There’s no interview this week. Instead, our response to a government consultation on “protecting children”, which is, we believe, an attempt to push more power to Ofcom to be able to censor online content. The consultation closes on 12th April.
Edie Lamort is a stripper and political activist. When anti-sex groups began organising in east London to close down strip clubs, she and other dancers joined unions and organised to keep their workplaces open. This interview was recorded almost 5 years ago. Edie predicted that the strippers were just the first of many targets, so referred to herself as the canary in the coalmine. She is founder member of the East London Strippers Collective.
This week’s podcast features an interview with Terry Stephens aka One Eyed Jack. Terry is a porn industry veteran, as well as being chairman of the UK Adult Producers Forum (UKAP) and a sexual freedom advocate. He’s also a film buff, and founder of the Naked Truth Film Club, which launches in London on Thursday 24th March with a viewing of the UnSlut Project. For tickets and information visit itsadult.com/unslutproject/
Welcome to the first ever Sex & Censorship podcast. This week, I interview Vanessa Pellegrin, director of The Trouble With The F Word, an interesting film exploring feminism and anti-feminism. Vanessa is currently fund-raising on Kickstarter to complete the film. Thank you to Red Roxy Studios, designers extraordinaire, for making the theme tune.
A lot has been written over the past week about the new law that empowers ATVOD to regulate British video-on-demand sites. Not all is lost, however: one woman took on, and defeated the regulator. Mistress Tytania runs the only adult website that is currently allowed to operate outside of ATVOD’s censorship regime. I interviewed her to find out more.
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