The other day i had some fun with my oh so fancy “front facing camera” on my phone. NO! I am not using the Iphone- I am using the Sprint Evo phone. I am not quite as advanced at taking photos of myself as all those adorable emo girls you see everywhere, but whatever. Here I am! I have no makeup on at all so if you are unhappy with what any of these look like, well then put them into photoshop and make me into the Joanna you have always wanted me to be. It’s cool. I will totally understand!
It’s hard to take a good butt shot of yourself but, I tried.
…front facing cameras are really more meant for boobs,
Aaaaaadn that’s all I have for you today. I’m like a real blogger! Lots of photos and not many words.
Here is Me, Skin, Tony Hawk and Jason Ellis all ready and excited to make the best 15 minute movie/Easter egg on a CD ever made.
I feel like every year around this time we are always rushing to hand in some epic movie.
This Year’s BurningAngel Epic – Joanna’s Angels 3.
You see, in order to be considered for AVN nominations- your movie has to be in stores before September 30th, which means it has to be shipped out sometime around the 20th, which means it has to be at the replication plant around like, the 10th and all the other crap that has to be done to make a DVD has to be done like… well… now. Right now we are rushing to hand in Joanna’s Angels 3 so it will make the cut (Follow up to Joanna’s Angel’s & Joanna’s Angel’s 2). It is being edited by someone I consider a cinematic genius who goes by the name of Eli Cross (http://twitter.com/eli_cross) . He has directed some very well known adult movies such as Corruption and Upload. They were quite different from BurningAngel movies, but very well done nonetheless. Anyways, he hasn’t really slept since last Monday because he has been up all night every night trying to get my movie done.
Evan Stone is the cause of all the douche-baggery going on, and at the end of the movie he breaks down and explains that his evil doings was because of a very traumatic childhood memory with him and his father. This segues into a flashback with Evan and his father. When casting the movie, I thought long and hard about who the hell could play young Evan- or old Evan and couldn’t think of anyone appropriate. Then I called Eli and said “hey- do you know how to do that split screen thing where the same person could be on both sides of the screen playing different characters? Like in Back to the Future pt. 2!!” And of course he knew how to do it because he knows how to do everything. So young Evan and Evan’s dad were both played by Evan, and I think it is one of the most hilarious things I have ever shot. Eli knew how excited I was about it so he sent me a screen shot from it.
Here it is!
(Naturally- Evan’s dad is Evan in a suit, and young Evan is Evan in a propeller hat. DUH!!)
If you want to check him out – here is a Link to Eli Cross’s Blog
I sure hope the movie gets done in time… come on Eli! Faster faster! *cracks the whip*
For all of you who read my blog a few days ago and were confused about .XXX and why it’s not a good thing- you should watch this video. You should also watch it because It has a cameo by me, Larry Flynt and John Stagliano and we are all pretty rad in our own ways.
So I came home, and in about one hour I unpacked my camping bag and then packed a porno convention bag- then got picked up to go to the airport. The packing for this trip was a little confusing because this was a “business to business” convention. I was not signing, or selling movies… I was speaking on panels, to other people in the porn industry. How do you dress like a girl who owns her own Alt Porn Company, and performs in her own movies, but knows what she is talking about? Not quite sure. A summer dress from H and M seemed to scream all these things… I think?
Coming here straight from camping led to one big problem. My toes very much looked like hiking toes, and not like educated porn star toes. So before I spoke, I woke up early and indulged in the hotel’s overpriced spa and got a pedicure. I should have taken a before and after picture but… I didn’t. While I totally trust all my fellow blog readers, I don’t know if we are quite at that level yet for you to see my crusty camping toes. Maybe one day… but not now… particularly in a recession.
Here is the result of the pedicure that cost about $40 more than what I usually spend on a pedicure. It does look pretty sweet.
I was asked to speak on three different panels.
One was about building a brand with social networking- a fancy title for a panel that should really be called “talking to a bunch of old fashioned people about twitter.” Another was about niche marketing where I shared a panel with someone from JT Stockroom, someone from Good Vibrations, and the transsexual superstar Wendy Williams- that one was a lot of fun!
The other panel was about a very scary law that could get passed one day where all websites associated with porn would be forced to have a .XXX domain name.
Stuart Lawley from ICANN (the registry that controls domain names) has spent over 10 millions dollars on this campaign, and has tried to convince the media- and even a lot of people in porn that this could be a positive thing. He claims that this will “protect children” and be something positive for porn consumers… but it’s very obviously a way for him to make a shitload of extra money and put every pornographer/ porn retailer on the web into a ghetto, and make us all look extremely illegitimate.
The .xxx domains will supposedly cost $60 per domain.
Your average porn company owns about 500 domain names… that adds up really quickly. It can also seriously fuck with the way porn sites appear in Google and Yahoo search engines. I could go on and on- it would NOT be a good thing, and I hope the Free Speech Coalition is able to fight this. If you care to read more about this you can at http://dotxxxopposition.com/.
Anyways- here I am on the panel with Diane, the president of the Free Speech Coalition, Colin Rowntree the webmaster and owner of Wasteland.com, Christopher O’Connell a chief programmer for Mikandi.com, and Michael Klien, the president of Hustler. It was quite a group!
Here I am looking official.
Don’t fuck with me Stuart Lawley!!
I don’t want to pay $60 for every domain I own!
I have pedicures to get!!