If you're here to read "They Shoot Porn Stars, Don't They?", which was chosen by Slate and Longform as one of "Seven Great Stories About Paying for Sex and Being Paid to Have It," you can find it here.
I wrote the piece in 2009 and self-published it. It is a 10,000-word investigation into the impact of the Great Recession on the adult movie industry.
An essay I wrote about the project, "The Numbers On Self-Publishing Long-Form Journalism," has been taught in Media, Politics & Power in the Digital Age at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Studio 20 program at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
You can email me here.
In this canon, the real subject is not human sexuality but humanity itself. The products that Jim produces are videotaped vivisections, studies in which homo sapiens lie upon the operating table, the director is the doctor, the camera is the scalpel, and the only question worth asking is, How far will we go if we are pushed to our limits?