Tagged: trademags

Cui Boner or: AVN is like a Rolling Stone

Cui Boner or: AVN is like a Rolling Stone

Ain’t it hard to discover that/He ain’t really where it’s at/After he took from you everything he could steal?/How does it feel? – Bob Dylan I got a message from a colleague who happens...

AVN sends employees, lawsuit to XBiz

AVN sends employees, lawsuit to XBiz

AVN yesterday filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against rival XBiz, claiming the upstart adult trade publication misappropriated trade secrets and generated unfair competition in its poaching of sales director Sara Sazzman last...

XBiz releases tell-all book

XBiz releases tell-all book

Sassy adult trade publication ingenue XBiz has released its titillating expose’ of the porn world, The State of the Industry: Researched And Revealed. I breathlessly rang up XBiz president Alec Helmy and asked him...

Shocker: Some Pornorazzi hated

Shocker: Some Pornorazzi hated

“They stand there. They get in the way. They gawk. You can hear them breathing.” As Santa Ana winds and a tightening ring of fire drive adult casts, crews, and the media personnel that...

Black and grey Friday in the porn world, Gawker Media

Black and grey Friday in the porn world, Gawker Media

The porn industry is contracting somewhat, and familiar faces at some companies are either leaving porn altogether or are moving to other companies to be familiar faces there. I’ll mention some people in the...

Vicky Vette: When boobs are not enough

Vicky Vette: When boobs are not enough

Erotic Scandinavian among erotic Scandinavians Vicky Vette, whose wholesome sauciness evokes the pornstars of the 90′s, is in a near dead heat with someone named Tera Patrick over a Best Boobs contest on a...

Don’t go breaking my Covenant

Don’t go breaking my Covenant

As America’s foremost critic of pornographic and pornotextual material (it even says so on my parking space), I am often asked, upon writing an unfavorable review of a movie, what right I have to...

Columbia Journalism Review addresses porn megaconglomerates

Columbia Journalism Review addresses porn megaconglomerates

With today’s announcement that Magna Publishing, parent company of furtive, raincoat-wearing gentlemen’s magazine Genesis, has purchased bestubbled, bathrobe-wearing gentlemen’s magazine Gallery, media watchers are concerned that a large segment of print medium porn consumers...

When Black Friday comes to AVN

When Black Friday comes to AVN

AVN laid off 16 employees today, including senior editor Mike Albo, long a fixture on the adult reportage scene, having previously edited Hustler’s Erotic Video Guide. Also let go were AVN’s receptionist and employees...

Mug shot revisited

Mug shot revisited

Gram Ponante posts an update on a simple street assault that speaks volumes about Porn Valley’s impression of itself. “Porn is the place where, when you go there, they lack the sense of self-worth to kick you out.”

AVNAds breaks up with AdBrite

AVNAds breaks up with AdBrite

AVNAds, the completely transparent and bug-free ad-serving program that was the shadowy adult side of AdBrite, has broken from its mainstream partner, which is now seeking adult signups via its Black Label Ads program....

Industry shocker: AVN redesign doesn’t look like ass

Industry shocker: AVN redesign doesn’t look like ass

AVN has relaunched its website and the result is impressive. Graphically, the site is less busy than it was before, and videos do not play automatically, which was a problem with the old design....

New copy of XBiz World contains mousepad

New copy of XBiz World contains mousepad

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Adult industry trade journal XBizWorld this month included a mousepad with its 130-page magazine, confusing a number of subscribers. “I don’t know what kind of message they’re trying to send,” said...

Trade mags preparing site relaunches

Trade mags preparing site relaunches

Because no one likes the old and used, both of the adult business’ trade publications have spent the Spring rolling their new websites to the launchpad. AVN has been tinkering with its design for...

Vivid remakes The Money Shot

Vivid remakes The Money Shot

Six years in the wake of the AVN-financed web series The Money Shot, about the inner workings of a Porn Valley trade magazine, AVN financier Vivid is releasing Layout, about the inner workings of...

XBiz launches ’07 Forum, drinks

XBiz launches ’07 Forum, drinks

I stood on the lobby balcony of the Roosevelt Hotel and asked the following question: “Who in this room will benefit from the creation of a .xxx domain?” Silence. “I know I will,” I...