Joanna Jet Biography

Personal Info

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Name : Joanna Jet

Alias : Joan Jett

Date of Birth: December 18th

Home Town :  London, England (UK)

Measurements : 34C – 26 – 34

Bra/ Cup Size :  34C

Boobs :  Enhanced

Height : 5’4 (1.63m)

Weight : 121lbs (55kg)

Hair Colour : Blonde / Black / Red

Piercings : Navel

Tattoos : Black and red ‘XXX’ design on her lower back and two roses on her ankle

Years Active : 2000 – present (as a performer) , 2002 – present (as a director)

Number of Scenes: 84+ (as a performer), 22+ (as a director)

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Blonde bombshell Joanna Jet is the most successful British transsexual performer ever to work within the adult entertainment industry! Not only has Joanna been inducted into the AVN Awards “Hall of Fame” (in 2015), but over the last 16 years she has achieved landmark successes which have paved the way for aspiring transsexual performers, producers and directors to forge thriving careers within the adult film industry.

In addition to receiving countless adult film award nominations, Joanna has been awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 2010 Tranny Awards, established her own production companies Brazen Devil and Altered State Productions and has been recognised playing a pivotal role in the introduction of the “Transsexual Performer of the Year” and “Best Transsexual Sex Scene” awards categories at the AVN Awards from 2004 onwards.

Joanna Jet : Adult Film Career (2000 – 2006)

Before she ascended to adult film superstardom, Joanna Jet was born and raised in London, England. Joanna began filming hardcore sex scenes in 2000 and made her adult film debut in the Androgeny Productions DVD feature releases Transsexual Beauty Queens 15 and Shemales At The Hard Rock Cafe. During this time Joanna also filmed some saucy sex scenes with transsexual performer Alison Dale for the Swank DVD title Secret Diary of a Shemale and the Johnny Rebel Studios production Great British Gender Bender.

After undergoing facial feminisation surgery in 2001, Joanna began to feature within a number of best-selling TS DVD series for prominent production companies Evil Angel, Devil’s Film, Anabolic Video and Avalon Enterprises. Fans of Joanna Jet’s earlier DVD feature releases should check out; Transsexual Beauty Queens 16, 18 and 19 (2002-2003) for Androgeny Productions, Transsexual Centrefolds 5 (2003) for Avalon (YMCA), She Male Strokers 6 and 9 (2004) for Rodnievision and Mancini Studios which enabled Joanna to collaborate with famous adult film director Sammi Mancini.

Joanna also performed within T-Girls 2 (2004) for Anabolic Video alongside famous transsexual performers Yasmin Lee, Danielle Foxxx and Wendy Williams, Big Ass She-Male Road Trip 10 (2005) for Evil Angel which was nominated for “Best Transsexual Release” at the 2006 VOD Awards, Transsexual Beauty Queens Unleashed 3 for Avalon (YMCA) also starring Gia Darling, and Wendy’s Wild Shemales 3 for Avalon Enterprises which was directed by Joanna’s close friend and fellow transsexual superstar Wendy Williams.

Joanna Jet: Altered State Productions & Brazen Devil production companies

In addition to establishing a distinguished reputation within the adult entertainment industry as a multi-talented performer, Joanna Jet is also an accomplished director and producer who launched her own production companies in 2002; Altered State Productions and Brazen Devil. Based in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California, Joanna has cemented her status as an adult entertainment business mogul by overseeing all aspects of her trans-friendly production companies; from managing the day-to-day administrational tasks of these organisations and running their online platforms, to filming and directing her own hardcore sex scenes.

For instance, Joanna made her directorial debut in 2002 when she launched the She Male Jet Set DVD series through Altered State Productions. Between 2002 and 2005 the She Male Jet Set DVD series spawned five spectacular sequels which featured prominent transsexual performers such as Allanah Starr, Wendy Williams, Danielle Foxxx, Vicky Richter, Carmen Cruz and Farrah Mills among others. Through Altered State Productions Joanna has also launched the Tooled-Up She-Males DVD trilogy series (2005-2006) which showcased transsexual performers such as Allanah Starr, Natassia Dreams, Wendy Williams and Johanna B.

Ever eager to expand her adult film industry influence, in 2003 Joanna became the first ever transgendered columnist for AVNInsider.com. Over the years Joanna has earned a wealth of AVN Awards nominations and prestigious adult entertainment industry accolades which have been listed below;

  • 2004: AVN Awards nominee “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2005: AVN Awards nominee “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2006: AVN Awards nominee “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2006: UK Adult Film Awards winner “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2006: UK Adult Film Awards winner “Best Transsexual Film” Joanna Jet’s Vacation
  • 2007: AVN Awards nominee “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2008: AVN Awards nominee “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2009: UK Adult Film Awards winner “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2010: AVN Awards nominee “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2010: Tranny Awards winner “Lifetime Achievement Award”
  • 2011: Tranny Awards nominee “Best Hardcore Model”
  • 2011: Tranny Awards nominee “Best Hardcore Performer”
  • 2012: Tranny Awards nominee “Best Hardcore Model”
  • 2012: XBIZ Awards nominee “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2012: XBIZ Awards nominee “Transsexual Director of the Year”
  • 2012: XBIZ Awards nominee “Transsexual Site of the Year”
  • 2012: AVN Awards nominee “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2013: AVN Awards nominee “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2013: Tranny Awards nominee “Best Hardcore Performer”
  • 2013: Tranny Awards nominee “Best Solo Website”
  • 2014: XBIZ Awards nominee “Transsexual Performer of the Year”
  • 2015: AVN Awards winner “Hall of Fame Inductee”
  • 2015: Transgender Erotica Awards nominee “Best Solo Performer”
  • 2015: Transgender Erotica Awards nominee “Best Solo Website”

Joanna Jet : Residency Visa Disputes & Fringe Dweller Productions (2006 – 2011)

Despite establishing a thriving career as a transsexual porn star in the United States and launching her own production companies, Joanna Jet still had British nationality. Consequently, when Joanna Jet’s visa expired in 2006 she was expelled from the United States and forced to return to the United Kingdom. Joanna discussed her struggles in obtaining a residency visa in greater depth during her April 2011 AVN interview, explaining how;

“I was originally trying to get what’s called an E2 visa, which is a residency visa, and that’s on the basis of you being an investor in America…I had a company, Altered States Productions, and I’d already invested in the region of $200,000 in my company, and we weren’t getting anywhere in getting the visa, it was taking forever, so I thought, as an interim, I shall try to get a visitor visa for a week. The way that I was going to do that was by saying, ‘I’m coming to AEE; I’m nominated and I need a visa just for a week to be able to get into the country.’…

In order to do that, I needed basically a ‘rapid interview’, and the only way you can get a rapid interview at the embassy is on the basis of being an entertainer; there’s actually a specific ability to contact the embassy and say, ‘I’m an entertainer; I’ve been nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe, whatever,’ and they will see you within two weeks,. And I couldn’t get that in Europe; none of the embassies would recognize me as being in the entertainment industry. So after a lot of contacts, I managed to get an interview at an embassy in Tokyo, so on the 28th of December, 2005—the awards were on the 5th of January, I think—I got on a plane, headed off there; I had loads of paperwork with me, and they spent pretty much all day reviewing my case and said, ‘You know what? You haven’t actually breached any of the conditions and therefore, rather than give you a week visa, we’re going to give you a 10-year business visitor visa as a way of an apology, but we’re not going to put it in writing…

But I couldn’t fly straight from Tokyo to L.A., so I flew back to London, and then flew on the next day to Las Vegas, so I had gone around the world in the wrong direction to make it in time. At that point, I had spent $48,000 on legal fees. So at that point, I thought everything was fine. And so I came back in January; I came back in once more in February of 2006; I then came in again in April of 2006 into New York; and I was told that I’d been investigated, and they believed, under the business visitor visa, that I was in breach of the conditions of entry, and therefore, if I came into the country again, my visa would not be honored…

So what happened was, I had a business in L.A., in the Valley, and when I came in through immigration—it was September 2nd, 2006—they saw all the stamps on my passport—I had about 15, 16 stamps of entry—and pulled me to one side and interviewed me for eight hours and got me on a technicality. They said, ‘Well, you have people working for you in L.A.; one of them’s a video editor. What happens when he gets stuck?’ So I said, ‘Well, I look over his shoulder and point him in the right direction.’ They said, ‘All right; well, you’re taking away an American’s job; you should hire a trainer for that. Therefore, you’re in violation, and we’re going to throw you in jail for at least a night and then we’re going to deport you.’…

They stuck me in the L.A. Detention Office; basically handcuffed me, stuck me in solitary confinement, in a freezing cold cell with nothing except what I had on, a vest and that was about it. Luckily, one of the guards let me have one of his t-shirts to wear because I was absolutely freezing, and then about 24 hours later, they stuck me back on a plane and sent me back to England. At that point, I called in the lawyers, and I hired some very, very expensive lawyers and for three months, I was fighting a legal battle, and one of the issues that came up was, I couldn’t even get an interview at any of the embassies in Europe; they wouldn’t even grant me an interview to try and get a visa issued because I’m an adult entertainer”.

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As a result of being expelled from the United States, Joanna ended up losing her Los Angeles Altered State Productions offices along with all of its essential production equipment. Joanna also faced rising debts from numerous utilities companies and lost valuable footage that she had already paid a director to shoot, not to mention how several adult film distributors refused to pay her the revenue for her existing DVD titles that she had rightfully earned!

Faced with these significant financial and logistical setbacks, Joanna was forced to revert back to basics and focused all of her efforts upon software development and building up her own VOD platform within the United Kingdom. As Joanna divulged within her April 2011 AVN interview;

“In the UK, I started going back towards software development, because that’s what I used to do and I started working my own VOD platform and started going over much more to the retail side of things. Unfortunately, the market moved so rapidly that in the year and a half it took me to develop the site, competitors were already quite numerous, and I just didn’t have the marketing budget or once again the U.S. presence to make it work…

But I don’t give up easily. I was making inroads in the UK; I already knew a few people in the UK industry, so what I managed to do, which I never managed to do in the U.S., was to break into the mainstream side of the porn industry, and the way I did that was, I managed to get a commission from Playboy TV in the UK to shoot the first-ever soft-core transsexual movie for cable, anywhere in the world. It was nominated for an AVN award in 2009″.

This groundbreaking production was titled Tranny and Susannah and it served as a pornographic parody of the British fashion makeover programme Trinny and Susannah. Produced and directed by Joanna Jet and distributed by her British production studio, Fringe Dweller Productions, Tranny and Susannah was a smash-hit among fans and film critics alike. Joanna discussed the process of shooting Tranny and Susannah and the impact it had upon establishing her status as a credible transsexual performer in the United Kingdom within her April 2011 AVN interview, commenting how;

“What made it work was it was basically me working with girls, and a transsexual with girls is acceptable to a mainstream audience, and that in itself was a trial by fire, because one of the things I had no experience of was shooting soft-core…I shot a soft version and a hard version, and I basically hired what I thought were some of the best producers and camera people in the UK with experience in that department, and they fucked it up in a major way, and I spent two months editing out all the problems until eventually it was approved by Playboy. So although it was very lucrative in the beginning, by the time I spent two months editing it, it was no longer a lucrative project, but it managed to break down a lot of barriers and got myself accepted in the UK”.

In addition to the success of Tranny and Susannah, Joanna also received adult film industry acclaim for her 2006 DVD feature release Joanna Jet’s Vacation. Starring Joanna alongside a stellar cast of transsexual and female performers in four saucy group sex scenes, Joanna Jet’s Vacation earned her the title of “Transsexual Performer of the Year” at the UK Adult Film Industry Awards; a category which Joanna was instrumental in introducing. Joanna Jet’s Vacation also won “Transsexual Movie of the Year”; a category for which all of the nominations were Joanna Jet DVD titles!

Unfortunately, due to Joanna completely dominating the British transsexual porn genre, both the “Transsexual Performer of the Year” and “Transsexual Movie of the Year” categories were removed from the listings for the 2007 and 2008 UK Adult Film Industry Awards. Thankfully, Joanna was able to campaign to have the “Transsexual Performer of the Year” category reinstated in 2009 which she proceeded to win. As Joanna herself explained;

“2009, I got one of them reinstated, and I won that one. That was the Performer of the Year award, and that was a moment in itself, because Ben Dover was hosting the awards, and I was supposed to present one of the awards. He didn’t actually look at what award he was giving me to present, and he suddenly called me up on stage to present the award, and it was my own award. So I got to go up on stage and say, ‘And the winner is… me!'”.

Throughout 2009 and 2010 Joanna continued to collaborate with Playboy TV and produced multiple DVD feature releases under her British production company Fringe Dweller Productions. Fans of Joanna Jet will not want to miss out on; She Male Exposed (2009) which was filmed for Playboy TV and starred Joanna in five raunchy sex scenes with female porn stars Shay Hendrix, Tracy Venus, Ashley Rider, Cyprus Isles and Loz Lorrimar, Transsexual Beauty Queens In Lingerie 3 (2009) for Blue Coyote Pictures, Interracial T-Girl Sex 1 for Shemale Club and Hot Wendy Productions which featured Joanna alongside prominent US transsexual performers Vaniity, Wendy Williams, Kimber James, Mariam Micol and Melvina Racquel, Transsexual Beauty Queens: Perfect 10’s 5 (2010) for Blue Coyote Pictures, and She Male Strokers 43 (2010) for Mancini Studios also starring Tyra Scott, Domino Presley and Mia Isabella.

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Joanna Jet : USA Comeback Career (2011 – present)

After years of contending the terms and conditions of her residency visa with the US immigration department, in 2011 Joanna was finally able to resolve her disputes and acquire a new business visa that enabled her to film content for her US production company Altered State Productions. Joanna enthused about finally resolving this painstaking dispute within her April 2011 AVN interview, expressing how;

“I had a long discussion with the immigration department, and it was clear that I’m well within the boundaries of my new visa, and so everybody is happy…I am coming to work, but I’m going to shoot for my own productions, because I can do that. I can come in and I can film, because what I’m doing is, I’m basically using my own production company; I’m coming as a business visitor and I’m paying people to do things for me, and I can hold a camera and I can shoot if it’s for my own material. So it means I can’t perform in the U.S. for other studios, but I’ve already spoken to Steve Volponi at Devil’s, and since I can shoot in any style, and I have American equipment, I can shoot scenes in the UK and sell them exclusively to Devil’s, so hopefully, I’m going to start appearing in Devil’s titles next year, and I’m going to try to do that with a few other studios in the U.S….

There’s an element that runs all the way through this which is very important as well, which is that after  about eight, nine months after being in the UK, I went into a relationship; I fell in love. Unfortunately, that meant my working with men was no longer acceptable, and so I had to make a decision as to whether I keep my relationship under those conditions or I leave it. But I was in love, so I went with it. Unfortunately, those constraints over the period of my relationship started getting more and more, and they started becoming more problematic, and made it very, very difficult to stay competitive in regards to what you would see from me in the U.S. market. That relationship ended about six months ago, and that was one of the big catalysts in my deciding to turn things around”.

As such, from 2011 onwards Joanna has once again begun to star within a wide range of popular TS DVD series for some of the biggest trans-friendly production companies in the United States of America. Stateside and international fans of Joanna Jet alike who are looking to discover her US DVD feature releases should check out; Shemale Cougar (2011) for Brazen Devil which was nominated for “Best DVD” at the 2011 Tranny Awards, Shemale Tranny Hunter (2011) for Brazen Devil starring Amy Daly, Bang My Tranny Ass 10 (2012) for Mancini Studios also starring Tiffany Starr and Wendy Summers which was nominated for “Best Transsexual Release” at the 2013 AVN Awards and “Best DVD” at the 2012 Tranny Awards, Shemale Does POV (2012) for Brazen Devil also starring rising TS starlet Brittany St. Jordan, and Bang My Tranny Ass 12 (2013) for Mancini Studios alongside TS Gina Hart, Mandy Mitchell and Penny Tyler.

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In 2013 Joanna filmed a series of MILF themed sex scenes with Ava Devine for Pornstar Platinum as well as some saucy solo sex scenes that featured within the best-selling TS DVD series She Male Strokers in 2014. In recent years Joanna has filmed Tranny Handies 2 (2015) for CX WOW Studios with Sienna Grace, Mia Maffia, Robbi Racks and Korra Del Rio, and Tranny POV 2 (2016) for CX WOW Studios with Tyra Scott, Korra Del Rio and Natalie Mars. Ever eager to explore her kinkier side, from 2012 onwards Joanna has performed within regular instalments of the fetish porn site Kink.com‘s TS Pussy Hunters web series. During this time Joanna has also continued to direct numerous fan-favourite DVD series sequels for her British production company Fringe Dweller Productions including Shemale Cougar 2 and 3 (2012) and Shemale Meets Female 1, 2, 3 and 4 (2011-2013).

Throughout her monumental adult film career, Joanna has utilised her exclusive industry influence to sponsor the “Lifetime Achievement Award” category at the Tranny Awards. Joanna won this prestigious accolade in 2010 and understands the significance that such an awards category holds for both aspiring transsexual porn stars and seasoned performers;

“I continue to sponsor the Lifetime Achievement Award as the transsexual industry has now reached a maturity where the careers of its performers and producers cover a vast number of years and as the rest of the adult industry still struggles to understand our niche…I feel it is important to recognize those that have played such an important part in its ongoing development”.

Joanna’s ongoing advocacy work within the adult entertainment industry has been pivotal in raising awareness towards important issues that impact upon the personal and professional lives of transsexual performers. As Steven Grooby, founder of Grooby Productions, enthused within a December 2013 AVN press release;

“Joanna is a pioneer of our industry and continues to produce great content for her growing fan base…She proves she definitely has staying power and having her sponsor the Lifetime Achievement Award again is a true testament to her desire to support the community she’s helped build”.

Therefore, if you’d like to learn more about Joanna Jet’s ongoing advocacy work, latest DVD feature releases and upcoming directorial projects then why not check out her official social networking channels online today? With all manner of exclusive industry insights, live chat sessions and new feature releases being announced on a regular basis, there’s no stopping adult film superstar Joanna Jet!

Social Networks

Official Blog Site : http://www.joannajet.com/

Twitter : @joannajet

Chaturbate Profile : Chaturbate

Kink Profile : http://www.kink.com/model/41041

IMDB Profile : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2273142/

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