Watching Porn: A Feminist Look at Adult Entertainment

Tuesday June 6: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Lynsey G. never guessed her life as a writer would lead her to the porn industry, but with a B.A. in English literature and a no money in her pocket, she found herself writing a review of the film East Coast ASSault for an adult magazine.

It was official: she was a porn journalist.

What was supposed to be a temporary job ended up becoming a career she found so intriguing that she co-founded WHACK! Magazine so she could share her insights on the adult film world.

Fascinating, educational, and entertaining, Watching Porn is a look behind-the-scenes of  one of the biggest industries.

Join us in the Rare Book Room for a feminist examination of adult entertainment with Lynsey G. and a panel of all-star artists and activists:

The panel will be moderated by Lisa Vandever, co-founder and director of the CineKink festival!

Buy a copy of Watchin Portn or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.

Can't make the event? Pre-order a copy here

Lynsey G. is a writerly type who has focused primarily on the intersection of pornography, feminism, and sexuality for the past decade as a reviewer, interviewer, critic, documentary filmmaker, and blogger. Her work across multiple genres and areas of interest has appeared in places like Refinery29, BUST, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Bitch magazine, MEL Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, Stirring: A Literary Collection, and others. After many years of doing battle with the New York City subway system, she now resides in Missoula, Montana.

Cindy Gallop started up ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year.  She is the founder of www.IfWeRanTheWorld.com,  co-action software (and Harvard Business School case study) that enables brands and consumers to implement the business model of the future: Shared Values + Shared Action = Shared Profit (financial and social).  She also founded www.makelovenotporn.com,  launched at TED 2009 – ‘Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference’ - and in 2013 launched social sex videosharing platform https://www.makelovenotporn.tv/ - The Social Sex Revolution (the revolutionary part isn’t the sex, but the social).  As a global sextech pioneer and champion, she is currently raising the world’s first and only sextech fund http://www.alltheskyholdings.com/ . She speaks at conferences around the world and consults, describing her consultancy approach as ‘I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business.’ Follow her on Twitter @cindygallop.

As co-founder and director of CineKink, an organization that recognizes and encourages the positive depiction of sexuality in film and television, Lisa Vandever curates and oversees an annual film festival and touring series, designed to promote and showcase such works. Billing itself as "the kinky film festival," with offerings drawn from both the independent cinema world and the adult, works presented at CineKink, currently in its 14th season, range from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, slightly spicy to quite explicit--and everything in between.

Mahx Capacity is the founder of queer/feminist porn collective AORTA films. Along with her collaborators Ginny Woolf and Parts Authority, Mx. Capacity directs, performs in, and produces lusty, opulent, ethical fuckery for AORTA's growing empire of queer smut. Mahx has been featured as a speaker at Brooklyn College, and on Tristan Taormino's "Sex Out Loud" and Tina Horne's "Why Are People Into That?!" podcasts. You can find her films and manifestos at www.AORTAfilms.com. Pronouns: she/her, and Mx./businessperson // Instagram: @MahxCapacity + @AORTAfilms

Unable to make the event?

Pre-Order A Signed Copy.