Saturday, January 07, 2006

Day Three at the Porn Convention and Back Home...


Day Three at the AVN, and I've finished my interviews. I decided to skip the award show on Sunday because I don't think it will really help my book, and also I needed to get back for school. The porn heavy hitters came out today, Jenna Jamison and Tera Patrick (pictured) and it was like Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz had decided to show up. The whole convention tilted toward them and it was nothing but camera flashes for about an hour.

On the black porn front, I met a guy who runs a porn operation out of Chicago, which is VERY unusual, since about 95% of porn is based in the San Fernando Valley. I've got to figure out how I'm going to cover him.

So it was a good three days of research. And now, I need to forget about it. I need to get my brain back to screenwriting. I'll start working on the porn research on the weekends. But for now, it's lay on my ass time while watching Sunday NFL football.

2 comments:

writebrother said...

Chillin' at the AVN Awards is one hell of an assignment. I feel you regarding the porn fans though. I went to something called Erotica 2004 at the LA Convention Center with a co-worker (he had the hookup) and it was kind of bugged. Dudes knew waaaaaay too much about porn. I mean I could name a handful of chicks myself and I'm not deep into the game, but these cats were pointing out chicks like they were at their high school reunion or something. Being a porn groupie is not a good look.

This chick that used to live in my neighborhood back in Moreno Valley actually ended up becoming a porn star. I went to school in Riverside since that'e where I grew up, but I do recall seeing her around. You might have seen her in Vegas. Her "stage" name's Olivia O'Lovely and she's pretty popular with the brothas due to her ample measurements.

http://www.myspace.com/oliviaolovely%20%20

Lawrence said...

Wow. She was probably there. I've always been intrigued by folks outside of society, and I wonder how she adjusted to life as a porn actress.