AltStar Magazine: Jiz Lee Interview


Genderfluid: an individual that does not stick to one gender, or lack thereof, for their entire life. It is not related to a person’s genitalia, nor their sexual orientation. Jiz Lee is one of the most influential adult actors who defy gender. While they are a female by genitalia, they refer to themselves with the gender-neutral pronoun “they/them”. Jiz aren’t a lesbian, straight nor bi. They’re queer. Ultimately they’re free of every gender restriction, stereotype or preference. Both on camera and in real life, they hook up with men and women. They fuck girls, get fucked by men, fuck men, get fucked by girls and every little variety in-between. Imagine this: a world free of gender, a world where you can fuck any human being without the need to label and define the type of fucking you’re doing. This is the world of Jiz Lee.

Their adult career began in 2005 with the title The Crash Pad, which won them the Best Dyke Sex Scene of 2006 during the Lesbian Porn Awards. This marks only the beginning of their success as Jiz went on to star in over 200 projects all over the world that landed them numerous recognitions including, but not limited to, 100 Top Hot Butches and Curve Magazine’s 69 Sexiest Lesbians Alive. Their body of work literally caters to any taste and kink out there as they have pretty much handled (nearly) every genera. Whatever it is you’re into – lesbian, gay, straight, bi, trans, bondage, softcore, hardcore – Jiz’s got you covered. Their ability to morph into any role pretty much makes them the ultimate pornstar.

Besides their contributions to the adult industry, Jiz LeeJiz Lee is a LGBTQ activist and spokesperson. They spread their sex-positive message as a writer (their critically-acclaimed book Jiz LeeComing Out Like a Pornstar was released in 2015) and guest lecturer at various education centers around the globe. Recently they have been very vocal about their stance against Prop 60, taking a stand for adult performers and productions everywhere. For Jiz LeeJiz Lee the defeat of the proposition is a huge victory for the industry as a whole.

In case some of our readers are unfamiliar with the term “gender-queer,” How did your sexuality, and thus identity, evolve throughout the years and what does gender mean to you personally?

Many people may not realize that gender and sexual identities can exist independent of each another. Lacking inclusive sexual education, most of us grow up with a limited (and many times false) understanding of gender and sexual desire. We may only know about heterosexual orientations (and thus come to understand them as ‘normal’) only to later discover homosexual orientations. All the while, thinking that male and female gender is binary, and static. Our society is at this moment conflicted within its discovery what it means to be trans. Simply because an experience is less common (or less often talked about) does not mean it is wrong or impossible. The reality is that human sexuality and biology is complex and incredibly diverse. Our differences are a beautiful thing; they reflect the naturalness of diverse desires, attractions, and potential for love.

The word I often use now to describe my gender is be non-binary, though the fluidity of such labels further proves our inability to define something as personal and individual as identity. Pronouns and categories are helpful right now because they continue to shape and describe our experiences as we expand our capacity to understand and relate
to one another.

You’ve pretty much covered the majority of porn genres. For someone as sexually-liberated as yourself, is there anywhere you draw the line and say “I’m not doing that”?

There’s a LOT I won’t do. I joke that I’m a very ‘picky’ performer — not to shame or put other performers down, of course, I often wish I had a larger sexual appetite and had less personal hang-ups that prevent me from working in more films. I try to be realistic about my comfort levels so that I can stay involved longer and not burn out.

It’s easy to confuse sexual liberation or sex-positivity as flagging an orange “everything goes” hanky. Establishing boundaries and being able to clearly define what you will and won’t do — for how much or under what circumstances — is the most important thing we can do to take care of ourselves as sexual beings.

Since 2005, I’ve strived to perform as closely to how I have sex off camera — a feat easier said than done. I try not to change the way I look, everything from hair removal to make-up, sexual acts, and scene partners. I want the sex I have on camera to be as true to me as possible, because it makes the scene the most enjoyable for me. I think people who enjoy my work like it for that reason; they can see that I feel confident and am comfortable in my body.

What are your feelings on alternative erotica, and how it’s developed through time?

Erotic films are still a relatively new form of sexual entertainment. As cameras and other production equipment have improved over the decades, so have the means for new communities to access these forms of technology. We’re seeing high quality recording capabilities on increasingly common gadgets such as smartphones. The market allows more and more hosting options and easier ways to share and consume video. All of these combined means it’s easier than ever to make and find erotica that reflects the creators’ unique interests – there’s as many ways to show what’s sexy as there are actual people. It’s important to have more reflections of what’s possible, and expand that cinematic landscape so we can see ourselves there too, along with what’s expected.

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