The support of fans is essential to the success of any adult performer. When she’s stuck working in clubs, straddling a cold steel pole for tips, it’s the fans requesting her and complimenting the management that will make her a headliner. When she’s made her first appearance on a major porn network, it’s the fans commenting and voting that will see her hired again by the same and other companies. And, when accolades are up for grabs, be they awarded by AVN, XBIZ, Penthouse or Twistys, it’s often said to be the fans who determine the winners. That doesn’t always work out as planned, though, as was the case when Twistys announced its Treat of the Year winners for 2014.
In a nutshell, it appears Twistys annual fan-voted poll to determine an official Twistys Treat of the Year was not this year as genuinely fan-voted as in the past. After months of member complaints and criticism from fans, Twistys continues its transition from softcore and all-girl content to a more ubiquitous hetero hardcore M.O. and girl-girl performers are apparently considered collateral damage and discarded. One such performer, Vanessa Veracruz, has posted numerous spiels both on her own blog and on that of industry pundit Mike South detailing the ways she claims Twisty’s screwed her and fellow girl-girl performer Elle Alexandra out of their rightful crowns as first and second runners-up to Nicole Aniston’s first place win. The alleged reason: Vanessa and Elle don’t shoot hetero hardcore.