Monday, October 1, 2012

Elexis

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I’ve always said that the performers in our business are a special group but – outside their work on camera – there are few opportunities when they get to prove themselves and really shine as they are so capable of doing. Unfortunate circumstances involving the health of performer and director Elexis Monroe have recently presented such an opportunity, and the response has been overwhelming. Performers and fans from America and Europe have been e-mailing and calling me for updates, and I know that Elexis has been flooded with similar good wishes and inquiries.
Elexis’ problem started with severe dental abscesses which spread without her realizing the real nature and seriousness of the situation. She went to the emergency room over the Thanksgiving holiday, and they got her into emergency surgery the following Monday.
Girlfriends Films will soon be shooting a special DVD issue of our popular series “Lesbian Sex” which we want Elexis to host. Performers will donate half their fees to the Elexis fund, and those donations will be matched by Girlfriends Films. Given the number of performers who have submitted their names for the project, it will be a difficult selection process.
Read More In addition, for December we will be giving Elexis our monthly charity donation of $1,000. Fans are making donations, as well, and Elexis is extremely touched by that act of kindness. Here’s something from an e-mail she just sent me: “I’m overwhelmed by how the girls and fans are responding. It means a lot. I’ve always believed if you’re a good person and treat people with respect and work hard, good things can happen. Maybe this is that time for me but I’m very pleased. “
Elexis is a big part of the Girlfriends Films family, and we are committed to helping her through this difficult time. I’ve just spoken with Elexis and she is very, very touched by the outpouring of support she’s received from performers and fans. She has been posting updates and other information on our Girlfriends Films Forum (www. girlfriendsfilms.com), so you can check there for the most recent news.

Personally, I want to express my not only my thanks but the fact that I’m so very, VERY proud of our family of performers and fans. I’m really gratified and touched my all of this. The general public often hurls mud at us, but this is proof that you are special people. It makes me want the whole world to see this. Elexis plans to appear at our Girlfriends Films booth at the upcoming AVN show, January 16- 19, in Las Vegas.

Dan O’Connell

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Syren De Mer

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Girlfriends Films and Syren De Mer support Special Olympics with a $1000 donation. Appearing in 17 movies for Girlfriends Films, Syren De Mer is one of the studio’s most filmed performers the past year. De Mer’s selection for the Girlfriends Films’ October charity honors her daughter, an athlete in Special Olympics for 6 years. “The reason I chose Special Olympics is because our oldest daughter has been a participant in it for the last 6 years,” says Syren De Mer. “When she was born she suffered a major stroke, and now lives with a number of disabilities along with epilepsy. Special Olympics gave her a way to help cope with these. I really want to thank Special Olympics for everything they’ve done to help my daughter and family, as well as thank Girlfriends Films for giving me the opportunity to thank them in such a wonderful way.”
To join Syren De Mer and Girlfriends Films in donating to Special Olympics, visit www.SpecialOlympics.org.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

allie-haze

BTH_7613Girlfriends Films is donating $1000 to Best Friends Animal Society on behalf of adult industry superstar Allie Haze. The monetary gift is the September 2012 selection for Girlfriend’s Films monthly charity program. Past charities include Lambda Legal, Muscular Dystrophy Association, NPR, Cancer Research Institute, and more. Popular lesbian performer Jelena Jensen and AVN Media Network founder Paul Fishbein also selected Best Friends Animal Society in past months. Haze’s donation is dedicated to ensuring a time when there are no longer homeless pets. “I chose this charity because I believe animals have a special place in everyone’s lives,” says Haze. “I’ve previously volunteered at animal shelters and assisted with animal rescues, so I know this donation will be put to good use.” To join Allie Haze in donating to Best Friends Animal Society, www.bestfriends.org

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Alexa Smart

photo_33My name is Alexa Smart and I will be walking in the Santa Barbara Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in September 2012. I have been motivated to do this walk for various reasons and I want to share them with you.

Breast cancer has been in my inner circle for as long as I can remember. My mom’s best friend was first diagnosed with breast cancer in October 1997 she had a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Then in October 1998 she was diagnosed again with breast cancer. She underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments again. She is cancer free today.

In August 2011 I was informed that my Aunt had stage 2 breast cancer. She had the following treatments; a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. The wound from the lumpectomy became infected, due to the chemotherapy and radiation and the infection is not set to be fully gone until 2013. In addition, a dear friend of the family was diagnosed last year as well with stage 2 breast cancer. She opted for a mastectomy.

The events with my aunt and family friend, I began feeling helpless. I couldn’t do anything! I would buy things that promised to donate to breast cancer research. Even my debit card supports breast cancer research. Then one day I met a wonderful woman we began to chat and she told me that her 31 year old daughter, you guessed it, was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She told me about the Avon walk. I went from feeling helpless to helpful in a matter if seconds. I joined soon after. Upon signing up, I learned the donations received will help to fund early detection, new treatment options, research, and hopefully a cure.

I am walking for those men and women who are fighting the disease, those who haven’t yet been diagnosed, those who have survived, and those who have lost the fight.    I sincerely thank Girlfriends Films for your generous contabution.    Your donation will have an impact in the fight for the cure
Alexa Smart is assistant to Greg Piccionelli, attorney for Girlfriends Films
If you would like to donate please visit the link below http://info.avonfoundation.org/site/TR?px=6606684&pg=personal&fr_id=2174&et=l7IimQsPOxltd8aP69hrgw&s_tafId=553721

Friday, June 1, 2012

Angela Sommers Selects Doctors Without Borders to Receive $1000 from Girlfriends Films

July2012-14I choose to give my donation to Doctors Without Borders. I only wish I had the skills and knowledge of a doctor to be able to help people in need of health care. One thing I can’t stand about health care is that is a business.a rather large and profitable one. I don’t think it should be treated that way at all! I know doctors need to make a living and be respected for the hard schooling it takes, but everyone deserves the right to be healthy and to be helped, no matter how much money they make. A doctor taking his or her time and skill (and risk their lives in many cases) to help others in need, knowing that they are getting nothing in return other than the fact that they helped heal someone in need, is probably one of the most beautiful and selfless things anyone can do. Everyone needs to help each other more in this world and stop being so selfish. People who donate to this organization help pay for doctors’ travel expenses to third world countries to help people in need. With this donation, I am happy to join the others who help facilitate health care of the disadvantaged and needy. Angela Sommers

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

RayVenees Selects Treasures’ Sex Industry Outreach to Receive $1000 from Girlfriends Films

June2012-11Adult performer RayVeness has selected Treasures to receive a donation of $1000 from Girlfriends Films’ charity program. An outreach program for sex industry workers, the faith-based Treasures educates women of their worth and provides them with love and support if they choose it. RayVeness states, “Treasures has helped me in many areas of my life, leading me to frequently volunteer there. They are doing great work and are a real source of hope in the lives of the women they serve.” Past charities aided by Girlfriends Films’ charity program and involved performers include Lambda Legal, Muscular Dystrophy Association, NPR, Cancer Research Institute, the American Red Cross, and more. To join RayVeness in donating to Treasures, visit RayVaness
http://IAmATreasure.com/donate.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Girlfriends Films Donates $1000 to the Gutt-macher Institute on Behalf of AVN Editor Mark Kernes

April2012-20The Guttmacher Institute was selected to receive a gift of $1000 from Girlfriends Films, on behalf of AVN Media Senior Editor and Chief Legal Analyst Mark Kernes. The donation to the Guttmacher Institute is the April selection for Girlfriends Films’ monthly charity program. The April donation choice by Kernes goes towards ensuring higher standards of sexual and reproductive health for all. Kernes explains his selection of the Guttmacher Institute. He says, “In a world where the mass media go out of their way to spreadmisinformation about sexuality—particularly women’s sexuality—there is one shining light consistently presenting the counter the religio-conservatives: The Guttmacher Institute. Kernes continues, “Girlfriends Films is to be congratulated for being willing to ‘step up to the plate’ and encourage and help other members of the adult community make this country a better place to live in with its charitable donations. Bravo!” Mark Kernes of AVN

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Girlfriends Films is donating $1000 to American Red Cross on behalf of Dan Miller of Xbiz

March2012-15I have the utmost respect for the tireless efforts of the American Red Cross, an organization that always answers the call when people are in need. They place themselves on the front lines of natural disasters and respond to emergencies both domestically and abroad when humanitarian aid is the only hope. When Dan O’Connell asked me about participating in the Girlfriends Films’ charity program, I was humbled to recommend a donation to this amazing foundation that has had such a profound impact on the world. Dan Miller of XBIZ

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Girlfriends Films Donates $1000 to National Breast Cancer Coalition Fundon Behalf of Tanya Tate

Feb2012-18As not only a woman, but a woman in her thirties breast cancer is a serious concern for me. I know that there is a possibility that one day I may be afflicted by it, as it has savagely affected people I have been friends with, people I’ve met in my life. I support NBCCF mission to end breast cancer. Coming from the UK we are lucky enough to have access to free health care and screening for breast and cervical cancer. NBCCF works towards funding cancer research, care for uninsured women and support for people diagnosed with the disease. Cancer has affected someone known to each and every one of us which is why my chosen charity is National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. www.stopbreastcancer.org

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Girlfriends Films is donating $1000 to Best Friends Animal Society on behalf of AVN Media Network founder Paul Fishbein.

Jan2012-13Girlfriends Films is donating $1000 to Best Friends Animal Society on behalf of AVN Media Network founder Paul Fishbein. Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all. The monetary gift is the January 2012 selection for Girlfriend’s Films monthly charity program. Past charities include Lambda Legal, Muscular Dystrophy Association, NPR, and more. Popular lesbian performer Jelena Jensen also selected Best Friends Animal Society, in November 2011. Fishbein’s donation is dedicated to ensuring a time when there are no longer homeless pets. For more information about Best Friends Animal Society, or to make a donation, visit www.bestfriends.org. In addition to January’s charity selection, Girlfriends Films is presenting $1000 gifts to 5 extra charities dear to hearts of its employees: Cancer Research Institute, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Doctors Without Borders and Compassion & Choices Photo Gallery