AVN Awards 2012

Posted: January 24, 2012 by Esteban in Featured Fuck, Shit Sucks News
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Pornstars, Prostitutes, and Producers
By Esteban

                If Las Vegas is a city saturated with sin, then the AVNs is the site of our salvation. This adult oriented occasion brought a surfeit of stars, scumbags, and silicone into the Nevada desert for a weekend drenched in debauchery. What do you get when you mix a bunch of drunk and horny guys with half naked porn stars? The sexual harassment maelstrom that is the 2012 AVNs.

If you’ve never been to Vegas (as many of the girls working the event surprisingly had not), then this would be a perversely ideal week to go. The AVNs grab the attention of every hot female the world over, and those who can’t make it in the flesh have their eyes fixed on attendee’s live tweets (*cough*UVulgarSFiend*cough*) for to-the-minute updates.

Popping the already worn and torn cherry of the Hard Rock Casino, the dudes at Adult Video Network decided to pull the plug on hosting this years show at the Palms, opting for an “edgier” venue. Thusly, the expo was divided up into several different areas throughout the casino. In Hard Rock’s The Joint, the main concert hall where the awards were held on Saturday, booths had been set up for fans of both production companies, like Digital Playground and Burning Angel, and individual starlets, such as Jayla Diamond and Julie Cash.

If wadding through throngs of insipid pornaholics isn’t your bag, then you might enjoy the AEE hall. Comprised of any company willing to buy a booth (lookin’ desperate, AVN), the Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) portion of this event is a haphazard mixture from the eclectic (Hong Kong Gentlemen’s Club, Red Dawn, Glass Wares) to the esoteric (Samy’s Camera, Identity Protection, Sin City Chamber of Commerce). From signed photos of your favorite fuck stars (Favorite quote, “It’s weird having everyone come up to you and go into detail about how much they have masturbated to you.”) to amateur pole dancing and webcam contests (“A decent method for girls to insert their way into the industry.” Claimed a drunkard to his girlfriend.), without a doubt, there is much to see and do during this four day exposition.

Little known to a majority of AVN patrons is the existence of an underground prostitution ring manifesting itself at the expo. Before I continue on this touchy tangent, let us remind you that paying for sex is legal and highly regulated in certain parts of Nevada. Pairing a gathering of sex industry workers with sex starved fans seems like a recipe for disaster; luckily, pros wander the expo floor in search of new clients. Since prostitution is illegal within the confides of the county where Hard Rock lies, solicitation is discerning and done on the down low. It takes a learned eye to recognize what is going on – the eye of a pro, a John, or a cop.

Armed with this insider info and the type of nagging curiosity that doesn’t know how to leave well enough alone, I set out to find the true story behind AEE and the AVNs – clandestine prostitution ring or industry social gathering? I met a local “hobbyist”, as Johns on the inside refer to one another, whom incidentally referred to himself as Johnny. Johnny schooled me on what had been going on for years. He did not wish to do a video interview for obvious reasons.

“Of course the Adult Entertainment Expo is full of prostitutes!” He testified over a whiskey and cigarette at the Hard Rock Casino bar. “Everyone here is looking to get laid, and the girls know it. What you have to understand is that prostitution has always been a big thing in Las Vegas. Hell, there have been brothels even before it [prostitution] was legal in Nye county and other parts.” Johnny sipped his whiskey and looked over his shoulder before continuing. “The rumor is that the Palms finally got fed up with all of the hooking.” He went on to tell me about the existence of escort and pro review sites, like www.theeroticreview.com and www.humaniplex.com, where hobbyists can identify and rank their favorite working girls. “It’s the easiest way to tell if you’re talking to a cop before you rendezvous.” Johnny said. He references an annual meet and greet gathering of hobbyists that occurs following the AVN awards and promised to take me there after the award show.

Thrust back into the expo hall, I made way to the novelty room and trade room. The latter included international distributors looking to make a buck in the wholesale dildo business. The former is a more individual oriented version of the trade room. The latest in sex toy technology graced every wall at the Adult Novelty Expo (ANE), creating the largest collection of pleasure devices under one roof, second only to our Featured Fuck writer Danielle’s bedroom.

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Come Saturday, January 21st, the 2012 AVN awards were held at the Hard Rock concert hall. Adult entertainers, musicians, and industry professionals from around the world put on their sexiest dresses and handsomest suits to strut their stuff on the red carpet. Plenty of hard working, professional fuck artists finally received the recognition they’ve long sought, but in the end it was Manuel Ferrara and Bobbi Starr who came away with the best adult performer awards. Below is a full list of the 2012 AVN award winners as well as exclusive photos.

With three out of three cameras our team had brought along with us no longer working, the UVSF staff set out to discover a real AVN experience. After the awards were done and over with, when all of the porn stars had retired to their respective hotel rooms to fuck their respective spouses, we met up with our hobbyist contact, Johnny. Johnny knew of a low key hobbyist meet up conveniently veiled by a swingers club, the Red Rooster.

We drive around the outskirts of the strip for about an hour before discovering a secluded house with dim, red lighting and a score of cars parked along the street. “They’re busy.” Johnny declared, beaming with anticipation.

It is somewhere around midnight when we arrive. When we approached the dilapidated front entrance, two fit, young ladies sporting the finest evening wear hastefully exit the building. Boisterous cheers erupt as soon as we enter – there was a young couple getting it on in the other room. As I looked at the worn shelves covered in dust, I can’t help but wonder whether this is a dilapidated bar, brothel, or private residence.

Johnny knew the owner.

“Mike.” He said in excitement before he turned to me. “This guy is a living legend.”

I shook the hand of a gray haired gentleman. One look at that wrinkled face and it was immediately apparent how much experience this man possessed. How many blowjobs had he received in the last 80 years? His wife, who sat at the adjacent bench, surely did not know the answer.

As Johnny chatted with Mike, I took it upon myself to take a visual tour of the place. Undoubtedly, people were copulating just out of sight in the other room, but how much did they pay to get down? Could this be a consensual swingers club as advertised, or was something more transpiring on the side? My curiosity was impeded by an arm blocking my path.

“That’ll be a hundred.” A middle aged gentleman told me in a stern tone.

“I don’t have a hundred. Not for this.” I explained.

Without breaking eye contact, he pointed a demanding finger to the front entrance.

Johnny could not get us in. Apparently, his stock with the Red Rooster had been used up in entirety on his last visit. When it is inadvertently revealed that we are media we were immediately bounced. Further confrontation outside of the building resulted in firearms being brandished, at which point we quickly left the premises.

The AVNs may be over, but I am still left with numerous unanswered questions. Not unlike the adult industry itself, here is an award show surrounded in not only moral ambiguity, but a web of legal intricacies where the end result is money changing hands for the simple fulfillment of vice – and that is about as American as it gets.

What follows is the list of winners of the 2012 AVN awards.

Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene

Missy Martinez, Zoey Holloway, Diamond Foxxx & Brooklyn Lee, Cherry 2, Jewelbox/Digital Playground

Best All-Girl Series

Women Seeking Women, Girlfriends Films

Best All-Sex/Vignette Series

The Bombshells, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Amateur Release

Dare Dorm 4, RK Netmedia/Jules Jordan

Best Amateur Series

The Dancing Bear, Morally Corrupt/Jules Jordan

Best Anal Series

Evil Anal, Manuel Ferrara/Evil Angel

Best Animated Release

Alice in Wonderland: A XXX Animation Parody, Adult Source Media

Best Art Direction

The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures

Best BDSM Release

Disciplined, Anastasia Pierce/Pulse

Best Big Bust Release

Big Wet Tits 10, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Big Bust Series

Big Tits in Uniform, Brazzers

Best Big Butt Release

Kelly Divine Is Buttwoman, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Big Butt Series

Phat Bottom Girls, Manuel Ferrara/Evil Angel

Best Cinematography

Axel Braun & Eli Cross, Spiderman XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group

Best Director – Feature

Graham Travis, Portrait of a Call Girl, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Director – Non Feature

Mason, Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Director – Parody

Brad Armstrong, The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures

Best Double-Penetration Scene

Asa Akira, Mick Blue & Toni Ribas, Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2, Elegant Angel Productions

Best DVD Extras

The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures

Best Editing

Scott Allen, The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures

Best Educational Release

Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Fellatio, Wicked Pictures

Best Ethnic-Theamed Release – Asian

Asian Booty 2, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Ethnic-Themed Release – Black

Big Wet Black Tits 3, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Ethnic-Themed Release – Latin

Escaladies, Digital Playground

Best Ethnic-Themed Series

Big Ass Brazilian Butts, Reality Kings/Pulse

Best Fem-Dom Strap-On Release

Beggin’ for a Peggin’, Reality Blue/Vouyer

Best Foot/Leg Fetish Release

Nylons 8, Third Degree Films

Best Foreign All-Sex Release

Ink, Daring Media Group

Best Foreign All-Sex Series

Young Harlots, Harmony Films

Best Gonzo Series

Raw, Manuel Ferrera/Evil Angel

Best Group Sex Scene

Asa Akira, Erik Everhard, Toni Ribas, Danny Mountain, Jon Jon, Broc Adams, Ramon Nomar & John Strong, Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Internal Release

Internal Damnation 4, Jules Jordan Video

Best Interracial Series

Lex the Impaler, Jules Jordan Video

Best Makeup

Shelby Stevens & Melissa Makeup, The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures

Best MILF Release

Seasoned Players 16, Tom Byron/Evolution

Best MILF Series

Seasoned Players, Tom Byron/Evolution

Best Music Soundtrack

Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

Best New Line

Extreme Comixxx, Exquisite Multimedia

Best New Series

The Bombshells, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Non-Sex Performance

James Bartholet, The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures

Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Release

Mother-Daughter Exchange Club 17, Girlfriends Films

Best Oral Release

American Cocksucking Sluts, Mike Adriano/Evil Angel

Best Oral Series

Face Fucking Inc., Joey Silvera/Evil Angel

Best Orgy/Gangbang Release

Gangbanged, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Original Song

“Stuck in Your Crack,” Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Company Image

Digital Playground

Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project

The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures

Best Packaging – Video

This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX 3D, Hustler Video

Best POV Release

Double Vision 3, Erik Everhard/Jules Jordan

Best POV Series

POV Pervert, Mike John/Jules Jordan

Best POV Sex Scene

Andy San Dimas, Bobbi Starr & Erik Everhard, Double Vision 3, Erik Everhard/Jules Jordan

Best Pro-Am Release

Breakin’ ‘Em In 14, Vince Vouyer Unleashed/Jules Jordan

Best Pro-Am Series

Brand New Faces, Vivid Entertainment Group

Best Screenplay

Jacky St. James, Dear Abby, New Sensations Romance

Best Screenplay – Parody

Brad Armstrong & Hank Shenanigan, The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures

Best Solo Release

All Natural: Glamour Solos, Girlfriends Films

Best Solo Sex Scene

Asa Akira, Superstar Showdown 2: Asa Akira vs. Kristina Rose, Reality Blue/Vouyer

Best Special Effects

Horizon, Wicked Pictures

Best Specialty Release – Other Genre

Bush, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Specialty Series

Buttman’s Stretch Class, John Stagliano/Buttman/Evil Angel

Best Squirting Release

Lesbian Bukkake 17, JM Productions

Best Tease Performance

Asa Akira, Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Three-Way Sex Scene, Boy/Boy/Girl

Asa Akira, Mick Blue & Toni Ribas, Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Transsexual Release

The Next She-Male Idol 3, Joey Silvera/Evil Angel

Best Transsexual Series

America’s Next Top Tranny, Goodfellas/Devil’s Film

Best Young Girl Release

Cuties 2, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Young Girl Series

She’s So Cute, Digital Sin

Clever Title of the Year

Beggin’ for a Peggin’, Reality Blue/Vouyer

Female Foreign Performer of the Year

Aleska Diamond

Male Foreign Performer of the Year

Rocco Siffredi

MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year

India Summer

Most Outrageous Sex Scene

Brooklyn Lee & Juelz Ventura in “Suck My Sack With a Straw,” American Cocksucking Sluts, Mike Adriano/Evil Angel

Transsexual Performer of the Year

Bailey Jay

Best 3D Release
This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX 3D, Hustler Video

Best All-Sex Release, Mixed Format

Bobbi’s World, Bobbi Starr/Evil Angel

Best All-Girl Release

Cherry 2, Jewelbox/Digital Playground

Best Anal Release

Ass Worship 13, Jules Jordan Video

Best Celebrity Sex Tape

Backdoor to Chyna, Vivid Celeb

Best Comedy

Grindhouse XXX, Adam & Eve Pictures

Best Interracial Release

Lex the Impaler 6, Jules Jordan Video

Best Male Newcomer

Xander Corvus

Best Porn Star Website

Bobbi Starr, BobbiStarr.com

Best Supporting Actor

Xander Corvus, Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody, Revolution X/Digital Sin

Best Supporting Actress

Jesse Jane, Fighters, Digital Playground

Best Vignette Release

Prison Girls, Elegant Angel Productions

Crossover Star of the Year

Ron Jeremy

Unsung Male Performer of the Year

Johnny Castle

Unsung Starlet of the Year

Bridgette B.

Best Oral Sex Scene

American Cocksucking Sluts, Mike Adriano/Evil Angel; Brooklyn Lee & Juelz Ventura

Best Three-Way Sex Scene, G/G/B

Ass Worship 13, Jules Jordan Video; Kristina Rose, Jada Stevens & Nacho Vidal

Best Boy/Girl Scene

The Bombshells 3, Elegant Angel Productions; Lexi Belle & Manuel Ferrara

Best Actress

Jessie Andrews, Portrait of a Call Girl, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Anal Sex Scene

Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2, Elegant Angel Productions; Asa Akira & Nacho Vidal

Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene

Belladonna: Sexual Explorer, Belladonna/Evil Angel; Dana DeArmond & Belladonna

Best Gonzo Release

Dangerous Curves, Jules Jordan Video

Best Actor

Dale DaBone, Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid Entertainment Group

Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production

Mission Asspossible, Magik View/Private/Pure Play; Brooklyn Lee & Ian Scott

Best New Starlet

Brooklyn Lee

Male Performer of the Year

Manuel Ferrara

Best All-Sex Release

Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Parody – Comedy

The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures

Best Parody – Drama

Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group

Best Director – Foreign Release

Mission Asspossible, Magik View/Private/Pure Play; Ettore Buchi

Best Foreign Feature

Mission Asspossible, Magik View/Private/Pure Play

Female Performer of the Year

Bobbi Starr

Director of the Year (Body of Work)

Axel Braun

Best Feature

Portrait of a Call Girl, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Boutique

Good Vibrations, San Francisco

Best Retail Chain

Hustler Hollywood

Best Adult Distributor

IVD/East Coast News

Best Fetish Product

Crystal Minx Plug With Tail, Crystal Delights

Best Lingerie or Apparel Company

Baci Lingerie

Best Overall Sex Toy Line

Bedroom Kandi, OhMiBod

Best Packaging – Pleasure Products

Big Teaze Toys

Best Party, Game or Gag Product

Adult Trading Cards, Adult Trading Card Company

Best Sex Accessory

Eyelash Collection, Baci Lingerie

Best Sex Toy Company – Large

Fleshlight

Best Sex Toy Company – Small

Big Teaze Toys

Best Sex Toy for Couples

We-Vibe II, Standard Innovation

Best Sex Toy for Men

Blade, Fleshlight

Best Sex Toy for Women

Intensity, Jopen

Best Affiliate Program

FameDollars

Best Alternative Website

Clips4Sale.com, Clips 4 Sale

Best Dating Website

Fling.com

Best Live Chat Website

IMLive.com

Best Membership Website

Brazzers.com

Best Photography Website

EarlMiller.com

Best Retail Website

AdultDVDEmpire.com

Best Solo Girl Website

Ariel Rebel, ArielRebel.com

Best Studio Website

Evil Angel, EvilAngelVideo.com

Best Web Premiere

Pictures at an Exxxhibition, EarlMiller.com

Photos by Esteban

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