The Hookup Hotshot

Bryan Gozzling

Evil Angel recently saw a few of its key directors take the bulk of their previously EA-branded work elsewhere, presumably because contracts had expired and said directors’ stars now shine significantly brighter than when they were first adopted by John “Buttman” Stagliano and his merry crew of deviants. James Deen and Manuel Ferrara both share their former EA titles on their own sites, while Dana Vespoli is slowly filling Twisted Visual with her best and boldest productions. This leaves Evil Angel in need of a new discovery, a daring new talent who could very soon take the porn world by storm. On that note, welcome Bryan Gozzling to the Evil Angel roster.

First unleashing his homemade style of ultra-intense gonzo hardcore on the world via his Hookup Hotshot website midway through 2015 and now a fully confirmed Evil Angel associate, Gozzling’s hipster style, bespectacled face, and strangely trendy Wehrmacht haircut should place him in an Urban Outfitters catalog, or at least tagging along with Chris Strokes at American Pervert, Strokes’ American Apparel parody site. Not content to trail another, Gozzling instead saw social media as the way to distinguish his porn from anyone else’s.

“The Internet is a wonderful place. It’s full of young girls on social media and dating sites who just wanna hook up. What’s better than finding hot chicks who are down to fuck, all from the comfort of your own home?” Good point, Gozz, and good work on casting today’s cutest and nastiest crop of porno starlets in some of their filthiest scenes. Gozzling’s sexual style is an odd one: often moving slowly and deliberately then bursting into flurries of rampant thrusting, the dude treats his girls like playthings, encouraging them to drool saliva on themselves while holding his dick in their throats, prying their asses open with two fingers (then three, then four), and leaving each girl far messier than she was when she entered his LA apartment. On Facefuck Friend Request, Gozzling’s DVD debut, he debases Angel Smalls, Alina West, Mandy Muse, and the ultra-cute Liza Rowe, all of whom end up smeared in spit, semen, and their own fluids, gasping for air, and praising Al Gore for inventing the Internet, and thanking Bryan Gozzling for their thorough sexual thrashing.

Not yet on DVD nor on Evil Angel’s website, other girls going under Gozzling’s control include Lyla Dean, Taylor Reed, Alice Green, Aubrey Luna, Jade Jantzen, Mila Jade, and Kimberly Chi, and all can be enjoyed only at Hookup Hotshot, where social media very, very easily becomes sexual media.

Anna Bell Peaks: A Banging 2015

Anna Bell Peaks

A few months into 2015, I started to notice a heavily tattooed and very curvaceous pink-haired woman slutting it up on the Internet. Tattoos have become a lot more common on pornstars in recent years, but this particular bodily canvas was far more heavily decorated than most, and that pink hair, now that you notice immediately. First she popped up at MyFreeCams and looked a damn sight more interesting than most of the dull, spiritless camgirls you usually see there. Then I noticed the same pink hair and ample rack over at Pure Mature, where the exquisite photography cast this mysterious woman in an altogether more flattering light. And finally, here appeared her name: Anna Bell Peaks.

It’s been a big year for Ms. Peaks, with two Inked Awards for Cam Girl of the Year and Perfect Pussy, interracial maniacs Dogfart according her runner-up in their monthly popularity contest for December, an AVN nomination for Hottest Newcomer, and now an accolade to beat all those others (unless she nabs the AVN): Bang Bros has named her their Pornstar of the Year for 2015.

Carrying a 97% approval rating from Bang Bros members with a combined 327,993 views of her three scenes, two for Bang Bros Clips and one for Big Tit Cream Pie. Standing 5’6″ with an amazing 32G-25-32 figure, ink all over, and plenty of piercings, Ms. Peaks pushes towards Belladonna and Bonnie Rotten territory while remaining a sensual performer, never quite becoming the obscene hyper-whore foaming at the mouth as those two are known to. That’s not to say Peaks is boring. In fact, she’s far, far from it with incredible oral technique, a frequently filthy mouth, and a body that, when in motion, is impossible to stop gawking at.

Ironically, Anna Bell Peaks, who now asks her fans and admirers to vote for her at AVN, sports a rather prominent tattoo across her upper chest reading “Judge Me Not.” Well, at least it doesn’t say “Don’t vote,” ’cause then she’d be fucked – and not in that always exciting Bang Bros way, either. Thanks heaven for small miracles – and for 2015’s most scintillating alt.newcomer Anna Bell Peaks.

Joanna Angel’s AVN Nom Haul

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Joanna Angel’s 13th year as the driving force behind Burning Angel has seen the company nestled comfortably among the most interesting and inventive porn outfits working today, even after outside challenger Wood Rocket appeared with total lunacy as their M.O. Now, with nominations announced for the 2016 AVN Awards and her an allegedly abusive former flame now exposed to his previously adoring public (more on that soon), Ms. Angel’s 2015 seems to be ending quite beautifully indeed. And it’s not just one or two crucial nominations that should have all at Burning Angel popping bottles and laughing in the face of their most paltry competitors, alt.porn johnny-come-latelys, and would-be indie-porn revolutionaries, but an incredible 28 nominations for her and her Burning Angel cohorts. What did BA do this year that deserves such recognition? Well, quite a lot, actually.

Angel, who’s also due to co-host the 2016 AVN Awards with Anikka Albrite come January, saw herself snag individual nominations for Best Director – Parody (for Making the Band), Best Web Director, Mainstream Star of the Year (which, if won by our favorite punk rock pornstar, would signify quite the sea change in public perception of “alternative” style and identity in porn), Best Porn Star Website, and, In a featured but clothed role, Best Non-Sex Performance (Dirty Deeds for Wicked Pictures). Along with fellow scribes D Nothing, Kara Pond, and Randy Stoker, Angel was recognized for her inspired writing of Dude, Am I a Slut? and Killer Kleavage from Outer Space. Throw in a nod for her part in Making the Band’s incredible rock ‘n’ roll orgy (Best Group Sex Scene) and Joanna’s doing pretty god damn well for herself this season.

Not to be overshadowed by its creator and guiding light, Burning Angel racked up a slew of nominations: two for Best Amateur/Pro-Am Movie (It’s My First Time and It’s My First Time 2), Best Anal Series and Movie (for Rock and Roll in My Butthole 5 and the series it belongs to), Best Anthology Movie (Fuckabilly 3: Pin-Up Pussy), two for Best Comedy (Killer Kleavage again, and Slumber Party Sluts, Best Continuing Series for POV Punx, Best Interracial Movie (Big Black Dicks and Tattooed Chicks 2), and, among a handful of others, Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project for the headline-grabbing Ronda ArouseMe: Grounded and Pounded. Special mention should also go to Twin Peeks (aka Tommy Pietch), Burning Angel’s resident makeup genius, nominated twice this year for Best Makeup for his remarkable work on Killer Kleavage and Comic Book Freaks & Cosplay Geeks, both of which saw him turn everyday pornstars into the bizarre (and bizarrely arousing) creatures. And comic convention attendees.

Ever the gracious recipient of accolades, Angel had this to say in response to her and her company’s nominations: “I am incredibly happy that our nominations spanned over so many different categories. In addition to our parodies and our features, our Pro-Am releases, our POV movies and one of my favorite all- sex lines that we have, Rock and Roll in my Butthole was given attention,” Angel has said. “BurningAngel has been a labor of love for me for the past 13 years and I am so thankful for the success we have. I look forward to a kick ass show in January!”

Fan voting has opened at AVN HQ and if you’ve been as impressed as I with the output of Joanna Angel and her merry band of fucking freaks during 2015, why not show your support by casting your votes accordingly.