Gone, But Not Forgotten: Porn’s 2014 Retirees

2014's retired pornstars

As one year closes and another dawns, and as a genuine legend of porn and one of the most memorable mainstream crossover successes in recent years retires (that’d be Lisa Ann), it’s well worth remembering the handful of other adult performers, women specifically, who for whatever reason decided 2014 would see the end of their porn careers and, as far as we forward-looking porn fans are concerned, the end of each of them as we know it. (Save those heading for self-employment through webcam, bless them!) Adult performers hanging up their bedazzled thongs this year included the following five Mr. Pink’s faves:

Evelyn Lin: now hosting club nights at various, uh, nightclubs around North America.

Holly Michaels: engaged, she left porn and, if her Amazon Wish List is any indication, might have started a family!

Mischa Brooks: quietly stopped working and announced her retirement from “adult” with assurances that we’d “see her soon” – whatever that means.

Alina Li: after a bad experience with a certain notoriously edgy BDSM studio, would prefer to wait tables at this point.

Abella Anderson: in business for herself and now selling swimwear, makeup, and prints of her fine self at Alluring Star; she also performs live on Camster.

Hey, at least ass-tastic Jynx Maze, who apparently retired earlier this year, is back in action! Hopefully she’ll inspire some bold and adventurous newcomers to enter porn and fill the void left by the above dear departed stars.

Check out some of Mr. Pink’s  favorite pornstars (retired and active) at Evil Angel

Jada Stevens, Mia Malkova, Nick Sterling Turn Exclusive

wo of the most bottom-heavy beauties in American porn, Jada Stevens and Mia Malkova, both announced exclusive performance deals recently with Malkova signing with Hard X and Stevens aligning herself with new studio ArchAngel Productions. Various other ass-loving adult studios read the announcements and wept.

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Malkova, the reigning AVN Best New Starlet, signed with her pals at Hard X after shooting a handful of scenes with director Mason and will make her in-contract debut in Super Cute 2 (released this month). Although permitted to shoot solo and girl-girl content for other studios, Malkova, who recently made her anal debut at Brazzers, will be taking dick only for Hard X.

Taking her reign as Evil Angel’s legendary Buttwoman even further, one of porn’s other truly ass-tastic beauties, Jada Stevens has thrown her lot in with a brand new company headed by award-winning director MimeFreak. In her first feature for ArchAngel Productions, the focus will be firmly on Stevens’s ample rear and exceptional anal skills; but she’s not stopping there. After The Booty Movie, which she apparently helped cast, Stevens will be seen in Anal Warriors – “[It’s] about bitches taking it in the ass,” says MimeFreak – alongside fellow anal acrobats Adriana Chechik, Dahlia Skye, Dana DeArmond and Natasha Starr, all of whom she’s surely set to out-perform. After all, she was Buttwoman!

There’s been some contract signing happening over on the all-male side of the industry, too, with Falcon Studios Group nabbing rising star Nick Sterling all for themselves. As per Sterling’s deal, he’ll shoot for Falcon and its Raging Stallion and Hot House subsidiaries after making his Falcon debut with Ready to Fuck. Falcon President Chris Ward was mightily impressed with Sterling’s first hardcore scene and considered signing him to an exclusive contract on the spot, but took some time to make sure. “Nick Sterling is handsome with a penetrating gaze and he’s got a body, dick, and ass that was made to appear in adult film,” Ward said. Sterling meanwhile expressed his gratitude, calling the Falcon team “some of the warmest and most professional people I have worked with in the industry. They make the experience fun and memorable each and every time.”

Let’s hope these three remarkable performers use their new home studios to bring us a fun and memorable experience each time, too.

Adriano’s Third Anal Overdose

Anal Overdose 3 How do you find joy in life once you’ve tasted the most addictive substance for your particular personality? How do you, say, go see a new Spider-Man movie without instantly becoming distracted by sick, demanding thoughts reminding you of past pleasures and the possibility of a more pleasant future? How does Mike Adriano, for example, still get it up for a touch of the rear-passage kind after already publicly overdosing on anal sex on two separate occasions?

Instead of addressing his addictions and attempting to lead some semblance of a normal (read: boring-as-fuck) life, possibly with a large family and a picket fence and a Tahoe parked in the drive, Adriano has simply put his head down and pushed himself into productions more demanding than anything seen during his first two overdoses. (Yes, that includes Anal Overdose #1’s three-headed, three-assed Francesca Lé/DIana Prince/Nicki Hunter wonderbeast!) Readied for a June 3 release from Evil Angel, Anal Overdose #3 brings an astonishing cast of eager anal sluts: busty blonde American Kagney Linn Karter, Italy’s latest and greatest erotic export Valentina Nappi, Latina harlot Aleksa Nicole, effervescent blonde Christie Stevens, and a dynamite trio lined up for a rim-happy, ass-plundering, rectal-gaping BGGGA (that’s boy-girl-girl-girl-anal) extravaganza that Adriano will certainly struggle to best anytime soon. That trio: Cameron Canada, Bailey Blue, and Mischa Brooks.

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(One thing worth noting – and hopefully something that’ll be amended before manufacturing begins – is that Adriano must’ve taken a tumble and bumped his noggin’ during shooting, an injury that left him unable to properly associate names with their correct faces (and rectums), as the above mislabeled pic of (L-to-R) Mss. Canada, Blue, and Brooks shows. Poor Mike Adriano. Perhaps he’s finally hit rock bottom.)

Dana Does Hollywood Darkly

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Having been climbing the porno ladder since starting as a performer 2003, the latest woman to join Evil Angel’s directorial roster, Dana Vespoli, knows a thing or twenty about Hollywood and she’s putting some nuggets of wisdom and a few of the more sordid anecdotes into her latest feature, Hollywood Babylon.

Due for release at the close of this month, Hollywood Babylon sees Vespoli drag her female lead, Sovereign Syre through the proverbial mud of Tinsel Town as she aims for the money, glamor, and fame stardom brings. Calling her newest Evil Angel effort “part love letter to Hollywood, part meditation on the notion of reinvention, and of course an exploration of twisted, psycho-sexual relationships,” Vespoli claims the idea came to her quite simply, by asking herself a question: “What if a girl came to Hollywood and became involved with a psychopathic plastic surgeon?” Played by porn’s most popular male thespian, Steven St. Croix, said plastic surgeon doesn’t limit his treatment of Syre to office appointments, inviting her to partake of a little familial loving with he and his wife (played by Dana DeArmond). Hollywood psychos seem to be a problem for Syre, though, and she becomes embroiled in a detective story that sees actor J.M. Darling attempt to sniff out the truth. Hell, it even sees Ms. DeArmond fire a handgun right into the camera lens for an altogether more shocking scene than even her most intense DPs.

With Vespoli keeping the budget of her mini-opus down to only $18,000 yet somehow managing to cast some of porn’s most talented fuckers – Syre, DeArmond, St. Croix, James Deen, Ryan Driller, Roman Nomar, and Italy’s latest, greatest, most curvaceous import, Valentina Nappi – Evil Angel couldn’t be happier. “[Features are] something we don’t usually do at Evil Angel,” said the company’s Justin Rich, “but Dana has the filmmaking chops to do it well.” And, when it comes to psychologically dark feature porn, there’s no better or more adventurous director currently working than Dana Vespoli. That much is certain.

Hollywood Babylon is to be released by Evil Angel on April 30, 2014.

Updates with Angels

Evil Angel

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!

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