Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: X-Spot – 4/5 Stars

Music & DVDs
5507 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

X Spot was formally called Le Sex Shoppe and was the poet Charles Bukowski’s porn shop of choice back in the day.

It is sort of the last standing building on Hollywood & Western that pays homage to a bygone era of Hollywood East.

The front is very, very plain. There are no painted bikini ladies anymore. There are no bold advertisements for 25 cent porn movies. In fact, I didn’t really know what was inside here. I have passed this shop by countless times. I kind of presumed it was a gay porn shop now because it looks so secretive.

You can only come inside by being ringed in, which there is no doorbell for. Apparently some people are not allowed in here. Some guy rushed in behind me while the door was opening, as I was entering, and quickly entered the ‘arcade’ part of the shop in the back room.

Things I didn’t realize upon entering this porn shop:

  1. It is not a gay porn shop!
  2. There are lots and lots and lots of boobs. They’ve got women, men, objects of every kind attached to boobs. There are a lot of DVD and magazine offerings of boobs at the very front.
  3. There is a discount sex toy rack. If you are looking for a cheap dildos or fleshlight equivalents for under $10, look at the rack.
  4. It is surprisingly clean and well-maintained.
  5. The ‘arcade’, which is thoroughly advertised in front, is in the back room. I saw a lot of guys buzzing around there on an early Monday afternoon. There may be a golden pot of glory holes back there, but this is only speculation, for now.

X Spot, formally known as Le Sex Shoppe, as shown in the 1970s Charles Bukowski days.

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