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Speed dating with Crystal Wet

Speed dating with Crystal Wet
I met East L.A.'s own Crystal Wet on the set of Mercenary Pictures' Black Moon Risin' 4. Director Tina Tyler, a thoughtful employer, asked if Wet wanted the popshot on her face. "Um ... - " Wet said. "I can tell by your face that you don't," Tyler interrupted. "How about your pussy instead?... More »

Hypocrisy and State’s Rights

Hypocrisy and State’s Rights
One of the most contentious issues in American politics has been the long-standing battle between the interests of the individual states and the interests of the federal government – which supersede the legal interests of the states. A recent example of this battle unfolded this past week when... More »

DRM is not a three letter bad word

DRM is not a three letter bad word
DRM (digital rights management) was much the buzz for content producers because the idea was that their creations could be securely distributed on the Internet in a controlled fashion. Microsoft’s DRM solution is the more popular DRM package being used that allows people to encode their video f... More »

"I'll deal with you later, thrill-kitten."

"I'll deal with you later, thrill-kitten."
My favorite movie this week is The Rebelle Rousers. Not that it was the most technically proficient (that honor belongs, hands down, to Island Fever 4), not because it had the most publicity (Hiya Britney), and definitely not because it was racially diverse. In fact, The Rebelle Rousers should be ca... More »

The Britney litany

The <i>Britney</i> litany
The first two Britney Rears movies featured a female African-American narrator, or at least someone who, like me, passes as black. The third features a male African-American narrator. The first two Britney Rears movies featured Jessica Sweet as Britney. The third features Hillary Scott in that role.... More »

Could Porn Be Next?

Could Porn Be Next?
XBIZ News recently reported on H.R. 4411, a new piece of legislation working its way through Washington that contains, among other things, a prohibition against Internet gambling transactions processed by U.S.-based financial institutions, or those that do business within the United States. While... More »

Pink Submarine

Pink Submarine
Doubtless you've wondered which Beatle each of the current Digital Playground contract performers would be. As the unofficial leader of the girls, Jesse Jane would clearly be Paul. She has taken on the burden of being the spokesperson for the diverse group, and her whimsical antics and superficia... More »

Sperm to bridge color divide

Sperm to bridge color divide
Prior to it being instituted as an Olympic event in 2008, Lethal Hardcore's Interracial Sperm Swallowing (2) seeks to address the very real issue of racial intolerance, vis a vis ejaculate consumption. Laurie Vargas, Hailey Young, Aqua Hazel, Barbie Cummings, and Kaylee Sanchez star in this barri... More »

Open bar at the Van Halen place

Open bar at the Van Halen place
Prior to Saturday night, the last time I stood in the parking lot of L.A. Valley Community College was to conduct a transaction of dubious (well, not dubious - let's just say No) legality during the Gary Cherone era of Van Halen. Fast forward a few years to this past weekend, when I and about 40... More »

Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression
In light of the recent charges being filed against adult story publisher Red Rose Stories, I’ve posted a new XBIZ World thread, asking “Can the written word be obscene?” I’d like you all to post your comments on this subject there for possible publication in an upcoming issue of the magazine... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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