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Belle Knox is the new Pornhub Intern

I had to shake my head in shame on this one.

On March 20th Belle Knox said “So I was offered an internship at Pornhub this summer! Im so stoked! This is a perfect fit for me; I’ll get to be deliciously naughty while also learning very important lessons about business and marketing and being a big girl.”

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Apparently the 17 minutes she’s been in the industry, she didn’t learn her history on Manwin / MindGeek.

 

Fabian Thylmann of Manwin speaks out about helping the industry

Fabian Thylman recently posted on XBIZ.net and says that Manwin isn’t going to help the industry anymore with things like the performer testing subsidy because Mike South was mean to him and we didn’t all suck his dick and say thank you.

 

“And no, I have not a single time heard from anyone in the industry that they were greatful that I spent all that money. Except for Diane I guess.

But as you see for yourself, its all Mike’s doing anyway.. he is your savior, without him Manwin would have never paid…

Figures…

Justin, I am sorry, but I gave up trying to help… I am not interested in the negativity people like Mike spread, and maybe I am wrong to care that much about his actions, but at some point enough is enough…

If you or talent is wondering who is at fault that I have given up trying to help the industry… look no further than Mike South.”

Brett Rossi Ditches Manwin

Apparently the rumor that Brett Rossi is leaving her Manwin life behind her has some truth to it. She has begun the process of taking over her brand and has recently announced that her official website will now be a part of the PUBA network.

“There has been a lot of speculation and rumors as to what is next for my career since my contract ended with Twistys back in July,” says Brett. “I am happy to announce that I am joining Puba and will continue to work hard to provide content my fans can enjoy. I am not with an agent nor do I plan to go back to having an agent. Also, as of right now I’m not contracted with any other company. Will that change in the future? I don’t know but right now, my primary focus is to keep myself exclusive. I plan on only shooting for my site and providing my fans with the content they have been asking for. I want to show everyone a different side of me; a side they have never seen. “

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PUBA has gotten a lot of heat in the past for their questionable marketing tactics. Some say they are more interested in promoting the PUBA brand, using the girls who are a part of their network, than they are furthering the girls best interest.

Case in point, last year it was revealed that PUBA arranged for all the girls in their network to do content trades with each other. That way each of the sites can have a bunch of new content and it doesn’t cost as much. Sounds fair, right? Each girl got a copy of the content in question and it went up on their site. Only if you read the fine print you also seen that PUBA also got a copy of the content, to release on DVD, of which the girls would never be paid for. How nice is that?

When confronted about the practice they said it was “standard industry practice”.

Rumor has it that in the last year or so they have begun to clean up their act and stop pushing the promotion of PUBA on the girls website and instead just letting the girls brand be the one promoted. I’m not sure if that is true, but I did check out Asa Akira’s website who is in the PUBA network and found not a single mention of the PUBA brand, other than on the BONUS page. Previously that wasn’t the case.  So it does look like they are making an effort to clean up their act in that aspect.

But we can’t say they are totally in the clear.

I got a press release about Christy Mack and talking about a movie she was in for the Porn Star Empire called I Love Christy Mack. And you know the only thing in the “about” section? About PUBA. There was no about Christy Mack. There was no about porn star empire and that was what the whole press release was about. It had -nothing- whatsoever to do with Puba.

They didn’t mention PUBA in the entire press release which had NOTHING to do with them. They did mention Christy Macks official website in the body but again that had nothing to do with the PUBA brand. That was a press release talking about the girl Christy mack who did a movie for another company (not puba). So it looks like they are still using the girls in their network to further their own brand.

That’s just fucked up.

And it’s always why I say if you are a porn star you need to be with one of two networks only – Vicky Vette or Nina Meredez. They are there to promote you and your brand, not themselves. They are porn stars and they know what it’s like.

But that’s another argument for another day. For now let’s just end this shit saying good job whoever is advising Brett Rossi.

Clearly you are doing a bang up job.

 

Brazzers hires Gay Porn Star for Straight Movies

It seems Manwin owned Brazzers has recently put Danny D under contract. The problem? Danny D is also gay male porn star Matt Hughes. It wasn’t to long ago that Brazzers spoke out saying how they wouldn’t shoot crossovers (those guys who did both gay porn and straight porn) because of the increased risk of HIV exposure. Plus there are a lot of female stars who just flat out (and rightfully so) won’t perform with male porn stars who do gay or tranny porn and who also do straight porn.

Hey, what’s a little HIV risk between friends, right?

Today Kurt Lockwood tweeted – @christianxxx1 R U still fucking trannies bareback? Because I’m working w @CaliHayesXXX tomorrow & it sucks that you double dip & add risk

Kurt Lockwood isn’t alone in his concern over the added risk of HIV exposure when you hire those who do both gay and straight porn. So the question is, what is Manwin going to do?  Are they going to keep a gay performer under contract, to have sex with straight porn stars increasing their risk of HIV exposure?

Manwins Contract Boy Has A Gay Porn past [source – Mike South]

Remember how Brazzers/Manwin made lotsa noise about how they don’t shoot “crossovers”? Well Their newest Contract boy” Danny D, performed lots of gay porn as “Matt Hughes”.

If they had looked on their own tube sites they’d have known it.  I’m also hearing that Matt/Danny has, shall we say, some performance problems when working with the girls.

Now here’s what I REALLY don’t get…whats with the putting the gay performers in straight scenes anyway?  It seems that porners have forgotten all the rules for making successful straight porn…..No wonder this biz is in the toilet.

 

What happened to Brett Rossi?

About 24 hours ago Twistys contract girl Brett Rossi deleted her twitter account and Tumblr page. Interestingly enough I noticed when I was looking for something else about her that her contract for Twistys was up for renewal this month. Does that mean she opted not to renew it and instead leave the adult industry all together?

 

 

Is she gone forever? Did she retire? Did something happen? Is she okay?

And why didn’t she leave a message to let her fans know why she was leaving?

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See full gallery of Brett Rossi images here.

Memorial Day Memories and Problems

There are days like today that I am reminded how stupid some people really are. They were interviewing a lady on the news who said she loved the city she lives in but the one thing she doesn’t like is how many new restaurants the city is building when there are all these homeless people around.  Instead of creating all of those new jobs with those new businesses she thinks it was a better idea to just give all that money to the poor people like her so they could pay it forward more easily.

I seriously sometimes just smack my head to my forehead on that one.

But it brings up a good point … and that point is, sometimes people really get caught up focusing on the wrong thing. This person like many others feel entitled and that rich people should just give them money because clearly they have it, I mean if those people can afford to build a new restaurant, why not just give it to her instead? The lady and others like her don’t get that this simple new business will create countless new jobs but beyond those people who will be hired as waitresses, cooks, cleaners, security, etc., they will also be doing business with other people like the guy who supplies them with the meats and fish. Then there is the guy who they buy that laundry service from to wash all of their linens each day.

This of course helps all of those companies as well, who also have their own employees and it’s a never ending cycle that helps to improve the economy as a whole.

So back to my point, which as you might have guessed has nothing to do with that dumb ass lady on the news, but about porn itself.  Sometimes we all get so caught up in our own ideas, hates, annoyances, that we don’t stand back and really see the big picture or as my grandmother likes to say, we can’t see the forest for the trees.

No things in our industry aren’t perfect right now.

I don’t know if the rumor is true that Steve Hirsch from Vivid really tried to hire Mr. Marcus _AFTER_ he faked his syphilis test, but if that rumor is true, well that’s just fucked up.

I don’t know if the rumor is true that one studio owner who is HIV positive is really have sexual contact with female performers on the set (even if it is just finger fucking her) without those young girls knowing he is HIV positive,well if that rumor is true, that’s just really fucked up too.

But in the end, despite these kind of problems, we are all so caught up in hating on each other we are forgetting to see the big picture – and that is, if we don’t shut the fuck up sometimes and at least try and work together for the big issues, then we are going to have more problems than we have right now.

So on this Memorial day I ask that you first and foremost honor those who deserve it most, our troops. Then sit back and really think about the big picture. Don’t think about how much you hate this person or that person … just think for a moment about something you can do to help our industry and who you might be able to do it with, even if it is a person you don’t like.

I think Fabian from Manwin is a jackass. I have made my feelings about him to him very clear on more than one occasion, but if he came to me tomorrow and told me he would give me the money to help someone in our industry – some sort of performer friendly project, I would consider working with him.  I may not like him, but sometimes you have to put your feelings aside and look at the big picture. I probably wouldn’t trust him enough to actually do anything with him for real, but I would be mature enough to at least consider it. And that’s what I am asking each of you to do as well on this day.

Let’s put our hate aside for this one day and think about others for once. Think about what we can do to really solve some of our industry problems.

 

No more Playboy radio in Sirius XM?

Guess what I just heard …. Playboy Radio is out and it’s all thanks to Manwin’s bad management.

Mike South also ran a similar story today stating …

Sirius has not been happy with Manwin’s running of 102 & 103, Fabians tax issues as well as the Mister Marcus issue have tainted the Playboy Brand, Playboy is not happy at all, and all though there is a contract in place between Playboy & Manwin, Sirius has decided to CANCEL Playboy channel 102, it will go dark Friday morning.

Sirius is also trying to end Manwins 103 contract, it expires in October.  Sirius is fed up with Manwin, Playboy is fed up with Manwin, seems everyone is seeing Manwin for what they are now.

Now Manwin is saying that they were too hot for Sirius but you can bet your ass it’s the shady shit that got Manwin tossed off the air.

Full Mike South story can be read here.

Fabian Thylmann Speaks

For the first time since his arrest, former Manwin front pan Fabian Thylmann goes on record at industry B2B message board and says he is not on house arrest.  Apparently any reports saying otherwise are mistaken.

He also went on to say that Manwin is the largest producer of pornography and that if they thought using other people’s content on their tube sites without a license was a problem they wouldn’t do it anymore.

He was very clear when he said “Manwin does not steal”, but when asked to explain the difference between using other people’s content without their permission on Manwin owned Tube sites and “stealing” is, he did not chose to comment.

 

 

 

 

 

There is some big money across the pond …. $$$$

Anyone who has ever made an fuck flick will tell you, there are some big bucks being made on international deals and if your company does something to to fuck that up, it can cost your company, well everything or in the case of Manwin, millions upon millions of dollars.

I have a friend who works at Manwin and he secretly tells me that Fabian is out and it is because his arrest has cost the company millions in international deals because several companies have pulled out of lucrative deals out of fear of being associated with them.  I should mention though, by “out” I mean he’s only out of the public eye.  He’s no longer the face or front man for the Manwin investment group.

The reason is, there are some companies, rightfully so, that know that just by doing business with Manwin they are more likely to be scrutinize by various governmental agencies and that is the last thing they need so they opt instead to back off instead.

While my source can’t put an exact dollar figure on it, he did say that he knows of at least 7 different deals gone south as a result of the Fabian arrest.  He also confirmed, what we’ve all known all along that Fabian is being treated as the fall guy despite the fact that the authorities are actually looking into the whole company and their business doings, not just his personal affairs as Manwin is publicly saying.

Back in the United States, Manwin, like quite a few others in our business operates under the delusion that just because they aren’t a US based company the US laws don’t apply to them.  Funny thing is though, the United States government isn’t quite as stupid as some people tend to think they are and they have laws on the book about those companies, who while a foreign entity, still operate in some capacity in the US.  And that is what apparently is going to nail quite a few people at Manwin and no not just Fabian Thylmann.

Furthermore I am told Fabian will be stepping back from the public eye, taking less of a “managing partner” role and will now act as a more of a behind the scenes kind of guy.

However keep in mind he is a part owner in the company so he is not out, as others are suggesting.  He as a vested financial interest in Manwin so it’s not like you can just fire the guy and get rid of him.  Plus even if they did, who cares.  Manwin would just put the next puppet in his place and its business as usual.

Who will take over the public role of “boss” is uncertain at this time but two different people have taken on the role in the interim.

 

 

 

What the fuck? Is there a full moon or something??

Is it a full moon or what?  Damn.  Lost of shit going down right now.  Look at all the crazy shit going on in porn right now.

 

Briana Banks arrested last week for DUI.  [source]

Then a few days later (last Thursday apparently) Fabian over at Manwin has been arrested and has been sitting in jail for days over a big tax evasion bust and the entire company is now subject to a tax evasion probe. [source]

Then we hear that adult model Katie King kills herself [source]

Next we hear shit is hitting the fan over at Elegant Angel with a nasty divorce in the works and the wife is wanting more than half … she wants the entire company!  [source]

Next we have Larry Flynt say fuck the AVN show.  According to the story he will not be exhibitng at the AEE show in Las Vegas this year, he will not be buying ads in AVN magazine or their website and he will not be going to the AVN show for the first time, ever.  [source]