I held a screening event under my Naked Truth Film Club for Cam Girlz recently.
It's the second movie I've screened with a Q&A and the event went as planned.
I had four different webcammers on the Q&A panel to answer webcam related questions. Linsey Dawn McKenzie is a glamour model and veteran of some 20 yeas in the business and now an owner of her own webcam company Hardrive.xxx. Lady Andromeda I regret not having enough time to elaborate on what she meant by “sensual sadist” is also a dominatrix. Satine Spark has been a porn star for years and now a regular webcammer. Misha Mayfair is a university student and advocate of sex workers rights. Their diversity in terms of being webcammers reflect the diversity of the girls in the film. All were there to engage with an audience about their experiences camming and give us an insight into their world where the film left off.
I must admit the producer of Cam Girlzm Sean Dunne crafted a well produced movie that celebrated the girls. It has to be seen on the big screen with an audience to appreciate it fully and the reason I chose this film is that I know many people in the UK adult business wouldnt have seen it so this was as good a time for many to get an education, including me.
Many men, women and couples are camming now. Webcam has democratised and replaced the adult industry landscape so fast that people who do it don't recognise the same problems that face the adult industry and websites are applicable to these rules also.
The final speech by Jerry Barnett ruffled a few people in the audience who thought his doom laden message was a damper on the event. I am not the only one to get on the defensive and think Jerrys making people aware is a good thing. I've waved the flag in support of Jerry for years and credit a lot of advancements and contacts we have as a result of his activism. To understand his fervour, you need to understand that Jerrys company Strictly Broadband was the Netflix of its time was forced to close down when ATVOD over regulated him to the point he couldnt run his business profitably, so he shut down and came back with Sex & Censorship to campaign for free speech and freedom of expression.
We hit a bump in the road with the problems the girls face in the business with the like of PayPal and I even had to intervene with jest when it got a bit too “Girl Powery” but the one thing that struck me from the Q&A was how unaware of basic things like model releases and STD certs or even what is legally allowed and even ownership of content. Things that producers have to be aware of running their business or risk being sued in cases similar to revenge porn cases that make the headlines
How is what producers have been doing for years any different for webcammers who are in effect producers too? Look at Kendra Sunderland the Oregon library girl for example. She knew what she was doing was wrong but did she think she was at risk of a year in jail for what she did in that library? The webcam business has thousands of new people signing up to the various platforms totally unaware of the risks they are letting themselves in for. Other than that the girls all seemed clued up to what they were doing business wise, marketing themselves with creative shows and selling their shows as a brand. I totally admire their independence in this area. I'm just concerned that many are not aware of what it takes to stay on the right side of being legal.
I got the webcamming rules and one to one sessions behind a payment gateway but people are openly advertising custom clips with extreme acts that deliberately flout the AVMS Regulation(Audio Visual Media Services) to sell with people in they are not getting releases to own the content to sell. This is dangerous on two levels. No formal agreement to sell the content online puts you at risk of being a revenge porn case waiting to happen and secondly, how do you prove age if the date wasnt signed by a model who (woe betide) looks a few years younger than the tender age of 18. As for couples splitting up I have witnessed bitter disputes over who has the rights to content when both appear in it. Men usually lose out by default of the woman filing a complaint with webcam company but still, the point is, why not do things properly in the first place and avoid all that hassle?
This basic lack of knowledge could impact dramatically if someone who bought a custom clip was found in possession of a clip that was in breach of the AVMS regulations. People have already been charged in possession of content on their phone. It's worth paying attention to advice just to stay on the right side of the law. Follow Sex & Censorship. Its free and needs support. Dont wait for something to happen to you before you know where to come for help.
I myself was raided for selling porn in 1998. I was subjected to 27 charges of selling obscene material for gain and to make sure I had no wiggle room had a conspiracy charge slapped on top to securea conviction. I was recommended the best representative at the time who navigated me through my two years from charge to trial at Southwark Crown Court and it's an experience I wouldn't wish on anyone which is why I avidly support those who fight for the freedoms many take for granted these days by advising people to stay on the right side of the law….Oh yeah and pay your taxes too!
I know many have normal day time jobs and get home to kick off their shoes and get in some hours to make a few quid webcamming and doing private shows. It struck me that all these people using these platforms are unaware of the pitfalls. Why would they? They have never been made aware of it being illegal for all the easy to access free porn out there already. People simply are not aware of it and quick to rubbish any claim that is a threat to them and their income and with Brexit very much underway it will not impede what David Cameron has promised with reining the free porn in to protect the kids and evidence to that effect is the Digital Economy Bill being passed this summer as mentioned in the Queens speech about a month ago. With all this commerce online will come new legislation that will restrict adult services that fail to comply
Models who ditched hundreds of hours of content when they were in breach of ATVOD. Even Jerry himself had to close down Strictly Broadband which was the Netflix of its day before PornHub ruled the world with free porn
Unity among SexWorkers is important because it is that one huge voice together supporting the few out there defending us that resulted in multiple victories on appeal and of course the decriminalising of sex work. None of this would have happened if the people behind the scenes had not fought for it.
Unfortunately, not a lot of webcammers know this and after the Q&A there were discussions in having a forum where webcammers can meet and network every few months. The benefit of this is the guests most likely to attend these events will only be there f there is an audicene to talk to. If there sn then people wil make their rules and regulations without us at the table.
UKAP has forged links with all kinds of people from age verification vendors, credit card payment processors, clinics, lawyers, activists, campaigners, accountants and even (until recently) the government.
There is so much more achieved with face to face sit down meetings than posting on a forum. The best thing that came out of that screening was the desire to keep the dialogue going and this is the way towards progress in the future.
We know couples do things for themselves but occasionally it would be good for you to stay on top of your game by networking with others.
Out on your own you are more likely to get targeted by those like ATVOD who relied on people wanting to be legally compliant. They chalked up every shut down as a win. Now they are closed down and powers reverted to OFCOM it's worth noting that things are going to become more challenging.
If you don't know the rules how are you going to play the game?
You can watch Cam Girlz for free here.
Here's an opportunity that webcammers shouldnt miss out on. Especially if you are a couple doing your own webcam shows. Everyone is at it now but does everyone know whats involved with doing it?
Everything you ever wanted to know will be revealed about webcamming during our Q&A after the screening with women who are experts in the field of webcamming. The film Cam Girlz follows several different stories that offer a varied look at the fastest growing phenomenon in the adult industry to provide women with financial independence beyond traditional sex work and the video production industry. Its because of this that various issues have made this event significant to inform with what it takes to stay safe and legal on the internet for those who may not be aware
Cam Girls is being screened at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square at 6pm on 16th June by The Naked Truth Film Club. The special part of this event is the Q&A with panel speakers Linsey Dawn McKenzie, who is a veteran of the adult glamour community for over 20 years and even runs her own webcam business HardDrive.XXX Misha Mayfair who is a university student sex worker and activist for sex workers rights, Satine Spark who is a webcammer and porn star Lady Andromeda is a dominatrix who describes herself as a “sensual sadist” will talk all things related to the webcam experience as seen in the film and beyond .
Guests in the audience will be on hand to field legal and social issue questions with luminaries, Jerry Barnett(author of the upcoming Porn Panic
book) Award winning First Lady Of Sex and Sex Workers Opera Star Charlotte Rose, Feminist Porn Producer and activist Pandora Blake and of course “The Batman of Porn” lawyer to the sex worker community extraordinaire, Myles Jackman who has defended many and won many cases for the adult industry, sex workers and LGBTQ rights.
The event will be filmed like our first screening The UnSlut Project and made available for those seeking an adult industry viewpoint on the various topics we will cover with events like this. You can buy tickets by clicking on the Cam Girlz image above but the best part of this is the party at Platinum Lace to launch The Girls Of Mayfair magazine from Paul Raymond. If you want to attend this event then you need to buy a ticket and email: email@example.com to get on the guest list. Spaces are limited so get in now to avoid disappointment.
The events sponsors AdultWork.com, Pay4xxx, XCreds and TM Productions have free tickets for those woking in the adult industry wanting to attend. All you need to do is email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets are limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment.
In case you haven't heard already, I am behind organising the London screening of a documentary called The UnSlut Project next week Thursday at The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square.
The project came about as I was getting more involved with the actvism aspect of the adult business and saw a void that needed filling where the adult business was under attack with very few people interested in openly defending it.
The film directed by Emily Lindin deals with the topic of slut shaming and sexual bullyng which I feel resonates with the sex workerncommunity as much as it does with civilians like Emily Lindin who was inspired to make this film from her own experience of it when she was 14.
Bullying is a terrible thing to a young person growing up, especially young ondividual discovering their own sexuality at a difficult time of their lives without the experience of understanding the emotions that effect the way they see themselves.
I feel very strongly about this fim which is why I chose it for my inaugural screening in what I hope will be a quarterly event using films and documentaries as a base to engage an audience in discussion so that we can move forward than stay stuck in stasis to repeat the same argument over again. This is a recurring pattern and why porn debates put me to sleep.
It is perhaps this reason why I called myself The Naked Truth Film Club since in essence the truth is what I would like to see behind these discussions to weigh up if porn is morally right or wrong. To date it has all been down to personal choice and consent which seems to be lost on those who have an agenda to shut it down.
The screening is followed by a Q&A which I am filming as part of the event as a resource and record of the event. The speakers will be Myles Jackman (Obscenity lawyer oft thought of as The Batman of porn given his success defending clients) Jerry Barnett (Sex & Censorship) Pandora Blake (feminist pornographer) Charlotte Rose (Sexual Freedom Campaigner) and Laura Renvoize (Advocate of Sexworkers at Goldsmiths University)
You can read more about Emily Lindin behind the making of this documentary here. There will be other stars of the adult entertainment business in attendance that day too. Ava Koxxx will be there to sign her book “Tales From Miss Hollywood” and Anastasia Luxx, Tiffany Morris (who was featured on Real Couples some years ago) and others. I must also thank AdultWork.com, Pay4xxx, XCreds, and the producers association UKAP for backing the brunt of the cost to make this event possible and I hope that many of you can support this with donations to see it go on beyond the day as I am already in discussions with other film makers to host their films as events in future. Hopefully I will see you next Thursday afternoon
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I had a big hand in the recent UKAP Awards 2015 held at Proud Cabaret City on 16th September just around the corner from XBiz London at The Hilton Double Tree in Tower Hill, London, which was convenient because they held a 4 day convention there of which the UKAP (UK Adult Producers) Awards party was its second day event for a night of fun and entertainment with The Sex Workers Opera providing the entertainment before the show.
As for the show itself, here it is. It's the next best thing to being there on the night. I didnt win anything but it was nice to see couples there that have featured on the site. If you want to know more about the nominees and winners, podcasts etc then go to www.ukapawards.com
Password to play video: ukapawards2015
Its that time of the year when the circus comes to town in the form of XBiz London and the UKAP Awards 2015 smack bang in the midde of it. I've been involved wth this event even more so this year beyond just filming it which is a gig I took upon myself since 2013.
I was so involved this year that planning and organising this event took over my life overseeing the many things involved and while it was enjoyed by many with accolades and appraisals for a job well done for the venue etc it was far from perfect and thats because it was my first year stage managing an event I had no previous experience doing and was meant to have nothing to do with beyond filming and editing it.
This years event took place at Proud Cabaret City in the Tower Hill area of London which had rave reviews from Time Out Magazine. We initially had Brooklyn Blue, Lilly Roma and Kiki Minaj scheduled to host and present but such is this business we had to be prepared for anything to go wrong that the line up changed to Roxy Jezel and Lilly Roma with Ben Dover coming in at the last couple weeks and as the saying goes, the show must go on and it did and to be fair, it was still a fun night throughout the chaos. The various reasons ranged from shooting during the day, shooting in Ireland for Game Of Thrones no less and being late for the bad weather and even worse, traffic in London
Despite it raining the whole day we were still jam packed by the evening. Rain is never good as no girl wants to turn up looking like a drowned cat but yet we still ended up having a great night. It was nice to
see people who have featured on Real Couples in the past were in the running and even won.
Congratulations are in order to Michelle Thorne who won Best Selling DVD for Pushing Boundaries and also Amica Bentley aka Kinky Dirty Bitch for being the AdultWork.com Top Webcam Performer Of The Year and if youve seen Amicas scene on the site you will not be surprised why she won
What s particularly interesting about Michelle and Stefans win for Pushing Boundaries is that when recieving her award on the night, Michelle admitted it was the first time she had won any award ever in her 16 years being in the adult business which is not saying much about the adult business if it befell a producers association like UKAP to recognise the talents of one of our nations treasures. Ive known Michelle for over a decade nowand prbably the only person who has filmed her with all her partners in that time. Its snce she was married to Dean that they have explored sex on camera with other people of their choosing which was discussed in their podcast and Stefean deserves credit for being the guy he is to allow this to happenas is Michelle. With their video collection it seems they won on the basis of sales because thats what the buying public want to see
Real Couplees didnt fare well in the running where votes and nominations were concerned and in truth, it probably is not the best reflection of 2015 in a fast moving world where the shelf life of any title is short lived but it was still nice to see the votes go towards it and in order for the site to be relevant in a competitive market I have considered some options which I will be looking into but at this stage I will admit, the liestyle option maybe the direction for me to head in.
Porn awards may not mean much to anyone outside looking in, but they mean a lot to those that win them because, despite the fun people think porn stars have doing what they do, ultimately, it is a job and sometimes doing porn is not normal at all compared to the reality of doing it for love or fun. Its a different dynamic altogether and it seems those who win awards always seem to be the most grateful to be recognised for what they do.
Another couple that I was pleased to see at the awrds that night were Evey & Ellis who have featured a number of times in the past. They assured me they are wilder than ever these days but a lot more discrete and they have been maried over 7 years now. It seems the present trend is technology has facilitated couples making their own products with webcamming an optional extra. It does make me think that everything we have done up until now has paved the way for this to happen. So where do we go from here?
If you want to see a full list of winners, and finalists/ runners up then you can jump to the site here
To go straight to the scenes, click on the images or use the search option to find all their scenes including behind the scenes and bonus clips
To buy Michelle Thornes winning DVD Pushing Boundaries click the link here If you want some insight into what a model thinks about winning an award then take it from Ella Hughes who talks about how she felt when she found out she won for Best Female Newcomer and what it means to her.
As an alternative to listening, this edition of Charlotte Rose pro positive sex show on www.FM1FM.com on Monday nights at 9pm -11pm had special guest star Ben Dover filmed as an alternative to just listening. The best thing about this is you can see whats happening through out the show that you dont get to see listening to it which was probably why Charlotte laid on some activities for Ben Dover that were best seen than using the listeners imagination.
What has this to do with Real Couples you might ask? Well, for one I edited this edition and secondly, Charlottes show is pro positive sex, advice and an entertaining show that would appeal to couples and general adult listeners and thirdly, I support what she's doing and feel its relevance to the adult lifestyles that Real Couples includes. Supporting the show keeps it going so its a good thing
Give it a watch, its a kind of behind the scenes as it happens for the duration of the shows running time and even had some advice I found useful. For instance, Big Bob explains how you can deep throat without the gag reflex by clenching your thumb. Dont ask me how he knows this but yes Ben Dover demonstrated this with a banana and even did karaoke on the show.
Well worth a watch then? Yep!
Heres another first I've put on Clips4Sale ahead of its release on Real Couples. I was never really sure how popular behind the scenes clips were as I seldom ever got feed back about them but I filmed them anyway and always watched them with interest sometimes moe than the actual sex scenes. Its quite possible that people didnt quite get it, confusing them for the actual scenes despite being stated clearly what they were. Maybe my scenes are so real that the behind the scenes of the scenes looks like the real scene. Yeah, that sounds confusing but there is an obvious distinction between the two.
You see me at work filming or taking pictures so you get to see me interract with couples and how I get them comfortable to do their scene. The above clip is different in that I shot this after I shot their sex scene.
I normally do stills to warm the couple up and get rid of the awkwardness that comes with turning up to film them do things they wouldnt do if they had the neigbours around for tea and a social. Once the pics out of the way and we take a break, usually the trust level is such that couples are keen to get on with the scene realising how liberated they feel naked and doing sex in front of a guy like me who is super cool and open about it.
“Jam a finger up his ass girl! He'll come harder. Feel the power and velocity of the cum shot! Hey its ok, its not gay if its a womans finger up your
ass! Whaddya mean it feels weird!?” is the kind of conversation that is not out of place on a behind the scenes clip. In fact , conversations in session can get a bit strange and therein lies the appeal of the behind the scenes clip. You never know what you are going to get
I couldnt have wanted a better couple in Heavens Angel and Neil and as you see them here, this is after they got dressed to do the stills I missed out when they got frisky watching one of their 70 plus clips on Adult Work. They are a seriously sexy couple and whats really infectious about them is their love for each other. If I could bottle that and sell it I'd be a rich man indeed.
When you find couples as horny as these two, its easy to direct them because Neil just had a hard on for his lady that wouldnt quit. Not that you'd see it in the SFW (safe for work) preview. I had to reverse direct the stills from the positions they did on the video and if anyone saw their scene would attest to how hot their scene was. It was so hot the scene was split into two parts because the running time might have pushed it for an audience that we've found doesnt like scenes too long and sometimes we've pushed it because our site is not all wham bam thank you mam as a lot of porn fare is with clips sites these days.
This clip offers an alternative view into how these scenes are made. Dont get it twisted with the real thing
Alternatively, why not scroll through and listen to the podcast of us chatting between the two scenes below.
I was pleasantly surpised to see Nina Hartley on the cover of Your Choices latest mail order DVD catalogue this morning. I've been an admirer of her for years as I have seen many of her movies since I wasnt even old enough to watch them but always found her to be a stunning woman that went into her scenes with gusto.
I've seen her so many times over the years and then I got to see her in documentaries and movies. Remember Boogie Nights? That scene on the bed where her husband walks in on her fucking another guy and the guy shes riding says:
“Do you mind?”
Wiliam H Macey says:
“Do I mind??? She's my fucking wife you ass hole!!!!”
I saw that movie on the big screen and I can't praise it high enough for being the best movie ever made about the porn business between the tun of the late 70′s and 80′s. Nina was evenn working in porn back then.
Fast forward to the present, Nina Hartley is a class act. Shes a lady and should be seen as a feminist icon because she is powerful and intelligent and if I could equate her to someone mainstream then she would be the Helen Mirren of porn (although she may be younger than Helen Mirren)
If thats enough to get the lovers of classy mature ladies going then I can throw some eye candy in for you lustful ladies. James Deen is quite the
hotty of choice for the ladies pushing this movie into MILF territory with its contast of young handsome gent with older mature lady. I've never really liked GILF but for lack of a better word until one comes along this will have to do.
You can buy this DVD from Your Choice and many more from their extensive online catalogue. I've known this company for over 15 years now and they are a reliable mail order business second to none in my opinion. They produced my One Eyed Jack series so of course I'm going to be biased but they have always provided great customer service so if you order it will be sent to you in a discrete well sealed package within 2-3 days of ordering and if there is a problem with your order then they are prompt and efficient in dealing with it. I can't reccomend them highly enough. 11/10! Thats how high
If amateur UK home made porn is your thing I've also noticed that Your Choice have re-released Volumes 13 & 14 from their popular Viewers Wives series. This makes the DVD running time over 5 hours which makes great value for money. If you look carefully, you might see me on various scenes from their new re-issues of volumes 15 – 28. I think I made my first entry at volume 18 which I discussed on my Club One Eyed Jack blog.
I've also reccomended this series to couples over the years who make their own videos too. If you ever wondered where some porn stars first started their careers it was though a series like this. Its nice to see how some started out before getting into the adult business and changed how they looked with cosmetic enhancements. Not that there isn't the odd boob job or two but natural and raw seemed to be the main order of the day back in the mid 90s and theres plenty here between both volumes to enjoy and you never know who you might see. Now thats the real appeal of this genre.
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Here's an interesting preview from a clip I dug up from the vaults of Real Couples as part of my mission to show you what its like behind the scenes of a Real Couples shoot.
In case you didnt know, this clip has not been seen before until now because it was part of the shoot I didnt use when Mai and Dean had a huge argument the night before the shoot where she threw him out and failed to tell me until I was 10 minutes away from their home in Brighton. Interestingly similar to Valerie and Kai and even moe interesting is that Mai ended up being best buddies with Valerie too.
What you see here on this clip is not the half of it. The full length clip to this preview is on Clips4Sale. It will be added to the members site of Real Couples before long but if you can't wait you can purchase it directly from Clips4Sale.
Despite cancelling the scene that day shortly aftter starting we managed to get the stills done which Mai got through everyhtig in a state of mixed emotions. She was bowing hot and cold, being lving one second, professional the next, slapping Dean across the face, this that and the other. Its not until we started the scene when Dean was going down on here we can see her emtions were in conflict and she stopped and said she was not feeling this. I stopped the camera and she walked out of the room into her bedroom and closed the door leaving me and Dean in the room in silence.
I gave it a while before I knocked on the door. She didnt answer and after making it clear I was coming in I pened the door to see her in floods of tears. Now I dont know what went on the night before and finally its none of my business but if the shoot was going to be cancelled it was best it came from Mai. We sat and tlaked for a bit and I decided to call it a day as it was not working.
This comes with the job when filming Real Couples and is quite an awkward spot to be in for them as well as me as I'm sure they are embarrassed but in my mission to show Real Couples being real then this comes with the day job and is definitely rare to get this kind of footage but if take a look around the site, and the diversity of couples we have filmed, some tend to do extreme things as if they wee normal which begs the question: What is normal? I could tell you some interesting things with other couples who are on the site but where shall I draw the line on whats real and what you might consider bad taste. Some might say once you have seen doing sexually explicit things on the internet, is there much else to be embarrassed about anyway?
I know reading this makes it more interesting than your regular porn fare. If you are a member you can see the final scene I managed to get 9 months after this shoot failed to happen and you can clearly see they had kissed and made up for this shoot it was the day after Mais birthday after all
This is not the first time Mai has been on Real Couples. She was here a few years ago with her previous husband. Check how different she was back then
Oops I just noticed one other obvious thing from watching that preview but I'll let you find out for yourself. Theres no fun in telling you everything when you can find out for yourself
You can jump to our Clips4Sale page right here and buy other scenes as an alternative to membership