My Night at The PRP Adult Film Industry Awards – And What Women Can Learn From Porn

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ADULT FILM OF THE YEAR

Last night I had a fabulous evening at Cafe de Paris, where the biggest names in the British adult industry and fans alike flocked to London for the 3rd annual Paul Raymond Awards, celebrating the best of British talent in the adult industry. The show was hosted by the gorgeous Lexi Lowe and controversial comedian Dapper Laughs and I was spoiled rotten by the SexpoUK team on their VIP table!

Being a fan of the odd porn film now and again myself, it was fascinating to see what one of their industry events was like – and sorry to disappoint those expecting reports back of spontaneous blow jobs and gang bangs in the corner, it was a pretty classy affair. I wouldn’t go as far as to say it was something you’d take your mum to (although I did have the pleasure of meeting Lexi Lowe’s parents – which I thought was amazing, given I’d go bright red watching people kiss on Coronation Street if my dad was in the room) but it was certainly testament to the fact that, judging a book by its cover before you’ve actually read it, is something we are all guilty of doing.

The porn industry gets a bad wrap – it is viewed as sexist, and exploitative. I wonder how many anti-porn campaigners have actually spoken to women in the adult industry – because speaking to those involved, they all came across as bright, in control and extremely savvy. Far from being exploited, not only were they totally at ease with their career choice, but also had direct focus on where they planned to steer themselves as a brand, there were no men behind the scenes pulling the strings – they were promoting themselves in the industry they had chosen.

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LEXI LOWE

Ironically I think women could learn a lot from the adult industry – aside from the obvious (insert blow job joke here) the women I met last night were confident, bright and in control. There was a strong sense of comradery between them too and, unlike other industries where women resent each others success, they appeared to be fully supportive of one another, perhaps it is the nature of the work or that, when you are constantly being judged and criticised, you stick together more than you would do normally, but either way, there was a strong sense of friendship and loyalty.

The all looked damn hot too – give me porn star curves over stick thin models you see in women’s magazines any day of the week. Fashion or porn? When it comes to representing women – it’s a no brainer as to which industry is promoting  a healthier body image.

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PRP AWARDS SHORTLIST

So who really is objectifying women in the porn industry – men ‘using’ them to make money or women labelling them all as victims, speaking for them without considering that a woman can make choices about what she does with her body, that doesn’t fit into the feminist ideal, and still be fully in control.

Last night was a fabulous evening and a real eye opener into the behind the scenes goings on of the British adult  industry – the people involved were down to earth, friendly and non-judgmental – a consequence perhaps of being constantly judged yourself.

My tip from the evening? Watch more porn – we could all learn a lot.

 

 

 

 

 

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