Having previously appeared as no more than another cast member in 2007’s Glam Trash, Joanna Angel doesn’t have a particularly extensive history with Penthouse. She is, after all, best known for her fierce independence and outlier status while Penthouse has long been accepted as part of the porno mainstream. That’s all about to change, though, as the studio founded by Bob Guccione way back in 1965 has tapped the Burning Angel alt.porn maven to direct her first Penthouse feature – and it’s already proving a departure from her usual knowingly schlocky comedy-porn stylings.
What originally started as a licensing meeting about bringing Burning Angel content to Penthouse’s broadcast platforms soon turned a corner and had Angel proposing a film in which she pulled the already sexually declarative Penthouse Pets even further into sexual depravity – as is her wont and style. Drew Rosenfeld, Penthouse’s head of production, was taken with the idea enough that it soon started to form into a reality.
Corrupted by an Angel sees everyone’s favorite pink-and-black-haired heavily-tatted hardcore queen take on this year’s troop of Penthouse Pets (Riley Nixon, Gina Valentina, Ryan Keely, Jenna Sativa), leading them further astray as she pushes them to further carnal (and dramatic) greatness. Ditching her usual male leads for a more clearly female-led story, Angel calls Corrupted a “girl-power movie” that she finds “really beautiful.” Two major staples of any Angel production are nonetheless granted ample presence with music by Burning Angel dick-at-large and in-house poppy punk songwriter Small Hands and plenty of raucous girl/girl, boy/girl, and group sex (including mucho anal) to go around.
As Corrupted shows a more serious side of the usually goofy and ironically inclined director, it has proven something of a challenge for Angel. “This is a serious dramatic movie,” she told AVN. “It’s a touching story [with] some very sad moments and a lot of intensity – there’s even some crying parts.” Rosenfeld felt confident, however, that she had the skill and experience to pull it off. And the cast, of course, were perfectly fit for the job, Angel declaring them all “equally as slutty as one another,” herself included.
Corrupted by an Angel is due in late September from Penthouse (through its new distribution deal with Girlfriends Films).
Freed in late 2016 from the constraints of her exclusive contract with Digital Playground, Eva Lovia has been embracing many new opportunities befitting an AVN Female Performer of the Year nominee such as herself. A trio of scenes for Naughty America, a stunner with Hayley Reed for new Mofos venture Share My BF, and the launch of her own official members site, Fall in Lovia, which hosts exclusive updates, candid content, and some seriously sultry turns from co-star Shyla Jennings – all have cemented Lovia’s place near the top of the porno popularity heap. Now, one of the hottest directors working today has roped her into a showcase feature that’s guaranteed to sizzle on screens of any size.
After discussing her career goals in branding and performance with acclaimed director Greg Lansky, Lovia made clear she wanted not only shoot for Lansky’s Tushy, Blacked, and Vixen sites, but to also be the subject of his next showcase feature. A movie of firsts, ‘Eva’ sees Lovia performing in her first M/F anal scene, DP, an elusive F/F anal scene, first interracial anal encounter, and a threesome with, you guessed it, anal sex!
Committing her ass to Lansky’s cameras and crew was an easy decision, the star claims. “Greg very much puts the girl first and he really puts emphasis on beauty and having that cinematic quality. There is no rushing.” She also revealed something of a secret of Lansky’s success. Productions are schedule so that dialogue scenes and sexual intercourse are shot on different days, giving all kinds of performers and technicians with all kinds of attributes the chance to do their best work.
Fans will be able to see the results of Lansky and Lovia’s hotly anticipated collaboration in the forthcoming trailer (due July) to be followed by a succession of online updates culminating in the collected ‘Eva’ released in September. Those unable to wait can (and should) check out Lovia’s existing pair of Lanksy-shot scenes for Vixen, My Celebrity Crush and IG Models Behind the Scenes, as well as her excellent turn in Catching Up for Blacked.
This porn reviewer may have initially confused her with similarly blonde, athletic, and delightfully deviant colleagues Carter Cruise and Natalia Starr but in the four years since she stepped onto a porn set for the first time, 27-year-old Sacramento-born stunner Cali Carter has been slowly working her way into the viewing diet of untold thousands of porno fans. A curvaceous bottle-blonde with a penchant for ink work and hefty cocks, Ms. Carter is a porno archetype looking for a way to solidify her presence, her unique personality in the adult world.
Having taken a slightly different route to erotic infamy than Ms. Carter, Kendra Lust recently signed an exclusive performance contract with acclaimed director Mimefreak’s upstart Archangel studio and confirmed her place in the porn history books both as a dynamite “MILF” performer and a shining example of self-determined career-cultivation. Gifted not only with a box cover but a feature title. The Booty Queen #3 sees Ms. Lust commandeer a cast of awesome pornstars and studs – Joining her thick-rumped romping are AJ Applegate and Jada Stevens, two women that have previously held the Booty Queen title – and ravish all comers in an intense trio of ass-focused scenes. Lust’s first interracial scene was shot of Archangel and again she allows them a great privilege: her first double-penetration encounter.
Not to be outdone by her slightly more famous colleague, Cali Carter snagged her own title feature, Cali Carter is the Archangel. Trickling out to Archangel’s online audience over the past few months, Carter’s epic cover girl turn sees her handle Mandingo in her first BBC encounter (a creampie!), take on a pair of porn’s biggest, blackest dicks in a threesome, wrangle another five cocks in a messy-as-hell blowbang that leaves the breakout star dripping in sweat and spooge.
Celebrating the release of Ms. Lust’s orifice-expanding new Archangel adventures, the studio has announced a competition that can net three lucky fans Kendra-focused prize packs. The 2nd Runner Up wins a copy of The Booty Queen and a signed photo of its star; the 1st Runner Up adds Kendra’s Lust’s Perfect Stroke Mouth masturbator. One Grand Prize pack will be awarded to one participant, containing the aforementioned prizes as well as a day pass to the 2018 AVN Convention, the outfit worn by Kendra in her first DP scene, and, most tantalizing of all, a phone call from the maven of masturbatory entertainment herself. Fans have until April 7th to enter; stop by Archangel’s blog for more details and, don’t forget, Kendra and Cali’s showcases are exclusive to Archangel and can be viewed online at the official studio site in glorious HD video. For more on Archangel, check out Mr. Pink’s full review here.