The Happy Vagina
ERIKA LUST: THE FEMALE GAZE
This week on The Happy Vagina podcast we are joined by Erika Lust the Swedish born, Barcelona based erotic film director, screenwriter and producer who has dedicated her life to reframing pornography into the feminist space
Since the debut of her first indie erotic film The Good Girl in 2004, Lust has been instrumental in promoting the aims of the feminist pornography movement through capturing the female gaze, and a dedication to female pleasure. Lust created Erika Lust Films whose company values towards an ethical production process set the company apart from mainstream pornography sites. She has played a key role in advocating the importance to pay for porn to ensure safe working conditions and fair pay for sex workers. She has written several books, as well as directed and produced a number of award-winning films.
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