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Wendy Williams Signs with Ikigai Marketing

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AVN Hall of Famer and TEA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Wendy Williams signed with Ikigai Marketing this week, naming Kristel Penn as her official publicist.

"I am excited to work with Ikigai Marketing as my time in front of the camera comes to a close,” says Wendy Williams. “I have always done my marketing myself but I decided I wanted someone to help me navigate and ‘brown storm’ with. I have so many projects both in Adult and Personal that having Kristel in my corner can only make things easier and more professional.”

“It’s an honor to work with Wendy during this pivotal moment of her career,” adds Kristel Penn. “By the time I entered the adult industry 11 years ago, Wendy was one of the most well-known performers in trans porn, and that continues to date. She has been a longtime advocate of trans inclusion in the adult industry, and I believe her visibility and hard work has helped shape what our genre looks like today.”

Wendy Williams is one of the most awarded TS pornstars in the industry, an AVN Hall of Famer and TEA Lifetime Achievement Award winner with a career that spans nearly twenty years. In addition to her official website, WendyWilliamsXXX.com, she has worked for nearly every major trans adult company in the industry.

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Recently Williams is featured in a Q&A on the Future of Sex where she discusses camming and interactive sex toys. The full interview can be found here: https://futureofsex.net/remote-sex/wendy-williams-qa-trans-performer-on-camming-and-interactive-sex-toys.

During her illustrious career, Williams has been collected a multitude of nominations and wins, including the 2009 AVN Transsexual Performer of the Year and TEA Best Solo Site award, 2010 XBIZ Transsexual Performer of the Year, 2011 XBIZ TS Website of the Year and Urban X Best TS Interracial Website award, 2012 Urban X Transsexual Interracial Performer of the Year, 2014 Feminist Porn Honored Website award, 2016 Biggie Awards Social Media Personality of the Year, and the 2017 BBW Awards Trans Star of the Year.

Williams is also the owner of her own cosmetics line, PaintedByWendy.com. She is the owner of famed LGBT bar, Roadhouse Bar, in Cookeville, TN, and currently runs the longest-running trans party in Lexington, KY. Visit LexingtonTGirlParties.com to learn more about her popular bi-weekly event.


Follow Wendy on Twitter at @TSWendyWilliams or on Instagram @TSWendyWilliams.

Hudsy Hawn to Perform at Rebecca Bardoux’ Carnal Comedy Show During AVN Week

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LAS VEGAS, NV - Pro-Domme and entertainer Hudsy Hawn at Rebecca Bardoux’ annual Carnal Comedy Show on Thursday at Sapphire Las Vegas.

“Once a year I head back to Sin City to enjoy AVN shenanigans with my fellow kinksters at the Hard Rock Hotel,” said Hudsy Hawn. “This year I’m honored to share the stage with some of the biggest names in adult film at Rebecca Bardoux’ annual Carnal Comedy show. This lineup will make you laugh your pants off - consensually, of course!”

Hawn will be joined by an all-star lineup of adult star comics, including Nina Hartley, Rebecca Love, Christy Canyon, Evan Stone, and Ron Jeremy. The event is hosted at Sapphire Las Vegas by Rebecca Bardoux. Doors open at 7:30pm with the show running from 8:00-9:30pm. The event will be livestreamed here: https://www.plexstorm.com/stream/carnalcomedy

Hudsy Hawn is a well-known TV and internet Personality, Writer, Pro Domme, and Kink Coach. She has appeared in Buzzfeed’s "The Try Guys TRY BDSM,” Men’s Health Magazine, Playboy.com, The Jason Ellis Show, Straight Talk with Ross Mathews, Cosmopolitan, the E! Special “The Real 50 Shades of Grey,” and A&E’s Storage Wars. Visit her official website at FromVanillatoKink.com or follow her on Twitter @HudsyHawn.

Press inquiries can be directed to kristelpenn@ikigaimarketing.com.

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Casey Kisses Nominated for Three AVN Awards


LAS VEGAS, NV
- Trans adult star Casey Kisses is nominated for three AVN Awards, including the coveted ‘Trans Performer of the Year’ Award.

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“Getting nominated for AVN’s ‘Trans Performer of the Year’ Award is so surreal,” said Kisses. “From my first year til now, I’ve been working extremely hard in this industry and to get recognized by such a major organization is such an honor. Plus, last year was so much fun I seriously can’t wait til January to see everyone as well!”

Kisses is nominated in fan-voted categories, Favorite Trans Cam Performer and Favorite Trans Performer. Fans can vote here: https://avn.com/awards/voting.

She is also featured in nominated DVDs, Aubrey Kate Plus 8 and My TS Stepsister #2.

Casey Kisses debuted in the adult industry in 2016 with Grooby Productions and since then has appeared in numerous scenes and DVDs for every major trans adult studio. In addition to her work as a performer, Kisses cultivated a loyal following on cam platforms, Chaturbate and Streamate.

In 2017, Kisses co-won the TEA ‘Stroker of the Year’ Award with Korra Del Rio. Recently she was awarded the 2018 Top Trans Cam Model at the Adult Webcam Awards and scooped up the 2018 TEA Cam Performer of the Year Award alongside Korra Del Rio.

Visit Casey Kisses’ official website at CaseyKisses.xxx. You can also follow her on social media on Twitter and Instagram @CaseyKissesxoxo.

Press inquiries can be directed to kristelpenn@ikgiaimarketing.com.

Violet Monroe Receives AVN Awards Fan Nomination for “Most Epic Ass”

LOS ANGELES, CA - Violet Monroe received an AVN Awards nomination in the “Most Epic Ass” fan-voted category.

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“I’m so excited to have a fan nomination, I think it’s awesome to let the fans be a part of the awards,” said Violet Monroe. “I do mostly anal, so it seems fitting to be in this category! I hope they vote for me!”

She is also nominated for Most Outrageous Sex Scene (LegalPorno.com) and Best Transsexual Sex Scene (TS Pussy Hunters 11: Treacherous TGirls).

Fans can vote once a day at this link: https://avn.com/awards/voting/most-epic-ass

Monroe entered the adult industry in 2009, transitioning from a career in mainstream modeling. Since then, she has worked for notable companies such as Legal Porno, Kink, Evil Angel, Hustler, Penthouse, Brazzers, Digital Playground, Naughty America, and many others. She also appears in multiple episodes of Wood Rocket’s “Ask a Porn Star” online series and participated in their panel at the AVN Expo in 2017.  

Monroe will be in attendance at this year’s AVN Awards Show on January 26, 2019, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Follow her on Twitter at @Violet_Monroe. For exclusive content, visit https://onlyfans.com/Violet_Monroe.

To book Violet Monroe directly, please email her at VioletXMonroe@protonmail.com. Press inquiries can be directed to kristelpenn@ikigaimarketing.com.

Aubrey Kate Takes Home Three AVN Awards

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Las Vegas, NV - Multi-award winning performer Aubrey Kate took home three AVN Awards this past weekend, including the highly coveted ‘Transsexual Performer of the Year’ Award for the second year in a row.  

“This year I was definitely a little more nervous than last year,” said Aubrey Kate. “In 2017, I had already been nominated for ‘Transsexual Performer of the Year’ three years with no wins. I wasn’t expecting to win this year, let alone to take home three awards.”

Kate took home three awards that night: Transsexual Performer of the Year, Favorite Trans Cam Star, and Best Transsexual Sex Scene (for her scene with Adriana Chechik in ‘Adriana Chechik is the Squirt Queen’).

“When I heard my name called by Nikki Benz and Nicolette Shea, I legit screamed with joy and ran to hug my sisters before going up on stage. It all happened so quickly - like I closed my eyes this past year and suddenly it was over. Winning AVN two years in a row is the biggest honor I’ve ever achieved. 2017 has been a year of firsts, so many awesome projects, like my showcase with Evil Angel and starring in Jessica Drake’s showcase alongside Jessica, Venus Lux, and Domino Presley.”

Kate spent her time signing exclusively at the Evil Angel booth during the AVN Expo and promoting her new showcase with the company, Aubrey Kate: TS Superstar.

“I got to sign with five beautiful women and was exclusive to the Evil Angel booth. I felt like a pornstar for once,” Kate explained. “They walked us down to our booth, gave us angel wings to wear, and even gifted us our own customized Evil Angel robes! This year I was at the biggest booth in the Joint and even had ropes to form lines. I felt like a million bucks.”

Kate also lent her voice and expertise by speaking on the AEE Seminar: Make That Connection moderated by Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, covering topics like social media and growing your brand. She was joined by co-panelists Lindsey Banks, Jenna Sativa, and a representative from Stripchat.

Kate added, “Public speaking has always been hard for me, but starting to speak out more often is getting a little easier but still scary to me. People don't realize I have a shy side. 2016 and 2017 were amazing for me. I have a few really big projects in the works that I’ll be able to announce soon. I feel very special and honored and I can't wait for all my fans to see what the future holds.Thank you so much AVN for recognizing my hard work. I can't wait to come back to the 2019 awards and show you how much further I have grown.”

ABOUT AUBREY KATE

Aubrey Kate is one of the most well-known TS performers in the industry. In 2017, she was the first TS performer to sweep at all three major adult award shows, picking up the AVN Trans Performer of the Year, XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year, and the TEA Best Hardcore Performer. Additionally, she won the AVN Fan Choice Trans Performer of the Year and AVN Trans Cam Performer of the Year. In 2018, she was nominated again at all three major adult awards. Recently, she won the AVN Trans Performer of the Year, Favorite Trans Cam Star, and Best Transsexual Sex Scene.  

Press inquiries can be directed to kristelpenn@ikigaimarketing.com.

Visit OfficialAubreyKate.com to keep up to date on Aubrey’s latest shoots, exclusive behind the scenes content, and more. Fans can also follow on Twitter @AubreyKatexxx or OnlyFans.com/AubreyKate.

Siouxsie Q Speaking on AEE Panel Today, Signing at AVN Booth

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Las Vegas, NV - Siouxsie Q will be speaking on the AEE Seminar “Survey Says...” today, in addition to signing at the AVN Booth Wednesday-Friday.

“This week is like the World Series of Porn. It's my favorite time of year, and I love how our big family gets to come together to celebrate our success and lay groundwork for the coming year,” said Siouxsie Q. “So many new performers attend the expo from all over the world, and I want them to know that APAC and the community is here to hold them up and support them as they navigate this business, and the stigma that, unfortunately, comes with it.”

The “Survey Says…” seminar is at 4-5pm at Festival Hall C. Q will be joined by fellow panelists, Professor Constance Penley, Nina Hartley, and Ian O’Brien. The description is as follows:

As members of the adult community know, when journalists write about this industry they often get it wrong. Thankfully, some scholars have put in time and effort to really study this industry, producing studies of erotica, pleasure products and other aspects of the business. One group turned their attention on the AVN Expo and surveyed fans at last year’s event. They’ll discuss the results of the survey with a panel of industry insiders.

In addition to speaking today, she will be signing and meeting fans at the AVN booth at these times:  

Wednesday, January 24th at 6pm

Thursday, January 25th at 2pm

Friday, January 26th at 3pm

She will have merchandise and DVDs for sale, as well as information about APAC.

Recently elected to the APAC Board of Directors, Siouxsie wasted no time getting to work. She’s worked closely with the current board members to meet APAC’s outreach and recruitment goals for AVN, which include a social and livestreamed panel on Friday from 530-630pm.

Adult industry writer, performer, and advocate, Siouxsie Q, has been creating media about sex work since 2012 when she launched her popular podcast, The Whorecast. Since then she has written extensively for publications such as the San Francisco Weekly and Wired.com, and her first book Truth, Justice and the American Whore was published in May of 2016 to rave reviews. Pivoting to politics, she served as the Director of Policy and Industry Relations for The Free Speech Coalition from 2016-2017 leading the historic and winning battle against California Proposition 60 and further ensuring victory for adult industry workers in regulatory battles with Cal/Osha. She continues to write, teach, podcast, and perform regularly. In 2018, she was elected to the APAC Board of Directors. She was recently nominated for 2018 AVN Award for Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene for her performance in Adam and Eve's polyamory themed movie, Luck of the Draw.

Follow @apacsocial or @whorenexxxtdoor on Twitter and

@TheRealWhoreNextDoor and @apac_social on Instagram for updates and more info on how to get involved.

Eva Paradis Snags Two AVN Nominations

Los Angeles, CA - Trans adult star Eva Paradis scooped up two AVN nominations last week for her performance in her movie, Eva Paradis XXX: The Real Taste of Italy.

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“I’m so honored that my DVD has been nominated,” stated Eva Paradis. “As an Italian TS performer, I’m proud to represent. Thank you to my fans and AVN for including my title. It’s something I worked very hard on.”

Paradis is nominated in the Best Transsexual Movie category for her DVD, Eva Paradis XXX: The Real Taste of Italy, and for Best Transsexual Sex Scene for her scene with Wolf Hudson from the aforementioned title.  

Eva Paradis is a multi-award nominated performer originally from Italy who now resides in London. She entered the adult industry in 2013 and moved her official website to SMC Productions later that same year. Eva Paradis has shot with major adult studios such as Evil Angel, Virtual Real Trans, and Trans500. In 2017, Paradis released her first DVD showcase, Eva Paradis: The Real Taste of Italy Volume 1 through SMC/Pulse Distribution.

Visit her official website for weekly updates at EvaParadisxxx.com. Fans can also follow Paradis on social media at Twitter.com/EvaParadisxxx and Instagram.com/EvaParadis.

Media inquiries can be directed to kristelpenn@ikigaimarketing.com.

Aubrey Kate Nominated for AVN’s “Transsexual Performer of the Year”

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Los Angeles, CA - Multi-award winning performer Aubrey Kate was recently nominated for AVN’s  “Transsexual Performer of the Year”. Kate is last year’s winner and also took home two additional awards for “Fan Choice Trans Performer of the Year” and “Trans Cam Performer of the Year”.

“It’s an honor to be nominated for ‘Transsexual Performer of the Year’ for the second year in a row,” said Aubrey Kate. “2017 has been a year of career milestones and I’m setting my sights on winning in 2018!”

In addition to her Performer of the Year nomination, Kate was also nominated in both the “Best Transsexual Sex Scene” and “Best Transsexual Movie” categories:

  • Best Transsexual Sex Scene: Adriana Chechik Is the Squirt Queen, Toni Ribas/Evil Angel; Adriana Chechik & Aubrey Kate

  • Best Transsexual Sex Scene: Buck Angel Superstar, TransSensual/Mile High; Chanel Santini, Aubrey Kate & Buck Angel

  • Best Transsexual Movie: Jessica Drake Is Wicked, Wicked Pictures; Jessica Drake, Venus Lux, Aubrey Kate & Domino Presley

Aubrey Kate is one of the most well-known trans performers in the industry and the first to sweep at all three major adult award shows. Press inquiries can be directed to kristelpenn@ikigaimarketing.com.

Visit OfficialAubreyKate.com to keep up to date on Aubrey’s latest shoots, exclusive behind the scenes content, and more. Fans can also follow on Twitter @AubreyKatexxx or OnlyFans.com/AubreyKate.

TS Star Eva Paradis Takes Over AVN Snapchat on Tuesday

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London, UK - Trans Italian star Eva Paradis will be taking over AVN’s Snapchat account (AVNMagazine) this Tuesday, October 17, from midnight to midnight PST.

“With the time difference, fans will be seeing my adventures starting in the morning in Prague where I’ll be shooting that day,” said Eva Paradis. “I’m excited to share some exclusive behind the scene content with my fans and AVN’s large fanbase.”

Eva Paradis will be shooting in Prague during her Snapchat Takeover on October 17 and encourages her fans to follow along at snapchat: AVNMagazine.

Press inquiries can be directed to kristelpenn@ikigaimarketing.com.

Eva Paradis is a multi-award nominated performer originally from Italy who now resides in London. She entered the adult industry in 2013 and moved her official website to SMC Productions later that same year. Eva Paradis has shot with major adult studios such as Evil Angel, Virtual Real Trans, and Trans500. In 2017, Paradis released her first DVD showcase, Eva Paradis: The Real Taste of Italy Volume 1 through SMC/Pulse Distribution.

Visit her official website for weekly updates at EvaParadisxxx.com. Fans can also follow Paradis on social media at Twitter.com/EvaParadisxxx and Instagram.com/EvaParadis.

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Grooby's 'Real Fucking Girls' Wins Best Transsexual Movie at 2017 AVN Awards

Los Angeles, CA – Mona Wales’ directorial debut, Real Fucking Girls, scored the award for Best Transsexual Movie this past weekend at the 2017 AVN Awards held in Las Vegas.

“I would like to thank our industry for celebrating the work of the amazing women who worked so hard on this project to create something unique, real, and sexy as fuck,” said the film’s director, Mona Wales. “Every single woman who touched this film gave so much of themselves to this project. I want to tell them how grateful I am for their work, their performances, and their realness.”

‘Real Fucking Girls’ brings together an all-star cast of performers, including Aubrey Kate (who won multiple awards between AVN and XBIZ in 2017), Daisy Ducati, Natassia Dreams, Simone Sonay, Jane Starr, Amarna Miller, Kelli Lox, Ella Nova, Tori Mayes, and Bella Rossi. ‘Real Fucking Girls’ is the only trans title to win both AVN and XBIZ DVD categories.

In addition to its adult content, editor Lilith Luxe shot an exclusive behind the scenes documentary, REAL FUCKING DOC, with interviews from the cast and crew. The title has been submitted to numerous film festivals within the last few months and is currently in consideration.

‘Real Fucking Girls’ star Aubrey Kate also won big at AVN this past weekend, taking home three awards, including the coveted award for Transsexual Performer of the Year.

“Congratulations to Mona and the cast and crew of ‘Real Fucking Girls’,” added Steven Grooby. “It was such an honor to help produce this title and give a platform to the voices of everyone involved.”

“I believe ‘Real Fucking Girls’ is only the beginning,” continued Wales. “The industry and the community of porn consumers are ready for authentic and artistic expressions of sexuality. This win emboldens and inspires me and I hope others. I cannot wait to share our latest film, All My Mother’s Lovers, that drops on February 13th.”

Wales’ highly anticipated follow up, All My Mother’s Lovers, is currently available for pre-sale at the GroobyStore.com. Co-directed with Arabelle Raphael, the title also stars Freya Wynn, Delia Delions, Mandy Mitchell, Mona Wales, and Bianca Stone. The title can be purchased on its own or bundled together with award winning ‘Real Fucking Girls’ exclusively at the GroobyStore.com.