Yes, that’s Kink.com, San Francisco (and Lorelei Lee) in the above trailer for Cherry. The two competing Linda Lovelace biopics aren’t the only movies about the porn industry that will be arriving in theaters soon. There is also Cherry, the new film from writer/director Stephen Elliott that includes James Franco, Dev Patel, Lili Taylor, and Heather Graham. First Trailer For Porn Drama Cherry, Starring James Franco And Heather Graham (CinemaBlend)
Former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to be formally questioned about his alleged links to an illegal prostitution ring and the misuse of company funds. In just nine months he has been publicly embroiled in three sex scandals; in May 2011 he was charged with sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid. Dominique Strauss-Kahn quizzed about sex and fraud allegations (Guardian UK)
Despite the myriad serious issues the U.S. faces, the top item on Rick Santorum’s “Issues” page is “Enforcing Laws Against Illegal Pornography.” Rick Santorum’s Top Issue: Stopping Porn (Think Progress)
Superb sex journalist Chris Hall writes, “One of the things that sets my teeth on edge about what an old friend calls San Francisco’s ‘Kinky Konfederacy’ – the loose affiliation of queers, kinksters, fetishists, swingers, pornographers, sex workers, and perverts who band together under the ethic of sex positivity – is the idea that sex should somehow be “spiritual.’” Why Sex Is Not Spiritual (The Exhibitionist, SF Weekly)
Above: Kimberly Kane as Agent Scully in The Sex Files
Kimberly Kane writes at VICE Mag, “The gay porn industry is largely condom-only but doesn’t require testing. If the straight industry adopted these same standards, performers would be less safe because condoms break.” This Porn Star Doesn’t Think Much of the LA Condom Law (VICE)
Jon Hamm, best known for playing Don Draper in 1960s advertising drama Mad Men, took on several different jobs as he struggled to land acting work, with his stint as a set designer on adult movies among the most memorable. Jon Hamm had porn job (NZCity)
The London Times named Violet Blue "One of the 40 bloggers who really count" and Self Magazine named TinyNibbles one of the “Best Sex Resources for Women.” Blue is an autodidact and pundit on sex and technology, hacking and security, porn for women, privacy and bleeding-edge tech culture. She is a journalist for ZDNet, CBS News, CNET; she's an educator, speaker, crisis counselor, volunteer NGO trainer, and the author and editor of over 40 award-winning books.
Ms. Violet Blue (@violetblue) is an investigative tech reporter at CNET, Zero Day, ZDNet, and CBS News, as well as an award-winning sex author and columnist, making her the foremost expert in the field of sex and technology. She travels to hacker conferences and hacker gatherings around the world to cover hacking, cybercrime and personal privacy violations in countries such as Malaysia, Germany, Morocco, China, the Dominican Republic, the United States, and Serbia. In 2012, Blue presented “Hackers as a High-Risk Population” bringing harm reduction to the featured stage for CCC’s 29c3 hacker conference in Hamburg. She is an Advisor to Without My Consent, a Member of the Internet Press Guild, a Member of the Center for Investigative Reporting, and is an Editor on the Board for Routledge's Porn Studies Journal.
Blue appears on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that includes ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored and edited award-winning, best selling books in eight translations - one is excerpted on Oprah Winfrey's website - and has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has been at the center of many Internet scandals, including Google’s “nymwars” and Libya’s web domain censorship and seizures—Forbes calls her “omnipresent on the web” and named her a Forbes Web Celeb. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, she received a standing ovation at Seattle’s Gnomedex, and has given two Tech Talks at Google.
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