Jews in Porn
Jews dominate 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).
Jews accounted 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.
Jewish female 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 Jews?
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
Because Jews 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.
Because of 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.
Pornographer 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.
"Blacks, for 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."
Virtually all 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.
Jewish 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 Judaism.
"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. Selective morality."
Herschel Savage 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.
Like many pornographers, Richard Pacheco refuses to use the word pornography.
"Working in 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 human spirit
Each of the ten Jews - except Marc Stevens - insisted they were actors first, who happened to perform in X-rated movies.