Adult Video News – The Fifth Year (1987)

Adult Video News – The Fifth Year (1987)

By its fifth year in 1987, Adult Video News (AVN) was at the forefront of a pornographic video era in full swing. As the magazine shares in the editorial of its January 1987 issue:

“Here it is, 1987, and the adult industry is on the verge of what could be the best year ever for video. A growing couples market, an increasing female audience and an estimated record-breaking $450 million in retail sales ushered out 1986, paving the way for even bigger profits this year.

Another good sign for 1987 is the crumbling federal empire. First, the president and some of his men were fingered for a hooky arms deal with Iran… And then in the December issue of Psychology Today magazine, two of the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography‘s star witnesses…blasted the lopsided panel and it’s findings saying ‘There are factual problems with the report, representing serious errors…

This is the month for resolutions, and maybe the adult industry should make a few of its own. On an individual level, directors, producers, actors and actresses, manufacturers, distributors and retailers should take a good, hard look at themselves, and seriously vow to constantly increase the quality of their services and/or products. As a whole, the industry should strive for unity and strength in the face of this censorious onslaught. Sure there’s got to be competition among the companies, that’s what guarantees better films and features. But when one company, one director, one retailer or one consumer comes under attack for participating in or enjoying adult videos, the industry as a whole must unify and present a strong front against anyone who would infringe on our rights to view and read erotica.”

This year, AVN featured interviews with 1987 favorites such as Porsche Lynn, Annette Haven, Ginger Lynn, Angel Kelly, Bunny Bleu, and much more…

Copies of the magazine’s early editions have been difficult to find since their first publication, and The Rialto Report is happy to re-publish them and make them available again.

You can find The Rialto Report‘s ever growing library of digitized resources by clicking ‘Library’ in the menu.

Click on the covers below to access the full magazines. Due to the fact that the magazines are scanned in high definition, allow a little time for each page to load. If you are viewing on a phone, view in landscape orientation.

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Adult Video News: The Complete 1987 Issues

January 1987 (Vol 1, No. 47)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

-Film review including Supersex, The Oddest Couple, and Can’t Get Enough, and Blazing Bedrooms
-1986 Adult Video News awards nominations
-Interview with Porsche Lynn
-The films of Alex de Renzy

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February 1987

No issue was published this month.

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March 1987 (Vol 2, No. 1)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

-Ron Jeremy at large
-The changing face of adult video
-Film review including Careful, He May Be Watching, The Oddest Couple, Supersex, and Rich & Sassy
-Interview with Annette Haven
The films of Seka
-They director’s corner: Anthony Spinelli
-Sexploitation films: the 60s sexplosion!

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April 1987 (Vol 2, No. 2)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

-Interview with Ginger Lynn
-They don’t make sex comedies like they used to
-Film review including Devil in Miss Jones Part 4, Taboo V, Traci’s Big Trick, and Bi Bi American Style
-The image of the Black in adult video
-Black and interracial videography
-1986 Adult Video News awards winners

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May 1987 (Vol 2, No. 3)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

-Ron Jeremy at large
-Interview with Blondi
-The director’s corner: Jerome Tanner
-Arm chair directors: set lights, cameras…and action
-Film review including In and Out of Africa, Babyface Part 2, L.A. Raw, and Broadway Fanny Rose
-Uncovering the detective classics
-British software: a jolly good show

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June 1987 (Vol 2, No. 4)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Adult Video News 1987-06 -Mail order madness
-Film review including Deep Throat II, Crazy with the Heat, Dynamic Vices, and Moans and Groans
-Interview with Angel Kelly
-AIDS open letter
-The films of Paul Vatelli
-Soft focus: a look at software video
Russ Meyer profile

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July-August 1987 (Vol 2, No. 5)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

Paul Thomas: Old porn stars never die
-Which way to the beach?!
-Film review including Little American Maid, Dr. Lust, Starship Intercourse, and Dr. Blacklove
-Interview with Bunny Bleu
-A quickie with Angela Baron
-Taking it on the Chin: the films of Bob Chinn
-AVN gay video reviews
-Soft focus: a look at software video

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September 1987 (Vol 2, No. 6)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

-Film review including Sky Foxes, The Adventures of Dick Black, Let’s Talk Dirty, and Trampire
-Porsche in Paris
-Back to school
Jerry Butler profile
-AVN gay video reviews
-Soft focus: a look at software video

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October 1987

To be added shortly.

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November 1987 (Vol 2, No. 7)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

-Confidential news-line
-Film review including Ultrasex, Double Black Fantasy, Sappho Connection, and Memoirs of a Chamber Maid
-Interview with Patti Plenty
-AVN gay video reviews
-The opening of Deep Misty Debbie Jones
-Soft focus: a look at software video

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December 1987 (Vol 2, No. 8)
(click on cover to view full magazine)

Contents:

-Confidential news-line
-Cal Vista presents four great ones
-Film review including Pretty Peaches II, Army Brat, The Bitches of Westwood, and Bare Essentials
-Interview with Barbii
-AVN gay video reviews
-What’s new this month
-Soft focus: a look at software video

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  • Posted On: 29th May 2022
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Library

5 Comments

  1. Kevin Lang · May 29, 2022 Reply

    Hate to add to the unending complements but here we go: almost 10 years after inception, The Rialto Report delivers regular and deep content that re-writes and re-assesses the golden age. There is nothing quite like it in out there.

    Many thanks and a huge debt of gratitude.

    Kevin Lang.

  2. Jeff Robertson · May 29, 2022 Reply

    Awesome Article Keep Up Good work.

  3. HT · June 4, 2022 Reply

    Wonderful material. Thanks.

  4. Tony Flow and the Majestic Masters of Mayhem · June 5, 2022 Reply

    The 80’s was my favorite era of porn. Loved the ladies from the 80’s!

    I love reading the interviews from some of the more obscure porn stars from this era
    I just read the Blondi interview (BTW, Tony Montana is part of the interview as well) and Im looking forward to reading the Bunny Bleu and Patty Plenty interviews as well.

    Hoping one day one of these wonderful mags that the Rialto Report puts up will have an interview with Kevin James

    Thank you Rialto Report for uploading these wonderful mags

    Speaking of the 80’s ladies, one of my favorites was Frankie Leigh. So sad that I just found out she died in November 2021 and she was only 53 years old

    I met Bill Margold at a porn convention in 1997 in Los Angeles. I mentioned I liked a scene he did with Frankie Leigh called Inner Blues. Without hesitation, Margold smiled and said “She was a great kid”

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