Read the full article by Miss Lagsalot at YNOT.com

File this away under “News that Surprises Exactly Nobody.”

Former Disney star Bella Thorne is slated to take home the “Visionary” award at this year’s Pornhub Awards on October 11. Her directorial debut was made on the porn-streaming giant’s website just a few weeks ago with her short pornographic film, “Her and Him,” which starred Abella Danger and Small Hands. 

The film was lauded by Pornhub CEO Corey Price called “genre-defying content that will appeal to our fast-growing and increasingly diverse audience.” Now, its infamous director is taking home one of the most important awards Pornhub offers. 

Look, big names get fawned over while the folks who do the work day in and day out are left on the sidelines are nothing new to the adult entertainment industry.

PR is the name of the game here, and it’s working—the film and award have garnered headlines everywhere from The New York Daily News to Fox. And far be it from me to denigrate attempt at making porn more socially acceptable by linking celebrities with it. But it does rankle to see hardworking directors who have been a part of the porn economy for years—sometimes decades—get passed over for someone who’s a few steps up the alphabet on the celebrity grading scale.