Its that time of the year when the circus comes to town in the form of XBiz London and the UKAP Awards 2015 smack bang in the midde of it. I've been involved wth this event even more so this year beyond just filming it which is a gig I took upon myself since 2013.
I was so involved this year that planning and organising this event took over my life overseeing the many things involved and while it was enjoyed by many with accolades and appraisals for a job well done for the venue etc it was far from perfect and thats because it was my first year stage managing an event I had no previous experience doing and was meant to have nothing to do with beyond filming and editing it.
This years event took place at Proud Cabaret City in the Tower Hill area of London which had rave reviews from Time Out Magazine. We initially had Brooklyn Blue, Lilly Roma and Kiki Minaj scheduled to host and present but such is this business we had to be prepared for anything to go wrong that the line up changed to Roxy Jezel and Lilly Roma with Ben Dover coming in at the last couple weeks and as the saying goes, the show must go on and it did and to be fair, it was still a fun night throughout the chaos. The various reasons ranged from shooting during the day, shooting in Ireland for Game Of Thrones no less and being late for the bad weather and even worse, traffic in London
Despite it raining the whole day we were still jam packed by the evening. Rain is never good as no girl wants to turn up looking like a drowned cat but yet we still ended up having a great night. It was nice to
see people who have featured on Real Couples in the past were in the running and even won.
Congratulations are in order to Michelle Thorne who won Best Selling DVD for Pushing Boundaries and also Amica Bentley aka Kinky Dirty Bitch for being the AdultWork.com Top Webcam Performer Of The Year and if youve seen Amicas scene on the site you will not be surprised why she won
What s particularly interesting about Michelle and Stefans win for Pushing Boundaries is that when recieving her award on the night, Michelle admitted it was the first time she had won any award ever in her 16 years being in the adult business which is not saying much about the adult business if it befell a producers association like UKAP to recognise the talents of one of our nations treasures. Ive known Michelle for over a decade nowand prbably the only person who has filmed her with all her partners in that time. Its snce she was married to Dean that they have explored sex on camera with other people of their choosing which was discussed in their podcast and Stefean deserves credit for being the guy he is to allow this to happenas is Michelle. With their video collection it seems they won on the basis of sales because thats what the buying public want to see
Real Couplees didnt fare well in the running where votes and nominations were concerned and in truth, it probably is not the best reflection of 2015 in a fast moving world where the shelf life of any title is short lived but it was still nice to see the votes go towards it and in order for the site to be relevant in a competitive market I have considered some options which I will be looking into but at this stage I will admit, the liestyle option maybe the direction for me to head in.
Porn awards may not mean much to anyone outside looking in, but they mean a lot to those that win them because, despite the fun people think porn stars have doing what they do, ultimately, it is a job and sometimes doing porn is not normal at all compared to the reality of doing it for love or fun. Its a different dynamic altogether and it seems those who win awards always seem to be the most grateful to be recognised for what they do.
Another couple that I was pleased to see at the awrds that night were Evey & Ellis who have featured a number of times in the past. They assured me they are wilder than ever these days but a lot more discrete and they have been maried over 7 years now. It seems the present trend is technology has facilitated couples making their own products with webcamming an optional extra. It does make me think that everything we have done up until now has paved the way for this to happen. So where do we go from here?
If you want to see a full list of winners, and finalists/ runners up then you can jump to the site here
To go straight to the scenes, click on the images or use the search option to find all their scenes including behind the scenes and bonus clips
To buy Michelle Thornes winning DVD Pushing Boundaries click the link here If you want some insight into what a model thinks about winning an award then take it from Ella Hughes who talks about how she felt when she found out she won for Best Female Newcomer and what it means to her.