Dana Vespoli Turns to Evil

Dana VespoliSan Francisco native and intrepid sexual adventurer Dana Vespoli might’ve disappeared from screens for a while there, but not only is she back in full force, shooting thrilling scenes for Bang Bros’ MILF Soup and Monsters of Cock, and Brazzers sites Dirty Masseur and Hot & Mean, she’s now landed herself one of porn’s most esteemed gigs: directing for Evil Angel.

Joining her fellow female performer/directors Bobbi Starr, Belladonna, and Francesca Le, Vespoli will take her bold, aggressive performance style behind the camera for John Stagliano’s company, beginning with her Evil Angel feature debut Forsaken. To ensure a memorable viewing experience for the fans and to make the strongest first impression possible, Vespoli tapped young talent like Ash Hollywood and Michael Vegas, calling the former “beautiful and amazing” and noting she was “blown away” by the latter’s acting and sexual abilities; Manuel Ferrara and Samantha Ryan round out the cast and give Forsaken a reliable backbone upon which to hang its (kinda terrifying) plot. Ash Hollywood comes to in the woods wearing a bloodied dress, but without wounds to explain the stains. Flashbacks ensue and introduce the audience to “creepy characters” that might help explain her current predicament. And, hey, if they just fuck her senseless along the way, I’m sure that’ll be great, too.

Vespoli is already planning on performing in some of her directorial efforts for her new studio home and her follow up to Forsaken, a lesbian POV anal movie starring Karlie Montana, is already in the works. Clearly excited about this new direction for her career, Vespoli promises variety and debauchery in equal measure, telling AVN “I’m going to incorporate bondage, medical themes and various other fetishes I have.” The personal made pornographic entertainment; the perfect playground for one of porn’s most under-appreciated performers and directors, female or otherwise.

No Nudes is Bad News

San Francisco has long been one of the most sexually liberal cities in the United States, from the ’60s Free Love and ’70s gay rights movements to the city’s (relative) welcoming of Kink.com, but that could be changing when a new law banning public nudity comes into effect on February 1st.

“Hold up, bro,” I hear you say, “public nudity was legal in San Francisco?” I take it your travels never took you to the Castro District’s unofficial “clothing optional space” on the corner of Castro and Market Streets. Mine did and, man, was it an entertaining intersection. Wandering down there during a stint living in the vicinity of the Castro, I’d see shirtless men enjoying a Friday afternoon beer with friends, homeless people spacing out on the (chained and locked) steel chairs as commuters walked by doing their best to ignore undesirables, and even a lonely 1970s Teisco electric guitar in want of an owner. I also saw plenty of freely swinging dicks, many pierced in the Prince Albert style. Nobody seemed to mind much – we are in the heart of SF’s most outlandish community, after all – and it wasn’t entirely uncommon to see folks strip off and soak up the sun in the small corner court. Sure, some visitors to the area seemed appalled at the gratuitous displays of genitalia, but city law protected public exhibitionism as long as it wasn’t explicitly sexual – naked guys having a chat, sure; a naked guy with an erection, no dice – and it was eventually accepted by most as one of the more unique cultural attractions of San Francisco.

Now, those nudists, both part-timers and, like activist Gypsy Taub, the vastly more dedicated, who once went without “proper” attire for pleasure are stripping off in protest of a law that will ban public displays of the naked human form. Author of the ban, Scott Weiner, a candidate for the County Board of Supervisors is facing tough opposition, but likely nothing he’ll take too seriously, as protestors challenge his controversial new law. While the County Board of Supervisors narrowly voted the bill into effect, the nudists have one final protest planned… and we’re all invited!

Want to keep SF nude-friendly? Get your naked ass to the San Francisco Federal Courthouse (450 Golden Gate Ave, 17th floor, Courtroom #5) at 1.30pm on Thursday, January 17, where the nudists will have their case against the City of San Francisco heard by Judge Edward M. Chen. Who knows, you could end up immortalized on YouTube in all your (censored) naked glory like the valiant crusader for liberty and freedom seen below.

Viva la Chiva!

When online translation tools failed to give me a satisfactory English rendition of the phrase “chiva culiona” (the title of a Culioneros site) I turned to that last vestige of seemingly reliable knowledge: human contact. After calling a friend fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese, I was still left with no translation. Could it be slang? Could it be a completely made up title that means essentially nothing? Nope, it just referred to public transportation.

Chiva Bus
Chiva Bus image courtesy of -Chupacabras-

The Chiva bus (also called Escalera [ladder] Bus) are brightly decorated artisan vehicles found in rural Colombia and Ecuador that transport residents around the towns and villages of the mountainous Andean region. Painted blue, yellow, and red like the national flags of the two countries that spawned them, these double-decker buses have remained an integral mode of transportation for the area, becoming a cultural icon in more recent years. (Hell, even Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore, and Cameron Diaz arrived at a New York Charlie’s Angels premiere atop a Chiva bus.) The unique structure of the Chiva bus allows for varying use: a roof rack supports luggage and goods, the usual absence of doors allows for quick boarding and alighting, and the intricate, hand-painted text and graphic designs give each bus a personal, communal touch rivaled in the United States by only one vehicle: the infamous Bang Bus.

Bang Bus

It’s not just the elaborate hand-drawn designs and high occupancy that Chiva buses and the Bang Bus have in common: they’re both mobile porn studios that see the hottest, easiest women in Colombia and Florida, respectively, climb aboard to earn some money fucking random strangers. Chiva Culiona brings dozens of many-wheeled hardcore hookups your way in a distinctly Latin fashion, while the Bang Bus we all know and love keeps its wheels turning as it cruises around with an incredibly lucky guy or adventurous pornstar babe in tow for guaranteed adult entertainment gold.