TROUBLEfilms Picks Up Distro for Tobi Hill-Meyer Films

SAN FRANCISCO—Production and distribution company TROUBLEfilms is now carrying two titles by director Tobi Hill-Meyer. This collaboration between Courtney Trouble's "ethical porn" company and Handbasket Films, a radical media collective focusing on queer culture and the trans experience, will open new avenues for both companies and make Hill-Meyer’s films more readily available to her expanding fan base.

Tobi Hill-Meyer’s films—Doing It Ourselves: The Trans Women Porn Project and The Genderfellator—are available wholesale through TROUBLEfilms, alongside Trouble’s films Live Sex Show and Fuckstyles. Contact [email protected] to place an order.

Trouble has been a major force in showcasing queer identity and transsexual performers in ethically made independant porn. Trouble has expressed strong support for trans women in the industry, especially in cases where performers get the chance to define their own terms and represent themselves on screen.

“This new partnership is an opportunity to bring two smaller businesses together to become a larger force in the industry at large, while bringing awareness to the importance of inclusion and positive representation in the adult industry,” Trouble said. “I am enthusiastic about opening new avenues for trans women’s representation.”

"Before I started making porn, I looked around at what existed and I was disappointed,” Hill-Meyer said. “Mainstream transsexual porn felt like a straight male fantasy and didn't represent the trans women that I knew, and feminist and queer porn seemed to barely represent trans women at all.  I focus my work on letting trans women represent their sexuality the way they want to see themselves represented."

Hill-Meyer was honored with the Feminist Porn Awards 2010 Emerging Filmmaker Award for her work on Doing It Ourselves, and The Genderfellator received an Honorable Mention in 2011. Trouble has received multiple Feminist Porn Awards and AVN Awards nominations.

“I can't wait to see what we can do together," Hill-Meyer said. “Look out porn world, here we come.”