Adult Films Show Another Side of D.C.
By Marc FisherThe most powerful city in the world has a prudish reputation when it comes to sex.
Danny Leal has made it his life's challenge to probe for limits to Washington's appetite for sex. So far, he can't get arrested in this town.
Leal is, according to both his own hype and others in the pornography trade, the area's leading producer of porn videos and events. Operating out of his townhouse in Oakton, Leal -- known in the biz as Porno Dan -- is producer, director and occasional star of backroom flicks such as "Public Exposure in D.C.," which consists of a grotesque exhibitionist exposing herself in bright sunshine in front of the Ronald Reagan Building, the American History Museum, Washington Harbour and the Washington Monument, which Leal, as narrator, identifies as "the Capitol."
Well, no one watches this stuff for the story.
Leal, who keeps three lawyers in his employ, specializes in flash videos, in which women take their clothes off in public places -- streets, clubs, sports events. Every year, he drives a bus load of strippers to the Preakness Stakes, where, he says, "you put them in front of a crowd and they start flashing and then it's monkey see, monkey do."
Washington being a city with but a handful of strip joints, Leal had to import porn stars from Los Angeles or Baltimore. But he found that Washington has a thriving underground sex scene -- swingers clubs, S&M groups, individuals who hire porn performers at $1,500 an hour to make private movies at their homes.
Many of the men in his movies wear masks for fear of being seen by their employers. The men are mainly Leal's drinking buddies from high school and college. The women are sometimes paid, but more often are unpaid models who appear in Leal's movies in exchange for the right to sell the footage on their own sites.
Much of the porn industry has been shut down in recent months after five performers tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Leal has continued filming because he says his actors adhere to his condoms-required policy.
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The Phantasm and The Web of Night are combining forces for a soon to be announced Charity Benefit Concert this summer featuring a variety of local and national entertainers.
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Acts so far include Sean Brennan, DJ Mini-Me, Loki, Louis Delacourt, Aki Oshii, Jorsca Loupyn, Magician Professor Aephestus, and Box O'Rocks.
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PLEASANT HILL (San Francisco), CA -- Hacker, 20, indicted on federal charges. Allegedly broke into Dept. of Defense, NASA systems
A Pleasant Hill man known as one of the most notorious hackers on the Internet has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly hacking into federal government computers and defacing Web sites, authorities said Friday.
Convicted hacker Robert Lyttle, 20, who is known as one half of "The Deceptive Duo," allegedly hacked into the computer systems of the Department of Defense's Defense Logistic Information Service and the Office of Health Affairs as well as the NASA Ames Research Center in April 2002.
The federal case comes two years after Lyttle -- whose cyber-pseudonym was "Pimpshiz" -- was sentenced in Contra Costa County Juvenile Court to probation and ordered to perform community service for replacing some 200 Web pages with graffiti supporting music-sharing site Napster in 2000.
All told, "The Deceptive Duo" was accused of defacing more than 100 sites, ranging from the Federal Aviation Administration to the Department of Transportation to Sandia National Laboratories.
According to the Web site Security Focus Online, Lyttle's partner in "The Deceptive Duo" is a Florida hacker -- with the handle the Rev -- who claimed responsibility for hacking into the New York Times' site and Intel's system in 2001.
The FBI searched Lyttle's bedroom in May 2002, when he was attending Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. Also joining the investigation was the Defense Criminal Investigative Service and NASA's Office of Inspector General.
Porn or Confession? Priest Tells All
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - A 77-year-old Roman Catholic priest in Argentina has published his memoirs recounting sex with women and a frustrated gay liaison, angering Church officials.
The autobiography "No Beating About The Bush. The Life of a Priest," tells of the life and loves of Father Jose Mariani in a posh parish in Cordoba, Argentina's third biggest city where he has been a priest for 53 years.
"I could hear my heart beat in ecstasy before the beauty of the body offered before me. I smothered the body with the sweat of my skin," Mariani wrote in the book about having sex with a woman.
One secret romance ended when the woman's five brothers and her parents discovered the liaison and took her away from the parish to escape the priest.
Elsewhere in the book he wrote how he tried to have sex with "Antonio" but "our mutual inhibitions conquered our momentary permissiveness and openness."
The book's first edition of 3,000 copies had almost sold out in Cordoba, where it was printed by a local publisher. Radio stations in Cordoba, which has over 1 million inhabitants, were jammed with calls by listeners as controversy over the book surged.
Roman Catholic officials criticized the book for advocating an end to celibacy. "In my personal opinion ... it should not have been published," said Gustavo Loza, an official in the press office of Cordoba's Archbishop Carlos Nanez of Cordoba.
Mariani reflects a radical wing of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America which often clashes with the Vatican and which promotes more solidarity with the poor and opposes rules like celibacy and birth control.
Boy Writes Apology in Blood for Dozing in Class
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese teenager was forced by his teacher to write an apology in blood after dozing in the classroom, the school's principal said on Monday.
The teacher later went to high school principal Hiroaki Dan and confessed what he had done, Dan told Reuters.
The teacher had apologized to the 17-year-old boy and his parents, Dan said, confirming a local media report of the incident, which happened last Thursday.
He said the boy was taken to the staff room of the school in Fukuoka City, southern Japan, after being caught asleep during a lesson. The 40-year-old male teacher handed the boy a box-cutter and paper and told him to write an apology in blood.
The teacher left the student, who then cut his finger and began to write an apology using his own blood.
Other teachers in the staff room did not notice what was happening, Dan said.
"To ask a student to write in their own blood is something I just can't imagine," he said.
He said the boy was back in school, and neither he nor his parents had asked to switch teachers. The teacher involved is expected to resume classes in a few days, Dan said.
The incident comes on the heels of an attack in which an 11-year-old girl killed a classmate by slashing her throat with a box cutter, also in southern Japan.