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IAFD Welcomes Two New Review Sites!

Welcome New Review Partners!

It’s been a while since we added new review partners, and over the past couple months, we’ve added two.

The first, Porn Valley Vantage, has been with us for a few months now, but I was remiss in celebrating our partnership when it first began  Dr. Chauntelle writes a great blog about sexuality and how it plays a part in adult movies (and how adult movies can play a part in our sexuality) – or, as she puts it, Critical Commentary on Adult Production.

Her mission statement shines a light on the complex nature of porn, and we agree that porn is more than just the old in and out.

Everyone has an opinion about porn ” it’s either good or bad, exploitative or liberating; it’s super hott, or it’s just plain nasty… when, in actuality, it’s more complicated than any one of these “either/or”s.

Just like real life, porn is multi-dimensional and complex, and every discrete element is also part of a wider socio-cultural past, present, and future. PVVOnline/Porn Valley Vantage engages these complexities, connecting the dots and offering readers a unique take on the adult industry.

For as long as we’ve been online, we’ve been interested in these complexities.  Porn is awesome to whack off to, but there’s also a larger issue surrounding it which we also find interesting to ponder.

The second site is brand new to us, Feminist Porn Reviews.  What drew me to them was their sensible reviews and their mission statement which shares a lot of POV with ours, and some overlap with Dr. Chauntelle:

Like many people, we here at FemPorn have a love-hate relationship with porn. We love it because we love sex. But we hate it because so much porn is openly and even proudly misogynistic. And even when it isn’t that bad, too much porn is completely devoid of genuine female pleasure and totally fails to include or even acknowledge a feminine perspective on sex. But porn doesn’t have to be that way, and not all porn is that way. So we love the fact that there is feminist porn that we can love and not hate, and we want to share what we have discovered with you.

We know that’s not everyone’s cup o’ tea, but we trust when you see their name pop up on the list of available reviews, you’ll act accordingly.

We’ve got links to just under 114,000 reviews on the site (113, 907 to be exact; but that number’s going up every day!) and are happy that these two sites are adding to our choir of critics.

If you have a review site you’d like us to consider linking to, drop us a note at

BoodiGo Partners With to Promote, Support Adult Performers


BOSTON ” In order to help support the livelihoods of adult entertainment performers, new adult-specific search engine has partnered with the Internet Adult Film Database.

BoodiGo will provide performer images, biographical info and links to performer profiles on, where surfers can learn more about them, and find links to performers’ official websites, blogs, social media accounts and outlets where their films can be purchased.

“The basic idea behind BoodiGo is to be a search engine that supports the adult industry, not just another search engine that can be used to find porn,” said BoodiGo co-founder Colin Rowntree. “I’ve always found to be an excellent resource, and I’m delighted to have them working with us to ensure that when surfers search for their favorite porn stars, the search responses encourage them to support the performers by going to their official websites and purchasing their work, instead of just watching it for free on a site that may or may not have the rights to the content in the first place.”

The Internet Adult Film Database has been tracking bibliographic information on adult movies at its current home since 1999. With information on more than 171,000 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 113,000 movie reviews from some of the leading review sites on the net.

“We were excited to work with Colin on this project,” said Jeff Vanzetti, webmaster and co-founder of “We knew him by reputation as an AVN Hall of Famer, and we were quite flattered to be asked to be a part of BoodiGo. Now, when folks search for their favorite stars, our biographical info will be right there on the results page along with a way for the fan to find out all the movies that star has been in, and how and where to procure legal copies.”

In addition to the new partnership with, BoodiGo has also announced a collaboration with the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) to block search terms used to seek out child pornography, and a joint effort with PornGuardian to prevent the listing of known piracy sites.

Welcome Gabriel Lan!

meet_gabriel_lanWe’re pleased to announce that former FOX Magazine Contributing Writer, Gabriel Lan, will be joining us to continue his quest to talk to pornstars and write down what they say.

Gabriel was the main Contributing Writer for FOX for roughly 3 and a half years before coming onboard.  He was their online interviewer (the Twitterview), a feature writer (responsible for such gems as ‘Dirty Minds’, ‘Top 25 Fans’ Favorite Pornstars Poll’, and ‘Just The Facts, Ma’am’) and he bring with him a new feature – ‘Words With (Slutty) Friends’.

He’s the founder and creator of the Spank Bank Awards. A former porn store clerk turned smut journalist. The crime fighting sidekick (SmartAss) of Ash Hollywood‘s superhero alter ego, Sarcasmo. He’s known as a ‘Saucy Cad’ by Claire Robbins and he’s the retired butt plug of retired butt slut Ashli Orion.

His features will appear on a yet-to-be-determined schedule, but his interview with sexpot-turned-CPA-turned-sexpot Veruca James will debut shortly.

You can follow Gabriel on Twitter at @Gabriel_Lan

[Image tweaked by us via Creative Commons; source:]

On Advertising

We don’t talk much about the site because we don’t think it’s all that interesting how we make the sausage.  We watch movies, we write down who’s in them, and we lather, rinse and repeat.  We’ve been doing it since 1999; hey! we’re 15 years old this year!  For some of that time, we’ve relied on banners and purchases thru the “Buy this Movie” links to help keep the lights on.  But, DVD sales are diminishing, the web stuff we do list is converting OK but not great, and the banner advertisers are slowing down, so we took a look at what we could do.

We could add more ad zones to the pages, but we didn’t want to clutter things up; we like our minimalist look.  (We’ve had it forever!)

Then, one of our advertisers approached us about piloting silent pop-unders — they had to be silent or we didn’t want them — and we agreed to give it a try.

So, from today thru May 4 (and possibly beyond) our ad network partner, GrandSlamMedia, is showing pop-unders on our site at a rate of approximately 1 popunder for every 24 pageviews.

We know the last time we tried non-banner advertising (the chat windows) it was met with mixed reactions, and we expect the same here.

We also know that ad blocking software exists, and if these sort of advertisements really really upset you, you might want to look into that sort of thing.  We ask that you don’t, obviously, as we get paid by the impression (each time they show an ad, we get a tiny tiny bit of money; but eventually those tiny tiny bits add up) but if you do, we understand… maybe we’ll find that there’s a market for an ad-free version of the site; tho such a thing would require us to build an infrastructure to handle users and passwords and password resetting and lots of potential customer service issues… but who knows.  We know that the time has come for us to grow and mutate and make changes and I’ve been busy programming trying to roll out new tools for our editors, and different table layouts in the database and all kinds of things, so thanks for sticking around.

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
  • 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.