BBW Porn Awards (or lack thereof) at Glamour.com

bbw avn lynsey gI wrote about AVN’s recent decision to do away with the “BBW Performer of the Year” award for Glamour! It was a shock when I heard it announced earlier this month. I remember when the award was announced for the first time back in 2013, and how excited everyone was. So its sudden removal from the AVN Awards felt like a betrayal—and many BBW performers and fans reacted as if it were. It felt important to get to the bottom of the issue.

So I spoke to performers, and to AVN, to get my mind around what happened. Was it anti-fat discrimination? Was it just business? Can the BBW Performer of the Year award come back? How? And how do AVN awards work, anyway?

I actually learned a lot from researching this piece—about how AVN Performer of the Year awards come to be in the first place. And about why this award is so important to so many people.

Give the article a read and let me know what you think!

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