Panel Event

The Other Hollywood

The Adult Film Industry has been called "The Other Hollywood.” Just like mainstream moviemaking, women have built long-lasting careers working in the adult business. This panel challenges common assumptions and stereotypes regarding porn and the people that make it. Our panelists have filled a wide variety of roles like directing, producing, post-production and performing, often wearing more than one of those hats on any given day. History has shown time and time again that porn leads the way for new distribution models for mainstream movie making. We'll discuss where the industry is going as an increasing number of performers are also making their own content and finding many independent avenues of distribution, completely disrupting the current model. The women on the panel cover many different decades and facets of the industry and all offer unique perspectives.

Saturday, March 21, 12 - 1:30 PM @ Flora Dungan Humanities 109

Panel: Professional Women In the Adult Film Industry

Confirmed Panelists

Dr. Lynn Comella
Dr. Lynn Comella | Moderator

Dr. Lynn Comella is an associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. An expert on the adult entertainment industry, she has written extensively about sex and culture for both academic publications and popular media outlets. She is the author of Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure (2017), which was a New York Times Editors' Choice, and co-editor of New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics and the Law (2015). Her research has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, and more. 

Daisy Ducati
Daisy Ducati | Panelist

Daisy Ducati has been an Adult film performer and producer for over 7 years, earning several AVN nominations, including Best Indie Clip Star in 2020. Daisy has a BA in Communications from San Francisco State University.

Esther Gabriel
Esther Gabriel | Panelist

Esther Gabriel is a graduate of the UNLV Film program. She is an AVN Award-winning Producer/Director for popular Adult studio, WoodRocket, known for their popular pop-culture porn parodies such as Die Hard, Game of Thrones, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Apex Legends, and porn culture web series, Ask A Porn Star. She’s been working in the Adult industry for over 10 years starting with broadcast licensing in Canada. Esther is also the Director of Operations for Nevada Women's Film Festival.

Veronica Hart aka Jane Esther Hamilton
Veronica Hart | Panelist

Veronica Hart aka Jane Esther Hamilton was born in Las Vegas and graduated from Western High and UNLV with a BA in Theatrical Arts.  She’s best known for A Scent of Heather, Wanda Whips Wall Street, Roommates, and Amanda by Night. Veronica’s mainstream credits include roles in Boogie Nights and Six Feet Under.  After retiring from performing in XXX movies, Veronica became an award-winning adult producer and director. She has a Doctorate in Human Sexuality and lives in Las Vegas with her wonderful husband, Stan and two amazing sons, Chris and Max.

Charlotte Sartre
Charlotte Sartre | Panelist

Charlotte Sartre has been an Adult film performer for 5 years. Charlotte is married to fellow Adult film performer Lance Hart. They are the proud parents of 4 cats. Las Vegas Weekly describes her as, “…One of Vegas’ fastest-rising porn stars. At 24 years old, the tattooed and soft-spoken Northern California native has captured the attention of all genders for her inclusive yet intense scenes.”

Kelsie Stacy
Kelsie Stacy | Panelist

Kelsie Stacy is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She began her career in the Adult film industry with WoodRocket as an intern, as well as a Production Assistant on Strokemon and Gnardians of the Galaxy. Kelsie went on to work at PUBA, an Adult website network, where she become account executive and content manager, and was even a Production Assistant on Viking Girls Gone Horny, which won the 2018 AVN Award for Most Outrageous Sex Scene. Kelsie left the adult film industry, but hopes to eventually pursue an academic career in porn studies.

Tabitha Stevens
Tabitha Stevens | Panelist

Tabitha Stevens is a retired Hall of Fame Adult Film Star with over 200 titles under her belt. She has produced 13 episodes of The Erotic Traveler for Cinemax/ HBO proper, and has been featured on E! Channel's Dr. 90120, The Man Show, Talk Soup with Hal Sparks, On Demand's Can You Be A Porn Star, and has over 21 appearances as a special guest on the Howard Stern Show. Tabitha just wrapped on her first horror film in which she produced and stars in.