|Legal status||Merged with Free Speech Legal Defense Fund|
|Purpose||Advocacy for the adult film industry, opposition to censorship, presentation of erotic movie awards|
|285 producers, distributors, theater owners, cable programmers, and videocassette manufacturers in the adult film business|
The Adult Film Association of America (AFAA) was the first American association of pornographic film producers. It fought against censorship laws, attempted to defend the industry against prosecution for obscenity, and held an annual adult film awards ceremony. Founded in 1969, it continued separate operation until 1992 when it merged with Free Speech Legal Defense Fund.The organization was also host to the Erotic Film Awards which were held from 1977 until 1986.
It was founded in 1969 in Kansas City, with Sam Chernoff of Astro-Jemco Film Co. as the first president. Other notable presidents included film producer David F. Friedman, elected the third president in 1971, and re-elected four times before becoming Chairman of the Board, and erotic actress and magazine publisher Gloria Leonard, who became president in 1986.
It held adult film awards ceremonies for 10 years during the Golden Age of Porn. The first awards ceremony was held July 14, 1977, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles while religious protesters picketed outside,as they would several years thereafter. "These feverish protesters are such a familiar part of the ritual, they really should be listed in the program," sex news magazine Cheri stated after the 1983 awards.
With the advent of pornography on video, in early 1986 the AFAA renamed itself Adult Film and Video Association of America (AFVAA)and added a new award category, best adult video. The 10th annual awards, held at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel in Los Angeles on June 29, 1986, were the last.
The association changed its name again in 1987 to the Adult Video Association (AVA).No awards were given for 1987. Instead, in mid-1988 they were replaced by an annual Night of the Stars dinner-dance and legal fundraiser, the fifth of which it held in June 1992 with more than 500 people in attendance, the association's biggest show ever. Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented at the Night of the Stars, however, film awards were discontinued.
By February 1992, the tables were turned – association members "picketed the Public Forum on Pornography sponsored by religious groups who hope to institute morality codes back into all movies made."
In October 1992, Video Vixens Trading Cards for collectors were released with part of the profits going to the AVA. That same month, the AVA and Free Speech Legal Defense Fund, which had been organized in 1991, unified to create a new umbrella organization, the Free Speech Coalition (FSC).Its role as the trade association of the adult entertainment industry was taken over by the FSC, which acknowledges the AFAA as its first ancestor.
Pornographic actress Marilyn Chambers presented the very first award for best erotic motion picture to the L. Sultana production of The Opening of Misty Beethoven , while runner-up was Count the Ways, produced by Virginia Ann Perry.Jennifer Welles and Jamie Gillis were the first winners in the best actress and best actor categories. Pornographic actor John Holmes told the crowd at the first year's awards, "In the not-too-far distant future we will proudly say that we were pioneers."
Retroactive awards of merit were also given to five movies considered best from 1955 to 1975: Tonight for Sure , Not Tonight, Henry! Trader Hornee and Sometime Sweet Susan. Deep Throat was also honored as one of the top-grossing of all movies, including mainstream films, of 1972. Board chairman Friedman said the AFAA was "much too busy fighting legal battles" in the early days to hold awards ceremonies, so these special awards were intended to make up for not having presented them in the past.
For a time the most notable erotic film awards were those of the AFAA, considered to be "the closest thing the porn world's got to filmdom's Oscar derby."Many stars would arrive in chauffeur-driven limousines while some would vie for attention by arriving in a four-horse carriage, a Roman chariot, a horse or even an elephant. The third annual awards "drew a festive crowd of some 600 porn-people plus several hundred hard-core fans to the Hollywood Palladium." Subsequent awards shows even attracted celebrities such as The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola, singer Stephen Bishop and gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson to be part of the audience and comedian Jackie Gayle and singer Jaye P. Morgan of The Gong Show to be part of evening's entertainment. The fifth and eighth awards ceremonies were videotaped and offered to cable and subscription television and for sale on VHS cassettes while the seventh was taped for an August 1983 broadcast on Playboy TV. Other awards during the porno chic era included Adam Film World's X-Caliber awards, first given out in 1975 and based on votes of fans, Hustler magazine's Erotic Movie Awards, first presented in 1977 and the Critics Adult Film Awards, bestowed by a New York-based group of East Coast adult sex film critics from 1981 to 1987.
By the third awards ceremony in 1980, although the concept was seen as positive, adult entertainment magazine Genesis reported they were "beginning to generate as much controversy as the regular Academy Awards, or more."While it seemed "politicking" gave the Best Film award to Legend of Lady Blue over heavy favorites Sex World and Take Off, the "most glaring lack of any validity" was shown by giving the best actor award to Aldo Ray. "The Erotica Awards are supposed to be presented to sex-film performers who both 'act' well and 'perform' well. In Sweet Savage, not only did Aldo Ray not 'act' particularly well—his part was simply gratuitous...he never even performed at all. The fact is he never even took his clothes off, nor did he show up to receive his award." Aside from that, Sweet Savage was released "well into 1979" and the films nominated were supposed to have been released in 1978, leaving the impression the AFAA gave him the award to "capitalize on his name and to obtain more media coverage." Adam Film World Guide, however, reported the following year's awards, which were presented in July 1981, "covered films released from mid-1980 to the middle of '81", which could have meant Sweet Savage was eligible for awards in 1979 if the same time frame was considered. Meanwhile, Adam Film World noted Ray's award "was not surprising considering that one of the announced functions of the aFAA and its annual awards is to upgrade the image of the adult film industry in the public eye."
Originally the Erotica Awards were determined by vote of the "association's membership of more than 700 producers, distributors and theater operators."However, in later years the AFAA ceremony was increasingly accused of bias, with a "belief among some that the West Coast producers were controlling what films received the awards" after Amanda By Night was passed over for best film at the 1981 awards. Starting with the awards presented in 1982, the AFAA decided to appoint an independent jury of three persons not associated with the adult film industry to make the final choices from the five finalists in each category. Jurors subsequently included an assortment of men and women such as a sexologist, author Robert Rimmer and journalists such as Brendan Gill of The New Yorker and other publications including Daily Variety , Playboy , USA Today and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner .
However, criticism continued, especially for the best erotic scene victory of Virginia in 1984, which led to the founding of the X-Rated Critics Organization and its Heart-On Awards.The role of adult film awards has been mostly supplanted by the AVN Awards, which also launched in 1984.
The AFAA had a credo that "recognized the responsibilities of adult filmmakers to the general public":1. That films of adult subject matter will be produced for and exhibited to adult audiences and that persons not of legal age will not be admitted. 2. That the definition of an "adult" is that designation set by the constituted authorities of the community but in no event any persons under the age of 18 years. 3. That we will produce and exhibit only films that are in conformity with the Free Speech Provisions of the Constitution of the United States of America. 4. That we will respect the privacy of the general public in our advertising and public displays. 5. That we in no manner will condone, produce or exhibit child pornography in any form.
|Erotic Film Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in erotic film|
|Sponsored by||Adult Film Association of America|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|Presented by||Adult Film Association of America|
|Hosted by||David F. Friedman|
The AFAA awards were called the Erotic Film Awards and the trophy, known as the Erotica Award,was a golden statuette "in the form of a shapely nude holding high a rampant spear in an obvious attitude of erotic excitement." Winners are shown below in the year the awards were presented:
|1977||Winner||The Opening of Misty Beethoven – L. Sultana|
|Nominees||Count the Ways – Virginia Ann Perry, producer|
|1978||Winner||Desires Within Young Girls – Harold Lime, producer|
|1979||Winner||Legend of Lady Blue – John Byron|
|Nominees||Sex World, Take Off, Bad Penny, Candy Stripers , China Cat, Debbie Does Dallas , Deep Roots, Dirty Lilly, Erotic Adventures of Candy, Fiona on Fire, Girls of Pussycat Ranch, Hot Skin, Little Girls Blue, Little Orphan Dusty, Pretty Peaches , Skin Flicks, Sweet Savage, The Health Spa, The Other Side of Julie|
|1980||Winner||Babylon Pink – Cecil Howard|
|Nominees||Easy, The Ecstasy Girls, Fantasy, Jack 'N' Jill, Pro Ball Cheerleaders|
|1981||Winners (tie)||Talk Dirty to Me – Jerry Ross; Urban Cowgirls – Cliff Stern & Laura Stevens, producers (Jet Productions)|
|Nominees||Amanda By Night, Insatiable , The Budding of Brie|
|1982||Winner||Nothing to Hide – Bernardo Spinelli (Cal-Vista International)|
|Finalists||Neon Nights – Cecil Howard, Outlaw Ladies – Ron Sullivan & Eldon Byrd, Games Women Play – Chuck Vincent, Skintight – Mike De. Weldon|
|1983||Winner||Roommates – Chuck Vincent & Bill Slibodian, producers (Platinum Pictures)|
|Finalists||Body Talk – Tod Jonson, producer (Key Films); Foxtrot – Cecil Howard, producer (Command Cinema); Irresistible – Joe Steinman, executive producer (Essex Distributing); Undercovers – Anne Rhine, producer (Evolution Enterprises)|
|1984||Winner||The Devil in Miss Jones Part II – James George|
|Finalists||Flesh and Laces, Part I and II – Hollywood International; Little Girls Lost – Ted Roter; Naughty Girls Need Love Too – Essex; Reel People – Richard Frazzini; Suzie Superstar – Cal Vista International; That's Outrageous – P.R.P. Inc.|
|1985||Winner||Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star – Billy Thornberg|
|Finalists||Every Woman Has A Fantasy – Sandra Winters; Firestorm – Cecil Howard; L'amour – Marga Aulbach; Viva Vanessa – Nibo Films|
|1986||Winner||Taboo American Style (The Miniseries) – VCA [ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||The Grafenberg Spot, Trashy Lady, Snake Eyes; New Wave Hookers|
|1986||Winner||Dangerous Stuff – Cecil Howard (Command Video)[ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||Angel's Revenge – Dick Miller; Black Throat – Gregory Dark; Erotic Zones, Part II – Caballero Control Corp.; The Woman In Pink – Essex|
|1977||Winner||Jennifer Welles – Little Orphan Sammy[ citation needed ]|
|1978||Winner||Georgina Spelvin – Desires Within Young Girls|
|1979||Winner||Desireé Cousteau – Pretty Peaches|
|Nominees||Abigail Clayton, Carol Connors, Samantha Fox, Amber Hunt, Gloria Leonard, Sharon Mitchell, Tamara Morgan, Rhonda Jo Petty, Maurene Spring, Serena, Sharon Thorpe, Bambi Woods|
|1980||Winner||Samantha Fox – Jack 'N' Jill|
|Nominees||Lesllie Bovee – Misbehavin', Gloria Leonard – All About Gloria Leonard, Candida Royalle – Proball Cheerleaders, Serena – Ecstasy Girls, Georgina Spelvin – For Richer For Poorer|
|1981||Winner||Samantha Fox – This Lady Is A Tramp|
|1982||Winner||Georgina Spelvin – The Dancers[ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||Chelsea Manchester – Nothing To Hide; Annette Haven – nominated twice, for Wicked Sensations & Skintight; Mai Lin – Oriental Hawaii|
|1983||Winner||Veronica Hart – Roommates|
|Finalists||Samantha Fox – Undercovers; Kelly Nichols – Roommates; Loni Sanders – Never So Deep; Marlene Willoughby – Foxtrot|
|1984||Winner||Kelly Nichols – In Love|
|Finalists||Arlene Manhattan – Aphrodesia's Diary; Jessie St. James – Between Lovers; Georgina Spelvin – The Devil in Miss Jones Part II; Veronica Hart – Little Girls Lost; Shauna Grant – nominated twice, for Suzie Superstar & Virginia|
|1985||Winner||Rachel Ashley – Every Woman Has A Fantasy|
|Finalists||Angel – L'amour; Lisa De Leeuw – Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star; Victoria Jackson – Firestorm; Kelly Nichols – Great Sexpectations|
|1986||Winner||Gloria Leonard – Taboo American Style (The Miniseries)[ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||Tish Ambrose – Corporate Assets; Laurie Smith – Snake Eyes; Ginger Lynn – nominated twice, for The Grafenberg Spot & Trashy Lady|
|1977||Winner||Jamie Gillis – The Opening of Misty Beethoven|
|Nominees||Harry Reems – Sex Wish; Tyler Horne; Carl Lacy; Ken Turner; John Holmes|
|1978||Winner||Jamie Gillis – A Coming of Angels|
|1979||Winner||Aldo Ray – Sweet Savage|
|Nominees||John Leslie, Richard Bolla, Wade Nichols, Jess Chana, Joe Civera, Eric Edwards, Don Fernando, Robert Girard, John Holmes, Tony Hudson, William Margold|
|1980||Winner||Jamie Gillis – The Ecstasy Girls|
|Nominees||John C. Holmes – Blonde Fire; John Leslie – Sensuous Detective; Turk Lyon – Proball Cheerleaders; Jack Wrangler – Jack 'N' Jill|
|1981||Winner||John Leslie – Talk Dirty To Me|
|1982||Winner||John Leslie – Wicked Sensations[ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||Randy West – Country Comfort; Ron Jeremy – Bad Girls; John Leslie – also nominated for Nothing To Hide; Richard Bolla – Indecent Exposure|
|1983||Winner||John Leslie – Talk Dirty To Me Part II|
|Finalists||Eric Edwards – Titillation; Richard Pacheco – Irresistible; Jake Teague – Foxtrot; Steven Tyler – Body Talk|
|1984||Winner||Paul Thomas – Virginia|
|Finalists||Jack Wrangler – The Devil in Miss Jones Part II; Jamie Gillis – Flesh and Laces, Part I and II; Richard Pacheco – Naughty Girls Need Love Too; John Leslie – Suzie Superstar|
|1985||Winner (tie)||John Leslie – tie with himself, for both Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star & Every Woman Has A Fantasy|
|Finalists||Tom Byron – Kinky Business; Eric Edwards – Firestorm; Harry Reems – L'amour|
|1986||Winner||Jerry Butler – Snake Eyes[ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||Paul Thomas – Taboo American Style (The Miniseries); Eric Edwards – Corporate Assets; Harry Reems – Trashy Lady; Jamie Gillis – Girls On Fire|
|1977||Winner||Georgina Spelvin – Ping Pong[ citation needed ]|
|1978||Winner||Annette Haven – A Coming of Angels|
|1979||Winner||Georgina Spelvin – Take Off|
|Nominees||Beth Anna, Lauria Cloud, Carol Connors, Colene Davis, Annette Haven, Arcadia Lake, Gloria Leonard, Molly Malone, Pat Manning, Kay Parker, Liz Renay, Sharon Thorpe, Eileen Wells|
|1980||Winner||Georgina Spelvin – The Ecstasy Girls|
|Nominees||Lisa De Leeuw – Proball Cheerleaders, Gloria Leonard – Misbehavin' , and Spelvin again in Easy & Fantasy|
|1981||Winner||Georgina Spelvin – Urban Cowgirls|
|Nominees||Gloria Leonard, Jessie St. James, Juliet Anderson, Vanessa del Rio|
|1982||Winner||Holly McCall – Nothing To Hide[ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||Jessie St. James – Oriental Hawaii; Merle Michaels – Outlaw Ladies; Lisa DeLeeuw – 8 to 4; Georgina Spelvin – Indecent Exposure|
|1983||Winner||Veronica Hart – Foxtrot|
|Finalists||Sharon Mitchell – Blue Jeans; Jessie St. James – Casanova Part II; Kay Parker – nominated twice, for Body Talk & Taboo II|
|1984||Winner||Kay Parker – Sweet Young Foxes|
|Finalists||Vanessa del Rio – Aphrodesia's Diary; Georgina Spelvin – Between Lovers; Samantha Fox – The Devil in Miss Jones Part II; Shauna Grant – Flesh and Laces, Part I and II; Anna Ventura – That's Outrageous|
|1985||Winner||Chelsea Blake – Great Sexpectations|
|Finalists||Kelly Nichols, Ginger Lynn, Sharon Kane|
|1986||Winner||Lisa De Leeuw – Raw Talent[ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||Annette Haven – The Grafenberg Spot; Colleen Brennan – Hyapatia Lee's The Ribald Tales of Canterbury; Ginger Lynn – Girls On Fire; Amber Lynn – Trashy Lady|
|1977||Winner||Carlos Tobalina – Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here|
|1978||Winner||John Leslie – A Coming of Angels|
|1979||Winners (tie)||Roger Caine – Bad Penny and John Seeman – Sweet Savage 1|
|Nominees||Ed Canon, Alan B. Colberg, John Holmes, Mike Ranger|
|1980||Winner||Bobby Astyr – People|
|Nominees||Jamie Gillis – Sensuous Detective, Frank Hollowell – Ecstasy Girls, John Seeman – Ms. Magnificent, Paul Thomas – Fantasy|
|1981||Winner||Richard Pacheco – Talk Dirty To Me|
|Nominees||Jamie Gillis, John Leslie, Joey Silvera, Randy West|
|1982||Winners (tie)||Richard Bolla – Outlaw Ladies and Richard Pacheco – Nothing To Hide|
|Finalists||John Leslie – Bad Girls; Paul Thomas – Wicked Sensations; Eric Edwards – Indecent Exposure|
|1983||Winner||Jamie Gillis – Roommates|
|Finalists||R. Bolla – Foxtrot; Richard Pacheco – Never So Deep; John Regis – Undercovers; Randy West – The Mistress|
|1984||Winner||Ron Jeremy – Suzie Superstar|
|Finalists||Eric Edwards – Bodies in Heat; R. Bolla – The Devil in Miss Jones Part II; John Leslie – Naughty Girls Need Love Too; Bill Margold – Sweet Alice; Billy Dee – Virginia|
|1985||Winner||Ron Jeremy – All The Way In|
|1986||Winner||John Leslie – Taboo IV [ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||Jack Baker – New Wave Hookers; Dennis Duggan – Hyapatia Lee's The Ribald Tales of Canterbury; John C. Holmes – Girls on Fire; Rick Savage – Trashy Lady|
|1977||Winner||Henry Paris – The Opening of Misty Beethoven[ citation needed ]|
|1978||Winner||Alex de Renzy – Baby Face|
|1979||Winner||Armand Weston – Take Off|
|Nominees||Beau Buchanan, Bob Chinn, Jim Clark, Gerard Damiano, Norm de Plume, Alex deRenzy, Claire Dia, A. Fabritzi, Ja Jaacovi, Gail Palmer, Ann Perry, Anthony Spinelli, Ken Schwartz, Mark Ubell, Johanna Williams|
|1980||Winner||Henri Pachard – Babylon Pink|
|Nominees||Anthony Spinelli – Easy, Robert McCallum – Ecstasy Girls, Gerard Damiano – Fantasy, Jack Genero – Proball Cheerleaders|
|1981||Winner||Tsanusdi – Urban Cowgirls|
|1982||Winner||Anthony Spinelli – Nothing To Hide[ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||Chuck Vincent – Games Women Play; Henri Pachard – Outlaw Ladies; Cecil Howard – Neon Nights; David I. Frazer & Svetlana – Bad Girls|
|1983||Winner||Chuck Vincent – Roommates|
|Finalists||Gerard Damiano – Never So Deep; Cecil Howard – Foxtrot; Henri Pachard – Mascara; Ann Rhine – Undercovers|
|1984||Winner||Henri Pachard – The Devil in Miss Jones Part II|
|Finalists||Troy Benny – Flesh and Laces, Part I and II; Ted Roter – Little Girls Lost; Anthony Spinelli – Reel People; Cecil Howard – Scoundrels; F. J. Lincoln – That's Outrageous; Vinnie Rossi – Too Much Too Soon; John Seeman – Virginia|
|1985||Winner||Anthony Spinelli – Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star|
|Finalists||Cecil Howard – Firestorm; Henri Pachard – Great Sexpectations; Marga Aulbach & Jack Remy – L'amour; Paul Vatelli – Stiff Competition|
|1986||Winner||Henri Pachard – Taboo American Style (The Miniseries)[ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||Cecil Howard – Snake Eyes; Mitchell brothers – The Grafenberg Spot; Steve Scott – Trashy Lady; Gregory Dark – New Wave Hookers|
|1977||Winner||The Opening of Misty Beethoven – Henry Paris|
|Nominees||Portrait of a Seduction|
|1978||Winner||Desires Within Young Girls – Edward E. Paramore III & Ramsey Karson|
|1979||Winner||Legend of Lady Blue – A. Fabritzi|
|Nominees||Bad Penny, Dirty Lilly, Erotic Adventures of Candy, Girls of Pussycat Ranch, Hot Skin, Little Girls Blue, Little Orphan Dusty, Sweet Savage, Sex World, Take Off, The Health Spa|
|1980||Winner||The Ecstasy Girls – Bill Aaron & Ted Paramore|
|Nominees||Easy – Anthony Spinelli, Jack 'N' Jill – Billy S. Schaeffer, Misbehavin' – B. Slobodian/C. Vincent, Proball Cheerleaders – Jess Pearson|
|1981||Winner||The Budding of Brie – Dorris Borrow & Henri Pachard|
|1982||Winner||The Dancers – Michael Ellis[ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||Neon Nights – Anne Randall; Games Women Play – Chick Vincent & Jimmy James; Nothing to Hide – Michael Ellis; Outlaw Ladies – Henry Pachard|
|1983||Winner||Roommates – Chuck Vincent & Rick Marx|
|Finalists||Body Talk – Avon Coe & Art Lester; Never So Deep – Paula & Gerard Damiano; Foxtrot – Anne Randall; Undercovers – Anne Rhine; I Like To Watch – Paul Vatelli|
|1984||Winner||In Love – Rick Marx & Chuck Vincent[ citation needed ]|
|Finalists||The Devil in Miss Jones Part II – Henri Pachard & Ellie Howard; Little Girls Lost – Ted Roter; Scoundrels – Anne Randall; That's Outrageous – F. J. Lincoln|
|1985||Winner||Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star – Dean Rogers|
|1986||Winner||Raw Talent – Joyce Snyder|
|Finalists||Snake Eyes – Anne Randall; Taboo American Style (The Miniseries) – Henri Pachard & Rick Marx; Corporate Assets – Thomas Paine; Trashy Lady – Steve Scott & Will Kelly|
|1984||Winner||Virginia – John Seeman, producer (the final scene with Paul Thomas & Shauna Grant was the one shown at the awards ceremony)|
|Finalists||Aphrodesia's Diary – Serge Lincoln; Flesh and Laces, Part I and II – Hollywood International; Hot Dreams – Warren Evans; Reel People – Richard Frazzini; Sexcapades – David Stone; Suzie Superstar – Cal Vista International|
|1985||Winner||Firestorm – Cecil Howard (the "red scene" group grope with Victoria Jackson, George Payne, Sharon Kane & Michael Bruce)|
|Finalists||Body Girls – Caribbean Films; Good Girl/Bad Girl; Stud Hunters – Suze Randall; Trinity Brown – Cal Vista International|
|1986||Winners (tie)||New Wave Hookers – Gregory Dark (the three-way scene with Ginger Lynn, Steve Powers & Tom Byron) and Passage Thru Pamela – Buncco, Inc. (the transsexual scene)|
|Finalists||The Grafenberg Spot – Mitchell brothers; Snake Eyes – Cecil Howard; Too Good To Be True – Cottonwood Productions|
|1977 2||Winner||Les félines (France) in French (a.k.a. The Felines ) – Daniel Daërt (Rita Films)||France|
|Nominees||No other nominees|
|1978||Winner||Bel Ami (Sweden) (a.k.a. For Men Only) – (Mature FIlms)||Sweden|
|1979||Winner||Joy of Fooling Around (France) – Jack Matthews & Pierre DuBois (Cal Vista)||France|
|1980||Winner||Librianna, Bitch of the Black Sea (Russia) 3 – (Evolution Enterprises)||Soviet Union|
|Nominees||Sensational Janine – (Leisure Time Booking), Sex Roulette – (Leisure Time Booking)|
|1981 2||Winner||Ta mej i dalen (Sweden) in Swedish (a.k.a. Practice Makes Perfect) – (Cal Vista)||Sweden|
|1977||Winner||Les félines – Vladimir Cosma|
|1978||Winner||Seven Into Snowy – Mayloo Music 4|
|1979||Winner||Sex World – Berry Lipman|
|Nominees||Candy Stripers, Deep Roots, Erotic Adventures of Candy, Legend of Lady Blue, Little Orphan Dusty, Sex Flicks, Sweet Savage, Take Off, The Health Spa|
|1980||Winner||The Ecstasy Girls – Ronni Romanovitch|
|Nominees||For Richer For Poorer – Gerard Damiano; Frat House – Sven Conrad; Libriana, Bitch of the Black Sea – Bob Freeman; Ms. Magnificent – Lon Jon; Telefantasy – Pacific Coast|
|1981||Winner||Amanda By Night – Ronny Romanovitch|
|1982||Winner||Rhinestone Cowgirls – Randy Rivera|
|Finalists||Outlaw Ladies – Jhana Productions; Nothing To Hide – Ronny Romanouvich; The Dancers – Chet Moore and Jim Moore; Beauty Pageant – Bob Lind; Bad Girls – Bill King|
|1983||Winner||Roommates – Jonathan Hannah|
|Finalists||Body Talk – David Henry; Irresistible – Geoffrey Pekofsky; The Mistress – Ronny Romanovitch; I Like To Watch – 3 Bells West|
|1984||Winner||Suzie Superstar – Horizon|
|Finalists||The Devil in Miss Jones Part II – Barry Levitt; Scoundrels – David Ogrin & Peter Lewis; That's Outrageous – Vern Carlson; Too Much Too Soon – Shamus Music|
|1985||Winner||Firestorm – Peter Lewis & David Ogrin|
|Finalists||All The Way In; L'amour – Daniel Boules; Stud Hunters – George Michaelski; Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star – Daryll Keen|
|1986||Winner||New Wave Hookers – The Plugz|
|Finalists||Hyapatia Lee's The Ribald Tales of Canterbury – Lexi Hunter; Squalor Motel – Slavin|
|1977||Winner||"Sammy — Fast and Slow" from Little Orphan Sammy – Dave Wolff & Art Resnick|
|1978||Winner||"Once Upon a Dream" from Seven Into Snowy – Antonio Shepherd|
|1979||Winner||"Take Off" from Take Off – Elephant's Memory|
|Nominees||"Six Tits In A Row" from Chorus Call; "It Hurts" from Candy Stripers; "Lonely Without You" from Deep Roots; "Long After I'm Gone" from Disco Lady; "Candy" from Erotic Adventures of Candy; "The Ranchand" from Girls of Pussycat Ranch; "Skin" from Hot Skin; "Little Blue Box" from Little Blue Box; "Sex World" from Sex World|
|1980||Winner||"This Time We Might Make It" from The Ecstasy Girls – Ronni Romanovitch|
|Nominees||"Leonard's Theme" from All About Gloria Leonard; "One Page of Love" from Two Sisters; "Small Town Girls" from Small Town Girls|
|1981||Winner||Title song from Vista Valley PTA – Ben Dorsett|
|1982||Winner||"Glory Bound" from Rhinestone Cowgirls – Randy Rivera|
|Finalists||"Saran Lakes" from Outlaw Ladies; "Nothing To Lose" from Nothing To Hide; "8 To 4" theme from 8 To 4; "Neon Nights" theme from Neon Nights; "Beautiful Forever" from Centerfold Fever|
|1983||Winners (tie)||"Foxtrot" from Foxtrot and "With You" from Roommates 5|
|Finalists||"Undercover Man" from Undercovers; "Dirty Talk" from Talk Dirty To Me II; "Never Love a Single Man" from The Mistress|
|1984||Winner||"If I Love You Tonight" from Suzie Superstar|
|Finalists||"Sexy Faces" from Flesh and Laces, Part I and II; "It's Just The Devil In Miss Jones" from The Devil in Miss Jones Part II; "Little Girls Lost" from Little Girls Lost; "That First Love" from In Love; "A Woman In Love" from Between Lovers; "The Young Like It Hot" from The Young Like It Hot; "Outrageous" from That's Outrageous|
|1985||Winner||"Firestorm Theme" from Firestorm|
|Finalists||"Body Girls Theme" from Body Girls; "Girls Just Want To" from Girls Just Want To...; "Letting Go" from Lady Dynamite; "L'amour" from L'amour|
|1986||Winner||"Electrify Me" from New Wave Hookers – Dark Brothers|
|Finalists||"Country Boy" from Too Good To Be True; "Roll Me Over" from The Grafenberg Spot; "Reggae Theme Song" from Raw Talent; "The Ribald Tales of Canterbury" from Hyapatia Lee's The Ribald Tales of Canterbury – Lexi Hunter|
|1977||Winner||Les félines – Andre Gillette|
|1978||Winner||Desires Within Young Girls – Brent Barrydown|
|1979 6||Winner||Sex World – Bill Wolf|
|Nominees||Candy Stripers, Captain Lust, Erotic Adventures of Candy, Health Spa, Legend of Lady Blue, Girls of Pussycat Ranch, Skin Flicks, Sweet Savage, Take Off|
|1980 6||Winner||The Ecstasy Girls – Valdesta|
|Nominees||All About Gloria Leonard – Howard A. Howard; Fantasy – P. Reisenwitz/G. Damiano; For Richer For Poorer – Gerard Damiano; Small Town Girls – Ektor Carranza|
|1981||Winner||Urban Cowgirls – Ektor Carranza|
|1982||Winner||Pandora's Mirror – Maria Ranoldi|
|Finalists||Outlaw Ladies – Eddie Heath; Games Women Play – Pat Finnegan; Bad Girls – Svetlana; Nothing To Hide – B. C. Lewis & Marti Maxwell; Oriental Hawaii – Eddie Duncan|
|1983||Winner||Café Flesh – Paul Berthell /Steve Sayadian|
|Finalists||Body Talk – Avon Coe & Art Lester; Blonde Goddess – Bill Eagle; Casanova Part II – Maria Pia Tobalina; Foxtrot – Oslak Vabo & Anne Randall|
|1984||Winner||...In The Pink – Andre Nichipolodas|
|Finalists||The Devil in Miss Jones Part II – Eddie Heath; Scoundrels – Lynn Jefferies; Suzie Superstar – Robert McCallum; Virginia – Karen Fields|
|1985||Winner||Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star – Brian Costales|
|1986||Winner||Dames – Jules Burke|
|Finalists||Trashy Lady – Steve Scott; Hyapatia Lee's The Ribald Tales of Canterbury – Redi-Set; New Wave Hookers – Pez. D. Spenser; Squalor Motel – Michelle Seffman|
|1977||Winner||Femmes de Sade – Alex de Renzy|
|1978||Winner||Baby Face – Alex de Renzy|
|1979||Winner||Take Off – Joao Fernandez|
|Nominees||Captain Lust, Erotic Adventures of Candy, Hot Skin, Legend of Lady Blue, Little Girls Blue, Pretty Peaches, Sweet Savage, The Health Spa|
|1980||Winner||The Ecstasy Girls – Mike Stryker|
|Nominees||Fantasy – Harry Flecks, Jack 'N' Jill – Larry Revine, People – J. Fernandes/J. McCalmont, Proball Cheerleaders – Jack Genero|
|1981||Winner||Urban Cowgirls – Ken Gibb|
|1982||Winners (tie)||Games Women Play – Larry Revene and Nothing To Hide – Jack Remy|
|Finalists||Skintight – Mike Stryker; Outlaw Ladies – Leroy Reoene; Bad Girls – Jean Petrov; Oriental Hawaii – Carlos Tobalina|
|1983||Winner||Foxtrot – Felix Daniels & Charles K. White|
|Finalists||Never So Deep – Harry Flex; Roommates – Larry Revene; Casanova Part II – Carlos Tobalina; I Like To Watch – Paul G. Vatelli|
|1984||Winner||Virginia – Rahn Vickery|
|Finalists||Aphrodesia's Diary – Gerard Loubeau; The Devil in Miss Jones Part II – Larry Revene; Flesh and Laces, Part I and II – Carlos Tobalina; Glitter – Roberta Findlay; Suzie Superstar – Robert McCallum|
|1985||Winner||Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star – Fred Andes|
|1986||Winner||Trashy Lady – Tom Howard|
|Finalists||Snake Eyes – Sven Nuvo; The Grafenberg Spot – Jon Fontana; Beverly Hills Exposed – Robert McCallum; New Wave Hookers – Jr. "Speedy" Bodden|
|1977||Winner||Femmes de Sade – Carol Maniscalco|
|Nominees||No other nominees|
|1978||Winner||Baby Face – Carol Maniscalo|
|1979||Winner||Take Off – Alexis Blassini|
|Nominees||Candy Stripers, Captain Lust, Erotic Adventures of Candy, Health Spa, Little Girls Blue, Pretty Peaches, Star Babe, Sweet Savage|
|1980||Winner||Chopstix, the Motion Picture – Foreign Delights|
|Nominees||Ecstasy Girls – Valdesta; Libriana, Bitch of the Black Sea – Pezda Vanutcka; Ms. Magnificent – Debbie Shine; Proball Cheerleaders – Marie Christie|
|1981||Winner||Urban Cowgirls – Cheree Eastmore|
|1982||Winner||Country Comfort – Sarah Yesko|
|Finalists||Games Women Play – Eddie Heath; Oriental Hawaii – Maria Pia Tobalina; Bad Girls – Cindy Matzker; Pandora's Mirror – Renata Ranoldi|
|1983||Winner||1001 Erotic Nights – Victoria Donne|
|Finalists||Café Flesh – Polly Ester; Blue Jeans – Fran Schifrin & Guiliana Schnitzler; Irresistible – Debbie Shine; Casanova Part II – Maria Pia Tobalina|
|1984||Winner||The Devil in Miss Jones Part II – Eddie Heath|
|Finalists||Between Lovers – Raynor Shine; Scoundrels – Lynn Jefferies; Suzie Superstar – Enjoy Costumes|
|1985||Winner||Sexorama – Dani Morrison|
|1986||Winner||Dames – Raynor Shine|
|Finalists||Bordello – Eddy Heath; Hyapatia Lee's The Ribald Tales of Canterbury – Sheri Eastmore; New Wave Hookers – Gregory Dark & John D. Arc; Trashy Lady – Arley|
|1977||Winner||The Opening of Misty Beethoven – Henry Paris|
|1978||Winner||Baby Face – Richard Chasen & Bill Westwick|
|1979||Winner||Legend of Lady Blue – Vilmos Vasquez|
|Nominees||Bad Penny, China Cat, Deep Roots, Erotic Adventures of Candy, Here Comes the Bride, Hot Skin, Little Girls Blue, Pretty Peaches, Sensual Encounters, Sex World, The Health Spa|
|1980||Winner||Jack 'N' Jill – Martha Ubell|
|Nominees||Chopstix – Mason Girard; Ecstasy Girls – Terrance O'Riely; Fantasy – P. Riesenwitz/G. Damiano; Misbehavin' – Chuck Vincent; Proball Cheerleaders – Cine Enterprises|
|1981||Winner||Talk Dirty To Me – Tim McDonald|
|1982||Winner||Outlaw Ladies – Arlo Schiffin|
|Finalists||Nothing to Hide – Terrance O' Reilly; Games Women Play – James Macreading; Bad Girls – David I. Frazer; Skintight – Hayes Dupree|
|1983||Winner||Roommates – James Macreading|
|Finalists||Never So Deep – Paula & Gerard Damiano; Talk Dirty To Me II – Tim McDonald; The Mistress – Terrance O'Reilly; Café Flesh – Snowflake Films; Foxtrot – Oslak Vabo|
|1984||Winners (tie)||The Devil in Miss Jones Part II – Ted Ryan and Virginia – Farouk Ibenson & Skip Mason|
|Finalists||Flesh and Laces, Parts I and II – Rob Freeman & Alberto Soria; Glitter – Roberta Findlay; Too Much Too Soon – Snowflake Films|
|1985||Winner||Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star – Peter Stootsberry & Frank A. Coe|
|1986||Winners (tie)||Taboo American Style (The Miniseries) – Jim McReading and Snake Eyes – Oslak Vabo|
|Finalists||Trashy Lady – Steve Scott; Passion Pit – Michele M. Bale; The Adventures of Rick Quick – Kristin Leavenworth|
|1977||Winner||Little Orphan Sammy – D. W. Productions|
|Nominees||The Double Exposure of Holly – Ronan O'Casey|
|1978||Winner||Baby Face – Alex de Renzy|
|1979||Winner||Little Girls Blue – Johanna Williams[ citation needed ]|
|Nominees||Candy Stripers, China Cat, Chorus Call, Debbie Does Dallas, Dirty Lilly, Deep Roots, Erotic Adventures of Candy, Health Spa, Legend of Lady Blue, Little Blue Box, Little Orphan Dusty, Sensual Encounter, Skin Flicks|
|1980||Winner||Easy – Terry Chiappe, Cal Vista|
|Nominees||Ecstasy Girls – Terrance O'Riely, Fantasy – P.R.P., Frat House – Richard Aldrich, Jack 'N' Jill – Chuck Vincent, Proball Cheerleaders – Jack Genero|
|1981||Winner||Vista Valley PTA – Cal Vista|
|1982||Winners (tie)||Skintight – Hayes Dupree and The Dancers – Terrance O'Reilly|
|Finalists||Neon Nights – Cecil Howard; Bad Girls – David I. Frazer & Svetlana; Games Women Play – James Macreading|
|1983||Winners (tie)||Foxtrot – Oslak Vabo, Anne Randall & Cecil Howard; Never So Deep – Paula & Gerard Damiano|
|Finalists||Body Talk – Diamond Cutting; Erotic Adventures of Lolita – John Donnally; Roommates – James Macreading|
|1984||Winner||Virginia – Farouk Ibenson & Lynn Elaine|
|Finalists||Flesh and Laces, Part I and II – Bob Freeman & Alberto Soria; Reel People – Terrance O'Reilly; Suzie Superstar – Sam Norrell; That's Outrageous – Jack Baker; Too Much Too Soon – Snowflake Films|
|1986||Winner||New Wave Hookers – Gregory Dark & Jane Waters|
|Finalists||Snake Eyes – Oslak Vabo; Girls On Fire – Barry Cleve; Passion Pit – Michele M. Bale; Passage Thru Pamela – Firth Demule; Beverly Hills Exposed – Terrance O'Reilly|
|1977||Winner||Les félines – Nancy B. Grant|
|Nominees||The Double Exposure of Holly – Ronan O'Casey|
|1978||Winner||Eruption – Chet Collom|
|1979||Winner||Pretty Peaches – Les Natali|
|Nominees||Debbie Does Dallas, Deep Roots, Erotic Adventures of Candy, Girls of Pussycat Ranch, Here Comes the Bride, Legend of Lady Blue, Little Blue Box, Little Orphan Dusty, Sensual Encounter, Sweet Dreams of Mona Q, The Health Spa, The Other Side of Julie|
|1980||Winner||Babylon Pink – Win-Van|
|Nominees||All About Gloria Leonard – F. A. Davidson, Easy – Chet Collom, Ecstasy Girls – Sampson & Cramer, Jack 'N' Jill – Frank Csoka, Proball Cheerleaders – Chet Collom|
|1981||Winner||Vista Valley PTA – Chet Collom|
|1982||Winner||Nothing To Hide – Jimmie Johnson|
|Finalists||Bad Girls – Svetlana; Neon Nights – Cecil Howard; Games Women Play – Jim Johnson & Penelope Gottlieb; Oriental Hawaii – Maria Pia Tobalina|
|1983||Winner||Body Talk – Nancy Villigran|
|Finalists||Foxtrot – Cecil Howard; Erotic Adventures of Lolita – Jimmy Johnson; I Like To Watch – Berson Lewis; Roommates – Shorelane Benet Advertising|
|1984||Winner||Virginia – Walnut Advertising|
|Finalists||Aphrodesia's Diary – Sampson Advertising; Bodies In Heat – Chet Collom; Scoundrels – Cecil Howard; Suzie Superstar – Jim Houston and Associates; Walnut Advertising was also nominated for Little Girls Lost & Reel People|
|1985||Winner||L'Amour – Marga Aulbach & Debbie Rubio|
|1986||Winner||Girls on Fire – Walnut Advertising & Murray Perlstein|
|Finalists||New Wave Hookers – Cynthia Patterson; Pleasures of Innocence – Walnut Advertising; Marianne Burton was nominated twice for Passion Pit & Sex Crimes 2084|
|1977||Deep Throat Award||Plymouth Films , producers of Deep Throat , for its box-office success|
|Best Adult Film 1955-60||Tonight for Sure – Francis Ford Coppola 7|
|Best Adult Film 1961-65||Not Tonight, Henry! – Ted Paramore beat Sinderella and the Golden Bra 7|
|Best Adult Film 1966-70||Trader Hornee – David F. Friedman beat Starlet (also by Friedman)|
|Best Adult Film 1971-75||Sometime Sweet Susan beat The Devil in Miss Jones|
|Literary Man of the Year||Prof. Arthur Knight , film critic, historian, and teacher at the University of Southern California film school|
|1978||Man of the Year||Larry Flynt , publisher of Hustler , and Gene Reeves , the attorney who was with him when Flynt was shot on March 6, 1978, in Georgia.|
|Literary Man of the Year||Al Goldstein|
|Best Media Man||Bruce Williamson of Playboy|
|1979||Literary Man of the Year||Dr. Wardell B. Pomeroy of the Institute for Sex Research|
|1980||Media Man of the Year||Jim Harwood of Daily Variety|
|1981||Media Man of the Year||David Shute|
|Woman of the Year||Virginia Ann Perry-Rhine , a past AFAA president|
|Man of the Year Award||David F. Friedman, a past AFAA president and current board chairman|
|Pioneer Woman of the Year||Ava Leighton|
|Pioneer Man of the Year||Dan Sonney|
|1983||Pioneer Man of the Year Award||Louis K. Sher|
|Life Achievement Award||Vincent Miranda|
|1984||Award of Merit||Dr. Lois Lee , founder of Children of the Night, on which Children of the Night was partially based on.|
|1985||Pioneer of the Year Award||Paul Mart|
After the Erotic Film Awards were discontinued, the association resumed presenting Lifetime Achievement Awards at its annual "Night of the Stars" fundraising event, starting in mid-1988. When the association merged into the Free Speech Coalition in late 1992, the new coalition took over the tradition.
^1 Adam Film World recorded the winner of this category in 1979 as having been a tie between Roger Caine and John Seeman. Cinema-X magazine recorded Roger Caine as the sole winner.
^2 This award was called "Best Foreign Language Film" at the 1977 and 1981 awards shows. It was not awarded after 1981.
^3 IMDb states this movie, while advertised as the first X-rated movie made in Russia, was actually made in the U.S.
^4 Adam Film World reported both Seven Into Snowy as winner of "Best Musical Score" and also Get Your Nose Out Of My Pantyhose won "Best Original Musical Score", a different award, in 1978. However, the AFAA's seventh and eighth annual programs, which list previous years' winners, make no mention of Get Your Nose Out of My Pantyhose or any separate "Original" score award. As well, IMDb states "Get Your Nose Out of My Pantyhose" is not a movie, but a song from a movie called Breaker Beauties, so Adam Film World's report of an "Original" score award may be erroneous.
^5 The official 8th Annual AFAA Erotic Film Awards program lists both songs as having won the award, however Jim Holliday's Only the Best book only mentions "With You" from Roommates as winning. Cheri magazine's coverage of the awards doesn't mention the category at all.
^6 This award was called "Best Production Values" at the 1979 and 1980 awards shows.
^7 Adam Film World ' and Cinema Blue coverage of the first Erotica Awards both listed Not Tonight, Henry! as having won "Best Adult Film 1961-65" and Tonight For Sure as having won "Best Adult Film 1955-60". However, Not Tonight, Henry! premiered Dec. 30, 1960 in Los Angeles, while Tonight For Sure premiered in L.A., Oct. 25, 1962, so it's likely an error by the AFAA resulted in each film being given the award for the other's time period. Nominee Sinderella and the Golden Bra was listed in the correct time period. Jim Holliday's book, Only the Best, lists the movies as having won in the correct time periods, however.
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