Watching Porn: And Other Confessions of an Adult Entertainment Journalist

Watching Porn: And Other Confessions of an Adult Entertainment Journalist

by Lynsey G

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Watching Porn: And Other Confessions of an Adult Entertainment Journalist by Lynsey G

Winner of the gold medal IPPY Award in sexuality/relationshipsOne feminist’s candid account of her unexpected adventure in the world of porn journalism—and her behind-the-scenes discovery of an industry that is more nuanced than she ever imaginedLynsey G. never imagined that she would ever work in porn, but with a degree in English literature and an empty bank account, the twenty-four-year-old was desperate to launch her writing career in New York City. So when her friend put her up for a unique opportunity—screening and reviewing pornos for an adult entertainment magazine—she jumped at the prospect. One review later and it was official: She was a porn journalist.Over time, what was supposed to be a temporary gig transformed into nearly a decade of reportage on the various aspects of the adult entertainment industry. As she delved deeper into the prolific and controversial world of porn, even co-founding WHACK! Magazine to further examine the many subtleties of the industry, Lynsey learned that one of the most diverse and nebulous—and profitable—industries on the planet isn’t quite as different from the rest of the world as she thought.Tantalizing, eye-opening, and witty, Watching Porn is a pro­vocative book about an average girl’s foray into the porn in­dustry and the people who make it what it is, both in front of and behind the camera. Watching Porn is a wildly entertaining and surprisingly relatable memoir that will spark conversation about the intersectionality of pornography, sex, relationships, consumerism, and what it means to be a feminist today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468316209
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 445,196
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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 publications including Glamour, Refinery29, BUST, McSweeney’s Internet
Tendency, andBitch magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Before Porn 13

Chapter 2 Getting In 23

Chapter 3 East Coast Assault 29

Chapter 4 The Early Days 41

Chapter 5 The Backward Slide 49

Chapter 6 Whack! Magazine 59

Chapter 7 The Conflicted Existence of the Female Porn Writer 73

Chapter 8 In the Flesh 81

Chapter 9 The Guys 91

Chapter 10 Vegas and the Sex Toy Revelation 103

Chapter 11 Creepazoid Territory 113

Chapter 12 The New Girl 123

Chapter 13 Editor in Chief 139

Chapter 14 Racism in the Industry 155

Chapter 15 Other "Isms" 171

Chapter 16 The Gay Divide & the Condom Wars 185

Chapter 17 The Feminist Porn Awards 205

Chapter 18 Making It in Miami 219

Chapter 19 Losing It to the Tubes 227

Chapter 20 Porn, Art, and Obscenity 249

Chapter 21 Winner 266

A Glossary of Porn Terminology 283

Recommended Viewing for the Feminist-Minded 289

Further Reading List for the Curious 293

Acknowledgments 295

Bibliography 299

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