• Industry spotlight,  Musings

    Erika Lust turns anonymous fantasies into reality

    We are longtime fans of erotic film director Erika Lust, and her latest endeavor, XConfessions, is just the cherry on top of why we love her. Originally launched three years ago as a place for users to share their anonymous sex fantasies and stories, XConfessions is getting even steamier. Now, Erika Lust is handpicking…

  • Industry spotlight

    Industry Spotlight: Carlos Batts

    Carlos Batts (photo by Coagula Art Journal)

    Is 20-odd years enough to make a lasting impact with art? In the case of Carlos Batts, the answer is absolutely yes. Since he was 16, he had the name of his company all mapped out: C. Batts FLY. At Franklin High School in Reisterstown, Maryland, he ran with the goth kids, devoured…

  • Giveaways

    Win tickets to HUMP! 2013

    HUMP!, the Pacific Northwest’s lovable amateur porn film festival, is right on the horizon! Showings are Thursday, November 14th through Sunday, November 17th at Cinema 21, and many showtimes have already sold out! We want to help you experience the hot, laugh-out-loud fun of HUMP!, so as in years past, we have some tickets…

  • Musings

    Get ready for Fisting Day 2013!

    Fisting Day logo

    Hard to believe, but we’re coming up on the third annual International Fisting Day! Ahhh, it seems like just yesterday we were hailing the creation of this glorious occasion. Fisting Day is growing up! Created to celebrate, educate, and normalize fisting, Fisting Day has become a joyful celebration of a beloved sex act,…

  • Community,  Events

    HUMP! submission deadline September 30th

    Hard to believe, but fall is fast approaching, and with the turning of the leaves comes one of our favorite events of the year — HUMP!, the Northwest’s most lovable and hilarious amateur porn film festival. HUMP!’s aim is to help you be a porn star for a weekend, not for life. All…

  • Industry spotlight

    Industry Spotlight: Courtney Trouble

    Gifted with a Polaroid instant camera at age 8, Courtney Trouble was destined to be an artist. As a teenager in Washington, they spent their days in their high school’s dark room — and their nights running in grunge and riot grrrl circles. Trouble attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, where they continued pursuing print and digital…

  • Industry spotlight

    A closer look at Erika Lust’s films

    We love the work of erotic filmmaker Erika Lust. Her movies are sensual, beautifully shot, and expertly directed. But a lot of customers aren’t quite sure which Erika Lust film they should purchase. The truth is, they’re all great, but there are definitely a few differences between them — primarily when it comes to…

  • Events

    DIY Porn with Madison Young

    Thursday, February 21st — 7:30 p.m. — $20 Let award-winning porn performer and director Madison Young teach you how to make your own porn! Learn the basics of how to tap into your own personal sexual fantasies, how to manifest those fantasies for the camera, the basics of documenting, writing a script, casting,…

  • Industry spotlight

    Industry Spotlight: Shine Louise Houston

    Shine Louise Houston grew up in Southern California, where the beaches were all the rage. As a boogie-boarding tomboy, her earliest career aspirations included veterinarian, archaeologist, and designer — but her first venture as an entrepreneur involved completing other kids’ science homework for $2 a packet. Houston graduated from San Francisco Arts Institute with a Bachelors…

  • Community

    3 weeks left to submit to HUMP! porn film fest

    It’s that time of year again, folks: the Pacific Northwest’s much-loved HUMP! amateur porn film festival is on the horizon. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 5th, which, believe it or not, is coming up fast! It’s just 3 weeks away, so if you want to submit a film, you’ll want to get crackin’!…