2009 proved to be a challenging year for adult film directors. With decreasing budgets and increased expectations these men and women were forced to do more with less. Add to that the industry's constant challenge to raise the bar in order to deeply distinguish professionally product porn from user generated content and you had a very tall order to fill.
Of all the directors we enjoyed in 2009 there was one who rose above the pack - Will Ryder. 2009 was definitely the year of the spoof for porn and it's undisputed king is Will Ryder. After reinvigorating the genre a couple years ago Will Ryder has been on the crest of the wave of the porn parody, constantly pushing himself, promoting the genre and busting his ass to do it better.
XCritic is proud to award Will Ryder with our 2009 Director of the Year honor, read why we selected Will Ryder and read reviews of his work in 2009.