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The mainstreaming of sex shaming sex workers

Published May 15, 2014

Sex shaming is officially mainstream. I mean, it always has been; it has just been one of those things that is a constant pain, but a bearable one. Every once in a while Jezebel will post an article how they were outraged about so-and-so's behavior, but then quickly move onto things like James Franco's paintings of Seth Rogen, but this is something that cannot be ignored.

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Scatterbrains podcast: adult film actress Alexa Aimes

Published May 9, 2014

In episode six, I speak with an extremely funny, talented and giving person. She emancipated herself when she was 16 years old, she double majored in biology and physiology, she gives prizes to people that donate to the different organizations she is a part of, she loves to tell jokes, and she happens to be a porn star. As you can already guess, I want her to be my BFF. In this interview, I show you yet again, another side of an adult film performer's life. And Miss Alexa Aimes is definitely not your average performer.

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Scatterbrains Podcast: Belle Knox

Published May 2, 2014

This week for the Scatterbrains Podcast, I bring you Belle Knox. It's possible you may have seen her on "Piers Morgan Live," or possibly "The View," maybe you have picked up the latest issue of Rolling Stone, it's quite possible you heard her on Howard Stern or even Opie and Anthony. Perhaps, you're a subscriber to some adult entertainment sites that she has graced her presence on. Either way, it is hard to be an American and not have heard of her, at least in passing. She's the infamous Duke University freshman that got caught moonlighting as an adult film performer as a way to pay for Duke's pricey tuition.

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Scatterbrains podcast: Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D.

Published April 18, 2014

For the second episode of the Scatterbrains Podcast, besides promising to stop talking in the third person (seriously, no clue) I bring to you, the people, Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D. Or, as everyone else knows her, "Dr. Chauntelle." Besides being a kickass brunch companion, her sociological research on the adult entertainment industry is significant to our ever-changing culture. Yet is highly underrated, degraded, and unfunded.

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Love, porn, women and the Internet

Published March 5, 2014

Whoever came up with the saying, "You can never have too much of a good thing," obviously had never been on the Internet. In all of its glory, the Web has many addictive qualities to it. From its anonymity and endless outlets for just about any and every fantasy and desire known, its alluring appeal can be difficult to ignore.

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Yo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon" is totally not a dime, bro

Published Oct. 31, 2013

I'm not saying that I have a bit of a man-crush on JGL ... but I'm pretty much saying that I have a bit of a man-crush on JGL. So the fact that I didn't like "Don Jon," his debut as a writer-director, is kind of awkward. I don't want to stop getting invites to the monthly JGL Fan Club screenings of "Premium Rush," but his new movie is a clumsy mess, a first attempt at writing and directing that really plays like a first attempt at writing and directing.

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Milwaukee Talks: former porn star Alia Janine

Published Aug. 29, 2013

Former Milwaukee exotic dancer Alia Janine Dailey-Willis took a long time to get into porn, and she didn't stay long. She entered the business at age 30. Exactly four years and 150 scenes later, she was out. Now, she's back in Milwaukee, getting ready to move to New York to pursue a mainstream career in makeup and film.

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Get the bare bones on adult filmmaking

Published April 9, 2013

Madison Young, an award-winning filmmaker, performer, director and writer, is hosting a workshop on Saturday, April 13 at Tool Shed, 2427 N. Murray Ave.

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Local adult film star hopes to burn brightly, briefly

Published July 13, 2011

Victoria Rae Black was born in West Allis, moved to South Milwaukee where she went to high school. Then she settled in Bay View. She was a waitress, first at Ouzo Café and then at John Hawks Pub, where she also bartended. Now, Black is well on her way to becoming a big name in porn. OnMilwaukee.com spoke to Black recently; here's the interview that is "safe for work," but obviously is not intended to be read by children.

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Porn, erotica give couples options for arousal

Published Nov. 21, 2009

A recent episode of "Oprah" got OnMilwaukee.com sex and relationships columnist Sarah Foster thinking about porn. Once predominantly a genre catering to males, more and more women are buying and downloading films, causing increased production of more sensual "erotica."

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Postscript to porn interviews

Published March 15, 2009

Dr. Sara Johann is the author of "Sourcebook on Pornography," and she believes exposure to porn is detrimental and that it can lead to rape, abuse and domestic violence. We conversed via e-mail, and here is a brief interview detailing her perspective on the porn industry.

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Sex Week cinema: Funny porno puns

Published March 14, 2009

When porn and humor try to mix, the results are usually a debacle. People watch comedy to laugh, and they watch porn, well, for other reasons. That said, juvenile and sophomoric puns in porn titles can be pretty hilarious in a "Beavis and Butthead" sort of way.

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Milwaukee porn names

Published Sept. 6, 2007

Those of us who grew up in Brew City are part of an elite sub group who have "Milwaukee porn names."

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"The Fluffer" glosses over the good stuff

Published June 13, 2002

Apart from the sex, porno flicks are usually best-known for their poor acting and laughable attempts at a storyline that will justify the sex. While "The Fluffer," a new film directed by Wash West and Richard Glatzer and set in the gay porn industry, isn't quite that bad, it leaves more than a little to be desired.