Feminist Porn: The Politics of Producing Pleasure
A Talk by Tristan Taormino
Award-Winning author and director Tristan Taormino shares her personal journey from writer and sex educator to self-identified feminist pornographer. Hear about her first foray into porn on and off camera and what led her to form her own company, Smart Ass Productions. She will share her definition of feminist porn (as a growing genre, industry, and movement), what she hopes to accomplish with her films, and the challenges she faces in the mainstream adult industry. As “reality” and representation collide around issues of gender, sexuality, race, and class in pornography, Tristan will argue that feminists must disrupt normative depictions in the medium and create new kinds of imagery. She’ll discuss the role consumers play in the movement, how internet economies have shifted the industry, and why she thinks anti-porn feminists haven’t watched enough porn.
Sponsored by the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Location: McCormick Hall, Room 106
Date/Time: 11/27/12 at 4:30 pm - 11/27/12 at 6:00 pm
Department: Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies