The latest edition of In Bed with Susie Bright is a an old favorite: "Pucker Up with Tristan Taormino.
This is an interview I did with one of my favorite and funniest guests, sexpert Tristan Taormino. I could tell listen to her all day! A few years ago, Tristan made the leap into big-time porn when she convinced John Stagliano, a.k.a Buttman, to produce the movie of her book, The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. Tristan and Buttman argued over plenty, but what they ended up with is one of the best selling porn movies about anal sex, ever. I was also curious to hear her talk about her favorite "summer camp," Dark Odyssey.
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You know, Tristan has a knack for arguing with powerful men in the movie business... last year, Spike Lee asked her to be his sex/dyke consultant for his movie, "She Hate Me," a comedy about— among other things— predatory lesbians on the Baby-Making March.
Spike would tell her things like, " I really don't know any lesbians that well,"---- and then she'd look around at everyone who was working in his office, and blink, "HELLO! ARE YOU BLIND?" He was flabbergasted at what she suggested that vaginal orgasms are not the primary way women orgasm. She fought sooooo hard to get some realistic female sexiness in this movie, and after I saw the film, I was impressed with the battles she won and biting my lip at the ones she lost. Thank god she got a real vibrator in. She lost the strap-on dildo debate though.
Tristan did a press junket for the movie, and in San Francisco, the promoters tried to get a dyke-savvy audience to fill the screening room. It was a good time, but Spike was lucky he wasn't there, because he would have been roasted like chickadee. We were much kinder to Tristan, who was very candid with all of us.
You know what the single best reason is to see this movie? It's not anyone's A-list movie, certainly.
But from a "this-is-worth-noticing" perspective, the sheer numbers of black, latin, asian, and biracial dykes in this film singlehandedly smashes the cliche that lesbianism is for white college girls. There are so many heretofore "unseen women," traipsing in and out of the sperm donor's apartment (this is the comedy part)— that their very presence is inspiring. Even though I wanted to send Spike a wake-up call, I also found myself wanting to go to the cast party, immediately!