According to The New York Times, the decade-long trend of bald (or at least largely shaven) female pubes has turned around of late with more and more women opting for a more natural, “fuller” look. Citing advice from actress (and now author) Cameron Diaz, quotes from Gwyneth Paltrow’s Iron Man 3 press junket interviews, a Lady Gaga photoshoot and the continued career of reluctant pubic groomer and actress Abby Hoffman, NYT writer Marisa Meltzer makes the claim that the Brazilian and High Bikini waxes are on the way out in US cities from New York to Portland, OR, but seems to neglect one source of pubic pop-culture factoids: pornography.
Take a gander through the ranks of porn’s brightest young starlets and you’ll see plenty of bush on the likes of Riley Reid, Holly Michaels, Dani Daniels, and Chastity Lynn. In fact, bang on three years ago back in 2011, Elegant Angel released Bush, a pubic hair-loving hardcore romp that reintroduced audiences to the hottest tufted women in porn, including Kimberly Kane, Bobbi Starr, and Kristina Rose.
Bush was followed by two more installments of this burgeoning series and welcomed multiple AVN nominees, one of whom, Jessie Andrews, also a Best Actress winner, Miley Cyrus music video co-star, and dance club DJ whose names has appeared in print in a NYT edition on not one, not two, but four separate occasions. But, no, heaven forbid we look to porn to see what less vocal people are doing (or wish they are) in their bedrooms. It’s simply untenable that such an affront to all human decency (both the Patriarchy’s and Feminism’s) could be the basis for an assessment of human domestic habits! Anyone willing to look, though, would certainly find one thing: bush (and quite a bit of it, too).
Evil Angel and Elegant Angel might share A-list pornstar talent, assloads of AVN Awards and an enormous global audience, but there’s stylistic differences that clearly mark them as separate and unique entities both making invaluable, if quite different contributions to the adult industry. For example: Evil Angel’s DVD covers are draped in crimson and black with metal flourishes and titles like Evil Anal and Ass Hysteria while Elegant Angel opts for a sleek and far more sedate white-and-pink treatment for Curvy Girls, Cuties, Asian Bombshells and other titles. Just see the latest announcements from each company and their differences will be confirmed.
Ok, so maybe they’re more alike than previously suggested. Bonnie Rotten, having been crowned the AVN Female Performer of the Year at January’s ceremony, continues her thriving career by taking up the honored mantle previously held by Cytherea and Jada Fire. And, strangely enough, squirting isn’t something Ms. Rotten even knew she could both do and enjoy before she started in porn, as she explains in this here interview:
Aiden Starr joining the ranks of Evil Angel directors makes about as much sense as Bonnie Rotten being appointed Squirtwoman, i.e.: plenty! After Belladonna, Bobbi Starr, and Dana Vespoli before her, Ms. Starr is another acclaimed female performer moving to the director’s chair under the guidance of John “Buttman” Stagliano’s crew. And, like those women before her, she’s making her first venture a rather risque one. Pussy Whipped, out April 16, sees a cast including Bella Rossi, Sarah Shevon, and Phoenix Askani join Starr for everything from egg-laying to prolapsed assholes to tentacle sex, with nary a (real human) penis in sight!
Two of the most fierce and unforgettable women performers making bold new steps in their careers, the results of which seem disproportionately beneficial to us, and people still want to maintain that porn is dying? Nonsense. I never doubt that I’m in the right industry, but clearly it’s these women who I should be working for!
Last week’s Sex Awards left dozens of performers, directors, and producers very, very happy. The inaugural event celebrated adult entertainment in perhaps a more meaningful way than other award ceremonies, crowning men and women in the usual categories as dictated by the voting fans. No one, however, was as thrilled-to-bits as Porn Star of the Year and subject of Adult Movie of the Year, Asa Akira.
Having achieved monumental success in 2013, a year that started with her hosting the AVN Awards and winning its most coveted prize of Female Performer of the Year, the diminutive Japanese-American superstar hoped to accomplish the few things left on her long ago written list of goals. Taking the stage to accept her third Sex Award of the night, Akira unveiled her latest accomplishment, an exclusive performance deal that will see her shoot for Wicked Pictures and only Wicked Pictures. (Thankfully, this won’t disrupt her directing gigs for Elegant Angel.)
Sharing her thoughts with AVN, Akira recalled how the deal initially entered her mind years ago. “I found this list that I had made in 2011. And I had totally forgotten about it, but I found it recently and it had a lot of stupid things on it like get rich, be successful… But it had win AVN Performer of the Year, and the last thing on the list was get a Wicked contract. So a lot of the things came true. In general, I’ve wanted to be a Wicked Girl since I got into the industry. It was the first thing I told my first agent at Gold Star Modeling, so this is really, really exciting for me.”
And for us too, Ms. Akira. For us too.