will.  We ask that we be cited or a watermark used, but they are jointly held.  We know a few online photo based sites that only let models use 2 of the pics for their portfolios, we don't like that idea.  We provide a copy of the DVD.  Many a talent have been promised this from producers, but we believe it's really important.

We don't hound the talent for free publicity....we hope they provide it because they had a good experience.  We currently don't have the mechanism for a direct affiliate program, but we offer profit sharing beyond a certain point of sales.

If talent is interested in learning other aspects of production, we try and make room for that.

I really believe that ethical porn needs to be sustainable.  It's gotta last as long as their is a desire for it.  It saddens me when queer porn disappears from VOD or the shelves of feminist porn stores because the producers lost interest or ability to support it.  It also frustrates me when porn projects have fundraising parties, even though they are income generating.  Start up capital is one thing, but if you need to keep fundraising for each project, was the last project really that sustaining?  It's a rant of mine, and I realize it's just a different business model than what we have here.

I do think there is a place for temporary porn that is ethical and feminist.  Everything from wheat paste postering to tube sites could fall into that category.

In (fake) conclusion, cute underwear is the defining feature of ethical AND feminist porn.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Whoo hoo! T-Wood Gone Wild Nominated!

For a 2011 Feminist Porn Award!  Check out www.goodforher.com for more info.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dolores Park Studios first project hits the streets

The guys behind Trannywood have created a new production company to work on queer all gender projects. Our first feature, Brunch Bunch: Queerly SF hit the streets yesterday. We'll update on where to buy or view online when available.

Check out the tumblr feed Queerly SF for great pictures and info on the project.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Marlo Davis On Demand ;)


(L) Rowan MacLachlan (R) Marlo Davis

If you like Marlo Davis, you can now find 3 of his movies on demand, on the Trannywoodpicturesvod.com site.

Marlo Davis Video on Demand

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Who's Topping?

I was talking to James Darling about the fact that he gets a lot of questions about where to find porn where the trans guy is bottoming to a cisgender guy (non trans guy) top. At T-Wood, we've always tried to mix it up. It's interesting how times have changed. When I (Ian Sparks) shot with Dex Hardlove for our first photo shoot, Dex wanted to bottom on film since he felt people only saw trans guys as topping. I think that tendency is still there in queer/alt/indie porn. We still try and mix it up but here's a run down of our movies and who's topping who.

Cubbyholes
Cis guy topping Trans guy
Trans guy topping Trans guy and Trans guy topping Cis guy
Trans guy topping Trans guy
Trans guy topping Cis guy
Cis guy topping Trans guy

Couch Surfers
3 way with two Trans guys and a Cis guy. Trans guy and Cis guy top Trans guy
Cis guy tops Trans guy
Trans guy tops Trans guy and Cis Guy
2 Trans guy top Trans guy
3 way with two Tans guys and a Cis guy. Trans guy and Cis guy top Trans guy

Couch Surfers 2
Trans guy tops Trans guy
Cis guy tops Cis guy
Trans guy tops Cis guy
Cis guy tops Trans guy and Trans guy tops Cis guy
bonus scene Trans guy tops Cis guy

Trannywood Gone Wild
Lube wrestling orgy...pool tops everyone : )
3 way with Trans guy and Cis guy topping Trans guy
Trans guy topping Trans guy

That's it for now...but I'll add Dolores Park Studios' first production here soon as well as the T-wood shoots we've been doing in 2011.

What's new in our AEBN TrannywoodPicturestheater.com?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dolores Park Movie graphic

So, we announced the Logo last month for Dolores Park Studios...now we can show off the title for the first movie.....

The feature disc and bonus disc are burned, just finishing off the cover.   We may order the educational inserts "Open Relationships 101" this week : )