When we debuted the nationality field, we were pretty happy. We some internal debates what to call it, but apparently, it turnsout, we weren’t quite as clear as we thought we were.
In our minds, if I had a page, my nationality would be “American/Italian” even tho I was born here in the US; my great-grandparents were off the boat, so I consider myself part “Italian” — which is what we all figured the “nationality” tag would convey. Also, it’s a standardized field, so it will be searchable in the not-to-distant future. (“Show me all the swedish girls!”)
Judging by the amount of corrections we’ve gotten… not so much.
So, we’ve renamed the field “Nationality/Heritage”
Hopefully this will help eliminate some confusions as to what we mean.
Intrepid photographer Morbid Thoughts sat down with Belladonna at Erotica LA for a quick little discussion about her latest project, Foot Soldiers, and the recent obscenity charges brought against John Stagliano and Evil Angel.
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Ever since we rolled out the Ethnicity field, we’ve gotten emails, correctly pointing out that we’re really mixing up nationalities and ethnicities. That “American” is not an ethnicity, but a nationality… So we’re happy to say we’ve broken out the fields and we now have an “Ethnicity” field that actually reflects ethnicities, and a nationality field that reflects the heritage of the performer. We hope you like it.
One of the things we’ve been wanting to do and finally sat down and did is start a small interview program where we talk nuts and bolts (and anything else) with people in the adult industry — performers, directors, reviewers… basicially, whomever strikes our fancy and has a Skype account. :-) We like to think of it as “Iconoclasts” for the porn set.
Our first foray is with Luc Wylder of Fallen Angel. Luc and I have known each other for years, and he was nice enough to chat for a couple hours (edited down to 60 minutes) about any number of topics — what’s he’s doing, the state of the DVD, blogging, how he’s hoping to maximize value of his back catalog and the digitization of same… I think it’s an interesting conversation, and we look forward to bringing you more in the months to come.
Follow this link to our interview page. (You can also find it via our “Services” menu.)
It’s been a quiet three months on the site development front, so we haven’t had much to blog about. We’ve been adding titles, making corrections and generally updating things daily…
In the coupla months since we last updated the movie count on the homepage, we added 3,777 new titles, bringing us to 86,828 titles. We’ve added over 2600 performers and links to over 3400 reviews. We’ve also been steadily adding links to photo and video galleries to the site and we currently have links to over 12,000 galleries online with some of the hottest sites around — Naughty America, Hustler, Bang Bros, etc.
Our staff is working hard and we thank you for your submissions and corrections. It’s because of our users (that’s you!) that we’re as good as we are.