“There are many reasons to support President Obama’s campaign for reelection,” porn star Jessica Drake said. “When he first took office, one of his first acts as Commander in Chief was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. This important bill has served to break down wage-discrimination barriers for women and eradicate workplace inequality on many levels.
Remember Charlie Sheen’s “goddess” Bree Olson? Looks like the former Penthouse Pet and adult film actress is adding band manager to her resume after signing to represent Tight, a band made up entirely of porn stars. “The biggest challenge a porn star band faces is being taken seriously,” she says. “These are very talented musicians but not everyone is willing to give them a chance.”
In your car-slash-environmental travel pod in Los Angeles, you are alone. Other pods are abstractions, “a thing causing me irritation” most of the time. You vent your id at people in their pods in ways you would never vent to a person on a Los Angeles street. New Yorkers vent their ids far less often. People are more often people than an abstraction.
“My late Grandpa Lou served in the army for 4 years during World War II,” says Gina Elise. “I wanted to do something to honor his name. I always loved the romance of those bygone eras — especially the 1940’s — and I drew inspiration from the World War II pin-up girls, whose photos and paintings boosted morale for our soldiers fighting overseas.” She created the non-profit Pinups for Vets.
“This is where I zoom out on the situation,” Jamie Peck recalls. “I can remember doing this stuff, but even at the time, it was sort of like watching someone else do it, someone who couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t possibly be me because I would never touch a creepy photographerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s penis. The only explanation I can come up with is that he was so darn friendly and happy about it all, and his assistants were so stoked on it as well, that I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to be the killjoy in the room.”
Take this with a grain of salt, since the LA Weekly didn’t really bother telling us anything about their methodology. Here’s what we know. Last year, they asked an undefined number of UCLA students a bunch of questions which may or may not hold any significance. A year later, they asked USC students the same questions. Not the best methods by a long shot, but you can send them your angry letter about it later. Here’s what they found.
Your favorite thing: porn stars. Your greatest fear: karaoke. On the same night. We know what you’re thinking — this is madness. No, it’s tradition. Porn Star Karaoke has been a great way for your favorite porn dolls to relieve some stress and showcase their other talents since 2003. What makes this Tuesday’s event different is that up-and-comer Alex Chance will be hosting the event at Burbank’s Sardo’s Grill and Lounge.
Jessie Lee doesn’t like cutesy couples, so to counteract the mushy nonsense coming up this Valentine’s day, she’s teamed up with alt-porn emporium Burning Angels founder and long-time friend Joanna Angel to throw a wicked anti-Valentine’s party. And you were emo about not having anyone to send an overpriced bouquet of roses to? Seriously?
For one, the adult film industry would have to make every performer an employee to satisfy the California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, laws. This would be detrimental: California’s anti-discrimination laws prohibit requiring an HIV test as a condition of employment; therefore the adult film industry’s current testing process, in which every performer is tested for HIV monthly, would be illegal.