June 20, 2005 09:00am
Jenna Makes Forbes 100 as Porn Player
Source: CJIDigital PR
by: Company Press Release
(NEW YORK, NY) -- Adult mega star Jenna Jameson has joined Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Mel Gibson, Madonna, Tom Cruise and a handful of others selected by Forbes magazine in its "Celebrity 100" list this week. Under the headline "The (Porn) Player," Forbes says in an accompanying 1,666-word article by writer Matthew Miller: "Jenna Jameson made millions having sex on-camera. Now she aims to make millions more--without ever again having to deliver so much as an on-screen kiss."
The story notes, "Since 1993 the onetime blonde (now brunette) bombshell has starred in 50-odd adult movies, selling millions of copies worldwide. Today thousands of members pay $35 a month for access to her Web site, ClubJenna.com, where they can linger over nude pictures of her, download her racy movies and read her lurid diary. Her fans can rent her digital moan as the ringer on their cell phones and buy Jenna sex toys, action figures--and even a piece of herself, molded in soft plastic, anatomically accurate and priced to move at $200."
Miller writes that Jenna "Has transcended the sex trade to become a bona fide celebrity, hounded by the tabloids and fervid fans. Her memoir, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list last year. She has appeared 30 times on Howard Stern's radio show, most recently to disclaim a rumor that she was sleeping with Britney Spears, and had a small role in his 1997 film, Private Parts. She shows up on such TV talk shows as the O'Reilly Factor. The A&E network is looking at the just-completed pilot for her hoped-for reality series, and she wants to do a film on her life story. "
Forbes reports that Jenna's holding company, ClubJenna, "Will hit revenues of $30 million this year, up 30% in a year; the profits may approach half of that. She owns and operates ClubJenna with her husband, Jay Grdina, a producer or director of 900 adult films. 'This has developed from an individual star into a porn conglomerate," he says. "Her brand has been developed with the reputation of being the best, and now we are capitalizing on that and monetizing the name.' They hope to move into Jenna-branded strip clubs, cosmetics, an apparel line and bejeweled sex toys."
Writer Miller charts Jenna's personal and professional history and activities comprehensively, from her early days as a stripper through the present, and focuses on the launch and development of ClubJenna, Inc. It concludes: "So does Jameson ever get numb to sex? 'No, I love it,' she says. 'it's a beautiful thing. Maybe I'm just an insanely sexual person, but to see a woman's sexuality come to life on film--that's art.' and, if you are Jenna Jameson, it's also money, lots of it."
About Jenna Jameson:
According to New York Magazine Jenna Jameson is a "cultural icon." her book about her life and adventures from the ReganBooks imprint of HarperCollins, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, has been a New York Times and Amazon bestseller. Ms. Jameson has debated at Oxford University in England, been profiled by the E! True Hollywood Stories, has made countless radio and television appearances and has appeared in thousands of newspaper and magazine articles. She controls her own film production company and is the chairwoman of ClubJenna, Inc., a product licensing and Internet management firm that handles the Web activities for more than a dozen top adult stars, operates ClubJennaMall.com, a popular online retail store and has a free non-explicit Website, JustJennaJameson.com. She directs the careers of other top adult stars through her "ClubJenna Girl" program in which actresses such as Krystal Steal, McKenzie Lee, Jesse Capelli, Ashton Moore and Sophia Rossi are signed to exclusive production contracts. Vivid Entertainment Group has selected Jenna as a Vivid Girl and films produced by her own production company are distributed by Vivid. Forbes magazine puts her on its "Celebrity 100" list, FHM ranks her both as one of the 100 Most Beautiful Girls in the World and one of the 100 Sexiest, and VH1 says she is among the "100 Hottest Hotties."
For more information contact: Sarah Perkins, 212-338-0050, PR@CJIDigital.com