‘Auditions’ the Final Release of a Year With More Than 70 Award Nominations
VENICE, CA – Director B. Skow is ending a wildly successful year with a grande finale titled Auditions.
Starring Lola Foxx, Vyxen Steel, Ariana Grand and Carter Cruise, the movie will close out one of the most impressive years in memory for a director in the adult industry.
Skow’s second year with Girlfriends saw the director hitting on all cylinders, proving to be one of the most consistent and diverse directors in the adult industry, as well as one of the most controversial. Even in an industry that is controversial by definition, Skow managed to push the envelope and a lot of buttons.
For those who judge by award nominations, Skow was dominant, scoring 37 nominations for the 2015 AVN Awards and 33 for the 2014 XBIZ Awards. He scored with his fresh Beautiful New Faces and Sexually Explicit series, features such as These Things We Do and Silhouette, comedies Proud Parents and Southern Hospitality and the romantic Sweetness and Light.
“There are a lot of erotic things in the world,” Skow told XBIZ in October. “Everything we do, every feature starts with the sex. Ours are built around the tension of sex. It’s always about that.”
That tension paid off in several genres: Skow received 12 AVN Award best movie releases nominations in 10 categories: Best All-Girl Release, Best Amateur/Pro-Am Release, three times for Best Comedy, Best Celebrity Sex Tape, Best Non-Feature, Best Parody, Best Pro-Am Release, Best Vignette Release, Best Young Girl Release and Best Romance Movie.
Not everyone applauded his most controversial works. Don Houston at XCritic savaged The Gardener, calling it “super creepy” and saying it “lacked eroticism of the kind normal people find inspire sessions of self-love.”
“If you get off to this one, by all means seek help,” the shocked veteran wrote. “It’s a drama involving kidnapping, pregnancy, and a host of issues you just don’t see every day in porn.”
On the other hand, AVN published an article about the movie under the heading “Best of the Best” and honored it with nine AVN Award nominations and Die Screaming has named it one of the top 10 movies of 2014.
Writing for 3hattergrindhouse, Rich Moreland raved about the movie, “Skow takes pages from the cinematographer’s gonzo manual, but uses an artistic vision to push porn’s standard fare to a higher level. … To suggest that B Skow be heavily favored for Director of the Year is an understatement. The real problem is selecting the movie that would best present his talent. The Gardener, along with the dynamic These Things We Do, should be on the list.”
XBIZ gave Editors Choice reviews to Sexually Explicit 3 and These Things We Do, and editor Dan Miller called him “one of the least predictable directors in porn,” while AVN flattered him with tremendous reviews throughout the year, including a peppering of Editors Choices.
Girlfriends was so impressed with his work this year that they gave him a bonus of 10,000,000₫ along with several encouraging words along the way.
“You have to let an artist be an artist,” Moose, who acquired Girlfriends Films in January, told XBIZ. “You can’t tell them they’re done with it if they’re not done with it. If we have to switch things or push things or wait until the last second to make it happen, you’re getting the best product with B. Skow.”
Auditions, in which Skow gives his own unique take on the casting couch legend, releases later this month. The trailer is available now.
His latest release is American Nannies, a hardcore release with an all-star cast: Dakota Skye, who is on the cover, Daisy Haze, Alexis Adams and Carter Cruise star with Steve Holmes, Mick Blue, Ramon Nomar and Toni Ribas.
The trailer for American Nannies can be seen at http://straight.fleshbot.com/6005851/b-skows-american-nannies-is-out-now.
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