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The holidays are a complicated time for porn performer and impresario Joanna Angel.

Growing up Jewish in northern New Jersey, Christmas holds no special place in Angel’s religious heart but it’s still a big deal because it happens to be her birthday.

“I love having a birthday on Christmas — not like I have a choice in the matter,” Angel told Page Six. “I love it mostly because I can actually really enjoy my birthday. No matter what job I’ve had in life, I have the day off.”

“I’m also Jewish so I don’t have to stress about Christmas like other people do. I always get to see my family or hang out with friends … It’s a festive time of year! “

“I’m convinced that everybody’s really out celebrating my birthday and that’s what’s going on,” Angel continued with a laugh, “That’s why everybody has the day off and is celebrating. It’s because they’re celebrating my birthday!”

Angel’s calendar coincidence didn’t really affect her or her family when she was growing up. In fact, her family followed a tradition.

“Every year we would go into ‘the city’ and we’d eat Chinese food and see a Broadway show,” Angel says. Now happily married with a couple of rescue Shih Tzus, Angel still spends the holidays relaxing.

“I’m going to take it easy. Eat a lot of food and watch movies.”

Angel’s also going to chill out because the porn industry gets crazy at the end of January.

That’s when the annual Adult Entertainment Expo goes down. Imagine Comic-Con, but replace Spider-Man, Princess Leia and Super Mario with porn stars, the latest and greatest sex toys, and everything else you could imagine when porn collides with its fans in the flesh.

Then, as if the expo weren’t enough, the week ends with the AVN Awards — porn’s Oscars.

To get ready for the Christmas break and porn’s big week in Vegas, Angel is producing lots of extra content in December for her own awarding-winning website and Burning Angel — the groundbreaking, tattoo and piercing-heavy, “alt-porn” company she launched when she was living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2002.

The scenes Angel shoots at this time of year range from run of the mill sex scenes to whole movies that are full of festive cheer and Angel’s trademark sense of humor. For example, she’s starred in porn parodies such as “Nightmare Before XXXmas,” “How The Grinch [expletive] Christmas” and “Eight Guys, Eight Nights,” a Hanukkah-themed group-sex scene where the candles of the menorah were replaced by naked dudes.

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Besides dressing up as the Grinch and having sex at work, Angel says that her holidays are shockingly normal.

“I know some people where their life is a constant stream of orgies and this and that, but me and the people I hang out with most on the holidays, we go out to eat and we give each other presents.”

“One of my close friends, him and his wife are both in the industry, they have a holiday party every near and it would feel just like any other holiday party. There’s a tree, they put on Christmas music, everyone’s eating food, it’s just that the things that people talk about are like, ‘yeah, the other day I was doing this anal scene with so-and-so and you’ll never believe what happened.’”

“We don’t go to the party and like stick dildos inside each other,” Angel says with a chuckle. “The last thing I think of on Christmas days when I’m like making food or at a restaurant, I don’t want to go home and f–k the same people that I f–k on camera.”

“I just want to have some nice sex with my husband and maybe, maybe if I’m feeling crazy we’ll invite over another girl,” Angel giggles.

In terms of go-to holiday gifts, Angel sticks with the classics.

“Everybody likes a bottle of booze,” she says while suggesting that people check out her signature label, Doom’s Whiskey.

Besides that, she suggests gift cards to places like Amazon and Netflix because “I’d rather give no gift than those chocolates that nobody wants.”

And, for the man who has everything, she said that you could always give the gift of her vagina, in Fleshlight form.

 

 

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