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I made a book?… I made a #$@&%*! book!!!

Five years ago I decided to stop keeping my work in porn a secret from my family. After all, I have nothing to be ashamed about! I asked my peers for advice and heard the most incredible range of ‘coming out’ stories. Thinking “This would make a powerful book,” I began a call for submissions, sought out publishing advice, solicited stories from performers, and landed a book deal!

COMING OUT LIKE A PORN STAR is now a tangible, physical thing that can be touched (the cover is surprisingly soft and beckons to be stroked) and the pages are screaming to be flipped through and dog eared. (I love a well-worn book.)

Thanks to ThreeL Media, Gregory and Tina, cover designer Jamee Baiser, all the contributors and everyone who gave me advice and encouragement along the way. I’m also grateful to performers who declined to submit a story because it was too risky, or chose to publish anonymously or under a pen name. It reaffirmed the book’s importance even in the final stages of publication.

It happened and you can order it directly from me here.

New Anthology of Porn Performer Stories Invites You In


 COMING OUT LIKE A PORN STAR is a definitive anthology by performer and industry veteran Jiz Lee with personal stories by over 50 porn professionals who “came out” — or chose not to — to family, friends, and lovers. Contributors represent a wide range of sexualities, ethnicities, and genders, with stories intersecting topics such as coming out as trans and queer, and stories where performers’ own voices push back against media that further stigmatizes the people – particularly women – who have chosen to do porn.

The collection is a nuanced and powerful reflection of society’s view of sex as experienced first-hand by its workers and its stories are unique as they are unifying. As Lee writes in the Introduction: “I struggled with the reality of telling my family about my increasing involvement in the adult industry. Were others out to their parents? How did they talk about it to their siblings? What could I learn from their experiences? In asking the questions, I’d hit a nerve. Everyone had a story to tell.”

Essays by notable adult industry professionals include Annie Sprinkle, Candida Royalle, Christopher Zeischegg, Conner Habib, Joanna Angel, Lorelei Lee, Nina Hartley, Ashley Blue, Stoya, and more. (See ComingOutLikeaPornStar.com for the full list, which spans gay, queer, BDSM and other porn genres spanning the USA, Spain, and Australia.) Foreword by Dr. Mireille Miller-Young, author of A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography. Book cover design by Jamee Baiser.

COMING OUT LIKE A PORN STAR is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and signed copies are available through ComingOutLikeaPornStar.com. Retailers may contact Ana for wholesale or review inquiries at ana@threelmedia.com or (510) 524-8732 ext 103.

About the Editor
Jiz Lee is an award-winning porn performer and industry veteran whose work spans queer pornography and hardcore gonzo adult film genres. Lee’s writing appears in The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure, Best Sex Writing 2015, Genderqueer, and on JizLee.com.

About ThreeL Media
ThreeL Media is a publisher with a mission to offer its audience fresh perspectives on sexuality, gender, and the human body. Live, Love, Learn. Distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution. Find more information at ThreeLMedia.com.

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Call for Submissions: New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law, 2 Volumes

by Jiz Lee on / Books, Erotica & Anthologies

I’m excited to pass this along. I myself am contemplating submissions, should I find the time! (I’m one of the contributors to the forthcoming book The Feminist Porn Studies: Writing by Academics and Sex Industry Workers, edited by Tristan Taormino, Constance Penley, Ph.D, Celine Parreñas Shimizu, and Mireille Miller-Young, Ph.D.) So it’s great to see more interest in publications that address studies in pornography, this 2 volume collection will be edited by Lynn Comella, Ph.D and Shira Tarrant, Ph.D.

Please repost this call for submissions below — and if anyone would like to interview me for their research or submission, please let me know!

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Call for Submissions: New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law, 2 Volumes

Edited by Lynn Comella, PhD and Shira Tarrant, PhD
Deadline: July 30, 2012

Co-editors Lynn Comella (University of Las Vegas, Nevada) and Shira Tarrant (California State University, Long Beach) are seeking submissions for a two-volume edited collection under contract with Praeger.

Description: New Views on Pornography is a two-volume collection of the most current scholarship on pornography. This edited series presents empirical research on a range of contemporary issues regarding pornography’s politics, psychology, cultural and legal debates, providing a comprehensive and multidisciplinary overview of the field of porn studies in one convenient location for students, researchers, and professors across related fields. Our goal as editors is to showcase new and innovative research that examines the culture and politics of pornography in a global context, including but not limited to, questions of production, audiences, market niches, technological innovations, political debates and controversies, obscenity, free speech, public policy and the law. The editors seek well-researched facts and data in order to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of issues on the subject.

Author Guidelines: For consideration, please submit full chapters (5,000-7,000 words), a brief abstract, bio (75-100 words), and complete contact information. Submissions must include endnotes and bibliography, and adhere to Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Send submissions in .doc or .docx format to both contact emails below. Submissions not conforming to these guidelines will not be considered.

The Editors are specifically interested in submissions on the following:

Foundations and Controversies in Pornography
Defining Pornography
The History of Pornography
Pornography and the Law: Historical Highlights
Cultural Trends and Changing Ideas about Pornography
Key Resources in Media and Cultural Studies of Pornography
Consumption Practices: Who Is Using Porn?
Global Porn Production: Practices and Revenue
Sources of Porn: The Marketplace and Changing Supply Patterns
The Porn Wars in Historical and Contemporary Perspective
The Politics of Porn Literacy and Social Control
Issues of Race, Ethnicity, and Pornography
Impacts of the Industry: Interviews with Porn Actors and Industry Workers
Studying Pornography: Research Methods and Methodologies
Impacts and Effects of Pornography
Defining the Terms: Problems with Content Analysis and Ideological Bias
Women Watching Porn: Issues in Data Collection and Self-Reporting
Pornography and Global Sex Trafficking: Separating Myths from the Facts
Pathologizing Porn: Questions about Addiction
The Impacts of Pornography on Intimate Relationships
Technology and Porn
Obscenity, Surveillance and Free Speech: Current Issues in the Law
Varieties and Genres of Pornography
How the Adult Industry is Organized: Issues of Production and Revenue
Masculinity, Violence, and Pornography: Correcting the Data
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Porn
Porn Studies in Global Context
Porn Use and Sexual Satisfaction

Send To: Please send cc’d submissions to Lynn Comella at lynn.comella@unlv.edu and Shira Tarrant at Shira_Tarrant@yahoo.com. Include Praeger NVOP Submission in the subject line. Submission queries should be directed to the above.

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