NEW YORK CITYJulie Simone is heading to Germany this month to show her short films, one of which was selected to compete in the short film program. This will be Julie's third year in row showing work at the Berlin Porn Film Festival.

Skin's 1st Suspension will be screened, starring "It" girl Skin Diamond in a co-production with Cage of the Soul, along with a scene from Vicious Vixxxens III: Disciplining Dana, starring Dana DeArmond and Aiden Starr.

"This is my favorite festival of all the ones I've attended," Simone said. "I've seen amazing films there that US festival curators don't have the balls to show. It's a mind-blowing and inspiring experience. Skin's 1st Suspension is a beautiful representation of the headspace one feels from nervousness to excitement to floating when in a rope bondage suspension. I'm especially proud of the work I did on this short and can't for the European audiences to be able to see it."

The Kiel Fetisch Film Festival will take place the same weekend and will be showing Julie's shorts Anonymity, starring Gia Paloma and Johnny Sins in a surreal film dealing with gender roles and power structures as they relate to sexuality, and Skin's 1st Suspension will also be screened.

Add to that, Julie will be releasing the fourth installment of her popular solo girl struggling series, Babes in Bondage. Skin's 1st Suspension is on the DVD as well, along with scenes of Paris Kennedy, Ashley Renee, Mina Meow, Samantha Grace, Nikki Sebastian, JJ Plush and of course, Julie Simone.

Julie Simone was the first woman to be awarded Best Rigger in the Industry in 2004. She's taught at ShibariCon, FetishCon, DomCon, BondCon NYC, Threshold, German Fetish Ball as well as smaller community based clubs and one-on-one classes. Her talents have been showcased in hundreds of DVDs, as well as on G4TV's Attack of the Show. Her films have been screened at New England Erotic Arts Festival, Cinekink (Portland, SF, NYC, DC, Chicago, LA, Berlin), Los Angeles and Baltimore Erotic Festivals, Berlin Porn Film Festival, Cinerotic (Atlanta), Kiel Fetisch Film Festival, PopPorn festival in Rio and Uruguay, and MIX Festival, just to name a few.

Although she has recently begun painting and showing her work on her website, Julie has received notoriety for her photography for some time. Her work has appeared in Secret Magazine, Bizarre, Fetish Photo Anthology 4 & 5, Bondage and Fetish (France), and has been exhibited in shows including The Dirty Show, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Folsom Street Fair Art Exhibit at Femina Potens Gallery and The Traveling Erotic Art Show that has exhibited in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, New York, and Florida.

Julie's YouTube video clip Dominatrix in Williamsburg Brooklyn NYC has also been featured on Tosh.0, Gawker, The Village Voice Blog and VH1, along with, Buzzfeed and Redux. Most recently, she appeared in the documentary pilot Dominatrix Diaries, which is screening at the NYC Television Film Festival. To view a trailer, click here.

Media inquiries about Julie Simone should be directed to Erika Icon of The Rub PR.