X-Rated Critics Organization

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X-Rated Critics Organization
XRCO 2009.jpg
Cast & crew of the feature Not Bewitched on stage during the 25th Anniversary XRCO Awards at The Highlands, Hollywood, California on 04/17/09. From left to right: Nina Hartley, Eva Angelina, Will Ryder, Flower Tucci, Sunny Lane, Jenna Haze, Teagan Presley, Scott David.
Abbreviation XRCO
Formation 1984[1]
Location
  • United States
Region served Global
Website http://www.xrco.com
Presenters on-stage for the 25th Anniversary XRCO Awards, Hollywood, California on April 17th 2009. From left to right, Angelina Armani, Alektra Blue, Nina Hartley, Jessica Drake

The X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) is a group of writers and editors from the American adult entertainment industry who each year present awards in recognition of achievement within the industry. After the controversy and criticism of the best erotic scene victory for the movie Virginia in 1984 at the Adult Film Association of America awards, the XRCO and its "Heart-On Awards" were founded.[2]

History[edit]

The organization was founded in 1984,[3] consisting of writers from Los Angeles, New York City and Philadelphia.[1] Jim Holliday, AVN Award-winning producer and historian, is considered the founding father of the X-Rated Critics Organization.[4][5][6] After Holliday's death, the position of XRCO Historian was temporarily filled by XRCO founding member Bill Margold until 2006.[5]

XRCO's original Chairman, Jared Rutter, stepped down in 2004 and is now recognized as an "Honorary Chairman". The current co-Chairmen are "Dirty Bob" Krotts[7][8] and Dick Freeman.[5]

Members and management[edit]

In 2005, XRCO added its first European members.[1] Its members now include writers from a wide range of adult publications and Internet sites.[1] Many members work full-time at this occupation; some have university degrees with emphasis on Film Criticism. Current list of XRCO Members. XRCO members remain active members after being evaluated yearly to determine if they are still active in the adult business, still qualified, and still participating in the XRCO Award nomination and voting processes. Anyone not participating is placed on an "inactive" list for one year and, if found to still be lacking and not participating after that time, are then dropped. There is no membership fee to be an XRCO member.[9]

There are currently 27 award categories, including the XRCO Hall of Fame, which honor the achievements of performers, directors and movies.[10]

Notable members[edit]

The X-Rated Critics Organization includes journalists: Darklady and Roger T. Pipe.

Award program[edit]

Main article: XRCO Award

The first XRCO Awards were presented in Hollywood on February 14, 1985.[11] Until 1991, the awards were presented on Valentine's Day each year.

Main article: XRCO Hall of Fame

The award program also includes a Hall of Fame ceremony and inductions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2009 XRCO Award Winners Announced". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Robert Rimmer, The X-Rated Videotape Guide, Prometheus Books, 1993. ISBN 0-87975-799-X
  3. ^ Sullivan, David (Feb 15, 2008). "XRCO Announces 2008 Awards Nominees". AVN. 
  4. ^ Connelly, Tim (Dec 16, 2004). "Jim Holliday Passes Away". AVN. 
  5. ^ a b c "XRCO - X-Rated Critics Organization". Retrieved Nov 8, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Academy Awards of XXX Convene in 'the Valley of Lust': Uptight Undercurrent Mars Atmosphere of Kinky Abandon in Era of Challenges From Law". Feb 19, 1988. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dirty Bob". AVN. 
  8. ^ Bob Krotts at the Internet Adult Film Database
  9. ^ "XRCO FAQ". Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  10. ^ San Diego Union Tribune, December 10, 2006
  11. ^ XRCO home page

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