Watching Porn

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My first book is 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, is now out from The Overlook Press!

Watching Porn is an informative book about the inner workings of the porn industry cleverly disguised as a memoir. It shows you around the industry through my particular perspective: 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, and it seems I may have been right. With rave reviews from The New York Times Book ReviewPlayboyKirkus, and industry insiders like Jiz Lee, Tina Horn, and Ms. Naughty, it’s doing pretty well! I think you might like it, too.


Get a Copy From Lynsey G!

You can get a personalized signed copy of Watching Porn right here! I’ll be happy to send you a copy with a signature and an inscription, or send you a copy from my personal stash without a signature! (I’m adorably titling it “Watching P*rn” here because PayPal has a strict no-sexy-stuff policy. Sigh.)


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Here’s what people are saying about Watching Porn

“G. positions her book in part as cultural analysis of pornography’s complicated but inextricable relationship to social movements like feminist and queer visibility . . . Marvelous.”—The New York Times Book Review

“While written as a memoir, Watching Porn also operates on another level as cultural analysis and explores how challenging it can be for women to function in the world’s most provocative, triggering and debated industry.”—Playboy.com

“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


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