Audio: Zero Books Interview with Jerry Barnett

My book Porn Panic! is to be published this week, by Zero Books. I porn-panic-zero-bookswas recently interviewed at length about the book by Douglas Lain of Zero Books, and this has now been published at the Zero Books site as a podcast. Douglas is a great interviewer, and I thoroughly enjoyed our lengthy discussion – I hope you will too.

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The Anti-Sex Left and its War on Free Expression

My left-wing pedigree runs deep. As a teenage activist in the early 1980s I joined every cause and every march of the day, from anti-racism and CND to anti-Apartheid and Cuba solidarity.

I read Marx and Engels, Lenin and Trotsky, and I joined one of the proliferation of far-left groups of the day. Like many of my comrades, I drifted away from the struggle after Margaret Thatcher’s defeat of the miners, but I retained my core identity as a leftie.

Until, that is, decades later, when a stripper rocked my world.

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London Event: Respectable – The Mary Millington Story

The Naked Truth Film Club, which hosts controversial film screenings and discussions related to sexual themes, will run its third event in London on 27th September.

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The film selected for the screening is Respectable – The Mary Millington Story, a documentary about one of Britain’s earliest, and best-known, pornstars. As with previous events, the screening will take place at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square.

Following the screening, a panel will discuss film, and take questions from the audience. The panel will include:

  • Simon Sheridan, the documentary’s director
  • Jerry Barnett (me), author of Porn Panic!
  • Pandora Blake, pornographer and activist
  • Linsey Dawn McKenzie, glamour model

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