"It all started with Girlfriends Films..."
That's the first sentence from AVN Magazine's cover story on "The New Wave of Lesbian Erotica." And an unconventional start it was, with Girlfriend's first movie being a cutting-edge, real-life documentary on lesbian sex hatched in a UCLA filmmaking class. As with that project, we are still committed to bringing exciting new products to the adult movie industry.
Today, after eight years of constant evolution as a filmmaker, Girlfriend Films is the most successful and undisputed leader in DVD lesbian erotica. Our distributors tell us that when we release a new DVD, it outsells the new-DVD release numbers of all other lesbian studios combined. With over one thousand scenes under our belt, we continue to learn from each shoot so that the next ones will be better.
As the AVN article notes, Girlfriends spawned much of its competition when individuals who got their start at Girlfriends Films broke off to imitate what we were doing. Today, those companies work at the creative level we were at two to four years ago. So far, none has come up with anything approaching the success of our own Women Seeking Women, Mother Daughter Exchange Club, Road Queen or Imperfect Angels. Rather, they have merely reshuffled the cards and are commonly noted to have "the GFF look." It is axiomatic that one cannot lead or innovate when one imitates.
In the world of video-on-demand, we have been the Top Studio for Hotmovies.com for five years.
Last year we became only the second recipient of the adult industry's Leadership Award (the other company being Adam & Eve). This is awarded to the company or individual that best exemplifies innovation and good business practices. Receiving this award is the greatest honor in the adult industry, and it gives us even more incentive to be the adult company that sets the best examples for others to follow. Our membership web site will feature the same commitment to quality, integrity and innovation that have made us a success in the DVD and VOD worlds.
Please check out our very popular on-line newsletter for lots of photos as well as updates on upcoming movies and new girls. You should also visit our fan forum, which is now approaching one hundred thousand posts. These two features provide a great behind-the-scenes look at Girlfriends Films and can be accessed through either our membership site or our general web site, www.girlfriendsfilms.com.
Our physical facilities are located in a business park in Reseda, California, where we have state-of-the-art video editing bays, two warehouses, our business office, creative office, and our sales & marketing office. We provide our employees with health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and company-funded 401(k) retirement accounts. No one has ever quit or retired from Girlfriends Films. And we believe in treating our customers the same way.
Before closing, I want to thank all of you who have supported us. It is an honor to be in this business and we NEVER forget who pays the bills. We also thank abbywinters.com, the very deserving winner of the 2011 AVN Award for Best Website. They are a terrific team to work with and have been most generous and instrumental in the development of this site.
Dan O'Connell, President
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