This past weekend launched the beginning of the Exxotica Trade Show tour. It is a tour that highlights the women and men of the adult video business and gives their fans the ability to meet them and obtain the favorite actress/actor’s autography, photo or even their latest DVD. Exxotica kicks off for the second year in its newest location of Atlantic City, New Jersey. I walk into the hall in the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino where despite the fact that it is a little early some of the talent is there waiting on their fans. But a lot of the usual talent that has always been there was either not there or not expected to attend this year such as Exxotica mainstays like Misty Stone, LisaAnn, Skin Diamond, Courtney Cummz and Kaylani Li. Others such as Sophie Dee, Gianna Michaels and Destiny Dream had other commitments that were preventing them from attending. As I make my way through the floor space, I see VNA girls Vicki Vette and Sara Jay. Exxotica Miami Beach 2012 Miss Exxotica winner Ameera Milan is there giving out lap dances to some of the very happy attendees. In the very front of the expo off to the left is the largest booth there run by LA Direct models and they had a variety of women there including Raven Bay, Miley May Tara Lynn Foxx, Edyn Blair, Kayden Kross, Sophia Fiore, Jessica Gotti, Alyssa Lynn, Hope Howell, Riley Steele, Jasmine Caro & Deanna Dare. Right next to LA Direct is a both where Jacky Joy is there giving away free samples of the ATC (Adult Trading Card) to attendees as they walk by. I walk down the middle lanes where there I see Tanya Tate, Alexis Texas, Kristina Rose, Lexi Belle, Nina Hartley, Vivid Video Reality Star Sydney Leathers, former WWE Wrestler Ashley Massaro, Jynx Maze, Tera Patrick, Teagan Presley with her husband Joshua, a very visibly pregnant Kelly Divine, Rita Daniels, Pinky, a booth that had Jayden Cole and Joslyn James, a booth that had Luna Star & Veronica Rodriguez. Burning Angels were represented by their founder Joanna Angel along with Kleio Valentine & Draven Star. Further rows in I run into Mr. Marcus, Photograph Ted Karpovich brought Natasha Starr and her sister Natalia Star. Other stars such as Gaia, Mone Divine, Sheridan Love, Nikki Delano, Briana Bliss, Rock the Icon with BBW star Carmyell and Staxx, Rubberdoll, TS Stars Wendy Williams and Eva Lin. Playboy radio’s Lola Bastinado had Payton Sin Clair along with Cee Jay Strokes, Moe the Monster and Joslyn James. Whoboyz Productions had Gemini Lovell and GoGo Fuck Me. All the way in the back of the hall off to the right of the main stage where the Ms. Exxotica pageant was to be held is the Exxotica Dungeon lead by Mistress C and her many other Mistresses and Masters who were performing BDSM acts to all willing patrons. The acts were spanking, caning, rope play and submission. Some of the Mistresses and Misters there were Mistress Thick, Mistress Blaq Velvet & Mistress Vengeance. I also spent a lot of time with CJ from Sin 69 Studios in Baltimore. He introduced me to brand new talent Billie Gene and Taylor Kush who were in town to not only make their Exxotica debuts but also to film with Tommy from WhoaBoyz and male Porn Star Rome Major. I also met for the first time female Porn Star Porscha Carrera who was there with Sara Jay.
In addition to the many porn stars in attendance, Exxotica is much more than just porn talent. There are many seminars during the weekend that deal with the business side of porn. Nina Hartley gives a discussion on the difference between real sex and sex in porn. Joanna Angel had a session on how to have enjoyable anal sex. Ron Jeremy had the stage to himself to talk about himself and his time in porn. Tanya Tate gave on class on how to land a cougar and to keep her satisfied. The main stage was being run by the Exxotica M.C Dan Diamond along with DJ Geenius and that is where the Ms. Exxotica pageant was being held along with many other stage performances such as Rubberdoll who closes ever Exxotica as the last show with her amazing dance performances; Lola Bastinado had her annual Sybarite Award presentation; Mistress C had two separate BDSM performance; Porn star Evan Stone told the audience about a lot of the behind the scenes work it takes to become a male porn star; upcoming recording artist M Bars was there performing his newest single and there was a performance by Savage Men an all-male revue.
But Exxotica is much more than just porn stars and seminars. There is also an annual awards show called The Fanny’s where people in the porn industry are voted on by their fans. I’m standing on the Pink Carpet in The Xanadu Theatre on the back side of Trump’s Taj Mahal near the boardwalk. Many of tonight’s nominees are walking the carpet in anticipation of the awards show. As the nominee’s and guest walked the Pink Carpet, they were stopping to be interviewed by Teagan Presley, Lola Bastinado and Cee Jay Strokes for My Zoo Times NY. The winner’s for the Fanny’s are
Most Valuable Vagina: Lexi Belle
Cocksman of the Year: Manuel Ferrara
Most Heroic Ass: Alexis Texas
New Girl on the Block: Belle Knox
Director of the Year: Axel Braun
Movie of the Year: T & A (Teagan & Alexis)
Who’s Your Mommy?: Tanya Tate
Thirsty Girl: Riley Steele
Non-White Chick of the Year: Veronica Rodriguez
Cyber Hustler: Chroniclove
Whole Lotta Love: Kelly Shibari
T.S I Love U: Eva Lin
Super Freak: Bonnie Rotten
The Who?: Ash Hollywood
In the end, it was another successful Exxotica in Atlantic City. While I did hear many of the talent looking forward to the next one in Ft. Lauderdale in May, I heard many more looking forward to Chicago in July.