Candida Royalle Oct. 15, 1950 - Sept. 7, 2015

Candida Royalle Oct. 15, 1950 – Sept. 7, 2015

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Candida Royalle after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She died peacefully in her home in Mattituck New York, surrounded by friends and family. She was a true pioneer in the adult film industry. After acting in a number of porn films in the 1970s, she stepped behind the camera to direct from a female perspective. In an industry that had been dominated by men, making films exclusively for men, she founded Femme Productions to make films that appealed to women and couples. Now considered the mother of Feminist Porn, she gained international recognition and was a sought after speaker on the subject of female sexual empowerment and expression. I feel honored to have known her.

The world is a better place because you were in it. You will be greatly missed.
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