Gwen Media is the name of two fetish film and photography companies based in California, United States.
The original company was created by Bob Zak and John Fitzgerald as an outgrowth to feature Zak's original latex fetish clothing and costume designs. The company was able to develop an intense fetish fan consumer following that exceeded previous fetish film companies such as Shiny Films, Viola Bizarre and the occasional film production Marquis with focused usage of the latex fetish and cohesive scripts and competent specific fetish performers in their many series including
- The Ivy Manor
- Amanda Wildfyre's Rubber Slaves
- Crimson Mansion
- Heavy Rubber
- Mistress Aradia's the Real Deal
- Nicole Sheridan's Domination Diaries
- Perils of Gwen
- White Box
The company was thrown into turmoil by the sudden death of its founder and creative head, Bob Zak, in June 2005. The original company was ended by the new management in March 2006 due to a legal conflict with former lead performer Isabella Sinclaire.
A successor company using the same name was started in 2007 by Isabella Sinclaire, who was awarded all the properties of the original company. Originally Sinclaire reactivated Gwen Media with only occasional films, mostly leaving Gwen Media as a website-focused company. In 2008, Sinclaire increased the amount of film productions after securing Pulse Distributors as the primary distributor of Gwen Media films.
Sinclaire has reactivated the Ivy Manor film series as a reimaging of the original series, wiping away the original episodes 5 and 6 that were released by the original company. In 2008, Sinclaire continued the original "Sessions" series (episode 14 with fetish legend Julie Simone) and had stated that she will continue the successful Rubberella series as well.
Sinclaire is also branching the company out as a fetish party and event production company as she and Gwen Media was shown to have been a major sponsor of the 2008 Miss Rubber World and 2008 Bondage Ball in LA. The 2008 Bondage Ball event was noted as being Isabella's first USA "show" appearance in over eight years, though she did appear on stage in show in Germany in 2007 at BoundCon 07. Isabella and Gwen Media had sponsoring the 2009 Miss Rubber World event as well as several other fetish parties as part of Sincalire's attempt to branch Gwen Media into other revenue areas. These attempts were not successful.
In November 2008, Sinclaire posted a public notice on her own website that she was ending both her film companies, Ivy Manor Videos and Gwen Media, in order to pursue other "avenues of opportunities".
The formal recording studio in California was sold off in July 2010 after Sinclaire retired, though previously recorded films continue to be released exclusively through JT Stockroom who succeeded Pulse Distribution as distributor of Gwen Media's films.
It is unknown how many films were recorded and if those previously recorded films will be released, nor if Gwen Media will restart active film production in the future now that Sinclaire has formally retired from adult film production though she continues as the actual owner of the company.