One thing that has always fascinated me about porn is the notion that is is “documentary” as opposed to “staged.”
Henri Pachard said in a roundtable discussion AVN had a number of years ago that he thought the internal pop-shot craze was (I’m paraphrasing) insane due to the inherent health risks when it could be faked so easily. I believe he boasted that — with a little pina colada mix — he could make the best creampie video you ever saw.
I ponder this now as I read on AVN that Reality Kings is being sued by both Warner Brothers and their insurance company due to the presence of background music in their videos. Audio, that I believe would be considered “wild” — which is to say, not laid in during post-production.
I am at odds with content creators who put their material out in the world, but if it happens to pervade the world so much it gets picked up in our records of our everyday lives that there is some sort of grounds for an infringement claim. In the grand sceme of Jeffersonian intellectual property, is the inclusion of their work into the greater society its own reward?
We see this fear everywhere — the digitally blurred logo on someone’s shirt during an interview; the wholesale re-shooting of an interview found on the Twin Peaks DVD set because there was a poster behind the people giving the intervew… is it just me that finds this nutty?
Morbid Thoughts traveled to Las Vegas for the XBiz Summer Forum where he met up with one of the industry’s leading stars, Phoenix Marie. You might know her from her Twitter where she tweets as @PMarizzle or from her scenes over at Naughty America or Brazzers or the over 180 movies she’s appeared in so far.
Morbid Thoughts caught up with Breanne Benson at the Miami XXXotica show for a lively discussion about why she won’t watch her own movies, making the transition from girl-girl performer to boy-girl performer, her love affair with her phone and her disdain for anti-porn crusaders.