The end of this month sees the 28th birthday of one Sasha Grey, former pornstar, current who-knows-what, and alleged mainstream crossover success, and to celebrate Evil Angel is releasing a showcase DVD compiling the best, most fierce performances of Ms. Grey’s illustrious career. Shot by different directors over a few years, Evil Angels: Sasha Grey sees the infamous teenage superslut indulge in straight and lesbian sex, the latter aided along by director/co-star Belladonna in what is undoubtedly on the most intense scenes of either woman’s career. Five other directors lent their hand to capturing these scenes of Sasha choking on dicks black and white and plastic, smashing her face into another woman’s labia, requesting a gut-punch during an extreme fetish-focused orgy, and otherwise proving herself totally in charge of her own sexuality, confronting and abusive though it may seem.
While it’s a little disappointing that Evil Angel apparently cannot be bothered to give the non-HD scenes an HD upgrade, leaving them looking like relics of yesteryear, some fans might argue that there was a time and place for Sasha Grey and this compilation captures her (and it) perfectly, grungy resolutions and all. Evil Angel’s Justin Rich calls the release “A greatest hits package from the peak of Sasha’s career.” A career Rich also claims successfully crossed over into movies (The Girlfriend Experience) and music (aTelecine, Current 93, Sasha’s non-porn work has reached a much smaller audience than the work highlighted by this Evil Angel release. Ever listened to a band called aTelecine? Are you a longtime Current 93 fan who wishes one-time members Andrew WK and Sasha Grey split off into a subgroup concerned solely with writing porn-and-partying jams? Nope, then aside from having an A-list Oscar-winning director (albeit one known for occasional bombs) cast her in a super-low-budget indie feature, I’d say Sasha Grey’s porn career is about as close as she’s come to mainstream popularity. After all, it’s no secret that many porn viewers won’t admit to it publicly and, at one point, no adult performer was more Googled than Sasha Grey. And, while that’s certainly not the case these days, Evil Angels: Sasha Grey should do a damn good job of reminding us all what the reign of Sasha Grey was really like. In a word: flabbergasting.
Evil Angels: Sasha Grey is out March 28th from Evil Angel Video.
When is size not all that important? Well, never, really. And definitely not when it comes to porn sites that ask you to pay regular monthly access fees. In that instance, size is usually of the utmost importance, but not today. In this here Beating on a Budget! we’re looking at a site that, although small in size, has already made significant waves in an industry that claims to have seen it all. However, the site in question, the work of a director/performer calling himself Bryan Gozzling, a guy of whom most people would jump at the chance to shout “Hipster,” just happens to be more one of the most intense new takes on porn in recent years. I, Mr. Pink, present to you, dear reader and devotee of on-screen degeneracy, Hookup Hotshot.
Launching mid-2015, Hookup Hotshot quietly started turning heads the WWW over. Casting new girls on the cock, such girls as Sadie Pop, Jade Jantzen, Liza Rowe, and Aria Alexander in almost aggressive male-dominated hardcore sex scenes, Gozzling guarantees his guests turn in performances of a caliber they won’t produce for other sites. Initially recruiting his conquests through social media platforms and shown on-screen via animated text bubbles, Gozzling soon courts his hungry-cunted gal pal back to his place and proceeds to instruct her in the art of pleasing a deviant, utterly perverted man. Spitting in their faces and jamming his hands inside their various orifices before even exposing his dick, Gozzling proves an intense, commanding performer. His style won’t suit everyone – especially those heavily into “romance” or “couples” porn – but those eager to see today’s current crop of cock-riders in their messiest and most degenerate scenes yet cannot ignore Hookup Hotshot.
As mentioned earlier, Hookup Hotshot isn’t exactly overflowing with material, not after less than a year online, but there is a deal in place that will whisk you inside for a riotous good time at an irresistibly affordable price. The regular monthly price of $29.99 has now been lowered to just $14.99 for a limited time, but that’s not the only deal going: $5 for 5 days’ access is a great way to sample Gozzling’s fare without major commitment, and if you sign up for tri-monthly billing your cost goes down to just $13.33-a-month. Sure, there might only be 42 scenes online but with porn’s hottest, most deviant newbies, 4K Ultra-HD videos, and a deal with Evil Angel that has him heading for the big time, Bryan Gozzling’s Hookup Hotshot is an undeniably good deal!
Having left the adult industry in 2005 after six solid years of pornographic excellence, Ryan Conner returned to a warm welcome in June of 2015 after a ten year absence. And, having taken time to get married, raise a daughter, and generally attempt a “normal” life, she says she’s now “home.”
Profiled in the February 2016 issue of AVN Magazine, Conner spoke of trying to determine the environment that worked best for her. “Out in the real world you don’t mesh very well when you live life the way we do. You don’t fit in with vanilla people.” After her daughter, Dylan Phoenix started having some adult industry success, she’d shoot messages back to mom from her old colleagues. After a while, Conner says, she realized she missed “those people” and considered returning. And, man, are MILF-fanatics glad she did!
Although Conner told AVN today’s porn shoots were longer and more draining than those of yesteryear – it’s all the extra striptease, dancing, and interview intros, she says – she has also relished the chance to work with Manuel Ferrara, calling their scene in Raw #23 “a blast” and the most fun since her return. Another pair of scenes with Ferrara (in Oil Overload #13 and Manuel is a MILFomaniac #3, both for Jules Jordan) suggest she’s not just flattering the Frenchman. If sheer volume is anything to go by, though, it’s Lexington Steele that has Ryan Conner rejoicing her continued relevance, as Lex handed her a feature all her own: Lex vs Ryan Conner. Featuring her first interracial blowbang and double-penetration scenes, the Evil Angel title absolutely confirmed Ms. Conner still had what it takes to handle porn’s most demanding jobs. A Dogfart anal tag-team and a trio of Brazzers scenes sealed the deal.
Welcome back, Ryan Conner. Don’t go rushing off to vainly attempt “normalcy” again anytime soon, ok?