Wednesday, January 30, 2008

City Pages thrusts deep and still has it

Many folks are looking at that oh-so attention-grabbing headline and wondering just what "it" is. Well, take a gander at the visual representation of this tune and find out but come back and find out why Minneapolis alt-weekly City Pages still has it from time to time even after I wrote the publication off a few months back.

So what, you ask, caught my attention long enough for me to rethink the demise of the free bird cage liner?

Only a story about one writer's fake attempt to launch his own porn career. (Cue the millions tens of bizarre Google searches landing here... now.)

From choosing a porn name honoring Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty (the writer went with Tim Cockplenty -- get it?) to sporting a Sex World tank top, the relatively new writer spent some time at the Grammys of the porn industry -- The Adult Video News awards in Las Vegas.

After a short time, he discovered that being at the echelon of Ron Jeremy, a.k.a. The Hedgehog, doesn't happen with only a clever name. You need other skills too which porn veteran Tom Byron elaborated on...

"So Tom, I have to know: What do you think is the key to becoming a male superstar in the adult entertainment industry today?"

I hold my breath as he scratches his head and adjusts his sunglasses. "Ah, shit. I don't know. I guess it's just having a big cock."

The feature got me thinking about my chances in the porn career. Is there a place for a pasty midwestern guy who has rarely, if ever, been featured on video? Do I have the drive to go for hours and work myself to the bone? How about the daily grind? Could I push and push without stopping? I mean the industry is hard and only getting harder to enter so how could I have a shot?


PunditMom said...

Wow, now that's an amazing interview! ;)

justacoolcat said...

I'm in the small camp that didn't totally write CP off. I like some of the new talent, Jeff Shaw for example, and Culture to Go doesn't seem to have missed a step.

As for your porn career, It may be hard to enter, but I'm sure you'll have a blast. Also, there's always youporn.

Sornie said...

I am assuming that youporn is the porn version of youtube so with that being true (I assume again) I have to come up with the argument for professionalism in the adult video industry from Superbad. I just feel that production values are a good thing.

Beth said...

You have such a way with words.
I think the biggest hurdle as to a porn career would be the "going for hours."

Countess B said...

While for men it may be harder and harder, for women it's a slippery slope.

One must not be too tight when trying to enter the scene