Spy Magazine used to have a feature called “Logrolling in our time…” which would grab book jacket blurbs by authors patting each other on the back via each other’s book jackets:
Dr. Chauntelle is (in her own words) “a sociologist specializing in gender and labor issues. She has spent almost ten years researching the adult industry, working to complicate popular understanding of the adult business, its enterprise, and its socio-cultural significance.” Sounds kinda brainy and dry, sure, but she’s an incredibly charming voice in the porn wilderness. She looks to dig deeper beyond “what’s your favorite position” in her interviews, and she’s started a podcast where the discusses various topics of the day.
In her most recent episode, she covers the marketing genius of offering to go to a high school prom, the problem with Rick Santorum’s anti-porn stance, and a good primer on the paperwork nightmare that is 2257.
The good Doctor also runs Porn Valley Vantage, which also looks at the industry from a sociological point of view which makes it a nice change of pace from all the news or gossip sites, as it offers some analysis and perspective on the industry and the events happening inside of it, as opposed to dry reporting or salacious speculation.
Lest this sound too nerdy, there are also movie reviews and in-depth interviews (Back Stories, she calls them) and an interesting little section she calls “Shift” where she talks to adult industry persons who have shifted out of adult into another phase of their lives. It’s a little bit exit interview, and little bit “where are they now.”
So, go check her out… we’ll still be here when you get back. :-)