Candida Royalle

Candida Royalle

Candida Royalle (born October 15, 1950) is an American producer and director of couples-oriented pornography and a former pornographic actress. She is member of the XRCO and the AVN Halls of Fame.
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In 1984, Royalle founded Femme Productions, with the goal of making erotica based on female desire, as well as pornographic films aimed at helping couple therapy. Her productions are aimed more to women and couples than to the standard pornographic audience of men, and have been praised by counselors and therapists for depicting healthy and realistic sexual activity. Her company has been very successful, producing a series of products known to have a more artistic touch, lacking some aspects of common porn, like a focus on male ejaculation. She described her approach to film-making in an interview in the Wendy McElroy 1995 book XXX: A Woman’s Right to Pornography. Royalle has stated she tries to avoid “misogynous predictability,” and depiction of sex in “…as grotesque and graphic as possible.” She also criticizes the male-centredness of the typical pornographic film, in which scenes end when the male actor ejaculates. Royalle’s films are not “goal oriented” towards a final “cum shot”; instead, her films depict sexual activity within the broader context of women’s emotional and social lives.

Thank you to The Rialto Report for another amazing interview!
 

Candida Royalle: ‘Femme’, Feminism, and a Female Icon
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In 1989, she signed the Post Porn Modernist Manifesto.

Royalle is also a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and a founding board-member of Feminists for Free Expression. She recently made her mission of women’s sexual empowerment multi-cultural by executive producing the independent film Afrodite Superstar, directed by African American director Venus Hottentot, a breakthrough film nominated for seven AVN Awards in 2007. Royalle is credited with also directing the explicit sex scenes, one of which features her Natural Contours products.

Royalle is one of twenty-five women of the golden era of adult films featured in the 2012 book by author Jill C. Nelson titled: Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985 published by BearManor Media.

Candida Royalle

Candida Royalle

Candida Royalle

Candida Royalle

Candida Royalle

Candida Royalle

Candida Royalle Films:

1. Kay Parker Double Feature N/A
2. Candida Royalle Collection N/A
3. Veronica’s Diary N/A
4. Anal Assault # 2 N/A
5. Femmes de Sade (1976)
6. Easy Alice (1976)
7. Carnal Haven (1976)
8. Ultimate Pleasure (1977)
9. Jungle Blue (1977)
10. Olympic Sex Fever (1979)
11. Sunny (1979)
12. Football Cheerleader (1979)
13. Ballgame (1980)
14. Blue Ecstasy (1980)
15. Outlaw Ladies (1981)
16. The Tale of Tiffany Lust (1981) [ NonSex ]
17. Erotic Fantasies: Women With Women (1984)
18. Only The Best Of Women With Women (1988)
19. Samantha Fox Collection (1993)

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