Date: April 10, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has become one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries in the United States. At the same time, the content of pornography has become more aggressive, more overtly sexist and racist. “The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships” features the voices of consumers, critics, and pornography producers and performers. The film, directed and produced by Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun, features interviews with scholars of mass media (Gail Dines and Robert Jensen), economics (Richard Wolff), and psychology (Ana Bridges); writers on pornography and popular culture (Ariel Levy and Pamela Paul); producers and performers from the pornography industry (John Stagliano, Joanna Angel and Ernest Greene); and a former stripper/porn performer-turned-author (Sarah Katherine Lewis).
“The Price of Pleasure” includes sexually explicit images. No one under 18 should be in the audience. Although those explicit images have been digitally blurred, some viewers may find those scenes difficult to watch.
After the film there will be discussion led by UT Professor Robert Jensen, who served as a consultant for the film. For more information, contact Sharla Biefeld,
Location: Belo Center for New Media Auditorium (BMC 2.106), 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin