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Love is like a stove, oxygen

Gram Ponante
Taboo Magazine Creative Director Lee Forbes has directed Taboo: Love Hurts, partially shot in Larry Flynt's office.

The 10th floor of the LFP building provides an excellent vista of the Hollywood Hills; it is one of the signature L.A. views. Ethan Cage and Rita Faltoyano perform "The Education of Rita" in Flynt's office, as Faltoyano is outfitted with a yoke and posture bar.

Both Hustler and Playboy began as magazines and, as the video and Internet ages bloomed, adapted their publications to the new media.

There is not as much overlap as you'd think between the magazine and video divisions of both companies, so it is rare for someone like Forbes to bring the print aesthetic to video, and it's interesting to watch.

It is always cool to see what a set designer will do with a neutral location, but watching something filmed in a "real" location adds to the scene.

The first time I heard the song "Love Hurts", it was a version by the 70's guitar band Nazareth.

"Love is like a flame/It burns you when it's hot" is one of the lyrics. I always had a problem with that. A flame is always hot. The original Everly Brothers version made sense; instead of "flame", they used "stove". You ever touched a hot stove? Man, it burns you when it's hot. Love hurts, Chief.

Although there are no stoves in this movie, there are cages, strap-ons, whips, and ankle and wrist restraints in this "unrestrained portrayal of all things kink".

Taboo: Love Hurts also stars Penny "Love is like a" Flame, Sativa Rose, Shyla Stylez, Dragon Lilly, and Brittany Manson.

Previously: Dave Naz loves L.A.; At home with April Flores and Carlos Batts; Rebelle Rousers and their genomes; The Year of the Cat; Mia and Ava Rose in Double Trouble

Buy it.

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