In April 2014, just over a year before her untimely death from ovarian cancer, trailblazing pornographer Candida Royalle did an in-depth interview with the Rialto Report. She stated:

Her lament made me profoundly sad. How can it be that a feminist filmmaker so groundbreaking and important to a media form so ubiquitous could feel invisible and undervalued within feminist circles? Part of the reason is the marginalized status of pornography scholarship within feminist media studies. Porn studies does critical feminist work. It recovers marginalized feminist work and writes it back into feminist history; sex workers have been rightfully acknowledged as scholars of porn and feminist practitioners. Concepts of good sex...

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