Tristan celebrated her birthday and recorded a raucous episode of Sex Out Loud in front of a live studio audience with an incredible line up of special guests. Trans icon Buck Angel, Academic superstar Lynn Comella, YouTube sensation Gaby Dunn, porn superstar Joanna Angel, and podcast host Sex Nerd Sandra did some sexy storytelling in honor of Tristan’s big day. Then authors Elle Chase (Curvy Girl Sex), Jane Ward (Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men), and surprise guest Cyndi Darnell played the “What Do You Know About Tristan?” Game Show where lucky audience members won fabulous prizes!
About the Special Guests:
Joanna Angel, the star of many of BurningAngel.com‘s movies and the company’s owner, has stormed both mainstream and adult media. She’s appeared on the cover of every major adult magazine and has been featured in many tattoo magazines as well. She has been featured on Fox News, Playboy TV, Fuse TV, G4 TV, KROQ Radio, as a regular on the Jason Ellis show on SIRIUS Radio, a guest on the 2008 series premiere of TLC’s LA Ink, and in a speaking role on Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital.” Angel has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Village Voice, The New York Press, Esquire UK, Details and Penthouse, among others.
Angel has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Village Voice, The New York Press, Esquire UK, Details and Penthouse, among others. Heeb Magazine featured Joanna as its cover girl, naming her one of the Top 100 Up-and-Coming Jews in 2005, and The New York Post featured her as one of the Top 25 Sexiest New Yorkers in 2006. BurningAngel has brought home several awards from all the major adult shows, from AVN to XBIZ; from XRCO to YNOT. Some of its accolades include Best Porn Star Website, Best Web Premiere and Best Sex Comedy.
Gaby Dunn is a writer, journalist, YouTuber, actress, and comedian living in Los Angeles. She and her comedy partner Allison Raskin write, perform in, and produce the successful comedy YouTube channel Just Between Us. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan (magazine), Salon and Slate. She leads the Peoples Improv Theater house team BIRDS, and was a producer of the independent community radio station WFMU. Her web project, 100interviews.com, was named “Best Blog” by The Village Voice in 2010.
Buck Angel is a visionary filmmaker, advocate, educator and motivational speaker. As he demonstrated in his appearances at Yale, Cornell and many other universities around the world, Buck is not only inspiring people to think outside the box, he is re-defining gender and educating an entire generation on the fluidity of sexuality and identity politics. Mr. Angel, the documentary about Buck’s life and transition from female to male has become a big hit on Netflix and his groundbreaking documentary Sexing the Transman has screened at many film festivals. Buck has been featured in nearly every imaginable international media outlet: television, radio, web, and print He has appeared on Joe Rogan Show, Howard Stern Show, Huffington Post, The Tyra Banks Show, Spike TV, The Women’s Entertainment Network, Much Music, Sirius Radio, Dan Savage,VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network and many others. He’s been written about in The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Time Out, Maxim, New York Times, and other publications around the world. Armistead Maupin included Buck Angel in his latest book Michael Tolliver Lives. As a visionary filmmaker,advocate, educator and motivational speaker, Buck Angel launched Buck Angel Entertainment as a vehicle to produce multimedia projects that will motivate viewers to think outside the box.
Sandra Daugherty speaks, educates, hosts, podcasts and pundits. Her sex-positive teaching methods include heavy doses of physical comedy, playful insight and delightful factoids. Known the world over for her Nerdist Industries podcast, “Sex Nerd Sandra,” its loyal listenership (almost 13 million downloads) is vocal about Sandra’s impact, describing her as “inspiring” with “contagious enthusiasm” and an “awesome nerd-like ability that [she’s] not afraid to show.” Sandra can be seen on Fusion TV (The Search for Sexy), The Young Turks (Think Tank, Common Room, The Point) and weekly in your earholes.
Elle Chase is a singular voice in the sexual health community, a body acceptance thought-leader, and a sought-after sexuality expert for such outlets as TODAY SHOW on NBC, TODAY Parents, The Daily Beast, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Men’s Healthl, Buzzfeed, Flare Magazine and The Toronto Sun. Elle is one of three women featured in the 2014 CBC Documentary Channel original documentary Inside Her Sex. Also a freelance writer focusing on sex, relationships and body image, Elle’s work has appeared in/on: The Huffington Post, Kinkly.com, Gasm.org, The Frisky, and DatingAdvice.com. Elle is the author of Curvy Girl Sex: 101 Body-Positive Positions to Empower Your Sex Life which will be published by Fair Winds Press in January 2017.
Jane Ward is professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California Riverside, where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies. She has published on a broad range of topics including: feminist pornography; queer parenting; gay pride festivals; gay marriage campaigns; transgender relationships; the social construction of heterosexuality; the failure of diversity programs; and the evolution of HIV/AIDS organizations. Her first book, Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist Organizations was named by The Progressive magazine as a best book of 2008. Her newest book, published by NYU Press, is titled Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men.