XRCO Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class

HOLLYWOOD—The X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) has released the names of 2012's nine inductees into its Hall of Fame. These and the rest of this year's honorees will be feted at the 2012 XRCO Awards Show Thursday, April 12 at The Highlands Hollywood.

The class of 2012 entering the XRCO Hall of Fame includes some of the most popular performers of the past decade, a golden age superstar and the most prolific adult film critic of the internet era.

Multiple XRCO Award Winner and 2012 Director of the Year nominee Jenna Haze joins the Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility, cementing her status as a true icon of the industry. Alongside Haze, long time fan favorites Jesse Jane and Julia Ann and adult film pioneer Rhonda Jo Petty make up this year's group of female performers joining the ranks of the industry's best.

"Every woman inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame is a legend," XRCO's Dirty Bob said. "But this year's group redefines the word. Jenna Haze has won virtually every award the XRCO has to offer. Jesse Jane and Julia Ann are the epitome of the blonde bombshell and the gorgeous cougar."

Also added to the Hall of Fame is adult film critic Den of CAVR.com. During his career, Den reviewed more than 25,000 movies, more than doubling the number of any of his contemporaries.

"Den is truly one of a kind and was a great friend," Dirty Bob added. "Den was also a true pioneer dating back to the 1980's when his amateur company, Den Video, was the first video company to shoot adult fare in S-VHS. Adding him to the XRCO Hall of Fame is the perfect way to remember our friend and his contributions to the industry. He will be missed."

The complete list of 2012 XRCO Hall of Fame inductees is as follows:

Rhonda Jo Petty – Film Pioneers
Vince Vouyer - Actor
Julia Ann - Actress
Jenna Haze - Actress
Jesse Jane - Actress
Miles Long - Director
Luc Wylder - Director
DEN - 5th Estate
Tristan Taormino - 5th Estate

Red carpet for the 2012 XRCO Awards starts at 7:30 pm at The Highlands Hollywood, with the ceremony kicking off at 9 pm.

Sponsorship opportunities for the show are still available. Contact Dirty Bob at (937) 299-6700 if interested. Visit www.XRCO.com for more information or follow the organization on Twitter @XRCOAwards.