Tangentially Speaking

322 – Angela White (Porn Actress)

By May 21, 2018 September 14th, 2019 3 Comments

Angela came by to chat. Aside from the harassment we suffered from a very persistent insect, we had a great time talking about her roles as actor, producer, and director, the meditative and transporting qualities of sex, what it’s like to be a wildly horny young woman in a world that both celebrates and denigrates you, and some of the hang-ups one has to face in order to have sex on camera. More about Angela from her site:

Angela White was still in high school when she entered the adult industry in 2003. As an adolescent, Angela openly identified as bisexual and was criticised for her uninhibited sexuality. She was motivated to become involved in pornography because she saw it as a space where her sexuality would be accepted, a space in which having multiple partners of any gender was encouraged and a space in which sexuality was celebrated rather than denigrated. Through performing in pornography, Angela has been able to explore her sexual desires in a safe environment with other open minded, sex-positive people.

Angela was inspired to enroll in a Bachelor of Arts degree upon hearing feminist critiques of pornography as degrading and exploitative of women. Not being able to pair these assertions with her own experiences of the industry, Angela conducted qualitative research into the experiences of female performers in the Australian pornography industry. The findings were vast and complex but did support the fact that pornography can be a positive and transformative space for many female performers. In 2010, Angela graduated from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours in Gender Studies. The findings from her Honours thesis were delivered at the Erotic Screen and Sound conference at Griffith University in 2011.

Angelaโ€™s interest in gender politics led her to spend a year studying at the prestigious Institut dโ€™ร‰tudes Politiques de Paris (the Institute of Political Science in Paris, France) more popularly known as Sciences-Po. Subsequently, Angela ran as a political candidate for the Australian Sex Party in the 2010 Victorian state election, in which she publicly fought for the rights of sex workers. Angela generated media attention when she sent copies of her pornographic DVDs to the Attorney General in her campaign to relax regulations for X-rated films.

Music: “Get All Crazy,” by Alex Beraldo.

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3 Comments

  • Amac says:

    Great podcast….funny and intelligent conversation ๐Ÿ‘ anal muscle memory ๐Ÿ˜‚ Just had to watch some of her porn scenes before listening to get more of an insight into her! Yet right!

  • There are I feel some interesting parallelisms between Porn and Podcasting: Both entail a certain level of exposure and vulnerability, because sometimes you reveal things about yourself that you hope your own mother will never get to find out –and I say that not only as a consumer of podcasts, but also as someone who’s had his small share of interviews over the years (go figure) but fortunately for me, my mom doesn’t speak English ๐Ÿ˜›

    Also, the audience of both Porn and Podcasts know when the performer is "faking it" ๐Ÿ˜‰

    The downside, of course, is that the audience tends to assume that by listening to your podcast (or watching your porn scene) you automatically become a personal ‘friend’ of the performer. It’s a risky balance to say the least: How MUCH should one reveal, and how much should be left to the imagination?

  • Just Me says:

    I hope that one day sex is an is an accepted, integrated part of society, rather existing in the current strange limbo of denial. I look forward to a world where people can be highly sexual – or not – without stigma or judgement. Thank you for working towards that . More power to you!

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