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Tom Byron Breaks 3000 Titles on IAFD

Tom Byron as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Tom Byron as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars XXX: An Axel Braun Parody

With The Empire Strikes Back XXX: An Axel Braun Parody luring him out of retirement, Tom Byron becomes the first performer in the IAFD to break 3000 titles to his credit.  (He’s holding at 3004 titles right now, but I’m sure we’ll add more historical titles to boost that number… that averages 91 movies per year; almost two per week for the last 33 years.)

Tom’s first movie was 1982’s Anything Goes . In a May 2000 interview with Roger Pipe, Tom said of the scene:

TB: If you watch it now, it’s hilarious. My head looks like a fucking eggplant.

RP: Who was that first scene with?

TB: Some coke whore, a friend of Bobby Hollander’s.  [Ed note: that would be Laura Landers.]

RP: Were you nervous?

TB: Yeah, I was nervous. Not because I was about to have sex, but because I wanted to do it well.

And “doing it well” became his trademark.  Bravo, Tommy.

Rounding out the Top 10 Performers in the IAFD:

The Empire Strikes Back XXX streets in September 2015.

Empire-Strikes-Back-XXX-Poster

A Small Site Tweak to the Matchups Page

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Got an email today:

Dear IAFD,

I’m trying to ID the source of a scene featuring Leslie Taylor and a female named Caroline . Your page of pairings lists 3 females with that name , and 6 movies, none of which matches the scene I have on file.

I suspect my main problem is that most performers have used more than one name … While IAFD lists only a matching performer’s ”principal” name on that matchups page , the file provider may have used one of the AKAs .

Currently my alternative is to search either ALL the headshots (there are 646 , and I find many females ”don’t look much like” their headshots) , or LOTS of movies (in this case , since I’m looking at a file from 2002 , I may only have to check 280 of the 807 movies in his list , released in 2002 or earlier). Either way isn’t ”fun” … and , in fact , neither is guaranteed to work .

If IAFD printed out (on the matchups page) all AKA names along with the “principal” name , that would make the ID task a lot easier . But , that might
also upset the appearance of the matchups page, especially for performers that have a lot of AKA.s .

[…]

At present , I have no idea if either of these changes could easily be made , or would be of interest to other IAFD visitors . And there may be something else you have in mind that could also help … (I have other scenes to ID , too).

So, it took all of 30 seconds to add the performer AKA to the MatchUps page and tweak the CSS to make it look pretty, so that’s what we did.

Enjoy.

Happy Christmas (Porn is Over Here, If You Want It)

Christmas Porn (1)

For the past few years or so, we’ve been highlighting Christmas themed titles that we have in our datbaase, and we’ve added quite a few this year, so we thought it might be time for another list.

Straight Titles

2014

2013

2012 and Prior…

Gay Titles

2013-2014

2012 and Prior

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 iafd@iafd.com

BoodiGo Partners With IAFD.com to Promote, Support Adult Performers

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

BoodiGo will provide performer images, biographical info and links to performer profiles on IAFD.com, 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 IAFD.com 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 iafd.com. “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 IAFD.com, 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.