Grooby Scores Multiple XBIZ Nominations

LOS ANGELES, CA – Grooby scooped up multiple XBIZ nominations, including in the coveted Trans Studio of the Year category.

“It’s always an honor to get nominations for our producers and products – and like a proud parent, we congratulate all Grooby nominees as well as the other nominees,” said Steven Grooby. “To make it onto the nomination list is a reward in itself.”

Grooby is nominated in multiple categories:

  • Trans Studio of the Year
  • Trans Release of the Year (Domino Presley’s House of Whores)
  • Trans Release of the Year (Real Fucking Girls 2)
  • Trans Release of the Year (TC3: Cock, Tails & Whore Moans)
  • Specialty Affiliate Program of the Year (Groobybucks)

Additionally, Grooby directors Radius Dark and Buddy Wood are both nominated in the Trans Director of the Year category. For more information, visit Grooby.com.

ABOUT GROOBY
Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA. More information about the three-day event can be found at theTEAShow.com.

In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com or follow them on Twitter at @GroobyDotcom.

 

Grooby Highlights Trans Adult Community During Transgender Awareness Week

LOS ANGELES, CA – Grooby is proud to participate in Transgender Awareness Week from November 12-19, highlighting advocates in the trans adult community on Grooby.com.

“We’re participating in Transgender Awareness Week to celebrate those who do charity, advocacy work, or otherwise represent the trans adult community in a great light,” said Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “Advocacy comes in many forms and our goal is to showcase that diversity.”

Transgender Awareness Week is from November 12-19 to raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and the issues the community faces. The week leads up to the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on November 20, which honors the memory of the lives lost due to acts of anti-transgender violence.

“While TDOR is a solemn and important event for the LGBTQ community and its allies, we believe that the Transgender Awareness Week is equally important to pay tribute to,” explained Penn. “This week we want to showcase some of the people in our community who are doing amazing work in formal ways or who lead by example.”

For more information, visit Grooby.com.

 

ABOUT GROOBY
Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA. More information about the three-day event can be found at theTEAShow.com.

In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com or follow them on Twitter at @GroobyDotcom.

 

Grooby Named Premium Exhibitor at Exxxotica: New Jersey

EDISON, NJ – Grooby is heading to Exxxotica New Jersey from November 2-4 as a premium exhibitor. This is the first year the company is participating.

“I attended Exxxotica Denver earlier this year and had a great time at the show,” explained Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “Dan runs a tight ship, a well-oiled machine of an event, so naturally we wanted Grooby to be part of their largest event of the year: New Jersey.”

Scheduled to appear at the Grooby booth all weekend are trans performers Domino Presley, Jane Marie, Khloe Kay, Demii D Best, and Ally Sparkles. They will be available for autographs and pictures. Grooby will also be selling merchandise including limited edition 2019 Grooby Girls calendars, DVDs, shirts, hats, and more. A complete signing schedule can be found below:

FRIDAY (5pm – 12am)
5-830PM 
(Demii D Best, Khloe Kay)
830PM-12AM 
(Domino, Jane Marie)

SATURDAY (1pm-10pm)
1-4PM 
(Ally Sparkles, Demii D Best)
4-8PM 
(Domino, Jane Marie)
7-10pm  
(Khloe Kay, Ally Sparkles)
 
SUNDAY (1pm-7pm)
1pm-330pm 
(Demii D Best,  Khloe Kay)
330pm-7pm (Domino, Jane Marie)

ABOUT GROOBY
Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA. More information about the three-day event can be found at theTEAShow.com.

In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com or follow them on Twitter at @GroobyDotcom.

Domino Presley Announced as TEA’s Mistress of Ceremonies

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Transgender Erotica Awards proudly announces TEA winner Domino Presley as their 2019 Mistress of Ceremonies. The upcoming TEAs will be held at the historic Avalon in Hollywood on March 17, 2019.

“We’ve been so lucky to have some truly amazing hosts of the show,” said Steven Grooby.
“Jujubee and Madison really helped build our profile up and their professionalism and presence, I believe, have been a big part of the show. To keep things fresh, we’ve always wanted to rotate hosts. There was really only ever one choice and I was pretty confident it would be something that Domino would both enjoy and excel at doing. She knows so many of the girls personally – and having been in the industry now on both sides of the camera, she has a unique viewpoint.  Kristel and I are both looking forward to working with her up to the show.”

“I’ve never been more excited or nervous for something before,” added Domino Presley. “I’m still in shock that Steven asked me to host and I’m extremely grateful. I have a performance background and am far from shy on the microphone, so this should be a trip. If everything goes as planned I’m also bringing some major entertainment and the opening of the show will be epic. I still can’t believe Steven is crazy enough to let me host…with my sense of humor! You do NOT want to miss this year’s awards.”

Domino Presley is a TEA multi-award winner based in Los Angeles, CA. She first debuted with Grooby back 2010 and since then has worked for every major trans studio in the industry. In 2018, she made her directorial debut with Grooby with the release of her movie, Domino Presley’s House of Whores. Follow Domino Presley on Twitter at @DominoPresley.

The 2018 TEAs are a three-day event held in Hollywood, CA, kicking off with an official pre-party at the Bardot on March 15, a daytime fan convention on March 16, and ramping up to the awards ceremony on March 17 at the Avalon.

More details about the event will be released in the months to come. Visit their official website at theTEAShow.com. The 2019 sponsorship packages are now posted to the website here: https://theteashow.com/sponsors

Sponsor and media inquiries can be directed to Kristel Penn at kristel@grooby.com.

Grooby’s ‘Buddy Wood’s Casting Couch’ Now Out


LOS ANGELES, CA – Grooby announced their latest DVD, Buddy Wood’s Casting Couch. The title is now available for purchase at GroobyDVD.com.

“We’ve been running TS-Casting Couch for a couple of years – and unlike some sites, this is a genuine casting couch which gives the models their first paid shoot, and allows us to test whether we are able to work with them on other sites,” said Steven Grooby. “Over 40% of them move into work with us on other projects and they’re included in this DVD showcasing some of the best models we’ve had on Buddy’s couch.”

Buddy Wood’s Casting Couch is directed by TEA winner Buddy Wood and stars Anri Singer, Ella Bebe, Gia Staxxx, Jessy Bells, Klintelle Moore, Mychelle, Simone Monae, and Victoria Danger. The series showcases the first appearances of a fresh batch of performers looking to start their porn careers. Purchase this DVD and other Grooby titles at GroobyDVD.com.

Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA. More information about the three-day event can be found at theTEAShow.com.
In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com or follow them on Twitter at @GroobyDotcom.

Grooby Announces Pronouns Initiative for Producers and Staff

LOS ANGELES, CA – Grooby announced its initiative to include producer and staff pronouns on all relevant sites, social media, and correspondence. The practice of asking pronouns is used often in trans, queer, and non-binary community.  

“This initiative is something Steven Grooby and I have wanted to enact company-wide for quite some time,” said Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “We thought it appropriate to announce it officially today on International Pronouns Day.”

Starting today, Grooby producers and staff will have their pronouns (e.g. she/hers/he/his/they/them) listed publicly on all relevant sites, social media profiles, and email signatures. Additional information about the initiative and International Pronouns Day will be posted at Grooby.com.

“As a leader in the trans adult industry, we want to use our visibility and voice for positive change,” Penn added. “The practice of asking, stating, and respecting pronouns may be relatively new for some of our fans, so we wanted our staff to set an example to illustrate how it works to those who may be less familiar with it. Some may not see the importance of asking pronouns, but from personal experience, I know how validating it is when someone asks and respects my pronouns out in the world. It is a simple act that we can all do to honor ourselves and those we interact with.”

ABOUT GROOBY
Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA. More information about the three-day event can be found at theTEAShow.com.

In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com or follow them on Twitter at @GroobyDotcom.

Grooby Releases Issue #002 of Grooby Girls Magazine

LOS ANGELES, CA – Grooby announced the second issue of Grooby Girls Magazine with cover model Crystal Malone is now available for download. The free digital publication is available exclusively at Grooby.com.

 

“The second issue of Grooby Girls includes a fun interview I did with our cover model, Crystal Malone,” explained Steven Grooby. “We’ve also included information and resources we found relevant to share with our performers. Although this magazine is mostly aimed towards our Grooby Girls, we’ve included lots of fun content for our fans as well.”

 

Issue #002 of Grooby Girls Magazine includes an exclusive interview and photo spread with Crystal Malone, a gallery of the Grooby Girls wearing their Grooby Gear, an informative piece about the adult industry by Jamie French, and more. To read past issues, visit Grooby.com.

 

ABOUT GROOBY
Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA. More information about the three-day event can be found at theTEAShow.com.

In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com or follow them on Twitter at @GroobyDotcom.

 

Announcing the 2019 Grooby Calendar! Available Now.

It’s always an exciting time when we get to announce the models we’ve chosen for the 2019 calendar, especially given the amount of time given to choosing and debating not only the models for the calendar but the exact photo which shows her qualities to the best. The idea for the calendar has always been to titillate without being explicit. To choose beautiful shots from a wide range of the beautiful trans women we’ve worked with over the year. To have a work of art, that you can hang anywhere.

This year our job was made a little easier by shooting some models specifically for the calendar when we were on set in Las Vegas in August but realistically we’d have to have a 60 month calendar to include all the models we’d like to and the difficulties of selecting new models, or not having the perfect image of a model that we’d like to include is not minor.

I’m extremely happy with the 2019 calendar. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with and working with all but two of the models this year, and I think they all are very representative of the best (but not exclusively so) of the Grooby Girls over 2018.

We don’t create the calendar to make money. Only 300 will be printed this year (up on last year, in which we ran out). With many of these promised to the models or to media and industry these can sell our fast. We’ve got the calendars on sale for pre-order now and expecting to start mailing next week, so if you want it, now is the time to order at the Grooby Store. We will also have them for purchase at Exxxotica Expo New Jersey where some of the girls will be available for signing.

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Grooby Partners Paradigm to Launch New VR Niche/Fetish Site Just VR

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Grooby is proud to announce their partnership with Paradigm and their new site, JustVR.xxx. The site features diverse, kink, and authentic virtual reality scenes.  

“Given our experience and success with GroobyVR we decided to work with Paradigm on a partnership to bring virtual reality scenes that we thought were under-served,” said Steven Grooby. “By working directly with unique and independent performers we were able to keep an authenticity to each niche and I’m excited to see what people think of these scenes and to see what their ideas are for new scenes.”

JustVR.xxx features the hottest independent performers to create a wide selection of erotic genres not available elsewhere. Recent updates include Daisy Ducati, Violet October, Ava Little, Amilia Onyx, and Ryder Skye.

 

ABOUT GROOBY
Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA. More information about the three-day event can be found at theTEAShow.com.

In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com or follow them on Twitter at @GroobyDotcom.

Pre-Nominations Open for 2019 TEAs

LOS ANGELES, CA – Pre-nominations are now open for the 2019 TEAs. Submissions are open to the industry and the public from now until October 23, 2018, at theTEAShow.com.

“It’s that time of the year again, and although we’re five months away from the 2019 TEAs, because of our unique judging process we’re ready to start getting pre-nominations between now and Oct 23,” said Steven Grooby. “Our process remains much the same,  we accept pre-nominations from industry and fans, then our panel pares it down to the nomination list that goes to the judges. This year we’re going to make the number of nominations much tighter. I appreciate and empathize that this will mean some may get missed out, but we need to keep to the integrity of the awards and I believe this will make it more competitive.”

The TEAs, officially known as the Transgender Erotica Awards, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry. The event, now in its eleventh year, started as an online competition and since then has grown into a popular three-day event welcoming guests from all over the world.

“We have one new category this year,  Best Trans Self-Producer,” added Grooby. “So many performers are making their own content for clips type sites or selling direct, we need to be inclusive of them into this show and I think this award will reflect a different type of content and a wider range of performers.”

The eligibility period for pre-nominations runs from November 15, 2017 – November 15, 2018. Additional information and the submission form can be accessed directly at http://www.theteashow.com/pre-nomination-voting

Grooby continued, “We’ve already got a number of sponsors committed and we look forward to welcoming more. The growth and success of our show have been, in large part, due to our sponsors. This has always been an inclusive community-driven event and not a money-making venture for us. We hope that other companies that work within the trans erotica industry, such as paysites, DVD companies, dating and cam sites, and clip stores will join us in celebrating the trans performers who are the backbone of our industry.”

Media and sponsorship inquiries can be directed to kristel@grooby.com. The three-day event will kick off with a pre-party on March 15th at the Bardot, a daytime fan convention on March 16th, and finish with the popular awards ceremony on March 17th at the Avalon in Hollywood. More details about the event and the pre-nomination process will be released in the months to come. Visit their official website at theTEAShow.com.

Grooby’s Highly Anticipated ‘Domino Presley’s House of Whores’ Hits Shelves Today

LOS ANGELES, CA – Grooby is proud to announce the release of Domino Presley’s directorial debut, Domino Presley’s House of Whores. The Grooby Platinum title is now available for purchase at GroobyDVD.com.

“I’m very happy that we can have our name on this and to be able to work with such a dynamic personality as Domino as she moves into more of a production role,” says Steven Grooby. “She came up with a great script and produced a hot, sexy movie that sets itself apart from most releases. Look out for some big announcements featuring Domino and Grooby in the coming months!”

Domino Presley’s House of Whores is a nostalgic romp to the 1970s in Southern California with crooked cops, hippies, and groovy chicks. Domino Presley runs a whorehouse filled exclusively with the hottest tgirls in town. What ensues is a throwback to the fun pornos of that era as Presley and her posse suck and fuck their way out of trouble. Starring Domino Presley, Jane Marie, Natalie Mars, Ryder Monroe, and Eddie Wood, Domino Presley’s House of Whores is a must-add to your trans erotica collection. Purchase this title and other Grooby favorites directly at GroobyDVD.com.

ABOUT GROOBY
Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA. More information about the event can be found at theTEAShow.com.
In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com or follow them on Twitter at @GroobyDotcom.

CLICK HERE TO BUY DOMINO PRESLEY’S HOUSE OF WHORES!

Transformation Magazine with Cover Model Casey Kisses Now Available

LOS ANGELES, CA – Adult lifestyle magazine, Transformation, is proud to announce its latest issue with cover model Casey Kisses is now available on newsstands. Issue #106, also known as the “Kinks and Fetishes” Issue, can be purchased directly at CenturianOnline.com. Grooby currently manages the editorial content for the popular quarterly magazine.

“Our fall issue is all about exploring our kinks and fetishes,” explains Transformation Editor, Kristel Penn. “Here we unapologetically celebrate the things we love that turn is on. Thank you to our contributors for putting together such a special issue. We also think fans will love this candid interview with our cover model, Casey Kisses.”

Issue #106 features a beautiful pictorial spread and in-depth interview with TEA winner, Casey Kisses, Kinky Beauty Tips with Luna LaVey, an interview with professional kinkster Jacquie Blu, spanking tips from pro-Domme Hudsy Hawn, a t-girl guide to sex toys, and much more. Purchase your copy today at CenturianOnline.com.

ABOUT GROOBY
Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA. More information about the event can be found at theTEAShow.com.

In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com or follow them on Twitter at @GroobyDotcom.

 

Domino Presley to Appear on Sluts & Scholars Live Show

LOS ANGELES, CA  – TEA winner Domino Presley will appear on the Sluts & Scholars live show tomorrow on Sirius XM Ch 415 from 2-3pm PST.

I’m super excited to be on the show and can’t wait to let everyone know what I’ve been up to,” says Domino Presley. “With my directorial debut coming out in October, I’m excited to chat with Nicoletta about my upcoming movie.”

Presley’s upcoming directorial debut, Domino Presley’s House of Whores, will hit shelves on October 1, 2018, and can be pre-ordered exclusively at GroobyStore.com. The Grooby Platinum title stars Domino Presley, Jane Marie, Natalie Mars, Ryder Monroe, and Eddie Wood.

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Presley entered the adult industry in 2010 and is one of the most popular performers to date. She is a multi-year TEA winner and has worked with every major trans adult company. To learn more about Domino Presley, visit her official site at TS-DominoPresley.com or Onlyfans.com/DominoPresley.

ABOUT GROOBY
Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA. More information about the event can be found at theTEAShow.com.

In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com or follow them on Twitter at @GroobyDotcom.

 

2019 TEA Dates Announced

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Transgender Erotica Awards (also known as the TEAs) announced their 2019 dates for their upcoming show. The three-day event will be held March 15-17 at the Avalon and Bardot both located in Hollywood, CA.

The TEAs continues to be the only event of its kind, celebrating the accomplishments of the trans adult industry. From its humble beginnings as an online competition hosted by Grooby, it has since expanded into a three-day event drawing in guests from all over the world.

“Although it is a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, the TEAs are consistently the highlight of my work year,” says TEA Executive Producer, Kristel Penn. “Steven and I start planning the event earlier and earlier each year to ensure everything goes smoothly when the time comes.”

“As we head into our eleventh year of the TEAs, we’re aiming for our best show yet,” adds Grooby owner, Steven Grooby. “We’re hoping to see many of our longtime sponsors return, in addition to expanding our reach overall. Sponsors should feel good knowing their contribution directly contributes to the show and celebrating the hard work of the trans adult industry.”

Steven Grooby will be attending TES Prague and XBIZ Berlin. He will be available for meetings and can be reached at steven@grooby.com to schedule.

Media and sponsorship inquiries can be directed to kristel@grooby.com.

The three-day event will kick off with a pre-party on March 15th at the Bardot, a daytime fan convention on March 16th and finish with the popular awards ceremony on March 17th at the Avalon. More details about the event and the pre-nomination process will be released in the months to come. Visit their official website at theTEAShow.com.

Steven Grooby Issues Statement Regarding Production Hold

As many of our models are aware, we had the largest production week planned in the 22-year-old history of our company this past week in Vegas.   Producers were flown in from Asia, and Los Angeles,  I was in from the UK and we had models coming from Chicago, Alabama, Texas, and Oregon as well as local talent.   With 15 VR shoots planned, and a large number of hardcore and solo scenes, we had $40,000 worth of model fees that were earmarked for Grooby and JustVR performers.

Immediately after our first set of the first proper day of filming, we were called about the moratorium and canceled all shoots while we reevaluated what to do, with hotels, flights, makeup, PA’s and other expenses committed to.    I’d like to thank all the performers who were already scheduled and traveling in their understanding of the situation and although their expenses were still covered, as we could only do solo scenes, their expected paychecks were vastly reduced.   I’d also like to thank all the trans performers in Las Vegas for coming through at last minute and working with us on solo scenes,  salvaging some of the budget.

While the events of this week have been costly to us,  they are minor in comparison to what could have happened to our industry, if not for the fast response of the FSC and all the performers they contacted to be retested and we support the FSC in their call for a moratorium.  Although the production ban has been lifted, we don’t feel it’s conducive to the quality of the scenes or the emotional well being of the performers to begin production of our scenes immediately and have canceled the last planned day of shooting.

We fully support and appreciate the work FSC has done this past week to keep our industry safe. We would also like to call for more discussion about on-set and off-set safety, and how to mitigate any further issues of performers bringing health issues into the tested performer pool.   We’d also like to further discussion on trade shoots and educating those performers.

We would like to thank all of the performers working with Grooby for their understanding, and their respect of the current situation and if any of them feel directly, or indirectly affected by the moratorium, or have questions to contact Kristel (kristel@grooby.com) or myself (admin@grooby.com).

Yours,

Steven Grooby