From Julian: Last Saturday, Melissa Lion and the Pipeline posse rolled out to meet Belladonna at Fantasy For Adults “Only” in Tigard. I took these pictures while waiting for our signed cards and Polaroids. Melissa was able to ask her 3 or 4 questions on video (link below) and wrote about our lovely Tigard road trip.
“Meeting Belladonna” By Melissa Lion
(Not necessarily NSFW, but just in case…More after jump including link to short video interview between Melissa and Belladonna)
True confession: I know little about porn. It's probably better that I didn't know more about Belladonna before meeting her at Fantasy in Tigard because for whatever reason, waiting in a line snaking around the adult superstore past the DVDs of porn I didn't even know existed (Point of View — what is that?) with people who knew far more about Belladonna made me nervous enough.
Close up, my palms grew clammy and I had butterflies in my stomach. She'd been there since five, smiling, hugging and taking polaroids with her fans. It was past nine. This woman had stamina to be sure. And there really was something about her. She was charming and personable. Her charisma was palpable.
And, later, I would learn that she's smart as hell. She's single-handedly running the Belladonna porn empire — acting and directing in hundreds of films. She's a pro.
I approached, she stood in five inch heels, came around the table and, without a word, gave me a hug. We chatted for one minute — her vigilant husband made sure of that. And when it was over, I got another hug.
I'd like to play it cool and act like I wasn't still a bit giddy after meeting her. I'd like to tell the internet that she's just another celebrity I've met (I lived in Malibu) but I cannot. Belladonna has that certain something that we mere mortals will never possess (and no, it's not the ability to take a baseball bat in the bum*). She's a star, plain and simple. I wish I could have talked with her more. Alas, I guess I'll keep getting to know her at enterbelladonna.com.
- Read more of Melissa Lion's work at Recovering Californian.
- Melissa's BackfencePDX is coming up soon
- Melissa Lion on Portland Sex Talk / Stange Love Live (sexpisode)
* Baseball bat in picture above.
**Thanks to Brewcaster for editing up the video for us!