Before there was Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, transgender women have quietly enjoyed success in the porn industry for many years. These performers have a unique view on what it means to be transgender, and they — particularly those who are millennials and newer to the industry — are shaping the conversation around the language used to refer to transgender people, in porn and beyond. Three transgender women who are also porn stars in different stages of their careers spoke to Cosmopolitan. TS Foxxy middle above , "my porn age is 27," in the industry since
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Last Updated: July 2, References. To create this article, people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. There are 15 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 2,, times. Learn more One of the most lucrative entertainment industries in the world, porn production brings in almost billion dollars worldwide each year. Though the life of a porn star is not as glamorous or carefree as it seems, many people have made good money and had fun starting a career in adult entertainment.
While plenty of adult stars dream of making the transition to traditional acting, their dreams rarely become reality. Hollywood — and mainstream culture, in general — tend to segregate the men and women of porn, keeping them at arm's length. But there are some performers whose drive, persistence and fan base lets them break through.
Buck Angel born June 5, is an American pornographic film actor, producer, sex educator, and motivational speaker. He is the founder of the media production company Buck Angel Entertainment. A transsexual man,  he received the AVN Award as Transsexual Performer of the Year; he now works as an advocate, educator, lecturer, and writer.