Los Angeles’ lauded free press staple, L.A. Weekly, has once again run some numbers, crunched some factoids, and come up with an intriguing assessment of the current state of porn. Or, more accurately, at what the current state of porn says about the future state of porn. And, to do so, it looked to the past, to Jenna Jameson.
Jenna Jameson was arguably the first bona fide crossover celebrity to bridge the gap between the adult and mainstream entertainment worlds. Although some earlier stars were more notorious within the contemporaneous culture (Linda Lovelace) and others managed to move from one industry to the other with some success (Traci Lords), it wasn’t until Jenna Jameson retired from performing in adult movies in 2008. Some thought it’d be the end of her career. Man, were they wrong! Fashion modeling, a New York Times Best Seller biography, PETA campaigns, and a budding media empire had Jenna’s profile higher than ever.
Now, L.A. Weekly offers its predictions as to who’ll be the next hot new thing to make waves in the mainstream, and the ten women they’ve selected share as many similarities as they have differences.
Who do you think will be the next pornstar to infiltrate to mainstream and eventually gain acceptance, nose-ring-wearing, hula-hoop-loving Remy LaCroix, the classically bottle-blonde and bodacious Alexis Monroe, 2013 XBIZ Award winning Best New Starlet Riley Reid, 18-year-old Floridian Staci Silverstone, former reality TV starlet and current UCLA student Tasha Reign, heavily tatted newcomer Bonnie Rotten, CPA-cum-alt.porn wunderkind Veruca James, 2013 AVN Female Performer of the Year Skin Diamond, former webcam model Lily Carter, or bubble-butted Annika Albrite?