Joanna Angel: Virtually Yours

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One of Mr. Pink’s favorite porno powerhouses and fan-favorite tattooed anal queen, Joanna Angel has always seemed like someone you’d not only want to bump uglies with after a night on the sauce, but someone you’d invite over for a Sunday afternoon vape-n-Voltron session, too. To put it simply, Joanna Angel seems like the coolest fucking woman in porn and now you get to virtually hang with her in a much more convincing way than in one of her Burning Angel alt.porn classics.

Recruited by HoloGirlsVR to direct and star in episodes of the company’s acclaimed virtual reality dates, Angel’s latest advancement in techno-aided seduction brings the benefits of binarual sound, a 200° viewing stage, High Definition resolutions, and fluid, lifelike 60 fps encoding. What does that mean for the average VR viewer? That Joanna will soon be whispering into your ear, asking you to dump a load on her favorite back or ass tattoo, and throwing out some of her signature ironic dirty talk. And all of these sounds are mixed and presented as if they were happening in the very real space surrounding your very real body.

HoloFilm CEO Brian Shuster announced the deal with great enthusiasm, calling the deal “the first of a kind,” and praising the Burning Angel head honcho for pushing porn into more creative arenas. Ms. Angel herself has said her HoloVR work, which includes self-starring scenes as well as episodes with Abella Danger, Katrina Jade, and Manuel Ferrara, is “a whole different medium” and a compelling platform for Burning Angel. Proving ink is never far from her mind, Angel added “The fans will love seeing our all tattoos in 3D!” Though something tells me that said tattoos wouldn’t get a mention if they weren’t covering the epidermis of a true porno trailblazer, an incredibly hot performer, and one of porn’s most restless innovators.

Angel’s first HoloGirlsVR scene is now live with others to follow.

Joanna Angel’s AVN Nom Haul

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Joanna Angel’s 13th year as the driving force behind Burning Angel has seen the company nestled comfortably among the most interesting and inventive porn outfits working today, even after outside challenger Wood Rocket appeared with total lunacy as their M.O. Now, with nominations announced for the 2016 AVN Awards and her an allegedly abusive former flame now exposed to his previously adoring public (more on that soon), Ms. Angel’s 2015 seems to be ending quite beautifully indeed. And it’s not just one or two crucial nominations that should have all at Burning Angel popping bottles and laughing in the face of their most paltry competitors, alt.porn johnny-come-latelys, and would-be indie-porn revolutionaries, but an incredible 28 nominations for her and her Burning Angel cohorts. What did BA do this year that deserves such recognition? Well, quite a lot, actually.

Angel, who’s also due to co-host the 2016 AVN Awards with Anikka Albrite come January, saw herself snag individual nominations for Best Director – Parody (for Making the Band), Best Web Director, Mainstream Star of the Year (which, if won by our favorite punk rock pornstar, would signify quite the sea change in public perception of “alternative” style and identity in porn), Best Porn Star Website, and, In a featured but clothed role, Best Non-Sex Performance (Dirty Deeds for Wicked Pictures). Along with fellow scribes D Nothing, Kara Pond, and Randy Stoker, Angel was recognized for her inspired writing of Dude, Am I a Slut? and Killer Kleavage from Outer Space. Throw in a nod for her part in Making the Band’s incredible rock ‘n’ roll orgy (Best Group Sex Scene) and Joanna’s doing pretty god damn well for herself this season.

Not to be overshadowed by its creator and guiding light, Burning Angel racked up a slew of nominations: two for Best Amateur/Pro-Am Movie (It’s My First Time and It’s My First Time 2), Best Anal Series and Movie (for Rock and Roll in My Butthole 5 and the series it belongs to), Best Anthology Movie (Fuckabilly 3: Pin-Up Pussy), two for Best Comedy (Killer Kleavage again, and Slumber Party Sluts, Best Continuing Series for POV Punx, Best Interracial Movie (Big Black Dicks and Tattooed Chicks 2), and, among a handful of others, Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project for the headline-grabbing Ronda ArouseMe: Grounded and Pounded. Special mention should also go to Twin Peeks (aka Tommy Pietch), Burning Angel’s resident makeup genius, nominated twice this year for Best Makeup for his remarkable work on Killer Kleavage and Comic Book Freaks & Cosplay Geeks, both of which saw him turn everyday pornstars into the bizarre (and bizarrely arousing) creatures. And comic convention attendees.

Ever the gracious recipient of accolades, Angel had this to say in response to her and her company’s nominations: “I am incredibly happy that our nominations spanned over so many different categories. In addition to our parodies and our features, our Pro-Am releases, our POV movies and one of my favorite all- sex lines that we have, Rock and Roll in my Butthole was given attention,” Angel has said. “BurningAngel has been a labor of love for me for the past 13 years and I am so thankful for the success we have. I look forward to a kick ass show in January!”

Fan voting has opened at AVN HQ and if you’ve been as impressed as I with the output of Joanna Angel and her merry band of fucking freaks during 2015, why not show your support by casting your votes accordingly.

Joanna Angel & Gigolos Launch Pants!

Some weeks ago, Burning Angel head honcho and figure head Joanna Angel launched her latest multimedia endeavor. Compared to the punk rock entrepreneur’s previous business ventures, though, this one is almost completely lacking in cumshots aimed at tattoos, filthy bathroom sex, and plundered assholes. Joanna Angel & The Gigolos, a self-described hardcore punk party band featuring Angel and two former members of Fenix TX), previewed their new single ‘Gimme Some Pants’ a few weeks back but (in true punk practice) only just now got around to finishing off the video and tossing it online. And, in all its glory, here it is:

Delivered with Joanna’s trademark sass and knowing wink, ‘Gimme Some Pants’ channels The Runaways, The Cars, and, strangely enough, Midnight Oil while still keeping that Burning Angel irreverence at peak operational capacity. In between discotheque decor and much humorous prancing and trying on of trousers, Joanna and director Mike Quasar even manage to inject the video with a handful of preview clips for Burning Angel’s upcoming feature, Band Sluts. Also starring Annika Amour, Nikki Hearts, Arrabelle Raphael, Draven Star, and (Mr. Pink favorite) Veruca James, Band Sluts sees Joanna and her bandmate Tommy Pistol (the Jack to her rack-tastic Meg White) set off on a tour in search of fame, fortune, and fornication. It’s three hours of carnality and guitar-twangin’ as Band Sluts cements the mockumentary as Burning Angel’s go-to feature format and ensures no porn fan will be able to think of hardcore sex and hardcore rock ‘n’ roll without Joanna Angel’s winking face and winning figure popping into their mind’s eye.

Joanna Angel & The Gigolos’ video ‘Gimme Some Pants’ can now be seen and heard and purchased all around the ‘net. Band Sluts is out now from Burning Angel.