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Mostly kinky, but with a dash of vanilla!

You guessed it–I’m talking about my writing in the title! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We can discuss my personal life another time, or you can just read a few of my femdom ebooks to get a sense of thatโ€”my predilections, that is, if not all my actual experiences. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

So here’s a little update on what I’ve been working on lately…

I pride myself on being a versatile erotica writer. My freelance jobs include everything from articles to fiction to interviews to reviews to video/model descriptions to social media (Twitter). And whatever other new interesting projects that come up in the ever-evolving world of erotica.

With the decline of the adult magazine business, I’ve concentrated on my online work. One enjoyable assignment recently was the copy for the webcam chatroom site MistressCamShow.com. I wrote the copy for many sites like this, but I particularly like the heading of this landing page copy, which was fun to write. Fun to read aloud, too…

I also work well with tags and keywords and SEO (Search Engine Optimization), blending them all seamlessly into the paragraphs to lift the sites in the Google rankings. The subject matter of my recent writing is mostly kinky, but with a nice hearty dash of vanilla, too: a recent project on the vanilla end of the spectrum (and I like the flavor vanilla, by the way) was writing all the copy for the excellent new pretty girl site EroticDesire.com.

 

Shifting from lovely young women in the open air to those tightly bound on the floor of a mysterious warehouse, I’ve also done a lot of video descriptions for the provocative BDSM women-in-bondage site FetishPros.com:

I obviously still like to do magazine writing when I can get it. Most adult magazines have ceased publishing, but here and there I find a print publication I can write for. Nothing like having copies of your work to hold in your hands! One of my specialties is doing interviews (I estimate I’ve done around a thousand over the years, primarily for magazines such as Leg Show, Black Tail, Swank, D-Cup, and Fox), and a recent one I’m proud of was with the online dominatrix and clip producer Princess Sheridan, in a recent issue of Forced Womanhood magazine, issues of which you can find here. This publication focuses primarily on the “forced feminization” fantasy, which I discussed with Sheridan, as well as her other femdom interests in a broad survey of her career. Here are the first two pages of the piece…Sheridan always makes me think of feisty Pre-Code Hollywood actresses like Barbara Stanwyck, transplanted to the modern world of kink. One of the most memorable people I’ve ever profiled. (Her website is here.)

 

As of this writing (early August 2018), I’m involved also in the editing of the upcoming issue of Forced Womanhood, as well as doing a very exciting new feature interview for it, about which I’ll write more in a few weeks when it hits both the brick-and-mortar and digital newsstands.

Another of my ongoing assignments is doing the daily Twitter for the femdom site DommeAddiction.com here. I write about the various dominatrices the site covers, ladies largely involved in the BDSM video clip scene. The DA Twitter can be found at @DommeAddiction here. A few samples…

 

Finally, as ever, I write and sell erotica ebooks on Amazon…Blonde Meets Bookworm is the most recent. And I continue to promote my psychological suspense novel Fate of a Stripper on Amazon too. You can find them all here at the U.S. Kindle store, and they are also available at the Amazon Kindle stores worldwide.

 

So that’s a quick update on some of the things I’ve worked on recently. I’m always ready for new and interesting challenges in my tradeโ€”erotica. You can contact me via the email address in my full portfolio elsewhere on this blog here, or via Twitter at @irvoneil here.

I look forward to helping you with your projects!–Irv

Awaiting a hamburger at the diner. Pic by my good buddy Dave!

 

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Hail the Great Tower of the Mighty Queen!

A few months ago I entered an online contest at the Westgate Gallery in Los Angeles; the task was to come up with a storyline for a sexploitation film of which there only remained a title and a poster. To my delight, I won, received some store credit, and got to pick any poster I wanted. Not surprisingly for me, given my love for the ancient and the lurid, I selected something from the sword-and-sandal genre: Slave Queen of Babylon, Italian title Io Semiramide (for Semiramis, the legendary queen of the title).

A poster worthy of an epic film! Dig that mighty tower, and her obedient minions in the shadows behind her.

 

I’ve never actually seen this entire movie; it’s posted on YouTube, but only in Italian, so I figured I’d wait until a dubbed or English-subtitled version showed up. Although we can get a lot from the visuals in these movies, I like following the nuances of plot through the usual pithy dialogue in these flicks…

Anyway, although I tweeted about this contest and poster after I won last April, I never got around to blogging about it until now. The poster is very large; from top to bottom, it could take up almost the length of a wall; but I hope sometime to rearrange my apartment and have it framed and displayed, and then invite my friends over to join me in worshiping Semiramis. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s a little quote from an old book telling you about this mighty lady:

That tower in the poster looks a lot more interesting than the ones going up in Manhattan nowadays! Maybe we need a reincarnation of Semiramis to work on the skyline here before it just becomes stuffed with more boring glass phalli.

Be sure to check out the Westgate Gallery. They have a lot of cool stuff!

 

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Alicia Silverstone’s cute bare behind…

I’m so grateful they haven’t gotten rid of all the sexy sights in NYC’s “family-friendly” tourist-obsessed Times Square.

I snapped this pic on Eighth Avenue a few months ago, just across from the New York Times Building on Eighth Avenue.

I must say Alicia Silverstone has a nice bottom! I wonder what all those families thought about it…

 

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2018 in Erotica, New York City, Times Square

 

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Oh those Leg World days!

On the fetish femdom scene there is more than a little nostalgia about the glory days of Leg Show magazine, primarily under the editorship of Dian Hanson, who has since gone on to work for Taschen Books and their line of historical erotica tomes. I wrote for Leg Show from about 1995 through around 2003 or 2004, so I got to participate in that fondly missed era with my fiction, often illustrated by the British master of femdom art, Sardax; and I did many interviews with everybody from leggy softcore horror movie scream queens to imperious dominatrices.

But from 2004 through the beginning of 2010, I was also the editor of Leg World, a much lower-budgeted magazine but one into which I poured my quarter century of experience in writing for and editing magazines, as well as my decades of fascination and personal experience with femdom and fetish.

 

To use a Hollywood analogy, budget-wise, if Leg Show was MGM, Leg World was Poverty Row. But I put my heart and soul into it, and I think you’ll see in the intensity of these typical covers–for which I selected the shots, wrote all the lines, and supervised the layout–that I gave the readers their money’s worth starting with the covers themselves. I always aimed to show enough to the readers on the covers so that, if they wished, they could have a good time with them before they even opened the magazines; and since these periodicals were puritanically shrink-wrapped for display on the newsstands, I felt duty-bound to let the customers know exactly what they would find inside…once they shot their first loads for the covers! ๐Ÿ˜‰

With my art director and talented group of contributors, both writers and photographers, a memorable magazine came into being with each issue. I didn’t have enough budget for art, or I would have asked Sardax to work for Leg World too (see his fabulous work here). Instead I illustrated fiction with carefully chosen photos from the archives.

 

So if you run into Leg Worlds at flea markets or online, take a minute and check out these lovingly crafted collectors’ items. If you’re into legs and feet and femdom, I think you’ll enjoy the mix of amazing pictorials and evocative stories. I poured my passion for editing images–I’d originally moved to New York City to get into the film business–into editing and even occasionally directing the shoots of erotic pictorials. In recent years, I’ve transferred my coverline writing passion into the writing I do for my personal Twitter and the feed for the femdom website Domme Addiction. There I happily conjugate my nouns and verbs in the service of celebrating the dominant female much as I did in Leg World.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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I miss my floozies…

I have a friend, George, with whom I’ve sometimes watched films noir. He has an endearing habit of saying, “Here’s the floozy music,” whenever the music on the soundtrack obviously indicates the entrance of a so-called tramp or femme fatale.

Well, I don’t need music to know when I’m in the presence of a floozy. I use the term affectionately, meaning to me “a woman of the demimonde.” Strippers are my chief floozies, although in my time I’ve known some nice hookers too. But with the decline of the adult magazine business in which I worked for more than 40 years, and the greater difficulty of making a buck as a porn writer online, I just don’t have the disposable ca$h to spend time with “floozies” much anymore.

That’s one reason why I enjoy noir films and noir novels…I get to spend time with floozies without going over my budget. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Can you tell I drank a 24 ounce can of ready-made margaritas before writing this post?)

While I drank the margaritas I watched Joan Bennett in 1948’s Hollow Triumph on TCM’s Noir Alley series, although in this film Joan is not particularly floozy-ish. I love Joan Bennett, her tart affectionate dames are just my cup of tea, and I’ve known a few in my time, especially barmaids at the old Times Square strip clubs like the late lamented Club 44 on Eighth Avenue near 44th Street. I sometimes have a gloomy disposition, after all I am a kind of noir guy myself; and one of the Club 44 barmaids, a older Brazilian lady named Elizabeth, used to try to cheer me up by giving me clippings to read, in a plastic baggie, of humorist and toastmaster Joey Adams’s joke columns from the New York Post.

Anyway, I digress. Here are a couple of recent novels I’ve read that had their happy share of floozies…

This cover scene is actually in the 1952 book, as a streetwalker tries to pick up the detective hero at 51st and 6th Avenue, a location I know quite well. But although a nice interlude, the sequence feels inserted into the story simply to justify the cover; it’s not pertinent to the plot, which is a pretty good one about political corruption in NYC.

 

This is a really tense 1954 novel about two gay drifters who kidnap a narcotics agent as he drives out to Los Angeles after a undercover job on the New Orleans docks. It has two well-drawn floozy portrayals, one of an affectionate stripper involved with the agent in the Big Easy, and the other of a not-too-bright but good-hearted female drifter from Tennessee who gets swept up by one of the male drifters, who is bisexual.

 

When I wolfed down these fun books, I got to enjoy the company of classic-style noir floozies. You can easily meet the two dames in Death Hitches a Ride by checking out the double-novel reprint at Sinister Cinema’s Armchair Fiction line here. It’s a really well-done story, and in fact I read it twice for the way it builds character and tension; the only flaw is that the ending is a bit too abrupt. But the characterizations are terrific. I wonder whatever happened to author Martin L. Weissโ€”a very talented fictioneer indeed.

 

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Cable news beauties and New York City buildings…

Now let’s pay a visit to the “What a Porn Writer Sometimes Does to Relax” Dept…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am fascinated by the various feminine faces on cable news and like to make pictures of them right off the screen…

Natasha Bertrand, commentator on MSNBC

Ayesha Rascoe, commentator on MSNBC

Mieke Eoyang, commentator on MSNBC

Molly Crabapple, commentator on MSNBC

The point-of-view (POV) shots when the tv commentators look directly at the camera are particularly interesting to me. They remind me of the erotic video clips where dominatrices talk directly to the submissive viewers and tell them all the lowly tasks they’re going to have to perform…yep, that’s the way my mind works sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰ …anyway, it strikes me that having the commentators talk directly at viewers like that is pretty bizarre. Of course, sometimes they talk directly to the host who’s off to the side, as in the Rascoe and Crabapple pics above.

Now, I also take a lot of pictures of buildings because female models are not casually accessible on the streets of New York as I saunter along. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

After all, buildings are almost (but not quite) as beautiful, enigmatic, and supple under the caress of light as women! ๐Ÿ™‚

Residences on 43rd Street near Ninth Avenue, 2017

New skyscraper in the Flatiron District, 2017

 

Midtown skyscrapers and new construction seen from Central Park, 2017

 

Moon over Columbus Circle construction, summer 2017

 

Yes, the pictures I take of buildings are in many ways surrogates for pictures I would prefer to take of women. It almost seems as if the buildings are posing for me, just as I would have models do if they were readily available!

I’m such a fuckin’ goofball…

Building in Chelsea, summer 2017

 

When there are pictures of women on buildings, so much the better! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Near Times Square, 2017

Midtown, Fall 2016

 

Other times, I photograph buildings that are naturally lit in a sensual way that evokes stories, scenes…I can just imagine nude models illuminated in these ways…the side light, the dappling shadows…

On this very spot at 46th St. and Eighth Avenue once stood a great porn video store, DVD Blowout, as well as a legendary bar, the Full Moon Saloon. Now we have this recently opened hotel. November 2017

 

I love the reflections of light on this two-story building. November 2017

 

~~Digression: see that sign BAR in the center of the picture just above? Forty years ago, maybe more, the space that the bar inhabits on Eighth Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets was a topless bar called Hungry Hilda’s. One night in ’76 or so, a friend of mine gave a tip to a dancer and she practically jumped into his lap in gratitude, which he didn’t understand at the moment. Only later when he went to pay for another beer did he realize that instead of the single he thought he’d given her, he’d mistakenly slipped her a fifty he’d just gotten in pay from his part-time job…$50 being quite a tidy sum in 1975! End of digression. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ~~

Finally, I can even use one of my pictures of buildings to express my admiration for a dominatrix I admire, Goddess Resha, who can be found on Twitter here. She has a most entrancing penchant for sometimes sheathing her amazing legs in blue nylon stockings…

…and the photo below expresses my enthusiastic feelings about the matter! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Near Columbus Circle, Winter 2018

 

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I love the spontaneous pictures the late Garry Winogrand took of women on the street; those would be my ideal projects…

But my attempts at candid street photography were not too successful, as I could never really relax and be bold enough to go for the shots I wanted. Oh well, everybody does the best they can. I think when you understand what the building photos mean to me, you might see their extra dimensions if I’ve at all succeeded in making any decent pictures.

So I look through the trees, across the pond, at the lovely giantesses beyond…

Central Park, autumn 2017

 


I found the Winogrand cover photo here. Its first edition sells there for $795! It’s a great book, and he was an extraordinary photographer. The screencap of Goddess Resha’s Twitter header is used with her courtesy, and the rest of the pix in this post are by yours truly and ยฉ 2018 Irv O.Neil.

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2018 in Erotica, New York City, Times Square

 

Leg Art at Columbus Circle, New York City!

The true aficionado of the fetish image knows it can be found anywhere.

A stroll from the fountain-encircled statue of the Italian mariner at Columbus Circle…

…heading over to the majestic towers of the Time Warner Center across the street…

…and one never knows what shall be found! Like this lovely bit of enormous leg art inside the main lobby! Advertising some sexy wedges, I guess, but I was too stunned by the stems to take note of the exact product!

 

Definitely worth a snap with my flip phone, I think! ๐Ÿ˜‰

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2018 in Erotica, New York City

 

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