On James Deen and Company

James Deen

In the wake of accusations of sexual assault and rape leveled at the world’s most famous adult performer, James Deen, by a growing number of his female colleagues, the performer has found himself not only the newest most-hated man in porn, but persona non grata at Evil Angel and Kink.com, two companies that once championed him, for years distributing his distinct brand of rough sex to all corners of the World Wide Web, and aiding his ascension to mainstream stardom.

Numerous voices have been raised since Stoya first dropped her 55-word Twitter bombshell, accusing Deen of rape, including those of Tori Lux, Ashley Fires, Nicki Blue, Kora Peters, Lily LaBeau, and Amber Rayne very few of them with a complimentary word about to the disgraced cocksman. Although obviously reluctant to go into too many specifics, Deen’s former girlfriend Joanna Angel was arguably the most damning, not only telling reporters that she considered Deen “dead inside” and “dead to me” but also that his domineering treatment of her left Angel fearing for her life, a whimpering wounded dog of a person.

While no charges have been pressed and Deen has largely remained silent of the matter aside from an interview with The Daily Beast explaining his position to Aurora Snow, it’s been largely left to others in the industry to shed some light on how the crimes (if indeed perpetrated by Deen as alleged) were ignored, dismissed, or swept under the proverbial rug. And these other voices aren’t necessarily coming from the usual places. Retired dick-thruster Voodoo took to Twitter to point out that Deen and, really, anyone else who doesn’t know when they’re crossing someone’s personal sexual boundaries and potentially committing assault should not be in the adult entertainment industry. Period. Hard to disagree with that!

Arabelle Raphael, an underrated performer seen at Burning Angel and Kink.com, spoke to The Guardian about the controversy surrounding Deen and placed the burden on the culture of the industry itself, as well as society at large. So, an easily solved problem then? Perhaps on an individual level – Raphael heard disquieting warnings about Deen and thusly put him on her “no” list – but when victims are remaining silent of fear of dismissal, unemployment, or public ridicule, it’s no leap to look at the industry in a slightly different way. Aside from obvious measures that could be taken or improved to ensure the on-set safety of all performers, there’s also the issue of subtle coercion and manipulation that encourages those experiencing or witnessing an assault or dangerous, threatening behavior to keep their traps shut lest they destroy any chance of their burgeoning career taking off. Opening discussion of what has until now been viewed largely as an in-house problem to greater society (even if only via hashtags and soundbites) can only serve to increase the public understanding of how sex work can and does fit into the lives of those who choose it as a career path, and the responsibilities of those who consume it.

In the end, business is business, and it’s not exactly surprising that everyone from assaulted performers to immensely powerful studio owners and super-agents are out to protect their earning power and potential profits by at least partially ignoring harmful on-set behavior and conditions, but it’s at least a relief to see that rape and sexual assault is considered in porn to be bad business. With Joanna Angel and Phoenix Marie among those insisting that, even with its faults, the adult industry isn’t inherently unsafe – “I do not want the public to blame porn for anything. I think he is a bad egg. There are bad eggs in every industry.”

Perhaps if less public and media attention was being corralled onto the issue of mandatory condom use and instead towards creating a safe environment for porn workers socially and psychologically, as well as physically, one where performers with histories of abusive behavior are vetted, the groups seeking to exploit the Deen situation to hasten the shutting down or restricting of porn’s relative freedom might actually produce something that does what they always say they want to do: help victims, ensure safety.

Charley Chase: Back in the Saddle

Charley Chase

Charley Chase fans, you may have been miserable since Charley Chase made her auspicious anal debut back in mid-2012 before promptly retiring from the spotlight, at least temporarily, to reassess her future. There was talk of more anal episodes to come, then apparently tissue damage delayed that tantalizing proposition, and then, well, nothing much happened. Ms. Chase, admitted fellatio addict that she is, came back around five months ago and shot two typically impressive and beautifully photographed scenes, Full Throat Action for Passion HD and Big Titty Massage for Pure Mature. Ok, so it wasn’t the most explosive return, but she hasn’t stopped there.

Puba, a network of 48 pornstar and niche hardcore websites, has among its rostered stars one Charley Chase and the deepthroater queen hasn’t exactly been food blogging on her Puba sub-site. Not only does Charley’s official site collect many hardcore and softcore scenes and galleries from the earlier stages of her career, it also deals up a pair of anal scenes that prove this woman’s devotion to deviancy hasn’t waned in her brief but conspicuous absence.

Letting Chad White peel her out of peach-colored lingerie, taste her snatch, and be one of only four or five guys to professionally penetrate her most taboo orifice, a blissed-out Charley lies back and takes him with quiet, breathless glee. Playing out a bit more energetically, a pigtailed Charley’s chemistry with Derrick Pierce is even steamier. (There’s an even raunchier, more aggressive and wild anal scene with Justice Young a few updates back that’s also unmissable!)

Throw in some self-GoPro-shot shower, masturbation, and lesbian scenes, behind-the-scenes episodes, anal plug play with Asa Akira, and crazy psychedelic bodypaint, and the paragon of sexual of enthusiasm, the greatest dick-sucking dynamo of the last ten years, the queen herself, Charley Chase is back in the saddle in a big way.

Look for further updates to Charley Chase’s Puba site – and a full Mr. Pink’s review of PUBA – in the coming weeks!

Mr. Pink’s Must-Haves – Evil Angel

Evil Angel

Most porn fans know Evil Angel, the studio started by John ‘Buttman’ Stagliano back in 1989, as the premiere US-based vendor of extreme anal sex, tranny porn, rough sex, and other pornographic debaucheries, but it’s easy to take the studio’s revolutionary approach to porn for granted. Without Evil Angel’s support and distribution of directors Jay Sin, Kevin Moore, Jonni Darkko, and Mike Adriano we wouldn’t have been introduced to such adventurous, taboo-smashing series as the whipped cream and baseball bat heavy Anal Buffet, the ass-adoring and breast-creaming Crack Fuckers and Titty Creampies, outrageously messy multi-dick facial-fest Wet Food, and Adriano’s distinct speculum-starring rectal examinations, sloppy three-girl blowjobs, and cartoonish and colorful outdoor sex. And that’s just the dudes!

Evil Angel has also long championed women directors and now prizes contributions from Anikka Albrite, Dana Vespoli, Francesca Le, Aiden Starr, Bobbi Starr, and the legendary Belladonna. Not limiting themselves to lesbian or female-focused work, these directors are invaluable to Evil Angel’s success, bringing its subscribers a wide range of diverse and boundary-pushing porn. You’ve got excellent foot fetishism in Party of Feet, lesbian pajama parties turned orgies with Belladonna, and all-girl anal sex so severe it puts Nacho Vidal’s notorious ass demolitions to shame. Surely Evil Angel is home to one of the, if not the strongest roster of directors in all porn, but (as the man with the steak knives said) there’s still more…

Recently adding LeWood (Francesca Le and Mark Wood), Perv City (Adriano’s new outfit), Toni Ribas, and BAM Visions (Mick Blue and Maestro Claudio) to its roster of directing talent, Evil Angel appears to be on the verge of a new phase of its existence. As convincing as its content (or this minor missive) may make it seem, Evil Angel has only been improving for years, something that’s hardly expected to change. That said, many of the satellite and networked and affiliated Evil Angel sites are about to go under the ol’ Pink-O-Scope for all new reviews in the coming weeks so for the full lowdown on the current state of Devil’s Film, Fame Digital, Mile High Media, and Evil Angel itself, which will join just completed reviews of GirlsWay, Fantasy Massage, Shemale Idol, and TransSensual. Oh, and those with an eye firmly on your wallets this holiday season need not worry: one month inside Evil Angel’s depraved dungeon of porno wonderment now costs just $14.95.

So, porn fans, throw your non-fapping hand up in the air, flash the sign of the devil, and take advantage of Evil Angel’s digital hedonism, exclusive archive, and incredible track record of producing world-class smut with a hellishly deviant edge.