What Can I Do For YOU?
Welcome! As a writer and editor since 1974–hard to believe, but it’s been forty-five years since I wrote and sold my first porn novel (you can read about that here)–I am always looking for new and interesting projects, in erotica and other fields. I can write for a website or magazine or film, or I can help someone create a blog to publicize their business or service. I am available to share my knowledge and imagination on a professional, freelance basis.
This blog itself gives current examples of my writing and picture editing. Browse through the posts and you’ll see the range of things I write about, from personal reminiscences, to Times Square history, to literary and film criticism.
My most recent magazine article was a tribute to the late porn actress, director, and Golden Age erotica legend Candida Royalle in the January 2016 issue of Penthouse Forum, available here.
One of my biggest recent clients was DDF Network, for which I wrote much of the copy from 2010-2015. This is the umbrella site of one of the top European erotica studios, DDF Productions, which features the explicit and sensual photography and videography of master French lensman Denys Defrancesco and his crews. I wrote for their sites 1By-Day, DDFBusty, Hot Legs And Feet, Only Blowjob, Hands On Hardcore, Euro Teen Erotica, Euro Girls On Girls, and the exceptionally bizarre House of Taboo. My copy and headlines were also often utilized on their Twitter feed @DDFNetwork and on promotional pages on the web. With the use of Search Engine Optimization and keywords in my writing, I helped maximize the audience they reach online.
Here is copy I wrote for them about Katerina in July 2015. Click on the sample to enlarge it:
In addition to copy like this, from 2010-2014 I wrote three weekly newsletters for three of DDF’s top sites, 1By-Day, DDFBusty, and HotLegsAndFeet, utilizing my website copy.
In 2013 I also did a Twitter feed for HotLegsAndFeet which you can find here with over a thousand examples of my use of that social media tool for promotion. I am currrently very active on Twitter for myself @irvoneil and also for my client @DommeAddiction, a site devoted to the female domination fetish.
My other writing clients include the renowned British femdom illustrator Sardax, who illustrated a number of my stories when they appeared in the classic fetish magazine Leg Show, and to whose site The Femdom Art of Sardax I contributed the story “The Pit,” writing the story around his illustration, below. Read more about that here.
My femdom fiction is also found at BestLegShow, where my stories such as “Leggy Masterpiece,” “Stare and Ache,” and “The Sex Slave of City Hall” bring even more entertainment value to the site which features gorgeous imagery by the brilliant and dynamic lenswoman Jana Krenova. Read more about her site and my stories for her here.
Additionally, I write erotic fiction under both the male and female points-of-view for various adult magazines, in the “sexual confession” mode. I can’t mention those magazine titles or I would be breaking the anonymity of my pseudonyms, as the stories are supposed to be written by regular folks who simply want to share their lustful adventures with the world. But you can read an example of my fiction elsewhere right on this blog, a femdom tale; look for the page “Department Store Domina.” You can also read an example of my “femdom noir” fiction, entitled “Slap Me, Lovely!” here.
In recent years I have also written under “Irv O. Neil” for such magazines as Best of Club, 400 XXX Teens, Leg Action, and Busty Beauties.
From late 2011 to early 2014 I also wrote a weekly column “Notes of a Rebel Subbie” for the female domination website Domme Dose. I explored and commented on the femdom scene, with a focus as well on the financial domination fetish.
Sadly, the popular site closed in early 2014 with the sudden death of its webmaster WR. But much in the spirit of those columns was a guest post I wrote for the site of the Welsh dominatrix Miss Annabel Fatale.
I also recently published a piece of erotic fiction at the site Filthy, a tale about a young female pinup photographer who takes pictures of herself in her storage unit, and the guy she meets there one lonely afternoon.
You can read the above story by clicking here.
If you’d like to learn more about my work, check out this four-part interview by writer and sex worker activist Gracie Passette at SexKitten.net:
Another excellent overview of my journey through erotica is found at the terrific site Silent Porn Star.
There is no university that gives such a degree (as far as I know), but I would describe myself informally as a self-appointed “doctor of pornology.” 😉 In fact my nickname among some people in the porn business is “Doc.” Pornology is a term popularized by my New York colleague, the Italian porn journalist and man-about-town Michele Capozzi. Basically I understand the word “pornology” to mean both the practice and study of porn, and that’s pretty much what I do. I write stories and copy for websites, and on this blog I write about the workings of porn as an art and trade.
Below are a few of the magazine titles I’ve edited over the years. In general, I selected and/or commissioned all the photographs. I directed many pictorials and cover shoots. When assembling the magazines, I sequenced the layouts, chose the cover images and wrote the headlines. I both commissioned articles, stories, and “girl copy” for the pictorials from other writers, as well as wrote much of the interior copy myself.
I have been a freelancer since 1989. In that time, I have edited magazines while also writing for other editors. I did hundreds of interviews with porn stars, exotic dancers, dominatrixes, adult film directors, and other erotica pros such as strippers’ roadies and booking agents, for magazines such as these:
Additionally, over the years I have had approximately a thousand erotic short stories published in magazines ranging from Swank to Leg Show to Club to High Society, and many more. Today I publish my own line of ebooks on Kindle, with new stories and selections from my archives.
I’ve been doing these ebooks since 2011. Initially, I sketched the covers myself to deliberately evoke the underground “smut fiction” pamphlets once sold in adult bookstores or via the post, as you can see in Spell of Dominance below; but since September 2015 I’ve been using my image-editing skills to select, purchase, and design covers utilizing pictures from 123RF.com, a stock agency featuring the work of many talented photographers.
I have written 25 X-rated films which were produced and distributed worldwide, including acclaimed features such as these:
The screenplays I wrote are very much of a piece with my erotic fiction, mixing eroticism with character and a real story. I am a fan of classic films of all kinds, and that inspires my film work. I don’t think of myself as writing dialogue for “porn stars” but for actors and actresses who will do their utmost IF you give them an interesting story to bring to life.
I wrote this R-rated cable erotic thriller which was shown on the Playboy Channel:
Whether people love or dislike the films I have written, the reviews show that they leave no viewer indifferent. Here are links to a selection of reviews on the Web:
For Adultery: “Unusually fine script…witty and intelligent dialog”
For Masseuse 2: “Well-written drama…worthy of one of the mainstream studios”
For Masseuse 3: “Complex story…screenplay top-notch…plot turns worthy of mainstream Hollywood”
For Sweetie Baby: “A good movie…twisted storyline…tainted and interesting ride”
And here is a witty and entertaining review of the X-rated version I wrote of The Phantom of the Opera, entitled Phantom X. “I was impressed that some effort had apparently been put into the dialogue,” the writer wryly says. “I’m on the road to caring about the characters in an adult film!” Phantom X was not a parody (at least, not intended so!) but my own look at the classic story, as I am a lover of vintage horror films since childhood.
For the last few years under my other pen name “Neil Wexler” (under which I wrote my screenplays as well as some of my interviews), I researched and wrote a column entitled The Horny Time Traveler for the adult magazine Gallery, published by Magna Publishing Group.
By examining the history of a particular year through a men’s magazine from that date, I give the reader a feeling for the world at that time, and also of the women (and models) in that era. I also have a WordPress blog to promote the column online, which you can find here. The blog has a different angle: irreverently examining sexy women through history as the Horny Time Traveler “journeys back” to meet them. If only I really could! 🙂
If you click on the images, you can read about The Horny Time Traveler’s journey to 1925:
Also for Magna Publishing, I wrote Stuff, a column for one of their flagship titles, Swank. I reviewed or previewed books, videos, erotic products, and media events.
I have written for Swank since 1976. Under its inventive editor, Jeremy McSandal, I was able to publish in the November 2007 issue…
…one of my most personal pieces: When Women Were the Special Effects, about two actresses from the 1960s, and the devotion they inspired in a painter (Marcus Boas) and a writer (yours truly).
Click on the images and you can read the entire article and enjoy the pictures of these two icons of European cinema, Chelo Alonso and Mylene Demongeot:
And my 2009 article on Bettie Page, published under my Neil Wexler byline, has been a popular feature at the SEXIS website. You can find it quickly by Googling “Bettie Page: Posed For Our Sins.”
I joke about it sometimes, because it sounds a mite pretentious, but the fact is I can really be described as a “man of erotic letters.” Also, I’ve even posed as a model in pictorials for magazines such as Leg Show, Tight, and Juggs. I have appeared in several porn movies such as Our Naked Eyes, Raw Talent 3, and Masseuse 3 in non-sex “character” roles: respectively, as anti-porno minister, a pro-porno gangster, and a lapdance fan (although in Masseuse 3 I did get to fake an orgasm on-screen). But perhaps my favorite appearance was as a mad doctor with a foot fetish in a 1998 Leg Action pictorial:
Other little kids wanted to grow up to be doctors or lawyers; I wanted to be Boris Karloff! 😉
And in fact in the 1970s I wrote a series of porn stories about a mad scientist named Dr. Hyman Goff. Have to reprint those one day in an ebook; “classics” (ahem) like “How Pussy Tricks Stopped the Oil Cartel–A Dr. Hyman Goff Sleaze Thriller!!”
So as you can see, I’ve taken on many challenges in this fascinating field of adult entertainment, working in magazines, films, photography, and on the Internet. As I alluded to at the top of this page, I even wrote full-length porn novels when I first started out in 1974–doing my apprenticeship by cranking 40 pages of hardcore sex prose a day–and learning professional discipline and a few concepts of storytelling and characterization along the way. I also did backstage magazine photography of strippers at New York’s late and legendary Triple Treat Theater/Show World Center during the 90s. So I’m always on the lookout for more challenges!
CONTACT ME at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a project you’d like me to work on.
I can also be found on Twitter @irvoneil; you can DM (direct message) me there.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Images from Gallery, Swank, and Leg Action are used courtesy of Magna Publishing Group.
Some of the images of vintage magazine covers come from the fine online site OldMags.com.. ,