When Herschel Savage arrived on the scene in the early 1970s, he brought more than just impossibly good looks, but considerable acting chops, having studied under Uta Hagen, as well as renowned acting teacher Stella Adler. Though reports online vary greatly, Herschel, by his own account, has appeared in more than 1,500 films, over his 40 year career. You may have seen him in the Golden Era Classic “Debbie Does Dallas” (under the name Bill Barry).
Larry Revene remembers shooting loops with him in Bob Wolf’s 14th St. studio as early as 1973. We met up with Herschel in L.A., where I had the opportunity to talk with him about working with my father on “Odyssey: The Ultimate Trip” (aka “Odyssex”), “People”, “Skin-Flicks”, “For Richer for Poorer”, “Beyond Your Wildest Dreams”, and “Forbidden Bodies”.
I was most interested in speaking about the Sci-Fi Sex Pic “The Satisfiers of Alpha Blue”. I worked on this film in 1980. Still too young to work during the actual filming, I painted sets and created some of the props, earning a credit for “prop design”. Hershel plays opposite R. Bolla (another nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn, with formidable acting skills), as the two debate “Love vs. Sex”, against the backdrop of a future in decay.
Herschel chose his stage name while joking around with Jamie Gillis, trying to combine a “porn name”, with one that was distinctly Jewish. This draws attention to a trend in actors of the “Golden Age”, as nearly every major male star was a Jew born in New York City. The list includes Harry Reems, Ron Jeremy, Jerry Butler, R.Bolla, Bobby Astyr, and Jamie Gillis himself. Honorable mention goes to Marc Stevens (b. Delaware), and Carter Stevens (b. Newark, NJ).
Today Herschel is still active, preferring to appear on the stage rather than on the screen, has actually portrayed my father, a role that he is quite proud of. He hosts a weekly comedy show on xxxpornstarradio.com every Thursday night, from 6:15-8:15 PM (Pacific Time). You can call in at 1.484.352.2598. Follow Herschel on Twitter at: @pornicon, and friend him on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/herschel52
Source: The Prince of Porn
Today Zombaio officially closes the door on Redpass.
Notice of impending cessation of Service
We write to inform you that Redpass will cease operations on 30 November 2015
The system will operate pretty much as normal until that time with the only exception being that with immediate effect, no new accounts will be approved and no new cards can be issued.
Funds loaded onto cards will be accessible to 30 march 2015, and can be used for point of sale purchases, ATM withdrawals or P2P transfers as normal up until this date.
Funds in the e-wallet can normally only be sent back to the originating source (contact support for case-by-case help). However any withdrawal limits still applies.
I am aware that many of you mainly use Redpass as a way to receive cheap payouts from Zombaio and other merchants, and even though the service has not been as efficient as we would have liked in recent times, it still represented the cheapest (if not the fastest) way that you could get access to your money. Other (better) alternative will become available for you to choose from for Zombaio payouts before 30 November 2015. Funds transferred to your RedPass e-wallet trough Zombaio can be sent back to Zombaio, then you can choose another payout method from Zombaio admin.
I understand that Zombaio will be writing to their members separately about alternative payment options and we will ask other companies that actively use Redpass as a means to pay their associates to do the same.
We are giving you advanced notice of this so that you have sufficient time to make alternative arrangements for any settlements that will be due to you from the beginning of December.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your time as a Redpass user. If you have any questions about this letter or require any information concerning the options for the
withdrawal of any balance on your account, please contact support and we will do our best to help.
I got an email today from Adult Deals that read …
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Is PR Dropping the Ball? Majority of Reporters Say They Are Unhappy with Press Materials and Lack of Quality Content for Stories
Journalists Are Likely to Ignore a Pitch that Contains No Graphics
According to a recent survey, an overwhelming number of journalists and media professionals are unhappy with how they are approached by corporate communications, resulting in working longer hours and increased frustration. The survey, conducted by content distribution and tracking platform ISEBOX.com, revealed that journalists are having to work harder and produce more in order to make a living—but their needs are not being met by most PR professionals or technology solutions.
According to the newly released survey of North American journalists and media professionals, 68% of journalists feel that their job has become more difficult in the last 5 years—which is in stark contrast to the recent technology advancements that were intended to accelerate workflows. Of these new technologies, few have been developed to facilitate mass distribution of content in a way that is easily accessible and centralized for media professionals—resulting in scattered and often inaccessible story-related content.
In spite of these obstacles, survey results show that 52% of journalists are producing at least 5 articles per week, with almost 20% producing over 11 articles per week. Of the articles published, 75% include multimedia content. Of the more than 20 pitches the majority of journalists receive each week, most do not include multimedia content, resulting in journalists spending additional time to track it down themselves.
“There seems to be a major gap between what reporters need, and how corporate communications are providing these needs,” said Salvatore Salpietro, CTO of ISEBOX.com, in a news release. “There is increasing pressure to gain earned media coverage by corporate communications and public relations teams, yet they are still making the process very difficult for media to access content and put together a story by using things like FTP, email, locked-down websites and manual requests—all of these are enthusiasm-killers.”
Regarding delivery of multimedia content to journalists, the most popular method is still via email, in spite of commonplace restrictions on file size attachments, followed by Dropbox and actual physical mailing of digital media, such as USB keys and hard drives. When gathering and collecting content, 80% of reporters expressed frustration in needing to spend more than 30 minutes doing so. Nonetheless, 80% of journalists feel including photos, infographics or video is very important to creating effective and engaging content.
“If a pitch doesn’t contain graphics I can include with my article, it’s hard for me to take it on. Even better if there is a video. I am under strict deadlines to produce at least 5-7 articles a day, and visual content is always required. Wasting hours sourcing and editing a company’s logo or media content to accompany a post is something I literally cannot afford. When a pitch comes with everything attached, no cumbersome downloads, I want to hug that PR rep. And, I’m more likely to pick up on the next release from them, too,” said Karen Fratti, freelance writer and frequent contributor for Mediabistro andHuffington Post.
Source; Bulldog Reporter
Online adult superstore MALLcom has put its AdultDVD.com website up for sale. The company notes that the discount DVD retail site currently generates over six figures in monthly revenue with zero advertising dollars spent. MALLcom is looking for interest from the highest bidder.
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MALLcom previously sold its domain Pornstar.com for a hefty sum, and expects that AdultDVD.com will fetch a robust price as well.
AdultDVD.com boasts a database of 450,000 customers that has been growing since its inception in 1998 with practically no advertising costs. Containing the popular keyword “adult” and an original .com suffix, AdultDVD.com is a desirable domain for competitors in the online adult space.
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An Oregon judge has acquitted a 61-year-old man who admitted taking photographs up the skirt of a 13-year-old girl as she shopped at a Target store in suburban Portland, lawyers in the case said Friday.
“He did not deny it and he feels real bad about it too, by the way,” Lawrence said.
The girl did not notice his actions, Lawrence said, but another woman in the store alerted officials and film from surveillance cameras later confirmed Buono’s act.
The practice of “upskirting” has caused problems for prosecutors in other court cases where there are no laws on the books preventing people from taking unauthorized pictures up the skirts of clothed women in public places.
Prosecutors accused Buono of attempting to engage in criminal conduct and charged him with invasion of privacy and attempted encouraging child sex abuse.
Washington County Deputy District Attorney Paul Maloney said the girl, now 14 and testified against Buono in court, was shocked by the incident. He said he was disappointed by the judge’s decision.
“She’s a great kid,” Maloney said. “She’s got a great family and what she did the other day was really brave and I’m proud of her. I think she’s a mature, young girl and she’s doing the best she can with this.”
Lawrence said he filed for an acquittal in the case because there was no Oregon law that Buono had violated.
Maloney said he thinks lawmakers could provide more clarity, “but it was clear what conduct the defendant engaged in.”
Why porn is exploding in the Middle East
Data reveal six of the top eight porn-searching countries are Muslim states. It’s not as surprising as it sounds
The world is a big place, and cultural gaps are vast. But there are a few things that connect people across borders. Some people argue food is the best glue while others say it’s education. But there’s a new contestant: online porn.
Porn is being made and watched in the Middle East, and millions more are watching it around the planet. In fact, some of the world’s top porn consumers come out of the Middle East. According to data released by Google, six of the top eight porn-searching countries are Muslim states. Pakistan tops the list at number one, followed by Egypt at number two. Iran, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Turkey come in at numbers four, five, seven and eight, respectively. Pakistan leads the way in porn searches for animals like pigs, donkeys, dogs, cats and snakes.
According to research put out by PornMD, the terms “creamy squirt,” “blowjob” and even “Kendra Wilkinson” (Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriend) appear on the top 10 most-searched terms coming out of countries like Iraq, Syria and Iran. The word “Arab” is the number-one searched porn term in Egypt, Iran and Syria. Some get a little creepier. “Pain” lands at Iraq’s fourth most-searched term, while “father daughter” and “brother sister” come in at numbers four and five for Syria. Both the words “mother” and “mom” appear on Egypt’s top 10 list.
The specifics are representative of a broader change taking place in a society all but defined by extreme “moral” standards. The fact that porn trends within the region can even be tracked is impressive, given that the sale of erotic material is banned in nearly every Arab country except Lebanon and Turkey.
In 2009, Iraq’s government moved ahead with new censorship laws, prohibiting material deemed harmful to the public. Taher Naser al-Hmood, the country’s cultural minister, claimed, “Our Constitution respects freedom of thought and freedom of expression, but that should come with respect for society as a whole, and for moral behavior. It is not easy to balance security and democracy. It is like being a tightrope walker.”
Ahmed Mohammed Raouf, chief engineer for the State Company for Internet Services, told the New York Times, “I don’t want to stop a person from seeing a certain thing, but I also want to protect society.”
More recently, the Saudi Arabian government announced that it had hacked and disabled about 9,000 Twitter accounts associated with the publication of pornography and arrested many of the handles’ owners. The move was organized by the Commission for the Promotion and Prevention of Vice, also known as Haia, the Saudi religious police.
The good news for porn fans in the region is that a lot of these restrictions seem fairly easy to overcome. It’s not uncommon to find vendors lining the streets armed with pornographic videos. Nor is it rare to find young men hanging around popular shopping centers, selling cards to disable Internet blocks.
Meet the Stars
Mia Khalifa, a 21-year-old Muslim American born in Lebanon, has just been voted the “Number 1 Porn Star” on Pornhub, a free website that is the 73rd most popular site on the Internet, according to analytics company Alexa. Khalifa moved to the United States at the age of 10 with her family. Corey Price, vice president of PornHub, told Buzzfeed that the site has seen more than 750,000 searches for Khalifa since Saturday.
Khalifa plays up her Muslim heritage in her movies, sometimes wearing a hijab and sporting heavy eyeliner to emphasize her “exotic” look. The raw sexuality of Khalifa’s work literally strips away common western stereotypes of Muslim women. In his piece, “In Praise of Vulgarity” Charles Paul Freund argues, “Broad-based culture, popular and vulgar, is far from being a mere distraction or a source of self-absorption. As Islamists have learned, it can function as a bulwark against coercion. More than that, it can even be a means of democratic resort.”
But then there are those in the opposing court. NOW Lebanon’s Juliana Yazbeck wrote, “For someone who has struggled so much to assert their presence as a human being with a working, thinking brain, I cannot deny that I felt a pang of despair when Mia erupted across social media and entertainment news. It never even crossed my mind to think, ‘She doesn’t have the right.’ What did cross my mind was: Really? Of the very few Lebanese women who are making global headlines, it had to be a porn star?”
Yazbeck’s response was fairly mild compared to other more extreme protesters. Many conservative Muslims have targeted Khalifa via Twitter, writing things like, “@miakhalifa You do realize that you’ll be the first person in Hellfire right?” Another user posted a manipulated image of an Isis militant holding Khalifa’s decapitated head.
And she’s not alone. After Sila Sahin, a Turkish-German actress, posed nude for the German edition of Playboy, she received a slew of criticism. Threads on Islamic websites read, “She must pay” and “She needs to be careful.” One user wrote, “I would kill her. I really mean that. That doesn’t fit with my culture.”
Is this a sex problem? Or is it a porn problem? Or is it just another hiccup in the long, thorny path to gender equality? Women are given center-stage in a lot of pornography, after all. Maybe some in the Middle East aren’t interested in seeing that happen. Or maybe they feel that sex should be restricted to a more private and procreative space. Many Muslim states declare that cemented social morals should not be violated. The data out there, however, suggest their public may feel otherwise.
From the moment EXXXOTICA opened its doors for its seventh year in Edison, New Jersey this past weekend in the town named for the man who invented the incandescent bulb, the largest event in the country dedicated to love and sex proved you can reinvent the light bulb.
With overall attendance up 23% from 2013 thanks to a revamped media campaign, the biggest collection yet of adult stars (over 200) and exhibitors (over 110), and an enhanced stage and seminar schedule, EXXXOTICA New Jersey had its best event to date and one of the most successful in the 24-show history of the expo. Organizers wanted to make the last show of 2014 a special one, and with some strategic changes and enhancements, one look around the show floor could tell you that mission was accomplished.
“The response we get from our New Jersey event is nothing short of amazing,” said J. Handy, Director of EXXXOTICA. “We knew it was going to be a big one when the line started forming an hour before doors openedon Friday.”
The New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison had its strongest showing ever of women and couples thanks to its popular “Ladies Free Friday” program, sponsored by Arrangement Finders (http://arrangementfinders.com
Shirley, of Chaturbate (http://chaturbate.com) who has been a sponsor of EXXXOTICA and its annual fan choice awards show The Fanny’s (http://thefannys.com) for the past two years had this to say. “EXXXOTICA has once again outdone themselves! New Jersey was the best place to be, with great vibes, and wall to wall people.”
“EXXXOTICA had an amazing turnout this past weekend in Edison,” echoed ArrangementFinders.com CMO A.J Perkins. “The flow-through activity onto the website surpassed all previous events this year, with it providing a positive return on investment within 24 hours of Ladies Free Friday.”
Saturday and Sunday carried on the same enthusiasm as overall attendance for the days were also an increase from previous years. Many were there to see the largest contingent of stars to ever appear at an EXXXOTICA Expo. All in all, over 200 of the biggest names in adult came to give New Jersey the live experience. Top names such as the performer formerly known as Jesse Jane, Tera Patrick, Lexi Belle, Tori Black, Vernonica Rodriguez, Allie Haze, Teagan Presley, Alexis Texas, Kayden Kross, Phoenix Marie, Stoya, Asa Akira, jessica drake, Adriana Chechik, Sydney Leathers, Ron Jeremy, Tanya Tate, Joanna Angel, Evan Stone, Cindy Starfall, Jada Stevens, Julia Ann, Nina Hartley, Annika Albrite, Adrianna Luna, Mick Blue, Nikki Benz, Belle Knox, Ryan Driller, Vicki Chase, Ash Hollywood, Ron Jeremy, Kendra Lust, Jessie Lee, Abella Anderson, Ashley Massaro and many, many more at exhibitors such as CLUB Spotlight, PJ Lube, LA Direct Models, Arrangement Finders, Photo Strip, Sapphire, Veronica Rodriguez Productions and Jules Jordan Video. Fans were thrilled to meet their blue screen dreams up close and personal for pictures and autographs.
The Entertainment Stage featured a diverse lineup of entertainment, highlighted by feature dance shows by fan favorites such as Tori Black, Tera Patrick, Allie Haze, Gia Nova, the Living Sex Dolls and Evan Stone. There were also daily all-star Q&A panels with an array of stars, the Ms. EXXXOTICA competition where a new star was born, a BBW fashion show, and giveaways of Fleshlights, trips to Hedonism and more.
The EXXXOTICA Seminar Series featured standing room only crowds thanks to speakers on an array of topics from the top names in adult and beyond. Ron Jeremy, Tanya Tate, Nina Hartley, jessica drake, Evan Stone, Joshua, Bo Blaze, and Joanna Angel dished out advice and sex tips that appealed to all.
EXXXOTICA’s interactive Dungeon, sponsored by PJLube.com (http://pjlube.com), gave attendees a glimpse into the world of kink. With custom furniture and devices from DNJToys.com in the 5,000 square foot space, fans got to experience the wild side that was filled with experts in the field and get their freak on.
Official after parties let attendees celebrate into the wee hours as hot spots such as Sapphire New York, Bourbon Street, Evolve and Club QXT. The show’s host hotel also gave fans the chance to party with the porn stars with a party each night featuring live entertainment from DJ Prime, the Love Haterz and acoustic sensation, Sami Eldebs. VIP attendees got to take advantage of free admission to the hottest parties with the stars of EXXXOTICA, as well as receive free merchandise and offers from exhibitors.
“While some of our other locations are still up in the air for 2015, Edison New Jersey is not one of them,” said Handy. “With the response we got this year, one thing is for sure — we will be back!”