Panel Discussion of Feminism & Porn at the Strand, June 6

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Ladies, gentlemen, and everybody else! I am exceptionally psyched to tell you that on the day my book, Watching Porn, is released—June 6—I will be celebrating its launch with the coolest book launch party ever: a panel discussion at the Strand bookstore in New York City with some truly incredible humans!

I’ll be sitting down with some of the most amazing people I know in the Rare Books Room at the Strand to talk about feminist disruption in the porn industry. Joining me will be moderator Lisa Vandever, director of the Cinekink film festival; Cindy Gallop, founder of MakeLoveNotPorn.tv; Sinnamon Love, retired porn actress and feminist writer; and Mahx Capacity, cofounder, director, and performer at AORTA Films.

Come by at 7:00 p.m. on June 6 to nab a copy of the book, get me to sign it, and hear the smart, sexy, wonderful people I’ll be surrounded by talk about sex, porn, ethics, and badassery in erotic entertainment. (I’ll talk too, I guess, but I plan on sitting back and letting them shine as much as possible!)

You can prepurchase a book to gain admission to the event, or preorder a signed copy without attending! I’ll be signing books at the Strand, so reserve one now whether you can come to the panel or not.


PS: I’m conflicted over whether or not to link to this story about my book that appeared yesterday in the New York Daily News. On the one hand, I’m happy to have such a major publication show interest, of course. But on the other hand, holy crap.

Everything they wrote was cherry picked, stereotyped, and sensationalized to the nth degree. The author made some things up completely: the bit about porn actors who “reach the sad, clichéd end, drug addicted and at the mercy of sleazy producers,” for instance—I have never, would never, and did never write that. She misinterpreted things—calling me “a nice girl from Montana who came to the big city and stumbled into a career in pornography,” which is only true in a very roundabout way. It seems she combed through the book for the most “shocking” details (racism! gangbangs! “dirty details”!) to make my book sound like an exposé (which it is decidedly not). And they made one of those dumb internet news videos using stock photography that makes me scratch my head.

So, I’m linking here because it’s a big deal—and maybe a rite of passage—to be grossly sensationalized by the New York Daily News, and I’m proud to have gotten noticed. But I feel really weird about it. So, you know, read it with several large helpings of salt on the side.

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