The Return of Ragin’ Holly Michaels

Before pornstars started flocking to webcams instead of studio shoots and before dildo.deepthroat was a hugely popular tag, the Porn Pros network gave us a taste of porno trends to come with this remarkable moving image of a then-newbie adult actress.

Holly Michaels

Hailing from Arizona, Holly Michaels first appeared on the adult scene in mid-2011, shooting a handful of exclusives for Porn Pros before embarking on an industry takeover that saw her ascend to the heights of porno popularity while exploring the depths of her own depravity. Gagging deepthroat blowjobs, anal sex and DPs, even brutal gangbangs and BDSM sessions… Holly did it all before apparently retiring back in 2014. Supplementing her savings with MyFreeCams webcam shows and maintaining interaction with fans and former colleagues, Holly never quite disappeared. And now…?

Announcing her comeback via Twitter and currently accepting bookings through her agency, OC Modeling, Michaels is making a welcome return to mainstream porn, but with monumental efforts like her Elegant Angel gangbang, a barrage of intense scenes for Kink.com, and more internal stuffing than a Thanksgiving turkey, what is left for this incredible performer to engage in. What can elevate Holly Michaels to even hotter status than she was pre-sabbatical? If you ask me (and you kinda did), it’s Holly’s enthusiasm, believability, and accessible everyday qualities that give her such immense appeal. Taking two BBCs anally while gagged and bound is just the icing on the cake.

Watch this space for details on Holly’s impending return as they come to light. In the meantime, you’ve got dozens of excellent scenes starring this undeniable fox, so why not bring yourself back up to speed and be reminded of what porn lost when Holly Michaels stepped back from the spotlight for three of the longest years this reviewer has professionally endured. Welcome back, Holly!

The Pornstar 411 on 420 Sex

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This week sees potheads planet-wide noting that ballpoint-marked marijuana leaf on their calendar and trying to figure out how to celebrate cannabis culture in a fresh new way. From vapers to brownie bakers, Sativa-lovers to Indica-men, everyone with more than a passing interest in weed seizes April 20th as the best opportunity to do so. This year, why not amplify your sexual experience with a little ganja, as directed by a handful of porn’s most enticing stoners.

Miko Dai, Abby Lee Brazil, Nina Elle and others spoke with RatedXLife about their fondness for combining cannabis and sexual activity. According to Nickey Hunstman (who does her best ‘stern, serious educator’ impression), using cannabis increases the levels of seratonin in your bloodstream, leading to increased pleasurable sensations. Not all pornstars were as illuminating as Hunstman, though, with Rachel Roxxx content to say it makes things “more smooth” and Abby Lee Brazil uttering four or five versions of “It’s great… feels good.” Abella Danger and Nina Elle gave some conflicting accounts of giving head while high. Ms. Elle claimed it produces in her mouth more saliva, leading to slobbery oral and an automatically moistening genital region. Ms. Danger, on the other hand, complained of cottonmouth and the lowered effectiveness of her cocksucking when so afflicted.

Kasey Warner and Anna Morna both detailed a few different reasons to inhale the green before getting down to business, Morna comparing sex while high to anal intercourse: “It’s weird the first couple of times but then you start to get used to it… and you like it!” Warner, on the other hand, finds each experience a new opportunity for pleasure, advising viewers to “smoke weed if you wanna come from getting your elbows rubbed.”

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.