Janet Mock and I had a moment
Janet Mock and I had a moment
The final, groundbreaking scene for an upcoming collaboration between award-winning director Courtney Trouble and trans* porn starlet chelseapoe was shot last night, with 19 performers in a hardcore queer orgy centered around Poe.
The star vehicle film has the working title Chelsea Poe: Fucking Mystic, and is a narrative film written by Courtney Trouble about a small town girl who moves to the Bay Area and finds she has a profoundly erotic effect on her new surroundings. Could it be that the talisman given to her by her girlfriend back home has magical properties? Or is Chelsea Poe just naturally spellbinding?
When asked for comment on her experience being the center of all the action, Poe said simply and glowingly, “Last night fulfilled all my queer porn fantasies.”
“This orgy was amazing, and the most challenging thing I have ever shot,” Trouble added. “Even with myself and two other highly creative and capable videographers I’m not sure we captured all of the magic, but I’m confident that what we shot was amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better crew or a better cast- it really felt special.”
Videographer ajapop agreed. “Through the lens I saw the diverse spectrum of bodies, identities and sexualities melding together in a beautiful soup of sex. I looked past viewfinder for a moment and saw the picture outside of the frame. I knew then we were on the verge of something so harmonious, and clashing to the film language of pornography.”
Genderqueer porn superstar jizlee, FTM Performer of the Year jamesdarlingxxx (Transgender Erotica Awards 2013), and BBW Performer of the Year April Flores (AVN Awards 2013) made spotlight cameos in the orgy, and Courtney’s own Lesbian Curves superstars Betty Blac, Kitty Stryker, and Cinnamon Maxxine made breakout performances in this artistically charged group sex masterpiece. Shot on HD cameras by Trouble, Trouble’s life partner, and Ajapop, Fucking Mystic promises to blend art and pornography in a fresh, exciting way.
“Chelsea has been my muse for the past 3 months, and making a full-length narrative film with her has been almost as magical as the storyline,” Trouble said. “She’s going to be as important to the queer porn movement as Jiz Lee or myself, and she will have a very powerful impact on the trans porn industry as well. She is a trailblazer, worthy of not only her own film, but her own genre. This film will introduce her creative side to the world and showcase her incredible talent as a hardcore adult film star. Get ready.”
Fucking Mystic will have a theatrical release in June 2014, with online and DVD distribution shortly after.
NBD just me James Darling and Ramses Rodstein making Chelsea Poe an official FtM Fucker.
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There has been a lot of talk today about how Gender Identity Disorder is being removed from the DSM V, but don’t break out the champagne, yet, because there is a catch. Transvestic Disorder has been expanded to include trans males in addition to trans females AND to include people considered “in remission.” Given the tendency of the psychiatric community to favour this diagnosis and minimalise trans feelings, the removal of GID and the brief, non-analytic press releases touting it, appear to be a smoke screen as they further entrench themselves in anti-trans feelings.
As Julia Serano states on her blog:
Upon reading the above diagnoses, some might cite the requirement that such behaviors must “cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning” in order to argue that a trans person is not considered Transvestically Disordered if they do not experience such issues. However, this is not necessarily the case. The “distress or impairment” language is quite vague and open to the psychiatrist/therapists’s interpretation. If I am fired from my job because of my manner of dress, and if this causes me distress, I could potentially be diagnosed with Transvestic Disorder. This has historically been a problem with diagnoses targeting gender and sexual minorities (as well as other populations that have been DSM’d), namely, that they do not distinguish between personal distress, and distress that arises secondarily due to social stigma and marginalization.
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In the end, it came down to the accused killer’s word against that of his former co-defendant.
Alrashim Chambers was charged with fatally shooting a transgender woman in Maplewood after discovering her sexual identity. His one-time accomplice, who has since taken a plea deal, pointed the finger at Chambers. But Chambers pointed it right back.
An Essex County jury made its decision today when it acquitted Chambers on all counts in the Sept. 12, 2010, slaying of 28-year-old Victoria Carmen White.
The jury found Chambers, of Newark, not guilty of murder, bias intimidation and two weapons offenses. Chambers, 25, who maintained his innocence from the beginning and took the stand in his own defense, had faced up to life in prison if convicted of murder.
Chambers was charged with shooting White three times in her cousin’s studio apartment in the early morning hours, infuriated after suspecting she had been a man, prosecutors said. White, whom Chambers had met at an Irvington nightclub earlier that evening, was a lingerie model who had sex reassignment surgery a decade earlier in Thailand and had legally changed her name from James White.
The jury in Superior Court in Newark announced its verdict at 11 a.m., after more than five hours of deliberations over two days.
“It’s a huge load off his shoulders,” Chambers’ attorney, Bukie Adetula, said after the verdict. “All he said to me was: ‘Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.’”
About two-dozen of Chambers’ relatives, including his mother and father, were in court to hear the verdict, as they had been for most of the two-week trial.
“There were a lot of hugs and kisses and tears of joy,” Adetula said.
The case was a difficult one for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, because the only witness was Chambers’ co-defendant, Marquise Foster, who testified at trial. Foster, who was also charged with murder, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in exchange for his testimony against Chambers.
Foster, 26, said Chambers had been hugging and kissing White that evening, but became enraged when he suspected she was a man.
“You a dude?” Foster claimed Chambers shouted at White. Three gunshots followed seconds later, he said. The .22-caliber handgun allegedly used in the killing was never recovered. The bias intimidation count did not play a major role in the trial, though Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Eileen O’Connor, who handled the case, told the jury White’s sexual identity was the sole reason she was killed.
Chambers, who took the stand Wednesday as the only witness for the defense, denied having anything to do with the killing, and essentially painted Foster as the gunman. Chambers claimed he had stepped out of the Maplewood apartment to retrieve marijuana from his car when he heard the gunshots.
At that point, he testified, he was caught in the building vestibule, unable to re-enter because the heavy entrance door was locked. He said Foster came running out a short time later, but never told him what had happened.
Two women who were in the bathroom at the time of the killing — including White’s cousin — also testified that they heard someone yell, “You a dude?” then heard three gunshots. Because the bathroom door was closed, neither woman saw who fired the shots, or who made the statement.
On the witness stand, Chambers said he didn’t even know White had been killed — or that she [was trans]
had been a man— until nearly two months later, when a news report about the shooting described him and Foster as suspects. Both men surrendered a short time later.
Several of the victim’s family members were also in the courtroom today for the verdict, including both of White’s grandmothers.
“Obviously, we and the victim’s family are very disappointed in the verdict,” said O’Connor, who spoke with White’s relatives after the verdict. “But we put forth all the evidence in the case and did the best we could under the circumstances.”
(By Alexi Friedman, The Star-Ledger)