Archive for July 2012
AVN Media Network today announced that Digital Playground contract starlet Jesse Jane and highly decorated adult performer Asa Akira have been tapped to co-host the 2013 AVN Awards ceremony next January in Las Vegas.
The 30th annual AVN Awards show will emanate from The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 19, 2013.
Please visit the above link to read more, including comments from both Jane and Akira.
VENICE, CA – Video World Magazine has launched their new blog site www.videoworldmag.com and kicked things off in style—with an interview with Gen Padova.
“I was never sexually adventurous,” she tells the magazine. “My first love was my first boyfriend, first date, first kiss – first everything (not anal) at 19-20 years old. Throughout our relationship we only explored oral and foreplay. It wasn’t until the summer when we met up that we had sex for the first time. It happened so naturally too. So I literally went straight into porn completely with raging hormones and very curious to explore.”
Gen has been in the press a lot lately, promoting her improved website, StickPorn and other innovative ways she has come up with to remain a leader in the adult industry.
She also recently became a columnist for WHACK! magazine, the first installment of which can be read at http://www.whackmagazine.com/2012/07/06/your-moment-of-gen-%E2%80%94-smut-stereotypes/.
To go straight to Gen’s Video World Magazine go to http://videoworldmag.com/blog/?p=592.
For more on Gen Padova visit http://risingstarpr.com/news/?page_id=3719.
The Free Speech Coalition posted the following on its official blog this week:
Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) is happy to announce the Performer Subsidy Fund, which will provide subsidies to performers for monthly STI testing. If you are registered in APHSS, you have tested in the month of August and we have your address, you will receive a check in September to help subsidize your monthly testing costs – even if you have not performed with Manwin.
The Performer Subsidy Fund (PSF) has been initiated by adult producer Manwin; the company has pledged $50,000 a month from August 2012 – December 2012, when the fund will be reevaluated. One hundred percent of the funds contributed to PSF will be divided in equal portions, and dispersed to each performer that has tested that month, for each time they have tested (if more than once).
For instance, if 1,000 APHSS-registered performers test once in one month, each will receive $50 (based on the original contribution amount from Manwin). Other producers also are invited to contribute to this innovative pilot program.
Here’s a list of FAQs that will tell you more about PSF and how it can benefit you.
Please, help spread the news, and encourage fellow performers to sign up for APHSS.org. We appreciate your support.
Performer Subsidy Fund FAQs
1. What is the Performer Subsidy Fund?
The Performer Subsidy Fund (PSF) is a fund initiated by Manwin, and implemented by FSC’s APHSS.org program, to subsidize performers for a portion of the cost of their tests.
2. How much is in the fund?
Manwin has agreed to contribute $50,000 to the fund monthly. All of those funds will go to performers. If there are funds left over after performers have been subsidized for their tests then the remaining amount will go into an emergency fund to cover the costs of physician expenses and testing in the case of an HIV positive result.
3. How much will performers be subsidized?
Performers are paid per the number of times tested. If a performer tests twice in one month he/she will be reimbursed for two tests. The amount will vary from month to month, depending on how many performers tested each month and how often. The maximum amount paid for a series of tests is $120.
4. How will it be determined who has tested?
FSC will get that data from the APHSS database. Test dates recorded in the APHSS database on the first day of the month through the last day of the month will be counted.
5. Are all performers eligible?
Yes, they simply need to sign up to the APHSS database – make sure that FSC has your address and that your testing facility enters your information into the database.
6. How do performers sign up for APHSS?
Performers can sign up by going to APHSS.org. Make sure to tell your testing facility that you want your information included in the APHSS database.
7. What if I am already signed up for APHSS?
Then all you need to do is contact FSC and give them your address. Call (818) 348-9373 or Julie@freespeechcoalition.com.
8. I am worried about my privacy–is the APHSS database like AIM’s, and am I in danger of my personal information and test results ending up on the Internet?
No, the APHSS database shows just the date tested and if the performer is available for work. The database uses only legal names – not performer names and the only information kept on the database is email and phone number. Performer addresses will be kept in a separate accounting database solely for the purpose of dispersing checks to the performer.
9. Is Manwin the only company contributing to the fund?
Manwin initiated the fund but FSC will invite other producers to contribute as well.
10. When does it start?
FSC will begin tracking tests August 1, with the initial subsidy payout happening the first half of September.
11. When does the program end?
Manwin has committed through the end of 2012. At the end of the year we will do an evaluation of the program and Manwin and the other participating producers will decide if it makes sense to continue.
12. What if I have more questions?
Contact FSC at (818) 348-9373 or Julie@freespeechcoalition.com.
July 27, 2012 — LOS ANGELES — Adult performer and UCLA student Tasha Reign addressed a Psychology 101 class at UCLA on Monday, participating in a panel also including veteran performer Nina Hartley. The class was attended by an estimated 30 undergraduate and graduate students and UCLA Speech and Communications Studies chair Dr. Neil Malamuth, himself a researcher in Sexually Explicit Media. Students stayed 30 minutes after class formally ended, asking questions and taking photos.
“This was my first paid speaking gig, and I’m glad I could do it in an academic setting, especially here at my own school,” Reign said. “If you ask me, the hardest thing about working in the adult industry isn’t the industry itself, it’s the stigma you have to deal with when you are outside of the industry. I don’t know if we changed any minds, but at least I told them my own experiences, instead of those friend-of-a-friend, secondhand rumors that can turn up whenever people get together.”
According to David Frederick, Ph.D., who is teaching the class as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University, the course curriculum has included viewing “The Price of Pleasure,” a 2008 documentary about the adult industry and its effect on viewers; reviews of studies of exposure to pornography to men and the effect on their attitudes on a variety of subjects; and readings by sex-positive feminists including Wendy McElroy and anti-porn activist Robert Jensen.
“Nearly everyone thought Playboy should be legal,” Dr. Frederick said, reflecting an informal survey of the class. “Most thought hardcore porn should be legal, most thought ‘gangbang’ scenes should be illegal — though I think maybe a bunch of them thought ‘gangbang’ meant ‘simulated rape.'”
Reign has been attending UCLA while working as a dancer in gentlemen’s clubs and nude modeling. She started performing on-camera in 2010 and received a Best New Starlet nomination from the prestigious XBiz awards. She has appeared in more than 50 adult video productions and became world-famous when a picture of her with former President Bill Clinton and adult performer Brooklyn Lee at a fundraiser in Monaco went viral earlier this year.
Melbourne, Australia – Australian art-porn finds a new home with the International launch of member site AdultVoyeur.com.au [http://www.adultvoyeur.com.au/].
Adult Voyeur takes an artistic approach to all-sex, hardcore scenes, incorporating high-end production values with the diversity of Australia’s natural beauties. But the site almost never made it to an International audience, until CCBill granted the website access to processing for Visa credit cards, along with other credit card billing options.
Adult Voyeur’s owner and director, Bourke Wills, feels a sense of accomplishment after a hard won fight to secure International credit processing services for his site.
“It was a long road to finally be able to offer full International access to our site. CCBill smoothed the way for us to accept all credit card options and I thank them profusely for their help. I know that Adult Voyeur is in the lead of the next wave of Australian porn, which was proven when we won for Best Australian Adult Entertainment Website, in the 2011 EROS Shine Awards. I’m glad the rest of the world can now access our site, as well.”
Raw, sensual video is the hallmark of Adult Voyeur. Every scene is filled with a naturalness enhanced by the free, open nature of the Aussies that Wills and his crew capture. Yet, there is a glow to each scene that transcends the hardcore action into an intensely sensual experience for the viewer. This combination renders Adult Voyeur’s content as unique as Australia itself.
Wills explains, “Most people, even most porn fans, don’t even know there is a growing Australian adult industry. This is a shame, because there’s some great stuff coming out here and Adult Voyeur is proud to be taking a part in shaping the future of Australian adult entertainment.”
Enter the new reality of Australian porn at AdultVoyeur.com.au.
(London, UK) Television X’s (http://televisionx.com/spoofseason/) popular spoof, Weird Science XXX, staring Tanya Tate and Danny D is getting rave reviews. The popular British stars have fans flocking to see the five episode arc of the British spoof, but now, the series is about to get another jolt of star power. Viewers are overjoyed that UK Starlet Katie K (http://www.katiekofficial.com/) will the joining the Weird Science XXX cast.
When Danny D doesn’t have the courage to ask out his sexy female office mate, he tries to create the perfect woman. His creation is Tanya Tate, who is sexy but mischievous, thrusting Danny into a series of funny adventures. In the next installment, Danny wants to know how women think, so Tanya turns him into a female lap dancer, hilariously played by both Danny and Katie K. Now named Danielle, the hero of the story has an awkward and comical scene in a strip club. It’s no secret that Katie K is one of the hottest adult stars in the UK, but thanks to her sense of humor and comedy acting chops, the scene promises to be one of the most memorable in the series.
“I loved every minute of working on this film” said Katie K. “It was definitely different than what I’m used to and it was so nice getting a chance to goof around and try new and funny things on set. I had to act like a guy would if he were wearing high heels for the first time, then dance on a pole like a guy. It’s was so silly and so much fun. Television X is such a great network and I’m thrilled to have worked with them again and to shoot along side Tanya Tate and Danny D was just wonderful. It was a really great experience.”
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The third installment of Weird Science XXX can been seen this Saturday online at www.TelevisionX.com as well as other Television X TV Channels Sky 903, Freeview 92 and Virgin 473. The Weird Science XXX trailer can be seen here: http://ow.ly/cmSvq.
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(Los Angeles, CA) The month of July has been a busy one for the newest photographer to the adult industry, Dean Thompson. He has shot Zoe Voss, Katie Summers, Phoenix Askani, Chelsea Brooke, Ashley Adams, Nikki Delano, Britney Amber, Presley Hart, Alex Chance, Sienna Sinclaire and many other female performers for his upcoming gallery show and coffee table book. Some of his recent photos can be seen on his site, http://thedeanthompson.com/.
Thompson is now opening his studio for paid shoots for performers. For one reasonable fee, male and female adult performers can get their makeup and hair professionally done and be shot by Thompson. Thompson is also available to work with directors and studios as a still photographer on set and other endeavors.
“The quality of my photos cannot be paralleled and they can be used for magazine spreads/pictorials, to get work and/or self promotion,” says photographer Dean Thompson. “Girls and guys who are serious about their careers should have amazing photos and that’s what I’m here for. The same goes for studios and/or directors. I am still looking to photograph a few girls for my gallery show and book projects, specifically Asa Akira, Eve Lawrence, Kayden Kross, Stoya, Belladonna, Tori Black and Gracie Glam.”
Dean Thompson is also opening his downtown Los Angeles to be used for adult shoots. He has daily and weekly rates to rent the 4,000 square foot space with multiple sets and professional lighting to film scenes or the next big feature film.
Models who want to book shoots, along with studios and directors who are looking for a still photographer on set can contact Dean Thompson at email@example.com. All requests for interviews, magazine placement and general media should be directed to Erika Icon of The Rub PR at firstname.lastname@example.org.