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Veal

Veal
The other day I was dining at a trendy Hollywood eatery when a starlet I had reviewed in a porn film approached me with venom and malice. "I don't understand half the things you write," she said. "What about the other half?" I asked. "I think that's dumb, too." I had accused her of ... More »

Fellation Fixation

Fellation Fixation
Freud's five stages of psychosexual development (oral, anal, phallic, latency, genital) are well-represented in the porn industry. Many people wonder about latency, the period in which Freud says sexual feelings are repressed in order for people to focus on other areas of development, but I find tha... More »

...And the Lady Finger Clit Stimulator Is Mine

...And the Lady Finger Clit Stimulator Is Mine
When the Ponantes came over on the Mayflower, they thought they had quit a land of inequality where status was based not on merit but on inherited titles. To my horror, our past has followed us here. Lady Finger Clit-Stimulator and her husband, Lord Brambles Clit-Stimulator were horrible, alm... More »

Our Far-flung Correspondents

Our Far-flung Correspondents
Tia Brodie, the red-haired Brit who showed America how to love again, writes from London, where she makes an accounting of faithless flatmates, buggers who want to nick her motor, and posing at the top of some apples and pears. "I should be in San Francisco mid-September and maybe returning t... More »

Regarding: .XXX TLD

Regarding: .XXX TLD
Editor's note: The following is a letter sent by noted adult industry attorneys J. D. Obenberger and Reed Lee to ICANN, outlining some of the reasons that the "dot xxx" TLD should not be adopted. A well thought out, logical and eloquent statement, I present it for your consideration: We are Free ... More »

Neu Wave Hookers: Motivation

<i>Neu Wave Hookers</i>: Motivation
On the set of Neu Wave Hookers, I said, "You have severe moral objections to this script." (Felix Vicious and Justine Joli did not have their publicists pay me mounds of cash to say that, by the way. I just think any photo opportunity that results in gratuitous displays of parts deserves appr... More »

Are you a Mouthketeer?

Are you a Mouthketeer?
David Aaron Clark sent along this trailer for Asian Mouth Club 3, despite repeatedly rejecting my own membership application based on race and gender. "But my father owns a railroad as well as the fanciest hotel in town," I said. "No dice," Clark replied, not a lefty at all, really. Clark k... More »

"Now Lick It."

"Now Lick It."
The experience of sitting in a dark theatre and watching a porn movie beside a man twenty years my senior (as I did last night, watching Pirates with Tod-Hunter) took me back, Miniver Cheevy-like, to a wondered-at time in which I might have been picked up in 1970s Times Square and taken to Deep Thro... More »

Eve of Seduction

Eve of Seduction
With the Free Speech Coalition's announcement that the possibly-underage person the FBI has been asking about used the name Seduction and may have also used the name Chantae in adult film performances, lists of titles featuring actresses named Seduction, some of which were produced nine years ago, h... More »

Cock-rubbing Fuckfest

Cock-rubbing Fuckfest
... or, as I call it, "breakfast." Defiance Films just released the first of its P.O.V. handjobs titles. Directed by Vincent Voss, it is called P.O.V. Handjobs Title. "P.O.V. Handjobs is a cock-rubbing fuckfest," explains Defiance Films, calling from its cellphone as it neared Parkway Calabasa... 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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