Annie Sprinkle

Annie Sprinkle was a prostitute and porn star for twenty years, then became an internationally acclaimed performance artist and sex educator. She has authored five books, and produced and starred in her own brand of feminist “post porn” films. Sprinkle is currently a popular visiting artist lecturer at colleges and universities. She has a Ph.D. in human sexuality making her the first porn star to earn a Ph.D.. She has toured five different one-woman theater pieces about her life to nineteen countries. Currently she is collaborating with her life partner, artist Elizabeth Stephens, in their Love Art Laboratory. Together they are touring their new two-woman show, Dirty Sexecology—25 Ways to Make Love to the Earth. Today Annie Sprinkle is an out “ecosexual.” ˙

Artist Code: 895

Critical Writing

From this Body to Yours: Porn, Affect, and Performance Art...
by Adair Routhwaite. Camera Obscura, 2011, v. 26, no. 3.
Born for Porn: Porn, Affect, and Performance Art Documentation
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 1, 2000.
Sex, Lies and Porno Tape
by Gemma Files. EYE WEEKLY, Mar. 30, 2000.
On The Scene At Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn, Sat, April 1:...
by Ingrid Randoja. NOW, Apr. 6, 2000, v. 19, no. 32.
"Unheimlich" Maneuvers: The Genres and Genders of Transsexual...
by Christie Milliken. The Velvet Light Trap, Spring 1998, no. 41.
Some of my Performance in Review
by Annie Sprinkle. Art Journal, Winter 1997, v. 56, no. 4.
"Presence" in Absentia: Experiencing Performance as Documentation
by Amelia Jones. Art Journal, Winter 1997, v. 56, no. 4.
Sexuality's Spiritual Leader
by Robert Everett-Green. The Globe and Mail, Feb. 6, 1996.
Screen Scene: 'Crossdressing' series at ICA
by Betsy Sherman. The Boston Globe, May 13, 1993, v. 19, no. 29.
Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Suddenly a Must
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, Apr. 30, 1992, v. 11, no. 35.
The River of Swill: Feminist art, Sexual Codes, and Censorship
by Christine Tamblyn. Afterimage, Oct. 1990, v. 18, no. 3.