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Many Flavors of Amateur: 2

Many Flavors of Amateur: 2
In part one we looked at Homegrown Video and the evolution of the amateur market. In today's conclusion, we'll examine Karups, FTV Cash and finding loyal customers. Karups is another name that has become synonymous with amateur content. The nine-person company is owned by two brothers that starte... More »

Many Flavors of Amateur: 1

Many Flavors of Amateur: 1
Aspiring armchair directors and tech-savvy people with an eye for adult entertainment have never had it so good. It's easy to see why, what with low-cost cameras and the ease with which you can distribute content on the Internet. There is a big difference, though, between producing amateur content a... More »

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Put Your Best Foot Forward
In what promises to be its most heavily attended event yet, The Phoenix Forum returns to Arizona this week, set for another industry-leading round of networking and fun in the bright desert sun. While I don’t have any official attendance figures, the last number that I heard was that around 1,500 ... More »

Diamonds In The Buff

Diamonds In The Buff
In an industry that's constantly flooded with new faces, the right girl can galvanize the adult marketplace. XBiz asked five actresses who have begun creating waves within the industry to share their thoughts on what it's like to be an emerging starlet. Lacie Heart, 18, is a leggy blonde from Sa... More »

Stars Shine for Vivid

Stars Shine for Vivid
When actor Robert Wagner signed a contract in 1953 to appear exclusively in movies produced by 20th Century Fox, he became the last of Hollywood's contract players. Though no one knew it at the time, the "star system," which had been the industry's most potent promotional tool since the days of the ... More »

After the Spotlight Fades

After the Spotlight Fades
The career trajectory of an adult entertainer is much like that of a professional athlete. There's always a crop of fresh new faces, aspiring stars who are younger, in better shape and, in the case of male actors, better able to perform. As a result, the average retirement age for most performers is... More »

The Porn-Rock Connection

The Porn-Rock Connection
At its core, rock and roll and all its derivatives, from disco to punk to new wave to hip-hop, is an expression of raw sexual energy. So it only makes sense that porn stars would be drawn to the heat of belting out songs onstage. Earlier this year, SexZ Pictures released "The Decline of Wester... More »

The Making of Raven Riley

The Making of Raven Riley
Jay Man of JayManCash confidently proclaims: "We have a two-year plan for Raven Riley. Year one: amateur Internet model. Year two: transitional phase from amateur to glam. Right now we're at the very beginning of phase two." Twenty-one-year-old Riley may not be a household name, but the naturalb... More »

Tina Tyler

Tina Tyler
Tina Tyler made her hardcore debut as a performer in "Video Virgins," the 1992 orgasm epic that has spawned 20 sequels and counting. She also landed a role in the first "Face Dance" film from John Stagliano and the first "Casanova" from Sin City, helping to launch both ... More »

Brittany Andrews

Brittany Andrews
Brittany Andrews remembers a defining moment early in her onscreen career. In the film "Internal Affairs," she performed a scene with Jon Dough - the only scene she has ever performed without using a condom. "I ended up calling my mom. I was in tears. I made a statement in that phone call; little... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

‘Anything Interactive’ Will Be in Industry’s Future

With the new year upon us, many people focus on resolutions and 92 percent of those who make them don’t succeed in keeping them. Others look towards the future. Looking back to the early years of... More »

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »

Retail Sales Get Boost From Staff Morale Building

My job is, and always has been, to do what is asked of me to the best of my ability. I’ve worn many hats in this company, as it’s not only adult retail but adult nightlife as well. I’ve... More »
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