As I was just catching up on some celeb gossip on Perez Hilton, I stumbled upon this video of Jenna Jameson, who did a live television interview on Good Day New York this morning. This segment got cut short due to the odd behavior of Jameson, then leading to the suspicion of her having an issue with drug use. There were supposed to be two segments with Jameson, but producers just kept her for one. After watching this video, I had several concerns.
First off, the interviewers introduce her as, “She’s one of the biggest names in the adult film industry. She’s doing other things besides, you know, movies. She’s got a book out.” They even show an image of the book on screen, making the viewers think the interview will mainly be about the book. Yet, the first (of later on, many) question one of the interviewer’s ask her is not related to the book at all asking, “When did you retire from adult films?” They then ask her a few very quick questions (like three…) on her book, and then proceed to go back into her past career as a porn star.
I just noticed that the interviewers really aren’t discussing the point of the segment at all. They continue to drift back to her past as being in the porn industry, and even delve into her marriage problems (which I thought was inappropriate, and as an obviously uncomfortable situation to put your subject in). Now this could be due to the fact that she obviously seems like she is on some sort of drugs, and that she wasn’t really giving lengthy, in depth answers on her book that they were most likely expecting.
So it leaves me wondering a few things. What would you have done if you were one of the producers? Was it a good decision to cut this interview short, or was it biased to assume she was messed up (maybe that’s just how she acts…)? Also, was it poor skills on the interviewers part deferring the questions back to her porn industry days, or should they have just kept asking her questions pertaining to her new book?
Another thought, do you think producers should converse with the subject before they put him/her on air? Maybe Jenna should have been checked out before the interview would be filmed, in order to prevent a lash of criticism, judgements, and comments that were immediately thrown her way once the segment had aired. Or is this done intentionally to get press?