Porsche Lynn: The Other Side of Power (Part 1) – Podcast 106

Porsche Lynn: The Other Side of Power (Part 1) – Podcast 106

Here at the Rialto Report, we focus on bringing original or obscure content to light. We like to unearth stories long ignored, forgotten or under-appreciated, to complement the narratives we already know and reveal a richer, more human portrait of the influential adult industry.

And that’s why it took us so long to ask Porsche Lynn to share her tale. Because we thought Porsche’s story had already been told. She’s been in the industry for 35 years and counting. She’s done many interviews across the decades. She’s had countless articles written about her, and wrote an autobiography – 2014’s The Girl with the Million-Dollar Legs. We figured there was no new information left to reveal.

But after interviewing Angel Kelly – Porsche’s close friend and partner in crime for decades – we finally picked up the phone and called her. And we’re glad we did. Because Porsche’s story is so much more than we expected.

After surviving serious childhood trauma, Porsche pivoted from thoughts of becoming a nurse to dreams of becoming a professional model. To fund her aspirations – and satisfy urges that had been there since she first pulled on white go-go boots as a little girl – Porsche began working as a dancer at Cinema X, Michigan’s answer to New York’s Show World.

From there she headed west to make films with some of the biggest names in the business – well-known figures like Reuben Sturman, and less well known – but perhaps no less influential – like Lenny Burtman. She was one of the trailblazers to bring American porn to Europe and one of the first women to make many interracial films. She was a frequent guest on the semi-legendary Robin Byrd show on NY cable TV, and a BDSM movie regular working with directors like Fred Lincoln and Bruce Seven. Show World became her home away from home – at least until she began opening up her own dungeons, a business she continues to run to this day. And yes, she did in fact have her legs insured for a million dollars by Lloyds of London.

This is part one of Porsche Lynn’s story. Prepare for a wild ride.

This podcast is 83 minutes long.

The music playlist for this episode can be found on Spotify.


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  • Posted On: 20th June 2021
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Podcasts


  1. Banger · June 20, 2021 Reply

    Judging by the listening figures for your podcast, I’m sure I’m speaking for many, many thousands when I say how happy I am each day that a new Rialto show is published.

    You provide an invaluable service that is of historical importance. Thank you.

  2. Jack Kitchener · June 20, 2021 Reply

    The Angel Kelly interview was excpetional (as are all the others). I’m seriously up for this one.

  3. Jeff Robertson · June 20, 2021 Reply

    Awesome podcast interview Porsche Lynn most famous x-rated star from the 80s and early 90s same decade with Peter North I hope enjoyed it we wish Happy Father’s Day keep up good work

  4. Scott · June 20, 2021 Reply

    Great to hear your voice again April! Nice work. 🙂

  5. JimmyWiseman · June 20, 2021 Reply

    Retired FBI here and a former colleague alerted me to this podcast. As a field agent in Detroit the person referred to as “Mike Jolly” in this interview was well-known to both Michigan and federal law enforcement. He was an associate of the Detroit crime syndicate and never once flew a helicopter let alone serve in the US military. I would encourage you to examine organized crime’s complete grip on the adult industry for 30+ years and you can start with the Chicago Outfit.

    • George Maranville · June 20, 2021 Reply

      I don’t recall any guest submissions on the RR website but I look forward to your submission, Jimmy.

      • J. Walter Puppybreath · June 23, 2021 Reply

        How do you know he’s not in a barn huffing paint? It’s the interwebs, man.

    • Hyrb Tarlyk · October 15, 2021 Reply

      why dont you write a book about it? I would totally buy it, and I really couldn’t care less about mobster / gangster stories. For Rialto, beyond superficialities, its not their bag, they are about the glam and the babes and the studs, not the clandestine dudes behind the scenes pulling the strings.

  6. James Alexander · June 22, 2021 Reply

    I am looking forward to part 2. Nice to hear some stuff about Michigan. Keep up all the good work. I am just going to toss out an idea. A series about the 21st century, with stuff like only fans, today’s industry, restoring old films, and performer rights. I know this is a big undertaking.

  7. Rob F. · June 22, 2021 Reply

    April – all of these podcast are incredible. Hats off to both you and Ashley. I am always stunned and the level of detail you report on and how humanely you treat the performing artists. Please keep up the great work

  8. Todd · June 23, 2021 Reply

    Your in depth interviewing and expert production elements make me long for the days when Rialto Report dropped like every six weeks. We miss you on the reg.!

    Aside from Keisha, Porsche was my first porn crush. All time fave is Nikki Dial and Celeste. You unearth where they’ve been for the last 20 years, you have a scoop on your hands!

    You guys are unrivaled April. My best to Mr. West…

  9. J. Walter Puppybreath · June 23, 2021 Reply

    It would rule if you (somehow) tracked down some of ‘second string’ performers, like say (the smoking hot) Nikki Randall. I’m sure their tales would be quite different from the Amber/Ginger/Traci/Christy experiences.

  10. mike · June 29, 2021 Reply

    As usual April is the perfect interviewer. April, do you do any other podcasts ?

  11. Hyrb Tarlyk · October 15, 2021 Reply

    I love the humanity in your interviews. You really respect these people and treat them as whole human beings, its fantastic journalism full stop. Despite all the shame society tried then and still does try to put on adult film folk, I love how you reject that narrative completely. Porsche was one of my faves as a 15 year old because I loved how into it she got on film, so I’m loving hearing her story. Thanks so much for this and keep up the awesome work!!

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