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“ FEMINIST FILMMAKER & DIRECTOR MADISON YOUNG LEADS THE SECOND ANNUAL3 DAY EROTIC FILM SCHOOL IN SANFRANCISCO”

CONTACT: Madison Young 

EROTICFILMSCHOOL@GMAIL.COM

“ FEMINIST FILMMAKER & DIRECTOR MADISON YOUNG LEADS THE SECOND ANNUAL 3 DAY EROTIC FILM SCHOOL IN SAN FRANCISCO”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –  MARCH 17TH, 18TH, AND 19TH 2016

SAN FRANCISCO CA

This March San Francisco will be experiencing the second annual Erotic Film School!  Award winning filmmaker and feminist pornographer, Madison Young, is bringing the first ever 3 Day Erotic Film School to San Francisco.

Erotic Film School is a 3 Day Erotic Filmmaking Training Program lead by Madison Young.  In this intensive weekend experience a group of students will study erotic filmmaking while gaining hands on erotic filmmaking experience with industry professionals in the  indie porn mecca of San Francisco California on March 17th, 18th, and 19th.

The 3 day weekend program is broken down into

1. Pre-production (including casting,creating a budget,writing a script and model negotiations)

2. Production (shooting a scene, working with models, how to operate equipment)

3. Post-production (video editing, marketing, distribution)

Each day will be broken down into a series of presentations, hands on experience in which students will work on creating their own collaborative erotic film with their fellow students, panels and Q&A with industry professional performers, editors, directors and distributors as well as field trips to the set of a professional porn shoot.

The 3 day training will conclude with a networking meet and greet celebration with local erotic filmmakers, performers, and producers in which students will be screening their collaboratively made short erotic film and EFS will be awarding certificates of completion to students who attend the full training.

Training facilitator, Madison Young, says of the Erotic Film School, “We are at a really exciting moment in film history.  A moment in history where  erotic film and pornography are being examined and valued for their cultural and social impact.  We have greater access than ever to technology and equipment to create film and tell our stories.  With Erotic Film School we are bringing together a new generation of erotic filmmakers, artists, activists, sexual revolutionaries, visionaries and students so that we might create together and learn together.”

Young’s Erotic Film School is putting into practice  the lessons she has learned over the past decade of directing over 40 erotic films as well as the many topics that she addresses in her soon to be released book The DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Sexual Revolution which will be published through Greenery Press in spring 2016.

For more information and to reserve your spot at Erotic Film School visit our web site at http://www.eroticfilmschool.com.  Please address any questions regarding the EFS program to EroticFilmSchool@gmail.com

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Madison Young is a revolutionary feminist artist, activist, filmmaker, wordsmith, and curator. Young’s breadth of work in the realm of sexuality spans from documenting our sexual culture in 40 feature length feminist pornographic films that have won numerous accolades including 6 feminist porn awards, numerous XBiz and AVN nominations and have been screened Internationally. Young speaks on the topics of feminist pornography, feminism & sexuality, and kink at universities including  Yale University, Harvard University, Hampshire College, Northwestern University, and UC Berkeley. Her writings have been published in the Feminist Porn Studies Academic Journal as well as her recently released memoir, “Daddy”. She is currently writing “The DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Sexual Revolution”

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RADICAL SEX POSITIVE PERFORMANCE ARTIST & AUTHOR: MADISON YOUNG READING AT MOE’S BOOKS!

“DADDY: A MEMOIR” A READING AND BOOK SIGNING BY FEMINIST PORN ICON & AUTHOR: MADISON YOUNG.

WHEN: Friday, October 23rd, 2015

7:30pm (Reading)

WHERE: Berkeley, CA
MOE’S BOOKS
2476 TELEGRAPH AVENUE
BERKELEY, CA 94704
http://www.moesbooks.com/
http://www.DaddyTheMemoir.com/

CONTACT: Madison Young
DADDYTHEMEMOIR@GMAIL.COM

MADISON YOUNG is a radical feminist artist, author, and filmmaker dedicated to creating space for love.
Young grew up in the suburban landscape of Southern Ohio before moving to San Francisco, CA in 2000. Since then, this Mid Western gal has dedicated her days to facilitating safe spaces to dialog on the topic of fringe identities and culture as well as documenting healthy expression of sexuality. Young’s breath of work in the realm of sexuality spans from documenting our sexual culture in her feminist erotic films to serving as Artistic Director of the forward thinking non-profit arts on the topic of sexuality, feminist porn studies, and the politics of BDSM around the world at institutions such as Yale University, Hampshire College, Northwestern University, University of Toronto, University of Minnesota, and UC Berkeley. Her writings have appeared in The Power, Best Sex Writing of 2013, Coming Out Like a Porn Star, Johns, Ultimate Guide to Kink, Baby Remember My Name, Rope, Bondage, and Marks, Tricks and Chickenhawks, and her forthcoming book the DIY Porn Manual: Documenting On Our Own Sexual Revolution.
Madison Young resides and works in Berkeley, CA.
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Madison Young @ Folsom St. Fair at the Center for Sex and Culture with Carol Queen

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Madison Young signing copies of Daddy: the Memoir at the Center for Sex and Culture booth at the annual Folsom St. Fair event. We had a wonderful time and my topless marketing worked! Sold every copy of Daddy I had with me!

Buy your very own signed copy of Daddy: the Memoir today!

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Reading at Castro Books, Inc. – Radicals in the Bay

Erotic film director and sexual radical Madison Young reading from Daddy: the Memoir 

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Feminist Erotic filmmaker, writer, activist, and artist joined Dossie Easton + Janet Hardy (The Ethical Slut, Radical Ecstasy), Mike Miksche (Paris Demands), Olivia Summersweet (Contributor to the Big Book of Domination), and Avery Cassell for a Pre-Folsom St. Fair reading.

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Photos from my Readings in Sydney & Melbourne Australia

I just returned home to California after a month long tour in Australia promoting my book Daddy!  I had an incredible time meeting fans, signing books, and reading to awesome crowds of queers, kinksters, and lit lovers in the land down under.  I had the pleasure of reading and doing an intimate Q&A in both Melbourne Australia (where I read at Hares and Hyenas) and Sydney Australia where I read at Max Black.  Fabulous questions, fabulous communities, and so much fun.  Where will Daddy show up next?

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FEMINIST PORN ICON & AUTHOR MADISON YOUNG READS FROM HER NEW MEMOIR

“ FEMINIST PORN ICON & AUTHOR MADISON YOUNG READS FROM HER NEW MEMOIR “

CONTACT: Madison Young
DADDYTHEMEMOIR@GMAIL.COM

“DADDY: A MEMOIR” A READING AND BOOK SIGNING BY FEMINIST PORN ICON & AUTHOR:MADISON YOUNG.

LOS ANGELES, CA- WEDNESDAY JULY 22ND, 2015
7:30pm (Reading)
STORIES BOOKS AND CAFE
1716 WEST SUNSET BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90026
http://storiesla.com/blogs/events
http://www.DaddyTheMemoir.com
Close your eyes. Now picture yourself sitting amongst a bookstore bustling with a thick palpable energy, eagerly awaiting author and feminist porn icon, Madison Young to step up onto the small stage, with her recently released memoir, “Daddy” clutched firmly in her hands. As this San Franciscan kinkster and radical performance artist reads to you with passion and intimacy you feel as if you are simultaneously the only one in the room and a part of something bigger than yourself, as she opens her lips and shares her stories of heroism, heart break, and struggles in the fight for sexual freedom and the visceral journey of sexual discovery through the lens of a feminist submissive who grew up in the heartland of America.

Madison Young is delighted to read from her intimate and critically acclaimed feminist erotic literary sensation – Daddy: A Memoir – which was called “The Real Life 50 Shades of Grey” by the SF Weekly and “..Powerful, erotic prose.” by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody while Actress Margaret Cho says of Young “…an incredible and singular force in the world of art….her individualism, innovation, insight and innate intelligence …is downright inspirational.”

Madison will be appearing in Los Angeles at Echo Park’s Stories Bookstore to read in person from Daddy: A Memoir on July 22nd at 7:30pm.  

Madison’s real life literary narrative ushers the reader into a world of a young girl from Ohio who leaves the heartland for California in search of a sense of belonging. Swan dive down this wild rabbit hole as author Madison Young pairs a sense of both strength and vulnerability into her literary journey of carnal sex, desire, and BDSM with fierce feminist ideology in this courageous account of a young woman coming of age and finding home.

Madison Young, author and radical feminist performance artist and director, spoke of her excitement about the reading stating “I’m so thrilled to be reading at Stories. Many of my sexual adventures that I explore in my book were instigated right here in Los Angeles and I’m so thrilled to be presenting these tales for the first time to Los Angeles audience here at Stories Bookstore.”

The reading will be followed by a to not be missed Q&A and book signing with Madison Young.

July 22nd 2015
7:30pm
Madison Young is an author, body based performance artist, feminist pornographer, sex educator, and mother. Young has presented on the topics of pornography, feminism, and sexuality internationally, including at Yale University, Northwestern University, and the University of Toronto. Young’s writings have been published in books such as “Best Sex Writing of 2013″, “Subversive Motherhood”,”Daddy: A Memoir”, and her forthcoming books “DIY Porn Handbook:Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution” and ” The Ultimate Guide to Sex during Pregnancy and Motherhood”. Young has been featured for her expertise in sex-positive culture on such media outlets as BravoTV ‘s Extreme Guide to Parenting, New York Times, and HBO. Madison Young lives and works in Berkeley,California.

Facebook Event Page: http://ow.ly/OOQQm
For more info check out: http://storiesla.com/blogs/events

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Madison Young addresses Kink and Feminism head on in her new Bustle Article

How Feminist Politics Support My Kinky Sexual Desires

Submission & Feminism

Here’s a taste from my latest article on Bustle:
“As I grew older, both these parts of myself — my feminist side and my sexually submissive side — became a driving force behind my work as an activist and artist. But more importantly, they also began to occupy and inform a large part of my queer sexual identity and my authentic expression of self (in and out of the bedroom). After all, I don’t leave my gold star feminist membership card at the door when I slip out of my cardigan and into my collar.” Read the Article Here

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