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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
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Lecture: “Feminist Porn: The Politics of Producing Pleasure” by Tristan Taormino

The Division of Film and Media Arts, the SMU Women’s and LGBT Center, and the Feminist Equality Movement (FEM) present author, sex educator and filmmaker Tristan Taormino, who will give a lecture titled “Feminist Porn: The Politics of Producing Pleasure.”

Taormino, an award-winning author and director, will share 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.

Bio: Tristan Taormino is an award-winning writer, sex educator, speaker, filmmaker and radio host. She is the editor of 25 anthologies and author of eight books, including The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, 50 Shades of Kink and The Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation. As the head of Smart Ass Productions, she has directed and produced 24 sex ed and erotic films. She lectures at top colleges and universities and teaches sex and relationship workshops around the world. She is the host of Sex Out Loud, a weekly radio show on the VoiceAmerica Network.

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