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Steve and the inevitable altporn backlash

Steve and the inevitable altporn backlash
While I'm not sure who coined the term altporn, or alt-anything, the problem people seem to have with it stems not from the content itself but the fact that applying "alt" to any word makes it seem as if the amended word requires a stylistic retooling. If you make altporn, then people think porn ... More »

Carly's Naked Ambition

Carly's <i>Naked Ambition</i>
Former AVN and XBiz scribe, porn publicist, Canadian, and blogger Carly Milne has published Naked Ambition, featuring essays by women who make, sell, and think about pornography. The book comes from contacts made during Milne's several years of carpetbagging in the industry. "I was always clear t... More »

MILFs, GILFs, and FILFs

MILFs, GILFs, and FILFs
Just as the porn industry can be credited with technological innovation and the growth of the Internet, as well as with making me the man I am, it has also been responsible for substantial changes in our language. Who hasn't been asked for directions to the nearest ATM and responded, "Could be on my... More »

Mason's Sluts Redux

<i>Mason's Sluts</i> Redux
As a 32nd-degree mason, I know that sluts are as much a part of the benefits package as taking the Grail home on weekends. That is why VCA's Mason's Sluts, starring Kami Andrews, Kelly "Fucking" Wells, Missy Monroe, Hillary Scott, and Taryn Thomas sounds so appealing. Director Mason and I ha... More »

What, No Tentacles?

What, No Tentacles?
Doc Johnson (not a real doctor) has come up with a way to to live out your crushes on all your favorite stars from Speed Racer to Battle of the Planets to Pokemon by creating a Hentai blow-up doll called Kochi. Kochi, which is Japanese for assisted suicide, has the wide eyes and schoolgirl expres... More »

Retro Porn

Retro Porn
Classic adult is making a comeback. In a market seemingly saturated with new product, a small but growing niche of nostalgia hounds and new fans are turning back the adult film clock and playing flicks from the 1970s and 1980s like "Deep Throat" and "A Scent of Heather" on DVD, as well as streami... More »

Salad And Lutherans

Salad And Lutherans
Salad-Eating Sluts features various European pornfraus having sex with aloof and disaffected continental men. If vegan advocate Linda McCartney were alive, what might she think? Do you think she'd incorporate it into her backing vocals? Salad-Eating Sluts stars Simony (which means the buying or ... More »

What is happening to my Teagan?

What is happening to my Teagan?
An escort ad on craigslist reveals that Teagan Presley is ready to help in your 15 minutes of need. Is this a smear? Isn't she several months' pregnant? Isn't she not doing guys anymore? If this picture reveals Teagan as she currently looks, she is going to give birth to a perfectly two-dimens... More »

Ozark Mountain Daredevil

Ozark Mountain Daredevil
When attending costume parties at the 30-acre Gauge compound in Arkansas, it is best not to arrive dressed as an ATF agent or a revenuer. Boy did I figure that out the hard way. Here is the 4'11" badass patrolling the perimeter with a couple of AR-15s in the way an American God and the framer... More »

Pervert!

<i>Pervert!</i>
Pervert! is a very loving, if that word can be used, tribute to Russ Meyer, and employs some flattering lifts from the Meyer canon, as well as a cock's eye view reminiscent of the Evil Dead series. A trailer for Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! opened the film at a screening in Hollywood last week, and... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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 »

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 »
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