Belladonna to perform on aerial silks at 2012 AVN Awards

Pornstars usually have some kind of hidden talent that they’d only unveil under the most intimate of circumstances; or if the price was right. Who knew, for instance, that the now retired Erica Campbell was such a skilled equestrian, or that tiny lil’ Asa Akira could fit so much cock in her ass?

You might have assumed Belladonna, anally-inclined cock-gobbler extraordinaire and leader of Belladonna Entertainment, revealed all of her multitude of talents during her time in front of the camera – after all, she is known for performing acts that would make most experienced pornstars balk – but at this years annual AVN Awards show, the AVN Hall of Fame member will take the stage in an entirely different context.

Aerial Silk is “a performance in which… artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a special fabric,” says Wikipedia. Using nothing but a length of silken fabric to support herself, Belladonna’s aerial act sees her showcase her incredible physique in a much different way than in her onscreen work. If her appearance at New Jersey’s Exxxotica convention last year – see video below – is any indication, Cirque du Bella promises to be as surprising to Belladonna’s fans as her porn roles must have been to her family members.

Taking to the stage at the 2012 AVN Awards will surely give Circque du Bella its largest audience yet and word has it that the hyper-athletic star is choreographing a routine exclusively for the occasion. “Aerial silks is my new found passion,” she recently told AVN. “I’m absolutely ecstatic that I can share this performance with everyone at the 2012 AVN Awards show.” While it’s certainly a far cry from grinding her anus all over the face of a tied-up, blindfolded woman while dishing out dual handjobs akimbo-style in front of a surprisingly dispassionate camera crew, Cirque du Bella is bound to be one of the more erotic features of the Oscars of porn.

AVN 2012: The Democratic Porn Awards

AVN AwardsDevoted fans of adult entertainment have always been able to vote with their wallets, but this year Adult Video News is giving them the chance to vote with their trackpads and mice. In addition to the multitude of categories of professional competition in the 2012 AVN Awards, the folks at AVN have decided to rely on the opinions of the porn-viewing public to determine who rules supreme on viewers laptop, iPhone, and television screens this season.

The four categories cover three of the most essential awards – Best Body, Favorite Porn Star, and Hottest Sex Scene – while the last is definitely a sign that pornstars who communicate with fans via social networking sites are much loved. Twitter Queen will arguably be the most hotly contested award, but in the opinion of this reporter, there’s only one woman who can truly claim to be the most actively read and frequently discussed Tweeter in porn (even if she has allegedly retired) and that’s Ms. Bree Olson, author of such notable musings as ” I was reading an Alton Brown cookbook while getting fucked in the ass last night. It was an interesting experience,” and “Forgot my vibrator buy one take pic and giveme # and I’ll let u cum 2 hotel &fuckeme 2nite Vegas.” Who else but the woman proclaimed by Howard Stern to be The World’s Biggest Whore could snag an award celebrating extreme filthiness in fewer than 140 characters?

You’ve only got until Jan. 12, 2012 to cast your votes, smut fans, so you’d better get a-motivatin’ on over to the AVN Awards site where ¬†your vote really does count for something.

Putting a Cap on Porn

Mr. Pink's CondomAs detailed last month right here at Mr. Pink’s, residents of the City of Los Angeles may soon be voting on a ballot measure that would make it impossible for porn production entities to receive shooting permits without guaranteeing that all performers would be equipped with condoms, dental dams, and other prophylactics. As the proposed initiative gathers steam in the lead-up to July’s elections, arguments for and against mandated condom usage and the enforcement thereof are becoming more and more contentious. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Associate Director of Communications Lori Yeghiayan has claimed that the recently quoted (LA Times, Dec. 19, 2011) $4.4 Million an “estimate for total city and county costs,” and far exceeds the actual cost to the city of LA, which she suggests is more in the ballpark of $700,000. (An amendment to the Times article published this comment from Yeghiayan and suggested erroneous reporting of the higher figure.)

Last Tuesday, Jan. 3rd, AHF started a petition drive with the goal of placing a similar measure on the forthcoming ballot in the Los Angeles County elections, casting their influence over a far wider area and encompassing far more of the adult entertainment industry than the initial movement had. Now, once again, that $4.4 Million figure has come back into play, this time as the estimated cost of landing the measure on the Los Angeles County ballot. Where would the money go? Why, presumably to AHF, of course. After all, who else is more adequately equipped and motivated to uphold and enforce a proposed law enacted to supposedly protect adult entertainment workers against HIV and AIDS infections than AIDS Healthcare Foundation itself?

A recent editorial in the Times has aligned that new source with AHF’s cause, but with HIV and AIDS infections on the rise within the close by Navajo Nation (as also reported in LA Times; Jan. 4, 2012), it should be clear to the Times’ editorial department that a far more pressing matter requiring AHF’s attention is quite literally just around the corner.