The original inspiration for the site was a small closed internet forum where trans women shared nude photography of themselves in a body positive and supportive enviroment. This space created a powerful positive effect in the lives of many trans women. In 2007 Tobi Hill-Meyer, working in collaboration with a number of trans women from that community, decided to take this a step further to make indie porn.
It took three years for that plan to come to fruition with the release of Doing it Ourselves: The Trans Women Porn Project, which won director Tobi Hill-Meyer the Feminist Porn Award for Emerging Filmmaker of the year. In 2012 work was begun on the sequel, Doing It Again, aiming to mix documentary with pornography.
With a highly successful kickstarter campaign, Doing it Again became a three volume episodic series, which won another Feminist Porn Award this year. However, the enthusiastic response to the 2012 casting call for Doing It Again, with over 100 people from 6 different countries responding, had made it clear that the need for accurate and honest representations of trans women’s sexuality was bigger than the scope of that project. Doing it Online was conceived to fill that space, a membership site that would house the entire Doing it series as well as generate the money needed to keep things going indefinitely with monthly updates.
This website will continue to provide the unique combination of explicit sexuality intertwined with an exploration of the issues and concerns affecting trans women, our partners, and our communities. Each episode will tell a story that is important to the individuals involved, now expanding the focus from relationships and hookups to any and all issues related to sexuality. This might include activism, art, healthcare issues, experiences relating to pornography, bi-national relationships, and immigration. This is an ongoing and unfolding process. We are excited to explore the different directions this goes in.
Doing it Online is a collaboration between Handbasket Productions and Trouble Films. Content is created by Tobi Hill-Meyer and Handbasket Productions and the site is maintained and operated by Courtney Trouble and Trouble Films. For more information about how the site is run, some of our work policies, and our guiding values, look at our Values section.