LAS VEGAS—Adult film superstar Jesse, formerly known as Jesse Jane, announced plans to retire from porn performing this morning on The Morning After radio show on 590 AM The Fan in St. Louis.
The AVN Hall of Fame performer was a call-in guest of the popular sports radio program, which regularly interviews porn stars. Speaking to hosts Tim McKernan, Doug Vaughn and Jim Hayes, Jesse revealed, “This will be my very last AVN” this week.
The annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo begins Wednesday at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and continues through Saturday, culminating with the 34th annual AVN Awards Show.
“Because I’m so busy with other stuff and the industry’s changed so much, why not go out when you’re still on top?” Jesse continued. “I can still shoot. I have companies trying to sign me for contracts right now. Luckily, knock on wood, I age very well. But I’ve done it for 15 years. It’s time to focus on my other businesses and stuff. Plus like I said the industry’s changed so much. It’s not like what it used to be.”
Jesse added, “Honestly, the reasoning is even though I can still work in it like I said, the way the industry has changed and the way they treat the girls they forget that the girls are what makes them their money. And with all of the free internet sites it’s shutting down businesses left and right. People aren’t paying the same; the quality of talent’s gone down. And I’m big into, I need to have a sexual attraction to you. I can’t fake it on film. That’s why I’ve always got to pick the people I work with.
“So that’s why you never see me look at the camera and by the end of the scene I look all messed up. Because I don’t care. It’s just changed so much.”
Jesse, a former Hooters manager and Hawaiian Tropic pageant winner originally from Fort Worth, Texas, debuted in 2002 as a Digital Playground contract performer. She went on to star in the best-selling adult movie Pirates (Digital Playground/Adam & Eve) in 2005 as well as more than 100 other movies for Digital Playground, where she remained exclusive through 2014. In January 2015, Jesse signed an exclusive contract with Jules Jordan Video and starred in chart-topping showcases such as Jesse: Alpha Female, Jesse: Sex Machine 1-2 and Face of Angel Mind of a Devil.
“I had the best time of my life,” Jesse told The Morning After Show. “I’m never going to knock porn. I love porn. It’s been awesome. I met the coolest people. I had the best time. But it’s just time to move on.”
Jesse is one of a small group of elite stars to enjoy mainstream crossover success throughout her career, appearing on hundreds of magazine covers, including FHM, Maxim, Front, Strip Las Vegas and Arena. She has earned leading roles on HBO’s “Entourage” and in the feature Baywatch: The Movie, among others. She has also starred in numerous music videos for artists from Drowning Pool to Robbie Williams.
She co-hosted two AVN Awards Shows—in 2006 and 2013.