Mission Statement

Filthy Studios promotes diverse sexual expression and kinky media through film production, BDSM workshops and industry events, and advocacy for the adult industry.


We experiment with how to produce content in an era where performers are producers and adult content extends into virtual reality. We take a highly collaborative, iterative approach at all stages of production and work to ensure that what we create meets multiple needs (including social media, personal performer websites, VR experiences, etc.) On all our sets, we celebrate and affirm kinky culture.

Check out our independent content at Filthy Femdom.


We create an entry point for people to explore their sexualities, pleasures, and kinks in an environment of care, curiosity, and exploration. Past events include Heavy Handed (an impact play virtual workshop), multiple AMA’s with performers, a booth at Folsom Street Fair; upcoming workshops include a Love Taps Impact Play, and Photography for Riggers.  


We aim to normalize adult-related content by fighting censorship, speaking to mainstream audiences about the adult industry, and educating policymakers and elected leaders about the impacts of public policy on free speech. 

Fivestar, the owner of Filthy Studios, is an experienced and respected adult film director and producer, bondage rigger, and free speech advocate located in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is passionate about increasing the diversity of representation within the adult industry both in front of and behind the camera. She produces films that affirm and celebrate a wide variety of kinky desires, which requires care and attention at all stages of production.

Fivestar thrives on bringing enthusiastic and talented people together to create films and events that facilitate free expression. She fosters a positive environment in Filthy Communications productions through open and clear dialogue with all involved regarding consent, expectations, limits, performer well-being, and fair compensation. She values feedback at all stages. Fivestar’s supportive and communicative approach generates trust and respect among industry veterans and newbies alike. 

As an industry veteran herself, Fivestar knows all sides of the production process. She geeks out on the technology of filmmaking with the goal of reinforcing the power of erotic imagery to open minds and help people realize they are far from alone in their kinky desires. Fivestar also enjoys creating tutorials, speaking on production panels, and consulting with creators on how to improve their craft as a means to help passionate performers build their technical skills. Fivestar has shared her story at industry events and mainstream tech events, and has even lobbied in Sacramento and Washington, DC with the Free Speech Coalition.   

Fivestar has an extensive filmography and has directed and produced countless lesbian, queer, trans, bondage, and BDSM content in traditional and virtual reality formats. 

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