SAN FRANCISCO—GenderQueer porn star Jiz Lee has been invited to present at Princeton University's IvyQ Conference, which aims to create a pan-Ivy community of LGBTQ students and allies. The performer will screen a selection of their works on Saturday, February 8 at the Lewis Library.
The most recognized genderqueer performer in the adult industry, Jiz Lee has worked in porn spanning queer, indie and mainstream genres from San Francisco to Berlin. The queer porn star has developed an organic "self-agent" process, creating a sustainable position from which to express their genuine sexual pleasure on camera. In the Fucking for Reel screening, Jiz will present highlights from their work and lead a Q&A discussion on queer pornography, visibility and sexual media. This presentation is intended for mature audiences over the age of 18 only.
The topic of feminism and porn has become a popular one in recent months, due in large part to release of The Feminist Porn Book and forthcoming Porn Studies, the Routledge peer-reviewed journal. Conversations about pornography are worthy of scholastic attention and are particularly relevant as a site of intersectionality within race, gender and sexuality and a convergence of body politics, sexual health, ethics and agency.
IvyQ is a conference that aims to create a pan-Ivy community of LGBTQ students and allies equipped with the skills to examine their identities, value those of others, and understand intersectionality. The steps to achieving this vision are three-fold: create experiences that foster meaningful and productive social networks; educate students about the history and multiplicity of voices in the LGBTQ movement and the possible trajectories of its future; and empower all students to feel confident in their identities and their potential to instill positive change in their own lives and the communities they inhabit. IvyQ stresses the acknowledgment and application of privilege for positive and lasting social change for LGBTQ communities.
For more information, visit ivyq.org.