Gina Lynn Crosses Over to Mainstream, Returns to Roots

LOS ANGELES - Gina Lynn has her most impressive mainstream crossover so far in the mainstream melodrama Allure, in which she gets top billing. The movie, which can be previewed on a MySpace page, was directed by and co-stars Shawn Cain.

“As far as a leading role, this is my biggest crossover yet,” she said. “I’m really excited about it. It came out great. I know that they wanted to do the premiere in July, but you never know when things are going to wrap.”

Lynn was speaking to AVN on her mobile phone in a taxi on the way to a Miami hotel with hubby Travis Knight. They’ll be appearing at the Exxxotica Miami show for three days, May 8-10.    

“The Exxxotica Miami show is always one of my favorites,” she said. “It’s a great city with amazing night life, and we are going to give the fans something special at the show and at the parties as well.”

While in Florida she’ll make a major return to her porn roots in a new volume of Strap-On Sally, the long-running series that launched her porn career in 2001, when the beautiful blonde burst into the industry as a Pleasure Productions contract girl.

“That was eight years ago! I feel so old!” she laughed.

She’ll do four new movies for Pleasure, all the while turning out new productions for her Gina Lynn Productions.

Once she and Knight get back to Pennsylvania they’ll prepare for the June 1 opening of their second Skin retail outlet in the Berkshire Mall in Reading, Pa. The store sells t-shirts, hats and skateboarding paraphernalia. “Everybody thinks it’s a lingerie store, I don’t know why,” she laughed.

The original Skin store in the huge King of Prussia Mall is doing great, she added.

At Miami Exxxotica she’ll be selling t-shirts and hats at a Skin booth, as well as promoting her movies at her Gina Lynn Productions booth. On Saturday, May 9, she will co-host a party with Jesse Jane at Tootsies in Miami.

Later this month she’ll also be shooting a commercial for Quote Runner, an insurance company (“No faster way to buy insurance”) specializing in policies for motorcyclists. The commercial will appear on their site,

“The commercial reminded me a lot of that Progressive spot with the bubbly brunette, only this one was hotter,” Gina said. “It was a fun-filled day flirting with some young busty models.”

The trailer for Allure can be viewed here