LAS VEGAS (June 3, 2015) – Noted sociologist, author, and porn industry expert Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals will participate in the “Gender Identity in Burlesque” roundtable discussion on Thursday, June 4 in Las Vegas. The hour-long panel will take place at 1:10 p.m. as part of the four-day Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender at the Orleans Hotel & Casino, 4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103.
Dr. Chauntelle brings to the panel her unique experience and insights on the adult industry as outlined in her critically acclaimed upcoming book, Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment. It is due to release on July 7 by Greenleaf Book Group.
The panel will discuss the ways gender is represented in burlesque and adult entertainment today, with a focus on gender identity. The panel includes burlesque dancer World Famous Bob, drag artist Lou Henry Hoover, burlesque dancer Michelle Baldwin, and gender-blending burlesque performer Waxie Moon. Burlesque performer/educator Jo Weldon, will facilitate the discussion.
“I’m thrilled to join this exciting panel at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender,” Dr. Chauntelle said. “It’s truly a wonderful opportunity to engage members of the burlesque community in sharing our varied expertise and views on gender. Burlesque is a powerful and engaging art form that is at the heart of adult entertainment today.”
The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender runs from June 4 to 7, celebrating the world of burlesque and its talented performers. It features a variety of events and activities, such as the 25th Annual Miss Exotic World competition, Naked Girls Reading event, burlesque shows, classes, workshops and more. For event tickets, click here. For more information, visit www.bhofweekend.com.
Following the panel on June 4, Dr. Chauntelle is scheduled to host a pre-release event for Exposure from 7-8 p.m. at Hustler Hollywood, 6007 Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas. She will lead a Q&A session, followed by a book signing. Advanced copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Exposure is a compelling first-hand narrative with a no-holds barred testimonial challenging existing stereotypes about sex and adult entertainment from the perspective of one of its foremost experts. Dr. Chauntelle recounts humorous personal tales at her first adult industry trade convention, reflects on being an AVN Awards judge, and discusses her struggles as a scholar interested in learning more about adult entertainment. To pre-order the book, click here.
Dedicated to evaluating and understanding the world’s diversifying roles of gender, sexuality, and sex work, as well as unbiased studies of the functioning of the social world, Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D., is one of the premier experts on adult entertainment and its effects on society. From writing riveting columns examining the value of porn as art on Uproxx.com, to debunking myths surrounding men adult film stars on MensHealth.com, and writing about porn star “bromances” on Playboy.com, Dr. Chauntelle works to enhance understanding of unconventional communities in the general public.
Media may request a review copy of Exposure by emailing Press@ChauntelleTibbals.com.