Deep Throat (film)
Deep Throat is a 1972 American pornographic film that was at the forefront of the Golden Age of Porn. A sexually frustrated woman, Linda Lovelace, asks her friend Helen for advice on how to achieve an orgasm, after a sex party provides no help, Helen recommends that Linda visit a doctor. The doctor discovers that Lindas clitoris is located in her throat, and after he helps her to develop her oral sex skills, the infatuated Linda asks him to marry her. He informs her that she can settle for a job as his therapist, performing her particular oral technique—thereafter known as deep throat—on various men, the doctor documents her exploits while repeatedly having sex with his nurse. The movie ends with the line The End, and Deep Throat to you all. If you have to work hard at sexual freedom, maybe it isnt worth the effort. Al Goldstein wrote a review in his SCREW magazine, saying I was never so moved by any theatrical performance since stuttering through my own bar mitzvah. Deep Throat officially premiered at the World Theater in New York on June 12,1972 and was advertised in The New York Times under the bowdlerized title Throat.
The films popularity helped launch a brief period of class interest in explicit pornography referred to by Ralph Blumenthal of The New York Times as porno chic. Several mainstream celebrities admitted to having seen Deep Throat, including Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, Truman Capote, Jack Nicholson, Johnny Carson, Spiro Agnew, barbara Walters mentions having seen the film in her autobiography, Audition, A Memoir. Jimmy McMillan considers it to be his favorite film, the scenes involving Linda Lovelace were shot in North Miami, over six days in January 1972. The interior scenes were shot at a hotel between 123rd and 124th Streets on Biscayne Boulevard, known as the Voyager Inn, the building was subsequently converted to a dormitory for Johnson & Wales University. The scenes involving Carol Connors were shot in New York City, the movie was produced by Louis Butchie Peraino, who was listed in the credits as Lou Perry. Peraino was the owner of Plymouth Distributing, which he renamed Arrow Film, the entire production cost of $22,500, and an additional $25,000 for music, was provided by Perainos father, Anthony Peraino, a made member of the Colombo crime family.
Gerard Damiano, who had rights to one-third of the profits, was paid a lump sum of $25,000 once the film became popular and was forced out of the partnership. The film was distributed by a network of Mafia-connected associates of the Peraino family. Deep Throat grossed $1 million in its first seven weeks of release in 1972, the film made a then-record $3 million in its first six months of release and was still ranked among the top 10 highest-grossing films, as ranked by Variety Magazine,48 weeks after its release. Estimates of the total revenues have varied widely, numbers as high as $600 million have been cited
Asa Akira is an American pornographic actress, adult film director and author. Akira was born in Manhattan, New York, the child of Japanese parents. She lived in SoHo and moved to Tokyo at age 9 when her father and she returned to the United States at age 13 and moved to Downtown Brooklyn and Clinton Hill. In a 2014 interview, Akira described her childhood as being perfectly normal and her family spoke Japanese at home and were health nuts who avoided junk food. As a teenager, Akira worked at the childrens bookstore Books of Wonder as a cashier, Akira was able to secure a scholarship to attend United Nations International School in Manhattan because her grandfather was a Japanese diplomat for 45 years. She wasnt invited to return in her sophomore year due to her poor grades and she transferred to City-As-School for her senior year. Akira began working as a dominatrix when she was 19 years old and she worked as a stripper at the Hustler Club in New York. In 2006–2007 she was a regular on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show and was known as the Show Whore and she met pornographic actress Gina Lynn on the show and she offered her porn work.
Her first boy-girl scene was with Travis Knight for Gina Lynn Productions, after having already done several girl-girl scenes and she signed a contract with Vouyer Media before becoming a freelancer six months later. Asa is her real first name, which means morning in Japanese, Akira received several award nominations for her role in David Aaron Clarks 2009 film, Pure, in which she plays a telephonist at a fetish dungeon who has an affair with the head-mistress husband. Akira co-hosted the 30th Annual AVN Awards alongside pornographic actress Jesse Jane and she won the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award that night. She was the most awarded person during that ceremony, in 2013, she made her directorial debut with Elegant Angels Gangbanged 6. On October 9,2013, Akira announced that she signed a performing contract with Wicked Pictures. Her debut film as a performer for the company was Asa Is Wicked. Akira made a appearance in the mainstream film Starlet. In January 2014, Dana DeArmond, Chanel Preston, the article was inspired by actress Gabrielle Unions comment made on Conan OBriens talk show about striving to follow the fitness routines of the porn stars she saw at her gym.
In February 2014, Akira was a guest on Dr. Drew Pinskys radio show Loveline. In 2011, Complex ranked Akira fourth on their list of The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars Right Now, LA Weekly ranked her third on their list of 10 Innovative Porn Stars Who Could Be the Next Sasha Grey in 2013
AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year
The AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year is presented every January in Las Vegas, Nevada at the AVN Awards ceremony. It represents the female star who has had the best body of work in the previous year. It has been given annually since 1993, tori Black holds the distinction of being the first two-time winner, having won back-to-back years in 2010 and 2011
Paradise is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, United States, adjacent to the city of Las Vegas. The population was 223,167 at the 2010 census, making it the most populous unincorporated community in Nevada, as an unincorporated town, it is governed by the Clark County Commission with input from the Paradise Town Advisory Board. Paradise was formed on December 8,1950, Paradise contains McCarran International Airport, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and most of the Las Vegas Strip. Paradise contains most tourist attractions in the Las Vegas area, excluding downtown, despite this, the name Paradise remains relatively unknown. All Paradise ZIP codes have Las Vegas mailing addresses, the southern part of the Las Vegas Valley was referred to as Paradise Valley as early as 1910, owing to a high water table that made the land particularly fertile for farming. County commissioners established a Paradise school district in 1914, the commission voted to create the unincorporated township of Paradise on December 8,1950.
In 1975, Nevada enacted a law that would have incorporated Paradise into the City of Las Vegas, before it could take effect, the bill was struck down as unconstitutional by the Nevada Supreme Court. According to the United States Census Bureau, the place of Paradise has a total area of 46.7 square miles. At the census of 2010, there were 223,167 people residing in Paradise. The racial makeup was 59. 8% White,8. 9% African American,0. 8% Native American,9. 5% Asian,1. 0% Pacific Islander, and 5. 5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31. 2% of the population and 46. 3% of the population was non-Hispanic White. As of the census of 2000, there were 186,070 people,77,209 households, the population density was 3,947.3 people per square mile. There were 85,398 housing units at a density of 1,811.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 72. 51% White,6. 59% African American,0. 77% Native American,6. 52% Asian,0. 59% Pacific Islander,8. 37% from other races, and 4. 65% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23. 47% of the population,31. 9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7. 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the family size was 3.04. In the CDP, the population was out with 21. 2% under the age of 18,10. 8% from 18 to 24,33. 3% from 25 to 44,23. 6% from 45 to 64. The median age was 35 years, for every 100 females there were 109.1 males
David Michael Dave Navarro is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and actor. He is best known as a member of the alternative rock band Janes Addiction. He released one solo album Trust No One, Navarro has been a member of the Janes Addiction spin-off bands and The Panic Channel. Allmusics Greg Prato described him as one of rocks first true guitar heroes, with an eclectic playing style that merges heavy metal, psychedelia. Navarros third marriage was with Carmen Electra from 2003 to 2007, Navarro is known as the host and one of the judges on Ink Master, an American TV reality tattoo competition now in its eighth season on Spike. Navarro was born in Santa Monica, California, to James Raul Navarro, Navarros paternal grandparents were Mexican immigrants. He attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks and his mother Constance Navarro was murdered by former boyfriend, John Riccardi, in March 1983. Riccardi was arrested in 1991, thanks to a tip after Riccardi was featured on the television series.
During his appearance in Americas Most Wanted in 2004, Navarro stated that he was supposed to visit and stay with his mother on the night of her murder but at the last minute stayed with his father. In 2015, Navarro released the documentary Mourning Son which details his mothers murder and his spiral into drug addiction, Dave has been married three times, Celebrity makeup artist Tania Goddard-Saylor, Rhian Gittins, and model and actress, Carmen Electra. On his Instructional Guitar DVD Navarro tells how he started playing guitar at the age of seven after hearing a Jimi Hendrix song at a skate park. Navarro joined the band Janes Addiction in 1986 as the lead guitarist after he was recommended to vocalist Perry Farrell by drummer Stephen Perkins, the band became successful and was popular in the alternative-rock music scene. Over the next five years, Janes Addiction released three albums, Janes Addiction, Nothings Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual, personal tensions, led to their breakup in 1991.
The Lollapalooza festival was created by Farrell as a tour for Janes Addiction. However, he went on to play on the 1999 Guns N Roses song Oh My God. In 1993, Navarro formed Deconstruction with Janes Addictions Eric Avery on vocals and bass, the band put out one self-titled album in 1994. Rick Rubin was involved in the production and Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes makes a guest appearance and they did not tour due to Averys exhaustion after Janes Addiction. Navarro joined Red Hot Chili Peppers in September 1993 and his first large-scale performance with the band was at Woodstock 94
Jessica Drake is an American pornographic actress and sex educator. She began her entertainment career by posing for magazines and appearing on Playboy TV. In 1999, she made the decision to become a film actress. She spent two years as a performer for the studio Sin City until May 31,2002 when her contract expired. She gained her first AVN Award in 2001, winning Best Tease Performance for her role in VCA Pictures Shaylas Web, in 2003, she signed an exclusive contract with Wicked Pictures, after turning down offers from other companies. Her performance in Fluff and Fold, a comedy set around a laundromat, earned her the 2005 AVN Award for Best Actress, Video. Along with comedian Jim Norton, Drake was chosen to co-host the 2007 AVN Awards, at the awards, she won Best Actress, Film for her role in Manhunters, for which Drake trained as a bounty hunter during pre-production. Her directorial debut came in the 2008 film What Girls Like and she began writing screenplays during her tenure with Sin City, and has since penned films including Dating 101, Love Always and Just Between Us.
In January 2009, she won her third Best Actress AVN Award, this time for her performance in Fallen, in the film, she plays an angel trapped on Earth after the death of a woman she was sent to protect. Around the time of the awards, she suffered a fracture to her left foot. With porn actress Kayden Kross, Drake co-hosted the 2009 XRCO Awards, at which her role in Fallen won the award for Single Performance and she and Sunny Leone co-hosted the F. A. M. E. Drake was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2010, Jessica Drakes Guide to Wicked Sex, Anal Edition was named Specialty Release of the Year at the 2012 XBIZ Awards. On October 21,2016 Drake opened a store selling adult videos. In November 2007, Drake was among several actors to be guests on The Tyra Banks Show episode. In 2008, Kaylani Lei, and Mikayla Mendez shot a scene for the comedy movie, Barry Munday. Drake appears in the video for the 2010 single Telephone by Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé. In 2014, Drake was on CNBCs list of The Dirty Dozen, in the year a documentary series began airing on The Movie Network and Movie Central titled Love, directed by Kai Soremekun.
Drake, along with her husband actor Brad Armstrong, were interviewed for a 2014 story in Cosmopolitan magazine about costume design in adult films, in April 2014, Drake was part of discussion panel at the USC School of Cinematic Arts titled The Piracy of Sex
Evan Stone is a former American pornographic actor. In 2002 he married Jessica Drake, whom he has since divorced, in February 2005, Stone hosted cable television program Spice Hotel on Friday and Sunday evenings on Spice Live, which focused on porn star couples. A short 30-second clip of Stone and Tristan Kingsley in an Evan Stone film was broadcast to some Comcast cable subscribers in Tucson, Arizona during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1,2009. In 2011, he was named by CNBC as one of the 12 most popular stars in porn, being the only man on the list. A. M. E. A. M. E. A. M. E
Prince Yahshua is an American pornographic film actor and director. On August 23,2010, Yahshua sustained a fracture during a shoot with Bethany Benz for West Coast Productions. He was rushed to Encino Hospital Medical Center and received emergency surgery and he began physical therapy on September 10. It was initially diagnosed as an injury, but doctors informed Yahshua that he would be able to resume working after sixty days. He received financial support from West Coast Productions during that time, Yahshua signed with LA Direct Models in September 2011. He left the agency in July 2012 and began handling his own bookings, in April 2013, he signed with OC Modeling. On August 20,2013, Yahshua sustained another injury on set. Facing over $32,000 in medical costs, OC Modeling set up a fundraiser for him at GiveForward. com. J
Teagan Presley is a former American pornographic actress. Her stage name in part comes from her parents wanting to call her Teagan. Presley was born in Texas and raised in California, Presley was living with a boyfriend who didnt make any money to help support them. She started stripping for extra money which was a step that angered her boyfriend. She sought out an agent on-line to do pornography, at 18 years old, she did her first scene with Joel Lawrence in Just Over Eighteen #10 from Red Light District Video. She performed in 70 pornographic film scenes over the eight months. In late-2004, she signed an exclusive, three-year contract with production studio Digital Playground. Presley claims she first became involved in pornography as revenge against her ex-boyfriend, Teagan Presley left Digital Playground to start her own web site and production company with her husband, adult performer Tyler Durden. She complained that Digital Playground was not allowing her to perform for her new company, Digital Playground refuted the complaint and said that Teagan was free to work as lawyers were resolving her contract status.
While there were reports that her surname Presley was owned by the studio Digital Playground, in October 2008, she was invited by Digital Playground to host the red carpet at the premiere of Pirates II, Stagnettis Revenge, a film produced by the firm. The remainder of the proceeds were to be used to fund her divorce, in October 2008, Presley was named Best Feature Dancer by Nightmoves magazine. In November 2008, she was named the Penthouse Pet of the Month for January 2009, Presley and her boyfriend Josh Lehman launched their own studio called SkinWorxxx in early 2009, with their first production called The Search for Sun Goddess XXX. In November 2009, Presley signed with Adam and Eve Pictures as a performer, with her first film to be Bree & Teagan. In 2010, she was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in porn and she retired from performing in 2013. By November 2007, she had married Tyler Durden, but she had filed for divorce as of July 2008, in September 2008, she was first reported to be dating Josh Lehman, she had married him by April 2010.
Award – Vixen 2005 XRCO Award – Best New Starlet 2005 XRCO Award – Teen Cream Dream 2005 XRCO Award – Best 3-Way – Flesh Hunter 72005 Adam Film World Guide Award – Best New Starlet 2007 F. A. M. E. Award – Favorite Ass 2008 NightMoves Adult Entertainment Award – Best Feature Dancer 2009 AVN Award – Best Solo Sex Scene – Not Bewitched XXX2009 F. A. M. E. A. M. E
Bryan Matthew Sevilla, better known by his stage name James Deen, is an American pornographic actor and director. He entered the industry in 2004 at the age of 18. He has gained attention due to his slender build, lack of tattoos. In late 2015, multiple women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct including nonconsensual sexual activity, Deen was born in Los Angeles County and raised in Pasadena, California. His father is an engineer and his mother is a computer electronic engineer. Sevilla graduated from La Cañada High School in 2004, at 17, Deen moved in with his father. He worked at a Starbucks for two years and took classes at Pasadena City College, according to Deen, performing in pornographic films was his ambition since he was in kindergarten. After entering the industry in 2004, he initially worked with older female performers. In 2009, Deen was named the Male Performer of the Year by Adult Video News at the age of 22, Deen has a fan-following among teenage girls, a demographic that is typically not associated with the pornographic industry.
In February 2012, ABC Nightline aired the feature Porns Boy Next Door, one fan described him as the Ryan Gosling of porn. Deens collaborations include work with NSFW site WoodRocket. com, as the host of original web series, James Deen Loves Food, Deen has been featured reviewing top restaurants, to ordering every item on a drive-thru menu at once, and creating a $580 burrito. In January 2013, Deen took to crowdfunding site Kickstarter. com to raise funds for the mainstream steampunk Western film Cowboys & Engines, Deen is listed as the producer of the Bryn Pryor vehicle. The campaign surpassed its goal of $100,000 in 58 days, actors Malcolm McDowell, Richard Hatch, and Walter Koenig have signed on to the project. In February 2013, Deen was invited to return to his alma mater, Pasadena City College, the appearance, initially open to the public, was restricted by college administrators due to public safety concerns over protesters. Deen was restricted to speaking to the students of Pasadena City Colleges Navigating Pornography class, Deen has been invited to college and university campuses across the country to speak with students on legislation, condom use and contraception, relationships and sexuality.
Deen spoke to students at the University of Wisconsin – Madison on April 18, dubbed A Night with James Deen, Pornography & Sex Ed, Deen was featured in a July 2012 GQ multi-page article, chronicling his work and personal life. GQ interviewed Deen again for an article about his workout regimen, in which he credited healthy eating habits, a Jew stomach, in 2013, Deen was listed as the only male performer to make the CNBC Dirty Dozen list of the porn industrys popular stars. In April 2013, Deen filmed a scene with reality television participant Farrah Abraham
Tori Black is an American pornographic actress. In 2010, Black was named by Loaded magazine as the most facially attractive female performer in the industry, Black was born in Seattle, Washington. She did a course in journalism at Western Washington University. Black started her career at age 18 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at her parents insistence on getting a job, Black saw an advertisement for an adult talent agency and sent in her pictures. The agency accepted and, after considering their offer, Black accepted and returned to the agency a week later, blacks first scene was a solo shaving video for The Score Group, which was filmed in 2007. She was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for December 2008, Black is the first person in history to win two AVN Female Performer of the Year Awards, winning back-to-back years in 2010 and 2011. She won the 2010 and 2011 XRCO Awards for Female Performer of the Year, in 2010, she was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in porn. Black had a guest starring role in episode 3, Gem and Loan and she appeared in the film L. A.
Slasher. Black made her debut with a video for Elegant Angels website featuring their Girl of the Month for June 2014. On December 16,2011, Black announced that she had given birth to a boy on October 14 by her fiancé. In January 2012, Black and her fiancé were arrested for battery after getting into an altercation in a Las Vegas hotel. Black released a statement to AVN explaining that the altercation was the result of her intoxication after a night of partying, on February 6,2013, Black announced on her official website that she was four months pregnant with her second child. Black has stated in an interview that she found it difficult to find meaningful personal relationships while working in the pornographic industry
Clifton Britt, better known as Lexington Steele, is an American pornographic actor and owner of Mercenary Motion Pictures and Black Viking Pictures Inc. He is the first actor to have won the AVN Male Performer of the Year Award three times, clifton Britt was born in New Jersey. After graduating from Syracuse, Steele became a broker trainee at the brokerage firm of M S Farrell in 1993. Once he earned his Series 7 trading license he moved to Oppenheimer Financial in the World Trade Center and he has stated that he would have been in the buildings and been a victim of the September 11,2001 attacks had he kept his old job as a stockbroker. In a 2015 interview in AVN magazine, Steele commented about his transition into the industry, Once I was licensed. The guy who trained me invited me to a party in a hotel suite and it wasnt long before a bigger director from Los Angeles gave me a job and suggested I attend the annual porn industry convention in Las Vegas. I was working 12 to 14 hours six days a week, I made six figures, but my quality of life wasnt commensurate.
Steele has said that his name came about back during the days when he worked as a stockbroker when he took the subway to visit a client. At that time he had decided to move in the adult film industry. His client was located in Midtown Manhattan and, Steele said, on the corner of Madison and Lexington Avenues, where he was struck by the sound of Lexington as a first name. He started appearing in movies in April 1996, in New York City. He got his earliest exposure appearing in the amateur productions of Lynn Carroll. He moved to Los Angeles and joined the industry full-time in March 1998, initially he shot mainly for the companies such as West Coast Productions and director Spunky. Later, he appeared on videotapes produced by Anabolic and Diabolic, at the beginning of 2004 he joined Red Light District Video for a brief period. Steele directs and performs exclusively for his own company, Mercenary Motion Pictures. The company reported net profits of $2.6 million in 2005. In 2013 he joined the Evil Angel roster of directors, Steele has worked as a model on the side and acted in minor TV roles.
He appeared in two episodes of Showtimes Weeds in 2007, playing himself at a movie shoot filming a scene with Kirsten Price and Jessica Jaymes