AJ’s Big Black Gangbang

AJ Applegate

There comes a time in every the career of every porno superstar when she throws caution to the wind and embraces the idea of being completely filled, made airtight if you will, by the hefty dongs of her male co-stars. Once Asa Akira leapt into gangbangs, there was no going back, her tenacity making those scenes some of the most viewed and revered of her illustrious career. Coupled with the added (and kinda dated) taboo of interracial sex, any white pornstar taking three or more BBCs in one sitting is undoubtedly bold, brave, and headed for an even hotter phase of her on-screen career.

Third Degree Films knows talent when they see it and they must’ve seen AJ Applegate tearing up the adult industry since her debut back in 2012 and now, after proving herself in HardX’s Gangbang Me by taking on six guys at once, the studio has hired Ms. Applegate, an AVN nominee and rising star, to take on an insane seven-guy squad of today’s biggest black porn studs. Speaking to Fleshbot about the momentous occasion, AJ claimed that it was “absolutely amazing,” something she attributes to the studio (“they just let you fuck and don’t micromanage,”), the guys (“I felt like all the guys I had were really trying to get a connection with me,”), and the woman chosen to supplement the riotous gangbang with a more sedate but equally passionate lesbian scene, Chanell Heart.

Released into the retail world at the tail end of May, My First Black Gangbang should soon make it to the already AJ-heavy Third Movies membership site. But this, the first in what seems to be a new series of IR gangin’ action, poses a question I can’t wait to have answered. So, Third Degree, who’s next?

Buck & Valentina & Boys & Girls

Girl/Boy 2

Ever since she started producing and directing porn, creating her own concepts and style, Dana Vespoli has been pushing boundaries. From lampooning the sharing economy with ScrewberX, shooting female-POV pegging scenes, and bringing fans into an intimate space with her Real Sex Diary series, Vespoli’s sexual imagination seems unbound by the accepted standards of the industry, the audience, or mainstream society at large. Her latest directorial effort is bound to confound and confuse many would-be fans, invite a whole new audience into the Evil Angel world, and arguably cement Valentina Nappi as the most mature, intelligent, and respectable pornstar currently working.

The sequel to Vespoli’s 2013 release Girl/Boy, a title which saw gender-bending, cross-dressing, and transsexualism playing a central role in the sordid affairs of Ms. Nappi, Manuel Ferrara, genderqueer performer Jiz Lee, and Vespoli herself, the upcoming Girl/Boy 2 pushes things even further into the muddled world of gender fluidity. Joining the returning Ms. Nappi and Jiz Lee are Marcus Dupree, Sovereign Syre, Venus Lux, and one of porn’s most controversial, challenging performers, Mr. Buck Angel.

A trans man, producer and director, acclaimed performer, and valiant defender of sexual freedom, Buck Angel has seen some crossover success with documentaries and television series focusing on his life and work. He has made very few appearances in genuine mainstream (read: mostly hetero) pornography, though, directors perhaps not knowing how to frame a man with genitalia usually regarded as female. Buck’s pussy doesn’t go to waste when paired with Nappi, one of the most enthusiastic fuckers of men, women, and trans people porn has seen in years, and they share mutual masturbation, they sixty-nine, they make-out passionately on the sofa.

Vespoli surely knew she was courting controversy with Girl/Boy 2 and pairing of Nappi and Angel. Already Nappi and Angel’s Instagram followers have started bitching and moaning about the pairing of a trans man and one of porn’s current breakout superstar women. Let ’em, say the performers involved, as they turn online complaints into a call to open-armed sexual and gender acceptance. This is brave, bold, original pornography, y’all, and that often seems to be relegated to low-level fetish sites and small-scale semi-pro studios. Seeing Vespoli, Nappi, Angel, and Evil Angel tackling such a risqué subject is about all the proof this reviewer needs that these are among the most vital voices in porn today.

Buttman’s Big Budget Lesbian Adventure

Sex brings people together, and I don’t just mean in a moist, mushy lump of entangled limbs: it really does bring people together, creating communities of like-minded practitioners, offering group safety to sexual minorities struggling to survive, and even matching pornographers with their muses, a meeting that creates even more possibilities for togetherness once it hits the retail and digital shelves. John Stagliano might not be an active adult performer anymore, but he’s still as tuned-in to today’s current crop of breakout sex stars. As if to prove this beyond a doubt, the director of the acclaimed Voracious series for his Evil Angel imprint has ventured once again into big budget porno territory to create a unique showcase of two of today’s most authentic performers.

Misha Cross and Samantha Bentley

Of the two leading ladies soon to be found adorning the cover of Hard In Love, Stagliano’s continental lesbian travelogue, Misha Cross is the newer name, the slighter physical presence, and the less mainstream-accessible one. Having appeared as not one, but three distinct prostitutes in Game of Thrones, it’s the British Samantha Bentley who takes top billing. And, speaking of billing, that’s a credit you don’t see earned by pornstars every day: Starring and Written by… An ambitious lesbian feature from a porno legend co-created by two of Europe’s most compelling, intelligent, self-assured performers (with appearances from Proxy Paige, Angel Long, and Jesse Volt, among others)? That’s certainly reason to prick up your ears and pay close attention.

Another reason is that Stagliano called in a few favors from friends to pull of this production, shooting in the private Budapest studio of Rocco Siffredi and at insomnia, a Berlin club that also hosted his Fashionistas Safado shoots. Creatively, he turned to Cross and Bentley. “I had the girls’ demented imagination to save me,” Stagliano told press. “As with so much of this movie, the ending was a surprise to me and my narrow male thinking.”

The first chapter of Hard In Love serves up four scenes to Evil Angel subscribers and is available there now, with Part 2 due to arrive June 6th.