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COMING OUT LIKE A PORN STAR: New Anthology of Porn Performer Stories Invites You In

[San Francisco, October 20th] — COMING OUT LIKE A PORN STAR  is a definitive anthology by performer and industry veteran Jiz Lee with personal stories by over 50 porn professionals who “came out” — or chose not to — to family, friends, and lovers. Contributors represent a wide range of sexualities, ethnicities, and genders, with stories intersecting topics such as coming out as trans and queer, and stories where performers’ own voices push back against media that further stigmatizes the people – particularly women – who have chosen to do porn.

The collection is a nuanced and powerful reflection of society’s view of sex as experienced first-hand by its workers and its stories are unique as they are unifying. As Lee writes in the Introduction: “I struggled with the reality of telling my family about my increasing involvement in the adult industry. Were others out to their parents? How did they talk about it to their siblings? What could I learn from their experiences? In asking the questions, I’d hit a nerve. Everyone had a story to tell.”

Foreword by Dr. Mireille Miller-Young, author of A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography. Introduction by Jiz Lee and Essays by: AliceinBondageLand, Anna Cherry, Annie Sprinkle, Andre Shakti, Bella Vendetta, Betty Blac, Candida Royalle, Casey Calvert, Chelsea Poe, Chris Lowrance, Christopher Zeischegg, Cindy Gallop, Cinnamon Maxxine, Colin Rowntree, Conner Habib, Courtney Trouble, Cyd Nova, Dale Cooper, Denali Winter, Drew DeVeaux, D.R., Edward Lapple, Emma Claire, Erika Lust, Gala Vanting, Harley Hex, Hayley Fingersmith, Ignacio Rivera AKA Papí Coxxx, Jack Hammer XL, Jackie Strano, Jaffe Ryder, James Darling, Jesse Jackman, Joanna Angel, Kitty Stryker, Lily Cade, Loree Erickson, Lorelei Lee, Lyric Seal, Madison Young, Milcah Halili Orbacedo, Ms Naughty, Nina Hartley, Nikki Silver, Orianna Small AKA Ashley Blue, Phoenix Askani, Shar Rednour, Stoya, Tina Horn, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Verta, Zahra Stardust, and Zak Sabbath. Book cover design by Jamee Baiser. See ComingOutLikeaPornStar.com for more info.

COMING OUT LIKE A PORN STAR is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and independent book stores near you. Retailers may contact Ana for wholesale or review inquiries at ana@threelmedia.com or (510) 524-8732 ext 103.

About the Editor
Jiz Lee is an award-winning porn performer and industry veteran whose work spans queer pornography and hardcore gonzo adult film genres. Lee’s writing appears in The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing PleasureBest Sex Writing 2015Genderqueer, and on JizLee.com.

About ThreeL Media
ThreeL Media is a publisher with a mission to offer its audience fresh perspectives on sexuality, gender, and the human body. Live, Love, Learn. Distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution. Find more information at ThreeLMedia.com.

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