Category Archives: Shooting the Bull

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.

Henri Pachard and Rabbit Holes

[UPDATED 15 Dec 2013: I found the articles. They’re linked in the text now.]

pachardemailI had to search thru an old email program today for something that came up 10 years or so ago, and I stumbled upon one of four emails that Henri Pachard wrote to me back in November/December 2002.

I had written an article somewhere that I can’t find (FOUND IT!) that approved of something Pachard wrote.  At the time he was a columnist for AVN Insider and for some other outfit I can’t quite place, YES something I think — yesportal.com! thanks Rog! — and he had written an article about awards shows and the positive effects they have on a group of people who mostly suffer from low self-esteem which I thought was particularly astute (FOUND IT!), and I wrote a reply to it somewhere which found its way into his hands.  He sent this along:

Thanksgiving Day, 2002, 3:40 pm

Dear Jeff, (I hope this reaches you)

Dave Cummings forwarded me your recent post on r.a.m.e about myself and my writing. After reading your comments and descriptions about myself – more than once, I admit – and your beautiful sentiments, I printed it and took it to my wife to read it to her. 

I told her that I finally know, now, why I keep writing like I do, and asked her to listen. 

After I read your comments to her, I nodded my head to her, and she knew – for the next few seconds or so – that I would not be able to speak from fear of my voice breaking. So she waited until I could.

“This is why I do it.” I whispered, and she nodded her head to me.

Fuck, man; you touched my heart. It’s guys like you that will keep me writing as long as I’m able.

It’s guys like you that make it a privilege.

Sincerely,
Henri Pachard

Holy shit!

I wrote him back:

> On 28 Nov 2002 at 15:46, Henri Pachard wrote:

>     Fuck, man; you touched my heart. It’s guys like you that will keep
>     me writing as long as I’m able.
>     It’s guys like you that make it a privilege.

Wow.  That’s heavy, man.  I’m glad you’re out there filming people fucking and writing about it.  I’ve long been a champion of yours — you had me with DMJ2 and I’ve been with you ever since — and am glad I’ve had the opportunity to tell you.

If you’re going to be in Vegas for CES (or whatever the hell we’re calling it these days) I hope our paths cross.  I’ll be the geek in the iafd.com shirt. :-) 

At the AVN Expo in 2003, I had the great pleasure of meeting him, and we had a very nice conversation about the business, the IAFD and RAME, various fan websites, fans in general, the internet, the classics, and generally mutually admiring one another.  (Which still boggles my mind.)

So, after I found those emails, I went off in search of the original article, and couldn’t find it, but I did spend WAAY too much time browsing thru the Internet Archive’s snapshot of the AVNInsider site and Pachard’s columns.  They’re well worth a visit, and that’s really the purpose of this post — go read Pachard.  (The link takes you to his first column.)

(I’d also like to take a minute to plead with someone to make these articles available somewhere else.  AVN’s current site? eBook?  Something?)

Ask the IAFD: Who Are The Tallest MODERN Pornstars, 2013 Edition

So, when we first listed the tallest adult film actresses, we (and our fans) discovered that the tallest female pornstars are from a bygone era. So, we made a list back in 2012 of the modern stars, and now we’ve updated it for 2013.   Our goal was to list the Top 20 actresses by height, but since there is a huge tie in the 5’11” (180cm) range, we’re listing 31 performers.  We’ve added men this time, too, and to even out the ties, we’re listing 21 guys.

The Women

Ava Koxxx
Active: 2013-2013
Height:190 cm / 76 inches
Jordin Skye
Active: 2006-2013
Height:183 cm / 73.2 inches
Angel Long
Active: 2001-2013
Height:183 cm / 73.2 inches
Misa F.
Active: 2007-2013
Height:183 cm / 73.2 inches
Kitty Jane
Active: 2010-2013
Height:183 cm / 73.2 inches
Laureen Pink
Active: 2009-2013
Height:182 cm / 72.8 inches
Alexandra Stein
Active: 2013-2013
Height:182 cm / 72.8 inches
Mandy Slim
Active: 2011-2013
Height:181 cm / 72.4 inches
Alysha Rylee
Active: 2011-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Misty Law
Active: 2013-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Sonia Rey
Active: 2012-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Violett
Active: 1996-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Athena Pleasures
Active: 2010-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Kitty Caulfield
Active: 2007-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Jordan Kingsley
Active: 2008-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Annette Schwarz
Active: 2003-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Holly Michaels
Active: 2011-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Allaura Sweet
Active: 2006-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Emma Butt
Active: 2007-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Sabrina Deep
Active: 2007-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Chyna
Active: 2004-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Faith Leon
Active: 2004-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Suzie Diamond
Active: 2004-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Lexi Bardot
Active: 2005-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Jolene Parton
Active: 2009-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Zoey Paige
Active: 2012-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Sabrina Fox
Active: 2007-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Alison Tyler
Active: 2010-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Alexis Grace
Active: 2009-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Alia Janine
Active: 2009-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches
Tootsie
Active: 2008-2013
Height:180 cm / 72 inches

The Men

Carlo Minaldi
Active: 2007-2013
Height:199 cm / 79.6 inches
Diesel Washington
Active: 2006-2013
Height:198 cm / 79.2 inches
Flash Brown
Active: 2010-2013
Height:198 cm / 79.2 inches
Carlo Carrera
Active: 2008-2013
Height:196 cm / 78.4 inches
Hef Pounder
Active: 2005-2013
Height:196 cm / 78.4 inches
Nubius
Active: 2007-2013
Height:196 cm / 78.4 inches
Christian XXX
Active: 2003-2013
Height:196 cm / 78.4 inches
Lucas Stone
Active: 2008-2013
Height:196 cm / 78.4 inches
Pornfighter Long John
Active: 2002-2013
Height:194 cm / 77.6 inches
Ethan Cage
Active: 2005-2013
Height:193 cm / 77.2 inches
Sergey Davidov
Active: 2004-2013
Height:193 cm / 77.2 inches
Jordan Ash
Active: 2005-2013
Height:193 cm / 77.2 inches
Jett Slatter
Active: 2007-2013
Height:193 cm / 77.2 inches
Eric Swiss
Active: 2006-2013
Height:193 cm / 77.2 inches
Frank Towers
Active: 1993-2013
Height:193 cm / 77.2 inches
Tyler Reed
Active: 2005-2013
Height:193 cm / 77.2 inches
Derrick Paul
Active: 2009-2013
Height:193 cm / 77.2 inches
Lance Navarro
Active: 2008-2013
Height:193 cm / 77.2 inches
Jesse Jackman
Active: 2012-2013
Height:193 cm / 77.2 inches
Aaron van Damage
Active: 2008-2013
Height:191 cm / 76.4 inches
Lee Bang
Active: 2004-2013
Height:191 cm / 76.4 inches

When Was The First Anal Scene Released?

Woke up to a tweet from the lovely and talented Tristan Taormino and we had a nice little back and forth:

So, I’m, back in the office and can look such things up, so here are the exciting results — the first ten movies we have that mention anal sex.  It’s by coincidence that that’s everything before 1974.

I do not really consider this definitive, but it’s a good starting point for a discussion…