God, grant me Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey considers this Serenity Prayer after having someone’s moral inventory dumped on her chest. She is a good sport, that Sasha Grey. (She only smiles for me and Soderbergh.) Previously on Porn Valley Observed: Sasha Grey – the end of innocence; We’re all Max Hardcore when we drinkSee also: Sasha Grey

Clean living with Gram

As you well know, I am able to consume, process, and enjoy mass quantities of alcohol. With each glass, snifter, flagon, tankard, skin, or sadder-but-wiser stripper’s navel-full I become more charming and witty. In fact, I’m drunk now. But if Mary Carey’s appearance on “Sober House” has taught me anything, it is that only by…

We’re all Max Hardcore when we drink

Max Hardcore will report to California’s Lompoc Penitentiary in eight days, finally convicted of obscenity. You don’t have to like what Hardcore does to find this ridiculous. That Hardcore has detractors in the Department of Justice is clear, but he also has a number of them in the adult industry, who draw a line between…

Jagermeister in porn, XXVIth in a series, or: Dollar shots

Where American porn tends to use the sound of lawnmowers outside the filming location as a prop, the Europeans (in this case, Cindy Dollar in a scene from Viv Thomas’ “Members Only 5”) often employ liquor cabinets. “A well-stocked bar is a sign of wealth and attracts naked women,” said Jean-Claude Parallelogramme, a spokesman for…

PSK gets wood

As you know, the fifth anniversary is the wood anniversary, and it is clear from this morning’s Porn Star Karaoke anniversary celebration (I arrived at 2 a.m.) that Nicki Hunter inspires wood wherever she goes. I will admit that the lights were on at Sardo’s when I arrived, but there were still dozens of people…

Stoya finds cigarettes, pierogies in Philadelphia

I like Stoya because she reminds me of an Edward Gorey character with all the working parts Gorey himself wasn’t interested in. I also think she has a wonderful face, reminiscent of my Soviet forebears. I have recently begun a Stoya immersion program (it’s even better than you think) and talked with her via interweb…