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Lacey Blake

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CNBC Says "Mike South - South is the Nikki Finke of the porn industry. His blog, which is never short on opinion, is a must-read among industry insiders. His style is unique, but he is also a leading agent of change within the industry. There are few fence-sitters when it comes to opinions about South, but no one ignores him."

Recent Comments

  • Uncle Peg Michael Whiteacre Gets Restraining Order On Him (3)
    • Cindi Spiegler: This man is clearly wiping his ass with the restraining order.
    • LurkingReader: Good call not redacting document. Nice to see a habitual doxxer get a taste of their own medicine.
  • The Latest on The HIV Positive Performer (7)
    • LurkingReader: @davenet This is exactly why the industry needs to implement a standard protocol that applies to all performers. Performers working...
    • davenet: Here we go again a female tests positive in the heterosexual porn world and it has to be someone who’s gay that passed it on to...
    • jilted: @mdxx, One major problem, the only people who could possibly blacklist any crossover performer are the same people who are knowingly hiring...
    • mdxxx: Now the guessing games begin. I sent an email to Mike about a ride I recently had with a random gay male pornstar in San Francisco. I will...
  • New HIV Performer That Tested Positive (24)
    • LurkingReader: @jilted If I understand correctly you’re saying my at least five day assumption may be off the mark which helps clarify your...
    • jilted: APTIMA, the makers of the test used by the industry, DO NOT<<<NOT<<< NOT make the claim that their test detects in ten...
    • Karmafan: Lots of rumors of gay crossover talent being involved in this positive test, if that’s true maybe the producers will smarten up and...
    • LurkingReader: @SabrinaDeep Not trying to advocate a solution, like you I think the best solution would be futile without performer education and...

Adjunct Law Professor Writes:

A Labor Union For Porn Stars?

Inside These Times reports that an apparent well known porn star named Jenna Jameson is calling for the creation of a union for porn stars. Her reasoning appears to be serious-to stop the spread of AIDS. One porn start was recently infected. The article reports that in 2004 a different porn star was infected and passed AIDS to 3 of his 14 partners.

Jameson’s logic is that with a union, porn stars would more likely report unsafe sex practices to California OSHA which has apparently imposed mandatory rules prohibiting unprotected sex.

As readers know, I am a strong proponent of unions, but I cannot see how forming a multi-employer union will result in safer sex practices. Frankly, a lawsuit by infected porn stars against the employers for allowing this practice to continue would be more effective. If porn stars want to form a union to organize such a suit or to better their terms and conditions of employment, then unionization may be a good idea.

Only in California!

Mitchell H. Rubinstein