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IAFD and Grooby to Re-Categorize Trans Performers on IAFD.com

Los Angeles, CA – IAFD and Grooby announced IAFD.com is in the process of re-categorizing transgender performers on their website. Trans women will be listed as “actresses” and trans men will be listed as “actors”, with the additional option of allowing performers to self-identify via the submission form.

“We are very appreciative for Steven reaching out and helping us see how important this issue is and that most importantly demonstrating it doesn’t need to be a difficult fix,” said IAFD webmaster Jeff Vanzetti. “In our internal discussions, our desire to ‘get it right the first time’ tied us in knots as we debated and tried to solve for every edge case and in doing so, paralyzed ourselves. We didn’t want to ‘get it wrong’ so we didn’t do anything; but we realize, paradoxically, that in not acting at all, our current position ‘gets it wrong.’

“With what turned out to be only minor tweaks to our underlying data tables – not the complete revamp as we feared – we are able to provide a solution that we hope treats everyone with the respect they deserve.”

IAFD and Grooby will be working together to identify those who were listed erroneously misgendered on the site and move them into the appropriate categories. Additionally, performers can also click on the “Submit Corrections” button on their IAFD profile to let the company know how they wish to be identified on the site. IAFD estimates the majority of changes will be implemented before the end of the year.

“We’re really happy that we were able to take action and work with Jeff and the IAFD on this,” added Steven Grooby. “I reached out to them immediately after the open letter and happy to report that they recognize the problem and are allowing us to work with them. The first fix we will be doing is to ensure that IAFD has everyone in the correct gender category. Once that is done, we’re going to look into giving them more details on specific performers and what content they may have appeared in.”

Vanzetti added, “We are ready to start migrating profiles as soon as the list is compiled or as the requests from the performers come in. We hope to have a lion’s share of the work done before the new year. Mistakes have been made, and since we’re human we cannot claim that they won’t be made again along the way, but rest assured our goal is not to belittle or marginalize performers who share so much of themselves – amidst great risk – for our pleasure.”

“I think this is a great example of how with just a little work, we can make fixes in the industry which become a win-win for the websites and the community,” stated Grooby. “We look forward to getting this accomplished as quickly as possible. If any other companies or websites are looking for advice, as always, Kristel [Penn] is always available for you and one of the leading lights in the industry.”

ABOUT IAFD
The Internet Adult Film Database has been tracking bibliographic info on adult movies at its current home at iafd.com since 1999. With information on over 275,000 movies from 1959 through present, the IAFD is the most comprehensive database of its kind. The underlying data was compiled and maintained by Peter van Aarle until his death in 2005, after which maintenance has been provided by a dozen volunteer editors doing their own research assisted by a variety of sources – industry professionals, fellow researchers and everyday porn fans. Along with movie listings, IAFD has a blog, a price search engine and links to over 122,000 movie reviews from the leading review sites on the Net.

ABOUT GROOBY
Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year, and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA.

In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com.

We Got Nominated Again!

Many many thanks to the folks who nominated us for an XBiz Award in the “Best Fan Site” category.

As you may recall, we won the award last year (#humblebrag) and we’d sure love a repeat.

Here’s some boilerplate PR info:

Nominees for the 2018 XBIZ Awards were selected based on more than 8,000 pre-nominations submitted by members of the industry via XBIZ.net.

Scheduled for Jan. 18 in Los Angeles, adult superstar Jessica Drake will host the annual gala at the grand J.W. Marriott located at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, within walking distance to Staples Center, the Los Angeles Convention Center, Nokia Theatre and the Grammy Museum.

A star-studded red carpet affair that hosts a who’s who from the business of sex, the XBIZ Awards is the adult industry’s biggest night and most prestigious symbol of success. The event recognizes outstanding achievements across every facet of the multibillion-dollar business, including movie production, pleasure products, technology and retail.

Since its inception, household names from the world of adult have hosted the event, including Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, Jesse Jane and Kayden Kross. Its worldwide reach has garnered international media coverage from renowned outlets such as the L.A. Times, CNBC, TIME, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Huffington Post and The Daily Beast, among others.

The XBIZ Awards will once again coincide with the trade events series of the year, XBIZ 2018, which annually features an unparalleled lineup of industry thought leaders from international markets to explore the future of adult.

For the complete list of finalist nominees, visit XBIZ.com.  For our annotated list of those nominees, you can visit our annotated XBiz Nominations article.

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About XBIZ
XBIZ™ is the adult industry’s leading publisher of business news and information, providing up-to-the-minute coverage of the industry at XBIZ.com and in two monthly publications — XBIZ World for the digital media market and XBIZ Premiere for the retail market. In addition, XBIZ hosts a series of annual events including the adult industry’s biggest night, the XBIZ Awards. XBIZ is frequently cited in the media for coverage of the industry and has been published in New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, Forbes, Newsweek, MSNBC, Wired, CNET, ABC, USA Today and Los Angeles Times, among others.

About IAFD
The Internet Adult Film Database has been tracking bibliographic info on adult movies at its current home since 1999. With information on almost 275,000 movies from 1959 through present, the IAFD is the most comprehensive database of its kind. Maintenance is provided by a dozen volunteer editors doing their own research assisted by a variety of sources – industry professionals, fellow researchers and everyday porn fans. Along with movie listings, IAFD has a price search engine and links to over 122,000 movie reviews from the leading review sites on the Net.

Always Nice To Get Some XBiz Love, 2017 Edition

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Voting is open!  Would you take a moment and vote for us?

[Boilerplate press release follows]

IAFD.com  has been named a finalist nominee for the adult industry’s awards event of the year, the 2017 XBIZ Awards, presented by MyFreeCams.com, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles.

We’ve received a nomination in the award category Adult Site of the Year – Fan Site

Nominees for the 2017 XBIZ Awards were selected based on nearly 8,000 pre-nominations submitted by members of the industry through XBIZ.net.  (IAFD will be posting our annotated list of nominees in the next day or two.)

“Yay us!” said webmaster Jeff Vanzetti.  “I think I can speak for most of our fellow nominees by saying we expect history to repeat itself and it’ll be a pleasure to lose to Freeones again.”

The XBIZ Awards honors the very best in the business of sex and is set to fill the largest ballroom in Los Angeles — the Westin Bonaventure Hotel — where the adult film legend Ron Jeremy will be featured as master of ceremonies for the red-carpet gala.

A star-studded affair that attracts the industry elite, the XBIZ Awards show, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017, recognizes outstanding achievements across every facet of the multibillion-dollar business, including movie production, pleasure products, technology and retail.

Since its inception, household names from the world of adult have hosted the gala, including Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, Jesse Janejessica drake, Kayden Kross and James Deen. Its worldwide reach has led to international media coverage from renowned outlets such as the L.A. Times, CNBC, TIME, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Huffington Post and The Daily Beast, among others.

The XBIZ Awards will once again coincide with the industry’s trade events series of the year, XBIZ 2017, which annually features an unparalleled lineup of guest speakers and special events dedicated to exploring the future of the adult industry.

For the complete list of finalist nominees, visit XBIZ.com.

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About XBIZ

XBIZ™ is the adult industry’s leading publisher of business news and information, providing up-to-the-minute coverage of the industry at XBIZ.com and in three trade publications — XBIZ World for the digital media market, XBIZ Premiere for the retail market and XBIZ Sensuals for the intimate products market. In addition, XBIZ hosts five annual trade events including the adult industry’s biggest night, the XBIZ Awards. XBIZ is frequently cited in the media for coverage of the industry and has been published in CNN, Fox News, Newsweek, MSNBC, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, CNET, ABC, USA Today and Los Angeles Times among others.

About IAFD

The Internet Adult Film Database has been tracking bibliographic info on adult movies at its current home since 1999. With information on over 226,000 movies from 1959 through present, the IAFD is the most comprehensive database of its kind. Maintenance is provided by a dozen volunteer editors doing their own research assisted by a variety of sources – industry professionals, fellow researchers and everyday porn fans. Along with movie listings, IAFD has a price search engine and links to over 119,000 movie reviews from the leading review sites on the Net.

As Rare As A Stylish Mullet

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On our Advanced Search page we have a “Sex Notes Search” which gives you a list of movies or performers which feature certain rare sex acts – things like Fisting, Squirting, DPP or DAP.

We were asked why we don’t include more “mundane” sex acts in that list, and the answer is because they’re ubiquitous, so returning a list of 10,000 performers who did a DP really isn’t that useful.

BUT, through some discussions (Thanks, Mike!) we looked at it a different way – instead of showing all performers who did a certain act; perhaps filter it down by rarity… so welcome – Performer Rarities!

rarityLet’s explain – the FACIAL is the Pidgey of the porn world.  They’re everywhere.  (Go Team Valor!)  But there are some performers, sometimes referred to as “Cum Dodgers”, who eschew the practice – so perhaps there’s some interest in seeing when these performers couldn’t or didn’t dodge.

So, we ran the numbers – we take the number of movies a performer took a facial in, divide it by the number of movies in that performer’s career, and we get their Career Facial Percentage.

It’s important to note here, that this is just the number of MOVIES that they took a facial in.  A simple boy/girl scene and a 100 Guy Gangbang count the same – once.

So, who is the rarest of them all? In the facial category, Felecia is the winner; having taken only a single facial in 499 movies, or a CFP (Career Facial Percentage) of 0.20%.  This stands to reason as she was primarily a g/g performer, and the other people with the lowest CFP are similarly g/g performers who occasionally crossed over to the b/g side.

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Now, we leave you to your search for Tight Shots 1.

Scroll down the advanced search page to get started!

The IAFD Randomizer

randomizerEvery so often we get tweeted at (@iafdcom) with a question about functionality or people mis-remembering functionality…

This week was no exception, and we got this in the feed:

We never had such a thing.

Well, until now.

It’s silly and completely mindless.

http://www.iafd.com/random

It’s also available under the SERVICES menu item.

Tweet us your thoughts – can it be improved?  Should it be?