Jessica Drake Joins Feminist Porn Conference Panel

TORONTO — Adult personality, sex educator, and Wicked Pictures contract performer/director Jessica Drake will be a featured speaker at The Feminist Porn Conference, April 5-6 ,at the University of Toronto.

Drake joins the April 5 panel, “Evaluating the Outcome: How Do We Know When Porn was Produced with Ethical Feminist Principles?” The popular speaker will share her experience in the adult industry both as a performer and a producer/director, and how the concept of ethics and feminist tropes play within her work.

Fellow panelists include performers Christopher Daniel Zeischegg (aka Danny Wylde) and Dylan Ryan, plus producer/directors Shine Louise Houston and Tristan Taormino. The panel moderator is Good For Her founder and Feminist Porn Awards creator Carlyle Jansen.

“I'm honored to be invited to speak alongside my industry colleagues at The Feminist Porn Conference,” Drake said. “I come into this wearing several hats — as a director, writer, and performer contracted to a company which has been branded for more than 20 years as a ‘mainstream’ heterosexual company, though Wicked Pictures has been condom-only for more than 14 years.

"I will be attempting to challenge the notions of ‘mainstream’ adult entertainment companies and their place within the feminist porn tableau. I feel strongly about ethical and feminist porn production; I personally direct a line of modern sex education instructional DVDs, and produce those titles in a very specific way, which aligns with the mantras and ethics of feminist production. I look forward to discussing this and all aspects of porn production with my fellow panelists as well as the audience, at what is sure to be a very lively discourse.”

Held at Bahen Center for Information Tech at the University of Toronto, the panel discussion will take place from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15.p.m. For more information visit FPCon.org.