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Bella Thorne to Receive Vision Award at 2019 Pornhub Awards, Ty Dolla $ign to Perform

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Bella Thorne photographed at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31, 2019.

Bella Thorne will receive the Vision Award for her Pornhub directorial debut at the second annual Pornhub Awards Show on Oct. 11 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Ty Dolla $ign will perform at the show, alongside Bad Bunny, Kali Uchis, Rico Nasty, Tommy Genesis and Ian Isiah.

"I'm honored to receive this award," Thorne said in a press release. "I'm excited for visions of beauty like this to be shed in a new light. Breaking the taboo of what's classified as beautiful has always been a vision of mine and it brings me such joy to see this being recognized for what it truly is... beautiful visionary art."

Thorne’s film, Her & Him, follows a young, edgy man who finds a surprising text message in his girlfriend’s phone, which disrupts their morning and leads to a chaotic but arousing sexual encounter. The film stars well-known adult entertainment actors Abella Danger and Small Hands while featuring music from Thorne’s ex-boyfriend and rapper Mod Sun. Her & Him first premiered at The Oldenburg Film Festival in Germany and is currently available on Pornhub Premium.

Earlier this year, the former Disney Channel star worked with Pornhub to create the third installment of the adult entertainment company’s Visionary Director’s Series. The initiative started last year and “features debut films by unexpected guest directors in an effort to diversify porn production and help create more varied content,” according to the press release.

"It was a pleasure working alongside Bella to debut her film, Her & Him, as part of our Visionary Director's Series and help create genre-defying content that will appeal to our fast-growing -- and increasingly diverse -- audience,” wrote Corey Price, the vice president of Pornhub. “We're excited to honor her at our upcoming awards show on October 11th and to present her with the prestigious Vision Award.”

Rapper Young M.A kick-started the Visionary Director’s Series with her film The Gift. As the first mainstream artist to direct an adult film for Pornhub, she snagged the Visionary Award at the inaugural Pornhub Awards in 2018. Brooke Candy was the second artist to make her directorial debut on Pornhub with her I Love You feature.