Tag: behind the scenes

AVN: Unscripting Hustler’s ‘Girl Toy’

…From my vantage point, I’m forced to construct their sex scene from the sound of their kissing and moaning. In some ways porn sex is quiet. The performers try to communicate their inner pleasure while the white noise of life—TVs and stereos and phones—is muted. I’m left with the image of one of Val’s feet,…




Surviving Porn: on the set of Kay Brandt’s ‘Naked’

Lead-bellied clouds loom over the golden slopes of a mountain estate just outside of L.A. Dressed in all black, with red highlights shining through her long raven hair, multi XBIZ Award-winning Kay Brandt stands in stark contrast to the setting. Although she has been on location since dawn, her makeup looks so meticulous, that I…




In Praise of Gratitude at the 2017 XRCO Awards

…Inevitably, this year’s list of winners would be buried beneath the names and fresh faces of stars to come. Trophies would collect dust and be relegated to attics on their inevitable journey to the trash heaps of history. These wins would become footnotes on Wikipedia pages that would eventually be deleted for lack of relevance….




Through the Valley of the Shadow of Porn

Burn My Shadow opens in the back of a bukakke line, amid unanimous souls stripped down and wading through the scum of other men’s spilt fantasies. This is where “Tyler Knight” was born. Jobless and homeless, he spent his nights lost in mass transit, on buses and trains circling Los Angeles. Hitting the end of the line,…




Kross-Eyed: On the Set of ‘Kayden Kross’ Winner’s Circle’

…The scenes Manuel Ferrara and Kayden Kross regularly shoot in this tastefully stark studio are stripped down. There are no makeup artists, sound guys, or lighting crews. The main light source is the sun pouring through the linens draped over the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. In contrast to feature pornos or vignettes, in gonzo scenes…




Beating Around the Bush: On Set with Abella Danger

…It’s easy to dismiss genres like trans, BBWs, or even pubic hair as weird or even unnatural. However, it’s precisely their divergence that defines them as normal. Humans are unique among other species not only in our ability to adapt to the unknown, but also in our desire to explore it. We thrive on diversity….




This Side of Porn-adise: Behind the Scenes on ‘Dirty Daniels’

“I really want to do a scene where I’m getting fucked while eating a burrito,” Dani Daniels says as she settles into the makeup chair. “A burrito loaded with extra carbs. That’s my fantasy porn scene.” Skin Diamond and Riley Reid flesh out the logistics of such a scene, in particular, what kind of toppings they’d add:…




Danger-Ass Desires

We begin with Abella Danger’s ass. The camera starts with a tight shot of her backside as Abella struts onto set for her scene in Airerose’s My Wife’s 1st Cuckold #2. Abella and her fiancé are consulting a wedding photographer played by Sean Michaels. Package deals are discussed. Clothes are shed. Abella fucks Sean while her on-screen fiancé…




Grey Anatomy: Bondage on the Brain

“Penny, can you hogtie yourself or do you need help hun?” Jacky St. James asks. Penny Pax is practiced at self-restraint. She wordlessly slips into the network of ropes like she’s lacing lingerie. The front door of the shoot house opens, echoing through the mansion. “Help!” Penny shouts. “They have me tied-up and naked in here!”…




In the Shadow of Lust: On Set with Kendra Lust

Kendra Lust’s jewelry fell off, piece by piece. Her rings and earrings shook loose and skittered across the tile floor. Shards of lingerie hung free, ripped like wrapping paper. Her black panties and bra lay in a puddle on the floor and draped over the couch like dismembered shadows. Her eyeliner gathered in dark pools….