This week some of the hottest porn stars in the world will descend upon Sin City for the annual celebration of smut known as the Adult Entertainment Expo, or AEE for short. Starting on Wednesday the 21st and running through Saturday the 25th part of the Hard Rock Hotel will be converted into an adult playground where fans can meet their favorite sex stars from Lisa Ann to Bonnie Rotten to Belle Knox and hundreds more.
The event culminates in the 32nd annual Adult Video News Awards, hosted by Alexis Texas and Tommy Pistol. Often jokingly referred to as the Oscars of Porn, a term the industry shrugs off, the lengthy ceremony celebrates the very best blue movies had to offer each year. Despite containing no explicit adult acts whatsoever the awards show is so popular Showtime runs it every year. Still with categories like Best New Starlet, Best Anal Sex Scene, and Best Threeway Sex Scene, it’s a racy compilation not for the faint of heart or sexually squeamish. Of all the awards a young woman can win there is no higher honor than Female Performer of the Year. That’s why we decided to sit down with a batch of this year’s nominees and find out what makes them think they’ve got what it takes to wear the crown.