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    • Sam38g: Every porn director, owner, producer & agents brag about doing hitting on & fucking the female talent. There is only one company in...
    • Sam38g: Just because you go to the police does NOT mean the DA will file charges. In fact, more than likely NOT. Majority of the time the police...
    • Sam38g: Congrats, very proud of you. If there is violence or verbal abuse on a set, not signing the paperwork will only make it worse. You want to...
    • mharris127: At least during Upper Floor events at Kink people were interviewed and signed a model release directly before leaving the event. Yes, a...
    • Dirty Bob: I guess we both disagree. Try this scenario: You attend an event that is being filmed that also says that, by entering, you are aware...
    • MikeSouth: DB you are incorrect…after speaking with a well known attorney in entertainment law a model release signed prior to shooting the...
    • mharris127: Maybe talent could answer that question definitively but my impression is that most directors and producers don’t fuck the talent...
    • Dirty Bob: Also, you say that “if you sign a model release preemptively then it becomes harder to say no during a shooting ” and that...
    • Dirty Bob: Another way to look at it – let’s say the scene has 5 people involved. Four of them sign a release, but one holds things up...
    • jw: So mharris127 I hope MindGeek will cut all ties with Tony T and CET. And for that matter, every other talent too. Why would anyone want to give...
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    • BT: And, remember what happened – or didn’t happen – to James Deen. Allegations were made. I think most people believed them....
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    • MikeSouth: Im normally not one to do this but after a lot of begging and pleading from AVN I am redacting this post until AVN responds (which they...
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Will Adriana Chechik Get Robbed Again At AVN

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Where Did We Go Wrong?

There are no pornstars like this anymore

Ten or twelve years ago by any account we had a hugely successful business. Porn survived recessions and economic bumps, bull markets, bear markets and assaults by the federal government, so how is it that today we are a shell of our former selves?

One thing I […]

I’m Still here, James Deen….Maybe Not.

I haven’t updated in a couple of days but I am still here, one of the things I am doing is reading Lisa Ann’s book, there will be an update about that when I am done, no doubt about it. There’s so much I want to address.

As for The whole James Deen OSHA […]

A Public Service To The Industry From Attorney Marc Randazza

While everyone doesn’t see eye to eye with me on things related to the industry, and Mr Randazza is no exception he has always been a supporter of MikeSouth.com, and I appreciate that, as well as his spirit of co-operation.  When he sent this to me, i went to read it and yes my […]

James Deen Wasnt Exactly Shut Out At AVN Awards

But he didn’t win any major awards,  nominations that he was in with other people picked up two awards.  I got an email from someone at AVN that I have known for many years and he/she said it was simple “It wasn’t fair to other performers in a scene to punish them for something […]

About Those Transgendered Performers Denied Entrance To AVN

According to a source at Manwin (interestingly enough) they were denied because they were being loud and obnoxious but thats just MindGeek spin I am told.  Apparently AVN was about 200 performer passes short and AVN’s master MindGeek made the decision to deny free admittance to transgendered  performers.

When denied the passes, that is […]

AVN Denies Passes To Transgendered Performers

Its all the buzz on twitter right now…seems counter productive and nobody at AVN has responded yet.

check out Nickey Milo’s twitter feed for the latest.

https://twitter.com/NickeyMilo

A Performer Bill of Rights

One of the companies that shoots niche content has released what it calls a “performer bill of rights”  I copied it below (with permission of course)

While it isn’t a “Bill of Rights” it is a good example of how companies should conduct business with talent and in this case its this companies employment […]

There’s Something Happening Here, What It Is Ain’t Exactly Clear ..AVN/XBiz Changes

I have to apologize for not catching this sooner.  With everything that has been going on in porn land I did notice some curiosities at AVN, I’ve even noticed how similar they are to XBiz in their reporting.  I also noticed that some people like Dan Miller and Tod Hunter are either staff at […]

Have You Been Solicited For An AVN Award?

It’s that time of year again and I want to take a moment to address something very ugly that has been happening.

In the past years girls have been solicited for sex acts in exchange for AVN Award nominations and or votes.  It all came to a head last year when two of the […]

Pirates 3 The Real Piracy

As I mentioned this weekend MindGeek is going to make Pirates 3.  It’s interesting that anyone who knows much of anything about it seems to be under a non disclosure agreement. but there are people inside Manwin who know things…..and they tell me.

The most interesting thing to come out of this is that […]

AVN and Mark Kernes Are Fucking MORONS

Mark Kernes apparently can’t fucking read he thinks yesterdays 3rd circuit decision ONLY applies to FSC members…he is either a complete fucking moron or the most disingenuous piece of shit ever in porn….taker your pick.

 

What I said:

What was struck down/remanded back to the lower court was that inspections  will require a […]

AVN To Get Carter Stevens His Trophy

Carter Stevens is an old school performer/Director, one of the guys that this biz owes a debt of gratitude. From his wikipedia page:

Carter Stevens (born October 17, 1944) is a former pornographic film actor, grip, gaffer and lab technician (film processing) and director. He made 8mm loops, appeared in over 50 adult films […]

Thanks Guys

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who contacted me about the AVN Awards that FINALLY got done and for helping clear the list of recipients who hadnt gotten thei awards. prior to my post AVN had only contacted TWO of the reciients. Mikesouth.com cleared out a bunch. just goes to show when you […]

AVN Getting Blow Back From PornHub Decision

It pleases me greatly to see that at least one of AVN’s advertisers, and a big one at that, has cancelled their booth at Adult Expo, additionally the company has cut its advertising from a monthly two page ad to just 4 single pages a year.

The company doesn’t wish to be named and […]