Watching Porn

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My first book is almost here!

About a decade ago, I took a running leap into reviewing porn DVDs for pay, which led me on a rather unexpected journey through the fascinating realm of adult entertainment journalism, and I haven’t yet come up for air. My path has led me from reviewing gonzo DVDs to the stage of the 2013 Feminist Porn Awards and beyond, and along the way it took me down the path to published authorhood! My first book, Watching Porn: And Other Confessions of an Adult Entertainment Journalist, will be released by The Overlook Press on June 6, and I am super excited!

Watching Porn is part memoir, part informative book about the inner workings of the porn industry as I’ve learned about it over the past decade. I’m not an insider, really, but I’m not your average porn consumer, either, and that puts me in an interesting middle space between the public and the porn industry. It’s a perspective I thought others might have an interest in!

Preorder Now!

The more preorders the book receives, the better it will sell and the more copies will be on display in bookstores nationwide when it hits shelves on June 6, 2017!

Watching Porn Events

  • June 6, 7:00 p.m.The Strand, New York, New York – A panel discussion on porn and feminism featuring: Lynsey G.; Mahx Capacity of AORTA Films; retired performer and feminist writer Sinnamon Love; and founder of MakeLoveNotPorn.tv Cindy Gallop; moderated by director of Cinekink, Lisa Vandever.
  • June 23, 7:00 p.m.Shakespeare & Co., Missoula, Montana – Lynsey G. will read from Watching Porn

Here’s what people are saying about Watching Porn

“Easily the most charmingly informative book on the porn industry, Watching Porn fills a unique literary gap in the Porn Studies canon.”—Jiz Lee, performer and editor of Coming Out Like a Porn Star

“A project laden with humor, incisive insights, and titillating, winking bawdiness.”—Foreword Reviews

“A young, vivacious, sexually-repressed feminist gets a job watching porn. Hijinks ensue . . . A valuable and insightful contribution to our ongoing dialogue about the role that porn holds in society today.”—David J. Ley, author of Ethical Porn For Dicks

“An intelligent, provocative, and indulgent insider’s view of the contemporary porn industry.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Lynsey G. is an intrepid explorer, boldly going where few reporters have gone with such a critical eye: deep inside the real world of commercial sex.”—Tina Horn, host of the Why Are People Into That?! podcst and author of Love Not Given Lightly

“Watching Porn is a feminist’s trip down the rabbit hole through a rapidly changing, surreal wonderland. Get your girlfriends together and discuss this book over a bottle of wine.”—May Ling Su, porn performer and author, MayLingSu.com

“Watching Porn is an engaging romp behind-the-scenes with a ribald guide, exploring the many ways porn reflects and shapes our desires, and giving a longing look at what it could be in the future.”—Lisa Vandever, co-founder and director of Cinekink

“Lynsey offers a deeply personal and highly readable perspective of a porn fan who is critical of the genre, mixed with the insights of an industry insider. Watching Porn is a much needed view of the diversity of pornography today.”—Ms. Naughty, BrightDesire.com

“Watching Porn provides material…for serious debates about the place of pornography and the vast plethora of sexualities in contemporary society, this way becoming a reference in the documentation of the progress and development of the adult industry in the last ten years.”—Anna B. Volk