I’m home with my Darling enjoying a quiet day of catching up on business after a hectic ten days going hither, thither and yon. After posting today I’ll go shopping and then we get to watch our Sunday shows, always a highlight of the week. Currently we’re caught up with “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men,” “DaVinci’s Demons,” “Nurse Jackie” and “Fargo.” We love “Justified” and were sorry to see the season end.
I have to see the dentist tomorrow for a toothache that started last Thursday. I’ll be thrilled if I only need a root canal and a crown, as that’s half the cost and a fraction of the time required if it turns out to be an extraction leading to an implant.
Note to younger self: “Get a freaking night guard and wear it religiously!”
Tuesday’s show will be solo. I don’t know in what shape I’ll be after the dentist and will play it by ear. I’ll be naked, at least, as is my way, but I can’t promise if I’ll have enough oomph to actually jerk off.
If you do a search on Xbiz.com or AVNonline.com or freespeechcoalition.com, you’ll find stories of the FSC’s recent foray into Sacramento to lobby against AB1576, the mandatory-condoms-in-porn bill backed by AHF and Michael Weinstein. There’s plenty of background for those who want to look into it, but I got to see the grinding wheels of the legislative process in action. The bill, introduced by Isadore Hall, was before the labor committee and we knew it would easily pass out of committee no matter what we said.
In attendance was Jeffrey Douglass and Diane Duke, from the Free Speech Coalition, the lawyer from MindGeek, and the lobbyist, who shepherded us through the process. I know now I couldn’t do politics as a career, as having to sit and listen to the BS put out by Hall and those ex-peformers there to speak in support of the bill. I wanted to scream, it was so hard to hear.
Then we all had a bite to eat at the airport restaurant and flew home.
I still think that Measure B will be struck down on Constitutional grounds and this will all be for naught. Hopefully this year, as the BS is just ridiculous.
Exxxotica Atlantic City
I recently returned from Exxxotica AC, where I had a great time and won an award!
For those of you who don’t know, Exxxotica is a traveling adult expo where the performers have direct access to the fans, who buy tickets to come and mingle with their favorite stars. The promoter provides a ticket and a hotel room and the performers provide everything and anything they want to sell direct to the public. I sold a few DVDs, though fewer than I expected to, some 8x10s, but mostly I sold pictures of me with my fans, taken w/their cell phones. It gave me an opportunity to hug a lot of people. I also managed to sell a few safe sex kisses, always a nice thing, as it’s as intimate as one can get w/a stranger and still be safe. Kissing through a sheet of condom-thin latex is sorta hot and naughty, especially when done in front of an audience!
I did a workshop, “Porn Sex vs. Real Sex,” that drew a good crowd. I got to crack wise for half an hour and give a pep talk about sex, two of my favorite things to do, as one might imagine.
The best part of the show is getting to spend time with Alex, my dear friend and assistant whenever I get east of the Missisippi. His home base is in South Carolina and we’ve been dear friends for fifteen years now. Crazy! He takes good care of me and I take care of his expenses and it’s a great time.
Coming down from New York were Sara and Ashley, two more dear friends. The four of us hang out very well and have good times together laughing and joking around.
And from Connecticut came Faust and his Better Half and they got to watch as I gave an interview and did a scene with a gentleman I’ve known for a few years.
And the ladies! Lots of stars from Los Angeles: Stormy Daniels, Natasha Starr, Natalya Starr, Sarah Jay, Evan Stone, D Wise, Sunny Lane, Alexis Texas, Kristina Rose, Sophia Fiore, Tori Black, Allie Haze, Kayden Kross, Tasha Reign, Tori Lane, Lexi Love, Teagan Presley, Kelly Shibari, Tanya Tate, Raven Rockette and Miley May, to name just the few whom I can recall at this time. I’ll have to take notes!
I did get to meet Belle Knox, the young woman who became notorious as the “Duke Porn Star” of recent note. She had a slew of media surrounding her the entire time, including Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. She knew who I was, which was nice to know, and I gave her and her lawyer my card. She seems to have a good head on her shoulder and I wish the best experience for her in this business.
There were a lot of local women dancing, taking pictures for tips, adding to the general beauty of the place, as well as east-coast-based performers whom I don’t know at all but sure liked ogling!
The highlight of the show are the Fanny Awards, the only award show where the categories and winners are determined by fan votes. It was only the second one so there were some technical glitches, as well as a couple of drunken starlets slurring their words on stage, but the overall energy of the show was a lot of fun. It definitely was a party atmosphere and I had fun sitting between Alex, Sara and Ashley.
I had been asked to present an award and kept waiting to be tapped on the shoulder to follow some guy with an earwig to backstage. I saw Evan Stone win for Lifetime Achievement and it still didn’t dawn on me.
Imagine my surprise when I heard my name called as winning Lifetime Achievement for a woman! I found my way to the stage and gave a speech that I thought was half-assed, seeing as I was caught off guard 100% but what others reported to me as inspirational. It was very nice to be so warmly received, I must admit. I tweeted a few shots from that night, if you want to check my feed for that. Look for the time stamp of April 13, 2014.
Cult Movie Cameo
This week I shot a fun cameo for a movie entitled, “Dude Bro Party Massacre III,” a sendup of 1980s horror/slasher movies were the victims were all nubile young women in various stages of undress. Way over the top, it was fun to play totally for laughs. I’m Dean Pepperstone and I sport a huge, 1960s wig and a pale pink suit. I got to totally camp it up as I got stabbed. They only shot my head as I was being killed, as the outfit had to first be worn by one of the frat pledges, before being used to cover the dummy torso filled with giant squibs filled with stage blood.
Five Second Films raised the money on Kickstarter and they had some excellent special-effects makeup artists on set. I watched as a two-woman team set a guy up for a throat-slashing gag. He had tubing around his neck, attached at the back of his neck to a tub that would be attached to the giant “blood” pack that he’d wear on his back. She had made a silicone neck/under-jaw mold and pre-slit it to accommodate the tubing (which already had tiny holes in it for the blood to spurt). Watching the lead makeup artist and her helper attach the mold, fit it to him, hide the edges (they were invisible from six inches away when they were done), color it flesh, add beard stubble, make the cut look gruesome, was simply amazing.
I got to do my bit, complete with over-the-top screaming, in front of an audience of appreciative crew and cast. I took a few fan pix and drove home. I had planned on attending the XRCO awards that night, but was jussst too tuckered out to do one more thing. That was a Wednesday and that Friday I was going to go out of town again, though this was just an overnight trip to San Francisco.
Some of you may not yet know that I identify as Queer. Yes, I’m bisexual, certainly, but my primary identity is that of Queer. I like all sorts of gender presentations. I like all sorts of bodies. I like all sorts of sexual and sensual pleasure and adventure. I like all sorts of relationship styles and representations. I happen to look “normal,” and make my living in the “normal” side of the sexual entertainment business, but I’m also very comfortable with the so-called “alt” sex world.
My favorite alt-sex company to work with is Pink&White Productions, made most famous by its ground-breaking series, “Crash Pad.” For the first time, Queer folk had porn that spoke to them, was made for, and by, them, with their sensibilities on display. The company has won many awards and will doubtlessly win many more, before it’s through. Its founder and guiding light, Shine Louise Houston, is a visionary and an important member of the creative community She’s young and very healthy, so she could have fifty more years of productive work, easy, in my view, unless she decides she somehow wants to retire from making art that makes a difference.
I flew up to San Francisco Friday, saw my Mom and had dinner with her. Then I went over to my good friends, Carol and Robert and hung out with them for a few hours, always a wonderful experience.
Saturday was my day at Pink&White, where I shot my first scene with Sara. We’ve played off camera plenty of times so it was nice to commit to doing it on camera. We had fun, with some spanking, followed by muff-munching, followed by face-sitting, followed by strap on fucking, followed by hand fucking while she used the Magic Wand. She came very hard, which was lovely to watch. The camera stayed on her face for the entire time, a very nice touch, indeed.
We had a lovely after-sex interview before my good friend, PD, took us back to Oakland, Sara to Reid and Allie’s place where she’s crashing with Ashley, and me to the airport for the plane back to Burbank. Got home to my Darling and went out for a burger. Got up today and here I am!
See you Tuesday!