Sexy Wrestling and “Watching Porn” Paperback!

Two very cool pieces of news for you, my darlings!

1) Sexy Wrestling: A Story and an Article

Way back in 2011, I was visiting San Francisco to see friends and interview a few folks about their personal experiences with pornography for my documentary film project, “Consent.” Through some series of events that has slipped out of my memory, I found myself in possession of two tickets to a live filming of Ultimate Surrender by Kink.com at the infamous San Francisco Armory.

This was at the height of my WHACK! Magazine days, and I was thrilled at the prospect of getting a look at the inside of porn’s most notorious stronghold. I didn’t know much about Ultimate Surrender, except that there was wrestling involved, but I was gung-ho to check it out.

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A shot from the Ultimate Surrender featherweight tag-team match in 2011.

I brought along the friend I was visiting at the time. As we parked nearby and made our way toward the imposing stone building, I started to get nervous. My friend was by no means a vanilla type, but she was in art school at the time, a budding queer, and an avowed feminist whose interests weren’t as, er, perverse as my own. I suddenly began to wonder if we were about to take in a spectacle that would scar her for life and leave me feeling awful.

Instead, we had a blast. I remember the match being billed as the first ever tag-team event Ultimate Surrender had produced. We all signed waivers saying we understood we’d be on camera as the event was live-streamed, and my friend and I managed to nab front-row seats. The crowd was excited but polite–a San Francisco audience of weirdos and perverts used to being forthright about their proclivities. Then, two featherweight wrestlers on each team went all-out to wrestle their opponents into submission, at which point they could earn extra points for inflicting sex acts like kissing, groping, smothering, licking, and fingering. There was cheering, booing, palpable excitement…and lots of sweat and squirt and, most important, fun. In the end, I remember writing in my article for WHACK! Magazine, everybody won.

Ever since that day, sexy wrestling has fascinated me. There were so many unanswered questions: Who were these people? Why did they wrestle? And why did they sex wrestle? Did they enjoy it? (My Ultimate Surrender experience left me believing that they did, but the spectacle of it still gave me some pause.)

I’ve been  pitching ideas to editors about sex wrestling for years, hoping to get answers to some of these questions. At last, my friends at MEL Magazine asked me to write about sexy wrestling for their Fight Week coverage. And behold! “‘Ultimate Surrender’ Is Where Porn and Professional Wrestling Meet”!

I talked to Ultimate Surrender champ Mistress Kara, fetish wrestling pros Jezabel Romo and Robin Fightbabe, and Kink.com’s Mike Stabile for the piece. And to finally get a closer look inside the massive underground world of sexy wrestling!

A nibble:

“When you first see the fetish wrestling world, you think, Wow, this exists?” adds Mistress Kara, a dominatrix and multiple-time Ultimate Surrender champion. “The reason it might not be so public is that — and I hear this from my male clients all the time — growing up, they couldn’t express their feelings toward strong, muscular women because it wasn’t socially acceptable.”

Read the rest at MEL Magazine!

2) My Book Is Out in Paperback!

That’s right! Watching Porn, my informative book about the porn industry cleverly disguised as memoir, has been re-released in an updated paperback version! This one has super-fancy quotes from The New York TimesBUSTPlayboy on the cover, along with a fancy seal attesting to my IPPY Award win. It’s kind of jam-packed with awesome.

I made a video of myself singing about it!

 


You can get it right now anywhere books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and the Strand!

Or you can get a signed copy directly from me!

I wrote about my Ultimate Surrender experience in the book, as well as the other wild, wondrous, whacky things I’ve seen in my decade-plus of reporting on the adult entertainment industry. There are pictures, quotes from dozens of porn stars, and juicy tidbits answering your burning-est questions. I promise, it’s a good time! Almost as much fun as a live Ultimate Surrender match…almost.

1 Comment on Sexy Wrestling and “Watching Porn” Paperback!

  1. Still so proud of you.

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