So now there exists in a once-shadowy business the opportunity to discuss something with the faith that the whole structure won’t be pulled down.
Gram talks with Roy Karch about making porn, selling porn, and the plight of the senior pornographer.
Notes from the 12th Porn Standards Conclabe CHATSWORTH, Calif.— Calling to order the 12th Annual Porn Standards Conclabe at the Lamplighter Restaurant here, Porn Valley Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Loup Perch-Tounge welcomed industry dramaturgs, archivists, scribes, and tastemakers from as far away as Tampa to both Portlands as well as sizable retinues from San Francisco,…
The Wonderland Murders made John Holmes’ petty thievery on-set look quaint by comparison
A pornographer who was an unlikely political activist, Riccardo Schicchi, 60, directed Cicciolina in “The Red Telephone,” Italy’s first hardcore film.
For many on stage and in the audience, there is a feeling of nostalgia and loss, as if it could never be that way again.
No book has done more to complicate the legacy of the late John Holmes—to his favor—than “Porn King,” his fascinating work of semi-autobiography re-released by his widow, Laurie Holmes.
If an actor is but an instrument of the script, Bartholet is the biggest tool there is. In fact, he should be called Home Depothelet.
Gram recommends the recently updated biography “John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches”
Nearly a quarter century after his death, interest in John C. Holmes isn’t “Exhausted,” and you get the feeling Holmes wouldn’t have had it any other way.
The Wonderland Murders became the Porn Industry’s first big scandal, and AHF and AIM had nothing to do with it
Gram speaks with Bob Chinn on his book-based reboot of Johnny Wadd
It was not from a lack of education on Holmes’ part that he knowingly exposed several partners to the virus by continuing to work post-diagnosis.
Dawn Schiller’s fascinating new memoir “The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes” takes place almost entirely outside the industry that made John Holmes famous.
I will send you both “The Senator’s Daughter” and (what I consider) a good movie if you …
“… the couple rides through the empty streets of Century City in a convertible limousine, waving to no one. It’s like the money ran out.”
John Holmes began hanging around with a group of thugs who lived in a three-story home on the twisty mountainside Wonderland Avenue. He became their mule and errand boy in exchange for drugs.
We wish the sadder-but-wiser Chambers were still around.
At no point in the movie “I’m Good At Freaky,” which premieres Thursday night at the Los Feliz 3, is the title character identified as iconic record producer/convicted murderer Phil Spector. But what about that hair? I talked with “Freaky” director/coproducer Roy Karch, who finished filming the movie in April, just as Spector’s jury pondered…
Studio: Adam & EveDirector: Jack Remy, Patti RhodesCast: John Holmes, Amber Lynn, Harry Reems, Kimberly Carson, Bunny Bleu, Jessie Adams, Sheri St. Claire, Richard Bolla, Mindy Ray, Shaun Michelle “Sometimes I come up here just to get a load of the view,” muses John Holmes on a Hollywood hilltop in “I Love L.A.,” a late-period,…