Big Beautiful Women porn stars have been making the rounds in mainstream news articles within the last few weeks. These articles are focusing on the amazing body positive message that many of these women share, and how much more popular some of the more well-known BBW stars are now than they were just a year ago. This new popularity of BBW performers could be attributed to social media followers reblogging performers’ images, or a possible shift in the cultural acceptance of larger bodies for female performers. While this shift may be taking place on Tumblr or on female-centric blogs, people are usually only writing about a few of the BBW performers in the industry right now. Thanks to April Flores, Kelly Shibari, and Courtney Trouble, BBW porn has become very popular, and has helped pave the way for new plus size adult performers. These three women have been able to transcend the normal porn viewing audiences, and have gained popularity through their own social media websites, blogging, and personal marketing strategies. There is also an entire group of “unsung heroes” in the genre who have been making movies for years but have never gotten the mainstream media attention they deserve. Here are some BBW performers who have been working in the industry for a long time, and a few who are just starting.
Karla knew she wanted to be a porn star from a young age. She wanted to be desired and fantasized about without people having the intimate access to her, so porn seemed like the best option. She has a real estate license, went to culinary school, and has an accounting certificate. Karla enjoys a diversity of interests, and does not plan for the long-term. She describes herself as a very “in the moment” type of person. She is an LA girl, born and raised. She grows her own veggies, and takes advantage of all the farmers markets in her neighborhood.
Karla has been married for over a decade, and James Deen introduced her to her husband. Karla’s marriage is polyamorous. Both of them see other people and have girlfriends and boyfriends respectively, and they both need to have an emotional connection to their sexual partners. Karla hosts a swingers party with a focus on costuming, showcasing sex toys, and a live sex show. She enjoys meeting her fans and interacting with them at these events.
When asked about how she feels about the porn terms like “plumper” or “fatty,” Karla has stated that she accepts that these are porn terms, not to be confused with regular conversation. She is very comfortable with herself and is very confident . She knows that not everyone will find her sexually attractive, but thinks that many people do. She has been in the industry for over ten years and has been able to sustain a fan base that reaches over 22,000 Twitter followers. She has stated that as the acceptance of age limits on porn has increased, so has the acceptance of differing body shapes. Since MILFs make a ton of money, it seems to Karla that the industry is finally ready to start a concerted effort to promote and produce more BBW porn.
“The best part of being a porn star is when you get recognized, and the worst thing about being a porn star is when you get recognized at the wrong moment.”
Vanessa Blake has been a name in the business since 2008. She took a brief hiatus in 2010, and then jumped right back into the arena full throttle. This woman has been in a ton of movies, and she has stated that there are a few costars that she wants to film with (but won’t name) and will not leave the industry until she films with them. Vanessa is an Orange County girl, and doesn’t ever want to leave. She loves giving and receiving oral sex, and is having a great time being back in the swing of filming. One of Vanessa’s most popular films is Plump Rumps 3, where you get a real sense of her personality due to her conversation with the cameraman, and her dynamite performance. She is a real exhibitionist, and is not shy on the beaches of Miami. She has stated in interviews that while she loves Orange County, she is not opposed to having a second house in Miami.
Nominated for BBW performer of the year for the 2014 AVN awards, Eliza Allure doesn’t think that her career has been challenged by the conventional standards set by mainstream porn. Being a BBW in porn allows her to be a big fish in a little pond. She says that it can be hard for skinny girls to establish themselves because there is a lot of competition. BBW performers all know each other, and support each other. Also, most BBW are in it for the career, not just the fame.
Before entering the adult industry, Eliza worked as a call center agent. She had started taking pictures of herself and tweeting them, which got her attention from a few different modeling agencies. Eliza flew out to Miami, Florida, to meet up with Sensational Modeling. Things took off from there, and she began selling her own clips online, webcamming, and then making the jump into films. Eliza loves shooting with her fans because it seems more real than the professional shoots she is often on. She has done scenes with big stars like Christian XXX, and prominent studios like Evil Angel. She has said that she likes nerdy guys, geeky guys, gamers, and she is not really into beefy jocks. She doesn’t have a preference for a specific kind of female because she loves every kind of woman. In 2013 she was pregnant and did some fun and kinky pregnant scenes.
Sapphire 38L has been in the adult entertainment industry since 2003 when she first filmed for the SCORE Group. Even though she has been in the industry for over a decade, there is almost no personal information out there about her. Yet, she is one of the most prolific performers in the BBW genre. She has continued to shoot with Score (the same company that released Mia Khalifa’s debut video) in addition to Sensational Video and Lethal Hardcore. She was originally just called Sapphire, but as she got a bit older and has gained some weight, she is known for having some of the biggest breasts in the industry. Anyone who watches her films can see the pride she has in her body, her large breasts, and the sense of empowerment she gets from performing.
Crystal Clear is now retired, but she was a major name in the BBW genre before the genre really got a lot of attention. Crystal was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on August 5th, 1986. She got her start at the age of 19 in 2006 and worked in porn until her retirement in 2010. Crystal had a reputation in the industry for being really easy to work with, and up for experimenting in different genres. She performed in over 100 videos during her time in the business, and was a part of the World’s Oldest Gangbang. In the movie, Crystal took on 50 men and women over the age of 60. In fact, Crystal is in a ton of orgy films, including 16 hours of orgies in the aptly titled Orgies. Crystal made a huge impact while she was performing, and is often referred to as one of the hardest working women in the business.
Southern California girl, Bella Bendz is just starting to get some mainstream porn attention, with her latest work with Aiden Starr for Evil Angel in Marshmallow Girls Volume 3. She started webcamming, selling her used lingerie, and talking to fans via secured chat lines, but is now filming and shooting lingerie stills as her full-time job. She says that she is incredibly ticklish, and loves when she is tickled on her sides, back, neck, feet, and thighs. She is also bisexual off camera, and her love of women is not just for the benefit of a good porn scene. She likes toys, and tattoos.
Bella has stated in interviews that she wishes the stigma surrounding the porn industry would lessen, and that it seems to be in all facets of the industry, not just boy/girl penetrative acts. Fetish and nude modeling have their own stigmas as well, and this is something Bella would like to see change in the future.
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Bella’s costar Alexxxis Allure is someone to watch for sure. She rocks the cover of Marshmallow Girls Volume 3, and is gaining traction on social media. Alexxxis started her career with the encouragement of fellow BBW star Vallery Vixen, and is now making films with some of the most popular studios in the porn business.
Klaudia Kelly is a blonde bombshell who has already worked with some of the big names in the business, including Manuel Ferrara and Joey Silvera, but she has a long list of people she would like to film with. A porn fan since she first rented a XXX DVD at 18 years-old, she has known since that age that she wanted to be in films. She has a huge Twitter fan base, and is very interactive with them. Check her out in one of her favorite scenes in Raw 14 with Manuel.
With positive, confident sexuality, and really beautiful bodies, these women have started a buzz in the industry, and are helping to make BBW porn (and plus size bodies) more than just a niche category. These women are owning their desires, and working hard to have successful careers in a demanding industry, and they are doing it on their own terms.