GodsGirls

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Kink.com
Industry Alt porn
Key people Lara Nielsen,
Kayla-Jane Danger
Website www.godsgirls.com

GodsGirls is a California-based alt porn website featuring softcore nude photography and video. The website also serves as a social networking community, featuring model and user blogs, email, discussion forums, original writing, and interviews.

History[edit]

GodsGirls was founded by entrepreneur Annaliese Nielsen (real name: Lara Nielsen) and model Kayla-Jane Danger (who is no longer affiliated with the site), with the backing of Offworld Media Group Inc.[1][2] in an attempt to bring forth a change in what Nielsen considered a severely under-served market.[3] The website's original lineup featured models Kayla-Jane, Seniel, Heather, Katie, Veronica, Pia, Adrianne, and Malaya, all local friends and acquaintances of the founders. The name "GodsGirls" was adopted by models as an homage to a song bearing the same title, written and performed by LA-based indie band Scarlet Grey.[3]

Before launching as a stand-alone website, GodsGirls maintained an active and popularly visited page on the social networking site MySpace, logging 33,870 "friends" by the time of Godsgirls.com's official opening.[4]

Development[edit]

Officially registered under the name God's Girls L.L.C.,[5] the Godsgirls website began to operate in June 2006, with headquarters in West Hollywood, California.[6] Since its launch, the website has noted the participation of well-known alt-porn models such as Melodie Gore, Charity Laurus, Penthouse Pet Ashlee Adams, and former SuicideGirl Apnea.[7][8] Former staff members include make-up artist and singer Jeffree Star, and photographer Christine Kessler.[9][10]

Appearances[edit]

Print[edit]

GodsGirls stories or interviews have been featured in publications and journals such as Skin Art, Bizarre, Prick Magazine, Jane,[11] Spin, Rock Sound, Skin Deep, and Penthouse.[12] Various articles and photographs have also been published in online blogs such as drivenbyboredom.com and Fleshbot.[13]

Radio[edit]

Interviews with Godgirls owner Annaliese Nielsen and various Godsgirls models have been broadcast by Music Plus TV, thestreamtv.com, and Playboy Radio.[14] Model Chelsea is the former host of the talk show Pillow Talk,[15][16] and has made numerous appearances as a guest DJ, along with Nielsen, on littleradio.com[17]

Music[edit]

GodsGirls models have been featured in music videos such as The Sounds' "Tony the Beat," Kelis' "Bossy," Teddybears' "Cobrastyle," Saliva's "Ladies and Gentlemen," Hollywood Undead's "No. 5" and Good Charlotte's "The River".[18][19]

Art[edit]

Contemporary artists Sylvia Ji and Joshua Petker depicted various GodsGirls models in portraiture format for their exhibition Behind Bedroom Doors.[20][21][22] Model Aprella is known for modeling for New York based artist David Stoupakis, who goes as far as to call her his "muse".[23] Godsgirls models are also known to participate in signing booths and burlesque performances at various tattoo conventions across the globe.[24]

Controversies[edit]

GodsGirls has been the subject of lawsuits by competitor alt-porn website SuicideGirls, mainly due to modeling contract altercations. SuicideGirls' modeling contract prevents former and current models from collaborating with competing sites or agencies in the same field by the inclusion of a non-compete clause.[25] Many former SuicideGirls models who have allegedly violated their contracts by pursuing modeling with competing websites have been threatened by legal action as well.[26][27] However, as of[when?], none of these lawsuits had resulted in a victory for the plaintiff.[28][29] One model described her experience with the founder "Coachella" as "rude and cold", and has said that models are given $50 per set.[30]

In July 2009, Canadian newspaper Le Soleil stated that French-Canadian singer Cœur de pirate was a nude model for GodsGirls while she was a minor, using the name Bea.[31] In the article, Annaliese Nielsen claimed not to know Cœur de pirate or Bea. But in November 2009, Cœur de pirate, then 20 years and 2 months old, said on the Quebec television show Tout le monde en parle that photos she appeared in on the Godsgirls site were taken 2 and a half years earlier, apparently confirming that she was in fact a minor when she posed for the photos. However, GodsGirls has never been indicted for the publication of the photographs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willamette Week | “Suicide Defense” | January 11th, 2006
  2. ^ SuicideGirlX: Under Construction
  3. ^ a b Interview: GodsGirls Set Out to Improve on the Alt-Porn Model
  4. ^ MySpace.com - GodsGirls.com - 25 - Fille - Los angeles , California - www.myspace.com/godsgirls
  5. ^ Ariz. Corp. Comm. - Corporations Division
  6. ^ WHOIS domain registration information results for godsgirls.com from Network Solutions
  7. ^ Melodie Gore... Character Fiction
  8. ^ apneatic.com
  9. ^ Christine Kessler Photography - Christine Kessler Portfolio - GodsGirls.com
  10. ^ Gods Girls
  11. ^ SuicideGirlX: Under Construction
  12. ^ http://www.melodiegore.com/temp/press/images/penthouse-01-2007-02.jpg
  13. ^ Fleshbot: Pure Filth
  14. ^ GodsGirls Live Tomorrow on The Stream TV (music video) | CAUSTIC TRUTHS!
  15. ^ theStream.tv - LIVE! From the Future...with Stuart Paap! - live interactive internet television - a semper mental production - live from the future with stuart paap - lovestream - filmnut - coin-op tv live - super awesome amazing - the blood stream
  16. ^ GodsGirls.com's blog at Vlaze.com/godsgirls/blog
  17. ^ LittleRadio.com
  18. ^ YouTube - the sounds - Tony The Beat
  19. ^ Saliva – Ladies and Gentlemen - SPIKE
  20. ^ thinkspace gallery press release: Behind Bedroom Doors
  21. ^ "Behind Bedroom Doors" [Archive] - YANK ME! Webmaster Boards
  22. ^ thinkspace gallery: Behind Bedroom Doors
  23. ^ myartspace blog: Art Space Talk: David Stoupakis
  24. ^ The 10th Annual Northern Ink Xposure
  25. ^ Willamette Week | “Suicide Defense” | January 11th, 2006
  26. ^ SuicideGirlX: Jane Magazine Article
  27. ^ Features | SuicideGirls revolt
  28. ^ Deviant Nation : Legal[dead link]
  29. ^ SuicideGirlX: Exclusive Articles
  30. ^ [1]
  31. ^ "Cœur de pirate: Difficile d'échapper à un passé Olé-Olé", Le Soleil, July 29, 2009.


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