If Hiltons and Ronsons can have clothing lines just like the rappers who really know how to design fashion, then why not a former nightlife columnist? And after years shooting sex stars, how could a canny photographer not realize the value of limited edition porn DVDs? New York Post scribe Jared Paul Stern, having decamped to the Catskills, had some time on his hands and came up with a product as twisted as the truth in the hands of the gossip columnist he sometimes still is. His new preppy-punk line of ties and polos, Skull & Bones (debuting tonight at a party at A.S. Parker, 1001 Madison Avenue) replaces fuckin cutesy critters, as he puts it, like alligators and polo ponies with the sign of the Jolly Roger.
Meanwhile, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders DVD co-production with HBO, Thinking XXX, is an interactive child of Playboy and Star, with a lenitcular cover that flickers between images of Tera Patrick clothed and nude, the documentary, lots of production photos, and footage of porn stars standing near their portraits while slebs like John Waters, Ben Stiller, Rachel Weisz, Lou Reed and Calvin Klein look at them. —MG
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