The Radisson Summit: An embedded report

An informational meeting of adult industry elites was held at Chatsworth’s Radisson Hotel to discuss threats to the Porno-Industrial Complex by California’s Occupational Safety And Health Administration (Cal/OSHA). Chaired by Vivid’s Steve Hirsch, the meeting took place on September 9, timed to coincide with the release of The Beatles Rockband. Despite this, the small room,…

Vivid goes interracial with Choco Tacos

Conan O’Brien recently walked across Cahuenga Blvd. to meet Vivid girls Meggan Mallone, Monique Alexander, and Sunny Leone. Should the porn industry have to leave California, this might be the Boston native’s last chance. The “Tonight Show” host also visited new neighbors in a ski shop and a sign shop, further legitimizing Vivid in particular…

Savanna Samson looks, Steve Hirsch sounds, I feel wistful

A recent article in the New York Times about the dwindling of porn plots featured a photo of Savanna Samson staring thoughtfully toward the Bowery and a quote from Vivid co-founder Steve Hirsch waxing nostalgic. Referring to the current vignettization of porn, Hirsch recalled the glory days. “It’s almost like we’re back to the late…

Vivid at 25: Porn with a little reality

Vivid’s Steve Hirsch, who co-founded the company in 1984, was inside. Hirsch is one of only a few of Porn Valley’s CEOs who has managed to keep his company afloat from the dawn of VHS through the Great Internet Dilution. The others are Larry Flynt and Adam & Eve’s Phil Harvey.

Microsoft unveils "My First Porn Article" software

Redmond, WA (GP:PVO) — Software giant Microsoft today launched the Porn Article template for its Microsoft Word application. The template contains all the elements standard to anyone’s first article about the porn industry, including the writer’s general skittishness, Paul Thomas, fist-shaking at the Internet, the word “dire,” blanket acceptance of a quote about how much…