Joanna Angel is bringing her writing talents to the pages of Men’s Health Magazine as a guest contributor. In her new column, the adult performer/director, author and entrepreneur will explore sex and sexuality from her unique perspective, with often hilarious commentary.
“Exercising my writing chops in these new outlets has been a wonderful experience,” says Angel. “Whether I’m working on an advice column, a top 10 list, a novel, or a two-page script that leads to strangers boning, I put my heart into it all. Writing is, after all what I went to school for once upon a time. See Mom, I did actually use my degree!”
Angel’s first article, ‘The 17 Best Movie Sex Scenes, According to a Porn Star and Director’, highlights the star’s favorite erotic moments in films such as Mulholland Drive (“the sex scene is beautiful and incredibly romantic”) and Boogie Nights (“it’s one of the few instances where a movie shows a woman in porn not as a victim, but as a sexually-empowered woman who has a lot of fun doing her job”).
Her counterpoint post, ‘The 13 Worst Movie Sex Scenes of All Time’, conveys a big ‘meh’ to the sex scenes in movies like Secretary (“I’m not a fan of the spanking scene… there’s a certain finesse that goes into the proper BDSM thwack, and [James] Spader’s form was stiff, like he was hammering a nail into a wall”).
“Writing is a comforting creative outlet for me, and I am thankful to Men’s Health for letting me write about what I know best and have fun with it,” said Angel. “I like sharing my opinion about what makes me happy and what inspires me, which is great sex!”