Sex News: Home Sperm Test, San Francisco Cherry, Awkward Portlandia Sex, Dominique Strauss-Kahn

by Violet Blue on February 22, 2012

  • 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)

Kimberly Kane as Agent Scully in The Sex Files

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)

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