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From panda porn to Lindsay Lohan, tweenthrob adult star James Deen redefines crossover.

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"I'm not Joe Camel. I'm just going out and doing my job."

And for all of Nightline's tut-tutting, porn stars have been making waves in clothes-on culture for decades. Traci Lords appeared on Roseanne and Married With Children. Ron Jeremy, Nina Hartley, and Jenna Jameson have all made Hollywood features. And nowadays, even the hardcore stuff is surfacing more and more — like in Rihanna videos and 50 Shades of Grey, a 2011 novel that has become so ubiquitous that sex activists I've interviewed refuse to even say its name, so quick was it to sloppily spotlight their subculture for the viewing pleasure of soccer moms, et. al.

Switching between kink erotica and vanilla porn doesn't seem to be that unusual anymore for adult talent. "When I first started there was a more clear delineation between 'porn' models and 'BDSM' models," says Princess Donna. ("Donna is Kink.com. Without her, the company wouldn't be as successful, and that's a fact," says Deen.) "Most BDSM porn didn't have penis-in-vagina sex in it," she continues. "Now that it does, you there is a huge crossover."

Of course, there are other reasons why porn actors shift between kinds of erotica. It's because they want to get paid.

"I'm a crazy nympho," says Orion in a phone interview. "I'm down for everything and I always have been. But there's a lot of girls who are like no, I would never have sex with [that] guy, or never in my ass, no kink. And now, that's what they're doing because they have no money!" In the era of low-budget gonzo porn and the consumer's unwillingness to pay for any kind of media "You can't rely on girl-girl scenes to pop up everyday if everyone is competing for that," says Orion.

So maybe Deen is right, and he's just a guy who is riding high on porn practicalities coupled with an increased tolerance of sluttiness and bondage in pop culture today.

Where will it all lead? I ask him about his career goals to round out our chat. "I want to keep myself in a constant state of smiles," he says. "I like to smile. I am currently smiling."

Doing what, pray tell? He has the day off from The Canyons' hectic shooting schedule that's had him sleeping in odd, daytime spurts. What does James Deen do when he gets a moment to spare? Oh, you know. "I'm shooting some porno," he says.

 

Comments

I wish journalists would stop focusing on James Deen's younger fans—there are PLENTY of older women who love him (and his utterly perfect bang style)! For a heterosexual woman of any age (who enjoys pornography), he is a breath of fresh air and one of the very few male porn actors who does not seem satisfied until his female costar has at least one intensely real orgasm. Curious ladies who are reading this and have never seen Deen in action: Look up his scene with Nicole Ray! IT IS TEH HOTNESS

Posted by Guest on Aug. 05, 2012 @ 12:06 am

Hey! Great article! There are a few minor spelling and grammer errors, but the big thing is Ellis did AMERICAN PSYCHO, not GIGOLO. Just wanted to let you know.

Posted by Pitta on Aug. 07, 2012 @ 9:24 am

Although Paul Schrader did American Gigolo. And Ellis and Schrader are both involved in The Canyons.

Posted by Pitta on Aug. 07, 2012 @ 9:26 am

I'm not sure what the correction is -- Schrader wrote Raging Bull, American Gigolo, and Taxi, as the article states.

Posted by caitlin on Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

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