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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 »

Kendra Jade denies bringing her ass

Kendra Jade denies bringing her ass
"I'm in a committed relationship," replied Kendra Jade to Star Magazine's inquiry about a perhaps-ongoing fling with Kevin Federline. The tryst allegedly pre-dates Britney Spears' filing for divorce. I often call up Star Magazine to tell them I am in a committed relationship and, frankly, I thin... More »

Graphic Poke

Graphic Poke
Adult industry, take heed! Be afraid of Neil Strauss. Very afraid! His best-seller, "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists," has empowered legions of sex-starved men to seduce the women of their dreams. Say what you want about couples watching adult videos, but more gu... More »

Follow the Money

Follow the Money
In a darkened garage 35 years ago, a confidential informant nicknamed Deep Throat offered Bob Woodward the tip of a lifetime: "Follow the money." Over a two-year period, Woodward and fellow Washington Post writer Carl Bernstein did just that, carefully reconstructing a damning trail of political don... More »

Pirates: "For the love of God let me die."

<i>Pirates</i>: "For the love of God let me die."
Digital Playground's Pirates has received its 40th award, most recently from the euthanasia-phobic country/continent combo of Australia, thus cruelly extending the life of the movie through a proven but inhumane cocktail of awards and press releases. "Thank you for this award, Australasia," a wee... More »

Gonzo Facing The Curtain

Gonzo Facing The Curtain
Is gonzo dead? "As the most intravenous way for a viewer to get a quick 20 minutes of pleasure time, gonzo serves a practical purpose," says Joe Gallant, and not many pornographers would disagree. But a glut of low-quality content combined with declining DVD sales and the past summer's s... More »

Key Factors for Success: 2

Key Factors for Success: 2
In part one, we began our look at pitfalls and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs. In this conclusion, we'll continue our look at the road to online success: Don't Bite Off More Than You Can Chew Ambition is what fuels entrepreneurs and drives them to forge their visions into reality; but ther... More »

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