This June, along with announcing the winners of the AltStar Awards aka AltPorn Awards presented by Bad Dragon, we inducted a few key people into the AltStar Hall of Fame. These are people who have truly changed the shape of alt and made a difference for all creators in the space.
- First up, we have Proxy Paige. At a time when most alt work was photo-based, and the alt video which existed was somewhat tentative, Proxy Paige exploded onto the screen as a performer with rave style and brightly colored hair and a love of big toys and unusual acts. Known for her wildly tattooed alt talent and her wilder situations, extreme gapes, and more, as a director, she has pushed the envelope further.
- Next up, we have Tommy Pistol. At a time when acting in porn was at best ironic, Tommy Pistol brought genuine acting chops to the industry. He appeared first in alternative productions and, as alt tends to always lead the mainstream of the industry, his raising the bar on acting contributed to why there are so many features with excellent acting today. Tommy Pistol’s influence in bringing about this evolution can not be underestimated.
- Clix is a celebrated rave promoter and photographer, known best for his colorful dessert sploshing images. A lot of his early photographic work was for EroticBPM, one of the original early alt membership sites, focused on authentic ravers and the sexy rave community. When this Awards show had a rave shoot category, Clix always had multiple nominations in it and frequent wins. Over time, Clix has branched out extensively in the sploshing community, bringing unexpected alt aesthetics and powerful color to the niche and expanding the notion of it, with his fun style.
You can browse the AltPorn Awards photos tag to see photos from the event.