The Rise Of Female Porn Executives

MSNBC has a relatively balanced article on the rise of female executives within the porn industry. The author goes to a fair bit of effort to point out how women are trying to make porn better. Surprisingly, many women who work in the business say they don’t like porn — at least not the porn that takes up most of the shelf space in adult stores or is downloaded from Read More …

AVN Awards Nominations Offer Few Surprises

The 54 page list of AVN Awards Nominations has been released and yes, I wasted too much of my precious time scrolling through it this afternoon. There isn’t much to report really; AVN has once again nominated the standard selection of big-name porn movies and the same old stars as part of the industry’s yearly orgy of self-congratulation. Innovation or new ideas don’t really get much of a look in Read More …

The Hypocrisy Of Some In The Porn Industry

I read on Petra Joy’s blog today that her award winning bi scene from Female Fantasies was cut out of some copies of her film at the behest of a dealer. Male bi sexuality and female/male role reversal is still a major taboo in mainstream porn. So this scene was censored by one of my big dealers who accepted “Female Fantasies” on their shelves only if that particular scene that Read More …

Bah Humbug: AVN Awards Announced

The AVN awards for 2008 have been announced and, disappointingly, Candida Royalle’s Afrodite Superstar only received one award, for Best Music, despite receiving a large number of nominations. It’s a real shame that so few other female-friendly films got up, especially considering the huge number of movies that were nominated this year – I made a full list here. Instead, awards went to such quality productions as Face Full of Read More …

Australian Porn Film Industry Article

The Age has a lengthy article on the state of the Australian porn film industry here. It’s isn’t a huge business at this point, and very few adult films are made here. “It is, technically, illegal to make (porn) films in Australia,” says Fiona Patten, executive officer of the Eros Association, Australia’s national adult retail and entertainment association. Despite this, it is still possible to make smut movies in the Read More …