Spector of porn haunts “I’m Good At Freaky”

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…

XRCO Awards tonight

I was a voter for tonight’s X-Rated Critics’ Organization (XRCO) Awards, and I look forward to seeing (from afar, alas, I will be in another state) if I picked the right whores to win, place, and show. This is the 25th annual XRCO event, open only to industry members by a process involving scent recognition…

Digital Playground preps Pirates 3

When Digital Playground adapted Disney’s theme park ride-turned-movie series Pirates of the Caribbean into the Pirates pornos, few thought the adult versions would be so successful. But now that the Pirates of the Caribbean series is over, Digital Playground has set its sites on a comic book adaptation, Crotchmen. “We wanted to go darker,” said…

Benchmarking adult award shows, conferences

A few years ago, the adult video industry’s connection with upstart XBiz was tenuous; Hustler and Vivid did not play ball with AVN’s rival, and only Digital Playground seemed to see the value in advertising with the magazine. But that has changed, and now both AVN and XBiz draw from the same pool of advertisers…

Buck Adams remembered

Buck Adams, 52, a porn actor and director, was remembered yesterday at a service falling on what would have been his 53rd birthday. He died October 28 in Northridge in the San Fernando Valley following a decade of heart ailments. Adams was a member of the Halls of Fame of both Adult Video News and…

Excuse Movie of the Week: Hearts And Minds II

“Beyond courage, beyond honor, we find our hearts and minds.” Thus begins the boxcover copy for New Sensations’ sequel to Hearts & Minds, starring Ashlynn Brooke and Tommy Gunn and which looks to be a cross between Blackhawk Down, Coming Home, and Big-Titted Teens. There is an adult industry term for the type of porno…