XBIZ 360 to Examine ‘The Disruption of Porn’

Jan 17, 2014 5:00 PM PST

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ will examine the factors affecting modern-day porn and what they mean to consumers and industry professionals alike in a special seminar at the XBIZ 360 Adult Film Conference next week.

Titled “Porn Disrupted: The Politics of Changing Sexual Attitudes,” an eclectic group of adult industry activists, producers and academics will meet from 12 to 12:50 p.m. on Thursday in the Great Room 2 at the W Hollywood Hotel to dissect the topic.

The confirmed speakers include: Dr. Carol Queen, an author and founding director of the Center for Sex & Culture; Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, a sociologist specializing in gender and sexuality; Shine Louise-Houston, a pioneering producer and director of Pink & White Productions; Ben Tao, the founder of Offbeatr.com, an adult industry crowd-funding site; and Colin Rowntree, the owner of BDSM hub Wasteland.com. Jiz Lee, a genderqueer porn performer and writer, will moderate the session.

“In the absence of comprehensive sex education, people use porn to learn about sex—what sex looks like, who gets to have it, and what it means to be sexy,” Lee said. “On its own, that's fine. But a limited example of what porn is has the danger in dictating what's 'normal,’ raising issues in our understanding of sexual health, and also our sexual psyche. Diversity in porn lets us find ourselves in the erotic landscape, proving we are all capable and deserving of love."

Louise-Houston remarked, “I believe there's a lot of room and need to create adult content that's real, that's respectful and powerful... I think it's the perfect place to become political. It's a place where money, sex, media and ethics converge.”

This candid discussion is designed to deconstruct the perceptions of real-world sex created by modern-day porn in what is shaping up to be one of the conference’s most unique sessions about the emergence of sex-positive alternatives to other offerings that reinforce the male-dominated stereotypes that often define mainstream porn.  

Being held concurrently held with the Digital Media Conference on Jan. 23-24, the XBIZ 360 Adult Film Conference explores every major area of the rapidly evolving business of adult movie creation and distribution. Subjects will include genre trends and analysis of the latest technological advances, such as the new 4K screen resolution on the horizon, as well as discussions about the changing scene for movie performers and how up-and-coming and established talent are adapting in today's digital-driven era. The conference also will feature a special keynote presentation by Scott Taylor, founder of New Sensations.

To view the official schedule for the XBIZ 360 Adult Film Conference, click here

Running in tandem with XBIZ 360 for the first time is the FSC Summit and Awards. FSC Summit will provide a platform for learning and discussion about pertinent issues impacting the online, video and pleasure product segments of the adult industry. For the FSC Summit event schedule, click here.

Highlighting XBIZ 360 events series is the highly anticipated 2014 XBIZ Awards show, presented by Fleshlight, on Jan. 24 in Century City, with adult film superstar Jenna Jameson as the event’s master of ceremonies.

For event participation opportunities, including details about VIP tickets to the 2014 XBIZ Awards, contact sales@xbiz.com.

To book a room at the limited-time rate of $199 per night for XBIZ 360, click here.

Members of XBIZ.net qualify to receive free or discounted conference registration.

For more information about XBIZ 360, click here.

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