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About Rich Moreland
Educated at Penn State University, Salisbury University, and the University of Maryland, Rich Moreland followed the predicable career path of classroom instructor. Though writing a book nagged at him, finding a unique subject was a different matter. A friend suggested adult entertainment and by happenstance feminism became the focus.
So, Rich made his way into the oft maligned world of commercialized adult film, not knowing what he would find. The results were extraordinary.
Eventually, one of his students suggested he start a blog on the industry. 3hattergrindhouse.com was born and the opportunity to write for an online publication out of Los Angeles followed.
When the pandemic hit in 2019, the sheltering-in experience offered the opportunity to fulfill a long-time ambition to write fiction.
It has been, and continues to be, an adventure.
Titles By Rich Moreland
The fictional town of Janesville is a rural community located in mid-twentieth century America where social attitudes remain wedded to the past. Issues of race, sex and religion filter through the town’s everyday affairs as its people struggle to adjust to modern times and push their prejudices off the front page of daily life.
The community endures an assortment of crimes, sexual adventures and strange occurrences that fuel gossip and rumor. Occasionally, a murder will show up to complicate everything.
Here is a sample of what is on tap for the reader.
The mysterious end of a teenage girl is uncovered through eerie forces that occupy an empty house. A peddler finds a treasure he thinks is a trinket and a lonely, timid girl is tormented by dark figures she cannot identify.
Other stories involve a high school teacher who leaves the classroom only to see her world tumble down around her and a young secretary becomes entangled in an irresistible fetish world of dominance and submission.
University educated Jacky St. James ditched her corporate America job to follow her instincts for movie making. Frustrated with Hollywood as an actress, she entered a script writing contest sponsored by a “Porn Valley” production company seeking fresh ideas and clever plot lines. The result changed the direction of Jacky’s career.
Addressing adult film’s underserved female audience, Jacky St. James puts her own spin on a woman’s sexual experience in this modern age of erotic preferences and fetishes. Her film narratives challenge the outdated feminist argument that porn, if suitable for women at all, ought to appeal to their romantic interests.
An integral part of Jacky St. James’ filmmaking also concerns her compadre and early mentor, Eddie Powell. A widely admired cinematographer and director in his own right, Eddie’s influence on Jacky’s film narratives is undeniable. Together they weave innovative camera work and dialogue into the scenes they shoot, cultivating an on-set environment adult performers love. It’s real acting, something not always evident in porn.
The St. James Magic verifies that Jacky’s sharply written scripts and skillful directing is Hollywood quality stuff. A close look at the best of her productions reveals topics mainstream entertainment often references but never intimately examines from an on-screen perspective.
Throughout the pages of Jacky’s story, interviews with adult film performers and behind-the-camera personnel shape how the industry interprets this feminist influence in today’s pornography. Jacky’s own words describing her “Me Too” moment and her conversations with the late porn feminist Candida Royalle are only of few of the gems in this book.
In the end, The St. James Magic is honest in its assessment of filmed pornography and its Hollywood possibilities. Is XXX in Hollywood just around the corner?