Feelin’ Alright with Angela White

Gianna Michaels may now be more than three years since her last hardcore performance and Brandy Talore’s recent comeback may have only lasted a scene or two, but for fans of stunningly zaftig women whose curves are second only to their sexual appetites… well, perhaps you’ve met Australian dynamo Angela White.

Angela White

A graduate of University of Melbourne, published academic researcher, and prospective PhD candidate, Angela White isn’t your average mainstream porn success story. After starting in softcore, masturbation, and lesbian shoots for Abby Winters and running for political office in her native land as a members of the Australian Sex Party, Ms. White, who uses her real name as proof of her conviction, came to the USA and began being courted by mainstream studios. Now a consistent presence in films from Jules Jordan, Brazzers, New Sensations, and Greg Lansky (Blacked, Tushy), Angela White is probably best seen either at her own official website, AngelaWhite.com, or under the direction of Evil Angel’s various pornographic visionaries.

Evil Angel directors Jonni Darkko, John Stagliano, Mike Adriano, Manuel Ferrara, and Francesca Le/Mark Wood have all enjoyed the fruits of Angela’s vivacious onscreen presence and incredibly curvaceous figure. Arguably the best Evil Angel showcases of her boundless enthusiasm for sharing genuine sexual pleasure comes in Ferrara’s Dirty Talk #5 and Raw #28, the former giving us a chance to hear all manner of filth in Angela’s sexy-as-fuck accent, the latter giving us a glimpse of what she’d be like to roll around a hotel room with. In true Ferrara style, her Raw scene sees Angela blushing, sweating, and creaming all over her French partner before opening her mouth and gently accepting one of his signature epic loads.

As one of their year’s inductees into the AVN Hall of Fame, it’s clear Angela White is one of the more exceptional women working in porn today. Academic, entrepreneur, actor, lover, politician, activist, and (from what I gather) a genuinely charming and cheery person, Angela White’s unique charms and one of the more welcome additions to American porn over the last ten years.

April O’Neil: Queen of GirlsWay

I can’t help but imagine that most adult performers long to find a director with whom they not only feel comfortable, but upon whom they can rely for respectful, even classy representation on the screen. For now-veteran performer April O’Neil, who started off flashing her marvelous chest in a diner somewhere in her home state of Arizona for FTV Girls, that perfect match seems to have been found with directors Bree Mills and Stills by Alan of the excellent all-female erotic emporium, GirlsWay, who last Friday crowned the 30-year-old two-time AVN winner its Girl of the Year.

April O'Neil

The Girl of the Year contest, run annually (obviously) at the five-site GirlsWay network, comes after twelve months of model showcases that shined spotlights on some of porn’s greatest contemporary lesbian performers. Beating out Girl of the Month winners like Uma Jolie, Brett Rossi, Melissa Moore, and Australia sensation Angela White, April O’Neil was awarded the coveted crown in the year of her 24th GirlsWay scene. Named September’s Girl of the Month and interviewed for the occasion, April thanks GirlsWay for taking a chance on her, a purple-haired gamer who found most satisfaction playing herself. She praises the directors for their ability to balance an incredible attention to detail while keeping the sex feeling authentic and exciting for performers.

Now offering one month of full access for only $14.95, GirlsWay is routinely ranked, by Mr. Pink’s and others, as one of the best all-female studios around. And, hey, if April O’Neil, who could be getting good billing on major mainstream fuck flicks, is aligning herself so closely with Mills’s and Alan’s crew, then it’s sure to deliver some pretty steamy entertainment.

(There’s really only one problem with the whole GOTY contest and that’s that it’s celebrated performers really aren’t girls at all. They’re women – man, are they!)

GirlsWay review

Adult Industry Mourns August Ames

Every now and then the porn world suffers a loss it didn’t see coming, the premature departure of someone whose promise was outmatched only by their enthusiasm. With last week’s passing by suicide of August Ames, the 23-year-old three-time AVN Female Performer of the Year nominee, the porn world grieves both for the woman born Mercedes Grabowski in Novia Scotia in 1994 and for August Ames, the endlessly energetic performer.

August Ames

Quietly marrying director Kevin Moore a few years ago and only recently bringing their relationship into public view, Ames seemed determined to beat an extremely difficult upbringing marred by molestation and neglect. Talking on Holly Randall’s Unfiltered podcast in September, Ames discussed her battle with depression, multiple personality disorder, and other mental health concerns. It was a side of the star few fans had been aware of, which made the online furor over her refusal to work with male co-stars also performing in gay porn all the more troubling. A number of Ames’s friends and colleagues took to Twitter to denounce the fandom and the “bullying” and “harassment” they threw her way in the days prior to her death. The only clear lesson to be learned here, it seems, is that we can’t know someone’s private suffering no matter how well we feel we know them in other ways.

August Ames always lit up her scenes with a effervescence and energy that belied her inner personal struggles so, in tribute, here’s a few selections from a sadly brief but clearly accomplished career.

A trio of Bang Bros scenes pairing Ames with Mike Adriano gave fans glorious tours of her incredible Amazonian figure, landing at PAWG and Bang POV between March June 2014 and November 2015.

Also providing a visual feast for Ames’s still-growing fanbase, four scenes shot for Fantasy HD capture the tall brunette stunner at her fittest: Handcuffed Hottie, Yoga Deep Throat, Bare Necessities, and Heart Rate Hottie, the latter featuring a blowjob given to Bruce Venture that’s the envy of thousands of eager fans.

It makes sense to end with a celebration of love, companionship, and the most positive elements of family. August Ames and Kevin Moore kept their marriage out of the public sphere but released scenes together on multiple occasions, most notably for Moore’s Titty Creampies, Spandex Loads, Crack Fuckers, and Panty Pops series available from Evil Angel. There’s some clear chemistry within these POV encounters and, her big brown eyes gazing into the camera, they’re arguably the sweetest and most memorable of all Ms. Ames onscreen turns. May she finally rest in peace.