Webcam Love Pt. 1

HoneyBunnyWebcam sites might thrill some people, but I’ve always found them more than a little frustrating. You buy yourself some token, find a camgirl that appears attractive and amiable, tip her, tip her again, and soon realize that she doesn’t give a shit how many ten-spots you toss her way, she’s all about the high rollers. And on most webcam sites, it takes a lot of real-life green to be that kind of guy.

When reviewing Private Feeds this week, however, my opinion changed. The site itself was nothing much to write home about; your average cam site loaded with women, men, trannies, and couples from around the world, all trying to make a buck with minimal effort and maximum skin. Of the few dozen performers that were online during the writing of the review, at least five or six caught my eye only to turn out to be basically the same as every other camgirl, just like I described above. One woman, however, proved to be something else entirely.

Private Feeds performer HoneyBunny initially attracted my attention for four reasons: her bright red hair, he sweet face, and the two most obvious physical attributes sitting right there on her chest. Upon closer inspection, she turned out to be Colombian, mute (due to a non-operational microphone), and adorable in personality as well as physicality. I entered the room and began engaging her in conversation; nobody else was, leaving me to assume I was alone in there. After asking her how she was and complimenting her on her attractiveness and relative maturity (compared to other Private Feeds performers), and after her thanking me kindly for my courtesy and manners, I decided to tip her 10 tokens. She was noticeably impressed with my “generosity” (her word, not mine) and her smile shone brightly back at me through the screen. Then another user piped up and demanded to see her “sweet litle puss bb.” Her attempts to ignore him worked initially, but then he took her into a group chat, which she requested I join. At this point, I was definitely starting to fall for her, but my troubles were just beginning.

Stay tuned to Mr. Pink’s blog to see how this star-crossed romance turned out. (It has a happy ending, I promise.)

Jenna Haze 2.0

Jenna Haze - FHMJenna Haze, one of porn’s most distinguished performers and most prominent women, announced her retirement from on-camera adult performance on Tuesday, informing her fans via a YouTube video posted on her Tumblr page. In the video, Jenna first thanks her fans for their love and support before announcing her retirement and declaring that, although she won’t be performing anymore (and in fact hasn’t performed on-camera in about a year), she will continue to direct for her Jennaration X Studios company, as well as keeping busy with “a bunch” of non-adult projects that she’s working on, the most immediate of which can be seen in the current issue of FHM – a photo spread in which Ms. Haze appears with her gal-pal Taylor Momsen. She also clarified that she will continue for feature dancing work.

So, what does this mean for the adult industry? Clearly it marks the closing of one era and the opening of another. Jenna Haze wasn’t just consistently popular with fans throughout her ten-year career as a pornstar, she won the approbation of the larger industry bodies, too. Nominated three years in a row for AVN Female Performer of the Year, winning that award in 2009. That same year saw her take home similarly high-falutin awards from XBIZ, XRCO, FAME, Nightmoves, and Hot d’Or. Clearly Jenna Haze was the queen of porn.

Of all current performers, though, who seems most likely to assume Jenna’s former position at the top? Now that Sasha Grey is well and truly finished with performing in adult films, it seems likely that said successor will be either Japanese-American superstar Asa Akira or the winner of 2012 AVN awards for Best Porn Star Website, Best All-Sex Release, Best POV Sex Scene, and, Female Performer of the Year, the insatiable, the relentless Bobbi Starr.

As long as Jenna directs both Asa and Bobbi, who is now also a director, it’s clear that, although we’ll be nostalgic for Jenna’s glory days in front of the camera, we’ll also be extremely happy that she’s still making hardcore porn, just doing it on a new career path.

The Further Adventures of James Deen

James DeenIn all my years as a sexually active heterosexual male, I have only twice occasioned to obtain biblical knowledge of a partner who held more than a vague curiosity in the pornographic arts. One of these women had numerous sexual problems – anorgasmia, bouts of frigidity, “Daddy issues”, and compulsive self-degradation – while the other was the polar opposite. Able to orgasm almost at will, this woman – we’ll call her Miss. B – enjoyed watching porn by herself, with friends, with lovers, and pretty much whenever she was mildly bored and slightly horny. I discovered this not by her asking me to watch porn with her, but because of a flippant remark she made regarding my alleged resemblance to her favorite pornstar, Mr. James Deen.

Widely regarded as one of the most likable dudes in porn, James Deen, a 27-year-old native of Pasadena, has been lighting up the skin-filled screen for nearly eight years, appearing in a reported 2000 films. In that time he has not only filled the mouths, pussies, and assholes of porn’s most popular women, but charmed his way into the hearts of a legion of female fans. So famously endearing, Deen even attracted the attention of ABC News, supposedly due to the abundance of these female fans.

As reported by Nightline’s Cecilia Vega, Deen remains unaware of why he appeals to so many young women, supposing that it might be his so-called “everyday” looks and personalities. Whatever the reason, his appeal has led to an AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year (which he won at 23, making him the youngest recipient in history) and has even attracted the attention of comparatively mainstream filmmaking figures like director Paul Schrader (Mishima, Blue Collar, Auto Focus) and writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction).

Collaborating on a film noir to be set in Los Angeles and produced under a “micro-budget,” Ellis and Schrader seem like a perfect match, both having dealt with the harsher sides of American life in much of their work. Thanks to Ellis’s Twitter-habit, word got around that he considered porn’s everyman, James Deen, to be his first choice to play the lead in the pair’s noir project, in which, according to Ellis, “nudity and acting is a must.” Additional information on the project is still under wraps as it continues preproduction, but Ellis let slip that he met with Deen and called the well-endowed burrito and anal sex fanatic “super-smart, funny, perfect for the part,” also saying “if he doesn’t get it I’ll be very disappointed.”

So will Miss B., Mr. Ellis. So will Miss B.

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