Ernest Greene & Nina Hartley

Under the stage name Ernest Greene, Ira Levine has participated in the production of adult video for three decades as a performer, writer, director and producer. His body of work comprises over five hundred titles, including AVN award winners Strictly for Pleasure, Mask of Innocence, Tristan Taormino’s Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and Jenna Loves Pain. With his wife, Nina Hartley, he has served as producer and director of the Nina Hartley’s Guide series of adult sex education programs for video market leader Adam&Eve Pictures. The series has sold over three quarters of a million videos to date and now comprises forty titles. His own erotic features for Adam&Eve, O – The Power of Submission, Surrender of O and The Truth About O have thus far seen sales nearing 100,000 units, making them among the biggest selling X-rated feature titles in recent years. Greene is particularly well known for his groundbreaking approach to the presentation of unconventional sexuality related to consensual domination and submission. He has been active in the BDSM community for nearly thirty years, conducting workshops and seminars and serving as an officer of community groups. He was Coordinator of Los Angeles Threshold for six years and has been a representative to The National Leather Association and is an active member of BOLD and The NCSF His activism also extends to the world of adult video production, where he held the position of chairman of the board of directors of The Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM) for seven years and to his commentaries on the adult industry Blog for Pro-Porn Activism. For the past fifteen years, Greene has served as Executive Editor of Hustler's Taboo, the most explicit BDSM sex magazine printed in the U.S.

Growing up in Berkeley, California, during the 1960s and ‘70s, Nina Hartley was drawn to sex, sexuality and sexual expression early on, in keeping with the social activism and Liberationist politics of her family. Her interest in spreading a message of sexual liberation, as well as wanting to spend more time with naked women, led her to a career in adult entertainment, where she was known for her enthusiastic embrace of all consensual pleasure, albeit mostly vanilla.

Ms. Hartley was only able to identify her kink orientation when she met her husband and Master, Ernest Greene, on the set of an adult movie. She’s always been kinky but just didn’t know it. Should organizing Barbie orgies as a girl been a sign, or dreaming about group sex before she had even kissed anyone? Perhaps it should have been obvious when she discovered that she liked being spanked during sex, or the shock of recognition upon her first exposure to John Willie’s fabulous fetish art when she was still in high school.

What matters now is that Ms. Hartley lives the dream as a happy slavewife to, and co-producer with, Mr. Greene. Together they’ve created a multi-volume kink videography that stands the test of time, whether it’s the “Private Sessions” series from Bizarre Video, the BDSM Guides for Adam&Eve or the best-selling, three-part feature treatment of the iconic submissive in “O: The Power of Submission,” “The Surrender of O,” and “The Truth About O,” also from Adam&Eve.

Ms. Hartley lives in Los Angeles with Master Greene and prefers to do housework wearing just her collar and a smile.