Justin Vivian Bond on becoming Mx America
September 6, 2013
Hosted by Tristan Taormino
Join Tristan for an unforgettable hour with one of the most talented, unique, and boundary-busting people in the entertainment industry: writer, singer, painter, performance artist, and activist Justin Vivian Bond. Mx Bond's chosen pronoun is the gender-free "v" (instead of he or she), and v will talk about how it came about. V is currently preparing for a residency at Joe's Pub where v's show Mx America will be running from Sept. 20-Oct. 5th and we'll hear about the origin of v's personally designed perfume, The Afternoon of a Faun. We'll also discuss the award-winning memoir Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels, the collaborative book with photographer Gina Garan, Susie Says, and v's latest album Silver Wells.
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Join award winning author, speaker, sex educator and filmmaker Tristan Taormino as she explores the world of sexuality from every angle. Tristan will interview leading authors, educators, artists and icons and give you an uncensored, inside look at alternative sexual practices and communities. She’ll delve into topics from the popular to the taboo, including erotic fantasies, BDSM, non-monogamy, the adult industry, and more. Tristan will answer your questions on the air sharing her fifteen years of experience and honest, down to earth, sex-positive advice. Open your mind and expand your erotic horizons.
Tristan Taormino is an award winning author, sex educator, speaker, and filmmaker. She is the author of seven books, including The Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation, The Big Book of Sex Toys, Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, and The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. She has edited 25 anthologies including The Ultimate Guide to Kink and the Lambda Literary Award winning series Best Lesbian Erotica. She’s written for a multitude of publications from Yale Journal of Law and Feminism to Penthouse. For nine and a half years, she wrote a column in The Village Voice and has written an advice column for Taboo Magazine since 1999.
As the head of Smart Ass Productions, she directs and produces adult sex education and erotic films, including The Expert Guide series for Vivid Entertainment. Her films have won more than a dozen awards, and she was honored with the prestigious Feminist Porn Trailblazer Award in 2010. Tristan and her work have been featured in over 300 publications including O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Men’s Health, and Playboy. She has appeared on HBO’s Real Sex, Ricki Lake, The Howard Stern Show, Loveline, MTV, CNN, NBC, and The Discovery Channel. She lectures at top colleges and universities including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, and NYU. She teaches sex and relationship classes around the world.