Retired video vixen LoLa Monroe has given her opinion on actor Laurence Fishburne‘s daughter, Montana, making a run in the pornographic film industry.
Despite Montana saying she was motivated by the 2007 release of reality star Kim Kardashian‘s leaked sex tape, Monroe said there are very distinct differences in her choice.
“It kind of doesn’t make sense to me because you got to kind of understand, I’m not saying what Kim Kardashian did was okay but there is a difference between having an intimate sex tape out and actually getting into porn. It’s totally different and when you compare it as Black women we’re received very, very different [treatment] from Caucasian women. So it’s a difference, but even with that being her explanation it really doesn’t make any sense. That’s just a misguided young girl. Terribly misguided.” (XXL Mag)
Last week, Montana penned an open letter to the public as a response to the criticism she’s received over her recent decision.
“I was the one who reached out to Vivid. [Male performer] Brian Pumper had nothing to do with getting me started. I did my first video with him, but that’s it. I chose Vivid because they are the best in the business and I wanted to go to the top seller. And they have released other movies with celebrity girls like Kendra, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. So, I wanted to go somewhere I knew I would be safe. People have it wrong. Doing porn is not about me becoming famous…it’s about becoming successful. Porn just happens to be the industry I was most interested in, so for critics to say I’m going about it the wrong way they are missing the point. I am making a buzz in the porn industry and in the mainstream, too. It’s leading me to more opportunities, so people can’t say that I’m not going to get anywhere.” (VIBE)
She also said there would be plans to reach out to her father once the hype has died down.
“I really am a good person. You can’t believe everything you hear. It insults me when I hear someone claiming that I was a prostitute. Why would I ever be a prostitute? That’s something really hurtful to say, especially since it’s not true. Being in porn makes people say the craziest things. I will sit down and talk to my dad when all the media attention from the movie dies down. I don’t expect him to be happy about what I am doing. But I would like him to respect my decision and give me his blessing on all my future endeavors.” (VIBE)
West Coast rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube recently shared his thoughts on Montana’s decision and defended Fishburne’s role as a parent.
“Once your kids get to a certain age you can’t control what they do,” Ice Cube said. “You can only hope that they do the right thing, do what you taught them, and sometimes they don’t! … I don’t feel like he did a bad job or he didn’t do his job [as a parent],” he said. “Kids just do what they do.” (New York Post)
Check out Montana Fishburne speaking on the sex tape below: