VALLEY GLEN, Calif.—Taryn Thomas has found her raison d’etre.
The Dirtiest Girl in Porn F.A.M.E. Award-winner inhabits the role of Snooki—that now famous-for-no-reason star of MTV’s cult phenomenon Jersey Shore—so naturally in her Taryn It Up Entertainment’s X-rated spoof of the show, it’s a little frightening. Then again, she by every right should take to it like a duck to water, being the purebred Jersey girl she is.
On the day we visit the set of Jersey Shore XXX, a big dance club scene is being staged. The set dressing is impressive—there’s a mirror ball dangling from the ceiling, the bar is authentically stocked, the floor is dotted with large pink couches. And Taryn is totally in character.
Upon mention that the real Snooki was spotted wearing a “Porn Star in Training” ball cap, Taryn blurts out in full-on Jersey drawl, “Snooki shouldn’t wear a ‘Porn Star in Training’ hat if she doesn’t want to be in training … you can’t do double anal, you don’t roll in my crew!”
Before rolling (camera, that is), director Jim Enright points to a table in front of the couch where Taryn and Veronica Rayne will be sitting for the scene setup, and instructs Taryn, “Make sure there’s Sidekicks on the table and all that goofy crap girls can’t live without.”
What’s being shot are “confessionals” by Snooki and “Woww-J” (Rayne) that will lead into a girl/girl scene between them.
Rayne goes first, saying, “I’m not usually into girls, but there was definitely something going on between Snooki and me. How hot would it be to watch two Guidettes lick each other from head to toe?”
Taryn follows that up with: “So the whole time I’ve been down at the Shore, I’ve been listening to Woww-J and Paulie D. get down in the room next to mine, so I figured I’d check her out and see how wild she really is.”
For the actual scenario, a drunken Snooki stumbles over to Woww-J through the fist-pumping crowd and essentially attacks her. Woww pushes her off at first, but before very long, they’re making out hot and heavy. They then decide to ditch the club and head back to the house, away from, as Snooki puts it, “all these fucking Guidos” … but not before she punches one of them out. Again, Taryn carries it all out like second nature.
Maybe MTV would like to focus on Ms. Thomas for season two of its reality show … call it Jersey Porn? How’s that for some crossover potential?
Taryn It Up Entertainment/Adam & Eve Pictures’ Jersey Shore XXX is available now.
This article originally ran in the April 2010 issue of AVN magazine.