Praise for After Pornified

"Anne G. Sabo offers one of the freshest and most articulate voices on the controversial issue of porn, bringing new insight in a voice that is eloquent, reasoned and accessible to all." Candida Royalle, iconic erotic film pioneer

"At last a book that appreciates female directed porn as the cultural phenomenon that it is."
Anna Span, Britain's first female porn producer

After Pornified

After Pornified: How Women Are Transforming Pornography & Why It Really Matters
(Zer0 Books October 2012):

Porn brings up a lot of negative images in our sexualized, pornified culture. But today a growing number of women are radically changing porn to respectfully capture the authentic sexual lives of women and men, empowering and inspiring the viewer to claim her sexuality against a sexualized culture, and creating a real counterweight to pornified media and porn as it’s been known. In these women’s hands porn has become a vehicle for women to explore and define sexuality on their terms, shining the light on how we can all break free from traditional gender roles and shatter erotic conventions.

Tracing the movement from its inception, After Pornfied visualizes this transformed porn to the reader in a way that no other book on porn has done, so that she too can see the power and potential of this new porn by women to free our minds and bodies from the demeaning imageries of our sex in all other porn and pornified media. Porn affects us. Today, women are leading the way to make those effects empowering.
Media contact: Maria Barry

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Sample reviews:
"all written with intelligence and aplomb … Ms. Sabo has done her research and it shows in this illuminating and detailed treatise on the re-visioned/feminist porn movement … a goldmine for all sex-positive women and men." — From review at Evolved World

"it’s fantastic ... a much-needed discussion of the growth of alternative, feminist, female-driven porn, sans the usual hysteria ... actually look[s] at porn in a nuanced and intelligent way ... a refreshing take." — Ms. Naughty

"thoughtful and thought-provoking ... both scholarly and passionate, and thus a valuable contribution to the ongoing conversation about pornography's place in our culture -- both what it is and what it should or could be." — From review at the feminist librarian

"Anne G. Sabo’s newest study is a welcome addition to the debate … an educational primer … pay close attention to Anne G. Sabo’s newest book." — From review at 3hattergrindhouse

"Candid, well-informed personal story of how a good girl became involved in porn." — USP

"a pleasant tip-toe through the pleasant-smelling tulips that are sticking their heads up above the standard, porny mud." —

Next to film professor Linda Williams, Anne G. Sabo is the most respected intellectual voice analyzing the new trend of feminist pornography. Actually Sabo's book demonstrates that it is not only a trend. Sabo shows that we are in front of a revolution of the genre. — Erika Lust, award-winning writer and erotic film director, and the author of Good Porn: A Woman's Guide (Seal Press)

Anne G. Sabo's outstanding book challenges us to rethink presumptions about porn, and to see it as varied and potentially progressive. It will be valuable to anyone who cares about images of women in the media, gender equality, and the role of film and television in our lives. — Andrew K. Nestingen, Ph.D., Associate Professor and the author of Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia: Fiction, Film and Social Change (UW Press)

Anne G. Sabo offers one of the freshest and most articulate voices on the controversial issue of porn since feminists began hotly debating it back in the eighties. A much-needed contribution to what has become a tired and predictable discussion. — Candida Royalle, filmmaker and the author of How to Tell a Naked Man What to Do (Fireside)

At last a book that appreciates female directed porn as the important cultural phenomenon that it is. — Anna Span, Britain's first female porn director and the author of Shoot Your Own Erotic Adult Home Movies (Carleton Books)

After Pornified will be of wide interest to women who already have an interest in the topic and those who know very little about it, and a good starting point for rethinking debates about women's relationship to porn. — Professor Feona Attwood, author of Mainstreaming Sex: The Sexualization of Western Culture (I. B. Tauris)

Written in an accessible style for an interested rather than an academic audience, After Pornified brings a much-needed dose of optimism to the debates about pornography, its content and effects. Dr. Clarissa Smith, author of One for the Girls! The Pleasures and Practices of Reading Women's Porn (Intellect)