April Flores: Fat Girl Fantasizing

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After winning two AVNs for BBW Performer of the Year in 2014 and 2015, April Flores, the only performer to ever win the twice-awarded trophy, was in a state of flux. Along with her greatest accolades yet came the grief of losing her husband, late photographer Carlos Batts, who died at age 40 of natural causes in late 2013, just months before her first win. Initially proposed to her by genderqueer producer/performer Courtney Trouble, Flores’ newest endeavor is shaping up to be her magnum opus: a members-only site featuring plus-sized and BBW models but largely focusing on her own “filthy” sexual exploits. The site? Fat Girl Fantasies.

Not content to tread the same ground as other BBW sites, those that simply shoot nude and sexually active BBW women and call it a day, Ms. Flores seems to be attempting to create a far more personal kind of porn guided by the desires of its featured models. Casting other large women alongside her interminably sexy self, Flores is aided in her erotic adventuring by Kitty Stryker, Karla Lane, Jade Rose, Eliza Allure, and Cinnamon Maxxine. Hell, even porn’s tiniest Asian-American anal whore, Asa Akira, drops by to suckle at Flores’ ample breast.

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In honor of Batts’ contribution to adventurous, taboo-destroying adult entertainment, Flores named her new site after her late husband’s last book, Fat Girls, a photographic study of his partner taken over the course of twelve years, and hopes his spirit will live on in her own work. Quoth the creator herself: “Fat Girl Fantasies developed from love—the love between friends who use the medium of pornography to express themselves. Fat Girl Fantasies was conceived from the need to show the world how beautiful and desirable a sexual fat woman is.” And who better for that job than April Flores?

Big Winners, Big Women

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The Biggie Awards, adult entertainment’s annual celebration of all things BBW (the women, the movies, the directors, the waistlines) went off without a hitch in Las Vegas this weekend past and, as expected, a new lineup of remarkable talents were decreed the best in the biz by their peers and fans. Before we run through some of those taking home Biggies this year, though, be sure to jump back a few weeks and read Mr. Pink’s preview of the event.

April Flores and Brianna Rose in Marshmallow Girls 2, 2015, Evil Angel
[April Flores and Brianna Rose in Marshmallow Girls 2, 2015, Evil Angel]

(Now, I really must make a minor complaint at this point: it appears BBWCon and the Biggie Awards crews are recovering from their events, as suggested by their lifeless social media profiles, the absence of convention floor footage on YouTube, and the minimal coverage given to the toast of the performing BBW community. Want greater recognition? Insist upon it!)

As reported by AVN, Odette Delacroix, this year’s winner of Best Fetish/Speciality site for PetiteVsPlump.com and, strangely enough, quite a thin woman. Thanking the BBW community for opening their arms to a woman whose body type would normally exclude her from such an organization, Delacroix encapsulated what makes the BBW side of the adult industry so damn worth supporting: open-mindedness and community.

Now, onto some winners…

BBWcon Hall of Fame: Sapphire
BBW Media Outlet of the Year: Phat-Mag.com
Director of the Year: Josh Stone
Studio of the Year: Sensational Video
Fan Favorite: Mandy Majestic
Newcomer of the Year: Kimmie KaBoom
XXX Performer of the Year: Eliza Allure
BBW of the Year: Vylette Vonne
Best Belly of the Year: Alexxxis Allure
Best Boobs of the Year: Kimmie Kaboom
Best Butt of the Year: Victoria Secret
Best BBW DVD Series of the Year: Scale Bustin’ Babes
Best Lesbian Scene of the Year: April Flores & Brianna Rose in Marshmallow Girls 2 (Evil Angel)

April Flores @ Evil Angel

July’s Looking Big & Beautiful

Arbitrary societal standards and the mainstream media may have had us all convinced for decades that skinny women were where it’s at (as long as they’re somewhat curvy) but the recent rise in popularity of BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) porn has seen women formerly labelled “fatties” and “whales” pulled into the spotlight and celebrated for the strength and honesty of their bodies and beauty. Actually, larger women are so ‘in’ right now that the month of July is basically set to be a BBW-worship-a-thon in the spiritual home of American sin, Las Vegas, Nevada. The reason? BBWcon, the first plus-sized adult entertainment convention.

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Along with The Biggie Awards, a yearly tribute to the hottest and hardest working people in BBW porn, BBWcon aims to keep the BBW porn industry at a red-hot temperature, offering seminars, exhibitions, and social events all geared towards rewarding those working in BBW porn and their loyal fans. Featured guests are set to include Lexi Luxxxe, Sashaa Juggs, Cotton Candi, Erika Xstacy, and Eliza Allure and you might even hear them discuss face-sitting, career trajectories, piracy, and exploring sexuality in all its forms.

The concurrent Biggie Awards will also be placing crowns on the heads of the year’s best Ethnic Performer, Cam Girl, Fetish Performer, Male Performer, Newcomer, XXX and BBW Performers, as well as granting awards for Best Belly, Best Boobs, and Best Butt, along with dozens of other awards. Fan nominations have closed, but you can still vote for your favorite BBW (and related) performers and off-camera professionals at the Biggie Awards website.

Those more into the partying than the professional accolades could do a hell of a lot worse than BBWcon, too. Kimmie Kaboom, for one, is already excited and practicing hard to compete in Desiree Devine’s Boobie Bounce Offathon, and there’s further games and activities lined up for the weekend that’ll surely have you rubbing thighs and bulging waistlines with pornstar, fellow fan, and homegrown BBWs in equal measure.

BBWcon takes place at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino July 10th-12th with the Biggie Awards taking place on Saturday the 11th. Attendance packages start at $169 and include all kinds of tantalizing treats for BBWs and their admirers alike.