XRCO Rolls Out Fresh Trophies, New Features for 2015

HOLLYWOOD, California—Change was already in the air for this year's XRCO Awards Show, what with the show moving to a new location and switching the traditionally mid-week event to Saturday night. But those aren't the only tweaks being made to the venerable awards program mounted by the X-Rated Critics Organization.

This week the XRCO organizers announced that the show will be filmed and broadcast by adult entertainment company Vrai Voyeur. It is the first time the XRCO Awards has been filmed in many years and the first time ever that it will be shot in 3D.

"I had a meeting with Isaac Levingston of Vrai Voyeur when he was in Ohio," said Dirty Bob. "We talked about what  they are doing and he showed me a sample. It's really great stuff. Then he suggested they shoot the show. What can I say, it was an offer I couldn't refuse."

In addition to shooting the show, Vrai Voyeur will also unveil some of its work in a preview reel. Everyone in attendance will get a firsthand look at the company's state-of-the-art 3D entertainment, including previews of the new series Homemakers and other projects.

When the 3D cameras roll, there will be more than just the usual fare on stage at the XRCO Awards. The 2015 show will also feature the return of live entertainment. Adult performer/director Goddess Soma Snakeoil will present a sexually charged BDSM number from her new punk-rock musical Home Street Home, which premiered recently in San Franciso. The show, which recently completed a sold-out run, will be making another stop later this summerr. Soma's performance at XRCO will serve as a sneak preview of Home Street Home for SoCal audiences.

"We are very pleased to have someone like Goddess Soma performing as part of the show," Dirty Bob said. "She has been an important creative force in our industry and as she crosses over to mainstream success, it is an honor to have her sharing that with us."

Also on the agenda for the industry-wide event will be a video tribute to adult film pioneer Lasse Braun. Put together by his son, director Axel Braun, the video will welcome the recently departed Braun into the XRCO Hall of Fame.

On top of all these changes, the XRCO will be breaking out a new trophy design. After years of handing out the iconic wooden Heart On trophies, the XRCO has come up with a new look for the award. Organizers promise that winners this year will go home with something bigger and better than ever.

"We knew it was time for something different," said Dirty Bob. "I am really excited to unveil the new trophies, but everyone is going to have to wait until April 11."

The 2015 XRCO Awards show will take place on Saturday, April 11 at Lure in Hollywood. Red carpet starts at 6 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. All adult industry performers and professionals are invited to this free event.

Go to EventBrite.com to RSVP for free admission. RSVPs will be confirmed by email shortly after the deadline.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Email Dirty Bob at [email protected] for information.