Hollywood, CA – Trans websites TS-Rockdolls, Piladyboy, and Victoria Veil, in conjunction with their parent company UP Network, recently sponsored the 7th Annual Transgender Erotica Awards (TEA), previously known as the Tranny Awards. The UP Network and its stars were nominated in multiple categories this year, including a best photographer nomination for Ecstatic Black (that’s me!), head of the UP Network, and nominations for Tempest Rockdoll (Best Solo Website) and Transpinay ladyboys Francine Gurchik and Vitress Tamayo (Best Non-US Performer).
As photographer/videographer, Ecstatic shot one of the scenes nominated for Best Scene, Tiffany Starr, Ada Black and Antonio 3-way. Ecstatic works regularly with Tiffany Starr for her website TiffanyStarrxxx.com, and frequently with Tempest Rockdoll, Tasha Jones and Wendy Summers, as well as such stars as Nicole Montero, Ada Black, Rebeka Refuse, Korra Del Rio, Stefani Special, Kennedy, Destiny Love, Michelle Austin, Chelsea Poe, and many others. During the week that Ecstatic and Tempest spent in LA for the awards, they shot five hardcore scenes including a foursomes with Tiffany Starr, Kennedy, and Destiny Love, and couples scenes with Tempest and Stefani Special, Becca Benz, Tasha Jones, and Robbie Racks. Tempest shot several other scenes with other producers and stars, and Ecstatic also shot another foursome, this time featuring Tiffany Starr, Nicole Montero, Korra Del Rio, and Leah Lockhart. He also filmed ten interviews with Tasha Jones and pornstars at the TEA Show itself.
Tempest was an astounding performer through all her shoots; younger transmodels just entering the scene can learn a lot from her. I’ll describe one peak moment: at the climax of her foursome with Tiffany, Kennedy, and Destiny, as Tempest was fucking Destiny like there was no tomorrow, she pulled out and started a 10-second countdown: “10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 -1” BAM! Huge climax. “10 second countdown, bitches!” she called out.
Our sincere thanks to Grooby and especially Steven, Kristal and their entire team for producing such a quality awards program, complete with after party the next night and good will all around. You’d think they are the UP Network’s biggest competition, but we don’t see it that way. No, they are friends and we support and endorse all their efforts, both in business and for the trans community.