“People are People’ Brings IR into Focus

The interracial porn niche has long been a controversial one. Seen by many critics as exploitative of submissive white female and aggressive black male stereotypes, the unification of black and white bodies in adult entertainment cannot be seen as entirely detrimental to the culture. Where else could the general public see, even before the socially liberal Golden Age, that which society still roundly shunned?

Kristina Rose

The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo recently hosted a panel discussion entitled ‘People are People’ that saw notable adult performers of color assessing the role race has played in their careers. Lexington Steele and Sean Michaels encountered significant boundaries, Michaels starting his career in the more accepting European industry before gaining a foothold in the US. Steele praised his colleague as an icon who “took more lumps than anyone in this industry” yet “made it easy for people like [Steele] to move from performer to director to producer.” Michaels recalled walking off multiple sets after being asked to perform a derogatory role but believes some stereotypes can be harmless and representative of the culture.

Fiery Vietnamese performer Cindy Starfall admits her solid work ethic is undervalued and her worth as a leading star underrated because producers place her almost exclusively in ethnic titles. Citing her accent as a major hurdle, she’s now more defiant. “A lot of time I just make fun of my accent to get it over with,” she said. “But… I started to realize… if you don’t like my accent, don’t book me.”

Labelled by some producers as Latina, others as Asian, others still as Caucasian, Mexico-born Kristina Rose – “I don’t even speak Spanish” – has even been asked to essentially cosplay as another race. “They put a bindi on me and asked me to get a tan,” she told the seminar audience. “When I first got into the industry I was told that [because] I’m Mexican, I wouldn’t make as much money as white girls and I couldn’t be on box covers.” Now a multiple AVN winner, Rose lamented that although some things have changed, when it comes to the financial element, not much has changed.

Days before receiving an AVN Award for Best Non-Sex Performance (Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody; Wicked Pictures, 2016), veteran performer Nyomi Banxxx only learned of pay disparity between black and white performers after believing everything was equal. Asking her agent to raise her rates for interracial scenes with white men, she was told such scenes weren’t interracial. Insisting on equal treatment, Banxxx earned the higher rate. Steele also addressed the million-dollar issue: “There ultimately is a color that reigns supreme over black, white, red, whatever – and that’s green. Revealing his particular hustle has been “to make a whore out of the business and not let the business make a whore out of” him.

Hosted by Alexander DeVoe, founder of the freshly revived Urban X Awards, the seminar also made clear that this accomplished group of professionals has contributed more than their share to adult entertainment. From Steele’s long run at Evil Angel to Michaels’s newest Airerose efforts, to awesome showcase features Starfall (Evil Angel, 2015), Kristina Rose: Unfiltered (Belladonna/Evil Angel, 2012), and Naomi Banxxx is Hardcore (Elegant Angel, 2010) there’s much to be thankful on the audience end, too.

Evil Angel review

Hey, Hey! It’s Valentine’s Day!

Jada StevensValentine’s Day, the annual celebration of all things amorous and affectionate, rolls around every February and reminds us that, even with a long-term lady-friend by our sides, we could always become better, more attentive, more inspiring lovers, companions, and partners. If you were to glance at the V-Day-focused porno hitting the WWW this week, however, you might find yourself faced with some “alternative facts” about human sexual relationships today.
 

Reality Kings site Pure 18 has been revived after a three-year nap to bring viewers the incredible strawberry-blonde Raylin Ann and her erection-inspiring charms. Lounging at home, listening to music, barely dressed, Raylin is surprised by a visitor to her bedroom window. Brick Danger may have stopped by to ask his crush for a V-Day date but instead the two horny youngsters end up fucking in front of a full-length mirror… right when Raylin’s dad arrives home!

Smoking hot Latina newcomer Demi Lopez works her magic at DarkX, greeting her old neighborhood friend Jax Slayher by reclining on a sofa in lacy red lingerie surrounded by heart-adorned balloons, chocolates, and plenty of pent-up sexual tension. Also offering some unexpected thrills this V-Day is Carmen Caliente, who returns from hiatus to loll around under falling rose petals before throwing herself at her lover ass-first at Team Skeet’s Teen Curves. 2 Chicks Same Time, Naughty America’s resident FFM trio offering, amps up the fantasy this Valentine’s Day by bringing members a scene they won’t soon forget: Johnny Castle comes home the evening of the 14th to find his girlfriend Violet Starr offering to share him with her friend (and sapphic crush) Ashley Adams. The results, needless to say, are fiery, vocal, and quite sweaty.

The Porn Pros and Passion HD network always delivers a holiday treat or two to its devoted viewers and this year we find ultra-foxy newcomer (and former Reddit exhibitionist) Samantha Parker and seasoned super-enthusiastic MILF Alana Cruise at Passion HD and Pure Mature respectively. My Asian Valentine sees Ms. Parker slide up against Johnny Castle for a rose petal shower and deeply intimate POV-heavy hardcore encounter. Ms. Cruise stops by the company’s resident MILF-emporium to receive a hands-on massage from Brick Danger, whose palms and fingers soon slip between his partner’s thighs as he slowly, sensually prepares her for a deep fucking and a throbbing creampie finish.

When it comes to themed holiday porn, there’s really only one company consistently blowing away most others and that company is Brazzers. This year, the notorious ZZ has created a trio of tantalizing fantasy scenarios filled with raunchy, risqué hardcore sex. Landing first on Feb. 13th, Desperate for V-Day Dick sees uber-MILF and lonely schoolteacher Brandi Love left to her own devices during a quiet paper-grading session. When stiff-docked student Lucas Frost unexpectedly enters, however, her V-Day takes a turn for the better. Playing a different game over at Real Wife Stories, Alektra Blue intentionally irritates and angers her husband, Keiran Lee, in order to coax him into Beast Mode for some serious rough ass-fucking. Also celebrating Valentine’s Day with some anal sex, Jada Stevens is today at Big Wet Butts all dolled up as a red-lingerie-clad cupid doused with oil and pounded balls-deep by Markus Dupree in Lubed Up Cupid.

Has Brazzers once again beaten all other carnal V-Day entertainments from major porno studios? This year it’s a little bit closer thanks to the great turn-out of more romantic, more impassioned scenes and performances. Sure, rose petals still rain from the rafters a la American Beauty but this time around there’s a bit more feeling behind the romps, and that should make all our Valentine’s Days, whether spent alone or in your lover’s arms (and thighs), a little sweeter this year.

Brazzers review

Darkko Dives Into Kalina

When the 2017 AVN Award nominations rolled out in November of last year, there was one name this porn critic was fully expecting to see threatening the supposed shoe-in winners of the major female awards. An absolute queen of fellatio known for her messiness and deepthroating skills while also an accomplished and very convincing girl-girl performer with a solid record of awesome hetero hardcore to seal the deal, Kalina Ryu only popped up in one category and shared her nomination for Best Group Sex Scene with Mick Blue, Anikka Albrite, and Vicki Chase. Could the industry really be so blind as to largely ignore one of the most gleefully slutty hardcore performers to come along in years? Then I realized what it was… Kalina Ryu doesn’t do anal.

Kalina Ryu

Actually, let me correct myself, Kalina Ryu didn’t perform anal sex onscreen until very recently, Jonni Darkko, king of cumshots and POV, casting her in a pair of features that honored the athletic “half-Korean, half-Welsh” beauty’s complete devotion to sex. In Fitness Sluts, Darkko worked Kalina over with the aid of her saliva glands and open throat, and a massive black dildo incredibly worked inside the starlet for a pseudo-DPP. Sliding a thumb, a finger, then two into his frequent collaborator’s asshole, Darkko is eventually allowed a brief dip of his cock in the very same place, marking Kalina’s first on-screen penile-anal penetration after an immense amount of butt-play and teasing.

“It’s so fun to get all dolled up, feeling glamorous, pretty, confident, sexy, and then to get completely destroyed,” Kalina told AVN, reflecting on her work with Darkko. “To stop caring about anything else in that time, other than being a submissive, dirty Slutty Angel, a deep throating, ball-sucking, ass-licking, makeup-smeared, cum-greedy, deliriously happy whore. No shame for how disgusting, because you’re floating from having your brains fucked out. When you feel cum-dumb from multiple orgasms, and exhausted, and hungry after, you know that was a good one.”

Oddly touted by AVN as Kalina’s first anal outing, the Slutty Angels scene in question has just been released through Evil Angel and once again sees the 32-year-old and her director joined by a hefty black dildo for an intense 91-minute lipstick-smearing, DP and DPP heavy, sweaty-as-hell, multiple-load-producing fuck-fest that well and truly cements Kalina as a new anal debutant to watch. The ass-fucking in Slutty Angels is once again brief. After all the build up – from her own fingers diving in while glancing over her shoulder in a POV doggy clip or bending over and inviting Manuel Ferrara to pry her tightest hole open with his lubed digits – you might expect her to go all-out and take it anally from start to finish. Kalina Ryu, however, knows exactly what she’s doing.

She’s driving us all fucking wild, that’s what she’s doing.