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Michelle Aston will eat your girlfriend like fried chicken

Michelle Aston will eat your girlfriend like fried chicken
I've been having a long conversation with Michelle Aston, whom I met at Atwater Village's Bigfoot Lodge. At first we talked about the Human Genome Project and Wen Ho Lee, but when she grew more trusting she stopped trying to shock me. It was then we began discussing hookers and MILFs like old pals. ... More »

Star and Talent Manager

Star and Talent Manager
Adult star Lisa Ann is taking her vast experience as a performer and using it to empower the next generation of stars as a talent manager. Her new company, Clear Talent Management, already has 20 clients, and all throughout her interview, she kept jumping up from the purple couch in her office to an... More »

The FBI Meets With Adult: 2

The FBI Meets With Adult: 2
In part one, we began our look at the invitation-only meeting of a select group of adult entertainment companies at FBI headquarters in Washington. In this conclusion, we'll look at discussions surrounding the inspection process as well as what the future may hold: Pre-Inspection It was disclose... More »

Coming to terms with the Moon

Coming to terms with the Moon
What does it say about me that I find this menstruating line art powerfully attractive? The logo and typography of this site remind me of what Edward Gorey might have done had he liked girls. (Thanks, Jodi) Previously: Hannah Harper and the DSM-IV; Just like that river running through a... More »

Dick Delaware

Dick Delaware
Dick Delaware stood two feet away from me in a parking lot off Reseda Boulevard. He was vaulting back and forth under a dim light, screaming under the night's sky for me to do the unthinkable deed. "Wanna see how tough I am?" he shouted. "Do you? Kick me in the balls as hard as you c... More »

The Price of Traffic

The Price of Traffic
I renewed a few domain names the other day, using Network Solutions’ online account manager; a simple process that I repeat pretty much monthly, but a process that is now accompanied by an increasing number of upsell ads, with multiple screens that offer everything from enhanced domain registratio... More »

The FBI Meets With Adult: 1

The FBI Meets With Adult: 1
From a legal perspective, 2006 was not a particularly good year for the adult entertainment industry. So far, the industry's legal misfortunes have included the commencement of 2257 compliance inspections and a tidal wave of state and federal legislation targeting adult entertainment businesses, inc... More »

Scenes from the class struggle in Playboy's Penthouse

Scenes from the class struggle in <i>Playboy's Penthouse</i>
The letter from Playboy's Home Entertainment Division that accompanied my copy of the three-DVD set Playboy After Dark read: "Grammy! Here is your sophisticated entertainment. I hope the lack of cumshots isn't disappointing." Is that what you people think of me? I dimly remember repeats... More »

The Racial Market

The Racial Market
Somebody get the Magic 8 Ball, the producers are again trying to figure out what people in the "ethnic markets" are looking for in adult entertainment. Asking what people of color want in their adult videos is like asking what they want in their footwear: One guy wants work boots, another... More »

Flirting With the FBI

Flirting With the FBI
Something happened a few months ago that was reported in the adult media but which caused barely a ripple in the industry, and you really have to ask yourself why there was no outcry about it on the boards, and no phone calls or emails into the office asking for clarification or follow-up informatio... More »

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