Kelly Holland, new owner of "Penthouse" magazine, talks to Circa's Stephanie Abrams about why she identifies as a "feminist pornographer" and how she'll cater to her growing female audience.
Early on, Holland documented war zones in Central America. Her first job in media was working for Pat Robertson of the 700 Club.
These women were unapologetic for their sexuality and inspired me to share their message with other feminists.
Holland began directing adult films in 1994. As a young feminist, she says she initially thought her stars might have been exploited. She soon realized they were articulate and impressive as feminists in their own right.
Kelly Holland talks to Circa about the future of "Penthouse" and the use of virtual reality in porn.
Over the past few years, "Penthouse" has received many more female subscribers. Holland says they love "Penthouse Letters" and she'll offer more erotica to appeal to them.
As for porn videos, she says women want to watch aggressive sex but have high expectations. "They need the girls to have perfectly manicured hands," says Holland. "A scene with rough sex in an alley better be perfectly lit and perfectly styled."
Holland encourages her Penthouse Pets to use social media -- but the first time she used Snapchat was with Circa's Stephanie Abrams!