“Pornography may not really be that exotic or that cool, but it is just as interesting as I hoped it would be,” Lynsey G writes when recalling a career in the industry. “It has no agreed-upon leader, no formalized code of conduct, no entrance exam or standard for advancement. The only rule, really, is to follow the money in as safe a way as possible.”
Lynsey G’s colorful account of the porn world earned the book, published by the Overlook Press, a spot on Chicago Reader’s list of ‘Most Anticipated Books of 2017’,Huffington Post’s ‘10 Buzzworthy Books from Memoirists and Essayists’ and lauded byKirkus Reviews as ‘thought-provoking… a cleverly seductive, straightforward, unapologetically carnal chronicle of an unconventional working life.’
Watching Porn also recently won the gold medal in the Sexuality/Relationships category at this year’s Independent Book Publishers Awards (IPPYs).
The author’s work, with a particular focus on the intersection of pornography, feminism and sexuality, has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Glamour, Playboy, Allure, Men’s Health, Refinery29, MEL, BUST, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Bitch magazine. The self-described ‘renaissance woman’ continues to express her ideas and thoughts as a reviewer, interviewer, critic, documentary filmmaker and blogger in multiple genres and areas of interest.
Watching Porn is currently available in hardcover at most North American booksellers, both brick-and-mortar and online, including such quality retailers as Barnes & Noble,Amazon, IndieBound, Powell’s, The Strand and Shakespeare & Co.
Lynsey G started writing young and never stopped. Her primary focus for the past decade has been in the congruent corners of pornography, gender and feminism. As a DVD reviewer and set copywriter for numerous adult magazines, she got an eyeful of smut and a mind full of questions, which she parlayed into a column about pornography at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She then spent three years as the editor-in-chief of the online adult industry magazine WHACK! where, under the name Miss Lagsalot, she conducted dozens of interviews with adult stars and wrote her sparkly little heart out.
She also created four short films for a solo art exhibition at apexart in New York City, and won a 2013 Feminist Porn Award for one of those films. She has published journalism, personal essays, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry in numerous places in print and online, including Rolling Stone, Glamour, Playboy, Allure, Men’s Health, MEL Magazine, Bitch Magazine, BUST, Refinery29, and elsewhere.