MILFs Raise Their Voices

The early-00’s MILF explosion seemed at one point to swing the interests of porno viewers worldwide towards older women, forever relegating teens to also-rans for their inexperience, lack of confidence, and often low sexual intelligence, all contributing factors to a less-than-thrilling porno movie. While MILFs are no longer the hottest topic in porn – that’d be step-sister-fucking and interracial cuckolding – there is now a solid base of thirty- forty- and fifty-something women shooting hardcore sex for a living and, much to the surprise of the general public, turning out to be not the corruptive neighborhood deviant influences some might’ve thought, but well adjusted professionals enjoying their work as very few people are ever lucky to do. For its May issue, AVN Magazine spoke with some of today’s top mature performers to find out what makes their middle-aged career choices work for them.

Known for her fierce independence and her Forbidden Fruit line of family-based fetish scenarios, Jodi West explained to AVN that her porn empire really grew from the free webcam shows she performed with her husband. Asking Vivid for advice, they soon realized they could turn their actual sex lives into thriving careers, giving West’s work an authenticity often missing in younger performers. “Because I started working in the adult industry later in my life… I was able to do what I wanted to do rather than what people told me I should do. MILFs typically set the terms for what happens during sex.”


Brandi Love, who recently shot her first interracial scene for Blacked, chalks up her career satisfaction to a few things: being paid to experience pleasure, taking her appearance and fitness very seriously, and being picky about her projects. “I only shoot scenes that are a turn-on for me personally… I love working with men and women who have as much passion for sex, and for the scene, as I do.” Love’s commitment is often as clear as day, as her dialog-heavy but insanely hot Blacked scene has just proved.

Recently returning to the porno fold, Ryan Conner is a MILF performer with a difference. And that difference, dear readers, isn’t that she co-headlined an Evil Angel release with the infamous Lex Steele, matching his every thrust and parry. And it isn’t that Conner leapt back into anal, DP, and gangbang porn with a vengeance. “I can’t honestly say motherhood ever affected the roles I took,” Conner told AVN, referring to her performer daughter Dylan Phoenix. “I can’t say it’s a bad way of life. I have had an amazing time with a fun and lucrative career so why shouldn’t she?” Conner’s initial forays into porn found her in an early scene for the highly influential MILF Hunter. Now that she’s returned, she’s not holding anything back, shooting intense interracial anal and DP scenes, and blowbangs for everyone from Evil Angel to Dogfart’s Blacks on Cougars. “[People] want to see women who don’t care that their hair is out of place at that moment but are so lost in the pleasure that their hair is the last thing on their mind.”

If the future of MILF porn looks more like Ryan Conner’s well-satisfied cum-stained face and less like Brit-accented teachers wielding riding crops and cleavage but little actual sensual power, I’d say the future is very promising indeed.

Ryan Conner Returns Home

Lex vs Ryan Connor

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?