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This is your big debut; it sure looks good in goo

This is your big debut; it sure looks good in goo
As you are aware, I am an expert on the elements of design. That is why I applaud Mercenary Pictures' new approach to emphasizing performer names on the boxcover of Tina Tyler's Fresh Out the Box 8. Whereas less daring studios would underline, italicize, or embolden the names of Claudia Downs an... More »

Back(draft) to Flashpoint

Back(draft) to <i>Flashpoint</i>
Nothing pornographic, just Jenna Jameson, circa 1998. I suppose the only reason Wicked had to release a tenth anniversary edition of Flashpoint a year early was that it just couldn't wait. I forget if there is an AVN award for Best Packaging, but if there is, this four-disc set should get it. ... More »

Hirsch's Heavies heave haunches heavenward

Hirsch's Heavies heave haunches heavenward
Vivid is debuting a label featuring women with hips, and the shooting started last week. "I want to emphasize that it's not BBWs," said director Shailar Cobi, "and it's not fat. It's women with a little extra. This movie is called Heavy Partying." "So big breasts, big asses, that sort of thi... More »

Is This Ass Haunted by Cylons?

Is This Ass Haunted by Cylons?
"Kara Thrace hung out in the green room," said David Aaron Clark, seen here backstage at the Jimmy Kimmel Show with frequent AVN Awards host Jim-Norton, Katee Sackhoff, and Belladonna . "J. Lo's husband did not hang out in the green room." Previously: Caprica Six gets a ten; Hotter than a Balro... More »

What is Quality Porn?

What is Quality Porn?
Recently, one of the XBIZ community’s newest members, azvideomaker, posted a thread on our message board asking “what is quality porn?” On one hand the answer isn’t as simple as you might think; on the other hand it’s simpler than you imagine. Firstly, one needs to consider that “... More »

New Porn Daily: Naomi Cruise is a chameleon, crime magnet

New Porn Daily: Naomi Cruise is a chameleon, crime magnet
Looking at the box covers of Raincoater's Point of View 6 and Send it Down 3, shot one month apart this year and featuring someone named Naomi Cruise, my first thought was "Who are these two people?", because they couldn't be the same person.But they are the same person. The top picture shows Cruise... More »

Wayne Hentai: Pornslinger

Wayne Hentai: Pornslinger
Now that Hillary Clinton has stood up for a vilified profession, the "real Americans" known as Washington lobbyists, I finally have the courage to put in a good word for a class of people that, but for several bad apples who smear the whole profession, are hard-working, bright, and conscientious fol... More »

Striking while the iron is hot

Striking while the iron is hot
"I was really broke, and I wanted to do something I could at 23 that I couldn't do if I was really broke at 43," said Jenny, a first-time model for Richard Kern. Jenny is not aware that someone will always be there to buy nude pictures, no matter what age one is. Throughout this compelling in... More »

A Jim Holliday Box Set

A Jim Holliday Box Set
Once again, XBIZ Video presents two of porn's most beloved journalists discussing one of the many products available in the adult marketplace: Joanne Cachapero: What can you say about a porn historian like Jim Holliday? Gram Ponante: Nothing that he hasn't already said about himself! JC: A ... More »

Eva Angelina and Marco Banderas take a bite outta porn

Eva Angelina and Marco Banderas take a bite outta porn
As actors and vessels for our art, we are taught to act with the part of the body that has the most to gain. In the case of Eva Angelina and Marco Banderas, who recently shot a scene for his upcoming website, the motivation was all in the teeth. As you know, I don't like most kinds of fish, unles... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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