The porn industry generates average revenue of approximately $1.1 billion annually. It is Corporate America’s secret sweetheart. Between 70%-80% of that revenue comes from adult movies. Those outside the loop can stick their noses in the air and shake their heads over “”dirty movies”” if they want to, but apparently there’s more here than meets the eye. And the actors who are making it all happen are in a class all their own. So who are they? Who are the household names of the XXX world? Let’s meet a few of them:
(1) Alexis Texas- Alexis is a 29 year-old porn star who began working in adult films in 2006 at the age of 21. She started out in the film College Amateur Tour in Texas, and from there went on to sign a one-year exclusive contract with Adam and Eve. She made the crossover to mainstream films briefly in 2011 in the comedy/horror movie Bloodlust Zombies. In 2012 she appeared in Juicy J’s music video for “”Bandz a make Her Dance””. In 2013 she was one of the 16 actresses featured in the documentary film Aroused. To date Alexis has one 15 AVNs including for her performances in Deviance and Car Wash Girls, and several for Best Ass.
(2) Kagney Linn Karter- Kagney is 27 years old and began her journey to the adult film world as an erotic dancer at Déjà Vu in Missouri in 2007. She began working in adult films in 2008 with the internet company Naughty America. Kagney has won AVN’s for her work in the films Pound the Round POV and Prince the Penetrator.
(3) Christian XXX- Christian is 40 years old and began his work in adult films as Maxx Diesel. Early in his career he worked in gay films, doing 12 scenes before switching to straight porn. He has now done over 1000 straight scenes and has won AVN awards for his work in American Tranny 2; Debbie Does Dallas…Again, and Night of the Giving Head.
(4) Asa Akira- Asa is a 29 year old Japanese-American porno actress who began working as a dominatrix at the age of 19. She later worked as a stripper in New York City at the Hustler Club. While a regular from 2006-07 on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show she met and was offered work in adult films by porn actress Gina Lynn. Asa has appeared in more than 450 adult films and has directed 8 films, including Gangbanged 6. To date she has won 30 AVNs for her directing work as well as for her roles in movies such as Vajazzled, Pure, and Asa Akira is Insatiable.
(5) Flash Brown- Flash Brown is a 34 year-old former basketball player who has played professionally in Ireland and in China and semi-pro in the U.S. in Alabama and Tennessee. He was working as a model when a photographer commented that he would do very well in porno movies. His name ‘Flash’ is his nickname due to his speed on the basketball court. He has his own film studio, Flash Brown productions, and he has been nominated for several AVNs including for his work in the films Black in My Ass and A Touch of Seduction.