Writer, blogger, and adult film gossip columnist.
Author of A History of X, which documents the history of the American adult film industry in the 20th century.
Ford converted to Judaism after leaving the Seventh Day Adventist Church and moving on from atheism. He says he observes the Jewish sabbath, attends synagogue regularly, and keeps kosher. Despite this, he has been asked to leave at least two different congregations.
March 15, 2022 Adult Entertainment
Award-winning Adult film producer and performer.
Prior to pursuing a career in adult film, West aspired to play professional baseball, and then sang in rock bands in pursuit of a musical career.
Adult film actress.
Named the world’s most famous adult film performer and “The Queen Of Porn”.
Jameson converted to Orthodox Judaism in 2015, a few years after announcing her retirement from the pornography industry in 2008. In 2013, she began working as a webcam model.
Adult film actor.
One of the most prolific adult film performers through the 70s to mid-80s.
Reems was known for his roles in 1972 pornographic cult classic Deep Throat, and 1973 classic The Devil in Miss Jones.
His appearance in Deep Throat led to him becoming the first American actor to be prosecuted solely for appearing in a film.
Award winning adult film actor.
Member of the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame.
According to the Internet Adult Film Database, Butler performed in a total of 656 films.
Additionally, his paternal grandfather was reportedly the half-brother of Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky.
Award winning adult film director and performer.
Prior to beginning his career in adult film in 1974, Thomas had a regular career in acting working in movies such as Jesus Christ Superstar.
He is a member of the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame and the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) Hall of Fame.
Award-winning adult film director and performer.
Known for producing hundreds of “gonzo” porn films through Seymore, Inc., a studio he runs with his mother and cousin.
Butts' "porn empire" subject of a 2003 documentary “Family Business”, where he appeared with his mother and cousin who both help him run the studio. In 2000, he was raided by the LA Police Department over allegations of obscenity.
Adult film director and performer.
Has appeared in over 100 adult films and won multiple adult film awards.
Before fully committing to an adult film career, Pacheco was planning to train in order to become a rabbi at the Hebrew Union Seminary in Cincinnati. However, due to the seminary requiring him to spend two years studying Aramaic in Jerusalem, he decided to pursue a career in porn.
Member of the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame, which recognizes achievement in the American adult film industry.
Gillis has appeared in more than 470 films. Being openly bisexual, many of those he performed in were gay porn films. He was described by famous Jewish pornographer Al Goldstein as "sexually the wildest, most decadent, off-the-wall guy in the business.”
Russian-Israeli-American adult film actor and director.
Founder and CEO of Lucas Entertainment, New York's largest gay adult film company.
Lucas has produced some of the most expensive gay adult films of all time. In 2009, he produced an adult film titled "Men of Israel". It was noted as a landmark film, being the first pornographic movie shot on location with an all Israeli cast.
American certified sexologist and advocate for sex work and female healthcare.
Annie Sprinkle has contributed to feminist pornography and the larger social movement of feminism. She is also known for contributing to the rise of the post-porn movement and lesbian pornography.
At eighteen, Sprinkle was working at an adult film theater where “Deep Throat” (1972) was playing when it was busted. While appearing in court as a witness, she met director Gerard Damiano and became his mistress for 22 years.
May 26, 2021 Adult Entertainment, Feminism, LGBTQIA rights
American biologist who was an influential researcher in steroidal hormones.
Gregory Goodwin Pincus went on to develop hormonal birth control, which was instrumental in ushering in the sexual revolution.
Following a meeting with the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, Pincus was able to secure a grant for his research into hormonal birth control.
May 18, 2021 Adult Entertainment, Feminism, Sciences
German-American sex therapist, media personality, author, talk show host, and Holocaust survivor.
Hosted several series on cable television, and authored 45 books on sex and sexuality.
Ruth claims to have had her first sexual intercourse "without protection" at 17 in the British-controlled Mandatory Palestine. She later joined Haganah, the main Jewish paramilitary force until the founding of Israel in 1948. Her media career on sex began in 1980 with the radio show "Sexually Speaking".
April 15, 2021 Adult Entertainment
American adult film director, performer, and magazine publisher.
Most famous for discovering and managing porn superstar Shauna Grant, who committed suicide at the age of 20.
Hollander was married to Jewish pornographic actress Gloria Leonard. They were separated at the time of his death in 2002.
April 1, 2021 Adult Entertainment
American adult film actress who became the publisher of the *High Society magazine.
Outspoken advocate for the adult film industry’s free speech rights as a board member of the Adult Video Association (and its successor, the Free Speech Coalition).
Gloria Leonard was a single mother who married three times. Her first two marriages ended in divorce. Her third marriage was to Bobby Hollander, a Jewish adult film producer and director.
Founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment.
Founded in 1984, it has been estimated to be the top adult entertainment company.
There are plenty of successful people in adult video business. But in terms of the video market and the mainstreaming of the industry, Vivid is the top. They have really led the industry into the mainstream.
American author, editor, publisher, and photo-journalist.
Ginzburg is best known for publishing magazines on erotica and art, and his conviction in 1963 for violations of federal obscenity laws. His legal battle over his right to publish erotic content went all the way to the Supreme Court.
March 26, 2021 Adult Entertainment
American pioneering film-maker and distributor, most noted for popular artistic, adult-oriented films.
In 1977, Radley Metzger’s film "The Opening of Misty Beethoven" received the first Adult Film Association of America awards for Best Direction, Best Film, and Best Actor.
An adult film actor who was ranked by AVN at No. 46 in their "Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time" in 2002.
Growing up, Savage attended a conservative synagogue. He saw his first adult film, "The Nun’s Bad Habit", at a movie theater in Times Square. He has appeared in over 1,000 adult films
American pornographer often referred to as the “Walt Disney of Porn”.
Co-founded “Doc Johnson”, a company producing and selling sex toys.
Reuben Sturman had problems with the authorities over the legality of his endeavors as far back as 1964.
He was finally arrested in 1989 for tax evasion.
January 12, 2021 Adult Entertainment
Adult film actress who was one of the stars of Bella Thorne’s directorial debut movie, “Her and Him”.
In 2016, she won the AVN award for “Best New Starlet”.
Abella Danger joined the adult film industry at the age of 18. Her first scene was a harcore shoot for “BangBros”.
As of 2019, Danger had already starred in over 800 scenes.
January 11, 2021 Adult Entertainment
Adult film actress who started “BurningAngel”, and has been credited with helping grow and develop the “alt porn” scene.
Alt porn is a genre of adult film that involves goths, punks, emos, and other such subcultures.
In 2011, Joanna Angel was named by the CNBC as one of the 12 most popular stars in adult film.
Angel dated fellow Jewish adult film actor James Deen from 2005 to 2011. In 2015, she supported women bringing sexual abuse allegations against him.
Adult film actor ranked by AVN as “Male Performer of the Year” in 2009.
An extremely popular figure with numerous fans, dubbed “Deenagers”. Much of his fan following is among teenage girls.
On November 28, 2015, Deen was accused of rape by porn star and his ex-girlfriend Stoya.
Other women, most notably Joanna Angel, subsequently came forward with accusations of abuse. Most pornographic agencies severed ties with Deen.
January 10, 2021 Adult Entertainment
Adult film actor ranked by AVN at No. 1 in their “50 Top Porn Stars of All Time”.
Nicknamed the “HedgeHog”, Hyatt has starred in over 2,200 films, most of them adult in nature.
More than a dozen of women have publicly accused Ron Jeremy Hyatt of sexual assault. In June 2020, he was charged with 4 counts of rape, and in August 2020 with another 20 counts. He currently faces a 250 year prison sentence.
January 9, 2021 Adult Entertainment
American talent agent for adult film actresses.
Founded “Spiegler Girls”, often regarded as the adult industry’s top recruiting agency.
Mark Spiegler has been referred to as the “Ari Emanuel of Porn” by several mainstream media outlets such as the The Hollywood Report and The Daily Beast.
January 8, 2021 Adult Entertainment
Two of the three co-founders of Tinder, one of the most popular dating and hookup apps on the planet.
We believe in democracy. If society just wants to ‘hook up’, who am I to judge?
January 7, 2021 Adult Entertainment
Founder of Grindr, the largest and most popular dating app for LGBTQIA people.
Joel Simkhai is an Israeli-American who was born in Tel-Aviv. His family moved to New York City when he was three years old.
He has two brothers, who are also both homosexual.
January 6, 2021 Adult Entertainment
American publisher and writer.
Plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case “Roth v. United States”, which effectively legalized pornography in America.
Jewish history has been tragic to the Jews, and no less tragic to the neighboring nations.
December 11, 2020 Adult Entertainment
American adult film producer who published and edited the weekly “Screw Magazine”.
Credited with normalizing hardcore pornography in the United States.
The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks... Pornography thus becomes a way of defiling Christian culture and, as it penetrates to the very heart of the American mainstream, its subversive character becomes more charged. Porn is driven to new extremes of portrayal that stretch the boundaries of the porn aesthetic.
Adult film actress and director, sex-positive feminist, and author.
Sex is my practice. It's where I always strive to be my best self. I try to be as honest as possible, as present as possible, as centered as possible, as kind as possible, as generous as possible without being a doormat.