April O’Neil: Queen of GirlsWay

I can’t help but imagine that most adult performers long to find a director with whom they not only feel comfortable, but upon whom they can rely for respectful, even classy representation on the screen. For now-veteran performer April O’Neil, who started off flashing her marvelous chest in a diner somewhere in her home state of Arizona for FTV Girls, that perfect match seems to have been found with directors Bree Mills and Stills by Alan of the excellent all-female erotic emporium, GirlsWay, who last Friday crowned the 30-year-old two-time AVN winner its Girl of the Year.

April O'Neil

The Girl of the Year contest, run annually (obviously) at the five-site GirlsWay network, comes after twelve months of model showcases that shined spotlights on some of porn’s greatest contemporary lesbian performers. Beating out Girl of the Month winners like Uma Jolie, Brett Rossi, Melissa Moore, and Australia sensation Angela White, April O’Neil was awarded the coveted crown in the year of her 24th GirlsWay scene. Named September’s Girl of the Month and interviewed for the occasion, April thanks GirlsWay for taking a chance on her, a purple-haired gamer who found most satisfaction playing herself. She praises the directors for their ability to balance an incredible attention to detail while keeping the sex feeling authentic and exciting for performers.

Now offering one month of full access for only $14.95, GirlsWay is routinely ranked, by Mr. Pink’s and others, as one of the best all-female studios around. And, hey, if April O’Neil, who could be getting good billing on major mainstream fuck flicks, is aligning herself so closely with Mills’s and Alan’s crew, then it’s sure to deliver some pretty steamy entertainment.

(There’s really only one problem with the whole GOTY contest and that’s that it’s celebrated performers really aren’t girls at all. They’re women – man, are they!)

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Adult Industry Mourns August Ames

Every now and then the porn world suffers a loss it didn’t see coming, the premature departure of someone whose promise was outmatched only by their enthusiasm. With last week’s passing by suicide of August Ames, the 23-year-old three-time AVN Female Performer of the Year nominee, the porn world grieves both for the woman born Mercedes Grabowski in Novia Scotia in 1994 and for August Ames, the endlessly energetic performer.

August Ames

Quietly marrying director Kevin Moore a few years ago and only recently bringing their relationship into public view, Ames seemed determined to beat an extremely difficult upbringing marred by molestation and neglect. Talking on Holly Randall’s Unfiltered podcast in September, Ames discussed her battle with depression, multiple personality disorder, and other mental health concerns. It was a side of the star few fans had been aware of, which made the online furor over her refusal to work with male co-stars also performing in gay porn all the more troubling. A number of Ames’s friends and colleagues took to Twitter to denounce the fandom and the “bullying” and “harassment” they threw her way in the days prior to her death. The only clear lesson to be learned here, it seems, is that we can’t know someone’s private suffering no matter how well we feel we know them in other ways.

August Ames always lit up her scenes with a effervescence and energy that belied her inner personal struggles so, in tribute, here’s a few selections from a sadly brief but clearly accomplished career.

A trio of Bang Bros scenes pairing Ames with Mike Adriano gave fans glorious tours of her incredible Amazonian figure, landing at PAWG and Bang POV between March June 2014 and November 2015.

Also providing a visual feast for Ames’s still-growing fanbase, four scenes shot for Fantasy HD capture the tall brunette stunner at her fittest: Handcuffed Hottie, Yoga Deep Throat, Bare Necessities, and Heart Rate Hottie, the latter featuring a blowjob given to Bruce Venture that’s the envy of thousands of eager fans.

It makes sense to end with a celebration of love, companionship, and the most positive elements of family. August Ames and Kevin Moore kept their marriage out of the public sphere but released scenes together on multiple occasions, most notably for Moore’s Titty Creampies, Spandex Loads, Crack Fuckers, and Panty Pops series available from Evil Angel. There’s some clear chemistry within these POV encounters and, her big brown eyes gazing into the camera, they’re arguably the sweetest and most memorable of all Ms. Ames onscreen turns. May she finally rest in peace.

Halloween Porn Parade Continues

Every year we get a modest serving of Halloween-themed porno for our holiday self-entertainment needs. This year, however, was a little different. After bringing you blogs highlighting the All Hallows antics of Babes and Brazzers, there’s one last online house of ill repute that requires some kudos for its Halloween efforts this year. That studio, friends, is home to a bevy of today’s best teen-heavy hardcore sites and is most commonly known as Passion HD.

Ariana Marie

This year on its Passion HD, Tiny4k, Nanny Spy, and SpyFam websites, the network threw up four damn fine celebrations of every girl’s favorite holiday excuse to wear something cartoonish and slutty. First to arrive and landing at the brand new SpyFam, subscribers were treated to newcomer Jade Kush all gussied up as D.Va from Overwatch as she encounters a cowboy and rides him for a memorable Halloween hoe-down, all of it caught on a mix of standard cameras as CCTV-style footage for that extra voyeuristic touch.

Halloween Hookup followed at the flagship Passion HD site, bringing Ariana Marie to the lineup once again, this time as a foxy little Dorothy Gail of Kansas, who, sensing some sparks with her Scarecrow companion, hikes up her gingham dress and lets the brainless boner-sporting haystack pound her senseless.

Tiny4k welcomed another Passion HD veteran, dressing Adriana Chechik up as Wonder Woman and inviting her to work one of the studio’s biggest in-house boners after dropping her broadsword and shield, and deciding to fuck, not fight her way through another All Hallows’ Eve.

Last to grace the network’s updates page in full costume and associated regalia was Aidra Fox, appearing in Nanny’s Halloween Party Plans Busted by Dad at the also brand-spanking-new Nanny Spy. Hired to watch his spawn on Halloween night, the irrepressible Ms. Fox instead betrays her employers confidence and goes out to party. When he arrives home and figures it all out, his temper can only be dissuaded by one thing: a marvelous cock-working by his failed babysitter.

After this year’s barrage of costumed carnality, the reasons for which I still can’t quite figure, you’re probably going to need a rest from such lunacy and instead desire something a bit more sane. Next week, I assure you, Mr. Pink’s will deliver exactly that. Until then, rest your candy-addled body and save some stamina for the rest of the year, why don’t ya?