Porn's Buttman, One-time Federal Target, to Be Inducted Into Hustler Walk of Fame by Larry Flynt
The film industry has the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But what about adult stars?
They get the Hustler Walk of Fame outside the big kids' toy store of the same name on the Sunset Strip. And next week Hustler founder Larry Flynt will preside over the induction of producer-director John Stagliano, whom Hustler calls a "freedom fighter and porn industry legend."
Doesn't ring a bell?
He's better known as Buttman.
Not only that, but in 2008 he was swept up in the Bush administration's anti-porn crusade. Stagliano and his adult video company Evil Angel were indicted on federal obscenity charges.
In 2010 they got off. Yep, not the nasty kind of getting off, either. (Other porn makers weren't so lucky).
For that he gets an induction to porn's own Walk of Fame. Hustler states:
In today's polarized political climate, stealthy online data collection and the suspension of habeas corpus, we must vigilantly guard our Constitutional rights. Nothing is more valuable to us as a society than our right to free speech. Please come to Hustler Hollywood for the induction of John Stagliano ...
Stagliano will be joined by porn star Belladonna, who will also be inducted.
We're very proud to welcome John Stagliano and Belladonna to our Walk of Fame. As in years past, we have selected two people who have made a significant contribution to the industry and who have helped pave the way for others.
All the magic starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22 outside the Hustler Store at 8920 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.
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