Founder Angie Rowntree to Speak at #SXSW this Weekend Founder Angie Rowntree to Speak at #SXSW this Weekend

March 8, 2018 (Austin, TX) —’s Angie Rowntree will be in Austin, Texas this weekend for SXSW. The esteemed director will speak on the panel “Using Explicit Sex as a Storytelling Element.”

The event will be held on Sunday March 11, 2018 at 3:30 PM. The panel’s official hashtag is #sexstoryfilm.

In addition to discussing artistic and technical choices related to using explicit sex in filmmaking, Rowntree will also discuss various social and cultural issues impacting adult content production today. These include safety standards, workplace ethics, representation, and common misperceptions of porn.

“I appreciate the opportunity to speak about the differences between mainstream and adult films – and the unique challenges that come with shooting porn,” Rowntree shared…

“Really engaging why explicit sex is important to our narrative as human beings and talking about some of the misconceptions people outside the adult industry have about shooting adult content — and how work like mine is challenging some of those off-mark ideas — is important. I’m excited to take part,” she added.

 Later that evening, Rowntree’s work will be part of a small private screening — #SexStoryFilmFest — at the Austin Dungeon. Tickets for this seperate event can be purchased for $12 via EventBrite here

 SXSW Film 2018 runs from March 9 through 18. For more details about SXSW Film 2018, please go here:

About Angie Rowntree

Angie Rowntree is the founder of, the web’s premier “porn for women” site and winner of the XBIZ’s Adult Site of the Year — For Women 2017 award, among many others. Rowntree got her start in the adult industry’s online sector in the early ‘90s, making her one of the Internet’s true porn pioneers. She is regarded as one of the adult industry’s top female power-players and was inducted into the prestigious AVN Hall of Fame – Internet Founders Division in 2014.

Rowntree is a frequent participant on panel discussions at adult industry trade shows and has been profiled by a variety of major media outlets, including ABC’s Nightline, CNBC, Fox, Cosmopolitan, NPR, BBC, and TIME magazine. Most recently, Rowntree became the first member of the adult industry to speak at a Sundance Institute event, appearing at the “Creative Tensions: Sex” experimental interactive discussion event in Brooklyn.

Contact Angie Rowntree at via Twitter at @AngieRowntree.


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