Jake Hall

adult film stars

Five Adult Film Performers Share Their ‘Coming Out’ Stories

"Telling my mother I work in the porn industry is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done."
Jake Hall

Senior Sex Is the Last Frontier of Porn

The latest film in director Erika Lust's XConfessions series features John and Annie, a real life couple in their seventies who want to show people that there's no age limit on good sex.
Jake Hall

Behind the Website That's Basically Netflix for Independent Porn

Started by filmmaker Shine Louise Houston and porn star Jiz Lee, PinkLabel TV is the subscription-based streaming service providing the erotic future liberals want.
Jake Hall
sex work

Gay Escorts Are Fighting Chemsex By Offering a 'Sober Sex' Service

Emotional labour has always been a part of sex work, but as chemsex remains prevalent some escorts are now offering a more specialised service to help ween clients off "H&H fun".
Jake Hall
sexual health

These Porn Actors Are Working to Destigmatise HIV

With services under threat and effective sex ed still a myth, HIV+ performers like Jason Domino and Hans Berlin are using their platforms to educate and advocate.
Jake Hall

Pop Stars Are Dismantling the Stigma Around Going to Gigs Solo

How acts like Robyn – with her recent secret-gig social app – and Rina Sawayama are finding innovative ways to unite their fans IRL.
Jake Hall

CHAI Are Injecting Sugary, Punk Mayhem into Japanese Guitar Pop

We speak to the new four-piece band about redefining 'kawaii,' and the off-kilter song themes that made them the vibrant force they are.
Jake Hall

How Crowdfunding Became a Lifeline for the Trans Community

Long waiting lists, exorbitant costs and surgeries unavailable on the NHS have shown the financial importance of platforms like GoFundMe.
Jake Hall

Can the Russian World Cup Sponsors Call Themselves LGBTQ-Friendly?

Brands are, as ever, happy to pose as allies when it suits them, but some marketing opportunities are too rewarding to refuse.
Jake Hall
sexual health

HIV Transmission Rates Have Fallen, But We Can't Be Complacent

With government cuts forcing clinics to close or offer fewer appointments, we'll have to work to uphold the hard-fought progress that has been made.
Jake Hall
Fandom Week

Lady Gaga Pioneered Online Fandom Culture As We Know It

Today we have Beliebers, Swifties and Directioners. But the Little Monsters were cultivated in a way we hadn't seen before.
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Thinkpieces And Shit

Are HMLTD Queerness Tourists or Guitar Music’s Greatest Hope?

The complications of being an art project/band of straight guys where gender-fluid makeup and clothes define your look.
Jake Hall