Up and Coming: Five Studios to Watch in 2018
Compliments of Val Williams from Gamelink
Year in and year out, there are a few monumental studios that can be counted on to keep supplying us with the best porn around – like living in a great neighborhood in New York, it can be easy to forget that the city has so much more to offer than the things you see every day. Porn is full of people who come and go – sometimes both at the same time, so you might miss out if you’re not paying attention. Well, pay attention: here are some new studios in the neighborhood, and you might just see something you like.
Kayden Kross and Stoya, two of porn’s most delightful performers, have gotten together to make something wonderful. No, not a scene or even a movie – it’s a whole studio. TrenchcoatX is a new porn house dedicated to “high quality product, fair prices for the consumer, and fair pay for the people who work for us.” In practice, so far that means it’s Kayden Kross directing a startling variety of “curated porn”, from the hilarious “How to Blowjob” to the exquisitely intimate “Sun-Lit” to the mysterious and exotic “Sacrosanct”. if you’re looking for something thoughtful and different, check out TrenchcoatX!
As transsexual movies become more and more popular, studios dedicated to trans content are becoming commensurately more successful. One of the newest ones is Gender-X, whose catalog right now includes only a few titles but looks to be gaining steam quickly. Information on the studio is hard to come by – you can imagine how many results a Google search for Gender X turns up – but it appears to be an offshoot of Zero Tolerance, and a lot of the movies are helmed by veteran director Jim Powers, which means they’re going to have a sense of humor and not take themselves too seriously, which is great in porn. We’re looking forward to a lot more good work from these people!
Do you remember Mason? If you don’t, you should check up on Mason as soon as you can. One of porn’s premier directors, Mason is responsible for well over two hundred movies. A lot of them are anal, but don’t pigeonhole her (no, that’s not a euphemism) – Mason is pretty versatile. As proof, check out LesbianX, billed as “a unique site that brings you real and authentic girl-on-girl sex in gonzo style porn.” Their content ranges from “soft and erotic kissing to hardcore fucking and finger banging,” and judging from what we know about Mason, it’s going to be full of great content. Mason always gets the best out of her performers, and a whole studio dedicated to her take on girl/girl is going to be fantastic.
If you like beautiful porn – and who doesn’t, really? – you can’t miss out on X-Art. Although X-Art has been around for a while, they’re newish to Gamelink, and we’re very glad to have them aboard. Thy’re dedicated to producing content that looks good and makes you feel like the people involved are enjoying what they’re doing. The studio began as a collaboration between real-estate agent Colette Pellisier and erotic photographer Brigham Field, who felt like porn, to put it bluntly, could use some class – “aesthetic hardcore pornography with performers who represent ideals”, in their words. Well, they’ve succeeded. Check out X-Art for some gorgeous hardcore.
You may remember Bree Mills as the director of some of your favorite lesbian porn, but if we’ve learned one thing this year, it’s that you can’t expect porn directors to stay in a box. Bree, having already directed some pretty hardcore stuff – “Indirect Relations” being the most notable example – has stated in the manifesto for Pure Taboo that she wants to leave viewers equally aroused and shocked by tackling “aspects of society’s least accepted but most intriguing sexual circumstances: Inappropiate family relations, compulsions, teen virgins, sexual perversions, and the hidden corners of our psyche.” Sounds good to us!