Switzerland is totally cutting edge when it comes to sex accouterments. A couple weeks ago, the country announced it would begin selling pregnancy tests in vending machines. Its latest sex-nological improvement will be the addition of drive-in sex boxes in Zurich’s red-light district. What exactly is a drive-in sex box, you ask? It’s like a parking spot surrounded by metal fences where Johns can park while being “serviced.” The idea is that it would give prostitutes more privacy to work in broad daylight and protect nearby residents from having to see anything lewd. It would be even cooler if they had movies playing in there, too. Just a suggestion. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
In a bizarre twist, it looks like Montana Fishburne filming a porno might have been her attempt to clean up her life. Turns out, the 19-year-old daughter of Laurence “Morpheus” Fishburne was picked up by police for prostitution last year. In March, she pleaded no contest to the charge of trespassing, a misdemeanor. In return for the plea, the court agreed to drop the more serious charges of solicitation and loitering in a public area for the purpose of prostitution. Montana was sentenced to 15 days in jail, which she got out of by doing community service, and two years of probation. Some interesting stipulations of her probation: she was ordered to not charge (or attempt to charge) money for sex; have sex in a public place or a place “exposed to public view”; hitchhike or otherwise engage drivers in conversation; and loiter in alleys or public streets “with the intent to solicit acts of prostitution.” We’re wondering if porn counts as “sex exposed to public view”? [E! Online]
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Oh, look! It’s the trailer for Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s new Lifetime series for which you have all been waiting, “The Client List,” starring J-Love as a prostitute mom who does the “unthinkable.” It’s Christmas! A foreclosure looms! Cybill Shepherd shows up! What would you do? Go be a prostitute, right? Right. “It’s amazing what you’re capable of saying yes to,” Hewitt coos. Don’t. I. Know. It. Also: she’s married. And he has no idea. I hate it when that happens. Apparently, this was all inspired by a true story, but I am thinking they took some liberties. Then she gets busted and makes a bunch of sad faces. What, no guest spot by John Mayer as the pimp with a heart of gold? What a rip. [The Gloss] Keep reading »
“My mom’s like, ‘I’m so proud. You’re pole dancing and you’re going to play a prostitute. Awesome!’ It’s like, ‘Yeah, it’s what you always dreamed about, mama!’ But you know, it’s a great part.”
–Jennifer Love Hewitt reveals what her mom thinks of her daughter’s role as a prostitute on Lifetime’s new series, “The Client List.” [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Writer Melanie Berliet wanted to take the plunge, quit her day job, and pursue freelance writing full-time. No steady paycheck, no health insurance, no safety net. So Berliet joined SeekingArrangements.com, a site which pairs young, female 20-something “sugar babies” with rich, older, male “sugar daddies” for a relationship based on gifts, including luxury items and cash. By stipulating the bling or Benjamins are gifts, the site technically doesn’t promote prostitution. Although Berliet said she was concerned about “walking the line between dating and prostitution,” she eventually convinced herself that in many species “mating rituals [often involve] the exchange of gifts” and “suspected gold diggers like Heather Mills or the late Anna Nicole Smith … were merely following their evolutionary instincts.” Keep reading »
OK, makers of “Bonetown,” you win: we will draw more attention to your racist, sexist, morally depraved video game by writing about it.
“Bonetown” touts itself as “the world’s first action adventure porno video game,” but it’s more like thoughts from the internet’s most ignorant trolls set to animation. You know, the trolls who think racism and sexism have been “solved” so it’s really hilarious to perpetuate stereotypes about minorities and women. It’s unclear what the game part of “Bonetown” actually is, which is actually why it’s scary. Rather than a game, “Bonetown” appears to be more like SecondLife for players who delight in glorifying such ignorance as funny. Keep reading »
Another day, another sports star accused of rape: Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested today for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The girl, whose identity will likely be kept secret because of her young age, was allegedly prostituted out by a pimp at a Holiday Inn in Suffern, New York. Police say the victim, a teen runaway from Bronx, New York, missing since March, was also allegedly beaten during the liaison, although it’s unclear who the beating came from. The girl reportedly texted her uncle while her pimp was driving back to the Bronx and he called the police, who intercepted the car. The teen was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for a punch to her face and given a rape examination. Taylor, who has had numerous past run-ins with the law involving drugs, will be charged with third-degree rape, which includes charges of sex with a minor. Keep reading »
Iceland has passed a law to shut down all strip clubs, making it illegal for any business to profit from the nudity of its employees.
Well, duh. It’s cold up there.
Actually, no: politician Kolbrun Halldorsdottir, who first proposed the law, said on Wednesday, “It is not acceptable that women, or people in general, are a product to be sold.” Iceland began hammering that point home last year when it passed a law effectively banning prostitution by criminalizing the purchase of sex; the strip club law is simply the next step. Keep reading »