Who is Courtney Trouble?


Courtney Trouble is an artist, academic writer, and a co-founder of the queer porn movement. They coined the term Queer Porn in 2003 to describe the unique work they were making outside the influence of the adult industry. If you are looking for said porn, please visit TROUBLEfilms.Com where you can shop for films and shorts or get a monthly membership. Thank you.


Courtney holds 3 college degrees and is working on their second master’s degree, to be completed in 2019. Their written work has been published in places as different as Cosmopolitan Magazine, Autostraddle, Art Practical, Bitch, $PREAD, the book Coming Out Like A Porn Star, and the Porn Studies Academic Journal. They have also been the focal point of many research projects as the stories of queer porn and Courtney’s work become historically important, some interviews of note can be found on the Rumpus, the BBC, and in the Feminist Porn Book. Their photographs were recently published in a 39 issue one-of-a-kind magazine series that works as an experimental DIY retrospective, which exhibited at Fused Space in San Francisco. Courtney’s art work has been exhibited as well as SOMArts, Rubber Rose Gallery, Hubble Gallery, the California College of the Arts, and the Berlin Gay Museum, where 5 works are in the permanent collection.

CourtneyTrouble.Com is Courtney’s CV and personal website, documenting the writing, art, and works in progress throughout their practice.