Underground Porn King and Screw Magazine Publisher Al Goldstein Is Dead

Categories: In Memoriam, Porn

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Image via Danny Hellman's Pinterest, another longtime Screw illustrator.
A November 1978 issue of Screw, with art by Spain Rodriguez.
In 1999, in the pages of the Village Voice, pornographer Al Goldstein had a tender moment, reminiscing about founding Screw magazine back in 1968.

"I was a walking hard-on," he said. "I believe my hard-on is the greatest gift to the world."

It was that kind of delicate sentiment that made both Goldstein and Screw famous: a view of sex that was coarse, in-your-face, and unapologetically scuzzy, although exuberant in its own way. Celebratory, almost.

After a lifetime in the sex business, both in the shadows and in the spotlight, Goldstein died on Thursday, at the age of 77, in a nursing home in Cobble Hill. His lawyer, Charles DeStefano, told the New York Times that the cause was believed to be renal failure.

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Aurora Snow on Sydney Leathers's Possible HIV Exposure: "I Don't Have Much to Add"

Categories: HIV, Porn

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Porn actor Cameron Bay came forward Wednesday admitting that her recent unconfirm HIV diagnosis is the reason why the porn industry is on ice until further notice. Some good old shoe leather over at Gawker revealed that the last porn actor to have unprotected sex with Bay was Xander Corvus, the man who starred alongside Sydney Leathers in her porn debut.

The news of Sydney Leathers's possible exposure to HIV ricocheted across the Internet yesterday faster than you can say Vag Viking. The Voice reached out to former porn actress, Daily Beast contributor, and outspoken safe sex advocate Aurora Snow for her take on the evolving controversy.

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Exclusive Q&A: Artist Jonathan Harris on Documenting the Lives of Lesbian Porn Stars

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Lesbian BDSM starlet Dolores Haze is going for the money shot. She's on her knees, furiously masturbating in front of a set of cameras for feminist porn pioneer Jincey Lumpkin's new feature, "Therapy." Jonathan Harris, computer scientist, online artist, and documentarian, is filming her too, only he continues rolling after the rest of the crew has packed up to leave. The shots last only 10 seconds: Dolores lying on the couch in a post-coital daze. Dolores getting on the subway and walking home. Dolores calling a friend because she accidentally locked herself out of her own apartment.

Read more: Stoya, Pop Star of Porn

Harris filmed nine women who work in lesbian porn in New York over 10 days, in 10-second intervals, and spent 24 hours with each one. This week, he launched the intimate interactive documentary detailing their lives. Similar to Harris' 2006 project, "We Feel Fine," which measured an aggregated universe of multi-colored emotions on blogs, "I Love Your Work" works like a tapestry of plot points that can enlarge. Each row designates a different female subject, and you can click on each individual teaser shot contained within. In its entirety, the project is six hours long.

In an exclusive interview, the Voice spoke to Harris, who has won three Webby awards, spoken at TED forums, lived with a family of Inupiat Eskimos to document a whale hunt in Alaska, and previously exhibited his work at the MoMA. We asked the artist what it was like to follow these women continuously--stepping into their showers, beds, and shoots--and how the experience has affected Harris' own views on human sexuality since.

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Upstate D.A.'s 1970s Porn Career Is Over; Mustache Remains

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Cortland County District Attorney Mark Suben, a.k.a. "Jose the Janitor."

The mustached American to the right is Cortland County District Attorney Mark Suben, who was re-elected earlier this month to a second term as the county's top prosecutor. You may also know him as "Jose the Janitor" from the 1970s porn flick "Dr.'s Teenage Dilemma."

Before he went to law school, Suben was a 1970s porn start who went by the name "Gus Thomas."

He starred in dozens of XXX films in the early 70s. He then lied about it when he ran for D.A. in 2012.

Last week -- after he'd already been re-elected -- Suben came clean.


"Recently
materials have been circulated alleging that I was involved in the
adult film industry about 40 years ago in New York. Those allegations
are true," he said. "I was an actor in adult films for a short period in
the early `70s. I was also an actor in other venues including
off-Broadway, soap operas and commercial advertisements."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/18/ny-prosecutor-admits-acted-in-170s-porn-films/#ixzz2CgOol7AY

"Recently
materials have been circulated alleging that I was involved in the
adult film industry about 40 years ago in New York. Those allegations
are true," he said. "I was an actor in adult films for a short period in
the early `70s. I was also an actor in other venues including
off-Broadway, soap operas and commercial advertisements."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/18/ny-prosecutor-admits-acted-in-170s-porn-films/#ixzz2CgOol7AY

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Kiddie-Porn Officially Illegal In New York Again

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Sorry, perverts -- the kiddie-porn sanctuary that was once New York is no more.

Bad news, perverts: kiddie-porn is illegal in New York again.

Believe it or not, prior to today, "viewing" kiddie-porn wasn't a crime in the Empire State -- thanks to a ruling in May by the New York State Court of Appeals, which determined that "viewing" kiddie-porn is perfectly legal because of a loophole in the law prohibiting child smut.

In June, Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders came to an agreement on a bill that would close that loophole, and today Cuomo signed that bill.

"With the strengthening of these laws, we eliminate any loophole to better protect our children from predators," Cuomo says. "This new law stops criminals who have been able to escape prosecution and punishment for too long."


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Breastfeeding Porn: Like Regular Porn...But With Milk

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A New Jersey woman is suing an Iowa-based marketing company after a video it shot of her breastfeeding her daughter was converted into "breastfeeding porn" and circulated across the Internet.

Until today, we didn't know "breastfeeding porn" was even a thing. So, naturally, we spent a good chunk of our morning "researching" the bizarre genre, and are happy to report that it's totally not 100 percent, completely, unbelievably weird, or anything...at all. It's just like regular porn -- if regular porn consisted of people getting sprayed with, rolling around in, and "baby bird-ing" breast milk.

Check some of it out here (Warning: absolutely NSFW/100 percent, completely, unbelievably weird).

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For 25 Bucks You Can Hang Out With A Bunch Of Really Old Porn Stars

Categories: Porn
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For a mere $25, you could spend an evening with aging porn stars Veronica Hart, Gloria Leonard, Candida Royalle, Veronica Vera and Annie Sprinkle
For the bargain price of $25, the Museum of Sex will whisk you back in time to the big-bush era of erotic cinema during an event dubbed the "Golden Girls of Porn."

From 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, five stars from the "Golden" age of porn will be at the F*CK Art Gallery in Midtown for what's described as a "candid, informative and electric" reunion of porn pioneers.

In attendance will be aging porn starlets Veronica Hart, Gloria Leonard, Candida Royalle, Veronica Vera and Annie Sprinkle -- a gaggle of stars the museum considers to be the "original 'Sex and the City' girls."

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Orthodox Jews Rent Citi Field For (Women-Less) Meeting About How Scary The Internet Is

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Thousands of male Orthodox Jews will make Citi Field seem like a 10-year-old's tree house this weekend, when they hold a women-less meeting about the risks of the Internet.

Orthodox Jews, as you may know, have a practice of strict gender separation, so woman will be able to watch the conference, but they have to do so on televisions at schools and event centers in Borough Park and other Orthodox neighborhoods, according to Hamodia, an Orthodox newspaper.

More than 40,000 Orthodox Jewish men are expected to pack the stadium -- and nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium -- to discuss the "dangers" of the Internet, and how to use it in a religiously responsible way.



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Six Things More Illegal Than Watching Kiddie Porn In New York (Yes, Smoking Weed And Farting In Church Made The List)

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...which is perfectly legal in New York.
The New York State Court of Appeals on Tuesday determined that viewing kiddie porn isn't a crime. Possessing, producing, and distributing child erotica is still illegal (sorry, perverts), but the court decided that "possessing" kiddie porn and viewing it on the Internet are not the same thing. In other words, just because you saw smut on the Internet doesn't mean it's your possession, and therefore isn't illegal under the current law.

All the justices agree that kiddie porn is pretty disgusting, but the ruling now makes watching kiddie porn perfectly legal in New York, while several other (far-less perverse) activities could potentially get you thrown in jail (as mentioned in the headline, smoking weed and farting in church are on that list).

To illustrate how ridiculous it is that watching kiddie porn is now perfectly legal in New York, below are six things that will get you in more trouble than viewing child erotica.

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New York: Come For The Bagels, Stay For The Perfectly Legal Kiddie Porn

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Watching kiddie porn in New York is now less illegal than smoking weed.
Attention, perverts: if you like kiddie porn, you'll love New York.

Probably not the slogan New York State tourism officials were hoping for, but New York has (un)-officially become the Kiddie Porn State thanks to a ruling from the New York State Court of Appeals Tuesday that determined viewing kiddie porn isn't a crime.

Possessing, producing, and distributing child erotica is still illegal (sorry, perverts), but the court decided that "possessing" kiddie porn and viewing it on the Internet are not the same thing. In other words, just because you saw smut on the Internet doesn't mean it's your possession, and therefore isn't illegal under the current law.

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