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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Helly Hellfire

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avatars-000049098628-sjtsbo-t500x500The name “Helly Hellfire” is likely to grab the attention of more than a few people – perhaps more so when the individual sporting it is both a DJ and adult film star.

In addition to performing for a number of porn’s top studios – including Wicked Pictures, Hustler Video and Zero Tolerance Entertainment – Helly enjoys a dual career as a DJ and vocalist on the music scene. The actress recently launched her own record label, Blonde Momentum Music, and has released a single titled “Stay in the Light,” which is currently available on Beatport.com. A second song, “Mirage,” is slated to street on September 13.

Helly kindly spoke with XXX Wasteland on the afternoon of August 30 to discuss her entry into the adult world, recently being cast in Seymore Butts’ Gold Show reality program, teaming up for a DJ’ing tour with fellow adult starlet Brittany Andrews, her passion for creating music and more.

You can visit Hellfire online at her recently revamped website, IAmHellywood,com, follow her on Twitter under the handle @HELLYWOOD4EVER and check out Helly’s FreeOnes page here. Hellfire’s music pages are available at Soundcloud.com/Hellywood and Beatport.com/artist/Hellywood/326914.

Helly Hellfire is represented by OC Modeling. For adult entertainment bookings, please contact Sandra@OCModeling.com. Interview requests and other media inquiries may be directed to Erika Icon at Erika@TheRubPR.com.

(Special thanks to Erika Icon of The Rub PR. Photo #1 courtesy of Helly Hellfire’s Beatport and Soundcloud pages. Photo #3 courtesy of Hellfire’s Twitter account)

Let’s start at the beginning: Can you tell us how you entered the adult industry initially?

I was originally working as a stripper and I was doing webcamming and I was also DJ’ing. I decided that one of the best ways to get more publicity for myself as a DJ would be to enter the adult industry and actually start making movies. So, it was basically an attempt to get myself out there to be known better as a DJ.

Lady Gaga Box CoverA couple of years ago, you had the starring role in Hustler Video’s This Ain’t Lady Gaga XXX parody. Can you talk about that and was it fun playing the part based on your personal interest in the music world?

Yes, that was a lot of fun. It was kind of almost kept secret that I was going to be performing as Lady Gaga. I’d known about the shoot for a couple weeks, but I didn’t have much information on it. And then the night before my shoot, my agent called me up and he told me what it was going to be about and that I was going to be performing as Lady Gaga. So, I didn’t have a whole lot of time to prepare for it, but I had a dance background and I sing. So, I just watched some interviews on her to get the way that she speaks down.

It was a really, really intense shoot. I think I had about six scenes in that parody and we shot them over the course of two days; so, six scenes and two music videos. So, it was really intense, it was long days on set, but I’m really happy with the way that it turned out and it got me a lot of publicity, got me an AVN and an XBIZ nomination in my first year in the industry for Best Actress for a Feature Film.

It was great. It was good with the DJ’ing as well because I would put Lady Gaga remixes into my DJ sets, so it was kind of fun that way.

Would you say that has been your favorite role thus far?

Let me think … I have a lot of favorite roles, just for different reasons. I had a lot of fun making the Great American Chopper (parody) just because I liked working with Jenna Presley. She was so funny and so cute and just a pleasure to work with.

I also had a lot of fun making Ink Girls – that was a Wicked Pictures movie – just because the set was amazing. It was just very goth and very raw and we actually performed – myself and Sarah Jessie and a male performer – we did our scene on a silver coffin surrounded by candle log red. So, it was really cool.

You were also recently cast in the adult industry-based reality program Gold Show, is that right?

That’s right. Gold Show is currently on Vube. They’re like little episodes – it’s like a T.V. episode and they split them into like seven or eight different segments and they broadcast a couple every week. I was recently picked up to be one of the regular cast members; that’s Seymore Butts’ new reality series.

It’s going really well. I’m working with Sophie Dee, Mari Possa, Angela Sommers and Cousin Stevie, Seymore’s cousin. So, it’s a lot of fun. It’s a really great cast and we just went on a big road trip toward Lake Tahoe/Placerville area; it should be broadcast next week.

BSZJ3p3IIAAnhLhVery cool. Transitioning over to your music career, as many people are aware, you are a DJ in addition to performing in films. Can you discuss where your passion for music came from and how your career as a DJ started?

I’ve always been really into music. I got turned on to dance music at an early age because I was taking dance classes from the age of three and I’d be listening to a lot of dance remixes and extended mixes just through taking the dance classes. I just started to really like it.

I got into the rave scene when I was 18; prior to that, I had been traveling to the U.K. I have cousins out there and they would take me to nightclubs and stuff and that kind of got me into the rave scene as well out there. Through doing that, I met some friends that DJ’d and one of them, he’s actually a pretty big DJ out in the Toronto area and I used to do a radio show with him; it was on the Global Groove Network and that sort of got me more into DJ’ing because I was actually co-hosting a DJ show. I just started messing around on vinyl turntables and found somebody to teach me how to perform turntablism and then got into DJ’ing on CDJs and MP3s and started performing at parties here in L.A.

You recently launched your own record label, Blonde Momentum Music, along with releasing a single with a second one upcoming in just a couple of weeks. Would you like to discuss those projects?

Yeah. Earlier this year, I ended up performing some backup vocals on the new Blood on the Dancefloor album. It kind of got me over my fear of singing in front of a microphone; it was something that I never really thought I could do. I don’t actually sing – it’s more like spoken word – but it gave me the confidence to actually perform my own lyrics because I’ve always been a writer.

I started writing songs. I have a producer that I work with who sends me music that he creates – he’s based out of Tunisia. He sent me some music and he asked me if I could sing some vocals on it. So, I wrote them down and I went into the recording studio with my friend Shenkar, who is an amazing vocalist. We put some stuff together and that became the single “Mirage.” That one is going to be released on September 13, but the one that was released earlier, I think it was in July of this year, that is something actually co-produced and composed with one of my friends here in L.A. So, I have more creative control on that one and it’s called “Stay in the Light.” Both of them are released under my record label, Blonde Momentum Music. They are available on Beatport and they are going to be available on iTunes as well.

You were part of the Blondetourage DJ tour with fellow performer Brittany Andrews earlier this year, which included a performance in Japan. Are there any further plans for the team or was it just a one-off kind of tour?

No. We performed as Blondetourage at the Hacienda Festival in Oiso, Japan, which is a beach resort just outside of Tokyo. It’s something that the two of us had been discussing for a while. The thing is, she lives in New York and I live in L.A., so logistically, it’s quite difficult. If we’re playing a big international party where they have a budget and they can fly us out somewhere, then we perform. But she is actually going to be relocating, so she is going to be closer to L.A. – I think she is going to be in Las Vegas. She’s announced that on Twitter and Facebook, so I suppose it’s okay to say that. We’re going to be doing more shows in the Vegas area and by the time she’s out there early next year, I’m sure we’ll have plenty of time to promote ourselves and start performing regularly next summer in Las Vegas.

Helly5_smallAre there any further current or upcoming projects you would like to mention?

I appear in a feature film called Quicksand from Digital Playground. We just shot that in June, so that should be coming out pretty soon. If you want to check the website, sometimes they’ll give you release dates on upcoming features there.

I have a bunch of new scenes that have come out for Zero Tolerance, Diabolic and Third Degree Films. And I’m going to be performing in Los Angeles at Eden Nightclub on September 6; it’s going to be a label launch and a DJ set.

And I’ve got the Gold Show T.V. project, which is going to be a lot of shooting over the next couple of months. My plate is pretty full. (Laughs)

Yeah, absolutely. (Laughs) In closing, is there anything else you wish to say to readers?

Follow me on Twitter at @HELLYWOOD4EVER. And also, if you’re into webcamming, follow me at HellyMaeHellfire.cammodels.com.

Terrific. Thank you for your time today. I wish you the best with both your adult and music careers – as you said, you certainly have a full plate. Have a great day.

Thank you so much.

Written by Adam Wilcox

September 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

Posted in Interviews

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