Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn: Reel to Real

Presented by the Visual and Critical Studies and Fine Arts graduate programs
April 27, 2012, 4:00–7:00 pm
"Bosom Ballet"

Join professor Cheryl Dunye and the Sex In American Cinema graduate seminar in welcoming Annie Sprinkle for a screening and discussion of her acclaimed film.

Annie Sprinkle became a porn star 18 in 1973, appearing in dozens of “golden era” 8mm, 16mm and 35mm adult films. In 1982 she directed Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle, a feature film that became a sex film classic and the second-bestselling VHS tape that year. Bridging into the art world, she made her own brand of “post-porn” films, which played at many galleries and museums, including at the Guggenhiem Museum.

She pioneered feminist porn, docu-porn, trans-porn, and edu-porn. Currently she is exploring eco-sexuality and environmentalism with her partner/collaborator, Elizabeth Stephens. Sprinkle is currently coproducing a new film with Stephens, Goodbye Gauley Mountain -- An Ecosexual Love Story (due to release May 2012). Sprinkle has been in sexually oriented media and art for almost 40 years, and was the first porn star to earn a PhD. She also works in theater, visual art, and performance. She is based in San Francisco.

For more information, visit anniesprinkle.org, loveartlab.org, and sexecology.org.

Support for this lecture is provided by the Visual and Critical Studies Program and the Graduate Program in Fine Arts