Come for the show, stay for the climax
By Dominic Dutt, Pornographic Film Critic
Nothing brings more excitement for an actor than when they’re being recognized for their craft. Forget the Academy Awards; the biggest awards show of the season wasn’t the one with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, or Sandra Bullock in attendance; none of them showed up on the red carpet for this one. Of course, I’m referring to the 2012 Adult Video News (AVN) Awards!
For those who don’t know or maybe haven’t figured it out yet, the type of films that the AVN deals with are ones of a rather pornographic nature.
For the actresses in the porn industry, this awards show is a huge deal. Those who get nominated are usually filled with anticipation, with most on the verge of a heart attack before their names are even called. Once a winner is selected, tears of joy start to drizzle, with relief and disbelief being the two most common emotions.
One famous porn actress, Eva Angelina, took home the award for ‘Best Actress of the Year.’ Through a waterfall of joyous tears, Angelina’s acceptance speech was heart-warming. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for the last four and a half years. I would like to thank the AVN for making all of this happen and Bo Kenny for taking my sexy pictures.”
Another emotional winner was Azia Kira, who won the award for ‘Best Backdoor Performance,’ telling the crowd, “I feel like I’m dreaming right now.”
So, this is the AVN Awards show. Until today, I did not even know there was such a thing. This made me wonder: what exactly does a porn star need to do to accomplish an AVN award?
With so many performers becoming involved in the porn industry, winning an AVN Award is a huge honour. It’s a business that brings in $14 million annually, proving how seriously people take this industry.
So, should I quit school and start a porn business? Nah: on second thought, I’ll stay in school. Being filmed nude really isn’t my thing, though I do love to watch it.