While I try and keep up with what is going on, I was completely unaware of the The Golden Age of Adult Cinema show. It is a series of three different shows over the course of three weekends, and we do a review of the first night on Sex in Review.
A good friend who is a bit of a mainstream celebrity clued me in, as he was friends with the producer, although this is not the type of show he normally goes to. Like me, my friend has a background in magic, and we were both acting around the same time, so we have a lot in common. While I left acting, he went on to have a really amazing career.
We all went together, but whenever we go anywhere with him, he is recognized and graciously poses for pictures. He is often approached by very sexy women, and he is a bit of a flirt. He is also very gregarious, so it seems like wherever we go with him, tons of people know him.
This event was the first time we have gone anywhere where I felt like I knew more people, and wound up talking to more beautiful women than he did. I was wearing my journalist hat (not literally, as the hats are really dorky looking, although I did see a journalist at the AEE who was wearing the classic 1930s look ironically and really pulled it off). Being a journalist lets you talk to everyone, and while my friend got stuck in a corner for much of the time after the show talking to a young actress seeking career advice, Kris and I hit the after-party and flirted with porn stars. We also got a chance to talk with a number of very interesting people.
I was happy to run into a number of people that I knew. For me, it was nice having been away from writing about the adult industry scene for many years to not be completely forgotten. There were even a couple of women there whose radio shows I was on years ago.
We met one woman who was there to help a friend. She told us a very amusing and outrageous story about her days running a dungeon in New York in the 90s. I wish I had permission to repeat it.
We met another woman also just there to help a friend (really) who Kris thought looked familiar, and it turned out that she was a fellow magician (while I am officially retired from performing, Kris is doing magic again after taking a break for several years). We had seen her at a magician’s only lecture at the Magic Castle. It is a small world.
The BTS blog is a place where I get to add things that got left out of the review or article on Sex in Review. In this case, I completely forgot to mention Rhonda Jo Petty, who had a table with a number of interesting items for sale. Her first release was Disco Lady in 1978, but she is probably best remembered as a bustier Farrah Fawcett look-alike, and there was an arguable similarity. She is in the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO (X-Rated Critics Association) Hall of Fame. I took a shot of her in a great pose, and was most disappointed to discover that it was out of focus.
If you are in L.A. and like the stars and films from the Golden Age of Adult Cinema, check out our review and try and see the show.