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The Porn Star with a Teenage Girl Following

Porn is the rare industry where the women both outnumber and out-earn the men. The male performers in straight porn tend to be tan muscleheads, and function almost as backdrop for their female counterparts. But breakout star James Deen, a lanky, Jewish hipster-type, has proven that audiences, especially females, are looking for more from boys in porn.

Amanda Hess, lifestyle editor of GOOD magazine, writes about Deen’s unexpected fanbase. We were especially amused by this description of one 17-year-old fan:

Emily runs a Tumblr blog dedicated to her two obsessions: Twilight and James Deen. Thanks to Deen, Emily is no longer watching porn for the generalized humping. “When I watch his videos, I don’t really pay attention to the sex,” Emily says. “I watch his videos for his reaction. It amazes me.”

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that Deen has so many teenage girl fans. These are members of a generation who grew up with unprecedented access to both technology and pornography. When we were teens, porn was sold in environments unfriendly to women. The Internet has changed all that, and perhaps created a new consumer class of porn:

Deen is not supposed to be the star of his scenes—his sex partners are. But on Tumblr, a network of teenage bloggers has emerged to turn the focus on him. The young women trade Deen videos, post candid photographs, and pluck out all the minute details that turn them on: the way he looks at a woman, touches her, stares into her eyes, whispers in her ear.

Sounds like any girlhood crush. And those, as Hollywood can attest, can be quite profitable. Maybe it’s time for porn execs to start marketing to women?

Read the full story at Good.is. For more James Deen, check out his blog and Twitter feed.

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