LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Award-winning adult writer and director for New Sensations Jacky St. James will appear on TradioV's “Sexting with the Shrink” with Dr. Michelle Golland July 23 (today!) at 11am PST.
Dr. Michelle Golland is a clinical psychologist that provides an expert’s opinion on psychological issues relating to anything in popular culture and current events. Having appeared on several hit shows including Felt (LOGO), Shahs of Sunset (Bravo), HLN’s Dr. Drew On Call, Golland invited St. James to be a guest on her hit TradioV show to discuss her experiences working in adult as a non-performing female director and to expand upon the benefits of "couples" porn in both a therapeutic and non-therapeutic realm.
St. James, whose collaborations with Eddie Powell have garnered critical acclaim in the couples’ arena, is excited to share her expertise in adult with Golland’s mainstream audiences and reveal how she is working alongside several other women and men in the business to change the overall perception of the adult world.
“My mission from the day I entered the adult industry has been to bridge the gap between porn and mainstream and really normalize what has been such a scrutinized industry for so many years," St. James said. "Dr. Golland’s openness to using adult films as a tool to help couples in their own sex lives is proof that pornography has expanded beyond simply jack-off material and can actually be used to better people's lives."
Appearing with St. James will be Kim Karp and Erin Simon, two mainstream writers who have developed and written on shows at HBO, MTV, NBC, the WB, Warner Bros., Sony, and Paramount, and most recently sold a romantic comedy film script to 20th Century Fox. Karp and Simon, who are working with St. James on developing a mainstream project about the adult world, have spent time with St. James' both on and off of her sets and have developed a unique perspective on the industry after having seen it through the eyes of a feminist director.
"It's no secret that men and women often have different ideas of what we find erotic," Karp stated. "For women to take charge of our sexuality, it's imperative that we be able to get off on what is inherently erotic and sexy to us. Having female auteurs in porn is absolutely a feminist issue because the last thing we need is men telling us what they think we should find sexually stimulating. To that end, Jacky St. James's porn is smart, titillating, unintimidating and nails the female fantasy world every time."
With feminism being such a hot topic of discussion as it pertains to the adult world, there is still a very divisive stance among women with regards to porn and the popular misnomer, "porn for women." Simon, a pro-porn feminist stated that, “Being a feminist means, ultimately, that you believe women (and men) have the right to CHOOSE who and what and how we want to be. And that includes the right to choose to watch and enjoy one's favorite flavor of pornography (assuming one's pornography of choice is created by and with consenting adults, of course)." She went on to add, "It also includes the right NOT to watch and enjoy porn. But it doesn't include the right to pass judgment on those who watch and/or participate."
Anybody interested in porn and the feminist perspective are encouraged to call in or tweet questions for Karp, Simon, and St. James this Tuesday, July 23, at 11am at 855-878-4652 or on Twitter.
Pictured: Jacky St. James with co-director Eddie Powell and Torn co-stars Remy St. Croix, India Summer and Chad Alva; photo by Chris King