Written by Lady Venus, photos by Lady Venus
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Hotmovies.com sponsored the 2007 Erotica LA show again this year and we were happy to document the event for the fans who could not attend in person. Before I tell you all the juicy details of the happenings at the LA Convention Center, I have something that I’d like to get off my 38DDs. An odd phenomenon occurred at this show. For some reason, there were booths with signs stating that to take a photo of the (kind of) hottie sluts in their booth there was a fee of $5. What? Not only do the fans have to pay $35 simply to enter the venue, but now you are demanding a $5 fee to take a photo of some no-name aspiring porn starlet? Wow. I could understand having a fee if the people in the booth were taking Polaroids of the girls with each fan and then giving the photo to the fan. This can be an expensive venture. Alas, however, this was not the case. Each fan had his or her own camera.
What I found most puzzling, however, is that as the event went on, other booths which previously had no such signs jumped right on that tasteless bandwagon also demanding a fee to take pictures of their anonymous models and dancers. Give me a break, ladies. If you want tips, then maybe you ought to consider waiting tables or exotic dancing as your career choice. Take note that the offenders were not the large, well-known studios. Perhaps these girls did not read the signs scattered throughout the convention center floor that stated that simply being at the event served as a release for any and all forms of recording. Whatever, bitches…I’m moving on.
Let’s get to the good stuff. At the 11th annual Erotica LA show, there were around 200 exhibitors who peddled sex toys, chocolate, clothing, DVDs, and more. It was loud, crowded, and quite a lot of fun. Purchasing a one-day pass would be sufficient to see all that the show had to offer, but one would be rushed in doing so. This event is perfect for people who might not go to an adult store for fear of embarrassment. While some feel that going to an adult store might be considered a walk of shame, so to speak, that attitude is thrown out the door at Erotica LA. Everyone is there because they are sexual creatures and no one judges anyone else for it. Attendees had to be at least 18 years old to get in the door, but there was definitely no upper age limit. Some attendees must have been in their 60s or 70s. Good for them! I hope that when I am that age I’ll still have an interest in sex.
We were glad to see some old friends like Ava Devine, Harmony, Marcia at the B.A.B.E. booth, Sunny Lane, and Tommy Gunn. Max Hardcore himself stopped by the Hotmovies booth for a visit as well. I personally made a few new friends, but my absolute favorite was the Sweet Arousals booth. They were selling some tasty chocolate candies in naughty shapes.
Other than meeting the stars, there were plenty of things to pass time at Erotica LA. For the adventurous types, there was a mechanical bull set up on the floor or the porn star karaoke. Of course, not everyone was ready to step up to those activities, but there were other more sedate things to do. The B.A.B.E. booth was giving ladies the chance to have “porn star eyes” and a make up artist was on hand to apply long false eyelashes and dramatic eye shadow, all for a mere $5 donation to their worthy cause. A nearby booth was doing nail art for free. Across the floor was a booth of massage chairs for attendees who needed a brief moment of serenity in the chaos that is Erotica LA. Would you rather just be a voyeur? Then the stage shows are just what you ordered! The Hustler fashion show was back again with a bevy of hot bodies in the latest sexy gear. A fun show with dancing, confetti, and a fantastic drag queen brought the crowd to a frenzy, while the burlesque shows took the audience back to a time of seductive, teasing dance moves complete with enormous feather fans. Of course, if you were there on Saturday evening, you could have taken the chance to watch the 2nd annual F.A.M.E. Awards. We were there and you can read about it and see red carpet and backstage photos here. If all of this was not enough to pass the time, there was also an erotic art exhibit that featured paintings, movies, collages, and sculptures. Some pieces were available for sale for those who were particularly moved by them. For attendees who might not normally have been exposed to erotic art, this was an amazing opportunity to sample some one-of-a-kind beautiful works.
At some of the booths there were small shows. Master Liam and his friends kept the crowds fascinated with some bondage and suspension scenes. He and his cohorts used rope to tie up one girl and then they used a violet wand to torture her. She didn’t seem to mind at all and, in fact, she quite enjoyed herself. They also showed us another use for plastic wrap. One of the sexy models was wrapped and suspended in green plastic wrap. At another booth, the ladies learned how to give a proper lap dance. For those who wanted to educate themselves about BDSM, Mistress Marina gave a seminar to a packed room of curious newbies. She mentioned several books to help the curious in their quest for knowledge of a carnal nature.
If you didn’t make it to the 2007 AVN/AEE show, then this would have been a fine option. Some of the larger booths were those of the biggest studios like Club Jenna, Wicked, Evil Angel, and Jules Jordan. Fans had the opportunity to meet the girls of their wet dreams, but the queues were not nearly as long as at AVN. Jenna Jameson, Ava Rose, Joanna Angel, Jessica Drake, Courtney Cummz, Belladonna, Tera Patrick, Gina Lynn, Jack Lawrence, Vanessa Blue, Taylor Wane, Gia Paloma, Kelly Kline, and so many other stars were signing autographs and posing for photos with their fans for three days. It appeared that each of them, while they must have been exhausted (especially the ladies in their mile-high stilettos), kept a great attitude. The stars know that they are nothing without their fans, and they truly appreciate them. Be sure to check out our gallery to see how sexy everyone looked and to see what you missed at the 2007 Erotica LA show. Be sure to check it out next year so you don’t miss a thing!