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Gloria Leonard, 1940-2014

mos4Gloria Leonard passed away a few weeks ago and we were bogged down with personal things and hadn’t had time to put keyboard-to-blog to give her a memorial.

But, I fear, nothing I could write could compete with a series of articles that Ashley West put together over at The Rialto Report.  (If you’re not familiar with The Rialto Report, let this be your introduction.  While Ashley (or Benson Hurst as he sometimes writes) does most of the work, he has a handful of contributors who have made their mark in the preservation of the Golden Age of Adult Cinema — Steven Morowitz who runs Distribpix, author Jill Nelson and Gerard Damiano, Jr – the son of the respected filmmaker.  The mainstay of the site is a series of interviews Ashley has conducted with notable personalities of the era.)

Ashley put together a series of memorials for Gloria which I figure I’d just point you to, since they’re better than anything I could come up with.

The shitty camphone picture tarted up by Instagram on the right is from the one time I briefly met Gloria, after a panel discussion at The Museum of Sex on June 12, 2012 with the girls of Club 90: from the left moderator Elizabeth Stephens (Annie Sprinkle’s partner) Annie Sprinkle, Gloria Leonard, Veronica Vera, Veronica Hart and Candida Royalle.

2014 AVNs

I swear. It takes me longer and longer every year to report back from the AVN convention because I run out of things to write about since the smorgasbord of raunch becomes mundane. Of course the second I post the photos on Flickr,  the usual questions pop up like identifying the girls. You know because the masses need a new face to jerk off to and ironically they need a name to do so. Maybe I should be only photographing people I know or that everyone knows so that I don’t have to worry about labeling the photos.

Riley Reid
Convention photos
Valentina Nappi, Asa Akira, Alina Li, Casey Calvert, and Mark Spiegler
Awards Photos

The third year at the Hard Rock, I think security and the attendees have gotten it down pat. I didn’t really have any issues wading through crowd going where I wanted to go, knowing by intuition which doors were entrances and exits even though they were unmarked. Security was fine with the occasional flashing from the girls as long as a crowd didn’t build. I was rewarded with random boobs, bush, vaginas, and bungholes whenever I indicated that I was familiar with a girl’s work, especially from the newbies.

Britney Amber, Alexis Monroe, Missy Martinez, Veronica Rodriguez, and Lexi Belle
Out and About photos

Some random observations:

  • Riley Reid was easily the most popular girl at the convention. Her outfits, interactions with her fans, and the essays she would write for her signings led to some extremely long lines. Ron Jeremy was again the most popular guy.
  • I spent a couple of hours at a strip club with Lexi Belle, Veronica Rodriguez, Missy Martinez, and several other LA Direct girls. It wasn’t as much fun as it sounded. I’m just not a fan of the strip club environment with the sleazy patrons and their eager hustlers. Veronica and her personal crew eventually rescued me from the club.
  • Met another yearly batch of Spieglergirls including Alina Li and Valentina Nappi. They were fun…
  • I’m not sure why, but Jayden Lee ended up naked in my room. I’m not bragging. I was just in the “accept now, question later” mode.
  • I was Katie St. Ives‘s designated hand slapper. She was wearing barely any fabric. Of course, several attendees considered that an invitation to grope her while she tried to wade through the crowd. So my job was to grope her before anybody else could.
  • The Awards was easier to shoot this year. Numerous friends won. The crowd was not as drunk. Red carpet was organized. That whole week was just a well oiled machine.
  • I watched the Broncos-Patriots game briefly with Holly Michaels. She was wondering who I was rooting for. I was perplexed that she would care since she was a Cardinals fan but she did… I actually didn’t care about the two teams since I figured they were going to get their asses kicked anyway in the Super Bowl by the Niners or Hawks.

The 2014 Spank Bank Award Nominations are Out!

foxmagFox Magazine has put together their list of Spank Bank Award nominees and we’ve got them!  Congrats to all the nominees.  I’m not sure when the awards are going to be given out, but watch this space for more details. :-)

Leading the nominees is Penny Pax with 15 noms, followed closely by Jennifer White (14 noms) and Casey Calvert (13 noms).

Rounding out the rest of the Top 10 are Bonnie Rotten and Sheena Shaw with 12 each; Juelz Ventura and Ash Hollywood with 11 and then a six-way tie between Andy San DimasBailey BlueChanel PrestonJodi TaylorRemy LaCroix and Tara Lynn Foxx with 10 noms apiece.

And here’s the big list:

America’s Porn Sweetheart

Asshole of the Year

BBC Slut of the Year

Best All Around Ho

Best Body

Breakout Star of the Year

Clam Crazed Cooze of the Year

Cock Crazed Cumaholic of the Year

Cock Sucking Whore of the Year

Cum Dumpster of the Year

Dirty Little Slut of the Year

DP’d Dynamo of the Year

Fetish Floozie of the Year

Fucking Nerd of the Year

Gang Banged Slut of the Year

Hardest Working Ho in Ho Biz

Ho Holes of the Year

International Fuck Bunny

Masturbator of the Year

Mattress Actress of the Year

Most Adorable Slut

Most Beautiful Whore

Most Fap Worthy Funbags

Most Photogenic Slut

Most Spanked To Girl of the Year

Most Underrated Whore

Newcummer of the Year

Porn Goddess

Porn’s Next “It” Girl

Prettiest Girl In Porn

Protoype Sexual Cyborg of the Future

Pussy Eating Princess of the Year

Sexiest Inked Slut

Sexiest Woman Alive

The Girl Next Door … Only Better

The New Definition of ‘Sexy’

The Total Package

Tweeting Twat of the Year

Weapon of Cock Destruction

Webcam Girl of the Year

Wet Dream Girl

Congrats to the 2014 AVN Award Winners!

avn2014The AVN Awards were handed out on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Congrats to all the winners.

BBW Performer of the Year

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene

Best All-Girl Release

Best All-Sex Release

Best Amateur Release

Best Anal Release

Best Anal Sex Scene

Best Art Direction

Best BDSM Release

Best Big Bust Release

Best Big Butt Release

Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene

Best Cinematography

Best Comedy

Best Director: Feature

Best Director: Foreign Feature

Best Director: Foreign Non-Feature

Best Director: Non-Feature

Best Director: Parody

Best Double Penetration Sex Scene

Best Drama

Best DVD Extras

Best Editing

Best Educational Release

Best Ethnic Release: Asian

Best Ethnic Release: Black

Best Ethnic Release: Latin

Best Fem-Dom Strap-On Release

Best Foot/Leg Fetish Release

Best Foreign Feature

Best Foreign Non-Feature

Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene

Best Gonzo Release

Best Group Sex Scene

Best Interracial Release

Best Makeup

Best Male Newcomer

Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project

Best MILF Release

Best Music Soundtrack

Best New Starlet

Best Non-Sex Performance

Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Release

Best Oral Release

Best Oral Sex Scene

Best Orgy/Gangbang Release

Best Original Song

Best Packaging

Best Parody: Comedy

Best Parody: Drama

Best POV Release

Best POV Sex Scene

Best Pro-Am Release

Best Romance Movie

Best Safe Sex Scene

Best Screenplay

Best Screenplay: Parody

Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production

Best Solo Release

Best Solo Sex Scene

Best Special Effects

Best Specialty Release: Other Genre

Best Squirting Release

Best Star Showcase

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Tease Performance

Best Three-Way Sex Scene: G/B/B

Best Three-Way Sex Scene: G/G/B

Best Transsexual Release

Best Transsexual Sex Scene

Best Vignette Release

Best Wall-to-Wall Release

Best Web Director

Best Web Premiere

Best Young Girl Release

Clever Title of the Year

Director of the Year

Female Foreign Performer of the Year

Female Performer of the Year

Hall of Fame (Founders Branch)

Mainstream Star of the Year

Male Foreign Performer of the Year

Male Performer of the Year

MILF Performer of the Year

Most Outrageous Sex Scene

Movie of the Year

Transsexual Performer of the Year

Unsung Male Performer of the Year

Unsung Starlet of the Year

Awards and Honors (and Thanks, XCritic!)

logo180x120We don’t tend to roll out new features with much fanfare, so you might not have noticed that we’re tracking “honors and awards” now. You might have guessed that something was up based on our award-season blog posts, and you’d have been right.  We’ve been building a database of awards shows and honors and using it to generate those blog posts, and we also list the honors on the film pages as well.  (Performer honors are in the pipeline; we have the data, but we don’t have a layout that gracefully deals with the added info to display.)

So, nestled down the movie page between the scene breakdown and the reviews, you’ll see a new section:

Honors and Awards

 

We’ve got a scattershot of award show sponsors and honoring bodies; but we got most of the big ones:

  • Adam Film World
  • Adult DVD Empire
  • Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention
  • Adult Film Association of America
  • AEBN
  • AVN
  • CAVR
  • Critics’ Adult Film Awards
  • CyberSocket
  • Erotic Lounge
  • Exxxotica
  • FlavaMen Magazine
  • Gay Producers Association Awards
  • GayVN
  • Grab Magazine
  • Gram Ponante
  • GROOBY.COM
  • Legends of Erotica
  • Nightmoves
  • RogReviews
  • Urban X
  • XBiz
  • X-Caliber Adult Film Awards
  • XCritic
  • XRCO

And we’ll be adding more as we go.

The most recent award bestower we added was XCritic who just gave out their 2013 Editor’s Choice Awards, and as I was dutifully entering their selections, down in the Special Recognition category, I discovered that we won some special recognition!

In XCritic’s words:

With turbulence in the adult industry over the past few years, many adult sites have cut staff, reduced what they do or curled up in a little ball and died. Not IAFD who plowed forward as strong as ever continuing to tackle the unimaginable task of accurately cataloging all the work done in the adult entertainment industry. It’s a thankless job, one which they do at a level that’s just amazing. IAFD is the last word on who has done what and will always be THE resource we at XCritic turn to to make sure we are always on point and accurate with our attributions. 

Thanks to the editors over at XCritic for the nod, it’s very appreciated.