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Trailer Porn: Star Trek: TNG : A XXX Parody

You would think as someone who should be paying attention to the porn industry, I wouldn’t have first stumbled across this trailer over on Wil Wheaton’s blog, but it’s true.

I don’t know if I am as die hard a trekkie as perhaps I once was… I grew up on TOS (The Original Series) and liked TNG, but Voyager and Deep Space 9 left me cold, and then I was back for Enterprise (and I think I may have been the only one..) and from the looks of things, I am back for the XXX Parody… Sam Hain once again put Kimberly Kane into a red wig and he set off to remake another favorite sci-fi show.  And the trailer looks great.

Here’s the SFW one:

There’s a NSFW trailer over at the Revolution X / Digital Sin site:

http://axxxparody.newsensations.com/startrekxxx/index.html

Their promo blurb sums things up thusly:

Join Picard (Giles), Riker (Rocco Reed), Crusher (Kimberly Kane), and the rest of the Enterprise crew as they boldly go into the final frontier of adult cinema! While en route to Starbase 112, the Enterprise detects strange electromagnetic readings emanating from a barren M-Class planet. Upon further investigation, it is discovered that the source of energy is in fact a box containing Tasha Yar (India Summer), the long dead former Chief of Security of the ship, in cryosleep. Is she the real Tasha Yar? Is she a clone? Or is she something completely different? Follow all of your favorite characters as they engage in the biggest sexual adventure of the 24th century!

So it has the flavor of Yesterday’s Enterprise with some extra minor characters from the TNG universe thrown in to keep the pairings varied — Dana DeArmond as Ensign Ro and Bobbi Starr as Dr. Leah Brahms; not that I’m complaining!

Also in the cast are April O’Neil as Counselor Troi (who looks fucking awesome in the big curly wig), Tyler Knight as Geordi La Forge, Xander Corvus as Data,  Lee Bang as the Klingon, Lt. Worf and Tim Cannon as the lone red shirt, er, security officer.

Happily, I am unable to make any jokes about the cast’s “enhanced ample nacelles” because our gals are all-natural to boot!

The attention to detail in the trailer is pretty amazing — the bridge looks like the bridge, the music sounds like the music, the costumes look like the costumes, the snozzberries taste like snozzberries!

Coming off his triumph of X-Files “parodies” (which were more homage than parody) Sam Hain seems to have another one teed up for success, and it comes as no surprise that Eddie Powell is along for the ride as his cinematographer.

Gawker’s sci-fi blog, io9, had low-res video interviews with Bobbi Starr and Giles Aston (who, apparently, is a Patrick Stewart impersonator on the convention circuit and doesn’t do any hardcore in the film):

Bobbi Starr:

Giles Aston:

Official Photo Gallery: http://axxxparody.com/startrekxxx/

Why Aren’t We Allowed to Move On?

The Huffington Post (among other outlets) have reported that for the second time in her post-porn life, porn star Rikki Anderson has lost a teaching job due to the fact that she had sex on video over 15 years ago.

Her story is not all that special, at least if Wikipedia is to be believed — she did a handful of movies back around 1997 in a period of her life between stints in the Army.  Seems like a common enough story — woman transitions out of the Army, finds it hard to adjust and  make ends meet, so she shakes her moneymaker as a dancer to pay some bills and takes the next step into appearing in some videos  (all 100% legal activities), then determines that this is not the life for her either, and re-enlists.  After her second tour with the Army, she uses the GI Bill to go to college, graduates in the top of her class and becomes certified as a teacher and finds gainful employment.

To me, it sounds a bit like a success story.

Porn helped her out when she needed it — not everyone knows what they want to be when they grow up, or perhaps they just can’t be what they want to be at the time they want to be it — so you do what you need to do to survive.  She didn’t cross the law, she went to where legal money could be made in a short period of time, then she moved on with her life, becoming a productive member of society.

So, I guess my question is why is this lady being tarred and feathered?

She did nothing illegal.

But I suppose that is different than saying she did nothing wrong.

Here at the IAFD, we get our fair share of emails from people who have moved on with their lives and aren’t excited about the prospect of their past choices appearing on the site, and we’re sensitive to that.  We struggle with it quite a bit, but we won’t remove the filmographies.

My favorite line in Airplane is  “They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into.  I say, let ’em crash!”

The cold, heartless logic of it (wrapped in absurdity) that makes me laugh, and I’ll quote  it often in real-life when someone needs to take responsibility for something they’ve done.  “I say, let ’em crash!

It’s easy to say, but much harder to practice since it’s pretty heartless, and we’re just not that heartless here.  At the end of the day, there are people on the other side of the screen with lives and families and futures and pasts and hopes and dreams — just as there are on the other side of our keyboards — and there seems that there needs to be some line drawn between a “career” porn performer and a “desperate for cash at a tough time in their life” porn performer for the purposes of running this site.

So, we don’t take the hard-line “whore knew this would happen” position — even tho we DO think that as soon as they take their clothes off people should expect this can and will happen and prepare themselves for it — we know that’s not always possible.  Life isn’t neat, and sometimes things must be done even if under other circumstances they wouldn’t be.

We have no hard and fast rules about it and we would really prefer not to be a revisionist historian.  It’s hard enough being a primary historian.  But, when someone appears in only a handful of out of print  movies 15-20 years ago and comes to us that far after the fact and asks us real nice to take their picture down, we usually do, because, in the end, there’s very little downside for us.  It depends on how many movies, how long ago, is the person of note, etc.

And I say this, knowing that with everything going on, we still have a vidcap of Rikki Anderson accompanying her biography / filmography.

But we’re dismayed that Rikki lost her job teaching — not once, but TWICE.

School officials were  quoted by the New York Daily News as saying: “We’re surprised, very surprised. At the same time we feel for her and her family. We do believe she has tried to move on with her life… Unfortunately, even though it happened 15 years ago, [the video] is still there.”

So, why the need to quit?  Can’t we turn this around as a lesson?  She’s a teacher, so can’t good come of it? “Hey kids, maybe posting pictures of you frenching that girl and then drinking shots off her boobs isn’t a good thing to post on Facebook…

People have sex.  Every kid in that classroom’s parent — guaranteed! – had sex at least once.  But instead of quoting George Michael’s “Sex is natural, sex is fun…” we say, sex is bad, and if you’re caught doing it, we’ll run you out of town; or at least make you feel like you need to run yourself out of town.

So, whenever I see a story like this in the news, I get sad.  Someone’s getting a raw deal for legal things they did a long time ago.  I’m not saying that knowing your teacher did porn and you can watch her getting DP’d over at HotMovies wouldn’t have the potential to be a disruptive force in class — at least in the short term, but I bet people would get over it.

Why we, as a society, afford some people the chance to fuck on film and be forgiven or praised for it, while condemning others is one of life’s great, sad mysteries.

To me, its all about forgiveness, and I don’t like when its withheld without justification.

I hope she, and the others who will inevitably suffer the same fate down the line, find it easier to survive with each successive episode.

To quote The Bourne Ultimatum: “How ya doin?”

Still struggling a little to find a POV for the blog, but today I’m feeling “funny videos with pornstars.”

Submitted, then, without much comment, the most recent episode of “Munchie the Agent” in which Aurora Snow takes Munchie to task for not doing enough to get her mainstream career kickstarted.

(OK, slight comment: Munchie is feline… and speaks like Henritetta Pussycat from Mr. Rogers.)

XRCO Announces Peter van Aarle to be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

We got word yesterday that IAFD co-founder, Peter van Aarle, is being posthumously inducted into the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) Hall of Fame for his efforts in “bringing a host of porn knowledge together in the early days of the internet.”

For those of you new to the site, Peter’s data was the foundation upon which this site was built.  At the time of his passing, there were 50,000+ titles listed, almost all of the data on which was hand compiled by him.

I was quoted by XRCO as saying “To my mind, the four faces on the Mt. Rushmore of porn historians are Jim Holliday, Robert Rimmer, Patrick Riley and Peter Van Aarle.  In three of the cases, they wrote the book and Peter made a website instead.”

We maintain a copy of Peter’s personal website at http://www.rame.net/aarle.  He stopped maintaining his personal site around 1999 once the IAFD started to take off.  Once there, among the broken links, you can read his thoughts and his widely-pirated treatise on the Golden Age of Porn.

It’s been our goal to honor Peter’s memory with the continued operation and improvements in this site.  We honor him and the rest of the XRCO Hall of Fame Class of 2011: