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…

Account of a Visit from Federal Agents

was the night before Christmas, and I was forlorn Ne’r a vibrator whirring in the Valley of Porn; The studios closed reluctantly down, For fear that girls’ parents had flown into town; The day so beloved of all Christian saints, Found trannys’ surprises tucked under their taints, And I in my tube socks, and you…

Same time last year: McDLT Edition

Sometimes I look at the things I wrote yesterday, forget about three years ago, and don’t understand them. And it’s probably because each day I understand less, like Charlie Gordon post-Algernon, and with a dumbness-radiating cellphone to boot. I probably won’t understand that tomorrow, either. Fumetti and squirting and Asians – November 22, 2005 You…

Lesbians, civil rights infringement, and The Crash Pad

Even as San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsome’s “It’s gonna happen; whether you like it or not!” pro-same-sex marriage soundbite was played over and over to incite fear among a homophobic populace to ban gay marriage in California, lesbians in a Bay Area apartment were secretly taping each other in direct violation of their civil rights.…

Calling all (gonzo) girls

A film critical of the porn industry (and that’s O.K., remember – it’s not like it’s Birth of a Nation) will be shown tonight at Pasadena’s Fuller Theological Seminary. The Price of Pleasure has marketed itself as fair and balanced, but it is not. More than that, producers have actively tried to keep potential detractors…

Life In A Porn Dorm Isn’t All Pillow Fights And Orgies

Because The Whore Within Me was cast almost exclusively with women who belong to Spiegler Girls, the porn talent agency run by Mark Spiegler, I thought I’d reprint an article I wrote for The Naughty American, a webzine published by the studio Naughty America. I spent an evening at the Spiegler Dorm with Spiegler, Annette…

The Whore Within Me

Studio: Digital SinDirector: Visual BlurrCast: Bobbi Starr, Lorelei Lee, Adrianna Nicole, Madison Young, Leighlani Red, Steve Holmes, Dirty Harry, Alex Gonz, Christian, Jon Jon Portions of this review originally appeared on Fleshbot Bobbi Starr is a schoolteacher with a secret in director Visual Blurr’s Very Important Porn Movie, The Whore Within Me. From the moment…

Gram Ponante announces Oscars of Porn

During a brief ceremony at the Lamplighter Restaurant this morning, the vaunted National Institutes of Pornographic And Pornotextual Arts changed the name of its annual awards from the Also-Rannies to its current title, the Excellence in Adult and/or Erotic Entertainment Honors. A simple nine-foot statue was wheeled across the parking lot. “That looks like my…

Nina and Kylie’s Perfect Orgy: your mileage may vary

In the same way that the characters in “Friends” couldn’t possibly have afforded the Manhattan apartments they lived in, when Nina Hartley and Kylie Ireland lay down tips for the perfect orgy in Hartley’s latest Adam & Eve instructional video, the viewer should understand that Lorelei Lee, Adrianna Nicole, and Annette Schwarz aren’t going to…

It’s hard to be a pornsaint in the city

This collection of artful renderings of some of my personal favorite porn personalities has a daunting amount of theory behind it, which can either be a turnoff, a justification, or, well, just those two. Best to not read the manifesto attached. Suffice to say that not since Bang Boat has there been a porn site…

Lorelei Lee on breaking the fourth wall

As you know, I am a trained thespian. That is why I was shocked to see Lorelei Lee break character in a recent scene between herself, Adrianna Nicole, and Tommy Pistol. Lee plays the victim of a two-timing boyfriend and her role calls for her to bust in on Pistol and Nicole at the designated…

Naughty Flipside 1

Studio: Naughty AmericaDirector: Brett BrandoCast: Sasha Grey, Satine Phoenix, Pinky Lee, Dana DeArmond, Adrianna Nicole, Lorelei Lee, Tommy Pistol Portions of this review originally appeared on Fleshbot This movie features my personal Power Station, Cream, and Damn Yankees of porn, a tasty cast in a series of scenes that progress literally from dark to light…

Adrianna Nicole, Lorelei Lee, and Dana DeArmond in Naughty Flipside

This is neither a movie about asses nor about Filipinas, but instead a superbly-cast throwback to the type of movie Jim Holliday would make without the exclusionary dialogue. Here Brett Brando directs Nicole and Lee to lay a trap for a two-timing boyfriend, played by Tommy Pistol, and below Dana DeArmond chats with real-life boyfriend,…

Even professionals benefit from dildo etiquette

Kylie Ireland demonstrates the preferred underhand method of holding a dildo on the set of her Submitted for Your Approval. In the background is Eli Cross. Accepting instruction are Lorelei Lee and Princess Donna. Tremendous things happened to them that day. “Eventually I was fisted with 75 needles stuck in my breasts and thighs,” said…

Lorelei Lee and Adrianna Nicole – just because

Now that I have passed through the Gilroy filter and am an adopted Son of San Francisco (none of that is true), I have become a fan of fetish models-turned-porn stars Lorelei Lee and Adrianna Nicole (that is true). “People get me confused with Adrianna all the time,” said Lee, who schooled me on Marilyn…