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The Top 10 Women Directors in Porn


It's been a long time since Candida Royalle stepped behind the lens and helped create a whole new category of adult entertainment (porn from a woman's point of view). An entire generation of female directors have followed, each adding their voice to an expanding universe of women created porn.

Here's a rundown of the top 10, most dynamic women directors in porn and how they're adding their mark to adult entertainment:

1. Tristan Taormino

Long time sex advice columnist Tristan Taormino stepped behind the lens and the porn industry has never been the same since. 

With Chemistry, a reality based porn series, Taormino showed that great porn begins and ends with the connections and chemistry between the people on screen.

Made from a fundamentally female perspective Chemistry stands among some of the hottest porn on the market. The Chemistry series now includes 4 volumes (Chemistry 2, 3 and 4 all furthering and building on the concept).

Taormino is also the creative force behind the Vivid-Ed series. She's released a wide variety of educational DVDs which are stimulating both intellectually and eroticly. These titles include: Expert Guide to Anal Sex, Expert Guide to Oral Sex: Cunnilingus, Expert Guide to Oral Sex Part 2: FellatioTristan Taormino's Expert Guide to the G-Spot and Expert Guide to Positions.

2. Celeste

Defined by her sensual style, Celeste has followed in the footsteps of Candida Royalle with an erotic style that is uniquely feminine. After finding a home at Digital Playground Celeste has amassed an incredible body of work ranking her as the single most prolific female director.

Celeste's work includes: Katsuni Video Nasty, Hush, Stoya Video Nasty, Jana Cova: Video Nasty, Shay Jordan: Video Nasty, Jana Cova: Video Nasty, Shay Jordan: Juice, Teagan's Juice, Sophia Santi's Juice, Jesse's JuiceAudrey Bitoni: Sexual Freak 8, Stoya: Sexual Freak 7, Jana Cova: Lust, Shay Jordan: Lust, Jesse Jane: Lust, Intoxicated, Lascivious Liaisons, Mrs. Behavin', Jesse Jane: Scream, Shay Jordan: Scream, Sophia Santi Scream, Deeper 8: Hannah Harper, Tryst, Teagan Presley: Icon, Shay Jordan: All American Girl, Peek: Diary of a Voyeur, Hot Rod For Sinners and Porcelain.

3. Belladonna

A performer who makes a case that dirty should be spelled with a capital B, Belladonna destroys any conception about just how naughty women can be. Another extremely prolific female porn director Belladonna has explored almost every fetish, boundary and extreme sex act possible.

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Belladonna's work is almost too extensive to list here, but here's just a sampling of her work: The ConnasseurMy Ass Is Haunted, Do Not Disturb, Fetish Fanatic No Warning, Fetish Fanatic 2, Fetish Fanatic 3, Manhandled, Fetish Fanatic 4, Fetish Fanatic 5, Manhandled 2, Fetish Fanatic 6, No Warning 3, Dark Meat 2 and Manhandled 3.

4. Stormy Daniels

When it comes to commanding big budget features Stormy Daniels shows she's got what it takes to go toe to toe with the best of the men.  Stormy has found a cross over status which is elusive to most performers and she's brought that sensibility to her work.

Stormy has been at the helm of: Operation Desert Stormy, The Predator, Predator II: The Return, Private Eyes, Second Thoughts, Sleeping Around, One Night in Vegas, Gossip and 3 Wishes.

Stormy rarely gets the credit or recognition she deserves for her directorial work, but we expect that to change as she continues to produce crossover worthy films.

5. Kimberly Kane

Simply redefining the image of 'Women's Porn'. Kane is famous for saying "If I had a penis, I'd be in Jail" and she constantly pushes at the edges with her work.

Kane made the leap from performer to director with Naked and Famous. It gave a peek into a world where a Woman Porn Director didn't mean romanticized sex or muscle bound men. Kane made a clear statement that women directed sex can be hard, dirty and extremely hot. 

Triple Ecstasy solidified Kane's vision with extremely sexually charged sex scenes, bondage and intense sex. Triple Ecstasy is dirty in all the right ways and features hard sex with a unique 'woman's touch.  With Morphine Kane infused style with intense sex scenes future illustrating the evolution of this exceptionally talented director.

6. Diana Devoe

It's an unfortunate fact that black performers and directors don't get the kind of attention and coverage in the adult entertainment industry that their fairer skinned counterparts receive. The result is that a strong director like Diana Devoe and her work doesn't get the praise and recognition it deserves.

Devoe is a prolific director who brings a heat and intensity onto the screen. Devoe's work includes: Big Tit Brotha Lovers 10, Bubble Bursting Butts, Black Gag 2, Booty QuakeLatin Brotha Lovers 3, Miss Phat Booty and  Capital Punishment.

7. jamYe waXman

When Dr. Ruth kicks the bucket (what is she 100 by now?!) jamYe waXman will be the woman who takes her place.

Smart, funny and a little bit neurotic (in a good way) jamYe represents the next generation of sex advisers.

jamYe adult work has been released by Adam & Eve under the Personal Touch series. These titles include: Personal Touch Vol. 1: Toying With Pleasure, Personal Touch Vol. 2: Seeking Monogamy Without Monotony and Personal Touch Vol. 3: Exploring the O. She also directed the feature Candida Royalle's Under the Covers.

We expect great things from jamYe in the future!

8. Mason

When it comes to pushing the boundaries, it's hard to find a woman Director more willing to push past the edge than Mason. Constantly exploring the kinkier side of sexuality Mason has proven that women can enjoy and depict extremely edgy sex.

We expect Mason to continue to redefine the image of women porn directors and show just how hardcore they can be.

Some of Mason's work inlcudes: Annette Schwarz is Slutwoman, Annette Schwarz is Slutwoman Vol. 2Sporty GirlsRiot Sluts Vol. 2, Massive Facials, Massive Asses 2 and Massive Asses 3.

9. Candida Royalle

The most recognizable female porn director Candida Royalle deserves mountains of credit for breaking the glass ceiling in adult entertainment.  As with Suze Randall, Royalle has moved from directing to producing films, but her legacy of films and work still has a very real effect on the industry today.

Some of the releases from Royalle and her Femme Productions include:Afrodite Superstar Caribbean Heat, Sensual Escape,Femme, Urban Heat, Eyes of Desire, Three DaughtersA Taste of Ambrosia, Stud Hunters and One Size Fits All.

10. Suze Randall

It's a right of passage for any up and coming adult performer. You know you're on your way to stardom after Suze Randall has shot you. 

Randall is known for getting some of the best work out of starlets and she captures them in the most idealized way imaginable. Randall captures the beauty of the female form in a way few directors ever could.

Although Randall is directing less, her impact can still be felt in the line of discs released through Pure Play which bear her name these include: Addicted to Sex, Bra Bustin' & Deep Thrustin', Dark Side, Dear Celeste..., Exotically Erotic, Fuck Club, Hotel Bliss, I Love Lanny, Ladies in Lust, Love Between The Cheeks, Miss Passion & Love Bites, Sex on the Beach, Sinfully Sexy, Sky Foxes, Slut School, and Stud Hunters.

These are just a few of the strong women voices in porn.  Several directors nearly made this list and are soundly in the category of 'Ones to Watch', including: Penny Flame, Joanna Angel,  Ashley Blue, Dana DeArmond, Aunt Gertrude, Tina Tyler,  Shine Louise Houston and the crew of AbbyWinters.com. We expect this list to grow as more women step behind the camera and help redefine the image of 'Women's Porn' for generations to come.


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