Posts tagged "pornography"

The Soapbox: How PayPal & WePay Discriminate Against The Adult Industry

I was packing my bags, looking forward to a week trip to the Feminist Porn Awards and the Feminist Porn Conference, having finally earned enough through my Patreon patron-funded writing to travel and have a bit of a cushion when I got back. Payments would be processed at the beginning of the month, and I…

Kitty Stryker / April 2, 2014

True Story: My Crash Course In Porn And Empowerment

It’s easy to say that pornography is empowering for women, or that it degrades them. Oversimplifying, certainly, but easy.

The truth is it’s much more complicated than that.

I was 19 when I realized I could go to college without the debt that my friends were already beginning to complain about.

Kitty Stryker / March 27, 2014

How To Empower Yourself Through DIY Porn

What with the recession, welfare cuts and increasing financial inequality it can be difficult to know how to make ends meet. I’ve got some advice for you which might seem controversial: empower yourself through porn.

Pandora Blake / March 25, 2014

Vivid To Release Another Farrah Abraham Porn, “Farrah 2: Backdoor And More”

She’s baa-aack:: Vivid Entertainment is releasing a second porn film with Farrah Abraham from “Teen Mom,” this time called “Farrah 2: Backdoor And More.” No word on whether James Deen will join Farrah for this one, too. We wait on bated breath. Not really. [RadarOnline]
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s private funeral is being held…

Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2014

FBI Arrests “Revenge Porn King” Hunter Moore

Justin Bieber isn’t the only icky person put behind bars today. The FBI arrested “revenge porn king” Hunter Moore, 27, who allegedly hosted the website, where men would submit scantily clad photos of their exes, which were then posted with the women’s names and addresses. Moore is accused, with Charles Evens, 25, of…

Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2014

Oops: Porn Filters Are Also Blocking Sex Ed Advice

Research has shown that online filters, which seek to keep pornography and other age-inappropriate content hidden from children, are also blocking out totally legitimate sexual education advice. And probably a lot of chicken breast recipes, I’d assume. [Telegraph UK]
The Toast blogger Mallory Ortberg has the best response to Ani DiFranco’s sorry-not-sorry apology

Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2013

Topless Photo Of Mom & 14-Year-Old Daughter In Hot Tub Circulates, Police Not Amused

Another good reason for teens to have restricted use of technology that makes it easier for stupid stuff to happen: a 13-year-old girl allegedly took a picture on SnapChat of her mother and 14-year-old sister — both topless in a hot tub — and it got spread around a couple of Missouri high schools.

Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2013

Porn Industry Shuts Down As Yet Another Adult Film Performer Tests HIV-Positive

Another adult film actor has tested HIV-positive, making this anonymous person the fifth case in the industry this year. Filming has shut down for a third time since this summer as doctors trace the outbreak. The Free Speech Coalition, which is a trade group for the porn industry, announced the halt on filming on Friday.

Claire Hannum / December 10, 2013

7 Things To Know About Dusk, A Porn Channel For Women

Erotic offerings for women are getting better all the time. Just off the top of my head, I can think of James Deen and Make Love Not Porn, Bust magazine’s monthly “one handed read,” and the publishing boom after Fifty Shades Of Grey that has our office bookshelves heaving under new dominant/submissive erotica. (Seriously. Take some of…

Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2013

D.C. Police Officer Charged With Taking Nude Photographs Of 15-Year-Old Girl

“Shocking and disturbing.”  These are the words of Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Chief of Police Cathy Lanier after an officer was arrested on Monday for the production of child pornography by taking nude photos of a 15-year-old girl.

Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2013

Hustler’s “This Ain’t Girls” Parody Porn Of “Girls” Is Here

… and it’s kinda meh. The NSFW blog Fleshbot posted a trailer for “This Ain’t Girls” and, well, it’s clear that everything we like about “Girls” doesn’t translate to porn. Not even the girls. Is the acting in porn always this bad? Don’t answer that.

Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks Porn And Objectification

I wasn’t interested in making a movie about pornography. I was interested in making a movie about how people treat each other like things, and all kinds of media can contribute to that. I’ve been working as an actor since I was a little kid, and I’ve always been fascinated, and a little horrified, by…

Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2013

Customers Tattle On Pirated Porn Over Poor Quality

Pirates, pirates, pirates. We need to have a little chat. Don’t make shitty quality copies unless you want your customers to go crying to the police about not getting what they paid for, undermining your whole business. Which is exactly what a few porn fans did in Hull, England. Fred Thompson (not that one) and…

Alyson Penn / August 11, 2013

The Sydney Leathers Porn Is Here (NSFW)

Well, that escalated quickly. Sydney Leathers was not calling our bluff when she was seen consorting with the king of porn, Steve Hirsch of Vivid. She’s gone and filmed “Weinergate ’13,” a fully naked “hardcore masturbation porn.” According to TMZ, which watched the porn, she strips down naked and diddles herself on camera. In a…

Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2013

Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Says “Lovelace” Is Not So Realistic

“In real life, [Linda Lovelance’s experience in porn] was much more violent. I don’t think people could have watched. For instance, there’s a gang-rape scene, in which [Lovelace’s husband] Chuck Traynor takes her into a room and she’s gang-raped. It’s portrayed as if this happened to her later. That was the first thing that happened…

Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2013

Former Porn Star Ginger Lee Denies Involvement In XXX Film Supporting Anthony Weiner’s Campaign

Sigh. Only in America (and possibly Italy) would a three-ring-circus get even more three-ring-circus-ier.

Ginger Lee, a former porn actress, has denied through her lawyer any involvement in “Don’t Pull Out,” a porn film which will donate proceeds to Anthony Weiner’s New York City mayoral campaign, as erroneously reported by the Huffington Post.

Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2013

Sydney Leathers Seen Consorting With Vivid Porn CEO

Sydney Leathers has a name made for porn — is she going to make it a reality? TMZ filmed the 23-year-old — who went public about her sexting and phone sex affair with NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner — taking a meeting with Vivid CEO Steve Hirsch. Vivid Video is the porn company that brought…

Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2013

British Prime Minister Reveals Crackdown On Internet Porn

David Cameron, British Prime Minister, has announced that every household will now be blocked from viewing online porn and other adult materials unless they specify that they would like the block to be removed. He has also announced that it is now a criminal offense to possess porn that depicts rape or simulated rape, report…

Mary Odell / July 22, 2013

Amanda Seyfried Kept Her Clothes On For “Lovelace”

Before your dude friends drag you from your couch to see “Lovelace,” the new flick about  the star of the infamous porn film “Deep Throat,” you might want to share this phrase with them: “no full-frontal nudity.” At least not from Amanda Seyfried, the woman playing famed porn star Linda Lovelace. The reason for her…

Alyson Penn / July 12, 2013

“Lovelace” Trailer About Amanda Seyfried As “Deep Throat” Porn Actress Linda Lovelace Is Finally Here

I know where I’m going to be on August 9: parked in an air-conditioned theater watching “Lovelace,” starring Amanda Seyfried as the infamous “Deep Throat” porn actress Linda Lovelace. “Lovelace” has everyone in it from James Franco as Hugh Hefner to Chloe Sevigny to Juno Temple to Peter Saarsgard as Linda’s controlling husband/handler.  Cannot.

Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2013