No more speculation, Amber Heard has indeed confirmed she is dating Johnny Depp. There has always been chatter that Amber is bisexual and she tells The Edit, “I have had relationships, successful relationships, with men and I had a great relationship with a wonderful woman.” She also lets it be known that she doesn’t like labels, saying, “I will never beg for an easy classification or label for that moment in my life, or assume to know what the future holds for me. I have always been and always will be just who I am and I will never fake anything for anyone.” I really never knew anything of or about Ms Heard, but she just earned an instant fan in me. Sidebar: that SKIN! Like buttah. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
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I love this chick. I took a transatlantic flight with her once and i was in row 22. She sat behind me with her friend/family member/I have no clue really, not in first class, speaking Spanish the entire flight. People kept coming up to her and talking to her and she was a regular chick with no celebrity bullshit around her. So refreshing. Anyhoo, she is on the cover of the June issue of Allure and what’s getting the most buzz is her quote about her sexuality. Zoe said, “I might end up with a woman raising my children, that’s how androgynous I am.” Um, I don’t know if I’d call it androgynous, but it’s honest, and for that among other things, I applaud her.
“Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) have announced that from 2014 they are to publish a new journal devoted to the study of pornography. Porn Studies, to be edited by Professor Feona Attwood of Middlesex University and Dr Clarissa Smith of the University of Sunderland, will be the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts”
Back in the day when we produced the series Pornography: The Secret History Of Civilization people looked at us all funny like, as if we were pervs.
But as the title of the series suggested our argument was that sexually explicit expression through the ages did tell a story about who we were and what we aspired to be.
So news that the pre-eminent publisher of academic journals is adding Porn Studies to its catalogue is exciting news indeed.
This comes at an interesting moment, because the porn world – as we know it – has kind of ceased to exist.
In its stead we have seen the emergence of an unabashed pornocracy in which the general public have taken over from the pros doing it for themselves and uploading it to X Tube where it can be watched for free.
And unlike the professionals with their bad acting and fake groaning it’s all real. And The Real not only makes up for bad lighting / skin / camerawork, it trumps it. Now is that porn or cinema verite? Porn used to trade on being illicit and outlaw. Well now that everyone’s doing it, and now that celebrity sex tapes elicit barely more than a shrug, could we have reached The End Of Porn?
And a supercut featuring some of Angela’s Positive Moves and a few friends after the jump. (t/y Steve)
The eye-opening treatise Analism Among the Poor by Tony Sheldon, a classic of the “socially relevant” porn that sprung up after the legal ruling that defined pornographic works as those being “without redeeming social importance.” According to Vintage Sleaze: “In the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, Barclay House Books issued volume after volume of sociological and psychological ‘studies’ and other ‘investigations’ into sexuality in then-contemporary America.” I’ve collected many, including Incest in the Ghettos, Virile Older Men and Willing Young Girls, and Satan, Demons, and Dildoes [sic], but this is my favorite.