The X-Rated Critics Organization is proud to announce their nominees for the 2014 XRCO Awards. Winners will be announced at the XRCO Awards Show on April 16th in Hollywood. Co-hosts Julia Ann, Bonnie Rotten and Ron Jeremy will be on hand to help celebrate the very best in adult entertainment.
All of us here at the IAFD are once again proud to help sponsor the evening.
But, I fear, nothing I could write could compete with a series of articles that Ashley West put together over at The Rialto Report. (If you’re not familiar with The Rialto Report, let this be your introduction. While Ashley (or Benson Hurst as he sometimes writes) does most of the work, he has a handful of contributors who have made their mark in the preservation of the Golden Age of Adult Cinema — Steven Morowitz who runs Distribpix, author Jill Nelson and Gerard Damiano, Jr – the son of the respected filmmaker. The mainstay of the site is a series of interviews Ashley has conducted with notable personalities of the era.)
Ashley put together a series of memorials for Gloria which I figure I’d just point you to, since they’re better than anything I could come up with.
The shitty camphone picture tarted up by Instagram on the right is from the one time I briefly met Gloria, after a panel discussion at The Museum of Sex on June 12, 2012 with the girls of Club 90: from the left moderator Elizabeth Stephens (Annie Sprinkle’s partner) Annie Sprinkle, Gloria Leonard, Veronica Vera, Veronica Hart and Candida Royalle.
I swear. It takes me longer and longer every year to report back from the AVN convention because I run out of things to write about since the smorgasbord of raunch becomes mundane. Of course the second I post the photos on Flickr, the usual questions pop up like identifying the girls. You know because the masses need a new face to jerk off to and ironically they need a name to do so. Maybe I should be only photographing people I know or that everyone knows so that I don’t have to worry about labeling the photos.
The third year at the Hard Rock, I think security and the attendees have gotten it down pat. I didn’t really have any issues wading through crowd going where I wanted to go, knowing by intuition which doors were entrances and exits even though they were unmarked. Security was fine with the occasional flashing from the girls as long as a crowd didn’t build. I was rewarded with random boobs, bush, vaginas, and bungholes whenever I indicated that I was familiar with a girl’s work, especially from the newbies.
Some random observations:
Riley Reid was easily the most popular girl at the convention. Her outfits, interactions with her fans, and the essays she would write for her signings led to some extremely long lines. Ron Jeremy was again the most popular guy.
I spent a couple of hours at a strip club with Lexi Belle, Veronica Rodriguez, Missy Martinez, and several other LA Direct girls. It wasn’t as much fun as it sounded. I’m just not a fan of the strip club environment with the sleazy patrons and their eager hustlers. Veronica and her personal crew eventually rescued me from the club.
I’m not sure why, but Jayden Lee ended up naked in my room. I’m not bragging. I was just in the “accept now, question later” mode.
I was Katie St. Ives‘s designated hand slapper. She was wearing barely any fabric. Of course, several attendees considered that an invitation to grope her while she tried to wade through the crowd. So my job was to grope her before anybody else could.
The Awards was easier to shoot this year. Numerous friends won. The crowd was not as drunk. Red carpet was organized. That whole week was just a well oiled machine.
I watched the Broncos-Patriots game briefly with Holly Michaels. She was wondering who I was rooting for. I was perplexed that she would care since she was a Cardinals fan but she did… I actually didn’t care about the two teams since I figured they were going to get their asses kicked anyway in the Super Bowl by the Niners or Hawks.
Fox Magazine has put together their list of Spank Bank Award nominees and we’ve got them! Congrats to all the nominees. I’m not sure when the awards are going to be given out, but watch this space for more details. :-)