Adult Industry came out to Celebrate the First XFAZ Los Angeles
Erotica Film Festival
- Frank Thomas
Portions Reprinted from XFANZ.com article by Joanne Cachapero
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Adult News Flash.com attended the Los Angeles
Erotica Film Festival party at the Knitting Factory on Hollywood
Blvd. on Saturday night after shooting "Almost Live" with
Gary Garver. Due to venue restrictions, ANF was not able to shoot
on the red carpet. We did have full access inside the venue and
we were joined inside the club by ANF special host, James Bartholet
who interviewed festival contributors, porn legends and new talent.
Early arrivals included
alt performers included Dana Dearmond, and Page Morgan who was in
a very retro red short evening dress with sexy trashy black ripped
stocking. They were joined by alt auteur Eon McKai, who was instrumental
in putting together one of the Fests headlining presentations
Llik Your Idols: Cinema of Transgression, which screens
today, as well as having several of his short films shown throughout
Before the party was
in full swing, a large crowd gathered in the red carpet area, including
legends , Seka, Ron Jeremy and Roy Karch who were all scheduled
to appear on the Classic Showcase panel on Sunday.
Another pioneer of erotica,
on the red carpet was famed sex therapist Dr. Susan Block, who told
ANF about her festival submission, "Blonde Island: Funk Me"
which she described as an erotic, political music video. She also
invited James to join her for her next party that she throws regularly
at her studio, she calls the "Speakeasy." Adult News Flash
has been shooting Dr. Block's parties for the past three years and
from our experience should not be missed. Go to www.drsusanblock.com
where Dr. Block post updates on all her parties and events.
Photographer Holly Randall,
whose classic looks were movie star glamorous, was seen talking
to adult blogger Luke Ford.
Sexy Pictures director
and male talent, Tee Reel was seen on the red carpet with new LA
Direct model Kacy Black. Another busy male star, Tommy Gunn came
to party and to support the film makers in the festival. Tommy has
a new big budget feature coming out from Adam & Eve call "Eden"
which was shot at exotic locations in Hawaii and co stars Courten
Cummz, Carmen Luvana, Ava Rose and BRee Olsen. "Eden"
has a release date on 9/20.
Cousin Stevie made an
appearance, joking that he had entered a film short titled The Further
Adventures of Smegma and was seen taking a photo op with one of
his idols, classic star Seka. Seka told ANF that she just flew in
to LA for the festival and for a photo shoot.
Inside the venue, the
Knitting Factorys layout made it possible for guest to enjoy
various performances. In the main room, DJs Quixotic and Kris Bertrand
spun classic dance grooves while the main bar was busy serving premium
drinks to the crowd which got thicker as the evening progressed.
We spoke to Burning Angel's
Joanna Angel who had two film in the festival, "Not Another
Porn Movie" and "Re-Penetrator" When asked if she
watches porn in her personal life, Joanna told ANF that she likes
to watch the amature porn on the internet, "I like the bad
stuff". She is going to continue producing the pardies, but
would not reveal what was coming next. We will have to wait and
Performer Sunny Lane
arrived, making one of her first appearances as the new exclusive
contract dancer for Deja Vu gentlemen's clubs. Im so
excited to be here and see all these hot, sexy films from mainstream
We were happy to see
Sofia Lynn back in the business after leaving porn last January
and being profiled on ABC's 20/20 earlier this year. She looked
healthy, sexy and happy and just performed in a self-claimed "sexiest
three way" girl/girl/girl scene for her upcoming website www.lovesofialynn.com
In the Boom Boom Room,
Ronnie Rock Productions put on a bondage suspension show with a
curvaceous fetish model expertly strung up in various positions
and spinning from the ceiling.
Midway through the evening,
the inaugural LAEFF/XFANZ Recognition Awards were presented by XBIZ
editor Steve Javors and Joanna Angel. The handsome Plexiglas trophies
were presented to adult industry members for lifetime achievements
and outstanding work. Recepients included Marilyn Chambers, Roy
Karch and Seka.
A posthumous award was
given to Russ Meyer, the creator of such erotic classics as Faster,
Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Mudhoney. Eon McKai received a special
Vanguard Award for his work as an originator of the alt porn movement.
The evening was highlighted
by performances from The Muytator and its sister act, Cirque Berserk!.
The Cirques eclectic mix of sideshow stunts and burlesque
warmed up the audience with acrobats swinging from silken chords
above the heads of the crow
Then the Muytator took
the stage with their tribal drum/electronica infusion of live horn
players, hoola-hoopers, aerialists, and lighted poi spinners. A
belly dancer named Monica held the crowd enthralled with her sensuous
dancing, and the performance was culminated in a huge performer
group hump pile-up.
It was a fun crowd,
said The Muytators Atom. We werent sure at first,
because there was that whole too-hip-to-clap thing going on. But
as soon as we started to do our thing there was a great energy.
Were used to people getting naked at our performances, and
there were a few who did, so it was all good fun.
ANF agrees with the band,
as it was a fun and energentic crowd. Even though the evening got
off to a wierd start, ANF wants to thank the crew from XFANZ for
throwing a fun party, especially Dusty for being the ultimate professional
and taking care of us .
Additional Photography by Rick Garcia