Adriana Chechik’s AVN Glory

“I honestly thought it was a lost cause,” 2017 AVN Female Performer of the Year winner Adriana Chechik told AVN after receiving her trophy. After nominations for the title in 2015 and 2016, 2017 proved to finally be the year the gloriously accommodating anal queen truly hit the big time.

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“I put in 92 scenes this year and it’s really awesome to know that those counted and were more than just the feelings and gratification I got from it,” said the 25-year-old with the “nastiest holes in porn, adding “I’m just so happy.” And why shouldn’t she be? Not only did Chechik take home the most prized AVN Award of all, she was also honored for Best Oral Sex Scene for her Evil Angel showcase, The Ultimate Slut, and for Most Outrageous Sex Scene for her turn with Holly Hendrix and Markus Dupree in ‘Creamy Bottom Fun Ball Happy Time’ from Holly Hendrix’s Anal Experience (Evil Angel). Hendrix did pretty well herself, also scoring the Best New Starlet award.

Last year’s Male Performer of the Year winner, Mick Blue, continued to wow audiences and industry members with his class, gentlemanly demeanor, and awesome sexual skills, taking home his third consecutive award. Blue thanked in his speech Anikka Albrite, his wife of three years, for turning his life around and being “the most amazing, loving woman you can just imagine.” Hey, since she’s cool with him giving Kendra “Library Girl” Sunderland a right good rogering in this year’s Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (My Friend’s Daughter for Vixen), I’m inclined to agree with him!

If you’re wondering what’s next for this pair of ultra-accomplished porn superstars, Mick’s continuing his excellent work with BAM Visions while Adriana’s getting even dirtier (if you can imagine that) with Pierre Woodman. Whether that’ll cement her as porn’s brightest and boldest talent or have her run out of town due to excessive, truly degenerate deviancy remains to be seen, but I’m happy to keep a close eye on her progress and report back to you, dear readers, as necessary.

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AVN’s 2017 Hall of Females

The swingingest dicks in porn are being celebrated for their many-year contributions to adult entertainment at the forthcoming AVN Awards and our last blog looked at Steve Holmes, Mick Blue, and Christian XXX on the eve of their induction into the AVN Hall of Fame. This time around, we’re looking at the accomplished and acclaimed ladies to enter the annals of adult video history. Watch out, though, ’cause the AVN Hall of Fame class of 2017 is, dear reader, a wild one.

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Last time Tory Lane was in the news, she had gone a little haywire on an airplane and gotten herself arrested upon landing at LAX. AVN doesn’t cater to gossip hounds (well, not that much) and has cemented Ms. Lane as a pornstar for the ages, inviting the two-time AVN winner into the Hall of Fame this year. Shooting two typically intense scenes for Brazzers this year, Lane isn’t letting a little legal brouhaha slow down her rampant sluttiness – thank fuck! Also regarded as one of porn’s wild women, Sara Jay joins Lane in the Hall of Fame this year, presumably invited to join due to her impressive straddling of the MILF, BBW, fetish, hardcore, webcam, and stunt-porn worlds and recent success with her Wyde Syde video imprint, which has already brought the best of Jay’s illustrious career and her newest erotic accomplishments to home video and the digital world.

Charmane Star hasn’t shot a hardcore scene since, well, I don’t know when, having stated on Instagram that she only takes mainstream, non-porn roles these days, but that hasn’t stopped the powers that be at AVN from including the fiery Filipino in this year’s Hall of Fame induction group. No more hardcore from Charmane is a shame, but her Open Life site celebrates her past successes in very fine (HD) form. Also retired from active shooting – and now with a small family to support – Aurora Snow has taken to her keyboard and now pens articles for such publications as the Daily Beast, bringing a much-needed pro-porn perspective to the public mainstream discussion. Focused on the social, political, and human environmental impact of adult entertainment, Snow could very well follow in the footsteps of now indispensable sex educators as Nina Hartley and Annie Sprinkle.

Having retired in 2014 from adult films, Daisy Marie is something of an unexpected entrant into the AVN Hall of Fame this year. Still posing for her fans and followers on Instagram and performing the occasional online webcam show at CamSoda, the plump-lipped Latina still aims to capture the attention and libidinous imagination of fans worldwide. Not even close to retiring, on the other hand, is Monique Alexander, whom the AVN crew also induct this year. Releasing through Brazzers an amazing 27 scenes during 2016, the seasoned sleeve-tatted proto-MILF from Vallejo isn’t slowing down after more than fifteen years fucking before the camera. After being a Vivid contract girl, taking home four AVN Awards, and stepping onto the AVN stage as ‘Trophy Girl’ in 2002, the Hall of Fame is about the last AVN accolade Alexander could want. Well, except that elusive Female Performer of the Year statue, that is…

The 2017 AVN Awards takes place in Las Vegas, January 21 and Hall of Famers will be inducted a few days earlier at an industry soiree at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. For a full list of AVN nominees and Hall of Fame inductees, check out the official AVN list.

AVN Hall of Famers Hit Vegas

As America’s capital city of sin and vice, Las Vegas, Nevada kicks into gear to welcome the world’s most high-profile throng of onscreen sex workers, from homegrown webcammers to trophy-winning anal artists, to the 2017 AVN Awards Show, one particular group of adult industry professionals has been invited to step into the annals of history. Announcing the annual slate of AVN Hall of Fame inductees late last year, Adult Video News cemented a handful of names as upper echelon porn identities and here we’ll take a look at this years celebrated men.

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There are obviously copious contributions made behind-the-scenes without which the sex we soak up would be half as good, but we here at Mr. Pink’s try to concern ourselves with who’s onscreen more than who’s in the executive suite at the studio. In front of the camera, the men we’ve come to begrudgingly respect and, shit, even admire that AVN has seen fit to crown this year include an Austrian, a Transylvanian Saxon, and one of the industry’s chief targets of cyber-bullying.

Christian XXX sees more than his fair share of hate mail, I’m sure. Look in the comments of any adult site on which he appears and you’ll see guys frothing at the mouth over their distaste for his hetero-flexible habits, commitment to BBW and trans-porn, and staunch outsider status. Nonetheless, Christian’s accomplishments have earned him a devoted fan base of all orientations and a place in the porno Parthenon that is the AVN Hall of Fame.

Mick Blue is arguably the most likable guy in porn. An Austrian with a charming accent, emotive face, and icy blue eyes, and the husband of fellow AVN Award winner Anikka Albrite, he has racked up more awards in the European and American industries than any guy still working that you’d care to name. Now he can add another accolade to his mental mantle, a place among the gods of human sexual entertainment. Best seen in his creator-owned BAM Visions work at Evil Angel, Blue seems set for many more years thrusting with lust in our honor.

Similarly long-standing, Romanian-born German actor Steve Holmes (who I first came to really value thanks to Burning Angel) is also this year being inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame, likely thanks to his hugely adaptable persona. Equally at home playing a drunken hobo, a tuxedo-clad debonair hero, or a sleazy stepdad who probably shouldn’t be rifling through his wife’s daughter’s underwear drawers, Holmes is a buoyant, cheerful presence whenever he steps before a camera. His evolution from fetishistic European outsider to a reliable character stud for the US mainstream is also remarkable.

Next week we’ll be looking not at the guys but at the women, the female performers ushered into the adult world’s much more youthful counterpart to the Oscars’s Lifetime Achievement winners’ circle. Some of them you really won’t believe can even stand up straight, let alone walk a red carpet and accept an on-stage honor before a potential audience of millions. Others, you’ll wonder where they find the time to dress up and party what with all those god-damn-divine blowjobs they’ve been giving for our entertainment, bless them.