Oh em gee, theÂ 2013 TLA RAW Award nomineesÂ were just announced!! This is an especially big deal (to me).
TLARAW.comÂ is one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the US. The TLA RAW Awards is an annual program that honors the best in â€œstraightâ€* adult entertainment, sex toys, and community culture.
(*donâ€™t worry!! TLA has a whole suite of community and content themed sites including TLA Gay, TLA Style, TLA Cult, and the aforementioned TLA RAW â€“>Â all that here!!)
Now I know what you may be thinking: â€œAnother porn awards whatever whateverâ€¦ Who cares?â€
But you should care about this one because it’s all about you!! YOU get to vote for your favorites from 17 categories. Some of the categories are expected (ie Best Porn Movie), others are uniquely TLA RAW (ie Sickest Porn, Best Freakout).Â Hereâ€™s some text about the awards from organization itself:
The Oscars, Grammys, and AVNs have all been handed out. Amateur hour’s over. Now the real awards season can get rolling. Introducing the 2013 TLA Raw Awards, the sexiest, classiest and dare we say it, most important awards of the year!
We’ve hired a panel of experts to sift through the year’s greatest sexual accomplishments and whittle them down to a concise list of the most noteworthy films, performers, creators, and personalities in the adult entertainment industry during the year 2012. And now it’s your turn to decide who’s taking home these most prestigious of accolades.
Choose your favorite dicks, pussies, movies, sex toys, and more. Vote as often as you like, and encourage your friends to do the same!
And I gotta tell you – the 2013 TLA RAW Awards ARE the most important awards of the year because guess what?!! ——- PVVOnline.com was nominated for Best Adult Oriented Blog!!
I am so excited and honored!! Not only is TLA smart and sassy in a way the I greatly appreciate, the fact that PVV – a space embedded in sociology and dedicated to highlighting and complicating all corners of adult production – is being recognized for its efforts in 2012 is really touching. Yay!!
Plus, the other nominees in the category – Popporn!! Fleshbot!! AdultDVDTalk!! and Xcritic!! Are you kidding me – these are incredible sites, each with very unique voices and perspectives. Some of the most insightful things I’ve ever read about adult entertainment and the adult content production industry have come from writers working in these spaces.
But still – I want PVV to win!!!Â So help me. (please)
Vote —> here <— and vote often. And have your friends vote – help share PVV around!! Because when you do, you’re helping to share public sociology, inclusivity, a complex view of sex and adult entertainment and the people who work therein, and an overall desire to promote the individual good such that it uplifts society as a whole. (at least, that’s what I try to do with PVV ;)
Based on precedent from last year:Â Voting will close at 11:59 pm EST on March 31st. Once youâ€™ve made your selections in each category, be sure to click the large *VOTE*Â button at the bottom of the page.
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