Trends (2011): Rise of the All-Natural Girl

In celebration of Adult Empire’s 20th anniversary, we look at some of the porn trends and genres that shaped the company’s history. In this edition: RISE OF THE ALL-NATURAL GIRL.

Ask someone on the street to describe the typical pornstar look and they’ll probably mention blond hair, enhanced breasts, and gaudy makeup. For many years, at least in mainline porn, there was some truth to that stereotype. That has begun to change, particularly in the course of the last decade. Porn body types include a diversity of looks, from BBW to naturally busty to slim and petite.

What set things off? As with any porn trend, it’s impossible to isolate one specific starting point, but the arrival of Riley Reid in 2011 certainly could be considered a pivotal moment. With her petite frame, brunette locks, and unenhanced breasts, Reid was far removed from the public’s image of the normal adult star. “When I envisioned my idea of a porn star, it was like Jenna Jameson or Pamela Anderson. That’s a famous person, I’m not a Pamela Anderson, so I didn’t think anyone would even notice me. It was crazy,” Reid acknowledged in an interview with Adult DVD Talk. Even so, Reid soon became wildly popular with porn fans and industry pros alike, eventually nabbing an AVN nod for Best New Starlet. If there was any doubt that Reid had become porn royalty, it was cast aside when she swept through the 2016 AVN Awards ceremony, earning Female Performer of the Year plus an assortment of scene awards and fan-vote statuettes.

The career of the now-retired Remy LaCroix, another prominent all-natural star, proved that Reid’s success was no fluke.

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Adult Empire 20 Years

Feature (1997) | Shaved (1998) | Interactive DVD (1999) | Contract Girl Era (2000) | Compilations (2001) | Anal Obsession (2002) | Reality Porn (2003) | Gonzo (2004) | Cuckolding (2005) | Oiled (2006) | Celeb Sex Tapes (2007) | MILF (2008) | Parodies (2009) | Firsts/ Doubles (2010) | Rise of the All-Natural Girl (2011) | Family Roleplay (2012) | Threesomes (2013) | Interracial (2014) | BDSM (2015) | Star Showcase (2016) | High-End Erotica (2017)