James Deen, the brown haired teen idol, blue eyed dashing boy-next-door who seems so wholesome and has a cute smile and his fans speak of him as if he's the next teen pop sensation. But James Deen is not a singer and actually hides a more mischievous secret, he is the hottest property in porn right now. He's all over the internet, tempting and ready to turn on your every whim and sexual fantasy.
James Deen is an American pornographic actor and director. He was born on a Friday, February 07, 1986. When he was just 12, people were already calling him "James Deen" because of the way he smokes. As a teenager, he happened to hear a radio show an interview with porn actress Jenna Jameson wherein someone asked Jenna how he could become a pornstar, she said "You need to be able to masturbate in a room full of like 20 of your close friends" Getting that advice he was drawn into the Gutter punk subculture and had sex at parties and rave clubs. So he acknowledges his being adventurous in sex in front of any on-lookers as a great prep-up to perform in front of the camera.
Deen had stated that ever since elementary he had dreamt of becoming a porn actor. At the age of 18, James was attending a community college in Pasadena, while there; he decided to break into the adult film industry and moved out from his parents' home. He was homeless for a while, now he is back on good terms with his parents. James didn't have to try so hard to get noticed, despite being warned by porn friends that his skinny body type and boyish looks were not fit for porn. As it turns out, his lack of resemblance to stereotypical porn male actors in the industry has gained him much attention, for Deen's appearance has been described as a "normal guy" or "skater punk" type and women like about him. Within a few years he excelled to be the top performer in the nude business, being the youngest male to ever win Male Performer of the Year awards at three of the most renowned porn award shows; AVN, XBIZ and XRCO.
Upon entering the porn industry he initially worked with older female performers, doing mostly milf porn shoots. Deen, who has appeared in approximately 2000 films, has made over $20,000 per month from his performances and describes himself as overpaid. He is best known for making what is known to be "female-friendly" pornography, though he also soon acted in more hardcore productions as well, including BDSM, to straight gonzo or feature adult films, James is always the most captivating male on screen.
"Hi! My name is James. I am a simple guy who likes to eat, sleep, and watch TV. Oh yeah, I also bang chicks for a living." So goes the short Twitter bio of Mr. Deen. Most of his followers are women who are not shy to show how much they adore him. He has over 24,000 follows, that amount may not mean much when you're a mainstream celebrity, but for a porn guy it's a pretty extraordinary feat. James has a dedicated fan-following among teenage girls, typically a statistic unusual to the pornographic industry. His habitual blogging and Twitter activity helps him to collect an ever-growing fan base. James, being the heartthrob that he is, dated many gals including Brandy Talore and Lanny Barbie. Currently he and Joanna Angel are seeing each other. One may wonder how he could look at vaginas every day and then be turned on by them at home with her. In an interview, Deen was asked if he's always really turned on by the person he's having sex with or if he often has to fake the attraction. He answered: "Most the time I am really turned on by them. I think women are all beautiful. However, there are the occasional times I come to work and I am just horrified. On those days I just find one thing about the girl that I can focus on. For example, she has nice eyes, she has a nice ass, she has a pretty smile, good teeth, nice breath, nice hair, good manners, etc."
Being a true exhibitionist ever since high school, James Deen enjoyed having sex with girls in front of his friends at different parties all over Los Angeles. He kinda knew he was destined to have sex with girls on camera. But don't be mistaken, he's not some mean, the rough or a misogynist type who doesn't respect women. There are many men in porn industry who are typically like this, especially when the film's theme requires performance that depicts women being under men's submission. This doesn't necessarily mean that the film people or the actors are real misogynists themselves. Most individuals involved are actually aware that what they're doing must be understood within friendly deflection. Such is the case with Deen, he's different in the way that he works with an attitude of decency that just shows how much he enjoys the company of women, so it's not just all mere sex to him. In one of James' interviews he was asked if he's worried about Sexually Transmitted Infections wherein his girlfriend while filming Burning Angel showed a silly way to use a condom, he answered: "It is mandatory to be tested every 30 days. That video was a joke and nothing more. We were all tested. I worry about them everyday, because the tests are every 30 days so it gives a lot of room for infection. They really are more of a comfort blanket than a prevention technique. I wish people were responsible enough to have safe sex all the time however not everyone is."
Deen has been actually recognized by press people and novelists as the first "feminist pornstar", because he doesn't just have sex, he looks his partner in the eyes and whispers a constant stream of presumably sexy and intimate things in their ears, so that's why it's also no wonder why he won some Best On-Screen chemistry awards.
Pornographic exemplars such as Deen are rare in their success, but not in their decency. In a recent interview with The Goodmen Project, Deen mentioned about leaving one porn production because he didn't like the premise of the film: "Girls acted like they did something 'bad', like step on my shoe, and then I'd have rough sex to punish them. It made me feel icky." Then he added: "At (BDSM conglomerate) Kink, this girl and I were having awesome sex and she likes to get slapped in the face. The sex isn't punishment. It's BDSM lifestyle, and they make it super clear it's the girl's fantasy."
- 2007 XRCO Awards - Unsung Swordsman
- 2007 XRCO Awards - Best On-Screen Chemistry (with Joanna Angel)
- 2009 AVN Awards - Male Performer of the Year
- 2009 XBIZ Awards - Male Performer of the Year
- 2009 XRCO Awards - Male Performer of the Year
- 2009 XRCO Awards - Best On-Screen Chemistry (with Joanna Angel)
- 2010 XBIZ Awards - Male Performer of the Year