Racial divisions haven’t disappeared from our society and they likely never will, and while the porn industry sees a wealth of interracial hardcore movies made every year, race is nonetheless a touchy subject even in a business where everyone fucking everyone else is par for the course. While I haven’t come across any major complaints regarding possible racial discrimination at the annual AVN, XRCO or XBIZ awards, the existence of the Urban X Awards proves that there’s still reason to celebrate the contributions of African-Americans, Latinos y Latinas, and performers, directors, and producers of non-Caucasian ethnicities.
Due to be held July 21st at Beyond the Stars Palace in Glendale, CA, this years Urban X Awards is set to be an evening filled with rivalry and revelry as the best and brightest ethnic talents in porn compete for the dozens of fan-voted Urban X trophies. Nominees were announced just a few days ago and, not surprisingly, saw many of Mr. Pink’s favorite performers recognized by a significant industry body – for once.
Nabbing five nominations is this year’s returning host, Nyomi Banxxx. One of the most sorely undervalued and underused women in porn, Ms. Banxxx is up for Best Couple Sex Scene twice (A Touch of Seduction with Flash Brown, The Black Mother Fuckers with Prince Yashua), Orgasmic Oralist, MILF Performer of the Year, and the most prized award, Female Performer of the Year, which she took home last year.
Also up for five awards is the Japanese-American London Keyes, while Asa Akira and Misty Stone have nabbed four nominations each. The woman to watch, however, a woman likely to be the next crossover superstar, Skin Diamond, who is probably right now celebrating her six nominations for Best 3 Way Sex Scene (with Bella Moretti and Mr. Marcus in Hitchhikers 2), Best Anal Sex Scene (with fellow rising starlet, Leilani Leeane in Mike Adriano’s Black Anal Addiction), Best Couple Sex Scene (Black Diamonds with Sean Michaels and Porn’s Top Black Models 3 with Lex Steele himself), as well as Orgasmic Oralist and Female Performer of the Year.
With Skin Diamond and Nyomi Banxxx both impressing with their incredible oral and anal skills, in the immortal words of ELO’s Jeff Lynne, they’re “headin’ for a showdown!” To find out who’ll come out on top we’ll have to wait until July 26th, but in the meantime, there’s a ton of excellent ethnic and interracial porn right at your fingertips. Mr. Pink delivers!