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AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2012

Another year another AVN convention. Except this time it was at new venue, the Hard Rock Hotel,  that seemed more appropriate and receptive to hosting porn stars. The physical layout was at first confusing with multiple halls around the hotel. The number of exhibitors seemed to be about the same, the number of people that attended seemed to be about the same, but the physical space shrank making this the most cramped porn convention I’ve ever been to. Thursday was especially bad when they let the fans in even though they would not open up the fan hall until Friday.

Due to the crowds I was much more selective this year in choosing who to shoot concentrating on people that I like or people that I found attractive, which are sometimes mutually exclusive. I also didn’t bother with anyone where I couldn’t get through the hordes of crowds like the girls at the Wicked booth. The most popular people this year seemed to be the celebrities, Bree Olson and Ron Jeremy, and Jynx Maze was the most popular besides those two.

Bree Olson Jynx Maze

I decided to shoot my first AVN Awards since 2009. I was asked to do it as a favour for another photographer and I would only agree if I didn’t have to do the red carpet. So I was given ability to roam around and pull random people that I liked to set up one or two shots instead of doing the usual pornorazzi machine gun fire. Pictures seemed to come out better that way. I was happy to see Bobbi Starr, one of my favourite people, win Female Performer of the Year and was pleased to see Brooklyn Lee win Best New Starlet since she was so nice and sweet to her fans upon meeting them for the first time at the convention.

Bobbi Starr being interviewed with Princess Donna Brooklyn Lee interviewing Toni Ribas & Tarra White

So of course the reason I go to these events year after year is to be able to see my friends again. Whether it’s my crew at IAFD, Mark Spiegler and the Spieglergirls, or the guys of adultdvdtalk.com, I always have a great time with them especially with the social lubricant known as alcohol.

Some highlights (or lowlights depending on your perspective):

  • Bonding with Ela Darling and being introduced to the concept of wizard rock.
  • Arguing with my friend, Malte, that it’s classier to put Missy Rhodes on top of the toilet rather than on the toilet seat.
  • Crashing this awesome penthouse suite because the bartender there thought Malte would make a good gay guy for one of her friends. #takeonefortheteam
  • Meeting Mariah Mars, Tracey Sweet, and Ana Foxxx at a hot tub at the suite. I’d post photos but they’re not flickr friendly.
  • Having April O’Neil guest star on my tumblr. There is something nerdy fierce in her sexuality in such a little package.
  • Having Chyna threaten us in an elevator for some unperceivable slight. I kept my mouth shut since I don’t argue with people that have guns bigger than the size of my head.

I guess you want to see the pictures then:

AVN Awards 2012: The Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2012 AVN Awards, held last night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

In alphabetical order by category, the winners are:

Best 3D Release

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best All-Girl Group Scene

Best All-Girl Release

Best All-Sex Release

Best All-Sex Release: Mixed Format

Best Amateur Release

Best Anal Release

Best Anal Sex Scene

Best Art Direction

Best Big Bust Release

Best Big Butt Release

Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene

Best Celebrity Sex Tape

Best Cinematography

Best Comedy

Best Director: Foreign Feature

Best Director: Non-Feature

Best Director: Parody

Best Double Penetration Sex Scene

Best DVD Extras

Best Editing

Best Educational Release

Best Ethnic Release: Asian

Best Ethnic Release: Black

Best Ethnic Release: Latin

Best Feature

Best Fem-Dom Strap-On Release

Best Foot/Leg Fetish Release

Best Foreign All-Sex Release

Best Foreign Feature

Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene

Best Gonzo Release

Best Group Sex Scene

Best Internal Release

Best Interracial Release

Best Makeup

Best Male Newcomer

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 Overall Marketing Campaign: Individual Project

Best Packaging

Best Parody: Comedy

Best Parody: Drama

Best POV Release

Best POV Sex Scene

Best Pro-Am Release

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 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 Vignette Release

Best Young Girl Release

Clever Title of the Year

Crossover Star of the Year

Director of the Year (Body of Work)

Female Foreign Performer of the Year

Female Performer of the Year

Male Foreign Performer of the Year

Male Performer of the Year

MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year

Most Outrageous Sex Scene

Transsexual Performer of the Year

Unsung Male Performer of the Year

Unsung Starlet of the Year

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

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)