Who’s Your Porn Star? Lusting Over Nella

This is Nella. Nella’s a porn star. You might know her as Nelly, Claire, Jana, Marla, Jackie, Monica, Terry Lightspeed, or by any of the countless names she uses. She does lesbian-themed porn almost exclusively. It’s likely you’ve recognized her already if you’ve been privileged enough to see her perform, and, like most porn stars, her list of performances runs long.

The first time I saw Nella, she was in the Viv Thomas production, Unfaithful. I found her at a perfect time in my life: post-breakup, and when I had literally no interest in connecting with or trusting anyone again ever. (“Ever,” I think was what I said. “Never, ever again.” Interesting now to think how this movie title appealed to me.) And then there she was in this slick little film, with sexy, dark lighting, surrounded by other women with Eastern European accents. It was easy to warm to Nella, to trust her. She was an ocean, a continent away. There was only a small investment for her DVDs. But what made Nella stand out for me from the seriously fucking copious amounts of beauty that surrounds her on film is what makes her special to begin with.

As a woman who has sex with women, it’s easy to spot discomfort, uneasiness, or any other word that implies disingenuousness when watching two women have sex on camera. There’s tons of this available. You can see it in the tight-lipped kisses and the annoying giggles, and the lack of desire in body language and facial expression once lips are anywhere south of a belly button.

And then there’s Nella. Her confidence and comfort level in a scene with a woman are what’s seductive about her. I don’t know how she identifies or who she goes home to at night, and I don’t need to know because her illusion is so good, and there’s lots to be said for illusion in porn. It’s her very essence, the light she emanates when she’s on camera—the way she lowers her eyelids when she’s being coy, and how she relaxes her lips and mouth when she’s about to get what she wants, with the other actress’s panties already low at her hips. It’s in the way she opens up and connects.

I don’t fantasize about Nella. I don’t masturbate thinking about her. I will watch her in any scene, however, whether she’s fucking or getting fucked, or masturbating on a bed with her eyes closed and one hand on the headboard. I will watch her pose for glamour shots, which she’s doing a lot of now, and I will watch her talk about her on-screen name in a noisy bar wherever, just to catch moments like the one at 2:44.

I’d call Nella my porn star, my go-to, even if it’s in a hands-off way. Who’s yours?

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10 thoughts on “Who’s Your Porn Star? Lusting Over Nella

  1. Cherry S says:

    Thx. I’ll check this Nella out. My favorite porn star is Belladonna. I like her aggressiveness, her sick body and her smile.

  2. angela says:

    Ah ha! Is this your Belladonna with her head shaved? http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9xvdvqECy1qfik2to1_400.gif

    And then your Belladonna without her head shaved?

    She’s beautiful both ways. My god.

    • Cherry S says:

      Yes! I love her both ways. She’s semi-retired now. I think she’s more on the business side of things at this point.

  3. Lana Fox says:

    Your favorite porn stars are both gorgeous, folks. I’ve never really locked onto a particular porn star. I’m even terrible at remembering names! But in terms of erotic cinema, I’m in love with Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary. I *don’t* go for her in other movies, as it happens, so I guess it’s more about the character she plays in Secretary — Leigh. Her transformation from being so vulnerable and lost to so empowered as a submissive is hot-upon-hot. *fans self*

    • Cherry S says:

      I love Maggie Gyllenhaal in general. She’s great in Hysteria. You’re right about her in Secretary. That is without a doubt her strongest and sexiest role. It’s also the film that helped me begin to see BDSM in a positive, loving light.

  4. Lana Fox says:

    Yes, I agree about Secretary, Cherry. I haven’t actually seen Hysteria…but glad to get the recommendation from you! It’s a fascinating premise for a movie, so I’ll definitely give it a shot, especially if Maggie is great in it.

  5. Errica says:

    Stoya. I’m all about Stoya. And my husband found Lily Carter for me. I swear, I will watch them in anything.

    • angela says:

      Oh, I am so effing happy I did this post! My list of ones to watch is literally growing by the comment, so thanks, Errica!

  6. asKer says:

    where is she now ? i mean Jana Miartusova ? never heard about her since 3 yrs ago wonder where she is now if she still have a career ..

    • angela says:

      Hey asKer! Thanks for checking in!

      I know that Nella has retired from “hardcore lesbian porn” (courtesy of vivthomas.com), and rumor has it she’s doing solos. That said, like you, I haven’t seen her in anything recent.

      Sigh.

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