About Shine Louise Houston

As the founding producer and director of Pink and White Productions, (CrashPadSeries.com, PinkLabel.tv), SHINE LOUISE HOUSTON has always had unique vision. Graduating from San Francisco Arts Institute with a Bachelors in Fine Art Film, her works have become the new gold standard of adult cinema. During a five year position at the women-owned, sex toy purveyor Good Vibrations, Shine recognized an underserved demand for an alternative to mainstream pornography, and began to create well-crafted queer made porn. Shine’s films have been recognized among the next big wave of women produced porn and have been internationally screened from Amsterdam to New Zealand.

Houston is currently in post-production for her fifth feature film, SNAPSHOT, an erotic suspense thriller starring queer women of color.

QUOTES

“There is power in creating images, and for a woman of color and a queer to take that power… I don’t find it exploitative; I think it’s necessary.”
-Shine Louise Houston
Director and Producer, Pink and White Productions

“I believe there’s a lot of room and need to create adult content that’s real, that’s respectful and powerful … I think it’s the perfect place to become political. It’s a place where money, sex, media, and ethics converge.”
-Shine Louise Houston
Director and Producer, Pink and White Productions

AWARDS AND HONORS

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club 2015 “Sylvester Pride In The Arts Award”
Honored with a California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition
Curve Magazine’s “Queer Sex Trailblazer”
Feminist Porn Awards “Visionary”
Curve Magazine’s Lesbian Sex Culture Curator Award
PorYes Europe’s 1st Feminist Porn Awards Honored Filmmaker
International Ms Leather Keynote Speaker

FILM PROJECTS
Features:
The Crash Pad
Superfreak
The Wild Search
CHAMPION: Love Hurts
SNAPSHOT (pre-production)

Compilations:
Crash Pad Series Volume 1
Crash Pad Series Volume 2
Crash Pad Series Volume 3
Crash Pad Series Volume 4
Crash Pad Series Volume 5
Crash Pad Series Volume 6
Crash Pad Series Volume 7
Her Porn 3
Her Porn 4
Her Porn 6
Heavenly Spire Volume 1

Short Films:
OCCUPIED: a queer hardcore romance for the 99%
BED PARTY: Eden Alexander and Sebastian Keys
The Boss (Nina Hartley & Sara Vibes)
CrashPad’s Guide to Fisting
PUT the NEEDLE on the RECORD
Training Day

Projects:
CrashCourse
Point of Contact (emerging pornographer series)

Websites:
CrashPadSeries.com
PinkWhite.biz
HeavenlySpire.com
PinkLabel.tv
SNAPSHOTtheFILM.com

Project Awards & Honors
“Audience Winner” CrashPad’s Guide to Fisting, La Fete du Slip
“Best Orgasm” 2015 BRIEFS Erotic Short Film Competition CrashPad Romp Comp
“Best Porn Studio” 2014 Best of the Bay, San Francisco BAY GUARDIAN
BED PARTY: Eden Alexander and Sebastian Keys – 2015 XBiz Awards Nominated “Feminist Porn Release of the Year”
CrashPadSeries.com – 2015 XBiz Awards Nominated “Alternative Site of the Year”
CrashPadSeries.com – 2015 AVN Awards Nominated “Specialty Site of the Year”
BED PARTY: Eden Alexander and Sebastian Keys – 2014 Feminist Porn Awards “Best Boygasm”
OCCUPIED: a queer hardcore romance for the 99% – 2014 XBIZ Awards “Feminist Porn Release of the Year”
CrashPadSeries.com – 2014 XBIZ Awards “Specialty Site of the Year”
PinkLabel.tv – 2014 XBIZ Nominated “Specialty Site of the Year”
CrashPadSeries.com – 2014 TrannyAwards Nominated “Best Sex Scene”
CrashPadSeries.com – 2011-2014 AVN Nominated “Best Alternative Site”
CrashPadSeries.com – 2012 Feminist Porn Awards BEST WEBSITE
HeavenlySpire.com – 2011 Feminist Porn Awards BEST WEBSITE
Crash Pad Series Volume 6 – Nominated 2011 Feminist Porn Awards
“Audience Choice Award” 2010 Feminist Porn Awards – Crash Pad Series Volume 5 (Shawn & Mickey Mod)
“Movie of the Year” 2009 Feminist Porn Awards – CHAMPION: Love Hurts
“Best Video Feature” Nomination 2010 AVN Awards – CHAMPION: Love Hurts
“Steamiest Trans Sex Scene” 2000 Feminist Porn Awards – Crash Pad Series Volume 2 (Julie & Michelle Aston)
“Best Dyke Sex Film” 2008 Feminist Porn Awards – Crash Pad Series Volume 1
“Best Trans Sex Scene” 2007 Feminist Porn Awards – The Wild Search (Papi Cox & Will Thrustwell)
“Best Dyke Sex Scene” 2007 Feminist Porn Awards – Superfreak (Lorelei Lee, Princess Donna & Dana Dearmond)
“Best Dyke Sex Scene” 2006 Feminist Porn Awards – The Crash Pad (Jiz Lee & Shawn)
Selected, Outfest 2006, the 26th Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Selected, 18th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Fest
Selected, Cineffable 2006, Paris, France
Vixens + Visionaries Independent Porn Awards – “Best Dyke Sex Scene” The Crash Pad

PUBLICATIONS

A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography
Black Female Sexualities
Freeing Ourselves: A guide to Health and Self Love for Brown Bois
Porn After Porn “Mighty Real,” Shine Louise Houston, Sept 2014 (Reprinted with Permission in XBiz Fall 2014 Issue)
Engel, Nicole. Porn for Pussies: Representations of Queer Female Sexuality in Shine Louise Houston’s Pornography Presented at National Women’s Studies Association, Denver, CO. 2014-11-27

 

SELECT INTERVIEWS

COSMOPOLITAN Magazine (August, 2015) What it’s really like to own a porn company
Refinery29 (June, 2015) This Queer Porn Producer Of Color Is Changing The Biz
Autostraddle (June, 2015) Support SNAPSHOT: Queer Women Of Color Making Sexy Porn
Huffington Post (June, 2015) Shine Louise Houston & Jiz Lee: Crowdfunding Queer Porn Their Way
MediaShift (July, 2015) How a Feminist Porn Company is ReShaping the Rules of Crowdfunding
Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals (October, 2014) – Shine Louise Houston, Pink & White Productions, and Contemporary Queer Porn
I Dig Your Girlfriend (November 29th, 2013) – Shine Louise Houston and the Feminist & Queer Porn Revolution
SexOutLoud with Tristan Taormino (November 9th, 2012) – Shine Louise Houston on her feminist, queer porn empire
SheBop (December 12th, 2012) – Industry Spotlight: Shine Louise Houston
Bend Over Magazine – “Shine Louse Houston – Interview by Sadie Lune” (podcast)
Curve Magazine (September 20th, 2011) – “Chatting Up Shine Louise Houston
SF Weekly (Sept 19, 2011) – Shine Louise Houston: What if Hitchcock, Jarmusch, and Metzger Made Porn Films?
Feministe (April 7th, 2009) – “Let’s Talk about Pornography – An Interview with Shine Louise Houston
Podcast (February 18th 2009) –  Sippin’ On Ink
Violet Blue’s SF Chronicle (February 12th, 2009) – Racism in the Mainstream Porn Industry
SF Weekly (February 11th, 2009) – The Best Dyke Porn Producer in San Francisco: At Pink & White Productions
Violet Blue’s Open Source Sex on NPR (2008) – Podcast 38: Shine Louise Houston
The Advocate (August 14th, 2007) – “Dyke Porn’s New Mastermind
Curve Magazine (April 2006, Malinda Lo) “Shine Louise Houston will Turn You On”