Meet ‘James Deen,’ Jewish Porn Star

A prolific performer who has earned as much as $22,000 in a single month, Deen reportedly 'still has the money he invested from his bar mitzvah.'

Apparently “nerdy Jewish dudes” are a hot genre in porn — or they’re becoming one, thanks to an up-and- (er, never mind) performer who’s had a bar mitzvah.

The star in question — whose nom de porn is James Deen — is billed as “What Women Want” in the winter issue of Good magazine, which includes a lengthy profile of the 25-year-old. Although the piece doesn’t go into serious detail about his upbringing, Deen clearly identifies as Jewish, regularly “crack[ing] Jew jokes” and referring at one point to his “over analytical Jew brain.” (That’s not a euphemism.)


Combined with his wholesome but unexceptional good looks, these sorts of behaviors are part of Deen’s appeal to growing numbers of female fans. “Deen has carved out a niche in the porn industry by looking like the one guy who doesn’t belong there,” Good reports, describing his less desirable colleagues as typically “sporting neck chains, frosted tips, unreasonable biceps, tribal tattoos.”

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