Porn Valley signage: Which is real?

Following yesterday’s shocking discovery that AVN had Photoshopped (do I still need to capitalize that?) its logo onto a building owned by someone else for a press announcement, I wondered how many other Porn Valley institutions engaged in sign-anigans. Was crosstown rival XBiz misrepresenting its status at 4929 Wilshire Boulevard? (Like Ladyhawke, the XBiz building…

"So I says to the guy, I says:"

This emancipated gimp was one of the many delights offered to visitors of Harry Mohney’s Erotic Heritage Museum. I rarely venture of the Strip while in Vegas (I am frightened by the natives and their rites), but this space is a delight for any consumer or scholar of sex culture. Clearly a labor of love,…

2008 in Review: Workplace of the Year

Kink.com Larry Flynt makes his employees pay for parking. Digital Playground has never washed the Tera couch. If you work at Vivid, you have to make awkward, shoe-gazing conversation with Eon McKai by the lunch truck. GawkerMedia did away with its bonus program so I’m not getting a Gizmodo-branded hoodie for writing Fleshbot’s most-read story…

John Holmes book also measured in inches

John Holmes single-schlongedly embodied the American narrative of success, downfall, and redemption in its porn context, which means something different from any other context. And his story as told in a new book by Jennifer Sugar and Jill Nelson, John Holmes, a Life Measured in Inches, unfolds that story as comprehensibly as possible. I say…

A Decade of wholesome Hustler Hollywood

“HUSTLER Hollywood has saved more marriages than Billy Graham,” said Larry Flynt, commenting on tonight’s tenth anniversary of his flagship store on Sunset Blvd. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. with appearances by Riley Evans (pictured, with cameltoe) and Daisy Marie, who grace Hustler covers in 2009. It was Flynt’s late wife, Althea, who said…