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Porn Stars Pick The Oscars: The Adult Film Industry Chimes In On Hollywood's Big Night

By Steve Dollar | Indiewire February 24, 2014 at 12:05PM

Indiewire reveals the verdicts from its informal poll of stars from the "Other Hollywood."
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Porn star April O'Neil last month.
Steve Dollar Porn star April O'Neil last month.

Every January in Las Vegas, the adult film industry hosts its own awards show – the Adult Video News awards, also known as the "porn Oscars." With the actual ceremony looming ahead Sunday, Indiewire reveals the verdicts from its informal poll of stars from the "Other Hollywood," who discuss their more publicly famous counterparts and offer their picks for the 86th annual Academy Awards.

April O'Neil

@undeux

Nominated for: Best Three-Way Sex Scene G/G/B (in "Chance Encounters")

BEST ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio

For the love of God can someone fucking please give Leonardo DiCaprio a goddam Oscar? Just give him all the Oscars. Make a point to go onstage and say, “Leonardo DiCaprio, listen. We’re sorry that for the entirety of your career we didn’t give you an award that you so wholeheartedly deserve. We’re going to make an award specifically for you where it’s

not an Oscar, it’s a Leonardo. We’re gonna make it up. We’re gonna make it happen. It’s a Leonardo and it’s just for you because you’re a goddam bad-ass.”

Also Jonah Hill. Jonah Hill was in “Superbad.” And now he’s rolling all around on the floor with Leonardo DiCaprio like he’s a goddam bad-ass. Just give him all the awards. I have no idea what else was nominated but that was a three-hour magnificent whirlwind.


Joey Silvera.
Joey Silvera.

Joey Silvera

@joeysilveraz

Winner: Best Fem-Dom Strap-On Release ("Strap Attack 17")

BEST ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence

Easily, easily movie of the year, “American Hustle.” Jennifer Lawrence is now the greatest actress in the history of film. And it’s because, anybody that pretty that is what she is on film is the greatest actress of all time. I can’t stop looking at her. She’s fucking incredible. When I walked out of “American Hustle,” I said, greatest film actress of all time.

What about Amy Adams?

The whole movie – you gotta be kiddin' me.

You’re from Brooklyn, right?

No I’m from Upstate New York. I’m a hick.

Did you grow up around any of those kind of people?

I did, of course. I was Italian. Other movies I liked? Tell me a movie, I’ll tell ya.

"The Wolf of Wall Street."

I loved 'Wolf of Wall Street.' Scorsese’s like going to church.

Here’s one. The movie about the porn addict, "Don Jon."

I liked "Don Jon." I have to like that, but some of that stuff is so familiar to our genre that it doesn’t work as well for me. I'm not insulting it. Our minds go even further than that. Our humor is way beyond that. We got people throwing up, we got things that are funny to us that, you know, it’s so beyond what they write that it’s hard for me to go there.

Well, if you direct movies called "Babysit My Ass"…

Yeah, yeah. The inside stories are funnier than the mainstream would think.

Did you ever have any mainstream gigs?

Ron Jeremy got me into "9-1/2 Weeks." I was the guy fucking onstage at the end. That was my career. But I got to meet Adrian Lyne, Mickey Rourke. Kim Basinger talked to me. Mickey Rourke was so cool.

Did you see James Deen in "The Canyons"?

No, but James Deen is the most authentic porn performer. He’s way beyond me.

You still perform in your own movies though.

Oh, when I do my POVs? I do my POVs so I don’t jump off a bridge. You just can't [shoot performers in a scene] and say, "Oh you're so cute thank you for working for me." Then you go back in and shut the door. You’re like, "What the fuck, I could have had a V-8!"

This article is related to: Awards Season Roundup, Awards, News, Porn, Sexuality, The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Pacific Rim, 20 Feet From Stardom, History of the Eagles Part 1, Joaquin Phoenix





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