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Gay Niches

Gay Niches
Thanks to the Internet sexually explicit gay material has never been more plentiful or more diverse than it is today — and one of the things that is making the gay adult Internet so diverse and eclectic is the popularity of niche marketing. Madame Watson, co-owner of the gay-friendly adult comp... More »

The Future of Adult Retail

The Future of Adult Retail
Recently, XBIZ Video magazine asked several industry players; "What does the future hold for adult retail?" Here's what they had to say: The line between the adult retail industry and the mainstream retail industry is blurring. Syren's latex garments have always been popular in the fetish sce... More »

This is your big debut; it sure looks good in goo

This is your big debut; it sure looks good in goo
As you are aware, I am an expert on the elements of design. That is why I applaud Mercenary Pictures' new approach to emphasizing performer names on the boxcover of Tina Tyler's Fresh Out the Box 8. Whereas less daring studios would underline, italicize, or embolden the names of Claudia Downs an... More »

WIA Profile: Amy Lew

WIA Profile: Amy Lew
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. What is your role and responsibility at Coa... More »

Back(draft) to Flashpoint

Back(draft) to <i>Flashpoint</i>
Nothing pornographic, just Jenna Jameson, circa 1998. I suppose the only reason Wicked had to release a tenth anniversary edition of Flashpoint a year early was that it just couldn't wait. I forget if there is an AVN award for Best Packaging, but if there is, this four-disc set should get it. ... More »

The Trust Gap

The Trust Gap
Mind the gap. Anyone who's ridden on New York City's subway system has seen that sign posted before they board the train. The warning refers to the small gap between the train car and the platform. In the adult entertainment industry, "mind the gap" could refer to the trust divide between traditi... More »

Hirsch's Heavies heave haunches heavenward

Hirsch's Heavies heave haunches heavenward
Vivid is debuting a label featuring women with hips, and the shooting started last week. "I want to emphasize that it's not BBWs," said director Shailar Cobi, "and it's not fat. It's women with a little extra. This movie is called Heavy Partying." "So big breasts, big asses, that sort of thi... More »

Couples Boutiques

Couples Boutiques
The adult retail industry is undergoing an extreme business makeover in acknowledging the female and couples markets that had been neglected for so many years. Buying a sex toy is often an "I want it now!" decision and shopping for a dildo on the Internet doesn't fulfill that demand. Customers ne... More »

Is This Ass Haunted by Cylons?

Is This Ass Haunted by Cylons?
"Kara Thrace hung out in the green room," said David Aaron Clark, seen here backstage at the Jimmy Kimmel Show with frequent AVN Awards host Jim-Norton, Katee Sackhoff, and Belladonna . "J. Lo's husband did not hang out in the green room." Previously: Caprica Six gets a ten; Hotter than a Balro... More »

What is Quality Porn?

What is Quality Porn?
Recently, one of the XBIZ community’s newest members, azvideomaker, posted a thread on our message board asking “what is quality porn?” On one hand the answer isn’t as simple as you might think; on the other hand it’s simpler than you imagine. Firstly, one needs to consider that “... More »

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