Mr. Flynt Goes to Washington

Washington, someone once said, is a swamp that traded malaria for politics. And one man has been making that swamp all the more sweltering since 1983: none other than Larry Flynt, who sends each and every member of Congress a copy of Hustler every month. It’s the publisher’s way of petitioning the government and emphasizing the First Amendment rights he has so doggedly defended throughout his career. The magazines arrive in a plain manila envelope each month at all 535 congressional offices.

The effort was momentarily blocked by the Postal Service in 1984, but this injunction was struck down by the D.C. U.S. District Court, which cheekily noted: “Receiving Hustler once each month would not unduly burden a Member of Congress. Members are not forced to read the magazine or other of the mail they receive in volume. We cannot imagine that Congressional offices all lack wastebaskets.”

Congress’s reaction? “It’s insulting behavior on the part of the publisher, but not surprising,” said Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah.

Others approach the matter with a sense of humor. Said one staffer in the National Journal: “For a while, the interns, after their initial shock and befuddlement, were directed to save the Hustlers. We eventually gave a coworker the whole year’s supply for Secret Santa and then she would mail them to her boyfriend in Iraq. Certainly one of the least-heralded ways the office supported our troops.”

Hustler has often taken some light-hearted potshots at the Washington establishment — who could forget their infamous Nailin’ Palin series, for instance?

Flynt does not send copies of the magazine to the executive branch, which must come as a disappointment to the skirt-chasing Onion alter ego of Joe Biden, at the very least. We’re guessing Bill Clinton might have taken an issue or two under “executive advisement” too, given half a chance . . .

The ‘Critics’ Weigh In: XRCO Gives Out 2014 Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some porn movies are destined for critical acclaim. X-Rated Critic-al acclaim, that is! The X-Rated Critics Organization Awards, perhaps the most high profile of the late-season awards ceremonies, announced their annual prizes April 16. Remy Lacroix adds plenty of swag to her already impressive mantel of awards, and porn movies with bondage and psychological themes continue to score. Here’s a select list of the winners:

BEST RELEASE (shot on film, digital, or video)
The Submission of Emma MarxNew Sensations 

BEST EPIC
UnderworldWicked Pictures

BEST PARODY (Comedy)
Grease XXX: A ParodyX-Play/Adam & Eve 

BEST PARODY (Drama)
OMG … It’s the Leaving Las Vegas XXX ParodySepto Studios

BEST PARODY (Comic)
Man of Steel XXXVivid Entertainment

BEST GONZO MOVIE
Remy LaCroix’s Anal Cabo WeekendLeWood/Evil Angel

BEST DIRECTOR (Features)
Jacky St. James

BEST DIRECTOR (Non-Features)
Mason

BEST DIRECTOR (Parody)
Will Ryder

BEST ACTRESS
Remy LacroixThe Temptation of EveNew Sensations

BEST ACTOR
Richie CalhounThe Submission of Emma MarxNew Sensations

FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Remy Lacroix

MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Manuel Ferrara

NEW STARLET
A.J. Applegate

NEW STUD
Tyler Nixon

UNSUNG SIREN
Vicki Chase

UNSUNG SWORDSMAN
Johnny Castle

CREAM DREAM
Mia Malkova

The complete list of winners is available here.

New Updates for Roku

We’re always working to improve the Roku experience, and this week we’ve rolled out a few updates to our Adult DVD Empire Unlimited Roku channel to maximize your viewing pleasure.

Improved Stream Quality

More reliable streaming of the highest quality videos to deliver the best possible viewing experience.

Access To Favorites

Save the hottest scenes or movies to your Favorites, making it easy to revisit these pages at a later time.

Performers

Browsing by performer is now available to see a list of movies or scenes that your favorite stars are featured in.

Improved Search 

Get the best porn video content faster, easier, and without having to sift through other products.

Bug Fixes

Improvements and bug fixes were worked out to provide you with the ultimate video on demand experience.

 

Watch over 25,000 High Quality Adult Movies at anytime on your TV – join Unlimited and add the adultdvdempire.com/unlimited channel now. 

 

And The Winner Is…

Doc Johnson took home 2 awards at the 2014 Adultex show on April 12th -   Manufacturer of the Year and Best Selling Pleasure Product Range for the “iVibe Select” products.

The show which was held at Jupiter’s Casino in Queensland, Australia celebrates achievements by members of the pleasure product community. It’s described as “the largest gathering of adult industry manufacturers and retailers in the Southern Hemisphere.”

Chad Braverman, Doc Johnson COO said, “I speak for all of us at Doc Johnson when I say that we’re exceptionally honored to receive this esteemed level of recognition.  I hope these awards shine a light on the extraordinary results we have achieved while keeping the great majority of our products manufactured in the United States — something that has been a dream and a source of inspiration for us since our establishment in 1976.”

Doc Johnson is the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of innovative products for men, women and couples.  Their best-known and best-selling products include the Pocket Rocket, the Lucid Dreams collection of vibes and the iVibe Rabbit.

Shop Doc Johnson sex toys Here.

Other big winners from the Adultex show include:

Best Pleasure Product Design: We-Vibe 4We-Vibe

Best Selling Pleasure Product: We-Vibe 4We-Vibe

Best New Pleasure Product Range: CeramixPipedream

Best Bondage, Restraints & Positinoning Range: Sex and Mischief - Sportsheets

Most Innovative Female Pleasure Product: InfinitNS Novelties

 

‘Harley-quin’ Romance: Trending Newbie Harley Dean

It’s impossible to predict the next big thing. If it were, we’d all be multi-billionaires. But sometimes, a little intuition goes a long way, and something tells us Harley Dean has the makings of something special. She’s a trending newbie with a unique and exotic look, a little bit of ink for an edge, and the screen presence of a superstar. Check out her titles here! We’re thinking this Harley is in for a long, sweet ride.

New To The Game 10 is out now on DVD and VOD!

Maddy O’Reilly’s First DP and DV

Elegant Angel has released Maddy O’Reilly is Slutwoman – a revamp of their flagship series showcasing one of the industry’s biggest nymphos, Maddy O’Reilly.  As the movie’s co-director, Maddy was able to push her sexual boundaries, performing in her first ever DP and double-vaginal sex scenes.

“I haven’t been doing anal very long, but shortly after I did, I knew I wanted to be DP’ed as soon as possible,” Maddy O’Reilly said. “Doing my first DP for ‘Slutwoman’ was a no-brainer. I knew that for my first DP I would want it to be with Elegant Angel. They are like family to me. I knew the experience would be everything I could hope for. It was so much fun; I just lost myself in the moment. The double-vaginal was completely spontaneous! I was so into the sex that pretty much anything was going to be a ‘yes.’ I’m so excited for my fans to see it.”

Pick up this must-own gonzo-feature where Maddy explores her deepest & darkest urges here.

Can’t get enough Maddy?  Shop her movies now.

 

A Project in Print

I write. It’s my thing, something I do because I love it and also for a living. Kind of convenient, that. And even if more and more content has moved to digital, people read. Don’t believe that publishing is dying, because it isn’t.

My longest writing gig has been working for the gang here at Empire. Fourteen years now. Since those early days (“Wow! These new-fangled DVDs are amazing!”), I have made, if nothing else, pen pals with a couple of porn stars. I want to know what it’s like; I have no illusions about glamour. In fact, I know fairly well how mundane it can be.

I thought of this because of the recent Elle interview with Belle Knox. Where she said all of these guys are getting off to her on screen, but no one will ask her out on a date.

That struck me as odd. Because I’d love to go out with her, get to know her, hear what she has to say. I want to know what she’s like. What her day is like. What she thinks. People fascinate me, and most every writer spends time capturing small bits of what it means to be human. This is something I’d love to understand more. So, Belle, dinner’s on me whenever you want.

One project I’ve always wanted to do, though, was to write about the experience of working in porn. Be on set, work the technical and marketing side, be in some scenes, go to Vegas. There are a lot of stereotypes out there, and it would make a fascinating book to see which of them are true and which aren’t. While I hold few illusions of what it’s like in the industry thanks to my years doing this, I think a book writing about the entire thing could be huge. Not thinking monetarily, but in the sense that a lot of people wonder just what it is that goes on in porn, and a look behind the curtain, at how it’s human at its core, is a major story.

The trick to me is that means no hiding. Out there in the open. Sure, I’m a guy, and that means the focus wouldn’t be on me as much—porn is as much marketed on what the female talent is doing as anything. But it is stepping out. It’s a project I really want to do.

What do you think? What would you do?

And no, I don’t know if I’m being serious or not either. It’s a big step. I’m trying to get another non-fiction project off the ground, and I’m shopping a novel. I didn’t think, for the longest time, that there was a story that would be problematic to tell. I was wrong.

Jessica Drake Takes You Behind the Scenes in Upcoming Docu-series

Jessica Drake is ready to let you have a peek at her private side! The veteran pornstar will take viewers on a tour of life behind and in front of the camera in a new Canadian docu-series entitled Love, Jessica. The underlying suggestion of affection and humanity in the title is no accident: Drake is known for her activism almost as much for her adult entertainment performances, and the series is intended to give viewers a glimpse of both sides of Drake’s life.

“Jessica Drake is a kind, strong person who is also professional and business savvy,” said the show’s executive producer Richard Arnold. “She and her partner Brad Armstrong are a power couple who challenge what people think of as typical adult performers.”

Drake, a popular performer recently named to CNBC’s “Dirty Dozen: Porn’s Most Popular Stars,” has made many previous appearances on television, from the pilot episode of Skin to The Money $hot to the HBO special Pornucopia.

The first season of the show will comprise 10 half-hour episodes and will air on Canada’s Movie Network. Here’s hoping the show will appear south of the border, too!

You can watch the trailer for the series here. (Judging from the trailer, the show will bypass the salacious vibe of reality TV and go for a more sophisticated yet still very sexy feel.)

Shop Jessica Drake’s movies now.

Coming Soon: Boardwalk Empire XXX Spoof

Another XXX parody from Hustler is on the way! Stuart Canterbury directs This Ain’t Boardwalk Empire XXX and Scott Lyons stars as the main character, Nucky.  Hustler’s Creative Director Drew Rosenfeld told XBIZ – “Our movie takes excerpts from the HBO show and spoofs them so there are actually several story lines. We have a ton of great special effects, and of course the costumes from that period are fantastic.”

The original series – Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City, New Jersery during the Prohibition Era.  Nucky, played by Steve Buscemi is a political figure who leads a double life as a bootlegger.

Alana Rains, Cameron Dee, Belle Noire, Presley Hart, Kimber Day, Cassandra Nix, Ryan Driller, Anthony Rosano and Jovan Jordan will also be part of the cast.

According to Hustler, this comedic XXX spoof is set to release on April 29th.

Pre-order Blu-ray here or DVD here.

Bonnie Rotten, Ash Hollywood Among Winners At Fanny Awards

The fans have spoken! The cheekily named Fanny Awards announced their second annual slate of fan-chosen porn award winners Saturday night in Atlantic City. Comparable to the People’s Choice awards, the Fanny victors are chosen by fans in an online vote. (Props to the Fanny Awards for coming up with entertaining and outlandish names for most of their prizes — Most Valuable Vagina, Thirsty Girl, et cetera. Belle Knox also scores the first of what could potentially be a long line of newbie awards.)

Select winners include:

Who’s Your Mommy? (MILF Performer of the Year): Tanya Tate

Thirsty Girl (Best Oral): Riley Steele

Super Freak (Kink Performer of the Year): Bonnie Rotten

Lifetime Achievement Award: Evan Stone

Director of the Year (Best Director): Axel Braun

T.S., I Love You (Transsexual Performer of the Year): Eva Lin

Whole Lotta Love (BBW Performer of the Year): Kelly Shibari

The Who? (Most Underrated Star): Ash Hollywood (pictured)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Nina Hartley

Studio of the Year: Adam & Eve Pictures

Most Heroic Ass (Best Anal): Alexis Texas

Cocksman of the Year (Male Performer of the Year): Manuel Ferrara

Movie of the Year: T&A (Rock Star/Adam & Eve)

Non-White Chick of the Year (Ethnic Performer of the Year): Veronica Rodriguez

New Girl on the Block (Female Newcomer of the Year): Belle Knox

Most Valuable Vagina (Female Performer of the Year): Lexi Belle

View the full list of winners here.