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A New Realitynew

Pornography in 2013—the vehicle by which many boys learn how to be men—has turned women into objects of loathing, abuse and violence.
Jackson Free Press  |  Ronni Mott  |  07-18-2013  |  The War on Women

Lawsuit Alleges Harassment And Sleaze At Maui Prosecutors Officenew

Pornographic images downloaded on official county computers. Spurned lovers. Jealous superiors. Inter-office romance gone bad. Demeaning comments about breasts and pregnancy. Falsified attendance reports. Rampant name-calling. This is juicy stuff, but it's not from a cheesy beach novel or even a new Fox reality series.
Maui Time  |  Staff  |  08-02-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Tristan Taormino, the Feminist Pornographernew

Taormino just completed her sixth book, The Big Book of Sex Toys. She's finished editing an erotic anthology for Cleis Press called Sometimes She Lets Me. And she's working on three new movies for Vivid, the largest adult video producer on the planet.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  11-10-2009  |  Culture

Inside One Man's Mission to Produce a Play About Porn Classic 'Deep Throat'new

David Bertolino is a family-oriented suburban dad who created SpookyWorld. But the one-time "hauntrepreneur" sold his scary theme park to pursue his real dream: writing and producing a warts-and-all play about the porn film Deep Throat.
Boston Phoenix  |  Jon Hart  |  10-29-2009  |  Theater

Vivid-Alt's Vin Vericose Transforms from Minnesota Boy to Porn Starnew

Chad Fjerstad and his pornstar girlfriend are moving to L.A. to make a go in porn at one of the worst times for adult entertainment, when even the most prominent stars are seeing a dent in their paychecks and a deficit of work.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Emily Kaiser  |  10-21-2009  |  Culture

Metro Phoenix May be the Next Porn Capital of the Worldnew

The adult business isn't what it used to be, especially in the San Fernando Valley outside Los Angeles, the long-reigning capital of porn in America. But luckily for Taryn Thomas, her new company's based in a place considered the next big hotspot for pornography: metropolitan Phoenix.
Phoenix New Times  |  Niki D'Andrea  |  08-18-2009  |  Movies

'We Did Porn' Peeks Behind the Curtain of the Alt-Porn Industrynew

Oh, pornography. Progressives still get turned around. Does it victimize women? Reinforce impossible sexual expectations? Cheapen intimacy? In his new book, Zak Smith cuts to the crux of the confusion: "The most hideous thing about pornography, of course, is that it works. On you."
The Portland Mercury  |  Alison Hallett  |  06-19-2009  |  Nonfiction

Mainstream as Porn Might Be, It Still Has Dirty Little Secretsnew

It's not all hip Hollywood premieres and political temperature-taking for the nation's carnal professionals. On July 1, a federal judge is scheduled to sentence porn producers Robert Zicari and Janet Romano for conspiracy to distribute obscene material through the mail and over the internet.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Greg Beato  |  06-19-2009  |  Culture

Today's Kids Have Unprecedented Access to Porn -- Is That Good or Bad?new

It is easier than ever to watch, create and share pornographic images and text, and porn has always been right at the fingertips of today's teens. Which leads to the question, can this be bad for them? If cigarettes stunt your growth, does porn stunt your soul?
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jessica Lussenhop  |  05-29-2009  |  Sex

A Star Is Porn: Adult-Film Star Sasha Grey Makes Her Mainstream Debutnew

Sasha Grey is barely 21, but already she has 150 feature films to her credit. True, her films have titles like Cum Fart Cocktails 5, Gang Bang My Face, and Grand Theft Anal 11, but she doesn't believe that diminishes her accomplishments.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Keough  |  05-14-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Sin Indexnew

For whatever reason, sin and vice seem to have made frequent appearances in the news in the last month. Here’s a market analysis of some of the best bits, locally and nationally.
The Inlander  |  Joel Smith  |  02-18-2009  |  Politics

Hipsters and the Emergence of Altpornnew

Altporn is, on a basic level, porn that features models who are representatives of real-life subcultures like goth, punk, rave, emo, rockabilly, and hipster.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Juliette Tang  |  02-04-2009  |  Culture

Porn Industry After $5 Billion Federal Bailoutnew

As the 2009 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo opens in Las Vegas this week, Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis and HUSTLER magazine publisher Larry Flynt are hoping to get a financial bailout for the adult entertainment industry, a spokesperson for Francis announced today.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Staff  |  01-08-2009  |  Economy

Gay Porn Star Michael Brandon Vows Comebacknew

To the fans of the beloved San Franciscan gay porn star with a 10-inch cock named Monster, a stubborn crystal meth addiction, and pending drug charges against him: Fear not. If all goes well, he could avoid prison and be back in porn by next year.
SF Weekly  |  Ashley Harrell  |  12-10-2008  |  Culture

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