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Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions
Few companies have meaningful market shares, struggling to maintain sales; brand perception continues to outpace revenue performance; and even the largest companies will become attractive acquisition targets, especially for outsiders who can introduce disciplined business practices, increase efficie... More »

Stormy - but everything will be fine - on Operation Desert Stormy

Stormy - but everything will be fine - on <i>Operation Desert Stormy</i>
I am on the set of Wicked's Operation Desert Stormy, which will be shot over ten days. Today is the first day, and it is raining; probably the hardest rainfall L.A. has received all year. Cars are stopped on the 405, a bridge in my neighborhood is out. Altogether, we got maybe an inch of rain. Peopl... More »

A Private Issue?

A Private Issue?
While I try not to beat up on the online adult industry or any of its individual players, today I read something that made me shake my head in disbelief; a statement in our article covering the recent GAYVN Summit: “When the question of HIV testing for the gay industry came up, [Lucas Entertain... More »

Vivid remakes The Money Shot

Vivid remakes <i>The Money Shot</i>
Six years in the wake of the AVN-financed web series The Money Shot, about the inner workings of a Porn Valley trade magazine, AVN financier Vivid is releasing Layout, about the inner workings of a Porn Valley trade magazine. The Money Shot, about the day to day operations of the Blue Movie Guide... More »

GAYVN Summit Notebook

GAYVN Summit Notebook
With the gap between video and online rapidly shrinking, the inaugural GAYVN Summit focused on topics spanning across industry lines. Evolving technologies, targeted marketing, content production for changing distribution formats and legal issues were discussed in seven panels over two days. C... More »

2257 for Retailers

2257 for Retailers
In late July 2006, the adult trade press reported at great length concerning the enactment of HR 4472, which expanded federal regulation of sexually explicit images. More than a year earlier, in June 2005, the Attorney General amended the regulations which implement Section 2257. These amendments pr... More »

Orbiting Choad threatens Earth

Orbiting Choad threatens Earth
Another blow to the patriarchy. Previously: Alira Astro: Alien Breeder Lab; The Things I could perch on Nicole Austin's ass; Your Japanese Christmas in Space; Dwarf planet porn See also: Asteroid jiggles like jar of mixed nuts (space.com)... More »

The Pornhumous Vixen Vogel

The Pornhumous Vixen Vogel
It was bound to happen that I would drive someone with whom I've shared intimate moments from the porn industry. I met the red-headed Vixen on a shoot last year and neither she nor the company she shot for exists (at least with their assumed names) anymore. It is so hard to find someone who is ta... More »

Ron Jeremy

Ron Jeremy
While promoting his autobiography, "The Hardest (Working) Man In Showbiz," Ron Jeremy told any reporter who would listen that his book features at least 150 "holy shit" moments, and indeed, the life of a world-famous porn star includes some eyebrow-raisers: Jeremy met a dog that had participat... More »

Animation Comes Of Age

Animation Comes Of Age
There was a time when animation in the adult field was limited to tawdry devices such as "Tijuana Bible," a booklet of crude drawings that drew smirks and giggles from pubescent lads. All that changed in the 1990s, when a new art form emerged in Japan. Anime and its adult cousin, hentai, ... More »

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