Fifty Shades of Erotica - The Blurring of the Line Between Hollywood & Adult Entertainment

October 14, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


The USC School of Cinematic Arts invites you to a special panel discussion

Fifty Shades of Erotica - The Blurring of the Line Between Hollywood & Adult Entertainment

A Panel Discussion featuring:

jessica drake, Performer/Filmmaker
Casey Calvert, Performer
Magnus Sullivan, Filmmaker
Elle Chase, ACS, Certified Sex Educator

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
 

About the Panel Discussion

Sex in Hollywood is about extremes. Sex is either objectified, fetishizing acts and ogling communities, a la Fifty Shades of Grey, or it’s shamed, wherein characters that embrace what is deemed an overly sexual nature must change, a la Trainwreck. Characters who crave sex in a monogamous relationship are applauded, while characters enjoying an abundance of sex outside of monogamy are often demonized or require saving. Hollywood continually tries to push the boundaries of sex, as it relates to puritanical America, while still maintaining an ideology based on sex as a dirty word. On the other hand, the Adult Entertainment Industry, which makes movies based around sex, is continually vying for mainstream acceptance and to be taken seriously. What can the two industries learn from each other in order to produce movies that accurately tackle the topic of sex and sexuality?

About the Panelists

jessica drake

An exclusive Wicked Pictures contract performer, writer, and director, as well as a global humanitarian and emerging sexual wellness authority, jessica drake’s brilliant career is illuminated by her beauty, prodigious talent and adult industry clout. A winner of three coveted AVN Best Actress awards, jessica has solidified her status as one of the adult’s most illustrious stars, but its her time devoted to healing, working alongside, and educating those less fortunate of which she is most proud. In her award-winning, self-directed “Guide to Wicked Sex” series, jessica brings erotic topics to life through intimate demonstrations performed by some of today's hottest adult stars. Each volume addresses a different aspect of human sexuality, which is explored with a distinct blend of knowledge, experience, and good humor, and the series has earned recognition from AVN, XBIZ, and The Feminist Porn Awards. A charismatic public speaker, the same demand for her modern sex education DVDs also takes jessica around the world – presenting seminars and workshops at expos, retail outlets, and colleges like USC, UCLA, and Chapman University – where she speaks to curious adults desiring to learn more about sex, romance, and communication.

For more information on jessica drake, visit: www.GuideToWickedSex.com
Followe her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/thejessicadrake

CASEY CALVERT

Casey Calvert, the fetish model turned rising adult star began watching porn at a young age, but didn’t lose her virginity until she was 21. Recognizing a deep-seated desire to act out her strongest sexual urgings, Casey decided to wait to for the perfect fetish-themed experience to have sex for the first time. Self-admittedly kinky before she knew what it was, Casey has experimented with all types of fetish play, and takes pleasure in pushing the boundaries of BDSM. With a first name deriving from “K” and “C”, the initials of her celebrity crushes’ children, and a last name stemming from a college professor who taught her about first amendment law and pornography, the athletic and curvy newcomer embraces porn as a way to “explore fantasies that aren’t safe in the real world.” Already nominated for numerous AVN and XBIZ Awards, and boasting modeling credits in Hustler's Taboo, AVN, and the Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography, the University of Florida magna cum laude grad’s resume also includes writing about sexuality and culture for outlets such as The Huffington Post. Open-minded, adventurous, and open to try anything at least once, Casey is focused on seizing the moment and on making her mark as a star, director, and producer.

Find more information about Casey Calvert at: www.caseycalvert.com
Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/caseycalvertxxx
Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/caseycalvert

MAGNUS SULLIVAN

Bay Area native Magnus Sullivan is a screenwriter and producer, as well as the owner of LionReach Productions. Sullivan’s interest in the dynamics of open marriages, the challenges, and the opportunities for growth is a constant theme in his first two movies. An Open Invitation was Sullivan’s first foray into adult cinema and remains one of the bestselling movies on the subject. It earned star India Summer the 2012 AVN Awards Best Actress trophy. Marriage 2.0, Sullivan’s first film produced by LionReach, exponentially expands on the scope of An Open Invitation, making the Bay Area itself a character. “San Francisco is at the center of a relationship revolution,” Sullivan says, “And we aim to capture that in our movies.” Marriage 2.0 was named Movie of the Year at the 2015 Feminist Porn Awards and Best Narrative at the 2015 CineKink Film Festival in New York.

For more information on LionReach Productions’ new release, Marriage 2.0, visit: http://marriage2point0movie.com

ELLE CHASE, ACS

Elle Chase, ACS is a certified sex educator, and sex & intimacy coach who also serves as the Director of Education and Lead Sex Educator at the Los Angeles Academy of Sex Education (www.laacademyofsex.com). Elle is the curator of Cosmopolitan.com’s #1 porn site for women, LadyCheeky.com and L.A. Weekly’s Best Sex Blog since 2013, SmutforSmarties.com and her work and presence has appeared in such nationally respected media outlets as The Daily Beast, Men’s Health, The Huffington Post, Esquire, and NBC’s The Today Show.

For more information, visit www.ElleChase.com, or follow her on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/theElleChase.

Check-In & Reservations

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu