"Magazine publisher Blue Horizons contacted me about working with them to publish a hardcore, black-on-black magazine," Steele said. "They felt the quality and branding I have established would provide a viable platform to launch a new publication, adding to their most popular periodicals, High Society, Celebrity Skin, and Playgirl. Black Diamonds covers a genre and market they wanted to enter. I have always shown ethnic women in a positive light and this is an opportunity to continue to do so."
Black Diamonds will feature an Editor's Page, Ask Lex Anything (a question-and-answer column), talent and producer interviews, and movie reviews penned by adult video critics on the East and West Coasts. Five black-on-black photo-sets from Mercenary Pictures' "Ebony XXX," "Black Reign," "Black Moon Risin'" and "Lex Steele XXX" porn series will be found regularly in the magazine.
The publisher plans to launch the first issue of the quarterly magazine on Dec. 21. Interviews with Nyomi Banxxx, Gianna Taylor (aka Stilts), Brian Pumper, Mr. Marcus, Aryana Starr, Alex Devoe and West Coast Productions' Terry Burton will be included in the first issue. Banxxx — the magazine's first cover girl — Aryana Starr, Jada Fire, Pinky and Roxy Reynolds will also be featured in its pictorials.
"Fans of all-black adult entertainment have always had a difficult time finding quality hardcore, whether its videos, websites or magazines," Steele said. "My goal with Black Diamonds is to deliver a high-quality black-on-black magazine fans will enjoy and fill a niche that's been under-served for a very long time. Black Diamonds will also be a venue to let ethnic stars and producers let their fans know what they're doing and what their latest projects are."
Pages in Black Diamonds are available for producers, studios and distributors looking to connect with an ethnic consumer audience. Studios and talent may submit photo sets for consideration.
For more information, contact Steele at MercenaryPictures@gmail.com.