Women on Top: What's Coming in Femdom

This article originally ran in the June 2015 issue of AVN magazine. Click here to see the magazine online.

On a rainy night in February, a rare and welcome phenomenon during one of California’s driest winters, another rare and welcome event took place. Dommes, subs, slaves, producers, actors and fans of femdom content gathered inside a San Fernando Valley studio to celebrate the first-ever winners of the Femdom Awards, sponsored by King Adult Broadcast Network and Clips4Sale. Before the festivities began, organizer Glenn King explained the idea behind the awards. “I thought we were invisible,” he said. “We were competing in specialty categories. ... It is time for us in the femdom world to stand up and be recognized.”

AVN couldn’t agree more. And for retailers interested in exposing their clientele to femdom content, there’s never been a better time. Here are some of the players on the femdom field and the titles they’ve got coming down the pipeline.

Dee Severe
Not resting on the laurels she earned by winning DVD of the Year for Treacherous at the Femdom Awards, Severe Sex director Dee Severe has some new titles out for fans. “Our May release is Revenge of the Housewives,” Severe said, “wherein Aiden Starr, Kiki D’Aire and I spank the crap out of miscreants in our suburban neighborhood. And you also get to see the various misdeeds that prompt the punishment. Holly Heart is the neighborhood slut, Dixie Comet is the meddling neighbor, and Alex Chance and Charli Piper are the babysitters from hell. It’s hard spanking plus sex, and a lot of fun.”

But Severe is even more worked up about Severe Sex’s June release. “The upcoming DVD we’re extra excited about is Ms. Grey,” she said, “starring Lily Cade, Skin Diamond, Ela Darling, Kasey Warner and newcomer Dolly Leigh. It’s a lesbian take on Fifty Shades—plus we fixed the plot. The thing that bothered me most about the mainstream movie was, that Grey’s kink was looked on as pathology. In our version, Annabelle is fine with the kink; what she objects to is, Ms. Grey is a jerk who cheats on her.” Adds co-director Lily Cade, “As both a performer and director, I try to create scenes featuring intensity, passion and a strong connection between the performers. This isn’t just kink, it’s real, chemistry filled, lesbian sex with a story. I’m really proud of this movie.” ( to read a longer interview with Dee Severe.)

Aiden Starr
A longtime player in femdom erotica, Aiden Starr has been featured in almost 400 DVD titles, include some sixty or so for Kink.com. Most recently she began work as an Evil Angel director, where she currently has the femdom series Lesbian Anal Sex Slaves and Pussy Whipped (the latter in its third volume, was her first Evil Angel title), as well as the femdom strap-on series Knock You Down a Peg. She expressed delight about working with John Stagliano and the company’s CFO, Adam Grayson. “They’re both really open to alternative sex. And they also like that I don’t want to make things too nichey,” Starr said. “I want to open up the fetish to the mainstream.”

Starr elaborates on one thing that makes her femdom movies different. “I only hire lifestyle players to do this stuff—fetish models and bondage models really understand,” she said. “People don’t want to see contrived porn; they want to see real people having a real experience.”

What she knows best is girl/girl domination, and for that she said, “I still draw on the pool of girls I’ve worked with multiple times … girls I already know can do that genre. And we take it to another level.”

One newer release from Evil Angel, Evil MILFs, is about “age and power play,” in which Starr does a scene with Casey Calvert, who she says “is easily in my top five—she was a bondage model before she did porn.” Starr ticks off other favorites. “Skin [Diamond]’s been in 85 percent of the things I have put out because she’s incredibly versatile. She can be very submissive. but she can also be switchy. Skin and Penny Pax and Casey are my favorites. And obviously Dana DeArmond.”

Later this year, Starr revealed, “I’m going to be doing cuckold. … It’s made for the straight market for guys who want to explore the dark side of the fetish.”

But most important to her is authenticity. “People trying to fake it looks fake. ... It’s not fair to the fan. We need to give them a top-quality product because they can get stuff for free.”

Dana Vespoli
Performer/director Dana Vespoli always takes an original approach to any genre she tackles, and the same is true of femdom and BDSM. Now she’s breaking new ground with the debut of her official adult movie studio and website, Twisted Visual. Promising all original content, the site is now online for “fans of deviant sexual fantasies” to visit.

The hardcore cerebral website should often be updated with new femdom scenes. It currently includes scenes of Vespoli with Chanel Preston, Aiden Starr, Justine Joli, Adriana Chechik, and others. The website offerings include full 1080p streaming videos and photo galleries.

“My goal was to create the only website in the world to access adult content that doesn’t discriminate in sexual taste or preference,” Vespoli said. “It’s the ideal place for those seeking to fulfill their twisted fantasies, whether its all-girl, boy/girl gonzo, T-girls and more.”

The site is live now at TwistedVisual.com.

“I’ve always believed in going all out, so my content will have that same attitude and energetic feel to it,” Vespoli said. “Sex is about passion, shared chemistry, and the need to connect with another person in a physical and mental way, and that’s what each movie and each scene from Twisted Visual aims to show.”

Francesca Lé
Fans of femdom strap-on had cause to rejoice this spring. Hardass MILF beauty Francesca Lé has made nasty pegging movies for the past decade, and now that she and co-director Mark Wood are at Evil Angel, it was only a matter of time before they did a strap-on title for that studio. Hence the return of His Ass Is Mine, the aptly titled release that came out in 2005. “I thought it was the perfect time to resurrect the series,” Lé said. His Ass Is Mine: Resurrection was released March 23. And there’s another volume in the series coming in July, with a focus on MILFs.

Co-director/performer Lé talked about the re-launch: “I first would like to say His Ass Is Mine is my favorite movie to shoot. I love femdom play.” Her enthusiasm has born fruit, with the original His Ass Is Mine winning the 2006 AVN Award for Best Femdom Strap-On Series, and LeWood’s His Booty Is My Duty 2 taking the 2013 award. And of the Resurrection she says, “I can honestly say this is the best one I’ve ever shot. I hope the fans agree.”

Glenn King
Adult video director Glenn King, who left longtime distributor Evil Angel Video to focus his energies on his radio show and online distribution, still has his existing DVD catalog managed by Evil Angel, and that’s where retailers can find Femdom Ass Worship 1-24, Facesitting Tales 1-4, Glenn King’s ManEaters 1-4, When Pornstars Attack 1-5 and Mean Cuckold 1-6.

But he’s staying very busy producing his Maneaters show, which can be found on Roku, and he has two DVDs out from Kickass Pictures. According to King, one of his proudest achievements as a femdom producer is Femdom Anikka. “We shot Anikka Albrite’s first femdom scene a few years ago and thought it was amazing. Then we watched as she evolved into the top female performer in all of adult entertainment. She’s the reigning AVN Female Performer of the Year, and hershowcase DVD has six scenes: two femdom ass worship scenes, a boy/girl femdom sex scene, and three femdom POV solo scenes where she orders the viewer to worship her. This is the first showcase DVD we have ever made. Anikka brings passion and intensity to every scene like almost no other in the business. The DVD was released through Kickass Pictures on March 24.”

King also shared some details about another new venture. “Femdom Freaks is a new series aimed at people like me: Freaks! It’s about guys who need to have their face buried in a woman’s ass to be happy. The DVD is headlined by the girl who has been the number-one most popular girl on my MeanBitches.com website for the last 18 months, A.J. Applegate, in a scene where a guy comes in to her strip club and offers to pay to lick her dirty, sweaty asshole. The release also features a scene where Abella Danger is the boss of an office where they make male employees lick ass to keep their jobs, a scene with Holly Heart as a dungeon mistress who loves facesitting, and a scene where newcomer Kassie Kay turns her co-worker into her asslicking bitch. Femdom Freaks was released through Kickass Pictures on April 28.

Maitresse Madeline Marlowe
Winner of Domme of the Year at the Femdom Awards, Maitresse Madeline Marlowe not only produces content for Kink.com’s femdom lines—Divine Bitches, Whipped Ass and Electro Sluts—but also recently took over the Hardcore Gangbangs site. In a company release, the Kink.com performer/director said she took over the site with an eye toward making it over as a sex-positive portrait of female empowerment. “Women are sexual creatures. Women have all sorts of fantasies that men would never imagine,” Madeline said. “But you have to ask them what they want.”

Included among the upcoming movies from Maitresse Madeline—distributed by Jules Jordan Video, as are all Kink.com titles—are Divine Bitches 11, which arrives on June 2, followed by Foot Worship 10 on June 23. And next month comes Whipped Ass 12, streeting on July 23.

Maitresse Madeline told AVN, “We’re successful because we’re authentic. I work really hard on my films—not only to bring in my vision as a director and domme, but also to allow the performers live out their own submission fantasies. The scenes are incredibly hot to film, and I think that carries over.”

Mona Wales
Fetish performer Mona Wales was among the victors at the FemDom Awards, sharing a win for Roleplay Femdom Scene/Clip of the Year with Penny Pax for their work in Kink.com’s “Le Dragon Rouge,” directed by Maitresse Madeline and part of the Whipped Ass series.

Shortly after, Wales said, “I was inspired to create my Clips4Sale store by the amazing content producers I met at Glenn King’s FemDom Awards. It has been a fulfilling, creative outlet, and a learning experience!”

Wales’ Clips4Sale store that features 29 clips in a variety of fetishes, including latex, femdom, pantyhose, and humiliation, as well as blowjob and masturbation scenes. She has also been directing for the site Topgrl.com. To see Mona Wales’ store, visit Clips4Sale.com/90625.