Introducing BridgtDesire.com, site offers a colorful and distinct form of porn – “smart porn.”. Bright Desire is a feminist porn site, but you can also find here something for men and couples. Run by a sex loving woman, webmistress from Australia, you can feel the welcoming nature of the content to those of us who are less into the traditional straight porn scene.
The films inside Bright Desire have screened at many film festivals and won numerous awards. Very first film “That’s What I Like” which won the Petra Joy Award in 2009. Best Cinematography at EBX Briefs in 2016, Sexiest Short at the Toronto International Porn Festival in 2017 and 2018 and Best Advocacy Short at Cinekink in 2018, and many many more….
Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about Ms Naughty?
I’m an erotic filmmaker, writer and webmistress. I’ve been making and curating porn online since 2000. I’ve blogged about porn for women at my Ms. Naughty blog since 2004. I made my first erotic film, “That’s What I Like” in 2009. I’ve now shot over 70 erotic scenes, been screened at numerous film festivals, won several awards and in 2017 I was named Indie Porn Pioneer at the Toronto International Porn Festival. I also received the PorYes Feminist Porn Award in Germany.
I also have chapters in The Feminist Porn Book and Coming Out Like A Porn Star.
How the idea for the website came up? What is the story behind it?
In 2003 I set up a large adult pay site called ForTheGirls.com with a partner. That site was aimed at straight women and was one of the very first porn sites for women. In 2012 in the wake of the growing feminist porn movement I wanted to expand the scope of what I was offering and appeal to a wider audience so I created BrightDesire.com. My aim was – and is – to make explicit films that depict a female perspective and which give priority to female pleasure – but also I wanted to depict a wider spectrum of human sexuality. I’m also a documentarian; my films feature real life couples and friends having sex without direction. I aim to capture intimacy, connection and playfulness in my films. Bright Desire features all of my films and writing, including erotic fiction. It also features the work of other like-minded filmmakers. The site turns 8 in December.
What sets your website apart from other similar websites?
I don’t tend to use porn cliches in my work and I don’t give priority to the straight male gaze as is typical in mainstream porn. I explore the connections between people and how sex can be an amazing way to communicate with each other.
I also make what could be called “happy porn”. I’m always interested in seeing people laughing together in bed, smiling, having fun. Porn is always so serious, so “nasty”. I’m keen on showing positivity because sex is meant to be enjoyable and fun.
Of course, intimate and intense moments are also important. I’ve captured some amazing moments where there have been tears, or it’s the first time someone’s tried something. Those times are what keep me motivated.
I think people relate to my work because it is realistic, it looks like the sex they might have at home. And also because it’s positive. There’s so much negativity out there on the internet, I want to share some joy.
So go and visit BrightDesire.com and spin your world!