Tag: marketing

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…




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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…




Mike Kulich Wants to Make SkweezMe.com the Netflix of HD Porn

Porn is a symbol of this nation’s freedom. The freedom to view, create, and share responsible sexual content is at a high watermark because of the internet. However, the ease of access created by the web has also fostered the misconception that the public has an unalienable right to free porn. Pirate tube sites and…




Joanna Angel: Building a Brand

Joanna Angel’s body of work is also her business. In fact, her tattooed body resembles her business; it holds the same basic shape while constantly being updated and retouched with graphic images. After starting BurningAngel.com, Joanna was quickly crowned “The Punk Rock Princess of Porn.” She found herself as the leader of an “alt-porn” subculture…




A Full-Blooded Character: An Interview With Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston’s inner-city. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he’s published seven more novels with William Morrow & Co. that have become international bestsellers: Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone Baby Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; and Shutter Island….