#FreePornDay Approaches

#FreePornDay

Let’s face it, there’s many, many porn fans out there who’ve never paid for a single website subscription, retail DVD or VHS, and have maybe never even purchased an adult magazine in person. Aside from their apparent reluctance to patronize adults-only establishments, today’s typical porn viewer seems content to find crappy-quality footage floating around the Internet and abuse himself to it, disregarding the fact that the porn he just enjoyed was only made thanks to the time, money, effort, and creative spirit of its cast and crew. #Pay4Porn started popping up on Twitter at least 18 months ago, encouraging viewers to support creators and pay for, not steal, their porno.

There’s many great reasons to steer clear of piracy – the recent closure of Kickass Torrents and the arrest of its owner, for example – but the many major porno players knocked their noggins together and created a way to further emphasize to viewers how people are relying on porn sales to make a living. Funnily enough, the plans involves copious amounts of free porn.

Thanks to the effort and inspiration of Evil Angel and Gamma Entertainment, September 8th will be known as #FreePornDay and will open a 24-hour open portal into Gamma sites GirlsWay and HardX, Hustler, Vivid, Adult Empire, Nubiles, Kink, Met-Art, and Videobox (many of which were recently subjected to new Mr. Pink’s reviews) as well as Evil Angel and a smattering of others. This single day allows interested fans to sample members’ areas, roam freely the sites’ archives, and enjoy some premium content from the hottest creative outfits in porn today. Discounted membership deals will coincide with #FreePornDay to encourage visitors to turn their interest into a commitment.

Trying to redirect traffic from low-quality illegal tube feeds and sites is no easy task – most folks don’t seem to know what’s good for them – but #FreePornDay makes an admirable effort to remind us all that, without the ability of porn producers, performers, and creatives to make a living, we wouldn’t be so aroused and entertained by all their excellent work.

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Buck & Valentina & Boys & Girls

Girl/Boy 2

Ever since she started producing and directing porn, creating her own concepts and style, Dana Vespoli has been pushing boundaries. From lampooning the sharing economy with ScrewberX, shooting female-POV pegging scenes, and bringing fans into an intimate space with her Real Sex Diary series, Vespoli’s sexual imagination seems unbound by the accepted standards of the industry, the audience, or mainstream society at large. Her latest directorial effort is bound to confound and confuse many would-be fans, invite a whole new audience into the Evil Angel world, and arguably cement Valentina Nappi as the most mature, intelligent, and respectable pornstar currently working.

The sequel to Vespoli’s 2013 release Girl/Boy, a title which saw gender-bending, cross-dressing, and transsexualism playing a central role in the sordid affairs of Ms. Nappi, Manuel Ferrara, genderqueer performer Jiz Lee, and Vespoli herself, the upcoming Girl/Boy 2 pushes things even further into the muddled world of gender fluidity. Joining the returning Ms. Nappi and Jiz Lee are Marcus Dupree, Sovereign Syre, Venus Lux, and one of porn’s most controversial, challenging performers, Mr. Buck Angel.

A trans man, producer and director, acclaimed performer, and valiant defender of sexual freedom, Buck Angel has seen some crossover success with documentaries and television series focusing on his life and work. He has made very few appearances in genuine mainstream (read: mostly hetero) pornography, though, directors perhaps not knowing how to frame a man with genitalia usually regarded as female. Buck’s pussy doesn’t go to waste when paired with Nappi, one of the most enthusiastic fuckers of men, women, and trans people porn has seen in years, and they share mutual masturbation, they sixty-nine, they make-out passionately on the sofa.

Vespoli surely knew she was courting controversy with Girl/Boy 2 and pairing of Nappi and Angel. Already Nappi and Angel’s Instagram followers have started bitching and moaning about the pairing of a trans man and one of porn’s current breakout superstar women. Let ’em, say the performers involved, as they turn online complaints into a call to open-armed sexual and gender acceptance. This is brave, bold, original pornography, y’all, and that often seems to be relegated to low-level fetish sites and small-scale semi-pro studios. Seeing Vespoli, Nappi, Angel, and Evil Angel tackling such a risqué subject is about all the proof this reviewer needs that these are among the most vital voices in porn today.

Buttman’s Big Budget Lesbian Adventure

Sex brings people together, and I don’t just mean in a moist, mushy lump of entangled limbs: it really does bring people together, creating communities of like-minded practitioners, offering group safety to sexual minorities struggling to survive, and even matching pornographers with their muses, a meeting that creates even more possibilities for togetherness once it hits the retail and digital shelves. John Stagliano might not be an active adult performer anymore, but he’s still as tuned-in to today’s current crop of breakout sex stars. As if to prove this beyond a doubt, the director of the acclaimed Voracious series for his Evil Angel imprint has ventured once again into big budget porno territory to create a unique showcase of two of today’s most authentic performers.

Misha Cross and Samantha Bentley

Of the two leading ladies soon to be found adorning the cover of Hard In Love, Stagliano’s continental lesbian travelogue, Misha Cross is the newer name, the slighter physical presence, and the less mainstream-accessible one. Having appeared as not one, but three distinct prostitutes in Game of Thrones, it’s the British Samantha Bentley who takes top billing. And, speaking of billing, that’s a credit you don’t see earned by pornstars every day: Starring and Written by… An ambitious lesbian feature from a porno legend co-created by two of Europe’s most compelling, intelligent, self-assured performers (with appearances from Proxy Paige, Angel Long, and Jesse Volt, among others)? That’s certainly reason to prick up your ears and pay close attention.

Another reason is that Stagliano called in a few favors from friends to pull of this production, shooting in the private Budapest studio of Rocco Siffredi and at insomnia, a Berlin club that also hosted his Fashionistas Safado shoots. Creatively, he turned to Cross and Bentley. “I had the girls’ demented imagination to save me,” Stagliano told press. “As with so much of this movie, the ending was a surprise to me and my narrow male thinking.”

The first chapter of Hard In Love serves up four scenes to Evil Angel subscribers and is available there now, with Part 2 due to arrive June 6th.