Joe Francis

Recent Role:

Himself on TMZ on TV


4/1/1973, Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

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  • Biography
  • Joe holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is the founder of Mantra Films Inc., the company that produces such video series as Girls Gone Wild and Guys Gone Wild.



    Birth Place:

    Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Joe (on nude photos of, allegedly, Blake Lively): I would say 90 percent it's an orchestrated attempt or act on her part [to raise her profile]. I'm not sure, but my inclination is that it's coming from her. She knows what she's doing or someone in her camp does. Look, mainstream U.S.A, other than the five people that watch Gossip Girl have never heard of Blake Lively. This will catapult her into some of the top searches on some of the Internet sites which will then trigger a dramatic jump of interest in her, and therefore catapult her career.

    • Joe: Look, I'm sure Samantha Ronson may have a larger penis than me, but I'm not sure.

    • Joe (on why girls are willing to flash for his cameras): I think it's a couple of things. First, girls enjoy attention. It's a simple female trait that the average girl needs and deserves a healthy amount of attention. Second, it's a form of expression. College-age girls are beginning to enjoy their independence, and flashing is a way of saying, "This is my body, I'm proud of it and I don't mind giving you a chance to admire it." It's as simple as that, really. I don't think it's a sexual act. I honestly think it's just an expression of fun and freedom. Girls see the "Girls Gone Wild" infomercials, see that it looks fun, and decide there's nothing wrong with showing off their assets at that one time in their lives when their bodies will probably look their best (God bless them).

    • Joe: I took my first ride in a private jet about six years ago, and found the freedom of the whole experience so amazing that I bought a Falcon jet three weeks later. The first trip I took on my plane was to Lake Tahoe. I was 27, and my buddy Mark and I laughed the whole way like a couple of giddy frat guys. It truly is the only way to fly. Nine months later, I upgraded to a Gulfstream.

    • Joe (on if he considers himself the new Hugh Hefner): No. I don't consider myself as anyone but Joe Francis. Hef was an innovator and was instrumental in the sexual revolution that is still evolving. It is an honor to be compared to Hef, but Hef is one of a kind and so am I. And while the Playboy Mansion is a justifiably legendary place, I'm not the kind of guy to spend my days and nights at home. I enjoy being out in the world, traveling and meeting new people. There isn't anyone I won't to talk to or raise a glass with.

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    Trivia (16)

    • From the age of six to fifteen Joe was prescribed Ritalin for his ADHD disorder but stopped taking it because he was "embarressed--I wanted to hide the fact that I was on Ritalin", as he says.

    • Joe says going to jail was the hardest thing he has ever been through.

    • Joe says he thinks about Jesus Christ every day.

    • Joe says Spring Break is the busiest time of the year for him.

    • As a small child, Joe's mother exposed him to nude women in paintings and sculptures in museums, nude beaches and public baths.

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