Born in France, Lansky moved to the United States in 2005 to shoot porn for companies such as New Sensations and Reality Kings. He decided to form his own label in 2014, despite warnings that the days of the high-key membership site were over. Lansky proceeded to prove his doubters wrong, creating a brand that became one of the decade’s greatest porn success stories. The content for Blacked movies is made up of scenes that debut on Blacked.com, Lansky’s porn membership portal. The studio’s offerings have consistently ranked among the top DVD and VOD bestsellers on AdultEmpire.com. In 2017 alone, 31 Blacked movies attained a number one ranking on the DVD sales charts, success that can be attributed to the company’s unique commitment to quality, diversity, and aesthetic beauty.
“My vision for Blacked before the site was even started was always and still is about beauty. I’ve always been a big fan of fashion photography and always appreciated the beauty of the contrast between two skins colors,” Lansky said in a 2015 Reddit AMA. Appearances on Blacked covers are coveted signs of status for many pornstars. Blacked and Lansky have become so popular in the world of porn that they have even gained a certain cachet in the mainstream press. Forbes profiled Lansky in July 2017, while Rolling Stone spotlighted his singular directorial vision in a lengthy feature article from their April 2018 edition. Blacked has earned numerous industry accolades and awards, including AVN and/or XBIZ prizes for Best Cinematography, Adult Website of the Year, Best Interracial Series, and more.