May Ling Su

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May Ling Su
Born 1973
Ethnicity Asian[2]

May Ling Su, born 1973 in Philippines, is a pornographic actress, artist and feminist.[1]


Su studied Communications at the Ateneo de Manila before moving to San Francisco, where she first started out in the adult film industry in 1996 by making movies with her husband.[1] She still primarily directs herself, but has also worked with other directors, including Max Hardcore in 2002.[2][3]

In 2010 she published the art book On My Period, in which she had made art out of her menstrual blood.[4][5] That year she was also named one of the Porn Saints by the art project of the same name.[6]

Su has been portrayed by many other artists, including American photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders in his book XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits and his HBO documentary Thinking XXX,[7][8] in 2004, and by Swedish punk painter Karl Backman for The Museum of Porn in Art in Zurich, 2011.[9][10] Another portrait of her is also on permanent display at the Erotisch Museum in Amsterdam.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2010: Good For Her Feminist Porn Award Nominee[11]


  1. ^ a b c d "Esquire Magazine; My Friend the Porn Star". Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b "; May Ling Su". Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  3. ^ "May Ling Su on Max Hardcore". Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  4. ^ "blood_art; Sexuality and Menstruation". Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  5. ^ "On My Period, by May Ling Su". Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  6. ^ "; May Ling Su". Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  7. ^ (ISBN 0-8212-7754-5)
  8. ^ "; Thinking XXX (2004)". Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  9. ^ "The Museum of Porn in Art presents an exhibition by KARL BACKMAN". Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  10. ^ "May Ling Su and Karl Backman". Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  11. ^ "Feminist Porn Awards". Retrieved 2013-03-12. 

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