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Philosophy, Pussycats, and Porn de Stoya
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Philosophy, Pussycats, and Porn (edição: 2018)

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Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn is a series of essays, blog posts, and stories surveying more than a decade of poignant journalistic accounts from internationally recognized writer, actor, and pornographer Stoya.Stoya provides crucial examinations of systemic biases toward sex workers and how sexuality is reflected in society. Stoya often points her journalistic lens inward, providing us with personal, illustriously detailed stories of her life, her collaborators, and how she has built a flourishing media haven in the face of a culture that is still learning how to handle public discourses on sex work.… (mais)
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Título:Philosophy, Pussycats, and Porn
Autores:Stoya (Autor)
Informação:not a cult, LLC (2018), 150 pages
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The writing is fine enough, and Stoya's an engaging and smart writer. But as with so many books from small presses, I felt a great temptation to say to the publishers, "Give me that {Quark/InDesign/whatever} file before you go to press next time, so that I can give it a good proofread and tidy up the typesetting." Without that niggle, I'd have given this four stars instead of three-and-a half. ( )
  dtw42 | Oct 22, 2018 |
Stoya is both thoughtful and articulate, which in the world of adult entertainment makes her something like a public intellectual. She's the Christopher Hitchens of porn. You can see as much from the classically understated cover of this book of essays, which screams, if not quite ‘I've read Nietzsche!’, then at least ‘I can spell Nietzsche!’

Of course, being snarky about a porn star's essay-writing is cheap and unfair, and I'm going to stop that shit right now. The truth is I think Stoya is great, and although quite a lot of what's in here misses the mark, while reading I always felt like I wanted to be generous – and why is that?, because the last thing I want is to sit here white-knighting someone just because she takes her clothes off and looks pretty for a living. And the truth is I don't really know Stoya qua porn star at all, because although I've seen my fair share of the genre, she hasn't actually done that many scenes, and most of those are locked under her own controlled spaces. But whenever I read about pornography, or society's attitude to privacy, or censorship, or sex work, or sex education – there's Stoya, popping up with another informed quote. It's nice, and surprisingly rare, to have someone involved in these debates who really knows what they're talking about. If nothing else, it helps people understand that adult performers are more than what they do on camera – they're quite normal people, who just have unusual jobs.

Admittedly, her frame of reference is a little different from most people's. When talking about her favourite scotch, for instance, she describes it as tasting ‘like good testicles in the summer, masculine and complex’, which is probably not something Laphroaig will be rushing to stick on the official tasting notes. And she thinks nothing of suddenly changing topic by means of a non-sequitur like ‘I remembered being wrist-deep in Jiz Lee a few years ago…’

But much of what she has to say is very interesting because, let's face it, her job is fascinating. She writes well about the effects of her career on the rest of her life – from the administrative (she's not allowed a PayPal account, can't get a business loan, and has to pay a year upfront to get an apartment) to the deeply personal (one new lover doesn't know whether to believe that her orgasms are real or not).

Perhaps more to the point, she makes you realise that in pornography we see writ large many of the issues – patriarchy, misogyny, general attitudes towards sex – that affect all of us. In the same way, perhaps, that studying Atlantic squid allowed us to invent neurology because their nerve cells are hundreds of times the size of ours, so studying porn reveals a magnified version of the often unhealthy ways that society thinks and talks about sex. Stoya is venerated and denigrated all at the same time, because she is a focus both for people's sexual desires and for people's sexual guilt: she describes it as being ‘put on a pedestal in a garbage can’. I suspect this is something quite a lot of women, even those not involved in porn (and not all women are, I understand), may relate to.

She is also good on the language of sex, pointing out that we have clinical terms of anatomy and terms that you might find scrawled on a cubicle wall, but nothing in between; nothing like the language needed to address the range of feelings and activities that sex in humans can involve. (This has been discussed by the theorists, but they tend to speak about a ‘closed phallogocentric signifying economy’, which is why no one reads the theorists whereas Stoya is a millionaire with an ass that won't quit.) Her essays about shooting scenes, as performer and director, show someone constantly thinking about the wider implications of what she's doing, how it relates to society, how it can be talked about, whether and how it can be detached from a nakedly capitalist distribution system.

There are a few notable silences in here – anyone looking for further details on the James Deen issue will find that he doesn't get a mention, conceivably for legal reasons. But ultimately, I suppose the biggest problem with Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn – and it's not very fair – is that no one really cares about the first two items of the title. Every now and then you will read one of her earnest footnotes about the differences between Tito's Yugoslavia and Stalin's Russia, and think – are people looking to Stoya for direction on this stuff? But whatever; I'm pleased she exists, I'm pleased that someone in her industry is thinking about these issues, getting her voice out there, passionate and outspoken, and not content to let other people set the terms of the debate. ( )
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Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn is a series of essays, blog posts, and stories surveying more than a decade of poignant journalistic accounts from internationally recognized writer, actor, and pornographer Stoya.Stoya provides crucial examinations of systemic biases toward sex workers and how sexuality is reflected in society. Stoya often points her journalistic lens inward, providing us with personal, illustriously detailed stories of her life, her collaborators, and how she has built a flourishing media haven in the face of a culture that is still learning how to handle public discourses on sex work.

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