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XBiz Nominations 2013: Best Releases

All-Black Release of the Year

All-Girl Release of the Year

All-Sex Release of the Year

Amateur Release of the Year

Asian-Themed Release of the Year

Couples-Themed Release of the Year

Fetish Release of the Year

Gonzo Release of the Year

Interracial Release of the Year

Latin-Themed Release of the Year

Specialty Release of the Year

Vignette Release of the Year

XBiz Nominations 2013: Best Scenes

The complete list of XBiz Award nominations can be found on their site.

Best Scene – All-Girl

Best Scene – Couples-Themed Release

Best Scene – Feature Movie

Best Scene – Gonzo/Non-Feature Release

Best Scene – Parody Release

Best Scene – Vignette Release

Please Don’t Quit, Mark Suben!

Here in the northeast (and maybe elsewhere), a lot has been made of Cortland County (NY) prosecutor Mark Suben coming clean about his porn past. Suben, under the nom de porn, Guy Thomas, made 10 or so movies from 1972 to 1974.

According to nj.com, a YouTube video made the rounds during Suben’s re-election, in what I assume was an attempt to smear him.  The video is snarky and, at 15 minutes, overly long to make their point.

But, he has since admitted that Mark Suben = Guy Thomas.  His spokesperson said:

“This was nearly 40 years ago. It was not illegal. Mark Suben was not yet married. He was not practicing law and he was not a law student . . . it has nothing to do with his law practice or his current position as the district attorney of Cortland County.”

(I’m no lawyer, but I’m pretty sure it technically would have been illegal at the time he was shooting porn in New York.  Porn production wasn’t really legalized until Hal Freeman fought his way to the California Supreme Court and even then, it merely legalized shooting porn in California.  But I think that hunting down that witch  is more akin to protesting that someone took a drink during prohibition…)

Semantics aside, Suben didn’t do anything wrong by modern standards, and his acts a lifetime ago shouldn’t have any bearing on his acts in his current life.

Politically, we understand you can’t embrace your porn past, and your statements make it clear you’re very embarrassed by them:

“I used bad judgment myself in my youth. . . I was an actor in adult films in the early 1970s. I also acted in other venues, off-Broadway, soap operas. . . A few weeks ago, when asked, I denied this to members of the press. I regret that and I apologize. I was shocked to be confronted by this so many years later.  .  . I was embarrassed for my family and friends who have stood by me. I also denied my actions to my family, my friends and my staff. After that brief period of my life, I found my calling in the law, particularly in prosecution, and have dedicated my life and my career to doing what I’ve been elected to do – protecting my home community.  I will continue to do that. I cannot defend my bad judgment, both my involvement years ago and my denial of it recently.”

I agree with half of his last statement.  Lying about it recently did no good.  But having done it years ago — was it bad judgement at the time, or in hindsight now that you carry an elected position and now that such a thing might not get you elected again?

I say, perhaps the lying is what you should be held accountable for and embarrassed by; not the fact that you fucked some girls on film back in the days when you were footloose and fancy free and not a public servant.

So, Mark, please don’t quit.  Don’t cave into pressure.  Keep putting away the bad guys.  Blaze a trail for so many others who have been ostracized for legal choices they made years ago and are still paying the price… and own the fact that you got to bang Georgina Spelvin and Darby Lloyd Rains and 80’s disco sensation Andrea True!

Today on Spice Radio: Love and Bullets (2003)

Today (Nov 14 at 2:40ish Eastern) on Spice Radio’s YouPorn (SiriusXM 103) I’ll be talking about Veronica Hart‘s 2003 movie, Love And Bullets, starring Ginger Lynn and featuring today’s guest, Rebecca Love.

The movie opens with Hershel Savage and Ginger Lynn running around a house shooting at each other.  Herschel has an AK-47 while Ginger is packing Dual 9mms.  There’s a blue tape line running down the length of the living room.

We hit the credit sequence and which flashes us back to their wedding, and then we begin to zoom thru scenes from a marriage – we seem them having their picture taken with a SOLD sign on their first house.  Ginger and Herschel have a very nice chemistry together, and that follows thru after he carries her over the threshold and into the first sex scene.

They take their time, nothing is really rushed.  He takes his time pulling per panties down, kissing her legs, her feet; spending some time eating her out in a way almost designed to get her off, not to just add a position to a shot list. They have sex in missionary and he cums on her box.  Just like married people. :-)

More scenes from the marriage – they go into business together – “Richard Roman Plastics Manufacturing”  becomes “K&R Plastics Manufacturing” and there are more pictures taken.  The photo sessions are a nice device and allow us to see them playing together.

Some more scenes of them making out various places, having more pictures taken, she blows him outdoors . . . but then the same old, same old sets in.  In another photo shoot, they change the name of the company to “K&R  Adult Novelties, Inc” — something that is clearly her idea and he doesn’t want any real part of it.

He’s banging her doggie style and her eyes roll.  It’s an uncomfortably funny scene.  More arguments. More sexual advances turned down . . .  and we’re only 25 minutes in!  Ginger looks thru old photo albums (see what they did there!) and tries to remember the good times.

A tense argument over dinner about business about her name not being on any business papers.  He tries to play it off as him being chivalrous – taking all the risk for shipping dildoes across state lines, and she asks for a divorce, and he doesn’t want one. SO she breaks a glass on the table and threatens that she hasn’t even gotten started yet.

Back at the office, Herschel is buttering up an unenhanced and super-cute Katie Morgan (God she plays — she is playing, right? — ditzy so fucking well) to be the K&R spokesperson.  She thanks him by blowing him . . . and as you could expect, Ginger walks in on them, but as you might not expect (since this is porn) SHE WALKS BACK OUT!

(I should take a moment to say how happy I am that Ginger’s character is named Karen.  Herschel has a great New York accent and every time he yells “Ka-ren!” I flash to Ray Liotta yelling at Lorraine Bracco in Goodfellas.)

Katie continues blowing him,then fucks him a bit and he shoots his wad across her chin.

Since turnabout is fairplay, Ginger, back at the house, fucks the poolboy (Kurt Lockwood) and Herschel catches them in the act.  Thjere’s a lot of good oral action from Ginger here, first as she’s in the pool and later as they’re 69’ing.  Ginger gets buggered and finally, Kurt cums all over her face.

(How times change. Last week’s review had zero facials in it as it was made at a time when they fell out of favor for health reasons.)

Next up, Katie MorganAva Devine and Aria are shooting some porn, and Herschel drops by the set to deliver some dildoes and Veronica Hart brushes him off, telling him she couldn’t use his toys because they kind of stink and she’s using Doc Johnson instead.  They talk business and he leaves, letting the g/g/g play out with Veronica shouting some direction while the girls go to town on one another with Aria squirting along the way.

Herschel is on the phone with Ginger and suggests a three way, and she’s playing with her guns and agrees to a three way… but not with him.  Billy Glide is having his cock sucked by big-titted Rebecca Love as Ginger sits by sipping some wine.  Herschel walks in with flowers and champagne but and sees the writing on the wall, and the tape on the floor — no three-way for him as Ginger spitefully begins to make out with Rebecca and Billy’s cock.  Once Ginger gets to blowing Billy, it gives Rebecca time to free her huge jugs from their bra before she jumps back onto Billy’s dick, happily sharing with Ginger.  Ginger keeps poking Rebecca with her tongue playfully.  It’s pretty cute and kinda hot.  Finally, he fucks Rebecca (condom) as he eats out Ginger.  Biggest problem with the scene is there’s not really enough full body shots of Rebecca.  You’ve got these huge tits, and you’re not really showing them off to their best advantage . . . Billy moves on to fuck Ginger and Ginger goes to town on Rebecca’s dripping wet box.  Finally, he shoots his load over the girls faces as they make out.

Herschel gets some stuff at the hardware store and throws a party trying to raise investment money for the business.  He chats up Brooke Hunter while Ginger gets hammered on some spiked wine.  She makes a complete fool of herself as Brooke and Herschel retire to the house for some negotations; and by negotiations, I mean fucking.

He eats her out , then they 69 each other , he fucks her, vaginally and anally, and then cums on her pussy.  She’s a little too porno fake for my tastes in this scene, so its good its kind of short.

Lastly, an orgy breaks out poolside — hey, good to see Kelly Nichols! — and Kris Slater has Vicky Vette and Pason working on his dick and Sergio bangs Dana Vespoli.  Of note, Vicky takes Kris up the bum before he cums on her and Red’s faces; and Sergio blows it on Dana’s chin as well.

Herschel wakes Ginger up and tells her he has her embarrassing display on tape, and her actions destroyed any attempts at getting funding.  She threatens him for spiking her drink, pulls a gun out from under her pillow and squeezes off a few shots.  He runs out, she grabs another gun from her bureau and goes after him.  He runs to a closet, pulls out an AK-47 and returns fire, and we’re back at the Mexican Standoff from the beginning.

The cops are outside and Ginger walks out with Herschel as a hostage.  She’s going to get that divorce.

Cut to Tina Tyler looking utterly amazing as Ginger’s lawyer, and the plot wraps itself up in a way that is true to itself.

This was a pretty good movie with 7 pretty solid sex scenes (scene breakdown 7 and 8 happen at the same time, but the pairings don ‘t interact)

Veronica Hart doesn’t do anything super flashy with her camera, dramatic scenes are mostly static shots that are cut back and forth which isn’t all that visually interesting. The camera moves a little more during the sex, but not a ton.  It’s a long way from a handheld gonzo. I hoped there would be more full body shots, but instead, everything is shot with 2/3 coverage, which is way better than a movie full of gyno shots.  I’m a sucker for seeing a girl’s entire body…

Best scenes to check out on VOD – I’m a sucker for Katie Morgan so she gets a nod and the Ginger Lynn / Rebecca Love / Billy Glide tryst was fun while it lasted (it’s one of the shorter scenes in the movie).

On the Imperial scale, it’s a 2.85 out of 4.0 – “2.50 to 3.35 are all good to great rentals” – it’s a good movie.  Not great by any measure, but it has some aspirations and it’s professionally made all around.  It’s not quite sure if it’s a comedy or a drama, but it does nicely with both tones when it has to play them.   The early scenes are fun and easy going, and Ginger and Herschel have no problem playing falling in love, nor is falling out of love a problem.

Today on Spice Radio: Torn (1999)

Today on Spice Radio’s YouPorn (SiriusXM 103) I’ll be talking about Veronica Hart‘s 1999 movie, Torn, starring Ginger Lynn and featuring today’s guest, RayVeness.

I’m reviewing this off the VOD available at HotMovies and this has been hacked to ribbons. Apparently, there’s a lot of plot cut out as well, because Riley’s review of the original VHS mentions lots of stuff we don’t get here.  (Riley’s review is not all that flattering as he has a fetish for 18 year old girls, and Ginger is not that in this movie.)  The VOD at HotMovies runs 72 minutes and the original movie was twice that at 141 minutes… but we go with what we got, and judge it on those merits…

The movie opens with a g/g between Chloe and Mia Smiles.  Chloe is an animalistic performer, and that is really evident when it’s her turn to receive from Mia.  Mia gets a hand up in Chloe and Chloe yells and screams pretty good.  She’s an intense performer and really gets lost in her performances, with eyes rolling back in her head and her whole body wracked by spasms.  There’s very little kissing in this scene, but the girls are completely in tune with one another.

We then cut to our star, Ginger Lynn, in a warehouse, dressed in a skintight black leather catsuit and climbing a rope cargo net.  She purrs “Boys, boys, boys, let’s do this!” and Alec MetroChris Cannon and Michael J. Cox go to town.  The guys are one side of the net and Ginger’s on the other.  Their cocks are all poking thru the net and she starts things off with a blowbang, maintaining eye contact with each of the lucky fellas.  Soon enough, they’re all on the same side of the net, and Ginger is grunting and panting as she’s sucking off  Chris and Michael while Alec eats her out (and works a finger into her ass to boot). Michael J. is the first to fuck her (with a condom).  He stops for a second and Ginger sneers at him “Are you going to fuck me?  If you’re going to fuck me, fuck me!” and he dives back in with gusto as she blows the other two, fitting both of their cocks in her mouth. Dissolve to Alec banging her silly (with condom) as Chris and Michael J. work on her face more.  Then the fun begins as Ginger is air tight with Alec going up the butt (condom) while Chris is working her pussy and Michael J is getting blown.  The boys then cum all over her torso and neck.

WTF?  The VOD has cut out Stacy Valentine?!? She first has a scene with Devin Wolf and then another with RayVeness and Julian.  What is going on here?!?

Skipping over that tragedy, next up is Juli Ashton who has never looked hotter.  She’s a flight attendant and she asks a passenger, Beth Ann Rafael, (in a poorly dubbed scene) if she’d like to cop a feel.  She steals second and then leaves to approach Ginger (whom she calls “Miss Bijou”) and strap her in her seat with wrist restraints.  Sean Michaels, in the window seat, asks is this “is a masturbatory flight” and Juli assures him it is and thanks him for asking.  He then whips it out and Ginger leans over to blow him.  Juli comes back down the aisle and asks Miss Bijou if she’s like a butt plug.    Ginger excitedly agrees and Juli goes down on her, eventually working the buttplug all the way in.  Juli returns with some strapons and DP’s Ginger with a large black dong and the aforementioned buttplug.  Juli goes away again and when she comes back, Ginger returns the favors, eating her out in a standing position which shows off Juli’s curves and allows Ginger easy access to her ass.  Juli wraps things up and Sean cums on Ginger’s tits.

Another dissolve and Ginger is teasing John Decker, not quite sucking him, just licking and teasing.  Ginger looks pretty great in a tight red sweater and jeans.  She asks him if he has any condoms with him and she pulls it out just as we cut to Chloe, Mia and Devin Wolf doing shots. (We missed some story development here, VOD editors!) Back to the pooltable and John is eating Ginger out, much to her light, and then he starts fucking her (condom).  There’s an energetis doggie session after which he cums on her ass accompanied by some insane grunting sounds.

Then we have Kylie Ireland blowing  Devin Wolf while porn mascot Scotty Schwartz is asleep next to them in the bed. (No explanation why.  I assume that’s in the 70 minutes of lost footage…) Kylie slips on a condom and climbs on top of Devin.  She rides him for quite a while before he flips her over.  She acknowledges Soccty quite often, worrying that they’re going to wake him up.  This makes for some nice mischievousness  to the point where Devin reaches to lift Kylie’s leg and lifts Scotty’s instead promping a big smile from Kylie which is nice.  Eventually, he pulls out and cums on her belly and tits.  It’s a pretty long scene for just two positions.

Now we have Ginger and Chloe looking deeply into each others eyes.  As intense as Chloe was with Mia, it’s all gentle and cooing with Ginger.  A review tells us this is because she is Ginger’s biggest fan and this is a fantasy come true, so this is more lovemaking than fucking.  Ginger does some nipple biting, so it’s not all romance and candlight and eventually the girls share a double dong… an act that I suspect requires quite a bit of practice to get the physics right. The girls share an orgasm and end with a kiss.

Last up is Ginger Lynn with Devin Wolf.  It starts with him eating her out , then she blows him and then he jerks off onto his belly.  He apologies to “Claire” for cumming so soon.  This is a pretty short scene. But wait!  He gets his second wind and bangs her with reckless abandon (condom), eventually cumming “inside her” which means “we don’t see it.”

Then the credits roll, and we see all these people had character names, and people we never saw are listed (Sharon Mitchell, Veronica HartTina Tyler, etc.)