The advertising agency VMLY&R has teamed up with the Polish newspaper Gazeta.pl to buy out Poland's longest-running erotic magazine and to close it down.
VMLY&R and Gazeta bought Twoj Weekend to close it down to do a little virtue signalling in opposing porn. They will produce one final issue without any of the magazines signature erotic content and will instead bang on about
'progressive' issues like gender, sexism etc.
This last issue will be promoted by an advertising campaign, including outdoor, media, cinema, radio, press, social media and online with support from client partners including Mastercard and Bank BGZ BNP Paribas.
The state of Utah is set to make sex outside of marriage legal.
In a bill cleaning up Utah's criminal code, lawmakers repealed the misdemeanor crime of fornication. The House passed Senate Bill 43 on a 41-32 vote. It previously passed the Utah State Senate and now goes to Governor Gary Herbert for his
signature or veto.
The legislature previously passed a bill removing adultery and sodomy among consenting adults as crimes in Utah. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, said court rulings have found the laws are unenforceable and it was time to remove them from the books.
A group of New York state lawmakers on Monday announced what could be a landmark effort to roll back laws against prostitution, an effort that could lead to legalization of consensual sex work in New York.
The criminalization of sex work disproportionately impacts LGBTQI+ NYers, immigrants, and people of color, wrote State Senator Brad Hoylman, chair the New York Senate Judiciary Committee and a co-sponsor of the legislation. It perpetuates stigma,
and it furthers a devastating cycle of incarceration. We need change.
Senators Jessica Ramos and Julia Salaza are also backing the proposed package of legislation.
The move in New York comes soon after a Rhode Island lawmaker introduced a resolution to study decriminalizing sex work in that state, and about two months after the mayor of New Orleans , Louisiana, called for increased legal protection for sex
The bills set to be introduced by the New York lawmakers would repeal a state statute that makes loitering for the purposes of prostitution a criminal offense. Under another provision of the proposed new laws, any conviction for prostitution
deemed to be the result of sex trafficking would be immediately voided.
The Beverley sex cinema has held out for decades as Paris's sole pornographic movie theatre, proudly yet discreetly offering non-stop showings of films from the 1970s and 80s.
But rising rents and changing social mores have finally caught up and the cinema's fans have just a few days left to pick up memorabilia from a symbol of a bygone Paris. After the final screening last Saturday -- the traditional couples night --
owner Maurice Laroche is remaining on site this week to sell films, posters, seats and whatever else is left.
Laroche, who had managed the Beverley since 1983 before buying it 10 years later, said that at 75 he was ready to retire to the ocean resort town of Royan in southwest France. His clients have become fewer as they've gotten older in recent years
-- most recently he had been selling less than 500 12-euro tickets a week, compared with 1,500 twenty years ago.
In its heyday, around 1975, there were over 900 cinemas specialising in pornography in France. Just six years later, there were only 90, French film journalist Jacques Zimmer told AFP. According to France's national cinema council only one
X-rated cinema now remains in France, the Vox in Grenoble.