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The Rebirth of Taxi Driver

The Rebirth of Taxi Driver
While leering at pretty 20-year-old Lily LaBeau as her throat is throttled by Tommy Pistol on the set of the upcoming “Taxi Driver” parody, one can’t help but think: What would Travis Bickle do? Would he shoot director General Stone in the gut and send LaBeau back home to her paren... More »

EMC2: Full of Solutions

EMC2: Full of Solutions
Anyone who wants to start a business should know that online payment processing probably is not the optimum arena for a newcomer. The competition is fierce among the almost numberless companies in this crowded field. And yet, since EMC2 Billing launched in 2005 this firm not only has survived but h... More »

WIA Profile: Holly Ruprecht

WIA Profile: Holly Ruprecht
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. How did you get into the business? I was doin... More »

ASACP Forges Ahead, Sets Example

ASACP Forges Ahead, Sets Example
Mastering the difficult balancing act of bridging the interests of parents, politicians and pornographers might seem to be a daunting task, but for the dedicated team members of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP), it’s all in a day’s work — and so much mor... More »

YES WE CAN! NO, ACTUALLY YOU SORT OF DIDN’T…

YES WE CAN!  NO, ACTUALLY YOU SORT OF DIDN’T…
…And because you didn’t, there’s a good chance that the GOP is going to take this opportunity to pounce. It seems like just yesterday that Obama was being sworn into office.  As with the inception of most new presidential terms, the American people were filled with hope that... More »

.XXXploitation, .XXXtortion and .XXXpletive Deleted

.XXXploitation, .XXXtortion and .XXXpletive Deleted
Three of us were standing around at the AVN Novelty Expo the other day, having a discussion about .XXX domains and the negative effects the new sTLD will have on adult online businesses. One of our colleagues, a rather well-known adult performer, said he had pre-registered HisName.xxx for fear of... More »

FSC: Lil' Help?

FSC: Lil' Help?
The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has reached a new level of relevance by meeting adult businesses where they live and tackling the real issues of importance to the adult entertainment community. Issues like: Piracy— FSC’s Antipiracy Action Program (APAP) has more than a dozen of the top ... More »

Social Media and Search Engines

Social Media and Search Engines
When you go in search of something online, where’s the first place you go? Unless you already have a URL in mind, you’re probably going to go to a search engine — and the search engine most commonly used is Google. A Google Page Rank score is given to every single web page online.... More »

Is the AHF Selling Bareback Movies?

Is the AHF Selling Bareback Movies?
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) since 2009, has waged a campaign against adult industry production companies in an effort to legislate mandatory condom use on adult production sets. Imagine our surprise when this story appeared on gay industry blog TheSword.com yesterday, alleging that an AHF-owned... More »

Novelty Biz: Spring Arrivals

Novelty Biz: Spring Arrivals
The spring edition of the International Lingerie Show was held last month at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, bringing together international retail buyers, manufacturers and distributors. The three-day event kicked off a day early with the Home Party Planning Association’s meet-and-g... More »

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