Well, it’s that time again – the end of the year. Can you believe 2011 is already coming to a close? It’s been a bust last twelves months here at HM4Her, with lots of changes, including a farewell from The Porn Librarian and welcoming Ginger Leigh into the fold. We’ve also reviewed a ton of movies and toys this year, as well as juggling all the fun of traveling for work and managing the craziness of our own personal lives. So to do it up right, here is a very special round up, featuring the top five movies we’ve each reviewed this year, along with our top five toys/life/whatever picks. Let’s get to it!
First up is Ginger Leigh!
Top Five Movies:
Bobbi’s World- I am so feeling Bobbi Starr‘s movies. They are shot from her POV and from the outside of the action. I’d say she took a page out of Belladonna’s book, but absolutely brings her own brand of hotness. Plus, the scene starring Bobbi and Kim Kane make me wish I was a curling iron. Just sayin’.
The Return Of The Post Apocalyptic Cowgirls – This was one of those pornos that I watched with my jaw gently resting on my keyboard. It is seriously hot all the way around. Director Maria Beatty is at the top of my list when it comes to superb feminist smut. I love it. All of it. The chemistry between performers in this movie is out of this world and I’m so very thankful that it exists.
Belladonna: Manhandled 4 – Belladonna can do no wrong. Any of her movies could easily fit into this list. I think what makes this one so special is the opening scene with Bella herself and Ramone Nomar. He roughs her up right and the sound of his voice totally makes me swoon. Or perhaps it’s that dark hallway scene starring James Deen. Orrr maybe it’s the way Mr. Pete mixes merciless slaps with sweet kisses. Or maybe it’s…
No Fauxxx: Jiz Lee – I believe quoting the last paragraph of my review will suffice here. “Director Courtney Trouble reigns supreme when it comes to queer porn and giving the big middle finger to gender rules and boundaries. If this sounds like your kind of jam, you should watch No Fauxxx: Jiz Lee. It’s Jiz fucking Lee masturbating in a public restroom. What the hell else do you want?”
Working for HotMoviesForHer – I started writing for HotMoviesForHer in February of 2011. It has been one of the best work experiences ever. I love working for a sex positive porn site for women. I get to spread the good word on porno to women everywhere, but on personal level I find it pretty damn empowering. Also, I get to work with J.D. everyday. I’m really lucky to have such an amazing co-worker and friend.
The RodeoH – Hands down, the most comfortable harness I have ever slipped over my cheeks! The RodeoH is a brief that also acts as a strap-on harness. It looks sexy and feels great on. Excluding super heavy dildos, it is top notch in function.
Burlesque- No, not the Christina Aguilara/ Cher movie… ick. I’m talking about performing. While performing is always one of the biggest loves in my life, this year (for reasons i’m not going to get into) I realized just how much I love it and how very alive I am when I am on stage. It has been a great year for the show as a whole, but personally I have grown and it feels pretty damn good.
The Mayer Hawthorne Concert- Life. Changing. Show. Mayer’s concert rocked my soul the core. He sounded even better live than recorded AND I got to meet him after the show! He was a super nice dude and I will never ever forget it. This was definitely one of the biggest highlights of my year.
Next Up is J.D. Bauchery!
Top Five Movies:
Artcore – Not only does director Carlos Batts offer up the amazing hotness that is a Courtney Trouble / Kelly Shibari / April Flores (his wife!) masturbation three-way, we also get April and Drew Deveaux bangin’ a little while later. Seriously, does the man sneak into my fantasies and bring them to the porno screen? Because I can’t think of combos I’d like to watch more.
The Female Voyeur – I was looking forward to this Petra Joy movie since I had heard about it, which was way before we got it on the site. Joy’s amazing feminist porn always offers up deliciously strong, sexually charged ladies in her flicks and this newest movie does not disappoint.
Belladonna’s Spontaneass (Disc 1):She really did try to stay away, but alas, you invite people to come do a blowjob movie, and you are Belladonna, you WILL get involved. This amazing orgy movie is called Spontaneass because that’s just what it was, a totally spontaneous fuckfest that spawned out of Bella filming an innocent blowjob movie while on hiatus from porno. Thank Goodness that she couldn’t help herself because this is one of the HOTTEST movies of the year. Trust me.
Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide To Female Orgasms-Tristan Taormino can do no wrong in my mind. Seriously, this woman is the epitome of sexy sex educator, bringing the knowledge of instructional porn into the heat of super hot high quality porn. There aren’t too many directors I would trust with truly representing female orgasms, but Tristan gets my two thumbs up. Not to mention performers Dylan Ryan, Jiz Lee, Adrianna Nicole, James Deen, Madison Young are more.
Queer Porn TV: James Darling + Wolf Hudson Part One – Wolf Hudsonand James Darling go at it in a bathtub in one of the queerest romps I’ve ever encountered. What I wrote in the review sums the whole thing up, I think: “James Darling sucks cock like a serious champ. He doesn’t just like it – he LIVES for it. I’ve never seen someone’s eyes roll back in pleasure quite like this; especially as a giver and not a receiver. You can totally tell that Darling is getting off himself as he goes to town on Wolf’s rock hard dick. Truly a treat to watch.” YUM.
Top Five Toys/Life/Whatever:
Jackhammer Jesus – This blasphemously awesome dildo came to me from Divine Interventions to review right as Easter rolled around, making my holiday one to remember. I mean really, who doesn’t love a huge silicone cock with a rendering of Jesus on the cross molded onto it? I know this Jew found it mighty amazing… and so did my pussy.
Meeting My Man – Back in March of this year, I was out at a local queer artist showcase event when I ran into this guy I’ve known for about 10 years as an acquaintance. One thing lead to another and we ended up staying out til 4 in the morning and smooching in the first stirrings of daylight. Fast forward to present, when this amazing man and I just moved in together and are creating a home and family of animal offspring. I am so lucky to have met such an amazing queer fellow who is just as pervy and ridiculous as I am, and I am grateful every day.
Tristan Butt Plug: Anal queen/ sex educator Tristan Taormino developed a signature butt plug for silicone toy makers Vixen Creations. I’m pretty sure there is nothing I would trust more going up my butt.
ScrewSmart – The adult sex education collaborative I co-run with two amazing women is just entering it’s second year, and we could not be happier about the work we’ve been doing. Not only are we offering workshops, but we’ve been performing regularly and even taught and performed up in Canada this year, making us international adventurers!
Meeting and Interviewing Buck Angel- Earlier in the year, I had the great pleasure of meeting and interviewing the fantastic Buck Angel, the man with a pussy. Along with being a pioneer in the trans porn industry, Buck is an educator, activist and all around awesome guy. It was a dream come true!