Remembering Amber Rayne

AVN-nominated adult performer, animal lover and avid horsewoman, self-proclaimed nerd, and noted “genuine, cool person,” Amber Rayne passed away Saturday from what is being termed “a possible accident or overdose” at her home in the Stonehurst District area of Los Angeles’s Sun Valley. She was 31 and a veteran of ten years and more than 500 screen credits.

Amber Rayne

Rayne had made a brief return to the screen after retiring in 2015 to star in Stormy Daniels’s western epic, Wanted, fulfilling a promise made to Daniels six years prior. Putting her lifelong passion for horses to great use in the saddle-sore-saddled Adam & Eve production ushered Rayne to her sixteenth AVN nomination, this time for Best Supporting Actress. Having won AVN’s Unsung Starlet of the Year trophy in 2009, Rayne held an enviable position in the industry, respected and well-liked by peers and colleagues, revered by fans for her unrepentant carnality, and well-spoken, clear-minded, and mature in interviews while being lauded for partaking of 50 Guy Creampies and double-anal-fisting sessions.

Rayne’s notable contributions to numerous adult studios deserves special mention. In Jay Sin’s Anal Acrobats #4 and Bonnie Rotten’s B For Bonnie, paired with Hillary Scott and both Rotten and Vicki Chase respectively, she expanded her horizons both hetero and lesbian for Evil Angel, and in Open Ended #2 even took a baseball bat inside her ass for Jonni Darkko. Kink.com welcomed the avowedly deviant Detroiter, booking her for more than sixty scenes including a handful of incredibly powerful all-female wrestling bouts at Ultimate Surrender.

Having survived uterine cancer in 2013 but worn down by what she called “relentless” chemotherapy, Rayne’s attention shifted away from performing and became even more focused on raising her horses, her love of whom was noted by many who knew her and shared remembrances. The recent passing of her beloved Luuk, clearly had a profound effect on Rayne, as shown by her numerous Twitter declarations of grief.

Reactions to the star’s death were initially warm but soon developed a defensive side in response to some media outlets describing Rayne as “porn performer” yet ascribing her alleged rapist (and, surprisingly enough, subsequent friend) James Deen the title of “adult performer.” Fans and friends took to Twitter to ensure Amber Rayne would be remembered with respect, touting her battle with cancer, her proud role as aunt, and her devotion to equestrianism.

Rayne’s friend and collaborator, Stormy Daniels, spoke to AVN about the loss, calling her “a really good friend, and one of the best actresses and performers that I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. I’m just glad that I had the opportunity to work with her and call her a friend.”

Watch Amber Rayne discuss Wanted, retirement, saddle-sore, bondage-bruising, over-affectionate fans, porno professionalism, and the industry in general with Dick Chibbles of Adult News Flash in this January interview from the floor of the 2016 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo.

Mr. Pink’s Weekly Report – April 3rd, 2016

mrpinksThis week Mr. Pink’s undertook brand new website reviews, those of a porno legend, a gaggle of sexy lesbian lovers, a chaotic gay clusterfuck, and straight-sex for gay-eyes. Fame Digital’s official Peter North website celebrates the loves and loads of the largest cum-dumper of all time. Sweetheart Video brought you porn’s most convincing and carnal lesbian encounters, all shot in beautiful HD. In the MSM-favoring department, Gay Hoopla combined traditional gay hardcore with live webcam shows while Hot Guys Fuck ditched the male bottoms for foxy females, yet kept its cameras trained on the guys for a unique view of straight sex. Next week there’ll be more notable nut-busters and carnal celebrations right here at Mr. Pink’s, so, please, do stop by again.

Joanna Angel: Virtually Yours

Joanna Angel HoloGirlsVR

One of Mr. Pink’s favorite porno powerhouses and fan-favorite tattooed anal queen, Joanna Angel has always seemed like someone you’d not only want to bump uglies with after a night on the sauce, but someone you’d invite over for a Sunday afternoon vape-n-Voltron session, too. To put it simply, Joanna Angel seems like the coolest fucking woman in porn and now you get to virtually hang with her in a much more convincing way than in one of her Burning Angel alt.porn classics.

Recruited by HoloGirlsVR to direct and star in episodes of the company’s acclaimed virtual reality dates, Angel’s latest advancement in techno-aided seduction brings the benefits of binarual sound, a 200° viewing stage, High Definition resolutions, and fluid, lifelike 60 fps encoding. What does that mean for the average VR viewer? That Joanna will soon be whispering into your ear, asking you to dump a load on her favorite back or ass tattoo, and throwing out some of her signature ironic dirty talk. And all of these sounds are mixed and presented as if they were happening in the very real space surrounding your very real body.

HoloFilm CEO Brian Shuster announced the deal with great enthusiasm, calling the deal “the first of a kind,” and praising the Burning Angel head honcho for pushing porn into more creative arenas. Ms. Angel herself has said her HoloVR work, which includes self-starring scenes as well as episodes with Abella Danger, Katrina Jade, and Manuel Ferrara, is “a whole different medium” and a compelling platform for Burning Angel. Proving ink is never far from her mind, Angel added “The fans will love seeing our all tattoos in 3D!” Though something tells me that said tattoos wouldn’t get a mention if they weren’t covering the epidermis of a true porno trailblazer, an incredibly hot performer, and one of porn’s most restless innovators.

Angel’s first HoloGirlsVR scene is now live with others to follow.