Erika Lust - TEDx Athens

Erika Lust

Creative Director | Film Director

Erika Lust is a mother, a feminist, and an award-winning erotic filmmaker. Her sex positive adult cinema is a more inclusive and cinematic alternative to mass produced mainstream porn.

In 2019, she was named as one of the BBC 100 Women’s most influential women of the year and in 2022, her alternative vision of porn was featured in The New York Times.

Erika has been instrumental in promoting the benefits of the female gaze in adult cinema. In addition to filmmaking, she has written several books, and her story was featured in the Netflix documentary series ‘Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (“Women on Top”)’, directed by Rashida Jones, and ‘Principles of Pleasure’, directed by Niharika Desai.

Erika has a strong voice that emphasises the need for inclusive and informative sex education. The Porn Conversation is her non-profit platform, which she created along with her husband, giving families and educators the tools to give ‘The Talk’ and provide comprehensive sex education to the younger generation – starting with the topic of porn literacy.