AVN 2020

Two weeks along with a bout of the AVN flu have passed and I still feel fatigue from thinking about the show. Must be because of all the “lived experiences” that happened in the frenzy of that week.

Adult Entertainment Expo

Photos on Flickr

In reviewing my photos, I can see the mortality of continuing to cover the show. I took much less photos this year, not because the show was smaller (it was only slightly smaller than last year). I had broken my foot in September, and it started swelling again during the show. I was content to have longer conversations with my friends and then allowed random people to stop me from doing what I did best which is take more photos. I even had an assistant for the first time which unintentionally slowed things since everyone tried to flirt with him. This, in turn, led me to see less of my industry friends overall.

The most popular people signing were Angela White, Riley Reid, Abella Danger, and Adriana Chechik. I don’t like cutting in line, but I did for the first three because they agreed to it beforehand while the logistics of doing so with Adriana due to the placement of the Evil Angel booth was impossible. If I were to line up to see all of them in a day, it would take a combined 2-4 hours of waiting to see them. They are popular not just for what they do on the screen, but how they interact with the fans. Riley absolutely crushed it by signing for her own booth from opening to closing every day despite a bout of food poisoning on the second day.

Jules Jordan had the best booth overall in terms of talent and access. Angela had her lines there. The Evil Angel – Manyvids corridor was the most frustrating since it wasn’t navigable whenever Adriana was signing. Having the Manyvids women elevated inside their booths made them inaccessible in general.

AVN Awards

I attended the AVN Awards for the first time in four years. It felt weird going this time as a guest without my camera, but it was fun to catch up with friends that I didn’t talk as much to on the convention floor. There weren’t too many surprises with the winners since I knew many of the voters. Even though we didn’t practice groupthink, there seemed to be a consensus around specific winners in polling the voters.

Congratulations to Angela for winning Female Performer of the Year for the third straight time and to Charlotte Stokely for repeating as G/G Performer of the Year. Congrats also go to Gianna Dior for winning Best New Starlet.

About Ginger Banks

I used to spend a lot of time on camsites. So when I first met Ginger Banks nearly five years ago in Dallas, I knew her as the girl who cammed from her university library. I’m not sure exactly how we hit it off, but I found her to be more mature and adept at engaging people than the typical camgirl I meet at cons. The years go by, and Ginger became more prominent advocating on issues pertaining to the adult industry. If you have read an article about performer rights or mental health in the past three years, Ginger is likely to be quoted. Why do I bring this up?

Because I photographed her before the con! She was a riot. If you would like to see more of the photoset including the naughty, it’s probably on her onlyfans.

Acknowledgements

I would like to give a shoutout to my boys at IAFD, ADT, and XCritic. I’d also like to thank Mark Spiegler, Miles Long, and Evil Angel for their hospitality that week.

Thank you to Ginger, Paige Owens, Kira Noir, and Jocelyn Sweets for making magic with me.

And the Nominees Are… Spank Bank Awards 2019

It’s that time again! Time for the most irreverent, engrossing, and extensive awards in the adult industry: the Spank Bank Awards. Show host for life Missy Martinez revealed the nominations via podcast for the 9th annual Spank Bank Awards presented by iafd.com. while eating mozzarella cheese sticks as trophy girl Charlotte Sartre cooled Miss Martinez’s freshly waxed butthole with a fan of palm fronds.

The Spank Bank Awards were founded on the ideals of all inclusive, good natured fun, with categories giving recognition to the performers in the adult industry who may (or may not) receive the accolades they so richly deserve from some other awards shows. Once again, this year’s list includes a record number of major categories for female performers, as well as those for the directors and male talent within the industry. And, as usual, there are plenty of ‘technical’ awards as well (to be given out on the red carpet before the awards ceremony) giving kudos on a wide variety of subjects.

Leading the way in nominations this year are Adriana Chechik, Maddy O’Reilly, and Riley Reid all receiving 19 nominations each, with Abigail Mac, Casey Calvert, Kristy Black, and Whitney Wright hauling in 18 apiece. Rounding out the top nominees are Abella Danger, Angela White, Charlotte Sartre, Haley Reed, Kira Thorn, Lisey Sweet and Violet Monroe all receiving 17 noms each.

Winners will be announced as soon as we wring every last piece of social media traffic out of this… so in a couple weeks. :-)

Follow @iafdcom and @Gabriel_Lan on Twitter for details and to get the heads up on the big reveal. Use the hashtag #spankbankawards19

Aerola of the Gods

Airtight Angel of the Year

Amazing Anal Artist of the Year

America’s Porn Sweetheart

Asian Empress of the Year

ATM Machine

ATOGM Girl of the Year

Baroness of Licking Lady Ass

Big Dick Adventurist of the Year

Best ‘After’ Hair

Best All Around Porn Goddess

Best Body Built For Sin

Best Booty

Best DSL (Dick Sucking Lips)

Best Eyes

Best Legs

Best Live Performance

Best ‘O’ Face

Best Piercing

Best Smile

Best Spitter / Drooler

Best Supporting Mattress Actress

Best Swallower

Best Vocals

Bewitching Brunette of the Year

Blowbang / Bukkake Badass of the Year

Bondage Artiste of the Year

Boobalicious Babe of the Year

Breathtaking Blonde of the Year

Cock Worshipper of the Year (Best Whore Knees)

Contessa of Cum

Cosplay Queen

Countess of Contortionism

Creampied Cutie of the Year

Cuckold Queen of the Year

Cumfartist of the Year

Customs/Clips Specialist of the Year

Daisy Chain Cognoscenti

Deepest Throat

Dick ’em Down Champion of the Year

Dirty Cheerleader of the Year

Doctoral Degree in Dildology

DP Dynamo of the Year

Ebony Princess of the Year

Empress of Nipple Paradise

European Enchantress of the Year

Excellence in Muff Maintenance (Best Groomed Bush)

Exotic Femme Fatale of the Year

Facial Cum Target of the Year

Fetish Virtuoso of the Year

Finger Banging Phenom of the Year

Fucking Nerd of the Year

Fun Sized (Spinner of the Year)

Gangbanged Girl of the Year

Gloryhole Guru of the Year

Golden Shower Goddess of the Year

Group / Orgy Maestro of the Year

Guru of Gonzo (Director of the Year – Gonzo)

Hardest Working Ho in Ho Biz

IBTC Khaleesi

Indestructable Butthole

Instagram Girl of the Year

Latina Starlet of the Year

Lesbian Thesbian of the Year

Life Sized Human Hand Puppet (Best Fistee)

Magnificent MILF of the Year

Master of Debauchery (Director of the Year – Web)

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

Master of Missionary

Masterful Massuesse of the Year

Masturbator of the Year

Mattress Actress of the Year

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

Miss Congeniality

Mistress of the Strap On

Most Adorable Sexual Deviant

Most Awe Inspiring Gape

Most Beautiful Seductress

Most Comprehensive Utilization of All Orifices

Most Enthusiastic Fuck Bunny

Most Fuckable Feet

Most Luscious Labia

Most Photogenic Nymphomaniac

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

Most Underrated Slut

Most Volumptous Vixen

My (Wet) Dream Girl

Naughty Babysitter of the Year

Newcummer of the Year

Oral Authority of the Year

PAWG of the Year

Porn’s ‘It’ Girl

POV Perfectionist of the Year

Prettiest Girl In Porn

Prettiest ‘Whore Mouth’

Pretty In Pink (Prettiest Pussy)

Princess of the Piledriver

Puppeteer of the Year (Best Hands/Fister)

Pussy Phenomenon of the Year

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

Ravishing Redhead of the Year

Reverse Cowgirl Connoisseur of the Year

Rough Rider

Royal Majesty of the Stripper Pole

Sage of 69

Sensational Scissorist

Servile Sub of the Year

Sharing Is Caring (Cumswapping Cutie of the Year)

Silky Smooth (Best Bald Beaver)

Size Queen

Sloppy Head Savant of the Year

Slutty Step Sister / Step Daughter of the Year

Sovereign Dom of the Year

Spit Roasted Superstar of the Year

Spooning Specialist

Stiff Actor of the Year

Super Squirter of the Year

Tastiest Tall Drink of Water

Tattooed Temptress of the Year

The Dirtiest Player in the Game

The Dirty Little Slut of the Year (FPOTY)

The Girl Next Door?. Only Dirtier

The Most Fapped To Girl of the Year

The Sexiest Woman Alive

The Total Package

Three Kielbasas in a Corridor (Triple Anal Pundit)

Threesome Savant of the Year

Tiniest Vag

Tortured Fuck Doll of the Year

Tweeting Twat of the Year

Two Hot Dogs in a Hallway (Double Anal Prodigy)

Two Peas in a Pod (Double Pussy Precisionist)

VR Star of the Year

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

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.