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Founded 2007 Vol. 01 Issue 05 February 2008

CEO

Jerry Halford

jerry.halford@avneurope.eu

Editor

Duncan Welch

duncan.welch@avneurope.eu

Feature Writer Lydia Gall

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Photographer Gergo

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Subscriptions Susan Taylor

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Gyula Tompos

Contributors Aven Dawson, Massimo Bonera, Jane Goodwill, Gergo, Patrick Bühler, Dom Ward.

DVD Reviewers

Roger Longhorn, Ralph Humbert, Richard Slider, Josh Silloth, Angel Swede, J R Rowe, Karl Palmer.

How To Contact Us AVN Europe Editorial: If you have news you’d like to share, Press Releases, contact information etc, please email the editor at: duncan.welch@avneurope.eu Letters To The Editor: Letters can be sent to the editor at: duncan.welch@avneurope.eu New Products/Updates/Reviews: Please send materials (text and pictures) to news@avneurope.eu, or pr@avneurope.eu. Writing For AVN Europe: If you would like to write for AVN Europe, please send your CV to the editor at: duncan.welch@avneurope.eu Subscriptions: For subscriptions and any details concerning delivery of our publications, please email: susan.taylor@avneurope.eu Advertising and Website Advertising: Please email the sales department at: sales@avneurope.eu All written materials, DVDs, toys etc, must be sent to the following address: AVN Europe Kft H-1012 Budapest Palya u.9 Hungary POSTMASTER: please send all returns and address changes to AVN Europe, Palya u.9, Budapest 1012, Hungary. Tel: +361 487 5217, Fax: +361 487 5240 © 2007 AVN Media Network, Inc., 9414 Eton Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Tel. 818.718.5788. All rights reserved. AVN Europe is a ® of AVN Media Network. AVN Europe is published monthly. Persons depicted herein were all over 18 years of age at the time of photography. Date of Publication: December 20, 2007. Unsolicited manuscripts accepted, returned only with self-addressed, stamped envelope. AVN Europe is printed by Prospektus Nyomda Kft. 8200 Veszprém, Tartu. u. 6. 6 AVN Europe


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DEPARTMENTS 04

February 2008

THE ADULT VIDEO AUTHORITY

Special Feature: Asian Invasion 22-29 Why Asian Content Is Taking

Europe By Storm

Letter From The Editor In this issue we examine the growing demand for Asian material and look at porn past and how companies are looking to re-issue.

NEWS 11-21

Top Stories The news you need to know - from all over Europe.

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Across The Pond We all know how influential the American market is. Here, we cherry pick the best stories from the industry’s leading title - our parent company, AVN.

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Features In-depth features providing you with a practical guide. 22-29 Porn Through The Ages: Yesteryear’s movies have something special. Here, in part one, we tell you what and why.

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48-55 Europe’s Asian Invasion: Demand for authentic Asian content is growing. We look at the market and tell you why you need to get onboard.

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● Old Porn, Young Girls: Porn Through The Ages. Page 22-29. ● AVN Award Winners: Top Talent Recognition. Page 40-42 ● AEE Review: European Business in Stateside Expo. Page 42 ● Annette Schwartz: One Of Germanyʼs Hottest Stars. Page 43. ● Rampant Rocco: On-Set Exclusive for AVN Europe. Page 44-45. ● Bree Olson: Americaʼs hottest new talent talks Europe. Page 56-58.

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Interviews Giving you opinions from the industry’s movers and shakers. 43 Annette Schwartz Queen of the Deep Throat 56-58 Bree Olson - AVN Award winner tells why she loves Europe.

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On-Set Report Exclusive report from Rocco Siffredi’s Eskade (The Submission).

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Event Reviews AVN AEE, Las Vegas. AVN Awards, Las Vegas.


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THE ADULT VIDEO AUTHORITY

Just Between Us Wicked Pictures Anal Bandits 21 Sextury Big Natural Breasts New Sensations

February’s Picks

February 2008

QUOTABLE “After Angel Spice becomes bored playing with a dildo by the pool, she doesn’t deal with the usual two dicks, she calls three to join her...” – Marat on Anal Violation 2

Punkd Ur Ass Matt Zane Productions Good Service Ana Span Taboo: Pain Hustler Video Pleasure Principle Wicked Pictures Addicted Forever New Sensations ...And Many, Many More!

Editor’s Picks Furious Fuckers: Final Race Evil Empire: Rocco Siffredi Young Harlots: Riding School Harmony

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Letter From The Editor Dear Readers, Welcome to the February issue of AVN Europe. This month we go Expo and Award crazy, giving you 14 pages of event news, and covering the three big events held in Las Vegas in January; the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, the AVN Awards and Internext. As you can imagine, January was a busy month for us at AVN Europe. But despite travelling halfway around the world to bring you important event coverage, we still made time to bring you the features and interviews you’ve come to expect. This month we present two features; one looking at the growing European demand for “authentic Asian” content, and the other looking at porn through the ages (part one of a two-part feature) – written in response to the numerous companies that have told us they are re-issuing and re-mastering Classic movies from the archives. We also interview AVN award winners Bree Olson and Annette Schwartz, and have an exclusive on-set report from one of Rocco Siffredi’s latest productions. You will also find in this issue our new Webmasters and Novelty Business sections. Of course, we also present our usual sections giving you a comprehensive guide to new DVD releases. We hope you enjoy the issue.

Duncan Welch duncan.welch@avneurope.eu

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owns the German porn Pay TV channel Blue Movie. In 2007, in Germany and Austria, it found huge success with the Pay TV premiere of Paris Hilton’s amateurish porn video. Now it hopes for a publicity coup with this indecent offer to Schaffrath, who quit her career as a porn model some seven years ago. Since then she was seen in some

An Indecent Proposal For An Ex-Pornstar! By Patrick Bühler EROTIC Media AG from Switzerland offered one million Euros to Michaela Schaffrath – alias Gina Wild – to return to porn. What sounds more like a hoax than a serious offer was apparently initiated by Schaffrath’s ex-husband Axel, who said, “Give her enough money then she will probably say Yes.” Erotic Media AG

Gina Wild offered €1 million to return to porn for one-off movie minor acting roles in family-friendly TV features and will appear soon in the private TV RTL show “Get me out of here I’m a Super Model”. Last but not least, the whole issue sounds hotter than it is because she would “only” have to perform in one explicit sex scene and she could use her partner for it. Michaela Schaffrath said “No” to the offer. But still, for Erotic Media and its Blue Movie channel it was a good opportunity to get into the German speaking media again – so the offer found some success. www.bluemovie.cc

From Shooting Literature To Filming Porn: Beate Uhse TV In Berlin Offers Production Studios By Patrick Bühler THE second season of Beate Uhse Television’s inhouse produced soft erotic soap Good Girls, Bad Girls now goes on air. The cast contains German models such as Annina Ucatis, who was dragged through the German press because she slept with party celeb Michael Ammer and TV comedian Oliver Pocher. “Sex is really my fetish,” she confesses, “and I adore huge boobs.” No wonder she pumped up her breasts to the G(odzilla)cup level. Even porn legend Dolly Buster has a cameo this season and the model photographer Hannes moves from Hamburg to Berlin where he rents a chic designer studio in Kreuzberg. Some of his models are quite bitchy and give him a hard time while he attempts to do his job. The series was shot in the newly decorated BUTV studios where, next door, the editorial staff of the soft sex Pay TV channel works. Managing director Andreas Fischer is quite proud of his new fancy studios. “A designer artist friend of From Good Girls to a Good Read in Berlin via Beate Uhse mine for mainstream productions decorated our studios and we have also rented some of our spaces to a company doing the complete post production work in professional technical TV quality,” he says, and continues “if somebody is interested in shooting more spicy films we’re also interested in renting our facilities for a fair price per day.” Not only the adult business takes advantage of the mini studio, its use has also been requested by the intellectual TV literature club of Berlin for the shoot of its first show. www.beate-uhse.tv

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Swiss Erotic Media AG Changes Comp any Name DURING the general assembly on December 12, 2007 the shareholders of the Swiss film license company Erotic Media AG decided to change the company name to tmc Content Group AG, effective January 15, 2008. The letters “tmc” refer to “tele media channels” and give a better indication of the company’s successful principal area of business and key markets. As of January 15, the company’s old name will cease to exist. This, however, will be the only change to the business. The key license market of the company will be TV, VOD and internet TV businesses with the intention

tmc Content Group offers exclusive Ninn Worx titles for EU TV of providing those markets with a variety of international soft and hardcore erotic content from its extensive library. The firm also owns the soft erotic pay TV channel Beate Uhse TV and the hardcore sex channel Blue Movie, which can be received in Germany and Austria. Indeed, Blue Movie currently offers three channels with feature films to the more raunchy wall-to-wall, special interest and gay productions. According to its film portfolio, tmc Content Group AG also offers exclusive Ninn Worx titles for TV programming in Europe. www.contentgroup.ch

ked Vampyres Ovidie Works For The Master Of Na By Patrick Bühler

THE combination of Horror and Sex is a very delicate one nowadays, though it wasn’t like this all the time. In the late 60s during the student riots in the streets of Paris, the only film that has been shown was a sexploitation horror flick called The Violation of a Vampire. Behind this illustrious title stands the French director Jean Rollin, who has never been very concerned with a logical script or gifted actors. At least you have some naked female vampires, blood and

Now in his seventies, a sexy horror is in the making violence in this film. His movies moved into a more explicit mode in the early 80s, probably because porn films have been legalized in France – he never shot another film not dealing with his favourite themes. At that time he even gave French porn starlet Brigitte Lahaie the chance to scream out of her lungs when a wooden plug was rammed into her heart at the end of a classical Jean Rollin drama. But today he isn’t resting on his laurels. Now in his seventies, he’s still interested in Gothic themes and... chicks. No one less than Ovidie will play a great part in his latest sexy horror film project called La Nuit transfigurée / La Nuit des horloges (The Transfigurated Night / The Night of the Clocks). A title that promises a totally incomprehensible plot, as ever with Rollin. www.shockingimages.com/rollin/ 12 AVN Europe


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Pipedream Lands International Sales Manager Lori Scott PIPEDREAM Products, a leading manufacturer of adult pleasure products and novelties, has announced the addition of Lori Scott as the company’s new International Sales Manager. Lori, who has worked in the novelty industry for the past 10 years, had a successful stay at Pipedream before moving to Amsterdam to operate DCL Europe. DCL Europe is now closed, Lori is back with Pipedream, and Pipedream is taking over direct European distribution. She’s excited about her new prospects and

Lori is the perfect person to execute our aggressive sales plan and go after the European market. eager to service the European market. Pipedream COO Nick Orlandino felt that Lori was the right fit at the right time to expand Pipedream’s European distribution. “I’ve known Lori for a long time, and with her experience running DCL, she’s the perfect person to execute our aggressive sales plan and go after the entire European market. Having Lori on board will allow us to service our European customers better and take Pipedream to the next level.” Lori can be reached at: lori@pipedreamproducts.com For more information about Pipedream’s extensive line of adult gifts, novelties, and pleasure products, please visit: www.pipedreamproducts.com.

French Lovers With 100% Pretty Twinks DIFFUSION has launched its brand new label French Lovers. This is a gay label featuring 100% French young guys, who are “never shy and pretty handsome”. There are three titles currently available: Porn Idol, Coming Out, Cumming In, and Audition Confidences. www.inexespro.com

PAG View Whips Up Support In Vegas RELATIVE newcomers PAG View, “the revolutionary secure PPV DVD technology” arrived in Las Vegas and created quite a stir. Matthew Hicks, who is heading up worldwide distribution, said with a smile, “We were hopeful that the industry would see the advantages of the PPV DVD, but I never expected the avalanche of positive responses! I couldn’t have imagined a better reception if I were offering immensely cute fluffy kittens!” PAG View states that it has opened discussions with many industry leading organisations and is pleased to announce its first contract with well respected UK company Harmony. "Harmony sees the partnership with PAG View as a new and exciting opportunity, at a time when DVD revenue is under pressure on all sides, the PAG View system gives the customer more control over their viewing pleasure,” said Jason Maskell, Sales and Marketing Manager for Harmony. Security of content is a major concern to the industry and the PAG View team met Mike Keelin, Producer at Orchid who asked if he could take a PAG View DVD to “rip” at his leisure. “Fantastic system, tried three ways to “rip” but failed, and I know what I’m doing. Brilliant! Looking to use PAG View in the future,” he said. Ever with a joke at hand, Matthew Hicks said, “Viva Las Vegas, Veni, Vidi, Vici.”

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Gazzman Named Best Director of 2007 by Italians By James Hardcastle HARMONY head of production and award winning director Gazzman adds another win, Best Director of 2007, to his worldwide list of accolades from Italian website www.ciarlatano.it. Massimo, webmaster of ciarlatano.it, said without qualification, “Everybody loves Gazzman’s movies!” Gazzman said, “Being awarded with Best Director of 2007 by Massimo and ciarlatano.it is a great honour and a pleasant surprise. I’ve always sought to bring the best production values to the hardcore gonzo titles I direct. It’s always good to know that the public takes notice of your work and recognizes it.”

“The following Gazzman has is global,” Maskell added. “He’s one of the few adult directors in the world who’s known for his movies no matter where he goes.” Gazzman’s track record of worldwide acclaim is well-deserved and his movies are outstanding additions to Harmony Films’ X-rated library, Jason Maskell, manager of sales and marketing, told AVN Europe. Harmony-produced titles directed by the Scottish director were also nominated for Best Foreign All-Sex Release and Best Foreign All-Sex Series awards at the 2008 AVN Awards Show in Las Vegas. His past wins include Ninfa trophies from the Barcelona International Film Festival, the UK. Adult Film Festival’s Best UK. Director honour and AVN’s Best Director — Foreign Release and Best Foreign Release awards. For sales inquiries contact Harmony Films’ Sales and Marketing Manager Jason Maskell at 0044 (0)20 8559 2736 or jason@harmonyuk.com for your region’s distributor. www.myspace.com/harmonyfilms.

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Philipp Rotermund Says Goodbye To Swiss Erotic Media AG By Patrick Bühler THERE’S a family called Rotermund and those Rotermunds are well known in the adult business because a woman named Beate Uhse (aka Rotermund) opened so called “hygiene shops” in the 60s to break the German frigidity when it comes to sex issues. Soon this whole intention grew into a multi-million dollar success story with a great deal of sex shops, film distribution and, last but not least, a production company. Miss Beate Uhse has also a grandchild called Philipp and he entered the business some years ago to step into the footsteps of his grandmother. He joined a Swiss film licence company called Erotic Media AG in Baar that holds a good portion of interests in the German soft sex channel named Beate Uhse Television. At Erotic Media Philipp Rotermund managed the VOD and mobile business. But that’s also history now: “After four and a half years at EMAG, I had to move on. Well, it was a good experience working there.” He recently moved back into the family business, Beate Uhse Group, and has big plans. “I’m head of business development now and looking after the distribution of films and all the streaming platforms,” Rotermund says. What is his outlook on the German speaking market? “I think that in 2008 the entertainment market will consolidate and the retail trade will continue regressing,” the charismatic twenty-something answers. www.beate-uhse.de

Pierre Woodman Begins Work on “In decent Evil” By Matthew Strong

WOODMAN Entertainment has now started production on Pierre Woodman’s (pictured right) upcoming blockbuster movie Indecent Evil, inspired by the Hollywood movie Resident Evil. The movie, which has started shooting in the Czech Republic, stars Pierre Woodman’s latest discovery – the stunning Zilla Yoyowitch, who leads a cast including exclusive contract girls Caylian Curtis, Divinity Love and Nessa Devil.

Indecent Evil is the first adult movie to be shot on the new Sony HD format XDCAM EX offering the very highest quality for this latest mega-budget movie project. Shooting took a break for the Woodman team to attend AVN’s AEE in Las Vegas, but filming has now resumed. And, of course, in true Woodman style a stunning assortment of the very hottest new faces. Shooting took a break for the Woodman team to attend AVN’s Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, but filming has now resumed. Indecent Evil will be released as a trilogy. www.wood-ent.com

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Female Scandinavian Porn Producer Sets New Industry Standards

iSteamy Converts iPhone Into Porn Playground WITH Apple’s iPhone now available in a host of European countries, already we see some adult applications that play on both the product’s name and the media capabilities it offers. The latest is iSteamy, a software program designed so that you can easily browse porn on your iPhone, complete with category-based picture, video and audio navigation and a “steamy room” to store all your media in its memory. A dream for all nerds who love a little adult action too! Reports suggest that the iSteamy’s installation is very easy. You only have to point Installer.app to their source repository. After refreshing your sources in Installer, you will see the option

iSteamy is a dream for all the technology nerds who love a little adult action too. appear in the menu under the Adult category, like the video review shows. When up and running and using the tool, you can structure you porn in four sections, Pictures, Video, Audio and Steamy Room, using your phone’s internal memory to store the goods. When using the software you’ll find it functions in the same way as other iPhone applications, with scrolling, video and zooming following the same format and making use of the iPhone’s patented touch-sensitive interface.

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FEMALE uber-producer, Lizeth Strange, is set to launch her Scandinavian Adult channel on Global Digital Broadcast’s IPTV network. Lizeth’s company, Belais-Production, which was nominated for ’Best Film’ with ’Danish Deluxe Hardcore’ in the 2007 Scandinavian Adult Awards, owns, sells and buys exclusive content from adult companies in the Scandinavian territory; much of which has never before been available outside of Scandinavia. Lizeth says, “The idea is to get Scandinavian porn out to a larger audience, and I believe that IPTV is not only the best way to do this, but that it is also the future of broadcast. With Belais I

“With Belais I strived to create a new way of thinking.” strived to create a new way of thinking, in that I make movies for couples, from a female point of view. This does not mean the films will be soft and are, in fact, far from it, but as a female we see things in different ways and my films are intended to open men’s eyes to this. “Scandinavian Adult is both a way of showing my own work and that of others in my territory.” Lizeth is working closely with Scandinavia’s biggest adult companies, Maxs Film and Bestseller (Sweden) and the channel will showcase latest releases, unseen and popular archive footage and content from independent Scandinavian labels. Lizeth concludes, ”My motto is; life is too short for poor quality porn.”


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XBIZ Hollywood and Awards Hollywood, California “XBIZ Hollywood 2008 is the adult entertainment industryʼs annual business conference featuring world-class seminars, workshops, keynote addresses and unique networking events. Business professionals from around the globe attend the event to learn about the present state and future of the multi-billion dollar adult entertainment industry.”

GAYVN Summit San Francisco, California “The 2nd annual gay adult entertainment summit is set for 2008! Again, at the trendy W Hotel in San Francisco, this strategic conference will bring leaders from all sectors of the industry together for three full days of networking, education, social events and more.”

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Webmaster Access Getaway Lake Tahoe, Navada “Webmaster Access Shows have pioneered the fun and relaxing environment that comes with both work and play. Webmaster Access has thrived on bringing regional shows to locales not normally on the show schedule.”

Future Events 2008 March 1-2 Brussels Erotica - Brussels,

April 11-13 Erotic World - Marienlyst

May 8-11 Eurowebtainment -

Belgium. www.brussels-erotica.com

Centret/Odense, Denmark www.eroticworld.dk

Mallorca, Spain www.eurowebtainment.com

April 18-20 Exxxotica - Miami Beach, US

May 16-18 Kamasutra - Ahoy/Rotterdam

www.exxxoticamiami.com

The Netherlands www.kamasutrabeurs.nl

March 7-9 MISex - Milan, Italy www.misex.net

March 14-16 Eropolos - Paris, France www.eropolis.net

April 25-26 Erotika - BEH-Fachmesse Expocentre/Cologne, Germany www.erotika-2008.de

May 30-June 1 Bound ConV - Zenith/Munich Germany www.boundcon.com


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Helen Clyne, MD at Hustler Europe says partnership is strong and professional.

HUSTLER Europe & TELSEV – The French conneXtion! By Matthew Strong AFTER already having successfully concluded numerous European-wide arrangements for DVD distribution in previous months, Hustler Europe is now “slowly closing with the French company, Telsev.” The arrangement for the exclusive distribution of Hustler DVDs in France was well timed as it was still possible for Telsev to supply the French customers and shops with the current DVD program of Hustler in time for Christmas business late last year. Telsev has existed since 1992 and counts several thousands customers in trade as well as in the consumer area the biggest erotic

“After we have had a look, not only at the company building, but also at the complete approach and organisation on site in France, we were convinced of the professionalism of our new partner.” distributions in France. Nevertheless, the portfolio with more than 3,000 titles contains not only DVDs, but also Internet offers on the base of Pay-per-View, Pay by minute, Video-on-Demand and Demand-to-Own. Besides, Telsev delivers Content for cable-, satellite- and mobile suppliers. With the publication of the Swing -Magazine (Swinger magazine) and the erotic show Eropolis, Telsev owns two other successful platforms in the erotic segment which together alone accounted for a turnover of $25 million to the company last year. Particularly, the 20 Eropolis shows proved to be true crowd-puller for the consumers in France. Thus, one could see at the show in Paris alone more than 23,000 visitors last spring. Telsev president Pascal Morvillez said he has decided to take on the distribution of Hustler DVDs because he sees it as a challenge to offer the products and productions of the world-renowned brand Hustler successfully to French consumers . Indeed, in comparison to the present hard amateur productions at Telsev, the Hustler productions may seem a little bit “soft”, but this spurs him on to convince his customers of the high-quality of the Hustler productions. Helen Clyne, managing director of Hustler Europe, said she was pleased with the collaboration with the new partner: “After we have had a look, not only at the company building, but also at the complete approach and organisation on site in France, we were convinced of the professionalism of our new partner. A strong partner, like Telsev, presents Hustler Europe with an incredible opportunity to be rapidly present all over the country in the French DVD market. Telsev offers a unique DVD sales constellation with which one can reach trade and final consumers at the same time. We consider the Eropolis shows to be a fantastic possibility to present our world-renowned brand directly to the end-consumers.” You find information about Telsev at: www.telsev.fr, as well as to Eropolis at: www.eropolis.fr Information for the specialized trade: www.telsevpro.com 18 AVN Europe


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British Porn Comes Of Age With Wrist Action TV By James Hardcastle BRITISH porn has finally come of age with the launch of adult IPTV channel, Wrist Action TV. Headed by UK industry greats, Terry ‘One Eyed Jack’ Stephens and Marino of ‘Super Dick’ fame, England’s first hardcore internet television channel premiers the crème de la crème of homegrown talent and delivers 24/7. Wrist Action TV showcases both linear programming and live, interactive, x-rated entertainment, broadcast in real time and streamed directly to viewers’ homes. Unlike many other adult TV shows which only offer softer material, Wrist Action TV content is uncensored.Terry comments, “Our programmes will span high-end professional to mid-range gonzo and you can expect delights from the likes of Super Mario's Road Trips and One Eyed Jack Productions, in addition to a juicy bunch of other UK producers and genuine amateur, homemade contributions.The live and interactive broadcast shows, hosted by cherry-picked UK talent and showcasing new and popular models, will allow viewers to, virtually, ‘take part’ in a live event and ‘interact’ with the studs and sex kittens on screen – even telling them what to do!” Wrist Action TV can be watched on television sets through Global Digital Broadcast’s PlayTV UK (adult zone) IP set-top box service, online at Wrist Action’s own website and on the GoUK TV adult portal, plus on any other form of compatible media (such as a mobile telephone, or gaming console).

When Masters Of Blood And Sperm Have Dinner Together By Patrick Bühler WHAT does a famous porn and horror film director do when they get together in Prague? Well, they talk about their business ethics and philosophies. Pierre Woodman from France and Brian Yuzna from the US were recently travelling through the night in a limousine for the ambitious French-German TV channel ARTE. “Through the night with...” is a series where well known artists from different corners of the world spend a night together in a town where one of the participants has a connections. Behind this project stands a small production company from Berlin called Avanti Media. Pierre Woodman needs no more introduction to our readers, but Brian Yuzna is probably not such a familiar figure, except if you like bloody horror films with titles

Woodman needs no introduction, but Yuzna is the master of Horror like Bride of Re-Animator or Return of the Living Dead 3. Yuzna also shot a film called Society in 1989 where decadent rich folk have somekind of sex orgy! The two connoisseurs of fleshly lust and pain had a lot to talk about while eating in a fancy restaurant in Prague. Woodman explained his magical method to bring women to pure and real orgasms, while Yuzna tried to find out the mechanisms of the pornfilm genre. After midnight they said farewell to each other, without doubt knowing a little bit more about why pornfilms are more realist than horror flicks, even if porn scenes are a far cry from the real bedrooms of the world. www.avantimedia.de

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An Academic Approach Towards Pornography By Patrick Bühler

A Swiss And German Sexbusiness Blossoms By James Hardcastle

IF you know the German language and have some time to spend reading, you’re probably interested in a more abstract approach towards pornography than watching the latest mass produced movie on DVD. There’s an interesting paper available for download called: Problems concerning the research of pornography. The diploma thesis of Thomas Muhr from the University of Vienna shows he’s one of the few people looking at international studies dealing with the question: Does the consumption of pornography affect people’s behaviour and if so how? In his study he also looked across the ocean to the porn land where (almost) everything is possible... the US.

THE German Pay TV channel Premiere and the Swiss film licence company Erotic Media AG have worked together a new project called X-Online. A platform for VOD business with hardcore films of all kind of genres that will be available in German speaking territories soon. In Austria and Germany the antitrust authorities are checking the applications now to make sure all arrangements fit business law. Content provider Erotic Media has a 55% involvement in this project and is

If all goes to plan, the companies plan to start work in early 2008 equipped with a huge library of soft and hard versions of internationally produced sexfilms. Whether the family-friendly Pay TV channel Premiere will give its brand name to this xxx-rated adventure isn’t yet clear. If everything goes well for them they plan to start in the first quarter of 2008. Also, Erotic Media AG sold to Premiere the client base, with all the names and data, for Bluemovie customers of the KDG network. KDG (Kabel Deutschland GmbH) is another important technical entertainment provider in Germany. Regarding the purchase price both parties maintained silent. Two years ago Premiere sold to Erotic Media its hardcore channels Blue Movie, Blue Movie Extra and Blue Movie Gay. Now the Premiere folks are buying back from the Swiss client information from their competitor KDG. This maybe a strategic move to gain new Blue Movie costumers for the family friendly and non-xxx-rated programs and to provide Erotic Media with another good opportunity to earn some more euros.

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struggling to find meaning behind the porn? Thomas Muhr has a few answers to your questions. For example, in the late 60s the government spent quite a bit of money on a bunch of behavioral scientists to prove that the then up-coming commercial pornography was harmful to the citizens of the Untied States. The study disagreed though. After this the radical feminist movement in the 70s tried to push the issue into a corner. A second try in 1985, the so called Meese commission, was more suspicious towards the new wave of mass pornography coming from the Direct to Video porn wave of the 80s. But Muhr’s work also tries to locate European theories and their thinkers. The paper also looks at the harmful theories of PorNo campaigns of the 80s in Germany to Alice Schwarzer’s more liberal approach in the 90s, the post feminist area so to speak. Last, but not least, Muhr tries to give an overview of a very disputed and heavily biased theme – and industry which, so far, not many people have talked about in intellectual terms.


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TVPolari Creams It In With Eurocreme By Matthew Strong PIONEERING gay IPTV channel, TVPolari, is the cat that got the cream after securing the latest acquisition to its XXX programming line-up. Enter Eurocreme, nine times winner in the 2007 EGPA awards* and Europe’s largest gay adult producer. Having originally shot to fame with the award winning DreamBoy series, Eurocreme now has over 20 different studio lines which cater for all tastes and body types and boasts such household names as Alex Stevens, Cameron Jackson (‘Best Cum Shot’ and ‘Best Actor’ in the 2007 EPGAs), Carlo Cox, Mukhtar and Ashley Ryder. Brands include: Punkz; Raw; Twinkz; Bare; Studz; Bulldog and the Boy series, in addition to its own Eurocreme Productions Ltd label (‘Best European Studio’ in the 2007 EPGAs). Steve Thompson, Eurocreme Productions director, says, “As Europe’s biggest and most illustrious, gay, adult producer, making our films available to online viewers is the next obvious step and we are sure the quality of production, plus the sheer breadth of our catalogue, will prove very popular. Twinks, studs, hunks, hairy hunks, bareback, condom, scallies, skins… you name it, we have films with them in.”

TVPolariXXX will be showcasing the first 50 Eurocreme titles over the coming weeks. The pioneering gay IPTV channel was a nine-time winner at the recent EGPA Awards. * ‘Best Cum Shot’- Cameron Jackson (Hard Riders, Beau Mec); ‘Best Hunk Film’ - Scum! (Bulldog XXX); ‘Best Twink Film’ – Soldier Boy (Eurocreme Productions Ltd); ‘La Branlette D’Or’ – Vlado Iresch (director); ‘Best Newcomer’ – Thomas Dyk (Bareback Road Trip, Punkz); ‘Best DVD Cover’ – Bareback Fly Boys (Punkz / designer Pascal Rieu); ‘Best European Studio’ – Eurocreme Productions Ltd; ‘Best Director’ – Vlado Iresch (Hard Riders, Beau Mec); and ‘Best Actor’ – Cameron Jackson (Hard Riders, Beau Mec).

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Porn through the Decades – A European Perspective Retro is cool – it’s official! Many companies are remastering classics or looking to buy them for their retro lines (Paradise Visuals and Herzog) and even in ‘new’ porn movies made today we see a return to film and TV of yesteryear (Debbie Does Dallas... Again and Not the Bradys XXX). Europe has a fine porn history, and here, part one of a two part feature, we look at Euro porn from the 60s, 70s and 80s. By Lydia Gall

HAIRY snatches, cheesy music and guys with absurd moustaches and hairy balls. These are delicious sights for those into retro porn dating back three or four decades. Like everything else, porn also has a history that reveals different trends, styles and tastes that set the standards for the following decades. So buckle up and join AVN Europe for a historical and enticing trip down memory lane to reminisce about porn days past. Pornographic material has been around since the dawn of man. Moving pictures of porn, however, is a rather new phenomenon in comparison. Explicit pornographic content really started pouring out in the late 50s and 60s, skilfully

material for the masses without getting into trouble with censors. Obviously, people didn’t give a fig about the educational or historical value of the films… So what was going on in various corners of Europe during the 60s? Germany boasted Oswalt Kolle, a notable sex expert who used the film medium to spread the sexual gospel to the masses. The 1967 The Wonder of Love was the first in a never ending Kolle line of similarly turgid sex dramas.

“Real” porn didn’t really take off in Europe until Denmark legalised adult printed content in 1967, and hardcore pornographic films in 1969. paraded as quasi-documentaries or educational material about porn and sex in an effort to beat harsh censors in the days before the porno liberation. But ‘real’ porn didn’t really take off in Europe until Denmark legalised adult printed content in 1967 and hard core pornographic films in 1969. 1960s On this note, let’s start with plunging headfirst into the 60s – a decade when porn slowly introduces itself to cinema going audiences, providing them with sex education movies and documentary films - genres that allowed film makers to show explicit sexual

Astoundingly bland, it only passed through British censors after having been approved by a panel of medical and psychological experts vouching for its educational quality and even then, cuts were made. The same year another Kolle production hit the silver screen. Sexual Partnership is a dull soap opera featuring Michael and Monica sorting out the reasons for their lousy sex life. In the end, who cares? As long as people got what they paid for – to watch the couple getting down and dirty on the silver screen. The German Ministry of Health helped Kolle to finance his successful 1968 film Helga, following in the footsteps of his previous work. However, short of explicit footage, the film is best known for its clinical close-up AVN Europe 23


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feature birthing scene at the film’s climax and reportedly parts of the female audiences fainted during the scene. The Scandis weren’t lagging behind either. Kärlekens språk (The Language of Love) is the chief Swedish sexual education movie of all time. It was the starting gun for modern pornographic film and one of the biggest successes in Swedish film history. It passed through harsh censorship laws and, interestingly, the head of the censorship department after having viewed the film twice, ended up taking a three-day holiday. It was banned in Norway and confiscated by American customs authorities. However, in Sweden and Denmark, the primary source of porn during the 60s was printed hardcore porn with Swedish Private being the major provider of adult printed material. When the first Private issue saw the light of day in 1965, the company presented its magazine as the first four-colour magazine ever printed. The 60s was the decade when it all began; it was in the air, with liberal views supplanting previously conservative moral

1970s The big change in the 70s was that porn moved out of the stag clubs and in to the open. Instead of being cordoned off to shady facilities catering to the raincoat crowds, “renowned art house cinemas showed pornographic films along side regular mainstream movies,” says Barbano. “You could basically go in and watch Caligula or John Holmes movies everywhere in town.” Moreover, according to Giles Hirst, Marketing Director at Private, it was the decade that took orgies and the remnant ideas of the free-love generation to its heart. And let’s not forget the huge furry bushes porn viewing audiences were blessed with. The major groundbreaking movie of the decade was, without a doubt, not from Europe at all. American-made Deep Throat from 1972, while not the best film ever made, starred Linda Lovelace and with her staggering blow job technique where she swallowed the cock whole – the raw sex reeling in hordes of crowds, the movie coined a new term that was on everybody’s lips at the time – “porno chic”. Porno chic was an idiom for porn movies that appeared on mainstream silver screen and were openly and frequently discussed in mainstream society.

During the first half of the 70s it was fashionable to watch and discuss porno chic movies and the phenomenon became an established cultural trend. In northern Europe, the 70s signified an era of comic porn, mainly produced in Denmark. notions. It reached its climax with the Summer of Love in 1967. The following decade was when porn really got a stronghold in people’s minds and in society in general. And it was Denmark that broke the silence by becoming the first country to completely legalise hardcore pornography films in 1969, which in the words of Nicolas Barbano, executive producer at Innocent Pictures, “started a shockwave that to this day is still circulating the globe, overturning mountains of dogmatic resistance.” The Danish development would pave the way for events about to unfold in the following century all across Europe. With a new decade dawning, a new look at porn was found.

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During the first half of the 70s it was fashionable to watch and discuss porno chic movies and the phenomenon became an established cultural trend. In northern Europe, the 70s signified an era of comic porn, mainly produced in Denmark with a few movies being produced in Sweden as well. The films are characterised by a combination of humour, seriousness and massive amounts of unruly pubic hair. “You wouldn’t bring your children to watch it, but you could certainly bring your wife along,” says Barbano. Such famous movies include Denmark’s first hardcore feature film, Bordello (1972), which


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feature inspired the production of a wave of Danish sex comedies that, according to Barbano, were “feature films with mainstream actors in them and, to my knowledge, you didn’t see that anywhere else in the world.” Denmark is unique in this respect, as several people working in porn went on to become major mainstream filmmakers. Examples include Morten Anfred, who later went on to direct Riget (The Kingdom) with prominent Danish director Lars von Trier, and Gabriel Axel who directed numerous pornographic movies and then broke into mainstream, ultimately receiving an Academy award for his acclaimed Babettes Gaestebud (Babette’s Feast) in 1987. Regardless, Danish porn was booming during the early-to-mid 70s and Werner Hedmann’s zodiac films (Sign of Taurus, Sign of Gemini, Sign of Leo, Sign of Scorpio, Sign of Sagittarius) embodied all notions of 70s Danish sex comedies. The Swedes during the 70s were also caught up in the sexual revolution, and as the nature loving people they are, this was reflected in porn as well. Several Swedish sex comedies were based outdoors and riddled with themes linked to forestry, agriculture and animal husbandry. Joseph Sarno’s films Karlekson (Love’s Island) from 1977 and the cult classic Fäbodjäntan (Come Blow the Horn!) from 1978 are living proof of Swedish porn’s preference of outdoor backdrops, comedy and outrageous, raw sex. Even in Germany focus was put on feature porn films with a comic touch. As if the German language isn’t funny enough, these films followed in the tracks of Scandinavian standards; pubic hair galore, folklore settings, and classic retro-style orgies. Notable German productions from the era include Hans Billian’s renowned Bavarian porn sex comedies, one of which was the first German full length hardcore feature shot in 1975 called Bienenstich im Liebesnest, followed by films such as 1976 Josefine Mutzenbacher...wie sie wirklich war? 1. Teil (Sensational Janine) about the early life of Viennese courtesan Josephine Mutzenbacher. The films often had an underlying theme of portraying male talent in comic settings. The film featured Patricia Rhomberg in the title role and was Billan’s greatest success. Through her performance in the film, Rhomberg became one of the leading German porn actresses during the 70s and took part in the first German interracial porn scenes in short movies like Venus in Seide and Schwarzer Orgasmus in 1975. British pornographers fought a seemingly hopeless battle against spiteful legislators, censors,

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courts and police which eventually drove the industry underground with Soho in London being the main hub for porn production and distribution. Some brave director souls defied the prevailing Victorian moral views by producing hardcore loops for sale, such as John Lindsay, who is now known as the man behind the Taboo Cinema Club, Britain’s most notorious hardcore porn outlet in the 70s. Being Britain’s most prestigious pornographer, his films often bore titles that would raise eyebrows even in today’s liberated porn industry. Juvenile Sex, Naughty Schoolgirls and Girl Guide Rape all violate a number of rules and regulations that currently apply to the industry. Of course, none of the talent was underage. Regardless, Lindsay fell foul of the law when the sexual act that inspired the title Anal Rape caught the attention of the judiciary – anal sex was not only illegal in Britain until 1995, but also carried a life-sentence. A benevolent jury, among them those who perhaps had engaged in this sacrilegious act, acquitted Lindsey. But the British porn industry, its supporters and consumers fumbled in forced moral darkness and would do for yet another decade. In the early 1970s, French viewers had become familiar with stag films shot in the Netherlands, featuring French actresses such as Claudine Beccarie and Sylvia Bourdon. The first real French pornographic film Les Baiseuses by Guy Gibert was released in 1975. The first French porn film that met international success was Le Sexe qui parle by Claude Mulot, which was released the same year (followed by a sequel two years later). The film was so successful that it was exported to the US, with the name Pussy Talk. With Just Jaeckin’s skilful craftsmanship, he contributed to the porn industry with his famous film Emmanuelle in 1974, along with other popular softcore feature films from the era. Seemingly endless series of AVN Europe 25


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feature erotic dramas and sex comedies were the calling card for Italian porn produced in the 70s. They often featured the queen of spaghetti trash, Edwige Fenech, whose sex-appeal lifted the otherwise rather bland productions she appeared in. A mustmention film from the late 70s is the cult classic Caligula from 1979, directed by erotic master Tinto Brass, which contained explicit sexual content, including Malcolm MacDowell participating in a simulated fisting scene and a real urinating scene. It also featured big mainstream names in its cast, such as Sir John Guildgud, Peter O’Toole and Helen Mirren. Although the plot is at times ridiculous, the film is still viewed as one of porn’s most amazing accomplishments, mainly due to the astronomic sums poured into the movie, the heavyweight cast, and Brass’ directorial skills, Combined, Caligula a staggering and interesting film. Hardcore pornography took off in the late 70s in Italy, and has since become an integral part of Italian life it seems. The porno chic trend came to its demise by the late 70s, at least as far as the media was concerned. It became somewhat blasé, but the trend gave birth to a new wave of thinking where society didn’t feel bad about watching porn – a notion that would only escalate and evolve in decades to come – and couples were the target audiences to carry the trend into the future.

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1980s During the 80s, technical progress took a leap and video entered the adult scene. All of a sudden porn was available not only in movie theatres, but in rental shops and specially tailored sex cinemas provided booths with shorter loops of porn to be viewed at private discretion. With the arrival of the VCR, it became easier to access and enjoy explicit action without having some grubby guy wanking off next to you. In addition, a range of choices were made available to satisfy any fantasies and fetishes known to man. Add to this the possibility of recording amateur sex videos for private use or wider distribution at the dawn of camcorders. The technical advances promoted a massive growth and boom for the adult industry. But in terms of content, what characterized the porn of the 80s? In the words of Hirst at Private, it was the decade that saw the upswing of shoulder pad wearing, big-haired actresses with huge, furry bushes. Traci Lords from the US was one of the most famous and memorable talents of the decade. Her stardom was built on her insatiable appetite for sex, her distinct sex noises and to some extent, her youthful look, but as it turned out, her look wasn’t attributable to benevolent aging; Lords was in fact underage in numerous films she starred in, a fact that created big headlines at the time. Among her more notable productions we find What gets me hot! her first movie in 1984 at the age of 16, and her final film, at present the only legal Traci Lords production in America, Traci, I Love You, released in 1987. Back in Europe, Scandinavian productions came to a near halt during the 80s. “In Denmark, there was hardly any porn production in the 80s and 90s,” says Barbano. The glorious days of Scandinavian sex comedies came to an end; competition from across the pond and elsewhere in Europe, coupled with the birth of VCR and home videos proved too difficult to counter for Scandinavian porn makers. In Italy however, hardcore porn had been thriving since the end of the 70s, and with Cicciolina entering the adult scene, Italy claimed its seat on


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feature the international porno stage. “She remains the most important Italian hardcore star,” according to Barbano. Although mainly known for her bizarre taste in make-up and her blatant lack of enthusiasm in sex, Cicciolina managed to revel in international spotlight with films like Il telefono rosso (The Red Telephone) from 1983, the first Italian hardcore movie ever produced. Her movies frequently featured group sex scenes, often involving activities such as anal sex, water sports, double penetration and scat to some extent. While Cicciolina enjoyed fame internationally, Moana Pozzi was a rising starlet domestically, appearing in her debut porno flick, Valentina Ragazza in Calore, in 1981. During her 13 years of making films, she appeared in a huge variety of hardcore films and videos, and often co-starred with Cicciolina in

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talent like Annette Haven, Lisa de Leeuw and John Leslie. Alongside Hunter, Hans Mosel set up a video and magazine production company, VTO, together with Polish model Teresa Orlowski, later to become his wife. Using hightech production equipment at the time, the couple made a huge number of tapes that were far superior to the shot-on-video material emanating from the US in the mid-eighties. The movies often featured European talent side by side with US performers, and within a few years, VTO was Europe’s biggest porn producer. Sophisticated porn was a French trademark, but the porno chic era died with the coming of video. Domestic production in the mid-eighties were reduced to low- or no-budget films, most of which are not worth a second run-through. Among the few highlights was Michel Ricaud’s The Education of Anna, from 1989, presenting a top notch mix of glossy sex and fetishism and Marc Dorcel productions such as Lit d’Élodie, Le. Legal confusions prevailed in Britain in regard to

With VCR entering the stage in the 80s, porn became more available and the constant advances in technology would allow further expansion of porn film productions in the decade to follow. porn king Riccardo Schicci’s movies. Italy moreover housed famous porn director Joe D’Amato, who initially gained cult reputation through his bloody horror flicks, and only later took to the erotic movie genre. The 80s saw D’Amato produce the internationally acclaimed success Eleven Days, Eleven Nights from 1987, which generated a series of sleek, vacant, softcore films. D’Amato’s movies are considerably dark and often revolve around nihilistic and misanthropic themes and he is held as the master of the exploitation genre. When pornography was legalised in West Germany in 1975, porn production really kicked off. Many previously released softcore productions had extra hardcore footage added. One of the top dogs in the German porn business was Gert Wasmund, better known as Mike Hunter, who made it big with his successful movie Las Vegas Maniacs in 1983, starring

whether video was covered by the existing obscenity laws, and Freeman and Lindsay used it to their advantage as the main operating hardcore producers around in the early 80s. Freemans’ films were often void of editing and lacked coherent storylines, which made them painful to watch at best. Truth or Dare from 1980 is essentially his only film that carries a substantial fan base. Other than that, a few other hardcore filmmakers dabbled in Britain during the 80s, but in general, porn in the late 80s was more embarrassing and tedious than even the worst US productions of the era. With VCR entering the stage in the 80s, porn became more available and the constant advances in technology would allow further expansion of porn film productions in the decade to follow. See AVN Europe’s March issue for a revealing look at Europe’s pornography in the 80s and 90s.

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Featuring YOU! Each month AVN Europe will have a number of exciting features that aim to give you, the industry, the inside knowledge needed to navigate new areas of commerce and the information to help you understand important market developments that have an effect on your business. Does YOUR business have a story that is of interest to others? Do you consider YOUR business activities to be a step above the rest? If so, contact us. Your hard work is an AVN Europe FEATURE just waiting to happen.

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It’s All About YOU Interviews In AVN Europe More often than not, we at AVN Europe contact you, the industryʼs movers and shakers, to arrange interviews - as you will see in this monthʼs issue. However, the industry is large, and we are fresh to it. As much as we network, there are bound to be people with a story to tell who we have not had the pleasure of meeting. If you and your business have something to say, perhaps an interview is the best way to say it. Simply contact us. Itʼs time to talk! AVN Europe. Because we understand your hard work and achievements are rarely summed up in just one page. Editorial:

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It’s Showtime! Expos and Awards are big business for the adult industry. This month we review some of the biggest! The AEE and AVN Awards in the United States.

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Adult Entertainment Expo Proves Market AVN’s Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) is one the adult world’s biggest and most marked events, the trade show coupled with the AVN Awards, and this year in Las Vegas business boomed. The European contingent also had reason to celebrate, with numerous US/European deals being struck and the two markets moving ever closer, whether in terms of hunting for new directors or the setting up of distribution networks.

DOOM and gloom have raised their ugly heads at more than one expo this year, with DVD producers bemoaning the drop in DVD sales, but the two biggest and most important shows of the year, Venus in Berlin and the AEE in Las Vegas, showed that business is still good, even if the traditional platforms for sales have decreased. By the final day of the 2008 Adult Entertainment Expo, exhibitors had completed the lion’s share of their business

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and were able to reflect on the deals they had made over the past week. Day four is the only day in which fans are allowed full access during all hours of the show. And as the halls of the expo were thick with fans scrambling for free giveaways and autographs from porn stars in barely-there outfits, company executives discussed where the business of the adult industry is heading. “It has been a better year for licensing,” said Eli Cross, head of

production at SexZ Pictures. “We’ve seen a lot of licensing people prowling around and we’ve been sitting on a lot of our licensing. Bo [Kenney, owner of SexZ] has stores, so he’s not living hand-to-mouth like some of the gonzo companies, and we don’t take pathetic licensing agreements. People will come back.” Cross noted a German representative who originally came to SexZ with a low offer. “We turned him down and he kept coming


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back with higher offers.” Tony Malice, publicist for JM Productions, said, “This has been one of the best years for business. We’ve talked to a lot of video-on-demand as well as licensing people and have some really good stuff to follow up on when we get back to the office.” “I think there were more opportunities for business this year,” said Oriental Dream Pictures sales manager Justin, “not necessarily in DVD, but in VOD, IPTV and other forms of media.” Wicked Pictures has also seen an increase in the variety of business coming their way. Joy King, VP of special projects noted, “In addition to meeting with existing customers, we’ve seen a lot of emerging technology customers – particularly web and VOD customers. We’ve seen a lot of new international business as well.” Sudden Impact’s foreign business is on the rise, too.

“We closed Canada, Germany and three other international deals,” said Sudden Impact co-owner Julian Rios. At the Anabolic booth, a bustling crowd was trying to get to the models who, as Anabolic president Chris Alexander noted,

presence, as well as promote Anabolic.com.” While many of the exhibitors are focused on sales, some are focusing on acquisitions as well. “We’re looking to acquire more classics,” said Paradise Visuals co-owner Jason Green. Paradise Visuals’ catalogue of

“Our foriegn business is on the rise. We closed Canada, Germany and three other international deals.” Julian Rios, co-owner of Sudden Impact were still bright and cheery although they were operating on minimal sleep. “The show is a great opportunity for the Anabolic team to enjoy all that Las Vegas and AEE has to offer,” said Alexander, who spent his time focusing on business. “Our goal is to grow Anabolic’s IPTV and telecom

movies is now distributed by Anabolic, which is where Green has been sending his customers while he focuses on acquisition and promotion. “For us, this show is about being seen,” Green continued. This year, Green is pushing The Make-Up, the first new Paradise Visuals movie in fifteen years.

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This was not the first company to pegg success to yesteryear’s movies. VCX has a vast library of classic adult movies it releases on DVD and the library is simply getting bigger. “We just acquired 175 new titles that will keep us busy for the next year-anda-half,” said David Sutton, president of VCX. “We have one of the best VOD sites for classic adult movies and we’re going to continue loading up on classics.” In addition to acquiring the classics, VCX is also producing new releases. “We have a new big budget feature, Angel Face, which

Latinas.com, our first subscription paysite.” At the Hustler/VCA booth, the talk is hi-def. “In March, all of our Barely Legal titles will be available in hi-def format,” noted Jeff Thill, director of video operations. “We’re going to be releasing many more hi-def titles. And we have some new tricks up our sleeves as well – parodies, like Not the Partridges XXX,” which will be the follow up to the highly successful Not the Bradys XXX. “We’ll be painting the bus very soon.” Hi-def was a topic on many people’s lips

European production company Daring Media made its AEE debut this year with a slate of big-budget features directed by acclaimed porn auteurs Antonio Adamo, Christophe Mourthé and Kendo. we shot two months ago,” Sutton continued. “And starting in March we’ll be shooting 10-15 scenes a month for ATM-

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after Time/Warner announced it would be supporting Blu-ray over HD-DVD, which many see as the final nail in the HD-DVD

coffin. “Thank god,” noted SexZ’s Cross. “Maybe it happened soon enough that someone will be able to make money off the format.” “We’re taking a wait-and-see approach to Blu-ray,” added Kick Ass owner Mark Kulkis. “It’s costly to do it and the sales don’t yet justify the costs. I’m sure we’ll be doing it, just not yet.” At the Ninn Worx_SR booth, designed like a double-sided Roman villa – with one side boasting pole dancing strippers from the Spearmint Rhino chain and the other promoting Ninn’s newest epic The Four, based on the recent Hollywood hit 300. “The plans for Ninn Worx_SR this year is basically to take adult entertainment into realms it hasn’t been before,” said Michael Ninn. Ninn plans on taking the Four franchise into graphic novels and comic book conventions. “With Four coming up, we hope to move record numbers.” Four will be released in June. Of course, AEE is far from being just about business. While Naughty America did great numbers on the business end (“We can’t


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wait to come back next year,” said Lauren, Naughty America’s assistant producer.), a large line of people waited for a chance to meet Naughty’s flagship signer, Ava Devine. “She’s notorious for reaching into her fans’ pants and ripping out their underwear. Her room [in the Naughty America booth] is full of shredded underwear.” Naughty America also attracted a host of new, undiscovered talent to their booth. “You’ll be seeing fresh new faces from us in the very near future,” Lauren added. Over at the Strip Las Vegas magazine booth, co-owner Brittany Santos had a video camera set-up to broadcast the expo live over the Internet. “Every day we broadcast live from 11 – 4:30,” said Santos. “When we’re not interviewing the stars, we put the camera on the crowd for those who weren’t able to come to the show.” The Internet response was overwhelming. “On the very first day we launched with Tera Patrick to 15,000 viewers and the server crashed,” Santos continued. “So we had to upgrade the connection and ask Tera to come back.” Since then, the broadcast

has seen between 10,000 to 15,000 viewers every day.” Many of the AVN’s Adult Entertainment Expo days started off slow in the traders’ section, and then quickly picked up once the much-needed coffee swept away the tiredness from the previous night’s parties. At the Arrow installation across the aisle from AVN’s booth, producer Paul Interlandi spent the first minutes of the morning polishing his classic cars, a Thunderbird and a ’73 Corvette. Both were

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Bird. And yes, he actually does drive them on the road. Under Interlandi’s supervision Arrow has been promoting, licensing and generally exploiting its rich archive of classic porn. A good example is the new Debbie Does Dallas comic book, which takes its heroine on a futuristic action adventure. Interlandi plans to release yet another DVD version of Devil, in a print he personally colour-corrected from original sources. The second part of the two-disc set will feature a new, exclusive hour-long interview with

“We’re taking a wait-and-see approach to Blu-ray. It’s costly to do it and the sales don’t yet justify the costs. I’m sure we’ll be doing it, just not yet.” Mark Kulkis owner of Kick Ass

adorned with lavish images from Arrow’s two all-time classics: Deep Throat for the Corvette, Devil in Miss Jones for the T-

legendary star Georgina Spelvin.This year’s big attraction of the Arrow booth, however, was the mechanical bull, which was going

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non-stop since the Expo opened. Interlandi was still waiting for his model-riders. “My girls are all sore,” he explained. “The first day they rode five to six hours each.” Next door, the innovative AbbyWinters.com installation also had a suburban look: a green carpet that could pass for an English lawn, brightly lit from

The Aussies created quite a buzz among expo attendees. Also getting plenty of attention at the show was April Flores at the Adam & Eve booth. The star of Carlos Batts’ Voluptuous Life was wide awake and looking sensational before A&E’s vaunted contract girls even hit the floor. It’s her first Adult Expo and she

Daring, a subsidiary of Euro retail chain Beate Uhse, was seeking directors to shoot content for the US market and quickly signed up Supercore innovator Otto Bauer to an exclusive production deal. above to give an outdoor/back to nature look and feel. This highlighted the playful nature of the Australian company, which features total amateurs in mostly solo and girl-girl scenes. Available at home only on the Internet, the content is making its way to US DVD release through a distribution deal with Wicked Pictures.

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was loving the attention from fans. “They all say they want to see more voluptuous women,” she grinned. Her next movie, Batts’ Young Hollywood, will be released in March. The AEE has had a few near misses on the cards. The Exquisite Multimedia-Juicy Entertainment booth near the entrance to the show almost

wasn’t there. Danny Gorman, Juicy’s sales manager, said they were originally going to have only a business suite downstairs but changed their minds. “I think fans are important,” said the industry veteran, who now has his own line, Dirty Laundry. “Who else is buying our product? If the fans don’t like it you ain’t gonna sell to a lot of distributors.” All the way at the other end of the hall the aisles were taken up with dozens of small companies, some with only the most marginal connections to adult entertainment (like a couple of teeth-whitening concerns and an organization called The Libertarians of West Las Vegas). Several were given over to life-size sex dolls, like Real Doll and CyberOrgasmicTrix, with its doll molded from mega-endowed stripper Pamela Peaks. All the way at the back of the hall legendary director Andrew Blake had his own small booth, presided over by himself and the lovely Faith Leon, one of his favorite models. He said that his latest feature, House Pets, starring Sasha Grey, will


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premiere on his website, andrewblake.com before it goes to DVD release. There were many more small booths downstairs in the B2B section, and Friday was their last day of operation. This is a trade only area, no fans, and all concerned seem to like it that way. Many exhibitors were promoting adult novelties, like 4 Seasons, an Australia-based condom company that said they liked their location at the corner of an aisle, but worried that traffic has been down a bit this year. Longtime AEE exhibitor Make Your Own Dildo Kit complained about roving salespeople who peddle goods from suitcases on rollers without bothering to rent a booth. But he said he always does well at the show. “We’ll keep coming back every year unless something drastically changes,” he said. Tickle Kitty, a small publisher of sex education books, was at the Expo for the first time. Demi, a sales rep, said, “It has been extremely beneficial for us. Today has been the busiest day.” They’d done some big international deals for books by sex

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Friday was the last day for novelties in the B2B section of the show. This is a trade only area, no fans, and all concerned seem to like it that way educator Dr. Sadie Allison, which are illustrated by drawings instead of photos, allowing them access to parts of the country with censorship issues. For Your Nymphomation featured a unique product, a line of locking storage cases for sex toys, “providing “private storage for your pleasurables.” They’re the brainchild of a former accessories designer who said that as far as she knows she still has the field entirely to herself. She seemed to attracting a

Sabi – are all silicone and strictly without pthalates, making them healthy, clean and user-friendly. Amid all the dildo and lube and lingerie booths there were also some DVD manufacturers, all of whom indicated they much preferred the ground level to the chaos of the main floor. Which goes to show that as important as the consumers are, business to business areas are still the bread and butter at Expos and events. AVN Europe 37


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Suite Success On The Porn Horizon Combatting free material and streaming footage on the web, frowns over the importance of Blu-Ray and HD, it was all discussed at this year’s AEE in Vegas, and AVN was on hand to pick up the quotes and the gossip. NUMEROUS discussions were held during the four-day AEE event, and the future of the industry was, as is always the case when industry heads meet, the topic at the top of the agenda. “Our biggest challenge is with DVDs right now and all of the competition that we’re receiving from the internet…the free stuff and the peer-to-peer stuff,” said Pure Play National Sales Manager Bill Rix. “It’s similar to the stuff that has gone on in the music business. Amateur content is really doing well for us and we’re going to keep on doing it. Most people are asking for a little less of the ‘glam’ porn star look. It’s what people seem to be demanding, and that’s funneling back up from the consumer to the wholesalers to the retailers. Business is good…we’re fortunate with the way we are structured and all of the great studios and so we’re a little bit ahead of the game compared to other studios.” Another company that has always looked to diversify is Hustler Video, which had its mammoth booth just along the front entrance. “I think everybody is being affected by the slow decline of the DVD,” said Hustler Sales Manager David Diamond. “But the great thing about Hustler is we’re not just heading in one direction, we have tons of other avenues. I’ve been in this game long enough and started out in DVDs when VHS was king. But then slowly you started to see the rise of the DVD. 38 AVN Europe

I think that the DVD has longer staying power than VHS and I really don’t think that HD or Blu-Ray are going to be making that big of an impact. I have all of this equipment, and to be honest with you, I don’t see that big of difference, when it comes to porn. Sports and HD broadcasting might be a different story, but not porn.” Diamond said he sees the Expo as a great chance to annually check the direction of the industry. “I could talk to all the people I do here over the phone, but the Expo is a really great way to see everybody in one place and see all of the new products,” said Diamond. “I think there reason a lot of people come here is to get their name out there. For example, last year we have the Not the Bradys XXX trailer playing on a loop at the booth. Do you know how many people asked me about that movie until it came out until is finally came out in September? It was non-stop. It’s sold like fifteen thousand copies and it’s still selling every day.” Not The Bradys XXX director Will Ryder said he’s seen a difference in his recognition at this year’s show. “Being a director that has a hit movie out there, it’s great,” he said. “People here recognize that.” ff national sales manager David Peskin said the company’s sales have stayed strong. He pointed to the company's bigger-than-life presence at AEE as evidence. “Everybody seems to be upbeat,” Peskin said. “The first day of the show exceeded my expectations. I might not have


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Europe which provides us with great content, but right now we’re also on the hunt for some American models as well. We also want to find American people to get involved in our productions, in general. It’s been really positive so far…the look of the booth and the girls signing, it’s been great.” Eli Cross, director of SexZ Pictures’ Corruption, and Upload, said there will always be an audience for quality features. “Our stuff is not going to really work out there in an internet-only form; you need the whole movie,” said Cross. “Mid-range features, in my opinion, are a bit of a sucker’s bet, in today’s climate. I don’t understand how those companies are staying in business. But for the big splashy stuff, like that kind of

“Mid-range features, in my opinion, are a bit of a sucker’s bet in today’s climate. I don’t understand how those companies are staying in business.” retail stores, people are wanting HD DVD. There’s no question that increased internet content, some of it for free, has affected the industry as a whole, but we’ll keep doing features, in addition to our couples-friendly, virtual titles, Vivid educational line, celebrity lines, Teravision, Vivid-Alt…we’re always trying to diversify ourselves as well. We’re really clicking on all cylinders in a changing market.” European production company Daring Media made its AEE debut this year with a slate of big-budget features directed by acclaimed porn auteurs Antonio Adamo, Christophe Mourthé and Kendo. A subsidiary of Euro retail chain Beate Uhse, the company is seeking directors to shoot content for the US market and quickly signed up Supercore madman Otto Bauer to

stuff we’re doing at SexZ, they’re making money. I mean, Corruption has made more money than all of SexZ’s movies combined that that’s huge. Somebody is buying, so obviously there’s a market. Obviously it’s not going to go on forever.” Ninn Worx_SR photographer/director Chris King also feels that features like the company’s upcoming The Four will always have a strong audience. “Without being aloof or arrogant, this is educated porn”" he said. “I don’t see the internet and the gonzo format as a threat, in the same way that Toyota is not a threat to Ferrari. One gets you there, that’s gonzo. If you’re there to jerk off, that’s fine. But with us, it’s all about hearing a story and being romanticized a little bit.” This year’s AEE has seen some companies moving their booths to different locations, to

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“So we have a suite downstairs to have some time to talk with clients and get out of the noise of upstairs and then the RV upstairs to showcase our talent,” said Shane’s World sales VP Megan Stokes. “And we also wanted to show everybody that Shane’s World and Hush-Hush Entertainment are together.” “By doing both, it’s been very effective for us…we hit the fan side and we hit the business side, it accomplishes both for us. We know we’re good at reality, we know we’re good amateur, and so we’re sticking to it. I would consider Shane’s World stuff reality porn, but we don’t really compete with anyone in the reality market…there’s nothing else really like it.” Stokes also pointed to some upcoming, innovative series such as My College Porno, where a real college student guy gets to pick his porn star, design the scene and then act it out. “This is an opportunity for people to actually go and live out their porno fantasies,” she said. Shane’s World also recently signed a distribution deal with the creators of Porn Week to bring the company's unique adult vacations to DVD for the first time. The first offering is set for Feb. 14.

“I don’t see the internet and the gonzo format as a threat, in the same way that Toyota is not a threat to Ferrari.” an exclusive production deal. “Industry trends in Europe and in the United States are very similar,” said Daring Media’s Jonas Ramirez. “We do really big features because we believe that quality is the most important factors. We think there’s huge value to being able to having feature movies that you can sit down on your sofa with watch on a wide screen…something you can collect and put on your shelf.” Ramirez said that the company’s time at AEE so far has been a success: “We work with some of the best directors and talent in

suit their business needs. Pure Play Media, who used to have a booth on the main floor, moved their operation down to B2B. “For us, as Pure Play, we’re not a brand name to the consumer and the fans, so it makes more sense for us to be down here,” said Rix. “Some of our studios get to be upstairs to represent themselves to the fans, and we’re down here…but we seen no lack of foot traffic, business has been great.” Shane’s World and its newly acquired partner Hush Hush booked a suite to do business, and a giant RV for talent signing. AVN Europe 39


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And The Winner Is... Quite a few Europeans! As you’d expect, the AVN Awards were dominated by American companies and talent, but we also know that Europe produces some great movies and some great performers. This year Europeans were found winning important awards, from Best Group Sex Scene Video, Best Three-Way Sex Scene and Best HD Feature, to name but a few.

FOLLOWING the last day of the AEE show, AVN staged its 25th anniversary awards show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center and we were witness to a swiftly paced and simply designed set, with plenty of cable-TV-friendly movie clips, due perhaps to the fact that it will air on the Showtime network, “another giant step” for the awards, as co-host Tera Patrick pointed out. The big winners were two heavily nominated features, the film Layout (Vivid) and the video Upload (Sex Z Pictures). Each won eight awards. Vivid won 15 awards (not including the three for the lines they distribute) and Evil Angel won six plus another 12 for the producers it distributes.

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The show got off to a sexy start with the gyrations of a trio of pole dancers led by Nikita Kash. Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons, co-hosting for the second time in three years, rattled off a monologue that was heavy on jokes about sex, private parts and bodily functions. He and Patrick, who looked spectacular in a low-cut fuchsia gown, got right to the job at hand, with a minimum of self-conscious chitchat. The entertainment highlight was a specially staged number by John Stagliano with his Fashionistas dance troupe, aerial artists and all, a lavish treatment of a serious theme, governmental encroachment on civil liberties. The spaces between awards groups were filled with nostalgic clips from past AVN awards, arranged thematically: musical


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entertainment (including rocking moments by Randy West and Dyanna Lauren), memorable acceptance lines, comedians, etc. Every once in a while an award show throws up something a little odd, something that gets tongues wagging. At the 2008 AVN Awards, this came in the form of a speech from Jenna Jameson. On stage to present the Crossover Award, Jenna addressed the 6,000 strong audience and told that while Club Jenna was “one of the biggest forces in the industry,” she would “never spread my legs in this industry again.” Rather than sounding like a “thank you” to the industry that had provided her with considerable wealth and success, it sounded more like a “fuck you.” The winner of the Crossover Award was Stormy Daniels, who thanked all the mainstream people who had hired her despite “my being a dirty pornstar,” and said in earnest, “I love you Jenna, but I’m going to spread my legs a little longer.” Daniels also won Best Sex Comedy for her big-budget Operation Desert Stormy (Wicked Pictures). Three of the actors came on stage to share the honors. “The reason we’re all up is that I could not do this all by myself,” she said, also thanking her crew and the rest of the cast. It was Daniels, along with Jenna Haze and radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge, who made the evening’s first presentations, including Best Oral Sex Scene, Video. “The biggest cocksucker?” Bubba asked. “That’s the guy in the White House.” “Most artistic cocksucker,” Haze corrected, and it turned out to be Sasha Grey in Digital Playground’s Babysitters. Haze was back on stage for the unusual result of Best Interactive Video. It was a tie – something very rare at the AVN Awards – between InTERActive (Teravision/Hustler) and Interactive Sex with Jenna Haze (Zero Tolerance). The win for Hustler brought Larry Flynt to the stage, this legend of the adult industry eclipsing Patrick and Haze. He called InTERActive “our most profitable release of the year.” Jenna accepted for her half of the tie with, “All you perverts out there who jerk off to it, thank you so much.” American’s dominated the awards, as one might expect, but the European contingent was strong and it was good to see the award for Best Threeway Sex Scene go to Katsuni, Melissa Lauren and Rocco Siffredi in Evil Angel’s Fashionistas Safado: Berlin, accepted by the women, both of whom drooled over Siffredi who was not in Vegas for the show. Jenna Haze once again took the stage, winning for Best Couples Sex Scene with France’s Manuel Ferrara in Evil Anal 2. “This is what I really hoped I was going to win,” she said. “He made me come really hard.” Ferrara said, “Thank you Jenna,” and she finished his sentence, “for taking your enormously long cock in my ass.” Best Anal Sex Scene, Video, went to Bree Olson and Brandon Iron in Elegant Angel’s Big Wet Asses 3. “I’d like to thank Brandon’s cock and all the vegetable oil that was involved,” she said with her super sweet smile. Olson, looking gorgeous in yellow, was back on stage to accept the coveted Best New Starlet award, which appropriate thanks to her contract company, Adam & Eve.

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Male Performer went to Evan Stone, the second time he’s won it (first time was 2001). The Female Performer Award went to Sasha Grey. The serious-themed Fashionistas dance number segued appropriately into the presentation of the Reuben Sturman Award by AVN President Paul Fishbein, who greeted the audience with, “Most of you weren’t even born when AVN was started” and dedicated the show to New Beginnings founder Lenny Friedlander. The dance number, he said, was futuristic, “but the future is now,” pointing out the myriad abridgements of First Amendment rights in the adult area over the past 25 years. He presented the first of two Reuben Sturman awards to Jeff Steward of JM Productions, who battled Federal obscenity prosecution head-on and won. Steward’s attorney, Lou Sirkin, accepted the award. The second Sturman award went to Rondee Kamins of GVA/TWA, presented by her attorney, J. Michael Murray of Cleveland, for her appeals court victory striking down 2,257 regulations as unconstitutional. The award for Best Film to Vivid’s Layout was accepted by star Briana Banks, producer Steve Hirsch, and director, Paul Thomas. Hirsch said he knew this was the last year for AVN’s awards in Film categories, many of which have been won by Vivid over the years. Thomas proclaimed, “Film is dead, long live film,” adding, “But we can shoot video too.” The awards for Upload included Best Actress, to Eva Angelina (“I’ve waited four and a half years for this moment,” she said), Best Supporting Actress (Hillary Scott) as well as Best Video. Eli Cross, Upload’s director and co-writer, said, “We didn’t think there was any way in Hell we’d get this two years in a row [after winning for Corruption last year]. He was joined on stage by Sex Z Pictures owner Bo Kenney, partner and co-producer Kylie Ireland and several members of the cast. Best Director this year went to John Stagliano for Fashionistas Safado: Berlin, who said, cryptically, “This was the hardest one ever” and thanked his wife Karen for making him always feel that “I have to do better with my life.” The show wrapped up with the remainder of the awards announced on a video crawl, an effective way to finish on a high note and a means to keep the show to roughly the two hour mark.

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The 2008 AVN Awards SELECTED WINNERS: Best Actor, Film- Tom Byron, Layout, Vivid Entertainment Group
 Best Actor, Video- Brad Armstrong, Coming Home, Wicked Pictures
 Best Actress, Film- Penny Flame, Layout, Vivid Entertainment Group Best Actress, Video- Eva Angelina, Upload, SexZ Pictures
 Best All-Girl Release- Girlvana 3, Zero Tolerance Entertainment
 Best All-Girl Series- Women Seeking Women, Girlfriends Films
 Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Film- Sex & Violins, Vivid Entertainment Group, Faith Leon, Monique Alexander & Stefani Morgan
 Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Video- Babysitters, Digital Playground, Sophia Santi, Alektra Blue, Sammie Rhodes, Angie Savage & Lexxi Tyler
 Best All-Sex Release- G for Gianna, Jonni Darkko/Evil Angel
 Best Alternative Release- Buttman at Nudes a Poppin' 20, Evil Angel Best Amateur Release- Cherries 56, Homegrown Select/Pure Play Media
 Best Amateur Series- Abbywinters.com Intimate Moments, Abbywinters.com
 Best Anal Sex Scene, Film- The Craving, Wicked Pictures, Chelsie Rae, Tyler Knight
 Best Anal Sex Scene, Video- Big Wet Asses 10, Elegant Angel Productions, Bree Olson & Brandon Iron
 Best Anal-Themed Release- Ass Worship 10, Jules Jordan Video
 Best Anal-Themed Series- Big Wet Asses, Elegant Angel Productions
 Best Animated Release- Night Shift Nurses: Experiment 1 & 2, Adult Source Media
 Best Art Direction, Film- The Craving, Wicked Pictures
 Best Art Direction, Video- Fashionistas Safado: Berlin, Evil Angel
 Best BDSM Release- Bondage Thoughts, Daring Media Group
 Best Big Bust Release- Gina Lynn's DD's and Derrieres 2, Gina Lynn Distribution
 Best Big Bust Series- Big Natural Breasts, New Sensations
 Best Cinematography- Fashion Underground, Teravision/Vivid Best Classic DVD- Debbie Does Dallas, Definitive Collector's Edition, VCX
 Best Continuing Video Series- Belladonna: Manhandled, Belladonna/Evil Angel
 Best Couples Sex Scene, Film- Layout, Vivid Entertainment Group, Penny Flame & Tom Byron
 Best Couples Sex Scene, Video- Evil Anal 2, Manuel Ferrara/Evil Angel, Jenna Haze & Manuel Ferrara
 Best Director, Film- Paul Thomas, Layout, Vivid Entertainment Group
 Best Director, Foreign Release- Alessandro Del Mar, Dangerous Sex, Private USA/Pure Play Media
 Best Director, Non-Feature- Belladonna, Belladonna: Manhandled 2, Belladonna/Evil Angel
 Best Director, Video- John Stagliano, Fashionistas Safado: Berlin, Evil Angel
 Best DVD Extras- Upload, SexZ Pictures
 Best DVD Menus- Not the Bradys XXX, X-Play/Hustler
 Best Editing, Film- X, Studio A Entertainment, Andrew Blake
 Best Editing, Video- Fashionistas Safado: Berlin, Evil Angel, John Stagliano
 Best Ethnic-Themed Release, Asian- Anabolic Asians 5, Anabolic Video
 Best Ethnic-Themed Release, Black- Big Black Wet Butts 7, Evasive Angles Entertainment
 Best Ethnic-Themed Release, Latin- Big Latin Wet Butts 5, Evasive Angles Entertainment
 Best Ethnic-Themed Series, Asian- Asian 1 on 1, Naughty America/Pure Play Best Ethnic-Themed Series, Black- Black Reign, Mercenary Pictures
 Best Ethnic-Themed Series, Latin- Chicks & Salsa, Third Degree Films
 Best Fem-Dom Strap-On Release- Babes Ballin’ Boys 17, Pleasure Productions
 Best Film- Layout, Vivid Entertainment Group
 Best Foot Fetish Release- Stiletto, Penthouse Digital Media/Pulse
 Best Foreign All-Sex Release- Angel Perverse 8, Clark Euro Angel/Evil Angel
 Best Foreign All-Sex Series- Ass Jazz, Buttman Magazine Choice/Evil Angel
 Best Foreign Feature- Furious Fuckers: Final Race, Evil Angel/Rocco Siffredi
 Best Gonzo Release- Brianna Love Is Buttwoman, Elegant Angel Productions
 Best Gonzo Series- Bang Bus, Bang Productions
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Best Group Sex Scene, Film- Debbie Does Dallas ... Again, Vivid Entertainment Group, Stefani Morgan, Savanna Samson, Monique Alexander, Evan Stone, Christian & Jay Huntington
 Best Group Sex Scene, Video- Fashionistas Safado: Berlin, Evil Angel, Annette Schwartz, Sintia Stone, Judith Fox, Vanessa Hill & Rocco Siffredi
 Best High-Definition Production- Fashionistas Safado: Berlin, Evil Angel
 Best High End All-Sex Release- Broken, Teravision/Vivid
 Best Internal Release- All Internal 5, Cruel Media/Jules Jordan Video
 Best Internal Series- 5 Guy Cream Pie, Kick Ass Pictures
 Best Interactive DVD- (tie) InTERActive, Teravision/Hustler Video & Interactive Sex with Jenna Haze, Zero Tolerance Entertainment
 Best Interracial Release- Black Owned 2, Jules Jordan Video
 Best Interracial Series- My Daughter's Fucking Blackzilla, Hush Hush Ent. Best Male Newcomer- Alan Stafford
 Best MILF Release- It's a Mommy Thing, Elegant Angel Productions
 Best MILF Series- Momma Knows Best, Red Light District
 Best Music- Afrodite Superstar, Femme Chocolat/Adam & Eve Pictures
 Best New Starlet- Bree Olson
 Best New Video Production Company- Silver Sinema
 Best Non-Sex Performance- Bryn Pryor, Upload, SexZ Pictures
 Best On-Line Marketing Campaign, Individual Project- Debbie Does Dallas...Again, World of Wonder/Vivid Entertainment Group
 Best On-Line Marketing Campaign, Company Image- ClubJennamovies.com, Club Jenna
 Best Oral Sex Scene, Film- Layout, Vivid Entertainment Group, Kylie Ireland
 Best Oral Sex Scene, Video- Babysitters, Digital Playground, Sasha Grey
 Best Oral-Themed Release- Face Full of Diesel, Digital Sin
 Best Oral-Themed Series- Feeding Frenzy, Jules Jordan Video
 Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Company Image- Vivid Entertainment Group Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Individual Project- Coming Home, Wicked Pictures
 Best Packaging- Janine Loves Jenna, Club Jenna/Vivid
 Best Packaging Innovation- The Exquisite Multimedia Lighted Boxes, Exquisite Multimedia
 Best POV Release- Fucked on Sight 2, Manuel Ferrara/Evil Angel
 Best POV Series- Fucked on Sight, Manuel Ferrara/Evil Angel
 Best POV Sex Scene- Goo Girls 26, Rodnievision/Exquisite, Sunny Lane
 Best Pro-Am Release- Breakin' 'em In 11, Vouyer Media
 Best Pro-Am Series- Filthy's First Taste, Club Jenna/Vivid
 Best Retail Website, Rentals- SugarDVD 
 Best Retail Website, Sales- Adult DVD Empire
 Best Screenplay, Film- Layout, Vivid Entertainment Group, Phil Noir
 Best Screenplay, Video- Upload, SexZ Pictures, Alvin Edwards & Eli Cross
 Best Sex Comedy- Operation: Desert Stormy, Wicked Pictures
 Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production- Furious Fuckers Final Race, Rocco Siffredi/Evil Angel, Gianna, Vanessa Hill, Sarah James, Marsha Lord, Poppy Morgan, Kelly Stafford, Jazz Duro, Omar Galanti, Kid Jamaica & Joachim Kessef
 Best Solo Sex Scene- Upload, SexZ Pictures, Eva Angelina 
 Best Solo Release- Extreme Holly Goes Solo, Pink Visual Productions
 Best Spanking Release- Baltimore Brat 2, Kelly Payne Productions
 Best Special Effects- Upload, SexZ Pictures
 Best Specialty Release, Other Genre- Cum on My Tattoo 3, Burning Angel Entertainment/Pulse
 Best Squirting Release- Flower's Squirt Shower 4, Elegant Angel Productions
 Best Squirting Series- Jada Fire Is Squirtwoman, Elegant Angel Productions
 Best Supporting Actor, Film- Randy Spears, Flasher, Vivid Entertainment Group
 Best Supporting Actress, Film- Kylie Ireland, Layout, Vivid Entertainment Best Supporting Actress, Video- Hillary Scott, Upload, SexZ Pictures
 Best Tease Performance- Brianna Love: Her Fine Sexy Self, John Leslie/Evil Angel, Best Three-way Sex Scene- Fashionistas Safado: Berlin, Evil Angel, Katsuni, Melissa Lauren & Rocco Siffredi
 Female Foreign Performer of the Year- Monica Mattos
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Deep Throat Queen GERMAN porn actress Annette Schwartz takes anything down her throat. Anything from an eight-inch banana to a 12-inch cock-shaped balloon. And she loves doing it! While shooting for Harmony in the UK, AVN Europe managed to get a few words in with her. Since then we’ve had the AVN Awards in Vegas, and Schwartz was recognised for her skills and talents, one of the winners for the Best Group Sex Scene award that went to Fashionistas Safado: Berlin. How does it feel to be one of the biggest German adult movie stars on the planet? I didn’t know I was. I don’t think about it as I also have a normal job in Germany when I’m not doing porn. So I’m not just doing in porn but do other things as well. What, or should we say ‘who’ are you doing here in the UK? Ha ha ha, I’m here shooting for Harmony, in the Devon countryside. Have you shot in England before? What’s the experience been like here with Harmony? I’ve only been here once before and that was also with Harmony for The Party. I haven’t seen much of the UK yet as I’ve been shooting mostly outside of London. So thus far, I haven’t seen much yet but I love the food and the UK crews and actors. With Harmony, the experience has been wonderful! You are a big European star ever and now you’re appearing in American adult movies. How did your career in the US begin? I only worked for GGG (German Goo Girls) before and then I met Rocco and he helped me to get started in America. Were you surprised by how quickly you became famous? Yes, when I started in porn I had a different idea of how girls looked in the industry so I figured I’d be happy only to do a couple of movies. Do you like having sex with women on film? Yes, and I sleep with women in my personal life too. You're known for being up for anything. What do you like doing most and why? I have an oral fetish so I like pleasuring with my mouth and having things pushed down my throat. Anything, hands, feet...anything goes! You're blowjob skills are truly amazing - have you always been able to deep throat like that, or does practice make perfect? It came naturally to me; I really like to feel things deep down my throat and it’s a great feeling having something deep inside my body through my mouth. In many of your girl/girl scenes you're very dominant. Do you prefer it this way? I don’t think I’m a dominant person but I like giving pleasure if the other person is submissive. Similarly, in scenes with men, you're often submissive. Is this the way you want it? It’s easier to be submissive, especially since I like to be submissive. It’s a good way to truly feel my body - to really experience everything. A lot of the films you appear in are 'gonzo' style movies. Why?

When I got my agent I told him I don’t want to do feature films as I want to focus on doing 100% sex scenes. I don’t like the story stuff; if I wanted that I’d just watch a mainstream film. I will ask you some rapid fire questions so please answer quickly and honestly. Your best scene? I think it was in Annette Schwartz it was the two black guys in Slut woman. Do you have tips for women on how to fuck? You should just be honest with your partner and tell him what you like, but don’t do things that you don’t like to do. It’s really that simple. What’s a good scene? I think the important thing is that the guy’s able to really get in to a woman and feel what she’s like and not just fucking her like a machine and just be intense. Any porno fantasies? No, I’ve done them all! What's the best thing about being Annette Schwartz: an international adult movie star? The best thing is that you are able to learn a lot about your sexuality and realise that you can enjoy your fantasies and just fuck a guy for your own fun. What are your plans for 2008? I want to stay in the world of porn; perhaps work behind the camera for a change … we will see! AVN Europe 43


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Eskade - The Submission By Massimo Bonera THE atmosphere of the movie is found in the confession of the French porno star Cecilia; we met her on Rocco Siffredi’s new set. “I wanted to be dominated by several men. I only enjoy it like this. I like it so much.” Innocent, but undressed, she turns her back and joins the other actors. AVN Europe was honoured to be present at the shooting of the new movie by Rocco, a movie we are sure will be one of the blockbusters of 2008. Eskade –The Submission, written together with Gabriel Zero, starts with a scene set in Namibia ( mid-west Africa) in 750 B.C. The voice of the protagonist, Mike Chapman, follows the first images: “Let me tell you a story, from a long time ago somewhere in Africa...” Mike is sure to be the reincarnation of a Black Pharoah, in search of a particular essence named “Eskade” that is the seminal liquid that spurted from woman’s vagina after submission. It’s a unique juice – a juice like no other in the world. Mike asks Rocco to introduce him to some couples that like erotic games in which the focus is a particular perversion – one where women are dominated. In ancient times, there was always a good reason to use slaves for sex, male and female: the powerful men had the most beautiful girls and they had to satisfy all the sexual perversions of their masters. Could these women have enjoyed such treatment? Rocco’s movie springs from the theory that they did and the centre of attention is stone amphoras with the precious Eskade liquid inside! Karim, Mike, Omar Galanti, Eric, Katy Campbell, Luna Lux, Britney, Black Angelica... Rocco is able to gather a group of actors that really like sex and the deviant game of Master and Slave – a game that belongs to their private lives too. It is important for the actors, he says, to feel inside themselves the roles of Master and Slave and to be able to communicate the real meaning of the


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EXCLUSIVE movie. And what a movie this promises to be! The production didn’t care about expense it seemed: ten days of work in Budapest, porn actors from every part of the world (Italy, France, Hungary, Holland, Czech Republic) spectacular reconstructions in the mega new studio Rocco has built (a location that has to be seen to be believed), special effects and very difficult scenes to realize: the participation of fifteen new, young and sturdy actors, girls dominated, the presence of snakes, scorpions and a white mouse... and, well, it wouldn’t be fair to Rocco and his team to reveal where it all goes. On the set we also found a very famous photographer, Jerry Richardson, and with him it was possible to get some unforgettable pictures (in Rocco’s office surrounded by his awards, and with Omar on a motorcycle in the mud... strange things tend to happen on movie sets). The movie was shot towards the end of November last year, as the first snow of Budapest came floating down. The images of these pages are but a preview of what we can only describe as an “event-movie.” Rather like Furious Fuckers: The Final Race, Rocco’s latest movie is a must see. The attention to detail is extreme, with Rocco repeatedly filming the shots to be sure to get on video what he had in his mind. Gabriel is Rocco’s alter ego: he is photographer, scriptwriter, organizer, director of production, and he keeps everything under control. And it’s not simple to do this during a complex production. The sex is hard and daring, as is Rocco’s want, and the situations are intriguing. There is a special “couples game” with Mike, the perfect master of the house, who says: “Every woman will be the slave of the man in front of her.” Then there is the memorable perverted game where three women are tied up and they risk strangling themselves everytime they move. Or Katy, chained to the hood of a car driven at full speed – a difficult scene in itself, let alone when filmed in zero degrees weather! These are just some of the ingredients that will go into making “Eskade” a success. But another is that many of these important and popular actors have hardly ever worked together in the same movie. But the biggest factor of that shapes the movie is Rocco himself. After all, whenever Rocco Sifffredi appears, absolute depravity reigns.


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ASIAN porn is on the move. It’s on an all conquering expedition in Europe, taking root in country after country. It’s hotter than ever and…well, there’s just something about Asian girls that makes most knees buckle and crotches bulge. The adult industry has seen quite an upswing in the popularity of Asian porn among adult audiences worldwide in the past few years. So what is the allure with Asian porn in general and Asian girls in particular? And exactly how popular is it in Europe? AVN Europe decided to investigate and attempt to unveil the Asian mystique and success behind it. Petite girls and the general physical features of Asians without doubt has a following, but the underlying histories and myths that their bodies invoke are perhaps as important for the success of Asian porn outside of Asia. These fables and accounts are reflected on Asian porn sites, all toying with preconceived Western notions of Asian girls being exotic and having voracious

of femdom in the shape of cold-blooded, beautiful and arse-kicking martial artists on the one hand, or submissive and timid pretty dolls fervently longing to be dominated by strong and ferocious males on the other. “These myths became entrenched in film, and the porn industry thrives on these images that have been built up throughout the history of East-West contact.” Well, that is certainly part of the truth behind the enchanting Asian mystique. According to SexTracker, a company providing data regarding online pornography for adult webmasters, nearly all adult portals offer Asian porn. This fact alone bears witness to the steadily growing popularity of Asian porn. When talking about Asian porn, it’s important to distinguish Asian porn produced outside Asia and marketed specifically towards a Western public, and authentic Asian porn made in Asia proper. “In the States, the average Asian porn consumer isn’t Asian American, the majority are white American

“Authentic Japanese porn is known to be more fetishist than any other porn, Asian or not. Our talented directors ‘spice’ our productions with a touch of fetish from soft and harder fetishes.” Raquel Shaw, International Sales Manager at V&R International. sexual appetites, yet being docile and eager to please. Asian girls represent and are marketed to cater to mainly two male fantasies, both on the opposite side of the same spectrum. Or as Sheridan Prasso, sociologist and author of The Asian Mystique says: “[The concept of Asian women] is sexualised and eroticized in Western culture, taking on the dual components of submissiveness (as seen in the images of the docile, servile geisha) and domination (as seen in the images of martial arts dominatrix).” So basically, it’s either a touch

men,” Jeff Hawkins, at Hustler Europe clarifies. “We typically shoot our Asian sex scenes using Asian girls with American talent.” The reason for this is simple. It’s to cater to fantasies that audiences prefer to watch. Basically, by pairing Asian girls with white guys, it’s appears to be more ethnically themed rather then Asian porn in the strictest sense of the word. If you think about it, when was the last time you saw an Asian man in an American or European production? Most of the ‘authentic’ Asian porn is produced in Japan, chiefly since laws regarding pornography are more lenient there than anywhere else in the Asian region. “Authentic Japanese porn is known to be more fetishist than any other porn, Asian or not,” explains Raquel Shaw, International Sales Manager at V&R International. AVN Europe 49


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“Our talented directors ‘spice’ our productions with a touch of fetish swinging from soft and harder fetishes, all according to plots and directors’ preferences.” The term fetish seems to be the point of departure when talking about the allure of Asian porn and Japanese porn in specific, as Japan is the main producer of authentic Asian porn. Most Japanese productions entail sizeable elements of weird and kinky fetishes, ranging from Lolita-style productions, to simulated rape, Japanese bondage/ BDSM, scat, golden showers and sex tools not of this world – many of elements part of the same production. And who can forget Hentai, animated porn that has become something of a Japanese trademark. With all these slightly alternative subgenres piled under the broader umbrella of Asian porn, how does one ascertain its overall impact on the market? One revealing way of approaching the issue is by looking at sales figures. “Asian porn has seen excellent growth patterns in both the US and in Europe,” says Rob MacGregor, VP of International Marketing at Dash Group. “Overall, our porn sales have seen double digit increases in Europe over the past few years, and with the aid of constant technological advances, our future content sales opportunities will continue to grow.” Shaw agrees, and adds that up until recently, Asian porn was looked upon as a rather marginalised occurrence.“Not long ago, Asian porn was seen as a ‘niche’ product but these days, it’s expanding its marketing boundaries.” According to Shaw, V&R’s success doesn’t just spring from the increasing demand for Asian porn, but also because the company prides itself on producing authentic Japanese porn. “This is one aspect that distinguishes the V&R label from other Asian porn labels.” Of course, for companies focusing exclusively on Asian porn these observations may be true. But other, larger

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companies offering a broad range of porn have a slightly more precautious assessment. Porn giant Hustler is one such company. “We haven’t seen the increase of demand of Asian titles, at least for our lines,” Jeff Hawkins, CEO at Hustler Europe told AVN Europe. “Our Asian Fever line remains consistent and we attribute that success to using top quality, young and beautiful girls. We’ve tried different types of Asian genres, but, at least with our Hustler line, we found that staying with a simple hardcore concept using only authentic, lovely Asian girls works best for us.” Still, when MacGregor tell us that Dash Group has seen a 150 percent growth in content licensing this year alone, that shows that Asian porn isn’t merely a temporary fad waiting to pass, but rather that there’s a genuine and ever growing fascination for Asian porn amongst consumers. And that it’s here to stay. So how big is the Asian slice of the overall porn cake? According to MacGregor, Asian porn constitutes approximately 10 percent of all porn consumed. “Internationally, Asian hardcore has probably the largest sales revenues.” That’s a substantial piece of the market, especially considering that up until a few years ago Asian porn was more or less filed away in the broader genre of ethnic themed porn. If we look at the different sub-genres of Asian porn, certain categories stick out. Like Hentai - animated Japanese porn known worldwide and huge in Japan. MacGregor explains that the word Hentai is a combination of “Hen” (meaning change, weird or strange) and “Tai” (meaning attitude or appearance). “Japanese Hentai porn is digitally animated pornography which originates from the Otaku culture, and was born out of PC adult role-playing games.” Hentai, as a word, now encompasses a huge range of different niches, ranging from ecchi (which refers to nudity and posing as compared to full sex) to futanari (female characters bearing male genetalia) and on to some of the most extreme forms, which include guro (mutilation), tentacle


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porn, incest, rorikon and shotakon (featuring female and male, respectively, under the age of consent). “In Japan, Hentai content isn’t considered human characters by nature, but as animated characters which are capable of any sexual orientation. Depictions of youthful animated characters such as ‘Lolita’ and ‘Moe’ content (depicted female character ages between 12 to 18 years) is fully acceptable and sales are increasing each year,” MacGregor explains. Well, if we accept that animated cartoon animals and characters speak and take on features impossible in real life, then of course, why shouldn’t we equally accept their sexual peccadillos as well? It’s all fiction anyway, digitally created to satisfy deep, dark fantasies best kept under lock and key in the real world. After all, it’s a cartoon featuring drawings and not real models. And as it happens, a Google search of the term Hentai generated over 85 million hits, eloquently illustrating the popularity of this sub-genre of Japanese porn. But who gets turned on by over-dimensioned cartoon characters having outrageous sex? When looking at Hentai sales, it becomes evident that apparently a lot of weirdos out there get their juices flowing watching adolescent school girls with disproportionate breasts getting fucked by, let’s say, alien tentacled monsters. “The allure of Hentai comes from its ability to visually stimulate the imagination of the adult viewer using original creations, advanced graphics and high quality production,” says MacGregor. Shaw adds that Hentai seems to feed people’s fantasies beyond what’s legal and do so without leaving them feeling guilty about it. And there’re no creative limits when it comes to Hentai productions. Digitalisation apparently

permeates into our sex lives as well; replacing the real deal with digitally animated bombshells and juicy sexual scenarios. And creating feature Hentai films isn’t a cheap affair. “Produced at a cost of between €100,000 to €170,000 per title, each Hentai production takes three to six months to complete. This high cost, high quality and unique production provides few imaginary boundaries, as sexual fantasy worlds come to life, and the Hentai consumer lives out his sexual dreams and desires digitally.” Within Hentai, a rather new genre is emerging called “Yaoi”, commonly referred to as “Boy’s Love”, and it focuses on gay male relationships, sometimes with graphically depicted and non-consensual sex. And here’s the interesting bit – it’s primarily marketed toward straight women. It’s a niche on the rise, and has got an increasing hold on American female audiences. Now, this may sound strange, but women are not that different from men; just as most guys are suckers for lesbian sex, some women enjoy watching hot boys getting it on. Even in animated form. Another field of Asian porn that seems to gather fans in Europe is Japanese gay hardcore. At least according to V&R. “We were the first to bring authentic Japanese hardcore gay films into Europe via the Erotic Ninja label,” says Shaw. With booming success, V&R is currently making two new Erotic Ninja titles to follow its four previous successes. Porn that may be perceived as offensive, weird or downright illegal in Western countries is, however, an everyday sight in Japan, sold everywhere and without moral scruples. It’s all based on different perspectives in approaching the issue of imagery.

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Whereas Japanese, and Asians in general, see fiction as just that – fiction, we in Europe have a tendency of attributing reality to fantasy shown.When it comes to porn these culturally and socially disparate views on what’s acceptable to depict are of the utmost importance. “Japan has a visually stimulating sexual culture,” MacGregor explains. “It also has a strong youth fascination which is generally considered female idolisation instead of sexually driven… This way, Japanese men are able to escape their boring daily lives when watching this type of content, and this gives them a sense of freedom and escapism from reality.” That would explain the wave of girls in Japanese productions, looking and acting underage, wearing schoolgirl uniforms to please the Japanese male audience. And it seems to be working for European viewers too. Hence, laws in Japan govern porn differently to European or American legislation in this area. “Japanese regulations have a higher tolerance for visualising sex in the sense of content,” says Shaw. “This means that ‘rape’ is a porn genre considered legal as long as it’s clear that it’s part of a story and performed by the model.” By the same token, such material is considered illegal in Europe and hence, distributors take this into consideration when catering to the European crowds. “We believe that this ‘Lolita’ and ‘Moe’ content produced in Japan is obviously not suitable for European or US distribution,” MacGregor explains. Despite this, Hentai sales are booming in Europe and the US. Dash Group says that without doubt there has been a noticeable

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increase in their Hentai demand, especially in Europe and Latin America. “Specifically, we are seeing increased demand in countries like France, Spain, German, Italy and Hungary.” In the midst of this Asian sexual fetish paradise, where laws allow for basically anything to be depicted as long as it’s obvious that it’s fictional, filmmakers still stumble across strange restrictions when producing movies. Ever wondered why Japanese productions contain so-called mosaics, or pixilation that blocks/masks an image? Well, anything goes in Japan, except showing genitals and penetration shots. “For this very reason, all porn productions made in Japan for the domestic market have all genitals and penetrations covered with mosaics,” says Shaw. And this goes for Hentai films as well. “Production companies must be affiliated with proper ‘regulator agencies’ (censorship agencies that is) and all films must be submitted for approval before release,” continues Shaw. The borderless internet has, however, enabled Japanese porn consumers to watch uncensored porn. “Like most people, Japanese consumers like to view uncensored porn if given the chance, but are unable to do so at home due to Japanese porn laws,” MacGregor states. “The internet is seriously challenging those laws, while Japanese adult consumers continue to easily access what they really want to see – uncensored adult content.” And surely, to stop the flow of such uncensored content filtering its way into Japan is like trying to stop a tsunami brewing in the depths of the ocean. Asian porn is taking the West by storm. South Korea has recently emerged as another strong force to reckon with and has established itself as a strong market in Asia, meaning that we in Europe can expect even more Asian porn to reach us in the near future. And whether by the beautiful girls, the longstanding perceptions that their bodies invoke, the kinky fetish-oriented material emanating from the East, or the increasingly popular animated porn – Europe has to bow to this Asian force that leaves few bonafide porn consumers untouched.


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A Little Hentai History: ‘Abnormal Desires’ THERE is more to the Japanese than meets the eye. Besides the samurai and the saki, the Japanese have managed to fabricate wonders in the realm of erotica – and have a long history of doing so. The art of erotica flourished rapidly in Japan, manifesting itself in a popular art form known to many by the name of “hentai” or erotic manga. “Hentai” means “abnormality” or “sexually perverted” and is used to refer to unusually extreme and anomalous sexual activities like gang rape, illicit sexual partners (children), breast torture and bondage, enema play, coprophilia, and urolagnia, and tentacle sex: the depiction of tentacled creatures or monsters engaging in sexual relations. And the list goes on. Furthermore, surreal denotation of females and males with oversized genitals or other body organs/parts are part of the play. The precursor to the art of hentai is no other than a precociously modern era: the Meiji( 1857-1912) and the Taisho periods. Hentai as a terminology was originally used in the middle of the Meiji period in the context of the developing science of psychology in order to categorize and illustrate disorders such as hysteria as well as to refer to paranormal abilities such as telepathy. Although, the term originally circulated only among medical specialists, by 1917 it was being popularised via such journals such as Hentai shinri (Abnormal psychology). Hentai’s sexual reference was to come not through its connection with hentai shinri, but through its juxtaposition with another, yet a related term, hentai seiyoku or ‘abnormal sexual desires.’ The technical term seiyoku or ‘sexual desire’ was introduced into Japanese via German sexology, which began to be translated by medical doctors such as the army physician and novelist Mori Ōgai from the middle of the Meiji period. Hentai seiyoku, initially only circulated among medical specialists and researchers, its more extensive dissemination was propelled by the use of the term in fiction by writers such as Ogai’s novel Vita Sexualis (1909). This fascination with the realm of the perverse continued into the 1920s. Japan in the 1920s developed a nontraditional publications industry devoted to the discussion of perverse sexuality, publishing more than ten journals by the 1950s, magazines like Kitan kurabu and Kasutori, discussing Hentai seiyoku. The art of sex, sex-related articles, and advice pages filled these journals by an emerging class of sexual ‘experts,’ waxing lyrical about perverse sexuality including many categories of fetishism, disembowelment and love suicides. Rising literacy rates popularized the proliferation of cheap newspapers and magazines, making reading Hentai seiyoku a favorite leisure activity of the

working classes, and, by the same token, developing a Hentai culture. Public interest in perversity gave rise to lurid descriptions. Things really started picking up during the postwar scene when fulfillment of sexual needs took on a new meaning. Fantasy sharing between groups who experienced different sexual desires became popular. Demands increased for information on different types of sexual practices and pleasure... and so the time of decadence kicked in! Excessive and inappropriate sexual activity won a greater focus. So, in the 60s Japanese animation( aka “anime”) with pornographic content saw daylight. Asian attitudes towards eroticism have always been more open than those of the West. One of the earliest Japanese TV cartoon series was Sennin Buraku (Hermits’ Village), a late-night erotic humour anthology that ran for two months in 1963. Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is revered as the source of both Japan’s comic book and animation industries, writing and illustrating the series known in America as Astro Boy and Kimba, the White Lion. In June 1969, he released One Thousand and One Nights, an adult adaptation of The Arabian Nights full of erotica, which was a major theatrical release. Young Girls’ Rose Punishment, his short erotic anime series, consisted of two 15-minute dramas of rape and the sadistic sexual torture/ murder of schoolgirls. Anime porn, primarily emphasizing nudity and explicit adult sexual situations targeting the male demographic in Japan and contains erotic scenes referred to as “tentacle porn,” and saw a breakthrough in the 90s. One good example would be Toshio Maeda’s Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend space adventure series. Urotsukidoji is about the invasion and conquest of Earth by oversexed supernatural demons who enslave humanity and use women as their sexual playthings. The sexual content of the adult anime market is undeniable, and caused much shock and offense. This has led to legal restrictions, particularly in the United States, where laws forbid showing children in sexual situations. But this is not a restriction in Japan. With the surge in popularity of Hentai in the last decade, many are of the opinion that animated films and sexual content will augment. Companies in Japan release 50 or 60 new titles per year, the thus the potential for unlimited growth remains. So, Hentai lovers are safe for the next decade or so until the Japanese come up with something new and exciting... or new and disgustedly perverted, depending on your opinions and sexual preferences. AVN Europe 55


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Just Gagging To Get Back To Europe American Bree Olson, a contract girl with Adam and Eve, picked up two awards at the AVN Awards in Vegas last month; Best Anal Scene and Best New Starlet. Bree might be based in the US, but AVN Europe readers will be familiar with her recent spell in Budapest, Hungary, when she visited to film Carolina Jones with director Ethan Kane. In November of last year we spoke to Bree during an On-Set Report, and now, following her AVN Award wins, she speaks to us about her to desire to visit Berlin, why Europe is such a great place to film adult movies, and what winning big in Vegas means to her. Can you tell us a little about winning the AVN Awards and what this means to you? I am very thankful to everyone. It means so much to me to that I am given recognition for how hard I have worked since I started in late 2006. Winning Best New Starlet is a great achievement, and past winners have seen their careers blossom as a result. How do you think this award win will affect your career, and what plans do you have for 2008? Its very exciting for me to have won this, and whatever advantages it may have given me I am going to take full advantage of that. I will take that approach with several things this year that I have been waiting for the right moment to do. One of the biggest things is feature dancing. As soon as I won the award I called up a local strip club owner I am good friends with and we discussed me dancing the days I am in town – to learn how to dance for features. So now I am dancing at the local club and hope to start featuring all over the country by July of this year. Maybe even to other countries. I would like to make several appearances and signings all over as well. Most importantly, I have been working very hard on my website www.BreeOlson.com. It is up now and I am getting great response. I love having so much contact with my fans and making new ones. I am sure when a new person gets on my website it puts him at ease a little to join a site of a “best new starlet.” The scenes from such winners are bound to be good and you know she’ll also be dependable. That matters a lot when it comes to making sure I do my web cam shows and updates and all of the writing back I do too. 56 AVN Europe

AVN Europe first met you late last year when you were filming in Budapest for Adam and Eve. How was your experience filming in Hungary? I loved Hungary and everyone there. Europeans tend to be more straight forward than Americans, and I like that. They all seem very honest and have good morals and values. The Hungarian weather was nice. I love the rain and it rained a lot. It was definitely not easy to adapt to not having fast food at every corner. Not a lot of late nightplaces to shop or eat. You pretty much have to be on a day schedule to live happy in Hungary, which isn’t a bad thing. I think sometimes that Americans are too spoiled. Its nice to visit other places and see how they live. The food is AMAZING though! The veggies are so fresh and don’t have any crap in them. Just all natural. My grandmother was from Ukraine, and even though I am sure the two countries are very different, I am sure they are still more similar than being compared to the US. So the whole experience was fun and interesting. I would love to travel all of Europe. How does the European and US filming differ? Well, a lot of what we shot for that particular movie was outside – so it was very cold! It was good fun working with the beautiful and handsome talent. The extras were so hot! I would ask a Hungarian how to say something flirtatious, and then I would go flirt with the extras. It was kind of romantic and interesting having that language barrier. Are you hoping to attend the Venus Expo in Berlin this year (Europe ’s largest Expo)?


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I will absolutely be going! I heard it is amazing and so I will do whatever I have to do to come. Back to the two award wins, why do you think you won the two awards – what makes Bree Olson such a popular performer? From what the public says about me, I have a young “porn star/girl next door” look. I have a voracious appetite for anal sex, I have high energy during my scenes and I absolutely love sex... and it shows. Can you tell us when you first entered the porn industry, and who, in that time, has been your role model? I entered at the very end of 2006, so it has been just over a year for me. I don’t really know much about the talent in the industry. I just focus on my own career. The one person that has helped me every step of the way is my agent at Foxxx Modeling. He helped guide me in the right direction and really made things much easier for me. When girls get in the business they have a lot of people telling them a lot of different things – I pushed everyone else out of my head and just listened to him. That’s why when I gave my speech in Vegas, I found it most important to thank him first. Why porn? How did you get your first break in the industry? Its something I have always wanted to do. Ever since I was younger I would watch the porn on TV and think to myself “I can do that”. I had a girlfriend for four years so I wasn’t able to do it untill we broke up, which was when I was 19. I didn’t know anything about the business. I just googled “porn” and “applications” and a site came up. I posted my pictures and the next thing I know I was on my first plane trip and flying to California. When filming, which directors do you like to work with and why? And what performers (girls and boys) are your favorites? I don’t really have favorites – I can honestly say that I have really enjoyed everyone I have worked with. How long have you been a contract performer with Adam and Eve, and how many movies have you made for them? Which ones stand out for you? Which movies you have been in are you most proud of? I signed with Adam and Eve August of 2007, so six months so far. It has been an amazing six months. We are such a great fit – a match made in Heaven! They are such a fun company to be a part of. I have done five movies under contract with them. Even though I was co-star for the movie in Hungary, it was still an amazing shoot and one of my favorites. There were so many things involved in that movie. I really felt like I was on the set of a mainstream movie. The title is Carolina Jones. It should be coming out in the next few months. My favourite thus far is Bree’s College Days. It was the first time for me squirting and it was just awesome! I must have created a domino effect because in several of the other scenes the girls started squirting as well. It was really something! The sex scenes are just amazing in this movie and bound to get anyone off. Such a great cast with smoking hot chicks too. It makes me smile just thinking about it. Bree’s College Days are available now. For new girls to the industry, looking to establish themselves in the adult market, what advice would you give? Like I said before, push everyones advice out of your head except for someone that is very trust worthy and knowledgeable about the business. If you are working in the US, I definitely suggest getting with Foxxx Modeling. They are a good company. If you are working somewhere other than the US, just be with someone with the qualities listed above.

Lastly, could you tell us a little more about you, a little background on Bree? I am 21 years old and have worked for several different companies including Adam and Eve, Penthouse, Playboy, Digital Playground, Overboard Video, Brazzers, Elegant Angel and Redlight, just to name a few. I have engaged in several types of sexual acts from the sensual girl/girl scenes to squirting oil out of my ass into a man’s mouth. I have done several of your regular “gonzo style” pornos along with Cinemax and HBO-style porno, which are known as “feature” movies. As of August 1, 2007, I signed a contract with Adam and Eve (the largest distributor of adult novelties and movies). I do more feature type of movies with them, making one movie a month for as long as I am under contract. Although features tend to stay clear of the deep, dark nasty sex, Adam and Eve embraces my sexual nature and allow me to perform several of the sexual acts I desire in the movies we create together. I have been in several adult magazines including Club, Penthouse, Hustler, Barley Legal, Rockstar, Hot Video and many more. I am March Penthouse Pet, and I also got the cover in February, which is on the streets in January. I recently attended the adult entertainment industry award show (AVN) and won Best New Starlet 2008 along with Best Anal Sex scene with Brandon Iron. My family background is quite interesting. My grandmother is Ukrainian. She was in one of the concentration camps ran by that fuckhead hitler (notice I will not capitalize the first letter in his name... he doesn’t even deserve that). She met my grandfather, who was also Ukrainian, in Germany during World War II. They came on a ship to New York, and eventually were sponsored by a church in Indiana and so moved there. They had two daughters, one of which being my mother. In my mother’s late 20’s she ran off to California with a boyfriend. She fucked him in California and made me. When she found out she was pregnant and that my biological father wanted AVN Europe 57


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BREE IN BUDAPEST: Loves anal, loves Europe, loves her fans and loves life through a lens nothing to do with her, she went to Texas to live with friends. At the age of 30 my mother gave birth to me in Houston, Texas. After a year of hardship and being a single mother, she decided to move back home to Fort Wayne, Indiana to have the support of my grandparents. We lived with my grandparents for a short time because my mother met a man who is now my adoptive father. We moved to the smallest town in Indiana, Woodburn. I was an only child till I was nine. Then they had my sister. My family was a very normal typical middle class Indiana family. I got my first job when I was 12 detailing corn. At age 15 I was a busser and met my girlfriend whom I was with for four years. After graduating I went to college majoring pre med biology. In my sophomore year I was no longer with my girlfriend and was working full time in an office in addition to going to school. I decided I wanted to do porn. I posted my pictures on the net and now here I am, one year later. I took some time off of school but plan to return shortly. I now own a house and its just me and Dr.Sniffles (my cat) here in Indiana. I also bought four acres of land out in the country that I plan to start building on in the next year. I am closest to my grandmother and my assistant, April. Without them I would be lost. I travel constantly, but love the life I am living.

BREE OLSON Age : 21 years old Birthday : October 7th Zodiac : Libra Height : About 5'3 Weight : 108 Turn-ons : Older men, cock in general, porn, knowing guys want to fuck me, letting them fuck me, letting them watch, taping myself getting off. The sun could rise and it makes me horny! Turn-offs : Smelly people and major attitude Favorite Position : Doggy style Sexual Orientation : Bi-sexual 58 AVN Europe

Addictions : Sex and Coca-Cola Measurements : 34 D - 28 - 36 Hair Color : Blonde Eye Color : Brown Shoe Size : 5 Birthplace : Houston, Texas Current Living : Fort Wayne, Indiana Relationship Status : Single tattoos : None Piercings : None Children : None


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The Wall Street Crash of 1929 is believed to be the origin of the phrase: “When America sneezes, Europe catches the cold.” Not only US stock prices affect Europe, often a whole host of news and trends in the US make their way Across the Pond. In this section of AVN Europe, we cherry pick some of the most important state-side stories for you.

Will Pirates II Match First Success? Digital Playground Announces Official Title for Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge VAN NUYS, Calif. -- In a much-anticipated announcement, Digital Playground’s Samantha Lewis and Joone have revealed that the next installment of the groundbreaking Pirates feature, Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge will begin production in early 2008. Digital Playground contract superstar Jesse Jane returns as renowned pirate hunter and first-mate Jules. New additions to the Pirates II cast include Digital Playground contract stars: Shay Jordan, Adrianna Lynn, Stoya and Katsuni. Evan Stone returns as rogue pirate hunter Capt. Edward Reynolds, and reprising his role as renegade pirate Capt. Victor Stagnetti is Tommy Gunn. Directed by Joone, and produced by Samantha and Joone, the film will be released by Digital Playground throughout the world in Fall 2008. Samantha Lewis, Digital Playground CEO states, “Joone and I are very excited. The ‘Pirates II’ script is brilliant and promises to exceed all expectations. Another epic feature in the making, this film will dazzle existing fans and captivate new ones.” Joone added, “‘Pirates II’ has creatively turned out to be a much bigger film than the first one. We have been working on just the visual FX alone for more than a year. The fans will not be disappointed.” Pirates was hailed as the largest and most comprehensive movie in the history of adult films. The most expensive adult effort yet produced, the feature was lauded with awards from every associated panel, notably a record-breaking 13 from AVN to date, including Best Selling and Best Renting title honors. 60 AVN Europe

Building upon the success of the film within its traditional market, the studio received an additional R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, thus gaining mainstream recognition and distribution,

Digital Playground contract superstar Jesse Jane returns as renowned pirate hunter and firstmate Jules. making a theatrical release of a Pirates sequel imminent. Pirates web site with teaser trailer of Pirates II can be viewed in full HD at www.PiratesXXX.com Digital Playground is a world leader in adult filmmaking and interactive formats boasting the largest HD library available. Since the Company’s inception in 1993, Digital Playground has earned over 200 awards and currently garners more than 80% of HD sales within the adult market, it says. Female owned and operated, the company “emphasizes quality first, employing fastidiously high production values in erotic film for women, men and couples. Digital Playground’s commitment to excellence, innovative technology, brilliant full-length productions and exclusive contract stars are the secrets to our success and make Digital Playground the most highly demanded supplier of content for hotel, cable, pay-perview and mobile networks worldwide.”

“‘Pirates II’ has creatively turned out to be a much bigger film than the first one. We have been working on just the visual FX alone for more than a year. The fans will not be disappointed.”


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Vouyer Media Releases N 2 Deep with Germany’s Annette Schwartz VOUYER MEDIA is pleased to announce the arrival of N 2 DEEP, an exciting new interracial series from acclaimed adult filmmaker Van Styles, the creator of VM‘s best-selling Fetish Fucks. The first installment of this “explosive new franchise” stars multiple AVN award winner Jenna Haze and sexy brunette newcomer Tristan Kingsley.

Napier? The 2008 AVN nominee is first up here, taking on Alex Benson and the creamy white Charley Chase. The nasty ladies warm each other up with some sizzling girl/girl action before Jack hammers them both to a messy cream pie finish. Leggy cover girl Tristan and luscious Aiden Starr figure prominently in the follow-up, and these sexy

Filthy blonde European beauty Annette Schwartz teams up with brunette alt-porn diva Dana Dearmond. These two edgy, out-of-control hellions come out swinging in classic fashion, tearing into each others’ pussies. Putting the focus on three-way interracial excitement, N 2 DEEP follows pairs of comely young girls as they seduce ramrod stiff ebony studs. Given that edict, who better to jumpstart the action than mega-endowed Vouyer Media contract actor/director Jack

nymphs waste no time in starting up a little girl-on-girl action, just to set the tone. The next scene pushes the envelope even further, thanks to inventive casting that teams filthy blonde European beauty Annette Schwartz up with brunette alt-porn

diva Dana Dearmond. These two edgy, outof-control hellions come out swinging in classic fashion, tearing into each others’ pussies. Annette buries Dana in her gorgeous, pear-shaped ass until she reaches a convulsive climax. And as if that weren’t enough, Sean Michaels returns to the fray, joining these two orgasm addicts for some deep thrusting backdoor action. The ladies do their level best to out-fuck each other, burning up the screen with copious amounts of ATM-oriented anal excitement. As is always the case with Vouyer Media, the end of the movie leads the way to a generous selection of special features, including an allnew bonus scene featuring Ginger Blaze, who gets the tables turned on her by Jack and Julius in a torrid three-way. Other special features include extra “Cutting Room Floor” footage, a Hardcore Still Gallery, and much more. Pairing the industry’s sexiest lily-white vixens with adult’s most acclaimed ebony woodmen is certainly nothing new, but rarely has it been done with more heat, intensity, and overall nastiness than in Van Styles’ N 2 DEEP.

Wicked Gets In On Will Smith’s Legend Action Behind Smith are Wicked gems such as Gossip 3, One Night In Vegas and Dream Quest LOS ANGELES, CA- Warner Bros. recently presented the latest version of Richard Matheson’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi classic I Am Legend, with Hollywood megastar Will Smith delivering a poignant performance closer in kind to Matheson’s prose than such previous adaptations as The Omega Man and The Last Man On Earth. And interestingly, one of the new

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movie’s most talked-about moments finds him sharing screen time with some of the latest and greatest hits from Canoga Park-based adult industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures. The scene in question was initially reported over the weekend by the aptly named Scene-Stealers.Com, who raved that “scenes of Neville [Smith] going through the motions of renting a movie at the local video store are priceless. He wanders through the store, browsing for DVDs and talking to mannequins that he has strategically placed there to give himself the feeling of companionship. Smith carries these scenes with a unique mix of humble humor and sadness, and its impossible not to laugh, however grim his situation may be.” The somber tone of the scene is enlivened by the fact that the two shelves of movies behind Smith are liberally stocked with such Wicked gems as Gossip, 3 Wishes, One Night In Vegas,

Flashpoint, and Dream Quest! And if the opening-weekend box office tally is to be believed, Wicked Pictures couldn’t have picked a better holiday release to showcase its product. I Am Legend has officially made box office history, earning $76.5 million and flying past such previous seasonal champs as King Kong and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to become the biggest December opener in history. Wicked Pictures.Com.


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Trashy Lingerie Designs Niche In Wholesale Market Halloween costumes to be patented, released in limited edition. By Adrian Peterson LOS ANGELES - Trashy Lingerie is set to enter the wholesale manufacturing world with a line of limited-edition, high-quality costumes in March at the Halloween, Costume and Party Show in Las Vegas. Randy Shrier, vice president of Trashy Lingerie and president of Trashy.com, said

Shrier said the costumes will be “sexy, cross-platform, sophisticated and edgy, for the woman with discerning taste. Women want to know that they are wearing something unique,” he said. “They don’t want to go to a Halloween party and see scores of other women in the same outfit or costume. We plan to sell quality over quantity, as we’ve always done.”

“These costumes are so beautiful and well made that they can be displayed openly in a store and not stacked en masse in plastic bags.” the company will focus mostly on smaller boutiques that cater to their customers, much like the family-owned Trashy Lingerie store.

Shrier said the wholesale line will be made with the same high-quality fabrics and materials as those sold in the company’s Los

Porn.net Sells For $400,000 At Domain Fest By Justine Bourne LOS ANGELES - Porn.net was sold for $400,000 in the domain name auction held recently during Domain Fest at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. Other notable sales include Bookmarks.com for $300,000, Alimony.com for $75,000, Butcher.com for $50,000 and SatinPanties.com for $10,000. Porn.net originally was registered with Register.com in 2002 as an adult search engine and link site.

The domain now is with NaturalProducts.com, awaiting funding approval for the transfer. In a sale brokered by Moniker last year, MXN Ltd. bought Porn.com for about $9 million.

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MXN, based in Barbados, is an Internet media and investment company that acquires, develops and deploys Web properties. The company is affiliated with PimpRoll. Domain Fest, founded by a division of Oversee.net, which owns Moniker, is a three-day convention held twice annually.

In a sale brokered by Moniker last year, MXN Ltd. bought Porn.com for about $9 million.MXN, based in Barbados, is an Internet media company.

Stephanie Swift Signs With L.A. Direct CHATSWORTH, Calif. — AVN Hall of Famer Stephanie Swift has signed with talent agency L.A. Direct Models and is available once again for boy/girl scenes. “I wanted to change things up,” Swift told AVN. “I took a break [from b/g], because 14 years of it is a long time, and I wanted to give the body a break a little bit, and also I thought maybe the demand would be a little bit more if I hadn’t done it, and I was right.”

Angeles store. However, the company is branching out from sample production to limited production of its costumes for the wholesale market. Shrier said all of the costumes will be patented and released in limited edition to avoid market oversaturation and to keep the products fresh and original. “After the Academy Awards, people clamor for dresses and gowns like the ones worn by the stars on the red carpet,” he said. “Many designers have capitalized on this. The same has happened with the sexy Halloween costume.” Many celebrities have donned Trashy Lingerie's custom designs. “The new line will be more accessible due to the lower price,” Shrier said. “We are looking forward to being the first to market with our designs, which will reach a broader market than our one-ofa-kind, handmade costumes that we sell in the store and on our website.” Costumes by Trashy Lingerie will retail between $100 and $300. “This is a niche that is untapped, and we feel we are the perfect fit,” Shrier added. “These costumes are so beautiful and well made that they can be displayed openly in a store and not stacked en masse in plastic bags.”

Swift has laid relatively low since ending her longtime contract with Wicked Pictures in early 2004, but she’s sporadically performed girl/girl scenes during that time. She scored an AVN Award nomination this year for her scene with Francesca Le in Girlvana 3 (Zero Tolerance), which captured the 2008 Best All-Girl Release trophy. On her return to boy.girl performing, Swift said: “I’m probably within my last two years

of being in the industry, and then I’m completely done being in front of the camera. So it’s a time thing. And that’s just a decision I need to make.” Swift’s first official return to boy/girl was a magazine layout for Club International with Tommy Gunn and Jenna Presley. She has since appeared in a Wicked Pictures feature directed by Brad Armstrong. Swift plans to shoot as much as she can with the goal of amassing content for later use on her website, www.stephanieswift.com. She hopes to eventually direct her own movies.


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Up The Exhaust Pipe!

Angelo, Nesty, Nikoletta Devis, Oddera Vanni, Omar Galanti, Pastorino Luca, Poppy Morgan, Rocco Siffredi, Sandra Parker, Sarah James, Sierra, Timea, Tommy Steel, Uncle George, Valentine Rush, Vanessa Bliss, Vanessa Hill, Victoria Blond, Zenza Raggi 2hrs 35mins (film footage) 2hrs 22mins (extra features)

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Furious Fuckers: Final Race Evil Empire Dir.: Rocco Siffredi Annette Schwarz, Boroka Bolls, Britney, Carla Cox, Caroline De Jaie, Cindy, Cristian, Denis, Evelyn Foxy, Gianna, Ginger, Hanna Hunter, Ira, Jader Toninello, Jazz Duro, Jean Val Jean, Jennifer Love, Jessica Moore, Joachim Kessef, Kate Jones, Katya, Kelly Stafford, Kid Jamaica, Lauren May, Leila, Liz Honey, Lora Craft, Luca Zironi, Marsha Lord, Mike

Giddy Up Young Ladies

When a movie has a huge cast, for the purpose of review space, we usually chop the list down to size. This has nothing to do with excluding particular talent, it is simply down to having limited space... but for this review I’m pulling out all the stops and including a full listing. Why? Because this movie from Rocco has a huge and stunning cast – simply the hottest new and established talent Europe has to offer. I mean... Annette Schwartz, Jennifer Love, Tommy Steel, Ginger, Omar Galanti and Kelly Stafford in one movie! Jesus wept! Rocco’s latest is based around rival motorcross teams competing in races. As you’d expect, more than just the bikes are mounted here - in true Rocco/Evil Empire fashion we see hard and rough sex, some brutal anal, some delicious deep throating and scores of pussy licking. Rocco even goes as far as to hire a helicopter to film the biking and fucking action from the air - dangling the camera for unusual shots as the helicopter zooms close to the ground to shoot the “riding” action.

takes a herd of fine fillies and dumps them in a riding school deep in the countryside with only a handful of well-hung stable hands to administer their education. So, how do a bevvy of bored babes

Annette Schwartz’s mind-boggling oral skills are put to the test with great vigour, and the always amazing Kelly Stafford (officially retired from the industry) just couldn’t resist doing one more Rocco flick. She doesnt’ fuck during the movie, but Kelly is Kelly, and isn’t happy until she’s made a guy and a few girls eat her perfect ass. There are many scenes worth commenting on, but, again, space here is limited. Things get messy with cake and pototo chips and a highlight of the movie is a Champagne bottle/ass insertion that sends a stream of bubby from Gianna’s bubble ass straight into Omar Galanti’s mouth. Perfection! Rocco has told AVN Europe in the recent past that he enjoys filming in St. Petersburg, and here we get a taste of the girls from this city: they are hot. They like fucking. They are willing to be fucked very, very, very hard. The Bonus Disc offers almost as much footage as the main feature, and we get to see Rocco in a little action himself, more from Kelly, a lot more from Omar and more too from Annette. There’s some fun to be had with this extra DVD disc, and we’re given an entertaining look at outtakes and behind the scenes footage. Look for AVN Europe writer Massimo Bonera being chased around by a horny Kelly! Retailing: A ‘must have’ for Rocco fans, and for those who want to see stunning girls given the fucking of their lives.

no tomorrow, and as for blow jobs, well, a finer piece of deep throat magnificence you won’t see in a while! A bit of evening time fun for two lasses turns into a three-way all-girl lickfest back in their

Every schoolgirl fetishists dream, they are clad in knee-high socks,

Young Harlots: Riding School Harmony Dir: Gazzman Angelica Black, Deniska, Anaya, Lucy Belle, Others 2hrs 16 mins

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amuse themselves stuck away at riding school for a week? Well, as the delicious Deniska ruminates at the outset, “there’s more than one type of riding lesson…” Not long after that, equine education is put to one side and Deniska’s lust for cock is seen to, two lucky studs on hand to give her the extracurricular cock she craves. She takes a good half-hour pounding before she makes them leave their sticky load all over the orchard. Back at the stables, we come across three stable hands blatantly neglecting their duties – unless of course their duties include rogering two utterly delectable lovelies bent over hay bales. Every schoolgirl fetishists dream, they are clad in knee-high socks, ass-high skirts and tight, white shirts that must be mightily uncomfortable given the speed with which they are discarded, leaving only the school tie dangling between their beautiful buxom mounds. My personal favourite scene, the girls suck and fuck like there’s

bedroom. Great shots of the pinkest of pussies are only enhanced by the high definition too. Similarly, in the next scene down a quiet country lane, we get to see by far the most cock-rockingest body of all the cock-rocking babes in the film. Amazing body, fantastic titties, close-up, high-def, I’m talking in yo’ face, in yo’ living room! I rather like seeing those teeny little hairs on goose bumpy boobies. All the scenes are spanking and the HD really makes for a great close-up, though I did have to duck out of the way of a giant cock at one point! There’s something for everyone, one on one, two on one, orgies, g/g, dp, deep throating, bonus blow jobs and even a cutie having a pee for the kinksters out there. Giddyup! Retailing: Perfect porn for those who love to see the hot talent dressed as schoolgirls. This is a real highlight in the Young Harlot series.


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dvd reviews February’s Top Selection Punkd Ur Ass Matt Zane Productions Dir: Matt Zane Tera Wray, Kayla Synz, Jessica Valentino, Holly West, Matt Zane, Mark Zane Others

of the aching dick. Elsewhere, the porter of the hospital finds out that he has elephantosis of the penis. The doctor needs a sperm sample and has just the thing to take it; luckily her pussy can take cocks of all sizes! The film ends with a doctor showing her students how to examine a female patient with a dildo, which is quickly replaced by the real thing. Every student takes a turn, just to make sure they get it right. This huge orgy concludes the film. Retailing: A good, funny plot and nice action. — Noodles

8/10 Matt Zane’s production is sure to be a hit among the fans of the Jackass show – though there is a difference in concept: the guys performing the crazy stunts receive prizes and they get to be with hot porn stars. First up we are witness to an insane performance by one of the guys (I won’t spoil your viewing pleasure by giving too much away) and he’s given well-deserved prizes and wild action with the girls. But let’s mention some of the stunts… being suspended with hooks carving into the skin and then sent spinning in the air; wrestling with a really huge oily girl; walking on the street wearing only a tiny g-string; fighting (well, surviving) against a kick box champion. The list goes on. These guys go through all sorts just to get a blowjob and to have an awesome fuck with a porn star... that in itself is a strong reward, and one the viewers will appreciate. Retailing: Crazy adventures mixed with wild sex. — Nika

Good Service Easy on the eye Dir: Anna Span Taylor Morgan, Sarah, Karen Leigh, Ebony, Georgie, Kat, Amanda, Sasha, Mark Stevens, Johnny, Others 2hrs 6mins

7/10 This is the work of the UK’s first female porn director, and she’s a real talent. Five sex scenes from the female point of view, with real story-lines and with the hottest girls from the UK. Five short stories about the excellent

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The whole scene turns into a lesbian threesome. The video ends with another girl-on-girl-scene Retailing: Female-directed video with sexy girls and well built guys. A must on the shelves. — Marco Ferreiro

Taboo: Pain Hustler Video Dir: Andrea Di Angelo Kayla Synz, Rachel Roxxx, Heidi Mayne, Daisy Marie, Staci Thorn, Others 2hrs 3min

8/10 Andrea Di Angelo’s new release is a transition between softcore and hardcore, highly recommended for those who would like to watch rougher sex but don’t want to jump into deep water. The settings fit the genre: the girls are entrapped in a castle, prison cell, closed in a cage or trussed up on a bed. Each scene is rougher than the previous, some girls are simply tied, one has a metal hook in her pussy and the last slut, Staci, is used as an ashtray while being fucked. All the girls get punished, often with the help of whips, dildos,

“Suspended by hooks carving into the skin and then the guys are sent spinning in the air; wrestling with a really huge oily girl or walking down the street wearing only a tiny g-string.”

A&O Department Easy On The Eye Dir: Anna Span Alicia Rhodes, McKenzie Lee, Jana, Sahara, Dirty Dog, John, Cory Jazz, Others 2hrs

8/10 In the seventh part of her diary series, Anna Span takes us to a hospital where doctors have worked out a whole new way of healing. As always, despite the fact that the director is a woman, you get the same quality hardcore action you’d expect from any other XXX-rated production. A patient is accidentally given Viagra and a nurse runs to the rescue and fucks and sucks every component of the medicine out

Punkd Ur Ass — Nika British service industry. The DVD offers pleasure to all from both sexes. Where else could girls get full treatment for their pussies while having a haircut, or being at a beauty salon? Even their car can be fixed, and while waiting they can have the sex of their dreams in the arms of a strong repair guy. Guys just couldn’t imagine a better dessert after an Xmas dinner than this lucky guy who gets his served on the pussy of the waitress. It’s very difficult to decide on the best scene, but definitely all the guys will go mad during the Personal Beauty Service. Next up, a business woman gets relaxing treatment from two angels, one black and one white.

and hard cocks – but they seem to enjoy it. After freeing the sluts of ropes, handcuffs, hooks (and ashtrays) the kinky fun continues... they get it hard in every hole. Moreover, Staci receives it in each hole simultaneously. The beautiful girls are obedient and subservient, tight tits are grabbed hard, throats are fucked and pussies ploughed in lots of different positions. The hot sluts spectacularly experience the ways of pleasure and pain. Retailing: Intro to fetish porn: hot action with a little bit of everything — Nika

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dvd reviews February’s Top Selection Just Between Us Wicked Pictures Dir: Brad Armstrong Carmen Hart, Christina Aguchi, Dee Lily, Austin Armstrong Others 1hr 45min

8/10 Wicked Pictures’ new erotic drama sets up a twisty story in the unusual way of “what if..” We are introduced to Andrea and Christian, who live the life of an average couple but that is all going to change the night they meet Will at a party – from that point on, reality alters. Will follows Andrea to the bathroom, she is reluctant at first, but finally gives in to temptation and gives him a blowjob. After this, she starts questioning if she is on the right track of life, she is not sure whether she wants to stay with her husband. Her lesbian friends try to shake her up by asking her to join them, which results in a very hot scene: five girls eating each other out in every possible way, and some double headed dildos make an appearance. But all this isn’t enough for Andrea, who decides to meet Will again, and inevitably they end up having wild sex. Her unfaithfulness is revealed and Chris leaves her. She goes back to Will, and we see wild action including Will and two hotties. At this point we jump back to the beginning of the movie, Andrea and Will are in the bathroom, but this time Andrea simply ignores Will. Another reality follows one supposes. Love triangle with sex inspired by curiosity, passion and revenge. — Nika

Ghetto Booty #28 Hustler Video Dir: D. Sparky Thalia Tate, Brown Suga, Donna Red, Queen B. Miss Kay 1 hrs 28 mins

8/10 A collection of five different scenes with the same structure: for starters the girls receive a load of oil on their asses, then get hungry pussies fed with a huge, ramming cocks. Queen and Brown prefers facials, the others enjoy the hot white juice landing on their dark skin. Donna does a fantastic blowjob in a teasing pose – and is then fucked hard right after. And no artificial boobs here: be ready to see completely natural bodies in action, no silicone breasts at all. In spite of its title, the release has not much in common with any sort of ghetto sex, the scenes take place in nicely furnished rooms. However, the fuck scenes are more than okay – lovers of natural looking girls will be amazed by this video. The DVD extras include: behind the scenes, Hustler trailers, Photo Slide Show, and you can also select your favourite booty action. Retailing: Hardcore ebony sex for all!

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Pleasure Principle Wicked Pictures Dir: David Stanley Carmen Hart, Brooke Banner, Exotica, Hollie Stevens, Lexi Lamour Others 1hr 28mins

8/10 Time after Time Wicked Pictures Dir: Francois Clousot Julia Ann, Kristen Price, Brooke Banner, Mindy Main, Barret Blade, Eric Masterson Others 1hrs 27min

“And no artificial boobs: be ready to see completely natural bodies in action, no silicone breasts at all.”

— Max Svank

Retailing: A perfect all-rounder. Good sex, good story, good acting — Marat

— Max Svank

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Breaking & Entering

Time after Time: When people hear it, a well-known song springs to mind. Ah, what ever happened to Cindi? Well, this film is as perfect as the song. Director Francois Clousot has created a real movie, not just a porn flick, but a real, enjoyable movie with interesting plot and well balanced dialogues. The cast is wonderful, they put on great performances and have perfect bodies too – they all work hard to satisfy the viewer. The plot is about a scientist who is working on the problem of time travel. After losing his beloved wife, he becomes obsessed by the idea of returning to the past and saving her. The segments contain numerous horny sex scenes, and the director does not forget about the fact that the real genre of this film is porn, but that said he makes it more enjoyable with a good story, and one that contains good oral and fucking.

The Pleasure Principle is a real pleasure indeed. In this DVD, Carmen Hart is a teacher, and not only a teacher of good sex, but also of life. The DVD is one of the best edited films in porn I have ever seen. From the start the viewer feels like he/she’s sitting in a real cinema and watching a real movie. The music and pictures are in balance and with Carmen Hart you have not only a perfect body but also a brain. If you stock this DVD you’ll be offering customers high quality porn mixed with some decent acting and even a philosophy. Well, porn has always broadened the mind. The sex scenes are perfectly introduced and David Stanley gives us a sample of that old time silent-movies sex – not to mention an interesting view of the fucking and sucking of sculptures! Retailing: Carmen Hart in a movie that, like many of Wicked’s, serves as a great crossover film. — Marat


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dvd reviews February’s Top Selection Anal Bandits 21sextury Dir: Frank Mayor & Andrew Youngman Simony Diamond, Blue Angel, Kira Black 2hrs

7.5/10 This 21Sextury release is a must one for all anal-lovers, above all for hardcore anal-lovers. Some girls have difficulties taking up a massive cock in their forbidden back passage, but our girls do not belong to such a group. They know how to take it and enjoy taking it! Six long scenes for more than two hours can be found on the disc, all of them starting with the same screenplay. A short warm-up asshole-stretching and then straight into the ass action. Vivian is satisfying two lucky men, while staring into the camera she ends up with a face covered in cum. Blue Angel could be a winner for the most stretched asshole competition. What a gorgeous girl! Simony knows well how to please and suck – taking on three guys at the same time. Ending the movie, the virgin assed, beautiful Kira shows up, and gets a massive cock plugged in her tighter than tight rear. The DVD includes a slideshow, scene selection and multi-language menu. Retailing: Hardcore explicit anal! Just buy it!

selection etc. The movie begins with the creation of men and women, and how women became the object of desire and lust. Then the women gained her introduction into an oriental atmosphere – good sex and she enjoys every drop of cum. The third scene presents an all girl scene ending up in a big orgy in costumes and porcelain faces from the 18th century. All the fucking tales represent a contemporary example with the costumes, environment, music and atmosphere. Arriving to the present a great threesome can be seen, one that gets Jessica roughly fucked by two big black cocks. The last scene tells us something about the future and about sex with the perfect women, and all kinds of sex toys. Like other Wicked films, this one also promotes safe sex as necessary for the future and for today. Retailing: A Fucking encyclopedia and 5 time AVN Award winner - a must stock movie. — Natalie Silva

Mom’s Cream Pie Digital Sin Dir: Mario Rossi Aline, Honey White, Barbie Baja, Mae Victoria, Moxxie Maddron 2hrs 58mins

7/10 Hardcore fucking with the hottest moms.These ladies are proof that age doesn’t matter, they not

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guys have a good time. In the end the guys reward them with a hot and tasty cream pie. Hot scenes includes some deep throating, cow girl, doggy and spoon positions. These older ladies are real experts in fucking, have no doubts. This video should not to be missed if its the older, more experienced hottie that turns you on. Features include: bonus scene, pick your pleasure, and a photo gallery. Retailing: Well experienced and hot moms riding big cocks. — Marco Ferreiro

Satisfy me Pleasure productions Dir: Tim Herold Zuzana, Veronika, Olivia, Nikol, Sheridan 1hrs 26min

7/10 This pro-am movie takes us into the sexual life of girls from the Czech Republic. Before each scene there is an interview with the girls, where they tell us how they like to be fucked. And then of course they show it in practice. First up, 18 year old Veronika tells us she would like to be banged on a motorcycle and, luckily, the director has one in his garage. She gets fingered, fucked and eaten and is then covered in love juice. Erika performs some very nice hardcore action by a swimming-pool, and is face-fucked

— Natalie Silva

Fuck – A Lesson in Lust Wicked Pictures Dir: Brad Armstrong Jessica Drake, Kirsten Price, Trina Michaels, Exotica, Ice La Fox, 1hr 23mins

8.5/10 FUCK is a great “history and development” of fucking over the centuries. Besides, the five time AVN Award winner Fuck is a double DVD with lot of features and extras about the movie. The first DVD takes us on a journey of joy and pleasure, while the second shows us the making of the movie, star collections, behind the scenes with a multi-language

“Vivian is satisfying two lucky men, while staring into the camera she ends up with a face covered in cum.” Anal bandits — Natalie Silva

only love riding big cocks but they like it when hot cum drips out of their pussies. And these experienced women know more than a thing or two about handling a cock. Five white women for all tastes (we have five hair colours here), and five scenes plus a bonus one, which brings nearly three hours and 30 minutes of good entertainment. Aline, Honey, Barbie, Mae, and Moxie show all the experience they have gained, and make sure the young

like never before. Next up is Olivia who brought along one of her girlfriends to play. They tease us with a hot lezzie scene, and then a guy comes in and fucks ’em both. And for those of you who can’t wait for the jizz to come; the main menu contains a “cumshot recap” so you can cut right to the spurting action. Retailing: Pro-am fans watch out, here come the Czech girls! AVN Europe 71


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dvd reviews February’s Top Selection Minority Rules 2 Wicked Pictures Dir: Mark Stone Anette Schwarz, Brooke Daisy Marie, Jada Fire, Kira Croft, Marie Luv, Rachel Roxxx, Vanessa Monet 2hrs 7mins

8/10 Just break the rules.. As Minority Rules 2 tells us! But that said, the movie promotes safe sex with condoms, one rule Wicked Pictures urges you not to break. Gorgeous girls, elegant, sometimes strange locations, explicit language and great fucking is on the menu. In the first scene, Anette Schwarz came all the way from Germany to get roughly fucked by huge black cocks. Waiting in her stripy pink dress she ends up sucking a huge schlong – gobbling the whole thing down. She does not waste time warming-up, she grabs cock and chokes on it. What a great performance! Pussy-fingering, real screams and some juicy cream pies. The black beauty, Vanessa is waiting for her cock next to the stairs, where she gets fucked by her partner. The horny Brooke with her lovely face and tits is also waiting for a pounding. A helpful cock doesn’t take too long to appear. Then Brooke and Jada fuck some lucky guys on the couch, ending up with a nice threesome and a hot facial that hits all of the girls. Additionally, Rachel is seen licking pussy for the first time. The DVD includes some extras: behind the scene, photo gallery and bonus sex scenes. Retailing: Horny, explicit girls and some awesome oral from Annette Schwarz — Natalie Silva

“Through five great amateur scenes we have some beautiful Latino girls fucking in crazy, pussy-ripping hardcore action.” Whore Mart Amateur District — Christian Bodis warming up before the real action can begin, but they know how to coax a little pampering out of their playmates. Plenty of pussy-licking and the use of all sorts of toys. The sex scenes are rather gentle with lots of stroking and kissing, and the director lays emphasis on the undoubtedly funny stories. After the professional mousecatcher hunts down his prey, Susie Tamworth rewards him in her bedroom in a quite uncommon way. Lynn and Mark Marais – dressed up as an elf and Santa Claus – give us a pleasant fuck scene in the waiting room of their agency. Then Karen Wood, rather bored with the dull chatting of her roommate, talks her into a hot, lezzie pussy licking session. The performers look natural, and the action is realistic, thus giving the whole film an softer feel than many other titles on the market. Retailing: For those who dislike ruthless, hardcore porn, but still want hot sex scenes. — Pócs Máté

Whore Mart Amateur District Karina Ferrari, Hiady Mansur, Suzy Anderson, Ayscha Werner, Gaby Pitanga, Dhones, Loupan, Ygor, Roger Lemos 2hrs 26min

6.5/10 Toy With Me - Anna Span's Diary Series 5 Easy On The Eye Dir: Anna Span Susie Tamworth, Karen Wood, Azura, Lynn and Mark Marais, Others 1hr 41mins

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It looks like the easiest way to pick up gorgeous, cock-hungry bitches is to visit a sex shop – these horny sluts go there to buy huge dildos but figure out they prefer the real thing. And so after a little chat they are convinced to get their pussies savagely pounded in the shop’s backroom. Well, these things happen. Through five amateur scenes we see some beautiful Latino girls fucking in crazy, pussyripping hardcore action. Watch Karina Ferrari’s Angel-like face as she cannot wait to suck deeply on her stud’s big dick. After two minutes of fucking, the guy showers his cum on Karina’s waiting body... but he recollects his powers

quickly and then shows her some massive fuck action. Karina, who most of all loves screwing cowgirl, rides his cock like a woman possessed. She gets so wet it’s worth buying the DVD for this scene alone. But don’t miss the other four girls either: their only aim is to get fucked hard, no matter what hole is desired. Retailing: Good hardcore with a blistering scene for Karina Ferrari fans. — Christian Bodis

Barely Legal – Corrupted #9 Hustler Video Dir: Van Styles Alexis Love, Maya Hills, Presley Maddox, Riley Shy, Others 2hrs 44min

7/10 With the usual, high-quality Hustler production skills, the Barely Legal Corrupted #9 director creates a very friendly atmosphere where viewers enjoy beautiful girls’ adventures with hungry and hot chaps. The scenes always begin with the girls being introduced, helping to build up a short story. And then we are on to some great fucking with horny guys. The girls have wonderful make-up and the director took care of the costumes too, which really do add something to the already hot scenes. But the main point is, of course, the girls and guys in action: deep throating, oral, straight fucking and a pearl necklace for a happy end to a hard day’s work. The menu offers a choice not only of the scenes, but also of the stars, offering everyone the possibility to find the most suitable chick for their viewing pleasure. Retailing: Perfect for those who like younglooking women taking it hard. — Marat


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dvd reviews February’s Top Selection The Power of Feet 8 Pleasure Productions Dir: Tom Herold Brook, Nina, Ivana, Karolina, Monika, James 1hrs 22min

8/10 A film for those who are eager to get something different, something alternative from your everyday hetero porn. Tom Herold, director, mixes almost everything to create something perfect: the dresses, the make up and some very hot sex focussing on foot fetish action. This movie is not just about fucking and sucking, the director builds up a story before each scene. We can see, for example, the sexy consequences that arise from a simple cut finger. The nurse is extremely hot, and she refuses to shy away from helping the injured fellow – this is one man happy to have felt a little hurt. And the pain can be decreased easiest with some sucking. Thus, the job of a nurse is quite hard – who would deny she deserves the pampering of her feet as payment for her services? The mutual pamperings lead to hard sex, oral and some straight fucking. Of course, a porn movie is not a porn movie without pop shots, and so we’re also treated to some explosive cumshots too. Retailing: Great for those with a foot fetish and great for those who are perhaps curious as to what this genre has to offer. — Marat

Addicted Forever New Sensations Dir: Miles Long Amy Reid, Ashlynn Brooke, Katarina Kat, Brooke Belle, Sammie Rhodes 1hrs 55min

8/10 The title could not sum up the movie better! The viewer will be Addicted Forever to those gorgeous girls, girls like Amy Reid and Ashlynn Brooke. Beautiful surrounding, passionate music, demanding scenes and high quality dildos please our dreaming nature when we love to see hot women fucking in the lap of luxury. The slowed-down camera work and the star’s communication with the eyes make this a sexy as well as a hardcore production – the whole project looking professional. The beautiful Ashlynn gets fucked in the garden after Amy is seen riding a cock, and the scene ends with a facial that is a true cum-covering. Later we have a scene with Ashlynn and Brooke playing with a two-way dildo. What a hot scene, and for me certainly the best in the movie. In the last scene Katarina is showing us her acrobatic, and thoroughly arousing skills – a very good performance with her lucky partner. The DVD has five scenes in total, added scene selection is part of the special features, as is “behind the scenes”, interviews with the girls, and “pick your pleasure”, where we can pick one more time your favourite position or cumshot. Retailing: A super movie for those who love gorgeous Blondes in sizzling sex scenes! — Natalie Silva

“After Angel Spice is fed up with playing alone with a dildo by the pool she doesn’t deal with the usual two dicks, she calls three to join her. She really enjoys getting her holes stuffed with one cock after another.” Anal Violation 2 — Marat

Anal Violation 2 21 Sextury Video Dir: Uncredited Tira, Krystal, Lulu, Blue Angel, Angel Spice, Alexa Weix Others 2hrs 42min

7.5/10 Six chapters featuring a bevvy of gorgeous girls, who are, after giving us a chance to examine their perfect bodies, violated in a way you’d expect from the title... in the ass.

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These girls don’t seem to mind hard, vigorous anal action at all. Indeed, it is quite hard for the guys in the movie to provide full satisfaction to these anal-loving girls. After Angel Spice becomes fed up with playing alone with a dildo by the pool she doesn’t just deal with the usual two dicks, she calls three to join her. She really enjoys getting her holes stuffed with one cock after another. Although the other five girls are content with less guys, they rival Angel in naughtiness. They are roughly fucked in the backdoor, and get DP’d, and cummed on. The scenes are mostly outdoor ones, nearly totally uncut, and are shot gonzo style, so the viewer can view the hot action up close and personal. DVD Features includes Slideshow and Trailers. Retailing: Perfect for anal addicts. — Pócs Máté

Les Petites Infirmières Marc Dorcel Dir: Hervé Bodilis Ellen Saint, Jane Darling, Jennfier Stone, Sharka Blue, Valessa Hill, Betty Saint, others 6 hrs 46 mins

7.5/10 This compilation of two DVDs offers a “best of ” set of scenes focussing on nurses who decide to apply alternative treatment on their patients – and doctors too. These gorgeous girls from Dorcel offer their holes for the guys to get better, and the horny doctors join in for a real gangbang and some DP. In one scene the doctor catches a horny nurse playing with her dildo. Of course, instead of firing her or issuing a warning for misconduct, he pumps her mercilessly. Sometimes punishment is a pleasure! Our naughty nurses also love to get their faces covered with hot juice. And if there is no cock nearby, another nurse will be around to start some very hot lesbian games. The double DVD set offers nearly seven hours of sex, with not a minute wasted on needless dialogue. Anal, lesbian, cumshot, every element of a porn flick is represented. Really, this is a must buy for those who like girls dressed as nurses. Among the various DVD extras you can enjoy striptease and trailers from other Dorcel movies. Retailing: A nurse fetish must-have!

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dvd reviews February’s Top Selection Hard Intrusion Marc Dorcel Dir: Stanley Z Yasmine, Angel Dark, Jane Darling, Sarah Twain, Suzie Diamond, others 1hr 14min

7/10 A mystic band in Paris seduces young girls and then, no surprise here, the nights always end in an orgy. A female private detective wants to reveal the truth about the band, and starts her investigation. To be sure that she learns everything properly she certainly needs to get involved in those obscure sexual events. You get to see her “video diary” of evidence with a few comments and tons of hardcore action. The pretty girl is looking for answers, but instead finds stiff cocks, which she seems to prefer to the evidence anyway. Along with the generous straight actions, a lesbian scene is also included. The series of different sex scenes are loosely connected by plot, and the movie is certainly a fun ride. You can choose from English and French voice overs and also from subtitles in many other languages. In addition, the release features quite a selection of DVD extras: a striptease, photos, trailers and a 30 minutelong Sex Reportage from the 10th Venus Erotic Show in Berlin.

participants. The girls are well selected, with beautiful booties, and the guys have perfect bodies, and, above all, perfect dicks. The action is shot using nice camera movements and the lighting is particularly good. Before beginning the real action, we always get a little information about the cast, who are going to fuck each who, and while this might seem a little boring, in actuality it serves well to set up the coming scene. The main menu offers us the opportunity of choosing our favorite scenes and the best moments are cut into one short film: cumshots after cumshot, which, if dialogue is not your cup of tea, is worth watching if you just want to cut to the orgasms. Retailing: Lovely black tits and dicks representing a great African style. — Marat

Room Service Viv Thomas Production Dir: Viv Thomas Trinity, Ella, Sophie sweet, Katie, Mya, Electra and three big studs 2hrs 18mins

8/10 This DVD is about a naughty night at a British hotel. And this is not an average hotel. Everyone would like to spend a night in a place

the viewer totalling more than two hours, which includes two impressive girl-on-girl scenes and a threesome with the hottest girls. No one should forget to watch the two bonus scenes. Two girls and a guy and some serious lesbian pleasure is on the menu. Retailing: Super straight sex coupled with Viv Thomas’ legendary lesbian scenes. — Marco Ferreiro

Big Natural Breasts #10 New sensations Dir: Greg Lansky Tyra Moore, Evie Delatosso, Nicara, Natasha Nice, Honey Dejour and the men 2hrs 6mins

7/10 Everyone loves big bouncing boobs, and here we have five nice pairs of them, and all are natural. Evie, Nicara, Natasha, Tyra and Honey are on the menu and the director has made an excellent selection. These girls not only have excellent bodies but they are real experts with it – the guys fuck their mouths, asses and pussies. Natasha likes slapping her guy on the face with her boobs, but he enjoys it just as much the titty fuck afterwards. More than two hours of pure sex are available, with a wide selection of positions and a good mix of anal, titty fucking

Retailing: Good quality production for those who like watching orgies. — Max Svank

Love African American Style Black Gold Dir: Fiddy Scent Marie Luv, Angel Eyes, Misty Stone, Jada, Fire, Sledge Hammer Others 1 hrs 51 mins

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“These girls not only have excellent bodies but they are real experts with it. The guys can fuck them in the mouth and in the ass and pussy..” Big Natural Breasts #10 — Marco Ferreiro

like this – a dream destination. The prettiest maids and receptionists make your stay unforgettable. The staff is there not only to run the place but also to fulfill every kind of desire, and, of course, they enjoy their work. Each room has a little story to tell, and the guests, the boss, the maid, the repair guy etc, has surely the best night of their lives. Or is it like that every night? Sex is everywhere. In the rooms, the dining room, at the reception – action for

etc. The DVD also offers a bonus scene with a black demon who is sure to make your temperature rise. Retailing: An impressive DVD for those who like huge boobs and like to see them thoroughly used and abused. — Marco Ferreiro


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dvd reviews February’s Top Lesbian Films Sirens VivThomas.com Dir: Viv Thomas Nelly, Zafira, Zoe, Lola, Vanessa, Charlie 2hrs 15mins

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A haunted villa where all the visitors are attacked – this could be the theme of a scary movie, but in this case the ghosts are three beautiful girls, ‘sirens’, who seduce all the female visitors. The house is on sale, and it is Lola’s job to show it to potential buyers, who are also charming babes. Lola is the sirens’ first victim, she wakes up at night feeling that she is being caressed, touched gently, kissed all over and her pussy is licked until climax. In the morning the first viewer, Zoe arrives, and she is also enchanted by one of the sirens. Hot, sensual moments come again with deep, long kisses, mutual pussy sucking and lickings. Zoe escapes after the action, but the sirens can entertain each other just as well, the series of orgasms never seem to stop. Lola comes back and experiences one more encounter: this time the siren is equipped with a strap-on dildo and fucks Lola good and hard. At the end, the house is bought by a hot blonde, someone who couldn’t leave the sirens… their presence is reason enough to buy the property. Retailing: Beautiful cast, and very erotic lesbian lovemaking.

for the DP action. Next, Sophie and Jane realise how much they fit the other’s desires, so they quickly get rid of their dresses and show each other what it means to be in paradise. When Sophie starts to play her nasty games with Tanje by a pool, a black guy catches sight of them and rapidly joins them to make up an impulsive threesome. With Clara G and her long, long, legs they present each other with an irregular way to reach orgasm: they penetrate simultaneously each other’s pussy with their big toe! Sharka is really lucky because she can decide whether the fake or the real thing tastes better. This again is an exciting threesome scene topped with a loud and vigorous DP.

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double-bed they do all the nasty things their fantasy demand. After using some skillful fingering technique and some lubricant, orgasms arrive thick and fast. Retailing: A lesbian fans’ paradise. — HotHead

Unfaithful 2 Viv Thomas.com Dir: Viv Thomas Nella, Lisa, Mya Diamond, Ariel 2hrs 53min

Retailing: Best for those who love lesbian action sometimes accompanied by a male. — HotHead

8/10 Innocence 21 Sextury Video Dir: Andrew Youngman Zafira, Bambi, Gigi, Cayenne, Eleanor, Roxanne, Coreena, Vica Ryder, Rita Faltoyano, Sandy 2hrs 45mins

7/10 Innocence is a good DVD featuring some fabulous naked female bodies playing hardcore

This DVD is a perfect choice for those who love lesbian erotica. The story is life-like and gives a frame to the sex scenes that make them fit into events, rather than just appearing to be sex weakly attached to a threadbare plot. This is rather like peeping into a lesbian couple’s life. Lisa and her younger girlfriend Nelly are living in a seemingly harmonic relationship, but it turns out that Lisa cheats on her. We get to see how passionately that took place – the genuine looking scenes are very impressive. Lisa confesses to Nelly leaves her, finding comfort on another girl’s shoulder. The consolation ends up in intense love making, and the girl

“Hot, sensual moments come again with deep, long kisses, mutual pussy sucking and lickings.” Sirens

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Sophiesticated 21 Sextury Video Dir: John Walton Candy Strong, Jane F., Tanja, Clara G., Sharka Blue, Cherry Jul, Sophie Moone 2hrs 25min

7.5/10 Sophie is an amazingly attractive girl, and she starts her little trip to please girls and boys with her pretty body. First she experiences how it feels to share a couple’s bedroom secrets. After getting involved, Sophie uses a stap-on dildo

— Nika lesbian games. In the first seen we meet Bambi, Gigi and Zafira, who make up the sexiest threesome ever. In a luxury home, merely with their tongues and fingers they provide supreme satisfaction. The teenage-looking Cayenne and Sophie Moone keep teasing each other until they tear off the other’s clothes and start their wild pool-side party. A blonde and a blackhaired beauty, Eleanor and Roxanne, satisfy each other with an enormous dildo. Perfect round tits, sweaty bodies, some jewelry, reall deep sighs and an indoor pool raise the level of the passion. In red and black tight fishnet costumes the girls eat each other’s pussies and feed them with colorful dildos. Black panthers Coreena and Vica Ryder follow the line of lesbian shows. On a wide

experiences her first lesbian adventure with Nelly. Meanwhile, in a flashback, the first encounter of the couple is shown, how the experienced Lisa led the virgin Nelly into to world of sexual joys. At the end of the film, the couple reunites in an intimate, sensual scene, but their happiness is not perfect, as Lisa cannot restrain her lecherous feelings. Among the extras we find an interview with two of the girls, who tell about their first real-life lesbian experiences, and about the difficulties of finding a girlfriend. Retailing: Passionate, intimate and realistic lesbian sex within an intricate story. Wonderful. — Nika AVN Europe 75


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dvd reviews February’s Top Shemale Movies Hot & Tasty Drive-Thru Shemales Grooby Production Dir: Seanchai, Video Bob Kayla Starr, Ariel, Amaya, Angel, Victoria, 1hrs 40 min

7/10 A great collection of hardcore shemale action with the quality of Shemale Yum productions. This time five girls are presented one by one, some of them are even “video virgins”, like Victoria (19). This girl simply has the longest shemale cock ever seen – many guys would be jealous of her love stick. The girls are not there to simply jerk off, but are fucked in several positions after having done some teasing. The title features some specialties: the 30-year-old and still perfect-looking Ariel (was among the first to work with Shemale Yum!) who is doing footjobs, and the naughty young Angel (20), a black dancer – she shows some acrobatic scenes and sucks her own toes. And yes, Amaya: you never know what lurks behind the innocentlooking appearance of a blond. Fortunately, in the case of this release, Shemale Yum went further with extras so apart from scene selection there’s also a photo gallery, cumshots and biographies too.

After some posing, the T-girls play a bit with his cock – and then he can try them out on it. Daniel Foxxx is crazy for sucking. Hardly can you see a blowjob like hers, how deep she can take it. After some beers with Celeste, she turns up in the living room in hot blue lingerie. She has an unbelievably good body with a butterfly tattoo on her ass. Most girls would be jealous of this lean fucking machine. Buddy brings the best ethnic T-girls onto the scene: Maui and her exotic origin, and ebony RnB singer Mysha satisfies those who like interracial sex. Blondie Foxxy’s scene with a huge dildo is the icing on the cake. Retailing: Some of the best Transsexuals seen on screen. — Marco Russo

AsianAmerican Ladyboys Grooby productions Dir: Not Listed Kianna, Tia, Jade, Navia, Trina, Gi-Won 2hr

7/10 These hot asian shemales are very naughty and in this Shemale Yum title they are very bad indeed. The semi-lit rooms and close camera shots are great for making the movie realistic and natural.

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After this comes Trina, who plays the part of a good-bad girl, her first showing in front of the camera. Gi-won, last up, is a Korean Beauty fucked in her tight arse. Retailing: Hardcore shemale anal-fucking for all the fans! — Natalie Silva

Black Transsexuals Shemale Yum, Grooby Productions Dir: Not Listed Desteny, Lisa Cage, Ivy, Simone, Chanel

8/10 Five gorgeous young shemales make up this collection of stimulating scenes of fine bodies with huge boobs and even bigger cocks. Ivy, the 23-year-old showgirl took a plane for the first time just to take part in this movie. She makes the best of her time, a little teasing, dancing and all the bed acrobatics you’ve come to expect and will love. The white stockings offer a nice contrast to her chocolate skin. The scene turns out to be a POV. Simone is from Alaska and proves how bad a girl she can be. After a really hot introduction she makes it an erotic play when her man joins her. Destiny has special effects: she puts a ring on her

Retailing: A great variety of shemale actions — Karl Rebbytt

Shemale Neighborhood Shemale Yum Dir: Buddy Wood Danielle Foxxx, Celeste, Maui, Mysa, Foxxy 1hrs 22mins

6/10 Buddy is a lucky guy. He lives in a neighborhood with pretty and horny transsexuals. He enjoys walking around and inviting them over for a photo shoot. Of course, the shooting turns into a hardcore fuck scene. He likes them dancing in front of the camera, showing their excellent breasts and asses. Of course they have a dick too!

“This girl simply has the longest shemale cock I've ever seen – many guys could be jealous of her love stick.” Hot & Tasty Drive-Thru Shemales — Karl Rebbytt

Those horny shemales tell us a few words about themselves, about how they want to try something new, what they really dream of etc... and then they get it! Masturbation, teasing, dildos and hardcore fucking are on the menu. Kianna plays with a pink dildo, and then gets fucked hard by a massive cock. Tia is teasing herself with chopsticks and ends up hot cum on her tits. Jade gets her asshole stretched before putting her toy in the tight, back passage. But it is Navia who is the superstar! She has a beautiful body, gets roughly fucked – very nice indeed.

penis, then a pink dildo slips up her ass. The scene also has a little POV in it. I guess the cameraman had an unforgettable day spent with these exceptional she-stars, and viewers will too. Retailing: She-male scenes offering striptease and hot, hard sex. A great title for those who love their women to have nice hard cocks. — HotHead

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February’s Top Shemale Movies Hot & Sweaty Black Girls Grooby Production Dir: Seanchai Nomi X, Pleasure, Lady Orgasm, Pocahontas, Chanel, Sparkle, Chili Sunshine 2 hrs 12 mins

8/10 Another milestone in the Shemale Yum series. This time six nasty girls give us six episodes that are by no means identical, however, all girls show some solo play, then offer us a number with Chili. Sparkle is a real hottie, but you would never imagine how nasty she is if you looked at her innocent face! Pocahontas (20) shakes her body with the all the untamedness of a wild animal, the giant nails turn her into a wildcat – still, she gives a blowjob with a sensuality that is beyond belief. Busty Lady Orgasm is an absolutely different babe, she is the ultimate choice for those who prefer the bigger size. Then again, if small is more your thing, Chanel is fragile and very beautiful. Pleasure is a very elegant girl, yet quite dirty when it comes to sex, and Nomi X, the last one to appear, gives a great finale in her devilish red gloves. These girls are tremendously hot! This DVD is a very enjoyable production for lovers of the style, even though the extras offer only a photo gallery. Retailing: Strictly the essentials in Shemale action. — Karl Rebbytt

You asked for solo shemales Shemale Yum Dir: Slidey Swearengen SMya, Destinee, Milan, Tiffany, Tyra 1 hrs 48 mins

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an exotic face and nice feminine voice. In five sensual scenes they briefly introduce themselves and then get to the point, that is they drop the clothes and jerk off on a bed while screaming loudly. Mya plays with a dildo, then kneels down before Slidey, the cameraman, to get everyone in the game. Destinee consumes a whole huge blue dildo with her ass, while Tiffany shows a lot of teasing poses – no wonder Slidey makes Tyra suck his dick once more for the final pictures. These girls are really fresh and have nice, tight asses and cocks so stiff they can hardly fit into their panties. In addition to nearly two hours of running time, the DVD extras enable direct scene selection and give access to trailers of other shemale releases. Retailing: Shemale masturbation at its finest

horniest shemale chicks appears next to him. You can imagine the result.

Retailing: Shemales are the source of pleasure. – Marat

Frank’s Ladyboy World Shemale Yum Video Dir: Frank Da, X, Melissa, Ice, Kel, Shakira 1hrs 58min

– Karl Rebbytt

Shelamle E-mail Shemale Yum Dir: Buddy Wood Yasmin Lee, Khloe Hart, Vicki Richter 1hr 32min

7.5/10 Buddy Wood offers a top quality shemale porn. He is not a director who doesn’t care about his cast: beautiful make-up, sexy dresses, erotic music and sizzling scenarios. He creates stories around pure sex, which makes it all the more valuable. The girls are really horny, and prove that they can be as sexy as a real chick can. The DVD contains numerous scenes of fucking, sucking, deep throating and, of course, pearl necklaces at the ends. The viewer can choose among scenes easily by using the main menu, where one can find the best moments of the DVD as a whole. For instance, following a strange vision of browsing the internet for shemale porn, a young sexy guy feels tired and decides to sleep, but his dream is sweeter than reality, as one of the

7/10 Anybody who wants to see nice, Asian shemales working together should choose this DVD. The director presents these hot chicks as they are: girls above and guys below. The scenes are straight to the action, with no time wasted on interviews or unnecessary dialogue. The girls are nicely dressed, their make-up is often better than some real chicks’ I know, and they are very sexy indeed. The scenarios are simple and the shemales make sure their oral and anal games need nothing more than a cameraman at the ready to capture the hot action. Retailing: Shemales playing to orgasm. A simple movie, but a staple for Shemale fans. – Marat

“In five sensual scenes they briefly introduce themselves and then get to the point, that is they drop the clothes and jerk off on a bed while screaming loudly.” You asked for solo shemales

Wanted to know what shemales do when they’re alone? Here you can find out. Five sexy shemales with tight asses play around on a bed. They are fresh, new and young amateurs, all of them with AVN Europe 78

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Monogamy: A Hot Affair… With Your Partner! FORGET the predictable flowers, chocolates and overblown romantic gestures and instead enjoy a hot affair… with your partner this Valentines. Embark on an illicit affair with your partner as you both get to know each other on totally different level, answering questions, performing challenges and travelling around the saucy game board to culminate in an erotic fantasy of the winners choice! You’ll both rediscover why you fell for each other in the first place and recreate those heady honeymoon days. With three progressively sexy levels – intimate, passionate and steamy, you’ll enjoy getting to know each other on a whole new dimension and have some fun along the way! With over 390 different ideas you can be sure that no

game will ever be the same as you explore each other’s deepest fantasies and fulfil your sexual desires.

As you and your partner progress around the saucy board, the questions become more intimate and the challenges more steamy opening up sexy, wild and sometimes deep conversations - the perfect beginning to an affair - with your partner.

Monogamy is the perfect start to a really HOT affair. Described by players as “addictive” and “a beautiful, well thought out game.” The game contains 390 different ideas and actions at three progressive levels: Intimate, Passionate and Steamy. The contents of Monogamy®, the adult board game, include:, Board 488mm x 488mm , His cards x 100 - featuring 300 questions at 3 levels, Her cards x 100 featuring 300 questions at 3 levels, Fantasy cards x 50 , Dice, 2 player's pieces and 12 level pieces, Set of easy reference Rules. Monogamy retails at £24.99 To purchase please visit www.monogamyonline.com

3-speed colored Overseas Workers Awarded for their Excellence in “Power Bullet” power Bullet THESE amazingly powerful bullets come in Craftsmanship! an array of vibrant colors – silver, gold, pink, BMS Enterprises President Steve Bannister made it his #1 goal on his latest trip to China to reward his workers for an excellent job done in the production of the 3-speed bullet. “We have an excellent product, it is one of the top selling vibrators on the market and it remains at the top because of the excellent job of our Chinese employees,” states Bannister. Each employee received cash equal to one and a half days pay. They were touched that a“Westerner” would recognize their hard work to produce a great product. A thank you letter was given to Steve Bannister for their gratitude in regards to his thoughtfulness and compassion for their hard work, going to show that a small reward and token of appreciation

goes a long way, especially in countries that typically never receive such attention from their employers.

Contact: Terri Kelloway Tel: (905) 793-6400 ext 225 Fax: (905) 793-6410 Email: terrik@bmsenterprises.com

purple, blue, red, teal and lime. Black has been introduced to complete the spectrum. Already their number one selling item, this line is being extended in order to offer more options to their customers. The 3-speed Power bullet is the perfect solution to spontaneous vibrations. Discreet, powerful and waterproof, it is the ideal solution for everyone. The coloured bullets gather crowds and create a buzz at shows and in stores – the colours make them stand out on busy shelves and the strong vibrations are awesome and unexpected coming from such a small vibrator. Place the display case beside the check out and watch these colorful bullets fly of your shelves and out your store! For a preview video, visit: www.bmsenterprises.com/bullets For more information, visit: www.bmsenterprises.com AVN EUROPE NOVELTY BUSINESS | FEBRUARY 2008 79


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Stockroom Releases Jawbreaker Ball Gag New gag uses candy instead of traditional hard ball. By Nate Johnson LOS ANGELES - Stockroom.com, a leading source of high-quality fetish and fashion gear, has released its Jawbreaker Ball Gag. The rubber or silicone ball of the traditional gag is replaced by a piece of jawbreaker candy. The gag is inserted into the wearer’s mouth and buckled behind the head at the base of the neck, preventing the wearer from speaking coherently. According to company President, Mike Herman, the Jawbreaker Ball Gag provides a tasty new spin

on a popular fetish item. “Initially, we are offering the gag with a classic jawbreaker multi-flavor fruit taste, with super-sour and fireball options to be introduced soon,” he

“It’s a comical coupling of the edgy suggestiveness of BDSM and the old adage of pacifying with candy.” explained. “We expect the gag will serve as a lighthearted approach to those curious about BDSM, as a novelty for regular practitioners

Minx - A Class Act To Follow DIAMONDS are a girl’s best friend. Through Shiri Zinn’s artistic and luxurious designer sex toys, women can finally combine dazzling jewellery and creative design when spending some quality lone-time in the bedroom. And when done, the art piece looks good as a décor on the mantelpiece as well – talk about killing two birds with one stone: art work and naughty action! But how did it all begin and where did the idea spring from? “I did a Fashion MA Degree at Central Saint Martins and specialised in looking into new, untapped markets with my MA in ‘Jewellery for Fashion’, which led to the use of very high end jewels interpreted in a new way,” Shiri Zinn told AVN Europe. In Zinn’s own words, she was the first designer in the world to pioneer a new market in designer sex toys, as early as 2000. And it wasn’t an easy start for a poor student who had to fund everything herself, while falling out of her family’s good graces along the way. But ambition and conviction goes a long way and so it was for Shiri Zinn. In a business where sex toys are in abundance, what makes Zinn’s products stand out from the rest? Perhaps it’s the dynamic fusion of art, jewellery, fashion accessory and product design that makes Zinn’s products so unique. When it comes to choice of material,

bored with the usual ball gags on the market, and as a fun gift.” Herman said the product’s unique design uses nylon tubes to secure the candy and maintain cleanliness. He expects the Jawbreaker Ball Gag to be a popular party favor or gag gift. “The gag itself is designed for an unlimited number of uses,” Herman said. “It’s a comical coupling of the edgy suggestiveness of BDSM and the old adage of pacifying with candy.” The Jawbreaker Ball Gag can be purchased at Stockroom’s online store, and the company also plans to distribute it through mainstream novelty retailers. Refills of both the sweet and fireball jawbreaker candies are available. The suggested retail price is $36.95 via the US

Zinn uses solid organic glass for her products which adds more weight and is more receptive to both warm and cold sensations. “It’s not just about using expensive materials,” explains Zinn. “Because there’re many products which use expensive materials that look very

cheap.” Rather, Zinn says, it’s about how you use the materials you’re working with. Essentially, Zinn focuses on the purity of the material and how well it combines with other materials in order to achieve maximum lasting style and genuine class for consumers. And her costumers include a line of celebrities like Kate Moss, Baby Spice and Ivana Trump; people she meets on trips to, for instance, celebrity packed St. Tropez in France. Zinn’s products are made in the UK, where she and her company are

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site. The product was recently unveiled at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

based. “Ltd. Edition Glass and Silver uses ‘the best of the best’ in craftsmanship’,” says Zinn. Which is to say that she uses independent jewel setters, some of them commissioned to make Debeers Award trophies, while her silver is made by craftsmen who also make the Formula One trophies and the Rolls Royce insignia. “The vibrator itself is made in Asia, by contract, but we’re using real Austrian Crystals and parts of the product are still made in the UK to assure top-notch quality control.” Her premier product is the Minx Designer Toy – a wonderfully crafted pink vibrator that includes 12 Swarovski crystals with a detachable feather tail. The artsy love toy comes in a handcrafted snakeskin box with satin lining and is placed on an engraved silver display stand after use. Zinn relies on her website and attention she and her products have been given in various top name fashion magazines. As far as her market is concerned, Zinn states that she sells mostly to European women as the US market is still lagging behind when it comes to appreciation of high end erotic products. “The USA equals fast consumption of products,” Zinn says. Apparently, European women are more bent on class and style when shopping for love toys than their American counterparts. “I love selling my own work in person and meeting people at shows to spread my message and my passion.” www.shirizinn.com ● The Minx is reviewed on page 84


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Buyer’s Guide Do-It-All-Vibes Flex Tongue

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Lady Calston Lady-Calston.com Trade in your rabbits and dolphins for Lady Calston’s latest offering. This multi-speed dual vibrator is completely covered in bumps in various sizes, pleasuring the user with its every move. The main shaft can be adjusted and flexed to any position of one’s choosing. Satisfaction guaranteed.new products of 2008. €€€ —Erin Lovingston

Silicone Intimate Diver

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California Exotic Novelties

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CalExotics.com

Topco Sales TopcoSales.us

Clitoral and G-spot stimulation are the keywords when describing this waterproof, 3-speed triple-action silicone blend vibrator. The descriptive packaging with its information allows customers to make appropriate choices for usage. This phthalate-free product is turned on by an easy-to-find button and is adjusted without difficulty. €€

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This waterproof vibrator parading as an oversized make-up brush is perfect for those lovers of pink and glamour. Due to its camouflaged appearance, there is no need to hide it as nobody would suspect it being a sex toy. It comes with half a decilitre jar of berry-flavoured, sugar-free lust dust presenting the customer with a complete taste bomb. € —Muffy St. Jacques

—Phoebe Lavere

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Basic Vibes Climax Gems

LELO.com The ultimate tool to stimulate the sometimes hard-to-find G-spot. With its approachable appearance and virtually silent mode, it’s a perfect buy for both experienced and rookie G-spot hunters. Available in lavender and deep rose, this smooth G-spot angled toy has five different vibration settings coupled with push-button controls increasing or decreasing intensity to cater for individual needs. €€€€

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Topco Sales Topco-Sales.us An excellent buy for any thrifty first-timer out there! This eye-catching massager with its six beguiling shapes and colours guarantees the customer maximum pleasure. It’s petite, waterproof and powered by an egg encased in soft jelly inside the toy’s tip and it comes in variable speeds. And so will the customers! €

Hanna Harper’s NEW Waterproof Wabbit Pipedream Products Pipedreamproducts.com This easy to operate, waterproof Wabbit is a wet dream come true. Despite the lack of spinning beads, it offers sheer enjoyment through its sensual nubs that feel oh-so-great inside. €

—Heather Glenn

—Jenn Ramsey

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Shimmer and Shine

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Luxe Squirmy Doc Johnson DocJohnson.com Retailers should definitely make a point of having the finely packaged Luxe Squirmy at the top of their lists. The attentiongrabbing metallic base and dazzling pearl-like rotation mechanism are fabulous extras! Customers will squirm relentlessly to the vibes of this advanced, controlled-speed rabbit as they catapult themselves into the land of ultimate orgasm! €€€

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Superseding its older sibling, the Metallic Shimmer Vibe, this new and improved version is sure to please all those customers with a fad for slim, 6-inch, waterproof metallic vibes featuring a built-in multi-speed dial controller. The toy is accompanied by a tasty lube that goes with the colour of the vibe; apple for red, champagne for pink, “boysexberry” for purple and pina colada for coconut. Great sales pitch! €

Size Queenz Destroyer

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Pipedream Products PipedreamProducts.com For advanced users only! This ample-sized dildo provides the user with a booming 10.5 inches in length, and seemingly as much in girth. It comes with a pull cord to help with positioning but it takes at least two hands to handle it properly. For those who like big toys - suggest they bring along an extra set of hands helping out in destroying! €€ —Nate Johnson

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This rather intimidating monster butt plug with a striking resemblance to Darth (In)Vader lives up to its name. With 2.5-, 3-, and 3.5-inch wide plug for maximum pleasure, coupled with a whopping insertable 10.5-inches of length, it also features a strong suction cup to ensure a nice and pleasurable fit. This massive plug is a guaranteed eye catcher regardless of where it’s placed in your store and will attract prospective customers. €€€

Complete and utter blasphemy. But one can’t help but smile when confronted by this 7.5 inches long, 2.75 inches across silicon dildo crucifix. So for those with a sense of humour, this dildo is perfect as a pure gag and it definitely has the ability of propelling consumers into orgasm paradise. €€€

A cute female friendly butt plug featuring four ClubJenna girls on the packaging – Sophia Rossi, Ashton Moore, Chanel St. James and Jesse Capelli and they will surely catch the eye of consumers. This lollipop-like plug is available in multiple colours and comes both smooth and ribbed, catering for all tastes and preferences. €€

For those new on the anal pleasure path, this product will provide them with much joy through its blue fourinched ridged jelly twister, two-speed vibrating butt plug, and easy-toslide-on elastic straps guaranteeing anal satisfaction on a softer note. €€

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—Kevin Kagel

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Michael Lucas’ Official Dildo

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Forbidden Novelties FNixx.com This is the perfect anal start-kit for butt crazed beginners. With its slight curve and ridges around the tip, it makes for great P-spot stimulation. Non-porous and dishwasher-safe, this hand-blown Pyrex is easy to maintain after use and it comes with a padded velveteen pouch for safe storage. €€€ —Nate Johnson

Bullseye

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Good Vibrations Goodvibes.com/Wholesale/ This is the perfect anal start-kit for butt crazed beginners. With its slight curve and ridges around the tip, it makes for great P-spot stimulation. Non-porous and dishwashersafe, this hand-blown Pyrex is easy to maintain after use and it comes with a padded velveteen pouch for safe storage. €€

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—Lenora Claire

—Nate Johnson

Lucas Entertainment

5-inch Nuts-N-Bolts Anal Popper NEW

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The closest you can get to the real deal. Fans of Michael Lucas can relish in this replica of his sizeable dong, right down to the uncut shaft, veins and slight curve. With is suction cup, the user is in for a hands-free ride. Easy to clean and dishwasher-safe. €€€

Jollie

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Jollies, LLC JolliesPleasureToys.com Constructed specifically with the female anatomy in mind, this product holds true to its word. Women using Jollie will find themselves filled and fulfilled as it stimulates three areas simultaneously; the cervix, the G-spot and the clitoris. Available in vivacious Red Cherry and Rose and made of easily cleaned silicone, it will last forever if handled with care. €€€ —Jenn Ramsey

—Piso Mojado

After-Market Accessories Radiant Gems Curved Cocks

Share FunFactoryUSA.com

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Doc Johnson DocJohnson.com It’s here! A strap-on for those who want to stay clean while getting down and dirty. Containing a 7.5-inch jelly dong prepared with their patented anti-bacterial material Sil-A-Gel, it’s attached to an adjustable clear PVC harness and to keep it under lock and key, a Vac-U-Look is also part of the Curved Cock kit. Completely waterproof for easy maintenance. €€

The perfect dildo for straight couples and lesbians alike who enjoy sharing penetration. Crafted to be worn internally, this 7.5-inch toy provides both wearer and recipient with guaranteed pleasure and women can enjoy double-ended action. Available in one-size only and in purple, black or pink. €€€€ —Heather Glenn

Minx Designer Toy

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Shiri Zinn Shirizinn.com

—Lenora Claire

G-Plus

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Natural Contours Natural-Contours.com The expectations were met with this phthalate-free, dual-action shaped vibrator. The insertable shaft hits the G-spot with precision while the smaller “finger” does its job on the clitoris, leaving the user with unforgettable orgasms. . € —Charlotte Haze

For all trendsetting fashion gals out there who are down with glamour in the bedroom! This handcrafted sixinch, pink vibrator made out of smooth organic solid glass and set with beautiful Swarovski crystals is guaranteed to bring orgasmic pleasure. With its multi-speed vibration settings and clever little steel cap, it gives the user a perfect grip and a sensational feel assuring squirms of delight. Minx comes with a detachable fur or marabou feather tail for that extra tickling feel – unfortunately, the delicate fur is prone to coming off. An easy-to-use, easy-to-clean product that after use looks as good on its silver stand on a mantelpiece as it feels inside. Minx Designer Toy comes in a snake skin box with satin lining for that extra sense of flair! €€€€ —Raksha Lupa

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Webmaster Paradise Hires Director Of Sales, Marketing LOS ANGELES – Webmaster Paradise hired Ron Stewart as its director of sales and marketing. Stewart works with current and potential clients to maximize the effectiveness of the company’s products and clients’ traffic and resources. According to a Webmaster Paradise representative, Stewart is “everything we were looking for” and shares the company’s view

“Every client, big or small, is important” that “every client, big or small, is important and deserves our attention equally.” Stewart’s adult-industry experience includes seven years on the content side of the business working primarily with plug-ins. He also has kept a presence on webmaster message boards, including recently taking the reins as moderator of BBS.MediumPimpin.com, and has maintained an industry-oriented blog at YNOT.com. Stewart also has been a guest on several adult-industry radio shows and has, in addition, hosted his own show.

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Adult Revenue Service Launches ARS 2008 KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Affiliate program Adult Revenue Service launched ARS 2008 in October with new features, sites and products. “Everything from how the site looks to how you interact with it has been upgraded and made to be more intuitive,” said ARS owner and CEO Rebecca DeForest. “We’re creating an ARS that is long overdue, one that is well organized, highly efficient and one that is highly proactive to the needs and desires of our affiliates.” The new features include a new site each week for a year, including 30 exclusive sites; a payout of up to $75 per sign-up for a year; the elimination of the $5 payout reduction for “build your own tour” (BYOT) sales; hosted banners, Flash movies and RSS feeds; and updated free content. ARS also is offering $75 per sale for one full year on all new sites.

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13: The percentage of Americ an adults who said they have used the Internet to visit an adult website, according to a February-Marc h 2007 survey by the Pew Internet and Americ an Life Project.

Tassy Pink Joins SPACash As Affiliate Manager MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – SPACash has added Tassy Pink to its US-operations team as affiliate manager for English-language

clients worldwide. “I’m excited to be a part of the SPACash team,” Pink said in October. “They’re already big and growing strong, and I’m happy to be a part of making that even bigger and more successful.” “Coming from a corporate background in sales and marketing with a decade of experi-

ence under her belt, SPACash is excited about the new addition to the 80-person team,” a company representative said. “Tassy’s attention to affiliates and all of their support needs are superb and can only help our client base grow and become more successful themselves.”

Rainey Stricklin Joins Traffic Dude PUEBLO, Colo. – Traffic Dude, an online advertising agency focusing on adult entertainment, hired Rainey Stricklin as its vice president, as part of its reorganization plan. “Rainey is a very savvy, highly experienced management and online -advertising professional,” co-founder Scott Rabinowitz said. “Tony [Gallardo] and I have

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been working to fine-tune our organization and felt strongly that we needed someone with extensive experience in the industry and with [experience in] online advertising in particular to round out our management team.” Stricklin’s 11-year career in the adult industry largely has been in online advertising. Among other duties, Stricklin

oversees Traffic Dude’s sales, marketing and business-development departments and works with key accounts to develop new business plans and opportunities.

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Making A Fresh Start Last HERE at AVN Europe Webmasters, we’re a responsible bunch. And as it’s the start of a new year, and as many readers in the industry have kids, we thought we’d offer in this issue a helping hand from online kids experts. Yes, we know this isn’t strictly “adult”, but, well, we’re all people with families. Making resolutions, like vowing to exercise more or eat better, is a New Year’s Eve tradition, but it’s also pretty traditional to not keep such resolutions. Kids are even less likely to keep resolutions, if they even make some. Did your kids make any resolutions for this year? If they did, how are you helping them keep their resolutions? Here’s a tip: Have them choose small things to do, so they will be more likely to achieve their goals. Instead of making a resolution to exercise every day, how about resolving to exercise an extra 15 minutes a week? That resolution should be easier to keep, and after a few months, your kids will be exercising most of the week. From KeepKidsHealthy.com, other weekly

resolutions you might consider making with your kids include eating one extra vegetable or fruit, drinking one fewer soda or fruit drink, reading one extra chapter in a book and spending 15 fewer minutes watching TV or playing video games. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, resolutions for preschool-age children could include cleaning up their toys and not teasing dogs. Kids from ages 5 to 12 could resolve to engage in a sport or physical activity at least three times each week and be nice to other kids. Teenagers could resolve to help out in the community and eliminate negative “self-talk.” Also, it might be useful to help them break their resolutions or goals down into smaller, more manageable chunks. For example, a resolution to be more organized could be overwhelming unless it is approached in smaller tasks.The task of cleaning out a binder could be done one section at a time, and subtasks could be to put old graded papers into a folder or portfolio — or throw them away — and discard any rubbish or

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papers that do not belong in the binder. Then, each section could be organized, for example, by arranging class notes into chronological order and inserting separate plastic pockets or sleeves to hold homework assignments and graded papers. Once the binder has been organized, the locker or desk could be next. The same tips could help you stick to your resolutions, as well. Don’t try to tacklea large project all at once: Break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks.

Tan Now ASACP Membership Director LOS ANGELES – The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection hired Ruby Tan as its director of membership. Tan will be in charge of creating relationships with new sponsors and will be involved in strategic development. She will take on much of the sponsor-related work of Executive Director Joan Irvine, who said she has been spending an increasing amount of time working in Washington, D.C.,

“creating relationships to help us further our mission.” Before going to work for ASACP, Tan spent six years working in Playboy’s affiliate-relations and special-markets department. Tan’s background also includes sales experience at E! Entertainment and CBS Television, and experience in marketing and promotion at Clear Channel Communications/KYLD and KPWR.

L3 Payments Hires Gelvezon Google Redefines Clickable Areas of AdSense Ads MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google has redefined the clickable areas of ads placed through AdSense, disabling clicking on backgrounds and texts, and only allowing clicks through titles and URLs. The change to the text-ad formats apparently was made to help reduce accidental clicks and increase value for advertisers. Google and Yahoo, accused of click fraud in 2006, agreed to an independent audit. Google paid $90 million in a settlement. AdSense matches ads to webmasters’ content; webmasters earn money when visitors click on the ads.

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – L3 Payments hired Paul “Poppy” Gelvezon as its vice president of sales and marketing. Gelvezon is responsible for selling, marketing and expanding L3’s business from its core of high-profile clients. In his previous position as a senior account executive with Jupiter Hosting, Gelexon spent almost five years enrolling new clients and maintaining their accounts. “L3 Payments has been quietly servicing this industry for years, but with Paul’s accomplished background and network, we are confident that our services will reach a broader audience of webmasters interested in taking more control of their online businesses,” founder Kjell Petridis said. “We’ve known of Paul’s accomplishments at Jupiter for years, and we are thrilled to have him on our team.” Gelvezon said Petridis’ “reputation and experience in high-risk credit-card processing” helped draw him to L3 Payments, which he considers “a sleeping giant ready to wake.”

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AVN Ads 2.0 Boosts Payouts, Bans Torrent Sites CHATSWORTH, Calif. – AVN Ads Version 2.0 was launched on Dec. 1. Highlights of the new version include a higher revshare for publishers and a no-torrent-sitepolicy, meaning AVN and its partners will not allow torrent sites as publishers. In addition, the new version of AVN Ads offers publishers multiple payment options and easier access to customer service. It provides advertisers additional products, more granular targeting options and live service representatives to assist with the ad-buying process. In an effort to enhance customer support, live chat now is offered throughout the day to accommodate both domestic and international customers. Phone support will be available via a tollfree 800 number during regular business hours (Pacific time). Additionally, email-response times will not exceed 24 hours for general support inquiries. To ensure 100 percent uptime in ad delivery, AVN moved its AVNAds.com platform into two Equinix Datacenters and one Savvis Datacenter. It will be supported by a geographically distributed DNS setup and Akamai edge serving. Also, AVNAds.com will be monitored 24/7 by Keynote Systems and a system administrator will be on call at all times. “We are extremely excited to deliver this enhanced, more robust version of AVN Ads,” said Farley Cahen, director of licensing for AVN. “Blocking torrent sites from being publishers is a huge step in combating piracy in the adult marketplace. Additionally, with the many improvements we’ve made, I’m confident that this is truly going to continue be the best-performing adult advertising platform in the world.” For more information about AVN Ads 2.0, contact Farley Cahen at 001-818-718-5788, ext. 159.

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ExpressPro Promotes Tela Andrews To VP SANTA MONICA, Calif. – EXpressPro recently promoted Tela Andrews from director of business development to vice president and general manager. Andrews now has full responsibility for the operations of ExpressPro, which specializes in driving targeted searchengine traffic to client websites. He also retains the duties of his prior position: recruiting clients and developing the company’s systems and platforms. President Gregory Dumas predicted ExpressPro will gain much from having Andrews at the helm of its operations. “The new programs we are launching are his ideas, and our customers keep telling me about the benefits,” Dumas said. “Vivid has seen their conversions more than double since we have implemented his ideas. “I have full confidence that the company will grow and prosper under his management,” Dumas told AVN Online.

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‘YNOT Bob’ Exits Company BURBANK, Calif. – Bob “YNOT Bob” Rice recently sold his stake in YNOT Network to longtime business partner Gary Grigoryan. Grigoryan, who was an equal shareholder with Rice before the transaction, now is the sole owner of YNOT Network. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Operations of YNOT Network remain under the control of company President Connor Young. Rice, who had not been active with the company for some time, said he plans to focus on growing the adult affiliate program LightspeedCash, where he is the director of sales and marketing. “It’s been a great ride, and I’m proud of the accomplishments YNOT has made during my ownership,” Rice said. Established in 1996, YNOT Network is a leading provider of services for online adult-entertainment businesses. Its flagship website, YNOT.com, is a resource center for adult-industry professionals, featuring daily news, community forums and a constantly updated service directory.

Premium Traffic Merges with Domain Development Corporation THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Premium Traffic has now merged with Domain Development Corporation. Premium Traffic, one of the adult industry’s largest domain parking, leasing and management programs, merged its systems with those of DDC in an effort to enhance its product offerings and provide a comprehensive domain-management service. The company expects the merger to yield “an improvement to clientparking revenue and provide a development avenue that will make long-term sense for select premium domains.” A Premium Traffic representative told AVN Online, “We believe that the combined offering of parking and premium name-development services is a winning combination and is in line with the evolution of the domain industry.”

Chandie Foster Named Rude’s Marketing Manager HERNDON, Va.– Rude.com hired Chandie Foster, aka ChandieGirl, as its marketing manager. Foster oversees the site’s advertising sales, webmaster-content area, affiliate program and all other aspects of Rude.com’s marketing. “I’m really excited to jump on board such a dynamic team,” she said. “I look forward to developing new and exciting ways to expand such a fun and fast-growing venture.” Foster, the former program director for JennaCash/ PornStarBucks, has more than 10 years of experience in the adult industry. “I have no doubt Chandie will expand the Rude brand with her talents: She is a perfect fit,” said Rude co-owner Brett LaMar.

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Take-Two to Settle Class Action Lawsuit NEW YORK – Video-game publisher that Take-Two Interactive has announced uit laws tion s-ac clas a e it plans to settl d, surrounding the Hot Coffee downloa ally sexu ss acce which made it possible to ft The nd Gra e gam the in l explicit materia . reas And San Auto: s The settlement would dismiss all claim of n issio adm out with against Take-Two the liability or wrongdoing on the part of company or Rockstar Games, the the developer of the game. Each party to cash a to tled enti be ld lawsuit wou the payment of up to $35 or a free copy of e. cod g game without the offendin Take-Two has said it is committed to nt spending at least $1 million on settleme e mor no ding benefits and anticipates spen nt. eme settl the on than $2.75 million

KSEX Goes Free CHATSWORTH, Calif. – Streaming adult TV site KSEX now is a free service because increased sponsorship, membership and traffic have cut its reliance on paid memberships, Vice President Joe Brandi said. “We decided to make KSEX a free service and end paid memberships, as we no longer depend on the revenue from our loyal supporters,” he said. “We are now in a much better financial situation than we were before and are looking forward to having KSEX TV free for all to enjoy.” Brandi said KSEX also plans to lease its video feed to companies looking for daily live content. “There are many websites and companies out there that need content for their sites, and we can provide it for them at a price they can afford,” he said. “We do everything now in-house and have the capability to give them what they need and to help build their businesses.” AVN ONLINE

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Meet The Digital Media Power Players The premier business-to-business networking event for adult digital media entertainment professionals is no longer housed in a boring convention hall; no, this year the three-day Internext Expo was held at the fashionable Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. But what happens in Vegas needn’t stay in Vegas – AVN Europe Webmasters lets you walk away with the inside knowledge.

POWER PLAYERS (left to right): Paul Fishbein, Ron Cadwell, Jay Grdina, Joone, Michael H. Klein, David van der Poel and Lars Mapstead By Aven Dawson

THE main event was housed in the exclusive 25,000 square foot ‘Rain’ nightclub, with its private suites and booths providing a surprisingly convenient and fun venue. Although advertised as a three-day event, it’s more appropriate to think of it as a 72 hour non-stop happening, with plenty of wheeling and dealing going on until the early hours. The seminars and conference were held in the Palms Ballroom, with what I like to call the “Power Players”. Why? Well, make no mistake - the more you know about these guys, the more you understand the Adult industry! Paul Fishbein is President of the AVN Media Network. He and two friends pooled $900 to publish Adult Video News, an eightpage newsletter that reviewed the growing number of erotic videos spawned by the explosion of the home VCR. Fishbein directed the conversion of the AVN newsletter into a slick monthly magazine that is now the cornerstone of a successful media network covering the full spectrum of the adult entertainment industry’s film and video production. Each January in Las Vegas, AVN produces the AVN Awards Show, 92 AVN EuropeWebmasters

known as the "Oscars" of the adult entertainment industry. Now that’s Power! Ron Cadwell is founder and CEO of CWIE Holding Company, Inc. – the parent company for CCBill.com and Cavecreek Web Hosting. CCBill has become the main payment solution for the online adult industry, achieving this by tailoring its products and services precisely for the adult online market. Thanks to Ron’s vision and dedication, CCBill.com and Cavecreek Hosting have become the most respected, privately held IT service and application suppliers in the world today. Jay Grdina is the President of ClubJenna, Inc. (CJI), which he and Jenna Jameson launched in 2001. CJI was purchased by Playboy Enterprises in 2006. No one will say for how much precisely, but there were a lot of zeros. Jay is a smart, creative businessman who also has a partnership with Vivid Entertainment Group, has developed numerous brand extensions and negotiated a publishing agreement with HarperCollins, resulting in a New York Times bestseller. An accomplished adult film actor himself, under the stage name Justin Sterling, Jay won the 2005 AVN Award for Best Actor, Best Video and Best Film.


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Lars oversees the company’s advertising, business development and marketing communications programs, along with affiliate development and marketing. Various Inc., which was recently purchased by Penthouse, operates the world’s largest network of dating and online community sites, with over 250,000 million members. Joone founded Digital Playground in 1993. Since then he has creatively run the DP production studio and grown the company into the world’s premier provider of adult content, producing and distributing high-quality adult programming across an array of delivery platforms. He is the director and creator of two of the adult industry’s best-selling series: Virtual Sex™ and Island Fever™, in addition to Pirates – the best selling title in the history of adult films and the first to utilize HD DVD. Pirates 2 is out now in both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats, a smart move with all those Blu-ray ready PlayStation 3’s around! Michael H. Klein is President of LFP Inc., the parent company of the Hustler product line. Klein joined LFP in 2004 to lead the Michael H. Klein, company’s broadcast, Internet, and President of LFP Inc, video interests. the parent company of He was the key player involved in Hustler creating and launching Hustler TV,

now one of the fastest-growing adult networks in the world, in more than 45 million homes across 40 countries. David van der Poel is the founder of Python, which began streaming adult video online in 1995. Python’s properties include DollarMachine and PythonPays. Lars Mapstead, of Adult Friend Finder, is a leader and “legend” in online marketing and affiliate management. Lars is a partner in Various Inc. (operator of Adult Lars Mapstead of Adult Friend Finder) and Streamray Inc. Friend Finder is also a partner in Various Inc. (operator of Cams.com). He oversees the company’s advertising, business development and marketing communications programs, along with affiliate development and marketing. Various Inc., which was recently purchased by Penthouse, operates the world’s largest network of dating and online community sites, with over 250,000 million members. AVN EuropeWebmasters 93


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ARE DVDS TODAY’S DINOSAURS?

By Kathee Brewer

FOR niche adult-content producers like Extreme Associates, DVDs already are dinosaurs. “As of October-ish, we gave up all DVD distribution,” owner Rob Black said. “We don’t do one ounce of anything on DVD anymore, not even catalogue [of existing movies] or comp[ilations].” When the packages already on retail and distribution shelves sell out, Extreme’s product will be available only online. For a small operation like his, it just makes sense, Black said. Extreme’s expenses have plummeted with the migration to digital-only distribution; consequently, the company’s return on investment has risen. “You don’t need all the people,” Black explained. “All you’re doing is producing [content], and then it's up there on [the Web]. You don’t need a fucking office; you don’t need a building. You don’t need artwork, authoring, sleeves, [brick-and-mortar] distributors, duplication, titling. ... You don't need any of that.” What one does need - Black readily admits it - is to learn a new language. Since feeling forced to abandon DVD distribution by rising costs and distributors who were cutting back on inventory or not interested in representing Extreme’s prone-to-prosecution product (the company has survived multiple obscenity raps in recent years), Black has taught himself the art of webmastering. He maintains all of Extreme”s pay sites and the company's affiliate program himself, he said. “Me and Lizzie [Borden, his wife] right now are how we first began when we were a mom-and-pop [operation] and we were just getting big,” he said. But he’s found the new role gratifying in completely new ways: He likes the direct-from-consumers feedback via social-networking sites and has discovered his product remains in demand, despite shifting delivery mechanisms and tastes. “People still want our product,” he said.

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“All you’re doing is producing [content], and then it’s up there on the Web.You don’t need a building.You don’t need artwork, authoring, sleeves, distributors, duplication, titling...You don’t need any of that.” “It’s just a matter of how we deliver it. The people [who] bought our stuff are still there, and they can still get an Extreme DVD they just have to burn it themselves.” That’s not difficult, he added, since HotMovies and AEBN offer Extreme’s entire catalogue as video on demand and through download-to-own services. (Extreme’s new movies will be available exclusively at HotMovies, however) Acid Rain owner Mitchell Spinelli also has left DVDs behind, at least partly. He said he won’t shoot any new product for Acid Rain, but will continue to release never-before-seen content, compilations and boxed sets of existing titles. What really excites him is his new partnership with XXXContentDirect to produce digital content under the label Grindhouse Porn. The new material – primarily in the reality niche – will be available only on websites for at least two or three months before it’s made available as VOD or on disc. Like Black, Spinelli is confident the cost savings will boost a bottom line that saw its DVD-sales percentage fall 50-60 percent during the past year. “I think it’s going to go really well,” he said of the shift in distribution focus. "Acid Rain [content] did phenomenally well for XXXContentDirect, but gonzo’s gone about as far as it can go and digital product is so much cheaper to produce. Plus, kids in their teens download everything. When they’re in their 20s and 30s, there won’t be a need for anything except downloads.” Still, Spinelli admits, “it would be silly to [completely] abandon DVD” at this point. Acid Rain has “close to 600 titles” in its catalogue, and although the company’s most recent titles aren’t selling as well as just-released DVDs once did, “catalogue product is doing well, probably because of deep discounts [that are a natural part of the product life cycle],” he said. Although current plans are to release Grindhouse titles on DVD in the future if the market looks good, Spinelli is reserving a final decision until he sees how sales go in the digital realm. “Video put theaters out of business almost overnight,” he recalled. “This will be a much slower thing.” It’s also too early to tell how well Extreme’s new distribution channel will perform in the long run, but Black is relieved at least he’s managed to dislodge a huge weight from his shoulders. At 35, freedom is more important to him than money, he noted, and he’s “100 percent happier with [his] new way of working. Only having to rely on one person is the greatest thing in the world. My future is entirely up to me.” Black may not be getting rich, but he’s okay he said. “Right now, I’m fuckin’ surviving, but [I hope] it’ll get me back to where I was in the 90s [when Extreme’s then-new and exceptionally shocking content topped the sales charts]. “At least I’m not out sucking cock on Santa Monica Boulevard.” Quite!

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2008: THE YEAR OF VIDEO ON DEMAND? By Mike Albo

VIDEO-ON-DEMAND (VOD) continues to grow as a major force in the adult industry. Over the past year, we’ve seen producers moving to VOD-only business models, old-school players in the porn business joining forces with new media companies and adopting the technology to expand their bases, and consumers growing comfortable with the medium. Recently, New Frontier Media launched PenthouseTV and Penthouse HD VOD after Penthouse signed an exclusive contract with New Frontier in September. New Frontier, which currently offers PenthouseTV to 9 million subscribers and Penthouse HD to 2 million, is now the sole organization developing Penthouse content for broadcast through American cable, satellite and IPTV operators. Beginning in February 2008, the launch of these services will be supported with consumer print advertising. “We have successfully deployed this content to a significant footprint in the United States,” said New Frontier president Ken Boenish of the deal with Penthouse. “Our distribution of this content in high definition is a first for adult VOD. We expect additional Penthouse VOD launches in both standard definition and high definition television over the coming months.” In Europe, Private Media Group Inc., no doubt sensing a possible VOD explosion, acquired 4 million shares in Horse

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In Europe, Private Media Group Inc., no doubt sensing a possible VOD explosion, acquired 4 million shares in Horse Creek Entertainment. Creek Entertainment AB in December. Horse Creek Entertainment, a mainstream content aggregator, operates HomeTV, which is the third largest broadband VOD platform in Scandinavia. The transactions were carried out through a share swap at an aggregate value of €1 million. Through this investment, Private now controls 17.2 percent of the shares outstanding. Following Horse Creek Entertainment’s two successful private offerings, the company’s market value is estimated at €7 million. “These two successful offerings guarantee our continued investment in top quality mainstream content, which plays a central role in our expansion of HomeTV in Scandinavia and into additional territories,” said Charles Aperia, chairman of Horse Creek Entertainment. “The stake taken by Private is part of a close collaboration which ensures that both our companies can fully exploit not only the mainstream, but also the adult market by bringing Private’s high quality content to mainstream consumers.” Berth Milton, CEO, president and chairman of Private Media Group, said, “The investment in Horse Creek Entertainment is part of a wider strategic plan to increase our strength in the mainstream broadcast market and we are very excited about the future development of HomeTV. Furthermore, we see a great business potential in combining Horse Creek Entertainment’s role as a mainstream content aggregator with our access to 75 percent of Europe’s fast growing IPTV market.” Also in November, online retailer Gamelink.com partnered with Club Jenna to offer VOD access to all Club Jenna-owned titles. “We’re all very excited about landing the deal with Club Jenna,” said GameLink CEO Ilan. “Club Jenna features the hottest big-budget movies starring adult’s biggest performers, and we’re pleased to be able to offer Club Jenna movies to a huge new online audience.” Club Jenna President Jay Grdina said he’s “confident in [Ilan’s] business concepts for maximum utilization on the VOD platform. I’m certain that by working together, we will give the consumer a great product.” The deal also includes movies from gonzo company Filthy Films. At the same time, adult DVD-rental service WantedList acquired VOD-distributor XFlix in an effort to expand its presence by entering the video-on-demand market. “As we progress into digital distribution to complement the physical-goods market, this purchase was a great opportunity for our company,” said WantedList co-founder Anh Tran. “XFlix has a long history, with great people behind them. They have a strong domain, and their partnership with Media Conductor brings incredible value. The technology is extremely cutting-edge, and the video player is something that hasn't been seen in the market as of yet.” Over the past year, WantedList has tested the VOD service with its customers. Similar to the company’s online DVD rental service, the new VOD service allows users to watch its entire library of over 3,500 DVD quality titles online for one monthly fee. The VOD surge is growing by the week, and 2008 looks like it might shape itself into the year VOD comes into its own. The technology is there, so why not utilize it to its fullest?

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Website Reviews In a world where millions of adult websites compete for attention, how is a poor affiliate webmaster or consumer supposed to choose the best ones for his or her purposes? It’s difficult, at best, if you don’t have some sort of guide. Being the dedicated souls we are at AVN Online, we’ve stepped into the breach to help in the quest with this Guilty Pleasures section. Each month, our intrepid staff spends untold hours selflessly wading through mountains of online porn so you don't have to. It’s presented here, categorised for your viewing pleasure. If you’d like to have your website represented on these pages in a future issue, please drop us a line at news@avneurope.eu. After all, porn is like money: You just can’t have too much of it.

RATINGS The overall rating (1-100) represents the sum of ratings in the following categories: Content quality (1-20): Is the content exclusive, attractive, rendered well, and available in a variety of types? Content quantity (1-20): How much content is available, and how frequently does the site update? Design & usability (1-20): Is the site attractive and easy to navigate and search, and do all aspects function well? Features (1-20): Does the site include innovative technological features, interactivity, customer support, membership tiers, or “extras” with membership? Value (1-20): Is the site a good value for the price?

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Niche: Reality Affiliate program: PlatinumBucks.com Payout: Per sign-up, revshare Price: $29.95 Quality: 14 Quantity: 14 Design & Usability: 15 Features: 17 Value: 14 This mega-site uses the “bang bus” theme: A girl gets in the car, then gets fucked. While checking out the tour, I was hit with many popups that, in some cases, can deter the user from ever coming back. The amount of exclusive content is not that great, and the girls in the videos have been around the block once or twice. Navigating to the content is straightforward, but the overall look of the site is very busy. There are lots of upsells, feeds and things that may or may not be free (it’s hard to say). I think savvy porn surfers will quickly find this site very average and move on.

GhettoGaggers.com Rating: 97

—DONNIE DRUNKO

XXXIllustratedStories.com Rating: 89 Niche: Erotic Stories Affiliate program: AdultMasterCash.com Payout: Revshare, referral revshare, referral Price: $34.95 monthly Quality: 18 Quantity: 18 Design & Usability: 17 Features: 18 Value: 18 In my eyes, there’s a definite difference between “erotic” and “porn”: reading. While there are some interesting stories here, it’s easy to skim through them to look at the pictures. Like most people, I want to get right to the good stuff. But then again, the woman in your life might appreciate the artsy plots here.

Niche: Facials Affiliate program: DukeDollars.com Payout: Per sign-up, revshare, referral Price: $29.95 monthly Quality: 19 Quantity: 20 Design & Usability: 19 Features: 19 Value: 20 I will never listen to “Ebony and Ivory” the same way again. Here’s the greatest visual for that phrase: Smooth, chocolate-colored faces with a splash (OK, a lot) of cum. It blows that crappy Stevie Wonder-Paul McCartney video out of the water. And if variety is the spice of life, then GhettoGaggers.com has the entire spice shelf covered. Not only are there plenty of girls to choose from, but there’s a ton of options for checking them out: You can download them to your computer or even your iPhone. There was a reason you stood in line outside the Apple store to buy that gadget, and the porn on this site is it. —SHAKER BASTA

ExtremeGangBang.com Rating: 82

Niche: Anime/hentai Affiliate program: PimpRoll.com Payout: Per sign-up, revshare, referral Price: $24.95 monthly Quality: 18 Quantity: 19 Design & Usability: 17 Features: 19 Value: 20 As a sick and twisted kid, I used to imagine what it would be like if the cartoon characters I watched every Saturday morning got it on. Forget watching rabbits, pigs and ducks get down and dirty; these anime offerings are top-notch and nowhere near as furry or feathery. Score!

Niche: Gangbang Affiliate program: OCCash.com Payout: Revshare, referral Price: $29.97 Quality: 17 Quantity: 16 Design & Usability: 16 Features: 16 Value: 17 A bunch of African-American guys having their way with at least six Asian girls is the theme of this site. Call it an international fuck fest. The content is exclusive, and there is a respectable amount of it, but what really will keep members active is access to all other hardcore sites in the network. Almost all sites in the network specialize in a niche, which improves the user’s experience, as compared to so many other network-based sites. Upsells are kept tidy at the bottom of the site, where they don’t become annoying, and the user interface is hard to get lost in. Good bang for the buck.

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AnimeIllustrated.com Rating: 93

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guilty pleasures LucasVault.com Rating: 94

PublicNudeSluts.com Rating: 90

KnobSquad.com Rating: 88

Niche: Video on demand Affiliate program: N/A Payout: N/A Price: Varies Quality: 19 Quantity: 19 Design & Usability: 18 Features: 19 Value: 19 The variety here can be a little overwhelming. There are here movies categorized by genre (like muscle, fetish, and classic and so on), by star (such as twink, rugged and, lean and more), by studio (including Lucas Entertainment, Hot House and , Pacific Sun, et cetera) and by theme (military, cops, first-timers and the like). They all arese are all high-quality movies, and thoroughly entertaining. And kudos for the “bareback” section’s link on the bareback section to learn more information about safe sex.

Niche: Public nudity Affiliate program: AdultRevenueService.com Payout: Revshare, referral Price: $29.95 monthly Quality: 18 Quantity: 18 Design & Usability: 18 Features: 18 Value: 18 Sex outside is a great thrill. Finding a girl willing to participate some times can be a hassle, so I thanks for this site for showing me where they all hang out. There are women flashing indoors and outdoors, as well as a few willing to mess around with one another in public places. And if pissing is your fetish, there’s an bonus: They have that covered, too..

Niche: Blowjobs Affiliate program: OCCash.com Payout: Revshare, referral Price: $29.97 monthly Quality: 17 Quantity: 18 Design & Usability: 18 Features: 17 Value: 18 If you just want the meat and potatoes, or twigs and berries, or whatever your euphemism of choice is, then look no further. There are tons of clips of great blowjobs and cumshots here. The content is exclusive, but the scenes only average about 15 minutes long, so you might need to watch a few to really get yourself going. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, since there are so many great clips.

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ImLive.com Rating: 97

Niche: Live video chat Affiliate program: Affiliate.ImLive.com Payout: Per sign-up, revshare Price: Free to sign up, cost per session varies Quality: 19 Quantity: 20 Design & Usability: 18 Features: 20 Value: 20 Whether you’re a world traveler doesn’t matter: ImLive’s models are located throughout the world, and you can have your pick of any girl in almost any country. You have the option of letting the models see you, which is a plus if you’re a high-powered, wellknown sex fiend with a penchant for big-boobed blondes and you don’t want the word out. But there are some more practical uses for the site: If your webcam craps out in the middle of a session with said big-boobed blonde, you can get help by contacting an expert in computers or a number of other fields. On top of all that, models are on the site at every hour of the day, so you’re all set. —ALEX BRANDY

—SHAKER BASTA

FemJoy.com Rating: 91

StrokeThatDick.com Rating: 94

Niche: Nude models Affiliate program: FemJoy.com Payout: Revshare, referral Price: $34.95 monthly Quality: 19 Quantity: 18 Design & Usability: 18 Features: 18 Value: 18 It’s pretty straightforward here: The models never have clothes, they have maybe a prop or two, and they strike some great poses. Most of the models have that girl-next-door look, and really seem to be working the camera to provide the best pose. There are times it feels like you’re looking at an artsy-type calendar, but these pictures beat the hell outta those fat babies dressed like flowers.

Niche: Amateur straight men Affiliate program: BuddyProfits.com Payout: Per sign-up, revshare, referral Price: $29.95 monthly Quality: 19 Quantity: 19 Design & Usability: 19 Features: 18 Value: 19 I’m always a fan of truth in advertising. The site claims, “All studs, all straight, all amateur, all stroking their dick.” Pretty straightforward, right? So is the content: “The site delivers just what it claims.”These are good-looking, guynext-door-types who really look like they are taking their first steps into the adult world. The “innocence” of these young stallions makes the site even hotter.

—ALEX BRANDY

February 2008

—DERIC EDWARDS

LSGModels.com Rating: 91

AbsolutelyMale.com Rating: 93

Niche: Nude art Affiliate program: LSGCash.com Payout: Revshare Price: $19.99 monthly Quality: 19 Quantity: 18 Design & Usability: 18 Features: 18 Value: 18 You know you pictured what your babysitter looked like without her clothes on. This site’s pics show just what the girl next door looks like naked, but they do so with a little artistic quality thrown in for good measure. Like the saying goes, I may not know much about art, but I know what I like. And I like these photo galleries, which are updated daily.

Niche: Hardcore Affiliate program: MaxCash.com Payout: Per sign-up Price: $39.97 monthly Quality: 18 Quantity: 18Design & Usability: 19 Features: 19 Value: 19 Whether you’re into gym junkies, twinks or bondage, chances are you can find something to your liking here. The amount of available material is almost mind-boggling. With higher definition videos, AbsolutelyMale is worth a look. And the claim “more videos than you can watch in a year” is sure to keep you clicking.

—ALEX BRANDY AVN ONLINE

—DERIC EDWARDS

—DERIC EDWARDS AVN Europe 97


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insider PROFILE • SexDateCash

LOVE

is a four letter word By Mark Star

ACCORDING to Mark Whrel, owner and founder of SexDateCash and its network of SexDates sites, there’s a reason why members stick around as much as they do. “It is a genuine community,” he said. “You can come into the chat room at any time and not only will you see new members, you will see regulars, and these regular members spend 300 to 400 hours a month in the chat room. You can only jerk off so much.” SexDates’ angle on the adult dating market is based on the absence of fake profiles, porn stars or any other misleading marketing technique that focuses more on customer volume and less on quality. The result of the SexDates philosophy is a community of members who spend time on the network’s sites for more than just sex dates. “A lot of our customers have been members of other [adult dating] websites before, and they come to us with baggage: ‘Are you fake just like the rest?’” Whrel said. “We spend a lot of our time every day fixing these problems. Our staff has to work with these members on a personal level to get them to drop the baggage at least for a day and take a look at this community of like-minded people. “One of the members recently had a triple-bypass surgery, and it was the topic of conversation in the chat room for three days.” Currently, the SexDates network includes 17 adult dating sites divided into niches like MILFSexDates, LatinSexDates, CollegeSex-Dates and BlackSexDates. The idea for SexDates was born from Whrel’s experience as a webmaster, which began in the early 1990s. “We did porn sites, directory sites, TGP sites,” Whrel said. “We were across the board. We didn’t stick with one for too long until we started with the dating sites.” During those years, Whrel mastered the traffic game. But he figured he could increase the value of traffic if it went to a community of real people instead of adult dating sites full of fake profiles. He knew what else would add value to SexDates in the eyes of webmasters: niche-targeted sites. “We built this site for webmasters ... and the keywords that they need,” he said. Although the sites are divided into different niches and each member’s profile is linked to the niche in which he or she signed up, all of the profiles are stored in a single database for searching. “You’re not restricted to the site you sign up for,” Whrel said. “But it does feed those relevant profiles first. For instance, if you’re looking for a very specific type of Asian girl and we don’t have that type in our system local to you, we supplement it with results from other sites in our network. We make sure [members] get a nice full list.” SexDates started small when it went live in 2004, building its active membership. For the first year and a half, the site was free to join. “Once we reached about 250,000 active members – not just profiles, but active members – then we started charging,” Whrel added. 98 AVN EuropeWebmasters

Small Steps But Much Ground Covered: SexDateCash builds adult dating communities one niche at a time. That’s when Whrel began putting serious effort into SexDate- Cash, the webmaster affiliate program. “That way,” he said, “when webmasters started sending us traffic, we had a nice site to catch them.” Although the SexDates network has members around the world, the company’s efforts have been only in the US market in order to keep the community local and make face-to face hookups realistic. But the community and the company have expanded to such an extent that Whrel now has his eyes on global reach. Enter Robert Warren.Warren was with Webmaster Paradise when Whrel began asking around the webmaster community for someone who could take his company global. Warren’s name kept coming up. In September, Warren joined SexDateCash as its vice president of operations. “People are tired of all of the fake profiles,” Warren said. “I’ve talked to people overseas who have huge programs, and they’re just dying for us to come over there. They have a couple of dating ites there, but they constantly get complaints from members who are frustrated with sites that have a ton of fake profiles.” The global expansion is beginning with Canada; eventually, the sites will be translated into various languages for overseas markets. The SexDates network also is expanding with plans for 50 state-targeted sites such as CaliforniaSexDates. Also in the works is a member- driven live-cam site calledTheNudieBar.com. “We’re making available an option for members to make money on the website,” Whrel said. “We have a lot of members on there who spend hours in the chat room, so we’re adding a cam section – locals, U.S. members – and it’s going to be actual members. It’s not going to be filled with Russian or Filipino cam girls. It’s going to be US girls linked right to the dating site, so you can actually date them – if you’re nice. “When I built this site, I kept telling people that ‘love’ is a four letter word here. We’re not here to introduce you to your match. “We’re not here for you to find a good conversation. We’re here for one thing. The name of the website says it all: SexDates. That’s it. But our members have turned it into a community.”

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