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Aufgrund der umfangreichen Kategorien, dem Prestige und der Größe der Show (ca.
3.000 Gäste nach eigenen Angaben) werden die AVN Awards oft als die „Porno-Oscars“ bezeichnet.
But according to the remaining 'Rylstone Five', as they became known, the film was the final straw, not the root of the group's problems.
'It wasn't about the film, it was about ethics within the group,' says Lynn, a retired general practice manager who appeared in the nude, baking cakes, as Miss March.
Both of them had relatives who suffered from leukaemia.
'And then I heard that one of our group had a calendar to a tramp as she came in - and then she wrote about it in her book thinking it was a clever thing to have done.
Thus the original 11 split into two groups - six under Tricia Stewart and the other five under Moyra Livesey.
Die Preise in den einzelnen Kategorien werden für besondere Leistungen, die erfolgreichsten Filme und die Entwicklung der Unterhaltungsindustrie für Erwachsene vergeben.'It would have been nice for us to have been able to congratulate them at the launch of another calendar ten years down the line, but as far as several of the others girls are concerned, they won't talk to us, which is very sad coming from people who claim to be humanitarians.' Behind the absence of Sandra and her friends lies a story of broken friendships and bitter recriminations, a saga which is a world away from the heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty which was turned into the Calendar Girls film starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters.Sandra's words are echoed by her sister, 54-year-old mother-of-three Leni Pickles, the erstwhile Miss April, who says: 'I suppose you could say we've been excommunicated.' Lynn Knowles, 62, who was Miss March, adds with savage understatement: 'You could call it a parting of the ways.' And when I spoke to WI stalwart Moyra Livesey, who was 50 when she posed behind a vase of sunflowers as the original Miss May and who is now a 60-year-old grandmother of six, she put it thus: 'Sometimes I don't even recognise the story of the Calendar Girls, and I was there from the very beginning.' Back then, of course, it all seemed so innocent - a harmless, humorous and daring way to raise money for Leukaemia Research in memory of John Baker, the late husband of another WI member and Calendar Girl, Angela Baker. There were two very strong personalities, Tricia Stewart (Miss October) and Moyra.Der AVN Award ist ein Filmpreis der US-Erotikbranche, der jährlich im Januar in Las Vegas, USA, vergeben wird. AVN ist ein Medienunternehmen mit Sitz in Chatsworth, Kalifornien.Zu AVN gehören eine Reihe von anderen Geschäftsbereichen, wie diverse Print- und Online-Magazine sowie auch Verbrauchermessen.
Within weeks of launching their risque calendar, the 11 middle-aged ladies from the Rylstone and District WI were international celebrities. 'On the day of the launch, Tricia wanted me and her and a couple of others to do a newspaper interview, but she didn't want Moyra there.' Later, dissension in the ranks increased when it emerged that a few members of the group had entered talks with a film company without telling the others.