Jiz Lee has performed in porn for over a decade, appearing in more than 200 projects from six countries spanning independent erotic films and hardcore gonzo pornography. A versatile performer and key player in the queer porn movement, Jiz has been the recipient of multiple AVN and XBiz Award industry nominations and Feminist Porn Awards, and in 2015 was named an honoree of The Trans 100.
Throughout the years, Jiz has worked behind the scenes at Pink & White Productions (CrashPadSeries.com, PinkLabel.tv) and fundraised for LGBTQ and sex worker-focused organizations through their erotic philanthropic art project, Karma Pervs. They’ve presented at Princeton University, the American Studies Association Conference, and Wonderlust Helsinki (awarded by the Finnish Association for Sexology), and were featured on MSNBC, Fox News, G4TV, and proudly, Lifehacker.
Performing in porn opened up a lot of opportunities, one of the least anticipated being writing. In 2007 Jiz began a blog to chronicle their adventures in the adult industry. Their writing has since appeared in The Feminist Porn Book, Best Sex Writing, AORTA Magazine, and Jezebel.com, among other publications. Coming Out Like a Porn Star is their first book and foray into editing. Next on their plate, they’ll join Professor Rebecca Sullivan to co-edit the Porn Studies Journal Special Issue: Porn and Labour.
When not working in porn, Jiz is training for an IRONMAN 70.3.