Please explain Ron Jeremy to me.
February 1, 2013 10:19 AM Subscribe
This question is about Ron Jeremy and porn, so I guess I'll put it below the fold.
posted by BlahLaLa to society & culture (32 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
So Ron Jeremy is in the news
right now because he's having health issues. And looking at the picture that accompanies the story I'm struck by the reaction I always have when seeing his picture: He's really not attractive.
Sorry if that's insulting; I'm not super-attractive myself and I'm certainly not trying to be judgmental. I'm just having a disconnect between reality and my admittedly rudimentary understanding of porn as being something that happens with participants who are perceived as beautiful.
So, what is his allure? He's evidently worked in porn for many years. Was he "prettier" a long time ago? Is there some particular reason that the combination of him + hot ladies = something the customer/consumer wants to see?
I know this is a little lulzy, but I really do want to understand this, and I'm afraid to google it. If you have an answer or can point me in the direction of some intelligent writing on this subject, I'd appreciate it.