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Happy Thanksgiving!

One of the things I’m thankful for is all of my readers….

I’m spending Thanksgiving with family and wherever all of you guys (and girls) are I hope you have a great one.  If anything breaks rest assured I will be on top of it.

Love you long time!

Remember That 350 Plus Million Dollar Loan Manwin / MindGeek Got from Colbeck Capital?

Ya about that. Seems Fabian had to put up some significant money to Colbeck to make that happen.

According to decorrespondent.nl (this is the Google English Version)

It also appears that Thylmann  a signing fee to pay 53.8 million dollars. This money is intended as a ‘fee’ to the investors of Colbeck Capital Management. Normally in risky loans and complex, but this is an extremely high amount. All expenses together lead to an effective rate of 41.7 percent.

Almost 42% Interest Rate for a 360 million dollar loan….WOW  No wonder Manwin/MindGeek has been searching so hard for new investors…

Also in the article  Fabian Thylmann is still awaiting the outcome of his tax evasion proceedings

It also mentions that Manwin has tried to get out of the Playboy deal and that Twistys memberships and traffic are down by 50% since the takeover.

The atricle is worth a read and if you read dutch the original may even have more info that is lost in translation.

Pictures From The AVN Nominations Party

Thanks to the guys at EMMReport for these!






AVN Noms Released….Yawn….

There was a time that this was one of the most anticipated events of the year….now it barely registers a mention.

Hell many of LAST YEARS winners still dont have their trophies…AVN blames the Trophy company    which is bullshit… Theo needs to step up and take some fucking responsibility….Are you trying to get me to believe that in an entire YEAR you cant work out the fucking problem on about a hundred plastic trophies?

Is AVN so cash strapped that they cant afford to hire a new company to make the fucking things and get them shipped to the winners?  Is this how little AVN thinks of its awards now?  Not to mention how little they think of the winners…..Grow a pair Theo…..Own it.

OK so if you care heres the list

http://avnawards.avn.com/pages/4

 

 

 

Lets Talk About Agents, Does Talent Need An Agent?

They are in the news a lot right now but I want to address a lot of things that have surfaced or changed lately  first thing I want to address is whether or not agents are needed.  Plain and simple for a few girls maybe not but for the vast majority…absofuckinglutely!

Im gonna give credit where it is due here and that is to Derek Hay.  He saw a need and he addressed it and in the very best example of capitalism at work he completely changed the game for producers, directors and talent.

I remember the days when Jim South was about the only game in town, most girls didn’t use an agent.  the result was if you were a director you could book a girl who would get a better offer or jus decide to sleep in and no call no show on you.  It happened all the time.  So directors would wait an hour or two or more and finally realize she isnt coming at all and scramble to replace her, all the while paying everyone to sit around and twiddle their thumbs.

If and when she did show up she often would be too fucked up to work or covered in bruises because her Uncle Peg boyfriend beat her down with a pair of flip flops the night before, or she didn’t bring the proper wardrobe or she was coming off an all nighter and looked like death warmed over.

Or she didnt bring her ID or her ID was fake…..

It also seemed the more popular the girl the more flakey she was….

If you were pretty lucky maybe one girl in 5 would show up clean, prepared, with the right wardrobe and a on time

But It was not just the producers and directors that had problems….New companies were popping up like mushrooms after a spring rain, it was hard to keep up with who was real, who was internet, and who was scamming you  and there were lots of scammers….pretend agents that insisted on “compliance videos” making the girl have sex with him before he would book her.  Then there were legit guys (or seemingly so like Rob Black) that wouldn’t even bother to pay you and if he did the odds were your check would bounce…good luck getting him to make good on it.

Talent was routinely abused and had no recourse but to chalk it up to a learning experience.

Say what you want about Derek Hay but he totally changed things…straight up….when you booked a girl or guy through L.A. Direct you had a guarantee that she would show up sober, on time, prepared, with the proper wardrobe.  LA Direct didn’t screw around with directors either, they made sure that shooters were legit, that they weren’t low balling the girls and that the talent got paid.  Additionally there was no bullshit about what was contracted for and what was paid.  Guys couldn’t bait and switch…..the days of a director saying I will pay you 500 for a sex scene….the girl agrees and they shoot the first hour then the director says ok time for the anal…the girl says…wha…..I have never done anal…the guys says this is anal assholes 16 it has to have anal…leaving the girl in the position of having to walk away and scrap the scene or to tough it out and do something she never wanted to do…Lots of so called directors used that scam….LA Direct nipped that scam in the bud.

Derek also raised rates for talent, more than doubling the price for boy girls scenes on average.

Im not saying Derek was a saint but what I am saying is that most girls do need an agent and I used Derek as the example because he is the guy that is mainly responsible for agents business practices today. So give the guy credit where it’s due.

I think porn history will remember Derek as the guy who changed things,  mostly for the better.

And for the record, There seems to have been some changes at L.A. Direct, at one time they lead the pack in complaints I got from talent that worked for them, it has now been over two years since an L.A. Direct model wrote me complaining.  Ive never had a complaint about Shy Love, not once.  I have a stack of complaints about Mark Schechter and a pile of complaints about any number of unlicensed agents with Tee Reel Ideal Image Management leading the pack by a wide margin.

 

Shy Love Is Making It Real

This came across my Google Alerts today that Shy Love had filed a lawsuit (civil) against Mark Schechter, Barret Blade and 20 John Does.

Its basically Slander Per Se meaning that there is no defense (If it happened) the gist of it is that Shy was accused of crimes that she has not been convicted of, I called Shy and she said yes that it was true and that the defendants have indeed been served (as of Tuesday)

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Sometimes Word Just Don’t Exist

The worlds smartest porn star, MENSA Member Asia Carrera

The photo you see here  is the chick who proclaimed herself to be a genius.  the smartest girl ever to do porn.  yes that’s Asia Carrera.

Yes that is a metal collander on her head.

Somtimes they write themselves…

If you want the full story behind that drivers license photo

GO HERE

One Of The Best Interviews I Ever Did Now on the Stands Girls and Corpses

I have to admit when I did the interview I had never seen an issue of  “Girls and Corpses Magazine“.  I did the interview and went on about my life, well I got copies of the magazine this weekend and I opened it up and started reading and thought wow, this is a good magazine.  It wasn’t what I expected and I was impressed with the quality of the articles, the writing and the photography. Admitted the photo content of girls and corpses isnt my particular fetish but everything in the magazine is quality including the photography.

One thing I did know about them was that they were the first to showcase Bonnie Rotten, who at the time hadn’t even started doing porn yet.

They ran my interview perfectly and I am very pleased with how it came out.  It is only available in print at your local magazine stand so I wont run the interview here, but suffice it to say I approve and in the end I am honored that they asked me to be a part of the magazine.  I highly recommend you guys check it out.

In the Interview among other things I explain why the 5 most dangerous people/companies in porn are:

1. Manwin/MindGeek

2. The Free Speech Coalition

3. Theo Sapoutzis

4. Jenna Jameson

5. The AVN Awards

As you expect from me it’s no holds barred, brutal and honest.  I want to personally thank Corpsey and Dr. X for the interview.  I also want to encourage y’all to pick up a copy…Its worth it!

ManwinUSA Who are They

I have dug and dug for corporate info on this company called Manwin USA that funded the vast majority of the Free Speech Coalitions losing campaign against Measure B.

What I have found is exactly what i found when I tried to find out who owned AVN now that Vasilis Kailis disappeared from the masthead…Nothing.

One thing Manwin/MindGeek is getting really good at is hiding who owns what, finding direct links is impossible, so you have to look for indirect stuff, with AVN thats not so hard and with ManwinUSA its clear that it is Manwin. It is also clear that ManwinUSA exists for no reason except to funnel money into the No on B Campaign, Manwin can’t do it as a foreign owned company. I federal investigators were to look into this I have no doubt in my mind that it would be found to be entirely illegal…Not that that would stop Manwin, or the FSC, after all they completely ignore federal copyright law, why would they give a rats ass about election laws?

remeber the scam at XBiz360 last year called the FSC awards? remember The FSC bestowing the “benefactor of the year award on Manwin? These two scumbags deserve each other. Remembe that next time you write a check to The FSC Mr Hirsch, Mr Stagliano and the rest of you…you can bet I will.

Shy Love Wants Everyone To Know That She Is Licensed

And she in fact is, I contacted the State of Nevada and she is licensed as a Talent Agency.

The FSC Gave Money To Scam Voters

I know this comes as no surprise but I wanted to know why Organzations like “The Coalition for Senior Citizen Security” and
“The Council of Concerned Women Voters” were getting piles of cash from the FSC.  I mean what would the Coalition for Senior Security care about a condom law?  You want the answer…read on…

These two (and others) are fake schemes and they are big business.   Basically The FSC paid them money and they send out what are called slate mailers to voters.  the idea being to deceive voters into thinking that these official sounding organisations actually exist.  They Dont….not really anyway, they exist only on paper.

These “pay to play” mailers are a big business but the only purpose is to try to scam voters is it any wonder that Diane Duke is involved in this activity?

Read more Here.

FSC No on B Campaign Finance Reports Look Mighty Sketchy

I found something VERY interesting and have been trying to hash it out

http://rrcc.lacounty.gov/camp/measure.cfm

Thats the campaign finance reports, look at the ones for no on B   theres a PILE of info on there.

for example Manwin donated half a million dollars, some as froytal.  Now you may say so …nothing wrong with that….actually there is a LOT wrong with that  It is illegal for a foreign company to donate money to a US political campaign or ballot initiative…thats for starters.  now tell me again that Manwin doesnt own the FSC

Ya know who you dont see any donations from?  Performers.  For all the blustering about performers rights none of them gave money to no on B, not even a single dollar from Kayden Kross who has a lawsuit pending against it, youd think she might donate something…or The other guy Logan Pierce…

Did ya wonder why The FSC got so pissed when Mr Marcus apologized to the industry via mikesouth.com…yup thats in there…they paid him 2500 dollars to keep his mouth shut, then…well he didnt…

And take a look at some other people that The FSC is paying money to….like

3000.00 to Anna Aroutiounian, Legislative Council Aide at City of Los Angeles

20K to Cops voter guide

the you start seeing things like NTLC and LOTS of cash to Sadler Strategic Media and the Coalition for senior security….anyone wanna bet that has ties right back to Karen Tynan or Diane Duke or Jeffery Douglas? Id bet if this got investigated Half The FSC would be facing criminal charges….

You wont see any of this anyplace else….

MikeSouth.com Exclusive! Pics from the Heaven and Hell Party

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Famous Droputs

Grade School: Mark Twain, Henry Ford, William Faulkner, President Zachary Taylor, Charlie Chaplan, Isadora Duncan, Charles Dickens, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jack London, Al Pacino, Richard Branson and Cher.

College Dropouts: Edgar Allen Poe, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Marc Rich, Sheldon Adelson, David Geffen, Ted Turner and Ralph Lauren.

Harry Lillis Crosby dropped out of law school to play drums and sing in a band, his parents were none too happy about it, but Harry did alright for himself, he was better known by the first name “Bing”

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