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WIA Profile: Shaliza Somani

WIA Profile: Shaliza Somani
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. What is your role and responsibility at your... More »

Tranny Content Comes of Age

Tranny Content Comes of Age
Some call it queer, others aren't sure how to describe it. Whatever you want to call it, growing interest in transsexual content indicates producers have found a lucrative market for one of porn's guiltier pleasures, where curiosity and kink collide. "Straight men want trannies," says Ale... More »

Paola Rey's Central Station

Paola Rey's Central Station
In Paola Rey's Brazilian Letters, Rey, not a tranny, responds to sexually adventurous letters from Brazilians and/or people who love them. These scenarios are then acted out by the likes of Eva Angelina, Sativa Rose, Daisy Marie, Dana Vespoli, and Dominique D'Amore. There are no trannies. This... More »

Putting the Spin on Porn

Putting the Spin on Porn
Longtime publicity guru Brian Gross is soft spoken, confident and assured — far-flung from the image of the manic carnival barker or smooth-talking snake oil salesman one might normally associate with the world of public relations. While only briefly mentioning his clients for BSG Public Relati... More »

Money Management

Money Management
The story has been told many times before. A top-name celebrity or professional athlete comes to the end of what was a very lucrative career — years of receiving multimillion-dollar salaries, extravagant gifts and a jet-setter's lifestyle — only to discover that they're broke. How did this happ... More »

Stories for Sale

Stories for Sale
According to the Encyclopedia of Literature (Merriam Webster), written pornography has been largely superseded by explicit visual representations of erotic behavior since World War II. But in modern culture, where sex has saturated nearly every form of entertainment and where the Internet has become... More »

Carmen Hart before the Wickedness

Carmen Hart before the Wickedness
Before Carmen Hart became a Wicked contract star she shot an Adam & Eve film called The More the Merrier, which was just released. I met her on the set of this movie last (August?) and we all ate Koo Koo Roo together with Sunny Lane and Carmen Luvana. "Only you can guide me through the perils ... More »

Axel Braun

Axel Braun
Axel Braun, son of adult film pioneer Lasse Braun, grew up in Italy, where he received a privileged upbringing and a classical education. Fluent in several languages, Braun traveled the world, learning the movie business from the inside out by working with his father as an assistant director, writer... More »

Women On Top: 2

Women On Top: 2
In part one we looked at Teresa Flynt, Marilyn Chambers, Danni Ashe and Marci Hirsch. In this installment, we'll look at Suze and Holly Randall, Sharon Mitchell and Michelle Freridge. Suze and Holly Randall While some women have made their fortunes in front of the camera, Suze Randall built a le... More »

Holliday at the Car Wash

Holliday at the Car Wash
Prior to visiting my first porn set (2002's Whoriental Sex Academy 4) I was very nervous that (1.) My body, or parts of it, would betray me, and (2.) Someone would ask - and they'd have had the right to - what I thought I was doing there without an understanding of how pornography is made in America... More »

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