Premiere.com Dissects Biggest Porn-to-Mainstream Crossovers

Premiere.com Dissects Biggest Porn-to-Mainstream Crossovers
Steve Javors
LOS ANGELES — Adult stars appearing in mainstream movies with varying success (and screen time) is not a new phenomenon. However, select stars are getting more high-profile gigs on the Silver Screen than ever before. In a new article posted on Premiere.com, senior editor Glenn Kenny profiles a handful of adult stars that have “crossed over.”

In his piece “From Porn to Mainstream: Can Jenna Pull it Off?” Kenny critiques porn-to-mainstream’s biggest success stories, including Ron Jeremy, Jenna Jameson, Stormy Daniels and Tera Patrick. Classic stars get their due, too, and are the article’s main focus.

Kenny first puts the cautionary tale of Linda Lovelace under the spotlight. “Her mainstream celebrity did not bring much mainstream work … But her career and finances never really stabilized, and health issues plagued her, and by the turn of the century she found herself in a peculiar position. She needed, in some way, to exploit the porn Linda Lovelace, whom she abhorred, in order to make a living.”

Traci Lords’ crossover gets a big mention. Since her scandalous beginning as an underage performer, Lords has worked in mainstream “mostly quite creditably,” according to Kenny. She’s appeared in numerous movies, including two from director John Waters, sang backup vocals for the Ramones and even released her own album, “1,000 Fires.”

Other stars mentioned in the piece are Marilyn Chambers, Ginger Lynn, Asia Carrera, Kobe Tai, Nautica Thorn, Jenna Haze and Aurora Snow.

To read the entire article, click here.

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