AVN 2013: The Big Winners: The Movies

2013 AVN AwardsSome believe the AVN Awards to be almost entirely about celebrating the most brightly shining stars in the porn world, and although that’s partly true, those who disregard the landmark feature films of the year do so at their own pornographic peril. The most recent AVN Awards applauded a handful of landmark features that broke new ground and made bold statements as to the state of porn in this, the year of our lord 2013. Those features?

With 3D cinema all the rage these days, it’s no surprise to see the AVNs offer a new category specifically to features that break down the limitations of previous filmmaking formats. This year, Jailhouse Heat 3D from Digital Playground took home the trophy for its incredibly potent scenes starring Jenna Haze, Madison Parker, Jayden Jaymes and London Keyes, among others. Directed by Jake Westwood, who used the same camera setups favored by James Cameron for Avatar, Jailhouse Heat 3D packed a hell of a punch and likely converted more home viewers to 3D than Glee 3D.

Jules Jordan and his eponymous company took home a slew of awards in a wide range of categories – Best POV Release for Eye Fucked Them All, Best Star Showcase for Asa Akira to the Limit, Best All-Sex Release for Oil Overload 7, Best Amateur Release for Dare Dorm 9, Best Amateur Series for College Rules, Best Anal Release for Anal Boot Camp, Best Big Bust Series for Boobaholics Anonymous, Best Interracial Release (and Series) for Mandingo Massacre 2, and Best New Series for Ultimate Fuck Toy – making 2013 Jules’s year… well, almost.

The only other studio to have more 2013 AVN success than Jules Jordan’s was Elegant Angel. Sweeping the Best All-Girl, Big Bust, Big Butt, and Ethnic Release both Black and Latin, as well as MILF/Cougar Release, Orgy/Gangbang Release, Wall-to-Wall Release, Young Girl Release and the awards for Best Series in Oral, Ethnic, Big Butt, and Anal categories. The company’s biggest winner, however, scored Best Drama, Director, Cinematography, Actress, Editing, Screenplay, and the highly coveted Movie of the Year. That feature, the most celebrated adult release of the year?

Elegant Angel Wasteland

For details of who won what in every category, check out AVN’s official list here.

The New Club Sophie Dee

Club Sophie DeeIf there’s one adult performer that truly embodies the hard-working spirit of immigrant America, it’s Sophie Dee. Born in Wales in 1984, Sophie spent her post-secondary school years in various jobs throughout the United Kingdom, but eventually found her calling as a stripper in Birmingham. This was only the beginning of her distinguished career in adult entertainment and now, after nearly eight years as an LA-based pornstar, Sophie is celebrating a revamped version of her official website, <>Club Sophie Dee.

With a revised navigation system allowing for more detailed, refined searching and browsing, high quality video streams, and a fresh new look Sophie and her team hope will breathe new life into her fan-favorite site. And, knowing that, more than ever, porn is being viewed on the go, Sophie & Co. have allowed for mobile browsing and video viewing, a move that’s sure to please tablet and smart phone users.

In a statement from her office, Ms. Dee spoke very fondly of her XBIZ nominated online home. “I’m excited to see how my fans will like the new revamped site. It’s the first big change since the site launched six years ago. I love what we’ve done and I’m sure you’ll love it as well,” she said.

Look for a full review of the new, revamped Club Sophie Dee right here on Mr. Pink’s in the near future. In the meantime, check out our reviews of Sophie’s other site, Sophie Dee & Friends, which, while a little slight on content, garnered high ratings all around.

Kevin Moore’s Hooker Experience

Although not as acclaimed or popular as Manuel Ferrara, Jonni Darkko, or John “Buttman” Stagliano, Kevin Moore occupies a crucial chair in Evil Angel’s directorial stable. Moore celebrates the curvaceous asses of porn’s best and brightest in his Panty Pops, Latex Loads, and Crack Fuckers series, and is even attempting to revive a 1970s-style appreciation for sub-baked women in his new Tanlines series. But now he’s tackling an even more vital pornographic niche: prostitution. While selling your body for sex might still be outlawed in California, but with the success of Tonight’s Girlfriend and Moore’s latest release, The Hooker Experience, it’s clear “escort porn” is back in a big way.

Placing the viewer in the vicarious position of being able to buy any sexual experience with almost any woman they desire, The Hooker Experience follows Moore’s other POV efforts in bringing you five of porn’s most scintillating women in the kind of sultry hotel room seductions only lots and lots (and lots) of money can buy. Gia DiMarco, Jada Stevens, India Summer, Maddy O’Reilly, and Yurizan Beltran are Moore’s working girls in what we can only hope will be a continuing series, and each performer visits our surrogate (Moore himself) in a lavish suite fit for a king, tycoon, or rock star. Literally throwing his money at them, Moore is given a thorough working over by each girl, never letting the camera drop from its perched position on his shoulder, no matter how hard they suck or how tight they clench.

The Hooker Experience can now be viewed at Evil Angel’s website and is available for purchase at adult retailers everywhere.

AVN 2013: The Big Winners Pt. 2: The Women

2013 AVN AwardsNot surprisingly, most eyes were firmly trained on the female nominees and guests of the 2013 AVN Awards – and for good reason. 2012 saw an industry-wide rise in quality and production, and a renewed mainstream interest in celebrating the women of adult entertainment. The winners of this year’s trophies exemplified porn’s versatility and commitment.

Everyone’s favorite bubbly blonde, Lexi Belle, took home trophies for Best Oral Sex Scene, Best Tease Performance (with Remy LaCroix), and Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Boy/Boy/Girl (with Mick Blue and Roman Nomar), while 2012 Female Performer of the Year, Brooklyn Lee, nabbed herself the other Three-Way trophy, sharing that particular spotlight with Asa Akira and James Deen. Lee also snagged Most Outrageous Sex Scene for her “Clothespin-Head” with Rocco Siffredi in John Stagliano’s Voracious: The First Season, Best Anal Sex Scene (with Manuel Ferrara), and Best Foreign Non-Feature for Brooklyn Lee: Nymphomaniac.

This year’s Female Performer of the Year award went to one of porn’s most consistently outrageous, courageous, and popular women: Asa Akira. She also took home awards for Best Double-Penetration Scene, Best Group Sex Scene (both for Asa Akira is Insatiable 3), Best POV Sex Scene (with Jules Jordan) for Asa Akira to the Limit, which also nabbed the very first Best Star Showcase award.

Best New Starlet Remy LaCroix, MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year Julia Ann, Best Actress Lily Carter, and Female Foreign Performer of the Year Aleksa Diamond were all awarded for their excellent breakthrough work this year, too, but one female-classified accolade arguably drew more attention than even them, that of Transsexual Performer of the Year. The award went to Vaniity, who now also holds the honor of being the first transsexual performer awarded onstage at an AVN Awards ceremony.

Look for more post-ceremony coverage right here at Mr. Pink’s as I cover everything from “ethnic” and “sex tape” releases to curios like Best Educational Release, as well as other notable winners throughout the next week. If the 2013 AVN Awards confirmed anything, it’s that the adult entertainment industry is not only alive and well here in the USA, but that it’s absolutely thriving!

AVN 2013: The Big Winners Pt. 1: The Men

2013 AVN AwardsNow that the porn industry’s annual celebration of all things carnal has come to an end, it’s time to congratulate those who sucked, fucked, shot, or produced their way into the winner’s circle of the 2013 AVN awards, “the Oscars of porn”, and the one event every year that combines porn, comedy, music, and red carpet garment-ogling in one pretty package.

Notable men winning awards this year weren’t just those who show the world their penis on a near-daily basis. Arguably the biggest male winner was Graham Travis, director of 2012 AVN winner Portrait of a Call Girl. This year, Travis’ Elegant Angel feature Wasteland took home awards for Best Cinematography (Alex Ladd, Carlos D., Mason), Best Drama, and Movie of the Year, as well as Best Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Director for Travis himself.

Axel Braun’s Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody nabbed awards for Best Art Direction, Best Parody – Comedy, Best Screenplay – Parody (Braun and Mark Logan), Best Selling/Renting Title of the Year, Best Supporting Actor (Tom Byron), Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project, Best Director – Parody for Braun (his first award in that particular category), and Best Director – Body of Work for Braun, his second in as many years.

Performers awarded trophies this year include Mark Ashley for Unsung Male Performer of the Year, Rocco Siffredi for Male Foreign Performer of the Year, Logan Pierce for Best Male Newcomer, and Steven St. Croix for Best Actor. The greater glory, that of the Male Performer of the Year went to James Deen, who in a gracious speech thanked “every director who hires [him]… any girl that will have sex with [him].” Deen also won for Crossover Star of the Year in a tie with Sunny Leone, and with one of the reasons for that accolade (Paul Schrader’s film The Canyons) inching closer to release, Deen’s star is only on the rise.