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SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Former adult performer Derrick Burts, who has close ties to AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and frequently appears with AHF president Michael Weinstein on the rostrum at their press conferences, has today filed a petition seeking to force Acting State Printer Kevin Hannah to delete several of the arguments against Prop 60 made by Californians Against Worker Harassment and other adult personalities from the official California state informational ballot booklet which is sent to voters.
Burts claims that at least three statements scheduled to be included in the official documents are false and/or misleading. But as someone who has reported on and closely followed the development of this proposition over the past months, I offer an informed view that the statements are in fact nothing of the sort.
Specifically, Burts claims that the statement "Prop 60 allow ANYONE in California to sue adult film producers, violate their privacy and weaken safety standards" should be removed from the official Ballot Measure Summary. However, Prop 60 is clear that if the California Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA) declines to press charges within 21 days against an adult producer (including producer/performers) who produces a sexually explicit feature or scene shot in California, then indeed ANYONE in the state can sue that producer under what has been termed the "Private Attorney General" statute.
Further, if such lawsuits are filed by private citizens, those actions would force the performers involved to reveal their legal names in order to challenge the suits, thus opening them to violence by anti-porn activists and stalkers. Moreover, since the Proposition contains no specific requirements regarding testing of performers for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but merely mandates the use of condoms and other "Engineering controls and work practice controls" which, according to definitions in the California Health Code include rubber gloves, goggles and face shields, the Proposition provides significantly less safety for performers than the currently mandated 14-day testing procedure and the PASS system.
Burts is also suing State Sen. Mark Leno, Dr. Mark Gladstein and Valley Industry & Commerce Assn. VP Jessica Yasukochi for their statements against the Proposition, claiming that the entirely factual statments that the Proposition "will cost taxpayers 'tens of millions of dollars'" (even though the state's Legislative Analyst recently—and incorrectly—deleted the "tens of" from his own statement), and that their statement that the above-mentioned "citizen lawsuits" allow citizens to file suit "directly against adult film performers; on-set crew and even cable and satellite television companies who distribute the films. Even injured performers can be sued directly by anyone. No other worker in California can be sued this way" are somehow inaccurate. Simply put, that is horseshit. One need only read the Proposition to see that.
Burts asserts that it isn't the case that the "named proponent"—aka AHF president Michael Weinstein—"cannot be fired" except by a vote of both Houses of the California Legislature. Then what does he think the Proposition's clause, which reads in part, "the proponent shall not be considered an 'at-will' employee of the State of California, but the Legislature shall have the authority to remove the proponent from his agency role by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature when 'good cause' exists to do so, as that term is defined by California case law" means?
Burts also claims that the statement "Married couples who film in their own homes can be sued" is false, but again, Burts has willfuly misread the Proposition; they absolutely can be sued if the married couple releases their footage commercially.
Finally, Burts' Petition goes after adult performers Chanel Preston and Nina Hartley—perhaps not coincidentally, revealing those performers real names (Ed Note: Preston and Hartley's legal names are included in their letter for the voter guide,which will be sent to all voting households in the state),as would also be the case if citizens sued them for lack of condom use—and former Cal/OSHA Standards Board Chair Jere Ingram as signatories to the statement "Is it a surprise that this special interest group [AHF] will also profit from the proposition? They will be given authority to file countless lawsuits against workers in adult films and can pocket the special fines. Every on-set worker could be sued."
Considering AHF's track record in lending its own legal staff, free of charge, to the lawsuit against the Adult Industry Medical (AIM) Healthcare Foundation by two former performers regarding alleged violation of their medical privacy rights, no one in his/her right mind would doubt that if Prop 60 passes, AHF would make those same legal services available to citizens who sue adult producers over the Prop 60 requirements.
The entire Petition can be read here.
Although Burts is the technical Petitioner here, there can be little doubt who is actually behind the lawsuit, what with AIDS Healthcare having put out a press release championing the action.
"The California Voter Guide is an official state document that millions of California voters rely on for accurate information about ballot measures," said Rick Taylor, identified in the AHF press release as Yes on Prop 60's lead campaign consultant. "As such, it is incumbent upon state officials to ensure that the materials provided by both supporters and opponents of ballot measures are truthful, fair and accurate. The language in question submitted to the Secretary of State by the adult film industry and the Free Speech Coalition misrepresents several significant parts of Proposition 60—that it will potentially cost the state 'tens of millions in state and local tax revenue,' and that it will allow every Californian to sue any adult film performer and obtain and expose their true identities and personal information. Interestingly, the language submitted by opponents in their three opposition arguments regarding Proposition 60 never once mention the word 'condom.'"
Well, Rick, perhaps that's because the signatories believe the main purposes of Prop 60, aside from harassing the adult industry, is to set Michael Weinstein up with a California state job for life.
For more on this controversy, see AHF's fraudulent attempt to claim that adult performers support Prop 60 here.
CANOGA PARK, Calif.—Comic fans everywhere currently jonesing for the big screen premiere next Friday of the hotly anticipated Suicide Squad can get an advance peek now at parody meister Axel Braun's X-rated riff on the DC Comics property, Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, hitting DVD a week after the mainstream version, August 12.
The fourth release from the Wicked Comix imprint, Suicide Squad is also the first Wicked movie ever shot in 4K Ultra HD. The cast is led by Kleio Valentien, reprising the role of Harley Quinn from Braun's Batman v Superman XXX that won her the 2016 AVN Award for Best Supporting Actress. Joining Valentien are Wicked Girl Asa Akira as Katana, Anna Bell Peaks as Killer Frost, Katy Kiss as Poison Ivy and Axel Braun Productions contract girl Riley Steele as Enchantress. The male side of the bill includes Braun regular Lexington Steele, Seth Gamble, Owen Grey, Charles Dera and 2016 AVN Best Actor Tommy Pistol as The Joker.
"I was blessed with a cast and crew who were as invested as I was in this movie," Braun said. "Tommy Pistol and Anna Bell Peaks both bleached their hair and dyed it for their roles, just like Ryan Ryder did last year for Peter Pan XXX, and Seth Gamble not only grew mutton chops and still managed to look freakishly handsome, but went as far as hiring an Australian dialect coach to perfect his accent for Captain Boomerang.
"Kleio Valentien completely inhabited the role of Harley Quinn once again, and gave it even more layers and nuances," he continued, "while Katy Kiss showed true star potential with a fantastic performance as Poison Ivy. And I couldn't be more thankful for our two contract superstars, Asa Akira and Riley Steele, as well as the living legend Lexington Steele, the awesome Owen Grey, and the outstanding Charles Dera, all of whom gave 110 percent and endured crazy long hours along with my amazing crew to help me make the hottest, sexiest, most entertaining movie I've shot in a long time."
For her part, Akira offered, "I feel like I hit the porno lottery by getting the Katana role. Not only did I get to fuck two of my favorites, Kleio Valentien and Lexington Steele, I got to wear flat boots and leggings as my costume! And beacuase I was in a mask the whole time, I only needed to get makeup done on half of my face. These little things go a long way in this business—especially on an Axel set. Because he is so incredibly meticulous, the days are very long, and sometimes we don't even get to the fucking until practically dawn. It always shows in the end product though, and I'm so proud to be part of this production."
Pistol shared Akira's enthusiasm, commenting, "Getting to play The Joker was a dark little secret I"ve always had. Axel gave me the chance to make it happen, and I'll always be thankful for that. Definitely a highlight in my career!"
Added Akira, "Tommy was frightening as The Joker. There was a moment I ended up in a room alone with him, and I was so freaked out that I had to leave. I kept telling Kleio I was so glad I wasn't the one fucking him for this movie. Luckily, though, she was into it!"
See the safe-for-work trailer for Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody in 4K on YouTube.
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LOS ANGELES—The company that's long been a leader of the squiriting genre releases its latest entry in the realm of female ejaculate, Battle of the Squirters, this Monday, August 1.
The new Elegant Angel Productions offering from director Dreadneck stars Adriana Chechik, Harlow Harrison, Karla Kush, Kleio Valentien, Kat Dior, Veronica Avluv, Ashley Fires and the original Squirtwoman, Cytherea.
Gushed Dreadneck, "Eight incredible squirters flooding your screen with sweet squirt. This showcase films brings you Cytherea versus Adriana in round one, Harlow versus Karla in round two, Kleio versus Kat in round three, and Veronica versus Ashley in round four. All four brand new scenes of pure squirting threesome action."
"We are most enthusiastic and truly excited and proud of this release," Elegant CEO Jerry E. added.
See the trailer for Battle of the Squirters here.
The company notes that it has two new five-disc, 20-hour compilations slated to release Monday as well: Super Squirters and Bomb Black Pussy.
CHATSWORTH, Calif.—The Free Speech Coalition has issued a statement addressing the apparent endorsement by the International Entertainment Adult Union (IEAU) of Proposition 60—the measure going before California voters in November that would mandate the use of condoms in adult productions statewide—slated to appear in the California voter guide being mailed to all voting households in the state.
The FSC's statement follows:
On July 21st, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) submitted its official “rebuttal to opposition’s argument” statement with California Secretary of State’s office for inclusion in the state voter pamphlet. The text of the rebuttal specifically states that IEAU supports Prop. 60.
However, as of the July 21st submission date, neither IEAU or its related entities who hold the sole authority to represent adult film worker IEAU-members (the APAG and the 242 Crew Union) had actually reviewed or voted to take a position on Prop 60.
Despite being aware of this, AHF falsely (and prominently) featured the group as a backer of the Proposition in its ballot guide, in a way that would unlawfully mislead California voters.
In fact, last night, the IEAU’s adult film worker chapters voted to remain neutral on Proposition 60—with several board members voting to oppose and none voting to support the initiative. Additionally, they unanimously voted to have an unauthorized signature by a person falsely claiming to represent the organization, redacted from AHF’s rebuttal statement in support of Prop 60.
Representatives of AHF attended the meeting, evidence that AHF was well-aware that their official statement contained false and misleading information.
Proposition 60 is thirteen pages of detailed legalese that gives every resident of California the right to sue adult film performers. Perhaps AHF’s only strategy with the flawed initiative is to try and fool voters.
Here are the facts: Proposition 60 is opposed by the California Democratic Party, California Republican Party, California Libertarian Party, as well as civil rights and public health organizations including Equality California and the Los Angeles LGBTQ Center, and the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC), the largest independent performer organization in the industry.
We call on AHF to immediately withdraw its rebuttal and stop trying to mislead voters.
IEAU founder Amanda Gullesserien, aka Phyllisha Anne, whose signature appears on the Rebuttal to Argument Against Prop 60, had not responded to multiple requests for comment as of post time.
MONTREAL—New series Black Anal Asses from Hard X saw the release this week of its debut volume, which features the first anal performance by Layton Benton.
Directed by Mason, the movie is comprised entirely of anal scenes between black starlets and white cocksmen. Joining Benton in the cast are Kira Noir, Skyler Nicole and cover girl Ana Foxxx.
"Mason picked a great line-up of young stars for the first volume of the all-anal series," offered Jon Blitt, head of production for Hard X parent company O.L. Entertainment. "Add in the fact that the movie features Layton's first anal scene, and the movie will move to the top of any porn fan's must-own list."
The company syponsizes the four scenes of Black Anal Asses as follows:
"The extra thick Layton Benton brings her 50-inch backside to Hard X for her very first anal sex scene. Watch as Mick Blue pounds her ebony ass, with ass worshipping and tons of face sitting. Layton goes hard in her all-anal debut. To view the trailer click here.
"Black bombshell Ana Foxxx is back at it again for Hard X in an epic anal scene. Ana's beautiful face and smoking hot body look even better with Manuel Ferrara's thick cock pumping all of her holes. To view the trailer click here.
"Curvy chocolate goddess Skyler Nicole has her ass eaten out by Mick Blue before she offers up her backdoor to him. To view the trailer click here.
"Kira Noir debuts on Hard X, showing off her tight body in a sensuous tease before sliding a toy deep inside of her tight ass to warm her up for the fucking she's about to receive from Markus Dupree. To view the trailer click here."
All four scenes can be found on the Black Anal Asses DVD or at membership site HardX.com.
Pictured: Layton Benton.
CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Beautiful and buzz-worthy newcomers Violet Starr, Stevie Foxx, Layla London and cover girl Lana Rhoades make up the cast of new Paul Woodcrest-directed release Hot Models, out now from Digital Sin.
"This is a very exciting cast, especially for those who enjoy watching fresh talent," Woodcrest said. "There's always something special about a new girl on the scene, and for Hot Models we have four! All of them got their start this year and have already created a crazy amount of excitement."
The four vignettes of Hot Models portraty sexual seduction scenarios between models and photographers in the fasion world. A company synopsis elaborates, "With a swimsuit cover on the line, Violet Starr puts model behavior aside to seduce famed international photographer Ramon Nomar. Glamour model Stevie Foxx is eager to share her idea for a spread with revered shooter Mick Blue. A lingerie shoot provides Layla London the opportunity to zoom in on photographer crush Markus Dupree. Gorgeous Lana Rhoades is put in a compromising position when Xander Corvus attempts to convince her he's her shot at the big time."
"I had a lot of fun shooting for Digital Sin; it was my first time," Rhoades said. "It was also my first time working with Xander Corvus and he was great too! I got pounded super-hard and loved it."
Commented Starr, "Shooting for Hot Models was really fun. Everyone on set was awesome. This scene made me fulfill a fantasy that I have had for a while. The sex was definitely something I have never experienced before; it had me craving more later that same day."
View the trailer for Hot Models here.
Pictured: Lana Rhoades, Xander Corvus.
Posted Jul 28th, 2016 04:55 PM
NEW YORK—Scholarly journal Porn Studies has released a special issue—Volume 3, Issue 2: Porn Labour—co-edited by Rebecca Sullivan, University of Calgary Professor and co-author of Pornography: Structures, Agency and Performance, and Jiz Lee, adult performer and producer at Pink & White Productions, and editor of Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy.
Porn Studies is published by Routledge, a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources int he humanities and social sciences.
"Like all workers, issues of self-determination, autonomy, dignity, respect, and fair compensation are paramount," Lee and Sullivan write in their editor introduction. "The fact that these fundamental human rights are often claimed to not apply to sex workers – either because they are undeserving or because the industry is incapable of meeting those demands—is, we argue, the worst kind of abuse."
Prefaced by an editorial by Smith and Attwood, and an introduction by editors Lee and Sullivan, the issue includes six articles: “Pornography as a creative industry: challenging the exceptionalist approach to pornography,” “Performing labour: ethical spectatorship and the communication of labour conditions in pornography,” “Bucking heteronormativity: Buck Angel as porn performer, producer and pedagogue,” “Doing it for free: digital labour and the fantasy of amateur online pornography,” “‘A scene is just a marketing tool’: alternative income streams in porn’s gig economy” and “Producing the porn self: an introspection of the mainstream Greek porn industry.”
Forum pieces are “Porn–artifice–performance–and the problem of authenticity” and “Sex/work,” and book reviews include Coming Out Like A Porn Star: Essays On Pornography, Protection, And Privacy; Stigma And The Shaping Of The Pornography Industry; and Pornography: Structures, Agency and Performance.
"To me, the best research in porn studies happens when scholars and professionals work together," said co-editor Rebecca Sullivan. "I learned so much from Jiz not just about labour practices in the porn industry, but also about my own academic standards and expectations, and how I can do better."
"Rebecca was my academic lodestar," writes co-editor Jiz Lee. "I was honored to be invited as a co-editor, but found the task challenging: obstacles preventing performer participation seemed inherent in research, outreach, and publication. Fortunately, Rebecca and I were able to articulate this arduous position in our introduction, and we plan to explore it further in a forthcoming issue. Regardless, this special issue exposes labour rights as a prevalent topic within the adult industry and pushes cultural conversations in a direction that prioritizes workers."
Helmed by U.K. scholars Feona Attwood and Clarissa Smith, Porn Studies is “the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts,” with attention towards “the intersection of sexuality, gender, race, class, age and ability.”
Past issues include articles by scholars Linda Williams, Lynn Comella, and Chauntelle Anne Tibbals, and works by producers and performers such as Ms. Naughty and Stoya.
Porn Studies Special Issue: Porn Labour comes at a timely release as the industry's workers unite to educate California voters against November ballot Proposition 60, an initiative strong-armed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and that, in rejecting performer cooperation, proves harmful if it passes. As Lee and Sullivan write: "When decisions about workers’ rights are determined in contexts that exclude the actual affected workers, then workers are placed at high risk."
Porn Studies can be accessed at Taylor&FrancisOnline.
Pictured: Behind the scenes at CrashPad Series (Photo courtesy of CrashPadSeries.com)
Posted Jul 28th, 2016 03:06 PM
LOS ANGELES—Sex educator and Wicked Pictures contract star Jessica Drake shares her expertise in the premiere episode of BuzzFeed’s new original series Modern Sex. The new show is now available on Go90.com.
The adult superstar who is known for hosting, directing and producing the award-winning sex education series Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, appears in the Modern Sex episode titled “Fiancés Make a Home Movie.” In the show, she helps a young couple make a home sex tape. To watch Jessica's episode, click here.
"I'm a big fan of BuzzFeed and this was awesome to shoot! Helping a real-life couple capture their intimacy on camera for a personal home movie was so much fun,” Drake said. “Mike and Madeline were amazing, and the whole process embodies just how much I love helping people explore and enrich their sexuality. Big thanks to BuzzFeed for featuring me in the first episode of the series!"
Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex has earned many awards and honors for its message of sexual wellness. The series’ volume on Fellatio earned AVN’s 2012 Best Educational Release trophy, while more recently, Anal Sex for Men received AVN’s 2014 Best Educational Release award. During the Go90 shoot, Drake shared some of the secrets and tips from her own experiences as a director, which have earned her numerous accolades, including six nominations at the 28th Annual AVN Awards for her feature 3 Days in June.
BuzzFeed’s Modern Sex follows real-life couples as they go on sex field trips led by sex experts. Each episode features a couple searching for a fun way to turn up the heat, a newfound sense of intimacy, or an outlet to satisfy secret fantasies. The bedroom doors are opened, and no topic is too taboo for this playful, sex-positive series that provides honest insights into what sex looks like today.
This article originally ran in the July 2016 issue of AVn magazine. See the digital edition here.
Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona | Height: 5-foot-1 | Weight: 120 pounds | Measurements: 32D-25-36 | Hair: Brown | Eyes: Brown
Sssh! Don’t tell anyone, but Callie Klein might be a genius. After all, she graduated from high school in Scottsdale, Arizona, three years early and at 18, she already had an associate’s degree in applied sciences, having double-majored in anatomy/physiology and chemistry—and now she does porn!
Well, to be fair, it runs in the family. Her dad owns the gay studio BoyCrush. Once she turned 18, she started webcamming, “and then I was just, ‘You know what? I’m just going to take the plunge and do porn.’ Dad didn’t really have a problem with that; he just wanted me to be educated and he’s been pretty supportive.”
When we spoke with Callie, she’d only been doing hardcore for about a month, during which time she essayed one boy/girl scene (with Ray from AmateurAllure), which she said was “really fun,” and lots of b.j.s, including a blowbang for GangbangCreamPie.com: “I loved it! I had seven guys; it was the first I ever, ever did. There was a lot of blowjobs, a lot of cum. I don’t remember their names specifically, though, but it was a lot of fun.”
Callie’s favorite position, though, is doggie—she hadn’t done any anal yet—and she had plans to jump into IR, hopefully with Greg Lansky because “that’d be cool.” But she’s up for basically anything because “I’m flexible, so it’ll work—but I love girls the most.”
Beyond porn, she’s a cat lover, and her family has four of them. She’s into hiking Arizona’s mountains and deserts, and collecting the more interesting rocks she finds there. Her music tastes are eclectic, ranging from rock ’n’ roll (the Everly Brothers and CCR are faves) to trap music, but “it really just depends on my mood.”
Callie’s also a bit of a writer, usually inspired by her daydreams, which she’ll write down and later expand into short stories, and she’s thinking about starting a blog to share them with the world. She’s also into green refreshment, and her favorite quote is from Bob Marley: “Truth is, everybody’s gonna hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth hurting for.” (And yes, that means she’s something of a B&D girl as well.)
But be careful: If you hire her, she may just quote some of her favorite philosopher, Plato, at you!
Callie Klein can by booked through Society 15. Follow her on Twitter (@CallieKlein143) and at CallieKleinXXX.com.
Hometown: Cleveland | Age: 22 | Height: 5-foot-4 | Weight: 118 pounds | Measurements: 34C-26-34 | Hair: Red | Eyes: Brown
LOS ANGELES—Amber Ivy received an initiation into porn like no one that has come before her.
Playing “a whore down in Whoreville” for Hall of Fame producer/director Joanna Angel, the Cleveland native did her first professional sex scene for Burning Angel’s How The Grinch Gaped Christmas.
“I was working at a strip club in Cleveland and Joanna was feature dancing there and I didn’t know anything about Burning Angel,” Ivy recalled of November, 2014. “I was just kind of like, ‘I’m interested in porn, you have a lot of tattoos.’ I really didn’t know anything about Burning Angel. And she was like, ‘I’ll shoot you.’
“And I was like, ‘what, really? I’m not hot enough. I’m not hot enough to be a porn star, like really?’ And she was like ‘I’ll shoot you’ and she had me on a plane the next month.”
What she saw on Angel’s set was anything but vanilla.
“Her entire body was painted green head to toe. And it took like six hours for them to do all the makeup on her. And I’m like, ‘Is this what porn is?’” Ivy added. “They’re like spraying in her crack and everything.”
The day was bizarre. But Ivy, who worked with Xander Corvus, was hooked.
“I was like, ‘when can I do it again?’ And then I had a scene the next day with them. And then I went back home and let it sink in,” she said.
A biology major at the time, she had to decide whether she wanted to continue her course work or go for it in porn.
“It was really a thing I had to wrestle with. Do I want to pursue science or do I want to have fun and be young and that whole thing. So here I am,” Ivy said.
The performer, who moved to L.A. on Valentine’s Day after commuting back and forth for occasional scenes, at the time of this interview had shot the majority of her scenes for Burning Angel, but was starting to expand her repertoire. She's now hooked up with Manuel Ferrara and Evil Angel for Raw 26 as well as gotten nasty for FemDom Empire, Diabolic (No Swallowing Allowed 20), LeWood (Little Anal Vixxxens 2), 3rd Degree (Body to Body 4, My Anal Intern), Elegant Angel, Devil’s Film and HoloGirlsVR, among others.
“I would work every day if I could,” said Ivy, who also has naughty content on Clips4Sale and can be regularly seen on live cam.
The 22-year-old has built a following on MyFreeCams as AmberIvyxo, which is also her social media persona; she’s also does shows for SugarInstant.
Ivy said she cammed five nights a week in Cleveland in between strip club shifts and started to enjoy “just seeing what the world’s into."
“I like that people can have these crazy fetishes you wouldn’t ever think of,” she said. “I like getting dressed up and seeing some of my regular customers. You get to interact and actually talk to people and care about them even though you don’t know how many miles away they are.”
On the porn side Ivy said she “loved” working with Manuel Ferrara, whom she met on the set of HoloGirlsVR when she did a pin-up style scene with Harlow Harrison, and a boy/girl/girl with Xander Corvus.
“We were flirting with each other all day and he shot me the next week for Raw 26,” Ivy said of the five-time AVN Male Performer of the Year. “He’s so like, mmm. He’s not like your typical male performer. Just the way he talks to you. He just makes you feel like you’re the only girl in the world.”
Ivy didn't waste time going hardcore when she got to L.A. this year, working again for Joanna Angel in a movie called Dysfucktional Family, doing a boy/girl and a d.p. scene in it. She had been waiting to do a d.p. after being booked for one that didn’t happen.
“It had been in my mind for a while. It took maybe like six months from that moment. So I had six months to think about it and try it at home and that kind of thing,” Ivy said, noting that she tried at home with a toy. “I’m glad I didn’t just jump into it the first time. I’m glad I waited and got to actually try it and see how it worked. It’s definitely a different feeling. … Yeah I love it.
“I worked with Tommy Gunn and Xander Corvus.”
Ivy, who enrolled in college at 16, said she has a passion for biology.
“I got two associate’s degrees by the time I was 20. I’d like to finish, I really would…I’m young, I want to do this right now.
“I love learning in general. Something I live by is, ‘if you’re not learning, you’re not progressing. If you’re not growing, you’re dying. With biology, everything has an answer. And even as we progress further we’re starting to find some of those answers.”
Ivy continued, “It’s one thing that’s a constant for me. I love learning about it. I love practicing it. It’s important in life in general. I found that fiery passion that I have and it’s for science. But I also have that part of me that’s fiery and driven by art and the two always clash.
“So just figuring out the balance for me. I have done traditional art—like painting and drawing and that kind of stuff. So I like to have my fingers in a little bit of everything.”
With her still budding porn career, she wants to see how far she can take it.
“I’d love to pursue this. And I know it takes a while. I know it’s not immediate even though sometimes I’d love for it to be,” Ivy said. “But yeah I’ve been doing clips and trying to do the whole spectrum of things that girls do to make money. Doing all the things to keep putting your face and your brand out there. Once you go away, once your face is gone it’s onto the next person. I realize that and I like that business part of it.”
Ivy calls her assortment of tattoos “my little sticker book.”
“Because I’ve gotten every one in a different place. So every time I’ve traveled I’ve been like I have to get a tattoo here.”
So far she’s gotten inked in Salem, Mass., Savannah, Ga., Columbus, Ohio, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cleveland.
CHATSWORTH, Calif.—The fledgling International Adult Entertainment Union (IEAU), which touts itself as "the only official union certified to represent adult film workers," has officially come out in favor of Proposition 60, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation-backed measure slated to appear on California's November voting ballot that would mandate the use of condoms in adult productions statewide.
Union founder Amanda Gullesserian, aka Phyllisha Anne, signed the Rebuttal to Argument Against Prop 60 included in the preliminary voter guide released Tuesday by the California Secretary of State's office and being mailed to every voting household in California prior to the November 8 general election.
The Rebuttal states, in part: "Make no mistake about who opposes Prop 60. It's the greedy porn producers. They routinely put adult film performers' safety and health at risk by forcing them to perform without condoms. Recent studies found that one in four performers have been sick with with serious sexually transmitted diseases. Nobody should have to risk getting a serious disease to keep their job! ... Prop 60 is supported by the International Adult Entertainment Union ... and by NUMEROUS MEDICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS." (Emphasis in original; see full Rebuttal here.)
AVN reached out to Gullesserian for comment about this move by the Union, and she provided the following statement:
Now I know a lot of you will disagree. And that is Okay. To stand with the Union does not mean you have to stand with Prop 60. Its “Okay to agree, to disagree.” But it was either that or let FSC medicate us all. So we aren’t left with many choices are we? Plus, The Adult Performers Actors Guild and The Adult Film Crew Chapter will have their own say because we do not have to agree when it comes to legislation or propositions, now do we?
“This Union stands for worker’s health and safety through out the adult industry and to work for a better more stable future for each and every one of us.” Quote by Elizabeth Thomas President of the International Union.
After many many months researching every single word of this document and we have come to this conclusion:
Barrier protection is a federal law since 1992. That is a fact.
Why do you suppose that the bigger companies became condom only companies, if it apparently affected their sales? Our guess is because they knew the law, they knew that eventually Cal OSHA will be there to enforce that law and by not sharing that information it would eliminate lot of little companies because they will not be able to survive 80,000$ plus fines and that is exactly what is happening.
This law is not asking for us to take the artistic integrity away from what we do. It does not say we have to use googles, nor that we use dental dam’s, nor does it say we need to use them for oral. What it DOES say is, it that we use condoms for vaginal and anal penetration. PERIOD. Cal OSHA is okay with us using every camera trick in the book to hide the condom as well as using female condoms (in which you can not see). The solution to the clause that has everyone in an uproar about the public being able to sue us and receive our personal information and real names, the solution that is simple. Do not work for a company that does not allow the use of protection and that will put you at risk for the public to do so.
We need to follow what companies such as Wicked and Vivid are doing and not what they are saying because they are doing one thing and saying the opposite. That, right there, should be proof enough alone. No matter how much testing we do or how many condoms we put on, we are as sure to get another HIV scare in this industry, as sure as, California is to get another big earthquake. It’s Not “If” it’s “When”. What kind of a Union would we be if we did not try to protect each and every one of you?
How many videos are sold, is the responsibility of the companies, not the workers. The companies have cut our pay by over half plus there are barely any companies left to work for. We want to help the companies still here to survive by helping them understand what the truth of the laws are, by helping them understand and stay up with Cal OSHA requirements, to avoid any and all Cal OSHA fines. To keep the diversity in the industry and avoid monopolies. How many of you would turn down a job with Wicked or Vivid because they are condom only companies? Not one of you.
When someone does catch HIV in this industry, history has shown us that it is not FSC or any of the companies that are here to help you. “You’re not their problem”, is what you are told, “we can not help you”. History has shown us that the only ones that are here to help any of us is the AIDS HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION, because that is who they are and that is what they do. They are not your enemy, nor are they looking to shut us down. They been fighting a whole industry and doing nothing but asking us to protect ourselves. I personally, the founder of this Union, find that awfully sad in ways, if you think about it. Why would you not want to protect yourselves in every way possible? When you have a job, that every time you go to work, you are putting your life at risk? That is equivalent to policeman not wearing a bullet proof vest when he goes to work, a construction worker not wearing his hardhat or a medical worker not to wear protective clothing. I hope you are beginning to see our point.
This Union is excited to work with Cal Osha, AHF as well as FSC in the rewriting of the blood pathogens language specifically for the adult industry, for we are the ONLY Federal Recognized Union for the Adult Industry.
And we are hoping, now that we got the attention of FSC, that they will start paying attention to the things this industry really needs, and that start to work with APAG and the AFC to work on those needs. instead of just ignoring the workers and considering us throw away people.
We as the International Union stand to protect our workers and we stand to say YES to prop 60. The life that this bill just might save, could be your own.
Amanda Gullesserian, Founder of the I.E.A.U.
Join now! www.entertainmentadultunion.com
UPDATE: In a follow-up email from Gullesserian, she noted that the above "is not the statement for the rest of the Union this is the statement and the reason why I, the founder of the IEAU signed for PROP 60."
FORT McMURRAY, Canada—Adult industry workers are probably well aware of the 100+ degree temperatures they've recently been facing while working in the San Fernando Valley, and the summer's barely under way. Many observers attribute such record high temps to global climate change, which has been brought about in part by the use of fossil fuels such as gasoline and oil, and the recent fracas over the attempt to build the Keystone Pipeline to bring oil derived from Fort McMurray tar sands (also called oil sands) down to refineries in Texas is still ongoing, even though President Obama has refused to give his permission for the pipeline to go forward.
But all that bad press hasn't stopped Fort McMurray supporters from trying to sell their city's most valuable asset, and that's inspired a number of Facebook ads from local resident/tar sands activist Robbie Picard, such as the one pictured here.
"In Canada lesbians are considered hot! In Saudi Arabia if you’re a lesbian you die!" Picard's latest ad reads. "Why are we getting our oil from countries that don’t think lesbians are hot?! Choose equality! Choose Canadian oil!"
Though Picard, who is openly gay, has stated, "It [the ad] was just to strike up a conversation. I find anybody is hot. I think two women kissing is hot. I think that something that is part of the fabric of our city—that we can do whatever we want in our country—that is hot," BoingBoing.net's Cory Doctorow noted, "Picard seems to have missed the fact that you can support LGBTQ rights in Saudi Arabia and oppose the extraction, refinement and consumption of Canada's filthy, planet-killing tar sands."
Doctorow certainly seems to have the right idea—about both oil and lesbians.
Posted Jul 27th, 2016 04:53 PM
CHATSWORTH, Calif.—The Free Speech Coalition has issued the following statement concerning an adult performer in Florida who was caught Tuesday attempting to use a manipulated STD test in order to work:
"Yesterday, a performer in Florida was caught attempting to work with an expired test that had been digitally manipulated. The producer attempted to verify the test against the PASS database, which listed the performer as unavailable. The performer’s agent confirmed with the testing center that the test presented was fraudulent and out of date. The performer was not permitted to shoot.
"In light of this incident FSC reminds all members of the industry that PASS is the only way to validate protocol compliance in line with HIPAA regulations, protecting performers’ personal and medical privacy. Printouts or digital files could be manipulated and do not follow HIPAA guidelines.
"The PASS database is operated by the Free Speech Coalition and is free of charge for industry members (www.fscpass.com).
"An 'Available' status indicates that a performer has been tested for HIV RNA, Hepatitis C antibodies, Hepatitis B antigen, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Trichomoniasis and Gonorrhea within 14 days prior to a shoot, and shown that no active infections are present.
"An 'Unavailable' status does not reveal any medical information but could simply indicate that the most recent test is older than 14 days.
"The performer did not shoot, and the agent paid a cancellation fee for the day. FSC applauds the diligence of our performers, producers, and agents in keeping industry-regulated sets safe. We are especially grateful to the agent in this particular case for their proactive approach and continuous cooperation.
"The performer has been suspended from using PASS and affiliated testing centers. We are in contact with the performer’s agent to determine next steps."
TELEVISIONLAND—We know it might be hard to believe, but some Americans haven't yet caught onto the idea that it's now the 21st century, people (at least the younger ones) are becoming more open about their sexuality—and advertisers are ready to take note (and advantage) of that!
Take Carl's Jr./Hardee's, the sister burger chain that has produced ads, as noted by NewsBusters.org—a website devoted to "exposing and combating liberal media bias"—in which "Paris Hilton seductively 'washed' a car while advertising the spicy BBQ burger, and another model took off her bikini top while selling the cod fish burger. Kate Upton got turned on by the Southwest Patty Melt, writhing around in a convertible and visibly sweating while taking bites out of the burger. That ad actually got banned from airing during the 2012 Super Bowl."
But it's the company's most recent ad that's gotten them all atitter, er, atwitter yet again, perhaps because the commercial is available in two versions: a 41-second one that's been running on TV stations across the country, and another, the "Fantasty Director's Cut" running just over a minute and available on YouTube.
But we won't leave readers in suspense: The ad is for the new "Bacon 3-Way Burger," and as NewsBusters tells it, "The only thing that sells better than bacon is sex, but the restaurant took that to another level with their Three-Way 'Fantasy.' [sic] The provocative ad spot features former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Genevieve Morton, along with social media babes Emily Sears and Elena Belle. The women, clad only in white string bikinis, make grilling a greasy fast food burger actually look seductive. The sultry trio cook bacon strips, spoon bacon jam, and dice bacon crumbles, while rapper Dirt Nasty’s Threesome plays in the background. The girls sensually feed each other bacon pieces and spoonfuls of jam on the lyrics 'she’s givin' her some, they givin' me some' and look seductively at each other as the rapper sings 'we havin’ us a threesome.'"
The ad was created by the L.A.- and Amsterdam-based ad agency 72andSunny, and Carl's Jr./Hardee's parent company CEO Andrew Puzder couldn't be happier about it.
"It's an appeal to youth, so it really reaches a broad demographic," Puzder told Entrepreneur.com last year, speaking of a previous sexy burger ad. "My son's now 17, but when he was 13 he didn't want to eat at 'the king' [or] 'the clown,' he wanted to eat where his brother ate, so he wanted to be a young hungry guy ... I like our ads. I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very American. I used to hear, brands take on the personality of the CEO. And I rarely thought that was true, but I think this one, in this case, it kind of did take on my personality."
All we know is, it's certainly made mainstream TV viewing a lot less boring.
Pictured: A screen capture from the Bacon 3-Way Burger "Fantasty" Director's Cut.
Posted Jul 27th, 2016 12:12 PM
LOS ANGELES—Equality California is the latest group to come out against Proposition 60, a California ballot initiative that would require performers in adult productions to use condoms, and would allow any California resident to sue when a condom is not visible.
Like many other opponents of the measure, Equality California—the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization—noted Prop 60 would negatively impact working environments for all adult performers.
“Rather than curbing transmission of HIV and protecting performers, Proposition 60’s broad private right of action will drive production underground or out of state, and out of reach of California’s health and worker protection safeguards,” Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California, wrote in a letter to Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “By driving production away from regulations that require and encourage safer-sex practices in adult film production, Proposition 60 will exacerbate the very problem it purports to address.”
Eric Paul Leue, campaign manager for Californians Against Worker Harassment, applauded the decision to oppose.
“This initiative has broad opposition from the LGBTQ communities, in addition to the performers themselves. Michael Weinstein, the sole proponent of this measure, continues to disregard the very real dangers this poorly written initiative creates for adult industry workers, including public harassment, outing, and profiteering. We are proud to have Equality California stand beside us against this ugly, offensive, and dangerous initiative.”
In addition to Equality California, the initiative has been opposed by more than 100 diverse and bipartisan coalitions, including the California Democratic Party, the California Republican Party, the California Libertarian Party, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the LA LGBT Center, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the LA Commission on HIV (recommending that the LA County Board of Supervisors oppose the initiative as part of their legislative slate), the Transgender Law Center, the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC), the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA), the Free Speech Coalition and Senator Mark Leno.
The full text of the Equality California’s letter of opposition is available here.
On Tuesday, the California Secretary of State’s office released the preliminary voter guide that will be mailed to all voting households prior to the Nov. 8 general election. The guide includes signed statements on each side of the 17 measures scheduled to appear on the ballot, including Prop 60.
For Prop 60, the voting guide features an “Argument in Favor,” “Rebuttal to Argument in Favor,” “Argument Against,” and “Rebuttal to Argument Against.”
Letters in favor of the measure are signed by Cynthia Davis, board chair of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation; Gary A. Richwald, former director of the Los Angeles County Sexually Transmitted Disease Program; Derrick Burts, an HIV-positive former adult performer (who went by the stage name of Derek Chambers and allegedly contracted HIV on the set of a condom-mandatory movie he shot in Florida in August 2010); Jeffrey Klausner, professor at the UCLA School of Medicine; Paula Tavrow, director of the UCLA Bixby Program on Population and Reproductive Health; and Amanda Gullesserian, who lists herself as the founder of the International Entertainment Adult Union.
AIDS Healthcare foundation, headed by Michael Weinstein, is the author of the ballot measure, and the sole funding source for Prop 60. Burts became a spokesperson for AHF in exchange for the nonprofit agreeing to pay his medical bills for life.
Letters against Prop 60 were signed by Chanel Preston, president of the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee, Jere Ingram, former chair of the California Occupational Safety & Health Standards, Nina Hartley, a registered nurse; Senator Mark Leno, District 11; Jay Gladstein, a doctor of internal medicine and infectious diseases; and Jessica Yasukochi, vice president of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association.
All of the voter guide information on Prop 60, including the proposed text of the ballot initiative, can be found at SOS.CA.gov.
HOUSTON—The inaugural TEXXXAS fan expo, scheduled for Aug. 17-20, is looking for its second new venue in less than a week after the Holiday Inn Southwest cancelled its agreement to host the event.
John Gray, organizer and president of TEXXXAS The Show, told AVN Wednesday he is considering several options for the new venue and assured the show will go on as planned.
"When it's all said and done it’ll be fine," Gray said. "We have all kinds of venues we can talk to."
Gray said the decision to drop his show came from the Holiday Inn's parent company, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), and the president of the Holiday Inn Southwest has been in regular communication with him about the matter.
"It was out of his control," Gray said. "He's been trying to help me the best he can."
The IHG corporate office had no comment on the situation Wednesday.
The TEXXXAS show was moved to the Holiday Inn Southwest late last week after the original host hotel, Hilton Houston Galleria, pulled out of its contract to host without warning.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) was quick to praise the Hilton's decision to cancel, releasing a statement commending the hotel "for its commitment to protecting human dignity and preventing sexual exploitation."
Today it released a similar statement:
“InterContinental Hotels Group and the independently owned and operated Holiday Inn Southwest hotel took an important stand against sexual exploitation by refusing to host this pornography expo,” said Dawn Hawkins, executive director of NCOSE. “After we heard that the TEXXXAS event had been cancelled by Hilton, we reached out to remind IHG executives of the potential harms such an event could have on the local community and of IHG’s own policy on pornography. In a clear display of corporate and social responsibility, IHG took immediate action to address the situation. Earlier in 2016, IHG committed to enforcing its existing brand-wide policy prohibiting the sale of on-demand pornography in guest rooms.”
The statement continued, “Hotels do not permit guests to smoke in their facilities, in part, because of the damaging second-hand effects. Similarly, we know that pornography expos have devastating second-hand harms that extend not only to the attendees, but to the whole community as well.
"Pornography events act as glowing welcome signs to any pimp or sex trafficker in the area, who knows there will be increased demand for commercial sex in the area. Further, pornography use is linked to increases in viewing women as sex objects, acceptance of rape myths, and sexual violence. By declining to host the TEXXXAS pornography expo, IHG has affirmed its commitment to providing its guests with a safe and family-friendly environment, and to doing its part to create a world free from sexual exploitation.”
The three-day event, officially called TEXXXAS The Show, will feature more than 30 adult film stars.
Two more stars committed to appearing at the show this week, according to Gray, who produced three adult-themed Lonestar Pornutopia events in the late 2000s—the most recent in 2009—without incident.
"I didnt expect this at all," Gray said. "We’ve had three events without a hitch. We have a lot of other options we’re working on exploring. The event's not going to cancel and we're staying in Houston."
Posted Jul 27th, 2016 11:34 AM
VALENCIA, Calif.— For his newest release, The Girls Next Door, director B. Skow once again uses his eye for talent to round up a solid cast of newcomers, picking fresh faces that he believes represent every man’s ideal neighbor. Now available on the Girlfriends Films Distribution site, the movie is slated for nationwide release July 29.
Featuring original BSkow content, the two-disc DVD set offers more than four hours of gonzo action. In tease-filled intro sequences, the director shoots solo interviews of each “girl next door”—Charlotte Cross, Joseline Kelly, Kat Dior and Pepper XO—prior to hardcore boy/girl match-ups with the male cast members (Chad White, Danny Mountain, Jon Jon and Markus Dupree).
B. Skow described his approach to the shoot as fulfilling a common fantasy in an uncommon way. “It’s a new take on the classic girl-next-door fantasy,” the director explained. “In each scenario we showcase a unique girl with a unique personality in a unique dwelling. There are all kinds of girls next door, and here the story shows no matter what their background is, or what neighborhood they live in, these girls all like one thing—to get down and dirty.”
In addition to the feature itself, which encompasses more than three hours of footage, the director has included two bonus scenes. The first is a kitchen scene from Sex Footage: Young Girls Home All Alone featuring Alexis Adams and Tommy Pistol. Bonus Scene #2 showcases Allie Rae and Xander Corvus in their scene from Sexually Explicit 5.
For more information about BSkow original productions, visit director B. Skow’s official blog at SkowVisual.com and follow him on Twitter @DirectorSkow. Movie titles can be found in DVD format on the Girlfriends Films distribution website, and are available for purchase and download at BSkow.com.
Pictured above, from left: Kat Dior, Charlotte Cross, Joseline Kelly and Pepper XO in The Girls Next Door (BSkow/Girfriends Films)
MIAMI, Fla.—U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez today granted the dismissal sought by both parties in the lawsuit HushHush Entertainment, Inc. v. MindGeek USA, Inc., et al, originally filed last October.
In the suit, HushHush had charged that MindGeek and its subsidiaries and affiliates had "allowed, permitted and benefitted from HushHush Entertainment's adult content which was improperly uploaded onto Defendants’ free sites, and then transferred and controlled by Defendants to their own pay sites for all its pay members to view." More information on the suit can be found here.
However, on Friday, July 22, all of the parties involved filed a Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal with the court, dismissing all claims detailed in the lawsuit, though without prejudice, meaning that a suit involving the same materials could still be filed at some time in the future. The parties also stipulated that they would each bear their own legal costs. That stipulation was granted by Judge Martinez today, who agreed to dismiss the case, as well as any outstanding motions attendant to the suit, without prejudice.
Posted Jul 26th, 2016 02:00 PM
LAS VEGAS—Australian amateur site AmateursDoIt.com has had a complete makeover and is ready to show the world. The site was originally launched in 2009 and has steadily grown an international following for its down-under newbies. Several new models from the site have gone on to bigger careers around the world.
Last year, AmateursDoIt.com teamed up with GunzBlazing and embarked on a site rebuild.
"It was about time for a new look for AmateursDoIt," said site owner Peter F. "We've been really happy thus far with the partnership and all that it’s brought to the site."
"Being originally from Australia we were stoked to have some bloody good Aussie content back in the program," said GunzBlazing President Robyn Way. "AmateursDoIt.com has a great following with webmasters and customers alike—it just needed a new look and up-to-date backend."
The new site is now live and ready for affiliates to start promoting. Offering weekly updates of exclusive Australian amateur content, the site has hundreds of videos and is one of GunzBlazing's top converters.
Affiliates can visit GunzBlazing.com to access marketing materials to promote the offer.
With more than a decade of experience in gay affiliate marketing, GunzBlazing has established a reputation for unique marketing programs, specialized content and a solid reputation for payouts and attention to its affiliate partners. For more information about GunzBlazing, contact Affiliate Manager Matt Vonegidy at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit GunzBlazing.com.
Posted Jul 26th, 2016 11:59 AM
CARSON CITY, Nev.—The world famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch legal brothel has announced it is launching an historic outreach of professional sexual services to the disabled community, to coincide with the 26th anniversary of the July 26, 1990 signing of the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Immediately all six of the Dennis Hof brothels located throughout Nevada have all undergone ADA-certified retrofitting to be able to accommodate all customers regardless of their disability. At the same time several hundred licensed working girls have been specially trained to provide the highest quality erotic experience to those so-long shunned from access to the joys of sexual pleasure.
"While the ADA is an incredible achievement in guaranteeing civil rights and protections to the disabled, the time has come to go beyond that, to ensure that the physical and sensual pleasure needs of this far-too-long neglected community are met," said bordello owner Dennis Hof, in kicking off the first-ever legal brothel outreach campaign for the disabled. "The disabled community now has an affordable, legal, and medically-approved outlet for sexual satisfaction, and one that I am proud to say is the first of its kind anywhere in the world."
About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. currently has a disability—an estimated 48.9 million people, or 19.4 percent of non-institutionalized civilians—with over a billion people, around 15 percent of the world's population, having some form of disability with an estimated 24.1 million people having a severe disability. Meanwhile the rates of disability are increasing due to population aging and increases in chronic health conditions. Persons with disabilities, on average as a group, are more likely to experience adverse socioeconomic outcomes than persons without disabilities, such as less education, worse health outcomes, less employment, and higher poverty rates.
In addition to full wheelchair access and expertly-trained courtesans, the Dennis Hof brothels have also taken pains to see that every aspect of a disabled customer's visit to his bawdy-houses is dealt with sensitively, comfortably, and with dignity as top priorities.
"For example, now when a disabled person flies into the local airport in Reno to visit one of our brothels, he or she is not picked up in some conspicuous utility van, but we have a specially-imported British taxi we brought over from London, with a built-in ramp and massive back seating area to make our guests feel like the true VIPs they are," said Hof, "Not to mention the two beautiful girls that will accompany them on their ride!"
A number of European countries have already made strides to include legal, appropriate and supportive sexual services through prostitutes to the disabled, recognizing sex as a human need just as much as food, water and shelter. The UK-based TLC Trust was the first to connect people in England with disabilities to sex workers. According to its founder, sex therapist and campaigner for disabled people's sexual and relationship rights Dr. Tuppy Owens, the importance of such an option for the disabled can't be understated. "Sex workers give disabled people a change to live out their dreams," Dr. Owens stated.
Alice Little, a licensed courtesan at Dennis Hof’s Sagebrush Ranch in Carson City, NV is one of the prostitutes at the forefront of providing safe, secure and individually-tailored sensual encounters for the disabled.
“The sexuality of people with disabilities is invisible because they are often perceived as beings who do not engage in sex and do not have sexual desires. As a legal sexual provider working at a Nevada brothel, I’m here to tell you first-hand that this is far from the truth,” Little said, adding that people with disabilities have a wide range of sexual interests, which can prove challenging for a demographic so often labeled as “non-sexual.”
“In my experience, as someone who services a variety of people with disabilities on a regular basis, I’ve discovered that these clients have as diverse sexual interests as anyone else, from BDSM to specialty fetishes like sexual role play and cross-dressing,” Little said. “Clients with disabilities seek out sex workers for the same reason anyone else does: because they want to have their unique sexual desires met.”
Little points out that that while she treats all of her clients equally, there are often considerations that must be taken into account when sexually servicing people with disabilities, one being that caretakers are often involved in the brothel-going process.
“Depending on the level of need, the caretaker can be in the room during the session to assist with mobility issues, health issues, or communication barriers.” Little explained. “Another challenge can be helping someone to overcome the social stigma against their sexuality. I encourage my clients to open up about prior experiences if they feel comfortable doing so, which allows me to better understand where they are coming from.”
Little said that working with people with disabilities continues to be an overwhelmingly positive experience for the sex worker.
“When I think of my time with disabled clients, I think of the attractive gentleman who returned home from Iraq, and wanted to redefine himself as a sexual being despite missing limbs. I smile and remember dear friends, and people that I’ve made such deep personal relationships with, and have connected with.”
Members of the disabled community wishing to visit one of the disabled-friendly Dennis Hof brothels should first visit their respective websites to make arrangements. They are BunnyRanch.com, LoveRanch.net, SagebrushRanch.com, KitKatRanch.com and AlienCathouse.com.
Dennis Hof and the Bunny Ranch girls are available for interviews by contacting Dennis@BunnyRanch.com or calling 775-720-9090.
Posted Jul 26th, 2016 08:56 AM
BARCELONA, Spain—The savvy creators of the popular adult sites Blacked.com and Tushy.com have now come up with a new way to pleasure their viewers: Vixen.com, an all-new online destination for erotic cinema.
Vixen.com will be delivering high-class erotica and establishing itself as the showcase for the natural beauty of adult performers to appear in exclusive passionate scenes, according to the sites' Chief Creative Officer Greg Lansky.
Viewers can expect the models of Vixen.com to embody "beauty, class and sophistication" through well-shot films that feature involving storylines set in luxurious locations.
Access to Vixen.com is currently on an invitation-only basis, though the site will be open to the public in two days, on Thursday, July 28.
"Vixen.com is focused on delivering a superior quality of adult films and a wonderful customer experience," Lansky stated. "A few years ago people thought we were crazy and that we would fail with Blacked and Tushy because no one wanted to pay for quality adult films. Instead, we focused our studios on the touches so many customers were looking for: better quality movies, naturally beautiful women, and real customer service. And we built a very loyal following that we love. We committed to create VIXEN.com, another brand truly focused on customers and adult connoisseurs. We put in tremendous efforts and dedication to make it happen and I think you'll see it in the films. We have so many exciting projects and innovations to deliver—this year is going to be incredible. The power created by Blacked and Tushy should be used to create more value for fans and more ways for adult performers to express their art and that’s what we did by creating Vixen.com."
Prior membership to Blacked and Tushy does have its privileges, however, and current and past members were treated to VIP access for a special free sneak preview of the passionate threesome encounter between Riley Reid, Megan Rain and Mick Blue in advance of Thursday's launch.
CYBERSPACE—One might think the term "white hat hacker" refers to "good" hackers whose only purpose is to expose websites' vulnerabilities so the owners can correct them—but that would be wrong. In this case, a thief self-dubbed "GP Whitehat" stole more than 30,000 records from two gay porn sites owned by Blurred Media LLC: HotGuysFuck.com and GayHoopla.com.
According to an article on Motherboard.vice.com, at least some of the records stolen "included email addresses, user names, plain text passwords, and IP addresses" including one which "appeared to contain the Social Security Number of Blurred Media LLC’s owner."
Although GP Whitehat denied any personal connection to the hacked sites, the company suspects otherwise, since as far as anyone currently knows, only the two Blurred Media sites were targeted, and the company noted that the culprit might be a "freelance programmer the company sued in the past who is out for revenge."
"This individual ... has admitted to stealing our private property, has issued threats against us personally and our business, has vandalized a part of the website, and has used the stolen property in an attempt to damage our business," a company representative from HotGuysFuck and GayHoopla told Motherboard.
But the company has apparently moved swiftly to contain the damage.
"The data in question is used for members' access to paid content and to initiate a manual cancel of an active, re-billing membership," the representative stated in an email. "With our security consultant, we believe we have secured the systems attacked for the immediate term, and we are migrating to a new install and structure asap to avoid a repeat of this."
HOUSTON—The TEXXXAS fan expo, which will make its debut Aug. 17, has relocated to the Holiday Inn Southwest.
The hotel is located at 11160 Southwest Freeway in Houston—10 miles from downtown Houston and five miles from the Galleria area.
The three-day event, officially called TEXXXAS The Show, will feature more than 30 adult film stars.
The show had to be moved to a different venue after the Hilton Houston pulled out of its contract to host last week without warning. John Gray, organizer and president of TEXXXAS The Show, said he disagreed with the hotel's actions but assured the new location wouldn't affect the quality of the conference.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation was quick to praise the Hilton's decision to cancel, releasing a statement commending the hotel "for its commitment to protecting human dignity and preventing sexual exploitation."
Gray told AVN Monday, "I'm pleased to announce our new venue at a brand new Holiday Inn only five minutes away from the original one.
"In fact I am happy to announce a reduced fan rate for our fans at my expense and as Bob Marley sang, 'everything is going to be all right.'"
He added, "I would like to ask my former venue and the coalition one question: are they going to try to urge all hotels to cancel the Super Bowl next year? That event has historical record of bringing more sex trafficking and prostitution to their host city than any other event."
Posted Jul 25th, 2016 03:58 PM
LAS VEGAS, NV—On July 23 in Las Vegas at Alexis Park, a full house of BBW models. companies, fans, VIPs, and sponsors walked the red carpet, enjoyed a meal and celebrated the BBW genre as the 2016 Biggie Awards winners were announced. Hostess Julia Juggs and comedian Luis Fuentes kept the mood light and funny. One of the highlights of the night was during the break when Lady Spice took the stage to do an amazing strip tease and dance for which the crowd erupted nto applause and gave a standing ovation. Attendees were given a BBWcon Champagne glasses as a complimentary gift also.
The Biggie Awards celebrate the BBW genre with awards for production, companies and industry. Fans voted online for categories such as Best Ass, Tits, Belly, Fan Favorite, and Social Media Personality. XXX Performer of the Year went to Angel Deluca while Alexxxis Allure was awarded BBW of the Year. Allure also took home Best Lesbian Scene with Eliza Allure while Lyla Everwettt and Tony D also took home multiple awards.
Sponsors for BBWcon and Biggie Awards 2016 were PlumperPass.com, Spunk Lube (which gave a bottle of Spunk to every winner), Xtax Pros, Epoch Payments, Chaturbate, Adult Promo Products, and Talent Testing.
A complete list of winners can be found here and below:
BBWcon 2016 Cam Performer of the Year: Sara Star
BBWcon 2016 Fetish Performer of the Year- Princess Dollie
BBWcon 2016 Interracial Performer of the Year: Lyla Everwett
BBWcon 2016 Male Performer of the Year: Tony D
BBWcon 2016 Newcomer of the Year: Ms LingLing
BBWcon 2016 XXX Crossover Performer of the Year: Odette Delacroix
BBWcon 2016 XXX Performer of the Year: Angel Deluca
BBWcon 2016 BBW of the Year: Alexxxis Allure
BBWcon 2016 MILF of the Year: Lady Lynn
BBWcon 2016 SSBBW of the Year: SSBBW Apple Bomb
BBWcon 2016 Best BBW DVD Series of the Year: Scale Bustin Babes
BBWcon 2016 Best BBW DVD of the Year: Plumper Orgy 5 (Plumper Nation)
BBWcon 2016 Best C4S Store: BBW Breanna Store 101511
BBWcon 2016 Best Scene of the Year: Jordynn LuXXX and Tony D DeLuXXX Spanking
BBWcon 2016 Best Interracial Scene of the Year: Diamond Lou and Bunny De la Cruz C4S Store 59773
BBWcon 2016 Best Amateur Scene of the Year: Pink Kandi and Ludus Adonis PinkKandiShoppe.com
BBWcon 2016 Best Amateur Scene of the Year: Marilyn Mason JuggaLust Marilyn Mayson.xxx
BBWcon 2016 Best Lesbian Scene of the Year: Eliza Allure and Alexxis Allure
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LOS ANGELES—In an opinion issued today, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that adult model and web star Danni Ashe may proceed with her defamation suit against a British newspaper that published a photo implying that the actress was HIV-positive.
Once lauded as "the most downloaded woman on the Internet," sexy model Ashe hasn't posted any new adult content of herself since 2004—but one particular image from her website has haunted her, thanks to an article published online by the Daily Mail Online (UK) on August 22, 2013, under the headline, "Porn industry shuts down with immediate effect after 'female performer' tests positive for HIV."
The article reported an a moratorium that had been called by Free Speech Coalition after the news that one of the testing clinics had found an HIV-positive performer, who later turned out to be Cameron Bay—but since that name had not yet been revealed, the online tabloid printed photos of several "porn stars" (in quotes because Ashe never acted in hardcore movies) with its article, one of whom was assumed to be Danni Ashe, thanks to the neon sign in the background reading "In Bed with Danni," one of the shows available at that time on Danni.com.
Of course, Ashe wasn't—and isn't—HIV-positive, so she sued the newspaper for defamation. The Daily Mail's attempted defense was that Ashe was a public figure, that the photo was used without malicious intent, and that the suit should therefore be dismissed under California's anti-SLAPP laws.
A SLAPP—or "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation"—is a lawsuit that is intended to prevent critics and activists from commenting on a particular topic by suing them and using the cost of defending such a suit as a deterrent to publishing information seen as harmful to the lawsuit's plaintiff(s)—which is how the Daily Mail characterized Ashe's suit in Los Angeles Superior Court when it was before Judge George H. Wu.
However, Wu ruled that that the photo was in fact defamatory, in part because of the visible neon sign, and that the newspaper should have realized that readers would assume that the actress was Ashe, and would further assume that she was therefore HIV-positive. It is that ruling which was affirmed today by the Ninth Circuit.
"A picture is worth a thousand words," begins the decision authored by Judge M. Margaret McKeown for a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit. "A photograph, especially when coupled with text, can convey a powerful message: in this case, a potentially defamatory one. [Redacted], famous under her professional name, Danni Ashe, for her groundbreaking work in monetizing online pornography, claims that the Daily Mail Online, an online news outlet, used a photograph of her to convey the defamatory impression that she had tested positive for HIV."
Although the Daily Mail removed the offending photo from its site once Ashe complained, "by then the damage was done—the article had been syndicated and 'quickly spread across the globe via the Internet and within minutes, could be seen as far as East Africa and India,'" McKeown reported Ashe as stating, and that "Google searches and other search results reveal[ed] thumbnails that show only the headline coupled with her photograph, without any explanatory text."
Originally, both the editor and writer of the Daily Mail article countered that, not knowing the identity of the allegedly HIV-positive porn star, just used generic "porn star" photos for the article, but according to the ninth Circuit ruling, "The district court denied the anti-SLAPP motion to strike, concluding that even if [Ashe] were a public figure, 'having considered the totality of the choices and admissions made by the Mail Online’s staff, ... a jury could reasonably conclude that those who created the Article intended to convey the impression—known by them to be false—that Plaintiff tested positive for HIV.'"
And as to whether Ashe was a "public figure," and therefore less able to sue for defamation, the Ninth Circuit concluded that, "[Ashe's] celebrity in the porn world might mean that she is less of a household name than stars in other sectors of the entertainment industry, but that does not make her fame any less pervasive. The Daily Mail presented extensive support for its position that [Ashe] is a public figure, including interviews with [Ashe] ... and news coverage related to her considerable success performing in and marketing online soft-core porn."
"The favorable decision is also welcomed by Ms. Ashe because it completely disposes of the Daily Mail's repeated argument that no reasonable reader would have found the article defamatory because the Daily Mail did not affirmatively state she was the performer with HIV," noted the Wein Law Group's Steven L. Weinberg, Ashe's attorney. "According to the Court, 'The Daily Mail did not affirmatively state that [Ashe] was the performer with HIV, but the implication and the conclusion were neither subtle nor difficult to divine. The bold headline and its content, juxtaposed with her photograph and yet another caption under her picture that said the industry was "shocked" that a "performer had tested HIV positive," was sufficient for a reasonable reader to infer that [Ashe] was the performer who had tested positive for HIV.'
"While this is a great day for Ms. Ashe, we believe the decision is important beyond her claim because the decision will likely be cited as a touchstone for how the press will be judged in the Internet age where many consumers now get their news exclusively via the net," Weinberg added. "In this vein, the decision can be read as legal authority for the proposition that online headlines will likely be subjected to heightened judicial scrutiny because of the manner in which news disseminates across the web."
Indeed; the court itself quoted from the 1991 decision in Weller v. American Broadcast Company that, "If the defendant juxtaposes a series of facts so as to imply a defamatory connection between them, or otherwise creates a defamatory implication, he may be held responsible for the defamatory implication, even though the particular facts are correct," and added its own thoughts that, "The clarity of the implication is all the more apparent given how news spreads across the Internet. As Daily Mail Online—a leader and professional in online publishing—would no doubt be aware, links to news articles frequently appear in online search engines or other compilations with only a headline and photograph connected to that story."
And regarding the requirement that the news site engaged in "actual malice" in publishing the photograph, the court noted, "This case rests on the 'reckless disregard' prong of actual malice. Recognizing that California law requires only 'minimal merit' to withstand initial dismissal under the anti- SLAPP statute, we hold that [Ashe] has raised sufficient factual questions for a jury to conclude that the Daily Mail Online acted with reckless disregard for the defamatory implication in its article on the Los Angeles porn industry shut-down."
"All in all, we are delighted by the Ninth Circuit's decision this morning and look forward to having Ms. Ashe's case heard by a Federal jury early next year," Weinberg stated.
Also pleased was Danni.com's present owner, Penthouse publisher Kelly Holland.
"We are pleased with the Ninth Circuit’s findings and comments on the case," Holland said. "This ruling demonstrates that the First Amendment can be both a sword and a shield. While it protects freedom of speech, it also is not an absolute guarantee for the press to violate other deep-rooted civil liberties. This case clearly illustrates that as Americans, we are all subject to the same fundamental rights, regardless of the type of work or industry at issue. Despite the varying degrees of media propaganda, adult industry icons are not generic, interchangeable props. They are entitled to the same protection under the law that people like Beyonce, Angelina Joli or other leaders of industry have. Danni Ashe is one of the most well-known internet stars in history, and our website Dannis.com has been and continues to be one of our most valuable assets."
Interestingly, The Hollywood Reporter, in its story on the Ninth Circuit decision, itself posted a photo at the top of its page of a brunette who was not Ashe, and Holland had to call the site's editor to inform them of their mistake, which has since been rectified.
Pictured: A screen capture of the Daily Mail Online article, and Danni Ashe.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden—LELO officials knew from the start that naming actor/professional bad boy Charlie Sheen as spokesman for the Hex Condom would be controversial.
“We know Charlie may be a divisive choice for many, but it's also a bold one, and in the fight against STIs we need to make an impact,” they wrote on the Indiegogo campaign page for the newly designed condom. “Charlie has the voice and character needed to drive global awareness on the issue, while LELO has the design and technology expertise to make change happen.”
Sheen was announced as the spokesman for the Hex in June, at global launch parties in New York City and London.
“After I announced my HIV status last November, I was surprised when I saw searches for information about condoms increased,” Sheen told AVN at the New York launch party. “LELO contacted me about being a sort of spokesman about this new condom, and I was hesitant at first. But then I did some research and saw the technical appeal and the aesthetic appeal and saw it had the ability to really be a game-changer. It seemed like the Hex condom is the next step in revolutionizing condoms and getting them used more.”
But not everyone was pleased with the choice of Sheen, with many detractors citing his past treatment of women as a major concern.
“It’s a shame that a company which was founded on women’s pleasure, luxury, and quality has resorted to gimmicks and attention-grabbing controversy rather than quality,” Murphy said in the article. “And the condom itself doesn’t seem all that ‘revolutionary.’”
Others have echoed Murphy’s sentiments and expressed them on social media, including Twitter, with the hashtag #BoycottLELO.
The manufacturer’s Twitter account has addressed some critics personally: “A spokesperson is not an a la carte buffet,” one woman wrote. “You can’t pick and choose which qualities they bring to your brand.”
“Agreed, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should automatically disregard any positive influence they might have,” the company responded.
“We're sorry to hear that, truly. But our commitment to feminist porn is absolutely unchanged. It means a lot to us,” the account answered on another Tweet.
While the decision to use Sheen has created controversy in the world of sex educators, writers and more, it’s not yet clear if it’s had an effect on the relationship between LELO and consumers.
For more about the Hex condom, visit the Indiegogo.com page.
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