Bionca: The Daredevil Amazon – Podcast 121

Bionca: The Daredevil Amazon – Podcast 121
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Bionca was one of the more formidable adult film stars of the late golden age. She was a tall, striking performer, appearing in over 350 films and countless magazine spreads for 20 years from 1984 through to the early 2000s. She was known for her often-outrageous on-screen performances and smoldering lesbian scenes, and was one of the first to make films in Europe as well as the U.S. with producer Lenny Burtman.

But Bionca wasn’t just an actor – she was the rare example of a female porn star who became a successful director too. She launched her own production company, Exquisite Pleasures, and made the award-winning Taking It To The Limit series in the mid 1990s.

And then there was her marriage to Bruce Seven

Bruce was a notorious director of adult films that alternated between the vanilla line of videos he shot for Vivid Entertainment featuring Ginger Lynn, lesbian films such as Where the Girls Sweat, and S&M fetish and bondage films like House of Dark Dreams that he made for Evil Angel.

For a time, Bionca and Bruce were the industry’s power couple, shooting films, making money, and winning awards. But theirs was a tempestuous relationship, and stories of their on-set fights were legendary.

And then Bruce died, and suddenly Bionca was left with an uncertain future.

So who is Bionca, and what does she remember about those turbulent, rollercoaster years? And what is she doing today

This is her story.

This podcast is 102 minutes long.

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Bionca

Bionca

 

Bionca

 

Bionca

 

Bionca

 

Candida RoyaleBionca with Candida Royalle

Bionca with Nina Hartley

Bionca

 

Bionca

 

Bionca

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Bionca and Bruce Seven’s Wedding

Bruce Seven

 

Bruce Seven

 

Amber LynnAmber Lynn and Sharon Mitchell look on

Bruce Seven

 

Tom ByronBionca with Tom Byron

Bionca

 

Amber Lynn

 

Bionca

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Bionca

Bionca

 

Debi DiamondPhotos on the mantle with Debi Diamond

Bruce Sevenwith Bruce Seven

Bionca

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  • Posted On: 4th September 2022
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Podcasts

27 Comments

  1. Jay · September 4, 2022 Reply

    I absolutely love The Rialto Report. And this is another weekly reason why………. an infiormative, new interview with someone who’s role in history has been unfairly neglected. It’s serious, funny, and moving – like all the RR content.

  2. Brad Coombes · September 4, 2022 Reply

    Don’t know what I’d do without my Sunday fix o’ Rialto.
    Clear the decks for the next two hours. I don’t want to be disturbed. I’m doing Rialto!

    Satisfying and then some.

  3. Kyl Sabyr · September 4, 2022 Reply

    Finally, Another podcast episode. I can imagine how difficult these are to come by, but you two do your best to pull them off whenever you can. And for that, I thank you. Time to go get coffee and listen to another riveting podcast episode of The Rialto Report.

  4. Julian G · September 4, 2022 Reply

    As always, the gold standard is under appreciated auteurs and artists. Well done.

  5. Mort · September 4, 2022 Reply

    Wow April, Another Wonderful Interview. Bionca is another Legend. Really made hear mark in the Biz. Actress, Director,Producer, and Entrepreneur.

  6. Mark · September 4, 2022 Reply

    Loved this interview… when I think of 80’s productions on video Bionca always comes to mind. As a high school kid when I first discovered these movies her sultry looks and hot scenes were definitely something that stuck with me. So glad she is doing well. And I believe that wedding dress she talks about was from The Rocky Horror Porno Show. The first film I saw her in.

  7. JL Hayseed · September 4, 2022 Reply

    I never realized what a cool person Bianca is. Thank you, April, for showing us that.

  8. Jeff Robertson · September 4, 2022 Reply

    Awesome Article And Podcast Bionca It’s Reminds Me Of Danni Ashe And Abigail Ratchford Thanks Keep Up Good Work Happy Labor Day

  9. In Sin · September 4, 2022 Reply

    Thanks for a great episode. I knew Bianca from the Ginger Lynn movies (Poonies, Club Ginger, etc), some of my favorite adult videos ever. I also enjoyed seeing Bionca on The E! True Hollywood Stories segments. I’m glad that she got to tell her story in her own words.

  10. Isaac · September 5, 2022 Reply

    Thank you for giving Bionca her flowers Rialto ! Excellent podcast for the lovely legend. I remember seeing her on Ginger’s E true Hollywood story , her warmth was palpable. I also remember reading about her , Bruce , and Debi in Ian Gitlers coffee table book , Porn Star. Glad we finally get to know so much more.

  11. Catherine Gigante-Brown · September 5, 2022 Reply

    This is so wonderful. Bionca is so charming and sweet, just like she was when I visited sets.

  12. James M · September 5, 2022 Reply

    Wonderful! With Bionca you get two for one, Bionca and Bruce. Really enjoyed this one and so glad to catch up with one of my favorites.

  13. JL3 · September 11, 2022 Reply

    This is a great interview. Bionca is allowed to talk about her life and experiences terms without being pushed into pre-set narratives. As a result I can feel she is in control without her journey being exploited. It feels like a friendly conversation between two people. Thank you again for your continued high standards at Rialto Report. You do not notice it as much until you see the level of interviews in many others places.

  14. Todd · September 22, 2022 Reply

    Regardless of the fact its focus is porn or politics or polywogs, Rialto is an incredibly well researched, thoughtful and strong sense of storytelling.

    Ashley and April are the Woodward Bernstein double whollop of the podcasting plain. Masterful interviewers, writers, producers.

    Been listening for years, and hope to continue for years to come. Simply a sensational pod.

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