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 patriotic-but-NSFW preview (after the jump, very NSFW), Leathers blabs about her sexting and phone sex sessions with Anthony Weiner and how he would compliment her on her breasts, ass and how her feet looked in heels. God bless America. [TMZ, Hypervocal] Keep reading »
“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 to her. They really didn’t have a relationship. She always called him Mr. Traynor. She was terrified of him. I’m not sure anybody would have been able to sit in a theater and watch what really happened. I think [the filmmakers] did the best they could.”
– Hollywood didn’t get Linda Lovelace’s personal story quite right. That’s according to iconic feminist activist Gloria Steinem, who attended a screening of “Lovelace,” a new film about the infamous “Deep Throat” adult film actress. Lovelace later renounced pornography and came public about the abuse she suffered in the industry (notably at the hands of her husband, who effectively acted as a pimp). “Lovelace,” which stars Amanda Seyfried, apparently makes the sexual violence and physical abuse in her story less heinous and popcorn-friendly for movie-going audiences. Steinem penned an article for Ms. magazine called “The Real Linda Lovelace,” so she should know. While I haven’t seen “Lovelace” yet, I can recommend the 2005 documentary “Inside Deep Throat” as a realistic portrayal of what occurred. [NYMag.com]
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.
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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 us the sex tapes from Farrah Abraham and James Deen, Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, and Kim Kardashian and Ray J. Granted, Leathers was merely snapped taking a car ride with Hirsch with paparazzi present, probably on purpose. But something tells me that doing porn might be the most lucrative option she’s got right now. No word yet on whether Carlos Danger will co-star. [TMZ]
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, reports the Daily Mail.
These laws are an attempt to clean up the internet and block children from accessing violent porn on the internet without their parents’ knowledge. The laws also hope to at least decrease the amount of rape-depicting porn available to people. By the end of the year, all new customers setting up an Internet account will have to select whether or not they would like adult content to be available. Having the block on adult material will be the default setting. David Cameron said, “We are taking action to help clean up the internet and protect a generation of children from often extreme online pornography.” Keep reading »
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 modesty? “I want to save something for my husband!” Seyfried also described how she used a popsicle to simulate her oral sex scenes with Peter Sarsgaard, who she dubbed as the “easiest person to do anything with.” Those scenes “didn’t feel that sexual or invasive” while shooting, she explained, and instead said that the hardest ones were the ones involving domestic abuse between the two. I’m actually pleased to hear an actress confirm that violence, not sex, causes more distress.
The never-nude porn biopic is coming to a theater near you August 8th. [Metro] [Photo via Getty]
“I think we are in a very scary time right now. The rhetoric from the right-wing is terrifying to me. I think feminist porn is crucial. To only have porn from the male perspective is damaging. Women are sexual creatures, as much as men and that needs to be embraced.”
– My imaginary girlfriend Ellen Page gave a big up to feminist porn in her AMA yesterday on Reddit. She was asked the question by porn director/actress Courtney Trouble, who in several follow up comments described feminist porn as “largely understood NOT as ‘porn FOR women’ or even ‘porn BY women’ – but just PORN, made with gender equality in mind and/OR made with actual feminist politics.” Trouble also recommended feminist pornographers like Tristan Taormino, Candida Royalle, or her own project, Lesbian Curves. You know, in case you need some fresh bills for your spank bank. [Herald Sun via Reddit]
An academic journal entitled Porn Studies is debuting in 2014 and will be “the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic.” The notion of classifying pornography as academia is already hard for many to swallow, but the new periodical from Routledge may be in for some real opposition. The organization, Stop Porn Culture, has sponsored a petition to have “Porn Studies” change before it even starts. The organization has argued that the periodical is too pro-porn and will not provide enough criticism of the genre. Keep reading »
Principal Mark Slater of The Leys in Cambridge, a prestigious boarding school in the UK, has an idea popular with 14-year-old boys the world over: students should be taught sex education by porn stars.
Wait, what? Oh, he has his reasons! ”I wouldn’t rule it out — simply because of what they’ve done in their life — if I felt that person was going to put across good values and be a good influence,” Slater explained.
While we appreciate his accepting attitude, and understand that he feels that the students will learn a lot about the less glamorous and dangerous parts of the pornography industry, this suggestion is truly, laughably terrible. As the porn star James Deen has put it, when he visits college campuses to lecture about safe sex, real life sex is nothing like porn sex: Keep reading »