While perhaps not quite as gynaecological as the blokey ones, they feature myriad graphic hard-core sex scenes.
“Amazingly, I think there is. Although, I’m feeling a very fast level of change occurring now. It seems like there is a big growth spurt in women’s comfort level, their sexuality and being open about it.”
So what sort of porn do women want? Royalle says women like to see a context. They do not want a wham-bam mechanical approach. They want to see lovemaking the way they want to be made love to.
“Women in their 20s are now wanting to do very explicit stuff. They are not looking to do art, they are looking to do racy, in-your-face sexy XXX movies and they make no apologies about it.”
Royalle is often asked to speak on talk shows and at conferences on sex, women and pornography. A regular guest at the annual American Association of Sex Educators, Counsellors and Therapists, she says therapists tell her again and again how often they recommend her films to clients.
Femme films have a distinctive Mills and Boonish motif. One glance and the aficionados know it’s a Royalle production.
She also wants women with natural bodies. “No blonde Barbie dolls with silicone tits and plastic homogenous surgery to the max whatsoever.”
In 2002, Melbourne feminist and erotic filmmaker Anna Brownfield co-wrote and directed a low-budget film, The Money Shot.
“You’ll never confuse a Candida Royalle film with a Seymore Butts movie.” (Not surprisingly, a Butts film is a festivity of devotions to all things anal).
Girls on top It’s called chick porn, pornography that is made by women for women, and it’s now doing for the X-rated film industry what Playboy did for the nude centrefold 50 years ago —