ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.—While many observers associate the San Fernando Valley, aka Porn Valley, as the epicenter of the adult entertainment industry, perhaps Orange County, just roughly an hour south, is overlooked as a porn mecca. So says tomorrow's OC Weekly cover story on the sex trade.
OC Weekly boasts that Orange County, one of the richest counties in the country, is "America's Porn Paradise." The cover to the alt-weekly's annual Sex Issue features adult star Tasha Reign.
The issue hits newsstands tomorrow, but the cover story is available in its .
"Along with the San Fernando Valley, Orange County is one of America's epicenters of the multibillion-dollar industry, an area that has produced stars for decades, that continues to lure actors and actresses for shoots or to settle for a bit of the good life," Gustavo Arellano, Brandon Ferguson and Shuji Sakai wrote for the Weekly. "But you'll never see their full stories in polite publications, perhaps because it's easier to detail how people made their fortunes in construction and spreadsheets instead of explaining the finer points of an anal double-penetration while sucking off a 12-inch schlong and beating off two other schlubs."
In order to highlight Orange County's impact on the adult industry, the paper highlights who it believes to be the top 20 adult stars that are either "natives or current residents, with the rest spending formative years here before moving elsewhere."
Among those named in the expansive cover story are Carmella Bing, Devinn Lane, Billy Glide, Amber Lynn, Dani Daniels, Janine, Aurora Snow, Jelena Jensen, Savannah, Lupe Fuentes, Eva Angelina, Jenna Jameson, Peter North, Jenna Haze, and most curiously ranked at No. 1, Nadya "Octomom" Suleman—despite performing in only one solo video.
"To dismiss OC's porn culture as our seamy underside, as a somehow-illegitimate trade, is to ignore sharp businesswomen (and a couple of men) who learned how to turn their curves (and cocks) into lucrative franchises, with business strategies straight out of the halls of Chapman University or UC Irvine (which, incidentally enough, have former students on this list—betcha they're not getting shout-outs in the alumni newsletter)," the Weekly wrote.