Ladies and gentlemen, today is a day of mourning for anyone who knew what porn was before the internet came around. Back in the old days you couldn’t just hop online and search for the perfect scene in the perfect video. You didn’t have thousands of images and movies at your disposal whenever you wanted. And you certainly couldn’t find things like a Justin Bieber parody porn.For much of the younger crowd, their introduction to pornography was watching late night premium cable channels. One example was Cinemax, which had a softcore pornography programming slot called Max After Dark. Some of you may know it better as its hilarious nickname, Skinemax.
Well, Skinemax is coming to an end. You see, Cinemax is owned by HBO. And they’d like to rebrand the network. Apparently, they don’t want their channel to be associated with the name Skinemax. Why? I have no idea. It’s funny and provides a great nostalgia to people all over.
Sure, with porn these days you can find anything you want. I mean, literally anything. Rule 34 has you covered. But there are two separate occasions when I want to watch pornography. There’s the usual time when I just want to be alone, watch some lesbian sex, and jerk off. But there’s another setting in which I’d like to enjoy a different style of adult content. Sometimes I just want to put on a movie with friends that has really shitty acting, terrible dialogue, and corny music, all while trying to come off as legitimate adult entertainment. And that’s where something like Skinemax dominates the market. It’s like porn comedy. It’s so bad that it’s great to watch.
Maybe Skinemax doesn’t achieve what they want it to. People probably aren’t watching just for the erotic content. They can go get real porn for that. But who cares about the reason why people are watching? It’s got a place in the world. Just accept and embrace the fact that it isn’t the same as actual pornography and go with the flow, HBO! Keep your serious content like Game of Thrones and The Newsroom on one channel, and create another network that’s just full of ridiculously over the top content like Skinemax. I promise, this business model will work!
Sadly, I don’t think HBO is going to take my advice on this one. Even though they obviously should. It appears the days of programs such as Co-Ed Confidential and Forbidden Science are now gone.
One of our favorite Adult stars and budding cross-over talents, Sasha Grey, will be appearing on the smash hit HBO series Entourage August 1st.
Sasha made her first cross-over move last year in Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience. A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.
In the Entourage story arc, Sasha Grey will be playing herself. The golden boy himself, Vincent Chase, picks up Sasha at a bar and reportedly is not a fan of her chosen profession. Vince is said to try keeping her from shooting Adult content, and even brings her to a meeting with the legendary Stan Lee in a later episode. Sasha is rumored to be a part of the Entourage story line into the next, and final, season of the show.
Entourage creator Doug Ellin comments on Sasha Grey‘s addition to the cast, “I think Sasha’s going to have a very successful transition. Sasha’s the biggest porn star in the world right now. I wouldn’t have done this storyline if Sasha passed. Luckily she was okay with doing it.”– AVN
As a fan of the HBO blockbuster series, this makes for an interesting twist at this point in the show for me. Vincent Chase has gone from the boyish hippie star child to a much more wild and edgy character since performing his own car stunt against Ari Gold’s wishes. As a reborn thrill seeker, Vince’s antics with Sasha Grey have a lot of potential. I’m looking forward to seeing Sasha seduce Aquaman and make another positive female influence on Turtle, Drama, and Eric.
In the new Season of Entourage (set to air in September), Bow Wow plays a Stand up comedian that apparently gets all the ladies. He recently shot a sex scene with a porn star, and can’t remember her god damn name.
How cocky does someone have to be to say something like this:
“I was cool. I was comfortable with it. I was definitely comfortable with it. It is what it is, normal stuff that happens. It’s crazy ’cause for me, it was normal. It was normal, but I know when I look back at it, when I see it, I’m gonna be like, ‘Damn! Look at this. This is crazy!’ I stun myself sometimes, I can’t even front.”
AND NOT REMEMBER THE GIRLS NAME. If this is “normal” for him, does he bang tons of girls and not remember any of their names?