The Week in Links: March 9

by suzyhooker on March 9, 2012 · 3 comments

in The Week in Links

The third chapter of the Valencia film (based on Michelle Tea’s 2000 memoir) is now in post-production, and the filmmakers are asking for donations to help them complete the project. We’re especially excited to see this chapter of the film hit the screen—not only does it cover Michelle’s return to sex work, it stars Tits and Sass’s very own Kat!

We highly recommend this piece from The Nation that talks about the sex trade in Thailand and the damage done by conflating consensual sex work with human trafficking.

We also highly recommend you check out this girl shaking her ass to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Vince Neil of Motley Crue announced that he’ll be opening a new strip club in Vegas in about two weeks. The club is Neil’s “dream come true,” he says, and will feature “edgier” dancers with more tattoos, and rock’n’roll rather than “that house, generic strip club music.” The club will be called Girls, Girls, Girls, just like the Motley Crue hit that Loudwire.com readers named the “best stripper anthem of all time.”

A Los Angeles city ordinance mandating condoms in porn took effect this week. Some people predict the industry will relocate  to Nevada as a consequence. Though the porn community nearly unanimously disproves of the new law, Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, explains why he supports it.

Meanwhile, sex work advocates in New York City are fighting for the right to carry condoms without possession of them being used to justify arrest.

An Edmonton police sergeant is investigating the unsolved murders of “at least 30 women,” many of them sex workers, and the disappearance of several dozen more. Some of the bodies were discovered as early as the 1970s, and police believe a serial killer may be responsible.

A junior high science teacher in Oxnard, Calif., was placed on paid administrative leave for allegedly appearing in a hardcore porn video.

Porn mogul Larry Flynt has made an offer of $1 million for “information about infidelity, sexual impropriety or corruption concerning a current United States senator, congressperson or prominent government official.”

County jail inmates in Texas had access to a porno channel for a few months after one of them figured out how to rewire their TV.

Former stripper Sheila Hageman reconciles feminism and sex work in this personal essay published on HuffPo this week, while Wrenna Robertson, a stripper for nearly 18 years, writes about the healing power of sex work for Straight.com.

Salon.com published this piece by filmmaker Michael Stabile on how the business of porn has changed from the golden age through the recession, as well as this piece on internet sugar baby arrangements.

The Kipling Hotel, a play starring a stripper and gigolo protagonist, extended its run in Berkeley, Calif., through May.

A former IRS investigator, whose biggest case was against a Nevada brothel owner for tax evasion, was recently sentenced to two years in a federal prison for pimping.

Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, has begun construction on a new, sci-fi-themed brothel.

A Southern California prostitution sting resulted in 34 arrests in 20 hours.

The Guardian speaks with porn actor James Deen about crossing over into Hollywood.

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Aimee March 11, 2012 at 4:31 am

Clearly Vince Neil has never been to Portland.

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Piper March 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

Found this on MSN today. Strip club donates money to keep Little League afloat. >>> http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Los-Angeles-strip-club-donates-to-help-save-Little-League-team-031212

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Piper March 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

HuffPo: Digital Playground’s website hacked, including credit card information from users. >>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/12/digital-playground-hacked-manwin_n_1340285.html?ref=technology&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

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