Coming Out Like a Porn Star (book)

$20.00 USD

The largest collection of essays written by adult film industry professionals, Coming Out Like a Porn Star turns the focus on topics of pornography, protection, and privacy when it comes to discrimination and stigma, disclosure and acceptance. This one-of-a-kind book shares intimate personal stories of porn performers "coming out" to family, friends, partners, lovers, and community.

Contributors include Joanna Angel, Annie Sprinkle, Betty Blac, Nina Hartley, Candida Royalle, Conner Habib, Dale Cooper, Christopher Zeischegg, Cindy Gallop, Drew DeVeaux, Gala Vanting, Casey Calvert, Lorelei Lee, Stoya, Ignacio Rivera AKA Papí Coxxx, and many, many others.

"Best Thought Leadership" Winner of the 2021 BEST SEX AWARDS!

“This revealing, moving, and often surprising collection lets you go deep inside the lives of generations of porn stars and explicit performers. It’s an absolute must-read for anyone interested in sex industry politics, sex-positive culture, and porn studies––and for anyone whose friend, lover, or family member has taken their pants off in front of a camera. One after the other, these memoirs add up to a powerful, if ironic, conclusion: Porn stigma is the biggest problem many adult performers face, and it is at least as likely to come from our feminist moms as from prudish conservatives. Once you’ve heard the clear, articulate voices of these porn stars, you’ll never look at a sex movie, or the people who make it happen, the same way again.”
― Carol Queen, PhD

"Coming Out Like a Porn Star is a testament to the power of storytelling and the importance of sex workers telling their stories in their own words. What becomes apparent almost immediately is that this book is about much more than coming out: it is about the right to privacy and sexual autonomy; the power of sexual expression and social stigma; and what it means to look at the world through 'porn-o-vision.'"—Routledge

Request a custom signed copy by creator and editor Jiz Lee at check-out!

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