Hustler founder and publisher Larry Flynt will personally induct adult entertainment legends Sharon Mitchell and Jeff Stryker into the Hustler Hollywood Porn Walk of Fame next month.
Both luminaries will make casts of their hands on a commemorative cement block following a champagne toast and award ceremony at the Sunset Strip on January 15th. The casts of the two stars hands will be placed on the side of the sidewalk in from of the Sunset Strip Hustler retail store, where their names and handprints will rest alongside past inductees including Ginger Lynn and Larry Flynt.
Both Mitchell and Stryker are receiving the award in recognition of their contributions to the adult industry.
Currently the executive director of the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM), Sharon Mitchell was a performer before she began monitoring the health of the adult population, providing testing for the talent in the adult industry in an effort to prevent another AIDS outbreak.
She began working in 1974 and performed in more than 600 adult projects in her career including classics such as Barbara Broadcast and Doogan’s Woman, where she had sex with Eric Edwards in a vat of spaghetti. “That was a lot of fun. I enjoyed that one a lot,” Mitchell told AVN.com.
She began giving back to the adult community when she earned her degree as a certified HIV and chemical dependency counselor in 1996. When an outbreak of HIV hit the adult industry two years later, she founded AIM with internist Steve York, MD. Each month approximately 700 people – from the industry and the general public – come to AIM for state-of-the-art HIV and STD testing. Mitchell is getting her Master’s Degree in Public Health and her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality – in fact, she’ll be awarded her doctorate less than a month after her induction.
“It is an honor to be inducted into the Hustler Hollywood Walk of Fame. Larry and the Flynt family have always been role models for me: personally throughout my career as well as supporters of the AIM Healthcare Foundation and our policies. This is a wonderful occasion for me, as it is a celebration of my 46th Birthday, and the end of a long-term goal - my graduation as a Doctor! Thank you”, Mitchell said.
Mitchell’s birthday is just three days later on January 18, but an effort was made to place the induction as close to Mitchell’s birthday as possible.
The other inductee is Jeff Stryker, known primarily as a gay performer and director, although he also performed in a number of bisexual and straight videos as well. In fact, he can boast having once had the best selling straight title, as well as the best selling gay title.
Stryker was previously inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame and has received numerous AVN awards including Best Actor and Best Male Solo.
“I had told a few my friends - Bill Daglish and Dave Groves in Springfield, Illinois - that I would one day be in a Hustler magazine (as I showed them how hot it was) they laughed and laughed thinking I had no chance, just a kid dreaming,” Stryker said. “Well, I am honored to not only have graced the pages of several different Hustler Magazine layouts, but to now permanently remain in front of Hustler of Hollywood for the world to see. This is truly an honor.”
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