April 1-3, 2011
Tristan Taormino and Susie Bright: Multigen Feminist Pornographers Mouth Off at MOMENTUM Conference
Join Susie and Tristan in conversation as they look at both the origins and the current state of feminist pornography. Susie will discuss her work with two of the earliest and most influential porn creations, On Our Backs magazine and Fatale Video as well as starting the first mail order catalog and erotic video library at Good Vibrations when it was a 2-girl operation! Tristan will talk about the rise of feminist pornography and her own work with Evil Angel, Smart Ass Productions, and Vivid Entertainment. Both women will reflect on the challenges (cough cough) and crazed victories of their history in sexed/porn. We’ll talk about how the web has revolutionized feminist porn, and the future of our sex on screen!

About the conference: The phenomenal growth of online communication has given rise to an amazing amount of sharing, learning and experimenting with different expressions of sexuality, relationships and feminism. MOMENTUM provides a safe place to listen, discuss and learn about the ways the web has impacted our sexuality without the fear of reprisal or shaming. It is a space for acceptance and appreciation of diversity, including for those in the LGBTQ, sex-work, BDSM and non-monogamous communities. During MOMENTUM we will discuss ways to bridge the baffling dichotomies our culture creates around sexuality. While on one hand we have unprecedented sexual freedom, on the other we continue to police sexuality with a frightening vigor. Abortion laws, restrictions on gay marriage, abstinence programs, medicalization of sex, fear of pornography and prosecutions for teenage sexting are examples of one side of the spectrum. The discomfort that strives to make us keep our sexuality hidden conflicts with the use of sex—especially the female body—to sell everything from food to cars to “performance enhancing” products. Tristan will also be moderating the Opening Night Keynote Panel with panelists Jenny Block, Ducky Doolittle, Reid Mihalko, and Carol Queen. See website for details.
Location : Crowne Plaza, Silver Spring, MD
Admission : $45-55
Info : http://momentumcon.com/contact-us/