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Wasteland (film)

Wasteland is a 2012 pornographic film written and directed by Graham Travis and starring Lily Carter and Lily LaBeau. The film is highly praised in the adult business and has won several awards, including the AVN Award for Best Movie in 2013.

Directed byGraham Travis
Produced byPatrick Collins
StarringLily Carter
Lily LaBeau
Liza Del Sierra
Sarah Shevon
CinematographyAlex Ladd
Edited byGraham Travis
Distributed byElegant Angel
Release date
  • September 5, 2012 (2012-09-05)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryUnited States



Anna (Lily Carter) and Jacky (Lily LaBeau) were best friends in high school in Tucson, Arizona but have not seen each other in five years. Anna is shy, awkward, and withdrawn while Jacky is outgoing, hedonistic, but unsettled. They both formed an unlikely friendship because they both felt different, but it was this feeling that drove them apart as Jacky moved to Los Angeles. Anna travels by bus to Los Angeles to visit her for a day and the two spend the day together. The two head to a nightclub later that night where Jacky has sex with a man in a bathroom stall, which Anna witnesses. Later on Jacky performs a handjob on a random man in an alley. She gets Anna to do the same even though she is uncomfortable with the situation.

When they return home Jacky apologizes. Anna begins kissing her and the two engage in sexual acts. They then pass the time by playing Go Fish, drinking Tequila and slow-dancing. They discuss how they missed each other but it's clear that Jacky had a much easier time moving on with her life. Anna says that she would always be Jacky's friend, but Jacky dismisses that claim as unrealistic. Anna is put off. The two wind up heading up to the bedroom, making love again. Jacky expresses that she sometimes feels as if something is wrong with her.

The two women spend time in a pool, but afterwards their next conversation becomes heated. Anna admits that she was somewhat pleased when Jacky moved away due to her volatility. Jacky is angry with Anna for not talking to her for five years and accuses her of not being around when Jacky needed her.

Via flashback, it is shown that Jacky previously had sex with someone that Anna was interested in, which pained Anna. Jacky asks Anna why she came to visit her. It's revealed that Anna's parents died in a fire when she was 3 years old and was raised by her grandmother ever since, but she is now dying and Anna is afraid that once she dies, she'll be alone in the world. Jacky is the only person in the world she has really connected with.

Jacky takes Anna to a sex club where she works. Jacky leaves Anna to her own devices at first, telling her to come find her in a few minutes. Anna has a torrid encounter with a dancer (Liza del Sierra), then finds Jacky in a room full of men, where she participates in a gang bang.

In the morning, Anna receives a call and learns that her grandmother has died. She leaves without saying goodbye to Jacky, taking a cab to Union Station.


also featuring: Liza del Sierra, Sarah Shevon, Proxy Paige, Tiffany Doll, Sparky Sin Claire, Mick Blue, David Perry, Sparky, Toni Ribas, Ramon Nomar, Eric John, Brian Street Team


The drama was very well received and earned a number of awards due to its "stimulating mix of long close-ups and sweeping exterior shots that convey the pulse of the city at night".[1]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Accolades received by Wasteland
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 23 15
Year Ceremony Result Award Recipient(s)
2012 Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival Award Won Best Narrative Feature[2] N/A
Won Best Actress[2] Lily Carter
2013 AVN Award Won Best Actress[3] Lily Carter
Nominated Best Actress[4] Lily LaBeau
Won Best Cinematography[3] Alex Ladd, Carlos D. & Mason
Won Best Director – Feature[3] Graham Travis
Won Best Drama[3] N/A
Nominated Best DVD Extras[4] N/A
Won Best Editing[3] Graham Travis
Nominated Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene[4] Lily Carter & Lily LaBeau
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene[4] Lily Carter, Lily LaBeau, Mick Blue, David Perry, Ramon Nomar & Toni Ribas
Nominated Best Music Soundtrack[4] N/A
Nominated Best Oral Sex Scene[4] Lily Carter & Lily LaBeau
Nominated Best Original Song for "Hear Me Out"[4] Erlisha Tamplin
Nominated Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project[4] N/A
Nominated Best Packaging[4] N/A
Won Best Screenplay[3] Graham Travis
Won Movie of the Year[3] N/A
Erotic Lounge Award Won Best Feature Film[5] N/A
NightMoves Award Won Best Feature Production (Editor's Choice)[6] N/A
XBIZ Award Won Feature Movie of the Year[7] N/A
Won Director of the Year - Feature Release[7] Graham Travis
Won Best Actress—Feature Movie[7] Lily Carter
Won Best Actress—Feature Movie[7] Lily LaBeau
Won Best Scene - Feature Movie[7] Lily Carter, Lily LaBeau, Mick Blue, Ramon Nomar, David Perry & Toni Ribas
Nominated Screenplay of the Year[8] Graham Travis
Nominated Best Cinematography[8] Alex Ladd, Carlos Dee & Mason
Nominated Best Art Direction[8] N/A
Nominated Best Music[8] N/A
Nominated Best Editing[8] Graham Travis
XRCO Award Won Best Release[9] N/A
Won Best Actress[9] Lily Carter
Nominated Best Actress[9] Lily LaBeau


  1. ^ "Review for xBiz by Dan Miller". Retrieved 2014-03-06.
  2. ^ a b "'Wasteland', Carter Win Awards At LA Underground Film Festival". AVN. 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "And Now... The 2013 AVN Award Winners!". AVN. 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "2013 AVN Awards Nominees" (PDF). AVN Awards. Archived from the original (pdf) on March 28, 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Erotic Lounge Awards 2012 Announces Winners". AVN. 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  6. ^ Bob Johnson (2013-10-14). "NightMoves 2013 Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  7. ^ a b c d e Dan Miller (2013-01-12). "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  8. ^ a b c d e "XBIZ Awards 2013 Nominees". XBIZ. 16 November 2012. Archived from the original on December 25, 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  9. ^ a b c Peter Warren (2013-04-26). "2013 XRCO Award Winners Announced to Full, Raucous House". AVN. Retrieved 2014-04-01.

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