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Report: XBiz award desirable

Report: XBiz award desirable
When you get right down to it, the adult industry has transitioned to a 12-month awards season model and, were the business to move to Neptune, there would soon be 163 times more adult awards shows as the eighth planet made its wider loop around the Sun. Regardless, insouciant upstart XBiz has a... More »

No, I'm Not Talent

No, I'm Not Talent
When I first entered the world of adult webmasters, as a woman, the natural response from the guys was "Are you talent?" But that reaction is not that different from my former life in the brick-and-mortar world. I have always worked in male-dominated industries and have been the lone woman in a room... More »

Hannah Harper: Passion is to magma as squirting is to lava

Hannah Harper: Passion is to magma as squirting is to lava
When we last encountered the British Hannah Harper, she was searching for her Inner Whore. Now she is unleashing her Inner Passion in a squirting movie called Gush. Hannah Harper Unleashes Her Inner Passion in Gush. "I really didn’t know how it would turn out, but it came out great," said Ha... More »

Shay J. Re-commissioned

Shay J. Re-commissioned
Freshly-hatched Digital Playground contract girl Shay Jordan has renamed herself Shay J. "I think it sounds better, don't you?" she asked this probing journalist. "I'm only watching the game; controlling it," I said. "The Prime Directive bids me not interfere. What would the industry become ... More »

Some Good News for a Change

Some Good News for a Change
So often it seems that the news circulating through the industry is fairly negative in one regard or another; whether it’s a new rule or regulation, somebody getting busted for one violation or another of the aforementioned regulations, or some other sundry burden we’re saddled with, the supply ... More »

Whither Coke Chain?

Whither Coke Chain?
Last month I attended San Francisco's Somewhat Erotic Exotic Expo and Ball (see Fleshbot story) and encountered this movie poster whilst perusing the art at the Erotic Heritage Museum (where I met a woman claiming to be an erotic art appraiser), opening in Vegas next May. Aside from being a near... More »

As long as the first rule involves feeding her a sandwich

As long as the first rule involves feeding her a sandwich
I have a feeling this naughty teen could almost disobey the rules of gravity. Previously: Sperm to bridge color divide; Oh to live on Cameltoe Mountain See also: Lethal Hardcore Purchase this movie (no proceeds go to soup kitchens)... More »

Teagan distances herself from La Sad Eyes, aligns with Carlito

Teagan distances herself from La Sad Eyes, aligns with Carlito
One of my favorite porn movies is Digital Playground's Contract Star. It's about two cholo-talking white guys, played by Evan Stone and Eric Masterson, who long to break out of their adult company warehouse jobs by finding a "contract star". I spoke with Digital Playground contractor Teagan Presl... More »

Who Wants Mobile Porn?

Who Wants Mobile Porn?
Well, it isn’t Monday, but I decided to do a quick mobile piece today anyway, based upon one of the message board threads currently running at XBIZ, where one of the moderators, Zappu, posted that he doesn’t believe in mobile porn. I’m not picking on him, as he made some very valid points, whi... More »

This is how porn guys live

This is how porn guys live
James Deen on the set of Hustler's Educating Nikki. Kenny DeMartinez is one of the adult industry's only full-time production designers, and he put together the set of Deen's cheap hotel room. Previously: Christmas in Memphis; I submit to Britney Rears See also: The Education of Nikki Nine (game... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the... More »

Randazza: Trump Victory, Big Prop 60 Win

On Tuesday afternoon, I boarded a transatlantic flight. Given all of the negativity in the 2016 presidential race, I was delighted that I would be absent for the results. I found both Donald Trump and... More »
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