Loveologist: A Director’s Take on Female Erotica

Listen to the director’s side of feminist pornography with Candida Royalle, founder of Femme Productions and pioneer of feminist erotica produced by and for women and couples. In addition to hearing about the best of her 18 films which she wrote, directed and produced, we also talk about her inspiration and experience that was behind her book How to Tell a Naked Man What to Do: Sex Advice From a Woman who Knows. Candida, a former pornography actress has seen this industry from every angle and shares a unique perspective on what erotica can mean for you. Always interesting and provocative, this show will make you rethink your ideas about sexuality and film.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Helga Ganguly
Helga Gangulyabout a year ago

I love sex. But after 43 years with 1 partner and no plans to murder him, accommodations have to be made.Not only are we older,but I'm physically disabled and take 45 pills a day or more and he has at least 10 prescriptions and falls asleep at 8:34! I discovered de Sade,and he was unrealistic, slightly insane,and again,hilarious. His Letters from Prison show how paranoid he was but he was jailed for 38 years with the urging of his mother-in-law and blasphemy was one of the most serious charges. He gave new meaning to the term "Daisy chain". He staged full plays at La Coste with scenery, hand-picked casts, acted in them and directed them and he wrote.He wanted to shock the world with his writings. 120 Days of Sodom was expected to be the most decadent of all his works. All that and he was grossly overweight because his biggest love was his stomach. His letters were complaints and exacting descriptions of the cakes he wanted from his favorite confectioners and the exact size and complaints that the last time, his wife had not brought them with icing on all 5 sides. I 'm glad he kept those thoughts out of his books. What he did write was seditious, licentious,physically impossible,probably lethal,often blasphemous,and harmless. For de Sade,it was therapy.For me,it was the ultimate look into someone else's sex fantasy. So after 43 years,I read the more interesting erotica or historical porn.I share the ones my husband might like.That's all it takes. Imaginations are great things

Helga Ganguly
Helga Gangulyabout a year ago

Teresa W.-why? Use it or lose it. I've been sleeping exclusively with the same partner for 43 years. I'm not much interested in porn. I've read Erotica.Some is repetitive-800 pages of the same thing. I read all of de Sade that is available.Just after Shock and Awe began,we left for a Biomedical conference in Nice (it was nice.) The airport had 2 cars. This was San Fran international. Two cars. We joined the other attendees one night at a Casino/nightclub with topless dancers.France is not the U.S. We were at a huge banquet table getting to know each other and discussing what we were doing on the days off and they asked me if I was going to the perfume factories. So now I knew what normal people did. No,I had to confess.We were planning a day trip to the the Marquis de Sade's favorite castle, La Coste.Conversation abruptly ended for some reason. I can't imagine why.I was a conservative 50 year old housewife in a sari, mother of 3 children and wed to a very conservative husband.I was on the French Riviera,across the street from the topless beach. But I had read de Sade's biography.He was a satirist and rather hilarious. His biography lead me to read all his available books. The mind is a wonderful thing. It is free to think and others really can't read your minds. Be Carole from TWDead. Peterpan collar ,button up cardigan,sensible shoes and a surprise casserole in the oven is compatible with defending your "family" with a knife ,a gun, and a disguise.

Helga Ganguly
Helga Gangulyabout a year ago

Men are usually slightly stunned to find out what women discuss casually over coffee at 2pm in their early 20's. It takes them 4 hard drinks at 2am and a loss of memory the next day to be that frank.

Warren Webber
Warren Webber1 years ago

Live long and prosper!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Badoque at Simpang Bedok

William F.
William Ford5 years ago

No opened caption or subtitle. No point for me to listen it eh?

Rachel Taylor
Rachel Baldes5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Bon L.
Bon L5 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W6 years ago

disgusting :-(