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.

AVN Awards

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.

Win Yourself an AVN Experience to Remember!

2015 AVN awards

So you think you’ve got what it takes to shoot the shit with porn’s most dazzling personalities while maintaining an entertaining and professional manner? And you think you’ll be able to withstand the glitz and glamor of the 2015 AVN Awards, focusing on the task at hand even if that task is interviewing performers, directors, producers, and presenters? Well, my friend, you’ll now have your shot – or, you’ll have your shot at getting your shot, at least – thanks to the good folks at Adult DVD Empire.

Offering one porn fan the chance to be their official AVN correspondent this coming January at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Adult DVD Empire is asking wannabe porn reporters to shoot a brief YouTube video that proves to judges why you’re a worthy recipient of such a distinguished honor. Oh, and Bonnie Rotten tells you the basics of the competition in a cheap, fast, and flashy video (seen below). The winner, and there can be only one, will receive airfare from anywhere in the continental United States to Las Vegas and hotel accommodation for three nights so you can take in every moment of the Adult Entertainment Expo and the AVN Awards, both which you’ll naturally also win passes to. You’ll probably get a lanyard, too. (People still think lanyards are awesome, right?)

If you’re so inclined, dear reader, I’d suggest boning up on your comedic timing and witty repartee, and perhaps throwing some slickness into your video presentation, ’cause there’s bound to be plenty of self-described awesomely funny folks who’ll do almost anything to meet and greet pornstar babes galore, giving you some stiff competition. How are you going to stand out? What will you do to be granted use of a camera, microphone, and laminated access pass that no other porno superfan would even consider, let alone commit to? Now, all you up-and-coming Dave Attells and Lisa Lampinellis of the world, get shootin’!

 

AVN 2014: The Winners – The Women

2014 AVN Awards

Yeah, yeah. Nice work gents and congrats to all the movies that took home trophies at last month’s 31st annual AVN Awards in Las Vegas, but it’s the ladies we really discuss! The queens of cock-wrangling. The most lusted-after women in America. LA’s legal hookers and sex maniacs. However they’re regarded by the public at large, the most acclaimed women in US porn are the primary focus of the glitzy Las Vegas awards ceremony. And, with 2013 well and truly in the can, it’s clear who the year’s biggest winners are.

Bonnie Rotten

Taking home the most coveted award of the evening, Female Performer of the Year, raven-haired leather-punk princess and former AVN Award Trophy Girl, Bonnie Rotten (whose feature The Gangbang of Bonnie Rotten also took home Best Group Sex Scene) left behind the other trophies for which she was nominated (nine others including Best Anal, POV, Oral, Girl-Girl and Safe Sex Scenes) and instantly became porn’s baddest* (and most talked-about) female.

Also bringing in prominent and highly coveted awards were Best New Starlet Mia Malkova, Best Supporting Actress Brandy Aniston, Best Actress Remy LaCroix (The Temptation of Eve), and, taking home The Fan Award for Hottest Ass, Alexis Texas(s). April Flores was chosen BWW Performer of the Year, Shyla Jennings All-Girl Performer of the Year, Anissa Kate Female Foreign Performer of the Year, India Summer the MILF Performer of the Year, and the Unsung Female Performer of the Year was littleknown Presley Hart.

There were, of course, many other women applauded for their awarded work, but they’ll have to wait for another blog, one in which you, dear reader, will receive the full lowdown on what made the year’s best scenes the year’s best scenes and exactly what the ladies in discussion did to deserve a statue just like Bonnie’s on their very own mantle. Trust me, it’s pretty fucking noteworthy!

Perhaps the least visible but most relieved winner of the year, however, Melissa Makeup overcame a major setback when photos she snapped of pornstars without their stage faces on became a viral wtf-fest that caused many a rage-Tweeting pornstar; she was awarded the Best Makeup trophy for her work on Burning Angel’s Evil Head and continues to be employable.

Congratulations, ladies, and may your 2014s be as vibrant and successful as your 2013s.

* Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good, you know?