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Dec 14 2011

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Jewish Dominance in the Porn Industry

GSTzman

05-12-10, 09:38 AM

Most folks know not to crap where they eat…

Triple Exthnics: Nathan Abrams on Jews in the American porn industry, Jewish Quarterly (UK), [print edition] 2005, p. 27-30

“A story little told is that of Jews in Hollywood’s seedier cousin, the adult film industry. Perhaps we’d prefer that the ‘triple exthnics’ didn’t exist, but there’s no getting away from the fact that secular Jews played (and still continue to play) a disproportionate role throughout the adult film industry in America. Jewish involvement in pornography has a long history in the United States, as Jews have helped transform a fringe subculture into what has become a primary constituent of Americana. These are the ‘true blue’ Jews. Smut peddlers

Jewish activity in the porn industry divides into two (sometimes overlapping) genres: pornographers and performers. Though Jews make up only two percent of the American population, they have been prominent in pornography. Many erotica dealers in the book trade between 1890 and 1940 were immigrant Jews of German origin …

In the postwar era, America’s most notorious pornographer was Reuben Sturman, the ‘Walt Disney of porn.’ According to the US Department of Justice, throughout the 1970s Sturman controlled most of the pornography circulating in the country … By the mid-80s he owned over 200 adult bookstores … It was said that Sturman did not simply control the adult-entertainment industry, he was the industry.

Eventually he was convicted of tax evasion and other crimes and died, disgraced, in prison in 1997. His son, David, continued running the family business. The contemporary incarnation of Sturman is Steven Hirsch, a 43-year-old Jewish Clevelander who has been described as the ‘Donald Trump of porno.’ The link between the two is Steve’s father, Fred, who was a stockholder-cum-lieutenant to Sturman. Today Hirsch runs the Vivid Entertainment Group, which has been called the Microsoft of the porn world, the top producer of ‘adult’ films in the US. His specialty was to import mainstream marketing techniques into the porn business. Indeed, Vivid parallels the Hollywood studio system of the 1930s and 1940s, particularly in its exclusive contracts to porn stars who are hired and moulded by Hirsch …

Jews accounted for most of the leading male performers as well as a sizeable number of female stars in porn movies of the 1970s and ’80s. The doyen of the Hebrew studs is Ron Jeremy … [H]e’s the nebischy, fat, hairy, ugly guy (an image from his web site opens this article) who gets to bed dozens of beautiful women. He presents an image of a modern-day King David, a Jewish superstud who supersedes the traditional heroes of Jewish lore …

 

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