Pet Projects: Rock Babes

I used to write a column for Penthouse called “Pet Projects.” In addition to writing about whatever the girls were working on out in LA, I’d write about all the parties and shindigs I went to with the girls here in New York. That’s actually how I got the column. I spent enough time going out with Justine Joli that it became part of my job. (And my mother said partying was a waste of time. Ha!)

I’d been a fan of the Pearls for a few years, since I saw them open for Jesse Malin at the Bowery Ballroom. They’re classic rock-and-rollers, and their music is definitely my style. So when I found out two of my favorite ladies had shot a video with them, I was psyched to be able to get them into my favorite magazine (that’d be Penthouse, in case you couldn’t guess). Even though they’re an indie band, they’re hugely popular — even outside of NYC — and can count Lady Gaga among their biggest fans. I knew they’d be perfect for our readers.

In addition to having two sexy Pets in their video, The Dirty Pearls had Justine host their video release concert at the Bowery Ballroom in June (which was after we went to press, so I didn’t get to include it in the article). Justine gave the crowd a thrill, joking with them and even flashing them, before the band took over and rocked the house. Then the crowd took over my friend Dave’s club, Tammany Hall (@TammanyHallNY), for a raucous after-party. Again Justine did her part to give the rock-and-roll fans a good time, giving out porn and sex toys and taking photos with everyone. It was quite the night.

To read the column I wrote about The Dirty Pearls’ video shoot, “Rock Babes,” which ran in the September 2011 issue of Penthouse, click here.

Pet Projects: Stagg Party

Famed erotic photographer Ellen Stagg shoots the Penthouse Pets on a regular basis, both for the magazine and for her own site. In 2010, she included some of her shots of the lovely ladies in her first solo gallery show as well as her gorgeous coffee-table book. I had the pleasure of ogling the photos and then writing about what I saw.

Stagg Party

Pet Projects: The Porn Oscars

A recap of the 2010 AVN Awards, aka the Porn Oscars. My pal Nate (aka Igor), of Driven by Boredom, was in Vegas taking pictures, and provided me with some shots of the fabulous Penthouse Pets. Meanwhile, Pet Ryan Keely played my Gal Friday, giving me the inside scoop on the day-to-day of the industry’s biggest annual event (I was home with the flu). It’s all sorts of good.

The Porn Oscars