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Thursday, July 09, 2021

If you need the pizza-boy routine in order to, um, “feel” your porn, start exercising your imagination for alternatives, because the sex video business is dispensing with even the barest outlines of plot:

“On the Internet, the average attention span is three to five minutes,” said Steven Hirsch, co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment. “We have to cater to that.”

Vivid, one of the most prominent pornography studios, makes 60 films a year. Three years ago, almost all of them were feature-length films with story lines. Today, more than half are a series of sex scenes, loosely connected by some thread — “vignettes” in the industry vernacular — that can be presented separately online. Other major studios are making similar shifts…

In lieu of plot, there are themes. Among the new releases from New Sensations, a studio that makes 24 movies a month, is “Girls ’n Glasses,” made up of scenes of women having sex while wearing glasses.

“It’s almost like we’re back to the late ’70s or early ’80s when the average movie was eight minutes and just a sex scene,” Mr. Hirsch said, sounding wistful.

So to put this into industry-appropriate context: Porn is skipping the foreplay and getting straight to the main attraction. Practically anti-climactic — except for the unavoidable climax…

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/09/2021 11:36pm
Category: Internet, Movies
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I’m a big fan of new phraseology that grows out of a pun. So this dropping of the term “window hopping” caught my eye: Busily managing multiple open screen windows (Microsoft or Mac, or even Linux) at once. Common state of affairs for us computer-bound desk jockeys.

The derivation, of course: The retail-teasing pasttime known as window shopping. The irony is that anyone absorbed in screen-gazing window hopping probably doesn’t have any time to go out to the sidewalk and browse the old-fashioned store windowfronts…

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/09/2021 10:57am
Category: Society, Tech, Wordsmithing
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