LALExpo Lauds Latin Lovers

LALExpo Awards

The AVN Awards take place early in the year and celebrate the most significant contributions made to the adult industry by its creators, performers, technicians, and business-people. African Americans, largely neglected by the porno mainstream (especially ’round awards season), started up the UrbanX Awards to ensure adequate attention gets paid to the accomplishments of black performers and creators, and those making racially diverse porn. Latino and Hispanic adult professionals, however, keep getting shafted – and not in the way we all enjoy watching!

To address the continued neglect porn’s Latina and Latino workers receive for their often outstanding work in adult entertainment, a brand new industry awards program has sprung up. Set to take place July 13 in Cartagena, California, the Latin American Adult Business Awards is part of the LALExpo, an annual meeting of Spanish-language porn producers, that this year hopes to solidify its influence in porn by publicly applauding and awarding its best and brightest.

Nominees have been announced in more than forty categories including Best Latin American Porn Star, Best Adult Content Site or Network, and the sure-to-be-hotly-contested Best Couple Webcam Model – been on Chaturbate lately? Sexy Spanish couples fucking all over the place – and give the fans a reason to keep tabs on the business-to-business expo and its inaugural awards ceremony.

Who are the Latinas you’d most like to see placed on a gold-leaf-encrusted pedestal of porno notoriety? Holler at Mr. Pink’s, let us know, and we’ll survey the likely winners as the first annual LALExpo Awards inches closer and closer.

Apolonia Lapiedra @ Team Skeet

AVNs Galore for Riley

Riley Redi AVN Awards

Being Riley Reid must be pretty great at this point. Not only is Ms. Reid one of the most enthusiastic adult performers in a long time, she hasn’t been badgered into enlarging her breasts, getting more tattoos, removing her existing tats, or shooting all-anal interracial gangbangs by her growing legion of rabid fans. Reid’s “purity” is, in a sense, what makes her the real deal: that elusive pornstar who seems to be doing it for equal parts arousal and a rent check. When other girls seem bored or hungover, you can rest assured Riley Reid is whispering something dirty to camera and preparing to toss herself into another cock-ready position. And now that the AVN Awards have wound to a close for another year, Riley Reid can add to her list of accomplishments four 2016 AVN Awards!

Taking home trophies for Best Anal Sex Scene (with Mick Blue), Best Double-Penetration Scene (with James Deen, Erik Everhard), and Best Girl/Girl Scene (with Aidra Fox), Reid was left speechless on her fourth trip to the stage, offering “I don’t even know what to say anymore.” Thanking her agent Mark Spiegler and Greg Lansky, director of Being Riley (from Tushy/Jules Jordan) most of all, Reid ended up with a quartet of statues and much recognition in other categories both as a nominee and as part of an AVN winning team.

Riley Reid’s AVN haul most notably included the Female Performer of the Year statue, which clearly places her at the top of the pornstar heap, with no other performer coming close to this many accolades. The other trophies awarded to Riley-featured productions include Best Cinematography, Best Star Showcase, and Director of the Year (Greg Lansky for Being Riley), as well as Fan Awards for Favorite Female Performer and Social Media Star.

Riley Reid, AVN’s Female Performer of the Year can clearly now fuck 2016 any which way she wants. Yes, even in the ass.

Congrats, Riley, and enjoy!

David Bowie – 1947-2016

David Bowie - 1947-2016

The recent death of musician/songwriter/actor/legend/space oddity David Bowie last week sent the music-loving world into mourning and, while the other recent rock ‘n’ roll deaths of Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister and the Eagles’ Glenn Frey also shook many of us, nobody had the effect that Bowie did. One crucial element of Bowie’s longevity and resounding influence is sexual. Declaring himself gay in 1972 then revising his identification to bisexual four years later, Bowie eventually regarded himself as a closeted heterosexual, someone who flirted with homosexuality and homoeroticism as a means of “flout[ing] moral code.” It was widely reported, however, that Bowie had an sexual affair with Mick Jagger during the late-60s and early-70s, lending a certain amount of credibility to his flirtation and identification with homosexual and bisexual culture and practice.

New York singer Ava Cherry claimed to have been the “filling” in a Bowie/Jagger “cookie” and Bowie’s first wife, Angie, famously claimed to not only have found her husband in bed with the Rolling Stones singer, but to have had one of the most blasé, indifferent reactions a wife could have: she made them breakfast. The two British singers collaborative 1985 hit ‘Dancing in the Street’ also raised questions about the truth of Bowie’s sexuality (and, less so, Jagger’s) after the pair spent a good deal of the music video’s runtime nose-to-nose writhing about in place.

Oh, and then there’s his alien penis and nipple self-tweaking habits.

David Bowie

In Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 film, ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Bowie plays a humanoid alien, Thomas Jerome Newton, who seems to spend half the film devising water transportation devices and the other half stark raving naked, touching his humanoid form in front of a mirror, and, as Mr. Man (the all-male Mr. Skin) notes, “surrounds his star with at least five women who are willing to show indisputable proof of their gender.” And, hey, if you’ve ever wanted to see the bare asses, penises, and scrotes of Bowie and legendarily cantankerous actor Rip Torn in the same movie, The Man Who Fell to Earth is it! While Bowie never showed his dong on film again, his backside made another notable appearance in the 1983 vampire flick, The Hunger, in which Bowie played the blood-sucking husband of Catherine Deneuve and shed his clothes once more.

For me, however, David Bowie’s sexual influence and power was never as subversive or as powerful as in Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy film ‘Labyrinth.’ Bowie starred as evil goblin king Jareth, known for his cruelty, his roguish charm, his extremely tight tights, and the giant package stuffed into his pants. If the ‘Labyrinth’ was never part of your early viewing, here’s what you’ve been missing: Crotch Magic.

 

R.I.P. David Bowie – 1947-2016