- "a penis montage"
- Stellan Skarsgård says the movie makes you porn blind: "And after a while you find you don't even react to the explicit scenes."
- The hardcore sex scenes were shot using porn star body doubles
- von Trier's still not speaking to the press
- It'll leave you "shell-shocked"
"'Sex is coveted by men,' she said. 'Accordingly, women limit access as a way of maintaining advantage in the negotiation of this resource. Women who make sex too readily available compromise the power-holding position of the group, which is why many women are particularly intolerant of women who are, or seem to be, promiscuous.'"
The Accused: Asawin Suebsaeng for Mother Jones
The Problem: This well-respected publication and its DC reporter are going to have to do better if they want to improve their online sex game.
The Money Shot: A paragraph from the "Charlie Countryman" script describing a cunnilingus sex scene starring Evan Rachel Wood and Shia LaBeouf that was shot but cut from the final version so the movie would receive an R rating instead of NC-17 rating, an incident Wood bitched about on Twitter by claiming the MPAA had "censor[ed] a woman's sexuality once again."
The Fail: The title of the article promised sex, but clickers found no sex, just words, which are not sex.
The Grade: D-
The Takeaway: When it comes to digital content, don't promise to fuck and not put out.
Porn gossip and news blogger Mike South posted an interesting email from a reader about how the porn industry works in Japan. Apparently, when it comes to porn, the Japanese are doing it better than the American pornographers, who are floundering.
"You definitely hit the nail on the head in terms of the amount they release, it truly is staggering. When I did place an order with them and was given the spreadsheet to choose from it was unreal. They put out hundreds of titles a month, and I’m not talking about comps and recycled material, and the same girls all the time, it is all new content, new and different girls, and a wide variety of genres. More importantly, it is all quality because that is the model that Japanese corporations follow. If you need more of an example take a look at the auto industry. Toyota, Honda, and the other Japanese manufacturers dominate because of their quality, innovation, and new ideas. The American manufacturers simply can’t keep up and I think that template can be removed from the auto industry and placed over the adult industry resulting in a perfect fit. Lucky for the adult industry in America, they don’t currently have to compete with Japanese studios, otherwise I think it would be disastrous for the mainstay studios here. You are already seeing a little bit of this happening on the toy/novelty side with companies like Tenga."
There's also some interesting information on how Japanese porn stars are treated differently and the Yakuza's involvement in today's Japanese adult industry.
Vulture reports HBO is sort of doing a not-a-reboot reboot of their legendary sex documentary series "Real Sex." The new version is called "Sex/Now," it's directed by Chris Moukarbel, the director of "Me @ the Zoo," and the man-on-the-street segments are hosted by LisaTV.
"'Human desire is a technological engine in a lot of ways,' explained Moukarbel, whose first episode focuses on the cam girl phenomenon and also profiles young marrieds Emma and Eddie Lovett, who've monetized their sex life by broadcasting it online. 'On the show, we want to explore sex culture and we want people to be turned on, but we're also interested in these other questions about how people find sexual fulfillment through the Internet.'"
The half-hour pilot premieres January 2, 2014, at 11PM EST. Depending on ratings and the moods of higher-ups at HBO, the show may or may not become a series.
AVN has announced the nominees for this year's porn awards extravaganza. (I'll be there!)
The award categories include Best Double Penetration Sex Scene.
The nominated movies include "Vags with Badges."
The Most Outrageous Sex Scene nominees include "White Jizzmas."
The Director of the Year nominations include Jim Powers.
Congratulations to all, and see you in Vegas.
"'I am a journalist.'
Apparently not. A journalist would have found out how people can become male porn stars for an article called 'How Do I Become a Male Porn Star?' Frankly, you sound like a real whiner, not a journalist. While I agree, leaving aside the whole Boy Name Sue thing, Susannah sounds more likely to be the name of a woman than a man, it seem a quibble at best. In the military and in many places, women are often called 'sir' out of respect for their rank or place in the hierarchy. To quibble that your many correspondence didn't address you precisely in the manner you would have preferred or couldn't even write correct English (a stone I would not through in the glass house of Salon) seems to completely ignore the obvious sincerity of their request. Your response? To belittle and demean their dream and to completely ignore them.
No, not a journalist."
I've got a new piece up on Salon about all the emails I get from men who want to be porn stars.
In 2012, I wrote a post for my Forbes blog about how hard it is to be a male porn star. Since, that post has gotten over 1M views, and every week I receive emails from men who've read it who think I can tell them how to be porn stars.
I post the emails, which I continue to get, here.
"The men who email me do not remind me of male porn stars I have known. I have seen woodsmen work. I have had conversations with men who work in porn during which they were naked, sweaty and dribbling spunk from scenes in which they had just performed. I flirted with them, and I wrote down the things they said in a notebook. I liked them. They were tanned, chiseled, waxed. They were smooth talkers, women worshipers, looking for love. You could describe the feelings I had toward them as a kind of romantic longing, one that is never meant to be realized. They appeared suspended between male adolescence and adulthood, caught in the net of those pubescent days when sex is everything, girls are an obsession, and showing what a stud you are makes you the king of your brethren. As grown-ups, they had enslaved themselves to our collective masculine ideal, forever trying to fulfill it, forever failing to do so. They were at war with themselves, their cocks their weapons, a semen-stained sofa in a rented mansion atop a hill in the San Fernando Valley their chosen battlefield – for reasons that, in the end, escaped me, a woman."
MarketWatch has a report on a new line of men's underwear that retails for $100 a pop.
"But what distinguishes a $100 pair from the kind you purchase in a three-pack at a big-box store for less than 20 bucks? Begin with a high-end microfiber fabric (mainly nylon) and high-tech design that includes 'mesh zones' plus 'laser-cut vents' in the rear. The idea is to keep things, well, cool. 'We made sure that we used the most breathable construction,' says Frigo exec Mathias Ingvarsson, who’s best known as one of the entrepreneurs behind the Tempur-Pedic mattress brand. But also key to the product is an interior mesh pouch that separates a man’s 'package,' as Matthew Butlein, president of underwear retailer Freshpair.com, delicately puts it. (Freshpair is the exclusive online source for the $100 pair.) Not only does that help prevent sweating — by virtue of avoiding 'skin on skin,' says Butlein — it also offers more support. (And it’s adjustable support, too — there’s an elastic band that controls the degree of lift and separation.)"
Apparently, Derek Jeter is a fan.
"whatever .any wards u hear about your self thay not can give you the real words about your breaty and i cant say aword exept you are the sex gades"