29th XRCO Awards Shows Its Dirtypillows

I can see your dirtypillows.

I can see your dirtypillows.


I’ve always loved the XRCO Awards, the adult industry-only fete in which the previous year’s standout stars and movies get feted by the elite X-Rated Critics’ Organization, of which I am a proud member.

Founded three decades ago, the XRCO Awards haven’t changed too much, and still reflect late co-founder Jim Holliday’s style. Categories include the lofty “Orgasmic Oralist” (Brooklyn Lee got it this year) and “Orgasmic Analist” (Kristina Rose repeated) as well as “Teen Cream Dream” (Lily Carter). If you’d gone to the first XRCO Awards, you’d see who got the now-retired laurels of “Video Voluminator,” “Lascivious Lesbian,” and “Volcanic Vixen.”

You have to admit that there is something quaint about those titles that lives on. And, true to porn’s very nature, there appears to be no record of who won what prior to 1993.

Like the AVN Awards and most adult awards shows that followed, there is now a variant of “Mainstream Crossover Star.” This year that award has been going James Deen’s way, including the XRCOs.

I’ve always felt that naming a Mainstream Favorite is like those movies where the protagonist forsakes his true friends—the misfits!—for the cool kids who have always been mean to him, and will be again.

I fear for any Mainstream Media Favorite winner who goes to a big Hollywood party only to get pig’s blood dropped on him/her and then destroy Sunset Boulevard in a fit of telekinesis.

And besides, shouldn’t it be a gilded emissary from “The Mainstream” who votes on this award? Shouldn’t Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Nicki Minaj, and Oprah Winfrey get together every year to decide which porn star pleases the mainstream most?

Keep porn porny, I say. Someone would get syphilis in the craft services and embarrass everyone, anyway.

BEST RELEASE — Wasteland, Elegant Angel Productions

BEST EPIC — Voracious: The First Season, John Stagliano/Evil Angel

BEST PARODY (Comedy) — Star Wars XXX: A Porn_Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

BEST PARODY (Drama) TIE — Dallas XXX: A Parody, Adam & Eve Pictures
& Diary of Love, Smash Pictures

BEST PARODY (Comic Book) — Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, VividXXXSuperheroes

BEST 3D RELEASE — This Ain’t Jaws XXX 3D, Hustler/Adam & Eve

BEST GONZO MOVIE — Asa Akira Is Insatiable 3, Elegant Angel Productions

BEST GONZO SERIES — Raw, Manuel Ferrara/Evil Angel

BEST GIRL/GIRL SERIES — Women Seeking Women, Girlfriends Films

BEST POV SERIES — POV Pervert, Mike John Productions/Jules Jordan Video

BEST ETHNIC SERIES — Mandingo Massacre, Jules Jordan Video

BEST DIRECTOR FEATURES — Graham Travis

BEST DIRECTOR NON-FEATURES — William H.

BEST DIRECTOR PARODY — Axel Braun

BEST ACTRESS — Lily Carter, Wasteland, Elegant Angel Productions

BEST ACTOR — Steven St. Croix, Torn, New Sensations Couples

FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR — Asa Akira

MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR — Manuel Ferrara

NEW STARLET — Remy LaCroix

NEW STUD — Logan Pierce

UNSUNG SIREN — Vicki Chase

UNSUNG SWORDSMAN — Mark Ashley

CREAM DREAM — Lily Carter

SUPERSLUT_—_Brooklyn Lee

ORGASMIC_ORALIST — Brooklyn Lee

ORGASMIC_ANALIST — Kristina Rose

MILF OF THE YEAR — Veronica Avluv

BEST CUMBACK — Steven St. Croix

MAILSTREAM ADULT MEDIA FAVORITE — James Deen

HALL of FAME:

Rodney Moore
Christian Mann
Belladonna
Lisa Ann
Alexandra Silk
Jonathan Morgan
The Fashionistas, John Stagiano/Evil Angel

Previously on Porn Valley Observed: XRCO 2012—An Awards Show for the Ages
See also: XRCO

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