Trannywood Community Values
We celebrate safe sex. We believe porn should show ways of having sex that is hot and at least reduce the possibility of harm.
We value the talent. Our talent (in front, behind and post production) are committed to the message of Trannywood, and we wouldn’t exist without them. We pay all our talent, at least a small stipend for their hard work and their creativity. Some tech folks have donated their time and/or invoiced us significantly lower than their market rate. We also have a profit sharing program to continue to link our actors long after the first round of sales.
We see our talent as more than just an actor to be directed. Our actors help define the scene, often directing the action, some have become editors, directors and videographers.
We support other indy film makers, and fundraisers for surgeries and other emergencies.
We support community conferences over adult industry conferences. We think our message is better shaped by the community we serve than by trying to fit established “standards” of porn.About Us
We are a small San Francisco based, safe sex, educational and porn production company bringing together a diversity of trans and other queer men. Our first film, Cubbyholes: Trans Men In Action was nominated for Best Alternative Release by the 2008 GAYVN Awards and our second film, Couch Surfers: Trans Men in Action, was also nominated for Best Alternative Release by the 2009 GAYVN Awards… and our third film, Couch Surfers 2, was released in December of 2009 and was nominated for a Feminist Porn Award. Our most recent movie, Trannywood Gone Wild, was released in September 2010. Brunch Bunch: Queerly SF from our sibling production line, Dolores Park Studios, was release Spring 2011.
We believe men are hot. After all, we are men who have sex with men. Our models are in various points in their transition, and we support guys who don’t want or plan on being on hormones or don’t want any surgery, as well as those who do. Thus, our films have diverse men with diverse body types.
We are creating porn that presents safer sex practices as the norm but within a harm reduction model. What does that mean? People need to make informed decisions on what they do. In general, that means barriers are best, but it also means if you are sexually active, you should get tested for STDs and HIV on a regular basis. Here in San Francisco, we advocate men getting tested for syphilis every three months and HIV every six months. We also encourage people to get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B. Learn more on our safe sex page.
We have also produced a 1st Timers Guide to Playing with Trans Guys. You may download a copy from our Safe Sex page.
QUEER ENOUGH by Bianca James
I am queer. I am a “biological” woman who likes to fuck men.
I am genderqueer. I have a vagina and like to wear dresses.
Confused? I will try to explain, though most of the time it’s easier not to.
Invisible queerness. Invisible transgender. Passing privileges- but exactly who and what am I passing as? People tend to assume I am a lesbian by my short hair and swagger. They looked at me like I’m a dirty tissue when I say, no, I mostly sleep with men. Soiled in their eyes. Un-queered. So much for queer as an inclusive “umbrella” term.
I’ve had sex with women, and I probably will again. But it’s not lesbians that identify with, as much as I love them as friends. It’s gay men. Gay men, I understand like none other. They understand me. And I can’t help but be attracted to them, even if I don’t act on my desires. Instead, I find the men, who, like me, are queer but like to sleep with women. Men who prefer anal sex and fisting to straight intercourse, men who wear eyeliner and skirts, men who sit down to pee because they don’t give a damn about being perceived as being “manly enough.” Men who have been called “faggot” their whole lives for refusing to conform, when ironically, they love women.
And we exist, queerly heterosexual, guy dykes and girl fags in love.
I am a femme androgyne, a fagette, masculine in short hair and muscles, feminine in lipstick and heels. I am man and woman as one, and I refuse to pick a side. I love having big breasts and rocking a 10” strap on at the same time.
My man- self is a femme faggot. Johnny Weir ice dancing to Lady Gaga in roses and sequins. Oscar Wilde, a sissy genius in lavender silk with a poison pen.
My woman- self is a lusty warrior. Grace Jones in a James Bond film, power-lifting a full-grown man over her head in haute couture and heels. French novelist, burlesque dancer and body builder Colette, dressed in a 19th century men’s suit.
I am queer. I am genderqueer. I am femme.
And if you can’t wrap your brain around that, well, I wasn’t planning on sleeping with you anyway.” —
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“I am queer. I am genderqueer. I am femme. And if you can’t wrap your brain around that, well, I wasn’t planning on sleeping with you anyway.” EXACTLY.