Author: Drew McKenzie

The Accidental Voyeur: This Time, It’s Personal

All good things must pass, and I’d like to thank the more faithful among my readers because my three-year relationship with AIP ends with this column. I’m calling time because I need to start work on a new book (partly based on these pieces) but as my swansong I’d like to riff on the brouhaha over last month’s announcement from Playboy, that it would be shelving nudity from its print edition because it simply can’t compete with the more sexually explicit stuff on the Internet. What’s all the fuss about? In my opinion, Playboy had hinted at this back...

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The Accidental Voyeur: Bate and Switch

Reece Ryan looks like the girl next door who sure wants to satisfy you better, and from her very own bedroom too (as in the photo above). She has 77,650 social media followers and wants you to know she is 30 years old, has modeled for Victoria’s Secret, does not smoke but drinks socially, and is sexually into men, women and couples. She even won a “Best Cam Tips” award last month — a great way to celebrate her birthday, September 12 – for teaching webcammers how to better monetize their shows, even disclosing her unique sales strategies for...

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The Accidental Voyeur: Ashley, Audrey and Me

I guess it’s time to confess my strange new hobby, one that’s probably weird even among porn fans. I mean, really, how many people do you know who collect movies where they can say they were actually there? As we industry insiders are well aware, it’s not unusual to be on sets without ever seeing the final film — mainly because some movies take so long to get released after they’ve been shot that they invariably get lost in the mists of time – so it became my newfound mission: to collect movies on DVD that I’d actually witnessed...

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The Accidental Voyeur: Jangle the Dangle

What would we do today without social media or channels of online communique? I opened up my Skype window the other day and saw a note from a porn star I knew. She had sent an open message to all her regular contacts: “If you’re a male talent and live in Porn Valley and is interested in doing a B/G with me, please direct message me here, the shoot is for tomorrow at 9 am.” Wow, I thought, gone are the days when you had to call a production manager to find out what the heck was happening the...

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The Accidental Voyeur: Sex, Lies and VHS Tape

A friend of mine, a mainstream film director in Los Angeles, told me she never understood the appeal of porn stars. “They all seem to have a dark karma going,” she said, “all trying to work out things that never work out.” But that, I told her, was exactly what fascinates and intrigues me. Theirs is, succinctly put, literally the most naked kind of sexual exhibitionism, really attempts at self-confidence born of great emotional insecurities, often stemming from personal dysfunctions. I could riff torrential reams of text on that thought alone but, basically, I believe that our empathy with...

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