So a guy (we’ll call him Matt) goes to the doctor (will call her Dr. Hartley) for a checkup. It says on his chart that he’s there for “masculine itching,” but he confesses to the doctor, “I’m basically having trouble with my nut sac.”
Matt has never been to this doctor, but for some reason, she looks familiar. He can’t quite place where he’s seen her.
“Did you say Dr. Hartley?” he says.
“Yes, I did,” she says.
“You look familiar so I have to ask you something: Are you Nina Hartley, the porn actress?”
“No, people say that all the time,” she says.
She says she’s not Nina Hartley the porn star. She swears she’s not Nina Hartley the porn star.
She is Nina Hartley the porn star, and we’re presenting this classic scene in streaming video on 40SomethingMag.com for the first time. Nina was 45 years old when it was shot.
Calling Nina a porn legend is an understatement. Not a lot of mature porn stars have a page on Wikipedia. Nina does. She has appeared in over 1,300 movies, beginning in the early 1980s. She appeared in the mainstream movie Boogie Nights as well as rapper Tupack Shakur’s music video “How Do U Want It?” She has appeared in TV shows and has published several books, including Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex.
“I grew up in Berkeley, California,” Nina told us when she visited our studio in 2004. “I was very active in the drama department in high school. I came of age during the last time sex was considered to be, overall, more positive than negative. I was very shy sexually, though my mind was full of sexual thoughts. I snuck into my first porn movie when I was a senior in high school and was transfixed. I knew at that time I wanted to get into sex performance.
“I started dancing in 1983 as a way to live out fantasies, perform, meet other bisexual women and as a fun way to earn money. I wanted to live a sexually free life and to have sex without being in love. For me, sex has been my vocation, my meal ticket, my path to happiness and self-understanding. I always get the most out of every sexual experience.”
She definitely gets the most out of Matt in this scene: all over her pretty face.