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Princeton IvyQ Conference

by Jiz Lee on / Events

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 I will be presenting at Princeton, in part because it’s a place I wouldn’t have been able to attend due to admission or tuition. To be invited openly as a genderqueer sex worker as part of the IvyQ conference is extremely validating, and signifies progressive conversations on gender and sexuality.

The topic of feminism and porn has become a popular one in recent months, due in large part to release of The Feminist Porn Book and forthcoming Porn Studies, Routledge peer-reviewed journal. Conversations about pornography are worthy of scholastic attention and are particularly relevant as a site of intersectionality within race, gender and sexuality and a convergence of body politics, sexual health, ethics and agency.

IvyQ is a conference which aims to create a pan-Ivy community of LGBTQ students and allies equipped with the skills to examine their identities, value those of others, and understand intersectionality. The steps to achieving this vision are three-fold: creating experiences which foster meaningful and productive social networks; educating students about the history and multiplicity of voices in the LGBTQ movement and the possible trajectories of its future; and empowering all students to feel confident in their identities and their potential to instill positive change in their own lives and the communities they inhabit. IvyQ stresses the acknowledgment and application of privilege for positive and lasting social change for LGBTQ communities.

Here’s the downloadable PDF of the entire schedule; the presenters at this event are incredible: IvyQ Program Final.

Fucking for Reel: Jiz Lee Screening
Saturday, February 8th, 4:15- 5:45pm
Lewis Library 138 

One of the most recognized genderqueer performers in the adult industry, Jiz Lee has worked in porn spanning queer, indie and mainstream genres from San Francisco to Berlin. The iconic queer porn performer has developed an organic “self-agent” process, creating a sustainable position from which to express their genuine sexual pleasure on camera. In this screening, Jiz will present highlights from their work and lead a Q&A discussion on queer pornography, visibility, and sexual media. This presentation is intended for mature audiences over the age of 18 only. The screening will contain explicit, queer sex acts that were conducted with consent and safer sex methods in practice. 

Update: For those who want more information about the clips I screened, here’s a list:

CrashPadSeries.com Clips (Shine Louise Houston, Pink & White Productions)
with Vai, Dallas, Dylan Ryan, Orgy, J-Bird

Dangerous Curves Trailer (Carlos Batts, HeartCore)
with April Flores, Syd Blakovich

BIODILDO (Christian Slaughter)
with KAy Garnellen

Three-way with Jiz Lee POV (Burning Angel) with Joanna Angel, James Deen

Expert Guide to Pegging Trailer (Tristan Taormino/VIVID Ed)

Justify My Jiz (Jiz Lee’s VOID, PinkLabel.tv)
with Wolf Hudson

Girl/Boy Trailer (Dana Vespoli, Evil Angel) with Manuel Ferrara

The Wild Search (Shine Louise Houston, Pink & White Productions)
with Papi Coxxx, Wil Thrustwell

BONUS: Sex, Flesh in Blood (Christopher Lee)
out of print/unavailable online

Additional resources: 

Tobi Hill-Meyer’s Doing It Again

The Feminist Porn Book
Dr. Mireille Miller-Young, Tristan Taormino, Celine Shimizu, Constance Penley

Porn Studies Journal

Questions? Email me: jiz@jizlee.com

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SWELLCon: Sex & Media Video Conference

by Jiz Lee on / Gender, Sex, Queer Porn

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 work that we do on the set of CrashPadSeries.com where I work on set as Production Assistant, helping talent during shoots. While there’s a lot more to be said about the various elements that make for a great experience for everyone involved in a production, this video is off to a good start. CRASHCOURSE is an upcoming Pink & White project, with more in the works. 

CRASHCOURSE: How to Create a Comfy Environment on Set by Jiz Lee & Shine Louise Houston

Feminists talk about the virtues of “ethical porn,” but how does one DO it, exactly? From a production standpoint, several factors combine to ensure a sex-positive and respectful experience on set. With performers AND crew in mind, these steps help to create one of the fundamental elements of an ethical production. Pink &White Productions founder and director Shine Louise Houston and performer/production assistant Jiz Lee detail the specifics of an ethical environment in producing porn, including: communication and consent, performer care, safer sex, boundaries, gender and language in directing, and much more. With over eight years of award-winning production and performing experience on indie and mainstream sets, Shine and Jiz come together to show how a comfy environment can produce a knock-out porn scene that everyone can be proud of.

Note: There are clips from the set of CrashPadSeries.com in this video which shows naked performers. This video is meant for viewers who are 18 years or older.

About Swellcon: Media has an enormous impact on how we view and engage in conversations about sex and sexuality. We see this on a daily basis at The Smitten Kitten in the way our customers communicate with us, in the ways in which we engage with them and our broader community, and in the broader perceptions of our work and the industry as a whole. Erotic media can be a tool for social change while also furthering sex negative culture and stereotypes. Whether it is a porn film, a book of erotica, or sexy illustration, it is clear that erotic media is abundant and has impact. This year Smitten Kitten is turning 10 years old. In honor of our birthday, we wanted to create something that would be accessible to all our friends and fans regardless of where they are. We have created a video collection entitled Swellcon that could be viewed by everyone for free. All the videos were made by amazing folks who make the sex industry and the field of sex education better. Our hope is that these videos will inspire, create conversation, and celebrate good work.

If you’re interested in participating: Submit a Video.

Browse all the videos at SWELLCON.com.

[Update: SwellCon has since expired. JL 06/2017]

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