|I’m frequently asked, “Who’s the next Jenna Jameson?” and am often approached by girls who claim the goal of becoming “the next Jenna Jameson”.
Although she exited the industry a few years ago, Jenna Jameson is a well-known name and shooting her was a career highlight, including a boy-girl set with Brad Armstrong for U.S. Penthouse (September 1997), as well as a few solos and a girl-girl set with Janine Lindemulder (on EarlMiller.com). Her beauty was obvious, her intelligence and thoughtfulness impressive, and her deliberately selected bodily proportions were the subject of worldwide interest and overwhelming approval. Working with such a pro who knew her body and how to work with the camera so well is something I don’t get all of the time. While Jenna herself is onto other things and there won’t be another exactly like her, I do believe I see a bit of that Jenna Jameson sparkle in some of today’s girls.
|Jenna really knew how to market herself to get what she wanted. Ambitious and intelligent, Spencer Scott (far right) made me think of Jenna right away (that and her legs!). Spencer’s eagerness to strategically conquer the adult world was a source of inspiration, and I helped her achieve her goals by shooting several sets and two published magazine covers featuring the blonde beauty. Spencer’s body is a treat and her business sense admirable.
Another Jenna-like quality is the perfect face, plus the look of ease and comfort in front of the camera. I know I’m looking at perfection when I can’t find a bad angle on a model’s face, and I know I have a real model when they behave naturally on camera. It was nearly impossible to take a throw-away image of Jenna Jameson’s face because it was such a classic and she was the ultimate natural talent. Elle Alexandra (right) is a great example of both of those qualities. Her beautiful face is a photographer’s dream, and her experience in mainstream really paid off as she was already an experienced pro in a young woman’s body.
Jenna devoted an amazing amount of joy and energy to her work and made every shoot day a special day for everyone involved. That sense of beaming, authentic happiness that affects everyone on set in an extremely positive way is also present in Jessie Andrews. She lights up the room. I couldn’t stop telling her how great she was, and she couldn’t stop smiling and telling me she was there to make me happy. I was happy. I was also very impressed, and the photosets from that day still make me smile because her personality won me over.
|Jenna Jameson’s serious work ethic never hampered her sense of humour. We laughed all day long with Jenna, and Kali Kenzington was that kind of sassy and playful set clown, too. On a Christmas-themed solo shoot, Kali wouldn’t stop playing with the dildos in the stockings hung by the fireplace. When my assistant went on set to adjust them, she got my attention for a quick surprise shot of her sneaking up behind the assistant with a conveniently held sex toy! She kept us giggling all day and that fun feeling goes a long way.
Jenna wouldn’t have enjoyed the career she did without her advanced sex appeal. She was beyond an exhibitionist—she drew you right in, and I’ve seen that sexual pull in Ash Hollywood. Another classically beautiful face, nice and easy to photograph and sexually powerful, even with just a look. Ash knows how to play with her audience. She gives them everything, and still leaves them wanting more. That kind of talent doesn’t come along every day, but you know it when you see it, and then you want to see it more often.
There’s nothing wrong with keeping your eyes open for “the next Jenna Jameson”, but be sure not to miss out on the exceptional talent of today and what they each uniquely have to offer. These shoots for EarlMiller.com were among my favourites of the past year or two because models with the ambition of Spencer Scott, the classic beauty of Elle Alexandra, the joy of Jessie Andrews, the sassy playfulness of Kali Kenzington, and the sex appeal of Ash Hollywood are gems to be celebrated, and I am honoured to have worked with each.
|IF you were told that you could lose substantial weight if you to tuck into bacon and eggs for breakfast every morning, you’d probably laugh. I know I did. But something about the prospect of the so-called “bacon diet” had an undeniable appeal. Intrigued, and tired of attempting exercise-based weight-loss regimens that never really stuck (or offered those all-important initial weight-loss motivators), I was determined to give it a go.
As a guy with a bigger frame, I was able to somewhat mask my 110kg weight, but when it got to the point where I had to lean forward to see my dick while taking a piss, I knew no amount of weight masking was a substitute for the realisation that the gut had to be forced to withdraw.
The official name of the bacon diet is the ketogenic diet, which is a fancy phrase that expands to “avoid carbohydrates and stick to high-fat foods”. The diet also dissuades the intake of natural sugars, such as found in fruit, and starchy, below-ground vegetables. In this respect, it’s something of a high-maintenance diet.
My independent research and discussions with those who had attempted the ketogenic diet warned that I should anticipate certain side effects. Some people reported flu-like symptoms—headaches, runny noses and scratchy throats—in the first 24-48 hours while the body is purged of all remaining carbohydrates. I experienced these side effects in isolation, albeit not in the first 24 hours, as the recommended counteraction for these symptoms is to increase your water intake.
Water intake is likely the best backhanded benefit of the diet—particularly in the first two weeks—as my perpetual feeling of dehydration made me increase my water intake from three-to-four glasses a day to three-to-four litres. As a trickle-on effect, I also needed to urinate more frequently, but the presence of clear urine suggested that my body was adequately hydrated, despite an initial feeling of cottonmouth. The odd, asparagus-like odour of my urine, thankfully, cleared up after the first 48 hours. Ketosis was in full effect.
Granted, the first month of the diet was spent completely booze-free, which undoubtedly added to the impressive weight-loss results. Over the course of the rest of the alcohol-free first month, I dropped to 99kg. The general consensus around the Penthouse office was, “Damn, you’re still losing weight!” and that I had more energy than Charlie Sheen on a suitcase of blow.
When alcohol was thrown back into the mix during the second month of the diet, I drank the level of quantities befitting a writer, but avoided carb-heavy alcohol, such as beer. Straight, clear spirits such as vodka and gin are your best bet and, if you’re not too keen on straight alcohol, mix them with diet or light soft drinks—or soda or tonic water—which tend to have next-to-no carbs.
Throughout the second month of The Bacon Diet, I lost a further two kilograms. Considering this loss came with no exercise and involved more than a healthy intake of alcohol, I’m calling that a win. I found myself craving chocolate more than chips, beer or any number of carb-heavy food items, and found that cocoa-rich cooking chocolate was an acceptable substitute (in limited intake) to combat the cravings.
When I visited my GP at the end of the two months, she was surprised to hear that I had more energy—apparently low-carb diets can drain energy for some, but the opposite was true for me throughout the course of the experiment. In fact, as an added serendipitous effect, my blood pressure was actually lower than it had been in previous years.
Considering this diet was originally used to combat epileptic seizures and high-blood-pressure patients, this comes as little surprise. As far as weight-loss regimes go, it doesn’t get much better (or faster) than the ketogenic diet. But the most important thing is my gut is gone, and my dick is finally back in sight. I’m no GP, so I strongly advise you to consult with your doctor or a nutritionist before commencing any drastic change of diet.