James Van Der Beek Was Once Caught With a ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Porno

When James Van Der Beek was hired as a lead player in Dawson’s Creek his life was completely changed. While Van Der Beek had been gradually building on his acting resume to that point, by appearing Dawson Leery on a WB show would make him a household name practically overnight. Teen drama would be very popular and would set a new standard for teenage drama.

Dawson's Creek star, James Van Der Beek
James Van Der Beek | Keith Torrie / NY daily news archive via Getty Images

Spanning six seasons and 128 events, Dawson’s Creek tells the story of a group of sailing friends growing up in a fictional Capeside, Massachusetts. The show was very innovative in its time, dealing with topics such as sex, sexual orientation, drugs, love, etc. In fact, Van Der Beek played the title character, and gained heart status thanks to the show.

But Dawson’s Creek it was unpopular when it started back in the late 90s and early 2000s. Thanks to meme culture, Van Der Beek’s infamous mourning scene will live on forever. Later on, the show continues to find new audiences thanks to streaming services. The show was recently added to Netflix (sans the original theme song) and fans old and new are enjoying the iconic show.

It’s funny that Van Der Beek was captured by the adult film. While the interaction between him and TSA seemed strange at the time, the Dancing with the stars alum seems to have a sense of humor about it now.

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