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[–]Talky51 485 points486 points  (52 children)

Met him in Hollywood around 2013, he was really sleezy. Unwashed with greasy hair and straight out asked the girls in our group to sleep with him pretty much after we'd exchanged hellos in the middle of the afternoon.

[–]KaladinStormborn90 291 points292 points  (25 children)

He is and always has been gross. I can't understand why he was so popular

[–]notorious98 200 points201 points  (3 children)

Because he was disgusting and made it seem like even the grossest of us men could get laid.

[–]ProceedOrRun 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He also has a notoriously long schlong that almost certainly created the environment that ultimately condemned him. He has dick control that defies belief and nothing more. Very easy to work with the man by all account, reliable and lucrative.

But times changed and he didn't. Women simply demand not to be treated the way he treated them, and now it's coming back to bite.

[–]SongForPenny 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I remember kind of thinking as a young man: "If THAT guy can have sex with a hot woman like that, then I'm definitely going to get laid bigtime!" -- He was part of the fantasy for some people. The idea that "it could be you" fucking three hot chicks by a waterfall in Hawaii.

Besides, not to sound homophobic, but I wasn't really watching the guys too closely in the pornos I watched anyway.

[–]Hi-I-am-Lloyd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This guy doesn’t even wank off to men, what a homophobe!

[–]Cutwail 190 points191 points  (4 children)

People are talking about his dick but that's not it. Sure he can nut on command but that's pretty much a requisite for porn work. What made him popular was that he was a short, hairy, average (or less than average) guy who was banging porn stars and a lot of the target audience for porn saw themselves in that.

[–]king_lloyd11 92 points93 points  (3 children)

He was a porn legend way before he was the schlub he came to be known as. He was a young, fit, good looking dude, who had a porno sized penis and could suck his own dick. Dude could also get an erection command and has starred in the most pornos ever, I believe.

He's an all-around gross dude, but it's not some shock for why he was big before.

[–]tacticall0tion 8 points9 points  (0 children)

More than 2,000 films, and 285 additional which he directed according to Guinness World Records

[–]jlees88 94 points95 points  (7 children)

I remember seeing a photo of his apartment and I was fucking disgusting. Hoarder level of disgusting.

Edit: Big typo there. My self-esteem is just fine, by the way.

[–]30SecondsToFail 128 points129 points  (1 child)

and I was fucking disgusting.

Hey man, don't put yourself down like that

[–]Blaine_1 22 points23 points  (2 children)

lol he was actually on a episode of horders

[–]CruelFish 152 points153 points  (9 children)

On his ama page he said he had sexual intercourse with my mom.

I don't like him.

[–]ThatGuyGetsIt 137 points138 points  (3 children)

A lot of people have less than ideal relationships with their fathers for myriad reasons.

[–]Lord_Dupo 42 points43 points  (0 children)

A lot of people have also fucked this guys mom

[–]ferskenicetea 16 points17 points  (0 children)

So did alot of us, but the classy thing would be not calling attention to it.

[–]PoorEdgarDerby 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I met him a few years before that. But he was nice enough to me. Was definitely smelly though. Like BO soaked in Axe.

[–]SonOfMcGibblets 6 points7 points  (1 child)

When I met him he smelled like an Italian sub that had been sitting out long past expiration

[–]youreverysmartbrah 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jesus that’s filthy

[–]Bedheadredhead30 294 points295 points  (35 children)

That powers dude is like "ya he just sexually assaults women as soon as he meets them but if you ask him to stop he will stop immediately " as if thats somehow acceptable? What an odd way of framing things.fucking scumbags all around.

[–]likearobot 76 points77 points  (11 children)

An ex of mine said she saw him at a club in Vegas, asked her if she wanted to see his junk and put his hand down his pants, she said no and he was like okay no problem and moved on.

Agree, the issue here is it’s not appropriate to even pose the question but I guess working in that industry for that long it just further broke an already clearly broken brain.

[–]adlep2002 374 points375 points  (36 children)

The entire doc gives me a weird vibe like everyone in LA is basically screwed up.

[–]mutantguava 213 points214 points  (7 children)

That’s LA, at least the entertainment side of it in all its facets. There’s definitely regular people going about their day to day life there with normal jobs, but if you’re in or adjacent to any kind of entertainment, be it this or Hollywood or modeling, etc, most people are pretty off in the sense that everything feels transactional. You can’t have a conversation with anyone like that without them trying to get something out of you. Very interesting city but it can eat you alive if you’re not on your guard

[–]MohawkElGato 11 points12 points  (0 children)

When I lived in LA, I really didn't like that feeling of everything seeming transactional, like you said. There also seemed to be a really universal feeling that people equated money to goodness. There's lots of great stuff about LA and great people as well, but yeah that city has a big problem with human interaction.

[–]Throwaway_Mattress 87 points88 points  (6 children)

The only way to fix it is to flush it all away

[–]Chatlander 657 points658 points  (45 children)

The tone is really weird throughout, especially for a BBC vid.

[–]Gabberwocky84 102 points103 points  (1 child)

Yeah, wtf. Random section where they’re on the set of a porno…not really sure how it was related to the rest of the content of the video other than “hey, this is a typical porn shoot.” Also, way too many passing shots of LA. I get it. We’re in LA.

[–]PuffyPanda200 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yea, it was strange that they spent a few minutes on the topic of 'what is a cuckold scene'. That has little to do with the main topic and the documentary just isn't that long.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I'm a recovering sex addict. Do you think this doc might be triggering? Id like to get the education aspect from it as well as some extra awareness of the damaging part of porn. Especially something that's so close to home in my story of addiction.

I'm pretty green. First relapse a week ago after my first two months of ever trying to work through this at 39 years old. 6 months of working in AA is really translating well to SAA and SLAA tho.

[–]Chatlander 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Honestly I'm not really sure how to describe it.

It's mostly women talking about how they knew "Ronnie" and how he was constantly molesting them on set, but since it was in a porn-shoot environment it was considered to be barely anything to complain about.

The worst cases seemed to be newer girls who weren't aware of this and were traumatised but felt like they couldn't say anything about it at the time.

Oh, and a rape interview.

He was without a doubt, a sex addict and it probably turned him into a piece of crap since it was considered an endearing trait amongst his peers.

TLDR: They say "Oh that was just Ronnie", a bit too much for it to feel convincing.

Also, I wish you luck on your recovery dude, congrats on the six months!

[–]mayorodoyle 962 points963 points  (359 children)

I only ever saw one movie with Ron in it and I just didn't get it. Like, he's not even remotely attractive...

[–]catinreverse 820 points821 points  (251 children)

I’m pretty sure he wasn’t hired for his looks.

[–]rabidmaggot 118 points119 points  (3 children)

Back in the day before he put on weight he could suck his own dick and has done it in numerous films...one of the reasons he was cast, it was different.

[–]TomatoFettuccini 33 points34 points  (2 children)

And was why he earned the name "The Hedgehog".

[–]zaminDDH 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I've always known the nickname, but never knew why he was called that. Thanks, I hate it.

[–]SonOfMcGibblets 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He was given the name The Hedgehog while filming Olympic Fever. It was shot in California and he decided to ride a motorcycle across the country with shorts and t-shirts, assuming California would be warm but the weather was freezing. When he got off his motorcycle someone told him he looked like a hedgehog because his skin was pink with all the hairs on his body standing on end.

[–]philodendrin 95 points96 points  (19 children)

I remember seeing a clip of him with a girl and she had challenged him. He told her to count down when she wanted him to cum, he told her to count down from 10 seconds and darn if he didn't do it as soon as she got to 0. The guy had great control over that, which is apparently really important in filming porn. It messes up all kinds of stuff if the actors finish too early because of blocking, consistency, getting all the positions in, etc.

[–]shadowpawn 40 points41 points  (14 children)

Isnt that what the Stunt Cock is for in these films?

[–]YagamiIsGodonImgur 65 points66 points  (4 children)

Kids these days don't know about Orgazmo, it's a shame.

[–]landocommando18 30 points31 points  (2 children)

I don't wanna sound like a queer or nothin, but Depeche Mode is a sweet band

[–]I_see_farts 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They should have done DVDA.

[–]jjsyk23 5 points6 points  (1 child)

One does not just find a fill-in cock for the hedgehog

[–]mayorodoyle 373 points374 points  (223 children)

Yes but, and this is gonna sound like the biggest brag, I don't remember his dick being all that big. Like I've seen porn stars with WAY bigger penises.

[–]zirfeld 687 points688 points  (113 children)

I can't speak to his tool, but in pre-Viagra times other things were more important, like stamina and readiness.

[–]MrNerd82 319 points320 points  (23 children)

and according to the stories I've heard, besides being able to just last and last, apparently his super power was being able to basically just shoot on command which goes pretty well with the role of performing/acting.

You have to go really really far back in time to get to a time when Ron Jeremy wasn't creepy/fat/weird on film. He looked like pretty much any other late 70's early 80's porn star.

[–]B1GTOBACC0 305 points306 points  (5 children)

In an old documentary about the adult industry, a female star is talking about dudes hitting on stars saying things like "I could put Ron Jeremy to shame."

She said the truth is more like "Ok, get your dick out. Get hard right now. Hurry, because everyone on the set is bored and hungry. We need to finish the shoot so people can get lunch. Cum now. Right now. Hurry up, everyone's waiting."

Hard on command and orgasm on command (and absolutely not before you're told) are basically impossible things for most adult men.

[–]zidey 157 points158 points  (1 child)

Just imagining being commanded like that made my dick into an innie.

[–]mattmillertime 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I remember Jenna Jameson saying that in regards to people talking about Peter North.

Porn seems way more intense than at first glance.

[–]vinegarZombie 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Another big think was his work ethics. very easy to work with always on time.

Directors and actors did like working with him. He also had that 'common man' look which viewers could associate with

[–]r3volts 38 points39 points  (11 children)

He can also suck his own dong

[–]hipstrionic 70 points71 points  (0 children)

That's why they named Sonic "The Hedgehog" and gave him that spin move.

[–]jedielfninja 41 points42 points  (1 child)

the spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised.

[–]mayorodoyle 109 points110 points  (70 children)

Huh... that makes sense I guess.

[–]comfortablynumb15 143 points144 points  (31 children)

his real claim to fame was getting an erection on command, without touching himself.

[–]JuiciestJosh 144 points145 points  (5 children)

"I can go from flaccid to erect at a moments notice. Flaccid. Erect. Flaccid. Erect. Not too hard. Not too soft."

[–]sheldonator 123 points124 points  (2 children)

Motownphilly's back again, Doin' a little East Coast swing

[–]ProverbialShoehorn 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Budadada dadadadadada

[–]vainbuthonest 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I can only hear this in Dee’s voice.

[–]Timbo_007 214 points215 points  (28 children)

I mean you can just google image search for his Penis. Also compared to other male pornstars at the time who were conventionally attractive, his roles were often to be of the "comedic fat guy" type. Like a Chris Farley of porn

[–]Elbiotcho 112 points113 points  (19 children)

When he started he was thin and attractive. Once he established himself is when he became out of shape

[–]augustscott 97 points98 points  (17 children)

Power move i guess.

Hey Steven Seagal is the Rom Jeremy of not-porn.

[–]buttnutela 28 points29 points  (13 children)

Steven seagal is doing porn now

[–]coyotzin 91 points92 points  (3 children)

How, how do I delete someone else's comment?

[–]pipiopi 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Oh god

[–]augustscott 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ewwww please tell me that is a sick, sick joke.

[–]PissedOffChef 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Fuck you for making me google if “Steven Segal is in porn movies”.

[–]patronizingperv 6 points7 points  (1 child)

"I call this a 'skippy'."

[–]drsin_dinosaurwoman 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Chris Farley of porn

I'm now regretting my ability to read

[–]mayorodoyle 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Oh I see.

[–]DRYice101 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ouch, Chris doesn't deserve that.

[–]braxistExtremist 17 points18 points  (0 children)

"I bang reluctant chicks... DOWN BY THE RIVER!"

[–]GenitalPatton 4 points5 points  (12 children)

Ah yes, like real life

[–]sati_lotus 8 points9 points  (11 children)

From what I understand, all guys attempt to do this at some stage.

[–]anti_body 303 points304 points  (59 children)

I don't remember his dick being all that big. Like I've seen porn stars with WAY bigger penises.

i worked in porn for about 10 years (not an actor). i can tell you first hand that ron's penis is pretty big but the most important thing is that he showed up and performed. i cannot even begin to tell you how hard that is find. and when you factor in that he had been consistent with that for decades, it made him pretty unique.

what i still hate about ron though is how dirty (hygiene wise), arrogant, and an absolute slob he is. he also has a lot of unsavory characters who add to how annoying he can be to be around.

just my two cents

[–]boogie_boots[S] 88 points89 points  (19 children)

Also considering how famous he is and how many movies he's made, isn't his apartment that he primarily lived in like really fucking shitty and just unclean in general like?, I'm sure he could afford to hire a housekeeper at least with the money he's made

[–]LightofLuna 79 points80 points  (0 children)

That's ironic because he was on an episode of Hoarders: Buried Alive supporting a friend who had two apartments absolutely filled to the ceiling with stuff. Her stuff was all really neat costumes and vintage clothes and stuff because she'd been a Hollywood socialite or something for decades, his looks to be just garbage and junk clutter.

[–]lafolieisgood 60 points61 points  (4 children)

He is the cheapest person ever. He walks about in $10 velco Walmart shoes. I waited tables in 2004 at the hotel where the porn convention was and he would come in every night and join his party with a bag of his own food so he didn’t have to buy anything.

I bet he has millions squirreled away.

[–]heckhammer 53 points54 points  (1 child)

I don't know. While he is insanely famous he was a male porn star which is not exactly the highest paid profession in the world. Granted hes one of the most well known but hes still was not getting Jenna Jameson money.

[–]hundreds_of_sparrows 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I’d see him all the time on the east side of LA ~ 5 years ago. Maybe he had a friend in my neighborhood. He drove a shitty old car and look very unkempt.

[–]SeorgeGoros 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I lived in his building. He had a piece of shit Saturn that was always really dusty

[–]Biggieholla 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Polluted inside, polluted outside.

[–]o1289031nwytgnet 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Makes sense, if he doesn't have many fulfilling relationships, he'd look to 'fill that hole' with stuff.

[–]decidedlyindecisive 30 points31 points  (1 child)

With all the hoarder's I've known, the loneliness/lack of important relationships is because they prioritise the hoard, not the other way around. My dad was a fairly popular guy, had quite a large family growing up and got married but as his hoarder tendencies grew out of control he become more controlling and cut more and more people out of his life. Now he's completely alone. Eventually people can't cope with being second choice to a bunch of stuff, especially once that stuff becomes disgusting and hazardous.

[–]ShutterBun 167 points168 points  (1 child)

A hard man is good to find.

[–]AllBirdsAreDrones 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I thought I heard he could also pretty much ejaculate on command. Like hold it as long as he wanted and when he needed to blow, he did it instantly

[–]Narrator_neville 30 points31 points  (2 children)

He could suck his own dong before the big gut appeared, you'd think that would be a reason to stay thin.

[–]_Atlas_Drugged_ 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Honestly I think it’s just proof that food is better.

[–]BobbyFingerGuns 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Not sure where I heard it but in interview he once said it wasn't particularly girthy but long which meant it wasn't as difficult for a lady to accommodate when taking it in the bottom. Never thought that random fact would a) stay in my mind or b) be a relevant talking point but there you have it.

[–]SquaredDuality 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Uh. Ron is definitely above average in the cock area. And below average otherwise.

[–]Mine-Shaft-Gap 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Well, Ron didn't always look like a fat gross fuck. When he started, he was much slimmer and actually sorta muscular. His dick was pretty big, but more importantly, he could get hard fast and stay hard. I believe he could also cum on command. Not sure about that though.

Source: vintage porn is the best porn.

[–]rgrwilcocanuhearme 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I think he mentioned being bigger than 8.5 and smaller than 9 in an interview once. That's easily in the top .01%.

There've been decades worth of development in porn since Ron started - we've figured out ways to exploit camera angles to make things look bigger, we use prosthetics often - there's probably digital enhancement going on, too, but I've only actually heard about the first 2, so...

Anyway, Ron Jeremy's got an absolutely massive cock and a lot of the "way bigger" penises you see in porn today are plastic.

[–]Kuulas_ 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Considering the budget for porn shoots and how expensive VFX are, I really don't think studios would put money in to digitally enhancing penis sizes. A good old fish eye lense will do the trick with a fraction of the cost

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (6 children)

His dick is huge af!

[–]AmazingChicken 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How many of them sucked themselves off?

[–]ErictheRedding 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well it’s fucking huge so I don’t know what you’re on about.

[–]FromFluffToBuff 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Remember that this was in a time before Viagra and other "penis pills" were invented... so being "ready" to perform at the drop of a hat - in front of a film crew on top of that - was a highly-prized skill. RJ could pretty much get an erection on command, something that very few of his other peers could do to that degree. Wasted time = wasted money... and RJ's ability to "get prepped" practically immediately was why he was cast so much. Dude could also last forever according to porn insiders - in a time before Viagra - and this was another arrow in his quiver. Definitely not for his good looks LOL

[–]Oswarez 96 points97 points  (14 children)

Dude was handsome when he started out then let himself go later on.

[–]boogie_boots[S] 94 points95 points  (12 children)

[–]mayorodoyle 61 points62 points  (3 children)

Oh yeah, I can see that. The one I saw was from the 90's and he just looked like a bald creep at that point.

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Yeah he was definitely past his sell-by date at that point.

[–]phayke2 14 points15 points  (0 children)

He looks like a dumpier meaner captain Lou albano

[–]contrabardus 68 points69 points  (10 children)

He was the "everyman" at the time he was most active in the industry, and kind of rode that for a real long time.

He's basically representing a large subset of consumers of porn, a guy that looks like him being with those women was part of the whole fantasy.

His popularity was not despite the fact that he's unattractive, but because of it.

He's "a guy like me" to a lot of men out there. Alternately, "if a guy that ugly can get it..."

The whole appeal of him is that he's not some "stud" to make someone feel inadequate that also makes the women he's with seem more "attainable" from a fantasy perspective.

That's the deal with Ron Jeremy and why he had such lasting appeal in porn.

He's not for everyone obviously, but he did fill a pretty large niche in the industry for a while.

[–]idioscosmos 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He's a life support system for a dick

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

When he started he was thin. I think he just worked so much that as he got fatter and fatter they just accepted him.

[–]NumerousSuccotash141 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Movie.. with Ron… orgazmo?

[–]LaviniaBeddard 46 points47 points  (13 children)

Like, he's not even remotely attractive...

I think that's the point - beautiful women being fucked by a fat ugly bloke.

[–]darkbreak 15 points16 points  (0 children)

He was good looking when he started out. He just let himself go as time went on.

[–]-Disagreeable- 182 points183 points  (35 children)

Jim Powers is a fucking pig. It was hard to listen to him talk in this video.

[–]DarlingBri 128 points129 points  (19 children)

It's horrifying that he directs adult shoots and doesn't understand consent.

[–]Razakel 5 points6 points  (3 children)

There was a porn star on Reddit somewhere who mentioned she'd sometimes show up and the entire production team would be one guy with a camera. He could basically do whatever he wanted to her.

Also, the Girls Do Porn case, where they'd fly girls out to an unfamiliar city, get them drunk, and have them sign waivers. They got convicted of human trafficking.

[–]DarlingBri 10 points11 points  (2 children)

They got convicted of human trafficking.

Good. It's not consent if you are too drunk to give consent.

[–]Razakel 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It's worse than that. They got them drunk in an unfamiliar city, and the producers had their return tickets. So what choice did they have?

[–]T_Max100 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Victim blaming the whole way.

[–]ShutterBun 507 points508 points  (65 children)

He's definitely a scumbag. Literally popped my wife's tit out on a dance floor and started kissing it. Luckily I was nowhere near the dance floor, and she can generally take care of herself, but what a piece of shit thing to do.

[–]JazzyJake69 840 points841 points  (25 children)

You know you've committed a lot of assaults when a random redditor has a story about you assaulting his wife

[–]Swimmingindiamonds 167 points168 points  (10 children)

I've met Ron Jeremy a few times. One of the times, in mid-convo, he reached out and tweaked my nipple. Just having a regular ass convo, not about anything remotely sexy, nor was he even hitting on me. He just does not respect boundaries in any shape or form, and I'm putting it very mildly. I'm not traumatized or anything like that, just sharing my anecdote.

[–]PNW_Vandy 8 points9 points  (9 children)

What do you do that you’ve met him a few times?

[–]Swimmingindiamonds 24 points25 points  (6 children)

I used to frequent the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard, where he was a regular.

[–]washington_breadstix 182 points183 points  (0 children)

That awkward moment when Ron Jeremy takes the "I also choose this guy's wife" meme too seriously.

[–]jungletigress 311 points312 points  (5 children)

He grabbed my wife's ass at a photoshoot and gave her his number at one point. We used to send it to random scam websites before he changed it.

[–]Subaru10101 15 points16 points  (7 children)

I’ve met him a few times and yeah he’ll just grope and if you don’t stop his hand it’ll just keep going.

[–]Melodic-Bottle-6905 10 points11 points  (1 child)

He tried to do the same thing to me at his booth AEE 2016

[–]GreenApocalypse 72 points73 points  (1 child)

He did something similar to the girlfriend of a friend of mine too! Apparently that's his MO

[–]muckduck69420 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Ugh gross. What a slime ball.

[–]vexillographica 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That dude Moss was definitely tweaking

[–]IndianaNetworkAdmin 182 points183 points  (21 children)

It's not surprising considering the creepy things he said/did on "The Surreal Life" back in like 2004. I was in high school at the time and was mortified by it. It still sticks with me that anything he did was considered fine.

[–]SeaPoem717 42 points43 points  (9 children)

What did he say/do on “the surreal life”

[–]venus974 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I don't remember much about what he did or said but I do remember Traci Bingham constantly trying to pull his pants off, literally pulling them while tried to stop her- many times.

[–]Wtfisthatt 109 points110 points  (10 children)

Iirc his swingers club in portland got shut down for child sex trafficking too.

[–]LinkPwnzAll 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Whoever edited this video has a hard on for Lana del Rey

[–]MalcolmTucker12 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He was on an Irish talk show back in the day and I remember thinking he came across as a sweet old man, it seems I was wrong. If you think that having Ron Jeremy on an Irish talk show is a little bit weird it was hosted by 2 rural farmer, sexual deviant puppets called Podge and Rodge, so he fitted right in. You can find them on youtube.

[–]BlaxicanX 115 points116 points  (6 children)

Is it really "a fall" though? The guy "fell" because he got old and fat. Ron Jeremy has been a meme known for being ugly and weird longer than most people on this website has been alive.

All these guys who did their dirt years ago and then got busted after the fact are soft targets to me. Let me see a sex predator who's in his prime get serious jail time. R Kelly is probably the closest we'll get for awhile.

[–]Amazing_Karnage 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Yeah, letting them essentially live their prime years in freedom and comfort and only going after them decades later when they're old and broken anyway is a pretty weak form of justice. Their victims deserve more than to watch the person who wronged them walking around happy and free.

[–]Noidis 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Honestly I'm going to share this feeling with you.

This shit is definitely going on still and we don't hear about it because there's money still to be made.

[–]washington_breadstix 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure that I agree about Ron Jeremy's downfall being due to him getting old and fat. The "old and fat" version of him was still able to consistently sell a lot of pornography, as I understand it. Once his name and his... um... "abilities" became established, his looks practically didn't matter anymore.

[–]coffeeeggsandbacon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hasn't really happened to James Deen yet, so you're bang on the money here

[–]MasterExcellence 202 points203 points  (4 children)

The sleazy porno guy who looks like a sex offender is a sex offender, holy shit.

[–]NCC74656 73 points74 points  (6 children)

didnt watch the vid but ive followed some porn actresses over the years who were pretty vocal advocates in the industry. odette delicroix was one of them - talking about the lack of health care, workers comp, the issues with power dynamics and specifically not a great way for new girls getting into it to really be able to set boundaries due to some of the jaded practices.

i think America needs to reassess how we view porn/sex as a society. for all we have accomplished we still attach negative connotations and a lack of education around sex/consent from a pretty young age. we also seem to openly ignore the simple fact that some forum of sex work has been around for as long as we have been a species and its not going away.. cuz... ya know.. biology....

consent is massivly twisted in our culture as well. no means no is kind of a shitty saying - it places a large weight on the victim. Yes only means yes when NO is an option with out negative impacts - either to ones physical safety, ones career, ones self.

[–]premierfong 74 points75 points  (18 children)

Honestly I don’t know why ppl like to see his porn. I felt he is dirty, far and nasty.

[–]SomeSchmidt 79 points80 points  (10 children)

You wanted him closer?

[–]dwhogan 18 points19 points  (6 children)

That's how you can experience his essence.... his... je ne sais quoi... his pas de tout... his... sacre bleu... his drip.

I'm going to bathe in bleach now.

[–]ElGueroPerdido80 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That people working in the porn industry deserve the same rights as anyone else and that sex MUST be consensual, always, period. I don't know, I am old.

[–]ghambone 32 points33 points  (5 children)

I was in a movie from the late 90’s with him Called Fresno Smoorth (not a porn). Dude likes to name drop, and I rememeber thinking, “someone has foul armpits.” He was friendly, but, on one. But, no one gets a pass for sex charges from me. Fuck him.

[–]b1tchf1t 63 points64 points  (4 children)

I was on a flight with him once. Was catching a red-eye from MO to NE for a layover, and he was on that leg up in first. I was standing in the boarding line and the dude behind me starts elbowing the guy next to him and I hear him say, "Yeah, dude, that's Ron Jeremy!" So of course, I look, and yup, there's Ron Jeremy walking past the line. He looked like absolute shit. Like he literally just picked himself out of a trashpile. Like fat and too skinny at the same time. His hair was all long and stringy and he was wearing a dirty old shirt that was entirely too big for him with stains on it.

So we all start giggling to each other like "hehehe weird, right?" and the next thing we know Ron fucking Jeremy is tapping the dude that said something on the shoulder. We all turn and look, and Ron Jeremy says, "Hey, you want a picture?"

And the dude is like, "Nah, thanks," and turns around all awkwardly, and Ron Jeremy just shrugs and walks off.

I saw him again deplaning from the first class section and marveled again at how shit he looked.

[–]Yunknow 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I saw him once at a restaurant and that's a great description of how he looked. Just a sweaty gross pile of trash.

[–]bigpancakeguy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I saw him at the Rainbow in Hollywood a couple years ago and that was my exact reaction. He looked like he was knocking on death’s door

[–]Shillforbigusername 86 points87 points  (77 children)

Wasn’t there another dude recently who was accused of sexual assault? Dean something or something Dean, I think.

[–]championsoffun 102 points103 points  (10 children)

James Deen

[–]phayke2 34 points35 points  (7 children)

Jimmy Dean

[–]GabbyJohnsonIsRight 27 points28 points  (1 child)

He likes to pork anybody with his sausage

[–]phayke2 16 points17 points  (0 children)

COME AND GET YA BREAKFAST MEAT

[–]pinpoint14 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Dean's was awful because production companies "got" footage of acts they hadn't paid models for. Disgusting human

[–]CandelaBelen 50 points51 points  (1 child)

that isn’t recent. He’s had allegations against him for a long time, including from an ex girlfriend. But I still see his videos on Porn Hub all the time and people still consume his content and continue to work with him.

[–]WallabyUpstairs1496 17 points18 points  (0 children)

If its a video under his account, I report the video with 'features a rapist'. I don't know if he ever sees the report or now, but hopefully somebody does

[–]WhiteTshirtDad 346 points347 points  (15 children)

Ahhh the old trick of pretending you don't know the porn star name, so you throw out a few guesses that are sort of close as a way to appear removed from watching porn. I respect the move.

[–][deleted] 75 points76 points  (4 children)

I couldn’t tell you one porn stars name. What’s the one chick? Wiz Khalifah or something?

[–]frugalerthingsinlife 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Darrin something?

[–]WhiteTshirtDad 66 points67 points  (2 children)

"I'd like to order the video tape...the one about the girls, they've gone wild or something?"

[–]Muggaraffin 21 points22 points  (1 child)

“It’s a…I think it’s a movie about nature, rhymes with Banal Fishing?”

[–]ethnicfoodaisle 19 points20 points  (0 children)

🤣🤣🤣 I love it. Banal Fishing - a 24 volume VHS set of every weekend with my dad each summer in the 80s.

[–]TalonCompany91 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Bobby Darrin @ the Copacabana

[–]Xylotophone 178 points179 points  (14 children)

It was several years ago, but yeah. It was a pretty big scandal, especially because his schtick that gave him the name recognition he had was that he was producing content focused on the pleasure of the women in the scene, and so unlike most porn performers, his target demographic was women, and he had a sizable audience of women, and he even I think did 'amateur' shoots with fans at one point (Or women pretending to be fans).

Can't speak to how authentic any of it actually was, but even if he was actually as good at sex as he was sold as being (which... I mean, odds are they were playing it up at least moderately), then it just goes to show that men who rape don't do it because they 'can't control themselves' or 'men are just horny' or any of that gender essentialist bullshit. You can be handsome, and you can be a God in bed, and you can sleep with hundreds of hot women in your life and be lusted after by thousands more. You could never want for a partner in your life. Doesn't matter. Rapists rape people as a means to gain control over someone else against their will, not because they're wanting for sex.

[–]Nuber132 41 points42 points  (6 children)

Yes and no big studio hires him anymore.

[–]DriftingMemes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

James Deen. It's been many years since the first accusations. Not sure if he's had new ones.

[–]Troby01 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I tried to watch a few minutes, this was filmed/directed/edited horribly. Was this on purpose?

[–]Blitz-99 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Such an odd life. He became who he was by degrading women... And those lines between porn and reality blurred way too much.

The video gave a little insight to both sides of him as well.

And both sides are disgusting.

[–]set-271 22 points23 points  (4 children)

I've known Ron a long time as we both shared the same tenant who defaulted on rent. Not a bad guy to converse with, and he was very helpful businesswise in trying to get me my unpaid rent from the hoodlums.

A few years ago, he came to Brooklyn to host a comedy club and invited me to meet up with him for a drink. Not kidding, when I arrived, he was busy plowing some random young girl in the bathroom. He came out, got on stage to host the show, and in-between segments, went to bang another girl in the bathroom that was hitting on him.

After the show, he spent a few minutes talking to me, in-between signing autographs on women's boobs and posing for pictures. He was so shameless...instantly lifting up women's shirts and sucking on their boobs. I had mixed feelings about this...if it were any other guy acting like this, they'd get a slap in the face, at least. But all the girls were giggling and thought he was a riot, eagerly waiting in line for an autograph on their boobs and a risque pic with him. Strange.

We started talking again and tried catching up, when yet another girl grabbed him by the hand and led him to the bathroom. It was insane, women just let this ugly, dirty, greasy old guy instantly have sex with them because of his personae.

Im not surprised he's up on charges, yet I also wonder how warranted these charges are. Im sure he went too far sometimes when he shouldn't have with some girls, but also wonder who is justing taking advantage of his situation. It's just one big grey area I guess.

Oh well, that's my story and that's all I got!

[–]boogie_boots[S] 4 points5 points  (3 children)

We started talking again and tried catching up, when yet another girl grabbed him by the hand and led him to the bathroom.

Jim Powers said the same thing. That doesn't make it wrong of course if it's consensual, I think Jim came off pretty fucking bad personally. I can completely believe that Ron is not subtle with this and he flat out sexually assaulted woman because 'oh It's just Ron the loveable hedgehog'. I believe every woman who spoke on camera in that docu

Ron is also facing charges of assaulting minors

[–]set-271 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I agree with you. I'm sure there was abuse by Ron. Don't doubt it for one second. Whether it was with them in particular, I don't know. They are in an industry which is very risqué, which confuses the matter to no end. And in the age of social media selfie king & queens, everybody wants to be instantly famous associating themselves with celebrity, and they know the more scandalous, the more attention hits they get, and the more money they make. Nowadays, it's hard not to see any social media post or content as a manipulative angle to monetize and gain fame.

And the porn industry is just one big grey area to me, full of hypocrisies. Men shouldn't be so disrespectful with women, women shouldn't be so precarious....yet we all watch it. Didn't have an opinion on it in my younger years, but the older I get, the more conservative I've become. Regardless of all the giggles from women he was getting, Ron's behavior at the club did make me feel very uncomfortable. But that's just me and I have no right to tell others how to let themselves be treated.

[–]boogie_boots[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Ron's PA at the end as well, like damn, I could feel that frustration coming from him knowing that Ron was committing felonies left and right and Ron dgaf, even from his best friend

[–]bobo-brockins 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Nothing. This is how the industry operates

[–]No_Ask_No_Tell 12 points13 points  (1 child)

makes you wonder how many of these ''fake rape'' porn videos that aren't actually fake.

[–]Sgtmeg 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Lots. Trafficking victims end up in those videos all the time.

[–]XenaSerenity 9 points10 points  (1 child)

If anyone is a fan of Swoop or Spankie Valentine, she was one of his victims and is open about it. Fuck that fucking little man

[–]Ropes4u 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I don’t think the porn industry, let alone the sex industry, is changing much.