Amelia McDonell-Parry

Born and raised in California, Amelia moved to NYC after graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After toiling away at Interview, Rolling Stone and Maxim magazines, she made the move online and has been basking in the harsh glow of her laptop screen ever since. When she's not spending her days editing and writing (about topics as vast as feminism, Ryan Gosling, "Star Trek," and the latest D-list sex tape), Amelia is buying peonies, hanging with her dog Lucca and dreaming about her next vacation. Email Amelia at amelia[at]thefrisky.com

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News

Just over a week after Stoya tweeted that ex-boyfriend James Deen had raped her, setting off a chain reaction of similar sexual assault allegations from other women within the adult film industry, Deen is finally speaking out in an interview with The Daily Beast. While he had already tweeted a short legally-worded denial, his lengthy interview… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Last week, Scott Weiland, lead singer of the bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died suddenly at the age of 48. While it’s still unclear what the cause of death was, Weiland had long struggled with drug addiction, leading many to reasonably suspect that his death was from drugs. Weiland is survived by his… READ MORE »


News

Plus, a porn industry veteran says that Deen is a “cold hearted, sociopathic being.” READ MORE »


Entertainment

Not too long ago, my dear friend and former Frisky staffer Ami Angelowicz called me up with a proposition: “Hey Smell,” she said, using her most flattering nickname for me. “Want to come on my podcast to talk about women hiding illicit items in their vaginas?” Obviously, I said yes. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

“I couldn’t bear the thought any more that there might be something terrible happening to yet another woman at his hands, or more likely, at his cock, that she didn’t want, because I kept quiet. I just … I couldn’t, I couldn’t.” READ MORE »


Style

I considered doing a whole host of different DIY projects for Art Week, but in the end, I stayed true to my passion for fiber art and went with a DIY yarn wall hanging, a few examples of which are above. As regular readers know, I weave tapestries on the side and have amassed a… READ MORE »


News

So far, a few of the women who have accused James Deen of sexual assault have claimed the incidents occurred during adult film shoots with the performer and in front of witnesses. This has led many of those who question the veracity of these claims to demand these witnesses’ accounts, even though in all the cases, years have passed. Well,… READ MORE »


Celebs

Thank god, some good news. READ MORE »


Style

While Twitter and Facebook have their place, Etsy is great for making sales, and Pinterest is fun for inspiration, the social platform where many artists, makers, crafters and artisans feel most at home is on Instagram. Over the last few years, a community of mostly female creators has exploded on the app, including both professional makers and on-the-side hobbyists, many of… READ MORE »


Celebs

For me at least. READ MORE »


News

“I have nothing nice to say about him,” Angel said. READ MORE »


News

An ongoing mass shooting is still developing in San Bernardino, California. Police and firefighters have responded to what is still being called an “active” situation, with reportedly 12 three dead and at least 20 injured at the Inland Regional Center, a facility for people with developmental disabilities. There are reports of there being as many as three… READ MORE »


News

A fifth woman has come forward alleging that she was assaulted by James Deen twice during two separate porn shoot. Adult film actress Kora Peters shared her story first on Twitter and then in a more detailed testimonial with Porn Valley Media. She says that on two different occasions, Deen anally assaulted her, the first being when she was… READ MORE »


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Automotive website The Drive posted a short video interview with porn entrepreneur Joanna Angel today, in which she briefly shares her disgust for former boyfriend James Deen, who’s currently the subject of multiple rape allegations. Filmed four weeks ago – well before porn star Stoya came forward as the first of now four alleged victims, Angel could not hold back her… READ MORE »


News

A fourth accuser has come forward alleging that she was raped by James Deen, this time at a party in Las Vegas during the 2009 AVN Awards. Speaking to to LAist.com, the woman, who wanted to remain anonymous and identified as T.M., says that she was 21  and met Deen and his then girlfriend, porn… READ MORE »


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Deen has also stepped down from his position on APAC’s board of directors. READ MORE »


News

On Saturday, adult film actress and writer Stoya tweeted allegations that her ex-boyfriend and former costar James Deen had raped her, and since then, two other women have come forward claiming they two were assaulted by Deen. In an essay published on The Daily Beast, former porn actress Tori Lux (above) says she was assaulted by… READ MORE »


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In light of Stoya’s allegations of rape, we will be no longer be publishing What Would James Deen Do. READ MORE »



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