Madison Young

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Madison Young
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Young in 2011
Tina Butcher[1]

September 20, 1980 (1980-09-20) (age 40)
Loveland, Ohio, U.S.
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)

Madison Young, born Tina Butcher (born September 20, 1980),[1] is an American pornographic actress, director, bondage model,[2][3] published writer, sexual educator and founder of Femina Potens Art Gallery, a nonprofit art gallery and performance space in San Francisco that serves the LGBTQ and Kink communities.[1]:224


Young first entered the world of erotic filmmaking as a performer in 2002, then started directing films in 2005.[4]

Young is a noted expert on sex, BDSM, and sexual power dynamics. She has been interviewed multiple times by Jincey Lumpkin for the Huffington Post,[5][6][7],[8] The Rumpus,[9] and[10][11][12][13]

Young has taught workshops, given lectures, and acted as a panelist on the topics of sexuality, feminist porn studies, and the politics of BDSM at institutions such as Yale University, Hampshire College, Northwestern University, University of Toronto, University of Minnesota, UC Berkeley, and the Berlin Porn Film Festival.[14][15] She is the founder of the Erotic Film School, a three-day erotic filmmaking training program held in San Francisco, CA, that introduces students to the pre-production, production, and post-production process of making erotic film.[16] Young is also the curator for the Askew Festival, a three-evening "experimental, interactive exploration of performance, activism, and counterculture through documentary and experimental film coupled with performance art, readings, and dance" that takes place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA.[17]

Young has been featured, for her work in feminist pornography as well as a queer activism, in Bitch and Curve magazines, and was on the cover of the sex worker activist magazine $pread. Young has been seen on television programs on the Independent Film Channel, the History Channel, MTV's Logo, Fusion TV with Alicia Menendez,[18] Season 1 Episode 6 of Extreme Guide to Parenting on Bravo TV, discussing her feminist, body positive and gender neutral views on parenting,[19] and in documentary feature films. In late 2009, Young was profiled in the HBO series Real Sex. The episode Real Sex 33: Stocks Down, Sex Up followed her through her daily life as an adult model and art gallery director.[20] In 2011 she was one of the protagonists of Too Much Pussy!, a docudrama film directed by Emilie Jouvet and Wendy Delorme that follows the journey through Europe, from Berlin to Malmö, of a group of six entertainers who are all members of the sex-positive movement.[21][22][23]

Young's work has been written about in The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure,[24] on,[25][26][27] Curve Magazine,[28] and XBIZ Newswire.[29] MSNBC journalist Brian Alexander devoted a chapter of his 2008 book America Unzipped: In Search of Sex and Satisfaction to Young, and French film director Virginie Despentes featured Young in the 2009 documentary Mutantes (Féminisme Porno Punk).[1][30]

Young published her memoir Daddy in 2014, with a foreword by feminist porn star and artist Annie Sprinkle.[31] Her writing has also been published in anthologies including The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge,[32] Ropes, Bondage, and Power: Power Exchange Books' Resource Series,[33] Johns, Marks, Tricks and Chickenhawks: Professionals and Their Clients Writing about Each Other,[34] Best Sex Writing 2013: The State of Today's Sexual Culture,[35] and In/Soumises contes cruels au feminine.[36] Her writing has also been published in the Routledge Porn Studies Journal,[37],[38] On Our Backs and Girlfriends Magazine.[39]

Young has been a cover girl and/or feature subject for Hustler, Taboo and On Our Backs magazines, and been featured in print and radio internationally. She was famous as a bondage model on the site[40] She has received awards for her bondage and suspension work and has been called "an auteur to be reckoned with" by AVN.[41]

Young has received six Feminist Porn Awards, including "Hottest Kink Film" for Bondage Boob Tube (2008), "Hottest Kink Film" for Pervesions of Lesbian Lust, Vol. 1 (2009), "Indie Porn Pioneer" (2009), "Best Bisexual Film" for Fluid: Men Redefining Sexuality (2010), "Hottest Kink Film" for 50 Shades of Dylan Ryan (2013), and "Best Lesbian Vignettes" for Women Reclaiming Sex on Film (2014).[42] She was also awarded "Best BDSM Release" by AEBN (Adult Entertainment Broadcast Network) for Perversions of Lesbian Lust, Vol. 1 in 2010.[43]

Personal life[edit]

Young attended Antioch College.[44] She lives with James Mogul, an adult film director, BDSM educator and photographer.[1]:228 In 2011, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, and her second, a daughter, in 2016.[25] Young uses the term "queer" for her sexual orientation.[1]


  • Young, Madison (January 2014). "Authenticity and its role within feminist pornography". Porn Studies. 1 (1–2): 186–188. doi:10.1080/23268743.2014.888250.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Alexander, Brian (2008). America Unzipped: In Search of Sex and Satisfaction. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-307-35133-3.
  2. ^ Madison Young (Jan 1, 2014). Daddy. Rare Bird Books. ISBN 9780985490287.
  3. ^ David Sullivan (October 15, 2008). "Madison Young Comes to Minneapolis". AVN.
  4. ^ Sterry, David Henry (10 July 2014). "Madison Young on Beautiful Porn, Revealing All, Fearing Nothing & Her New Memoir Daddy". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  5. ^ Lumpkin, Jincey (30 March 2012). "50 Shades of Submission: An Interview with Real-life Submissive, Madison Young". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  6. ^ Lumpkin, Jincey (15 November 2012). "Sex School With Madison Young: BDSM Basics". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  7. ^ Lumpkin, Jincey (6 December 2012). "Madison Young's Sexy BDSM Tips (Part 2)". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Madison Young: Artist, Activist, Sex Educator and Filmmaker". Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  9. ^ Manjula, Martin. "The Rumpus Interview With Madison Young". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  10. ^ Clark-Flory, Tracy. "Porn star Madison Young: Making 'safe' sexy". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  11. ^ Clark-Flory, Tracy. "Mommy is a love artist". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  12. ^ Clark-Flory, Tracy. "Porn stars are the gladiators of the entertainment industry". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  13. ^ Pulley, Anna. "'Making porn is fun': The startling rise of DIY erotica". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Daddy: The Memoir". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Berlin Porn Fest offers queer smut and mental stimulation". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  16. ^ "Erotic Film School". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  17. ^ "About the Festival". Askew Festival. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  18. ^ "Submissive Feminist? How BDSM Is Challenging Our Ideas About Sex and Power". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  19. ^ "Episode 6: The Everything-on-Demand Baby". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  20. ^ "Restricted Content". HBO Canada. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  21. ^ Sidonie Sigrist (6 June 2011). "Sur la route du queer". Le Figaro. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  22. ^ Judith Silberfeld (16 June 2009). "De Berlin à Malmö en passant par Paris, le Queer X Show d'Emilie Jouvet". Yagg. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  23. ^ Gaël Le Bellego (6 June 2011). "Rencontre : les filles pro-sex de Too Much Pussy". Glamour. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  24. ^ Shimizu, Celine Parreñas; Taormino, Tristan; Penley, Constance; Miller-Young, Mireille (2013). The feminist porn book: the politics of producing pleasure. New York, NY: Feminist Press at the City University of New York. ISBN 9781558618183.
  25. ^ a b Clark-Flory, Tracy. "When porn meets real motherhood". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  26. ^ Clark-Flory, Tracy. "My X-rated sex-ed class". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  27. ^ Pulley, Anna. "Rough sex can be empowering for women, too". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  28. ^ Trouble, Courtney. "Hot n' Heavy". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  29. ^ Gray, Lila. "Q&A: Madison Young Discusses 'Daddy: A Memoir'". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  30. ^ Mutantes (Féminisme Porno Punk)[circular reference]
  31. ^ Young, Madison (2014). Daddy: a Memoir. Los Angeles, California: Rare Bird Books. ISBN 9780985490287.
  32. ^ Young, Madison (2012), "Submissive: a personal manifesto", in Taormino, Tristan (ed.), The ultimate guide to kink: BDSM, role play and the erotic edge, Berkeley, California: Cleis Press, ISBN 9781573447829.
  33. ^ Young, Madison (2009), "Thoughts on rope, submission and feminism", in Harrington, Lee (ed.), Rope, bondage, and power, Las Vegas, Nevada: Nazca Plains, pp. 51–62, ISBN 9781935509028.
  34. ^ Young, Madison (2013), "The End of My Fairytale", in Sterry, David Henry; Martin, Jr., R.J. (eds.), Johns, marks, tricks and chickenhawks: professionals & their clients writing about each other, New York: Soft Skull Press, ISBN 9781593765545.
  35. ^ Young, Madison (2013), "Submissive: a personal manifesto", in Bussel, Rachel Kramer (ed.), Best sex writing 2013 : the state of today's sexual culture, Berkeley: Cleis Press, ISBN 9781573448994.
  36. ^ Young, Madison (2012), "Avec amour et soumission", in Fur, Gala; Delorme, Wendy (eds.), In-soumises: contes cruels au féminin (in French), Paris: la Musardine, pp. 143–154, ISBN 9782842714734.
  37. ^ Young, Madison (January 2014). "Authenticity and its role within feminist pornography". Porn Studies. 1 (1–2): 186–188. doi:10.1080/23268743.2014.888250.
  38. ^ Young, Madison. "5 new Mom Sex Tips, Because Having A Baby Doesn't Mean Losing A Libido". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  39. ^ "Madison Young: Owner of the Erotic Art & Workshop Gallery". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  40. ^ Violet Blue (August 16, 2007). "Madison Young: Bondage Model. Artist. Feminist". San Francisco Chronicle.
  41. ^ Pone, Steve (2008-08-27). "Undone". AVN. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  42. ^ "FEMINIST PORN AWARDS: The Complete Winners List (2006-2015)". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  43. ^ "2013 AEBN Awards". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  44. ^ "Madison Young: our favorite art slut". Retrieved 10 December 2015.

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