NOBODY GETS a party started like a porn star. Calvin Klein, Lou Reed, John Waters, Barry Levinson, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Darren Aronofsky, Rachel Weisz and "This Old House" fix-it man Bob Vila sized up Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' giant portraits of adult entertainers at the opening of his "XXX" show at the Mary Boone Gallery on Saturday. Also there - fully dressed - were the photographer's subjects, including Gina Lynn, Nina Hartley, Tera Patrick, Savanna Samson and Chad Hunt. Afterward, everyone headed over to the Rivington Hotel's penthouse...
By Sara Nelson
New York Post, Page 38
Media City column
...Author Salman Rushdie can't seem to stay out of trouble with Islamic fundamentalists. Once the object of a fatwa by the Iranian Ayatollah for the beliefs expressed in his novel, "The Satanic Verses," Rushdie is now coming under fire in India and Pakistan for an essay he has contributed to a forthcoming book called "XXX: 30 Porn Stars."
STARDOM OR BUST:
Adult entertainment superstar Jenna Jameson
is one of the talents in "XXX: 30 Porn Star Portraits."
Lensman clicks with the lust generation
Once, they were exiled to the sleazy tenderloin districts of our cities.
Today, porn actors have become the darlings of the lit set and the toast of SoHo.
Gore Vidal and Salman Rushdie are among the intellectuals who've written essays ruminating on hard-core erotica in "XXX: 30 Porn Star Portraits," by celeb photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
FAMED LENSMAN TACKLES PORN
May 16, 2003
PHOTOGRAPHER Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who is known for his portraits of the famous and talented from Orson Welles to Sen. Hillary Clinton, has lately been taking pictures of porn stars.
"Everyone's posing with their clothes on and with their clothes off," Greenfield-Sanders told PAGE SIX.
The photos will appear in a book, "XXX," along with essays on pornography by Adam Gopnik, John Malkovich, A.M. Holmes, Whitley Strieber, Nancy Friday and Bret Easton Ellis.
MAILER BLASTS BACK AT COMIC
DON'T invite Dennis Miller and Norman Mailer to the same party.
Miller trashed Mailer in a May 5 op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal for the novelist's arguments against President Bush's liberation of Iraq. And now Mailer has responded with a "Dear Dennis" letter, published in the Journal yesterday.
"Just because the two big guys who flanked you on 'Monday Night Football' took away your [bleeps] and left you with a giggle in replacement doesn't mean you have to suck up to the Wall Street Journal," Mailer wrote.