(Los Angeles, CA / July 16, 2018) — Adult superstar Joanna Angel and BurningAngel Entertainment were honored with ten Inked Awards nominations for tattooed excellence within the adult industry.
Joanna Angel is looking forward to the awards! “I’m really happy to have seen the growing success of the Inked Awards over the past few years. This one will be the biggest yet! I’m honored and thankful for the nominations BurningAngel received. Congrats to everyone! We will see you in November!”
Angel picked up two nominations for Best Group Scene for her performances in Big Black Cock FTW and My Killer Girlfriend, as well as Best Girl/Girl Scene for My Killer Girlfriend. The star also earned a nod for Director of the Year and Female Performer of the Year.
Angel’s signature studio BurningAngel Entertainment was selected for a Studio of the Year award nomination, as well as for DVD of the Year (for My Killer Girlfriend) and Scene of the Year (for Creamy Teens, Leather and Latex and All Access POV).
BurningAngel favorite and Angel’s preferred partner in crime Small Hands was also selected for a Male Performer of the Year award nod, bringing the total to 11 Inked Awards nominations.
The Inked Awards show, set for November 3 in Edison, New Jersey and sponsored by MyFreeCams, recognizes hardcore performers that proudly embrace tattooed body art as a part of their personal and professional identity, honoring their achievements in adult.
Angel and BurningAngel defined the ‘alt-porn’ genre in 2002, and the studio and website BurningAngel.com have since ushered in a new era of colorful performers – tattooed, pierced and famously original – to the realm of mainstream entertainment, with an emphasis on personal creativity and individuality that’s 100% Joanna Angel.
ABOUT JOANNA ANGEL AND BURNINGANGEL:
“Joanna Angel, the porn star/director/producer who pioneered the “alt-porn” genre” — Dan Savage
“One of the most powerful feminist icons in the adult industry” — Pacific Standard
“Burning Angel, porn star Joanna Angel’s successful “punk porn” production company” — The Nation
“If you enjoy an alternative punk and tattooed aesthetic, visit Burning Angel” –Refinery 29
“Joanna Angel started the alt-porn studio Burning Angel, employing girls with tattoos and piercings, as part of a booming microgenre of punk-themed porn that began taking hold in the late ’90s and exploded during the 2000s.” — Grantland
Pushing the envelope, the BurningAngel empire is a refreshingly unique web cocktail of sex, rock n’ roll and pop culture. BurningAngel.com launched in 2002 with a few sets of photos and a band interview, conceived by two amateur college kids from Rutgers University, Joanna Angel and Mitch Fontaine. It has since exploded into a fierce indie company, pioneering a new species of erotica known as “alt porn,” with a network of websites and hundreds of DVDs to its credit. BurningAngel is revered for popularizing alternative-style girls, and prides itself on delivering hardcore adult content alongside band interviews, record reviews and its own social networking community.
As both the star of many of BurningAngel’s movies and company spokesperson/owner, Angel has stormed both mainstream and adult media. She has appeared on the cover of every major adult magazine (AVN, Club, Hustler, Picture Magazine, Adam Film World, Xtreme and more), and has been featured in numerous tattoo magazines as well (some include Prick, Taboo, Inked and Savage). Angel has been featured on Fox News, Playboy TV, Fuse TV, G4 TV, KROQ Radio, as a regular on the Jason Ellis show on SIRIUS Radio, as a guest on the series premiere of TLC’s LA Ink and in a speaking role on Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital. She has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine, The Village Voice, The New York Press, Esquire UK, Details and Penthouse, among others. Heeb Magazine featured Angel as its cover girl, naming her one of the Top 100 Up-and-Coming Jews in 2005; the New York Post featured her as one of the Top 25 Sexiest New Yorkers, and Playboy.com named Angel one of the 50 Hottest Adult Stars on Instagram. Angel also co-hosted the 2016 AVN Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Angel has also made her mark in the sex toy world, becoming a venerated Fleshlight Girl in 2013 and creating a BDSM line of toys with Stockroom. The same year, she made further strides into the mainstream world with a speaking role in the indie dramaScrapper. BurningAngel has brought home several awards from all the major adult shows—from AVN to XBIZ, to XRCO to YNOT. Some of its accolades include Best Porn Star Website, Best Web Premiere and Best Sex Comedy.
From a college dorm room to national television, Joanna Angel and BurningAngel have made their mark in entertainment, and it’s only just beginning.
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As the founder and CEO of Wasteland.com, the Internet's oldest and most popular BDSM and alternative sexuality site, Colin Rowntree is a true pioneer of the online adult entertainment industry. Since launching Wasteland.com in 1994, Colin has developed a network of sites that encompasses the full breadth of adult business sectors, from content production and distribution to affiliate program management, mobile content delivery to transaction processing, just to name a handful. Colin's stature within the adult industry is reflected by the many honors and recognitions he has received over the years from adult industry media outlets and trade organizations, including his 2011 induction to the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame. Colin was also the recipient of the 2011 Leadership Award from the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and winner of multiple awards from other adult media outlets.
Most recently, Colin co-founded Boodigo.com, a privacy-focused adult internet search engine that supports the adult industry in many ways.
An eloquent, witty and thought-provoking commentator, Colin is a frequent contributor to industry trade publications and websites, including Adult Video News and other media outlets. He has been interviewed by and featured on International Business Times, CNBC, Rolling Stone Magazine, BBC Television, the Fox Network, HBO, ABC Nightline, NewsCorp, Time and Wired magazines, Cnet.com and Bnet.com.Most recently, Colin was awarded the 2015 Progressive Leadership of the Year XBIZ Executive Award.
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