The Dr. Chauntelle Show (4/2/12)

The Dr. Chauntelle Show (4/2/12) - this week, I talk about all sorts of good stuff!! In Random News, an 18-year-old high school student asks someone (anyone!!) to got to the prom with him... Professional fact finagler Rick Santorum takes a stand against porn, but then immediately takes that stand off his website - I consider two dimensions of his slated war: obscenity and the US mail. I saw some sweet content from Girlfriends Films this week, the first installment of one of their newer series - Strays. Finally, I do a little explaining of US Code Title 18, 2257. It's a very complex topic, but trust me you've seen/heard of it before.

Enjoy!!

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Back Stories: Richie Calhoun

Interview with adult performer Richie Calhoun.

Imagine you’re 70… or 80… or maybe even 94 years old, and you’ve reached the end of your time on this earth. Naturally, because no one really knows what happens next (if anything), you start to reflect on everything you’ve experienced – joys, sorrows, all the things you’ve done, and everything you wish you’d tried.

For most folks, not working as a porn performer is probably not something they’d regret. And that’s all well and good – porn’s not for everyone (neither is working as a kindergarten teacher, a forest ranger, a dentist, or a politician).

But for Richie Calhoun, the thought of reaching the end of his days with some interesting stone left unturned prompted him to explore one of his anathemic dreams – working as an adult performer. So, after much reflection and quite a bit of adult industry-casing (cuz you gotta know what you’re getting yourself into), Mr. Calhoun decided to take the plunge…

Now, approximately/exactly one quarter and one year later, Richie is crafting quite the career for himself: scene work, in-depth feature roles, romance, and now even a little biy of kink. Richie puts quite a bit of thought into every role he accepts, seeing each as an integral piece to an overall whole - love, personal growth and exploration, autonomy, happiness... and porn? Yes.

What the heck am I talking about? Well, why don't I let Richie explain... Recently, he took some time out to chat with me about his experiences in the adult industry, and you can have a listen - there're some fascinating insights kicking around in Richie's brain!!

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Back Stories: Alia Janine

Interview with adult performer Alia Janine.

Who is Alia Janine?

Well, since she's one of only a small number of adult performers ever to use her real name, she's... Alia Janine.

Alia began her adult career as a dancer in Wisconsin and Florida and eventually made the jump to performer in Score’s Mamazon (2009). She has since been building her resume with some of the industry's top content producers and magazines. Alia is a very hands on individual, and she worked very closely with developers on the design and aesthetics of her recently-launched her website, www.aliajanineuncensored.com.

All this is awesome, but what really gets me about Alia Janine is her activism and singular, community-minded spirit. Alia is passionate about her rights as an individual and as an adult industry performer/worker. I actually first became acquainted with her at a Cal/OSHA meeting on June 7, 2011. During this particular meeting, Alia shared her feelings about condom use in adult content production and her rights as a performer with the OSHA board (and everyone else in the packed meeting room). It was an exhibition in eloquence and strength - I was super impressed with her bold candor!!

Alia's concerns about condom use in porn have not diminished since that meeting. She speaks about the issues and how she feels they will impact her workplace and community on a regular basis. She even appeared on a Russian TV in a segment entitled “Condom Police Could Make the Economy Go Limp” (with Domino Presley) and discussed some of the issues at hand. Global!!

In addition to all this, Alia took some time out to discuss her life thus far, her thoughts on industry issues, and her hopes for the future with PVV. Have a listen to this spirited, passionate woman... uncensored!!

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Back Stories: Domino Presley

Interview with adult performer Domino Presley.

Domino, Domino - what kind of name is Domino?!! ...and what kind of woman might she be?

A bounty hunter? A superhero? Super sweet? A brain-bending pastime, one of man's ruins? What about all of the above?

Domino Presley is a rising star in the adult community. A TS woman performer who often refers to herself as "The Trap," she's kicking ass, taking names, and breaking boundaries all over the place. Let me explain...

Domino started out in drag, sharpening her performance skills in the highly-competative Atlanta drag scene. She eventually made the decision to peruse a career in adult a little over a year ago and has made quite the splash ever since. To date, she has worked with all the top TS studios, including Evil Angel, SheMale Club, Third World Media/Grooby Productions, Devil’s Film, and Exquisite’s SheMale Strokers. Domino won two awards at the 2011 TS Awards - Shemale Yum Model of the Year and Best New Model; and at this year's TS Awards, she hosted the red carpet, presented awards, and took home the Shemale Yum Model of the Year award (again).

But Domino's powers are not restricted to the TS adult community. She's breaking boundaries and making her mark in the mainstream adult community, too. Domino was nominated for three XBIZ and two AVN Awards in 2012, and she even starred in a film with adult performer legend, Katsuni. (these things are big deals, but the are especially big deals in the adult community)

Domino is also working to reframe the erotic glamour surrounding TS women performers. Her high-end pay site, ts-dominopresley.com, launched through Grooby Productions and is sexy, fresh, and highly stylized, and she has aspirations to direct TS women in scenes that showcase their beauty in a new light.

But how do I know all this stuff? Well, I recently got the opportunity to chat with Domino about her path, her career, and her aspirations - have a listen!!

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Back Stories: Brian Street Team

Interview with adult performer Brian Street Team.

Joseph Gordon Levitt, Lou Diamond Phillips, Daniel Dae Kim, Jon Bon Jovi, John Cougar Mellencamp, Eddie Van Halen… Brian Street Team!!

(you see the pattern)

I’m not generally one to comment on things (as long as you discount this entire site, I guess), but I “research” a lot of stuff. And recently, through research, I read some some things written by a man named Brian Street Team.

Articulate and measured, thoughtful and diplomatic, this guy didn’t seem nothin’ like your Average Porn Dude. Now clearly no one is, but I was intrigued – who was this Brian Street Team? I had to know more. And now I do. And soon, so shall you becaaause…

I recently got the opportunity to chat with Mr. Street Team, and I learned a lot of amazing things – most amazing, I thought, was the fact that he is not a full-time adult performer. This self-described luckiest guy ever actually has a day job. He’s an engineer who just happens to do porn on the side. He also used to be in the Navy.

Hott.

And really fascinating!! How in the world did all that come about?

Brian is also in a very sweet-seeming, committed relationship with none other than Ms. Lucy Vonne, sex blogger and adult novelty slanger extraordinaire. They have a dog. Lucy is not an adult performer. How in the world does that work?

Brian answers all these questions and more in this really fascinating and fun interview. Have a listen!!

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Back Stories: Sonny Malone

Interview with editor (editrix!!) Sonny Malone.

We all know about the organic production of media – someone writes some stream-of-consciousness-esque prose while cracked out in Vegas or backpacking through Europe, then the text gets "discovered" years later and changes peoples’ lives overnight. Or maybe someone writes a script when they’re twenty, takes some grainy footage in their grandma’s basement, and wins an Oscar that same year.  That’s how it works, right?

Right…

But that’s how it works in adult isn’t it? – some guy films a random collection of folks getting it on, burns a few DVDs or uploads a couple clips to his website, and voilá – porn!  Right?

Riiiight…

In professional adult film production, filming the sex is only one aspect of a ginormous (that would be gigantically enormous) overall project.  There are literally hundreds of hours worth of pre- and post-production labor that go into every scene. Consider: someone... well, really several someones... must secure a location, coordinate the set, manage the budget, assemble a cast and crew, photograph stuff, and market the content to distributors and consumers - whoosh!!

And someone must also complete what may be the most significant step of all, the step that can really make or break any project - someone must edit it.

In the world of adult, that someone is Sonny "Smutcutter" Malone.

Sonny, whose "Malone" is a partial homage to none other than THE Nomi Malone, isn't the only editor in adult production; but she's one of the most experienced and respected. She's been polishing and refining porn for over twenty years... all so consumers can seamlessly insert their imaginations into the action. She has worked with some of the most respected production houses in the business, including Playboy, Vivid, and Burning Angel, and has won the AVN Award for Best Editing... twice!! (2005 and 2006... plus she's been nominated for others)

Sonny took some time out to chat with PVV recently - she and I talked about her serendipitous entry into the adult industry, some of her favorite projects, and what it's like to be a woman in the business (among many other things). Have a listen to our fascinating conversation...

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Back Stories: Ela Darling

Interview with adult performer Ela Darling.

I first became aware of Ela Darling at the 2011 AVN Awards Show. She was a companion of Ms. Jincey Lumpkin, Esq., the creative force behind the then-newly minted production house Juicy Pink Box and a person I respect very much, during some show-related events.

And then, recently-ish, PVVOnline Associate Reviewer Vittoria Buzza discussed a Juicy Pink Box film entitled Therapy (2011)… and on the cover was Ela. Vittoria was absolutely delighted with everything about the film, including the performers, so I decided to “investigate”* them further (hey, it’s my job!!).

[*incidentally, I internet stalk… err… research everyone, even you!!]A bit of poking around* revealed that Ela was relatively new to the business; that she only performed in girl-girl and solo scenes, some of which were (are) pret-ty dang fetishy/kinky; that she had a MASTER’S DEGREE; and that, before becoming an adult performer, she had been – get this – a librarian.

No joke.

A librarian.

It was almost too amazing to be true.

But it was. And it still is.

And then, at the Cal/OSHA meeting earlier this month, who walked in and took a seat next to yours truly? Who shared her fan and provided the Cal/OSHA subcommittee with insightful comments and suggestions all day long? Who did adult performers, nerd-girls, and “educated folks” proud all at once?That would be Ela Darling.

As luck would have it, I got to interview Ela one evening in the recent past. We talked about her career experiences in adult so far, and she shared some of her thoughts on the existing Cal/OSHA barrier protection mandates in California.

…all for you, lucky PVV reader/listener - give it a go!!

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Back Stories: Magdalene St. Michaels

Interview with adult performer Magdalene St. Michaels.

The rapture is coming.

You know, tomorrow - May 21, 2011. It's Judgment Day, but not like in the Terminator movies... like in the Old Testament or Christianity or something. Light and burning salt and frogs and some serious Slayer-caliber metal will rain from the sky. All those who are to be saved will be, and all those who are not... well, I don't know what's gonna happen to them (read: us).

And I guess maybe it could happen... Oh gosh, what if it does!!??

But then what would happen to all those folks out there who are perfectly "good" in their daily lives, but just aren't Christians of this particular "Judgment Day"-sort? Moreover, what would happen to all those folks who are perfectly aligned with another, different (and maybe even just as commonplace) set of spiritual beliefs within the context of their own society, culture, and/or experience?

Call me a sociologist, but it's a little ethnocentric to assume that one version of spirituality and/or behavioral standards are "correct" in this sense. But what do I know about religion?! For sure, not much when it comes to the rapture and judgment and whatnot... (although I do know a fair amount about metal)

...but I'll tell you what I do know - if today is the last day I'm gonna be around, there's no one I'd rather spend it with than Magdalene St. Michaels.

Magdalene began working as adult talent in 2007, and she has since become one of the most sought after mature woman performers around. I met her recently when I made an appearance on Girlfriends Films' Kinky & Creepy Show, and soon after we connected for an interview. Magdalene, a deeply spiritual women whose name derives in part from Mary Magdalene, shared quite a bit with me including the path that led her to the adult industry, her love of her fans (some of whom become more like friends), her love of animals, and her feelings on some aspects of some organized religions.

It was an intense and deeply-personal conversation wherein Magdalene shattered many stereotypes about adult performers and mature women talent, and I know you want to hear it all!! Have a listen to my conversation with this incredible woman...

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Back Stories: Takedown Piracy’s Nate Glass

Interview with copyright infringement service Takedown Piracy's Nate Glass.

I'm not much of a rabble rouser (well, at least not overtly), but I definitely appreciate a good rabble roused. I also appreciate folks who take action - those individuals who identify a problem, figure out a solution, and work to accomplish the steps necessary to bring that solution to fruition.

So given all that, I can't help but appreciate Nate Glass.

Nate, a singular badass who spent some of his formative years in the great state of Texas, is most directly related to my interests and endeavors via his mission to eradicate forces of nefarious evil plaguing the adult industry today.

Nate works to take down piracy.

Let me explain...

As many of you may know, the scourge that is content piracy is currently plaguing the adult industry. Entities in various forms steal content from adult producers, and then proceed to blast it out, for free, all over the interwebs. This is, at minimum, copyright infringement... which is illegal (and really obnoxious).

But who do you call when you find a snippet of your creative production being distributed illegally via the interwebs? There's no internet strike force; no mom-type is gonna swoop in and make them behave; and chances are, emailing the webmaster/pirate a friendly "please stop that" is going to be fruitless. So how do you reclaim your property in instances of such thievery?

Well, according to 1998's Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), an internet service provider (ISP) is not accountable for the content traveling on its bandwidth (among other things). Thus, people can upload whatever they want as far as their ISP's are concerned; however, once an ISP is aware that they are supporting pirated content, they're legally obligated to remove it.

Hmmm...

Enter what has colloquially become known as a DMCA notice.

DMCA notices let ISPs know, in some sort of legally binding-type way, that they're hosting pirated content. In other words, issuing a legit DMCA notice about X bit of content obliges the relevant ISP to remove said bit of content.

But have you ever looked at these sites where free adult content abounds? There is TONS of stuff there!! How do you find your content, put together the correct notice, send it to the appropriate person, and then follow up to ensure that your property has been removed? Who has time for all that?? And who the heck even knows how to do it all (correctly)?

Enter Nate Glass.

Through a series of fortunate mis/adventures that include many trips to jail and the world's longest road trip, Nate started Takedown Piracy in 2009. Very simply, Takedown Piracy (TDP) gets pirated content removed from the interwebs via the systematic issuance of DMCA notices. At this time, TDP and Nate Glass are responsible for getting over 2.3 million copyright infringements removed.

Bad. Ass.

But don't take my word about any of this. Nate explains it far better himself, and he recently took the time out to tell me his story. If you're looking for a lesson in principled awesomeness, give it a listen.

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