Lotus Lain is a mother, writer, pornstar, and activist. Is the adult industry racist? Why does the term “interracial” so often just refer to “Black-guy-on-white-girl” for many porn companies? Is it racist when non-Black women hold out for their first “IR scene,” charging a premium for their 1st time fucking a Black man on-camera? (Yes.) Do production companies that capitalize on the Black male image (while almost entirely dismissing Black women) need to be canceled? Or does cancel culture just stunt growth? Do we need to abolish terms like “BBC” or “IR” completely? Is it possible that the lack of them would ultimately hurt Black performers? Does porn inform trends in society’s sexual preferences, or is it the other way around? Should race-play in porn be allowed to exist? How can we ensure we are always being ethical, while avoiding kink-shaming? Is most porn marketed toward the white gaze? And why does the world so badly want to see sex workers as victims?
Also... didn’t “cock” used to mean… pussy?
Lotus Lain is a porn star and sex worker rights advocate. She handles industry relations for the Free Speech Coalition, which is the adult industry's non-profit trade association. In this interview, Lotus talks about the newly developed INSPIRE program, which is designed to provide information and resources to new performers. If you want to get to know the workings behind the adult industry, and the steps the FSC has taken to legitimize sex work and make it safer for everyone, you definitely want to listen to this episode! Want more from this podcast? Get access to tons of perks by joining my Patreon! We have exclusive bonus content with stars such as Honey Gold, Alex Grey, Scarlett Sage and Molly Stewart, and Holly has her own behind-the-scenes podcast with her hilarious PA Eva, you gotta listen! Also watch the show live and get cool gifts like signed prints. Join our community now at Patreon.com/hollyrandallunfiltered Don't forget you can always email us at email@example.com or leave a voicemail at (424) 216-6967 and we just might play it on the air (keep it short and sweet please).
Jiz Lee is an award winning porn performer, queer porn superstar and author of the anthology “Coming Out Like A Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy.” This episode begins with two readings from the book, followed by a conversation with Jiz about the origins of their porn career, the importance of teaching porn literacy rather than arguing about “good porn” versus “bad porn,” not shaming someone’s sexual fantasies and dispelling myths about porn production. Then, we move into a panel discussion with Lotus Lain and Miss Mimosa. Lotus Lain is an independent porn performer, writer and activist who works with the Free Speech Coalition, the adult industry's trade association. Mimosa is an artist and sex worker with experience as a professional dominatrix, BBW porn performer and fetish content creator who spends most of her time in San Francisco in LA. She also works behind the camera in both adult and mainstream film, doing both casting and performer advocacy. The group discusses diversifying who gets to feel sexy, their experiences disclosing their work to both friends and family and new acquaintances and the hypocrisy of the way Hollywood treats sex workers. Lotus speaks about being outed as a porn performer without her consent, the stigma of having sex for fun and how porn can be one of the safest settings to explore kink. Mimosa remembers asking her mother about how she would react if she became a porn star at the age of ten and reflects on body positivity within porn. “Having a body that’s different, for me, was always a source of power,” Mimosa says. “When you’re your own home, other people will want to be there.”This episode was recorded live during Pillow Talk in the penthouse at the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles. Follow @jizlee and buy their book here: bigcartel.com/product/coming-out-like-a-porn-starCredit and thanks to Margot Padilla, the best sound engineer.
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