Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Porn Blogs: A Celebration


Hey y'all. So, a little while ago I mentioned that a) blogs about porn that actually analyze or treat the films with a modicum of respect are rare, b) the ones that exist are well appreciated by me, and c) I said that I would dig around and find some of these rarities and report back. Well, here I am with my findings. Enjoy!

P.S. I sincerely hope that my list is missing some important mentions, and is far from complete. Please help extend the list by letting me know of any other interesting porn-related blogs that you know of.


1. XXX Marks the Plot: A lot of you already read Mr. X-Ray's informative and timely reviews of porn movies with plot (yes, they have plots...sometimes really interesting and challenging ones. Shock!). X-Ray's reviews are a much-needed contribution to the porn-blog world simply because they are simple, to the point, and feel like a "normal" movie review. It's very refreshing to be able to chat with someone about these movies and reaffirm our normality...

2. Ms. Naughty Porn For Women: I almost jumped for joy when I found this site. A website and blog that exclusively caters to women, and that doesn't mean the kind of porn you might expect from the stereotypes that abound regarding women, feminism, and pornography. Ms. Naughty addresses all manner of films and sexualities (because, y'know, we're diverse...) and I have her to thank for a number of interesting and important news items regarding the world of porn and its female filmmakers. Thank you Ms. Naughty!

3. Movies About Girls: Not exclusively about porn, but, given the topic for this blog/podcast, porn comes up fairly regularly. The thing I enjoy about this blog/podcast, aside from how funny and intelligent it is, is that I am forced to consider the differences in films and genres that all deal in representations of sex and sexuality (turns out hardcore isn't the only kind...). I love the podcast especially, but either way, Movies About Girls is a big favourite of mine: highly entertaining and highly educational.

4. Cinema Babylon: Mr. Rubin writes about pornography/x-rated film and genre in an intelligent and scholarly fashion - a much needed contribution to the world of porn blogs. Please keep it up!

5. The Art and Business of Making Erotic Films/ The Intent to Arouse: Both of these blogs are managed by one of the people behind Comstock Films, a company that produces technically hardcore films, but films that complicate our notions of pornography. These complications, and concepts of genre, are the focus of many of the blog posts here, as well as other interesting thoughts about the industry, and are consistently thought-provoking. Tony raises important, and difficult, questions about sex, sex industries, and film genres.

6. Bijou Studios Blog: The guys over at Bijou Video post regularly with news items, historical information, and cultural commentary about the gay adult industry, and its films and stars. The blog posts are always pertinent and interesting, and their dvd catalogue is frankly awesome. I look forward to being able to afford the Kansas City Trucking Co. poster - next paycheck, Jack Wrangler here I come.

7. Sock Hop Gang Bang: Great title, great blog, but I fear they are AWOL. It's been a while since these two posted, but I hold out hope that they will return with their informative and entertaining film reviews.

8. Pornonomy: Ok Mr. Feelbert - I'm listing you in good faith that you will continue your masterful movie reviews, and that your last two weren't simply to pacify me and your fellow porn nerds. Please continue your interesting and entertaining porn posts - we need you!

Ok, that's all I got right now. I purposefully left out the big name websites that seem to do a lot of advertising, and tried to focus more on the little people. Please tell me I have completely overlooked multiple fascinating and well-written blogs about the pornographic medium - let us all know!


10 comments:

X-Ray Specs said...

Thanks for the shout out, but more importantly, a big THANKS for your list, since it contains some blogs I did not know about.

Gore-Gore Girl said...

No problem - you deserve it! The shout-out and the list!

Ms Naughty said...

Thanks for the mention in your post GGG, I'm honoured! And now I'm off to check out the other blogs.

Roger Feelbert said...

Another review coming tomorrow, promise....

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Ms. Naughty - my pleasure! I love your website!

Mr. Feelbert - good, good! Don't feel pressured or anything... ;)

P.S. I'm so busy at the moment, I may look like a hypocrite in a week or so...

Dutch said...

Thank you, GGG, for the Bijou mention! We're also honored, and very glad you enjoy reading us. We'll try our best to keep you entertained, informed, and naughtified!
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Dutch - www.bijouworld.com

The Man With No Name said...

Right on you found more! lol ill look through them. Hows the phd?

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Dutch - hello and welcome! Thanks for all you guys do over at Bijou - I fear what would happen if I had enough money to buy all the stuff on your site! For now I will settle for your great blog posts - consider me naughtified.

No Name - oh, you know, the PhD is...slowly kinda happening. I'm reading, and starting to write, which is a start at least. I hope to have a big chunk done by the end of the semester. I'll try to keep up to date with blog too though.

Enjoy these wonderful blogs y'all!

The Guy said...

Thanks for the Sock Hop Gang Bang mention. We're going to start updating more frequently. I recently posted a new (not very good) review.

Gore-Gore Girl said...

No worries - glad you're back in action!

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