Tag: alt-porn

XBIZ: Sex, Death, and Video Tape on the set of Bree Mills’ ‘Half His Age’

…This is the nature of the taboo. The forbidden is alluring. Few people fantasize about safe, cautious sex where nothing is wagered. Taboo sex infuses physical pleasure with the adrenaline rush of risk. Most of us want to experience these forbidden thrills while avoiding the consequences. Often, however, these opposites cannot be divorced. This is…




XBIZ: Transcending Sex on ‘jessica drake is Wicked’

…In a modern context, the concept of “natural beauty” is meaningless. We’re all androids, augmenting ourselves through technology. Hair extensions, acrylic nails, spray tans, implants, and makeup are all staples of the beauty industry. Men too artificially enhance their masculinity with supplements, steroids, weights, and acne medicine. Even technologies as simple as toothbrushes, razors, and…




Subjects of Desire: The Beautiful Myth of Angela White

Most of my interviews don’t delve into debates about the erotic nature of naked men wearing lampshades over their faces. Then again, most of my interview subjects are not creative enough to search for meaning in the bizarre. Angela White is that exception. We sit across from each other at a bar, tucked away in…




The Economics of Evil: An Interview with John Stagliano

John Stagliano is equal parts artist and economist. This unique blend provided the foundation of his Evil Angel empire. For the first six years of his career as a pornographic director in the mid-1980s, Stagliano produced films for companies who often didn’t even bother to list his name on the box cover. While this upset…




Mason X

Pornography reveals the concealed. It revels in what happens behind closed doors, in the dark recesses of fantasies. The only thing that remains hidden in porn is the work that goes into creating it, and by extension, its creators. As such, much of what we know about the enigmatic director, Mason, comes from reflecting on…




Beating Around the Bush: On Set with Abella Danger

…It’s easy to dismiss genres like trans, BBWs, or even pubic hair as weird or even unnatural. However, it’s precisely their divergence that defines them as normal. Humans are unique among other species not only in our ability to adapt to the unknown, but also in our desire to explore it. We thrive on diversity….




Grey Anatomy: Bondage on the Brain

“Penny, can you hogtie yourself or do you need help hun?” Jacky St. James asks. Penny Pax is practiced at self-restraint. She wordlessly slips into the network of ropes like she’s lacing lingerie. The front door of the shoot house opens, echoing through the mansion. “Help!” Penny shouts. “They have me tied-up and naked in here!”…




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Size Advantage: How Kelly Shibari Became the First Plus-size Penthouse Model

At 43, Kelly Shibari has become the first plus-size model featured in Penthouse Magazine. This was no accident, the result of superior genetics, nor a deliberate effort by the adult industry to promote a broader spectrum of beauty. This nontraditional performer earned such a prominent place in porn for one primary reason: Kelly Shibari is undeniable. In…




Sexual Psychopaths and the Cult of The Strange

[Read the original version of this story, complete with x-rated pictures and video, at Fleshbot.com] “To me, a glory hole is where it’s at,” Nina Hartley tells me as she lounges on the set of Dana Vespoli’s, My Evil Stepson 2. “Sport sex. That’s what interests me.” Of course she also thinks any man who would stick…




Pornographers in the Mist

[Read the original version of this interview at the x-rated, fleshbot.com] Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals is like the Jane Goodall or Dian Fossey of pornography; this sociologist at large has spent a decade embedded in the adult industry in attempt to unravel the mysteries of this elusive, cultural colossus. Although porn is easier to access than ever, the…