Ron Jeremy is the world’s best known adult film star, appearing in over 1800 films and directing more than 100 more. He is equally well known for his appearances in mainstream media, including VH-1’s The Surreal Life. Sometimes called the “clown prince” of Porn, Ron is actually quite informed and articulate on the subject and his industry’s practices to keep it safe and responsible. Born in New York, Ron taught High School special education before getting into adult films, and has a master’s degree from Queens College.
Ron’s adult films and mainstream work have earned him an incredibly loyal legion of fans worldwide, and enabled him to reach a level of celebrity unsurpassed in the history of pornography.
Feminist Porn Star, Nina Hartley, first as a dancer in San Francisco and then as a performer in adult videos, has put her body on the line in support of her ideas about sexuality, feminism, personal liberation and social responsibility.
Through the 600-plus video and film titles she has made, her two decades of dance tours, her celebrated role in the film “Boogie Nights” and her thousands of personal appearances, she has become the most enduringly popular star in the history of the medium.
The vital message of sexual optimism embodied in her performing life has touched many other lives, as the constant flow of testimonial letters and the long lines at her autograph signings continue to demonstrate. She lectures on campuses across the country and has contributed extensively to anthologies regarding sex and feminism. Her publishing credits include Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry. Whores and Other Feminists, and Tricks and Treats: Sex Workers Write About Their Clients.
Susan Cole is an author, playwright, and activist. She is the senior entertainment and books editor at NOW magazine, Canada’s premier news and entertainment weekly. Susan has been very active in the anti-pornography movement since the 70s. She has written extensively on the issue, including her books Power Surge: Sex, Violence and pornography, and Pornography and the Sex Crisis.
Craig Gross, as a young pastor in Southern California, Craig Gross began to notice a recurring theme among those he cared for – a struggle with pornography. Boldly and courageously, he decided to address the root of the problem, so he went to the porn industry to ask some questions. This passion led him to start XXXchurch.com, a website devoted to telling the truth about porn.
Michael Leahy, is the founder and Executive Director of BraveHearts, a grassroots social justice organization whose members are attacking the problem of sexual exploitation by attempting to reduce the demand for its products, including pornography, prostitution, and sex trafficking. As an author, speaker and recovering sex addict himself, Michael has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, The View, CNN, Fox News, in USA Today, on Playboy Radio, and in numerous other national and local media. He’s also shared his compelling personal story with over 100,000 students on 150 college campuses worldwide in a multimedia presentation called “Porn Nation – the Naked Truth.” A native of Chicago, IL, Michael is the father of two boys, has recently remarried, and currently resides with his wife Christine in the Washington, D.C. area.