Fuck Flick
All the latest news on Porn stars
Mobile Version




Free PornStar Movie Downloads
5
Jan

2016 FSC Award Recipients Announced

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

2016 FSC Award Recipients Announced

Posted Jan 05th, 2016 10:16 AM

CANOGA PARK, Calif.—Free Speech Coalition proudly announces the recipients of the 2016 FSC Awards, which recognizes industry professionals and businesses for excellence in business standards and representing a pro-adult image through advocacy and actions. After deliberation, FSC Board of Directors members determine award recipients.

2016 recipients are as follows:

Legacy Award – Kelly Holland

The Legacy Award is given to an individual who, through innovative ideas and successful business practices, has built a solid presence in the adult entertainment industry.  Furthermore, this individual has gone above and beyond to not only protect the rights and freedoms of individuals and businesses within the industry, but also to improve the stature of the industry as a whole. This award is called the Legacy Award rather than a lifetime achievement award because while the individual has done much to build an outstanding legacy, FSC knows that this individual’s great contributions are far from over.

ADVERTISEMENT


Performer of the Year AwardEla Darling

This positive image award goes to industry performers who have gone out of their way to dispel the myths and misconceptions of the adult entertainment industry through advocacy, public awareness programs and community service.

Woman and Man of the Year – Susan Colvin, Steve Orenstein

The Man and Woman of the Year awards go to individuals who have displayed exceptional leadership qualities both within their own business, and throughout the industry. While the recipient of this award is clearly a successful business professional, the individual who is awarded FSC’s Man or Woman of the Year has made a significant positive contribution to the overall welfare of the adult entertainment industry.

Pleasure Products Company of the Year – The Screaming O

Retailer of the Year – Good Vibrations

Production Company of the Year – Mile High Media

Internet Company of the Year – BaDoink.com

The companies that receive these Awards of the Year have demonstrated constant and unwavering innovation and excellence. Their company success not only benefits their individual businesses but also the industry as a whole. In addition to their creative innovation, these companies conduct business with high ethical standards and integrity.

Christian Mann Courage and Leadership Award – FSC Staff, including Diane Duke, Joanne Cachapero and Julie X

The Christian Mann Courage and Leadership Award is given to a member(s) of the adult entertainment or pleasure products community who has shown exemplary courage and leadership in standing up and fighting for the rights and image of the industry. This award is not automatically given annually—only when warranted by great works—that would honor our great friend, Christian Mann.

Leadership Award – Frank & Michael Kaye

The Leadership Award is presented to the adult entertainment industry business or individual that demonstrates excellence in the adult entertainment industry in leading by example. This award can be given for community service, activism, creating a positive and outstanding work environment, innovations and other qualities that lift the business or individual above the rest.

The FSC Awards presentation is scheduled for Friday, January 15, at 12 noon, at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, CA—site of the FSC Summit. Active FSC members and show attendees are invited to attend the presentation.

For more information on the FSC Awards, please contact info@freespeechcoalition.com.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
4
Jan

2016 Transgender Erotica Award Nominees Announced

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

2016 Transgender Erotica Award Nominees Announced

Posted Jan 04th, 2016 03:22 PM

LOS ANGELES—Nominees for the 2016 Transgender Erotica Awards have been announced.

The full list can be viewed here. posted online at theteashow.com.

“It's the most exciting time of our calendar but also the most tiring,” said Grooby owner Steven Grooby. “There have been so many fantastic models, scenes and productions over the past 12 months across the trans niche, that to narrow down all the pre-nominations and suggestions into more concise list is exhausting. I think the list this year is amazing and unlike other years where there have been stand-out models whom we could guess would win, this year it's a lot more level with the competition going to be harder. I think we'll be in for some surprises and our judges this year have a hard job ahead of them.”

ADVERTISEMENT


This year there are more than 20 awards to be presented, including the addition of new categories: Best Non-TS Performer Female, FTM Best New Face, and Grooby Girl. Categories will be voted on by a panel of judges, fans, or chosen by a sponsor.

The Transgender Erotica Awards, now in its eighth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. Due to its growing popularity, the TEAs have been expanded into a three-day event kicking off with a daytime TEA Con for fans on Saturday, the Awards on Sunday, and the official After Party on Monday.  

Sponsorship and media inquiries can be directed to kristel@grooby.com.

The 2016 Transgender Erotica Awards will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Avalon in Hollywood. The official After Party will be held on Monday, March 7, 2016, at the Avalon’s connecting property, the Bardot.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
4
Jan

Miranda Doyle Latest Addition To Jimmyjane Team

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Miranda Doyle Latest Addition To Jimmyjane Team

Posted Jan 04th, 2016 01:32 PM

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Diamond Products, parent company of Pipedream ProductsJimmyjane and Sir Richard’s Condom Company, welcomes Miranda Doyle to the Jimmyjane team.

ADVERTISEMENT


Doyle is the new director of development for the manufacturer.

“I’m extremely excited to join the No. 1 brand in the world with the best team in the industry,” said Doyle. “Product development for creative and visionary manufacturers like Jimmyjane and Sir Richard’s is an incredibly rewarding opportunity and I’m looking forward to it all.”

With more than eight years of experience developing innovative consumer packaged goods from concept to reality with five global adult corporations, Miranda has a passion for branding and development—and her resume and charisma demonstrate her value. After years as marketing and brand manager  at WSM Investment, product development coordinator at NS Novelties, director of product development for Glow Industries and Topco Sales and general manager at Hustler Hollywood, Doyle Miranda will now begin her new position as Jimmyjane’s director of development.

“We’re proud to welcome Miranda to the Jimmyjane team. Her knowledge and product development experience makes her a perfect addition to the Diamond family,” said Chairman and CEO of Diamond Products Nick Orlandino. “The sky’s the limit for Diamond Products as we continue to grow and attract top industry talent like Miranda. The Dream Team is looking forward to making 2016 the best year ever.”

Miranda will begin meeting with customers and industry insiders at the upcoming ANME, where Pipedream, Jimmyjane, and Sir Richard’s will debut 75 products. For dates, location, and more details about ANME, visit the expo’s official website.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
4
Jan

Mary Carey To Cover ‘The Sexy Side Of Politics’ On Vivid Radio

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Mary Carey To Cover ‘The Sexy Side Of Politics’ On Vivid Radio

Posted Jan 04th, 2016 01:13 PM

LOS ANGELES—Former California gubernatorial candidate and porn star Mary Carey will cover “The Sexy Side of Politics” in a new segment on her VividRadio.com “Happy Hour” show. The new segment will debut on Tuesday, January 5, during her show, which airs from 12-1 p.m. PT.

Vivid Radio is a division of adult industry powerhouse Vivid Entertainment and is one of the most listened to adult radio networks in the world. In addition to being available online, listeners can tune in to hear 45 hours a week of original programming from the network’s all-porn-star hosts at the SiriusXM app channel 791.

ADVERTISEMENT


“Mary is definitely the most political porn star in the history of the adult industry,” opined VividRadio.com general manager Farrell Hirsch. “When she ran for governor of California in 2003 as an independent it was a bit of a lark for her, but when she wound up with a credible showing (10th out of 136 candidates), it influenced her to take a stronger interest in politics ”

Mary’s coverage of the political scene leading up to the presidential election should be fun and insightful listening as she is admittedly strong-willed and opinionated.  

“Politics is all about power and so is sex,” Mary stated. “I’m intrigued with the current presidential candidates and with so much television exposure for them, I think I’ve had a chance to get a feel for how effective each of them would be in bed. And, yes, this could be an indicator of how they would lead our country. This will be just one focus of my segments.”

For more information email jackie@vivid.com.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
4
Jan

Josh Duggar Files Motion to Dismiss Danica Dillon Sex Abuse Suit

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Josh Duggar Files Motion to Dismiss Danica Dillon Sex Abuse Suit

PHILADELPHIA—Former (and likely future) TV personality Josh Duggar has filed a response, in the form of a Motion to Dismiss, to the claims of adult star Danica Dillon that Duggar engaged in non-consensual roughness when the pair had sex in her Philadelphia hotel room on two separate occasions.

As AVN previously reported, Duggar was a customer at the Gold Club in Philadephia, where Dillion was feature dancing in March 2016. After paying roughly $600 for lap dances, Duggar and Dillon agree to meet in her hotel room for consensual sex, for which Duggar reportedly paid $1,500. Dillon claims Duggar proceeded to assault her during sex, and that was not part of their agreement and “exceeded the scope of any consent” she granted. He then allegedly attempted to apologize to Dillon a month later at another local strip club, but according to Dillon, the "apology" was a ruse to fuck her again and commit further battery on her.

ADVERTISEMENT


"Under Pennsylvania law, '[a]ssault is an intentional attempt by force to do an injury to the person of another, and a battery is committed whenever the violence menaced in an assault is actually done, though in ever so small a degree, upon the person'," wrote Duggar's attorney, Jeffrey A. Conrad, in his Motion to Dismiss. "The Plaintiff has not alleged that Defendant attempted by force to do injury to her; nothing but a boilerplate allegation of assault in [Complaint Paragraph] 9 has been pleaded."

Conrad went on to say that Dillon "did not provide anything more than a formulaic recitation of the elements of assault and/or battery. Her labels and conclusions are not adequate, particularly because she states that she consented to physical and sexual contact in exchange for payment."

That last charge is interesting in that Duggar's attorney admits that Duggar paid Dillon for sex therein—something Duggar had not previously admitted. However, it was reported in early December that Duggar's wife Anna did undergo STD testing, apparently in response to both Dillon's claims and the revelation that her husband had an account with adultery site Ashley Madison.

Dillon had originally filed her lawsuit in Common Pleas Court in Philadelphia, but Conrad successfully moved to have the suit transferred to federal court here because Duggar isn't a Pennsylvania resident, and the suit is for an amount greater than the Common Pleas court can consider. Dillon is seeking $500,000 from Duggar for both the battery and "intentional infliction of emotional distress."

A pretrial conference is set for January 21. It is unclear how this might affect Dillon's appearance at the Adult Entertainment Expo, though according to her complaint filed last November, she has been unable to work because of her injuries.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
4
Jan

Blacked.com Showcases Ariana Marie in Exclusive Scene

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Blacked.com Showcases Ariana Marie in Exclusive Scene

Posted Jan 04th, 2016 12:46 PM

LOS ANGELES—Blacked.com on Monday announced an exclusive scene with Ariana Marie.

Performing with Blacked.com contract star Flash Brown for the first time, the trailer is now live here. The full scene goes live for streaming or download for Blacked.com members on Wednesday.

“We are delighted to welcome Ariana Marie into our Blacked.com family of adult stars,” said Greg Lansky, director and chief creative officer of Strike 3 Holdings, parent company of Blacked & Tushy.com. “In addition to her obvious talent and beauty, Ariana is a charming and inspirational woman who embodies the spirit of our brand philosophy.”

ADVERTISEMENT


Ariana Marie is the 2015 Twistys Treat of the Year and a Penthouse Pet.

“I’ve been fantasizing about shooting this exclusive scene for a while now," she said. "I knew I wanted it to be beautiful, classy and real. I’m so happy and proud to have gotten the opportunity to work with Greg Lansky and the Blacked.com team on this. This scene is special to me in so many ways and I can’t wait for my fans to see me in action. This is definitely something you won’t want to miss.”

Ariana joins a growing list of top performers who have shot exclusive scenes for Blacked, including Keira Nicole, Elsa Jean, Sydney Cole, Megan Rain, Abigail Mac, Carter Cruise, Chloe Amour, Jillian Janson, Jojo Kiss and Dani Daniels.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
4
Jan

Cherry Pimps Announces Hiring Of Industry Vet Nancy Moore

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Cherry Pimps Announces Hiring Of Industry Vet Nancy Moore

Posted Jan 04th, 2016 11:10 AM

LOS ANGELES—Cherry Pimps announce the hiring of industry vet Nancy Moore as the new sales director and affiliate manager.

“We've always worked to maintain a personal relationship with our affiliates and partners and we feel Nancy has the experience, knowledge, and personal touch to continue growing our sites and program. We're looking forward to 2016 and are happy to welcome Nancy to the family!” said Jack Avalanche, CEO of Cherry Pimps Network.

ADVERTISEMENT


Moore brings more than 13 years of extensive industry knowledge and an impressive resume to the quickly growing Cherry Pimps Network. Nancy and her team will work to expand tools and content available from the more than 30 Cherry Pimps sites as well as work more closely with current affiliates while working to grow new affiliate partners.

“I am very excited to join the Cherry Pimps Network. The company's reputation and its content quality is a great opportunity to expand their affiliate base with the support that I have always provided throughout the years.” More said. “I am proud to contribute to their success with the dedication to assist our webmasters with innovative ideas and marketing campaigns so they are successful in promoting our sites.”

To celebrate Moore’s first month with the company, Cherry Pimps will be offering up to 100 percent revenue share on initial joins to affiliates for the entire month of January and additional webmaster bonuses for referring new business. Contact moore for details to get set up.

To discuss business or to schedule a meeting at Internext, contact Nancy Moore via email at nancy@cherrypimps.com.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
4
Jan

Grand Opening Celebration Set For Chi Chi LaRue's

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Grand Opening Celebration Set For Chi Chi LaRue's

Posted Jan 04th, 2016 10:39 AM

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—To mark its move to a larger location, Chi Chi LaRue’s has a grand opening celebration slated for Saturday, Jan. 9.

Chi Chi LaRue's has expanded to a new 3,000 square-foot location in the center of West Hollywood. The retailer will celebrate with a grand re-opening party on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. This must-see party will be hosted by the legendary Chi Chi LaRue and Store Mistress CoCo LaChine. Enjoy champagne and wine while you take in all the sights of the new store.

ADVERTISEMENT


The massive new store features everything you loved about Chi Chi LaRue's plus some exciting new features. Dare to venture into the dark and dirty XR Dungeon and you'll feel like you've been transported to a legendary European backroom with a huge selection of edgy toys and gear. While exploring the backroom, don't miss the bondage exhibitions presented by XR and check out the new discreet entrance off of the alley behind the store.

To make sure you find what you are craving under the sheets, Chi Chi LaRue's has hooked up with some of the largest manufacturers on the planet. You can shop and find full-line collections from your favorite toy lines including Rascal, OxBalls, Perfect Fit and Colt, as well as the new Boneyard Toys, a sexy new brand that features high-end cutting edge designs for men. The line will be on display at the AVN Novelty Expo, Jan. 20-22, at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas at booth 3303.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
3
Jan

Free Speech Coalition Open For Business at ANME

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Free Speech Coalition Open For Business at ANME

Posted Jan 03rd, 2016 11:02 AM

CANOGA PARK, Calif.—Free Speech Coalition (FSC) kicks off 2016 with a booth at the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo (ANME), to be held at the Burbank Airport Marriott, January 11-12.

“It’s the start of a new year—and a very important year—for FSC and the industry,” said Membership Director Joanne Cachapero. “We’ll be at ANME to help keep attendees informed on proposed Cal/OSHA condom regulations and AHF’s statewide ballot measure, and how they may affect adult retailers and distributors. People need to know there’s a lot at stake. These laws, if passed, will have a far-reaching and negative effect on the industry as a whole.”

ADVERTISEMENT


“We’ll also be touching base with our loyal members and reaching out to non-members, to update everyone on FSC,” Cachapero added.

FSC Board VP Larry Garland, founder/owner of Eldorado Trading Co., will be available during scheduled times at the booth, where show attendees also can get information on other important topics, ask questions, and sign up to become new FSC members.

“And, as always, FSC would like to thank the Founders-ANME Expo for their generosity and support year after year,” Cachapero said. “The show is an excellent opportunity to meet with the pleasure product community.”

For more information about FSC, please, visit FreeSpeechCoalition.com or reach FSC at info@freespeechcoalition.com.

The Free Speech Coalition is the national trade organization of the adult entertainment industry. It's the reason adult content is not specially taxed, the reason young-looking adults can appear in hardcore content, and the reason drawings and animation that don't use real children are no longer considered "child pornography," among other successes.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
1
Jan

Fleshlight, Tushy.com Unveil Riley Reid as New Fleshlight Girl

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Pleasure products leader, high-end content producer team up for 2016

Fleshlight, Tushy.com Unveil Riley Reid as New Fleshlight Girl

LOS ANGELES—Tushy.com and Fleshlight have announced their New Year’s surprise Fleshlight Girl is adult film superstar Riley Reid.   

The Miami native Reid made an immediate impact upon her debut in 2011 at the age of 19. Known for her fresh-faced look, professionalism and positive outlook on life, Reid has cultivated a worldwide fan base en route to becoming an AVN Award-winning performer.

Her colorful career included a milestone movie this past summer when she starred in her first-ever anal showcase, Being Riley, a chapter series produced by upstart new company Tushy.com. It was during the first shoot that it became clear to Tushy.com’s Chief Creative Officer, Greg Lansky, this title would be special. Since its release Being Riley has garnered critical acclaim and generated chart-topping sales.

ADVERTISEMENT


Lansky said he and his team knew that one thing was missing from their repertoire for the fans—“giving them the ultimate fantasy experience of ‘feeling’ their favorite porn star.”

So the Tushy Team conducted an extensive research campaign and determined that Fleshlight, the male pleasure products juggernaut, was the only choice for a potential collaboration.

Fleshlight, which had been planning a robust year of new Fleshlight Girl and product releases, said Reid was ideal for their first release of 2016 and thus the Fleshlight for Tushy.com deal came to fruition. 

“We are pumped to be working with Riley and Tushy.com,” said Andrew Rapley, vice president of digital strategy for Fleshlight. “2016 is the first time that there will be an emphasis made on partnerships among the elite companies in the business as well as giving our consumers the best fleet of Fleshlight Girls to choose from.

“We have so many exciting initiatives and plans for 2016 that this Tushy.com partnership was the perfect way to kick off the new year!”

U.S. consumers who purchase the Riley Reid Fleshlight will have it delivered in a custom-branded case exclusive to the studio.

Reid is also thrilled with the thought of her fans getting the chance to be up close and personal with her.

“When a girl starts working in the biz, there are two things you want—AVN Awards and to be a Fleshlight Girl,” Reid said. “I’ve won a few awards and now I have my very own custom molded Fleshlight!

“I wouldn’t even have this career if it wasn’t for my fans and now I have the greatest gift I could ever give them, a Riley Reid pussy and ass (the exclusive textures called Utopia and Euphoria respectively). Now you can have the closest and most intimate experience with me. It’s like I am right there with you. I cannot wait to see how my fans react and how excited they will be knowing they can now feel me!”

Reid has received nine nominations, including one for Female Performer of the Year, for the 33rd annual AVN Awards Show on Jan. 23 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. She won three times at the 2014 AVN Awards Show, taking home honors for Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (Mandingo Massacre 6, Jules Jordan Video), Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene (Girl Fever, New Sensations) and Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Girl/Girl/Boy (Remy 2, Elegant Angel Productions). In addition, she had a starring role in Grease XXX (Adam & Eve Pictures), which won for Best Parody – Comedy.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
31
Dec

Braun's 'Star Wars XXX' Gets Mainstream Plugs as 'Force Awakens'

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Porn parody featured on The Lip News, reaches 4.5 million YouTube views

Braun's 'Star Wars XXX' Gets Mainstream Plugs as 'Force Awakens'

Posted Dec 31st, 2015 01:52 PM

LOS ANGELES—As Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to break box office records across the mainstream galaxy, its Porn Valley counterpart is racking up some big numbers of its own. Director Axel Braun’s Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody is available for viewing on Wicked Pictures’ membership site, Wicked.com, with interest in the stratosphere after the release of the new movie.

Directed by four-time-consecutive AVN Director of the Year Braun, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody was profiled December 24 on a Christmas Eve edition of The Lip TV’s The Lip News (TLN). The Lip News is the top daily news program on the award-winning site, which is executive produced by Tony Ortega, a former Village Voice editor-in-chief and current New York Times best-selling author. The segment aired as the safe-for-work trailer for the parody, originally released by Vivid in 2012, reached a record 4.5 million views on YouTube.

ADVERTISEMENT


"Who says porn has bad acting? That's CLEARLY not the case in Star Wars XXX!" raved host Nik Zecevic, who also produces the channel’s controversial Buzzsaw, starring journalist and filmmaker Sean Stone, son of director Oliver Stone. Turning to co-host Jo Ankier, Zecevic went on to rave about the parody’s CGI, “quality acting” and “amazing effects” while running a clip from the film. The story is online here.

Ortega and Zecevic’s informative segment, and the trailer’s sky-high YouTube numbers, are just the latest PR benefits to accrue for the Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody since the Star Wars box-office force has reawakened. As  Mashable.com reports, The Force Awakens' arrival in cinemas "has lifted all kinds of Star Wars-related merchandise — including the pornographic parody movie Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, which has seen a 500 percent increase in DVD sales since the beginning of December." (The trend-setting site cited cCommerce company Gamelink as their source for sales figures). The acclaimed spoof has received mainstream coverage in everything from the New York Daily News to Breitbart.com and Comics Alliance. The safe-for-work trailer can be seen here.

With the highest budget ever for an X-rated spoof and Braun's legendary attention to detail evident in every frame, the movie stars Allie Haze, Seth Gamble and Tom Byron as Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, along with adult legend Lexington Steele as Darth Vader and a vocal performance by gay porn icon Chi Chi LaRue as C3PO. The all-star cast is rounded out by ABP contract star Aiden Ashley with Kimberly Kane, Jennifer Dark, Eve Laurence, Tommy Pistol, Derrick Pierce, Danny Wylde, Rocco Reed, Jennifer White, Brian Street Team, Ryan Driller, Lily Cade, Ryan McLane, Brandy Aniston, Gia DiMarco, Rihanna Rimes, Rylie Richman, Lizzy London and Dick Chibbles as Chewbacca.

For more information, visit Wicked.com.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
31
Dec

First Chaturbate Female Empowerment 'O' Award Recipient Named

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

First Chaturbate Female Empowerment 'O' Award Recipient Named

Posted Dec 31st, 2015 11:12 AM

LAS VEGAS—Candida Royalle, an award-winning adult actress and director who later turned her attention to the pleasure products segment of the industry, will be the first person honored with the Chaturbate Female Empowerment Award.

Royalle, who died this past September, was selected for the inaugural award based on her pioneering work not only in adult movies, but also pleasure products. In 1999, Royalle partnered with Dutch industrial designer Jandirk Groet to create the ground-breaking line of Natural Contours vibrators—a design that had never before been seen in an adult novelty, and one which is widely imitated today.

ADVERTISEMENT


The award—created by Chaturbate to recognize strong women who’ve made a major impact in various areas of the adult entertainment industry—will be presented during the “O” Awards, which take place in January during the AVN Novelty Expo in January.

Candida Royalle, born Candice Vadala, was born on October 15, 1950, in Brooklyn, and spent most of her life and career in the New York City area, though she lived in San Francisco for a time in the 1970s. She entered the adult industry in 1975, starring in the VCX movie The Analist, and over the course of her nine years in front of the camera, acted in nearly 60 films before deciding that she belonged behind the camera—a move that solidified her place in the history of adult cinema. Royalle created Femme Productions, the first adult production studio to be owned solely by a woman and to produce films from a woman's perspective.

When she ventured into the pleasure products side of the industry, Royalle and Groet worked to create items that were ergonomically designed for easier use. Royalle wanted to make sure the non-phallic collection of pleasure products from Natural Contours would fit the unique curves of a woman’s body. Considered revolutionary at the time, many pleasure product manufacturers have since followed suit and begun creating items better suited to women’s bodies.

Veronica Hart, a close personal friend of Royalle’s for years, will attend the ceremony to accept the award on her behalf.

“She was such an amazing visionary and a very powerful, influential person,” Hart said of Royalle. “It's interesting how you know that your girlfriends are amazing, but it took her passing to fully realize all that she had accomplished.  She was phenomenal, and always cared about everything she did; I mean everything, from each bite of food, to caring for her animals, to working on political causes, to making a new genre of films …”

For more information on the awards ceremony and the AVN Novelty Expo, visit NoveltyExpo.com.

For more information on Chaturbate, visit Chaturbate.com.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
31
Dec

Win Some, Lose Some: The Biggest Sex Stories of 2015

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

The Biggest Sex Stories of 2015

This article originally ran in the December 2015 issue of AVN magazine. Click here to see the online edition.

2015 was a year when matters of sexuality were in the news. While there were some blows struck for gender equality, sex workers’ rights, and freedom of speech, there were just as many stories about attempts to promote “family values” at the expense of erotic expression.

ADVERTISEMENT


2015’s SEXY WINS!

Supreme Court Rules “Yes!” and Gay Couples Say “I Do”
In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in June that the Constitution guarantees the right to marriage to all people, including same-sex couples.

Why do we care? Aside from all the tongue-in-cheek sass about business booming for greeting card makers, wedding planners and divorce lawyers, marriage equality is actual evidence of cultural evolutions related to sexual expression. This institutional change in our cultural bedrock is good for all forms of sexual expression, from spiritual and romantic to commercial—including adult entertainment.

Jenner Politics
After a life in the spotlight for everything from exceptional athletics to reality show shenanigans, Caitlyn Jenner came out as a transgender woman in April 2015.

Why do we care? Though it’s unfortunate that we pay more attention to celebrities and renowned athletes, Jenner’s cultural clout made it possible for a gazillion people to become more familiar with a transgender experience, especially the process of identity. This is great for members of the adult industry community, as well as for society overall.

New Ideas About the Oldest Profession
Recently, global human rights organization Amnesty International chose to advocate for the decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex amongst adults, including sex work. The California State Assembly Committee on Public Safety is currently exploring “Human Trafficking: Identifying the Scope of the Problem and Potential Solutions”—which includes hearing testimony from Maxine Doogan, president of the Erotic Services Providers Legal Education and Research Project (ESPLERP).

Why do we care? Though neither of these developments mark legal change (yet!), both demonstrate a willingness to challenge existing understandings of sex work and listen to the experiences of sex workers—the people who know best how laws and policies impact their daily lives. Imagine that!

Clever Sexy Protests and Demonstrations
In Portland, a group of friends came across more than 10,000 factory-rejected, phthalate-containing dildos—so they tied pairs together and tossed hundreds over city power lines, all in an effort to normalize sexual objects. In Austin, Jessica Jin started #cocksnotglocks, encouraging others to “open carry” dildos in protest of a recently passed bill that will allow anyone with a concealed handgun license to carry a firearm on any university campus in the state of Texas.

Why do we care? Long considered items best kept private or discreet, each of these instances showcases civilians putting sex toys out there to challenge the status quo.

2015’s SEX BUMMERS

On the surface, 2015 looks great. Our culture is moving toward equality on multiple fronts, and people finally seem to understand that classic idiom “Live and Let Live (as long as consent is involved).” But change up your search settings just slightly, and you get a different picture—one that showcases little change to the cultural ground on which our society is built.

2015 saw a staggeringly high of number of anti-abortion laws and restrictions, highlighting major steps backwards for women’s reproductive rights. Voters rejected an ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections in Houston, Texas—the fourth largest city in the U.S. And the Mormon Church sharpened its stance on homosexuality, now requiring children of gay parents to outwardly reject their families in order to remain active members.

Our social world is not nearly as progressive as we may think. Here are a few more sex bummers that occurred in 2015.

Hollywood’s Anti-Sex League
Though Amnesty International recommended the decriminalization of sex work, a handful of Hollywood leading ladies—some of whom have played a sex worker in the movies—felt compelled to object.

Why do we care? It’s easy to dismiss people who fancy themselves experts simply because they’ve engaged sex work-related narratives as part of their creative processes, but this is not to be ignored. Hollywood voices are very powerful. And our culture tends to listen to them far more keenly than it does to sex workers themselves.

Rentboy Raided and Routed
Started by 1997, Rentboy.com was a commercial social networking site intended to connect sex workers with potential clients. The site also sponsored a number of community events including parties, an annual awards show, and a “Love What I Do” worker visibility campaign. In August, federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security and NYPD officers raided Rentboy’s headquarters in New York. The site is currently seized, and legal proceedings are pending.

Why do we care? Rentboy operated seamlessly for almost 20 years, and then one day—blammo! The feds’ calculated surprise attack of Rentboy is not unique (recall the HotMovies raid of 2010), and it could happen to any aspect of the adult business operating in a legal gray area.

Mandatory Condoms in Porn (Part 84,000)
It’s starting to feel like that, right? Yet another outlandish, misleading proposal from AIDS Healthcare Foundation and another narrow save by tireless efforts from the Free Speech Coalition. It’s hard to keep paying attention … But the news as of November 2015 should make everyone in the adult industry join the united front. The most recent iteration of the “mandatory condom” bill has qualified for the 2016 ballot.

Why do we care? California voters get to vote on workplace regulations that, in addition to requiring performers to wear condoms, would require producers to pay for vaccinations and testing for STIs, among other stipulations. California voters have proven before that they are 1) easily misled and 2) apply civilian understandings of private sex practice to occupational sex work.

Life’s Short. Hack an Affair
In August, stolen customer information from AshleyMadison.com was released to the public. User account details and log-ins, as well as seven years worth of credit card information and other payment transaction data, were all included in the data dump.

Why do we care? I love a good Hypocrites Exposed! story as much as the next person and truly enjoyed reading that conservative politicians and businesspeople and that Christian vlogger guy all enjoyed a little action on the side. But what AshleyMadison tells us about the quality of our culture is not nearly as fun. Rather than considering the interpersonal relationship issues that may be at play when one partner decides to engage in clandestine behaviors, society is still quick to point the finger at porn and other adult services.

RUNNING HOT & COLD

Most things are both good and bad, hot and cold. Here are a few stories that go both ways.

‘Female Viagra’ Approved by the FDA
Flibanserin (street name: Addyi) has been approved by the federal drug agency for treatment of women’s hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), a condition characterized by low sexual desire.

Why do we care? Science is paying attention to (read: dollars are getting spent on) women’s sexualities and desire! And certainly “female Viagra” has the potential to help some women. But rather than work in a localized manner akin to “male Viagra,” Addyi manipulates brain chemistry, essentially treating HSDD in a manner similar to a mood disorder. Presumptions about what women should want from sex are overwhelming here. You should be DTF, ladies—no matter why you’re not too into it otherwise.

The Playboy Bunny Is Keeping Her Tail ON
After over 60 years, Playboy announced they will no longer feature nudes in their magazine pictorials.

Why do we care? In a world overrun with easy access sexy media, perhaps Playboy’s decision is attempting to change the standards bar. People will read, hopefully, even without pictures of celebrity boobs. But this decision also speaks to sex media saturation. Where is the space in erotic imagery if even the most legendary brand has had to pull out of the game?

Equal Internet Access, For Now
In late 2014, the United Kingdom passed a litany of production regulations—from no spanking to no squirting—that would severely limit sexual expression, particularly of women’s sexual pleasure. Then recently, the European Union adopted rules stating Internet service providers must treat all Internet traffic “without discrimination, restriction, or interference,” regardless of content.

Why do we care? Even though the U.K.’s production regulations are disconcerting, the EU’s commitment to accessibility is encouraging. 

PRIVATE LIVES, PUBLIC LIES

2015 has been a banner year for sex scandals. From the self-righteous and hypocritical to the truly horrific, let’s take a look at what some people really have going on inside their pants.

Fallen ‘Heroes’
Though it’s easy to lay on the sarcasm now, Bill Cosby, Jared Fogle and even Josh Duggar were once considered inspirational leaders by legions of people. In 2015, however, we finally began to pay attention to allegations that TV dream dad and cultural critic Bill Cosby was a serial rapist. Jared Fogle, former Subway spokesperson and the face of “real life” weight loss, pled guilty to charges related to having sex with underage girls and exchanging graphic depictions of minors engaged in sex acts. And it was revealed that Josh Duggar, one of 19 poster children for extremely conservative Christian proselytizing, had molested five underage girls. Oh, and his digits were also part of the AshleyMadison data leak.

Do as I Say, Not As I Do (Part 1)
Republican Dennis Hastert was the 51st Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2015, Hastert was indicted on federal charges of structuring bank withdrawals amounting to $952,000 in order to evade bank-reporting requirements, among other charges. (Law requires reporting withdrawals over $10,000) Federal prosecutors said that the money was to conceal misconduct that happened decades prior—sexual misconduct with young men students when Hastert was a high school teacher over 30 years ago.

Do as I Say, Not As I Do (Part 2)
In a fine example of hypocritical fools with technology, Indiana House Majority Leader Jud McMillin resigned from in September after sending a video of himself fraternizing with a woman who wasn’t his wife to his entire contacts list. Ironically, during his five years in the legislature, McMillin crusaded heavily to “protect the integrity of the institution of marriage” and cosponsored the state’s anti-gay “religious freedom” bill. Karma, baby—it’s a bitch.
 
Marc Jacobs, Scandalous Hero!
On the other end of the hypocrisy scale, fashion designer Marc Jacobs made headlines in October when the New York Post reported Jacobs hosted a 10-person orgy. And where did he find 10 guys to fill out his living room? Grindr. Never the shrinking violet, Jacobs responded to accusations of sexual debauchery with a resounding yes!—he’s gay, had an orgy, and has every right to enjoy sex. He is taking a break from Grindr, though.

Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D., is a sociologist and author of Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment. Visit her on Twitter at @drchauntelle.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
31
Dec

Cybersocket Web Awards Set for Jan. 12 in L.A.

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Gala honors best in online gay adult entertainment

Cybersocket Web Awards Set for Jan. 12 in L.A.

Posted Dec 30th, 2015 05:48 PM

LOS ANGELES—The 16th annual Cybersocket Web Awards are set to return Jan. 12 at the Penthouse Nightclub.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. for the gala, which is the only event of its kind to recognize excellence in online gay adult entertainment. Every year, porn fans and industry insiders vote to select the year's best websites, performers, and businesses. At the annual awards show, industry leaders and fans come together to honor both the nominees and the winners for their work as technological entrepreneurs, agents of free expression, and innovators in gay adult entertainment.  

ADVERTISEMENT


This year's Cybersocket Web Awards show is presented by Flirt4Free and hosted by multi-talented porn director and DJ, Chi Chi LaRue. The evening will also feature red carpet interviews by Scotty B., DJ sets by DJ Porn Star, and a live performance by recording artist and Broadway performer Frenchie Davis (courtesy of Divas And DJs.) 

An after-party will then begin immediately following the awards presentation. Many of the industry's top performers, directors, and behind-the-scenes professionals from around the globe will be in attendance, and a few mainstream celebrities are often spotted in the crowd, too.

This year's Diamond Sponsors are CCBill, Mr. Man, and Supermen. Gold Sponsors include 2Gay4FB, Cam4, Chaturbate, Clock Cleaners, Mania Media, Men·com, Mobius Payments, MojoHost, Orbital Pay, PLAYGIRL, Pride Card Services, and XBIZ. This year's Media Sponsor is GAYVN. 

The awards show is free and open to the public. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. The Penthouse Nightclub is located at 661 N. Robertson Blvd., in West Hollywood, 90069. 

To RSVP, click here.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
31
Dec

Toni Ribas Explores Taboo in Evil Angel's 'Stepdad Seduction'

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Toni Ribas Explores Taboo in Evil Angel's 'Stepdad Seduction'

Posted Dec 30th, 2015 05:36 PM

LOS ANGELES—Adding to the niches he's explored so far as an Evil Angel director, Toni Ribas enters the world of taboo relations erotica in Stepdad Seduction. The Spanish stud puts his own spicy spin on the genre, presenting precocious darlings who are shameless about their forbidden fantasies. Evil Angel will release Ribas’ new title on January 11 on DVD and VOD. The new movie can be previewed now in a trailer on EvilAngelVideo.com.

ADVERTISEMENT


“When I was working on the concept for the movie, first thing I wanted to portray was the empowerment of the young girls,” Ribas said. “This is a new era where sex is a natural thing, and we should treat it as such. Young girls love sex, and they have fantasies about sex with older guys as much as older guys have fantasies about sex with hot teens. With that in mind, I created scenarios where the girls were the ones making the moves on their stepdads. And of course this fantasy works very well from the guys’ point of view: young Lolitas teasing, then offering the forbidden fruit of a young girl.”

Noting that the niche remains fashionable and profitable, Evil Angel Domestic Sales Manager Justin Rich said, “I’m glad to see Toni going into the taboo relations market. And as Stepdad Seduction shows, he plays the daddy role extremely well.”

Ribas, who performs as the parental figure in two scenes, comments on the sexuality of the emerging generation: “These young girls want to enjoy the experience of an older guy that knows how to do it. They want to be manhandled and taught, and they have no shame in pursuing it.”

Rich says he likes Ribas’ selection of longhaired, Nordic-style blonde Elsa Jean, 19, for the Stepdad Seduction box cover because “her popularity and Twitter presence are growing.” The AVN Awards trophy girl's hair and spanked-pink butt bounce prettily as she rides Ribas.

Ribas put his “Stepdad Seduction” starlets in provocative situations. We see petite, natural-bodied Renee Roulette, 19, explain how she became an anal princess: “Mom went off to work and I was showering after Dad gave me some nice morning sex … I caught him staring at my ass.” Stepdad Ribas makes it a graphic anal scene.

Experienced studs Ramon Nomar and John Strong are the respective father figures in two more scenes. Longhaired, sexy 18-year-old Joseline Kelly takes revenge on her strict mother by seducing Strong on video. Dirty blonde Kendall Kayden leaves the bathroom door open when she showers, teasing Nomar with gorgeous T&A.

For domestic DVD sales inquiries, contact Justin Rich: jrich@evilangel.com or (800) 442-6435, ext. 115. Fir foreign sales, contact Alexandra (Alex) Kelley: alex@evilangel.com or (818) 787-1414, ext. 106.

For more information about Evil Angel wholesale, visit EvilDistributor.com.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
31
Dec

CamSoda Gears Up for AEE

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

CamSoda Gears Up for AEE

LOS ANGELES—CamSoda will be showcasing its progressive cam platform for the first time at the upcoming AVN Adult Entertainment Expo.

“The AVN Expo is the pinnacle of our industry,” said CamSoda president Daron Lundeen. “CamSoda is super excited to be a part of such a great event.”

Lundeen said the show Jan. 20-23 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be an ideal forum for his company to spotlight its expanding suite of products.  

ADVERTISEMENT


“We want to show the models, potential partners and fans what our team has put together,” said Lundeen, whose company says it's the first to provide virtual reality live streams targeting VR headsets. “Never has there been such a perfect match of content with technology. CamSoda is bringing users superstar porn stars like Gianna Michaels, Dani Daniels and Tori Black. Virtual Reality live shows, the fuckbot and up-skirt customers service are just some of what we have launched in Q4. Wait till you see what comes next!”

CamSoda started hosting virtual reality live sessions every Wednesday night on Dec. 16, according to Fortune.com, which profiled the company in an article titled “Virtual Reality Livestreams Come to the Porn Industry.” 

Lundeen told AVN the reception thus far has been “fantastic.”

“The fans love it, the models love it and the press loves it," he said. "VR delivers a totally new experience that makes you want more and we are seeing the VR user base growing. The growth is so strong that we are leaving the cameras on 24/7. Now you can be transported into the CamSoda House whenever. It is the best seat in the house.”

The CamSoda owner told Fortune he’s placed special focus on the mobile adult live-streaming business, noting his company receives the majority of its revenues from smartphone and tablet devices.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
30
Dec

Celebrate In Style At 7th Annual ‘O’ Awards

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Celebrate In Style At 7th Annual ‘O’ Awards

LAS VEGAS—AVN Media Network announced the 7th Annual “O” Awards will take place beginning at 9 p.m.  Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in the Real World Suite at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas.

The ceremony will take place during the ANE Bash event, the official party for the opening night of the AVN Novelty Expo.

The “O” Awards celebrate the best of the best from the pleasure products segment of the adult industry.

“Last year, we had so much fun at the ANE Bash in the Real World Suite, and we through it was the perfect event for members of the industry—as well as all of this year’s ‘O’ Awards nominees—to mix, mingle and have a little fun while we announce and celebrate this year’s winners,” said Sherri L. Shaulis, senior editor of pleasure products for AVN.

ADVERTISEMENT


This year, winners will be named in more than a dozen categories, including Outstanding Product for Women, Outstanding Innovation and Outstanding Marketing Campaign.

For more information about ANE and the “O” Awards ceremony, visit NoveltyExpo.com. A complete list of the nominees is also available here.

Called “the CES of sex toys” by Wired magazine, the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) will once again take over the Paradise Tower, and will be restricted to trade attendees. ANE’s continued growth and success gives opportunities to businesses to expand their relationships, learn new trends, and meet all of the important people and companies in the industry. Exhibitors will feature new products, and there will be workshops, seminars and industry events for everyone in the novelty sector.

To register to attend ANE, click here.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
30
Dec

Sexpose.com Names Stoya, Shibari, Weinstein Persons of the Year 2015

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Sexpose.com Names Stoya, Shibari, Weinstein Persons of the Year 2015

CYBERSPACE—The Sexposé—a website that covers models, cam girls and adult performers—announced three people who had a significant impact on the adult industry in 2015 as their Persons of the Year: Stoya, Kelly Shibari and Michael Weinstein.

“Similar to Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, it is not so much of an honor as it is about acknowledging how much they have managed to shape the adult industry in the past year,” the website reads. “However, we will keep with a pattern (usually) of naming two people that have had a positive impact on the adult industry and one person that has had a negative impact.”

ADVERTISEMENT


Stoya was chosen after she went public on Twitter with allegations of abuse agains her ex-boyfriend James Deen.

“To be clear, we are not naming Stoya one of our Persons of the Year out of sympathy,” the site stated. “That would be shortchanging the impact that she has made on the industry with her revelation. With her tweet, Stoya revealed a human side to this industry, one that is often concealed by many performers because of fear of backlash, both public and private. As Chelsea Summers told The Guardian, it shouldn’t take a rape accusation to prove that sex workers can be raped.”

Kelly Shibari is one of the few BBW performers who has received mainstream attention: In 2014 she was the first BBW model to appear in Penthouse Forum, and in the January 2016 issue of Penthouse, she is the first plus-size model ever featured.

“Moreover, she is proving to be a symbol that porn is ever so slowly moving away from living and dying by the stereotypical hardbody,” The Sexposé wrote. “Physical diversity is now becoming a thing in porn, and Shibari’s appearance in Penthouse and her continued work as an ambassador for plus-size entertainers will only continue this positive change.”

Michael Weinstein of AIDS Healthcare Foundation made the list for the negative attention he has brought to the industry through his efforts to legally mandate condom use in porn shoots.

“Weinstein, in our opinion, is further intensifying the stigma that has dogged this industry enough through this latest political push,” his entry reads. “His actions are not constructive, and it is putting an incredible blemish on an organization that should be doing anything and everything to improve the lives of those affected by HIV and AIDS.”

To read the full post, visit TheSexpose.com.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
30
Dec

Voting Now Open For Wet Platinum Man Of The Year Contest

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Voting Now Open For Wet Platinum Man Of The Year Contest

LOS ANGELES—Trigg Laboratories, makers of the Wet family of lubricants, is encouraging fans to vote for their favorite model in the Wet Platinum Man of the Year Contest 2015.

Six men—each of whom was named a Wet Platinum Man of the Month between July and December 2015—are vying for the title. In addition to being named the first-ever Wet Platinum Man of the Year, the contestant with the most votes will also win two round-trip plane tickets to anywhere in the U.S. and a $500 cash prize.

ADVERTISEMENT


The men—Justin, Jack, Dave, Emilio, Lucas and Giovanni—can be seen and voted on here.

The contest started last year, when reps from Trigg Laboratories reached out to Jack Mackenroth, a well-known model, athlete, fashion designer, and AIDS activist who is a senior communications officer at The Global Forum on MSM & HIV. 

“He happily agreed to be our Wet Platinum Man of the Month for August 2015,” said a spokesperson for Trigg Laboratories. “We ran two feature newsletters on Jack, one that focused on his career as a model and the other about his life as an HIV activist. The story was picked up by multiple news agencies. It was hugely successful. We now get dozens of submissions each month from men wanting to be the face of Wet Platinum. We love seeing how many hot guys are fans of Wet and how willing they are to interact with the brand through social media.”

From there, the contest grew, and now the company has decided to allow fans to decide the the Wet Platinum Man of the Year 2015.

“You’ll definitely be seeing some of the hot guys from our Wet Platinum Man of the Month and Wet Platinum Man of the Year contests in our marketing materials later in the year and maybe elsewhere,” the company rep said. “The only way to fully enjoy our Wet Platinum Man of the Month is to subscribe to our newsletter.  You can see these uncensored muscle studs monthly by signing up at WetPlatinumMan.com.”

The company plans to continue the Wet Platinum Man of the Month contest in 2016. To be considered, send your photos to WetPlatinumMan@gmail.com. Photos do not need to be professionally taken but they should be well lit, show your face and body, and be produced at a high resolution.  

Michael Trigg founded Trigg Laboratories in 1989 at the height of the HIV epidemic. In the late ‘80s, everyone was very concerned about the transfer of HIV, and rates of condom use skyrocketed. Not satisfied with the typical drugstore offerings, Trigg set out to develop lube formulations that enhanced protected sex. 

Because condoms are more likely to break without the use of a lubricant, the timing was right to hit the market with a “fun” packaged product. 

At the time, lubricant use was increasing 15 percent per year. People were beginning to understand that a lubricant not only eased condom use but enhanced pleasure a great deal. 

Trigg Laboratories products are now available in 62 countries and sales continue to expand throughout the world with multiple channels of distribution including adult boutique stores and the food, drug and mass market. Trigg also donates 250,000 safe sex kits to more than 300 nonprofits and events every year to promote safer sex. These philanthropic efforts, he believes, has brought about positive karma for the company.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/WetPlatinumMan, Twitter.com/WetPlatinumMan or Instagram.com/WetPlatinumGuy.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
30
Dec

Deadline for Talent RSVPs to 2016 AVN Awards Show: January 5

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

January 5

Posted Dec 30th, 2015 08:30 AM

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Time’s running out on 2015, and the clock is also ticking down to January 23, 2016, when the AVN Awards Show takes place. Presented by Chaturbate.com, the red-carpet gala will take place at The Joint, inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

If you are a nominated performer hoping to get a complimentary talent ticket to attend the show, take note. You MUST RSVP for AVN Awards Show tickets and red carpet passes to be considered.

ADVERTISEMENT


Priority will be given to nominees first, but tickets are not guaranteed. To request admission, you must submit your name via this online form by January 5.

That’s just one week away. … so resolve to get your name on the RSVP list today. Performers will need to submit their stage name and legal name, their contact information and any special requests.

To repeat, performers must contact AVN by Tuesday, January 5, 2016, to place themselves on the list of talent requesting single tickets for the AVN Awards Show. Go to AVNAwards.AVN.com/RSVP to sign up for the Talent RSVP, sponsored by ModelCentro.com.

Other members of the industry can purchase tables and individual tickets for the AVN Awards Show here.

Fans who want to attend the gala event—co-hosted by Joanna Angel, Anikka Albrite and comedian Kate Quigley—can purchase tickets here.

The AVN Awards Show is the culmination of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. For information about AEE, go to AVNShow.com.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
29
Dec

Like Herschel Savage? How About Crowdfunding His Bio Play?

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Like Herschel Savage? How About Crowdfunding His Bio Play?

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Herschel Savage may have pretty much stopped performing hardcore in 2011, but his résumé of having appeared in over 1,200 movies beginning in 1975 is nothing to sneeze at—and if the Kickstarter campaign he recently started is successful, anyone with the price of a ticket can see him tell all about it in the play he's currently writing, Star Studded: My Life In Porn.

ADVERTISEMENT


"Some people consider me the luckiest guy in the world," Savage said in the video that accompanies his campaign. "I had amazing sex with scores of hot beautiful women, traveled to exotic locations worldwide and I was paid well to do it. It seemed like the good times would never end.

"But it did," he continued. "In 2008, America's economy stuffed with subprime home mortgages perpetrated by a corrupt banking industry collapsed, and the whole world fell into a deep recession. The porn world fell on hard times, and at 55 years old, I found great difficulties securing any consistent work. With no alternative skill set, my security quickly evaporated. There is no unemployment for porn stars.

"On a lighter note, in 2009 I had a stroke, which limited my ability to work at all. Fortunately, in 2012, I was cast in the starring role of a wildly successful play in Hollywood. With this relaunch of my dreams, my new goal is to write and perform a one-man show chronicling my life growing up in Brooklyn, my unexpected entrance into the adult film industry, and my attempt to create value outside the world of porn. With your help, this over-the-top show will be created."

With just two weeks to go, Savage's campaign hasn't yet been very successful, perhaps in part because the campaign doesn't have very many perks to offer small supporters: a listing in the program book, a Facebook shoutout and autographed mini-posters of the show. But once into the $100 range, supporters can get two VIP tickets to the show's first performance, with the top prize a VIP dinner party with Herschel at his producer's home.

Hopefully, those who remember Savage fondly from his 30-year career in front of the XXX camera can find it in their hearts (and pocketbooks) to give Savage's life story a chance to be seen on stage.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
29
Dec

MyFreeCams Girls to Kick Off AEE 2016 With Ribbon Cutting

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Adult industry set for return to Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas

MyFreeCams Girls to Kick Off AEE 2016 With Ribbon Cutting

Posted Dec 29th, 2015 01:17 PM

LOS ANGELES—The hottest ladies of top adult webcam site MyFreeCams.com will cut the ribbon on the red carpet to open the upcoming AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), January 20-23, 2016 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The world renowned adult live webcam community, also the presenting sponsor of this year's AEE, will spotlight its MyFreeCams Girls as they snip the bright-red ribbon, signaling the opening of the show.

ADVERTISEMENT


A plethora of MyFreeCams Girls will be on hand for the ceremony, which will promise-to-be the largest ribbon cutting with the most talent in the history of the AVN Expo. The ribbon cutting will also include rising star Aspen Rae, handling official commencement duties with the scissors. 

"Thanks to MyFreeCams Girls for participating in the opening of our 18th annual show," said Beth Noonan, event manager at AVN Media Network. "Our event is a celebration of talent and technology in the adult industry under one roof, and MyFreeCams perfectly represents the best of both. We are excited to have MyFreeCams involved in the Expo, which is a testament to the fast-rising popularity and fan acceptance of live interactive entertainment and webcam models."

MyFreeCams, which has expanded exhibition booth space on the showroom floor this year to accommodate its leading ladies, invites fans to stop by and meet the MyFreeCams Girls in person while learning more about their online community. 

One of the largest adult trade shows in the world, the 2016 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo provides a unique experience for everyone within the adult entertainment industry, as well as for those who desire to learn more and meet the biggest names in adult entertainment. The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo gives industry insiders and fans the opportunity to see the latest trends, new additions, and hottest men and women in the world under one roof.

The AVN Expo boasts more than 500 adult stars who will be in attendance, more than 150 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, 15 exciting parties, numerous networking events for industry to have quality face time together, and dozens of educational programs designed to teach industry newcomers what it takes to grow and succeed.

The show dates are as follows:

AVN Novelty Expo: January 20-22

AVN Adult Entertainment Expo: January 20-23

AVN Awards Show: January 23

Called “the CES of sex toys” by Wired magazine, the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) will once again take over the Paradise Tower, and will be restricted to trade attendees. ANE’s continued growth and success gives opportunities to businesses to expand their relationships, learn new trends, and meet all of the important people and companies in the industry. Exhibitors will feature new products, and there will be workshops, seminars and industry events for everyone in the novelty sector.

All industry personnel may book hotel rooms in the Paradise Tower (rates start as low as $129 per night). To reserve click here.

Adult stars, webcam girls and adult models have the unique opportunity to network and do business with clients as well as meet and take photos with the fans and sign at this one-of-a-kind show, which incorporates the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) and the AVN Awards Show into the four-day event.

Of the stars who have appeared at AEE, some of the top names include Jessica Drake, Asa Akira, Joanna Angel, Bonnie Rotten, Skin Diamond, James Deen, Jessie Andrews, Anikka Albrite, Dana DeArmond, Veruca James, Maddy O’Reilly, Marica Hase, Joslyn James, Dakota Skye, Samantha Saint, Lisa Daniels, Tori Black, Layla Price, Alana Luv, London Keyes, Dana Vespoli, Alexis Texas, Aiden Starr, Penny Pax, Chanel Preston, Kimberly Kane, Dani Daniels and many more.

The four-day, trade seminar schedule will address a spectrum of relevant subjects, each with a panel of speakers hand-picked because of their expertise or passion for the topic at hand. AVN Media Network will once again hold its fan seminar program, which will touch on a variety of topics, including interviews with Best New Starlet nominees for the 2016 AVN Awards, a Q&A session with top male talent and more.

The 2016 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 33rd annual AVN Awards Show, which will be held Jan. 23 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel. The annual AVN Awards Show is a gala event recognizing adult content, individuals, and companies that exemplify excellence in the industry.

Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to the AVN Awards Show.

To secure exhibit space or for sales info, contact AVN at (818) 718-5788 or aeesales@avn.com.

All information about the largest adult entertainment expo in the world can be found at AVNShow.com.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
29
Dec

Flying Somewhere This Spring? You May Need Your Passport

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Flying Somewhere This Spring? You May Need Your Passport

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Many complain about Washington's "do nothing" Congress—if only that had been the case in 2005! That was the year Congress passed the Real ID Act, which required that states issue driver's licenses, ID cards and other official ID documents whose information could be easily shared with other states and the federal government.

Such information is to include the person's real legal name, signature, legal address, date of birth, gender, a photograph of the person and a unique identifying number for that person, and it must present that data in a common, machine-readable format such as bar codes, smart card technology, and other means, though RFID chips are not currently required.

ADVERTISEMENT


There's just one problem: At the moment, nine states and several U.S. territories aren't in compliance with that law, and the Department of Homeland Security has stated that it won't be giving out any more exemptions to compliance, so all of those non-compliant states/territories will need to get their "acts" together by January 10, 2016—and those that don't won't (at some point) have their IDs accepted by the TSA at airports (hence no flying) but more immediately won't be allowed to enter federal buildings or military bases.

Yes, that's right: January 10; less than two weeks from today! And guess which state is one of the nine non-compliant ones? Right again: California! (The others are Alaska, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Washington. American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands face the same deadline.)

"The law was originally scheduled to go into effect in 2008 but was subject to repeated delays," noted Joe Mullin of ArsTechnica. "In recent months, DHS has been telling states those delays are over and that the law will be implemented in 2016. However, any restrictions on air travel won't go into place without at least 120 days' notice, and no state has received such a notice yet. In several states, however, restrictions on entering federal buildings could kick in as early as January 10. ... Those states facing the deadline shouldn't be hopeful for a last-minute reprieve."

TechDirt put it another way: "Who Needs A No-Fly List When You Can Just Ground 91 Million Citizens?" read the headline of its story.

So while the new upcoming restrictions probably won't affect your air travel to AEE, it remains to be seen if California and the other states/territories can get in compliance before people head off for spring break—or their next dance gig or out-of-state shoot.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
29
Dec

FSC to Update Producers, Directors at AEE on Condom Threats

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

FSC to Update Producers, Directors at AEE on Condom Threats

Posted Dec 29th, 2015 11:14 AM

NOTE: The correct[ed] date for the FSC AEE meeting is Thursday, January 21.

CANOGA PARK, Calif.—Free Speech Coalition is starting the new year off with a bang, sponsoring a meeting of adult content producers and directors as well as web hosts and distributors about the threat posed by the AIDS Healthcare-sponsored "Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act" ballot initiative, which would require condoms and other barrier protections to be used in all California-shot sex scenes, as well as urging everyone who works in and/or supports the adult entertainment industry to attend the next CalOSHA Standards Board meeting in February, where it is expected that the adult industry-targeted Section 5193.1 will be approved for adding to California's Health Code.

ADVERTISEMENT


"I am writing to highlight two critical issues that will impact adult content in 2016," wrote FSC CEO Diane Duke in an open letter to adult producers, directors and distributors. "The first is the Weinstein ballot initiative in California. You need to know about this issue! This disastrous initiative impacts all  producers, distributors, performers—or anyone with a financial interest in a non-condom film, scene, cam show or webcast. And when I say 'non-condom,' that means for EVERYTHING—including girl-girl and oral."

The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 21 at 6 p.m. in Studio 1A in the Paradise Tower at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, just steps away from everything else that will be happening at the Adult Entertainment Expo.

Regarding the CalOSHA Standards Board, Duke wrote, "The CalOSHA Standards Board is having a meeting February 18 at 10 a.m. in Oakland. We need as many people as possible to show up to that meeting and let the Standards Board know that we oppose the CalOSHA's staff-proposed regulations. We are asking industry producers not to schedule shoots on that day and to assist as many of their people as possible to attend that meeting.

"Do not schedule production of February 18th and bring as many performers and staff as possible to the CalOSHA Standard's Board Meeting," she emphasized.

The CalOSHA Standards Board meeting will take place in the auditorium of the Harris State Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612, and attendees are advised to arrive on time as the 5193.1 revision may be one of the first items on the agenda.

For more information, email Joanne@freespeechcoalition.com.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
29
Dec

AARP Knows There's 'Sex After 50'—And They Help You Do It

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

AARP Knows There's 'Sex After 50'—And They Help You Do It

Remember a couple of years ago when Republicans, dissatisfied with how the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) was standing up for the rights of oldsters, decided to form a competing organization, the "Association of Mature American Citizens" (AMAC)? The new organization basically claimed to be able to "save" Social Security by cutting future benefits and payouts for those who haven't yet reached retirement age while encouraging everyone to put what they would have paid in SS taxes into "retirement accounts"—because such saving plans have worked out so well already!

ADVERTISEMENT


Well, one thing you won't find at AMAC are articles like the one that appeared in the August/September 2015 issue of the AARP magazine, "Sex After 50? Yes... oh, yes... ohhh, yes!" The piece had sexologist Pepper Schwartz answering readers' questions about how to "keep things hot in the bedroom"—and one of the questions that caught our eye was "Can you recommend good sex videos for older couples? My spouse and I would like to learn some new techniques, but a lot of the instructional websites we've seen advertised look flaky."

"You can get wonderful tips from videos—anbd they can be a turn-on, too," Schwartz replied. "Most of those from sinclairinstitute.com are narrated by respected sexologists; several are designed for older couples. Evesgarden.com also offers a variety of well-described videos."

As AVN has previously reported, Sinclair Institute often uses older (and a few younger) adult industry performers to demonstrate sex techniques, and its former president, Peggy Oettinger (she retired in 2012), was the recipient of Free Speech Coalition's "Woman of the Year" in 2009.

Sadly, Schwartz has no hardcore recommendations to make beyond those two, instead suggesting such "steamy movies" as An Affair to Remember and its remake, Love Affair, as well as the BDSM-themed Secretary, and The Lover, though for "edgier" fare, she suggests Henry and June, Wild Orchid, Sex and Lucia and The Story of O, all of which should make the over-50 set sit up and take notice.

Other Schwartz thoughts: Being "friends with benefits" is "quite normal" for oldsters; that "watching one's wife being made love to by another man is a relative common fantasy"; that travel can be an aphrodisiac; that "researchers are discovering that a person's sexual orientation is not carved in stone"; and that it's definitely not out of the question to ask that potential sex partners get tested for STDs before the first coupling.

The full article can be found here.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
28
Dec

Pure Play Media Debuts ‘Perfect Natural Knockers,’ New Series From Immoral Productions

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Pure Play Media Debuts ‘Perfect Natural Knockers,’ New Series From Immoral Productions

Posted Dec 28th, 2015 10:38 AM

VAN NUYS, Calif.—Immoral Productions newest series, Perfect Natural Knockers, is now available through Pure Play Media. The series focuses on adult performers with beautiful, natural breasts.

Immoral Productions director Chim-Chim said, “We searched far and wide for the girls in this debut volume and I feel when fans see it they will clamor for a second volume.”

“Perfect Natural Knockers” star Penthouse Pet Tomi Taylor is a 34-DD stunner who says she has never had so many orgasms as she did thanks to the efforts of Dan “Little Dynamite” Leal. Alice Lighthouse is a horny girl with natural 32-DDs who cums on the cock on Mark Zane. Newcomer Cali Marie has firm 34-DD fun-bags and a great juicy ass; she is so into her scene with Dan that she squirts for the first time in her life. Rayhndee James has amazing round 34-D rack and admits to being thoroughly sexually satisfied by Scott Lyons. Stacy Jay is an exotic beauty with 34-DD milk-jugs that look magnificent when she rides Mark Zane.

ADVERTISEMENT


Cover-model Tomi Taylor declared, “I have never cum as hard as I did when Dan did me while using the Magic Wand. I hope my fans like seeing me at my unbridled best!”

Contact Michael at sales@pureplaymedia.com or (954) 903-3347, or your IVD sales representative, for further details and ordering.

For more information, go to PurePlayMedia.com, PPMB2B.com and follow @PurePlayMedia on Twitter.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
28
Dec

Rocco Siffredi Wants to Give Back—To Italian Schoolchildren

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

Rocco Siffredi Wants to Give Back—To Italian Schoolchildren

CYBERSPACE—Legendary porn star Rocco Siffredi, who conquered the adult industry by appearing in and directing more than 1,000 hardcore movies, then crossed over to appear in several mainstream film and TV projects, has taken on a new challenge: The Catholic Church.

According to a 2013 European Parliament report, Sex Education in Europe, "While sexuality education is mandatory by law in nearly all the countries of the European Union, the content and quality will vary. Nordic and Benelux countries are known for having the highest quality of sexuality education, while Eastern and Southern European States have deficient or inexistent sexuality education programmes."

ADVERTISEMENT


"Southern European States," of course, includes Italy, and one clue to its lack of sex ed in schools may be found in the final paragraph of the report's "Key Findings": "The disparities between quality and frequency of delivery of sexuality education in the 24 observed EU Member States can be explained by cultural and religious traditions (incidence and influence of the Catholic and Protestant Churches, traditions, etc.) and financial issues (budget cuts in the public sector, incidence of the financial crisis)."

As Siffredi has long stated, one of the reasons he cut back on his adult performing and directing was to spend more time with his family—his wife and two young sons—but with that much experience in porn, Siffredi realized that he had a wealth of information he could offer to youngsters who are just beginning their sexual adventures—and that they shouldn't learn about sex from porn.

So on World Orgasm Day (December 22), Siffredi wrote a letter to Italian Education Minister Stefania Giannini, and at the same time used the letter as a petition on Change.org, decrying the lack of sex education in Italian schools, and offering his services as an instructor.

"Pornography should be entertainment, but because of lack of alternatives has become a learning tool, especially among young people. Do you think it's normal?" Siffredi wrote in his petition to the Minister.

"Dialogue, listening, openness on the subject of sex in Italy is still in the distance. Sex is still taboo in Italy, but many would need to talk about it, open up, be heard and get answers. Many young people would want to satisfy their curiosity, but they do not know where to turn.

"Sex education is compulsory in all EU countries except in Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and the United Kingdom.

"In Italy we have seen decades of proposals on sex education and no law. There is no law, therefore, although there is demand for training.

"I am a proud porn actor and director, who stars in nearly 2,000 porn movies as actor and 450 as director and from a very young age I wanted to dedicate my life to sex.

"On the occasion of World Orgasm Day (22 December), I want to launch this appeal, because sex is a beautiful thing. I put forth my face and experience, I offer my full availability to visit Italian schools and personally promote this initiative.

"Why me? I have done my job for 30 years and I have acquired enough experience to understand that what I do is not sex education, but rather, just pornography.

"The boys have the right to open up, ask questions, get answers, receive training on one of the most beautiful and important in life.

"What are we still waiting? Sex education in schools!"

As of today, the petition has a little mroe than 30,000 signatures of a hoped-for 35,000.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


Free PornStar Movie Downloads
28
Dec

Employers, Take Note: With Dancers, Ask 'Are They or Aren't They?'

Posted in porn star news  by webmaster@avn.com (AVN Webmaster)
Comments Off

With Dancers, Ask 'Are They or Aren't They?'

Posted Dec 28th, 2015 08:45 AM

This article was written by attorney Eric Bernstein and originally ran in the December 2015 issue of AVN magazine. Click here to see the online edition.

Eric M. Bernstein, Esq. is owner/partner in the law firm of Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, LLC located in New Jersey with clients all across North America. Mr. Bernstein and his firm represent employers/management in the fields of labor and employment law, government law, land use law, entertainment law and internet law. The law firm is also active in the gentlemen’s club industry as Mr. Bernstein serves as a member of the Legal Advisory Board of ACE National and as a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association. He can be reached at embernstein@embalaw.com and his website is embalaw.com.

ADVERTISEMENT


Without performers, there is no adult industry. It is just a fact of life—especially for owners of gentlemen’s clubs. And for as long as there have been dancers and gentlemen’s clubs, there has been another age-old question: Are They or Aren’t They? That question relates to whether dancers are employees or independent contractors. From the club owners’ point of view, most have viewed dancers as independent contractors, which avoids all of the employee-employer issues: minimum wage, taxes, workers compensation, liability matters, etc. But just as almost everything in the labor and employment field has changed over the years, so has the issue of “are they or aren’t they?”

While there is no definitive answer, more states have, at least under some circumstances, determined that dancers are employees—and owners need to consider what that means. This article addresses some of the factors that provide oversight on the issue of employee versus independent contractor, as well as the decisions that have recently been issued by the court and at several judicial alternatives. Though the focus here is on exotic dancers, the question of Are They or Aren’t They? is one that all business owners must consider if they are paying individuals as independent contracts.

First off, one must be aware of two overriding concepts:

1. There is not just one answer to this question; each situation must be looked upon on a case-by-case, club-by-club basis; and

2. Club owners must consult and retain an attorney/law firm with experience/expertise in labor and employment law and an understanding of this industry.

There are plaintiff’s employment attorneys (i.e., shysters—as a management labor attorney I can occasionally use the word) peddling their wares to any dancer, seeking a hook for a class action lawsuit against an unsuspecting club owner. Being forewarned is forearmed. While management attorneys ply their wares more subtly (articles such as this), we are equally out there giving warnings, guidance and hope to the club owners fighting this ongoing battle. In order to understand the battlefield, one must first be aware of the stakes. If an independent contractor is declared to be an employee, the employer not only has to pay (and withhold) federal and state income taxes, Social Security taxes, Medicare taxes and unemployment taxes but also is subject to minimum wage and overtime issues (overtime laws do not apply to independent contractors), damages and the possibility of providing some form of medical insurance and leave under either the Family and Medical Leave Act or a state medical leave act, or both.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) defines anyone who performs services for you as your employee if you can control what will be done and how it will be done. This is so even when you give the employee freedom of action. What matters is that you have the right to control the details of how the services are performed.

The IRS sets forth this definition for independent contractors: “people such as doctors, dentists, veterinarians, lawyers, accountants, contractors, subcontractors, public stenographers or auctioneers who are in an independent trade, business or profession in which they offer their services to the general public are generally independent contractors. However, whether these people are independent contractors or employees depends on the facts in each case. The general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or direct only the result of the work and not what will be done and how it will be done. One is not an independent contractor if one performs services that can be controlled by an employer (what will be done and how it will be done). This applies even if the person is given freedom of action. What matters is that the employer has the legal right to control the details of how the services are to be performed.”

This passage above is confusing enough to make any employer groan. Then, one must review and interpret the tests that the IRS uses to determine the employee/independent contractor relationship and see if that sheds any light on the subject.

The IRS has reviewed these matters pursuant to one of two separate tests for determining if a worker is an independent contractor: the “common law” test and the “reasonable basis” test. The common law test is more complex; it initially addresses twenty factors the IRS considers in these types of situations.

The twenty factors in the common law test are as follows:

1. The putative employer’s right to require compliance with instructions;

2. Training by the putative employer;

3. Integration of the worker’s services into business operations;

4. A requirement that the worker’s services be rendered personally;

5. The putative employer’s hiring, supervising and paying a worker’s assistants;

6. A continuing relationship;

7. Set hours of work;

8. A requirement that the worker devote himself/herself substantially full time for the putative employer rather than being free to work when and for whom he or she chooses;

9. Doing work on the putative employer’s premises;

10. Requiring the worker to perform services in the order or sequence set by the putative employer;

11. Requiring the worker to submit oral or written reports;

12. Paying by the hour, week or month rather then by the job on or on a straight commission;

13. Paying travel and business expenses;

14. Furnishing tools and materials;

15. A lack of significant investment by the worker;

16. An absence of ability by the worker to realize or profit or suffer a loss;

17. Working for no more than one firm at a time;

18. The workers not making his or her services available to the general public on a regular and consistent basis;

19. A right to discharge the worker unilaterally rather than per contract terms; and

20. A right by the worker to terminate the relationship without incurring liability. (Mayfield Therapy Center v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue and Ardmore Day Sap, Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, [2010])

Within those twenty factors, the IRS appears to advise its own auditors to look most closely at No. 1 (instructions to workers), No. 2 (job training) and No. 16 (worker’s ability to make a profit or suffer a loss). On top of all of this, one must be aware that not every factor applies in every situation; no one factor is dispositive and the total situation is what controls.

As is abundantly clear from the complexity of the factors, this is a balancing test that is extremely fact sensitive, with the further component of weighing all of the factors as a whole—i.e., if there are ten applicable factors, do six factors weighing in favor of an independent contractor make the individual an independent contractor? While this test is extremely fact sensitive, it does have advantages for club owners because it allows the individual owner to distinguish between his/her club and another club, as well as between each dancer. The biggest problem with the common law test is it is tedious and requires significant analysis on all parties’ part. However, it may be more amenable to club owners than the other IRS test considered in these situations, which is the reasonable basis test.

The reasonable basis test is based predominantly on how the courts and/or the IRS have classified similar workers in the industry or the specific club in the past. Some parties have even classified the test as a so-called “safe harbor” test, but this is again a fact-sensitive test as to the ultimate implementation of the safe harbor provision. Safe harbor in this situation indicates that if a club owner can show that he/she had a reasonable basis for classifying a worker as a in independent contractor, the IRS is then prohibited from reclassifying the worker as an employee either prospectively or retroactively. However, in order for the safe harbor provision to apply, one or more of the following conditions may need to exist:

1. A court ruling in favor of treating workers in similar circumstance as non-employees;

2. An IRS ruling (most notable a Revenue Ruling) stating that similar workers are not employees subject to employment taxes;

3. An IRS Technical Advice Memorandum or Private Letter ruling to a club owner, indicating that a particular worker is not an employee;

4. A past IRS payroll audit that did not find workers in similar positions at the club to be considered employees, and/or

5. A longstanding, widely recognized practice in the gentlemen’s club industry of treating similar workers as independent contractors. (See other comments below)

While this is obviously a more succinct set of factors than the common law test, it is equally (or possibly more) problematic than the common law test based upon court decisions and/or IRS rulings for a specific club and/or may occur in a specific jurisdiction. A number of federal and state courts have rendered decisions over the last several years, almost unanimously determining dancers were employees. One must caution that each case is fact sensitive and no decision is binding on any other club per se or in any other jurisdiction other than the court’s specific jurisdiction.

As far back as 1993, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi) ruled in Reich v. Circle C Investments (“Circle C”) that exotic dancers were employees under the meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore the club has willfully violated the minimum wage, overtime and recording provisions of the act. The court’s review, using some of the factors in the common law test, focused in determining employee/independent contractor status on whether the individual at issue is, as a matter of economic reality, in business for himself. Based on the specific factors of this case, the court concluded that “… here, the economic reality is that the dancers are not in business for themselves but are dependent upon finding employment in the business of others. We reject the defendants’ creative argument that the dancers are mere tenants who rent stages, lights, dressing rooms, music ….”

In Harrell v. Diamond Entertainment, Inc. (1997) a United States District Court for Middle District of Florida decision, the judge rejected the argument of defendants that their dancers were exempted under the FLSA as an exempt professional. While the court deemed the argument unique and a case of a first impression, the court rejected their argument under both the long and short tests (common law and reasonable basis) by indicating that the club failed to meet the standards that exotic dancing required “invention, imagination or talent” to be an exempt professional. In the Southern District of Indiana, a federal court judge, using Circle C and Harrell as the basis for the court’s decision, found that dancers at an Indianapolis club were employees under the FLSA (Morse v. Mer Corp [2010]).

The Federal District Court in the District of Columbia, in April 2011 (Thompson v. Linda and A, Inc.), determined, based on the facts of that case, that dancers in a D.C. club were employees under the FLSA, citing five factors—control, profit and loss, degree of skill and independence, permanency of work and the work being an integral part of the business—and, quoting Circle C, found that with the exception of permanency, the dancers exhibited the position of employees. In a September 2011 decision, Climcy et. al. v. Calardi South Enterprises, Inc., the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, covering Atlanta, found that exotic dancers were employees and not independent contractors. One must note that this case differed from many of the others in that the dancers were not paid by the club directly; they paid for the right to perform. They all had independent contractor agreements; however, they all paid house fees and disc jockey fees (among other things), and the club set the prices for dancers and created rules of conduct. In Kansas, Massachusetts and Montana—respectively, Milano’s Inc. v. Kansas Dept. of Labor, Contributions Unit (Division of Court of Appeals),  Luciene Chaves and Another v. King Arthur’s Lounge, Inc. (Massachusetts. Superior Court) and  Renee Smith et. al. v. Tyad Inc. (Montana Supreme Court)—state courts have all found, based on the specific facts of the individual case, dancers in question to be employees, rather than independent contractors.

Before everyone reading this article determines that they need to enter into another line of work, there are alternatives available other than outright litigation with either a governmental agency or a plaintiff’s attorney on behalf of a group of dancers. One option, though far from foolproof, is to have your dancers enter into separate written independent contractor agreements. The mere existence of such an agreement is hardly a successful bar from litigation, but the absence of any written agreement makes it exceedingly difficult to prove independent contractor status. Furthermore a provision in such an agreement calling for claims as to employment status to be arbitrated rather than litigated may have some heightened validity under the April 2011 U.S. Supreme Court decision in AT&T Mohlety v. Concepcion. Such provision would agree to arbitrating such claims and waiving any right to be part of a class action lawsuit, requiring each dancer to arbitrate her own claim.

A second alternative is a written agreement with the dancers that going forward they will be considered employees and treated in such a manner, but a waiver of any claim for damages, back wages and related items. This is obviously a red flag, especially when there has been no inclination that your dancers must be treated in such a manner; however, all it takes is one unhappy dancer to file a suit in court or bring a claim with a governmental entity to start the ball rolling.

A third alternative, at least as to federal employment taxes (SSI and Medicare), is the previously mentioned safe harbor provisions under Section 530 of the Internal Revenue Code. However, you must meet all the tests of the safe harbor provision: reasonable basis, substantive consistency and reporting consistency. A fourth alternative is an IRS program titled the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP); this is an optional program which provides employer taxpayers with a voluntary opportunity to reclassify their workers as employees for future tax periods with limited federal employment tax liability for past nonemployee treatment. It must be pointed out that the last two alternatives are tax related only and do not address or resolve wage and/or other benefit claims.

Finally, if you do go to litigation, it is not the be all and end all. There are a number of points prior to trial where settlement can exist and/or a matter can be dismissed for numerous procedural and/or substantive reasons, and the courts generally encourage such approaches. However, in this litigious society, the chances of more and more litigation of this type clearly exist.

In conclusion, this is a relatively new front in which the gentlemen’s club industry will have to address. Club owners need to be proactive; sticking one’s proverbial head in the sand will not make the threat go away. The use of employment counsel is a key business operation decision. This article is merely a starting point for awareness and discussion and action by the individual club owner and the industry as a whole. Use the upcoming exotic dancer convention as an opportunity to explore with colleagues and others what they have done and what you can do. It is in everyone’s best interest that we stay focused on this and related issues. It is unfortunately the nature of doing business in these and future economic times.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Tags:


FUCK FLICK's FRIENDS
1. 11. 21. 31.
2. 12. 22. 32.
3. 13. 23. 33.
4. 14. 24. 34.
5. 15. 25. 35.
6. 16. 26. 36.
7. 17. 27. 37.
8. 18. 28. 38.
9. 19. 29. 39.
10. 20. 30. 40.