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The Rise of Girl Power: 1

The Rise of Girl Power: 1
Back in the 1980s, a few savvy filmmakers recognized that a non-male-oriented adult entertainment audience existed. This niche market needed different language, different packaging and a completely different approach that didn't sacrifice heat, talent or production quality. That audience — the le... More »

Change is Good - Sort Of...

Change is Good - Sort Of...
In my previous post, “A Long Awaited Update,” I hinted at another story to tell you that was related to my upgrading to MSIE 7. Well, since I was on a roll with this “let’s try new things” kick that led me to upgrading my workhorse browser, I decided that I’d try something else that’s ... More »

Money From Asia and Iraq

Money From Asia and Iraq
Given the fact that 60 percent of the world’s population lives in Asia and that the Internet is a global medium, the profit potential from there is clearly enormous. For example, according to www.internetworldstats.com, Iraq has an Internet penetration of just 0.1 percent. During the last year,... More »

Allanah Starr will try anything once

Allanah Starr will try anything once
I was driving through North Hollywood the other day when I felt the need to curb my vehicle. "Porn is happening somewhere near here!" I cried, and got out. Moments later I found myself knocking at the door of a second floor apartment, in a well-kept complex arranged around a swimming pool in a re... More »

Karl Bernard

Karl Bernard
The year was 1996. The place: Montreal. An 18-year-old techie named Karl Bernard had just dropped out of school, where he'd been studying to be a computer engineer, to pursue his hobby. "I started collecting images and put them on a web page," he recalls, "and suddenly people were visiting my sit... More »

"Fuck the USA," Vivid-steve honcho vows

"Fuck the USA," Vivid-steve honcho vows
Eon McKai, writing from Berlin (Germany, not Maine) where his Girls Lie debuted, joined forces with Buck Angel in denouncing the United States. "Fuck the U.S.A.," McKai said. "I'm selling my shit here." "Germans are into shit," I noted, all cosmopolitan. Striving to make his point, McKai ad... More »

Straight vs. Gay

Straight vs. Gay
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several players in the gay market, "What are some key differences between doing business in the straight and gay markets?" Here's what they had to say: "When I first started in the industry five years ago, there were a number of key differences between both mar... More »

The possible Blumpkin

The possible Blumpkin
The facts are these: The other night I traveled to Orange County, where I have heretofore only visited Disneyland (four times), turned down a job in Long Beach (once), been horrified by what passes for dinnertime entertainment at Medieval Times (once), watched my friend purchase a firearm (long s... More »

From Christina 2 Vixen

From Christina 2 Vixen
"That's that Vixen Vogel from Minnesota!" I cried when I opened a small care package from Pink Visual containing Gang Bang Squad #8. There is something about Pink Visual's M.O. of simulating the casual seduction of random women in parks, McDonalds, and coffee shops that seems just creepy enough t... More »

The Gay Triad

The Gay Triad
Like the spires atop the Golden Gate Bridge, there are three San Francisco companies that sit at the very peak of one of the adult industry's most lucrative genres: gay films. Raging Stallion, Titan Media and Falcon Studios are widely regarded as America's leading producers of gay content. What acco... More »

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