The AVN Media Network announced its 24,756 nominees in 317 categories for the 2011 AVN Awards last week. Our coverage of the trans nominees is coming up—cheers to ardent GPTimes supporter Wendy Williams—but I want to make sure two bits of important news are not overlooked. A barrier was shattered last week when Ryan Driller and Wolf Hudson earned AVN nods—Mr. Driller is known to all-male adult entertainment as Jeremy Bilding and he was nominated for Best Non-Sex Performance (AWAKENING TO LOVE from New Sensations) and Best Male Newcomer. Mr. Hudson is among the nominees for Best Group Sex Scene (AN OPEN INVITATION: A REAL SWINGER’S PARTY IN SAN FRANCISCO from Kink.com). Mr. Driller is also the lead stud in the big-budget erotic spoof SUPERMAN XXX: A PORN PARODY from straight-porn colossus Vivid Entertainment and A-list director Axel Braun. Folks, this is a big muthafuckin’ deal—two male crossover performers won nominations from the very hetero AVN Awards, the Oscars of the porn world. You’ll notice these are the same people who give out trophies in the trans categories at their straight show. When hetero porn briefly shut down due to last summer’s HIV scare, it was male crossover models who bore an undue amount of homophobic ridicule. The crisis exposed fissures of ignorance and fear that still exist on both sides of the fence. So to have Messrs. Driller and Hudson overcome that bias to earn AVN Awards citations is a real testament to their popularity and appeal. CLICK HERE for Mr. Driller’s Twitter feed and CLICK HERE for Mr. Hudson’s profile.
See also:
* “Vivid Casts Jeremy Bilding as XXX ‘Superman’

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  1. joe on November 29, 2010 8:25 pm

    He’s kind of a douche but wow those are amazing nipples on driller/bilding. A shrine should be built to them!

  2. James on November 30, 2010 4:23 am

    He’s a moron. Starting off his porn career by barebacking.

  3. Tim & Dan on November 30, 2010 11:04 am

    Luvluvluv Jeremy bilding. I remember when you wrote about this Superman “spoof” and I am excited to see it even tho he will be fucking icky girls. Don’t you know they have cooties??

  4. Alan on November 30, 2010 12:58 pm

    Much more impressed with Wolf’s ‘breakthrough’ – if only because he has made a point of keeping the same ‘nom du porn’ and and appears to want to work within the gay and str8 porn worlds simultaneously.

    Jeremy/Ryan seems to be more cast in the Matt Ramsey/Peter North tradition of someone who gets his start in gay porn and then ‘crosses-over’ to do what he really wants to do…

  5. Estelle on December 2, 2010 6:50 pm

    Actually Alan Wolf tried to go by Kane Rivers for awhile in straight porn before LA Direct his agency at the time dumped him.

    Considering AVN nominated just about everyone and their dog that works in straight porn, I wouldn’t put much stock into these nominations.

  6. Alan on December 2, 2010 6:57 pm

    Whereas gay porn awards nominate only everyone, but not their dog, I suppose… 😉

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