Pornstar Twitter fights rarely escalate into actual altercations IRL but one little spat recently came surprisingly close. Although recently retired from adult, living legend Lisa Ann took to her Twitter account to toss a few snarky comments in the (barely disguised) direction of the one and only Nikki Benz. The resulting back-and-forth saw name-calling, accusations of illegal prostitution, drug references, and the incredible assertion that, now departed from adult, Lisa Ann has no friends in the industry. Although blows were swung by each woman, Benz was clearly down for a scrap and actually invited Ann to do just that. In response, Lisa Ann filed a restraining order in Los Angeles County that alleged she was receiving threats of violence both directly and indirectly made by Nikki Benz. Ever the fighter, the would-be Mayor of Toronto hit back hard, claiming Ann’s application was intended to deny Benz her right to free speech.
The Los Angeles Supreme Court ruled in favor of Benz, dismissing Ann’s restraining order application after Benz filed an motion. The court found Ann’s request was “not supported by the evidence” and that nothing posted to Twitter or said on stage at a January awards show was a sufficient, valid threat to Ann’s safety or security. The ruling comes after Ann claimed she was unable to attend awards ceremonies due to threats made by Benz and her supporters, yet she is a noted and provable attendee of the events in question. As numerous Benz supporters asked on her Twitter account: what the hell was Lisa Ann thinking?
Benz responded to the ruling with a press release, which reads as follows:
“I am thrilled that the Court has thrown out Lisa Ann’s frivolous case for supposed harassment against me. I intend to pursue her for all damages she has caused me as a result. Filing legal cases just to get in TMZ is just sad. A big thank you to all adult stars and industry people who showed me support on Twitter and in court. The overwhelming support is greatly appreciated.”
A semi-regular feature here at Mr. Pink’s blog is our well-timed noting of holiday-themed porn scenes popping up when many of us are home from work and very nearly climbing the walls out of boredom. Along with limited membership discounts offered by your favorite sites, these Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, Fourth of July, and, most recently, St. Patrick’s Day scenes can make any holiday more interesting than your average family get-together. This year, however, something SFW trickled out of the porn world and passed many porn fans by as they headed to Naughty America for Rachel Roxxx’s Irish-tinged romp with Johnny Castle, and it involved Irish dancing.
RatedXLife posted to its YouTube page the day prior to the annual celebration of all things green and Irish (and drunkenly abusive) a video showing the best Irish dancing efforts from a number of up-and-coming pornstars and established supersluts. Although non-nude and basically SFW, the video is still well worth watching. Where else will you see Jodi Taylor giggling and pogoing in flip-flops, Zoey Monroe showing military-style commitment, and Ana Foxxx’s surprisingly smooth and fluid effort, as well as twirling, bouncing turns from Serena Blair, Kenna James, and Ivy Sherwood, whose bobbing breasts get quite a few close-ups.
Screw the shamrocks and the pints of green beer and tell “Saint Paddy” to buy his own damn drinks. If anything, ‘Porn Stars Try to River Dance for St. Patrick’s Day’ has taught us that you don’t need green food coloring, drunken hooliganism, or public urination to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, just some fun-lovin’ folks unafraid to try shakin’ their asses in an unfamiliar way.
The problem with the current state of the porn industry is, according to acclaimed performer/directors Kayden Kross and Stoya, not always the content itself, but also the delivery, the pricing, the piracy, the web design, the attitutde… fuck, what isn’t wrong with porn today? Under the direction of these two newly anointed legends of lust, however, a vision of porn appears and threatens to demolish the status quo. Introducing Trenchcoatx.
While the rather unfortunate name Trenchcoatx recalls exhibitionist sexual assault (a flasher’s trenchcoat), the service is far from unwanted. Hell, according to the two porntrepreneurs running the thing, it’s damn well essential. See, Trenchcoatx isn’t your average porn site. Instead of offering a huge smattering of so-so smut for one monthly price, this pay-per-view venture removes the need for a constant stream of mediocre content, instead only offering what they (Stoya & Kayden) consider worthwhile, ensuring that every scene and movie offers the viewers something they can’t find elsewhere. Titles already available include Stoya’s directorial debut, Graphic Depictions (starring “genderqueer hero” Jiz Lee and Lily LaBeau), Wide Open: Misha Cross, and Dana Vespoli’s Fluid and there are more titles on their way. Currently, all available scenes are priced at $3.99 each, a very reasonable price affordable to pretty much everyone. It’s also much cheaper than paying for a full monthly membership to a site that really only offers you three or four solid and suitable episodes each month.
What appears to be missing from Trenchcoatx (which is admittedly still in beta) is some kind of personal interconnectivity. Stoya, in particular, has utilized Twitter as few other pornstars have, letting her voice and career bleed into articles for Vice, orgasmic poetry readings, and finding herself solidified as porn’s smarter, more business savvy “Sxxxa Gxxy”. Hopefully some kind of (how you say) les medias sociaux will arrive with the non-beta version of Trenchcoatx, something that will allow fellow perverts and porn aficionados to communicate with each other and, presumably, provide Stoya & Kayden what they need to push Trenchcoatx, a wonderful idea with a big challenge ahead, what it needs to not only survive, but thrive in the fickle world of online porn