Girlfriends Films

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Girlfriends Films
IndustryPornographic films, video-on-demand
Founded2002 (2002)[1]
Founder(s)
HeadquartersValencia, California, United States
Websitewww.girlfriendsfilms.com
 
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Girlfriends Films
IndustryPornographic films, video-on-demand
Founded2002 (2002)[1]
Founder(s)
HeadquartersValencia, California, United States
Websitewww.girlfriendsfilms.com

Girlfriends Films (or GFF) is an American pornographic film studio based in Valencia, California[4] and founded by Dan O'Connell and another gentleman who goes by the professional pseudonym of "Moose" (who serve as president and vice-president, respectively) in 2002.[1][2][3][5]

Management[edit]

The studio was founded by Dan O'Connell and "Moose" (who serve as president and vice-president, respectively) in 2002.[1][2][3][5]

On January 1, 2014 it was announced that Moose had purchased O'Connell's interest in the company and that O'Connell will retain ownership of Groundwork Visions, the production company behind his Girlfriends movies to date, while entering into an arrangement to continue shooting movies exclusively for the studio.[6]

Operations[edit]

The studio specializes in lesbian-themed films.[7] O'Connell writes and directs 95% of the films,[3][8] and he has stated that the studio makes the effort to cast actual lesbian or bisexual women, rather than casting women that are gay-for-pay.[8] GFF operates a Studio system program with exclusive contract performers similar to Vivid Entertainment's Vivid Girls.

GFF also films across the United States and in other countries with two European based series, one shot in Hungary and the other in the Czech Republic.[9]

On December 16, 2012, the studio moved from its home of six years in Reseda, California to a new 37,000 square foot facility in Valencia, California.[9]

GFF operates a video on demand website in addition to selling DVDs of its productions.[10] Launched in October 2013, via a licensing deal with LFP Broadcasting, who owns Hustler TV and New Frontier Media, the studio also provides content for a cable channel based exclusively on its productions.[6][11]

Marketing[edit]

GFF operates a free, open membership forum for its fans and encourages its performers to participate as well.[12]

In the media[edit]

GFF was featured in a news story by Miami's CBS 4 Nightly News on May 9, 2011. The story was about the adult industry's increased presence in South Florida.[13] Regarding the story and filming scenes in South Florida, GFF Vice President was quoted as saying, "From a business standpoint, porn customers are all over the world," "Much of the money they pay for their movies comes right here to pay local models and other employees of adult businesses. They, in turn, spend nearly all of it within 20 miles of where they live. So, adult movie making is the perfect business model for funneling money from around the world to a local economy. Also, compared to many local businesses, the adult industry makes very little impact on our environment and eco system."

Philanthropy[edit]

GFF donates money to various organizations designated by their performers on a regular basis via a charity program.[14] Each month the studio selects an performer from received entries and makes a $1,000 donation in her name to a specified charity. In 2011 donations included Melissa Monet's choice of Planned Parenthood, Lily Cade's selection of Lambda Legal and Ryan Keely's pick of NPR.

GFF has a long history of giving having donated over $20,000 in a single year. Previously the studio made an annual end-of-year donation until it as changed to an ongoing, monthly program.[14]

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "AVN - Girlfriends Films to Receive FSC Leadership Award". Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Girlfriends Films News". Girlfriends Films Official Website. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "XCritic Interview - Girlfriends Films Dan O'Connell and Moose - XCritic Porn News". Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2257 Record Keeping". Girlfriends Films Official Website. April 26, 2007. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Girlfriends Films: World's Finest and Largest Library of Lesbian DVDs - About Girlfriends Films". Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Warren, Peter. "Girlfriends Films' Moose Acquires Company From O'Connell". Adult Video News. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Girlfriends Films Official Website - World's Finest and Largest Video Library of Lesbian DVDs". Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "2012 AEE Report--XCritic Speaks to the Visionary Owner of Girlfriends Films Dan O'Connell". Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Staff. "Girlfriends Films Announces New Euro-Based Series". Adult Video News. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Staff. "Girlfriends Films Video On Demand". Girlfriends Films. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Umstead, R. Thomas. "LFP Broadcasting, New Frontier To Launch Adult Channel Girlfriends Films VOD Service Available Oct. 1". Multichannel News. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  12. ^ Staff. "GFF Members". Girlfriends Films. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  13. ^ Staff. "Miami's CBS 4 Nightly News at 11 pm EST tonight, May 9. The CBS expose looks at the adult industry's increased presence in South Florida.". Adult Video News. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Staff. "Girlfriends Films, Trinity St. Clair Donate $1K to Life 4 Paws It'll happen at the upcoming 'Vice Is Nice' benefit party for animal rescue". Adult Video News. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 

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