LOS ANGELES—Australia’s biggest news website, News.co.au (a part of media magnate Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp empire), is shining the spotlight on Porn Valley power couple Mick Blue and Anikka Albrite in an in-depth feature.
Dr. Nikki Goldstein, author of the book #singlebutdating, wrote the feature titled “At home with Anikka Albrite and Mick Blue, the ‘Brad and Ange’ of porn.” The news outlet is promoting the article as “Inside the world’s most open marriage” and it is one of the most popular stories on the site.
Goldstein spent time with the couple at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in January and also visited their home. She had the opportunity to get past the headlines and box covers and get a glimpse into their real lives. The writer asked the first married couple to simultaneously win Performer of the Year trophies how they deal with their success and the fact that they often have sex with other people.
“The biggest negative is the stigmatism in society when people find out,” Blue told Goldstein. “The stigmatism for girls is bigger than for guys. If a girl does it, she is a whore.
“When you look at movies like Boogie Nights, it was a different era. And yes, back then it was like that. Porn was more underground. But today in the industry you are an athlete and you are rated on your last scene. There are some people who party and take drugs,” Blue allowed, but said not any more than in other industries.
Goldstein explains their unique situation for a massive mainstream audience without condemnation or exploitation, presenting them as they are: real people.
“Spending time with Mick and Anikka, the biggest question playing on my mind was around infidelity and jealousy,” she writes. “During the awards show I heard another star on stage (who won for best anal scene) thank Anikka for allowing her to have sex with her husband to receive the award.”
“I think that the question is the definition of cheating,” explains Blue. “Cheating doesn’t necessarily need to be sex with someone. Cheating is more if you do something that doesn’t have the consent of the person you are with. If you went for a lap dance but didn’t tell your partner, is that cheating? If you went to the movies and didn’t tell your partner you were going with another man or woman, is that cheating? Feelings with a person come if you let the feelings come. You learn how to control that.”
Blue, who once again won the Male Performer of the Year title at the 2016 AVN Awards, also received a pair of nominations for the 2016 XRCO Awards. He is up for Male Performer of the Year, which he won last year, and Best Gonzo Movie for Anikka’s Anal Sluts (BAM Visions/Evil ANgel), which he directed with Maestro Claudio.