In light of the kerfuffle regarding my Feminist Porn Award nominations, I have been asked to make a statement clarifying my views about trans women.
I consider trans women to be women.
I understand that unfortunately trans people face marginalization on a daily basis.
I respect and am happy to share space with trans women.
I respect and use whichever pronouns anyone chooses for themselves.
I respect trans women using whatever words best describe themselves sexually – whether that's straight, lesbian, bisexual or something else.
I have shot trans women in sex scenes as a camera person, and am happy to do so. I am available for hire to shoot or edit most types of content, as long as everyone on set wants to be there.
I am inclusive of anyone for off-camera positions and non-sex roles. I am open to hiring a trans person to shoot, edit, or otherwise work for me. I have also shot trans women in non-sex roles in my movies.
I never suggested Chelsea Poe was a rapist. I think throwing rape accusations around is completely inappropriate. My only tweet regarding rape during the entire “twitter war” consisted of me telling the now defunct twitter account “Gender Identity Watch” that “nobody is raping anybody.”
While I recognize that trans porn is marketable, I am neither tapped into that market nor do I have the passion and dedication required to take on such a project. I am rather overworked as it is. I would rather leave the showcasing of authentic trans sexuality to those who do it best, while focusing my efforts on my own brand and my own stories.
With regards to my choice of scene partners – I am not personally interested in having sex with trans women and I reject the notion that saying so is abusive, victimizing or wrong. People's sexuality is their own, and having put mine on public display makes that no less true.