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SNAPSHOT: Shine Louise Houston's New Queer Porn Noir

SNAPSHOT: Shine Louise Houston’s New Queer Porn Noir

Shine Louise Houston, director of Pink & White Productions (CrashPad, CHAMPION), is producing her next feature film! SNAPSHOT is an erotic suspense thriller starring queer women of color. It’s a feature film, with explicit sex. “Queer Porn Noir!” The film is as much of a murder mystery, as it is a coming out story. Filming takes...
Stoya's GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS: Jiz Lee & Lily LaBeau

Stoya’s GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS: Jiz Lee & Lily LaBeau

A new video, on a new website, in a new projection as two performers, Stoya and Kayden Kross, take the producers’ role and launch TRENCHCOATx. To say I’m excited about this project is an understatement. If a business is also a form of art, the two explore their new positions with a playfulness and spontaneity...
Birds and Bees, Flowers and Trees. Wild NorCal Love.

Birds and Bees, Flowers and Trees. Wild NorCal Love.

There’s a new project of passion in the works. Last weekend I traveled North to enjoy the sunshine, small native flowers, and an abandoned barn with Valentine (whom you may recognize from her work on CrashPad) for photographer and wildly sexy pornographer Isabel Dresler. We frolicked, got foxy, and fucked in a tree. Video and...
Call for Papers - Porn Studies Special Issue: Porn and Labour

Call for Papers – Porn Studies Special Issue: Porn and Labour

Porn Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal, which publishes original research examining specifically sexual and explicit media forms, their connections to wider media landscapes and their links to the broader spheres of (sex) work across historical periods and national contexts. I'm proud to announce that I've been invited to be a co-editor, along with Professor...
"Ethical Porn" Starts When We Pay for It

“Ethical Porn” Starts When We Pay for It

There’s a lot of talk about whether or not porn is ethical, but there’s not much discussion about the fact that most people are watching porn illegally. Forget “ethical porn” – let’s talk ethical porn consumption. Though a small handful of Robin Hoods will feel they’re liberating porn to the masses, or take pride in...
JL+DD: Jiz Lee and Danni Daniels

JL+DD: Jiz Lee and Danni Daniels

In the summer of 2012, I collaborated on a shoot with trans porn superstar Danni Daniels. I could barely contain my crush on her. However, travel took Danni out of contact, and after years without communication I feared the shoot would be lost forever. To my relief, she recently returned and although the original footage...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Introducing this year’s Karma Perv Holiday Card image… created by Eugenia Loli and based on a photo of myself and galactic porn star Justine Joli by Ellen Stagg! Thank you, Eugenia, for your out-of-this-world design. Thank you everyone, for supporting my passions, for paying for porn, and for donating to sex-positive, kinky, eco-sexy, queer and trans-focused non-profit organizations. Through the card’s donation drive,...
How to get one of my 2014 Holiday Cards

How to get one of my 2014 Holiday Cards

It's that time of the year for my special, limited-edition holiday cards! Past years have seen cards created by designer Jamee Baiser, comic artist Erika Moen, and erotic embroiderer Alicyn Murphy. This year my 2014 Holiday Cards are by surreal collage artist Eugenia Loli. Her design is based on a photo of myself and galactic porn...
Birthday Wish: IRONMAN 70.3!

Birthday Wish: IRONMAN 70.3!

I don’t often ask for birthday gifts, but this year I have a big goal. Last summer, I completed my first Olympic Triathlon. It was incredible. Immediately after, I signed on for another race in Santa Cruz, and beat my prior record! Next year, I want to compete in my first half-Ironman triathlon, the IRONMAN...
Petra Joy's (S)he Comes: Jiz Lee, Liandra Dahl, Wolf Hudson

Petra Joy’s (S)he Comes: Jiz Lee, Liandra Dahl, Wolf Hudson

UK-based pornographer Petra Joy has an established leadership in Europe’s porn-for-women market. So, it was with great excitement — and slight trepidation — that we got together over Skype to discuss the possibility of working together. After seeing my gender-bending film Justify My Jiz with Wolf Hudson, and sharing our erotic fantasies, we decided to give it...
Fisting Day 2014

Fisting Day 2014

International Fisting Day is October 21st! You ready for a monster post? Well grab your lube, lay back, and relax. It’s late on Thursday night and I’m typing this out at one of my favorite bars, El Rio. San Francisco just felt it’s second earthquake today. It makes me shiver thinking about the fragility of our...
UNSHAVEN (I want to live in a tide pool for Nikki Silver's book on gender and body hair.)

UNSHAVEN (I want to live in a tide pool for Nikki Silver’s book on gender and body hair.)

Here’s a peek at my photoshoot with Nikki Silver for her book, UNSHAVEN! As someone who rarely shaves and has a lot of feels about the social constructs around gender and hair, it was a powerful collaboration and I’m honored to be included in her photo collection. (And the last pic is my absolute favorite....
TRICKS of the TRADE: Porn Best Practices Article in September 2014 XBiz Magazine

TRICKS of the TRADE: Porn Best Practices Article in September 2014 XBiz Magazine

“Didn’t you shoot a scene with her? When’s the video going to come out?” Whenever the topic comes up, my porno candle dims a little. This summer marks the second anniversary of one of the hottest performances of my career, and I’m beginning to think the video will never be released. Even worse, I have...
COMING OUT LIKE A PORN STAR, to be released November 2015

COMING OUT LIKE A PORN STAR, to be released November 2015

The ways in which we “come out” — or DON’T — say a lot about who we are and how we are perceived. Stories about the reactions from porn performers’ family and friends, and the ways in which we often protect ourselves through alias and discretion, present an honest look at what it’s like to...
If Not Now: Tylyn Anson's Trans & Genderqueer Coming of Age Story

If Not Now: Tylyn Anson’s Trans & Genderqueer Coming of Age Story

In October, I’ll travel to New Orleans! This will be my second time visiting, and though I wont have much free time to enjoy and explore, I’m really looking forward to the brief return. NOLA is a super special place and I’ve loved all the sweet people I’ve met there. I’m very lucky to come...
Strap it and snap it for #STRAPWEEK

Strap it and snap it for #STRAPWEEK

It's like SharkWeek, but with more bite. International Strap-on Week (or #strapweek, because Twitter) is up on us with a week full of events, promotions, and hot images of strap-on sex. Wanna get in on the fun?! Post a #straponselfie and enter to win prizes from Spareparts Hardwear and Pleasure Works. The contest is judged by...
Pornography in Helsinki: WONDERLUST Festival of Diverse, Conscious Sex

Pornography in Helsinki: WONDERLUST Festival of Diverse, Conscious Sex

I’m off for Finland tomorrow to appear as a special guest June 13-14 at WONDERLUST, a new “diverse and conscious sex” festival in Helsinki, Finland. While there, I’ll present an evening of short films I’ve curated (Spectacular Porn) and my workshop (Fucking for REEL). I’ve presented versions of the workshop at PornFilmFest Berlin and Princeton...
Genderflux: Jiz Lee & Nikki Hearts

Genderflux: Jiz Lee & Nikki Hearts

I’m quite smitten by Nikki Hearts, who got her start with Burning Angel. We had an opportunity to met while on set at CrashPadSeries.com (Check out Nikki’s shoot, it’s impressive and she’s so professional!) When she invited me to shoot with her for her new project, I could only say yes! We both agreed upon...
Own the camera that started it all. CrashPad Camera Up for Auction!

Own the camera that started it all. CrashPad Camera Up for Auction!

In 2005, I filmed my first porn scene. The film was The Crash Pad, a movie that paved the way for sex-shop produced, queer-made porn in the San Francisco Bay Area. It became a dyke sex cult classic that coalesced with a burgeoning online generation to form the backbone of my career in adult. It’s been an incredible journey. And now you can...
I'll tri anything once: my first triathlon!

I’ll tri anything once: my first triathlon!

I'm competing in my first Triathlon on Sunday, June 8th. Help me fulfill my goals, while raising money for St. James Infirmary, a non-profit health clinic in San Francisco. What does swimming, biking, and running have to do with sex work? More than you think!
Safer Sex in Queer Porn and the Condom Debate

Safer Sex in Queer Porn and the Condom Debate

I added a sticky to this post because even though it was written in 2011 for Measure B, the issue of mandating condoms in sex is still rearing it's ugly head, this time with terrifying legal consequence. My thoughts haven't changed much so I've included updates.
Wet Dreams: Jiz Lee & Lyric Seal

Wet Dreams: Jiz Lee & Lyric Seal

About two years ago, I spoke at Smith College and afterwards, met someone who would reignite within me a passion for performance, artful sex, and creative embodiment: Lyric Seal. Fast-forward and Lyric is blowing up on CrashPad and we’re on porn-date #2, scheming ideas for our collaboration for Trouble Film’s upcoming movie, Wet Dreams. We...
Recap from the 2014 Feminist Porn Marathon (And Award-Winners!)

Recap from the 2014 Feminist Porn Marathon (And Award-Winners!)

I’m back in the bay, and wow. What a whirlwind of events up in Toronto! Did I say Feminist Porn Retreat? More like Feminist Porn Marathon. The last few days have been a bit of a blur, as I’m winding down from jam-packed weekend of screenings, panels, and meetings. And I’ve just barely begun to...
Into the Wild: 2014 Feminist Porn Awards & Conference

Into the Wild: 2014 Feminist Porn Awards & Conference

San Francisco is wet. It’s been a few days of fairly consistent rain and I’m grateful because the entire Bay Area has been feeling a draught. It needs this. I’m also grateful because I LOVE the rain. It’s a cozy buzz with a recharging quality to it. I am happy. Yesterday I was at Pink &...
Oh Joy Sex Questions! I Answered Erika Moen's "Ask a Porn Star"

Oh Joy Sex Questions! I Answered Erika Moen’s “Ask a Porn Star”

Queer comic artist Erika Moen invited me to answer questions in her "Ask a Porn Star" feature on her amaaazing site, OhJoySexToy.com. And I get to share it with you! Read about harness tips, organizing an orgy, self-fisting, anatomy terminology, and find out how Erika imagines how I'll age into my Silver Fox era. ...
This photo sums up my day. #naturallynaked #genderqueernipples #hippie #haiku #waterfall #happyplace #instajiz

This photo sums up my day. #naturallynaked #genderqueernipples #hippie #haiku #waterfall #happyplace #instajiz

Princeton IvyQ Conference

Princeton IvyQ Conference

I’m presenting a screening of a selection of my porn performances based on my workshop “Fucking for REEL” at Princeton University. I have had the great honor of being invited to come to colleges and universities to share my perspectives and experiences in regards to pornography, gender and sexuality among other topics. It’s with pride that...
AVN & XBIZ Awards: Fucks Were Given.

AVN & XBIZ Awards: Fucks Were Given.

The last few weeks have been a busy blur. I’ve obviously fallen out of touch with regular blog updates, but made a resolution to keep at it, so I can’t let these two major adult industry events come and go without some sort of documentation. The time spent was tiring, though I’m one of...
Happy New Years!

Happy New Years!

Introducing this year’s Holiday Card image, created by artist Alicyn Murphy and based on this photo by Shilo McCabe! Thank you Alicyn for your amazing work. (Find more of her erotic embroidery at Society6.) And thank you everyone for supporting my work, for being Karma Pervs and donating to sex-positive, kink, eco-sexy, queer and trans-friendly non-profit organizations, and for doing your...
Ask a Porn Star: Jiz Lee Spotlight on Erika Moen's OhJoySexToy!

Ask a Porn Star: Jiz Lee Spotlight on Erika Moen’s OhJoySexToy!

Great news! I’ve been invited to be featured on the awesome sex-education comic & sex toy review site, OhJoySexToy.com, created by Erika Moen with help from her devastatingly handsome husband, Matthew Nolan. (You may remember Erika did my awesome holiday card last year, and did a queer porn comic review of CrashPad!) The new comic...
Tombois 2: Jiz Lee & Sovereign Syre

Tombois 2: Jiz Lee & Sovereign Syre

Dana Vespoli is one of the best directors in porn. So when she asked if I’d like to work for her, I jumped. It was also the first time I met Sovereign Syre. My general rule is to work with people I’ve already met but I made an exception, crushed out on intellect in the words...
2013 Holiday Cards! Get on my list.

2013 Holiday Cards! Get on my list.

[Update: Cards are sold out!] Once again, I’m sending out special, limited-edition HOLIDAY CARDS! Past years, I’ve had cards created by designer Jamee Baiser and comic illustrator Erika Moen. This year I’m creating my Holiday Cards with… artist Alicyn Murphy, based on a certain photo by Shilo McCabe! This year I’ll be sending cards to everyone who has...
Girl/Boy: Jiz Lee & Manuel Ferrara

Girl/Boy: Jiz Lee & Manuel Ferrara

Girl/Boy joins the ranks of being one of the most anticipated films I’ve yet to do. My work with cisgender men is rare, in part because I don’t fit the standard porn look or script. Also, it’s a unique opportunity to work with condoms on a “heterosexual” sex shoot. So it’s only once in a...
DOING IT AGAIN: Kimberly Gray & Jiz Lee (upcoming)

DOING IT AGAIN: Kimberly Gray & Jiz Lee (upcoming)

I had the pleasure of performing in Tobi Hill-Meyer’s Doing It Again with Kimberly Gray, who I met on the set of CrashPad. Our scene will be part of the 3rd volume of her series, focusing on trans women and genderqueers.  Doing it Again Volume 3: Passionate Sweetness A detailed exploration of trans women’s relationship...
Pre- Fisting Workshop prep at Mission Control #instajiz

Pre- Fisting Workshop prep at Mission Control #instajiz

More artsy naked breaks.

More artsy naked breaks.

Always time for a little morning naked artsy stretch.

Always time for a little morning naked artsy stretch.

PornFilmFest Berlin 2013

PornFilmFest Berlin 2013

I’m off to Europe for PornFilmFest Berlin 2013! Berlin’s annual porn festival is a really place. The last time I attended, over 140 films were shown over the course of several days and in multiple theaters. I expect there will be at least that many this time around. There’s an incredible diverse selection of films...
Ivana Ford took pics at last night's show! Here's a peek. @TheAllisonMoon @PleasureChestLA #gloryhole #dentaldam

Ivana Ford took pics at last night’s show! Here’s a peek. @TheAllisonMoon @PleasureChestLA #gloryhole #dentaldam

PleasureChest's GLORYHOLE 2013

PleasureChest’s GLORYHOLE 2013

I had the pleasure of recently performing for a bunch of party goers and peeping eyes at GLORYHOLE, a party celebrating PleasureChest’s 42th Anniversary, benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. It was a fun night of catching up with friends and getting dental dam dirty with Allison Moon! I’ll write about that experience soon, but in the...
Prose & Lore Issue 2: Memoir Stories About Sex Work

Prose & Lore Issue 2: Memoir Stories About Sex Work

Reading a collection of literature from a wide range of experiences and writing styles reminds me how crucial it is to share our stories. Especially the ones often unspoken.
Nudie adventures to Angel Island…

Nudie adventures to Angel Island…

SWELLCon: Sex & Media Video Conference

SWELLCon: Sex & Media Video Conference

SWELLCon is a free, online video conference that presents a number of videos on the topic of sex and media. One of the videos is CRASHCOURSE: How to Create a Comfy Environment on Set by Jiz Lee and Shine Louise Houston. Shine and I collaborated on this video, which details some key ingredients from the...
Clever Screens presents BOUND

Clever Screens presents BOUND

Gina Gershon’s mouth. The way Jennifer Tilly breathed the name, “Corky.” And the excitement of watching a straight-up Hollywood film that was about… dykes! Dykes, and the mafia, and a lot of bloody money, and murder. But damned if my strongest memory of BOUND still flutters back to Gina Gershon’s curled lips. My first experience...
Hedwig & the Angry Inch!... Times 8!

Hedwig & the Angry Inch!… Times 8!

The San Francisco Bay Area really is a special place. I was reminded of that fact as I sat in the intimate, night-club styled Box Car Theatre, about to watch Hedwig & The Angry Inch: the Live Musical! while being served cleverly themed cocktails. (My pick: The Origin of Love-ly Margarita.) On stage, Arturo Galster...
Home, getting outfits for tonight. I hope this club likes ASS. #HELLAGAY #SFPride #gogo #instajiz #nsfw #safeforweekend

Home, getting outfits for tonight. I hope this club likes ASS. #HELLAGAY #SFPride #gogo #instajiz #nsfw #safeforweekend

LA BAMBA 2: Hell is a Drag

LA BAMBA 2: Hell is a Drag

LA BAMBA 2: Hell is a Drag, premieres Saturday, April 13th at the Victoria Theater for Peaches Christs’ SF Underground Film Fest! In it, I play Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie Valens. La Bamba 2 is a sequel to La Bamba, the 1987 biopic about the Chicano musician Ritchie Valens. The film, an unauthorized parody/sequel,...
2013 Feminist Porn Awards Winners!

2013 Feminist Porn Awards Winners!

A short and sweet update now that I’m back in town! The 8th Annual Feminist Porn Awards were better than ever. The Screening/Q&A the night prior to the awards ceremony was wonderful and I was pleased to present Biodildo among a line-up of really great shorts offering more diversity this year in the kinds of examples of work...
And then this happened… #twitterafterdark #jizstagram

And then this happened… #twitterafterdark #jizstagram

Behind the scenes of Belladonna Entertainment’s “Strapped Dykes 2” with my partner in sublime, Bianca Stone.

Behind the scenes of Belladonna Entertainment’s “Strapped Dykes 2” with my partner in sublime, Bianca Stone.