HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A PORN STAR: A CAUTIONARY TALE by Jenna Jameson with Neil Strauss

PUBLISHING INFO: It Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780060539108, paperback
ORIGINAL PUB: Regan Books, 2004, hardcover
ISBN: 9780060539092
GENRE: Nonfiction/Memoir
HER SITE: link
MY GRADE: A

FROM PUBLISHER: In the underbelly of Las Vegas, a cesspool of warring biker gangs and seedy strip clubs, gawky, brace-faced Jenna Massoli was transformed into the bombshell Jenna Jameson. Today, Jenna is the biggest star in the history of adult movies, consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful women alive. But behind the glamour and the meteoric rise to fame was a path paved with tragedy and heartbreak. As a teenager—drawn into a dark and chaotic world where rape, abuse, and murder were commonplace—Jenna began her rapid downward spiral of addiction and degradation . . . while at the same time becoming the porn world's biggest crossover success story.

Her intimate memoir, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, is a shocking sexual history, an insider's guide to the secret workings of the billion-dollar adult film industry, and a gripping thriller that probes deeply into Jenna's dark past. Mix in hilarious anecdotes, adrenaline-pumping triumphs, and photos from Jenna's private collection, and you have a tell-all autobiography unlike any other.


MY THOUGHTS: I've always had a real hard time reviewing biographies/memoirs because I'm terrible at expressing myself. These books are so different than novels. All I can say is that I've known of Jenna since the late 90's when I used to see her on The Howard Stern Show (when his morning radio show was filmed and aired on CBS on Saturday nights), when he had one.

I've always liked her. Her life hasn't been easy despite the fact she's wealthy and the most famous porn star of all-time. She's had a drug problem since she was seventeen and I don't think she'll ever be free of them. She's brutally honest and her words are graphic. She's left no stone unturned, even telling about several rapes when she was a teen.

I loved the book and all the photos in it. It was first published nine years ago and needs to be updated. So much as gone on since, like another divorce and she's become the mother of twins and has had cosmetic surgery on her face and her ass has mysteriously gotten much bigger.

Up and Cummers 11, her first m/f adult film scene from 1994, when she was not quite twenty, and still had natural breasts. She'd only done one sex scene, f/f, before this. This was the last adult scene before she got implants. Her scene is with Randy West. Here's the cover.

E! True Hollywood Story, from 2003. This is a two hour biography that is really worth watching. Originally aired on the American cable network E! in late 2003.

A rare old video of her when she was 20, in 1994, the year she got implants (shortly after her birthday).

 


 

THE DARK SIDE OF PORN: Debbie Does Dallas Uncovered (documentary with lots of nudity)

This episode is from a British documentary series called The Dark Side of Porn. This is episode three that aired in the U.K. in 2005. The adult film Debbie Does Dallas is from 1978.
 
In the documentary, no one knew what happened to Debbie, aka Bambi Woods. Two years after this documentary, someone from the website Yes But No But Yes claims to have tracked her down and interviewed her.
 
The song playing at the very beginning is Filthy/Gorgeous by Scissor Sisters.

My review for Debbie Does Dallas is here.