XRCO Nominations Announced, Part One

XRCO announced their nominations for work done between January and December 2010.

BEST RELEASE

BEST EPIC

BEST PARODY – Comedy

BEST PARODY – Drama

BEST GONZO MOVIE

BEST GONZO SERIES

BEST DIRECTOR – Features

BEST DIRECTOR – Non-Features

BEST DIRECTOR – Parody

BEST ACTRESS

BEST ACTOR

BEST GIRL/GIRL SERIES

BEST POV SERIES

BEST ETHNIC SERIES

To quote The Bourne Ultimatum: “How ya doin?”

Still struggling a little to find a POV for the blog, but today I’m feeling “funny videos with pornstars.”

Submitted, then, without much comment, the most recent episode of “Munchie the Agent” in which Aurora Snow takes Munchie to task for not doing enough to get her mainstream career kickstarted.

(OK, slight comment: Munchie is feline… and speaks like Henritetta Pussycat from Mr. Rogers.)

XRCO Announces Peter van Aarle to be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

We got word yesterday that IAFD co-founder, Peter van Aarle, is being posthumously inducted into the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) Hall of Fame for his efforts in “bringing a host of porn knowledge together in the early days of the internet.”

For those of you new to the site, Peter’s data was the foundation upon which this site was built.  At the time of his passing, there were 50,000+ titles listed, almost all of the data on which was hand compiled by him.

I was quoted by XRCO as saying “To my mind, the four faces on the Mt. Rushmore of porn historians are Jim Holliday, Robert Rimmer, Patrick Riley and Peter Van Aarle.  In three of the cases, they wrote the book and Peter made a website instead.”

We maintain a copy of Peter’s personal website at http://www.rame.net/aarle.  He stopped maintaining his personal site around 1999 once the IAFD started to take off.  Once there, among the broken links, you can read his thoughts and his widely-pirated treatise on the Golden Age of Porn.

It’s been our goal to honor Peter’s memory with the continued operation and improvements in this site.  We honor him and the rest of the XRCO Hall of Fame Class of 2011:

XBiz Award Winners 2011

Congrats to the winners of this year’s XBiz Awards.  (Another year, another time we’re passed over… sigh…)

MOVIES & PRODUCTION

Studio of the Year: Digital Playground

Feature Studio of the Year: Wicked Pictures

Gonzo Studio of the Year: Elegant Angel

Parody Studio of the Year: New Sensations

European Studio of the Year: Marc Dorcel

Niche Studio of the Year: Homegrown Video

Feature Movie of the Year: Speed (Wicked Pictures)

Parody Release of the Year: The Big Lebowski: A XXX Parody (New Sensations)

Gonzo Release of the Year – Non-Feature: Tori, Tarra and Bobbi Love Rocco (Rocco Siffredi/Evil Angel)

Gonzo Series of the Year: Big Wet Asses (Elegant Angel)

Director of the Year – Body of Work: Lee Roy Myers

Director of the Year – Individual Project: Nicholas Steele, “Bat FXXX: Dark Night” (Bluebird Films)

Female Performer of the Year: Andy San Dimas

Male Performer of the Year: Tommy Gunn

New Starlet of the Year: Chanel Preston

New Male Performer of the Year: Flash Brown

Crossover Star of the Year: Riley Steele

MILF Performer of the Year: Lisa Ann

Performer Comeback of the Year: Dale DaBone

Acting Performance of the Year – Female: Kayden Kross, “Body Heat” (Digital Playground)

Acting Performance of the Year – Male: Keni Styles, “Malice in Lalaland” (Miss Lucifer Prod./Vivid)

Screenplay of the Year: “Rawhide 2: Dirty Deeds” (Adam & Eve Pictures), Nic Andrews

Best Cinematography: “Speed” (Wicked Pictures), Francois Clousot, Jake Jacobs & Mark Nicholson

Best Art Direction: This Ain’t Avatar XXX 3D (Hustler Video)

Best Special Effects: Bat FXXX: Dark Night (Bluebird Films)

Best Editing: “Voyeur Within” (Studio A Entertainment), Andrew Blake

Marketing Campaign of the Year: This Ain’t Avatar XXX (Hustler Video)

Ethnic Release of the Year: Black Ass Master 4 (Alexander DeVoe/Jules Jordan)

Interracial Release of the Year: Lex The Impaler 5 (Jules Jordan Video)

Foreign Male Performer of the Year: Rocco Siffredi

Foreign Female Performer of the Year: Katsuni

Gay Studio of the Year: Titan Media

Gay Movie of the Year: Brutal (Raging Stallion)

Gay Director of the Year: Joe Gage

Gay Performer of the Year: Spencer Reed

Transsexual Release of the Year: America’s Next Top Tranny: Season 6 (Goodfellas/Devil’s Film)

Transexual Performer of the Year: Mia Isabella

WEB & TECH

Affiliate Program of the Year – Multi-Platform: CECash

Affiliate Program of the Year – Single-Platform: BlazingBucks

Emerging Affiliate Program of the Year: Smart Bucks

Studio Affiliate Program of the Year: BangBros (Bang Productions)

Porn Star Affiliate Program of the Year: FameDollars

Solo Girl Affiliate Program of the Year: TwistysCash

European Affiliate Program of the Year: AdultWebmasterEmpire (AWE)

Gay Affiliate Program of the Year: (tie) Buddy Profits and PrideBucks

Specialty Affiliate Program of the Year: Joanna Angel Bucks

Dating Affiliate Program of the Year: AdultFriendFinder

Retail Affiliate Program of the Year: FN Cash (Fleshlight)

VOD Company of the Year: AEBN/NakedSword

Live Cam Company of the Year: Streamate

Content Licensor of the Year: SexEntertain

Web Host of the Year: MojoHost

Design Studio of the Year: (tie) Dickmans Design and Wyldesites

Billing Company of the Year – IPSP: CCBill

Billing Company of the Year – Merchant Services: CommerceGate-DHD Media

Billing Company of the Year – Alternative: Webbilling.com

Software Company of the Year: TooMuchMedia

Traffic Services Company of the Year: JuicyAds

Mobile Company of the Year: TopBucks Mobile/Pink Visual

Gay Web Company of the Year: Lucas Entertainment

Innovative Web Product of the Year: AdultCentro

Progressive Web Company of the Year: Pimproll

Virtual Sex Product of the Year: Vstroker

Marketing Campaign of the Year: eMerchantPay

Web Babe of the Year: Gisele (GotGisele.com)

VOD Site of the Year: HotMovies.com

Live Cam Site of the Year: MyFreeCams.com

Dating Site of the Year: WildMatch.com

Retail Site of the Year: SexToy.com

Portal/Review Site of the Year: (tie) TheBestPorn.com and FreeOnes.com

Studio Site of the Year: EvilAngel.com

Porn Star Site of the Year: Tori Black (ToriBlack.com)

MILF Site of the Year: Kelly Madison (KellyMadison.com)

Solo Girl Site of the Year: Met-Art.com

Gay Site of the Year: CorbinFisher.com

Specialty Site of the Year: Wasteland.com

PLEASURE PRODUCTS

Toy Manufacturer of the Year: California Exotic Novelties

Luxury Toy Manufacturer of the Year: JimmyJane

Alternative Product of the Year: Mia Isabella Collection (Pipedream Products)

Innovative Product of the Year: Cobra Libre (Fun Factory USA)

Sexual Enhancement Product Manufacturer of the Year: Sex Voltz (Beamonstar)

Stimulant/Lubricant Company of the Year: Shunga

Lingerie Manufacturer of the Year: Baci Lingerie

Crossover Novelty Company of the Year: The Screaming O

Excellence in Product Packaging: LELO

Marketing Campaign of the Year: (tie) Baci Lingerie and Fleshlight

Luxury Toy/Line of the Year: Form 3 (JimmyJane)

RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION

Retailer of the Year: Castle Megastore

Boutique Retailer of the Year: Good Vibrations

Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year: IVD/East Coast News

Specialty Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year: Stockroom

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

Woman of the Year: Allison Vivas, Pink Visual

Man of the Year: John Stagliano, Evil Angel

Industry Pioneer – Web: Mitch Farber, Netbilling: Dan Hogue, DateCamCash: Allan Henning, Dating Gold

Industry Pioneer – Video: Patrick Collins, Elegant Angel

Industry Pioneer – Novelty: Susan Colvin, California Exotic Novelties

Executive Leadership Award – Web: Brad Estes, Video Secrets: Harmik Gharapetian, Epoch

Executive Leadership Award – Video: Moose, Girlfriends Films

Executive Leadership Award – Novelty: Dennis Paradise, Paradise Marketing

Executive Leadership Award – Retail: Theresa Flynt, Hustler Hollywood

Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Moran, Lion’s Den

ASACP Service Recognition Award: Scott Rabinowitz: John Van Arnham

FSC Leadership Award: Colin Rowntree, Wasteland.com

Eros Progressive Business Awards: Angelo Abela, Sexyland

Trailer Porn: Lost and Found

I thought maybe I’d start a new section highlighting some of the more memorable trailers to make their away across my mediafeed.   As with mainstream movies, a good trailer can make a shitty movie look pretty good, and there’s nothing wrong with highlighting fine examples of the craft.

So kudos to the editor who cut together our inaugural entry, the trailer for New Sensations: Romance’s upcoming release Eddie Powell‘s “Lost and Found

Initially, it looks like a Doritos ad — it captures the commerical sheen that Madison Ave ascribes to the “modern stoner” generation perfectly — but then we see Kimberly Kane and we know it’s not nachos we’re supposed to be eating. (Zing!)

The trailer sets up the plot – Allie Haze loves her dog, Xander Corvus has a crush on Allie… so a plot is hatched between Xander and his roommate Chad Alva to “borrow” Allie’s dog, so Xander can help her find it.  I suspect that some sex happens along the way (capping with an Allie/Xander pairing, perhaps?) but we’re not given any hint of it in this trailer.  Also on hand are Allie’s poster-maker friend Lexi Belle and Chad’s girlfriend played by the aforementioned Kimberly Kane (who really needs a more recent headshot on our site… must make a note to get on that…)

I have no idea how the movie is going to be, but the trailer is as shaggily charming as they come.

Lost and Found hits the streets on 2/28/11.