On a Thursday afternoon I made my way to a girl-girl content shoot here in Las Vegas. Rarely do I get the luxury of interacting with the people I write about in person, days like this are the fun exceptions to the rule of my normal writing life. However unproductive and shocking it sounds, I get the best interviews when I go behind the scenes. Does it make my insides uncomfortable? Yes! However, it is not because I do not appreciate their art. They are just people and I do not want to sexualize them. My job is merely to report the facts. Clear boundaries in any career in the adult are a vital must. So I packed up my boundaries and computer and made my way to meet some amazing ladies.
Leya Falcon has been nominated for 2 Urban X awards this year: Best Female Website and Best Female Interracial Star. She is funny and confident with a side of sass. Not all people take pride in the work they create within the adult industry, but Leya is a ball of creativity(no pun intended).
Support your local artist and vote for Leyla Falcon.
Jayden Cole is a woman who is hard to keep up with, but she will be hosting the upcoming Exotic Dancer awards here in Las Vegas in August. Connect with her and keep up with her travels and adventures on Instagram @JaydenCole5.
When your job is in sex work how much of a personal preference are you allowed to have? Lately there has been a lot of uproar against performers who do not do interracial sparking from a controversial, now deleted, blog post by adult performer Bella Rose. The performer discussed her personal reasoning for not shooting interracial scenes, a popular category in porn that sells well often leading to a higher payday for performers.
While some performers will only work with people they are attracted to, or like performing with, others are willing and ready to shoot with anyone to get the job done. It is almost impossible to determine if someone’s personal preference is genuinely law of attraction or based off biased thinking passed down through generations. While Bella brought up the fact that often performers will “save” their first interracial scene for months or years to obtain a higher payday by creating a greater demand, some performers have stated they will flat-out never perform an interracial scene. Adult performers have even stated that doing an interracial scene would cost them their white audience and fans who would stop buying their work if they do interracial. On the other hand, there are many performers and an entire agency, Spiegler Girls, who refuse to charge more for a scene based off of the costars skin color.
We may never get down to the bottom of every single performers reasoning for deciding when and if they perform interracial, but with more access to performers through social media some make it known publicly as Bella did. Back several years ago the top performers did not do interracial, including Jenna Jameson, Alexis Texas, Tera Patrick, and several others. As porn changes and progresses we are seeing more performers doing anal, interracial, girl on girl, boy girl scenes and anything else to get them recognition and bookings from directors looking to push the envelope further than in previous years.
Last night were the Xrco Awards at the Ohm Nightclub in Hollywood. These events and conventions are starting to feel similar to extended family holiday gatherings. The dynamics vary, but the guarantee of excitement mixed with alcohol and booming voices are always present. The adult industry is like a family and shows love to most everyone, but yet competition within the industry is encouraged. It is human nature to want to be appreciated for your career. These award shows allow for these magical moments to unravel.
The Xrco Awards are a great memory and experience to have been blessed with!
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“How can you not look forward to hanging out with some of the most open-minded people on earth?” ~Jaxton Wheeler(@JaxtonWheeler)
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“We are always excited for AVN, especially this year! There really is nothing quite like it, the biggest names and the brightest stars all come to the greatest city on earth…. VEGAS! We are particularly excited to be doing Demon Seed Radio LIVE from the OC modeling booth for the 2nd year in a row, our home away from home is always something to look forward to! If you haven’t been, do yourself a favor and get a VIP pass while they are still available… there is nothing quite like it.” ~Bobby Genital host of Demon Seed Radio(@DemonSeed69)
“I’m looking forward to AVN 2017, because for me this is where all the magic happened. AVN 2016 was the beginning of Sully Savage. So I’m extremely excited to return and see all my favorite people, meet new people, and make new connections. There will be a whole new side of Savage this coming year that people haven’t seen. And trust me it’s HOTTT!!! 🐱~Sully Savage(@SullySavage)