Crip Porn and “Krutch” by Kelly Shibari

It’s always interesting when a new niche is exposed in porn. As someone who’s been in a niche market for 90% of her porn scenes as a BBW, I’ve been acutely aware of how much labeling occurs in our industry – and have been party to people complaining about it. The fact is that porn is a commercially-created fantasy product, and as such, it kinda HAS to be full of labels, so that people can find what they’re looking for quickly and efficiently. Love is hard to find; porn, on the other hand, shouldn’t be.

At this year’s Feminist Porn Award weekend, we were introduced to another niche – that of the disabled. “Crip porn,” short for “cripple,” is an interesting one. Most other niches – BBW, hairy, midget, transgender, gay, straight, Asian, Latina, Black, etc – there’s never any question that any of these niches are sexual. In disabled peoples, however, there is this seeming assumption that disability prevents sexuality, horniness, perviness…that disabled people are asexual.

So when we’re presented with a short film such as “Krutch,” produced by Clark Matthews and starring Mia Gimp, we’re amazed, delighted, and completely turned on. Mia is sexy and a fabulous performer; the film completely captures your attention from beginning to end. I missed the screening at the CineKink Film Festival last year, and was thrilled to hear that it was part of Good For Her’s Public. Provocative. Porn screenings.

Film scholar Kevin Heffernan was gracious enough to offer to do a longer interview with Clark and Mia for me; you can see the shorter “6.9 Questions With…” on the HotMoviesForHer YouTube channel.

At the Feminist Porn Awards, there were already murmurings about “Krutch” being a ground-breaker. And when it won for “Sexiest Short,” the crowd at the Capitol Events Theatre erupted – it was so obvious that Mia and Clark’s film was something very, very special, and hopefully the beginning of more “crip porn” to come.

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