Judy Minx (born around 1989) is a French pornographic actress. She identifies as a sex worker, queer and as a feminist activist.
Judy Minx was born in Paris and is Tunisian and Algerian descent.She joined a feminist organization in 2005 when she was in high school. Right after she turned 18, in 2007, she became a porn actress in "mainstream straight porn". She also started getting involved with queer and feminist porn movements. Along with her porn career, she continued her studies, and she holds a degree in English. Judy Minx is an activist for sex worker rights, and she is close to the French sex worker's trade union (STRASS). She has also given sex education workshops.
In 2009, she appeared in the documentary film Les travailleu(r)ses du sexe , directed by Jean-Michel Carré.In 2010, she starred the drama film The Final Girl by Todd Verow, which was defined as "a lesbian variation of Roman Polanski's The Tenant ". In 2011, she was one of the protagonists of Too Much Pussy! , a docudrama film directed by Emilie Jouvet that followed the journey through Europe (from Berlin to Malmö) of a group of six entertainers, all members the Sex-positive movement. That same year, she starred in a segment of Fucking Different XXX, a German independent film consisting of eight episodes, each shot by a different director and set in a different city, that have gay/lesbian love as a main theme. In 2011, she appeared in the music video for the Ladytron song "White Elephant". In 2012, she appeared in the independent comedy film Mommy Is Coming, directed by Cheryl Dunye. In 2013 she appeared on the Dutch documentary "Een man weet niet wat hij mist", where she has sex with a gold-star gay man on film in order to help him lose his heterosexual virginity.
Annie M. Sprinkle is an American certified sexologist and advocate for sex work and healthcare. Sprinkle works as a sex educator, feminist stripper, pornographic actress, sex film producer and sex positive feminist, and she identifies as ecosexual. Her education includes a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts (1986) and, in 1996, she became the first porn star to get a doctorate degree (PhD), which she received in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, an unaccredited, for-profit, degree-granting institution and resource center, in San Francisco (1996). Sprinkle is best known for her self-help style of pornographic content teaching individuals about pleasure and for her conventional pornographic film Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle (1981). Through the production of content Sprinkle has contributed to feminist pornography and the larger social movement of feminism; she is also known for contributing to the rise of the post-porn movement and lesbian pornography. Sprinkle is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and she married her long-time partner, Beth Stephens, in Canada on January 14, 2007.
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