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Can We Learn About Privacy From Porn Stars?

I understand taking on another name, yet I have to wonder if these porn stars are turning to the media to promote their goods. What say you disinfonauts?

Detail of a New York Times Advertisement – 1895 (wikimedia- Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs) (PD)

via New York Times

 I DIDN’T expect to become a porn star. People rarely do. I was 19 years old, and my photographer roommate had an offer from a website to buy some nude pictures. We did a shoot and then waited two weeks in case I woke up in a panic over the idea of releasing naked photos of myself into the world. But I didn’t, and so I turned to the required paperwork. One of the boxes to fill in read “Stage Name (if applicable).”

Stage names are common in the entertainment industry — whether in Hollywood, rap or pornography — and they’re used for all sorts of reasons.

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CNN Anchor Or Porn Star?

Someone noticed that CNN selects on-air talent with names that sound like adult film actors. If you want to break into the television news biz, it heps to pick a pseudo-porn-star moniker to go by professionally.

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Drug Lord Turns Porn Star

José Figueroa-Agosto

José Figueroa-Agosto

You have to hand it to the guy, he has cojones! Story from TIME:

Street vendors in Santo Domingo usually eke out a living selling pirated DVDs of Hollywood blockbusters to motorists caught in the notorious traffic jams of this bustling Caribbean capital. But these days, the motorists are the ones seeking out the vendors. “This porno is all people want,” says Wilfredo Ortiz, 22, who has sold DVDs on the streets here for five years. “It’s so popular, I’ve never seen anything like it. This is bigger than that Paris Hilton.” But the star of this homemade movie is no American socialite. He’s the Dominican Republic’s most wanted man. Known as “Junior Capsula,” “Angel Rosa,” and by a slew of other aliases and nicknames, José Figueroa-Agosto is more aptly described as the Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean, an alleged drug trafficker whose network was extensive and whose rule was lethal.

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Remembering the “Prince of Gonzo Porn”

Jamie_GillisPorn star Jamie Gillis died of cancer today. But just two years ago, Susie Bright performed the definitive interview with “the first male superstar of porn.”

“Gillis graduated from Columbia University in 1970. An aspiring actor, he was working as a cabbie when he answered an ad in the Village Voice and – ka-boom! He found himself making porn loops…”

After “The Opening of Misty Beethoven,” he became the world’s most famous adult film star — and evventually, even Jamie’s dad was asking if Jamie could get him a date with porn stars…… Read the rest

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