Darkko Dives Into Kalina

When the 2017 AVN Award nominations rolled out in November of last year, there was one name this porn critic was fully expecting to see threatening the supposed shoe-in winners of the major female awards. An absolute queen of fellatio known for her messiness and deepthroating skills while also an accomplished and very convincing girl-girl performer with a solid record of awesome hetero hardcore to seal the deal, Kalina Ryu only popped up in one category and shared her nomination for Best Group Sex Scene with Mick Blue, Anikka Albrite, and Vicki Chase. Could the industry really be so blind as to largely ignore one of the most gleefully slutty hardcore performers to come along in years? Then I realized what it was… Kalina Ryu doesn’t do anal.

Kalina Ryu

Actually, let me correct myself, Kalina Ryu didn’t perform anal sex onscreen until very recently, Jonni Darkko, king of cumshots and POV, casting her in a pair of features that honored the athletic “half-Korean, half-Welsh” beauty’s complete devotion to sex. In Fitness Sluts, Darkko worked Kalina over with the aid of her saliva glands and open throat, and a massive black dildo incredibly worked inside the starlet for a pseudo-DPP. Sliding a thumb, a finger, then two into his frequent collaborator’s asshole, Darkko is eventually allowed a brief dip of his cock in the very same place, marking Kalina’s first on-screen penile-anal penetration after an immense amount of butt-play and teasing.

“It’s so fun to get all dolled up, feeling glamorous, pretty, confident, sexy, and then to get completely destroyed,” Kalina told AVN, reflecting on her work with Darkko. “To stop caring about anything else in that time, other than being a submissive, dirty Slutty Angel, a deep throating, ball-sucking, ass-licking, makeup-smeared, cum-greedy, deliriously happy whore. No shame for how disgusting, because you’re floating from having your brains fucked out. When you feel cum-dumb from multiple orgasms, and exhausted, and hungry after, you know that was a good one.”

Oddly touted by AVN as Kalina’s first anal outing, the Slutty Angels scene in question has just been released through Evil Angel and once again sees the 32-year-old and her director joined by a hefty black dildo for an intense 91-minute lipstick-smearing, DP and DPP heavy, sweaty-as-hell, multiple-load-producing fuck-fest that well and truly cements Kalina as a new anal debutant to watch. The ass-fucking in Slutty Angels is once again brief. After all the build up – from her own fingers diving in while glancing over her shoulder in a POV doggy clip or bending over and inviting Manuel Ferrara to pry her tightest hole open with his lubed digits – you might expect her to go all-out and take it anally from start to finish. Kalina Ryu, however, knows exactly what she’s doing.

She’s driving us all fucking wild, that’s what she’s doing.

Adriana Chechik’s AVN Glory

“I honestly thought it was a lost cause,” 2017 AVN Female Performer of the Year winner Adriana Chechik told AVN after receiving her trophy. After nominations for the title in 2015 and 2016, 2017 proved to finally be the year the gloriously accommodating anal queen truly hit the big time.

Adriana Chechik

“I put in 92 scenes this year and it’s really awesome to know that those counted and were more than just the feelings and gratification I got from it,” said the 25-year-old with the “nastiest holes in porn, adding “I’m just so happy.” And why shouldn’t she be? Not only did Chechik take home the most prized AVN Award of all, she was also honored for Best Oral Sex Scene for her Evil Angel showcase, The Ultimate Slut, and for Most Outrageous Sex Scene for her turn with Holly Hendrix and Markus Dupree in ‘Creamy Bottom Fun Ball Happy Time’ from Holly Hendrix’s Anal Experience (Evil Angel). Hendrix did pretty well herself, also scoring the Best New Starlet award.

Last year’s Male Performer of the Year winner, Mick Blue, continued to wow audiences and industry members with his class, gentlemanly demeanor, and awesome sexual skills, taking home his third consecutive award. Blue thanked in his speech Anikka Albrite, his wife of three years, for turning his life around and being “the most amazing, loving woman you can just imagine.” Hey, since she’s cool with him giving Kendra “Library Girl” Sunderland a right good rogering in this year’s Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (My Friend’s Daughter for Vixen), I’m inclined to agree with him!

If you’re wondering what’s next for this pair of ultra-accomplished porn superstars, Mick’s continuing his excellent work with BAM Visions while Adriana’s getting even dirtier (if you can imagine that) with Pierre Woodman. Whether that’ll cement her as porn’s brightest and boldest talent or have her run out of town due to excessive, truly degenerate deviancy remains to be seen, but I’m happy to keep a close eye on her progress and report back to you, dear readers, as necessary.

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Adult Empire’s 2016 Swipe Right

Come late-December, every media outlet scrambles to assemble some short-sighted year-end review and adult entertainment is no different than any other industry. Adult Empire, one of the few indispensable outlets of porn-related news and knowledge, also released its annual report of porn trends and highlighted a few developments we at Mr. Pink’s have also been reporting on.

Adult Empire Best of 2016

Adult Empire’s report, 2016: The Best of the Best, details fan-favorite performers, and both home video and Video-On-Demand releases while a second report, 2016: Top Trends on AE, lists the top top trending pornstars, DVD genres, studios, and adult search terms. Among the clear winners were many acclaimed stars and studios – Julia Ann and Alexis Texas; gonzo and anal porn; Evil Angel and Wicked Pictures, for example – as well as a few more recent trends. Interracial sex and fucking a “family” member both came out of 2016 more popular than ever with Greg Lansky’s Blacked and fetish performer Jodi West trending hard in their respective categories. Blacked and Tushy, Lansky’s anal series, also cleaned up in the DVD and VOD departments, though it’s the latter viewing platform that is attracting viewers of more varied taste. (Trans, lesbian, and European titles occupy more top slots in VOD than in physical sales.)

Romantic erotic hardcore with artful cinematography also proved a itself a strong-selling niche this year, as Adult Empire’s rankings show. The Submission of Emma Marx: Exposed, a BDSM-heavy feature from New Sensations tied with Blacked’s Interracial Orgies as DVD title with the longest reign at #1 – five weeks while also tying for first place in the VOD report.

What do these notable trends of last year mean for adult entertainment in 2017? That is still a little murky if you go by AE’s twin reports. There’s no mention of 4K, UHD, VR, or 3D as trending search terms and Camille Adore isn’t exactly roaring up the most-searched-for pornstar listings (not yet), but those things seemed certain to be huge in the new year. Are the pollsters wrong about this, too? Will porn viewers really ignore all the latest techno-trends and continue selecting their porn for its (gasp) content? Only time (and future Adult Empire reports) will tell.