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Now porn is “free”, and few people are willing to pay

Another Manwin Merger Coming

Manwin and a large porn company have agreed in principle to merge, a lot like the Redtube deal.  The deal isnt final yet on paper but I am told the terms have been agreed to and the announcement will be made shortly after the first of the year.

As with Redtube it will provide Manwin with quick cash and a high profile company joining the ranks.  The company owner is already pretty high profile himself.

 

Then and Now

Back in the 1990s I remember getting a phone call from a young lady known as Sana Fey.  She was a magazine model and a feature dancer, back then she was a low end feature because she hadn’t done porn.  In those days features made a lot of money, but only if they had a name from doing porn, and box covers.  It wasn’t unusual in those days for a girl to do a boy girl scene for free if she was promised a box cover.  This of course led to producer directors promising the boxcover to 5 different girls then creating a collage and putting them all on the cover, which is not what any of them had bargained for but it led to the box covers of today.

Sana Fey had decided to make the leap to hardcore boy girl and had chosen me for her first scene (yes I paid her….quite well even) She also got the box cover, we became friends and even dated….As she wanted her feature dance rates went way up.

Fast forward to today.

This weekend I got an email from an absolute stunner, who has decided she wanted to be in porn.  We met and in person she was even prettier, she reminds me a LOT of Kayden Kross in that she is extraordinarily pretty, prettier even than Kayden.  Like Kayden she is very smart, she knows what she wants and how to get there, she is educated, all natural no ink and when we walked into the eatery every eye in the place turned to her, she knew it too.  She was gracious and outgoing.

When I asked why she wanted to get into porn her answer was short and to the point: I want to raise my rates.

She wasn’t talking about feature dancing.

She was talking about escorting.  Even though she pulls down top dollar she knew that with the right porn credits she could raise them by an order of magnitude and with her looks and style, she probably isn’t wrong.

What comes of the interview is yet to be seen, I have no problem helping her.

What it did illustrate is how the business has changed.  Back when I shot Sana Fey porn girls simply didn’t escort, you could count the ones who did on one hand, now days you can count the girls who don’t on one hand.  Feature dancing doesn’t pay as well as it did in those days and magazine shoots are mostly a thing of the past.  With work in Porn Valley drying up thanks to piracy, lack of any quality production and an economic downturn it’s harder for performers to make ends meet.  A glut of talent is pushing prices down and it is pushing high quality girls out.  Camming and website work doesn’t take up enough of the slack, website work based in Porn Valley area is simply an extension of the video business and web porn production isnt centralized enough in any one area to make traveling to shoot lucrative.

As one A list performer told me escorting is much easier…  half the time the customer doesnt even want sex, when he does he has to use a condom, he doesn’t have to shoot up his dick to get hard, he doesn’t choke me, spit on me, slap me, abuse me, degrade or berate me and my environment is clean and safe.  He has to play by my rules or he doesn’t play.  I can choose not to see him, essentially everything is under my control, this is much better than when I was doing porn.  The last time I had an STD was the last porn set I was on, I have yet to have an escorting client give me anything, even a cold.

When I asked if she would return to porn ever, her answer was an emphatic no.  She said that it had provided her to get to where she is now but that going back would never be an option.

She also pointed out that if you look around, you see a lot more of that, high end girls who left and never returned noting that the overall turnover in the industry makes the easy to forget.  She said it doesn’t take much of a fan base among the elite “hobbyists” to set you up to live very very well as a courtesan.

That was then and this is now.

Kink To Dump Public Disgrace

The site and others in its genre, which have been much maligned and the center of a lot of controversy, are being dumped according to my sources at Kink.

Kink has been under a lot of scrutiny with regard to recent HIV incidences and often public disgrace is at the center due to the policy of using extras that are not tested yet often end up in “contact” situations with performers.

No time frame as yet but by the end of the year is a good bet, I am told they are no longer shooting scenes for that site.  i doubt the site will go black, more likely it simply wont update anymore.

Keep your eyes on Kink….I’m hearing they have a backroom deal in the works with a porn company…more on that later

 

 

Remember That So Called Fake Restraining order…Ya Uncle Peg Got Served With It Today

From Patrick Stone.
Hey Mike,
My name is David Cope. I’m the erstwhile Patrick Stone, a former Kink performer whose test results were so badly mishandled last year by
PASS. Perhaps you’ve heard of me…
Anyway, I was writing to let you know that I had Ari Bass served today with a restraining order out of San Francisco. I have a signed proof of service form in my hands from a court clerk at Las Vegas Regional Justice Center where Uncle Peg had a status hearing this morning on a previously suspended sentence.
The restraining order was granted August 28 by SF Superior Court on the basis of “unlawful violence, a credible threat of violence, or stalking” related to Ari Bass’ repeated harassment of me over the past several months. A court date is currently set for Thursday, October 31 in San Francisco.
You will be hearing more from me in the coming weeks as there is a plethora of misinformation and blatant lies circulating about me on some of the lesser fan boi blogs. I will stay in touch ;)

D

Elizabeth strickland Warns About Rogue Agencies

It;s kind of interesting that this happens in the middle of the kerfluffle with the agencies. but it should serve as a warning to prospective models.  This girl was lucky, I have heard far worse horror stories (funny how they all come out of Florida….)   Had Elizabeth done just a little homework goggling these guys that should have set off a red flag, problem is most girls don’t do any homework.  Even looking at the site should have been a clue…there is no indication at all that its any kind of modeling agency and the site design looks straight out of the 90s.
Here is her story…and my advice…don’t deal with these guys….ever.  if you want a licensed talent agent in Florida contact Conor Coxx at Coxxxmodels.com
This happened to me a few weeks ago and I’ still upset by it. I posted it on my social sites to warn other girls but I’m sharing with you since these guys are still posting lies about me.


I admit, I made rookie mistakes and fell into an obvious trap hoping things would turn out differently. I feel like I fool and was taken advantage of. But that’s no excuse for what these guys, Darron Neeley of PosterModelsXXX.com
Poster Models Worldwide Inc. and his buddy Anthony Que (DBoy Casting and Platinum Films) did to me.

About 6 weeks ago, I was put in contact with Darron Neeley through a talent recruiter. I spoke with Darron Neeley about a shoot he wanted me to perform in for his site. It was a boy girl adult shoot with male talent that he had set up. The full panel test, flight, and model house would be taken care of and all I had to do was show up ready to work. I was also told there would be more shoots available when I arrived to Miami.

Upon my arrival on Monday September 22nd, another man who introduced himself as Q picked me up from the airport and took me to the model house. I was suppose to go on “go-sees” at different studios that same day but Q said I “wasn’t ready” and that he’d take me the next day. He claimed I looked homeless because I didn’t have hair and makeup done once I met him at the airport. I don’t travel camera-ready because it’s uncomfortable and I’ll end up horrible after a 8 hour trip.  Later that evening, Darron called me and said for me to talk to another  agent/photographer and have him pick me up and get work booked for me.

After I did some submission photos (front, back, sides, and head shot) I questioned Q about the go sees and test he said to speak with Darron. Darron told me he would talk to Q but never did. As I continued to ask questions, Q became angry and said I was dictating things and calling them liars. I told him I can only go by what I was told by Darron. Now it turned into Darron saying something completely different than what he first told me.


I went back to the man that referred me to Darron, and told him that I’m being told two different things and Q is being very hateful with me. Q found out about this and told me that I was in breach of contract for discussing things with the recruiter and he forced me to leave the model house with no where to go and no money to get home.

I tried calling Darron multiple times and he never answered. Once he finally did answer, he told me he didn’t want to work with me anymore because I made Q really mad. I tried explaining to him that I did nothing wrong, I was just asking questions so I could get clarification on what was going on. Darron said,  Ok, I’ll call Q. Q called me and said I  didn’t  need to ask questions, that I was only talent and  shouldn’t  be dictating things (again, I  didn’t  force anything and I was polite up to this point). I asked if I could come back to the model house since I had no where else to go and he told me to go to the LaQuinta and be a hooker if I wanted to go home.

A few hours later I managed to get in touch with Darron again after many failed attempts. He said he would call Q to see what was going on. A few more hours passed and I called Q myself to ask if I was still shooting. He said “Are you recording me? Why do you keep asking the same questions? You must be recording me!” I wasn’t recording him, I was asking him the same questions because he never answered any of them. Finally I got in touch with Darron again and told him I had no where to go. He said I won’t leave you stranded but then said he would once again call Q to give me money to put me on a bus. Q refused to do it  and said I was demanding things. Darron stopped answering his phone again.

So I borrowed some money from the other agent they dumped me on, got on a bus and headed home. After 30 hours, I made it back to Little Rock.

I thought the drama would end there but after I went live with this story, Darron and his buddy Anthony Que are continuing to attack me. They are posting lies about me and what happened in South Florida. According to them, I was trying to scam them and work with another agent although THEY are the ones that told that agent to go find me work because they would not do it.

The drama will continue until these guys are caught. I already have my lawyer and a few friends in Florida looking for these men. They are not answering their phones or emails. If they had valid reasons to do what they did to me then why are they hiding?

I posted this story on twitter and was threatened by Darron and Q for it. I won’t stop posting this until something is done about these guys. I’m not the first girl and I won’t be the last. But maybe I can slow down their little scam and the next girl will be smarter than I was.

Elizabeth Strickland

Another One Bites the Dust

As most of you know Adultfyi is now gone as well.  Gene left it ages ago to sell sports memorabilia with Scotty Schwartz.  Gene bestowed the site to his pal Rob Black, who tried to make a go of it and failed.

Rob aka The Kazoo, I am told got tired of looking over his shoulder everywhere he went, plus he was simply out of money, mommy and daddy dont support him anymore.  When Katie Summers deposition went horribly wrong her attorney decided he was no longer interested in that lawsuit on contingency and any shot Rob had at any future money Katie might make dried up.

When Rob left he, by default took Tom Byron with him.  Tommy was doing all the writing, Rob would basically dictate it.  Eventually the site just started scraping content from right wing news sites then it went down all together.

The URL is now parked on GoDaddy who is reporting it’s for sale.

 

 

ATMLA, Kicking The Hornets Nest

It’s been a long time since I it a topic that has sparked as much debate as this one, from twitter to GFY and beyond ATMLA is the talk of the town and there isn’t much neutral ground.

In the end ATMLA is currently out of LATATA by a majority vote, in a month they could be re-admitted though it seems doubtful.  The Big Issues with LATATA seem to bee Mark Schechters methods to bring the organization closer to The Free Speech Coalition and his practice of way undercutting talent rates.

On the directors side Mark seems to have strong support, most of them like him, their detractors say its because they are getting boy girl scenes from him for as low as 400 or 500 dollars.

On the talent side most do not like him, saying he strong arms them to accept lower rates, that they are getting harassed in his model house, that he is sending them on BDSM shoots without fully explaining what they will be subjected to and that the percentage he charges is too high in order to make up the lost money for cutting their rates. Their detractors say hey this is simply the economics of the time and talent is bitter because less work being available acts to drive down prices.

Fans and outside observers generally dont like agencies altogether, suggesting that talent should self book and avoid them altogether.  They also seem to think that the agencies push the girls into prostitution.

It will all shake out in the end ut as evidenced by the responses to the article it is something that prolly needed to be talked about…

ATMLA Has Been Ousted from LATATA A MikeSouth.com EXCLUSIVE!

I had a feeling this was coming.  Mark Schechter has been doing some really shady shit lately, I’m hearing stories of girls being forced to drop their rates by half or more and quitting the biz instead of staying with ATMLA.

Another girl was told it would cost her 300 dollars for new pictures for the ATMLA site or she could have sex with Mark and he wouldn’t charge her.

This is exactly the kind of thing that LATATA was formed to put a stop to and I think it is a good thing that they are stepping up, kudos to them for that.

There is an old saying that power corrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely.  I would suggest to Mark Schechter that maybe he needs to do some reflecting on these things.

And let us not forget that Mark is on the Board of The Free Speech Coalition….any surprise there?  None for me.  They are the single most corrupt organization this industry has ever had,  they make Regan Senter and Beautiful Models Inc. look like a charity by comparison.

Everyone im porn in Los Angeles should be concerned about this, some producers are happy because they are getting boy girl scenes for half the rate the girls usually charge, but I maintain that it should be the girl that sets her rate not her agent.

 

 

ATMLA, Mark Schechter Something Seems Amiss

On doing some background checking up I got sent a pretty comprehensive report.

It seems to me that something is very strange is afoot with ATMLA.  Mark is bonded but the report certainly raises questions as to how.  Mark Schechter, according to the report has bankruptcies (3), as well as liens and judgements against him, all of these things generally would be grounds to deny him a surety or a bond. How does someone with 3 bankruptcies get bonded? It is also interesting that he apparently has no Drivers License.

Something else was in there, something that raised a red flag….as you can see the report indicates that he has used the social security number of a deceased person, one Henry Estelle it could be just a typo made on entering an SSN, no one is accusing Mark of anything criminal, but I am told this IS being investigated.  Its pretty well known that Mark isn’t abiding by LATATA Guidelines regarding charging the extra for two week testing that is given back to talent.  mark is also markedly higher in terms of what he charges his models and may even be charging more than is allowed.  This should all shake out over the next week or so but I have a feeling this isn’t the last time we will be hearing about it.

Subject Information

Indicators

(Best Information for Subject)

Other Names Associated with

Subject

MARK A SCHECHTER
Bankruptcies: Yes

Liens: Yes

Judgments: Yes
Name: MARK ALLAN SCHECHTER

Date of Birth: 03/08/1958, Born 56 years ago

Other DOBs Associated with Subject

Subject Using Deceased Individual’s SSN
ESTELLE HENRY
Date of Death: 06/21/1990, Died at 105
SSN: 552-19-XXXX issued in CALI FORNIA
between 1972-1973
SSN: 552-10-XXXX issued in CAL IFORNIA
between 1934-1951
Other Individuals Observed with shared SSN: None

Comprehensive Report Summary

Bankruptcies: 3 found
Possible Phones: 26 found
Driver’s License: None found
Address(es) found: 22 found
Motor Vehicles Registered: None found
Criminal History: 5 found

Remember The Uproar About The Animal Torture Porn Back In April…

 

http://www.mikesouth.com/legal/about-those-girls-arrested-for-crush-videos-10335/

Everyone involved walked.

It seems the statute of limitation had run on it and charges were dropped against Stephanie Hird, Sara Zamora and Adam Redford

From the Miami Herald:

Redford, however, won’t be punished by authorities for his years of producing and peddling animal smut. He was initially named as a co-defendant in the animal abuse arrests of two of his fetish models earlier this year — but the cases were soon dropped because the statute of limitations had long expired.

And although Miami-Dade prosecutors tried to build a racketeering case against him, there was simply not enough evidence. The animal porn probe has now been formally closed.

 

Porn Merchants Targeted by Bank Regulators, Trade Group Says

From the Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON – U.S. bank regulators tried to “coerce and intimidate” banks in an effort to force them to sever ties to the porn industry, a trade group says.

In a court filing this week, a year-old trade group called the Third Party Payment Processors Association accused the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp of engaging in “moralistic regulation” over the banking industry,.

The filing is the latest wrinkle in a long-running fight about a regulatory crackdown on fraud schemes processed through payment firms. Bank regulators in recent years have been stepping up warnings to banks to keep close watch over payment firms that work with certain merchants – such as escort services, coin dealers and payday lenders — over concerns about fraudulent or illicit behavior.

Banks earn money by charging fees to such payment firms, which in turn provide thousands of merchants with access to the U.S. financial system.

The Third Party Payment Processors Association, a trade group formed last year to represent payment firms, accused the FDIC of using the bank-examination process “to coerce and intimidate banks” into cutting off relationships with payment processing firms that do business with porn merchants.

The FDIC has engaged in an “improper practice of moralistic regulation” of  the banking industry, the legal brief says.

Regulators didn’t target the pornography industry because of evidence of fraud against consumers, the group wrote. In stead regulators “targeted the industry because they thought pornography was not good for consumers.”

An FDIC spokesman said the regulator does not comment on pending litigation.

The payment processors’ group filed their amicus brief Thursday in a lawsuit against U.S. banking regulators filed in June by a different trade group representing short-term lenders. That suit, filed by the Community Financial Services Association of America, seeks to stop federal banking regulators from pushing banks to terminate their business relationships with short-term lenders, gun shops and other kinds of businesses.

The Justice Department has also been probing banks’ relationships with payment firms. As part of an investigation dubbed “Operation Choke Point,” the Justice Department has issued more than 50 subpoenas and has opened at least 15 civil and criminal investigations into whether banks and payment-processing firms helped enable fraudulent activity. Officials at the DOJ say their probe is focused on illegal activity and not on forcing banks to cut off businesses’ accounts.

Marsha Jones, the payment group’s president, issued a statement criticizing the government for “legitimate, albeit politically-unfavorable, businesses from the economy according to the flavor of the day. Today it’s payday lenders and firearms-related businesses; tomorrow, it could be environmental and civil rights groups or family planning clinics. No one can predict who’s next.”

The FDIC has backed down somewhat on its crackdown. In July, after criticism from lawmakers, the regulator announced it would no longer list specific categories of high-risk merchants that banks should monitor carefully.

A New Adult Search Engine Emerges It Has Promise

Theres much to like here:  I sincerely hope it catches on.

This is an Interview with Founder Colin Rowntree who has been in porn as long as I have (At least)

How is searching on Boodigo different than just searching on Google, or than searching on video hosting sites?

 

Boodigo provides safe, anonymous and reliable search results for any kind of adult entertainment sites.   Rather than just video hosting listings, Boodigo provides results for traditional membership sites, porn star sites and blogs, adult industry news sites, sex toy stores and even a special function that allows for Tumblr fans to get adult listings inside of Tumblr (now that Tumblr has banned internal search for adult keywords and phrases).

 

What differentiates Boodigo from Google is the core focus of search results are actual legal adult sites, and excludes piracy sites, as well as non-adult listings for adult content searches on such publications as Ladies Home Journal and Redbook (bedroom sex tips, anyone?).

 

Boodigo commits to not use cookies or other user-tracking technologies to gather information about your users. Why should this be important to guys?

 

The other prime motivation for us developing Boodigo was to provide surfers with an anonymous and secure search platform that does not set cookies or user-tracking in order to mine data about users.   All sessions are encrypted.   Surfers come, search, find what they are looking for and leave without having traces of what they were doing at an adult search site on their home computer or other shared device.   As the old joke goes, a woman says to her husband “Honey, I went on Google today and started searching for Amazon new products, but your auto-fill popped up Amazing Hardcore Cuckolding Movies. Is there something you’d like to tell me?”

 

Talk about the whole topic of Boodigo fighting against piracy?

 

The issue of piracy of adult intellectual property on illegal torrents, fileshare and tube sites has been a massive problem for the adult entertainment industry for well over 8 years now.   This has significantly impacted adult film studios, performers, editors, film crews and premium sites to the point where so much stolen content is online for free, the loss of revenue has caused the industry to pull back on production of new films. When this happens, porn stars suffer, as do all of the other folks in the adult film infrastructure.

At this point, it’s difficult for surfers to even find quality, legal content on Google at all, and Bing returns page after page after page of results for illegal download sites.  That’s not helpful!

 

Why this is important for guys (and gals) putting in the effort to use (and sometimes purchase) legal videos is that it supports the adult entertainment industry and their favorite porn stars that try so hard to provide good, hot and entertaining content for them.  If no one buys anything, the result is obvious that there simply will not be new content for them to enjoy, new rising starlets to follow, and innovative studios to subscribe to for new releases.

 

As for the virus and malware topic, it is critical for surfers to avoid torrents, fileshare services and illegal tubes like the plague.   Traditional and legitimate sites, blogs, stores and the like have a strong motivation not to be serving viruses:   they want you to become a loyal customer and will bend over backwards (as it were, in some cases) to provide a safe and secure place for customers to enjoy their sexuality and come back for more!   This is why Boodigo lists them with priority, and bans illegal and potentially harmful sites by the hundreds every day

 

It’s an interesting partnership—the two of you who have the background in erotic sites, and ex-Google programmers. Do you feel like this was sort of the perfect marriage of both sides to create such a site?

 

Angie and I started our first adult website quite by accident in 1994.  Wasteland.com originally was just an experiment to see if folks would like to order a free mail order catalogue we produced of kinky leather bondage sex toys and apparel.   We very quickly discovered that a LOT more people on that new “internet thing” were more interested in looking at pretty women and hot men in leather than ordering a mail order catalogue.  With that in mind, within a few months we developed a very primitive premium membership site and the rest was history.   By 1999, Angie had developed and launched one of the first “porn for women” sites – Sssh.com – and that took off like a rocket with women and couples.

 

By the year 2000, we had grown to the point of needing a dedicated programmer to keep up with tech innovation and that programmer we hired is who, a year ago, put together the Boodigo development team at his firm,  comprised of a VERY bright team from both adult and mainstream sectors.   It’s a match made in heaven as they not only have vast experience in the nuances of the adult internet, but also understand modern-day search technology. In coming weeks, we will be making keyword-based advertising for qualified adults sites available.  And, on the horizon are other cool features such as encrypted and secure instant text messaging which, obviously, we will name “BoodiCall”!

 

It should also be noted that Boodigo is working with ASACP to filter out search terms and results that might lead to child pornography.  I tried it out and even though Im listed #1 on google for a lot of search terms  I wasnt even on boodigos radar  nor was southernbukkake but I expect they will fix that post haste!  Good luck to them!

 

Uncle Peg Gets Another Reprive

Apparently worried after he saw my post His lawyer went in and filed for a continuance, which he was granted for only one week.  When I called this afternoon the clerk told me he no showed at court, i asked if a bench warrant was issued she said that was standard proceedure but it usually takes up to a day to show up.

He is now scheduled in court at 8AM on Oct 9th

and again on Oct 26th on different charges.

 

Uncle Pegs Day In Court Didn’t End So Well

I think Uncle Peg aka Michael Whiteacre aka Ari Bass knew he was headed to jail today so he decided to just skip his court date.  He is now a fugitive and a bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.  i am told that combined with the letters the judge got and his past behavior in and out of court his probation will be revoked and he will do time.

If you know the whereabouts of Ari bass aka Michael Whiteacre you can call the Clark County Marshalls Dept at (702) 229-2422.

explain to them that he has a bench warrant on case # #14F01031X

Now Uncle Peg  Ima give you some sound advice….fall off the radar, close all yer emails, yer twitters everything  cuz they will find you as a result of that activity.  the good thing is that I know you are too fucking stupid….Porns own Wile E Coyote.

Enjoy your self destruction peg and here is a link for you, yer gonna need it

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/a-gentlemans-guide-to-sex-in-prison-1634995425