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.

AVNs Galore for Riley

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Being Riley Reid must be pretty great at this point. Not only is Ms. Reid one of the most enthusiastic adult performers in a long time, she hasn’t been badgered into enlarging her breasts, getting more tattoos, removing her existing tats, or shooting all-anal interracial gangbangs by her growing legion of rabid fans. Reid’s “purity” is, in a sense, what makes her the real deal: that elusive pornstar who seems to be doing it for equal parts arousal and a rent check. When other girls seem bored or hungover, you can rest assured Riley Reid is whispering something dirty to camera and preparing to toss herself into another cock-ready position. And now that the AVN Awards have wound to a close for another year, Riley Reid can add to her list of accomplishments four 2016 AVN Awards!

Taking home trophies for Best Anal Sex Scene (with Mick Blue), Best Double-Penetration Scene (with James Deen, Erik Everhard), and Best Girl/Girl Scene (with Aidra Fox), Reid was left speechless on her fourth trip to the stage, offering “I don’t even know what to say anymore.” Thanking her agent Mark Spiegler and Greg Lansky, director of Being Riley (from Tushy/Jules Jordan) most of all, Reid ended up with a quartet of statues and much recognition in other categories both as a nominee and as part of an AVN winning team.

Riley Reid’s AVN haul most notably included the Female Performer of the Year statue, which clearly places her at the top of the pornstar heap, with no other performer coming close to this many accolades. The other trophies awarded to Riley-featured productions include Best Cinematography, Best Star Showcase, and Director of the Year (Greg Lansky for Being Riley), as well as Fan Awards for Favorite Female Performer and Social Media Star.

Riley Reid, AVN’s Female Performer of the Year can clearly now fuck 2016 any which way she wants. Yes, even in the ass.

Congrats, Riley, and enjoy!