AVN 2017

Another year; another AVN. The show expanded this year with the host Hard Rock Hotel building a new hallway for the Adult Novelties Expo. This increase in layout helped with thinning the crowds as there was more surface area to breathe. The main themes this year are webcam and VR companies which are signs of where the industry thinks consumers are going, trends that are hard to pirate.

MyFreeCams booth

With webcams, the user gets to interact with a person in ways that cannot be done on video. Not only was this year’s expo sponsored by MyFreeCams (MFC) and Chaturbate; you saw hundreds of camgirls running about causing mini accidents as they try to navigate the crowd with a laptop in hand. Just the MFC booth that lines the first hallway you see is intimidating where you see girls more interested in talking to their computers than with the attendees. Same with the Chaturbate booth which took up a good chunk of a ballroom.

Bobbi Dylan presenting Reality Lovers

Various virtual reality companies demonstrated their wares from Hologirls VR, Reality Lovers, and Cam4VR. Ela Darling led me through a rather innocent Cam4VR demonstration where the VR girl twerked for me in a bedroom. I was more curious exploring the environment than in engaging the virtual girl to her liking.

As for the photos:

Click the champagning and campaigning for photos from the Expo
Click for the AVN Awards red carpet photos

Notes:

  • The best booth this year was Greg Lansky‘s Blacked/Tushy/Vixen booth which featured its own bar. They had the best group of girls, and Riley Reid had the longest lines again for the 6th year in the row. Greg was very accommodating to the press and gave us a lounge area to rest our feet. Even though there was plenty of alcohol available, I just helped myself to bottled water and the couches.
  • Second favourite booth was Jules Jordan Video which also had awesome girls and featured the second longest lines with Abella Danger. Abella worked so hard she didn’t have much of a voice every night I saw her out and about.
  • As for the awards, I was put on red carpet duty instead of behind the scenes this year. Actually the first red carpet that I’ve done since 2009 and my last. Rather than taking a photo at a measured pace of people that are happy to see you with a drink or two in hand, doing red carpet means you have to try to catch everyone; calling them out to you, and blinding the fuck out of them while competing with other photographers. I had the issue of the two other photographers in my section overdirecting and monopolozing the shots. Not my finest moment.
  • Since I didn’t enter the Awards to watch the show, I can’t comment on it. I did notice many performers that had walked the carpet skip the show; some because they weren’t nominated to others who weren’t allowed to smoke inside the venue.
  • Thank you, Samantha Bentley & Val Dodds. We created magic.

“Just The Facts, Ma’am” with Dana Vespoli

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As the premier resource for information about the American porn community on the web, the internet adult film database catalogs hundreds of thousands of both porn movie titles and pornstars alike.

Here at IAFD, we are constantly striving to provide our users with the most complete information available on all your favorite pornstars. To help further that agenda, we went straight to the stars themselves to find out a little more about them… things they like, things they dislike, their favorite things, their hobbies, etc. in a little segment we call ‘Just The Facts, Ma’am”.

The word “legend” is sometimes over used, but in the case of  the featured star in this installment, ‘legend’ couldn’t be more appropriate. Superstar performer and director, the one and only Dana Vespoli.

Dana Vespoli behind the scenes for Evil Angel
Dana Vespoli behind the scenes, directing for Evil Angel

 

Name: Dana Vespoli

Date of Birth: June 20, 1972

Place of Birth: Hanover, NH

Height: 5’7″

Weight: 120lbs

Measurements: 34c-24-35

 

Dana Vespoli in Evil Angel's 'Evil MILFs 2'
Dana Vespoli in Evil Angel’s ‘Evil MILFs 2’

 

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Black

Shoe Size: 8

Dress Size: 4

Ethnic Background: I am 1/2 Thai, 1/2 Scotch-Irish

 

Dana Vespoli in the titular role of MileHigh's 'Lefty'
Dana Vespoli in the titular role of Mile High‘s ‘Lefty’

 

Tattoos: Sleeve on my right arm containing red flowers on right shoulder with text “SAUDADE” on my right bicep and multiple lines  and paragraphs of text inside and out on my right bicep;  Lower right abdomen; Skull and crossbones under my left breast; Design on my right shoulder blade; Text “WILLIAM” inside my left wrist; Left forearm dragon with text “DUENDE”, “FIONA HAS WINGS” written vertically on right forearm;

Piercings: N/A

Social Media Address(s):

*Twitter: @danavespoli

*Instagram: @vespolidana

Website: danavespoli.com

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Dana Vespoli in Airerose Entertainment's aptly titled 'Legenday Players 3'
Dana Vespoli in Airerose Entertainment’s aptly titled ‘Legendary Players 3’

 

1st Scene: It was in the Ed Powers’ Dirty Debutantes series.

Most Memorable Scene So Far: My girl/girl scene with Kayden Kross in Fluid Vol. 2 which I directed for my Evil Angel studio.

Favorite Position(s): Missionary and doggie.

Turn Ons: Big brains, ingenuity, sense of humor and pretty eyes.

Turn Offs: Arrogance, stupidity, cruelty and self-centeredness.

 

Dana Vespoli in MileHigh's 'Lesbian Analingus 4'
Dana Vespoli in Mile High‘s ‘Lesbian Analingus 4’

 

Favorite Food(s): Ethiopian, Indian, Japanese & Thai

Favorite Movie(s): Too many to list. I’m a big Woody Allen fan, Almodovar fan and Michael Haneke fan.

Favorite TV Show(s): I loved Six Feet Under. Also all the Law & Order franchises.

 

Dana Vespoli in Burning Angel's 'Kandy Kummings Dom'
Dana Vespoli in Burning Angel’s ‘Kandy Kummings Dominated’

 

Favorite Book(s): So many. It’s better to ask me which authors are my favorites: Tom Perotta, Bruce Wagner, Joyce Carol Oats, Mary Gaitskill, John Steinbeck, Milan Kundera and David Foster Wallace

Favorite Music Genre(s): Rock n’ Roll

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite or Dream Vacation Destination: Santorini

 

Dana being her 'cheeky' self in PurePlay's 'My Friend's Hot Girl 20'
Dana being her ‘cheeky’ self in Pure Play Media’s ‘My Friend’s Hot Girl 20’

 

Pet(s): I have 1 cat. Her name is Petra Gruber.

Pastimes or Hobbies: yoga, reading, movies and sleep.

If I wasn’t in the adult industry, I would probably be:  a behavioral scientist.

My ultimate dream job (other than porn) would be: Surgeon General of the United States.

 

Dana Vespoli in Evil Angel's 'Screwber X'
The great Dana Vespoli in Evil Angel’s ‘Screwber X’

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?

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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.

Back to Venus

IAFD is composed of a staff of volunteers who mostly spend their time working on what interests them along with running through the gambit of all of the corrections people submit to us. As some of you have surmised, my passion is photography following in the steps of the late Peter Van Aarle who used to methodically approach and take a photo of each person he met at the conventions. Not necessarily to make them look good but document their headshots for the purposes of IAFD.

I have taken over that role in my visits to the conventions where I am not as methodical and am quite biased about who I shoot knowing that I would rather spend time catching up with friends rather than approach a bunch of strangers that I don’t know.

This is what happens to me when I go to the European conventions. I don’t watch as much porn anymore and the scenes I do watch tend to be American since I am in the United States. Further, even if limited, I prefer to understand the dialog. So for the past four years, I’ve stayed away from Venus Berlin given the cost of travel and the limited amount of coverage I can offer you guys. Remember, we’re all volunteers.

Taissia Shanti
Taissia Shanti

Like the SEB show, Venus Berlin features a lot of nudity by women I haven’t the foggiest idea about. Not just German, but French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Czech, and this year tons of Russians. Maybe two or three Americans thrown in. They may not have much live sex beyond masturbation, but the audiences still love what they are seeing.

The difference though between the show is that Venus is very organized and credited to producers of the show and the booths. Of course I didn’t learn this until the last day when I was wondering why everyone seemed to know where to be when the stage show starts and what it will feature. I looked at the program that was given to me on the first day and it was all there!

Some notes:

  • The most popular booth of the convention by far was for modelcentro, a website host for models. There were a group of Russian porn stars there from julmodel agency featuring Henessy that did a show every 15-30 minutes.

    Henessy
    Henessy
  • The second most popular booth was Salma de Nora, a Spanish producer based in Germany, which featured an international melange of pretty girls including the Romanian Julia de Lucia, Italian Valentina Bianco, Japanese Brazilian Miyuki Son,  and Spaniard Chiki Dulce. Unintentional comedy happened when I spoke almost exclusively in broken Spanish to Valentina even after she told me she was Italian.

    Julia de Lucia
    Julia de Lucia
  • I gabbed a lot with one of the few Americans, Kenna James, about veterinary schools.

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    Kenna James
  • Anny Aurora has developed an American accent when speaking English since I last talked to her, which was shocking because that was only nine months ago. What a lovely girl in person.

    Anny Aurora
    Anny Aurora
  • I caught up with Tarra White who greeted me with her boobs the first time I went to a European show. She is now one of the organisers of the Prague show.

    Tarra White
    Tarra White
  • My flash broke at the end of the first day from the amount of abuse it took from people jostling for their own photographs. The flash just fell off the camera while its foot still was still attached to the mount of my camera. I had to borrow a power drill just to remove the foot from my camera so that I could try to utilise a backup flash. When that didn’t work, I had to get creative in my exposures.
  • Which reminds me, it’s always good to see my boys Malte, Jacco, and Whitey.

Oh yes, the photos:

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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