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When celebrities turn to reality shows, it usually means their careers aren’t in peak positions. (See VH1’s many dating series.) But sometimes there’s a story to tell, and such is the case with an in-development unscripted series focused on former porn actress Jenna Jameson, and rather than focusing on anything from her former career, this new project would follow her conversion from Catholicism to Judaism. Yes, you read that right. No, seriously.
Jameson’s conversion will be tracked as she makes preparations for her wedding to Israeli diamond merchant Lior Bitton next year. It was actually Bitton himself who shared the news with The Times of Israel. He claimed the project is still in the early development stages, and that it would be along the same lines of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Not sure where that comparison would go, beyond the fact that it’s also partially centered on a woman who had sex in a video that a lot of people watched. The two do share some ideas on Israel, though.
But don’t expect this show to have anything to do with the “Queen of Porn’s” former career. Here’s how Bitton put it.
It’s a bit stressful, because I’m not used to being in front of the cameras. But I can assure you there won’t be any ‘adult content’ in the show. I’m not going there.
There’s probably a decent portion of the reading audience that just decided they wouldn’t watch. Not that there’s anything sexually exciting about watching someone changing religions, but there’s no limit to where fetishes may roam.
Because the project is in the beginning stages, there’s no telling just what network it may end up on, although one has to assume that E! is weighing its options here. Bravo is another possible outlet. And we’ve already brought up VH1, so there’s that.
Jenna Jameson got into the adult film business in 1993, taking her stripper and modeling jobs to the next level. She quickly rose up the ranks to become one of the most popular pornstars of all time, founding her own company and winning tons of awards over the years. She retired from the business in 2008, although she still worked as a webcam model after that, and her nether regions were used in a signature artificial vagina for a Fleshlight product last year. When Jameson and Bitton started dating, he unsurprisingly kept Jameson’s former career a secret from his mother.
Look, I didn’t come to my mom and say, ‘I’m dating the biggest porn star in the world.’ I mean, there are porn stars and then there’s Jenna Jameson. At the start, I didn’t tell her who she was. It was a slow process. I let her know in bits and pieces until eventually she was able to accept it. And then it was fine.
Too bad that part of the process wasn’t involved in the reality show. So You’re Dating a Porn Star would be a decent hook. Stay tuned for more information about this show as it comes. No pun intended.