Jackie Strano brings Feminist Porn and Lesbo Retro to CatalystCon West 2013

Excited to represent Good Vibrations and be part of CatalystCon West this year in Woodland Hills CA on September 27th.

I will be part of the Feminist Porn 101 panel and also showing Lesbo Retro Clip Show with Shar Rednour.

What is CatalystCon? CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk and treat sexuality.  It is about stimulating the activist that is within all of us and sparking transformation in the way our friends, neighbors, children and even politicians discuss one of the most important aspects of humanity.

CatalystCon West
September 27-29, 2013
Warner Center Marriott
Woodland Hills, CA
catalystcon.com

Good Vibrations is a sponsor! Get $10 off registration with code GOODVIBES.

Feminist Porn 101: What it is, What it isn’t, and Why it matters
Lynn ComellaNina HartleyJackie StranoTristan Taormino

2013 might go down in the history books as the “Year of Feminist Porn.” In the span of a few short months we saw the publication of The Feminist Porn Book, the first annual Feminist Porn Conference at the University of Toronto, and a Feminist Porn Mini Con at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The topic of feminist pornography was discussed in a number of mainstream media outlets, including the Huffington Post, Salon, and the Daily Beast, among others. Yet some writers have suggested that there’s a lack of clarity about what constitutes feminist pornography, claiming that it is a “bundle of contradictions” or that the label “feminist porn” might, in the end, amount to little more than a clever marketing ploy. This panel seeks to open up a dialogue about what feminist porn is, what it isn’t, and why the label feminist porn matters in a cultural climate that continues to be hostile to both feminism and sexuality more generally.

Lesbo Retro: A Dyke Porn Retrospective
Shar RednourJackie Strano

View a clip show featuring footage of lesbian sex made by queer women in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000?s, compiled by Shar Rednour and Jackie Strano. Shar and Jackie will be presenting Lesbo Retro in person; revealing the behind the scenes details of history, economics, popular-culture, community expectations, as well as the filmmaker’s artistic eye and how all of these factors influenced the making of these radical films. Some of the footage is rare and hasn’t been publicly released. This is a very fun, informative, evocative, feminist presentation that is rarely viewed and, even more rarely, presented with such informed commentary!

 

Jackie Rednour-Bruckman (Jackie Strano)

Executive Vice President of Good Vibrations

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