ATMLA Performer Misha Cross was set to sign at AEE for Evil Angel but never showed up. Here’s the rest of the story:
Misha flew in from Europe and was denied entry into the US meaning that INS either knew or had reasonable suspicion to believe, that she had worked in the US previously and or intended to do so again, and was not a genuine tourist, Which is true, since she was intending to work at Evil Angel booth, and did not have a work permit.
It was interesting to me that peoples reaction was as immediate and decisive as it was in the GFY poll.
What i couldn’t comprehend is how these same people could be so adamantly against condom use in porn, and evven more interesting to me is why so many performers who really know the risk because they have had numerous STDs will continue to spout the party line. Admitted a LOT of performers come into the biz and they get an STD pretty quickly and realize that they had been lied to regarding the safety of the biz and they get out and are never heard from again…A LOT.
But what about the rest the ones that stay, the ones that think it wont happen to me, or it wont happen to me again.
Welcome to Hyperbolic Discounting.
It’s a rather fancy name for a thought process we all do read about it…
That explains a lot doesn’t it?
That was A poll posted today on GFY.com
Here are some representative answers……In two pages of responses only one person said yes….
Iron Fist – Besides the hookers here are nasty nasty nasty…. I’d get a disease just looking at them too long…
Candy Flip – I’ve only fucked hookers in foreign countries and made sure I was wrapped and sometimes double wrapped.
David! – Unless you have a death wish, why would you fuck a working woman bareback?
Spunky – That’s like playing russian roulette
Monk – bareback whore fucking.. nah! not in my to do list!!!
UBob – NO!
Then In comes Porno Dan – “Anyone who does porn stars on a regular basis has done a hooker, as most porn stars hook.”
and he nails it.
Now remember GFY is an adult webmaster forum, these are the very guys that are carrying on about the condom law.
If you read this headline and immediately thought hell no….congrats you are now thinking exactly like the very people that will be voting on passage of the condom law.
First the Dillon Harper sex auction didn’t happen. Not sure what the reason was but its prolly lucky for everyone involved as I did get a response from the District Attorneys office indicating that that was, in fact, pimping and prostitution and the DA would prosecute as such. While the official quote was off the record the intent was clear that the prosecutor felt that there would be no problem selling that to a jury.
Gregg Dodson may wanna kill this particular idea.
As far as I know Clover is bailed out of jail and with Lockwoods dust up porn missed a trifecta by just one douchebag.
Apparently there was a chick fight after the AVN Awards that involved Belle Noir and Adriana (not sure which Adriana) but apparently Belle was trying to fix Adrianas makeup and Adrianna shooed her off prompting Belle to toss a drink on Adriana and her boyfriend…..When PornChicks Attack….
Not sure of the circumstances yet (but I am sure I will hear) but word is that Alana Evans Hubby Chris pounded Lockwood last night and that Lockwood as a result is now banned from the Hard Rock in Vegas…More as I get it
Apparently it had something to do with Lockwood assaulting his girlfriend (SammyRyRy) and then threatening Alana Evans
One of the things I do here is give credit where its due, and in this case Mark Schechter at ATMLA did the right thing by dropping Clover from it’s roster. There are those that would argue the move is a bit late and that Clover was given a second and even a third chance that he shouldn’t have been but in the end dropping him is the right thing to do. Clover should go the way of Mr Marcus and it appears he may actually become the third guy to flunk out of porn.
Mark Schechter had this to say:
“There is no place in this industry for a person who perpetrates domestic violence against women, disrespect for women or shows a propensity for violence. Our prayers and sympathy go out to the victims.
“I hope this becomes a lesson for anyone else in this industry who demonstrates this type of behavior that this industry will not tolerate violence against women,”
I am told that was a direct shot at Michael Whiteacre who lead the pack in domestic violence charges in 2014 having been arrested four times with a total of around ten different charges. Like Mark or not he is dead right on that point, we have far too many guys who hate women that have slimed into this business in the last ten years. Now is a good time to clean house.
This time for beating up Morgan lee apparently he is trying to catch up to Uncle Peg Ari Bass/Michael Whiteacre. Clover was also charged with possession of Cocaine and is currently being held in Las vegas Lockup
In Other news from AEE
Finally Several people have inquired about Jesse Jane, she is gone from Digital Playground and Digital Playground owns the trademark and the name Jessie Jane, as well as her site and anything else to do with that name. She is now simply calling herself Jesse and is contracted to Jules Jordan Video.
I talked to Mike today and he was feeling a bit under the weather so I told him I would put up a fresh post. Hope you’re feeling better.
There is a world outside of porn, and I had a very cool experience in my world a few weeks ago. I have always enjoyed rock and roll, and have been in a little band with several of my childhood friends since we were in high shcool. Beatles, Stones,Chuck Berry, Neil Young,Clapton,Tom Petty type rock and roll. I have a 1968 Rickenbacker 360 guitar, my baby.
I like to go to Hollywood Guitar Center and play guitars in their “Vintage Room,” 1959 Telecasters, 58 Stratocasters, vintage Fender Bassman amps. So I am in the vintage room, playing a 1965 12string Rickenbacker 360 through and old VOX ac30 amp, heaven on earth, when who walks in the room, Mike Campbell, lead guitar player for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He looks at me and says, “I love that guitar, I play it every time I come here.” Without saying anything I just look at him and start strumming the chords to Free Fallin. He gets a big ole smile on his face, grabs a bitchen early Gretch guitar off the wall and walks over. The GC employee grabs one of those cajon boxes, and another GC employee grabs a bass, and two minutes later we have an audience of about 25 people and we have a little jam session going. We played, Last Dance With Mary Jane, Free Fallin, You Dont Know How It Feels, Roll Over Bethoven.
Then me and Mike trade guitars, and we want to play A Hard Days Night. Now most rockers know that the first chord to Hard Days Night has been disputed for a long time. We talked for a few minutes and I told Mike Campbell he has been playing it wrong and I gave him my version of the opening chord,,,,,one guitar plays a Dsus4, one plays an F6, and the bass hits a D note. We all get set, 1,2,3,4, and hit the chord,, it sounds glorious. We do it a few more times just for the sheer joy how it sounds. Mike is pleasantly surprised and talks about hopefully adding Hard Days Night to the Heartbreakers live show. Mike was a very cool guy, and even showed me a few tricks for Free Fallin, and Mary Jane. I got a selfie with us holding these vintage instruments, which I then proceeded to send to my bandmates. They are extememly jelous, and right they should be.
Life away from THIS world is just so much better on so many levels. If you’re a musician, and have a few friends to help you out, try that Hard Days Night chord, but don’t just listen to it, feel it, and see if an uncontrolable smile doesn’t just magically appear on your face, and the face of everybody who hears it.
Everyone once in a while I run across something so incredibly stupid that it defies logic
I ran across this this morning, according to the article it happened yesterday in Vegas and was not the first time it was attempted.
Adult Verified Video Chat is letting fans pay for the chance to have sex with a porn star on camera.
On the first of November the site Adult Verified Video Chat declared that was on the move a very special kind of auction – sex with a porn star to the highest bidder.
And the porn star is Dillion Harper. It’s not prostitution, they say. It’s entertainment.
According to the site, the famous porn star Isis Love (who by the way is also a producer) will shot [sic] the scene in Las Vegas, at an upscale residence (of course), in January 20, one day before the beginning of the famous convention AVN.
This is the second auction that Adult Verified Video Chat has hosted. The first was with the porn star, known for her squirting talents, Cytherea. But because schedule problems the scene never happened and there was never a money transaction.
Talent that is now available on the platform includes Danni Cole, Isis Love, Brandy Aniston, Dakota Skye, Belle Knox, Emma Starr, Rilynn Rae, Alexis Monroe, Noelle Easton, Kennedy Leigh, Bethany Benz, Victoria Summers, Dillion Harper, Tanya Tate, Veronica Avluv, Katie St. Ives and many more. (reckon which of these girls is next)
Apparently the winning bid was $9,200 offered by a john named “Andrewcool11″
When I spoke to several attorneys every single one was shocked that anyone would think that this transaction was NOT prostitution, but who knows maybe Karen Tynan will represent Gregg Dodson, owner of adultverifiedvideochat and explain how it isn’t prostitution. And if it isn’t then maybe thats how porn can get out of the slump its in…..replace male performers that want to be paid with male performers that will pay 9,200 bucks to be in the scene…WOW
Turns out Ismael Ibrahim, aka, Tony T is indeed a part owner of Cutting Edge Testing, apparently with a 150K stake he made growing medical Marijuana.
Tony T was contracted as a director to Manwin, who bought the Aptima Testing Machine for Cutting Edge Testing makes me wonder what Tony’s 150K was used for? As many readers pointed out back then Manwin was saying they would ONLY accept tests from CET.
Of course The FSC was a part of this as well. I have witnesses that place Diane Duke, Dr Miao and Tony T at private meetings in the valley.
There’s a fly in the ointment though, seems CET, which was never really on solid ground has become very shaky since the departure of Jen and Bobbi, as I pointed out months ago they are well liked and as I suspected many followed them to Talent Testing Services.
The much touted (By the FSC) PASS system is barely being utilized at all by performers, I hear that from across the board, and have been hearing it for a long time. Many performers as well as agents and company owners are hoping that Talent Testing Services will restart their superior system making PASS obsolete. Indeed if I were Sixto I would strike now, no doubt about it. If I were APAC (which clearly I am not LOL) I would get behind this move quickly because TTS had the better system and talent was safer all the way around in that system.
On a different note…what do Nikki Benz, Summer Brielle and Veronica Avluv all have in common? What indeed….
While we may disagree on some things Axel Braun showed himself to be one of the more intelligent people in the biz. He was the Keynote speaker for XBiz 360 and he ended the speech with why we should go all condom.
I have said the same thing many times in the past, now is the time for a preemptive strike and the best way to cripple this legislation is to make it superfluous. People generally aren’t keen on adding new laws and if the industry is using condoms and making a big show of it, STD rates are suddenly almost non existent, and we are already using condoms…we don’t the law. It would be a smart move, which is EXACTLY why The FSC and porn in general hasn’t gotten behind it in the past. It is how we can begin to combat this law that costs the least yet has the best chance for a positive result.
Combine this with courting pharmaceutical companies and public health involvement and we could win.
Hats off to you Axel It wasn’t what porners want to hear, but it’s the truth…good for you for telling it. Credit where it’s due.
Braun closed his keynote with a controversial topic—condoms in porn. Already an industry leader with his on-set policies of a required seven-day STI test which he pays for, a minimum performer age of 21 and mandatory condoms, Braun pointed to the latest attempt to by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to push through the statewide “California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act.” The proposed measure was sent to the Attorney General’s office last week for approval prior to a likely signature drive for a spot on the 2016 ballot.
“If you read the text of the proposed law, you probably figured out that it is not meant to protect performers, [I do wish they would stop with this bullshit…the ONE thing it does MOST is protect performers, y’all REALLY need to get that because denying it simply makes you look foolish. -South] but to destroy the industry. It is not about condoms, it’s about politics,” Braun told the audience. “It’s full of booby traps and will allow people to sue producers left and right, and you mark my words: it will cripple us. Now we can fight it…but do we have a loud enough voice to convince the general public that we are still safer than most workplaces?
“All that people are gonna read on the ballot is ‘Safer Sex Act,’ and they’ll vote for it. So here’s a thought…how about self-regulating before that happens? How about going full-condom so that [AHF President Michael] Weinstein cannot use the condom excuse to pass this law? Think your movies won’t sell anymore? What about Dorcel, a French company that shoots all-condom and outsell most companies here? What about Wicked, one of the most successful companies in the business that’s been condom-only for 15 years? And in my first year shooting with condoms I’ve sold more movies and got more award nominations than ever in my life.”
Braun added, “Look, I’m not here to do a pro-condom speech, or to level the playing field, I’m just trying to tell you what I foresee in the future of the industry. And in this case the possibility of this law passing makes me think that volunteering might be a better option than being mandated. Whatever the case, our strength as an industry has always been in adapting. We adapt, we survive.”
Misguided ‘Adult Film Act’ Would Remove Performer Protections, Drive Industry Underground
[OK Lets be honest here, really honest, the first part of this is completely dishonest, It doesn’t remove “performer Protections”. Not ONE. In truth the one thing this act does do without question is improve performer protection, no matter how uneducated you are you can surely understand that. Will it drive some of the industry underground? Yes, but there are cross checks that would simply make it not worthwhile to try to operate that way. The real truth is that the only honest word in that slug line is misguided, the problem is that it is this article that is misguided, not the Act.]
“Today, Michael Weinstein of AHF submitted the draft text of his controversial statewide ballot measure, which would force adult film performers to wear condoms, calling them a threat to public health. ”
[ I presume Diane means the performers not the condoms, but with Diane it’s hard to be sure]
“The Act would result in an effective criminalization of the adult industry. Under AHF’s proposed Act, those involved in the manufacture of an adult film that did not comply would be personally liable for massive penalties for even minor infractions.”
[This is not correct, except that this is true right now, whether the Act passes or not, the difference being it is not currently a criminal matter, nor will the Act make it criminal, the Act provides for civil, not criminal remedies(mostly)]
“The Act would require adult film producers to be issued licenses by the government in order to produce, and would require performers to submit their personal medical records for state inspection.”
[This is correct, but is it a bad thing really? I would argue that it is but truth is everyone has to be licensed to do anything these days, at the very least you must have a business license.]
“Talent agents would be punished for representing adult performers. ”
[That is absolutely not true, they would be punished for sending performers to work on a set with illegal activity going on, just as they can be now]
“And, perhaps most dramatically, and in an acknowledgement that Measure B succeeded in driving the industry out of state, the Act would effectively prohibit the sale and distribution of adult films produced without condoms inside California, even in private transactions.”
[That is simply not true there is no wording in the bill that prohibits sale and distribution, it even states that even if condoms aren’t visible in the finished product it is fine as long as condoms are used]
“This is not regulation — this is Prohibition.”
[ It is obvious that you do not know the definition of either “regulation” or “prohibition”
“The Act would destroy the industry as we know it, drive the existing producers underground, and eliminate hard-fought performer protections.”
[How can anyone with half enough brains to power a piss ant’s motorcycle half way around a BB make that statement? ” hard -fought performer protections? Really? Please explain to me who fought for any protections for performers? Ever. Only Michael Weinstein and AHF are fighting for performer protection, let’s be honest about that.]
“This process has already begun to happen in the wake of AHF”s misguided Measure B. Film permits dropped, productions moved out-of-state, and producers began shooting outside the industry’s widely praised testing system.”
[ Most of the first part is largely true (permits have dropped a few productions have moved even … but “the industry’s widely praised testing system” who the fuck are you kidding? The only people who praise this system is The FSC, even most performers know it is a poor system at best and honestly is looking more and more like a scam on the part of The FSC, CET, Tony T, and Manwin/MindGeek]
That’s why, like AHF’s previous campaigns, we expect this will be vigorously opposed by performers.
[No, performers are at best apathetic, most performers will tell you that ideally they would like to have the choice to use a condom, that they would like to be the ones who make or don’t make that choice. That is the simple truth, as inconvenient for The FSC as it is.]
Performers should always have the right to use a condom, but AHF’s conservative morality should not be forced on them under penalty of law. Performer should have control over their bodies, not the government and certainly not Michael Weinstein.
[If you replace the Letters AHF with FSC and the words Michael Weinstein with producers you get the problem….Peformers DO NOT have a choice and they have NOT had a choice for a very long time.]
What is APAC’s stance on this? as if I need to ask….APAC could clearly come out here and do something honest for performers. This is where we will see whose pocket APAC is in….as if we don’t already know.]
OK y’all If THIS is how you intend to fight this law, you may as well forfeit right now. THIS is the problem with Diane Duke and the FSC repeating this set of lies over and over, ad nauseum will not defeat this Act. We have until November of 2016 to get our shit together, if this statement is the best that can be done it is very sad. This may be the single dumbest thing I have ever read in my life. Do I want this act to pass? HELL NO. But I am not going to get behind clearly ignorant rhetoric that makes me look as stupid as whomever penned this inanity.
Larry Flynt, Steven Hirsch, Steve Orenstein, John Stagliano, Patrick Collins, John Blitt, Moose, Greg Alves and so many more of you guys…You aren’t morons, do NOT throw money at this scheme we have intelligent people in this industry that can come up with good strategies to address this over the next two years. DO IT! Enough is enough you guys have enough sense to see that this is too important to entrust it to the moron that wrote The FSC response. Alec Helmy, you IN PARTICULAR should be embarrassed that this is the best that the organization you are on the board can do. I know you and I know you are smarter than this.
Porn has one chance to get this right and about two years to do it….Don’t fuck it up!
I am getting reports that Ismael Ibrahim, aka, Tony T. is a part owner of Cutting Edge Testing?
He attends meetings with Dr. Miao and Diane Duke I am told.
Do tell…..whats up with that one? More as this unfolds….
At first glance you would automatically say that performers will benefit, and to some degree that is true. For sure the A List will benefit, it may weed out a lot of performers on the low end of the scale though. That is already happening to a large degree because most companies have cut production drastically. It also relieves them of the burden of testing costs and post exposure treatments for any STD.
The performers who will benefit most though will probably be the ones that are not USA based. As many have pointed out in the previous post it’s not so hard to simply place a phone call or send an email and get content shot outside the USA. There is talk of American porn actresses being flown to foreign countries to shoot and things of that sort. While that could happen it would almost certainly be for the very upper echelon girls because financially it doesn’t make sense to fly the girls to say The Czech Republic and put them up when you have a plethora of gorgeous girls in Prague that shoot for half of what their American counterparts get. This is why many of the Euro talent comes to the USA wanting to shoot.
Another thing I noticed about the law is hat it doesn’t differentiate between male and female condoms so a good female condom manufacturer may find this to be a boom market.
Male talent on the other hand could face problems, many of todays performers can’t perform without a condom and a Caverject injection or a handfull of Viagra so those guys are going to fall by the wayside VERY quickly, guys who can perform with a condom will get even more work…lots more. One such performer I talked to was excited about this aspect, more money for him.
Any way you look at it this law will be tough on agents, the further slow down in work, the offshore production of content and regulations forbidding them to book shoots with non compliant companies. There is no upside for agents.
The FSC and Diane Duke will benefit greatly. Porners desperate to fight the law will pour in money, money that largely (over 75%) goes to pay for nothing but Diane Dukes salary and expenses. No matter what she tells you she is loving the prospect of this…it is job security for her unless porners get smart and send her and The FSC packing like should have been done a lone time ago.
Companies like Evil Angel actually won’t benefit much or be hurt much, its pretty neutral for them. Companies that rely on in house directors and such will be hurt unless they outsource from offshore, then those in house directors will be toast…in many cases I would say good riddance.
AHF will benefit because this is a huge publicity coup. It will generate massive amounts of money and attention plus it will help relieve them of the burden of taking care of the people in the industry who do get STD’s.
The guys that will be hurt the most are the independent US based producers that rely on extreme content. The good ones will do fine, they will continue to make quality product with condoms and prolly not miss a lick but the ones that depend on extreme and trainwreck content….not so much.
The lawyers, on both sides, again job security.
Finally the one thing that bothers me the most about this or any law like this is that once it is cast in the legal doctrine it’s next to impossible to get out. For example suppose this law passes now in 10 years some big pharma company developes an STD vaccine that completely eliminates all STDs, they all go the way of Polio…The law is still enforceable and still on the books and can be used to harass. Don’t laugh, such a vaccine is certainly possible in the next ten years.
In the end we are reaping what we have sown. How many times do you stick someone with the check before that someone no longer wants to go to dinner with you. porners took no responsibility in looking after our own and instead dumped them off on society…well now society is coming to us and saying hey….time to pay your dues…..
If you haven’t read the previous post..The text of The California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, go do it NOW!
Much has already been written about this but There will be things here that will be useful to everyone.
First lets get some things out of the way.
This is well written legislation and it has more teeth than a school of barracuda. It is all based on existing law and technically doesn’t allow for civil action that couldn’t already be taken. What it does do is quantifies and codifies it into one law. Much has already been pointed out about how it makes producers civilly liable for non condom shoots. It also makes penalizes agents who send talent to non condom shoots. All of this has been discussed here on mikesouth.com in the past. These are already actionable under civil law.
If you think this law will go down on a constitutional challenge you’d be wrong, it won’t. There may be some small areas that would, like licensing producers, but the law as a whole will stand. It is sound and it is wholly based on existing law.
I made the statement many times over the years that one competent attorney could completely bankrupt this industry with civil lawsuits. Welcome to the dawn of that prophecy.
If the industry wants to fight this they had better build a war chest, a big one and they had better NOT lay it in the hands of the incompetent group of morons at The Free Speech Coalition…Simply ask yourselves how that has worked for you so far? You have a likely passage of this legislation by 71% of the likely voters. Cons like slate mailers ain’t gonna overcome that…matter of fact you would likely see it grow in the wake of more bad publicity for the industry.
Don’t think running to Las Vegas or anyplace else will be a viable solution, this legislation will follow you, not to mention existing legislation may provide a stumbling block, Nevada is already talking of applying the same rules they have for brothels to any adult filming done in the state and unless you are completely clueless you know those rules require condoms.
If you haven’t read the text of the act …one more time…do it NOW!
Who it effects:
Performers: Actually as a whole it is VERY pro performer. It provides for 50,000.00 dollars every time a performer shoots without a condom, it also provides large monetary rewards for whistleblowers.
Producers: Producers will be responsible for paying those penalties in the form of civil awards. Producers will also have to be licensed, this is one area that could be challenged on constitutional prior restraint grounds. It does have basis in law in that it IS constitutional to require licensing of dancers even though dancing is protected free speech.
What is interesting is that this law would have no real bearing on a company like Evil Angel. Because every one of Evil Angels Producers IS an independent producer with his/her own company THEY would be the ones responsible for the fines, NOT Evil Angel. So Manuel Ferrara for instance, has a TON at stake here if he chooses to shoot his movies with no condoms. John Stagliano would not be liable for penalties imposed on Manuel’s shoots.
In most other companies it would likely be that the producer would be deemed to be an employee of the company as things are now. Look for companies to start taking moves requiring producers to have federal tax ID numbers and valid companies before the company will purchase product from them.
This differentiation may also be the bills biggest loophole as we will discuss.
Agents: There is liability on agents who knowingly send performers to non condom shoots.
There are other things but these are the bigger points. Now, lets talk about how this would change the industry and where the potential loopholes are.
One thing I did last night was contact a handful of very high profile glamor models who don’t do boy girl. After I explained the requirements of the legislation more than half responded that they would likely at least consider doing boy girl scenes if condoms were a strict requirement. The result could be a much higher quality of girl coming into the business and way, way fewer performers as a whole.
Here comes the loophole I see.
What if Manuel and Nacho Vidal decide they want to do a gay scene together non condom….they simply become co-producers, equal partners in that scene. Since they are the producers they won’t be suing themselves….This is what I would envision as the husband and wife loophole. Lets say a husband and wife are doing a website, they only work together and they own the website, as both producers and performers the law would have no effect and therein lies the potential fly in the ointment. If the performers in the scene all OWN that scene and are all equal producers and the performers arent hired through an agency nobody faces a potential action. This scenario would change how porn works and could potentially finally give performers an ownership stake…the downside of that would be that the performers would no longer be paid for the shoot on the spot, they would be paid when the shoot sold.
There is more but this is a good starting point.