Nica Noelle is the stage name of an American entrepreneur, pornographic film actress and director,[3] as well as a writer whose essays have appeared in Salon, The Huffington Post and Hustler. She is the co-founder of adult film studios Sweetheart Video, Sweet Sinner, Sweet Sinema, Girl Candy Films,[7] Rock Candy films,[8] Hot Candy Films,[9] and TransRomantic Films.[10]

Career

As performer

Noelle began her career at the age of 19, working at a psychodrama house in New York City.[12] Afterwards, she became a columnist for underground adult magazines, but she soon switched to porn after she began writing for magazines like $pread.[7]

As director

After performing in some scenes for the lesbian-porn studio Girlfriends Films, Noelle and Mile High Media (an adult film production/distribution company) founded rival lesbian-porn company Sweetheart Video,[13] straight couples-themed brand Sweet Sinner, and Hollywood-inspired brand Sweet Sinema.[14] Through November 2011, Noelle was the sole writer and director of every title from each of these companies. Each of the studios' productions are distributed through Mile High Media. Noelle received an AVN Award nomination for Director of the Year in 2010.[15]

In 2011, Noelle began directing for Mile High Media's then-new company, Sweet Sinema. However, she resigned from Mile High Media that November[16] to sign a new deal with AEBN to create new porn brands Girl Candy Films (lesbian sex), Hard Candy Films (straight),[17] Rock Candy Films (gay),[8] and TransRomantic Films (transgender).[10] Hard Candy Films has since been renamed Hot Candy Films.[9]

Noelle has also written about her career on her Huffington Post blog[18] and on Salon.com.[19]

Personal life

Noelle is Irish and Welsh on her mother's side and Danish and Italian on her father's side.[7]

Noelle has a son and identifies as bisexual.[12]

Awards and nominations

YearCeremonyCategoryWorkResult
2010AVN AwardDirector of the Year (Body of Work)[21]N/ANominated
2013Best Director - Feature[23]A Mother's LoveNominated
Best Screenplay[23]Nominated
XBIZ AwardDirector of the Year - Body of Work[25]N/ANominated
Director of the Year - Parody[25]Pretty LadyNominated
XRCO AwardBest Director (Features)[26]N/ANominated
2014XBIZ AwardDirector of the Year - Body of WorkN/ANominated
Director of the Year - Feature ReleaseNobody's DaughterNominated
Gay Director of the YearN/ANominated