Jun 032016
 

mireille miller young

Dr. Mireille Miller-Young returns to the show for a full hour talking about her award-winning book, A Taste for Brown Sugar, which boldly takes on representations of black women’s sexuality in the porn industry. It is based on Mireille Miller-Young’s extensive archival research and her interviews with dozens of women who have worked in the adult entertainment industry since the 1980s. The women share their thoughts about desire and eroticism, black women’s sexuality and representation, and ambition and the need to make ends meet. Miller-Young documents their interventions into the complicated history of black women’s sexuality, looking at individual choices, however small—a costume, a gesture, an improvised line—as small acts of resistance, of what she calls “illicit eroticism.”  Miller-Young wants the voices of black women sex workers heard, and the decisions they make, albeit often within material and industrial constraints, recognized as their own. Mireille and Tristan will be LIVE tonight, so call in and join the conversation! 866-472-5788

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Mireille Miller-Young, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. She researches and teaches about race, gender, and sexuality in US history, popular and film cultures, and the sex industries. Her 2014 book, A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography (Duke University Press), was awarded the Sara A. Whaley Prize by the National Women’s Studies Association and the John Hope Franklin Prize for Book of the Year by the American Studies Association. A former UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Miller-Young was a co-convener of the Black Sexual Economies Project, a multi-year research scholar think tank at Washington University School of Law, and is a founder and convener of the New Sexualities Research Initiative at UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Miller-Young has published in numerous anthologies, academic journals, and news outlets including Blackness and Sexuality, Porn Archives, Sexualities, The New York Times, Ms., The Washington Post, and $pread, a sex worker magazine. With Constance Penley, Celine Parreñas Shimizu, and Tristan Taormino, she is an editor of The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure (The Feminist Press, 2013), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Anthology (2014).

Sep 182015
 

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This week on Sex Out Loud I feature filmmaker and radical artist Sarah A.O. Rosner. Rosner founded AORTA films in 2015, a production company dedicated to making queer/feminist porn for our impending post-human future. Joining with a filmmaker (who wishes to remain anonymous) 5 burgeoning performers (Parts Authority, Ginny Woolf, Xposed Brick, Erykah Ohms, and Toxic Shock), musician Ashur Rayis, and editor Jacqueline Mary, Rosner conceived and directed AORTA films’ first feature, “The OH Files“.  AORTA films is dedicated to creating experimental, lusty, heartfelt work, and excited to pursue future projects after this first foray into the world of pornography. Watch the trailer for The OH Files here.

Tune in to Sex Out Loud this Friday, September 4th at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET. This week’s show is LIVE so call in to Voice America with questions and comments at 1-866-472-5788, join the discussion on Twitter @SexOutLoudRadio, or e-mail me via tristan(at)puckerup.com and I’ll read them live on the air. Tune in to Sex Out Loud every Friday, you can listen along on your computer, tablet, or phone, find all the ways at SexOutLoudRadio.com!

sarah rosnerSarah A.O. Rosner is a choreographer, pornographer, and radical arts businessman making work out of Brooklyn, NY. She founded the A.O. Movement Collective in 2006, and has been at their helm creating Anti-Ephemeral PoMo Humanist work and ideology ever since. Rosner is also the founder of freelance arts business collective A.O. PRO(+ductions), and has been featured as a panelist, speaker, and educator by Dance Theater Workshop, the Field, Dance NYC, CLASSCLASSCLASS, Bard, Purchase, and Sarah Lawrence Colleges, Gibney Dance, and New York Live Arts. She pioneers radical business, champions sustainability, creates universes, and loves to yell about art.

Born and raised outside of Washington, DC, Rosner attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York where she studied dance and film with teachers including Emily Devine, Sara Rudner, Keith Sabado, Tony Schultz, and Kathy Westwater. After founding the A.O. Movement Collective in 2006, Rosner transplanted the company to Brooklyn in 2008, where they have produced a new major work every 2-3 years. Rosner founded arts business collective A.O. PRO(+ductions) in 2009, and specializes in sustainability consulting, grassroots fundraising, and digital media for experimental performance makers. She has been featured as a panelist, speaker, and educator by Dance Theater Workshop, the Field, Dance NYC, CLASSCLASSCLASS, Dance New Amsterdam, Bard and Sarah Lawrence Colleges, and New York Live Arts. She pioneers radical business, champions sustainability, and loves to yell about art.

Brooklyn-based since 2008, the AOMC has performed at the RAW festival, THROW, Open Perform, WAXworks, Green Space, AUNTS, the Center for Performance Research, Dance New Amsterdam, the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, HERE Arts Center, Joyce SoHo, and Dance Place, as well as stairwells, rooftops, and other non-traditional spaces in Philly, MD, DC, and NY.  The New York Times has written that the AOMC “bring[s] a raw, vulnerable quality to their movement that’s highly arresting” and the Gay City News has said that their work “communicate[s]…a tenderness — and queerness — that embodies the new American generation.”

Apr 172015
 

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This week’s guest on Sex Out Loud is Dr. Lynn Comella, writer, cultural scholar, and professor who just published New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law. We’ll discuss contemporary and controversial issues in pornography, politics, and the law, including scholarship in philosophy, media studies, criminology, and more. Find out why Laura Kipnis says “This is recent porn scholarship at its best.” We’ll also discuss the growth of porn studies as an academic field of study and where we hope it will go in the future.

Tune in Friday, April 17th at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET. This week’s show is LIVE so call in to Voice America with questions and comments at 1-866-472-5788, join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail me via tristan(at)puckerup.com and I’ll read them live on the air. Tune in to Sex Out Loud every Friday, you can listen along on your computer, tablet, or phone, find all the ways at SexOutLoudRadio.com!

lynn_comella_by_ryan_olbrysh_RGB-2Lynn Comella, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the recipient of the 2015 Nevada Regents’ Rising Researcher Award, which is given annually to one faculty member from UNLV, UNR, and DRI in recognition of early-career accomplishments. An interdisciplinary scholar trained in cultural studies, her research is motivated by a desire to better understand a number of broad sociological themes, including the relationship between gender, sexual politics, marketplace culture, and consumer capitalism. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Communication, Feminist Media Studies, The Feminist Porn Book, Sex for Sale, and New Sociologies of Sex Work, among other venues. In addition to her numerous publications in peer-reviewed academic journals and books, Dr. Comella has researched and written more than 45 articles about sex and culture for local and national media outlets. She has reported on the state of sex education in Nevada, the history of prostitution in Las Vegas from 1905 – 1955, and the growth of women’s erotica, among other topics. She is the co-editor of New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law (Praeger, 2015) and is a contributor to Best Sex Writing of the Year (Cleis Press, 2015). Dr. Comella received a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; an M.A. in Gender Studies and Feminist Theory from the New School for Social Research; and a B.A. in Psychology (Highest Distinction), with minors in Anthropology and Women’s Studies, from The Pennsylvania State University.