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  • If It Were Your Life, What Would You Do? (28)
    • schlermy: I have to remark that what Raven Alexis did was so extremely immoral and unforgivable, it’s just beyond the pale. For someone to do...
    • LurkingReader: As a survivor hearing about people using non-existent Cancer for attention or cash is offensive on so many levels. though I do pity...
    • jilted: And what was it that attracted you common?
    • LurkingReader: The treatment you’re considering sounds intriguing. I don’t rely on Vice for breaking Cancer treatment news but they...
    • SabrinaDeep: @commonsense Go Fuck Yourself! You’ve been part of this. Spit on yourself or try to use the little nuts you’ve left to...
    • insider: Thanks @mharris127, That is the plan. After a couple years I’m adjusted to the chemo and have been stable, but once a drug wears off...
    • mharris127: Get well soon Roman. May you be able to tell cancer to fuck off very soon and live to 100!
    • common sense: Unbelievable. What a despicable group of lowlifes this industry attracts.
  • Marco Ducatti aka Damon Danilo Crossover Alert (5)
    • jilted: Mike, a little disappointed that you did not mention OC modeling agency. How many more guys just like this does OCModeling represent? Does...
    • common sense: most if not all of the male talent in this industry today are sucking cock and taking it up the ass whether pretending to be doing it...

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Marco Ducatti aka Damon Danilo Crossover Alert

As a general rule I’m not a fan of crossovers in porn (guys) but I also generally don’t care so long as his partner(s) know.  I have heard that this guy is trying very hard to hide is gay side,  a lot like T J Cummings.  Cummings is even trolling girls on the internet these days claiming he is CURED of his HIV and its safe to shoot with him….I have even heard he produces a current CET test that shows him as clear, which he is NOT.

But this isn’t about TJ.  on the straight side he uses the name Marco Ducatti and for the record he is NOT HIV Positive, not as of right now anyway, but he IS working in gay porn and doing gay escorting under the name Damon Danilo.

here are some of his postings, Thanks to the young lady who sent them my way.

marco ducatti

here is a review of his escort services from a gay escort site

marco ducatti review

So now you know and can make an informed decision.

If It Were Your Life, What Would You Do?

I have a friend, a relative young fellow, younger than myself, who has been diagnosed with cancer.  He is a likeable guy, honest and very much forthright about his life.   I’m not going to go into details about his disease because that isn’t what this is about.  It is his story that made me think and inspired this update.

He has done everything the doctors told him to do. But it hasn’t been enough.  At this point he is out of options, from the standpoint of American Doctors anyway.  He stays on top of the latest news in research and trials.

In a recent trial at the Mayo Clinic a lady was cured of cervical cancer by being injected with the Measles Virus. You may read about it on The Mayo Clinic Website HERE.

The problem is that he can’t get the treatment here, for his best hope to beat this cancer he  will have to seek expensive experimental therapy overseas.  Dr. Kevin Harrington  from the Institute  of Cancer Research in London is doing studies right now.  Time is really of the essence.

He understands that this treatment is experimental and not necessarily a cure but, if you were in his shoes what would you do?  It isn’t like he has other choices except to wait, hope and pray.  I know if it were me I would fight, I would do whatever it took and take whatever chances were reasonable.  Personally I think that at this point this is the right decision.

A friend of his has started a go fund me campaign that explains more about it and about him.  Some of you may know him, he is “one of ours” and I would encourage you to spare a bit if you can to help this guy get a chance.  It can’t hurt and it could be a life changer for him and his family, even if it only buys more time.

This is his gofundme.  Lets try to put him over the top.

As you all know I don’t do this sort of thing but this one hits close to home for me and if my readers can help I am happy to give this a plug, Because I know this person and I know that this is legit,  I wish I could say i will match anything donated by my readers but I honestly don’t make that kind of money…but I will TRY to match it.

If everyone who reads this donates 5 bucks in the next 7 days he will be off to get treatments next week…thats the difference you could make.

Thank You all.

 

 

Sasha Grey, Russians, Porners and lesser Sites get Trolled

I remember the story coming across my google alerts last week that a girl that looked like Sasha Grey and had her real name was  raped and murdered by Ukrainian soldiers while she worked as a nurse near war-torn city of Donetsk.

I remember thinking that’s a troll…turned out it was a troll and almost everyone in porn and a whole bunch more fell for it.

Anyway heres what really happened

 

not that I havent been fooled before, I have but this one had troll all over it…

Whiteacre and Mark Schechter In Court Yesterday

Its a several times a month occurrence for Whiteacre aka Uncle Peg, who has a problem with beating on his wife Christina Parriera, seems if you have a propensity for domestic violence Las Vegas NV is the place to live  seeing as he has around a dozen charges from four separate incidents in the last year and he is still walking around a free man….Gotta keep room in jail for those Marijuana smokers ya know..

Schechter went to court in an attempt to have Shy Loves Attorney dismissed from their legal battle claiming that it was a conflict of interest because the attorney had represented him in the past.  The attorney said he has never even laid eyes on Mark Schechter much less represented him, the judge agreed and the motion was dismissed.

Enough With The Negativity, Now for Some Positivity

There’s been a lot of it here lately, it hasn’t escaped me or you guys I am sure and I was thinking about it tonight and it occurred to me that it pretty much centers on the goings on in Porn Valley.  While suppose you could say that it is the result of the industry being in it’s death throes the truth is it shouldn’t reflect on everyone in porn.  Fact is there are plenty of good people, honest people who are doing very well in porn, most of them arent in Porn Valley.

When people think of successful  porn performers they generally think of Jenna Jameson but in reality Jenna isn’t the pinnacle she is made out to be.  Sure she was wildly popular but there are girls who have confined their work to the internet and have made a lot more money than Jenna will ever see, and these girls haven’t burned out either.

Girls like Wifey and Carol Cox or Lady Sonia arguably could buy and sell Jenna.  My own experience tells me that the more attractive and appealing porn these days is coming from internet only performers.  We have our own right here in Sabrina Deep.  They are doing it because it’s fun, they don’t have agents, they pick their own scenes and they develop a relationship with their fans that transcends the plastic and often condescending social media relationships that Porn Valley performers consider the measure of their success.  These people are honest and pay their bills on time and don’t wear Tshirts advertising piracy sites when they do personal appearances.

I think there is a lesson in this.  While they are being impacted by piracy, same as porn valley, they are making money by going direct to the consumer, cutting out the traditional 3 to 4 layers of middle men found in DVD distribution.  They also develop a more personal relationship with their fans as a result of the producer to consumer model and by and large they needn’t worry much about Measure B or Cutting Edge Testing pooling blood for tests or the FSC leading them to slaughter.

I even look at myself somewhat differently being in this market, I help some local guys in Atlanta with shooting, we share talent and we cooperate with each other because in the end it only looks like we are competitors, the reality is that there is room for both of us, nobody is going to quit my southernbukkake site to join their site, instead we treat each other respectfully and we co-exist and even help each other.  Web girls have figured that out as well.

It makes a lot of sense too.  Web performers aren’t at the whim of the latest misogynistic hack calling himself the next big thing in porn, they shoot what they like and they shoot it for an audience that has been largely abandoned by mainstream porn and instead of working hard to screw each other over and trash talking they do content shares and cross marketing.

While it may seem that I harp on the bad things in Porn I guess I should start making it clear that for every FSC stunt, every girl working condomless when she has condomless sex with her  HIV positive boyfriend there are 10 examples of internet performers who are good honest folks having fun making a living with sex…and that is what porn is supposed to be.

Where Else But Porn Does Chief Legal Counsel for PornWikileaks Become Chief Legal Counsel For AVN

I spent the weekend in Florida, at the beach enjoying time with friends and nice weather and not even thinking much about porn.  For me porn is becoming increasingly stupid I mean look at some of the recent things…

The FSC has a code of ethics…I see that in AVN and it always makes me laugh…I’d be hard pressed to think of a single ethical thing they have done.  And then you have the idiots that defend Sheena Shaw saying she didn’t know that John Stagliano had HIV…Ya right and I bet she didn’t know he was married either….

Then you have AVN who hires Fattarosi as chief legal council, this is the same guy that was Donny Longs legal counsel for PornWikiLeaks….Welcome to porn….

One of AVNS owners, Vasilis Kailis, owns a huge filesharing site but then AVN says he isnt really an owner just a name on a  piece of paper…And apparently porners believe this BS….These must be the same ones that think the FSC has ethics…

 

 

Dr Isadore Hall Making A Bid For United States Congress.

Speaking of condoms and such It appears that Dr Isadore Hall is stepping up his game and making a run for United States Congress.  That’s a mixed blessing for porners…It could help derail the statewide condom law but if it goes on the ballot, and it looks like it will, and it passes which it almost certainly will Assemblyman Hall is rather moot.  One thing I will say for Assemblyman Hall is that as a politician he appears to be doing his job, he does the things that reflect the will of the citizens in his district and whether you like him or not that IS his job.  It’s a rare politician these days who remembers that.   When people level criticisms at him for proposing the condom law they never mention that almost 75% of his constituency voted in favor of Measure B, those are the people that really proposed the condom law and those are the people that the industry has to educate if they want to have a prayer of defeating a statewide ballot measure.

Just once I would like to see The FSC and others in this industry face the truth.

On another topic it was sad to see LATATA go down, LATATA started to offset the power and some of the dirty shit the FSC was doing to talent and now it’s just another FSC puppet along with APAC and thats a damn shame.

Sheena Shaw Returns To Porn and Yes i Have A Problem With That

Something interesting did catch my eye today, and that was Sheena Shaw’s return to the biz.  I know it wont stop anyone from shooting her but lets not forget who this girl is.  She was having UNPROTECTED sex with an HIV Positive person while she was in the biz.

What Sheena does in her private life is of no concern to me but this wasn’t her private life  every time she had unprotected sex on camera she was potentially exposing her partners to HIV,  If she would do it then why wouldn’t you think that she would do it again? In my opinion that is UNACCEPTABLE.

We should send her a very clear message that she is NOT welcome, if it weren’t for people like this we wouldn’t be having to fight “condom laws” Y’all think about that one….

 

Odds N Ends From Sunny Florida

I decided to take off yesterday and head to the beach a day earlier than planned so I called my friend Katrina and she was game so off we went.  Im even writing this from a balcony overlooking the beach…its a tad cool here but a lot warmer than the 20 degree temps I left in Atlanta.

If any of yall happen to be in Mexico Beach/Port St Joe FL area Saturday for the annual Gumbo Festival in Mexico Beach thats where I will be so shoot me an email and lets a beer and some gumbo!

As to Mike Kulich most of the responses to what he is doing were positive and I am glad of that having lost a brother to Leukemia when I was 13 (he was 10) I know first hand how it impacts the entire family so kudos to Mike and to everyone he inspired to donate. Lets not e so critical that we lose track of how painful it is for the children with these diseases to the parents and the siblings.

 

Mike Kulich Wants To make A Difference…Donates All To Childhood Cancer Research

From Mike:

For the past few months I have been struggling to find a real purpose in my life. Something that I could look back on on my death bed and know for certain that I made a difference in this world. Well last night that moment came and I had a major epiphany. A change the world type moment. Most of you know that I have stepped away from the helm at Monarchy Distribution. Although I am only in 1-2 days a week the company is still operating just as it always has and we are still releasing 16 titles per month. With me being so focused with my PR company as well as SkweezMe, Monarchy although it is my baby and I built it from nothing has turned in to more of a side project. As of today I have decided to donate every single dollar of profit made after paying our regular expenses and employees. Every last dime of profit made by the 8 studios falling under the Monarchy umbrella will be donated to fund childhood cancer research, great organizations like Chai Lifeline, St. Jude’s, as well as regular online fundraisers for families with kids fighting cancer, much like the one we ran for my son that so many of you graciously donated to. I am no longer taking a salary from the company either. Every single spare penny we make will go to this cause. If doing this can help one kid when I am old sitting on a rocking chair looking back on my life, I will know I made a difference in some way. More importantly it may give kids like my son a second chance at life. That is all. Carry on.

All Manwin/MindGeek Sites, Including Playboy Are Quietly Gearing Up

For what you ask….

To accept Bitcoins as payments.  I guess green cards and no inventory just dont provide quite enough opportunities to launder money these days…I should note that some Manwin/mindgeek sites have been taking the payments for a while but the plan is for ALL of them to.

Playboy plus took them for a while, then stopped then started again.  However you feel about e currencies and bitcoin in particular it makes money laundering a lot easier but also a lot riskier, the volatility of bitcoin in particular makes payments in that currency a risky move but as time passes and the currency is accepted in more and more places it should stabilize to some degree, when it does look for lots interest in using it to launder money.

The more I look at Manwin/mindgeek the more a lot of their strategies are making sense…not for the reasons you may think…..read between the lines….

Manwin/MindGeek Releases All former Digital Playground Employees

I have gotten a lot of intel of late from inside Manwin/Mindgeek and Playboy  The most interesting being how the websites are being run.  Apparently Manwin is disappointed with Digital playground.com’s numbers and is going to try to use Brazzers to prop them up probably through some form of rivalry but even more interesting is that Manwin/MindGeek has released any employee who had any connection to the company before Manwin bought them.  All of them, every last DP legacy employee is now gone.

I’m told this was part of the plan all along. Manwin doesn’t want anyone at the company who isn’t part of Manwin’s inner circle and it isn’t just DP  it’s also other companies they purchased.

Increasingly interesting to me are the names of the people, specially the ones at the top…Greek and Russian.  There are a lot of whispers telling me that Manwin has VERY close ties to the neo facist Golden Dawn Party.

And at the same time manwin is rising to power who takes the heelm at AVN…The Sapoutzis and Vasillis Kailis  hmmmm….like I have been telling you all along…Manwin may or may not not own AVN on paper but if Feras Antoon or David Tassilo  says jump Theo Sapoutzis all but hits his head on the ceiling.

If you are in need of an employee and a former Digital Playground employee comes to you looking for a job give them a chance…It wasn’t their fault they got sold out…

 

 

 

New Leads Thank Y’all..And A Reminder How To Protect Yourself.

Everytime I post an update about Manwin or MindGeek or Digital Playground (or about anything else) It always leads to an abundance of new leads for me to follow up.  I am greatly appreciative of that some of you even stick your neck out a bit for me and that too is appreciated.

This post is a bit of a what to do and what not to do if you want to contact me.

I get a lot of info from INSIDE Manwin/Playboy/Mindgeek etc.  If you are associated with them and wish to contact me  be sure that you never ever do it from a company computer/laptop/phone/tablet/network.  Even if they gave it to you, if it has any company association they are mining data from it.  ALWAYS contact me from your personally owned devices that do NOT have any company supplied software on it.  Always contact me via your own ISP not a company provided ISP  its also safe to use Mcdonalds, starbucks or other open networks, that makes it next to impossible for Manwin/MindGeek to track it back to you.  If you use a solid VPN thats good too.

Also be sure you use a Gmail or similar account, that helps anonymize you, best is probably hushmail.

The last thing I want you to do ever is jeopardize your living or your safety to help me out.  If you have questions about anything feel free to email me and ask, I protect my sources 100% but I cant protect you if for example you email me from your work on a company laptop using your company email account LOL

Thank You all very much for all the tips you give me I couldn’t do it without y’all.

 

Manwin/MindGeek/Digital Playground What are those websites really for?

I am hearing that Digital Playground is still shooting with no permits no condoms.  One has to wonder why AHF hasn’t been more confrontational with them like they have with others.

I am also hearing that  the Digital Playground website may be being used as a money laundering platform as well as others that Manwin runs.

There’s no physical inventory to account for to show profits/loss. Just intangible numbers and sign ups. Easy way to hide and move money through dummy credit cards and accounts.

Jack Odema (Demetrios Kokozos) gets really nervous when he sees his real name on my blog…his stay here in the USA is very precarious since he isn’t a citizen and to my knowledge isn’t supposed to be earning money here….just wanted you to know Im Thinkin about ya Demetrios Kokozos.