When Jenna Jameson retired from porn six years ago, she went out with a bang.
On stage at the 2008 AVN Awards—porn's equivalent of the Oscars—she announced her exit at the peak of her career, saying, "I will never, ever, ever spread my legs again in this industry. Ever!"
Retirement hasn't gone as well as Jameson planned, though, and the woman who was the undisputed queen of porn in the early 2000s quietly began taking steps last year to re-enter the world she had renounced.
To be clear, Jameson (who did not reply to multiple requests for comment for this article) has not broken the vow she made at the AVN ceremony. She has not performed in any scenes for any studio. And there are no immediate signs she plans to do so.
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