We all know (and presumably are attracted to) Tanya Tate, right? She’s that dynamite blonde Liverpudlian who recently branched out from performing in adult films to directing adult films (Tanya Tate’s Runaways and Tanya Tate’s Tea & Muffin Party, anyone?), and the latest in a continuing line of adult performers immortalized in comic book superhero form. After Pamela Anderson’s and Stan Lee’s Stripperella, Penthouse Comix, and numerous “parody” publications filled with explicit Fantastic Four-ways comes Tate’s very own creation, Lady Titan launching this weekend at San Diego Comic Con.
After building a thriving fanbase with her combined careers in hardcore porn and cosplay modeling – the latter sending many geeks plotzing with her renditions of Emma Frost, a foxy female Green Lantern, Catwoman (the Julie Newmar version), Black Canary, and She-Ra – Tate now moves more directly into the world of genetic mutations, freak biological accidents, villainous monsters, and caped crusaders of justice. And she’s doing it at the world’s annual comic-fan clusterfuck: San Diego Comic Con 2013.
Created with artist Mikel Harvey and colorist Simon Gough, Tate’s titular heroine has an origin steeped in live-action superhero television lore. Lady Titan begins as an out-of-work actress finds her recently acquired vintage costume outfits her with the powers of the 70’s TV superhero that once wore it onscreen. Tate boasted, “The character herself is not a ‘Superhero’ but someone thrust into that role; partly because of her sense of what’s right, but also her own survival. I think readers will have fun with Lady Titan.”
Tate will be appearing at Geekscape’s booth (#3919) at Comic Con all weekend, so if you’re in San Diego for the festivities, be sure to stop by and check out Lady Titan in flesh, in print, and in limited edition 11×17 poster form (autographed by the lady herself, of course).
Upon her 2012 retirement from performing, many fans of legendary pornstar cum director Belladonna lamented that their favorite degenerate sex maniac wouldn’t be appearing on DVD box covers again anytime soon. They stocked up on scenes and movies both digitally and physically distributed, built a solid enough archive to withstand years of use and abuse, and steadied themselves to enjoy new work from the current porn era’s most influential woman only if she directed the frivolity. Now all that is set to change thanks to Belladonna’s comrades at Evil Angel.
Due for release at the end of July, Legendary: The Best of Belladonna is a two-disc DVD set and VOD package containing ten scenes and six hours of material from the first tattooed ‘alternative’ pornstar to shave her head and take brutal DPs as a matter of course. The chosen scenes haven’t just been selected by the star herself, but selected to show the bisexual nature of Belladonna’s desire. Disc Two favors all-girl carnality and sees Belladonna fucking Joanna Angel, enjoying an anally inclined sleepover with Bobbi Starr and Dana DeArmond, has Sandra Romain for dinner (in more ways than one), squirts herself silly with Cytherea, and takes Alexis Texas to new heights of pleasure with the help of a few toys. Disc One takes care of Belladonna’s hetero leanings, too, with James “BMOPS” Deen lending his impressive cock (and foot) wrangling skills alongside those of Mr. Pete, Mark Wood, John Strong, and the fearsome duo of Rico Strong and Prince Yahshua who stretch and push Belladonna further even than most of her onscreen partners.
In the words of Evil Angel general manager Christian Mann, “We throw the term ‘legendary’ around a lot, but in Belladonna’s case, it’s merited.” And Mr. Pink couldn’t agree more, sir!
Last year I had the distinct pleasure of seeing the inner workings of Kink’s headquarters in the historic San Francisco Armory, a tour shepherded by a woman named Odile. Outfitted in a corset with died red hair cut into square bangs, Odile giggled nervously when describing the use of certain rooms in the fortified studio space but lit up when asked about her own experiences shooting for Kink’s orgiastic Story of O-inspired banquet hall, The Upper Floor. Odile now moves from a barely visible Kink performer out-shined by most prominent name pornstars to, well, hopefully one such pornstar herself.
San Francisco-based Odile, whose unusual name was chosen in honor of the Story of O’s infamous protagonist, enlightened AVN of her recent move into standard hardcore fare. While her existing Kink work has seen her bound and gangbanged in public fucking fantasies, trained as a submissive slave, and generally treated like a voiceless sexual object, nothing she apparently didn’t want.
Odile declared to AVN her love of group work, saying she wants “as many hot bodies there as possible, all groping and feeling and fondling each other, filling as many holes as possible.” While her first slate of mainstream work – for Naughty America’s My Friend’s Hot Mom and B. Skow’s ‘Daddy’s Girls’ (soon to be released through Girlfriends Films) – doesn’t come close to the audacity of her work for Kink, Odile aims to put her own spin on hardcore and is willing, she says, just about anything.