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Dance Circuit Stars: 2

Dance Circuit Stars: 2
In this conclusion of our two-part series on porn stars working the dance club circuit, we'll another look at the fans and the challenges of satisfying their demands. Star Struck Fans show up bearing personal gifts for their favorite stars. They send flowers and bizarre notes or make odd or oner... More »

Dance Circuit Stars: 1

Dance Circuit Stars: 1
At 9 o'clock on a recent Saturday night, Usher's "Yeah!" blasted over the sound system at the Spearmint Rhino strip club in Oxnard, Calif., and porn star Nikki Benz strutted onto the stage in a pink plaid schoolgirl outfit. For the next 10 minutes and three songs, men threw wads of cash at Benz w... More »

2257 Compliance Pains

2257 Compliance Pains
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "What was the most difficult part of updating your records to comply with the new 2257 federal record-keeping regulations?" Here's what they had to say: "The hardest part of the new 2257 law has been a lack of clarity in wha... More »

Latin America and Adult

Latin America and Adult
When it comes to adult entertainment, Latin America is a highly diverse part of the world that can, depending on the country or the municipality, be either very tolerant or very restrictive. On the one hand Brazil boasts one of the largest, most successful adult entertainment industries in the world... More »

Persian Kitty

Persian Kitty
Persian Kitty creator Beth Mansfield doesn't keep the highest profile in the adult business, but the success of her link farm is testament to the wisdom of getting into a market early and keeping things consistent. XBiz caught up with the webmistress as her homegrown website approaches its 10th bir... More »

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?
In the 1981 documentary titled "Exhausted," porn legend John Holmes is asked how he thinks people will look at his films in a hundred years. "No one has ever asked me that," Holmes replied sheepishly. "I kind of hope I'm on the late, late show. Seriously. Like Bogart… Bog... More »

Adult Content: East to West

Adult Content: East to West
Unlike the Cold War and the gangster rap battles of the 1990s, the East vs. West debate in porn has never turned violent, but the difference in the product coming from both coasts in terms of performers, budgets and overall style is as huge as the difference between Reagan and Andropov or Tupac and ... More »

Bill Margold Speaks: 2

Bill Margold Speaks: 2
In part one we looked at "The Plimpton of Porn" and his refusal to compromise his beliefs. In today's conclusion, we'll look at Margold's concept of a tax on adult products and notion of imposing a 21-year-old minimum on adult performers. One belief Margold won't compromise on is his concept of a... More »

Bill Margold Speaks: 1

Bill Margold Speaks: 1
It's a sweltering spring afternoon with temperatures hovering in the 80s. Despite the fact that the air conditioning in the hotel room isn't working, creating a stifling atmosphere, Bill Margold passively sips his iced tea and literally never breaks a sweat over the ensuing five hours of dialogue. B... More »

Japanese Erotica: 2

Japanese Erotica: 2
In part one we looked at basic Japanese terms for different types of porn. In today's conclusion we'll look at Japanese obscenity laws and the Kishi prosecution. Obscenity Laws In Japan, the growth of tentacle porn had a lot to do with the country's obscenity laws, which are considered quirky by... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

‘Fifty Shades’: A Marketing Phenomenon

The statistics suggest that at its peak, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” book was selling every second on average. Even years after its 2011 debut, the books have entered the all-time bestseller... More »

Avoiding a Crash Landing While Making Changes

Recently I had lunch with Peter, one of the most successful business coaches in Europe. We sat outside at a cafe a few kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea. It was the middle of winter but the clouds... More »

Finding the Right Road to Success

Last month, I wrote about collaboration, surrounding yourself with good people and top-tier service providers and having an alliance group. In past articles, I have written about the “7 Ps”:... More »
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