Rare Bird Books, a Barnacle Book
February 25, 2014
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Madison Young, born Tina Butcher, is an American pornographic actress, director, writer, sexual educator, and founder of Femina Potens Art Gallery, a nonprofit art gallery and performance space that serves the LGBTQ and Kink communities. Young values sexual education in her work and has taught workshops, lectures, and acted as a panelist on the topics of sexuality, feminist porn studies, and the politics of BDSM around the world including at Yale University, Hampshire College, Northwestern University, University of Toronto, University of Minnesota, and UC Berkeley. Her writings have been published in such books as The Ultimate Guide to Kink, Baby Remember My Name, Rope, Bondage, and Power, Best Sex Writing of 2013, and John's Marks, Tricks, and Chickenhawks. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in clinical sexology at the Institute of Advanced Studied for Human Sexuality. Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., is a one-of-a-kind sex expert. Over the past 30 years, she has starred in hundreds of erotic films and worked as a pinup model, erotic photographer, and sex film director. For more than a decade, she has worked primarily as a sex-life coach.
"I first learned about Madison during one of her live performances at her San Francisco gallery, Femina Potens. I was, of course, immediately drawn in by her intensity, sex appeal and willingness to break down some of the mysteries surrounding alternative lifestyles. In addition, her love for the arts and her drive to support other artists makes her a special and unique symbol within both the sex industry and the art community. Madison has the ability to blend these worlds while maintaining both eroticism and intellect." --DAVE NAVARRO, Jane's Addiction guitarist and author of Trust No One "Madison Young is living a double life--running a DIY queer, feminist art space in San Francisco by day, and jetting off to Europe to get tied up, smacked up and glamour-shot by night. Or, is she hosting trans-inclusive dirty spoken word events by night, and being a world-famous bondage model by day? And, when does she find the time to shoot her own blue movies? 'Cause she does. This lady has done more in the first quarter of her life than most people do in a generation." --Michelle Tea "Madison Young is one of the most important feminist artists and pornographers working today. She's brave, brilliant, and one of a kind!" --Tristan Taormino "Madison Young: Twinkly-eyed mischievous provocateur carrying on the flame that burns in the soul of San Francisco. With impish glee and preternatural charm she's carved out a much needed space-time time continuum for art and life in a city nearly suffocated in recent days by conventional concerns. Keep an eye on this sexy little devil!" --Midori "Madison Young's approach to life is creative, intelligent and thoughtful. she is a unique educator who naturally conveys sexuality can be fun, sexy and empowering to all." --Laura Henkle "Madison Young's pioneering performance work breaks boundaries. It takes courage and vision to present cutting-edge alternative art in such a sophisticated manner. She is indeed leading a new generation of "post-porn modernists" as she deconstructs traditional concepts of the erotic and refigures them as artistic and educational performances that delight, entertain and enlighten." --Charles Gatewood "In my twenty-five years as both an entertainer and educator of adults, I've met very few women as compelling as Madison Young. Over the past two and a half decades I've worked with many attractive, artistic, creative, intelligent, ambitious, strong and driven women, as well as women with strong points of view to share with an audience. I've rarely, however, experienced all of those traits in one person as I do in Ms. Young." --Nina Hartley "Making love is an art, and Madison Young is the Picasso of porn. She is the hottest, coolest, most movin' and shakin'ist sex performer of today--and very likely of the next half century. Madison Young's performances are absolutely transcendental. She knows how to surrender to absolute ecstasy in just one breath. I've never seen a more erotically gifted pleasure artist. A truly enlightened slut! Madison Young is my porn art guru." --Annie Sprinkle "Madison Young is one of indyporn and the sex-positive community's brightest young stars. In her arts activist incarnation she makes visible public space for women's and queer artwork: her Femina Potens gallery has changed the face of feminist art in the Bay Area and beyond. In her pornmaking, she puts her own body and eroticism on the line with a determined, exhibitionistic energy: she knows what she wants in erotic material and creates it no matter which side of the camera she's working. And she documents her own sexual exploration and the interstices between sex and art so that even armchair erotic travelers can understand and vicariously experience these adventures." --Dr. Carol Queen