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.

DP Star Launches Season 3

DP Star

Digital Playground, home of high-concept science fiction porn, big-budget location shoots, and exclusive contract performers is once again on the hunt for today’s hottest young wannabe porno superstar. Launching season three of its popular X-Factor/Voice/Idol-style talent contest this past Saturday, Digital Playground once again pits 31 of the most promising young porn starlets against each other in a battle of sexual skills, camera sense, and screen presence that just may determine the rest of their careers. At the very least, the winner will be welcomed into the fold as an invited Digital Playground performer given her own top-billed starring role in a forthcoming DP epic. With Round 1 now over and the voting public flooding the tally room with endorsements of their preferred whore, I thought it’d make sense to point to a few under sung starlets in the running this year, women you might neglect to investigate, their success falling under many viewer’s radars.

Jenna Foxx is one of only two black girls in the running this year, the other being AVN nominated Ana Foxxx, but she’s likely to set herself even further apart from her competitors thanks to her curvaceous all-natural physique and understated but sincere enthusiasm for dick.

Jasmine Summers is definitely a newbie, having shot only a few thrilling scenes for various mainstream studios and networks. Here at DP Star she’s up against women with ten time her experience, more voluptuous bodies, and more well known names, but her wide smile and lithe frame have already proven ripe for steamy sex.

Longtime Mr. Pink’s readers will know how enthusiastically we’ve endorsed Britney Amber, Luna Star, and Valentina Nappi in past posts, so, though it’ll begging tough, I’m not going to cover those incendiary performers here and instead keep focusing on lesser known models. Blair Williams and Lena Paul are a pair of ample-chested wide-shoulder sandy blondes whose eye contact and sensual movements have already earned them a legion of super fans, as has Anya Olsen’s skinny-and-slutty physical presence, Cassidy Klein’s deep bedroom eyes and fondness for anal, and Nina North’s incredible exotic style and slavish cock worshipping habits.

Judged by industry veterans Kieran Lee and Nikki Benz and hosted by last year’s DP Star winner, Aria Alexander, DP Star Season Three is scheduled to wrap up in February or March of next year, giving you ample time to check out the competitors, find a favorite, and start voting your fingers raw to keep her popularity soaring. The more popular she proves, the closer we come to seeing her rip it up for Digital Playground in a feature headline role in 2017, so let’s get to it, super fans!

digital playground review

Mandingo Goes to Heaven


Legendary BBC-for-hire, Mandingo is already well established as a major talent in the adult industry, having earned AVN and Urban X Awards for his work (as well as more nominations that I’d care to count). Undaunted by the new breed of BBC fellas hitting the scene in recent years, some of them snatching high-profile gigs taking the interracial and anal “virginity” of today’s hottest young starlets, Mandingo and his fans can relax for, in heaven, everything is fine.

Mandingo Fucks the Archangels landed just a few days ago at Archangel Video, the relatively new studio from acclaimed director Mimefreak and his cohorts, and sees the big man insert himself into Archangel Booty Queens and Contract performers AJ Applegate, Jada Stevens, Kendra Lust, and, in her first scene with Mandingo, Dakota (aka Kota or Dakota Skye).

Already available at Archangel Video, the studio’s online platform, previews of the first three scenes pulled from Mandingo Fucks the Archangels show Jada Stevens stepping out of sultry black lingerie to wrap herself around our titular big-dicked hero, AJ Applegate bouncing her award-winning ass all over a pristine white leather sofa as sage waits for Mandingo’s entrance, and the young and totally-fucking-tiny (and now mononomous) Dakota attempts to wriggle and worm that big black trouser-snake deep inside herself. While it’s not as wild and daring as Dakota Goes Nuts (which served up her first DP and gangbang) or Dakota: The True Anal Warrior which saw her cement her asshole in viewers’ spank banks, this final hole-stretching scene is shaping up to be the best of the bunch.

Released today, November 18th, on DVD or through forthcoming updates to Archangel Video’s official member site, Mandingo Fucks the Archangels is interracial hardcore done in a quietly glossy mainstream glam-infused style that isn’t afraid to lay the proverbial smack down and should ignite computer screens and libidos across the country. Perhaps it’ll be pervasive enough to inspire a new meme… Thanks, Mandingo!

Archangel Video review