Photo Gallery 3: The XBIZ Noms / RISE Performer Appreciation Gala

The adult world’s brightest stars braved the cold weather (well… cold for Los Angeles, anyway) to descend upon swanky HYDE restaurant and club on Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd. The reason? To celebrate the spectacular defeat of Prop 60, learn the key nominations for the 2017 XBIZ awards, and take part in XBIZ’s annual RISE Performer Appreciation Gala. Mayhem ensued.

Photo Gallery 3: The XBIZ Noms / RISE Performer Appreciation Gala

2017 XBIZ Noms and RISE Performer Appreciation Gala – Gallery 3 See Gallery 2 here   The finalist nominees for the 2017 XBIZ Awards include: Feature Movie of the Year Babysitting the Baumgartners (Adam & Eve) Color Blind (B. Skow/Girlfriend Films) DNA (Wicked Pictures) Sexbots (Wicked Pictures) Sugar Babies (Pretty Dirty/Girlfriends Films) The J.O.B. (Wicked Pictures) The Marine […]

 

XBIZ: FSC Blasts AHF’s Latest Initiative to Target Hookup Apps Tinder, Grindr

XBIZ: FSC Blasts AHF’s Latest Initiative to Target Hookup Apps Tinder, Grindr

LOS ANGELES — The AIDS Healthcare Foundation over the weekend launched a new billboard campaign in the Los Angeles area. This time, the AHF is taking on the popular online hookup apps Tinder and Grindr to task — suggesting that users are more susceptible to STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea. One billboard was placed near […]

 

‘Seed Money’ Director Mike Stabile On Gay Porn Pioneer Chuck Holmes & A Legacy That Shaped Gay Culture

‘Seed Money’ Director Mike Stabile On Gay Porn Pioneer Chuck Holmes & A Legacy That Shaped Gay Culture

Mike Stabile’s new documentary Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story chronicles the life of Falcon Studios founder Chuck Holmes. Holmes’ story is a true American tale: A small-town boy from Indiana heads to San Francisco in the 1970’s to experience life and, while he’s there, ends up coming out, building an empire that defined the mainstream […]

 

How AHF’s Moral Arguments Against Porn Are Endangering Performers’ Lives

How AHF’s Moral Arguments Against Porn Are Endangering Performers’ Lives

By Mike Stabile Last Thursday in San Diego, the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) heard arguments on proposed safety regulations for the adult film industry. The 21-page document contains a smorgasbord of provisions, most notably mandatory condoms, and suggests dental dams and goggles to guard against HIV on-set. Michael Weinstein, of the controversial AIDS Healthcare […]

 

New Ballot Initiative Would Create California ‘Porn Czar’

New Ballot Initiative Would Create California ‘Porn Czar’

Via Eros Blog: If Michael Weinstein gets his way, the controversial firebrand become California’s first porn czar, able to control what adult films can be made or sold in the Golden State. A newly proposed 2016 ballot measure — crafted by Weinstein himself — would create a state-subsidized position, whereby Weinstein would be placed in charge of monitoring […]

 

What Fighting the New California Porn Law Taught Me About Porn Stars — And Politicians

What Fighting the New California Porn Law Taught Me About Porn Stars — And Politicians

A terrific post by Mike Stabile on The Eros Blog —  For the past year, I’ve been working with performers and producers to fight AB 1576, a new California law that threatens to change the porn industry forever. Among a litany of other regulations, the law would make it illegal to shoot a porn film […]

 

Tinfoil Hat Time: Kink, PASS Testing and A New Low For Mike South

Tinfoil Hat Time: Kink, PASS Testing and A New Low For Mike South

From bogus claims about who pays for performer testing to the shaming of doctors who provide services to adult performers — when taking on Michael Weinstein’s foes, there is no claim too wild for AHF hatchet man and anti-porn crusading hypocrite Mike South Report by Michael Whiteacre Half of the harm that is done in […]