TransRomantic Films – Highly Necessary
It’s funny how the “adult” world so often mirrors the “mainstream” world with regards to social hierarchy and what is deemed acceptable.
Earlier this year, Brittany St. Jordan vocalized her frustration with AVN for the treatment she, as a transgender woman, received at the event (first being shuffled through the red carpet and then seeing the transgender award winners announced on the Jumbo Tron instead of having the opportunity to walk on stage to receive their award).
Sidenote: I actually worked the red carpet at AVN (shuffling through countless adult stars, transgender and otherwise) and in no way do I agree that the treatment towards transgender performers was intentionally disrespectful. Because of the large number of people walking the red carpet, I took direction from the media which performers they wanted to interview and which they didn’t. Unfortunately, most members of the media wanted specific stars, which happened to not be transgender. And as for the JumboTron, well…most category winners are not allowed to walk up and receive their awards on stage (writers don’t get that opportunity either). I don’t think AVN intentionally discriminates against any particular group, I think they simply have to keep things as short and sweet as possible given how many categories there actually are.
Nonetheless, I DO feel that the transgender community needs to be more embraced within the adult world, which is why I was thrilled to learn that Nica Noelle and AEBN created “TransRomantic Films” feature films with transgendered performers in leading roles. The line is the brainchild of Nica, who is no stranger to directing features and I have to say, I admire the fact that as one of the most recognizable female names in the biz, she has chosen to devote her efforts to this line. Her notoriety alone will allow TS feature storytelling to get the exposure and press it truly deserves…
Now, if we could only get the state of North Carolina to be so cool.