A bunch of us editors get together in January to walk around the Adult Entertainment Expo, and this year is no different.
As in year’s past, we’re taking the corrections queue off line until we get back, so we’re not inundated when we get back, and to allow the editors who can’t join us to take a little break and do a little catch up.
Today is also the Internet Blackout to Protest SOPA/PIPA. We’re big supporters of this protest, but sadly, not as big as we’d like. We’ve blacked out the blog for the day, but, like Facebook and Twitter, we can’t take the main site off-line, but we have added a badge to the site to show our solidarity.
If you’re at AEE and see us walking around in our shirts (the only way to recognize us), please stop us and say hello. Also, I’ll be on Playboy Radio, Thursday at 12:40ish (not sure what booth they’re going to be set up in yet) with Christy Canyon and Ginger Lynn playing “Legends of Porn Trivia” (submit your questions on twitter: @iafdcom
We got a tweet last night that asked:
@BlackSexxxology: @iafdcom Can you let me know who retired or was no longer active in 2011? Thanks!
To paraphrase critic Bill Caits, “the only porn stars who officially have retired are dead.”
That said, we can look at the last year of someone’s “years active” field and make a semi-educated guess as to who is no longer active, but it is an inexact science since the years active field is not always a reliable indicator.
(Currently, we track the year that a movie is released, not the year it is produced. There may be a large gap between the two. Some studios (cough, Vivid, cough) will sit on titles for a year or more in order to keep new product in the pipeline long after a popular performer has left the set, as it were.)
The problem with @BlackSexxxology‘s request is the info is too soon… 2011 was two weeks ago. We have no idea who decided to quit porn and move home on New Year’s Eve… the only thing we can ask the database is “who didn’t release any movies after 2011?” and we don’t know that yet. Won’t know it for 6 months or so. The answers it will spit back are far too numerous to draw any conclusions from.
But, we do know it (or can guesstimate it) for years prior to 2011, so we added a new section to our advanced search page which will allow you to look up the performers who have stopped releasing movies in any given year.
IAFD’s Performer Retirement Page
Photo by Monceau via Flickr
With so much data to choose from, my editors asked for some breakdowns, and I thought they might be interesting to share… All data as of 5 Jan 2012:
Number of Titles: 119,453
Reviews: 102,966 of which 91,980 are linked to movies (the others cover toys, compilations, movies we haven’t gotten to, web scenes, et al.)
Scene Breakdowns: 56,369 movies have breakdowns out of 119,453
Cast Lists: 113,366 movies have cast lists out of 119,453
Items in Price Search: 1,548,147
We’ve updated our title/performer/review counts — our total number of films is now 114,874 (up from 108,520 in November), number of performers is 197, 260 (up from 103,334) and we broke our final 100k mark with 100,939 reviews (from 96,962 in November).
Thanks to all of our editors and contributors to the site and mostly to the people who make the smut we all love so much.
Longtime IAFD editor, JLB has bundled all his reviews together and put them up on a new website, videotramp.com and we’re happy to link those reviews to the title listings in the IAFD.
Also on the review desk at Videotramp is Berry, a long time associate of JLB’s and the webmaster for the site. They’re longtime collectors of adult and b-indie movies, partially for the thrill of the hunt and partially because they’re “freaks.”
VideoTramp has a no screener policy, which they’d like to claim is in order to maintain the highest integrity possible; but it’s really because they’re based in Canada and it’s harder to get screeners up there in the Great White North. “We review what we want, when we want.”
Each review has a bunch of screenshots with it mostly softcore to keep the 2257 monitors comfortable. The reviews are succinct because “nobody wants to read a 3,000 word essay on an adult movie, us included.” (Phew, mine was only 1300 words.)
You can see JLB’s reviews in the IAFD’s reviewer search.