The Week in Links: December 23

by suzyhooker on December 23, 2011 · 2 comments

in The Week in Links

Adult film actress Aurora Snow talks about the latest uproar over Sasha Grey. Some parents are angry that Grey (a now retired porn star) was allowed to read to their children as part of Read Across America.

Grey spoke with about her latest mainstream film role, Mark Pellington’s I Melt With You.

HBO has announced that Hung will not be returning for a fourth season. Star Thomas Jane clarifies rumors from earlier this year that he was a gay prostitute in his earlier years. The rumors had started after Jane gave this quote to the L.A. Times in October: “When I was a kid out here in L.A., I was homeless, I didn’t have any money and I was living in my car. I was 18. I wasn’t averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a sandwich. Know what I mean?”

Sex workers gathered to protest Google’s donations of millions to anti-trafficking groups whose activities can be harmful to sex workers.

An Australian sex worker makes her case for decriminalization.

Melissa Petro, the former sex worker who was forced to resign from her New York City teaching job, recently posed for Penthouse.

A new study has revealed that working as a phone sex operator is becoming a more popular option among moms who want to work from home.

Vancouver activists have called on local police to consider violence against sex workers a hate crime.

The owner of legendary Tampa strip club Mons Venus has opened a private park to Occupy protesters.

A new city ordinance in Tampa will allow cops to seize the car of anyone caught soliciting a prostitute or buying drugs from their car.

Not one, but two Linda Lovelace biopics are apparently in the works.

After raising $20,000 for a Toys for Tots fundraiser, strippers in San Francisco were told by the Fire Chief that they were not welcome to the fire station in order to present the check.

An LA Times blogger writes about taking her 90-year-old dad to a strip club  to celebrate his birthday, and manages to tell the tale without insulting any strippers.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Elle December 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Reading the comments in regards to the SF Toys for Tots link, it seems like a lot of people really support the ladies who organized this. It’s good to see that the chief is likely in the minority on this one.


Elle December 25, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Also, I’ve always liked Aurora Snow, and for being active in pornography for a decade, she’s managed to maintain her enthusiasm on camera. It’s also pleasing to see that she is articulate in defending her trade.


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