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About annaarrowsmith

I am Britain's first and most acclaimed female adult film director, with lots of scenes written, directed and produced by myself and several awards under my belt. After 2 decades of production and distribution experience, I recently completed a PhD in Gender Studies that focuses on men's experiences of women's power in dating relationships. I know an awful lot about film-making and about gender. You might have seen me in the British media...

A One-Woman Campaign to End Prejudiced Questions in the Media

5/28 As my first year living in Los Angeles comes to its conclusion in a couple of weeks, there are still a few yearly events that we as a couple have not encountered as yet. One such experience was attending … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Men Embrace the Miniskirt in Support of Women’s Rights, Let’s Welcome Them in.

4/28 In the last couple of weeks men from Azerbaijan and Turkey have taken to the streets wearing miniskirts to protest the death of 20 year old student Ozgecan Aslan who was abducted and clubbed to death by a bus driver who … Continue reading

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The Battle for the Beauty of Truth

3/28 As I have said before, we are living in a very interesting time for gender politics. Every week it seems we are offered another titbit, usually involving celebrities or badly acting men to mull over as part of our … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Grey: A Pornographer’s Review

2/28 As part of my new-found dedication to blogging I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey this lunchtime. I did this rather hesitantly as I had planned to wait until it was free to air having only made it … Continue reading

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28 Minutes Challenge – Day 1 – Feminine v Feminist Aesthetics.

Historically frustrated with my own blogging procrastination I have become inspired by The Curious Creative’s campaign to get people blogging regularly as a creative and promotional tool as well as one that encourages the blogger overcome the need for perfection. … Continue reading

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Julien Blanc PUA Scandal – Some Thoughts on the Responses from the Press and Public

Since completing my doctorate research into men’s experiences of women’s power in dating relationships three months ago, I have been working on two books, an edited version of my thesis for the academic market and another book based on today’s … Continue reading

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Conjoined Twins Serve to Teach us a Lesson about Normality

Having read an article in today’s Huffington Post about a set of 12 year old conjoined twin boys from India called Shivanath and Shivram Sahu it got me thinking about how we perceive normality both in physical and gendered terms. … Continue reading

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Successful Campaign outside of the Stop Porn Culture symposium

My husband Tim and I moved to Los Angeles as of this Monday and much as I am over the moon about emigrating (it took over 14 months and a decent amount of money to get a visa), I’m really … Continue reading

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Palm Phwoar Award won at the Shaftas!

I am very proud to announce that I won a Services to the Industry award called the Palm Phwoar at Thursday night’s Shaftas. I had originally been up for Best Girl/Girl Series but lost out to Lynsey Dawn McKenzie (who … Continue reading

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Please vote for me at The Shaftas!

I am very proud to have been nominated for best girl/girl series at this year’s Shaftas for my 13 part series Planet Nadia, which was shot in 2000. I decided to direct this series in a completely unique way.  Instead … Continue reading

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