Exxxotica Miami 2019

Exxxotica returned to Miami for its 40th show overall; Miami being where it all started. There was some concern the week prior to the show that Hurricane Dorian would leave a wreckage. The area was spared though, and the show enjoyed increased attendance from last year, especially on ladies free Friday.

Kenzie Reeves knows her angles

Bad Dragon, Chaturbate, MyFreeCams, and Clips4Sale had the biggest booths while Alexis Texas‘s Team TexASS had the busiest booth. In what seems to be a pattern recently, the talent at the Chaturbate booth was better and more consistent than their competitor, MFC.

Vicki Chase at the Gold Rush

While there was no nudity allowed at the show, the after-parties filled the skin gap since they were all at strip clubs. I visited Vicki Chase and Karma RX feature dancing at the Gold Rush where everyone seemed to have fun.

For the rest of the photos on Flickr…

Exxxotica Portland 2019

After skipping the Chicago show much to my later regret, I decided to visit Portland for Exxxotica‘s initial foray into the Northwest region. The Rose City is a beautiful city with a vibrant nightlife, and I was looking forward to revisiting the sights and sites.

The Exxxotica show itself went at a slow and steady pace throughout the weekend due to measured attendance. Compared to AVN’s AEE, you get plenty of opportunities to have a discussion with your favourite stars over semi-serious matters in their lives or what holes they like getting plugged in depending on your taste in conversation. The stage shows were popular with the crowds, and Tone Loc was the feature entertainer on Saturday night.

As for the nightlife, I saw Vicki Chase and Kenzie Taylor feature dance at a small club in Portland. Ember Snow made a guest appearance on stage with Vicki. I also went to Kendra Sunderland‘s 24th birthday party in downtown. It was a fun party, the first industry party I went to that didn’t feel like an industry party in how laid back it was. There were areas that people could dance or have conversations. Even though Kendra was in a VIP section, she was accessible to whoever wanted to greet her and take a photo with her using a photobooth.

Kendra Sunderland 24th birthday party
Happy birthday, unicorn princess!

For the rest of the photos…

And the 2019 Spank Bank Award Goes To…

It’s that time again. Time for the most irreverent, lighthearted, and all encompassing awards dedicated to the adult film industry: the 9th Annual Spank Bank Awards, proudly sponsored by IAFD.com, the premier resource for information about the porn community, committed to providing the most comprehensive statistics and data on the web for both adult films and performers.

This year’s awards show was held at the swanky civic center / monster truck arena / bingo hall in warm, sunny downtown Nowhere Special, USA., with host for life Missy Martinez once again emceeing the event, as well as full time trophy girl Charlotte Sartre helping with the festivities.

Per usual, a prodigious amount of previously unadvertised Technical Awards were handed out to the guests in attendance arriving on the red carpet.

As is standard procedure, Spank Bank Awards chairman Gabriel Lan opened the show by reminding everyone of the reason the awards themselves were founded: to celebrate and show appreciation for the achievements and contributions of the stars of the adult entertainment world, especially those who may or may not receive the recognition they all so richly deserve from some ‘other’ awards.

Riding in on a carriage pulled by a team of men dressed as manatees (and one narwal), Missy quickly got down to the business of announcing the winners. Charlotte peed on each trophy, then loaded the coveted prizes into Missy’s butthole like a World War II era howitzer. Over and over again, Missy repeatedly fired the projectiles off into the crowd, finding their intended recipients with the precision of an Air Force guided bunker buster missile, taking time between rounds to explain the differences between her holes and the recently discovered black hole in outer space, to clarify how she once mistook a mozzarella cheese stick for her Juul (vibrator), to mesmerize everyone with her ‘sweater puppy bouncy dance’, or simply to point out the fact that her socks actually matched.

By the time the dust settled (and Missy’s ass cooled down) a record number of awards had been handed out, because, let’s face it, Porn is the only ‘sport’ where everyone deserves a trophy.

*Disclaimer: Spank Bank Awards are bestowed by taking into account a combination of input by fans, notable adult film connoisseurs, aficionados, and critics, IAFD.com listed scene credits (both quantity and quality), and a committee chairman who has final authority (Gabriel Lan). Nominees who entice or influence the panel and/or chairman with any form of ‘sweet talking’, ‘sexual innuendo’, ‘buttering up’, or outright eluding to sexual favors greatly increase their chances of winning.

And now, onto the major categories, followed by the Technical Awards…

Aerola of the Gods

Headshot of Paige OwensPaige Owens

Airtight Angel of the Year

Headshot of Hime MarieHime Marie

Amazing Anal Artist of the Year

Headshot of Riley ReidRiley Reid

America’s Porn Sweetheart

Headshot of A.J. ApplegateA.J. Applegate

Asian Empress of the Year

Headshot of Kendra SpadeKendra Spade

ATM Machine

Headshot of Lisey SweetLisey Sweet

ATOGM Girl of the Year

Headshot of Charlotte SartreCharlotte Sartre

Baroness of Licking Lady Ass

Headshot of Samantha RoneSamantha Rone

BBC Queen of the Year

Headshot of Brooklyn ChaseBrooklyn Chase

Best ‘After’ Hair

Headshot of Amara RomaniAmara Romani

Best All Around Porn Goddess

Headshot of Brett RossiBrett Rossi

Best Body Built For Sin

Headshot of Katrina JadeKatrina Jade

Best Booty

Headshot of Abigail MacAbigail Mac

Best DSL (Dick Sucking Lips)

Headshot of Missy MartinezMissy Martinez

Best Eyes

Headshot of Riley StarRiley Star

Best Legs

Headshot of Ariana MarieAriana Marie

Best Live Performance

Headshot of Lisey SweetLisey Sweet

Best ‘O’ Face

Headshot of Athena RayneAthena Rayne

Best Piercing

Headshot of Kristy BlackKristy Black

Best Smile

Headshot of Luna RivalLuna Rival

Best Spitter / Drooler

Headshot of Anastasia RoseAnastasia Rose

Best Supporting Mattress Actress

Headshot of Casey CalvertCasey Calvert

Best Swallower

Headshot of Jillian JansonJillian Janson

Best Vocals

Headshot of Haley ReedHaley Reed

Bewitching Brunette of the Year

Headshot of Gia PaigeGia Paige

Blowbang / Bukkake Badass of the Year

Headshot of Sophia GraceSophia Grace

Bondage Artiste of the Year

Headshot of Casey CalvertCasey Calvert

Boobalicious Babe of the Year

Headshot of Kenzie TaylorKenzie Taylor

Breathtaking Blonde of the Year

Headshot of Ivy WolfeIvy Wolfe

Cock Worshipper of the Year (Best Whore Knees)

Headshot of Haley ReedHaley Reed

Contessa of Cum

Headshot of Jennifer WhiteJennifer White

Cosplay Queen

Headshot of Penny PaxPenny Pax

Countess of Contortionism

Headshot of Marica HaseMarica Hase

Creampied Cutie of the Year

Headshot of Avi LoveAvi Love

Cuckold Queen of the Year

Headshot of Lauren PhillipsLauren Phillips

Cumfartist of the Year

Headshot of Lisey SweetLisey Sweet

Customs/Clips Specialist of the Year

Headshot of Alexa NovaAlexa Nova

Customs/Clips Specialist of the Year

Headshot of Jay TaylorJay Taylor

Daisy Chain Cognoscenti

Headshot of Chloe CherryChloe Cherry

Deepest Throat

Headshot of Adriana ChechikAdriana Chechik

Dick ’em Down Champion of the Year

Headshot of Ramon NomarRamon Nomar

Dirty Cheerleader of the Year

Headshot of Carolina SweetsCarolina Sweets

Doctoral Degree in Dildology

Headshot of Casey CalvertCasey Calvert

DP Dynamo of the Year

Headshot of Maya KendrickMaya Kendrick

Ebony Princess of the Year

Headshot of Ana FoxxxAna Foxxx

Empress of Nipple Paradise

Headshot of Lola FaeLola Fae

European Enchantress of the Year

Headshot of Kira ThornKira Thorn

Excellence in Muff Maintenance (Best Groomed Bush)

Headshot of Alex BlakeAlex Blake

Exotic Femme Fatale of the Year

Headshot of Honey GoldHoney Gold

Facial Cum Target of the Year

Headshot of Adria RaeAdria Rae

Fetish Virtuoso of the Year

Headshot of London RiverLondon River

Finger Banging Phenom of the Year

Headshot of Mona WalesMona Wales

Fucking Nerd of the Year

Headshot of Pepper HartPepper Hart

Fun Sized (Spinner of the Year)

Headshot of Jane WildeJane Wilde

Gangbanged Girl of the Year

Headshot of Kira ThornKira Thorn

Gloryhole Guru of the Year

Headshot of Skylar SnowSkylar Snow

Golden Shower Goddess of the Year

Headshot of Charlotte SartreCharlotte Sartre

Group / Orgy Maestro of the Year

Headshot of Abella DangerAbella Danger

Guru of Gonzo (Director of the Year – Gonzo)

Headshot of MasonMason

Hardest Working Ho in Ho Biz

Headshot of Angela WhiteAngela White

IBTC Khaleesi

Headshot of Charlotte SartreCharlotte Sartre

Indestructable Butthole

Headshot of Violet MonroeViolet Monroe

Instagram Girl of the Year

Headshot of Maddy O'ReillyMaddy O’Reilly

Latina Starlet of the Year

Headshot of Missy MartinezMissy Martinez

Lesbian Thesbian of the Year

Headshot of Jenna SativaJenna Sativa

Life Sized Human Hand Puppet (Best Fistee)

Headshot of Lydia BlackLydia Black

Magnificent MILF of the Year

Headshot of Cherie DeVilleCherie DeVille

Master of Debauchery (Director of the Year – Web)

Headshot of Miles LongMiles Long

Master of Filth (Director of the Year – Body of Work)

Headshot of Greg LanskyGreg Lansky

Master of Missionary

Headshot of Marley BrinxMarley Brinx

Masterful Massuesse of the Year

Headshot of Gina ValentinaGina Valentina

Masturbator of the Year

Headshot of Elsa JeanElsa Jean

Mattress Actress of the Year

Headshot of Whitney WrightWhitney Wright

Minstrel of Smut (Director of the Year- Plot Driven)

Headshot of Mike QuasarMike Quasar

Miss Congeniality

Headshot of Violet MonroeViolet Monroe

Mistress of the Strap On

Headshot of Cherie DeVilleCherie DeVille

Most Adorable Sexual Deviant

Headshot of Hannah HaysHannah Hays

Most Awe Inspiring Gape

Headshot of Alexa NovaAlexa Nova

Most Beautiful Seductress

Headshot of Jaye SummersJaye Summers

Most Comprehensive Utilization of All Orifices

Headshot of Adriana ChechikAdriana Chechik

Most Enthusiastic Fuck Bunny

Headshot of Keira CroftKeira Croft

Most Fuckable Feet

Headshot of Pepper HartPepper Hart

Most Luscious Labia

Headshot of Kristen ScottKristen Scott

Most Photogenic Nymphomaniac

Headshot of Alex HarperAlex Harper

Most Talented Tongue (Best Girl/Girl Kisser of the Year)

Headshot of Eliza JaneEliza Jane

Most Underrated Slut

Headshot of Joseline KellyJoseline Kelly

Most Volumptous Vixen

Headshot of Riley NixonRiley Nixon

My (Wet) Dream Girl

Headshot of Kristy BlackKristy Black

Naughty Babysitter of the Year

Headshot of Jessica RexJessica Rex

Newcummer of the Year

Headshot of Paige OwensPaige Owens

Oral Authority of the Year

Headshot of Angela WhiteAngela White

PAWG of the Year

Headshot of Daisy StoneDaisy Stone

Porn’s ‘It’ Girl

Headshot of Ella HughesElla Hughes

POV Perfectionist of the Year

Headshot of Lana RhoadesLana Rhoades

Prettiest Girl In Porn

Headshot of Chloe ScottChloe Scott

Prettiest ‘Whore Mouth’

Headshot of Anna de VilleAnna de Ville

Pretty In Pink (Prettiest Pussy)

Headshot of Anny AuroraAnny Aurora

Princess of the Piledriver

Headshot of Leigh RavenLeigh Raven

Puppeteer of the Year (Best Hands/Fister)

Headshot of Kira NoirKira Noir

Pussy Phenomenon of the Year

Headshot of Jill KassidyJill Kassidy

Queen of Cunnilingus (Girl/Girl Star of the Year)

Headshot of Charlotte StokelyCharlotte Stokely

Ravishing Redhead of the Year

Headshot of Maya KendrickMaya Kendrick

Reverse Cowgirl Connoisseur of the Year

Headshot of Lexi LoreLexi Lore

Rough Rider

Headshot of Anna de VilleAnna de Ville

Royal Majesty of the Stripper Pole

Headshot of Maddy O'ReillyMaddy O’Reilly

Sage of 69

Headshot of Lily LabeauLily Labeau

Sensational Scissorist

Headshot of Jenna SativaJenna Sativa

Servile Sub of the Year

Headshot of Sailor LunaSailor Luna

Sharing Is Caring (Cumswapping Cutie of the Year)

Headshot of Haley ReedHaley Reed

Silky Smooth (Best Bald Beaver)

Headshot of Gia DerzaGia Derza

Size Queen

Headshot of Mandy MuseMandy Muse

Sloppy Head Savant of the Year

Headshot of Leya FalconLeya Falcon

Slutty Step Sister / Step Daughter of the Year

Headshot of Lexi LoreLexi Lore

Sovereign Dom of the Year

Headshot of Chanel PrestonChanel Preston

Spit Roasted Superstar of the Year

Headshot of Lena PaulLena Paul

Spooning Specialist

Headshot of Dahlia SkyDahlia Sky

Stiff Actor of the Year

Headshot of Tommy PistolTommy Pistol

Super Squirter of the Year

Headshot of Riley ReidRiley Reid

Tastiest Tall Drink of Water

Headshot of Elena KoshkaElena Koshka

Tattooed Temptress of the Year

Headshot of Romi RainRomi Rain

The Dirtiest Player in the Game

Headshot of Maddy O'ReillyMaddy O’Reilly

The Dirty Little Slut of the Year (FPOTY)

Headshot of Riley ReidRiley Reid

The Girl Next Door?. Only Dirtier

Headshot of Alex BlakeAlex Blake

The Most Fapped To Girl of the Year

Headshot of Adriana ChechikAdriana Chechik

The Sexiest Woman Alive

Headshot of Abigail MacAbigail Mac

The Total Package

Headshot of Whitney WrightWhitney Wright

Three Kielbasas in a Corridor (Triple Anal Pundit)

Headshot of Alex HarperAlex Harper

Threesome Savant of the Year

Headshot of Kissa SinsKissa Sins

Tiniest Vag

Headshot of Emily WillisEmily Willis

Tortured Fuck Doll of the Year

Headshot of Isabella NiceIsabella Nice

Tweeting Twat of the Year

Headshot of Joseline KellyJoseline Kelly

Two Hot Dogs in a Hallway (Double Anal Prodigy)

Headshot of Monika WildMonika Wild

Two Peas in a Pod (Double Pussy Precisionist)

Headshot of Holly HendrixHolly Hendrix

VR Star of the Year

Headshot of Abella DangerAbella Danger

And now, on to the Technical Awards!

A Decade of Under Appreciated Excellence

Abs of Steel

Addicted To Her Vibrator

Angelic Face, Devilish Grin

Bad Lands Becky

Best Airplane Bathroom Buttplug Performance

Best Bangs

Best Bathroom Conversationalist

Best Cum Glazed Gaze

Best Cupcake Decorator

Best Food Palate

Best Laugh

Best Left Handed Twitter Scrolling Performance

Best Mainstream / Crossover Venture

Best Podcast

Best Self Fisting Performance

Best Sidewalk Pissing Performance

Best Use of Butthole as a Vape Pen Holder

Best Use of Buttplug as a Mood Changer

Blindfold Fanatic

Booty Made For Spanking

Breaking Porn’s 4th Wall

Breakout Star of the Year

Classiest Cock Jockey

Clean Mind, Sexy Imagination

Cumback of the Year

Cumback of the Year (European Edition)

Cutest / Most Adorable Voice

Cutest Dirty Girl

Cutest Pint Sized Pervert

Double Degrees and Triple DDD’s

Fashion Savvy Darling

Filthiest Former Goody-Goody

Fraulein of Filth

Fucking Daredevil

Gamer Girl of the Year

Handjob Wizard

Hardcore Butt Seductress

Insatiable Semen Demon

Introverted Thinking Extroverted Pervert

Inventor of the World’s Best ‘Hands Free’ Device

Longest and Most Agile Tongue

Making Porn Great Again…and Again, and Again

Minimizing The Distance Between Mainstream and Porn

Monet-esque MaSSterpiece

More Fun Than All The Rides At Lotte World

More Likely To Pilot A Plane Than Drive A Car

More Tenacious Than An Angry Wolverine

Most Adorable MILF

Most Adorkable Dork

Most Appreciative Porn Superstar

Most Beautiful Singing Voice

Most Blistered Thumbs… From Gaming

Most Charmimg

Most Courteous Stoner

Most Enthusiastic Ass Eater

Most Gracious Party Host

Most Historically Accurate Thot

Most Humble Superstar

Most Inspirational

Most Likely To Be Banned From 7 Eleven

Most Likely To Be Electrocuted in a Puddle Of Her Own Squirt

Most Likely To Bring a Dildo to a Knife Fight

Most Likely To Fuck in a Sand Trap

Most Likely To Get Married on a Pirate Ship

Most Likely To Have A Threesome With Pinhead and Candyman

Most Likely To Kill Someone During Sex

Most Memorable Slogan

Most Photogenic ‘Nether Region’

Most Pliable ‘Fucked Guts’

Most Polite Blowjob Artist

Most Relatable Gorgeous Goofball

Most Resilient Vixen

Most Ticklish Feet

Not So Innocent

Offensively Cum Draining

Pancake Flipping Expert

Pint Sized Penis Assassin

Potential Superstar

Potty Mouth. Literally.

Prettiest ‘Before’ Hair

Queen of Sarcasm – Will Talk Honest Shit About Anybody

Resident of the Fifth Third Dimension

Rightful Heir of the Iron Throne

Sapiosexual Firecracker

Self Facializing Squirter

Self Proclaimed Gaping, Growling Gremlin

Sensationally Curvy Cutie

Sexiest Moan

Sexiest Porn Dork

Sexiest Pornstar Virtually Unknown in the U.S.

Sexiest Talk Show Host

Shyest Superstar

Sixth Dirtiest Mainstream Movie Producer

Smash Bros Ace

South Beach Stunner

Strongest Camel Toe Game

Sultry Conqueror of Fears

Sweet As A Georgia Peach

The Natural

The Next (Naked) Master Chef

The Next Great Asswhore

The O.G. of Twerking

The Perfect Wife All Men Want

The Quintessential All American Girl

The Sex Kitten of SoundCloud

The Shire’s Favorite Pornstar

The Undisputed Twitter Champion of the World

The van Gogh of the Butthole

Top Shelf Pussy

Tornado Alley Tart

Trailblazing Penthouse Pet

Tube Sock Queen

Victoria’s (Filthiest) Secret Angel

Weird As Fuck… In The Best Way!!!

Wonder Woman’s Cosplay Idol

World’s Dirtiest Good Girl

World’s Sexiest Food Critic

World’s Sexiest Swedish Meatball Chef

Your Girlfriend’s Girl/Girl Hookup Fantasy Girl

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.