Money Shot

Money Shot

The Wild Days and Lonely Nights Inside the Black Porn Industry

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Baker & Taylor
Uses extensive interviews with performers and scholars in ethnic, gender, and First Amendment studies to chronicle the development of the African American porn industry and explores such issues as the existence of cross-racial misogynistic attitudes and the ties between hip-hop and black pornography.

Perseus Publishing
Money Shot chronicles the African American porn industry’s steady rise to the mainstream. Lawrence Ross, a prominent journalist and lecturer, details a year in the life of porn star Lexington Steele, whose eleven-inch penis and $75,000 per-movie-fee made him one of the most famous figures in the porn industry.

Beginning and ending with Lexington Steele as the book’s narrative thread, Ross conducts hundreds of interviews with college professors, industry insiders, and porn stars themselves, providing an insider’s view of the often dangerous and disheartening reality of the black porn industry. His research uncovers a world fraught with sexual and racial politics. He describes an AIDS crisis that threatens the lives and careers of several black porn stars, the racism that implicitly prohibits interracial sex scenes in porn films, the moral implications of black female porn stars working as escorts to wealthy African Americans, and much more.

Money Shot humanizes those who participate in a largely inhumane occupation?it is a cautionary tale for those who thought that what they are seeing on the screen is simply sex.


Blackwell North Amer
Money Shot chronicles the African American porn industry's steady rise to the mainstream. Lawrence Ross, a prominent journalist and lecturer, details a year in the life of porn star Lexington Steele, whose eleven-inch penis and 75,000 per-movie-fee made him one of the most famous figures in the porn industry. Beginning and ending with Lexington Steele as the book's narrative thread, Ross conducts hundreds of interviews with college professors, industry insiders, and porn stars themselves, providing an insider's view of the often dangerous and disheartening reality of the black porn industry. His research uncovers a world fraught with sexual and racial politics. He describes an AIDS crisis that threatens the lives and careers of several black porn stars, the racism that implicitly prohibits interracial sex scenes in porn films, the moral implications of black female porn stars working as escorts to wealthy African Americans, and much more. Money Shot humanizes those who participate in a largely inhumane occupation—it is a cautionary tale for those who thought that what they are seeing on the screen is simply sex.


Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, c2007
ISBN: 9781560259138
Branch Call Number: 791.43653 R7336m 2007
Characteristics: xiv, 290 p. ; 21 cm

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CRAIGEEJ
Aug 23, 2017

Well what can you say? there are ways to make a living and then there are ways to make a living so you'd think being black and the ultimate sexual avatar would be one's ticket?.....not so we're just as good as the plantation we're on Lex Steele made it work (god bless him) but ultimately porn gets boring as it is repetitive you only have a short window of opportunity unless you diversify and sell some sex products and the like then of course you'll be forever associated with what the mainstream would consider crass and vulgar despite the fact we all do it and some of us even secretly wish to be porn stars I found it informative in a voyueristic way and something that most young black folk should read if they want to take their twerking player personas to a higher level and get paid and know the consequences of the business so good job Mr. Ross.

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