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Puttin' on the Filth, or: Once more, with attitude

Puttin' on the <i>Filth</i>, or: Once more, with attitude
Here are some photos from Otto Bauer's Filth Factory, featuring (l-r) Rebecca Linares, Audrey Hollander (note that the drapes indeed match the drapes), and Charlotte Stokely. The veteran photographer Mario was taking stills, and frame 1 is the ladies at parade rest. Then he said, "I gonna count t... More »

New Market for Classic Porn

New Market for Classic Porn
Mark Twain defined a classic as "a book which people praise and don't read." Of course, porn wasn't included in Twain's definition, and, as VCX President David Sutton says, classic porn is "the gift that's going to keep on giving." His North Las Vegas-based company licensed the... More »

Monetizing Traffic

Monetizing Traffic
2007 is here, and with its arrival there is no doubt that much thought is being given by virtually every adult firm and webmaster in the business as to how best to generate greater (and sustained) value from traffic assets. There is much time and energy given to industry discussions on the various w... More »

XFanz to stage erotica festival, perhaps erotically

XFanz to stage erotica festival, perhaps erotically
XFanz, self-proclaimed World's Adult Entertainment Capital, will host an erotic film weekend September 15-16 at Hollywood's Knitting Factory. Erotica Film Fest ’07 "will solicit creative submissions not only from the adult industry, but also from enterprising film students across the country," ... More »

Talent Agencies

Talent Agencies
For 25 years there was essentially one agency in Porn Valley: Jim South's legendary World Modeling. While there has always been a peripheral cast of characters bringing performers into the industry, World was the undisputed king from 1976 until the end of the 1990s. That's when the surge in produce... More »

Welcome to Porn, McKenzie and Phoebe

Welcome to Porn, McKenzie and Phoebe
As you know, I drink a lot of coffee. It was strange, then, when I opened my e-mail this morning to find two women who look exactly like barristas at the Porn Valley Starbucks I frequent. Both are represented by Absolute Modeling. The first is McKenzie Michelle. McKenzie does, if not enjoys,... More »

The Real Danger: .XXX

The Real Danger: .XXX
Editor's note: this article was written before yesterday's decision by ICANN to reject .XXX for a third time. It is still relevant, however, since some observers feel that we still haven't heard the last of .XXX: If you follow the adult entertainment industry's trade news publications or particip... More »

Lessons From Friends

Lessons From Friends
As a lawyer, I view the world through glasses that are different than those worn by most others. They are certainly not rose-colored. There's not a day that goes by that I don't eat something, watch something or drive by something that reminds me of some monumental court case or important legal theo... More »

Legal Angels: 2

Legal Angels: 2
In part one, we began our look at the impact L.A.-based attorneys have had on 1st Amendment law. We'll continue our look in this conclusion: Landmark Miller Another L.A.-based attorney, Burton Marks, played a key role in a subsequent Supreme Court ruling: 1973's landmark decision in Miller vs. C... More »

Legal Angels: 1

Legal Angels: 1
Skillful, accomplished 1st Amendment lawyers can be found in many different parts of the U.S., including Cincinnati (home to H. Louis Sirkin), Chicago (where J.D. Obenberger and Reed Lee are based) and Buffalo, N.Y. (home of Paul J. Cambria Jr.). But if any American city deserves to be exalted as th... More »

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