PHILADELPHIA—Adult retailer TLA Raw has announced the 2012 winners of its annual TLA Raw Awards.
Nominations were determined by the TLA Raw staff. However, winners were selected via poll by TLA customers and fans.
“Once again, TLA Raw customers and fans voted by the thousands to pick their favorites. Honestly, we weren’t sure who would prevail in any given category until the voting finally closed, it was that close!” TLA Raw general manager Brian Sokel said.
Moose of Girlfriends Films, who took home three top awards said, "These awards mean a lot to me because they come from the community that watches our films. On behalf of everyone at Girlfriends Films I would like to thank TLA, its staff and customers, for honoring Girlfriends Films with not just one, but three top honors. Poor Little Shyla was a labor of love. We pushed against stereotypes and broke away from tried and true storylines. Its resulting success is a testament to originality and quality. Prague is a brand new line for us and the critical acclaim is a reflection of a remarkable country and its amazing women. We consider ourselves fortunate to be able to make movies with such beautiful scenery. Topping these prestigious acknowledgments with Studio of the Year marks one of Girlfriends Films proudest moments. We are humbled and we thank you TLA. We look forward to making movies you will enjoy for years to come."
Elegant Angel Productions general manager Graham Travis had this to say of EA's wins for Sickest Porn, VOD Studio of the Year and VOD titles of the Year: “Everyone at Elegant Angel would like to say thank you to the TLA RAW award voters for their consideration of our movies. The support really means so much to everyone here, especially coming from our great partners at TLA. Thank you."
Eddie Powell, whose New Sensations title Scooby-Doo: A XXX Parody took home Best Porn Parody honors said, “Winning TLA Raw’s Best Porn Parody for Scooby-Doo: A XXX Parody is a huge compliment. After all, the people we’re trying to please are the consumers and fans, and the fact that they voted, means we must have done something right. But aside from the fans, the people who deserve the most recognition for the film’s success would be the cast. I grew up watching Scooby Doo and casting people that truly embodied the characters was essential. Michael Vegas, Bree Olson, Chad Alva and Bobbi Star did just that.”
The complete list of 2012 TLA Raw Award winners is as follows:
BEST PORN MOVIE – Poor Little Shyla (Girlfriends Films)
PERFORMER OF THE YEAR (FEMALE) – Allie Haze
BEST PORN PARODY – Scooby-Doo: A XXX Parody (New Sensations)
BEST SEX COMEDY – Man vs. Pussy (Goodnight Media)
BEST INTERNATIONAL PORN – Prague (Girlfriends Films)
SICKEST PORN – Massive Facials 4 (Elegant Angel Productions)
HYPEST DICK OF THE YEAR - James Deen
STUDIO OF THE YEAR – Girlfriends Films
BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER – Brooklyn Lee
BEST MALE NEWCOMER – Xander Corvus
BEST DIRECTOR – Bobbi Starr
VOD STUDIO OF THE YEAR – Elegant Angel Productions
VOD TITLE OF THE YEAR – Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2 (Elegant Angel Productions)
BEST SEX TOY – Asa Akira Fleshlight
BEST TWITTERER - Kristina Rose
BEST FREAK OUT OF THE YEAR – Misti Dawn