Talking with the most read—and most controversial—sex columnnist today.
“It was offensive to me on a certain level that when Saw and those other movies came out, people said, “Well, torture porn really started with Seven.” Fuck you. There’s enough pervy shit going on in Seven that I don’t have to get on my high horse to defend its artistic sensibilities.”
The aging action star’s second wind abroad: political maneuvering, many guns and, most importantly, a market for his B movies.
A personal history of Soldier of Fortune magazine and the mercenary-wannabes who read and wrote it.
“If you take the chance, sometimes you’ll find something so magnificent that it was worth dying for, and sometimes you’ll find nothing and have a horrible night. To go deeper with it, that’s the most interesting challenge.”
“It’s the American view that everything has to keep climbing: productivity, profits, even comedy. No time for reflection. No time to contract before another expansion. No time to grow up. No time to fuck up. No time to learn from your mistakes. But that notion goes against nature, which is cyclical.”
A cross-country drive with Michael O'Donoghue, the first head writer of Saturday Night Live.
Previously: The Longform Guide to SNL.
Embedded with a U.S. bomb squad in Baghdad.
The story that inspired The Hurt Locker.
PLAYBOY: Is it possible you set a lower value on privacy than most people do?
DENTON: I don't think people give a fuck, actually.