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  • Did Stagliano Throw His Producers Under The Bus? (10)
    • BT: That’s not even analogous. And yes, it’s extraordinarily different. Porn says that it wants to be taken as seriously as mainstream...
    • LurkingReader: American Labor on American soil makes a huge difference.
    • rawalex: “At the same time, this action by Stagliano is another example of porn saying: We do it our way, screw you and your...
    • BT: Actually ….. this is one more example of porn trying to have it both ways. On the one hand, porn wants to be accepted as a legitimate...
    • rawalex: I don’t think he threw them under the bus, rather he has done what any sane business operator would do: Try to shift risk and burden...
    • LurkingReader: @BT Between the NRLB forcing fastfood corps to gather and disseminate (to SEIU) employee contact info from their independently owned...
    • BT: My guess is that Stagliano does not now, and certainly won’t in the future, sign a contract with independent producers to create specific...
  • Reader Response From Sabrina (11)
    • common sense: @SabrinaMaree: Wow! I love your honesty when it comes to describing the type of people that this industry attracts. How refreshing!...
    • SabrinaMaree: First, I did not write this, I’ve been asked by more than one person and it was definitely not myself! A few things… what...
  • Have You Ever Fucked A Hooker Bareback? (46)
    • DWB: That’s nasty. But not because he goes down on the girls, because of the bacteria from the money that the girls pick up with their...

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 […]

Many Porners Are Unhappy With AVN Over PornHub Getting Space At Adult Expo

When you ask people in porn what the biggest problem is these days you will get one answer first: “piracy”.  Whether you ask performers, agents, company owners, cameramen, make up artists or floor moppers, every single one of them will tell you they are losing money to piracy, and a lot of money at […]

AVN For Sale

Ok well they have always been for sale in terms of buying their awards and what not, if you dont buy one they will send you your award in “6 Weeks” and a year later you still wont have it. Despite a few getting theirs I have a rash of emails from people who […]

AVN Awards Received

I have gotten several calls today thanking me for embarrassing AVN into finally getting the awards situation taken care of.  It seems people are getting the Awards they won a year ago.

Yer all welcome!

I will bet a dollar they have the awards ready this year

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 […]

Reader Mail – AVN Awards for sale Nothing New

Hi Mike. Sex in exchange for AVN Award consideration is nothing new, of course. Years ago (circa 2006) I had solid evidence of certain former editor (bald, bearded, fancied himself a BDSM “Lord” and “Master”) working with a studio owner to secure the use of some rather famous vagina at the time in […]

Want An AVN Award? This Reader Says You Have To Have Sex With Peter Warren

Over the years I have gotten lots of emails about AVN Awards and while I think many of them were true they weren’t willing to speak out and were based more on speculation than on something concrete.  This one is more concrete.  I followed up on this for days and have corroborating witnesses so […]

I Miss The Days When the Porn Industry Wasn’t a Cesspool

Last week a cross over performer who goes by the name Doc Holliday in gay porn was caught faking his tests.  This prompted a press release from Talent testing Services on how to spot a fake TTS test.

Now if you are like me you think this is big news and I posted it […]

AVN Doesn’t Place Much Value In An AVN Award

I bet he wont cum in your mouth either.

 

Apparently several people who won AVN Awards this year never got their awards, why not remains unclear but AVN’s Theo Sapoutzis promised that the awards would be sent to them, this was back in January.  It is now almost September and they still […]

The Systematic Destruction Of The Adult Industry And How AVN and XBiz Are At The Center Of It.

Porn performers are trying to start a pay for your porn campaign, trying to get the word out about how piracy is destroying the industry, costs them money and work, costing companies money and effecting the economy of Porn Valley in a way that dwarfs anything the condom law could do. Everyone agrees, a […]

It’s Weird How Often I Get Miscategorized

 

I Don’t know if porners are just that stupid or if maybe I’m not clear.

I tell porners hey  we got a problem with STDs in Porn Valley and we might wanna use condoms til we address that and suddenly that means I’m on the side of Michael Weinstein and AHF.

Or I […]

Free Speech Coalition Have Been Mighty Quiet

Notice how quiet these guys have gotten lately?

Word is The Free Speech Coalition is very skittish about the details of their relationship with Dr David Kulbersh from Irmo South Carolina, coming to light, and by extension their connections to a character named Fiyyaz Pirani.

The story on the performer who fell through the […]

The Latest on The Performer That Tested Positive And Slipped Through The Cracks

While this story isn’t yet done it already raises a lot of questions, some I outlined yesterday but the big question that is on everyones minds is “Has this happened before?”

I expect everyone thinks as I do that it has likely happened several times.

You see that is what happens when an organization […]

Some Congrats To The Winners

Like em or not AVN Awards are still the “Academy Awards of Porn” they are the most coveted and a few stood out:

First to Brad Armstrong and the multitude of awards for “Underworld” well deserved and brad you have come a log way since Armstrong Steel and “Conquest”

Second to Max Candy ( […]

Its A Slow Day Considering AEE is going

I would have thought that considering AEE is now underway I’d have a good story or two today, but nope…nothing….Somebody leak me the AVN Award winners before the show or something.

Anyway I am hearing that in certain circles I am quite the topic of conversation in Vegas. In some ways I hate missing […]