Before the delightful Ryan Keely became a Penthouse staple (I imagine that Penthouse doesn’t even use actual staples anymore), she delighted in photographing the vulvae of Porn Valley’s greatest stars. Here she is snapping the snatch of Darryl Hanah.
It’s one of those super-meta photographs that makes me America’s Beloved Porn Journalist:
- A statement on the availability of nudity on a porn set
- And the laissez faire attitude porn performers have about the exposure of their own money-making bits
- Documentation of the number of non-studio photographers on a porn set
- My taking a picture of another person taking a picture
- The casual nudity of the other photographer as foreshadowing of her future career
- …As well as Keely’s understanding that if you’re going to wear pants like that, you might as well be on a porn set
It was July, 2008, and we were visiting Hustler’s epic “This Ain’t Gilligan’s Island” with Hanah inhabiting the role of Mrs. Howell. It is at times like this we think of another “Howl”—Allen Ginsberg’s this time—and we realize that there is no chance Hanah could be busted in her pubic beard because she does not have any pubic hair.
Previously on Porn Valley Observed: Once on this “Island”; When Ryan Keely can’t crack a book, she’s reading Gram Ponante; Falling out of a tree with Dr. Suzy and Ryan Keely; Nick Manning and Sarah Jesse dream of Dean Moriarty