You don’t have to approve of pornography to admire the business acumen of someone like Jenna Jameson. Most prostitutes have to do their two-backed-beast-making with many men, collecting their fortune one grubby C-note at a time. Whereas Jenna has figured out a way to do it with relatively few, and make millions of others pay her for it. This is a model any Harvard MBA would love to apply to more legitimate business, but Jenna’s even ahead of them there — thanks to photogenic, slickly marketed gals like her, porn is a legitimate business now. I can recall a time when her visit to town — to “host a party” — would have been studiously ignored by most metro newspapers, much less covered on a minute-by-minute basis.
There are three links there, to short stories from the Free Press website; go ahead and click through them to see how it went. If you don’t have time, it’s pretty simple: The crowd waits for Jenna. Jenna arrives, but immediately bolts for her super-secure VIP room, to which only “Jenna and her girls” are admitted. And then Jenna leaves, again quickly and without any crowd contact, although the girls put on a lingerie show.
Tickets to this pigeon-plucking ranged in price from $500 to $1,000.
Jenna is quite the dish, so maybe getting a glimpse of that blonde ponytail was worth it. Can’t say, but I will say her behavior underlined what must be the real downside of her line of work, i.e., those millions of others. The fans. I mean, do you blame her for bolting from a crowd of several hundred self-confessed wankers? Would you want to shake hands with some of these guys? And you know, of course, that many would want to give her a little hug and kiss, too. Man, I’d be in that secure VIP room so fast the ponytail would be all you’d see.
brian stouder said on February 4, 2006 at 7:57 pm
OK – SO I clicked the link to the pics – and she looks like a shoplifter with a couple of hams concealed in her shawl (or whatever she’s wearing) – like the scene in Animal House
vince said on February 5, 2006 at 3:03 am
You got me to click too.
To me I see a young Barbara Eden (ponytail, blink blink), Mary Tyler Moore’s 1975 hip huggers and Tammy Faye Baker’s makeup.
And this is supposed to be attractive?
(PS: I think that last link must have changed on the paper’s website. It’s going to a picture of female boxer now.)
nancy said on February 5, 2006 at 9:25 am
Yeah, they keep updating those photo galleries. The link is fixed — for now — but probably not for long.
tim in tampa said on February 6, 2006 at 8:21 am
Yeah, I’ve always used Jenna Jameson as an example of the media’s agenda-setting function, because nobody in their right might considers her properly attractive.
nancy said on February 6, 2006 at 8:40 am
Well, she’s good-looking for a porn star, which is one way of saying “32 percent less skanky than the rest of them.”
In the right wardrobe and makeup, she can look nearly pretty. Unfortunately, her bread and butter depends on her giving that fiery-hot glower in most of her photos, so.
Dwight The Troubled Teen said on February 6, 2006 at 9:54 am
I’m not a “barbie-girl” kinda guy. Paris does nothing for me, and Jessica Simpson is so perfect that she’s invisible to my eyes. Blah.
That said… Jenna IS genetically perfect by any measuring stick. Pun intended. (And that would be “head – to – toe”)
All those who are more beautiful and symetrically perfect than Jenna, feel free to belittle her and mock her looks. I’ll continue to pass on her well-marketed products, but the reality is that I am not worthy to wax her genetically perfect calves.
But go ahead and cast that catty stone if it makes you feel better.
brian stouder said on February 6, 2006 at 10:29 am
“cast that catty stone if it makes you feel better.”??
Actually, a chuckle seems to have been what was ‘cast’;
that, and an overt, nodding acknowledgement that Jenna must be one smart cookie, to be able to not just subsist – but succeed beyond pretty much all the odds in a field where most of the people with the power also have ‘measuring sticks’ (to grab hold of your pun!)
Tom D. said on February 9, 2006 at 11:44 am
My opinion on Jenna is expressed neatly by Tom Watson here. I have never seen a picture of Jenna where she hasn’t looked like a fembot. Sorry, Dwight, but not everyone shares your views on beauty (or “genetic perfection”, whatever you mean by that creepy eugenicsesque term).