The Bankability of Briana

The story of Briana Banks tells the history of porn in the 21st Century.

In 1999, Briana was struggling to provide for herself – and her sister – when she answered a classified ad for an adult modeling gig that paid “$1,000 a day.” Banks had done some modeling in her younger years, even gracing the cover of a few teen magazines. But, when it came to sex, she was beyond inexperienced; she had only slept with one man. She drove past the shoot house three times before she finally got the courage to park and step inside.

While Banks’ slender, 5’9” figure was too short for runway modeling, she was an instant success in the adult industry. Under the name Mirage, Banks shot hundreds of hardcore gonzo scenes. Yet, it wasn’t until she enhanced her chest to 34DD and changed her stage name, that the star we know as Briana Banks, emerged. VIVID signed her to an exclusive contract in 2001. In June of that same year, she became both AVN’s cover model and the Penthouse Pet of the month. Alongside Jenna Jameson, Banks is the most published adult magazine model ever. She is also the longest VIVID contract star, staying with the company for eight years and starring in some of their best-selling titles: “Briana Loves Jenna,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Briana Loves Rocco.”

In January of 2016, after a five-year hiatus, Banks returned to filming. She landed the box cover of her first comeback scene, “True MILF 3,” before going on to be cast in films like, “Prime MILF 3,” Seduced by a MILF,” and “Anal Craving MILFs 2.” She was honored for her work with a MILF Performer of the Year nomination at every major awards show in 2017. After exactly a year since her comeback, I caught up with Banks at the 2017 AVN Awards to reflect on her career and the evolution of the industry.

Read my full, uncensored and x-rated interview with Briana Banks here: