Just about the only thing which takes brains that's selling today is creating and delivering soft porn. This is somewhat an overstatement of what Gawker's Hamilton Nolan sums up as the dismal state of making a living in journalism. Incidentally, Nolan and readers who respond note that it's gotten even more dismal since unhappy JDs stormed the field and found, no newsflash, no Eden.
It was the mention of soft porn which set off the global storm of interest in "Christian Expressions LLC v janegenova.com." I had opined that there was now something about Communion Dresses which seemed to scream erotic.
How I pushed back, on my three blogs as well as Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.com, when Christian Expressions rattled its legal saber has gotten me new business. In addition, it has provided a whole new pitch formula to develop new business: Genova Writing, Coaching and More helps you, your clients push back - Low-cost, high-reach, self-replicating. Face it, folks, coming off the era of affluence, most organizations and individuals don't know if they can and should push back and how.
That's exactly where there's a niche for JDs, at least those with imagination and a new-economy mindset about earning a decent living [no pun intended.] The soft porn business keeps mutating. To stay on the right side of the law and to push back legally when cornered by The Concerned Citizens require JDs. Some of the best and brightest, such as Ivy League students and alumni, have developed enterprises in soft porn. You won't have an idiot for a client.
My novel sells most briskly when it's positioned not as a missionary statement anti-capitalism but as a candid exploration of weighty topics such as:
- Should rich men take the risk of requesting a sound spanking from a working-class female assistant. No, I wasn't out-there enough to insert a male assistant into the narrative.
- Is there a correlation between childhood sexual abuse and later professional success.
- What is the symbolism of requiring four cannoli [3 vanilla, 1 chocolate] on a bad day.
When I was struggling to put together a 3rd career act in 2003, I answered a help-wanted involving soft porn. I pitched my legal background. Of course, I got an interview.
The future of soft porn will be determined, as is everything else, by community standards.