Jan 062013
 

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This week’s episode of Sex Out Loud has two different guests talking about their work giving voice to sexual minorities, specifically the leather & BDSM communities. Laura Antoniou, one of the most published female writers of the queer/BDSM erotic genre, will discuss her popular Marketplace erotic novel series as well as the publication of her first mystery novel, The Killer Wore Leather. Sinclair Sexsmith is the kinky butch top behind the the popular Sugarbutch Chronicles. They’re also a writer, storyteller, and performer who studies critical feminist & gender theory, sexual freedom, social change activism, archetypes, and the tantric and buddhist spiritual systems.

laura antoniouProud member of the Middle Aged Guard Laura Antoniou is the author of the well known Marketplace series of erotic novels, but has also written dozens of short stories, essays and other works in various genres for over 25 years. Winner of the NLA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Pantheon of Leather Lifetime Achievement Award, she nevertheless intends to keep living for quite some time. A popular speaker on topic relating to alternative sexual practices – aka kinky sex – she has presented, taught and ranted at over 150 conferences and events since the 1980’s, delivering enlightenment, entertainment and indictments. She has also appeared at colleges and universities, including Harvard, NYU, Rutgers, Columbia and the University of Washington. Over the years, her work has been translated into Spanish, German, Japanese and Hebrew; in 2010, she hit the world of e-books as the Marketplace moved to a new publisher and Laura came out as Christopher Morgan, best-selling writer of gay male erotica, including the novel Musclebound. Together with her wife, Karen Taylor, she has written a ritually correct leather Passover seder, titled Avadim Chayanu. For 2013, Laura will be releasing three new books – a collection of Marketplace fan fiction, (No Safewords) a comedy murder mystery (The Killer Wore Leather), and the long-awaited 6th book in the Marketplace series, The Inheritor. Keep track of her on Fetlife and Facebook, and at LAntoniou.com

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Sinclair Sexsmith (MrSexsmith.com) is a leather Daddy who has been pursuing kink since the telnet chatrooms of the mid- 1990s. They study embodiment and sensation from subtle to bold in a post-modern queer Tantric lineage, and combine gender theory with power dynamics for potent psychological play. Since 2006, they have produced the award-winning website Sugarbutch Chronicles: The Sex, Gender, and Relationship Adventures of a Kinky Queer Butch Top at sugarbutch.net. Contributing to more than twenty anthologies, including five Best Lesbian Erotica editions and Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, Mr. Sexsmith is the guest editor of Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 and editor of Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica, both from Cleis Press. They are on the board of the upcoming 2013 BUTCH Voices conference, produce programs for the Lesbian Sex Mafia in New York City, and serve the Body Electric School as a workshop coordinator. Sinclair prefers the pronouns they/them and the masculine honorific “Mr.”

Oct 222012
 

This Friday, October 26th on Sex Out Loud, Ernest Greene, legendary BDSM and fetish filmmaker and editor of Hustler’s Taboo Magazine, joins me in studio during my “Live in LA” series. Ernest will reveal how he went from a journalist and radio host to a porn director, and what role his bondage skills played in getting him there. Tristan will share her personal story of how she met Ernest (it involves an orgy) and they went on to collaborate on her first adult film as co-directors. He’ll discuss his love of all things kinky, what he thinks of Fifty Shades of Grey, and his marriage to renowned porn star Nina Hartley. Plus, he’ll talk about what inspired him to create a film trilogy based on a retelling of The Story of O, and the latest installment, The Truth About O, starring Bobbi Starr.

Ira S. Levine (aka Ernest Greene) has nearly forty year’s experience working in virtually every type of mass media, beginning with his first publication in Esquire at the age of fifteen in 1969. He was a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist for several years following, in addition to working as a reporter for The Rocky Mountain News in his hometown of Denver, Colorado. In the early days of talk radio there he was a regular show host on the local NBC affiliate KOA and frequent guest moderator on stations KTLK and KMYR. He went on to become executive Editor of Denver Magazine and popular culture critic for Denver’s PBS TV outlet KBPI.

After stints as a free-lance journalist in New York and San Francisco, Levine moved to London, England to work as a staff screenwriter for producer Dino DiLaurentiis before settling in Los Angeles to pursue his career as an independent screenwriter, during which he worked in development for Interscope, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company.
Between scripting projects, Levine continued to write for print, co-authoring Coming Attractions, the Making of an X-Rated Video with Dr. Robert Stoller (Yale University Press, 1989). His work has also been published in Rolling Stone, Details and Harpers. He shares co-author credit with his spouse, Nina Hartley on Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex (2006), from Avery Press, a division of USA Penguin Group.
Since 1985, Levine has concentrated his efforts mainly in adult entertainment ventures, serving as Executive Editor of the best-selling adult magazine Hustler’s Taboo since 1999 and most recently as Chief Associate Editor for Hustler’s All-Sex issues.
Under the stage name Ernest Greene, he has participated in the production of adult video for two decades as a performer, writer, director and producer. His body of work comprises over five hundred titles, including AVN award winners Strictly for PleasureMask of InnocenceTristan Taormino’s Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and Jenna Loves Pain. With his wife, Nina Hartley, he has served as producer and director of the Nina Hartley’s Guide series of adult sex education programs for video market leader Adam&Eve Pictures. The series has sold over three quarters of a million videos to date and now comprises forty titles. His own erotic features for Adam&Eve, O – The Power of SubmissionSurrender of O and The Truth About O have thus far seen sales nearing 100,000 units, making them among the biggest selling X-rated feature titles in recent years.
Levine is particularly well known for his groundbreaking approach to the presentation of unconventional sexuality related to consensual domination and submission. He has been active in the BDSM community for nearly thirty years, conducting workshops and seminars and serving as an officer of community groups. His activism also extends to the world of adult video production, where he held the position of chairman of the board of directors of The Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM) for seven years and to his commentaries on the adult industry Blog for Pro-Porn Activism.