Home > News > N.Y. Magazine Spotlights Stoya's 'Porn Mission' • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


N.Y. Magazine Spotlights Stoya's 'Porn Mission'

N.Y. Magazine Spotlights Stoya's 'Porn Mission'
Get XBIZ News
Jun 27, 2016 4:13 PM PDT    Text size: 

NEW YORK — New York Magazine writer Lizzy Goodman explored Stoya's current mission to produce adult content on her terms, rather than be defined by her sexual assault allegations against James Deen last fall. 

Goodman wrote, "Over the past 10 years, her unusual blend of sexual candor, intellectualism (she speaks with equal eloquence on Foucault and anal play) and what most people would consider an unconventional look (she’s whippet-thin, small-breasted, and very pale) has made Stoya, who turned 30 this month, a pop-cultural force."

Stoya discussed her aspirations prior to joining the adult industry, like pursuing a career as a ballerina, before various injuries sidelined those plans. By the age of 19, she had shot her first pornographic film, following forays into go-go dancing and nude photography.

Amidst the fallout during this year's awards season, New York Magazine examined how Stoya turned over her stake in TrenchcoatX to co-founder Kayden Kross and questioned whether she even wanted to continue being defined as "Stoya."

Now, she has returned to producing content for TrenchcoatX, though on-camera BDSM is not something she currently wishes to perform. In describing her motivation for coming back, she remarked, "Because right now the only things standing out about porn are the garbage. And I know you don’t fix something by walking away from it.” 

Despite her focus on improving consent guidelines and making "better porn," Stoya does not want to be pigeon-holed into any feminist labels. “I think part of my problem is, don’t put me in the pink corner,” she explained. “I am a deeply conflicted feminist person who gets regularly called a feminist pornographer when I see nothing inherently feminist about the pornography I produce. Feminism is not my focus.” 

One of her sources of inspiration is Ava, a transgender activist who reached out to Stoya last fall about documenting her transition. “Ava wanting to show a sexualized trans body is what inspired me to say, Okay, I want to show a sexualized aging body,” she said. “And I’m really the best person positioned to do this.” 

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Cam Model Megan Kroft Dreams Big at Studio 20

Hey guys! Oh, I hate when I say that, all we cam girls say that, it’s beginning to sound so cliché. Hey! Hello! People from the industry, cam girls, cam boys, hello! I’m Megan Kroft.... More »

Rich Girls Offers Pro Cam Modeling Tips

The live camming industry offers endless opportunities to earn signficant sums of money and afford a luxurious lifestyle, but only with tireless efforts and non-stop perseverance. To be an elite cam model... More »

CBT Takes Testicular Play to the Next Level

CBT is an acronym often associated with cognitive behavioral therapy or computer-based training, but in the BDSM world CBT stands for none other than “cock and ball torture.” Those four little... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.


Latin America Adult Business Expo

Jul 10 - Jul 12
Cartagena, Colombia

XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup

Jul 13 - Jul 13
Barcelona, Spain

ANME Founders Show

Jul 16 - Jul 18
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport


Aug 03 - Aug 06
Montreal, Quebec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!