Two very similar web series, Demi Delia’s “Mommy XXX” and Sunset Thomas’ “Sin City Mom” have made their way to tube sites. Both feature aging (but game) porn performers who happen to have two teenage children, and we watch as the moms (jiggle) career and family.
If this sounds familiar, credit Ozzy Osbourne before you credit “Family Business.”
The MTV show “The Osbournes” (2002-2005) had a remarkably similar format to that being employed by Delia and Thomas, with two teens (a male and a female) and a long-suffering supporting cast that had to come to terms with the shambling but lovable star still grasping for relevance in a world where he had already become a punchline.
“Mommy XXX,” which debuted this month on the Hulu-lite site Crackle, is slickly produced and features cameos by Porn Valley friends Randy Spears (Delia’s ex-husband), Tory Lane, and Carly Parker. In one episode, Delia has sex with Spears on set for the first time since their divorce.
To listen to her, Delia still sounds like she’s 19, but that is her charm. Many of her porn star friends are not too much older than her kids, whom the series portrays as reluctantly tolerant of her career. Like “The Osbournes,” the kids come off as more mature than the parent, but that isn’t much comfort. This is apparent in the debut episode, when her children question her intent to get an 11th boob job.
(“See? I’m not a freakshow,” Delia says when she totters, post-op with new funbags, home.)
Reality shows are so scripted and formulaic, and the good-natured celebrity fool & family format so entrenched, that it is no surprise that “Mommy XXX” has company.
Las Vegas-based Sunset Thomas has, if you believe her “final” film “Into the Sunset,” retired from porn. But “Porn Star Mom” lets us know that she hasn’t retired from being a sexual lady.
“I’m doing so much,” Thomas explains, “that I really try to be hands-on with my kids.”
Of the two, “Sin City Mom” seems to be trying too hard. It feels over-directed. Here is the unedited press release:
preeminent Porn Star, Sunset Thomas, has launched a web-based reality show titled, Sin City Mom.
Sunset, no stranger to reality programming (having starred in HBO’s hit series Cathouse), is thrilled and also aware of her groundbreaking endeavor.
“I decided to expose my personal life to my fans. Most folks only know me as Sunset Thomas – Porn Star, Stripper and Prostitute, but I’m a mom and a wife too.”
The Sin City Mom project was started close to 3-years ago, but the social/political climate seemed unwilling or unable to swallow the concept of a sex industry worker being a mother!
“Doors were shut on earlier attempts to launch the project, even though people liked what they saw. Evolution in LA (our production company) decided to go for it. I’m excited. My kids are pumped. I think folks are in for a real treat!”
I’m so glad that the current social/political climate is willing to swallow that her kids are pumped.
I’m going to watch both these shows in the hope that eventually they will merge into one somewhere around Barstow; it seems inevitable they will cross-pollinate.
Previously on Porn Valley Observed: Latina Hollywood Hookers; Into the Sunset; I will not be the flame or – is Jennie off the cock a cheap trick?
See also: Mommy XXX, Sin City Mom