Who is Steven Hirsch? A pervert? A porn king?
No. Steven Hirsch is a sharp business man that is leading Vivid Entertainment as the company finds new ways to compete and thrive in a market place flooded with competitors giving away content for free. Think paying for porn is a thing of the past?
Steven would like you to talk to any of the more than 2 million people that viewed MTV star Farrah Abraham's sex tape in its first 48 hours of release. He'd like to talk to you about how Vivid's super hero parodies have done the unthinkable - found people who weren't already watching porn.
Vivid founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch is a smart guy that doesn't shy away from his business. Why should he? Thanks to him, porn is as accepted in the mainstream now as it has been at any point in history.
This 50 Shades of Grey movie is playing out in a very interesting way. Supposedly it's the sexiest thing since naked women with sliced bread, but hot young starlet after hot young starlet has had her name publicly associated with the project, only to deny any involvement.
Elizabeth Olsen, at least, has a good reason. The Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) star says she doesn't want to be in the 50 Shades movie not because it's too racy, but because it's lame. Forget "mommy porn" and just watch porn porn, she says:
"All of a sudden, this book has become a sensation because the women reading it haven't had access to this kind of thing before. I was talking to a guy who was making a joke about it, saying, 'Clearly, these women just need to watch porn'. In a way, he's right."
We've seen Belladonna in some compromising positions over the years- including the last time she said she was going to retire from porn, then changed her mind less than a month later.
Now the AVN Hall-of-Famer known for her outrageous anal antics has once again announced that she will hang up her dildos (on camera, anyway) and retire from porn...for good.
Early last week, Belladonna announced on Twitter that "I am no longer interested in having sex on camera. That chapter of my life is finished. I'm ready for my next challenge."
What will that challenge be, exactly? She went on to clarify: "The things I will be spending my time doing are: aerial silks, school, acting, dancing and of course being the best mother I can be. I haven't had sex on camera since January and have been thinking about this transition for sometime now."
We'll see if she ends up with her foot in her mouth this time around. Skin Central saw her do that in a video once...
See Belladonna in action in nude pics and clips, including Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge (2008), right here at MrSkin.com
We love Judy McGuire. Not like we "love" Krispy Kremes or girls who wear cutoffs so short the pockets hang out the bottom, but like we love oxygen. Or water. Or unscented hand lotion (the scented kind is just weird). In other words, we need Judy McGuire in our lives.
Judy is the fantastically funny (and filthy) author behind Soft Skull Press's The Official Book of Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll Lists, which compiles everything from Ozzy Osbourne's cure for athlete's foot (cocaine, obviously) to 8 bands named after man-milk (Pearl Jam, anyone?). It's a perfect companion for the nightstand, the knapsack or next to the porcelain throne- anywhere where a quick fix of hilarity would be appreciated.
Judy is also a noted sexpert who dishes out advice for the Seattle Weekly's Dategirl column, hosts The Mike & Judy Show with fellow Skinterviewee Mike Edison, wrote the compendium of nightmare dates How Not to Date, and gives a killer faux photo-booth BJ, as demonstrated at left.
We talked to Judy at her home in New York City, where she provided her (s)expert opinion on Animal House, making peace between wives and porn, and which list was just too filthy to make the cut (hint: lots of lube is involved).
More after the jump!
Although she's one of the leading sex symbols of the 20th century, Raquel Welch doesn't believe in letting it all hang out. And she has no problem making this point in interviews over and over (and over) again. Most recently, Raquel lamented the state of "porn culture" in Men's Health magazine:
“I think we’ve gotten to the point in our culture where we’re all sex addicts, literally. We have equated happiness in life with as many orgasms as you can possibly pack in,” she says.
“I think this era of porn is at least partially responsible for it. Where is the anticipation and the personalization? It’s an exploitation of the poor male’s libidos. Poor babies – they can’t control themselves!”
“I don’t care if I’m being one of those old fogies who says, ‘Back in my day we didn’t have to hear about sex all the time,’ she adds. "They’re ruining us with all the explanations and graphicness.”
Get with the times, Raquel! There's plenty of opportunity for personalization on the internet. Why, we could show you dozens of websites that cater to...oh, never mind. You wouldn't appreciate them anyway.
Take a trip down mammary lane with sexy pics of Raquel Welch right here at MrSkin.com
We're not quite sure what Sasha Grey is trying to say here. So porn is good because Sasha got famous and made a lot of money doing it? Or is it bad because she couldn't have made it some other way? Or, wait, it's good but it's bad because she wanted to do it but now she's over it so she just flips through magazines with a bored expression on her face while people have sex in the background? And that's...good?
Anyway, there's a bunch of naked people getting it on in the background of this video advocating equal pay for women. It's no National Topless Day, but it's so bizarre we just had to share.
Go deep (and we do mean deep) inside Sasha Grey right here at MrSkin.com
Barbara Nitke is a photographer to the stars...porn stars, that is. She's been one of the most dedicated and talented chroniclers of the world of XXX (and later, BDSM) since the early 1980s, and her work provides a rare glimpse into the offscreen lives of these larger-than-life sexual icons.
Barbara is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for her new book, American Ecstasy, a look at her life as a set photographer during the "Golden Age of Porn". We caught up with Barbara at her home in New York City, where she gave us some valuable SKINsight into her process, her favorite nude movie, and why kinksters get a bad rap.
Read our interview with Barbara Nitke and preview pictures from American Ecstasy after the jump!
Sasha Grey has had a lot of things up her ass, but this is the first time it's been a stick! High fives, everybody! No? Aw, ok.
As it turns out, Sasha's beef is against a company, Assence Films, which has offered to donate the profits from Anal Artists, which they claim contains one of her final forays into hardcore, to Read Across America (Sasha's charity of choice)...without her consent!
Sasha, who most recently co-starred in the Jeremy Piven drama I Melt With You (2011), says she didn't even know about Assence's plan "to capitalize on Read Across America, controversy, and my name," as she tells TMZ, until the National Education Association rejected the donation earlier this week.
More after the jump!
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