Jews in Porn
the production and distribution of porn. Leading pornographers with Jewish
names include Wesley Emerson, Paul Fishbein, Herbert Feinberg a.k.a.
Mickey Fine, Lenny Friedlander, Bobby Hollander, Rubin Gottesman, Fred
Hirsch and his children Steve and Marjorie, Paul "Norman" Apstein, Steve
Orenstein, Theodore Rothstein, Reuben and David Sturman, Ron Sullivan, Sam
and Mitch Weston (Spinelli).
for most of the leading male performers of the 1970's and '80's. Hebrew
studs include Buck Adams, Bobby Astyr, R. Bolla (Richard Parnes), Jerry
Butler (Paul Siderman), Seymour Butts (Adam Glaser), David Christopher
(Bernie Cohen), Steve Drake, Jesse Eastern, Jamie Gillis, Ron Jeremy
(Hyatt), Michael Knight, Ashley Moore, David Morris, George Payne, Ed
Powers (Mark Arnold), Harry Reems (Herbert Streicher), Dave Ruby, Herschel
Savage, Carter Stevens (Mal Whorb), Marc Stevens, Paul Thomas (Phil
Tobias), Marc Wallice, Randy West and Jack Wrangler.
performers include Avalon, Jenny Baxter (Jenny Wexler), Busty Belle (Tracy
Praeger), Chelsea Blake, Tiffany Blake, Bunny Bleu, Lee Carroll (Leslie
Barns), Blair Castle/Brooke Fields (Allison Shandibal),
Courtney/Natasha/Eden (Natasha Zimmerman), Daphne (Daphne Franks), Barbara
Dare (Stacy Mitnick), April Diamond, Jeanna Fine, Alexis Gold, Tern Hall,
Heather Hart, Nina Hartley, C. J. Laing (Wendy Miller), Frankie Leigh
(Cynthia Hope Geller), Gloria Leonard, Traci Lords (Nora Louise Kuzman),
Amber Lynn, Tonisha Mills, Melissa Monet, Susan Nero, Scarlett 0.
(Catherine Goldberg), Tawny Pearl (Susan Pearlman), Nina Preta, Tracey
Prince, Janey Robbins (Robin Lieberman), Alexandra Silk, Susan Sloan,
Annie Sprinkle (Ellen Steinberg), Karen Summer (Dana Alper), Zara Whites
and Ona Zee (Ona Simms).
If the Torah
(Pentateuch) commands a Jew "to be a kingdom of priests and a holy
nation," why do Jews dominate porn?
The main answer
is simple. Jews in porn, like most Jews in academia, media and
entertainment, are Jewish in name only. They do little in Jewish life,
rarely belong to a synagogue and ignore the Torah. Neither rooted in their
own tradition or in that of the majority Christian tradition, they live in
a community of rebels.
Why does porn attract so many non-Jewish
Used to hatred
from society, Jews will do its dirty work - such as money-lending in the
Middle Ages or porn today - for the opportunity to make money. Persecuted
for millennia in the various societies they've lived in, many Jews
developed an allegiance to their own survival as their highest value and
care little about the survival of the persecuting society. Even when Jews
live in a society that welcomes them instead of harassing them, many Jews
hate the majority culture.
frequently felt little affection for the majority culture, and despite
being traditional in most of their values and rituals, Jews appear open to
new ways of doing things. Not rooted in the status quo that frequently
hates them, Jews often lead the way in the application of new technology -
such as printing presses, radio, TV, cable television, VCR's and
computers. And the most popular application of new technology for
millennia has been porn.
Judaism's emphasis on education and verbal dexterity, Jews dominate
academia, entertainment and media generally. Porn flows out of this
culture over which Jews exert an influence disproportionate to their 2%
proportion of the American population.
Belonging to the
"Chosen Ones" brings self-confidence, and it takes a strong sense of self
to thrive in an industry like porn that is disdained by the public. Male
performers particularly need confidence to achieve on-camera erections.
Seymour Butts attributes the large number of Jews in porn to the desire
for profits. "Jews gravitate toward money. We're smart people who've been
persecuted through time. The weak of our people were weeded out. The
strong-willed Jews survived... from Egypt to Germany.
instance, are athletically superior (more muscle per fibre per square inch
of flesh) because they were bred that way. We killed the weak ones off.
The ones that survived were the big ones, the fast ones, the strongest
ones, the fighters, the ones that could work the most... Jews same thing.
We network, the thing that Blacks won't do. They're still killing each
other. We support each other. The worst that we will do is sue each other.
"If four people
compete for a job, and three of them are goyim [non-Jews], the Jew, all
things being equal, will get the job. That's the way I work. If I've got
three actors going for a part, and one of them is Jewish, and they're all
in the same ballpark... Sue me."
To be a Jew, you
simply have to be born of a Jewish mother, just as you automatically
become an American if you are born to American parents. A Jew can hate
Judaism and Israel, Moses and the Torah, and still be a Jew. His values
aren't Jewish but he's still a member of the people Israel. To be a
Christian, by contrast, one must affirm Christ.
While few Jews
are radical, many radicals are Jews, writes non-Jew Ernest van den Haag in
his book The Jewish Mystique. "Out of one hundred Jews five
may be radicals, but out of ten radicals, five are likely to be Jewish."
movements to change the world come from the Jews - Judeo-Christianity,
secular humanism, Marxism, Socialism and Communism, feminism, and the
labor movement. That's part of the reason that Jews are hated. The world
doesn't want to be changed. Rooted in nothing, radical Jews frequently
seek to make others equally rootless by tearing down their religious,
national, communal, and traditional allegiances. Such Jews carry on the
traditional Jewish hatred of false gods but without offering anything to
replace the scorned allegiances.
domination of porn, banking, entertainment, media and academia does not
lead to discrimination against Gentiles - nearly all radical Jews marry
Gentiles. Nor does it lead to flattering portraits of Jews, as Jews abound
in self-criticism. Rather, the most important result of the domination of
non-Jewish Jews in these fields is their war on traditional values. Porn
is just one expression of this rebellion against the standards, against
the disciplined life of obedience to Torah that marks a Jew living
"I have not met
a Jewish guy who wasn't a horny rabbit" says [Nina] Hartley. "Culturally
it's OK for Jews to act and for WASPs it's difficult. Many WASP men feel
that acting is making a fool of yourself. To go up there and have sex is
seen as opening yourself up to much potential for failure. It's OK for
Jews to be actors and many of them are hams. They don't worry about the
potential to look silly. There is also a lack of guilt about sex that
Jewish men have generally. Plus, they get to have sex with all these
beautiful blonde women... Where else are you going to get a succession of
shiksas [non-Jewish women] to bed you down?"
The number of
Jewish studs is "one of God's little jokes" says R. Bolla, who once
allowed Jamie Gillis to stay at his New York apartment for a few weeks if
he promised "to never bring bacon home." Jamie could, however, bring over
all the girls he wanted.
"Sex is not the
greatest sin in the Jewish religion" notes Bolla. "I hope that porn is the
most unrighteous thing I do. If we go out of our way to be scumbags,
that's the sin, when I do porn, I offend Shakespeare more than God."
Ten Jewish porn
stars interviewed by the late Screw reviewer Dan Shocket in
the early 80's insisted that they maintained some Jewish values. They
sought to treat others in a dignified and compassionate manner and
demanded the same treatment for themselves.
"If I'm in a
cesspool," says Bobby Astyr, "I may as well be nice in the cesspool. When
I first got into the business, I felt the least I could do was to get the
dopers off dope and to help where I could. I thought that I'm doing
something wrong, so while I'm doing it, I'll also do something nice.
remembers how he brought a girl with him to an interview with a porn
director. "This guy looked at the girl and said, 'Take your top off.' She
did. He then puts up his hands and says, 'Your breats are too small. I
can't use you.'
"I got so angry.
I said, 'That's not the way you talk to a person. If you don't like the
way she looks, just say you can't use her right now.'
"We're in his
basement and he's standing behind the bar. All of a sudden he puts his
hand behind the bar as if he's going to get a gun. I keep talking, telling
him how to behave with people. I know I lost the job, but I couldn't let
him get away with that. The girl was crushed.
pornographers, Richard Pacheco refuses to use the word pornography.
adult films is the most righteous thing I do. I take enormous pains to
treat people fairly, a revolutionary concept in this business, which is
hardcore in terms of exploitation. That we've entrusted the sexual film to
amateurs, criminals and drug addicts is absurd. My commitment to the
industry is to stop doing crap and start doing stuff that elevates the
Each of the ten
Jews - except Marc Stevens - insisted they were actors first, who happened
to perform in X-rated movies.