83 Caught naked! Mr. Skin checks out Mr. Media! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Jim McBride, adult website entrepreneur, MrSkin.com

Guys, Mr. Skin watches movies so you don’t have to.

Forget the days of wading through plot and dialogue just to get to the moment where Phoebe Cates pops open her bikini top in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Or when Sherilyn Fenn gets randy in Two Moon Junction.

Mr. Skin, via his website at www.mrskin.com and his just released second book Mr. Skin’s Skintastic Video Guide, The 501 Greatest Movies for Sex and Nudity on DVD, can tell you alphabetically exactly how far to fast-forward just to get to the good parts. Skin time, what body parts are exposed, size, skin color, hair color, you get the idea. Mr. Skin is nothing if not thorough.

And for those who think there must be a finite supply of these moments, let me just say that today alone Mr. Skin added seventy new pictures and twenty-one video clips to his archive. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

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BOB ANDELMAN/Mr. MEDIA: Mr. Skin, also known as Jim McBride, welcome to Mr. Media.

Mr. SKIN: Hi Mr. Media. It’s always a pleasure to meet a famous mister. You’re right up there with a Mister Clean, a Mister Peanut. This is a big thrill for me to rub elbows with another mister.

ANDELMAN: I must say I feel the exact same. Thanks for joining us today.

Mr. SKIN: Thanks for having me.

ANDELMAN: Jim, you were a guest on Howard Stern’s morning show recently on Sirius, and he called you a “grandmaster of porn.” Your parents must’ve been so proud.

Mr. SKIN: Oh yeah. As you can imagine, my parents are very proud of me. I’m very lucky. I have parents that are very cool. They are the kind of parents that, as long as I’m happy, they’re cool with what I do for a living. And it’s neat. I even have my mom works as a “skintern” for mrskin.com. My parents are retired, and she gets paid to help with data entry for the website.

ANDELMAN: Now I understand — data entry! She’s not watching the movies with you noting the…

Mr. SKIN: No. I have a team of 10 people in our content department that go through screeners of DVDs that movie companies provide us or stuff that we tape off of satellite or things we rent at Netflix. It’s a hard job. They have to go through movies, fast-forward through movies to find the nude scenes and chronicle them, grab the pics and clips, associate the actresses to the movies. It’s tough work, but somebody has to do it.

ANDELMAN: Now, how do you interview someone for a job like that? And are they all men?

Mr. SKIN: We have, I think of our 45 employees, I’d say about 40 are guys and five are female. But I think it’s more because there’s so much tech involved with running a website that you get a lot of males. We have writers; some of our writers are female so we do have females, but it’s definitely a guys club over here at mrskin.com.

ANDELMAN: Tell us a little about how mild-mannered Jim McBride became the internet legend known as Mr. Skin.

Mr. SKIN: Well, as a kid, I had a fascination with celebrity nudity in film. In fact, I remember when I used to look at my dad’s old Playboys in the early seventies. I would immediately go to the “Sex in Cinema” section. That was my favorite part of Playboy. I, of course, loved the Playmates, but the “Sex in Cinema” feature fascinated me, that famous people, people I knew, had been naked in film.

And fast-forward, a habit of mine, to the early ‘80s, and I was a senior in high school and all of a sudden, we got cable television and a Betamax at the same time. And it was a meeting of two great technologies. And you gotta remember, as a kid, growing up, we had ABC, NBC, and CBS, and that was it. All of a sudden, now I had HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime, and to fill all that programming, they had to show Italian sex comedies, drive-in movies. So I was a kid in a candy store taping as many films as I could every night with my new Betamax and the next day, editing the nude scenes onto other tapes I was collecting. I had hours and hours and hours of nude scenes on tape, and I’d categorize them as TV stars or categorize them for movies from the ‘70s, however I chose. And I became kind of an expert on it just as a fan, and it was something I collected.

During the ‘80s and ‘90s as I continued to do it on my own, I was a fun guy at parties or wherever. The guys would always come up to me and say, “Has such and such been naked?” and I said, “Oh yeah, 42 minutes into this movie.” And they were blown away that I knew this stuff.

One day in the mid to late ‘90s, I was in a bar in my hometown of Chicago, and I just happened to be standing next to a guy who had a radio show here. The topic of female celebrity nudity came up, and some guys were asking me questions. I was nonchalant, answering the questions, and he thought, “My God, this would make for a great radio guest!” And he invited me onto his show. We agreed not to use my real name. We came up with “Mr. Skin,” and next thing you knew, I was on more shows in Chicago. Finally, it started to spread across the country. I never dreamed it would become a popular radio segment where people would call in, ask me actresses, I would tell them off the top of my head if they had been naked, but it did. And then I was thinking, “Wow.” I had nothing to promote. I didn’t have a website or anything. I just went on radio shows talking about this stuff, and, finally, someone heard me on the air in Chicago and said, “I’ll help you build a website if you want to do it.” And I said to him, “What’s a website?” In 1998, I didn’t know what a website was.

I started with me and one tech guy, and I launched mrskin.com on August 10, 1999. And then it’s grown to today we have over 40-some employees, and we get about 6 million visitors a month to mrskin.com. And it’s really one of those things where it wasn’t like, as a kid I thought, “Boy, I want to grow up and have a website and be an expert on female celebrity nudity in film.” It’s one of those things that just kind of happened, but I couldn’t be luckier. The fact that I get to do this for a living and am obviously well-paid to do it, it’s a dream come true.

ANDELMAN: Now, did you meet your wife before or after all this happened?

Mr. SKIN: Right when it was starting, I was going on a show in Chicago as a regular guest to talk about nudity in films coming up on DVD and whatnot. And he had his one-year anniversary show at a bar, and he had me there as a guest as part of the live broadcast. And I actually met a girl at my health club, and I said, “Why don’t you come to this thing, it’ll be fun.” And she brought a friend who turned out to be my future wife. The night she met me I was Mr. Skin. So she knew what she was getting into, in other words.

ANDELMAN: So you never had to resort to any subterfuge or anything…

Mr. SKIN: No, but I, prior to meeting her, I sure did, because there were times where I would go out with someone, and the topic of, “What do you do?” would come up. And I remember “computer consultant” came up a lot in the early days, until I could feel someone out, no pun intended, I really wasn’t about to just throw the Mr. Skin out there and ruin my chances until I felt a little more comfortable.

ANDELMAN: Well, as part of the challenge for me in getting ready to interview you, I had to force myself to think back to the first time I saw a woman’s breasts in a movie. And I’ve come up with, I think it was Serpico, and the reason I remember it mostly, I don’t remember whose breasts they are, and I’m sorry, sorry for the women listening…

Mr. SKIN: You don’t have to, because I do. Her name’s Cornelia Sharpe.

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ANDELMAN: There we go. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Mr. Skin! That was it! I remember it because I had read the book; I loved the book. My dad took me to see the movie. I must’ve been 12, 13, maybe 14. I can’t remember what year that was.

Mr. SKIN: It came out in ’73.

ANDELMAN: There we go. I was 13. Thank you, thank you. Take a bow. So I remembered being in the movie theater, and then suddenly there they are. And just as suddenly, my dad puts his hand over my face, and I’m like, “Knock it off!” Do you remember your first pair, so to speak?

Mr. SKIN: Actually, there’s different moments in my life. I remember the situation you just talked about. In 1977, I was 15 years old, and my parents took me to an R-rated movie called I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. And it was a critically-acclaimed movie, and they took me and, 52 minutes in, Kathleen Quinlan’s top loosened. I remember that awkward moment where you see breasts, and you’re sitting next to your parents and then the next day going and telling all your buddies you saw breasts in a movie. So that was one of my early memories.

Remember on PBS, you used to watch the Public Broadcasting cause they would occasionally flip in some nudity. I remember I watched “I, Claudius” in 1976, all of 13 episodes, just for the nineteen seconds of nudity. I became an expert on the Roman Empire just because I was just riveted waiting for Sheila White’s topless scene in that. Another thing, I remember when “Steambath” with Bill Bixby and Valerie Perrine was aired on public television. She had some nice nude scenes in that, and I remember catching that on public television. So those are my earliest memories of nudity, but I remember looking in Playboys I saw a ton more prior to ever seeing it on a movie screen or TV screen.

ANDELMAN: That’s funny. I’m thinking about PBS, and I think probably around the same year that I saw Serpico, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” was being broadcast in the United States for the first time. And I remember all the guys talking about how funny it was, but also oh my God, could you believe that you can see those breasts?

Mr. SKIN: Yes, exactly. And they would have Carol Cleveland would be on.

ANDELMAN: Yeah.

Mr. SKIN: She’d show her breasts. And you’re right. Well, that was the great thing about public television especially. To a kid now, it probably wouldn’t be a big deal when you have the Internet, you have all these different ways to see girls naked. But boy, when we were kids, it was tough. We could only look at National Geographic so much for your nude scenes.

ANDELMAN: Now, from a sociological point of view, and we won’t spend a lot of time on this, but as much time as you’ve spent in pursuit of seeing naked actresses in movies, any idea why we’re so attracted to that? Is it the whole forbidden fruit?

Mr. SKIN: Well, I think the biggest thing is I compare it this way. It’s just for people personally. Who are the people you most want to see naked in your life? It’s always people you know. You work at an office, you see a girl works at your office, you see her all the time. She’s beautiful. Most guys are thinking, “God, I’d love to see her naked.” It’s because she’s familiar to them. They know her, they see her all the time. You see a girl that you get coffee every morning. She works back there, and she has great breasts, let’s say, and you think, “Boy, I’d love to see her nude.” Well, think about celebrities. With the way media is and, Mr. Media, you would know this, the way things are. Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, they almost are a part of people’s lives. They’re on every television show. You see them in the magazines. You hear about them from other people. You feel like you know these celebrities like you know people in your real life. I’m not saying it’s the same, but it’s the same type of feeling — you feel like you know Jennifer Aniston. You feel like you know Angelina Jolie because you just are inundated with information on them. And I think because of that, it adds another level of excitement to want to see them naked just like you do someone in your personal life. I really believe that. I think that because of the familiarity. I always say that what would you rather see, Angelina Jolie naked or someone as hot as her that you don’t know and never heard of? Everyone would take Angelina Jolie.

ANDELMAN: Yeah, I guess we’ll have to wait for someone to do that off this website, thegirlsinyourofficewhoyoualwayswantedtoseenaked.com.

Mr. SKIN: Well, that would be a pretty expensive database, I can tell ya that.

ANDELMAN: Is there a difference to being, say, addicted to porn and just wanting to see celebrity women without their clothes? I was thinking about this, and I remember years ago, at least from my experience, this would be before mrskin.com started, picking up a magazine called Celebrity Sleuth.

Mr. SKIN: Oh yeah. I’m a big fan of Celebrity Sleuth magazine.

ANDELMAN: Yeah. It collected still photos and images much the way you do. But, in that situation, it was something that even my wife had to admit that she was a little curious to see who they got each month.

Mr. SKIN: Well, yeah. I’ve kind of based mrskin.com on, in a sense, the Celebrity Sleuth and Celebrity Skin magazines, magazines I grew up loving to read in the eighties. And it’s the same thing. Here’s a guy, Celebrity Sleuth, who has an incredible collection of pictures and paraphernalia and trinkets or whatever of celebrities. And he, on almost a monthly basis, would put out a magazine in which he’d talk about different topics and different celebrities, and it gets you interested. If you paint the picture, if you make the people you’re talking about sound interesting and give some background on them and some history, it makes it that much more exciting to see them nude. And Celebrity Sleuth is a master at it. I’ve always been a big fan, always given him a lot of credit as a “skinspiration” for what I do, and I learn lessons from that exact thing. It’s more than just throwing pictures up. It’s about the information that accompanies it, and we’re real big on that at mrskin.com. That’s why we have so many reviews, ratings, articles, interviews, information where you can find what’s coming up, all that kind of stuff. When it’s combined with the pictures, that’s how you have a successful venture, no question about it.

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ANDELMAN: In talk shows, they talk about a big “get,” like, at one time Donald Trump would’ve been a great get for a certain talk show or something, and there’s people who just won’t do those things. What has been a great get at mrskin.com? Someone that people really wanted to see that you found.

Mr. SKIN: Oh, well, like we’re always looking for rare, out-of-print stuff where we know you can’t just walk into a Netflix or a Blockbuster and find. Like some examples, Stockard Channing. Stockard Channing, not the hottest girl in the world, but she’s pretty famous. People know her from “The West Wing” and a number of other shows. She did a movie in 1977 called Sweet Revenge, and no one every heard of this movie. It’s out-of-print. It only came out for a short time on video. But she has a nude scene 17 minutes in. And I remember when I had the website I was trying to track this down in the early days of the site and, a few years later, tracked it down. And things like that are really fun for me.

Another example would be Melanie Griffith did an Israeli movie called Ha Gan, which translates into The Garden, and she’s pretty much naked throughout the whole movie, full frontal. And that’s another one out-of-print, impossible to find. We tracked that down.

Victoria Principal did a movie called The Naked Ape that was produced by Playboy, one of the few times they went into the movie production business. And the movie was made and never released or released very limited at theaters, and I was able to obtain a copy and have that.

Stuff like that’s really fun, and I could probably name some others. But to give you an idea of one of the fun things for me and for the website is we’re not only chronicling the actresses we all know, the Angelina Jolies and Pam Andersons and Jennifer Anistons, but it’s all the female celebrity nudity in the history of film. And there’s some real obscure stuff out there, and it’s fun to find it. The pursuit of it is almost as fun as actually seeing the pics.

ANDELMAN: There’s a new movie in release called Good Luck Chuck with Jessica Alba, who’s had an interesting career avoiding being caught naked. She got very upset with Playboy when they put her on the cover in a bikini. And, for this movie, the story where I had read, I guess, she was talking to someone from Newsday and said did you think I was naked in that movie? And she insisted that she was always covered up. How big a get would it be to find her?

Mr. SKIN: Let’s put this way: in this day and age, if Jessica Alba did a movie where she was naked, everyone would know about it. There’s no way that this would be an unknown movie cause, in this day and age, it just wouldn’t happen. I think finding out that Jessica Alba is gonna do a nude scene from someone on a set and before it came out, that would be huge. But it would be too difficult for her to do a nude scene. It would be sitting there, and no one noticed it. Nowadays, it’s just impossible. Yeah, that Good Luck Chuck should’ve been renamed “Good Luck Seeing Jessica in the Buff” because it just doesn’t happen, and it’s unfortunate. There’s about, I’d say, six or seven girls naked in Good Luck Chuck. There’s a ton. Nothing from Jessica Alba.

ANDELMAN: Okay. And what about this? You’re a dad. As a matter of fact, just a couple weeks ago, your wife had a baby. My daughter whispered to my wife the other day that someone had told her that there were nude pictures of Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical on the internet.

Mr. SKIN: Yes.

ANDELMAN: How do you feel about the inadvertent release of stuff like that? Those pictures were not from a movie. And then after you think about that for a second, how will you explain to your own kids one day what you do?

Mr. SKIN: Well, first of all, as far as Vanessa Hudgens, I always say. “If you don’t want pictures of yourself naked out on the Internet, don’t take pictures of yourself naked.” That’s number one. My personal business philosophy is we only are chronicling nudity from films or television or video. I don’t sit in a tree and take pictures of actresses and post them at mrskin.com. We really stay true to the movie database aspect of it. So the Vanessa Hudgens stuff is not something you would find at mrskin.com.

To get to the question of how would I explain what I do to my children, to be honest, I’m not ashamed of what I do for a living. It’s not only a lot of fun, but it’s a lot of work. And I treat it very seriously. I have a great team of people working with me. It’s a great place to work. I would have no problem explaining it to my children when the time is right. And if I was doing something that I felt I’m ashamed of or couldn’t tell my children, then I probably shouldn’t be doing it. So that’s really my philosophy. I really wouldn’t have a problem telling my kids.

ANDELMAN: Has any actress ever asked you to remove her image or video?

Mr. SKIN: Yes. We get letters occasionally, not as many as you’d think, but occasionally, we’ll get letters from actresses. I could tell you that 99.9% of the time, they’re from no-name — I shouldn’t use no-name — obscure actresses which maybe search Google and find out that mrskin.com has pics and clips and a review of their nude scenes at our website. And we’ll get contacted by them, but we always point out to them that we’re a database and that our attorney gets to them right away to make sure they know what the website’s all about. And we’ve never had any — in over eight years of running this website — legal trouble as far as movie studios or actresses are concerned. And I think it goes back to because of how we promote the data. We’re celebrating the nudity. We’re having fun with it, and we’re sticking to stuff that actresses willingly appeared in. It’s not like the Vanessa Hudgens thing or the paparazzi pics that you would see all over the internet.

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ANDELMAN: Have you ever had a Traci Lords moment where you found out that someone was underage?

Mr. SKIN: Occasionally, especially these European movies and stuff, you’ll find out that maybe an actress was 15 or 16 when she was in the movie, but it’s hard to tell right away. And we always remove that stuff. So we try to keep it so that, as best we can, that an actress is at least 18 years old when she does stuff. It’s just the smart thing to do in the political and business environment today.

ANDELMAN: You’ve had a relationship with the “Howard Stern Show” for a while, and you do the “Mr. Skin Minute.” But you made a real crossover to the mainstream this past summer with a part, not you personally, but the Mr. Skin site with a part in the movie Knocked Up. How did that come about?

Mr. SKIN: Well, I received a letter from the attorneys at Universal saying that they’re putting a movie out in a year. It was gonna be done by the guy that did 40 Year Old Virgin and would I give permission for my website to be used in the movie. And my answer was, “How quick can I get this back to you, signed?” I didn’t know how they were gonna use it originally, but they said that it was gonna be real positive. “You’ll like it.” And I said, “You know what, I don’t even care if it’s negative, let’s do it.”

Then the movie was made. I heard from people that saw it at a film festival, you’re not gonna believe the promotion for mrskin.com in this movie. And then I was able to see a screening in Chicago. I invited a bunch of friends, and there was a screening in Chicago before it came out. And I was just floored, blown away, by how just to be associated with the movie this successful and more important, the actual product placement of mrskin.com. You couldn’t ask for a better product placement in a movie.

ANDELMAN: Oh, it was amazing. And all the while, I don’t want to give away too much for people who haven’t seen the movie yet, but all the time that they’re building up to where Mr. Skin will be mentioned, anyone who has heard of or seen the site has got to be thinking they’re doing Mr. Skin.

Mr. SKIN: Right. I’ve had that from a lot of people where they didn’t know that the Mr. Skin thing was coming up, and they’re watching it thinking, “My God, they totally ripped you off! I was so angry!” and then they’re like, “Oh, my God, was that great!”

But I was able to talk to Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen. I was lucky enough to go to the L.A. movie premier of Knocked Up and then the after-party to meet those guys. And they both told me that when they based Seth Rogen’s job for the movie on what I do for a living thinking it would be a funny…Number one, it’s a funny job to have to tell people that’s what you do, but number two, they wanted a website that already existed so that the guys could be trying to duplicate it and later find out that it existed. So my site kind of fit. They wanted a funny business and something that already existed, and it kind of hit it well for them.

And I’m so lucky because now on September 25, yesterday, the DVD is in stores and pretty soon, it’s gonna be airing on cable television everyday. And as great as the bump was for us when the movie hit theaters, I truly believe that the DVD and the airings on cable and satellite television are gonna be just even better because you’re already at home watching it, and you just walk over to your computer and check out mrskin.com

ANDELMAN: That’s just an amazing thing. Any movie producers that would like to mention Mr. Media, just give us a call, okay. We’ll talk. How do the movie studios treat you? And tell me if there’s any difference between pre-Knocked Up and post. Do they discourage you, or do they actually send you the videos at this point?

Mr. SKIN: No, actually the movie companies really embrace mrskin.com. And we keep records. I have over 75 different studios send us screeners of movies before they’re out. In fact, I had Knocked Up in here on September 10, I believe it came in. It’s in stores September 25th. Its very common for a great majority of the movie studios to send us stuff. Think about it: I get to go on Howard Stern, Mr. Media, many different radio shows, to talk about their movies. We don’t talk about Disney movies or Gone With the Wind or things that have no skin. But if a movie has female nudity – like Good Luck Chuck – that’s on the front page of our site today. We get 6 million visitors a month to our site! We’re telling you there’s six different girls naked in that movie! Unfortunately, not Jessica Alba, but I’m promoting their movie. And in this day and age, of all the competition, what a great thing to get mentioned by mrskin.com for free on the radio and for free at the website. It’s a great promotion for the studios. We used TLA Video, if you’re at our web site and you want to buy Knocked Up, let’s say. You can follow a link direct from mrskin.com to TLA Video. We’re their biggest seller of movies. We move movies. We get people excited about them. And let’s face it: a lot of the movies are crummy movies. But we point out that “Alyssa Milano is nude in this movie” or “Demi Moore is nude in this movie” and it makes guys want to own the movies to check ‘em out. It’s a great vehicle for the movie studios to be able to promote their product.

ANDELMAN: You’ve said that, in deference to your mother’s preference, you don’t list the nudity in Schindler’s List.

Mr. SKIN: Well, what I meant by that is we don’t have the pics and clips from Schindler’s List. From the database standpoint, we do have Schindler’s List in our database, but we don’t have the pics and clips. I remember a few years back my mom sent me an email. She saw it at the website, and she said, “Please tell me you won’t put up pics and clips from Schindler’s List.” And I said I will not. I promise you it will not happen. And that’s the only example of one where we pulled, but I think that was the right move.

ANDELMAN: Well, I was gonna ask you if there are any other lines that you won’t cross, and I had one in mind. I was thinking of the Jodi Foster, the rape scene in The Accused.

Mr. SKIN: You think of The Accused, but if you think of these B movies and flasher movies, there’s so much more rough stuff in those. And if I have to start screening things based on what I think is wrong or right, that gets into a weird area. So what we do is, if it’s a movie that has nudity, we’ll review it, show the pics and clips, rate it, and that’s the policy. And hey, there’s stuff I have on my website I can’t even watch it because the scenes are so rough. Some of the stuff you saw in Hostel is pretty tough, but I didn’t want to get into censoring other artists’ work. And it just gets too goofy. If you don’t want to watch it, don’t go to that page to check it out is how I feel about it.

ANDELMAN: I asked you the question, but I actually saw that The Accused was on the site. But I thought it was interesting someone had a concern because it does say, “Turn down the sound.”

Mr. SKIN: Oh yeah, well yeah. We definitely have comments about it because it’s a rough scene, but that doesn’t mean that, because it’s a rough scene, I want to leave it out of the website. And, like I said, The Accused is just in the mainstream of people know about it. We have hundreds and hundreds of movies. I Spit On Your Grave, it for one, is a drive-in movie from the seventies that makes The Accused look like a Disney movie. So there’s movies out there that are very rough, but we, if it has nudity in it, that’s what we deal with, and yeah, sometimes it’s rough, but most of the time it’s enjoyable.

ANDELMAN: You’ve indicated in other interviews that you have no interest in doing a male nudity site, but the issue seems to come up more and more often. I’m kind of surprised that you haven’t considered a spin-off.

Mr. SKIN: It sounds stupid, but I don’t really do this for the money. I do it because, when I was a kid, I was so into collecting this stuff. When I was collecting it for 15 or 20 years, I didn’t make any money doing it. But I continued to collect it and chronicle it and learn about it and read about it. I didn’t do it for the money. If I have to wake up at two in the morning to tape and go through a movie because Ernest Borgnine’s gonna be in his underwear, it won’t be fun.

ANDELMAN: But you can hire people to do that.

Mr. SKIN: If anyone wants to do a guy nude site, go ahead. I won’t stop you. I won’t compete with you.

ANDELMAN: So where do you go from here? Hugh Hefner bought Jenna Jameson’s Club Jenna site awhile back. I suspect you’ve had offers. And with the publicity and the attention you’re going to get as Knocked Up goes into DVD, I’m sure that the value of the site only goes up.

Mr. SKIN: I think so. I’ve had some inquiries lately about what I would sell this website for and until someone knocks my socks off, I’m very happy doing this for a living. I don’t really have any plans to sell it.

I can say, as far as the next frontier — or front and rear, if you will — for us is the…I feel like, as far as radio goes, I’ve done everything I can to get the Mr. Skin brand and word out on radio. The Internet, obviously, we’ve got that covered. I have books. I have a book out in stores this month called Mr. Skin’s Skintastic Video Guide, The 501 Greatest Movies for Sex and Nudity on DVD. It’s our second book. I think we’re off to a good start in the book world.

I think the next logical step would be the television side of things, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be television in the network or cable sense. It could be television as far as maybe putting content out there that can be downloaded to your phone or downloaded to whatever device you have. I really think that’s going to be the next area that we have to get the Mr. Skin brand into. And I’ve had tons of offers I’m sifting through right now how to make that happen. It’s pretty amazing what’s out there, and it’s a learning process for me. I really think you’ll be able to download content from us, pretty cool stuff, in the coming years, and I think that’ll be a real neat thing for the future. And, hey, it may lead to a TV show, it might not, but I don’t even know if TV’s the way to go anymore. I think if you could do something that millions of people want to download via the Internet or via their phone, who’s to say that’s not better than television in the next couple years, anyway.

ANDELMAN: That’s where it all seems to be going.

Mr. SKIN: It seems, yeah, it seems. So we’ll see.

ANDELMAN: Well, Mr. Skin, Jim McBride, thank you so much for joining us today on Mr. Media.

Mr. SKIN: Well, thank you. I really appreciate you doing this interview and like I said, we’re in the “mister” club. Any time I could meet a mister, it’s a big thrill for me.

ANDELMAN: Appreciate that. And if you’re reading this or listening to this and you’re over 18 — and if you’re not over 18, just don’t come back to me about it, you can check out Mr. Skin’s website at www.mrskin.com.


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