October 3: Emily Southwood Launches Prude!

Montreal author Emily Southwood thought she was confident in her relationship and comfortable with the subject of sex in general, until her fiancé lands a lucrative job filming porn for a network reality TV show in Los Angeles and she’s suddenly forced to confront her fundamental discomfort with the porn industry. Join us on October 3 at 7 p.m. for a reading and signing of her new book Prude: Lessons I Learned When My Fiancé Filmed Porn, the humorous and heartfelt story of her journey.

Prude: Lessons I Learned When My Fiancé Filmed Porn is the true story of Southwood coming to terms with what she once thought was a sexually liberal attitude. With her fiancé’s new gig, she’s forced to face deep-seated emotions and concerns she never knew she had—about the treatment of women in the porn industry, the hush-hush attitude toward women watching pornography, and the unrealistic expectations about sex that are often propagated by porn.

Laugh-out-loud funny and resonant, Prude is one woman’s journey as she confronts her fundamental discomfort with the porn industry, as well as a humorous exploration about why there is so little communication about porn in today’s world.

© Robert Vroom
Emily Southwood has written for Betty Confidential, Huffington Post, Montreal Mirror, The Globe and Mail, and Elle Canada. She received a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from Concordia University in Montreal and later completed an MFA in creative non-fiction from the University of British Columbia. In 2008, Emily moved to Los Angeles to be with her fiancé, who was there filming porn stars in action for the reality TV show Webdreams. The experience of planning a wedding while her betrothed witnessed crude encounters inspired this book. She now resides in Montreal with her husband, son, and dog. 

Thursday, October 3rd at 7 pm! 211 Bernard Ouest!

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