ON OUR BACKS: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work

by Jiz Lee on / Art

I’d like to write more on this later, as I’ve been so busy. For the moment, I wanted to share how elated I am to be included in a landmark exhibit, “ON OUR BACKS: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work” that runs now through January 19th, 2020 at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York. This exhibit displays the art of several queer sex workers spanning several decades and was made possible though a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Among the work on display is a retrospective of archival materials and images from Pink & White Productions and director Shine Louise Houston’s near 15 years of filmmaking. A vitrine includes The Crash Pad and some of its early appearances such as a preview for the film in On Our Backs Magazine (Fall 2005), a review by Felice Newman in the Bay Times (March 2006), and an interview with Shine in Curve Magazine (February 2006). Another shelf displays her 35mm lens adapter and trophies like her first “Feminist Porn Award” presented by Good For Her, and “Sylvester Pride in the Arts Award” from San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Democratic Club. And a binder contains pages from her productions including storyboards and breakdown sheets and notes. And a wall displays over 60 images and quotes from CrashPadSeries.com, which of course is only a tip of the iceberg. Here’s some of the installation, photography by Kristine Eudey, 2019. Courtesy the Leslie-Lohman Museum.


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FISTING CLUB: A Queer Punk Porn

by Jiz Lee on / Queer Porn, Watch Online

I’m in a new indie porn — and it’s a verrrry German one at that. Remember the 90’s hit movie Fight Club, based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel by the same name? Well the story has been rebooted as a neo-punk porn homage, and the rules have been changed…  “The First Rule of Fisting Club is, You Don’t Talk About Fisting Club — but I’m breaking all the rules and letting the world know where to watch. FISTING CLUB by multi-media punk artist Shu Lea Cheang is now available streaming on PinkLabel.TV!  The queer porn short stars myself as the Tyler Durden -inspired club leader, among the talents of Lina Bembe, Romy Furie, Sadie Lune, and Sky Deep. It’s silly, punky, and packs a punch. Check it out! P.S. While every body is different, here are some of my personal fisting “rules”: 
  1. There is no goal. (If it doesn’t happen, at least you had fun trying.)
  2. Lube is your friend. So are clean hands or gloves.
  3. Take it slow, you’re not trying to prove anything. 
  4. Communication is key, always.
  5. Start and stop at any time. Not feeling it? Go back to something else. You can always try again later!
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