Category Archives: Censorship

A cold wind on a warm day (Extreme Associates sentenced on obscenity charges.)

Rob Black and Lizzy Borden are going to jail. I only know their work by reputation, but apparently they did some rather disgusting things. But that’s not why they’re going to jail. There has been so far as I am aware of, no allegation that any of the things they did were against the law. No, Rob [...]


In no particular order: Yes, I have thoughts about the AmazonFail thing. We track the way Amazon uses meta-data as closely as we can, and have seen some interesting shifts since the beginning of the year around sexuality. I am not unsympathetic to Amazon’s dilemma. If I ran a supermarket, I wouldn’t want incontinence supplies showing up in [...]

Welcome Aussie Visitors!

  Hello Australians! Our traffic stats tell us that this morning we have more visitors from Australia than from anywhere else in the world. Welcome! Since Australian visitors are up up up, especially from Sydney; and searches for [comstock films] are up up up, my guess is we’ve had a mention in one of your [...]

Banned in Boston? (Making Films About Older Adult Sexuality)

MA State Rep, Kathi-Anne Reinstein From Marty Klein’s blog Sexual Intelligence: Massachusetts state representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein has introduced a bill making it a crime for anyone over 60 to pose nude or sexually for a film or photo. The person taking the photo—whether a lover, artist, or commercial porn maker—would also face jail time. Adding [...]

Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative?

  You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum Bring gloom down to the minimum Have faith or pandemonium’s Liable to walk upon the scene Coming to a more grown-up sex-positivity has bubbled up in no less than three places in the last month. First over at Susan Quilliam’s blog, in her post “Reclaiming [...]

YouTube, Iran, and Gay Sex

Execution by hanging of two gay Iranian teenagers It’s no secret that I’ve got a statistics fetish when it comes to our films. This morning brings an unexpected bit of data, courtesy of YouTube’s suite of tools. Of all the countries in the world, the DAMON AND HUNTER excerpt on YouTube, “Gay Men Love Sucking [...]

Welcome to the bitter cold of the New Searchable Era ™. Enjoy your stay.

From Apple has approved a version of Knife Music as an e-book application after the author removed words Apple considered objectionable. An e-book submitted to Apple’s App Store has been approved after the author removed language that apparently offended Apple. CNET’s David Carnoy wrote a book called Knife Music last year, and attempted to [...]

Revisiting Rated X

It’s a big weekend for us over in Amsterdam at Jennifer Lyon Bell’s “Rated-X: Amsterdam Alternative Erotic Film Festival”. Over the next couple of days we’ll have three films screening: Matt and Khym: Better than Ever; Bill and Desiree: Love is Timeless; and Damon and Hunter: Doing it Together. In the last decade, film festivals [...]

We Made Google’s Blacklist, But What About Australia’s?

As far as Google is concerned, is a dirty domain. Google search result bring up people linking to my posts ahead of the posts themselves, they even rank spamblogs that scrape our content ahead of our pages; and it doesn’t look like there’s a whole lot we can do about it. So it goes [...]

Maybe it’s just because Bill and Desiree are old…

On the other hand, maybe it’s just because Bill and Desiree are old (I know I know. Don’t try and lawyer your way around it. Don’t even try to wrap your fucking head around it!)