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Kelli Lox on art, porn, life, and social media!

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Kelli Lox is one of the biggest names in the trans porn industry, but her popularity and influence far exceeds that of just the world of porn. Kelli is known for her intelligence and her open and honest approach to life, and for her willingness to speak her mind. She is a true artist in every sense of the world, expressing her creativity in a wide variety of mediums. Kelli has broken down the stereotypes of what so many people assume a pornstar to be and has blazed a new path and become a role model to many. I had the pleasure of interviewing this amazing lady and getting a glimpse into her life and a better understanding of what drives her.

You have what many would consider to be a dream job, being a model in the porn industry. Is the job really as glamorous and interesting and much fun as people would assume?

Yes and no. It’s very Wizard of Oz in that way, as in, you sometimes do and sometimes don’t want to look behind the curtain. I don’t know if it’s better to maintain that ‘it’s so glamorous’ thing or to humanize it with unglamorous details. But I will say, yes. Yes the life of a porn star is fucking rad. You get to travel and have sex with beautiful people and party and make money and get treated like a fucking rock star everywhere you go and interact with fans and great creative people. It is a dream job, for sure.

How did you get your start working in the porn industry?

I modeled for art classes in college and when I transitioned I wanted to get back into it. A photographer friend of mine helped me make a profile on a modeling website and I started dancing at a local trans strip club. I got some modeling work and then got an offer to do a shoot for Grooby. The scene did well and I attended what was at that time called the Tranny Awards in LA. And the rest is history I guess.

Dancing seems to be one of your passions, since you’ve done everything from ballet to stripping. Can you tell us what dancing means to you?

Dance is one of the purest art forms. It requires little to no equipment and anyone can do it. And the trained dancer’s body is a work of art, too. I had to quit ballet when I transitioned, and I might be getting too old to dance in strip clubs, but I still have my pole in my bedroom.

Did you attend college before or after transitioning? Can you talk about what your college experience was like and what you majored in? Has your college education been useful in helping you to become successful in porn?

When I was in college, I was a boy with a secret. I was in a serious relationship with a girl and I earned my B.S. in geography. I went on to get a Master’s degree and got a professional job and that’s how I supported/support all my loved ones and why today I have been unemployed for nearly six months but drive a new car and live in a mansion. College is so important for a lifetime of financial stability and my dream is to help young trans girls get a college education. Sucking men’s dicks as a way to make ends meet is fun but when you get older you will want stability and you’ll question the choices you made in your 20’s with a critical eye.

Kelli Lox Through The BenzWhat does Grooby means to you?

Grooby is to the transgender movement what the Beatles is to the 60’s. You can look at the Beatles’ work and track an entire mental process of a generation. Same with Grooby. If you look at the way they’ve changed their terminology and marketing over the past few years, it reads like the diary of our social movement. For example, they changed the name of their awards show from The Tranny Awards to Transgender Erotica Awards. That’s like leaving the Sgt. Peppers and Yellow Submarine stuff and going to White Album, you know? It coincides with a mental change in awareness of a lot of people. Like, okay that’s not cool anymore for whatever reason, let’s class it up and grow up a bit. I am very proud of the people at Grooby, and I am very proud of my good working relationship with Grooby. They get a lot of flak from lots of folks, but that’s to be expected. Like Peter Acworth at Kink, you just become an easy target for a lot of angry people who have an axe to grind. At the center of these companies, there are very cool and well-meaning people who really just want to do the right thing and also remain profitable. I know we want to hold people accountable but if there’s a way to do that without being dicks to them, that would be appreciated.

Does your family know you work in the porn industry and if so, how do they feel about it?

Yeah, everyone knows. The metaphorical cat is out of the metaphorical bag, so to speak. I don’t know how everyone really feels about it because I only get what they say to my face or whatever. I know some of my relatives know and judge me and either don’t want to associate with me now or will act nice to my face but still judge me. And other relatives know and think it’s kind of cool – they’re proud that I did something with my life that I enjoy and attained some kind of fame – the whole American dream thing. And some of my relatives don’t really care either way, they just want me to be happy and healthy and look forward to seeing me again soon. I text my mom about going to the awards show and working and stuff, at the end of the day, she is proud of me and wants me to succeed.

What advice would you give to aspiring models who want to get into the industry?

I don’t really want to give advice. If I had followed all the advice that was out there when I started, my career would have gone differently. I think you have to see it as art – there’s no wrong or right way to do it. Make it YOU, or not, I don’t know. Advice is tricky because the wise don’t need it and fools don’t heed it. lol

Do you foresee a point anytime soon when you’ll retire from porn?

I was told once “never retire from porn.” I don’t really understand why but I think it’s something about letting work happen or not happen organically. A lot of times people get into a mood and want to make some kind of fatalistic statement and then, like, no one really cares, and maybe instead of stewing and brewing statements like that, you could be doing something more productive. And anyways, I know I’m a porn star but secretly I never have seen myself as a porn star – I’m an artist and an internet personality. If you look at my behavior on twitter, it’s very different than most porn stars. I’ve been told that I’m doing it wrong by a lot of people, but I have more followers than them so I just nod and say thanks and keep doing what I’m doing.

Can you elaborate on what you mean by your behavior on social media being different than other porn stars?

Well, most porn stars are careful not to offend any fans or potential fans, and many don’t feel comfortable revealing personal information such as hobbies and interests. They feel very strongly that their Twitter is a facade, just business. Their approach is to never be political, never say anything that could jeopardize future work, never say anything controversial, etc. So if you see a porn girl talking about how she hates Trump (Janice Griffith) or a porn girl bitching about how she’s getting blacklisted by some studios just because she’s done scenes with TS girls (Adriana Chechik), that takes balls. And I’m like that too. Most girls, even trans girls, don’t have the balls to be girls who speak their minds. or they just made a decision to keep their Twitter purely a business facade, which is okay too.

Kelli Lox Through The BenzNot to make generalizations, but in many ways you seem to be outside of the norm in what people generally assume a pornstar would be like with all your artistic and intellectual pursuits. You express your creativity in so many ways such as in front and behind the camera, in your drawing and painting, writing, composing and playing music, and dancing. You’re also well-educated and speak several different languages, and are obviously being very intelligent and independent. Would it be fair to call you a renaissance woman?

Yes, people have called me a renaissance woman. Ii am 100% a renaissance woman. I’m not like other girls, and I’m certainly not like other girls who say they’re not like other girls. I have paid my dues and I don’t take shit from anyone. I’m smart and talented. Before I start listing too many good traits I should remind myself that I’m also modest lol. Really, I’m just another woman who depends on a support network of women.

What was your childhood like and when did you realize you were transgender?

I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and had what I would call a pretty normal childhood as a boy. I always knew I was a girl, but I also very quickly realized that I had to hide it. I saw a gay boy in kindergarten getting teased and I didn’t want to get teased like that.

I lived in Pocatello and Idaho Falls for 13 years, so I know what a beautiful area that is, and also how conservative, although Boise is one of the more progressive cities in Idaho.

Yeah Boise is mostly alright now, especially the north end where I grew up. but it wasn’t like that when I was a kid. And still, it’s one corner of one town in a big state that’s run by conservatives.

Was it a process for you to come to terms with the fact that you were trans?

Well, my PR lady says not to talk about drugs in interviews, so I’ll just say that I went on a deep spiritual journey sometime in 2009 or 2010. I went really deep inside myself, and realized that it was suddenly more painful to go on pretending that I was a boy than it was to face my fears and decide to transition. So, all by myself, in the dark, sitting naked on the floor with a blanket, a candle and a jug of water, I asked myself “am I really going to do this?” And there in the silence there was this really deep little ‘click’ as I said “yes.” And that was that. The decision had been made and rest was a matter of execution.

Looking back, was transitioning easier or harder than you expected?

I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew I would have a difficult time with family members and friends, and I was right about that. Obtaining hormones and getting rid of boy clothes was work, but learning how to do makeup and put together stylish outfits wasn’t that hard at all. It felt like home to me. Yes, there were a lot of heavy social tribulations but there’s no way to tell how much of that was just my life and how much was a direct result of transitioning.

What advice would you give to someone just beginning their transition?

Young trans girls should just know that they’re gonna need support groups, and they’re gonna lose some social groups, so they’ve got to find new ones. I’d tell them to make allies among genetic females if they haven’t already, because they’re gonna need them. They might need to move to a city where they can function normally among the population. The first years can be really awkward, so realize that it won’t always be that way, at least for most trans girls. After those awkward few years right out of the gate you start to settle into a new personality and pacing that is really you and feels more comfortable. You gotta stick with it for a minute and after a few years you’re like “oh, okay, okay.”

Kelli Lox Through The BenzIs your family supportive and accepting of you?

I think it’s all relative. I mean, when it came to being supportive, my parents were better than some parents, not as good as other parents. There are a lot of valid reasons that I could be really resentful towards them. There are ways I really needed them and I guess I was asking too much of them, or it was just beyond their ability to deliver. I don’t know. But they stuck with me and my relationship with both of my parents is really good; better now than it has ever been. Not everyone can say that, whether they’re transgender or not. That took a lot of work and forgiveness on all sides. I’m just at that age now where you’re like “holy shit I hope I didn’t cause too much damage when I was being a mega brat!” and you really start to value being on good terms with your family. My brother is also very close to me. My transition was a challenge for him because he always saw himself as open-minded and progressive and found himself painted as kind of a jerk in some ways during those years. We worked through it all, and now we’re super tight in a new way. In fact, he’s getting married in Seattle later this year and he asked me to be his best lady!!  I’m so excited!!

Do you enjoy interacting with your fans on social media?

Interacting with fans on Twitter is, like, my favorite thing in the world. And not only that, but interacting with other artists of all kinds all around the world, and giving voice to artists I support, and constantly showing my support of other performers – these things are the things that make me feel good about what I do. And there are lots of younger trans girls who follow me on twitter. I actually am a huge influence for a lot of them. I appreciate that so much and I also recognize that I have some kind of responsibility towards them. I am doing the best I can to live up to that responsibility. I think that’s how I sleep well at night, knowing that I am making a difference and authentically doing the best I can, not just for me, but for all trans people, and all artists, and all women, and all sex workers.

Speaking of sex workers, there are some who claim that trans women are being exploited as sex workers. What are your thoughts on this?

Meh, all people are exploited. Yeah I have it harder than many but mostly I’m super privileged. We need to complain when it’s time to complain about stuff, and call things out when it’s time to call things out, but we also need to sit back sometimes and just shut up and thank our lucky stars. I don’t know, it gets tricky. It takes a lot of presence and intelligence and creativity to fight social injustice in a way that is actually effective in fomenting real change. Sometimes people introduce an issue to me like “wanna get worked up about this? what’s your opinion?” and I’m like “I’ll pass, thanks.” Opinions are like chopped onions, I don’t want anyone’s in my face and I’ll cry if I can’t get away fast lol.

Can the trans porn industry be a positive influence within the trans community since there is still such a stigma attached to the industry and being a sex worker?

The porn world isn’t just one thing, it’s a lot of different studios and distributors and fan bases and consumers. I think if you look at it a certain way, you’ll find some evidence that you’re looking at it the correct way and find what you though you would. Like, if you approach it with a “porn is bad” mentality, you will find evidence to concretely back that up. And if you start with “porn is good” you’ll find indisputable evidence that it’s true. So, I don’t know, a lot of it is like clay – if you want something good to come out of it, make something good out of it.

What is a typical day in your life like?

Hmmm I don’t know there are times I party hard for four days straight and there are times I sleep all day and do laundry.  Sometimes I exercise religiously every day and sometimes I have a friend over and we order takeout from two restaurants at the same time and eat them in bed, so I dunno. Some days I’m really busy with work, running errands etc.  and sometimes I just clean my room and play my keyboard and sing or draw. Sometimes I am hanging out with friends but a lot of time I’m alone. I like being alone, it helps me think.

Kelli Lox Through The BenzDo you find it difficult to date being trans? Do you think working in the porn industry make it harder or easier?

Oy, this is tricky because it’s hard to tell what people’s real motives are. It’s like, when someone acts interested in me, I ask the magic eight ball “what are their true motives here?” and the magic eight balls says “… time will tell.” So sometimes you get burned and sometimes there’s a fun experience to be had with someone. In the end, you have to make sure you got your rocks off, at least, or had fun or got financial help or whatever, so that you don’t feel like you were taken advantage of, but also still think of the other person respectfully even if things didn’t end well. Relationships are like hamburgers – the most delicious ones are often messy, and though you might swear them off for a while, one day you’ll be ready to bury your face into another one. Also, it’s a meal – it’s a one-time thing, it ain’t forever. For better or worse, no burger lasts forever. hhaha

Looking onto your crystal ball, where would you like to see yourself in ten years?

More famous. Author of a book. In a major movie. Writing for a TV show. Doing amazing shit with amazing people. Making art. Making a difference. More followers. And, I dunno, in love and living with a beautiful girl who dances or draws comics or something. Drinking iced tea on a sunny day or snuggled watching cartoons on a rainy day. I see my future self as fit and healthy, with something to smile about.

What sort of book would you like to write?

I book about my life. I have seen some shit and I have been through some shit. Even people who have been through some shit tell me “holy hell girl you’ve been through some shit” lol  I have a very important story to tell.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

Hahaha I don’t think I can surprise anyone anymore. I was talking about a dream I had where I jumped out of an airplane with no parachute on, and a close friend of mine had missed the part where I had said it was a dream, and walked in when I was in mid-story, and he says “oh my god Kelli, you are the only person who can do shit like this and live to tell the tale! go on.” and sat to listen to the rest of my story. Then we explained that I was talking about something that happened in a dream and we all laughed so hard and he said “Kelli, that’s how amazing you are! You could mention things you’ve done and I’d just be like ‘okay, and then what happened?’ even though it’s something completely unreal that if anyone else said I’d immediately be all like ‘bullshit!'” hahaha

Thank you for taking the time to do the interview Kelli, it was a lot of fun!

Be sure to check out more about Kelli on:

Her official blog at kellilox.com/

On Facebook at facebook.com/kelli.lox

On Twitter at  twitter.com/KelliLox

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Grooby’s ‘Madison Montag Uncovered’ Hits Shelves Today

Los Angeles, CA – Grooby and Exquisite are proud to announce their latest DVD, Madison Montag Uncovered. The title is directed by past TEA nominee Omar Wax and is now available for purchase at the GroobyStore.com.

“The infamous Madison Montag is back from the Bunny Ranch and everything you’ve heard about her is true. She’s insatiable,” said Steven Grooby. “We’ve put together a collection of a few of our favorite scenes, including Madison’s first ever gangbang. I think her fans are going be very pleased.”

Madison Montag Uncovered includes two solo and four hardcore scenes, including Montag’s first ever gangbang as she takes on Rico, Soldier Boi, and Drake. She has been featured on many of Grooby’s popular websites. Purchase the DVD and other popular titles at GroobyStore.com.

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

Founded in 1996, Grooby is currently based in Los Angeles, CA, and is the leading producer of trans erotica. Operating over 30 membership sites, the company has numerous popular DVD lines and operates the GroobyNetwork.com, which gives models a unique opportunity to own and manage their own solo site. They are also the host of the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) in Hollywood, CA. For more information, visit Grooby.com.

Is there a future for Through The Benz?

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I’ve done a lot of thinking and soul searching lately about my life in an effort to regain a sense of equilibrium and move forward. Part of that is doing things to take care of myself, such as going to a gym and volunteering at the dog shelter, along with removing things which are sources of stress and trying not to worry so much. And that brings me to this column, Through The Benz. I feel like I’ve reached a fork in the road and need to make a decision about whether or not to continue writing this column. There seems to be very little interest in the column, and it just isn’t fun anymore which has made it really tough to write lately; the inspiration and excitement I felt when I first started writing the column just aren’t there anymore.

My youngest son is an amazing cook, and he even worked as a sous chef in a restaurant while he was still in high school. He was in the Culinary Arts Program and seemed to be heading for a career in the culinary world, so I was shocked when he told me he had decided he didn’t want to pursue a career a chef. When I asked him why he explained that he enjoyed cooking and that he was concerned that if he did it as a profession it would take all the enjoyment out of it, and he didn’t want to take a chance on that happening. And now I understand what he meant because writing is no longer fun for me. In all honesty if I didn’t need the money I’d seriously consider not writing this column anymore because I don’t feel like I’m accomplishing anything.

I’ve always loved to write and it was a dream come true when Grooby gave me the chance to write a weekly column. I thought having a column would give me the opportunity to have a voice in the trans community and porn industry, but it’s like the saying “if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it does it make a sound?” If I write something but no one reads it does it give me a voice? Am I accomplishing anything productive if no one reads what I write? The answer is a resounding no.

I have always had faith in myself that I was a good writer, but the fact that there is so little interest in my column has led me to question my ability as a writer. I have lots of followers and friends on social media and people seem to like me well enough, so what does it say about my writing when no one has any interest in reading what I write? I know it takes time to build up a readership, but that’s not happening; if anything, I have less readers now than I did when I first started.

I have tried not to worry about the numbers, but it’s hard not to be discouraged when my interviews oftentimes struggle to reach low double digits when it comes to likes/favorites/retweets/shares while other writers who do similar interviews routinely reach triple digits. And my non-interview columns get even less attention, and that is with Grooby promoting my column, which should give me a big boost. I know the poor numbers shouldn’t matter, but it does. If I do something I want to do it well, and judging by the lack of interest in what I write I must not be doing a very good job. I know I should just write for myself and be happy with knowing I put out a quality column and not worry about all the other stuff, and I did that for a while, but it’s not so easy anymore. I’ve asked time after time for feedback so I know what people like or don’t like, and asked for people’s opinion about ways to improve the column, but it’s rare that I actually do get any feedback. I’ve tried writing less about my life and focused more on other things, but that seems to have made little difference. I’m out of ideas on what to do to keep people interested in reading what I write and resurrect the column.

So where does that leave me? It leaves me feeling uninspired about writing anymore, and makes it really difficult to come up with a decent column each week. And if I don’t enjoy it and don’t feel like I’m putting out something which I’m proud of, and if no one is reading it, then what’s the point of continuing?

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Grooby, Exquisite Announce ‘Shemale.xxx Florida Road Trip #4’ DVD

Los Angeles, CA – Grooby and Exquisite are proud to announce their latest title, Shemale.xxx Florida Road Trip #4 directed by multi-year TEA nominee Jack Flash. The DVD can be purchased directly at the GroobyStore.com.

“We’ve assembled an all-star cast thanks to Jack Flash,” said Steven Grooby. “There’s been a great influx of really solid performers from Florida and so I recommend everyone pick up this title, even if they’re missed previous installments of this series.”

Shemale.xxx Florida Road Trip #4 is the fourth installment of the popular series from Grooby. The company handpicked five hardcore scenes that include stellar performances from the Sunshine State’s finest: Venus Cuellar, Barbie, Alexa Castano, Shania Reyes, and Ms. Cumms.

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

 

About Grooby

Founded in 1996, Grooby is currently based in Los Angeles and is the leading producer of transgender erotica. Operating over 30 membership websites, the company has numerous popular DVD lines and operates the GroobyNetwork.com, which gives models a unique opportunity to own and manage their own solo site. They are also the host of the annual Transgender Erotica Awards. For more information, visit Grooby.com.

Lifelike Miran Doll on Bob’s TGirls!


Where do we get our own Miran doll?! We saw the Bob’s TGirls Model of the Year all boxed up and ready to go. We were wondering ourselves if it was going to be an anatomically correct Miran and we were ecstatic to see in this scene with Lucy the Mistress. She made sure to reach down in Miran’s panties to check for us!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VERY FIRST MIRAN BARBIE DOLL ON BOB’S TGIRLS!

Want to be in the Sexy Swimsuit Issue of Transformation?! Here’s how!

Transformation Magazine’s annual “Sexy Swimsuit” issue is one of their most popular sellers each year! This year we’d like to the pages of the magazine to include sexy folks like YOU!

Submit outdoor photos of yourself in your favorite “sexy swimsuit” for a chance to be published in issue #102 of Transformation due out later this year! For the top three submissions, we’ll be doing a CASH PRIZE as well! So show off those bikini bods – it’ll give me some much-needed eye candy in my inbox!

HERE ARE THE RULES!

  • We’re looking for hi-res print quality photos!
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Email us at kristel@transformationonline.com and send some sample hi-res photo to be considered. We may ask for additional photos for consideration, so please have a variety of shots available! We’ll also send out a short questionnaire to be included if we accept your photos! Best of luck to everyone!

Purchase your copy of Transformation here!

Brazilian Transsexuals – REVAMPED!

It’s finally here. We’ve been converting all our sites onto the new system and the behemoth that is Brazilian Transsexuals has finally been completed but that is not all. We’ve combined Brazilian-Transsexuals AND Shemales-From-Hell as well as content from Trannies Fuck, into one large Brazilian Tgirls mega-site. Both sites will continue to update but you now get multiple updates a week as well as additional sets from Trannies Fuck all for one price. This represents a massive saving to customers and allows us to continue to build our Brazilian brand by bringing you the best of Brazilian transsexuals in solo and hardcore, all in the highest quality formats.

NEW – we are re-editing our old scenes into the latest high quality formats – see your favorite scenes as they’ve never been seen before.
NEW – updating multiple times a week.
NEW – works on all devices, phones and smart TV’s.
NEW – streaming video can be accessed at any part of the video.
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Check out the new Brazilian-Transsexuals.com or Shemales-From-Hell.com and be amazed at the improvements and experience along with unprecedented value for money.

‘Bob’s TGirls and Their Fucking Machines’ Now Available for Purchase

Los Angeles, CA – Grooby and Exquisite are proud to announce their latest DVD, Bob’s TGirls and Their Fucking Machines. Directed by 2017 TEA Best Photographer winner Bob Maverick, this highly anticipated title pairs some of the hottest TS stars with Maverick’s infamous fucking machine. This is the first title to feature all trans models with a mechanical fucking machine. The DVD can be purchased directly at the GroobyStore.com.

“All I can say was that this was a sort of bucket list opportunity for me,” said Bob Maverick. “Considering the type of stamina that is required to perform with my fucking machine. The girls really showed it who’s boss and I think the fans are going to love the results from it!”

Bob’s TGirls and Their Fucking Machines stars River Stark, Casey Kisses, Kendra Sinclair, Alexa Scout, Ryder Monroe, and Oliviah Ovahness paired with Bob’s fucking machine.

Bob’s Tgirls was launched in 1999 and currently features daily updates of the top transsexual models in the highest quality photography and HD video. He has featured performers such as Venus Lux, Domino Presley, Miran, Aubrey Kate, to name a few. Visit his official website at BobsTgirls.com.

 

About Grooby
Founded in 1996, Grooby is currently based in Los Angeles and is the leading producer of transgender erotica. Operating over 30 membership websites, the company has numerous popular DVD lines and operates the GroobyNetwork.com, which gives models a unique opportunity to own and manage their own solo site. They are also the host of the annual Transgender Erotica Awards. For more information, visit Grooby.com.

Grooby’s “Real Fucking Doc” Wins Diamond Award at Adult Film Festival LV

 

Las Vegas, NV – Grooby’s “Real Fucking Doc” directed by Lilith Luxe won the acclaimed Diamond Award at the Adult Film Festival LV this past weekend in Las Vegas, NV. The film is an exclusive companion documentary to the award-winning title “Real Fucking Girls” directed by Mona Wales.

“I am beyond thrilled with the win!” stated Lilith Luxe. “It gives me such joy that this film is out in the world being seen by so many people. Especially as there is more and more discussion about porn in the mainstream media, it’s only by sharing and celebrating sex-worker-produced pieces like ‘Real Fucking Doc’ that we can control the narrative. My only hope with this piece was to provide a platform for everyone involved with ‘Real Fucking Girls’ to say what they wanted to say exactly how they wanted to say it, because the world needs to hear it.”

“Real Fucking Doc” follows the cast and crew during the filming of “Real Fucking Girls” at the Armory in San Francisco back in February 2016. Documentarian Lilith Luxe beautifully weaves together behind the scenes content, interviews with the cast and crew, and scenes from “Real Fucking Girls” itself for an extended version of the documentary submitted to film festivals like Adult Film Festival LV.

“I have so much love and respect for what both Lilith and Mona created with these pieces,” added Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director, Kristel Penn. “I’ve been showing an excerpt of ‘Real Fucking Doc’ for the educational workshops I’ve been running and attendees often share with me how it helped demystify the industry for them. Like most media, consumers generally only see the finished product. I appreciate how Lilith gave a platform to the cast and crew of ‘Real Fucking Girls’ to give depth and dimension to their creative choices were and show how much agency they had in the process.”

“Real Fucking Girls” recently won Best Trans Release at all three major adult award shows: AVN, XBIZ, and TEAs. This is the first time a trans title has swept at all three shows. It can be purchased directly at the GroobyStore.com.

 

About Grooby

Founded in 1996, Grooby is currently based in Los Angeles and is the leading producer of transgender erotica. Operating over 30 membership websites, the company has numerous popular DVD lines and operates the GroobyNetwork.com, which gives models a unique opportunity to own and manage their own solo site. They are also the host of the annual Transgender Erotica Awards (theTEAShow.com). For more information, visit Grooby.com.

Grooby to Screen Films at Daejha Milan’s Adult Film Festival LV this Weekend

Las Vegas, NV – Grooby is proud to announce its participation at Daejha Milan’s Adult Film Festival LV on March 18-19 at the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, NV. Scheduled for the screening is “A TEA Story” by Isabel Dresler, “Real Fucking Doc” by Lilith Luxe, and an extended trailer of “All My Mother’s Lovers” by Mona Wales and Arabelle Raphael.

“I’m so proud of these three pieces in particular,” said Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “They’re all very different in terms of content, but their connecting factor is how each gives a platform for our performers and creators to freely express themselves. Anytime we can elevate other voices in our community, the more depth and dimension is given to our genre.”

“I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to make this documentary,” added documentarian Isabel Dresler. “Transgender performers are by far some of the hardest working professionals in the adult industry and face so many unique challenges both on and off camera, they deserve all the recognition for their achievements that they can possibly get and I’m glad I was able to help shed light on this amazing awards show.”

“A TEA Story” is an exclusive documentary Isabel Dresler shot at the 2016 Transgender Erotica Awards. It will be shown on March 18 at 2 pm and March 19 at 3:30 pm. Dresler’s piece “Exposure” will also be shown during the same timeslots.

“Real Fucking Doc” is Lilith Luxe’s documentary companion piece to award-winning “Real Fucking Girls” directed by Mona Wales. Luxe filmed behind-the-scenes content and interviews with the cast and crew. It will be shown on March 18 at 2:30 pm and March 19 at 4:00 pm.

“All My Mother’s Lovers” is co-directed by Mona Wales and Arabelle Raphael. An extended trailer for the movie will be shown on March 18 at 2 pm and March 19 at 3:30 pm.

The Adult Film Festival Lv will be held on March 18-19, 2017 at the Erotic Heritage Museum located at 3275 Sammie Davis Jr. Drive, Las Vegas, NV, directly behind The Fashion Show Mall. Tickets are available for purchase at AFFLV.com and include free entry to the museum and all other AFFLV activities.

 

About Grooby

Founded in 1996, Grooby is currently based in Los Angeles and is the leading producer of transgender erotica. Operating over 30 membership websites, the company has numerous popular DVD lines and operates the GroobyNetwork.com, which gives models a unique opportunity to own and manage their own solo site. They are also the host of the annual Transgender Erotica Awards (theTEAShow.com). For more information, visit Grooby.com.

 

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Getting to know three-time TEA nominee Lianna Lawson!

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Lianna Lawson is a new face in the trans porn scene who has made a big impact and become a fan favorite. Her work can be seen on several different sites such as Shemale Yum and Tgirls.porn, and she can also frequently be found camming. Lianna was nominated for three 2017 TEAs for Best New Face, Best Solo Model, and Best Scene with Casey Kisses.

Hello Lianna and thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview!

No problem, I’m happy to oblige!

Lianna Lawson TEACongratulations on your three TEA nominations! How does it feel to get that many nominations?

It’s almost surreal. I wasn’t going into porn thinking I’d get nominated for anything, however that being said, it’s amazing to have not only one but three nominations among many other talented and beautiful ladies. So something is being done right, I think.

How did you get started working in the porn industry?

Well I just started posting images of myself on social media revealing more and more. Eventually Grooby director Omar Wax scouted me and got my ass, quite literally in front of a camera. The rest kinda just went from there.

Many consider being a model in the porn industry would be a dream job. Is the job really as glamorous and as much fun as people would assume?

To the uninformed it would seem like the “dream job,” but it is, in fact at the end of the day, a job. I mean there are some cool parties with cool people though, but you gotta *work* to get there.

What’s your favorite part of the job and your least favorite part?

My favorite part about the job is getting to meet all the amazing people in front of AND behind the camera. Some of the most interesting and amazing people I’ve ever met have been through doing porn. As for the least favorite thing about the job is the stigma attached with being a trans sex worker.

What advice would you give to aspiring models who want to get into the industry?

I would tell them that they should know the risks and to think really long and hard about what they want out of working in the adult industry.

Who are some of the people who have influenced you the most throughout your career?

A lot of my influences comes from fans and friends, some of my friends being people like Shiri, Robin Banks, and Natalie Mars. All wonderful people. As they’ve all definitely helped me throughout my career in one way or another.

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Can you tell us what Grooby means to you?

Well as you know Grooby is one of the flagship companies that produces and distributes trans porn. That being said, it’s quite an honor to be featured by them and basically be propelled onto the home screens for those that appreciate and admire trans porn. And for that I’m pretty grateful. It means a great deal that I can be a part of the Grooby community and be accepted for who I am.

Does your family know you work in the porn industry and if so, how do they feel about it?

They know I do porn, but like any parents they’re concerned with all the risks associated with doing porn, I assure them that I am safe and doing well. They’re not happy with my choice to be in porn, but hey I’m here.

What was your childhood like growing up?

My childhood was pretty ordinary growing up so to say; I grew up in a military household, so there was lots of moving around and some strict rules. I was also the youngest of three siblings and for the most part I stayed outta trouble, got good grades, and played an unhealthy amount of video games. I didn’t necessarily have any long friendships because of the moving, so I found solace with online games and their communities and kinda explored things from there.

Lianna LawsonHave you always known you were trans, and was it a process to come to terms with that?

I wouldn’t say that I always knew I was trans, but I had a feeling that things were not “right” growing up. My teens were basically a period of self-discovery and lots of teen angst. And being raised in a fairly strict conservative household did push me to hide some of the ways I felt and acted. Initially I thought I was just gay, but I was drawn more to the feminine side of things and felt more comfortable exploring those aspects of myself. Eventually I sought professional help and guidance when I was 23 which allowed me to be more comfortable with myself and much happier.

Is your family supportive and accepting of you?

I would say they’re still getting used to the fact that I’m transitioning and are slowly coming to terms with it in their own special way.

How do you address those who claim that trans women are being exploited as sex workers?

There’s exploitation in almost every aspect of life, to think that trans sex workers are an exception is a little naive. You just have to have a steady head about yourself and know when something just isn’t right.

Violence and suicide are two of the biggest problems that the trans community faces, with 41% of trans people attempting suicide. What can we as a community, and more importantly, what can society do to address the issues which all too often leave trans people feeling like their only option is to end their life?

A part of the solution would be the community recognizing the warning signs when people are at risk of committing suicide. It’s up to the community to know and address what’s wrong or troubling the individuals who reside in said community. Support groups for LGBTQ people would be a great place for trans people seeking help and to get the care that they need to help prevent suicide. With increased efforts by the community it can bring awareness to society to change for the better and hopefully decrease suicide rates among transgender people.

What do you feel are the biggest issues facing the transgender community right now?

I think one of the big issues facing the transgender community would be acquiring and maintaining a job in the workforce without discrimination or fear of losing their job and having job security not only on a federal level. The mainstream media tends to focus on some non important issues like trans women in bathrooms and are primarily concerned with what our genitals look like. So the public is being informed that when it comes to trans people, you should be afraid or disturbed. Not to mention the media has a tendency to portray only the bad news, but that’s an entirely different subject.

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There is a negative perception of the adult entertainment industry and those who work in it by mainstream society. What can we as an industry do to break down those stereotypes and get people to view us in a more positive light?

What would really help break down the negative perception of the adult industry would be the normalization of sex and breaking down how it is seen as a holy ritual. However that isn’t going to happen anytime soon because we live in a puritanical world where violence is rewarded and sex is shamed. Hopefully society’s attitude towards the adult entertainment industry will evolve and everyone will be better for it.

Who inspires you?

I’d say friends and a little bit of Sasha Grey.

As a trans woman do you find it difficult to date, along with being a pornstar?

Well I don’t date much and I’ve only been on a couple dates and the dates I have been on the people I’ve seen have known that I’m trans and do porn. I can see how it would be difficult, but I have not encountered those problems just yet.

When you’re not working, what activities do you enjoy in your free time?

Well I enjoy playing videogames, watching movies, reading books, etc. y’know the usual. Two things worth mentioning though are my interests in photography and dancing. I’d like to explore a little bit more with both, but they’re kinda just little hobbies that I dabble in. Also dancing is a great way to stay active.

I read that your favorite movie is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which is also one of my favorites. Do you enjoy classic movies?

Yea I really enjoy the classics, they’re a great place to delve into the beginnings of a really fascinating industry.

With your interest in photography would you eventually like to get behind the camera and shoot or produce porn?

I think it’d be an interesting move to shift from in front of the camera to behind and end up shooting porn. That would be something to see.

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Do you enjoy interacting with your fans on social media?

Sometimes it’s an absolute blast talking to people from all over the world and other times it’s a total drag. For example I can talk about some really cool things like chemistry or firefighting and other times it’s some Joe Blow who is looking for some wish fulfillment or a cheap thrill. it’s kinda all over the place, lots of hits and misses.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

That I have a dick, but seriously I think people would be surprised to know that I’m down to earth and a fairly easy going person.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

I just don’t know, I do however hope that it is not as a statistic.

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview Lianna, it was a pleasure!

Be sure to follow Lianna on Twitter and Tumblr!

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TEA Time is almost here: the 2017 Transgender Erotica Awards are coming!

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With the Transgender Erotica Awards coming up soon I thought I’d share my perspective about what it’s like to attend the TEA events for those of you who have never gotten the chance to experience it in person. Hopefully this will help convince you that it’s an event that can’t be missed!

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The purpose behind the Transgender Erotica Awards is to recognize those who work in and have excelled in this industry, but it’s so much more than just the awards. While it is nice to be recognized for your accomplishments, the best part of TEA is just getting together with friends to celebrate what we do. And with all the negativity we face because of working in the porn industry, let alone the fact that we’re also trans, it’s nice to be with people where it’s okay to feel good about what we do and who we are. We get a chance to put aside all the negative crap that seems to predominate the news lately and have some fun for a few days. And for me, it’s more than just a gathering of people I work with and the fans who enjoy the product we create, it’s more like a family reunion. I’ve made so many friends in this industry, people who have come to mean the world to me and are like family, and that is what makes this so truly special. I get to dress up in a fancy gown and hang out and party with some pretty amazing people, and it doesn’t get much better than that! And for those new to the industry it’s a great opportunity to learn how the industry works and to meet people and network. But TEA is so much more than just about the awards!

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TEA Con debuted last year and was a rousing success, and it looks to be even better this year with it being held on Saturday March 4th at Avalon, site of the awards show. TEA Con gives fans a chance to meet and hang out with the performers in a more relaxed environment, along with the opportunity to get autographed photos and merchandise, along with a picture with their favorite model. And Grooby will no doubt have some goodies to give away such as their awesome Grooby Girl t-shirts and calendars. I think I spent all of five minutes at my table because I was having too much fun wondering around talking with people and taking pictures. Even though I work in the industry I’m still a fan, and TEA Con gave me the opportunity to hang out with people I hadn’t met before and make new friends.

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The After-party has traditionally been held the night following the awards, but this year it’s been moved up to Friday March 3rd, with the awards being held on Sunday March 5th. The party takes place at Bardot which is a fabulous venue, and the folks at Grooby know how to throw a heck of a party! It’s always fun to see the outfits people wear, which range from elegant to outrageous and everything in between! The music rocks, the alcohol flows, and the party is one of the best! What I notice most are all the smiles and laughter and hugs, and people just happy to be there among friends. You can say with absolute certainty that a good time is had by all!

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And finally, the Awards Show is Sunday March 5th at the Avalon, and is always an amazing event. The Avalon is a beautiful venue and adds to the over-all atmosphere, which is one of excitement, elegance, and celebration. When you first walk in and see the red carpet and then the big staircase and the auditorium beyond that, it literally takes your breath away. And even more breath-taking are the people who attend and all the amazing gowns and dresses you see, along with some pretty snazzy tuxedos and suits! If you like to people watch then TEA will be your dream come true! The awards show begins with walking the red carpet and getting interviewed and photographed, which in itself is quite an experience! Morgan Bailey is the queen of the red carpet and nobody does a better job of interviewing that her! Then we mingle and have a drink or two and socialize with everyone before making our way to our tables for the award show. And then the fun begins, with your friends and coworkers getting recognized for their hard work. It’s always hard to pick who you want to win because most of the nominees are friends, so no matter who wins we’re all happy. It’s quite an evening.

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And the TEA weekend wouldn’t be complete without attending Club Cobra on Thursday night which is the unofficial start to the TEA festivities. Cobra is always a fun night and a good chance to hang out and have a few drinks with your friends, or to make new friends!

And come Monday when all the festivities are done and we’re dead tired and our feet are killing us from wearing heels for the past four days, you’ll look back and have a lifetime of great memories and understand what an amazing experience the Transgender Erotica Awards really are! It’s one of those things that has to be experienced in order to understand it! And then you’ll be counting down the days until next year’s TEA!

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This would not be complete without a big thank you to everyone at Grooby who put in so much time and effort to make this event so special. A lot of work goes into organizing and planning TEA and making sure everything runs smoothly, and it’s a credit to them that these events always seem to come off without a hitch. The Transgender Erotica Awards have come a long way since the first one held in 2008, and it will be exciting to see how it continues to evolve and grow in the coming years.

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And last, but certainly not least, a big thank you to the many talented photographers who cover all the TEA events and never miss capturing all the special moments. You guys are the best! It’s nice to have so many amazing photos to remember these events by, and to use to promote things. TEA photos are always the first ones I go to when looking for images to use for my interviews, so thank you for that!

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For more information about TEA and to purchase tickets, visit the TEA website here: theteashow.com/

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