Bye Bye Belladonna
I want to cry! No more Belladonna. The "Dirtiest Girl in Porn" retired on August 28.
If you don't know Bella, you should. She's an absolute pioneer. She replaced fake tits with a girlish gap-toothed smile; lip liner with tattoos; soft and glossy with strong and sexy. She was probably the first big porn star to rock a shaved head. Her atypical films are primarily interracial, anal, and lesbian-themed. Old-school director John Stagliano said of Bella: "She's a woman with the most incredible sexual abilities I've ever seen." She built her empire, and her reputation, by being a woman able to perform in almost any theme or scenario in mainstream porn. She is beyond confident and absolutely fearless—any woman who can deep-throat Lexington Steele has to be. She says on her website (enterbelladonna.com) that she's only semi-retiring—she'll continue to direct and produce, but she'll be behind the camera instead of in front of it. What caused the sudden change? An STD. In a short video on her site, she explains it all in a way that's so honest and raw, you can't help but wonder if she's brave or plain crazy. Either way, she's definitely still fearless.