We’ve Got an Insta!

Joining the early part of the 21st Century

So, like a middle schooler getting her first smartphone, we’ve gone and joined Instagram.

We’ll be posting photos that @MorbidThoughts and others have taken at shows, new and old.

Morbid is running thru his backlog of AEE2019 shots, and who knows where we’ll go from there… only one way to find out… FOLLOW US!

Here’s all of our social media links, in order of activity:

AVN 2019

IAFD is back and somewhat rested from the always grueling experience of AVN week. I commented last year that I didn’t know how people could work a convention, party the entire night, rinse, and wake up the next day to repeat the cycle, but I managed to do it this year without any pharmaceutical help because I was much more selective on who I wanted to photograph, where I wanted to go, and who I wanted to hang out with rather than try to do and cover everything.

The Expo

The expo itself was slightly smaller this year with less booths and what seemed like less attendees from previous years. It still hummed though. One positive but controversial change was that people were not able to bring in “professional” (DSLR and mirrorless) cameras unless they had an industry badge. Although unevenly enforced, this led to many less idiots holding up traffic flow by parking their asses somewhere and trying to get some upskirt shot. Another weird change was the use of metal detectors since everyone and their equipment/phones were setting them off which sometimes led to a followup hand wanding. I’m not sure what the point of that was since it falls below TSA protocols and the news had made it clear that TSA screening was not foolproof in preventing weapons going through.

Angela White

If you asked me who had the best booth at the show, I would semi-seriously answer whichever booth Angela White was signing at. She did quadruple duty signing for Evil Angel, Greg Lanksy‘s Tushy/Vixen/Blacked, Jules Jordan, and AVN itself and was accessible to her fans throughout the show even though she had the longest lines in the show. However, to be more serious, the best booth was Jules Jordan Video because of the quality of their signing lineup and how accessible they were presented to the fans. Abella Danger and Gina Valentina had long lines for them also, but the lines kept moving because the two kept plugging away at it. As Abella noted:

…trying to not look like dead😂 4 days in a row of standing for 5 hours straight doesn’t seem like much but i’m so used to being on my back

I was also sheepishly keeping Jill Kassidy warm in a perpetual hug throughout the week while her lines looked on.

Abella Danger Jill Kassidy Gina Valentina

Lansky’s booth was a work in progress through the week. Due to its location next to two other busy booths and elevated height, the great lineup they had was not as accessible to the fans. On the first day of the expo, you had to go through one line if you wanted to see any of the girls, and there was no guarantee that they would be there once you get to their signing area. There was a bar and photobooth inside the booth, and several girls utilised both heavily and were more busy participating in group activities meant to draw the crowds rather than actually engaging the fans. Entry into the booth itself was limited to VIPs, and I was denied entry by the bouncer even after presenting the designated VIP card, heh. You definitely are getting the velvet rope experience. Thankfully, they scrapped the one line rule by the second day, but the crowds overwhelmed any semblance of signing lines. By the last day, the girls that were there concentrated more on signing so someone is listening to fan feedback.

The golden couch

As in previous years, swaths of square footage was devoted to cam, clips and other self-production companies. MyFreeCams (MFC), the major sponsor of the show, had three large booths to accommodate all of their camgirls and threw exclusive parties for them each night. The positive is that you see all types of women with them, but the negative is that they are interacting more with their laptops and each other than with the public. Many also had groupies of regulars that constantly stay with them the entire convention. At some point you have to wonder why MFC bothers spending so much money here when they could easily just have their own exclusive event to take care of their members.

The rest of the expo photos on Flickr

The Nightlife

Most networking was done off site. I saw many performers walking about and socialising at the host casino that I didn’t see at the expo. With beers in hand on the casino floor, I caught up with many friends in the industry and ended up crashing several parties because of them; with the appropriate wristbands of course. I did not have the burden of bringing my camera with me thanks to my Google Pixel.

Out and About on Flickr

I did not attend or work the AVN Awards for the second year in a row. Being away from the bustle of the red carpet made me happier than being morbid. IAFD couldn’t procure tickets in time to go support our friends either.

Angela White Charlotte Stokely

Congratulations to Angela White who won 10 awards including repeating as Female Performer of the Year. This was the second year that IAFD voted in the Awards, and the list of winners were mostly consistent with the ballots of judges that we polled and ours. As I joked with Angela, “Who knew that voting actually worked?” Congratulations also to Charlotte Stokely for winning G/G Performer of the Year, acknowledging what I believe she earned years ago.

Acknowledgements:

Thanks to Mark Spiegler, Ivan, Shawn of AGW, and Sascha Koch for hosting us on various shindigs. Shoutout to my boys from IAFD & ADT, Swine, and Sammy.

Lily Labeau Kendra Spade Mackenzie Moss Verronica Kirei Haighlee Dallas Destiny Lovee Celeste

Thank you to Lily Labeau, Kendra Spade, Mackenzie Moss, Verronica Kirai, Haighlee Dallas, Destiny Lovee, and Celeste for making magic with me.

Ask the IAFD: Who are the Most Prolific Porn Performers, 2018 Edition

The end of the year is always a fun time to look at some stats. So, let’s see who was busy this year, and then over the course of their careers.

Of course, these numbers only take into account the info we have, and they’re based on non-compilations released in 2018 (and prior).

Basically, we know we’re understating the numbers, and we know there are performers (mostly Clips4Sale, et al. performers) who are not represented.

The Women: 2018 Credits

Headshot of Abella Danger
Abella Danger
Active: 2014-2018
Movies: 167
Headshot of Gina Valentina
Gina Valentina
Active: 2015-2018
Movies: 155
Headshot of Whitney Wright
Whitney Wright
Active: 2016-2018
Movies: 153
Headshot of Chloe Cherry
Chloe Cherry
Active: 2015-2018
Movies: 122
Headshot of Cherie DeVille
Cherie DeVille
Active: 2012-2018
Movies: 122
Headshot of Angela White
Angela White
Active: 2003-2018
Movies: 118
Headshot of Lena Paul
Lena Paul
Active: 2016-2018
Movies: 117
Headshot of Kenzie Reeves
Kenzie Reeves
Active: 2017-2018
Movies: 117
Headshot of LilCanadianGirl
LilCanadianGirl
Active: 2018-2018
Movies: 115
Headshot of Kendra Spade
Kendra Spade
Active: 2017-2018
Movies: 108

The Women: Career Titles

Headshot of India Summer
India Summer
Active: 2006-2018
Movies: 1127
Headshot of Phoenix Marie
Phoenix Marie
Active: 2007-2018
Movies: 997
Headshot of Nina Hartley
Nina Hartley
Active: 1984-2018
Movies: 970
Headshot of Dana DeArmond
Dana DeArmond
Active: 2004-2018
Movies: 970
Headshot of Sharon Kane
Sharon Kane
Active: 1977-2010
Movies: 903
Headshot of Isis Love
Isis Love
Active: 2000-2018
Movies: 833
Headshot of Chanel Preston
Chanel Preston
Active: 2010-2018
Movies: 825
Headshot of Julia Ann
Julia Ann
Active: 1992-2018
Movies: 763
Headshot of Aiden Starr
Aiden Starr
Active: 2002-2018
Movies: 698
Headshot of Bridgette B
Bridgette B
Active: 2007-2018
Movies: 678

The Men: 2018 Titles

Headshot of Christian XXX
Christian XXX
Active: 2003-2018
Movies: 402
Headshot of Ennio Guardi
Ennio Guardi
Active: 2008-2018
Movies: 286
Headshot of Mick Blue
Mick Blue
Active: 2000-2018
Movies: 238
Headshot of Isiah Maxwell
Isiah Maxwell
Active: 2013-2018
Movies: 234
Headshot of Neeo
Neeo
Active: 2000-2018
Movies: 233
Headshot of Markus Dupree
Markus Dupree
Active: 2008-2018
Movies: 230
Headshot of J-Mac
J-Mac
Active: 2005-2018
Movies: 227
Headshot of Johnny Castle
Johnny Castle
Active: 2005-2018
Movies: 224
Headshot of Xander Corvus
Xander Corvus
Active: 2010-2018
Movies: 201
Headshot of Ramon Nomar
Ramon Nomar
Active: 1997-2018
Movies: 194

The Men: Career Titles

Headshot of James Deen
James Deen
Active: 2004-2018
Movies: 3124
Headshot of Christian XXX
Christian XXX
Active: 2003-2018
Movies: 2919
Headshot of Mark Wood
Mark Wood
Active: 1998-2018
Movies: 2608
Headshot of Mick Blue
Mick Blue
Active: 2000-2018
Movies: 2591
Headshot of Mr. Pete
Mr. Pete
Active: 2000-2018
Movies: 2521
Headshot of John Strong
John Strong
Active: 1998-2018
Movies: 2369
Headshot of Johnny Sins
Johnny Sins
Active: 2006-2018
Movies: 2201
Headshot of Johnny Castle
Johnny Castle
Active: 2005-2018
Movies: 2098
Headshot of Tom Byron
Tom Byron
Active: 1982-2018
Movies: 2078
Headshot of Erik Everhard
Erik Everhard
Active: 1998-2018
Movies: 2043

Trans Performers: 2018 Titles

Headshot of Natalie Mars
Natalie Mars
Active: 2015-2018
Movies: 61
Headshot of Lena Kelly
Lena Kelly
Active: 2016-2018
Movies: 36
Headshot of Chanel Santini
Chanel Santini
Active: 2016-2018
Movies: 34
Headshot of Casey Kisses
Casey Kisses
Active: 2016-2018
Movies: 34
Headshot of Marissa Minx
Marissa Minx
Active: 2016-2018
Movies: 31
Headshot of Shiri
Shiri
Active: 2016-2018
Movies: 26
Headshot of Korra Del Rio
Korra Del Rio
Active: 2014-2018
Movies: 25
Headshot of Aspen Brooks
Aspen Brooks
Active: 2016-2018
Movies: 25
Headshot of Kayleigh Coxx
Kayleigh Coxx
Active: 2017-2018
Movies: 25
Headshot of Chelsea Marie
Chelsea Marie
Active: 2012-2018
Movies: 20

Trans Performers: Career Titles

Headshot of Venus Lux
Venus Lux
Active: 2012-2018
Movies: 164
Headshot of Carla Novaes
Carla Novaes
Active: 2004-2017
Movies: 157
Headshot of Foxxy
Foxxy
Active: 2003-2018
Movies: 157
Headshot of Aubrey Kate
Aubrey Kate
Active: 2013-2018
Movies: 136
Headshot of Natalie Mars
Natalie Mars
Active: 2015-2018
Movies: 129
Headshot of Thays Schiavinato
Thays Schiavinato
Active: 2006-2014
Movies: 123
Headshot of Chanel Santini
Chanel Santini
Active: 2016-2018
Movies: 114
Headshot of Karen Dior
Karen Dior
Active: 1989-2003
Movies: 114
Headshot of Kalena Rios
Kalena Rios
Active: 2004-2016
Movies: 113
Headshot of Jessica Fox
Jessica Fox
Active: 2008-2018
Movies: 110

The Annotated AVN Nominations, 2018 Edition

Once again, AVN has released unto the world, a torrent of nominations covering virtually every facet of adult movie production. No stone is left unturned, no production company seems to be left out.

The AVN Awards are being presented on January 26, 2019 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas; hosted by Romi Rain and Bailey Rayne.

Here’s our breakdown:

Movie Awards

Best Action/Thriller

Best All-Girl Movie

Best Anal Movie

Best Anthology Movie

Best BDSM Movie

Best Comedy

Best Drama

Best Ethnic Movie

Best Featurette

Best Foreign Feature/Anthology Movie

Best Ingenue Movie

Best Interracial Movie

Best Lewd Propositions Movie

Best Gonzo Movie

Best MILF Movie

Best Niche Movie

Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Movie

Best Oral Movie

Best Orgy/Gangbang Movie

Best Parody

Best Polyamory Movie

Best Pro-Am/Exhibitionist Movie

Best Star Showcase

Best Taboo Relations Movie

Best Transsexual Movie

Best Scenes

Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene

Best Anal Sex Scene

Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene

Best Double Penetration Sex Scene

Best Foreign-Shot All-Girl Sex Scene

Best Foreign-Shot Anal Sex Scene

Best Foreign-Shot Boy/Girl Sex Scene

Best Foreign-Shot Group Sex Scene

Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene

Best Group Sex Scene

Best Oral Sex Scene

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – B/B/G

Best Three-Way Sex Scene: G/G/B

Best Transsexual Sex Scene

Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene

Most Outrageous Sex Scene

Acting Awards

Best Actor – Feature Movie

Best Actor – Featurette

Best Actress – Feature Movie

Best Actress – Featurette

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Non-Sex Performance

Best Solo/Tease Performance

Performer Awards

All-Girl Performer of the Year

Female Foreign Performer of the Year

Female Performer of the Year

Male Foreign Performer of the Year

Male Performer of the Year

MILF Performer of the Year

Niche Performer of the Year

Transsexual Performer of the Year

Best Male Newcomer

Best New Starlet

Mainstream Venture of the Year

Director Awards

Best Director – Feature

Best Director – Non-Feature

Best Director: Web Channel/Site

Director of the Year

Foreign Director of the Year

Production / Technical Awards

Best Art Direction

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

Best Makeup

Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project

Best Screenplay

Best Soundtrack

Best Special Effects

Clever Title of the Year

Porn is Over Here, If You Want It, 2018 Edition

Every so often, we compile a list of Christmas themed porn because of course we would. We added quite a few this year (and quite a few today even!) so it seemed a good time to go back to the well. These are only 2018 titles; earlier years have their own articles.

Straight Movies

Gay Movies

Trans Movies

We hope you get everything you want under the tree, or if that’s not your thing; we hope you have a great Tuesday.