MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—Adult superstar James Deen has been honored with the X-Rated Critics Organization’s 2013 Mainstream Adult Media Favorite award. The XRCO, an organization founded in 1984, holds the only awards show in adult entertainment that is not open to the general public, and is an award given by professional critics and editors of the adult industry. Voters include writers from a wide range of adult publications and Internet sites.
Deen adds these awards to his ever-growing collection of accolades, including Male Performer of the Year honors from AVN, XCritic, RogReviews.com, TheFannys, and Orgazmik, as well as Crossover Star of the Year award at the recent 2013 AVN Awards.
“I’m incredibly honored to receive this award from the XRCO,” said Deen. “To have an organization of critics and reviewers take note of my accomplishments in adult entertainment and beyond is meaningful.”
The XRCO is made up of professional writers and reviewers in the adult industry. The organization holds an informal invitation-only ceremony annually to honor the critics' choices of the best in the adult industry in the previous year. Deen was previously named XRCO’s Male Performer of the Year in 2009.
Deen’s Mainstream Adult Media Favorite award can be attributed to his starring role in the upcoming feature film from Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader, The Canyons, where he acts opposite Lindsay Lohan, and the interest in his working with the troubled mainstream star that followed. Deen also received an impressive amount of mainstream attention on his own in 2012, with features in outlets including GQ, Hollywood Reporter, US Magazine, The New York Times, CNN.com, and CNBC.com.
Deen’s newest mainstream project is as producer on Cowboys & Engines, a short steampunk western film. The project is currently in production and raising funds through KickStarter.com here.
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