All posts by vanzetti

XBiz Awards 2012 : The Winners

Celebrating a decade of decadence, the XBiz Awards were given out last night.  Congrats to all the winners!

The complete list of winners can be found here: http://www.xbiz.com/news/143012

Acting Performance of the Year: Female

Acting Performance of the Year: Male

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

Crossover Star of the Year

Director of the Year: Body of Work

Director of the Year: Individual Project

European Feature Release of the Year

European Non-Feature Release of the Year

Feature Movie of the Year

Female Performer of the Year

Fetish Release of the Year

Foreign Female Performer of the Year

Foreign Male Performer of the Year

Gay Director of the Year

Gay Movie of the Year

Gay Performer of the Year

Gonzo Release of the Year

Interracial Release of the Year

Latin-Themed Release of the Year

Male Performer of the Year

MILF Performer of the Year

Non-Sex Acting Performance of the Year

Parody Release of the Year: Comedy

Parody Release of the Year: Drama

Performer Comeback of the Year

Specialty Release of the Year

Supporting Acting Performance of the Year: Female

Supporting Acting Performance of the Year: Male

Transsexual Director of the Year

Transsexual Performer of the Year

Transsexual Release of the Year

Vignette Release of the Year

Some fun numbers…

With so much data to choose from, my editors asked for some breakdowns, and I thought they might be interesting to share… All data as of 5 Jan 2012:

Number of Titles: 119,453

Performers: 111,498

Reviews: 102,966 of which 91,980 are linked to movies (the others cover toys, compilations, movies we haven’t gotten to, web scenes, et al.)

Headshots: 35,240

Scene Breakdowns: 56,369 movies have breakdowns out of 119,453

Cast Lists: 113,366 movies have cast lists out of 119,453

Items in Price Search: 1,548,147

Tonight on Playboy Radio: The Year In Data

Tonight, on Playboy Radio, we discussed our Year in Data, highlighting some of the data we’ve compiled about 2011 releases… but since that data was already published, I thought I’d make some charts and graphs of some of our other stats.

In 2011, we entered data on 9,394 titles, of which 4,366 of them were made in 2011.  That breaks down to:

So, after seeing how many we added in 2011, I thought it might be interesting to see how this year’s data entry stacked up to prior years… We didn’t track the dates we added something to the db before 2003; so pre-2003 there were over 53,000 titles already in the database.  In 2007, we added gay titles to the database, so our output basically doubled… FUN FACT: The editorial team for gay titles is made up of two people, and neither of them are gay.

We get a lot of corrections, and I was happy to see that we clear most of them up; the blue bars represent corrections we accepted; the red bars corrections we rejected and the green bars are ones we either haven’t gotten to or are under consideration.

Height is something we’re often asked about, so here’s the expected bell curve of women’s heights (in centimeters)…

Have any data you’re interested in seeing plotted? Let us know in the comments and we’ll revisit this topic going forward…

The Year in Data 2011

So as I sit, waiting for a respectable time to start drinking, I thought I’d slice up some data that we collected over the past year.

NOTE: These numbers are not indiciative of the industry’s performance, just the part of it that we tracked… we are certain, despite our best efforts, that there are sins of omission… nothing personal.

Before I get into the stats, I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who has done a search, sent in a correction, served on our editorial staff. This site has become a pretty valuable resource, and it’s been because of everyone involved — surfer, performer, editor, director… thank you for giving us something to jerk off to. It means a lot.

According to Google Analytics, we served 20.7 million unique visitors in 2011, and in that time we served those visitors over 249 million pages. That makes our head spin. To think this site started running off a DSL line in my attic…

Since Jan 1, 2011, our dedicated and tireless editorial staff has entered data on 9,384 titles.  Of those, 4,366 were from 2011.

UPDATE: The data was republished at 11:30 AM EST on 01 Jan 2012 to remove appearances in compilations from the tallies. The old data is available at the bottom of this article.

The busiest female performers this year were:

  1. India Summer (78 films)
  2. Asa Akira (75 films)
  3. Kristina Rose (72 films)
  4. Gracie Glam (65 films)
  5. Lily Labeau (65 films)
  6. Bobbi Starr (58 films)
  7. Jynx Maze (57 films)
  8. Charley Chase (56 films)
  9. Chastity Lynn (55 films)
  10. Andy San Dimas (54 films)
  11. Vicki Chase (54 films)
  12. Phoenix Marie (53 films)
  13. Alexis Texas (52 films)
  14. Lexi Belle (52 films)
  15. Jessie Andrews (51 films)
  16. Dana DeArmond (50 films)
  17. Julia Ann (49 films)
  18. Brooklyn Lee (47 films)
  19. Victoria White (47 films)
  20. Chanel Preston (46 films)

The busiest male performers this year were:

  1. Rocco Reed (133 films)
  2. Mick Blue (116 films)
  3. Mr. Pete (110 films)
  4. Anthony Rosano (107 films)
  5. Bill Bailey (101 films)
  6. Mark Wood (97 films)
  7. Tommy Gunn (96 films)
  8. Erik Everhard (88 films)
  9. Manuel Ferrara (86 films)
  10. John Strong (85 films)
  11. Evan Stone (84 films)
  12. James Deen (82 films)
  13. Danny Mountain (78 films)
  14. Ramon Nomar (77 films)
  15. Christian XXX (75 films)
  16. Billy Glyde (67 films)
  17. Marco Banderas (65 films)
  18. Dane Cross (64 films)
  19. Xander Corvus (62 films)
  20. Jordan Ash (61 films)

The most prolific directors were:

  1. Carl Hubay (55 films)
  2. Mary Hubay (55 films)
  3. Chucky Sleaze (48 films)
  4. Robby D. (41 films)
  5. Sydni Ellis (37 films)
  6. Marc Twain (36 films)
  7. Sam Linnell (36 films)
  8. Quasarman (31 films)
  9. Mick Blue (28 films)
  10. Raul Cristian (26 films)
  11. T. B. (25 films)
  12. Morgan (24 films)
  13. Porno Dan (23 films)
  14. Jim Powers (21 films)
  15. Rodney Moore (21 films)
  16. B. Skow (20 films)
  17. Michael Lucas (20 films)
  18. Str8thugmaster (20 films)
  19. Eddie Powell (18 films)
  20. Rocco Siffredi (18 films)

The busiest female newcomers were:

  1. Ashlynn Leigh (38 films)
  2. Rylie Richman (33 films)
  3. Holly Michaels (27 films)
  4. Alyssa Branch (26 films)
  5. Rihanna Rimes (23 films)
  6. Adrianna Luna (22 films)
  7. Briella Bounce (21 films)
  8. Chloe Reece Ryder (21 films)
  9. Casey Cumz (20 films)
  10. Dani Daniels (20 films)
  11. Kara Price (19 films)
  12. Samantha Saint (19 films)
  13. Nikki Delano (18 films)
  14. Evilyn Fierce (17 films)
  15. Cassandra Nix (16 films)
  16. Lizzy London (16 films)
  17. Miya Monroe (15 films)
  18. Natalia Rogue (15 films)
  19. Veronica Rodriguez (15 films)
  20. Victoria Rae Black (15 films)
The busiest male newcomers were:
  1. Richie (16 films)
  2. Connor Maguire (10 films)
  3. Jersey (10 films)
  4. Shay Michaels (10 films)
  5. Preston Steel (9 films)
  6. Ace Lockheart (8 films)
  7. Chris Riverz (8 films)
  8. Harley Everett (8 films)
  9. Johnny Torque (8 films)
  10. Mike Cage (8 films)
  11. Shaun (8 films)
  12. Adrian Long (7 films)
  13. Andrew Jakk (7 films)
  14. Cody Miers (7 films)
  15. Damien Stone (7 films)
  16. Giovanni Francisco (7 films)
  17. Jake Garcia (7 films)
  18. Jake T. (7 films)
  19. Kevin Kandy (7 films)
  20. Luke Bennett (7 films)

The top distributors of the year released the following number of titles in 2011:

  1. Evil Angel (173 titles)
  2. Pure Play Media (160 titles)
  3. AMVC (111 titles)
  4. Pulse Distribution (101 titles)
  5. Devil’s Film (96 titles)
  6. Bluebird Films (92 titles)
  7. White Ghetto (81 titles)
  8. Jules Jordan Video (80 titles)
  9. Bacchus Releasing (78 titles)
  10. Bang Productions (77 titles)
  11. Girlfriends Films (66 titles)
  12. Mile High (65 titles)
  13. New Sensations (55 titles)
  14. HotClits.net (55 titles)
  15. Vivid (54 titles)
  16. Lethal Hardcore (51 titles)
  17. Wicked Pictures (51 titles)
  18. Brazzers (50 titles)
  19. Elegant Angel (50 titles)
  20. Juicy Entertainment (48 titles)

The top studios of the year produced the following number of titles in 2011:

  1. Devil’s Film (93 titles)
  2. Bluebird Films (92 titles)
  3. White Ghetto (78 titles)
  4. Bang Bros (78 titles)
  5. Bacchus Releasing (74 titles)
  6. Reality Kings (68 titles)
  7. Girlfriends Films (65 titles)
  8. Naughty America (65 titles)
  9. Immoral Productions (64 titles)
  10. HotClits.net (55 titles)
  11. Brazzers (52 titles)
  12. Lethal Hardcore (49 titles)
  13. Wicked Pictures (46 titles)
  14. Elegant Angel (45 titles)
  15. 21 Sextury (44 titles)
  16. Hustler Video (44 titles)
  17. Digital Playground (43 titles)
  18. West Coast Productions (41 titles)
  19. Pink Visual (41 titles)
  20. 3rd Degree (40 titles)

Here’s the data as compiled WITH compilation data (i.e. the data we released on 31 Dec 2011):

The busiest female performers (counting COMPILATIONS) this year were:

  1. India Summer (80 films)
  2. Asa Akira (77 films)
  3. Kristina Rose (73 films)
  4. Gracie Glam (68 films)
  5. Lily Labeau (65 films)
  6. Charley Chase (63 films)
  7. Bobbi Starr (59 films)
  8. Jynx Maze (58 films)
  9. Chastity Lynn (57 films)
  10. Phoenix Marie (55 films)
  11. Alexis Texas (54 films)
  12. Andy San Dimas (54 films)
  13. Vicki Chase (54 films)
  14. Julia Ann (53 films)
  15. Lexi Belle (53 films)
  16. Jessie Andrews (51 films)
  17. Dana DeArmond (50 films)
  18. Victoria White (47 films)
  19. Brooklyn Lee (46 films)
  20. Chanel Preston (46 films)

The busiest male performers (counting COMPILATIONS) this year were:

  1. Rocco Reed (138 films)
  2. Mick Blue (117 films)
  3. Mr. Pete (117 films)
  4. Anthony Rosano (112 films)
  5. Tommy Gunn (104 films)
  6. Bill Bailey (103 films)
  7. Mark Wood (103 films)
  8. Evan Stone (94 films)
  9. Manuel Ferrara (93 films)
  10. Erik Everhard (92 films)
  11. John Strong (90 films)
  12. James Deen (89 films)
  13. Ramon Nomar (81 films)
  14. Christian XXX (80 films)
  15. Danny Mountain (78 films)
  16. Billy Glyde (69 films)
  17. Marco Banderas (69 films)
  18. Dane Cross (65 films)
  19. Jordan Ash (63 films)
  20. Prince Yahshua (62 films)

The most prolific directors (counting COMPILATIONS) were:

  1. Carl Hubay (59 films)
  2. Mary Hubay (59 films)
  3. Chucky Sleaze (48 films)
  4. Robby D. (41 films)
  5. Sydni Ellis (37 films)
  6. Marc Twain (36 films)
  7. Sam Linnell (36 films)
  8. Quasarman (32 films)
  9. Mick Blue (28 films)
  10. Raul Cristian (26 films)
  11. T. B. (25 films)
  12. Jim Powers (24 films)
  13. Morgan (24 films)
  14. Porno Dan (23 films)
  15. Rodney Moore (21 films)
  16. B. Skow (20 films)
  17. Michael Lucas (20 films)
  18. Str8thugmaster (20 films)
  19. Eddie Powell (18 films)
  20. Joey Silvera (18 films)
  21. Otto Bauer (18 films)

The busiest female newcomers (counting COMPILATIONS) were:

  1. Ashlynn Leigh (38 films)
  2. Rylie Richman (34 films)
  3. Holly Michaels (28 films)
  4. Alyssa Branch (26 films)
  5. Rihanna Rimes (23 films)
  6. Adrianna Luna (22 films)
  7. Briella Bounce (21 films)
  8. Chloe Reece Ryder (21 films)
  9. Casey Cumz (20 films)
  10. Dani Daniels (20 films)
  11. Kara Price (19 films)
  12. Samantha Saint (19 films)
  13. Nikki Delano (18 films)
  14. Evilyn Fierce (17 films)
  15. Cassandra Nix (16 films)
  16. Lizzy London (16 films)
  17. Miya Monroe (15 films)
  18. Natalia Rogue (15 films)
  19. Veronica Rodriguez (15 films)
  20. Victoria Rae Black (15 films)
The busiest male newcomers (counting COMPILATIONS) were:
  1. Patrick Rouge (21 films)
  2. Richie (16 films)
  3. Taylor Aims (15 films)
  4. Connor Maguire (10 films)
  5. Jersey (10 films)
  6. Shay Michaels (10 films)
  7. Preston Steel (9 films)
  8. Shaun (9 films)
  9. Silas (9 films)
  10. Ace Lockheart (8 films)
  11. Brent Diggs (8 films)
  12. Chris Riverz (8 films)
  13. Gage Wilson (8 films)
  14. Harley Everett (8 films)
  15. Johnny Torque (8 films)
  16. Kevin Kandy (8 films)
  17. Mark (8 films)
  18. Mike Cage (8 films)
  19. Ransom (8 films)
  20. Ryann (8 films)

The top distributors of the year released the following number of titles (counting COMPILATIONS) in 2011:

  1. Evil Angel (176 titles)
  2. Pure Play Media (161 titles)
  3. AMVC (107 titles)
  4. Pulse Distribution (104 titles)
  5. Devil’s Film (97 titles)
  6. Bluebird Films (92 titles)
  7. Bacchus Releasing (91 titles)
  8. White Ghetto (90 titles)
  9. Jules Jordan Video (80 titles)
  10. Bang Productions (77 titles)
  11. Girlfriends Films (66 titles)
  12. Mile High (66 titles)
  13. HotClits.net (59 titles)
  14. New Sensations (58 titles)
  15. Vivid (57 titles)
  16. Wicked Pictures (55 titles)
  17. Brazzers (51 titles)
  18. Lethal Hardcore (51 titles)
  19. Hustler Video (51 titles)
  20. Exquisite (50 titles)

The top studios of the year produced the following number of titles (counting COMPILATIONS) in 2011:

  1. Devil’s Film (93 titles)
  2. Bluebird Films (92 titles)
  3. White Ghetto (88 titles)
  4. Bacchus Releasing (87 titles)
  5. Bang Bros (78 titles)
  6. Reality Kings (68 titles)
  7. Naughty America (66 titles)
  8. Girlfriends Films (65 titles)
  9. Immoral Productions (64 titles)
  10. HotClits.net (59 titles)
  11. Brazzers (53 titles)
  12. Hustler Video (52 titles)
  13. Wicked Pictures (49 titles)
  14. Lethal Hardcore (49 titles)
  15. Elegant Angel (45 titles)
  16. 21 Sextury (44 titles)
  17. Digital Playground (43 titles)
  18. 3rd Degree (42 titles)
  19. Pink Visual (41 titles)
  20. Vivid (41 titles)

Tonight on Playboy Radio: New Wave Hookers (1985)

Tonight on Playboy Radio, we talked about New Wave Hookers, Greg Dark’s not-first film (I thought it was his first, it wasn’t; it was probably his second or third; “Let Me Tell Ya Bout White Chicks” came first…)

New Wave Hookers was a milestone of its time – called Hustler’s Film of the Year for 1985 — because it featured hot starlet of the day Traci Lords on the cover (Ginger Lynn is pictured on the DVD cover) and Ginger Lynn had a DP in it. Up until this point, girls as hot at Ginger didn’t do things like DPs, that was left to a, er, skankier class of performer; but Ginger came in and said “Hot girls can get dirty too!” and went on to change the industry forever. There was a rawness to this movie which wasn’t seen elsewhere at the time and that helped it to stand apart.

But, since this movie was made pre-1987 (i.e while Traci was underage) all copies of it had to be recalled and pulled from retailer’s shelves at great cost — both financial and criminal — and the movie was re-cut and re-released, the changes being a re-edit of the opening credits to excise Traci from the parade of New Wave Hookers and a total elimination of her one scene in the movie.

However, since the movie is largely a series of disconnected scenes, cutting her out of the movie was no great feat, unlike the poor folks behind Talk Dirty to Me 3 who had to reshoot LARGE parts of the story with Lisa De Leeuw taking Traci’s part.

The basic story behind the movie is two guys Jamie Gillis and Jack Baker lamenting the fact that they have no girls and that pimps must get a ton of pussy. They fall asleep in front of the TV and wake (?) to find themselves as pimps who will program their ho’s to fuck to the sound of New Wave music. Oddly, Jamie Gillis’ pimp has an offensive Japanese accent throughout.

The production values are minimal. Filing cabinets are made out of cardboard. The rest is pretty bizarre. Steve Powers, a Dark Bros. favorite, plays the office dog, complete with collar and toys to play with. (Not that this stops him from helping his master fuck Desiree Lane when she shows up to join the stable of New Wave Hookers.)

The standout scene is Ginger Lynn‘s pairing with Steve Powers (now graduated to nerd from dog) and Tom Byron (just a nerd). They call for a New Wave Hooker to come service them, and this is where Ms. Lynn performs the aforementioned DP. The whole scene is great and worth renting the movie for.

The rest of the pairings are good, in an odd way. Kristara Barrington controls the second half of the film, fucking Jamie, Jack and Steve Powers.

The film ends with the girls on a merry-go-round; Kristara is with Jamie and Steve Powers; Desiree Lane is back with Steve Drake and go at it; and Gina Carrera and Greg Rome go for a ride as well.

The movie ends with Jack and Jamie waking up and Jamie heading home. On the street, he sees Kristara who acts as if she knows him… so was it all a dream or not?

The last thing about the film that sticks with me to this day via my iPod is the theme song. The Plugz (AllMusic listing) were a Southern California Latino punk band led by Tito Larriva, and their song Electrify Me was tapped to be the theme to most of the movies in the New Wave Hookers series. It’s appeared on “Ranking & Skanking – The Best of Punky Reggae” compilation which is where I finally found it since their original albums are long out of print. According to YouTube, the version used in the movie is quite a bit faster than the version that appears on the Rhino compilation CD and the video below (which features the original cover art)… but it might be a tape speed issue…

FUN TRIVIA: Tito Larriva appeared as Hammy in the original production of The Pee Wee Herman Show — the tape of original show Paul Reubens did at the Roxy that eventually became his TV show…