Will you be in Dallas, TX on August 9?!
Then come see me lead a conversation between Sydney Leathers (of “Weiner Gate” fame), Kendra “Library Girl” Sunderland, Flash Brown, and Ashley Fires re the impact of mainstream media representations of sex on sex-related stories and personalities!
The event, outlined below, is part of the Exxxotica Dallas show, and it promises to be a super fun time. More info here – see you there!
“Trainwreck: How Hollywood Portrays Sex”
Presented By Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, sociologist and author of Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment (ChauntelleTibbals.com)
Sex in Hollywood seems to have a very specific agenda, one that reveres the “normal” and punishes those on the margins. Sex is often objectified, fetishizing acts and ogling communities a la “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Unconventional sex is also often shamed – online sex is still presented as “weird” and characters that embrace what is deemed an overly sexual nature must change, a la “Trainwreck.” Characters who crave sex in a monogamous relationship are applauded, while characters enjoying an abundance of sex outside of monogamy are often demonized or require saving. In this panel, we will hear from several top porn stars and cam models about the differences in how sex is portrayed in Hollywood versus the adult industry, as well as what each industry may be able to learn from one another.
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