Archive for October, 2006

Media, strength and vulnerability

October 30th, 2006 at 12:23 pm

This is a quickie, because I don’t entirely know what to say. This past Friday, a friend of $pread’s was shot and killed in Oaxaca, Mexico. His name is Brad Will, and he worked for New York Indymedia, with whom $pread shares office space, as well as our art director/photographer Erin Siegal, who was arrested […]

Looking the part

October 25th, 2006 at 1:26 pm

At CineKink this past weekend, I was standing with a colleague when a filmmaker introduced himself to us. When the filmmaker got distracted by another conversation my colleague leaned in and said, “Wow, he really doesn’t look the part of pornographer.” I looked at myself and at him and said, “Do we?” We don’t really, […]

Community in the dark

October 22nd, 2006 at 10:48 pm

I spent some hours of the last lump of days sitting in uncomfortable (er, I mean, vintage) seats at the Anthology Film Archives, watching dirty movies. It was a pretty incredible thing – LIsa Vandever put together a diverse and interesting mix of films from all ends fo teh sexual spectrum, which was refreshing to […]

Study in red

October 22nd, 2006 at 12:43 pm

by Logan Grendel/Niesha Studio

Stripper sues, columnist mocks

October 19th, 2006 at 12:32 am

I get a lot of news feeds and sex-related Google alerts everyday, because – dude, its my job(s). I monitor goings-on for potential Fleshbot posts and I also look for stuff for upcoming Global News Shorts in $pread. Most of the time, I skim stuff to see what it might be relevant for, and that’s […]

CineKink kicks off, and everything is a blur

October 18th, 2006 at 3:58 pm

Wha? Everything is feeling kind of insane these days, some good stuff, some very very bad. But, I soldier on. I used to be able to at least blog quickly enough that I knew what the hell was going on from week to week, but these days have been so consumed by… stuff… that it’s […]

Tradition, caretaking and feminism

October 16th, 2006 at 1:22 am

I’ve been thinking a lot about tradition recently, medicine because as much as I’ve eschewed tradition at every turn in my life, I think I’m becoming something of an old softy, and some traditions now make me misty-eyed instead of irrationally angry. When I was younger, I thought it was really lame and unfeminist to […]

“The State of Smut: NYC” – my panel at CineKink 10/21

October 12th, 2006 at 2:05 pm

****I’ll be showing the trailer for my movie “The Bi Apple” for the first time at this event!!!**** NEW YORK, NY; Oct. 12, 2006 – The film festival CineKink NYC will host a special panel, “The State of Smut: NYC,” on Saturday, October 21 at 4:30 pm. (Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, NYC; $9/$8 […]


October 2nd, 2006 at 9:15 pm

I am writing a book about women – Seal is, after all, a women’s and feminist press. It kinda brings me back to my first class on feminism in college, in which we considered the question “what is a woman?” I’ve been working on my own internalized assumptions and trying to second guess myself, and […]