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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 »

"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 »

Sunny Lane, Miss Congeniality

Sunny Lane, Miss Congeniality
What is it about former figure skaters from the Sunshine State that makes them so nice? Is it because the struggle to find non-mojito-based ice in Florida forces one to become effervescent? Both Sunny Lane and Dana DeArmond were once figure skaters before they worked for Disney and/or porn, and b... More »

A Long Awaited Update

A Long Awaited Update
Well, I made the switch: it’s been about a week now since I updated my MSIE browser software to its latest incarnation; version 7 – and frankly, I’m not certain that I like it any better than I did version 6… Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big MSIE fan, having used it since version 2 hit t... More »

Missy Monroe finds Jesus

Missy Monroe finds Jesus
Missy Monroe, who rocked a blowsy barmaid vibe that I admired and related to, looks all cleaned up on the cover of Lexington Steele's Top Guns 6. Now Steele has always been a dapper gentleman. Look at him slinking back there, making sure to protect his camera and his eyes against the glare of the... More »

Nine falls on the Cold Valley

Nine falls on the Cold Valley
As Master Yoda said, "Always three there are: Memphis Monroe and the other two." Hustler has announced the arrival of Nikki Nine to planet Earth, and a Hustler contract. Apparently she has not been in a movie or posed for a magazine before. She is also allegedly 18. Allegedly 18 is going to... More »

Sunset Thomas to host KSEX Awards

Sunset Thomas to host KSEX Awards
Sunset Thomas, former madam of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, host of HBO's "Cathouse", and VCA legend, will host the fifth annual KSEX Awards, to be held December 2 at Paladino's in Tarzana. Voting is underway for the fan-based awards, which include the category "Best Knob Slob". XBiz spawn XFanz ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn... More »

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »
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