Vatican City: Pope Benedict XVI Blesses Porn Actors
Gay Star News reports that Ill Papa recently blessed two gay porn actors who appeared at the Vatican in priest drag.
The Pope has been tricked into blessing two porn actors and a video of the moment is set to be included in a new Bel Ami gay movie. That’s according to famous gay porn producer and Bel Ami founder George Duroy who annouced the news on an online forum. The new film, Scandal in Vatican, is going to be released in September. It is the story of a couple of young priests, dressed as Catholic clerical students, who enjoy their sex experiences in the little country in the heart of Italy’s capital, Rome. [snip] Scandal in Vatican will also see a football match in piazza San Pietro, the Vatican’s main square. The Italian press think that the Vatican could sue the company and ask for compensation. And the Italian pink press writes that the Bel Ami actors could become the new Pussy Riot, the pro-gay Russian punk rock band who were recently jailed for a anti-Putin protest in a church.
Gay Star News notes that photos with the Pope appear on one of the actor’s Facebook page, but those images appear to have been removed.
“Moron Of The Week” Inductee Rick “Frothy Mix” Santorum Picks Fight Against Pornography
The Daily Caller reports:
Internet pornography could conceivably become a thing of the past if Rick Santorum is elected president. The unapologetic social conservative, currently in second place behind Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, has promised to crack down on the distribution of pornography if elected. Santorum says in a statement posted to his website, “The Obama Administration has turned a blind eye to those who wish to preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography and has refused to enforce obscenity laws.” If elected, he promises to “vigorously” enforce laws that “prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops and through the mail or by common carrier.” Although the idea of Santorum vanquishing Internet pornography may seem far-fetched, a serious effort to combat online smut might actually be successful, UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh told The Daily Caller. “If the government wanted to aggressively move against Internet pornography, it could do so,” explained Volokh. “Here’s the deal: In most parts of the country, a lot of pornography on the Internet would plausibly be seen as obscene.” There are a few approaches that Santorum could pursue in an attempt to eradicate Internet pornography. “It wouldn’t be that difficult to close down a lot of the relatively visible websites that are used for the distribution of pornography, if they’re in the United States,” said Volokh. Santorum’s administration could take American-based porn distributors to court for violating obscenity laws, said Volokh, and have them shuttered. But that would leave foreign-based sites untouched. To black out foreign sites, Santorum would likely need legislative action requiring Internet service providers to use “a mandatory filter set up by the government or by the service providers,” said Volokh. But the government could also prosecute individual citizens who view porn, and already has the legal authority to do it. “Although the Supreme Court says private possession is constitutionally protected, it has said that private receipt of [pornography] is not protected,” noted Volokh. “You can’t prosecute them all … but you can find certain types of pornography that are sufficiently unpopular” for easy convictions, he explained. Most contemporary prosecutions for the receipt of pornography are because the government cannot prove its suspicion that the accused has committed more serious crimes, said Volokh. He speculated that there aren’t more prosecutions because “that prosecutor isn’t going to win a lot of votes in the next election.” The government would probably need to “find some extra money in the budget for additional porn prosecutors,” joked Volokh. He also cautioned that there would be significant outcry because “sometimes it’s viewed by husbands and wives who watch it to spice up their sex lives.” Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, noted that “What constitutes obscenity remains maddeningly vague,” but added that he’s not entirely convinced Santorum would be successful in an attempt to snuf Internet porn.
LOS ANGELES: Porn Producers Threaten To Leave The City After Condom Vote
The Advocate reports:
Some of the major players of Los Angeles’s adult film industry say they will take their productions out of town if the city council enforces the mandatory use of condoms on film sets.
Last week, the Los Angeles city council approved an ordinance sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AFH) that would deny film permits to productions that violated the already-on-the-books law requiring the use of condoms.
“It’s going to be interesting to see how in fact they do try to enforce [the law] and who’s going to fund it, and all of the time and effort they’re going to spend,” said Steven Hirsch, co-founder of adult entertainment company Vivid, who predicts that the new ordinance will cause producers to take their film shoots out of the city.
Christian Mann, general manager of Evil Angel, agreed. “The only thing that the city could potentially achieve is losing some film permit money and driving some productions away, but you can’t actually compel an industry to create a product that the market doesn’t want,” he said.
“Let’s make one thing clear,” said AHF spokesman Ged Kenslea, “Condom use on adult film sets is, and has been, the law in California under blood-borne pathogens regulations,” he said. “It is just a law that has not been uniformly enforced or followed. This film permit ordinance that the city council approved today provides another enforcement mechanism to make sure that adult film producers are complying with existing California law.”
The measure needs to be approved by Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa before it can be put into effect.
LOS ANGELES: City Council Adopts Condom Requirement For Porn
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a measure requiring the use of condoms in all porn productions. Via press release from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation:
In an historic move, during today’s City Council meeting, the Los Angeles City Council adopted the proposed ordinance, ‘City of Los Angeles Safer Sex In The Adult Film Industry Act,’ a ballot initiative that has recently qualified to be placed on the June 5, 2012 election despite legal action by Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to block the measure from appearing before City voters on the ballot. The ballot measure would condition the issuance of City film permits to adult film producers to condom use in the subsequent adult films shot and produced in Los Angeles.
Today’s news probably makes the ballot measure moot. The LA City Attorney had filed a suit against the referendum, arguing that the state is the supreme authority in workplace safety.
Do Straight-Identify Guys Like Watching Guy-Girl Porn Because They’re Secretly Bi?
Once upon a time, a straight-identified co-worker told me that he only feels closure with a porn scene if a guy delivers the money shot. Female orgasm? Completely disinterested. But seeing a dude cum? That’s the stuff! I told him his desire to see a guy cum sounded pretty gay and, well, he reluctantly agreed. But did my co-worker have secret bi desires or was I just being a prick? The answer to both is yes and no. Amy Andre from The Bilerico Project wrote a sexcellent article this week describing the recent success of James Deen (pictured right), an unconventionally twinkish young star whose made a big, girthy name for himself in male-female porn. Andre basically asks, “Who is responsible for Deen’s success? Female porn buyers who like Deen’s look or males who feel the same?” The entire article is worth reading because it gets to the heart of why straight guys wanna see dicks in male-female porn. But here’s one of Andre’s big takeaways: Male porn performers look the way they do because porn is usually made with a male audience in mind… if straight mentruly didn’t want to be distracted by seeing a man in a film (either because they don’t find men attractive, or because, uh-oh, they do, and can’t handle their own attraction to guys!), straight men wouldn’t watch any porn with men in it… This doesn’t mean that the straight-identified men watching male-female porn are “secretly” bi… straight-identified men… want to identify with [guys in heater porn]—and imagine themselves attracting such beautiful women—or… erotically enjoy looking at him—the way they enjoy looking at the women he’s with. …A man can be as straight as an arrow, in terms of consistency of using the term “straight” to identify himself, and still enjoy watching another man sexually. Whenever I comment on women being hot, straight guy friends will ask me, “Wait… you still find women attractive?” And I respond, “Yeah, I’m gay. I’m not blind.” And it seems straight-identified men, when they allow themselves to admit it, find men physically attractive too. The human body is innately sexy and it seems that a majority of guys feel that they vicariously score whenever a fellow dude scores in the sack too. I’m not entirely sure how women feel about all this, but they seem every bit as sexual as men in many of the same ways—it’s probably just that they’re less prone to admit it.
An adult film company is capitalizing on the heat of the U.S. anti-establishment protests by using a tent in the middle of the “Occupy Oakland” encampment as the setting for a new gay porn flick. Billed by The New York Observer as a “homoerotic caper through the tents of Oakland’s Occupation,” Dirty Boy Video’s “Occupy My Throat” is likely to have been inspired by Brandon Watts, an original member of the Wall Street occupation who lost his virginity in Zuccotti Park before being arrested after a gruesome standoff with the police. Dirty Boy Video president Andy Fair reportedly contacted the 20-year-old Watts, whose experience was apparently noted in a New York Times magazine feature, and offered the protester cash for the chance to tape his next experience. “I offer you the opportunity to perform on our website, an opportunity to express yourself and your politics freely and without censor. Working together we can create a sexy, fun platform that inspires you, be that with other actors, actresses or both. Whether you choose to work with us or not, I salute your dedication and your courage,” Fair wrote in his letter to Watts, according to CBS San Francisco. Watts does not appear in “Occupy My Throat,” which was reportedly filmed in the middle of the Occupy Oakland encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza. The film’s tagline reportedly reads as follows: “Police can ban the erection of tents at Occupy Wall Street, but they can’t keep us from pitching a tent in our pants!” Though the overall, ahem, merits of “Occupy My Throat” remain to be seen, some bloggers are greeting the release enthusiastically. “Many might find this perverted and/or an unnecessary distraction from the important issues of the day,” writes LeFag. “We feel like this video could be a nice historical document in years to come, should the movement prove more than a flash in the pan.” You can view the NSFW trailer here.
United Kingdom: Biggest Four UK ISP’s Switching To “Opting” System For Pornography
The Guardian reports:
Subscribers to four of the UK’s biggest internet service providers will have to “opt in” if they want to view sexually explicit websites, as part of government-sponsored curbs on online pornography. The measures will be unveiled on Tuesday as David Cameron hosts No 10 meeting with the Mothers’ Union, a Christian charity. At the government’s request the group’s chief executive, Reg Bailey, led a review in tandem with Department of Education staff into the commercialisation and sexualisation of children. The Bailey report earlier this year produced a raft of proposals to shield children from sexualised imagery. The prime minister is expected to announce other moves in line with the review, such as restrictions on aggressive advertising campaigns and certain types of images on billboards. There will also be a website, Parentport, which parents can use to complain about television programmes, advertisements, products or services which they believe are inappropriate for children. The site, which will direct complaints to the regulator dealing with that specific area of concern, is expected to be run by watchdogs including the Advertising Standards Authority, BBC Trust, British Board of Film Classification, Ofcom, Press Complaints Commission, Video Standards Council and Pan European Game Information. The service providers involved are BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin. Customers who do not opt in to adult content will be unableto access pornographic websites. Cameron gave strong backing in June to the Bailey report proposals after he commissioned the six-month review. However, Cameron did not commit his government to legislation. The recommendations of the report - Letting Children be Children, published on 6 June 2011 - included providing parents with one single website to make it easier to complain about any programme, advert, product or service, putting age restrictions on music videos and ensuring retailers offer age-appropriate clothes for children. Cameron wrote to Bailey in June to thank him for his report. “I very much agree with the central approach you set out,” the letter said. “As you say, we should not try and wrap children up in cotton wool or simply throw our hands up and accept the world as it is. Instead, we should look to put ‘the brakes on an unthinking drift towards ever-greater commercialisation and sexualisation’.” Bailey’s report asked for government and business to work together on initiatives such as ending the sale of inappropriately “sexy” clothing for young children, for example underwired bras and T-shirts with suggestive slogans. However, he recommended that if retailers do not make progress on the issue they should be forced to make the changes in 18 months.
Gay Porn Found During Raid At Gathafi’s Home (Belongs to Al-Saadi Al-Gathafi… Allegedly!)
The Advocate reports:
Libyan rebels took control of Tripoli over the weekend and looters immediately raided the Gadhafi family’s luxurious compound of mansions, removing expensive cars, clothing, and bottles of alcohol. One rebel interviewed by AP says they “are not condoning looting of private property, and only allow the wrecking of symbols of the Gadhafi family’s abuse of power.” The AP also reports that in the office area of one villa, journalists saw large piles of catalogs for yachts and cars, and the gay porn DVD Boyz Tracks slipped out of the stack of documents. The 38-year-old Al-Saadi was described in a 2009 WikiLeaks cable from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli as “having a troubled past, including run-ins with police in Europe, drug and alcohol abuse and excessive partying.”
According to Rachel Maddow, “Gathafi” is the right way to spell their last name (As if that’s what grabbed your attention).
Michele Bachmann & Rick Santorum Signed “The Marriage Vow”: Banning Marriage Equality & Pornography
The Huffington Post reports:
Republican presidential contenders Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum have lined up behind a new pledge focused on social issues put forth by Bob Vander Plaats, a former candidate for governor who now reigns as a conservative kingmaker in the Hawkeye State. Vander Plaats heads the Iowa-based Family Leader, a conservative group. Signing ”The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence Upon Marriage and Family” is a requirement for earning the organization’s endorsement. Standing behind the pledge entails supporting a “federal Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which protects the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.” Among other things, it also means backing a ban on pornography. According to the Des Moines Register:
Santorum was the first presidential candidate to contact the Family Leader after the organization announced its candidate pledge document on Thursday, according to a statement issued by the Pleasant Hill-based group. Bachmann also contacted the Family Leader and was the first candidate to send her signed document to the organization, officials said.
A spokesman for GOP candidate Tim Pawlenty told the Register on Thursday night that the presidential hopeful was reviewing the pledge. Meanwhile, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman saidlast month, “Other than the pledge of allegiance, I don’t do a whole lot of pledges.” In a statement Vander Plaats said, “We are intentional about the opportunity to take another step in fulfilling our mission to ‘Strengthen Families’ by providing The Marriage Vow to presidential candidates.” He added that his group “views this pledge as an important component needed to inform constituents about the personal stand that each presidential candidate takes regarding marriage. We believe that the candidates’ positions on core values, such as marriage, correlate directly to his/her moral stances on energy issues, sound budgeting policies, national defense, and economic policies.”
There goes another example how conservatives are so obsessed with sexuality. Good luck with banning porn.
Gay-for-pay porn star Reese Rideout, also known as Nick Dent, and his wife Becki talk about their comfort level with his career choice, saying that the decision comes down to money, in the new U.K. issue of Marie Claire. Boy Culture reports on the couple’s interview, where Nick is featured under the pseudonym Reece Jacobs. “Now, his focus is gay porn, which, despite what people think, I’m more comfortable with,” said Becki, who like Nick is from Oregon. “I can accept him being with other men more easily than other women. He got into it after he was offered $1,500 simply to masturbate on a gay website called randyblue.com. Straight porn only pays men $300 a scene, but gay porn pays up to five times as much. I don’t care what people think. Reece isn’t gay and I’m just happy he isn’t filming with other women.” Nick added, “I can have sex at work without thinking about the other person because I’m genuinely straight. But gay sex is tough if you’re straight. The first time I shot a scene with another man, it was oral sex, and I couldn’t keep it up because I wasn’t turned on. Now I watch footage of women or think about Becki when I’m filming. Working in gay porn is better all round. I get paid more and treated with respect.”
I ain’t saying he’s GAY, but he oughtta be Bisexual in some level. Cause unlike women, I don’t think men (gay, bi, straight, but not so sure of trans’ capability of) are able to fake orgasms. But hey, I ain’t complaining. Cheers to their open-relationship!
Porn Star Derrick Burts Announces He’s HIV-Positive
The Huffington Post reports:
Derrick Burts, the porn actor that tested positive for HIV, has revealed his identity and called for major changes to the industry, the Los Angeles Times reports. Burts, who performed in both straight and gay porn under the names Derek Chambers and Cameron Reid, was previously cloaked as Patient Zeta after testing positive at Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation in Sherman Oaks on October 8. He called for mandatory condom use in porn and better sex disease testing. The clinic announced that he had acquired it through personal intercourse, a charge he disputes. “There is no possible way. The only person I had sex with in my personal life was my girlfriend,” he told the paper. Burts said the clinic told him that they traced the disease back to a “known-positive” gay cast mate. Before HIV, Burts said he had contracted herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the business.
To come out and say that out loud is a very brave thing to do.
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