Porn Legends Get Recognized!
AVN announced their list of the 2017 AVN Hall of Fame Inductees yesterday. They will inducted as part of the AVN Awards Show happening on January 21st at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. (You can still pick up tickets to attend the show if you haven't yet by clicking here). The show is being hosted by AVN's reigning Female Performer of the Year Riley Reid and starlet Aspen Rae. This is really quite the diverse list of people that you should definitely know about as a fan so strap in and check these people out!
Shown above in Burning Angel's "Cum On My Tattoo 6" from this year, Monique Alexander is a top porn star who has been in the business since 2001. She is a former Sin City contract girl (I miss that production company so much) and a Vivid Girl. She has been in over four hundred movies in her career so far and she has taken home AVN Awards for her work in Vivid's "Cry Wolf", "Sex & Violins" and "Debbie Does Dallas....Again".
Austrian-American male star Mick Blue has been in porn since 2005. He is one of a very select few male performers to take home the AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year more than once and he is the only male performer of be AVN's Male Performer of the Year while his spouse was Female Performer of the Year. He is shown above enjoying his beautiful wife Anikka Albrite in Erotica X's "Eternal Passion 4" back in 2015. He co-owns and directs for his own production company BAM Visions and has directed for Elegant Angel, Hard X, Zero Tolerance and Third Degree Films. Don't miss his AVN Award winning performances in Elegant Angel's "Asa Is Insatiable 2" and "Lexi" and Hard X's "Anikka".
Director Stuart Canterbury has been an active director in the adult business since 1985 and he has directed movies for a ton of studios such as Adam & Eve, Brazzers, Marc Dorcel, Legend, Penthouse and the legendary one-time industry top studio VCA. tehse days, he directs a ton of parodies for Hustler Video including the AVN nominated "Republican Candidate Wife Swap" (show above) along with "This Ain't Boardwalk Empire XXX" and "This Ain't Girls XXX".
Cassidey was a fan favorite Vivid Girl back in 200 who first entered porn in 1999. She later became a Ninn Worx contract performer briefly and has been in the business off and on ever since, exciting the bejesus out of fans every time she reappears. Don't miss her beautiful girl/girl scene in Adam & Eve's "Secret Crushes", her hot scene in Exquisite's "The Lone Ranger XXX: An Extreme Comixxx Parody" and her star showcase for Ninn Worx--"Meet Cassidey".
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Rinse Dream is one of the most influential porn directors of the early 1980's and his movies for VCA including "Cafe Flesh" and the two "Party Doll A-Go Go" movies are still inspiring directors today. Then-rookie comedian Richard Belzer stars in a non-sex role in "Cafe Flesh", an amazing tale of a post-apocalyptic sexual future.
You might be more familiar with her as "Toni English"—the name she directed, wrote screenplays for, and edited porn under for Adam & Eve and Vivid back when her career began in the early 1990's. She has also directed movies for Playgirl Video, which used to be distributed by Wicked Pictures, along with a couple of features for Wicked itself. She currently owns Penthouse Video.
Shown above in Burning Angel's "MILFs, Old Men and Young Whores", German performer Steve Holmes has been in porn all over th world since the 1990's. He has directed movies for Bang Bros, Evil Angel, Red Light District and legend Video and he is currently the producer of material for Kink's Public Disgrace site.
Sara Jay has been a fan favorite porn star since her debut in the business in 2001. She does killer oral scenes and owns and directs movies for her very own company, Sara Jay's Wyde Syde.
Sexual powerhouse Tory Lane has been in porn since 2004 and continues to deliver hard, solid scenes. She directed briefly for Sin City and currently is a favorite performer on the Brazzers websites. Check out her AVN Award winning performances in Wicked Pictures' "2040" and Jules Jordan Video's "Double Vision 2".
Shown above in Dark X's "Interracial Anal 2", Mandingo has been in porn since 1998 and most definitely has one of the largest cocks that the porn industry has ever seen. He is a reliable, well-loved performer and his AVN Award winning scene with Riley Reid in Jules Jordan Video's "Mandingo Massacre 6" is a defintie must-see if you haven not made the time for that already.
Former Video Team contract performer Daisy Marie is one of the most-loved Latina performers that porn has ever had. A Penthouse Pet in 2008, she has starred in over four hundred movies and still feature dances today, although she retired from performing back in 2010.
Aurora Snow got into porn at the age of eighteen back in 2000 and became a huge star in the industry for doing hardcore performances with girl next door looks. her JM Productions' girlbang "The Violation of Aurora Snow" is one of the best movies of that genre and her time as a Sin City contract girl/contract director made her well-loved by porn fans. She stopped performing in 2011 and now works as a freelance writer.
Charmane Star began her porn career in the late 1990's and is without question one of the most popular Asian-American porn stars of the 2000's. She has been in over three hundred movies and chacnes are that if you had a favorite all-Asian porn movie back in the 2000's, she was in the cast of it. She currently does the occasional scene and appears in independent, non-porn productions like the movie "Black Dynamite".
Director Mark Stone sadly passed away this year after a large part of a life spent in the adult industry selling and creating things that have made and continue to make a lot of people really happy. He was the former co-owner of Moonlight entertainment and directed a ton of all-sex movies for Wicked Pictures. he was responsible for the musical performances at every AVN Awards show until last year's and produced many of the great comedy bits that run as part of the show itself. He is very missed by all who knew him, myself included.
Shown above in Jay Sin Video/Evil Angel's "TS Playground 21", pansexual performer Christian XXX is a proud Texan who has been in the business since 1999. he started as a contract performer for gay production company Falcon Studios under the name Maxx Diesel. He works in every single genre there is and produces his own successful websites as well.
Inductees to the Hall of Fame's Executive Branch are General Video veteran warehouse manager Joe Dambrosio, veteran salesman Danny Gorman, JM Productions co-founder Jeff Steward and Heatwave Video founder Gabor Szabo.
In the Internet Founders brand, our very own Mr Skin made the list of inductees (yay!) along with LiveJasmin founder Gyorgy Gattyan and TrafficPartner CEO Michael Ruel.