In every walk of life, there is the beaten path, and there is the road less traveled; porn has more of the latter than the former, what with fetish porn having so very many different niches. In one way or another, almost all porn is alternative, but alt-porn specifically refers
to the kind of adult material that features stars who go beyond the norm in terms of their appearance and lifestyle – what that usually means is body piercings, and lots of tattoos. Lots of porn stars these days have tattoos, but alt-porn stars are covered with them – in many instances, more covered than not! Alt-porn often reflects a punk sensibility (insofar as such a thing exists) but includes other styles, like rockabilly, goth and punk, and these days is often associated with punk music or an artistic aesthetic you don’t see in mainstream porn. Joanna Angel’s Burning Angel Entertainment is probably the biggest and certainly one of the best alt-porn outlets around, and you can’t ignore Rob Rotten’s Punx Productions. Vivid-Alt was also one of the first major modern producers of alt-porn, helmed y directors like Eon McKai and Octavio “Winkytiki” Arizala. Most big studios have at least dipped a toe into alt-porn by now, so it’s not as hard to find as the name might imply!