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Nica Noelle
Nica is a long-time media journalist and an award winning writer and director of adult films. She recently debuted her eighth adult film studio, Icon Male Films, with long-time partner Mile High Media. She is the recipient of multiple adult industry awards including AVN, Xbiz, Feminist Porn Awards, Erotic Lounge Awards, and The Tranny Awards for her groundbreaking work in straight, lesbian, gay, and Transexual adult films.

When not directing, Nica writes on topics ranging from insect behaviors to pop culture trends and the NFL. She has lectured at Columbia and Yale Universities, and was featured as the "Queen of Romance Porn" on

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Entries by Nica Noelle

The Teflon Donald: Why Trump's Supporters Can't Be Swayed

(24) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 5:39 AM

"I just got here and it's a total madhouse," my friend, a senior writer for a major US newspaper, has called to warn me. "This is nothing like the other GOP rallies - the Secret Service is here. This guy attracts big crowds."

"This guy" is Donald J. Trump,...

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Sex Work Can Be Empowering, But The Sex Industry Isn't

(10) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 3:29 AM

One of the most consistently repeated arguments made by pro-sex work feminists and adult industry supporters is that sex work doesn't exploit women but rather "empowers" them. It's a compelling argument -- especially if the person making it is a sex worker herself. After all, she should know, right?


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Deflategate: The Big NFL Scandal That Couldn't

(3) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 9:56 AM

In the wake of an NFL scandal the Internet has dubbed "Deflategate," New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady held a press conference on Thursday to address allegations of "ball tampering" in the team's 45-7 win against the Indianapolis Colts (a win that advanced the Patriots to Super Bowl XLIX). Brady's...

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Are Women Sexually Oppressing Men?

(1) Comments | Posted July 13, 2014 | 2:02 AM

"What makes you, or any modern American woman think she's deserving of a good man?" asks improbable Internet anti-hero Mark Bellrose, known to readers as Kilmister, in his essay "Most Women Don't Deserve a Good Man." The unapologetically pro-masculinity Op-Ed is both a call to arms and a...

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What Art Can Learn From Porn

(7) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 1:59 PM

A few months ago, I caught wind of a bit of media flak surrounding the 2013 film Blue is the Warmest Color, a lesbian love story based on the novel by Julie Maroh. While most critics agreed the movie was exceptional (it won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the...

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Kill Your Darlings: Why I'll Never Use Social Media the Same Way Again

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 7:49 PM

In what would be my final tweet, I wrote that I'd discovered a new, "surprisingly good" organic soda and asked if any of my followers had tried it. But before they could answer, my account had vanished, along with more than 80,000 tweets expressing the triumphs, tragedies and transient moods...

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The Duende of Porn

(7) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 4:58 PM

One of the biggest obstacles to society's acceptance of porn as an "art form" is the belief that to perform it requires little talent, skill or training. Conventional wisdom tells us that having a pretty face, an impressive body and the ability to moan like she means it is enough...

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Do I Make 'Feminist Porn'?

(17) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 10:00 AM

The term "feminist porn" has been getting a lot of traction in the mainstream press lately, and I can't help but notice that my name often appears as a shining example of "women directors who make porn aimed at a female audience." Uh... I do?

Don't get me wrong: I...

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