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 »
You know you’ve made it when a porn star earns a paycheck off her likeness to you — so, congratulations Lena Dunham! “This Ain’t Girls XXX” stars the Hannah character breaking up with her boyfriend Adam to dabble with women (of course). Like the real “Girls,” the parody porn includes includes “mild BDSM,” including “dirty talk and rough sex” with a ballgag. And just like real “Girls,” the sex scenes get cringe-inducingly awkward. “I tried to make it as weird as possible,” Richie Calhoun, the actor who plays Adam, told the porn news site XBIZ. “I tried to say really weird things and do really weird positions.” Why it took as long as it did for “Girls” to get its own parody porn from Hustler will be the mystery of our generation. Or a mystery of a generation. [XBiz]
Hello, Child Protective Services? “Teen Mom” and erstwhile porn star Farrah Abraham told a radio station that she’s saved a “baby box” for her toddler Sophia, which she plans to hand over when her daughter is “around 13 or 14, gets her period and is like ‘Oh, I kinda want a boyfriend.’” In it, she’s got all the episodes of “Teen Mom,” her book, and … the porno she filmed with James Deen. Or, as Farrah insists on calling it, her “sex tape.” Why, you might ask, would a 7th or 8th grade girl want to watch a porn film starring her mother? Farrah doesn’t have an explanation herself, but she seems to think that getting one’s period is a sign of advanced sexual maturity and not just, like, part of puberty. There’s nothing wrong with filming a porn, or being a sex worker, and also being a parent. There’s nothing wrong with being a teen parent, either. What is wrong is involving your kid in that confusing (and frankly, gross — no kid wants to know about their mom’s sex life!) realm before the kid is mature enough to mentally and emotionally process it. While I can admire Farrah’s stance as a parent that “I do not hide things,” she obviously isn’t thinking with her Responsible Parenting Cap on with this one. [Celebitchy] [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
If your parents have ever hassled you about a no-good, worthless jerk you’ve been dating, it’s time send Mom and Dad an email saying, “At least I wasn’t dating this guy!” This guy is Billy Gibby, who changed his name to Hostgator Dotcom when he sold his name the the web hosting company Hostgator.com. That’s not the only thing Dotcom’s made a quick buck off of: he earned $50,000 a decade ago getting his entire face tattooed with URLs for porn sites and online casinos. He’s a walking billboard for sleaze! But after learning that Dotcom might want to remove some of those face tats, one of the porn sites, Cam4.com, has offered to pay for the cost of laser tattoo removal. ”They advertised on my face a long time ago … and decided they wanted to help me,” Dotcom told VICE magazine. “They’re just doing it to be nice.” Nice indeed. Just think of all the respectable jobs he could get with one less porn site URL tattooed on his face.
[Daily Dot] [Image via Facebook.com/HostgatorDotcom]