“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

Mr. Pink’s Weekly Report – February 22nd, 2017

mrpinksSeñor Pink, self-confessed bad hombre here, ready to dose you up with another trio of porno reviews that reveal the ins-and-outs, ups-and-downs of some of porn’s most prominent purveyors of utter smutty goodness. This week it’s all about the extended Passion HD network and a trio of its best sites. Exotic4K, which sees an ethnically-diverse, non-white cast devastate viewers with lush hardcore encounters captured in 4K UHD. My Very First Time sees porno newbies and up-and-comers taking things to a whole new level with their anal, threesome, lesbian, and other porno debuts, also hitting 4K resolution. Joining them is Pure Mature, proudly pimping its 1080p HD MILF-fucking scenes to great effect. There’s more from this curiously constructed studio next week as Mr. Pink takes a look at another trio: Passion HD, Tiny4K, and Fantasy HD. Until then…!

Editing Lena Paul

Passion HD

Naturally busty women with sly smiles always have a place in the porn world and one such recent arrival, Lena Paul, has already set many a porn-viewing heart aflame and inspired many throbbing erections of approval. Some guys have noted Lena’s delectably curvaceous figure and moronically labelled her “fat” while others have bemoaned a mole on her right shoulder, a signifying mark to rival Barbara Streisand’s nose and Madonna’s beauty spot, something only the super-petty would point out as some kind of flaw. Most of us, however, simply found her hugely attractive and went about examining her copious sexual skills. Already one of porn’s premiere tit-fuckers and gifted with a killer blowjob technique that rarely needs to ditch eye-contact for deep-throat, Lena’s accent to porno super-stardom has been all but cemented. Why, just last week she appeared at Lubed, adoring her own body in a soapy shower intro before getting down to very steamy business with her co-star. But take a good look at Lena then try to spot the difference when, one week later, she appears at fellow studio site Passion HD. Notice anything different?

For some reason, presumably because they found it distracting or unsightly, the Passion HD crew have seen fit to blur Lena Paul’s very notable mole. Not only does this remind me of an inverted version of Japanese porn censorship but it’s really a shock to see a floating cloud of pixels obscuring any part of a human body in US-produced porn, let alone a localized epidermal-dermal cell pigmentation about the size of a quarter. Take a look at this sample gif and see if you can tear your gaze away from the awkwardly cloaked mole. It even pops out and says hello to its most devoted fans, knowing they’d be on the lookout for Lena’s most unique feature.

Lena Paul

Strangely, the videos and screencaps galleries were edited to remove Lena’s mole, but the galleries were left unchanged, visible mole and all. As a reminder of what Passion HD does very, very right and what Lena Paul (more or no mole) has brought too porn in her so-far-short career, here’s an uncensored shot of Lena’s explosive hand-delivered ending fresh form the Passion HD photo galleries.

Lena Paul

Passion HD review