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 fifth feature film, SNAPSHOT, an erotic suspense thriller starring queer women of color.


“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


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

Feature-length Films:
The Crash Pad
The Wild Search
CHAMPION: Love Hurts

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
CrashPadSeries Volume 8
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
Training Day
Writing in Bed

Crash Course (educational filmmaking workshops)
Point of Contact (emerging pornographer series)


Project Awards & Honors
“Honorable Best Mention” 2018 Cinekink Film Festival – Writing in Bed
“Best Porn Studio” 2017 Best of the Bay, San Francisco BAY GUARDIAN
“Movie of the Year” 2017 Toronto International Porn Festival – SNAPSHOT
“Best Straight Sex Scene”2017 Toronto International Porn Festival – BED PARTY: Jack HammerXL and Nikki Darling
“Best Narrative Feature” 2017 CINEKINK NYC Audience Choice Awards – SNAPSHOT
“Audience Winner” La Fete du Slip – CrashPad’s Guide to Fisting
“Best Orgasm” 2015 BRIEFS Erotic Short Film Competition – CrashPad End of the Year Finale
“Best Porn Studio” 2014 Best of the Bay, San Francisco BAY GUARDIAN
“Feminist Porn Release of the Year” 2015 XBiz Awards Nominatee – BED PARTY: Eden Alexander and Sebastian Keys
“Alternative Site of the Year” 2016 XBiz Awards Winner – CrashPadSeries.com
“Alternative Site of the Year” 2015 XBiz Awards – CrashPadSeries.com
“Specialty Site of the Year” 2015 AVN Awards Nominated – CrashPadSeries.com
“Best Boygasm”2014 Feminist Porn Awards  – BED PARTY: Eden Alexander and Sebastian Keys
“Feminist Porn Release of the Year” 2014 XBIZ Awards – OCCUPIED: a queer hardcore romance for the 99%
“Specialty Site of the Year”2014 XBIZ Awards – CrashPadSeries.com
“Specialty Site of the Year” 2014 XBIZ Nominated – PinkLabel.tv
CrashPadSeries.com – 2014 TEA Nominee “Best Sex Scene”
CrashPadSeries.com – 2011-2014 AVN Nominee “Best Alternative Site”
CrashPadSeries.com – 2012 Feminist Porn Awards BEST WEBSITE
HeavenlySpire.com – 2011 Feminist Porn Awards BEST WEBSITE
Crash Pad Series Volume 6 – Nominee 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


Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media-Making (Duke Press)
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


Podcast – NPR 1A (March 2018) Missing from #MeToo – Sex Workers
(Video) – FusionTV San Francisco Porn
(Video) BBC Queer Britain – Porn Idols
Rolling Stone Magazine – Fresh Flowers, Plenty of Lube: Inside the World of Feminist Porn
The Bold Italic – Even as Kink.com Ceases Production in the Armory, the Bay’s Porn Scene Thrives
Podcast – UNSCREWED with Jaclyn Friedman. Fill That Hole, guest Shine Louise Houston
Podcast – Terrific City Episode 8 “Goodbye City” with guest Shine Louise Houston
HBO – Sex on // Episode 4
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”