I know this summer was kind of long and a little slow in terms of celebrity news, but you still might have forgotten all about Farrah Abraham and Backdoor Teen Mom. I know it’s painful to let some memories resurface, but please allow myself and porn star James Deen to walk you through it. Deen recently opened up to Playboy about some of his more recent, tabloid-headlining experiences with a certain MTV reality star who named her kid “Sophia Laurent” because Googling “Sophia Loren” was just too much trouble for something as paltry as a namesake. (Why do I know that? I should probably be embarrassed, but I can’t help it if my memory is akin to that of an elephant when it comes to useless faux-celebrity knowledge.)
Anyway! There is no love lost between James Deen and Mensa member Farrah Abraham, in case you were wondering. I mean, I lost my eyesight for a brief period of time after watching their porno clip (for research and polite dinner party conversation, of course), but that is all.
“I got a call and they asked if I wanted to do a celebrity sex tape with Farrah. They said, ‘We’ll set it up so it looks like you guys are dating, and then TMZ will find out and it’ll be all over the TV.’ I said, ‘No, I don’t want to do that. Hire somebody else.’ But they promised me the media wouldn’t be involved. I made sure they knew I was going to tell the truth if anybody asked me about it. So we shoot the movie, and as we’re leaving her hotel room some paparazzo takes our picture. The next day I get a call from TMZ, asking if I was dating Farrah Abraham. I said no. ‘Well, what were you doing at that hotel?’ ‘Shooting a porno.’ And that’s when the fucking drama train hit.”
Yes, What were you doing at that hotel very geographically close to Vivid studios, very famous porn star James Deen? Though for all we knew back then they could have been playing chess or having a picnic, right? *Snicker.*
Complain all you want, Mr. Deen, but these headlines put you front and center on mainstream radar. It probably even helped boost the interest in The Canyons a little, before the actual movie and the performances in it destroyed all chances of it becoming successful. Either way, I think this was a win-win situation for Deen and Farrah. He’s getting interviews in Playboy and she’s modeling for boat shows and traveling to exotic locales like Boca to guest-strip! C’mon, who wouldn’t want that?