Courtney Trouble Graduates!

Class of 2017  Masters of Fine Arts Studio Practise & PhotographySaturday May 13th, 2017.   Trouble was offered a significant merit-based scholarship to return to CCA for a second master’s degree and they completed a year before taking a break to attend to company business. Trouble’s fine art skills blossomed under mentorship across disciplines at … Read moreCourtney Trouble Graduates!

Porn’s New Key Words: Feminist Porn Conference 2014 KeyNote

I can see how doing a “keynote” at such a young age could be a set-up for disaster, but all in all I think some of these ideas make sense to me while others need further consideration. It’s a moment in time where I felt like those using the “ethical porn” and “feminist porn” labels … Read morePorn’s New Key Words: Feminist Porn Conference 2014 KeyNote

Finding Gender Through Porn Performance

Originally printed in the debut issue of the academic journal Porn Studies, reprinted on Huffington Post.  Queer porn means different things to different people – but to me, it means porn that is out of the box, out of the closet, and shamelessly sex-positive. Queer porn’s endless combinations of genders and sexualities allow its performers … Read moreFinding Gender Through Porn Performance

How Growing Up Riot Grrrl Informed my Art/Porn/Work/Whatever

I found riot grrrl the summer after a shitty freshman year at high school. I was really smart but none of my teachers took me seriously. All my friends were stoner dropouts on the corner and because they were my friends, and i was out as bisexual, and looked like a punk, i was treated … Read moreHow Growing Up Riot Grrrl Informed my Art/Porn/Work/Whatever

Subversive Smut Made By Ladies, Artists, And Queers: The Anatomy Of Queer Porn

2012 Fleshbot, Subversive Smut Made By Ladies, Artists, And Queers: The Anatomy Of Queer Porn The first way that I ever described the kind of porn I was making and buying for No Fauxxx back in 2002 was “Subversive Smut Made By Ladies, Artists, and Queers.” I still use this motto to this day to describe … Read moreSubversive Smut Made By Ladies, Artists, And Queers: The Anatomy Of Queer Porn

Courtney Trouble’s Guide To Trans Porn

2012 Fleshbot, Courtney Trouble’s Guide To Trans Porn  I’m not a trans woman, or a trans man. (Side note, I am not cisgender, either.) These are just my observations of what I believe is missing from the mainstream trans porn genre – and things for fans and cisgender participants to remember when watching trans porn. … Read moreCourtney Trouble’s Guide To Trans Porn