Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals to Moderate Panel on Sex in Hollywood Films at EXXXOTICA Dallas

Author of Exposure, an Inside Look at Adult Entertainment, Is Joined by Kendra Sunderland, Sydney Leathers, Flash Brown, & Ashley Fires!

DALLAS (August 3, 2015) Noted sociologist and adult industry expert Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals will moderate a panel on the portrayal of sex in Hollywood films at EXXXOTICA Expo in Dallas. The panel will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 9 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

EXXXOTICA, set to run from August 7-9 at the convention center, is the nation’s largest consumer event dedicated to love and sex. It will feature a number of adult novelty items, vendors, adult stars, as well as a number of seminars and workshops featuring a variety of experts on love, sex and adult entertainment.

Created by Dr. Chauntelle, “Trainwreck: How Hollywood Portrays Sex” will feature panelists Kendra Sunderland, the Oregon State University Library Girl and cam star; Sydney Leathers, model turned adult star after media discovered her sexting relationship with U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner; contract performer Flash Brown; and noted BDSM performer Ashley Fires.

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“I’m very pleased at the amazing panel we’ve brought together, which will examine the way Hollywood portrays sexuality,” said Dr. Chauntelle. “The new comedy ‘Trainwreck’ is a great starting point for the discussion, since it features Amy Schumer trying to define and understand modern sexuality, while working within the confines of a Hollywood script.”

The panel will examine how Hollywood appears to revere conventional sex while shaming the unconventional. The panel description says: “Unconventional sex is also often shamed – online sex is still presented as ‘weird’ and characters that embrace what is deemed an overly sexual nature must change, a la ‘Trainwreck.’ Characters who crave sex in a monogamous relationship are applauded, while characters enjoying an abundance of sex outside of monogamy are often demonized or require saving.”

“Dr. Chauntelle created exactly the kind of seminar we pride ourselves on offering at EXXXOTICA expos around the country,” said J. Handy, EXXXOTICA organizer. “It’s fun, sexy, and thought provoking, and the superstar panelists will provide attendees with some great insight into the portrayal of sex in Hollywood and the adult industry.”

“I’m very excited to be featured on this panel, it’s a great topic and I’m sure we will learn a lot about each other too,” said Kendra Sutherland.

Likewise, adult star Flash Brown shared his thoughts on the panel: “I enjoy interacting with the fans and in all of my interviews. I always speak frankly on what is real sex verses porn movie sex, so this seminar is definitely up my alley.”

Dr. Chauntelle’s appearance comes just after the July 7 publication of her new book titled Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment. The book reveals the business and personalities behind the porn industry, while debunking myths and misconceptions surrounding adult entertainment.

Media may request a review copy of Exposure by emailing

Retailers and stores interested in ordering copies of Exposure may contact GreenLeaf Book Group Distribution Account Executive Yolanda Barton at or (512) 891-6100.

About Dr. Chauntelle:

Sociologist Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D. studies human interaction in and with society, making sense of the patterns and processes she sees occurring in social behavior. Dr. Chauntelle’s scholarly focus includes studies in gender, sexualities, work & organizations, media & new media, popular culture, and qualitative research methods. Her research over the past decade has centered on an extremely varied and volatile topic: the socio-cultural significance of adult content and adult content production. Through understanding both the scholarly/theoretical and real-world sides of the adult entertainment business, her work sheds a fresh critical light on a very influential and highly stigmatized component of our contemporary culture. Dr. Tibbals’ research has been published in numerous scholarly journals including SexualitiesGender Work & OrganizationJournal of Contemporary Ethnography, and Stanford Law and Policy Review and is featured in W.W. Norton’s The Real World (4th ed, 2014). She is quoted and cited extensively by cultural and news media outlets including CNN, NBC News, Business Insider, ABC-Univision, BloombergTV, Huffington Post, Jezebel, Slate, Time Magazine, and KPCC (NPR). For more information, visit her official website,, or follow her on Twitter at, and on Facebook at


EXXXOTICA is the Largest Adult Event in the USA Dedicated to Love & Sex. Taking place over three days, this event was created for adults who are looking for something Sexy, something Fun, and something Different.

EXXXOTICA brings out over 150 of the top stars in the industry and features a full blown entertainment stage where burlesque, male revues, and our very own Ms. EXXXOTICA 2015 will be crowned. EXXXOTICA also offers The Stockroom Dungeon Experience for BDSM demonstrations on suspension rigs and spanking benches where visitors can learn about fetish lifestyle first hand. The adult industry’s premier fan event, EXXXOTICA takes place in a number of cities, including Chicago, Atlantic City, Fort Lauderdale, and the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area. For more information, EXXXOTICA is online at


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