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.
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.
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:
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.
The use of Word Association in therapy has been employed by psychologist and psychiatrists alike as a means of creating a psychiatric evaluation of a patients since the early to mid 1900s. Upon its inception, many doctors using this method found that some part of the patients’ subconscious mind was controlling their conscious behavior and personality, and many experts in the field of psychology still believe that these responses can reveal things about the subconscious mind to this very day.
The evaluation itself is pretty simple. Participants are instructed to just respond to a given word spontaneously with the first word, thing, or phrase that comes to mind.
So, what is in the subconscious mind of a dirty little slut? Who really knows? But we here at IAFD.com do like finding out what your favorite pornstars are thinking about, just like the rest of you other perverts out there do, too. Anyway, we just came right out and asked them in a feature we like to call ‘Words With (Slutty) friends. In this installment, we feature English crossover star and total badass Samantha Bentley!
Gabriel Lan: Puppies Samantha Bentley: Fang (my Pug)
Gabriel Lan: Apricot Samantha Bentley: Peach
Gabriel Lan: Lewd Samantha Bentley: Rude
Gabriel Lan: Bloody Samantha Bentley: Nose
Gabriel Lan: Cheeks Samantha Bentley: Slap
Gabriel Lan: Zilch – Samantha Bentley: What?
Gabriel Lan: Diddle Samantha Bentley: My Skittle
Gabriel Lan: Euphoria Samantha Bentley: Tony
Gabriel Lan: Thick Samantha Bentley: Idiot
Gabriel Lan: Fornicate Samantha Bentley: Fuck like rabbits
Gabriel Lan: Gulping Samantha Bentley: Slurpy
Gabriel Lan: Bum Samantha Bentley: Face
Gabriel Lan: Huge Samantha Bentley: Boobs
Gabriel Lan: Jaded Samantha Bentley: Me
Gabriel Lan: Shaft Samantha Bentley: UK porn dude
Gabriel Lan: Kissing Samantha Bentley: FAVOURITE thing
Gabriel Lan: Lads Samantha Bentley: Nandos, Gary, Watford, Slagggg
Gabriel Lan: Mate Samantha Bentley: gr8 pl8 l8
Gabriel Lan: Discipline Samantha Bentley: Spank me
Gabriel Lan: Nut Samantha Bentley: Case
Gabriel Lan: Whipped Samantha Bentley: Cream
Gabriel Lan: Oral Samantha Bentley: Fixations
Gabriel Lan: Pie Samantha Bentley: Cream
Gabriel Lan: Evil Samantha Bentley: Angel
Gabriel Lan: Pervert Samantha Bentley: Creep
Gabriel Lan: Cunnilingus Samantha Bentley: Cum play
Gabriel Lan: Ravished Samantha Bentley: Eat me, drink me
Gabriel Lan: Slurp Samantha Bentley: Gulp
Gabriel Lan: Tail Samantha Bentley: Between my legs
Gabriel Lan: Vulgarity Samantha Bentley: My movies
You can find Samantha all over the interwebs and social media –
Samantha Bentley is one of the coolest women on the planet. If you don’t believe me, just listen to her podcast one time and you’ll be sold. Hilariously funny and highly intellectual on top of being stunningly beautiful and sexy as hell. And then there’s that accent. That ‘drive you up the fucking wall’ English accent that causes every word that comes out of her mouth to make you insane with lust. And she uses the word “fuck” a lot. A lot! She swears like a sailor, and no matter what inflection or tone she puts on it, she still sounds like a Shakespearean nymphomaniac from some of the bard’s previously undiscovered, unpublished raunchy work brought to life, thus turning on all of humanity. To be honest, I knew a little about Samantha before conducting this interview, but after getting to know her a lot better and learning more about her during the process, I became a huge fan. She is truly a badass, and I mean that in the sincerest ‘good’ way! She speaks her mind, is open and honest, and has the ability to carry on any conversation about any subject with her quick wit and her savvy thinking. Samantha is a strong woman that other girls in the industry should look up to, in my opinion. At the same time, she is very humble and grateful for all the accolades she’s piled up in the last few years. A native of London, England, Samantha Bentley is easily in the upper echelon when it comes to foreign performers, and in my mind, when it comes to performers in the adult industry period.
Gabriel Lan: Is there any truth to the speculation that you and Misha Cross were separated at birth? Are you clones of each other? Deviant sex androids sent back in time to take over the world one cumshot at a time?
Samantha Bentley: There is much truth in that! From the day we met we were like “what the fuck, we are the same person” lol. Same brain, same dress sense, same music taste, same way of performing. We often wear the same outfit entirely by accident….
Gabriel Lan: I have listened to several episodes of your podcast now. It has my favorite title of any one out there: ‘Shut Up, Bentley!’ LoL Tell me a little more about it. Where do you come up with your topics?
Samantha Bentley: I usually sit down with Dick Avery (the founder/owner of Juliland) before we record and we brainstorm 10 topics for the season and then think of appropriate guests for each one. Or we just find the guests and then think of the topics!
Gabriel Lan: Your co-host on the show for the last several episodes has been Alektra Blue. You two seem to have a lot in common. How is she to work with? Who had the idea to bring her on as a co-host and not just a guest?
Samantha Bentley: It was Dick’s idea, and one of the best he’s ever had! It was my first time meeting Alektra and we hit it off instantly. I completely love her!
Gabriel Lan: Who’s been your favorite guest so far?
Samantha Bentley: That’s not really fair to say, but Alektra or Ash Hollywood are my girls. Love them!
Gabriel Lan: What is the biggest difference between shooting porn in the US as opposed to shooting porn in Europe?
Samantha Bentley: Probably budget. A lot of euro porn is very conveyor belt. How quickly can we shoot 10 scenes on one location on a small budget. There’s not much thought or love or anything, and for a performer like me, I want to do something that’s going to win awards or make me proud. I want a good scene and an amazing location and hair make up and outfits with attention to detail. It’s important. I do porn for the art not the money. If I wanted money I’d be a hooker.
Gabriel Lan: Peoples’ views on sex, and expressing sexuality in general, is far more liberal in Europe as opposed to the US. How are pornstars themselves viewed differently in Europe as opposed to the way they are treated and viewed here in America?
Samantha Bentley: In America, pornstars are recognized as what they are… ‘Stars’. The ones that really make it, you know? The ones that have won a bunch of awards and worked for the big companies and had numerous covers. Here, it’s more back alley. Pornstars are still not really seen as a celebrity in their own right. I think it will take a bit longer for that acceptance.
Gabriel Lan: What makes a girl a porn “star”? Do you think that term is thrown around too loosely or without being ‘earned’?
Samantha Bentley: Yes. I see girls do one webcam show and suddenly they are a fucking pornstar. I definitely think it’s thrown around loosely. I would say star status comes with quality and quantity of your work. You need a solid stack of films, some awards or at least nominations, recognition within the industry. The same as in movies or music, if you’ve been on one shit film you’re not a movie star… You’re an actor… If you’ve written a few songs you’re not a rockstar, you’re a musician. Angelina Jolie is a movie star. Mick Jagger is a rockstar. Belladonna is a pornstar.
Gabriel Lan: You won a slew of awards this year, among them an AVN and 3 Spank Bank Awards for Imported Whore of the Year, The Porn Stars’ Favorite Pussy Eater, and the Princess of Profanity all on this very site. Is winning awards something you strive to achieve? Do you find it flattering?
Samantha Bentley: Yes, of course! Anyone that says otherwise is lying! It’s always flattering to be viewed as good at something you do, by the top of the industry… I have a nice little collection of trophies. I hope to keep growing my crop :-)
Gabriel Lan: How do you plan to defend these prestigious honors? Do you hope to try and top best your performance from last year?
Samantha Bentley: I would absolutely love XBIZ or AVN Best Foreign Female. I’ve been nominated at both for the last two years. It would mean so much to win one. I have three UK Performer of the Year awards. I just want one from America, just one, I’m not greedy. Maybe two lol.
Gabriel Lan: Have you ever considered going behind the camera and directing?
Samantha Bentley: It’s in the cards for sure. I’m sick of euro porn with no vision. It’s so depressing.
Gabriel Lan: If it takes a guy an hour to get his dick hard on set, what ‘should’ he be doing instead of porn?
Gabriel Lan: Do you use the same preparation method for home anal as you do for porn anal? What is your personal method? What kind of lube, etc?
Samantha Bentley: You know, before porn I never prepped for anal. I always just yolo’d it. But to be honest, since I started doing porn, I always prepare now. No more spontanal (spontaneous anal) for me!!
Samantha Bentley: I use coconut oil as lube. It’s natural. It doesn’t give me a bad reaction. It tastes good, and it feels good. So I can get my ass fucked and then my ass to mouth tastes all coconutty. Mmmmm.
Gabriel Lan: Do you have anal more on porn sets or in your personal life? Do you enjoy buttsex?
Samantha Bentley: I fucking love anal!
Gabriel Lan: Is there anything you won’t do on camera?
Samantha Bentley: Internal cumshot. No cream pie. It’s too personal. The only person I want to cum in my pussy is my boy.
Gabriel Lan: Is there anything you haven’t done yet that you’d still like to try?
Samantha Bentley: Pretty sure I’ve done everything to be honest! Oh no wait!! Double anal!
Gabriel Lan: I think it’d pretty clear that you like both, so….sucking dick or eating pussy? Which one do you prefer?
Samantha Bentley: Oh shit that’s hard. I love both. It’s a tie! Although my boy does have the most beautiful penis I have ever seen, so I’m quite enjoying blowjobs at the moment.
Gabriel Lan: You seem to really, really enjoy being dominated in scenes. Would you say you’re submissive in general?
Samantha Bentley: I’m 100% submissive with guys, but with girls I can switch.
Gabriel Lan: Is complaining an Olympic sport in the UK?
Samantha Bentley: Yep, and I am a gold medalist ;)
Gabriel Lan: Do you have a love/hate relationship with your home country? How about with the US?
Samantha Bentley: I have a love hate relationship with both!!
Gabriel Lan: What would you say is on your top 3 “things that annoy me the most” list?
Samantha Bentley: People that eat loudly. Not being able to sleep. Being ignored.
Gabriel Lan: What are the best things about being in porn?
Samantha Bentley: Travel and money and the glamorous side of things! The beautiful locations, the amazing photos and movies. I love an end product I can be proud of. And I love the AEE, meeting fans and dressing up for AVN. The amount I’ve learned about myself sexually. I’m definitely a stronger person through doing this job.
Gabriel Lan: What would you say are the worst things about it?
Samantha Bentley: It’s a fickle industry, a lot of backstabbing. I’ve made and lost a lot of friends in the industry. Jealousy, constantly being in competition with your friends, STDs… I’ve had more than my fair share. I’m always tired, I’m never home. It’s stressful. Etc etc etc
Gabriel Lan: What is your “go to” way of dealing with the idiots posting dick pics, rude assholes, or just complete morons in general that feel the need to show their ignorance to you on social media?
Samantha Bentley: Unfortunately, my attitude is attack mode, type now, type more, attack, attack! Then, after I am done, I realize it is better to ignore such idiocy. But I can’t help it; I am so offended by the morons that send me hate/stupid sexual suggestions that they must be attacked. Although they are probably sitting there wanking over my response.
Samantha Bentley: One thing that annoys me is when people say ‘Grow a thick skin’ I have a thick skin, but I am human, and day after day being abused by anonymous strangers that don’t know me is incredibly draining. Cyber bullying is horrible. And it’s never taken as seriously as if someone said these things in real life.
Gabriel Lan: As you are certainly aware, a large contingent of us males find an English accent (among other foreign accents) incredibly sexy. Do you find foreign accents sexy as well?
Samantha Bentley: Nah, I have to say, the London make accent is my ultimate. It’s weird and creepy to say, but my dad has always been a charmer and I think it just made me love guys with a london accent. It’s so sexy. Oh god that all sounds wrong.
Gabriel Lan: I’d say it’s a little difficult for we Americans to pick up the different types of English accents. You mentioned the London accent. How many different ones would you say there are, and what are some of the subtle (or not so subtle) nuances to be able to tell one from the other? Is there a semi easy way for us to tell the difference….or do you just have to grow up in it to know?
Samantha Bentley: Oh god, I wouldn’t know how to describe it without doing impressions. London alone has four or five different accents. The cockney accent is the one I adore; “alright darling” and also what I would describe as ‘rude boi’ “safe blud wagwhannnn my size, can I get your number?”
Samantha Bentley: North and South have different accents, and Essex has a different accent. Then there’s accents from the Midlands, the brummy accent, the Welsh accent, the Scottish accent, there’s so many!
Gabriel Lan: I, personally, am a large fan of and am fluent in sarcasm. In fact, Ash Hollywood and I have an inside joke about being super heroes that fight against stupidity and crimes against grammar. (Ash is ‘Sarcasmo’, and I am her sidekick ‘SmartAss’). Would you say your sense of humor is on the sarcastic side? Would you be willing to join Ash/Sarcasmo and I in this fight?
Samantha Bentley: I think sarcasm is the humour of the intelligent and witty, which is why people like myself and you and Ash have a sarcastic humour. The problem is, most people are fucking idiots. And that infuriates me, especially when they don’t get my sarcasm.
Gabriel Lan: Would you be in favor of our theoretical “sarcasm font”? Sarcasm does not exactly translate to print, email, text, etc…..
Samantha Bentley: Fucking fuck yes!!!
Gabriel Lan: For anyone who’s been living under a rock over the last 3 or 4 years, you had an appearance on HBO’s mega hit series ‘Game of Thrones’ last season. I haven’t seen any episodes this year yet (I’m one of those binge watch types) but I understand you’re in multiple episodes this year, is that right? What can you tell us about your role on the show this season?
Samantha Bentley: I’m in two episodes and three scenes, I’m a whore, much like last season :P lol. This year was a treat as I got to work with Tyrion Lannister (played by Peter Dinklage). That was my dream!
Gabriel Lan: If Davos Seaworth had gotten into the bath with you in Season 1, would he have likely gotten anal?
Samantha Bentley: You’re goddamn right he would have.
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