Tits and Sass and Distinctly Female reviews

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Mireille Miller-Young

Two new blogger reviews! Caty Simon of Tits and Sass wrote a great thorough write-up of the text, including both compliments and challenges.

The book’s answer to the implicit question of “where is intersectionality in our porn?” is heartening. Though Tobi Hill-Meyer writes about the slow, frustrating, transphobia-filled process of trans women’s inclusion in porn, Jiz Lee and Buck Angel write about how their porn has made their trans and genderqueer bodies famous. Bobby Noble illuminates what transed masculinities mean in terms of gender expression in feminist porn, while Loree Ericson talks about flaunting her femmegimp sex, and Fatty D rejoices in transcending the BBW ghetto, reveling in her ability to inspire other fat women. Maybe I should be apologizing to Alice Walker, but contributions like Sinnamon Love’s and Mireille Miller-Young bring womanism to The Feminist Porn Book’s feminism.

Read it all here.

Judi Reed of Distinctly Female discusses the appeal of the book both academically and personally.

Having a strong academic leaning myself, I found the chapters on the historical analysis of porn, and the development of feminist porn from an academic perspective fascinating. And on a more personal level I was very taken with being given the unique opportunity to read about the producers and actors experiences and feelings about participating in the production of feminist porn, and how they are redefining the widely held negative beliefs about women in porn to ones of empowerment, freedom of sexual expression, and pleasure.

Click here for the whole review.