Joel Lawrence has performed in about 1500 porn scenes since he got into the business in 1990 at age 26. His first appearance on Gamelink was 1993’s Guttman’s Paris Vacation, in which he costars with title character (of course) Ron Jeremy. (It’s odd to think that Jeremy has been playing a caricature of himself for 16 years).
Now Lawrence, who runs one of Porn Valley’s talent agencies and rarely performs, is playing Sam in New Sensations‘ upcomming Cheers: An XXX Parody opposite Mr. Pete as Woody, former Vivid girl Monique Alexander as Diane and, in some inspired casting, Evan Stone as Cliff.
But, like in another remake, Battlestar Galactica, Lawrence reminds us that “this has all happened before, and it will happen again.”
“I was in a Cheers parody in 1994,” Lawrence said on the set.
What was it called?
“I don’t remember.”
Porn performers rarely see their own movies (it’s not like the studio will courier one over once the DVD is pressed) and, with 1500 titles literally under his belt, Lawrence can be forgiven for not knowing the title. I can’t find any mention of it anywhere, either.
“But I played Woody and I think Herschel Savage was Sam,” Lawrence said.
With the glut of porn parodies coming out – and New Sensations is releasing at least one a month – it is easy to forget that parodies have long been part of Porn Valley’s output. Still, appearing as two different characters in parodies of the same show 15 years apart is pretty impressive.
Maybe, in 2024, Lawrence will get to play Coach.