AVN Adult Entertainment Expo | Interview with Allie Haze
We caught up with the nerdiest of the nerds in the adult entertainment industry, Allie Haze, during the 2017 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. Our own Leo Dignadice discussed many things with Allie including her new sexy toys, baking, and Star Wars.
More on Allie Haze (source : Wikipedia)
Haze was raised in Redlands, California. As a child, she modeled, competed in beauty pageants, and performed in theatre. Haze entered the adult film industry in June 2009. In May 2011, Haze signed as exclusive contract performer with Vivid Entertainment. She made her debut with Vivid in November, with the movie Allie Haze: True Sex.
Haze left Vivid in May 2012. She was represented by LA Direct Models until June 2015; since then she represented herself. In 2012, she portrayed Princess Leia in the film Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody. Haze was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for January 2014.
Haze was one of the sixteen pornographic actresses featured in Deborah Anderson‘s 2013 feature-length documentary film Aroused. Haze was placed on CNBC‘s yearly list “The Dirty Dozen: Porn’s Most Popular Stars” in 2012 and 2013. In 2015, Haze appeared in a BuzzFeed video featuring relationship advice from porn stars.
More about AVN (source Wikipedia)
Adult Video News (also called AVN or AVN Magazine) is an American trade journal that covers the adult video industry. The New York Times notes that AVN is to pornographic films what Billboard is to records. AVN sponsors an annual convention, called the Adult Entertainment Expo or AEE, in Las Vegas, Nevada along with an award show for the adult industry modeled after the Oscars.
AVN rates adult films and tracks news developments in the industry. An AVN issue can feature over 500 movie reviews. The magazine is about 80% ads and is targeted at adult-video retailers. Author David Foster Wallace has described AVN articles to be more like infomercials than articles, but he also described the AVN magazine as “sort of the Variety of the US porn industry.”
More about AVN Awards (source Wikipedia)
The AVN Awards are movie awards sponsored and presented by the American adult video industry trade magazine AVN (Adult Video News) to recognize achievement in various aspects of the creation and marketing of American pornographic movies. They are called the “Oscars of porn”.
The awards are divided into nearly 100 categories, some of which are analogous to industry awards offered in other film and video genres and others that are specific to pornographic/erotic film and video.
AVN sponsored the first AVN Awards ceremony in February 1984. The award ceremony occurs in early January during the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 2008, the ceremony has aired in a form edited for time on Showtime, which is usually broadcast in a 90-minute time slot.
Awards for gay adult video were a part of the AVN Awards from the 1986 ceremony through the 1998 ceremony. The increasing number of categories made the show unwieldy. For the 1999 ceremony AVN Magazine began hosting the GayVN Awards, an annual adult movie award event for gay adult video. However, it appears that the GayVN Awards have been discontinued; the last award year was 2010.
More about AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (source Wikipedia)
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) is an adult entertainment convention and trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada and is sponsored by AVN magazine. AEE is the largest pornography industry trade show in the United States. The 2007 AVN Expo had over 30,000 attendees, which included 355 exhibiting companies.