Most AVN Awards categories are designed to recognize one piece of work: a sexual performance, an acting turn, a script, a directorial outing. But the Performer of the Year categories—male, female, MILF and transsexual—reward the entire output of a particular individual.
At any point in the past, BBW performers were ostensibly able to compete for Female Performer of the Year honors, but in reality the race would be uneven, given the vastly more numerous opportunities for standard-issue adult performers—meaning those who are young, slender and conventionally pretty. Fans of adult entertainment, however, will agree that there are many other performers—older, larger and edgier than these cultural norms—doing great work and deserving of recognition.
As AVN has done in recent years, when it added transsexual and MILF performer categories, we believe it’s time to include another category in the Performer of the Year grouping. Below you’ll find the 2014 nominees for AVN’s brand-new BBW Performer of the Year award.
When Eliza Allure was a little girl she had dreams of becoming a nun. Now at the ripe old age of 23 Eliza is preparing to embark on her first gangbang, a 40-man affair set to take place in Las Vegas in January 2014. Since entering the industry just over a year ago, Allure has become one of the most popular BBW performers today, racking up a scorecard of more than 20 professional hardcore scenes and shooting hundreds of fetish clips for her website. Her sizzling sex scenes caught the attention of veteran helmsman Joey Silvera, who featured Allure in BBW Gold 2, pairing her with the mighty Christian XXX. Eliza is so in demand she didn’t let her recent pregnancy get in the way of shooting a scene for Hustler. Having appeared alongside BBW admirers Benji Strokes, Levi Cash and fellow BBW starlets Mandy Majestic, Aire Fresco and Mazzaratie Monica, Eliza embodies the new generation of BBW performers.
Sweet, sexy and nice is the best way to describe Bella Bendz, the 2013 BBW Fanfest Plumper of the Year. Fans fall in love with the chubby 23-year-old performer, who is known as much for her approachability as she is for her steamy adult scenes. Her round shapely body, apple-bottom ass and pretty face nicely suit her stage name—Bella meaning beautiful and Bendz for how great her ass looks when she bends over. Performing with big names such as Christian XXX and Kacey Parker, to name just a couple, her boy craziness really comes across in My Favorite BBW Gang Bang 7, where Bella and Bella alone takes on five guys in a scorching scene that raises the bar for BBW gangbangs.
Betty Blac is as unique as you can get for an adult performer. An African-American with long legs and a brickhouse body, Blac can easily glam herself up for a hot boy/girl scene for Sensational Video or transform herself into a San Francisco hipster for a queer porn shoot. In the two years Blac has been in the industry she’s already made her mark as one of the most popular plumpers in the business, including two nominations at BBW Fanfest 2013: Fan Favorite and Specialty Niche Performer. She’s performed in a number of scenes for queer porn studio TROUBLE Films, including a sexy lesbian tryst with Kitty Stryker in the groundbreaking BBW lesbian series Lesbian Curves. With just under 20 scenes to her credit, the 33-year-old Oakland native is a girl who definitely has plenty more memorable scenes ahead of her.
Given that she’s done her fair share of hardcore sex scenes over the past year, it’s surprising that Felicia Clover grew up in a family where sex was not to be discussed. “No one ever talked about it or their sexuality,” Clover says. “The only place I could talk about it was with my high school friends ... then I lost my virginity. I learned that not only was sex not bad but it was amazing and I loved it.” Her love for hardcore certainly shows in titles such as Evil BBW Gold 3, in which she bitches around award-winning industry veteran Kurt Lockwood. At 21 Felicia is an adult industry veteran herself, with stints as a cam model and stripper. “While stripping I realized I loved my body and I loved showing it off. The more I explored myself the kinkier I realized I was. Eventually, porn just seemed like the right place for me. It’s a place where I can be proud of my sexuality and show it off with other like-minded individuals.
BBW porn can be divided into “before April Flores and after April Flores.” Before April, BBW porn was an overlooked niche. After April, it grew into an important genre with April representing the everywoman in porn. Flores is one of the genre’s most influential stars, making her hardcore debut alongside legendary superstar Belladonna in Evil Angel’s Evil Pink 2. After holding her own with Belladonna, April went on to appear in major studio productions for Vivid, Adam & Eve, Zero Tolerance—studios that were once off-limits to BBW performers. From being the first BBW performer to have a toy molded after her to being the first, and to date only, BBW performer to appear on the cover of AVN magazine, the half Mexican/Ecuadorian performer and muse of the late Carlos Batts is a living BBW legend.
When you’ve gone up against Manuel Ferrara in his Evil Angel series Raw, you know you’ve earned your stripes. Klaudia Kelly looks like a 1950s pin-up queen, with the sexual voracity of a 2013 porn star. Although her filmography is not extensive, Kelly picks her projects carefully, preferring to keep her 34DD breasts hidden away until the time is right. Despite her mystique, Kelly is approachable when meeting her fans at adult conventions. “I’m an insatiable nympho so it’s great to be able to enjoy and give so much pleasure with what I do,” she says. “I feel sexiest when I’m all dolled in lingerie, stockings and heels. And some cock in my mouth. I’ve always had an interest in adult entertainment, even since childhood, so I guess I’ve made those childhood dreams come true by becoming a whore.” For 2014 Klaudia wants her fans to know to expect anything and everything, “but I’m definitely hoping for some gangbangs.”
Between 2006 and 2009, few BBW performers were as prolific as Karla Lane. She practically became the face of BBW porn during her first stint in the industry, when she landed on the box cover of virtually every DVD in which she appeared. After a two-year break, the former muse of BBW King CJ Wright recently returned to performing and discovered her fans have not forgotten about her, as evidenced by a rare public appearance at Exxxotica New Jersey 2013. Long lines formed for the gorgeous but reclusive Latina plumper, who has appeared in hundreds of scenes for West Coast Productions, Rodney Moore, Evasive Angles, Sensational Video and many others. XCritic.com has pronounced Karla Lane as one of the top five BBW performers of all time; clearly, she has set the standard for what it means to be a top performer in the BBW genre.
Lexxxi Luxe is the kind of girl you may feel is out of your league. Could it be her exceptional beauty, her stroke-worthy performances, or her size 38P tits? The truth is Lexxxi Luxe is the kind of girl you can easily hang with. Never mind that Luxe has been involved in the adult industry for almost 10 years, first as a phone sex operator and cam girl, and now as one of the leading performers in BBW porn, with many major DVD box covers earned under her 38P’s. But beneath her sex idol status the 27-year-old performer is a gamer chick/comic book geek at heart. “I’ve got a secret stash of comic books under my bed that have never been removed from the packaging, including Amazing Spiderman #298, the issue in which Venom makes his first appearance,” Lexxxi tells AVN. That in itself makes her sexy. With scenes for Evil Angel, Sensational Video, Lethal Hardcore, Rodney Moore and others scheduled for release in 2014, Lexxxi is undisputedly one of the hottest BBW performers today.
When Marilyn Mayson was in school, her doctor wrote her a note excusing her from running in gym class because her breasts bounced so much that the other kids would laugh at her. They ain’t laughing now: Marilyn Mayson’s awesome boobs cause boners, not belly laughs. Originally from Oklahoma, her current base of operations is the Pacific Northwest, where she took on the King of Cream, Rodney Moore, in a fantastic ball-blasting scene in Scale Bustin’ Babes 46. The 24-year-old hipster porn chick also appeared in a stellar scene in Evil BBW Gold 3, good enough to earn her Nightmoves and BBW Fanfest nominations for BBW of the Year and Fan Favorite, respectively. Expect to see more award-worthy scenes from this tattooed beauty.
She’s the go-to girl when you need a big sexy plumper to handle a rough hardcore scene. Mazzaratie Monica specializes in ... anything and everything. Anal is what this girl loves, appearing in such titles as Fat Juggs Anal Love, Anal Desserts, BBW Anal Fever 3 and Evil BBW Gold 2: Special Anal Edition. After only two years in the business Mazzaratie has racked up an impressive list of credentials, including winning Newcomer of the Year at the 2013 BBW Fanfest Awards. As they say, everything is bigger in Texas, and this big East Texas beauty has big plans and a big message for her followers: “My fans ... have not seen anything yet!”
Blessed with gigantic 38H tits and a voracious sexual appetite, Kacey Parker is a very in-demand performer due to her “love, love, love for sex.” Appearing in movies for Evil Angel, Rodney Moore, Sensational Video and Devil’s Film, Parker is an undeniable force in BBW porn. But it’s her tits she’s most known for, getting asked about them constantly. “The question I get most often is what age my boobs started growing,” Parker says. “I was in middle school when I started realizing I didn’t fit in my bras anymore. In middle school I had the biggest boobies out of all the other girls. I would even catch my male gym teacher staring at my enormous 38H boobs bounce as I ran laps.” An all around sexy girl, Parker says that despite having huge boobs she’s still your all-American California sweetheart. “Sweet and kinky is the best way to describe me.”
Shibari: The Japanese-inspired art of tying a subject in an elegant and beautiful way. Elegant and beautiful perfectly describes Kelly Shibari. Not only is Shibari one of the most popular BBW performers working today; overall she’s a dominant personality in adult. Part performer, part adult industry executive, part mistress and part nerd, Kelly is equally noted for her marketing and social media expertise. Since entering the industry in 2007, Shibari’s standout performances have earned her a record number of awards for a BBW performer, making her a top performer in a genre loaded with great performers. A respected figure in adult who is also a fan favorite, Kelly’s best days are still ahead of her.
With a name like Trashley Treasures you know she’s got to be a fun gal. “Trashley was my nickname because I like to party, and Treasures because I’m full of naughty treasures,” says the spunky 25-year-old blond Barbie. With amazing 44DDD pierced tits and soft round curves, Treasures is a naturally dominant young lady who describes herself as a whore and proud of it. A fan favorite, Trashley won the BBW Fan Favorite award at the 2012 BBW Fanfest and has also branded herself with appearances on MTV’s True Life: I’m a Chubby Chaser, The Bill Cunningham Show and The Tyra Banks Show. In four years in the business, Trashley’s specialties have included cuckolding, face-sitting and anything else one might imagine. Trashley Treasures is up for virtually everything.
Courtney Trouble is more than just a pretty cherubic face. She is a performer, director, businesswoman, model, photographer and the face of Queer Porn, a community made up of sexually progressive-minded individuals. Bringing transgendered, bisexual, lesbian and BBW performers into the porn forefront, Courtney Trouble is a visionary who breaks the porn mold and incorporates everyday-looking people into her brand of smut. Her independent studio TROUBLE Films is responsible for producing some of the edgiest, most original and daring adult titles today. Being without having to answer to anyone affords Trouble the opportunity to make her movies her way. Featuring everything from trans-men (female to male), fisting, homoerotism, kink, real-life lesbian sex and BBWs, sometimes all in the same movie, Courtney invokes that ’70s spirit of rebellious adult moviemaking while also being ahead of the trends when it comes to sexuality in art.
She describes herself as lusty and buxom, and that she certainly is. With just over 20 titles beneath her belt, she’s already produced some really impressive scenes. From Lethal Hardcore, Sensational Video and Rodney Moore, Joslyn has even impressed the critics. XCritic says of her scene in Sensational Video’s Hot Sexy Plumpers: Young and Plump 3, “She opens the scene with a very enticing striptease. Joslyn takes her clothes off as good as any mainstream porn girl and leaves me popping wood before the scene begins.” And she loves any position that a man can pick her up and put her into, she tells AVN. Shooting porn since 2009, the 27-year-old Oregon native is also an artist. “I am a craft-aholic. I create my own jewelry and hair accessories as well as sell my work at craft shows.”