Friday, December 14, 2012

Hanukkah Hottie #7: Not Quite An "Angel"

This isn't the first time we've delved into Jewish women in the porn industry (here's the first time).  And it won't be the last.  But we dip our toes in gingerly, as the subject is a bit hot.  As hot as seven Hanukkah candles and a shamus...

Meet Joanna Angel.  Her upbringing is the model - or so you would think - of how you would develop the ultimate "nice Jewish girl":

Joanna was born in Brooklyn, New York, to an Orthodox Jewish Israeli mother and an American father. She was raised in River Edge in Bergen County, New Jersey...After graduating at age 17 she enrolled in Rutgers University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Film Studies.

She worked in a kosher fast food restaurant in Teaneck during high school...

Hmmm....another Jersey girl.  Interesting.  But we digress.  The thing that perhaps separates Ms. Angel from your run of the mill thrust-n-go porn actress is her devotion to

After finishing her degree, she relocated to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, and created the website BurningAngel, an adult site catering to an emerging genre dubbed alt porn...

"Alt Porn" is known for its use of goths, punks, and tattooed rebels as opposed to the standard silicon-breasted, worn-out blondes who seem to populate the genre.

And  her success in this new genre has made her, in an odd way, "mainstream famous" as well:

Following the success of "Burning Angel", Angel has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times

She briefly wrote a monthly sex advice column for Spin. She also contributed a chapter to the book Naked Ambition: Women Pornographers and How They Are Changing the Sex Industry.

In 2011, she was named by CNBC as one of the 12 most popular stars in porn.  CNBC noted that she owns her own studio...

So what's the problem, mom?  You wanted me to bring home a Jewish girl, and here's one who graduated a good school with a major and a minor, who writes for numerous publications, who owns her own movie studio, and gets written up in the New York Times! So...can I marry her?  Can I?  Please?

OK, so your mom has probably passed out on the floor already.  But nobody is going to blame you for bringing home Hanukkah Hottie #7...


Hanukkah Hottie No. 1, Hanukkah Hottie No. 2, Hanukkah Hottie No. 3, Hanukkah Honey No. 4, Hanukkah Hottie #5...and Hottie 6!

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