This year’s XRCO nominations, with links for further reading!
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.
This year’s XRCO Awards were a great fun time; a perfect encapsulation of the misplaced resentment, earnest good will, limited attention span, dark humor, poor planning, and uncalibrated sense of history that Porn Valley’s 4-decades-old adult industry is known for.
Ridiculously mismanaged award shows are the comfort food of the porn industry.
Kayden Kross and Dylan Ryder will host the 2012 XRCO Awards, a porn industry-only event, on April 9
Gram wonders what the plane fare might be to the type of place in which the XRCO Awards were actually “elegant”
I give the porn industry maybe three more weeks until it becomes completely mainstream. That is why I am pursuing basic cable deals, because that’s where the real money is.
“I believe that only people who have been in the biz a long, long time have survived because they recognize and acknowledge the humor of it,”
Here is a gallery of four years of XRCO shows I attended. They demonstrate how it is often possible – even preferable – to not watch the actual show.
Will fans, performers, and exhibitors who haven’t been going to Erotica L.A. show up in Vegas for the XFanz Expo instead?
Nina Hartley, meanwhile, gave a very-present Evan Stone his Best Actor trophy, and they groped each other for a good minute while I stood by, alone, waiting for my chance to do things to Kane that would make the Kama Sutra curl up and explode.
In a very real way, all porn is good. But the following titles were better.
At no point in the movie “I’m Good At Freaky,” which premieres Thursday night at the Los Feliz 3, is the title character identified as iconic record producer/convicted murderer Phil Spector. But what about that hair? I talked with “Freaky” director/coproducer Roy Karch, who finished filming the movie in April, just as Spector’s jury pondered…
I’ve always thought Sophie Dee was a little witchy, probably because of her entrancing eyes and the fact that I feel like I’m erecting a henge whenever I talk with her.
Like the powerful-thighed, oilslicked women sliding this way and that in an Encino ranch house Tuesday, my thoughts about Third Degree Films’ “Big Butt Oil Orgy” (working title) are all over the place.
I was a voter for tonight’s X-Rated Critics’ Organization (XRCO) Awards, and I look forward to seeing (from afar, alas, I will be in another state) if I picked the right whores to win, place, and show. This is the 25th annual XRCO event, open only to industry members by a process involving scent recognition…
When Digital Playground adapted Disney’s theme park ride-turned-movie series Pirates of the Caribbean into the Pirates pornos, few thought the adult versions would be so successful. But now that the Pirates of the Caribbean series is over, Digital Playground has set its sites on a comic book adaptation, Crotchmen. “We wanted to go darker,” said…
A few years ago, the adult video industry’s connection with upstart XBiz was tenuous; Hustler and Vivid did not play ball with AVN’s rival, and only Digital Playground seemed to see the value in advertising with the magazine. But that has changed, and now both AVN and XBiz draw from the same pool of advertisers…
Buck Adams, 52, a porn actor and director, was remembered yesterday at a service falling on what would have been his 53rd birthday. He died October 28 in Northridge in the San Fernando Valley following a decade of heart ailments. Adams was a member of the Halls of Fame of both Adult Video News and…
“Beyond courage, beyond honor, we find our hearts and minds.” Thus begins the boxcover copy for New Sensations’ sequel to Hearts & Minds, starring Ashlynn Brooke and Tommy Gunn and which looks to be a cross between Blackhawk Down, Coming Home, and Big-Titted Teens. There is an adult industry term for the type of porno…