Dear Friends, Fans and Supporters,
The time has come for us to share some difficult news with you.
As some of you may have guessed, our beloved friend and director, Div For’e is no longer with us. Though he had labored valiantly under ill health for years, his passing was a great blow to us. It has taken some time to get our bearings and make some difficult decisions.
Thus, it is with heavy hearts that we have decided to bring the commercial operation of twilightwomen.com to a close. We understand that this raises a number of potential questions so I will do my best to address them here, one by one. If, after reading this, you have additional questions, you may address them to me in the usual way but I ask for your patience as I may be slow to respond.
• We will leave the site in place online as a sort of index of the twilightwomen catalog of movies. We will also continue to use the site to make announcements when we release DVDs, books or other media (as we hope to do).
• However, after October 3, 2018 it will no longer be possible to join the site as a member and download the movies and videos.
• If you join the site anytime before October 3, 2018 you will have access to the full 30 days of your membership.
• If you join the site before October 3, 2018 with a recurring membership, no rebills will occur after October 3rd. This means that if you join on September 30, 2018, your membership will expire 30 days later and no rebills will occur.
• If you currently have a recurring membership to the site, no rebills will occur after October 3, 2018.
On behalf of the team of people behind twilightwomen.com and our movies, I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each of you for supporting and being part of this endeavor. The fact is, the entire landscape of internet pornography and erotica changed dramatically over the 10+ years twilightwomen.com has been online. Though we didn’t know this would be the case initially, twilightwomen.com held a significant and unique position during a particular era of internet erotica, especially with regard to lesbian erotic videos.
To our great delight, much has been written about twilightwomen, Div For’e and our movies over the years so I won’t attempt to repeat our whole story here. But I will say that we have always been pleased to be recognized as a part of several important lineages in lesbian erotica.
All of our movies were filmed and edited in the San Francisco Bay Area, where we are located – giving our movies an appreciably different aesthetic than most of the work produced in southern California. San Francisco has its own erotic, misfit traditions and our movies recall previous eras in the Bay Area for some who remember, were there, or dreamed of being there.
As many of you are now aware, Div For’e was a lifelong film historian and he produced his extraordinary collection of movies for twilightwomen deliberately and fondly within a context of the work of other trash and erotic film directors such as Joe Sarno, Jess Franco and Jean Rollin, among others.
The trash cinema historians, fellow filmmakers, writers, artists and fans who recognized those various influences in his work were always greatly appreciated and provided us with the joy, satisfaction and camaraderie of being understood and acknowledged. Michael Haberfelner of the remarkable site and trash cinema resource, (re)Search my Trash and Robert Monell of the peerless I’m in a Jess Franco State of Mind were two of these artists and we are profoundly grateful for their friendship.
Over the last decade or so, I have taken particular pride and pleasure in the group of friends, fans and supporters of the site who made up the twilightwomen community. From the site’s inception, we endeavored to provide an anchor in the sea of the internet and a point of connection that would feel welcoming and safe for sending and receiving honest communications about sexuality – sexual fantasy, erotic art, film and writing and reactions, anxieties, delight, comfort and musings about such things. We knew that our movies would not be everyone’s cup of tea but we made them – and the site – as a labor of love and art as well as commerce. That so many of you responded so passionately and enthusiastically to them has been very moving and an experience we cherish. Thank you for appreciating our creations, for making this site a reality, for communicating and for being part of this with us.
Then, now and always, we wish the best for each and every one of you and we extend our highest hopes for a world in which peace and honesty will prevail.