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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Roxanne Rae

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Roxanne Rae_GloryholePopular adult star Roxanne Rae has garnered scores of fans during her 14 months in adult entertainment. The Florida native has made a splash in the industry via roles for studios such as New Sensations, Digital Sin and Elegant Angel.

Roxanne will appearing at the Adult Entertainment Expo later this month, which emanates from Las Vegas on January 15-18. The actress is also nominated in the Adult Video News Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene category for her appearance in the seventh installment of Bang Bros’ Party of 3 series.

Roxanne kindly spoke with XXX Wasteland on the afternoon of January 3 to discuss her entry into the adult industry, future career plans and more.

You can follow Roxanne on Twitter under the handle @RoxanneXXRae, check out her Instagram here and find the starlet on Streamate at this link. Rae’s FreeOnes page is available for viewing here.

Roxanne Rae is represented by Ideal Image Models. For film and print bookings, please visit the agency’s contact page here. Interview requests and other media inquiries may be directed to Rising Star PR (info@risingstarpr.com).

(Special thanks to Acme Andersson of Rising Star PR)

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

I was living in a dorm in college and my best friend came and she squatted in my dorm – Jessica Robbin. We were trying to make money to get our first apartment and I was doing some fetish stuff and some webcamming. This agent contacted her and was like, “You should just come and talk to us about it.” She asked me to take her to meet the agents and they were like, “You’re pretty, too. You want to do it?” And I was like, “Sure, why not?” (Laughs)

And you have been involved since late-2012, is that right?

Yes – November 2012.

In that time, who have been some of your favorite studios and performers to work with?

New Sensations is really fun. Dogfart was really fun. Naughty America was nice and Teenfidelity.

Talent would be Bruce Venture, Erik Everhard, Jack Napier and Shane Diesel for guys. For girls, I don’t work with very many girls, but Veronica Rodriguez, Mercedes Lynn, Rilynn Rae – those are really all my females. (Laughs)

Are there any talent or companies you haven’t yet had the opportunity to work with, but wish to in the future?

I would like to work for Kink, definitely – that would be awesome. Digital Playground would be nice, too, because they do some really cool things. That’s really it, actually.

Do you have any specific aspirations in mind looking down the road as far as your career goes?

No, not really. I just keep taking it day by day. I really didn’t think that I’d come this far or go this long with it, anyway. My agent told me a long time ago, he was like, “You have tattoos, you ruined yourself. Don’t expect longer than six months.” And it’s just been, “Oh, well, then.” And … here I am (Laughs), doing it for a year and nominated for an AVN award. And I’m just like, “Oh, goodness.” (Laughs)

roxannerae101People seem to be more open nowadays about tattoos in the industry. It doesn’t appear to be as big of an issue anymore.

Yeah, I noticed that. When I went out to L.A. the first time, everybody was like, “Oh, you have tattoos!” I started coming out more and more and nobody seemed to care anymore. (Laughs) But it’s fun. I love it.

You will be signing at the AEE Expo next month, is that right?

I will be. I am mortified. (Laughs)

(Laughs) Because it’s your first convention?

Yeah. And shockingly, I’m not really good with large crowds of people. So, we’ll see how that goes.

And you will be signing with your agency, Ideal Image?

Yes, Ideal Image.

Will you be attending the AVN and XBIZ awards ceremonies as well?

I’m not going to the XBIZ Awards, just the AVN Awards.

And you have been nominated for an AVN (Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene), right?

Yes – Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene with Veronica Rodriguez and Mercedes Lynn for Bang Bros. That was, like, my third month in the industry. I was really surprised.

Oh, wow.

(Laughs) Yeah.

With your time spent in the adult business thus far, is there maybe one misconception about the industry from those outside of it that bothers you?

Well, now it’s kind of hard (Laughs), but for one, they think we’re loaded with STDs, which we are not. I mean, accidents happen and it’s a job and it’s a risk that we have – we don’t fall off ladders or slip and fall. So, it happens sometimes. But, it’s really safe regardless.

Also, people think that just because we do porn that we’re willing to have sex with everything with a pulse. It’s kind of annoying because when I tell people what I do, they’re like, “Oh, so, you know … what’s up?” I’m like, “Nothing – we’re not having sex.” (Laughs)

May I ask a few questions about yourself as a person if that’s alright?

Yeah, sure – why not? (Laughs)

(Laughs) Can you tell us where you were raised and how you would describe yourself growing up?

I was raised in Boca Raton, Florida, but I moved to Fort Lauderdale a few years ago. I like it here better, so I tell everyone I’m from here. (Laughs)

I’m an only child. I was kind of weird in middle school – I was the emo kid. But then high school came around and I was popular in high school, so that was a big change.

My parents are married. I love them. (Laughs) I was a good student. I don’t play any sports and I started playing the violin. That’s really it, I guess. (Laughs)

roxannerae102Yes, I read on your Twitter account recently that you take violin lessons.

Yes. I have one today, actually, at 4:00. (Laughs)

Is that something you became interested in recently?

Yeah, that’s recent. I decided I needed a hobby, so I chose an instrument. (Laughs)

Very cool. What are some of your other interests?

I go to fetish parties; that’s the main thing I’ve been doing. They’re kind of cool. But that’s really it. (Laughs)

I read in a recent interview that you are in school right now to become a mortician, is that correct?

Oh, yeah – that, too. That’s not really a hobby. (Laughs)

No.

Just doing what I have to do. Yeah, I want to be a mortician in a few years. (Laughs)

Have you had an interest in that field for a while?

Well, at first, I was going to be a teacher when I first got into college. And then, everyone found out I did porn, so I was like, “I need to find something new.” I was looking into things and this girl told me her mom was a mortician. I looked into it and I was like, “Wow, it’s really cool.” So, that’s what I do. (Laughs)

How about favorites – favorite movie, T.V. show, musical artists and things like that?

My favorite movie of all-time is Scream – the original one. I know it’s lame, but Matthew Lillard is my favorite actor of all-time. I don’t care – I love him. (Laughs) Anything he’s in, I love it. He’s amazing.

T.V. shows, I love South Park and all those adult cartoon shows like Family Guy and everything. And New Girl – it’s with that Zooey Deschanel. That’s a good show. Oh, and The Middle – that’s good. (Laughs)

Music, I like rap and I like old rock, like 60s rock. I love The Doors – I love The Doors. And then, 90s, like Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Offspring. No techno – I don’t like techno. (Laughs)

Is there one thing about yourself that you feel would surprise many people?

I guess that I’m socially awkward with large crowds – I get nervous. (Laughs)

Are there any current or upcoming projects in the works that you would like to mention?

Yeah. I’m planning my first gangbang with New Sensations. I’m doing that in the middle of January; I don’t know when it’s coming out. But, yay! (Laughs)

Is there anything you wish to say in closing to readers?

Just that I love what I do and I appreciate the time that you’ve taken to get to know me. That’s pretty much it. (Laughs)

Thanks for taking some time out today to speak with me. I congratulate you on everything – you’ve done pretty well for yourself thus far and I‘m sure there are more great things ahead.

Oh, thank you! That means a lot, actually.

I wish you the best moving forward with your career. Have a great day and a good violin lesson later. (Laughs)

Thank you. (Laughs) You have a great day and a happy New Year.

Written by Adam Wilcox

January 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm

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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Angela White

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001_angela_white_Melbourne native Angela White has taken the adult industry by storm on both sides of the world for a full decade. Since her XXX debut in 2003, White has earned scores of fans in the United States in addition to becoming widely recognized as Australia’s most famous porn starlet.

White’s popularity has been acknowledged by top industry news outlet XBIZ, as the organization recently appointed her to serve as official Trophy Girl alongside fellow performer Jessa Rhodes at the 2014 XBIZ Awards ceremony January 24 in Century City, California.

Angela kindly granted XXX Wasteland an interview to discuss her role as XBIZ Awards Trophy Girl, mainstream acknowledgement, her adult career moving forward and more.

You can visit White online at her recently launched official website, AngelaWhite.com. Follow Angela on Twitter under the handle @AngelaWhite and check out her FreeOnes page here.

(All photos courtesy of Angela White)

First off, congratulations on being named one of the official Trophy Girls for the 2014 XBIZ Awards show in January. How did it feel to receive the news and are you excited about the role?

Thank you so much! Yes, I am so excited that XBIZ chose me as one of the official Trophy Girls along with the beautiful Jessa Rhodes. It’s such an honor to be the first Australian performer to take on the duties.

You initially entered the erotic industry in 2003. Can you tell us about your path into adult entertainment?

I wanted to get into the adult industry after my first exposure to pornography at around the age of 14 years old. I collected magazines because they were easier to get my hands on than tapes. I started with magazines that I could get at the newsagency; mags like Penthouse, Playboy and The Picture. Then, an older boyfriend introduced me to Score and Voluptuous magazine, which I couldn’t get my hands on as a minor. The models had similar physiques to mine, so I thought they might be interested in shooting me. I waited until I was 18 years old and sent The Score Group some nude photos a friend had taken of me. They organized my flights and accommodation to the States immediately. And the rest is history.

What do you consider some of your greatest memories and proudest moments pertaining to your career?

Launching my official website has definitely been the highlight of my career to date. Being able to produce my own content has been such an amazing experience. I’ve learned so many things and met the most amazing sex-positive people.

You recently appeared in an ABC 2 documentary titled The Vagina Diaries. Can you talk about the program and your involvement in it?

The documentary explored the rising trend of labiaplasty in Australia. I was called upon for an interview because of the claims put forth that pornography is responsible for the trend. I spoke about the role of Australia’s laws in creating a culture that lumps shame on the bodies of women. The laws require magazines to censor the inner labia of models, and this is the case for women’s magazines like Cosmopolitan as well as Penthouse. I also pointed out that the size, colour and shape of a porn performer’s labia has no impact upon their success. If you take an intimate look at the vulvas of the top female performers, you’ll see more variation than similarity.

002_angela_white_Do you have any further aspirations for your career in the future?

Absolutely! But I’m going to keep quiet on my plans. I have lots of things in the works …

You recently launched an official website, AngelaWhite.com. Can you tell us about the site and what those who sign up for membership can expect?

The site is updated every single week with new and exclusive content. Every month there is a new Solo, Girl/Girl, Boy/Girl, BTS/Candid photo and video update. Plus, I do free live webcam shows for members, where they can get to know me and I have live show archive where they can view and download the show after the fact. All videos can be streamed and downloaded in 1080p and photos sets can be viewed on the site or downloaded as a zip folder.

You are widely recognized as Australia’s most well-known adult star. Can you talk about the XXX landscape in your country and discuss the differences between Australia and the United States as it relates to the industry?

The industry is a lot smaller in Australia, but is growing rapidly. There are quite a lot of feminist producers pushing boundaries and creating avant garde, alternative visions for what pornography can be. There is also an emerging scene of producers who are filming higher-end scenes in the unique Australian landscape. There is great potential for Australia to be a leader in the adult world, but the strict laws in regards to the production and distribution of hardcore content continues to cause problems for the industry.

Is there one misconception about the adult business that you wish you could dispel?

I’m tired of hearing the same worn-out radical feminist assertion that performers are abused and degraded in the industry. One of the tenets of feminism is that women should have a voice to speak for themselves, yet certain rad-fems are not only claiming to speak for us, but are actually speaking over the top of us.

Many performers have publicly spoken about their positive experiences in the industry and they are not in the minority. It’s incredibly offensive and patronizing that certain feminists ignore the voices of the women they claim to protect. I’m not an apologist for the adult industry, and if any company or producer mistreats a performer or crew member they should be called out for it and legal action should be taken. However, I would like to dispel the misconceptions promulgated by rad-fems that women don’t have agency in their decisions to enter and remain in the adult industry. And P.S. – I’m a pro-sex feminist.

011_angela_white_x_rocco_reed_02What are some of your interests and hobbies outside of work?

I’m sexually motivated, so when I’m not having sex on camera, I like to be fucking off camera. I also like to read, spend time at the beach, go out for coffee, go to the gym … anything but shop.

Is there one thing about yourself that you feel would surprise a lot of people?

I’m actually quite shy. But they always warn you to look out for the quiet ones …

Are there any current or upcoming projects in the works that you would like to mention?

At the moment, I’m focusing on making my website as good as it possibly can be. The feedback so far has been amazing and fans are welcome to continue to send me suggestions. You can contact me on Twitter.com/AngelaWhite or members can chat to me during my live shows.

In closing, is there anything else you wish to say to readers?

I would like to thank my fans for their support over all these years. It really means so much to me. I hope you all continue to grow with me on this sexual journey.

Written by Adam Wilcox

December 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm

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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Brianna Brooks

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538890With a full year of adult industry experience to her credit, adult performer Brianna Brooks continues to build a brand within the business following appearances for top studio names such as New Sensations, Immoral Productions and a feature role in DreamZone Entertainment’s Rambone XXX parody.

Brianna kindly spoke with XXX Wasteland to discuss entering the world of adult entertainment, her blossoming career in front of the camera and much more.

The popular Brooks will be signing at the Adult Entertainment Expo next month in Las Vegas. You can follow her on Twitter at @BriBrooksXXX and check out the starlet’s FreeOnes page at this link.

Brianna Brooks is represented by Ideal Image Models. Please visit the agency’s contact page here to book her for film and print work.

(Special thanks to Isiah James of Ideal Image Models. Photo #1 courtesy of DreamZone Entertainment. Photo #4 courtesy of Brianna Brooks’ Twitter account)

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

Yeah. I started out doing webcam through streaming online. I’d been doing that for quite a while and then Isiah, actually – Ideal Image – found me on Facebook and asked me if I would be interested in meeting with them, if I was interested in modeling and stuff. So, I told him, “Yeah, definitely,” that I would love to meet with them. I talked with them and it sort of all just panned out. They asked if I would be willing to pretty much do porn (Laughs) and I said, “Yeah, sure.” It’s fun doing it on cam, so why not do the real thing?

And how long have you been a part of the adult business?

It will be a full year this month, actually.

Have you enjoyed your time in the industry thus far?

Yes, definitely. It’s been a lot of fun. Knock on wood, I haven’t had any bad experiences. (Laughs) Everyone I’ve come across and worked with and met has just been amazing.

BriannaExcellent. Who have been some of your favorite studios and performers to work with?

Let’s see … everyone has just been so nice. I really liked working with Johnny Castle and Johnny Sins. Brooklyn Chase, she was just so sweet. Of course, Heidi Hollywood – she’s my best friend. (Laughs)

I actually just interviewed her a couple of hours ago. (Laughs)

Oh, did you? (Laughs)

Yeah.

Yeah. She’s amazing. I just love that girl. (Laughs)

Are there any talent or companies that you haven’t yet had the chance to work with, but wish to in the future?

Yeah, definitely. I think Wicked would be really fun to work for. I like what I see from them. And just more with Brazzers – I love working for Brazzers. It’s just all-round a great experience to work for them.

I’m drawing a blank on who else. (Laughs) Really, anybody who will take me.

Do you have any long-term aspirations for your career looking down the road?

I’m just kind of going with the flow, just going where it takes me. Everyone has been so great to work with. Ideal has gotten me plenty of work. I have a regular full-time job, so they try and get me as much work as they can on the side and because of my schedule, it’s great that they can do that for me.

Long-term, I don’t really know. I’m already 28, so I don’t know how much longer I will be popular in the business. (Laughs)

Will you be attending the AVN and XBIZ Awards ceremonies next month?

Yes, I definitely will. I’m so excited.

And you will be signing at the (AEE) Expo as well?

Yes.

BXD4owkCcAAZ34PFrom your time in the industry thus far, is there maybe one misconception about the adult business from those outside of it that bothers you or that you wish you could dispel?

Everyone on the outside of the business, I feel they don’t see what we do – that we get tested. I always feel that they think we’re just these big sluts and it’s terrible because that’s not it at all. I think people just don’t think about us as real people that way.

May I ask a few questions about yourself as a person?

Sure!

Great. Can you tell us where you were raised and how you would describe yourself growing up?

Yeah. I was born and raised in Southern California. Just a small family and nothing really super spectacular. I love my parents and it was great growing up. I have a brother, just me and him, and I’ve always just kind of been outdoorsy and have a close group of friends. There’s really not too much to talk about growing up (Laughs), just hanging out with friends and doing normal things.

What are some of your interests and hobbies?

Really, I like outdoors things. I love the sun. I like hiking. I love to just be with friends. I like to go out dancing.

I really don’t have a specific hobby. I definitely enjoy running. I’ve done a half-marathon and that was really exciting. So, just really being active, I guess.

How about favorites – favorite movie, T.V. show, musical artists and things like that?

Favorite color (Laughs) would have to be for sure, pink. Favorite movies, I have quite a few favorites. I love Old School. Some of my other favorites would be How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days – total chick flick. I mostly like comedies. I absolutely love The Campaign; just stupid comedies. (Laughs)

T.V. shows, you can always find me watching more reality shows like on MTV, like Real World and stuff like that. I actually don’t really watch a lot of T.V. There is a handful of shows I’ll watch if I have time, but usually I don’t get stuck in front of the T.V.

Is there one thing about yourself that you feel would surprise many people?

I guess, actually, that I’m shy (Laughs) because nobody would believe that. I’ve definitely come out of my shell, obviously, quite a bit to be able to do what I do, but I’m actually really a shy person. If you asked me to give a speech in front of an audience, I couldn’t do it. But, for some reason, I can fuck on camera. (Laughs) So, that would probably be surprising to a lot of people.

BZzlO35CUAAu4H4Are there any current or upcoming projects in the works that you would like to mention?

No, actually, nothing right now. I don’t have anything on the books. I’m not really doing much other than just getting ready for AVN. So, I’m definitely excited for Vegas.

Will that be your first time attending the awards and the Expo?

Yes, definitely. It’s going to be my first time. I was just getting started last year, so I didn’t go because I’m like, “Well, no one is going to know who I am.” But now, I have some fans, so I’ll be really looking forward to meeting them and just having fun at the Expo.

Yes. I’ve never had the opportunity to get down there myself, but those few days always sound like a blast.

Yeah. It seems like a huge party and a good time, so I’m looking forward to it.

To finish up, is there anything you wish to say in closing to readers?

I would just like to say thank you for all the support and all the love that the fans give me. Hopefully, everyone continues to watch my stuff. It’s so much fun (Laughs) and just thank you, really.

Great. I appreciate you taking some time out to talk with me tonight. Have fun next month and have a great night.

Thank you so much!

Written by Adam Wilcox

December 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm

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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Heidi Hollywood

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IMG229924833Rising adult starlet Heidi Hollywood has enthusiastically jumped into the world of erotic entertainment since entering the business earlier this year. In addition to roles for numerous studios such as Devil’s Film and Lethal Hardcore, Hollywood has popularized herself by becoming a mainstay in “Porno” Dan Leal’s Immoral Live shoots.

Hollywood is nominated for Adult Video News Most Promising New Starlet honors at the organization’s annual awards ceremony next month in Las Vegas. You can vote for Heidi at this link.

Heidi kindly spoke with XXX Wasteland on the afternoon of December 17 to discuss her AVN nod, future career plans and more.

You can follow Hollywood on Twitter under the handle @HeidiHoXXX and check out the actress’ FreeOnes page here.

Heidi Hollywood is represented by Ideal Image Models. For film and print bookings, please visit the agency’s contact page here.

(Special thanks to Isiah James of Ideal Image Models. Photo #3 courtesy of Heidi Hollywood’s Twitter account)

Let’s start at the beginning: Can you talk a little bit about how you entered the adult industry initially?

I was doing adult webcam, so I was having a lot of fun on there doing it with a friend. My friend was approached by an agent to try porn and as soon as she did it and said she loved it, I had to get in on the action. (Laughs) I really wanted a piece of the pie. And I’ve been loving it ever since.

And how long have you been a part of the industry?

Just about a year now. I started at the end of January this year.

In that time, who have been some of your favorite studios and performers to work with?

Immoral Live has definitely done a lot for me. Evasive Angles has done a lot for me. Those are the two major ones that I’ve had a lot of fun with.

Heidi 2Are there any talent or companies you haven’t yet had the opportunity to work with, but wish to in the future?

I still haven’t worked with Hustler or Bang Bros and I’d really like to. Those two are on the top of the list right now; I really want to get into Hustler. I’m surprised I haven’t done Bang Bros. (Laughs)

Do you have any specific aspirations in mind for your career looking down the road?

I sort of just want to keep going with what I’m doing as long as I have the privilege to and as long as I’m wanted because I love doing it so much. I’m nominated this year as a new starlet, so hopefully in the next year, I can become a bigger name.

I understand you will be signing at the AEE Expo next month in Las Vegas, is that right?

Yes, I will be there. I’m so excited; it’s my first time.

Excellent. Will you be attending the XBIZ and AVN Awards ceremonies as well?

Yes, because I’m nominated. So, hopefully I’ll win (Laughs) if I get enough votes.

And that is for AVN’s Most Promising New Starlet category, is that correct?

Yes, that’s correct.

In your time as part of the adult industry, is there one misconception about the business from those outside of it that bothers you or that you wish you could dispel?

I just think that if you like it, then awesome, and if it’s just not your cup of tea, then either watch something else or don’t watch that. Because if there is something you don’t like about it, there are a ton of other people who do like that aspect of it.

I never had any problems with my parents or anything like that. I’m a really fun person and I get a thrill out of doing it, no matter what kind of scene it is, whether it’s anal or I.R. or whatever.

BZuCLERCIAAfuyVMay I ask a few questions about yourself as a person?

Of course!

Great – thanks. Can you tell us where you were raised and how you would describe yourself growing up?

Yeah. I was born and raised in San Diego, California, most of the time with a single mom. It was just kind of school … I had a little sister I took care of when my mom was working. I enjoyed getting out and doing things with friends.

I went to school for a little while after that and realized that it’s not really my thing to be locked up somewhere for work. So, that’s why I’m doing porn now. (Laughs) I’ve always been that kind of need-to-get-out sort of person.

How about interests and hobbies?

I love to read. (Laughs) I’m kind of like a book nerd. I like to cook. I like animals – I have two dogs and I like to take them out on walks in the dog park and dog beach, all that sort of stuff.

I really like the outdoors. I like hiking and stuff. Pretty much anything – I really have a good attitude about anything, really.

How about favorites – favorite films, T.V. shows, musical artists and things like that?

My favorite shows are the vampire shows. True Blood is one of my favorites. Walking Dead is like my favorite show ever. I love all those AMC/HBO dirty shows that are kind of R-rated. I love all that.

I love the funny shows, too – the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim shows that are kind of inappropriate after midnight. (Laughs) I love to go to bed to those. I’m kind of a cartoon person.

And how about music?

I love anything and everything, pretty much: country, rock, hip-hop, rap. I love music.

BJeEf59CYAAH3HIIs there one thing about yourself that you feel would surprise a lot of people?

Gosh, I’m so open. Before I got my boob job less than two years ago, I would never show any of my body out in public. I’m so open now. Ever since I got my boobs done, I felt like I was so free, like I could just be me. It just freed me, getting a boob job. I used to cover myself up. I can’t even imagine going back that way. (Laughs)

Are there any current or upcoming projects in the works that you would like to mention?

I do have one coming up and it had to be rescheduled. So, hopefully that’s really soon. And on Thursday, I’m doing Fuck a Fan on Immoral Live – the “Porno” Dan show – on Streamate. So, fans can sign up for that through Twitter.

In closing, is there anything else you wish to say to readers?

I just really appreciate all my fans and anybody who does anything – watches my videos, follows me on Twitter – which is at @HeidiHoXXX. Twitter is the easiest way to get a hold of me, talk to me, see updates – everything. I’m on there all the time.

I just appreciate you all – you are the reason I work the way that I do. I do it all for you guys and if you guys want me, I’ll keep on busting my ass and popping my pussy to do it. (Laughs)

(Laughs) Well, I appreciate you taking some time out tonight to chat with me. Have a great night and good luck next month.

Thank you so much. Have a good one!

Written by Adam Wilcox

December 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm

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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Emily Austin

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BXytllOCUAAS4_0Blonde bombshell Emily Austin arrived on the adult entertainment landscape earlier this year with an incredible slam and has proceeded to land a tremendous name for herself with both industry personnel and fans alike. Austin has worked for some of the top names in XXX such as Hustler, Adam & Eve Pictures, Digital Playground and Jules Jordan Video and earned scores of new admirers in the process.

Austin will serve as co-Trophy Girl along with fellow rising starlet Evi Fox during the 2014 Adult Video News Awards ceremony, which emanate from The Joint inside Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 18, 2014.

Emily kindly granted XXX Wasteland an interview to discuss her role as AVN Awards Trophy Girl, future career plans and more.

You can follow Emily on Twitter at @EmilyAustinXXX and check out her FreeOnes page here.

Emily Austin is represented by OC Modeling. For film and print bookings, please contact Sandra@OCModeling.com.

(Special thanks to Sandra McCarthy of OC Modeling. Photo #3 courtesy of Emily Austin’s Twitter account)

First off, congratulations on being named Trophy Girl for next month’s AVN Awards ceremony. How did it feel when you received the news that you had been selected?

Thank you so much! I’m very excited and honored to be named the 2014 AVN Trophy Girl. I’ve been in the adult film industry for less than a year and to be a part of something this big is wonderful!

Can you tell us how you entered the adult industry initially?

I’ve been dancing for four years, so crossing into the adult film industry was an easy option. I had the support of my husband and found the right people I wanted to work with.

Who are some of your favorite performers and studios to work with?

Honestly, I don’t have a favorite performer or company that I’ve worked with. Everyone has been so amazing and I’ve walked away from every set with a great experience.

Are there any talent or companies you haven’t yet had the opportunity to work with, but wish to in the future?

If it were up to me, I would give every top company a shot.

Do you have any specific aspirations in mind for your career?

I’ve always had an interest in the adult industry. To me, it’s not about the trophies or titles. It’s about enjoying what you do. As long as this industry will have me, I plan on sticking around.

vrct_003I understand you will embark on a feature dancing tour in January. Would you like to tell readers more about that?

I start feature dancing in January. I began my journey in the adult industry as an entertainer and I’ve always enjoyed it. Becoming popular in the adult film industry has given me the chance to travel to clubs and show love to my fans.

Is there one misconception about the adult industry from those outside of it that you wish you could dispel?

Most people think that because I do porn, it’s on my mind 24/7. For some that might be true, but for me, it’s not. I enjoy sex, but my life doesn’t revolve around it.

Let’s learn a little bit about Emily Austin, the person. Can you tell us where you were raised and how you would describe yourself growing up?

I was born in Dallas, but raised in a very small town outside of College Station, Texas. My family is very conservative and strict, but I have great support from them.

What are some of your interests and hobbies away from work?

When I’m not working I spend as much time with my husband as I can. We’re big Notre Dame fans, so we always go to ND football games. I have a huge love for animals, so I often volunteer at local animal shelters.

Let’s talk favorites: Favorite movie, T.V. show, musical artists, etc.

Favorite movies are The Wedding Singer, Casino, Goodfellas and of course, Rudy. Favorite TV shows are The League, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead and Real Housewives. My music selection ranges from George Strait to Drake to Atreyu.

Is there one thing about yourself that you feel would surprise people?

I surprise people by my manners. I still believe in saying, “Yes, sir” and, “No, sir.” Some in the industry joke and tell me my kindness and sweetness will go away, but this is my personality and I’m not changing it for anyone.

BXuGnAWCQAE0fY2Are there any current or upcoming projects in the works that you would like to mention?

I can’t wait to attend AVN and Exxxotica in 2014. I’m also excited to shoot more scenes and most importantly, meet my fans. 2014 will be a great year!

In closing, is there anything you wish to say to readers?

In my first year of porn, I have accomplished so much. I’ve met some incredible people. I look forward to continuing my career. My outlook on this is industry is if you stay away from the negative and just enjoy what you do, you will be just fine.

Thank you, I appreciate the time and wish you the best moving forward with your career. Have a great day!

Thank you so much for this interview and I look forward to working with ya’ll as my career continues to grow!

Written by Adam Wilcox

December 14, 2013 at 1:46 pm

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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Jenna Ivory

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IMG_2266Adult industry newcomer Jenna Ivory has been establishing a name in erotica over the past few months in front of the camera. With an upcoming commercial for the Sybian company and a scene with Hustler in the works, the blonde Arizona native has her eye on building a successful career in adult entertainment.

Jenna kindly spoke with XXX Wasteland to discuss her entry into the adult world, future plans and more.

You can follow Jenna on Twitter under the handle @JennaIvoryXXX and check out the starlet’s FreeOnes page here.

Jenna Ivory is represented by Ideal Image Models. For film and print bookings, please visit the agency’s official website contact page at this link.

(Special thanks to Isiah James of Ideal Image Models. Photo #3 courtesy of Jenna Ivory’s Twitter account)

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

I’m really from Scottsdale and I was at a strip club, and I met a feature dancer – her name was Sarah. I asked her what she did for a living and she recommended Ideal Image Models and they’ve been professional with me ever since.

And how long have you been a part of the business?

About two months now.

Have you enjoyed your time in the industry thus far?

Oh, of course. Yes.

Who have been some of your favorite performers and studios to work with?

That’s a tough one. I really liked working with Jon Jon. That was pretty recently – he’s a very good performer. And I had fun on my Blacks in Blondes scene; that was fun as well. I haven’t really done too many scenes yet, so I’m still anticipating more. (Laughs)

Are there any talent or companies that you specifically wish to work with in the future?

Oh, most definitely: Vivid, Wicked, Penthouse … I want to work with them all. (Laughs)

Do you have any long-term goals or aspirations in mind for your career looking down the road?

I do want to build a name for myself, yeah.

Will you be attending the AVN and XBIZ Award shows next month?

Yes, I will be.

_MG_1862Are you looking forward to those events?

Most definitely, yes.

Will you be signing at the AVN Expo as well?

Yeah, I will be. I’ll be at the Ideal Image booth signing autographs.

Is there one misconception about the adult industry that bothers you – whether before or after you became a part of the business – from people outside of it that you wish you could dispel?

No, not really. Uh-uh. Not at all.

Can you tell us a little bit about where you were raised and how you would describe yourself growing up?

Growing up, I wasn’t promiscuous at all. I was actually more like a tomboy. Since I’ve gotten into the industry, I’ve been able to explore myself sexually, I guess, more.

How about interests and hobbies outside of work?

I love listening to music and I like working out, exercising. And I like watching Turner Classic Movies.

How about favorites – favorite movies, T.V. shows, musical artists and things like that?

Movies, my favorite actress is Audrey Hepburn and my favorite actor is Jimmy Stewart.

Movies, I like a lot of older movies. And I could sit down and watch a whole slew of movies if I had time. (Laughs)

And music, I love all genres of music except for not really too much country. I don’t really like country too much.

Is there one thing about yourself that you think would surprise people?

I love making people laugh. The people around me, they laugh a lot. I’m pretty funny. (Laughs)

Are there any current or upcoming projects in the works that you would like to mention?

I’m supposed to have a Hustler scene pretty soon. And my first mainstream scene was actually yesterday – I did a commercial for Sybian. That was fun. (Laughs)

BZtNsGwCAAA27SaIs that something you are interested in exploring as well – the mainstream side?

Yes, most definitely.

Is there anything else you wish to say in closing to readers?

Just keep a good look out for me. (Laughs) I plan on doing a lot more good things. Fans can keep up with me through my Twitter at @JennaIvoryXXX and Instagram at www.Instagram.com/Ms_JennaIvory. If you want me for your next production, contact my agents at Ideal Image Models.

Terrific. Thanks for taking some time out tonight to chat with me, I appreciate it. I wish you the best with your career moving forward. Have a great night.

You’re welcome! Thank you. You, too, hon.

Written by Adam Wilcox

December 11, 2013 at 11:40 pm

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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Chloe Amour

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6Latina starlet Chloe Amour has blazed a trail through the world of adult entertainment since her debut earlier this year and earned scores of new fans via coverage with some of the top companies in adult such as Hustler, Wicked Pictures and Elegant Angel.

Amour’s popularity was noticed by organizers of next year’s Adult Video News Awards, as she is nominated in the 2014 Most Promising New Starlet fan-selected category. You can vote for Chloe at this link.

Chloe is also prominently featured in the Holiday issue of Hustler magazine, which is currently available on newsstands.

Additionally, Amour is in the running for Hotbody.com’s December Hotbody of the Month. Cast your vote for Chloe here.

Chloe kindly spoke with XXX Wasteland to discuss her entry into the adult industry, future plans for her career and much more.

You can follow Amour on Twitter under the handle @ChloeAmourXXX and check out the actress’ FreeOnes page here.

Chloe Amour is represented by Motley Models. For film and print bookings, please contact Dave Rock at Dave@MotleyModels.com. Interviews and media inquiries may be directed to Rising Star PR (info@RisingStarPR.com).

(Special thanks to Acme Andersson of Rising Star PR. Photos #1 and #4 courtesy of James Thompson of JZLStyle.com)

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

Yeah. I started in the adult industry this year – April. I was actually contacted by the agency I’m with now. They had found me through Model Mayhem and they saw that I had worked with Playboy. They offered me more opportunities to work with (companies) like Penthouse and Hustler and I was, of course, like, “Yes, I would love to!” (Laughs)

Probably a month later, after going back and forth talking and deciding, “Okay, we’ll figure out a date for you to come out,” and if this was the right thing for me and everything, I finally flew out. One of my first shoots was in Phoenix for FTV Girls and after that, I’ve been doing porn since. (Laughs)

In your time as part of the industry, who have been some of your favorite studios and performers to work with?

It’s hard to say … it’s always such a tough decision to pick a favorite. (Laughs) Each one is special in their own way. But I know that a company I work with quite often is Porn Pros; they’ve been really good to me. And one of the male performers I’ve worked with often for them is Danny Mountain. I guess because I’ve worked with them so many times, they are probably in my top five. (Laughs)

chloeamour101Are there any talent or companies you haven’t yet had a chance to work with, but would like to in the future?

Yes, most definitely: Brazzers, Digital Playground, Vivid. There’s a few more on my list. Sometimes I just have to think because there are so many, but just to name a few, those.

Do you have any specific aspirations in mind for your career looking down the road?

Yes, most definitely. I definitely plan on staying in the adult industry for a while. I plan on hopefully making my name a business. I hope to win some AVN Awards someday and be a really well-known, recognizable star in the industry. That would just be amazing – awesome.

I look forward to attending all of the shows and conventions – for example, Exxxotica and stuff like that. I haven’t even gotten a chance to go to any of those things and I would love to because I would want to be able to interact with my fans and connect with my fans as well.

So, lots of different things. And eventually, I would like to branch out into mainstream work as well. I still kind of do a little bit of that, but I would like to be one of those girls who does both.

Are you going to be attending the XBIZ and AVN Award shows and Expo next month?

I know I’m definitely going to be attending the AVN Awards Show in January. And XBIZ, I would like to. I would probably have to ask my publicist for a little bit more information about it, but as long as the dates and time don’t conflict with work, then most definitely I would like to be there.

And you are nominated for the fan-voted AVN Most Promising Starlet Award, is that correct?

Yes, yes – I was really excited to hear about that. (Laughs) I hope I win, of course, but (Laughs), yeah, I’m nominated for that.

You are also featured in a spread for the Holiday issue of Hustler, is that right?

Yes. It just came out last month on the 26th. So, I was really proud of that. When I find out I’m nominated for something or being featured in something, I always just feel really happy because it just lets me know that I’m going the right path and this is the right decision that I made for myself. All I have to do is work hard and then reap the benefits from it. So, I’m really blessed in that sense to be chosen for those things.

Based on your time in the industry thus far, is there maybe one misconception about the adult business from those outside of it that you wish you could dispel?

Yeah, there are. There are quite a few, I guess, and I mean, I’m sure whoever made that misconception, it started from somewhere. But, it doesn’t characterize every single person in the industry.

The whole thing about how everybody is sleeping with each other, that’s not necessarily true. (Laughs) And how they make adult film performers seem careless in that sense because there are certain situations that have happened. I’ve learned a lot about that and even myself as a performer, we all try to take care of ourselves and we’re all very serious about our careers – for the most sense, anyway.

It kind of can be a little frustrating sometimes when someone will find out what I do, sometimes they can turn the other way and think, “Oh, she doesn’t really do anything, she just has sex for a living.” We do work hard and our jobs aren’t that easy. We didn’t just have things handed to us.

chloeamour102Can you tell us where you were raised and how you would describe yourself growing up?

Yes. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I would definitely describe myself as a Texan girl, but more of like Tex-Mex, I’d say, because I’m not very country. (Laughs) But I do have a little bit of a Latina flare to me. I don’t speak Spanish fluently, but there are just certain things that I’ll do.

I actually was back home for about a week and there are just certain things you can do over there that people will understand compared to being in L.A., a big city, where they are like, “What are you talking about?” (Laughs) So, I definitely still have that Texan part of me and always will and love it.

I didn’t go to the same elementary school, middle school, high school – I didn’t have a silver spoon in my mouth. I went to different schools in different sides of town in the city.

I remember when I had changed schools and was about to start junior high, it was a really big awakening for me because I was ten going on eleven and I thought the world was just this big bubble of beautiful people, friendly people, candies and rainbows. I end up having to transfer schools because of my mom’s job and I ended up being on a not-so-nice side of town and kids were mean and people were fighting, cussing and doing drugs, so I was just totally overwhelmed by that. But, at the same time, I’m happy because it kept me grounded and just made things more real.

Then, going into high school, I transferred schools again. I went to Alamo Heights High School and it’s actually considered a smaller city than San Antonio. When you pass the school right before you get there, it says, “Welcome to Alamo Heights, the city of beauty and charm.” So, we lived a totally different experience.

I guess in a way I wish I would have had a more simpler upbringing; not so many struggles with my peers or financially or whatever. But, I’m happy for it because it’s made me the person I am now and it’s made me work hard and had me meet great, amazing people you can trust and love and care about.

Moving out here to L.A., I’ve really enjoyed it because I’ve met a lot of creative, ambitious people as well. It’s just really awesome. (Laughs)

Absolutely. How about interests and hobbies away from work?

I love to travel. I love going to concerts, anywhere from a rock concert to an electric concert – electronic music, DJs and stuff. Now, I’ll go to more of the big shows, like fly out to Miami and go to the Winter Music Conference, different things like that. So, I love going to big shows.

But also, I appreciate going to smaller shows like indie rock shows at a smaller venue because I lived in Austin, too, for about six months and if you were living downtown, you could just walk to the venue and go see a badass band and only pay like twenty bucks. It was just more personable.

So, I really like a lot of music and movies. I love going to festivals and stuff and traveling, dancing, singing. (Laughs) I like to cook. I like to do outdoorsy stuff like hiking. Meeting new people, socializing and just always brainstorming about things innovative – I don’t know, I can be kind of nerdy in that sense. (Laughs)

How about favorites – favorite movies, T.V. shows, musical artists and things like that?

Well, I’m definitely addicted to reality T.V. (Laughs) But, as far as shows, I don’t watch too many T.V. shows, but some that I do get hooked on can be anywhere from Devious Maids or True Blood, all the way to a show like Intervention. I like all different types of stuff.

3Is there one thing about yourself that you feel would surprise people?

Yes. As far as sexually, I didn’t lose my virginity until I was 18 and I didn’t give a blowjob until porn. (Laughs) As far as a lot of other sexual things I’ve experienced, it wasn’t until porn.

The fact that a lot of people who meet me, they might think I’m crazy and wild and dress really slutty or whatever. But then they meet me and they’re like, “You are totally the opposite from what I would think someone who does porn is.” So, it’s kind of funny how that works out. It makes me happy, though, because I’ll notice I get a lot of gratitude from people. They are like, “Wow, you really carry yourself in a good way.” It makes me feel better and it kind of makes me feel like I’m changing that misconception of people (in the adult industry), you know?

Yeah, absolutely. Are there any current or upcoming projects in the works that you would like to mention?

Yeah. I have some different stuff coming up. There are shoots I have done with Hustler that aren’t out yet.

Some other stuff that is going on other than the AVN fan voting is I found out that I was Hotbody Hottie of the Month for December, which is pretty cool. I’m possibly going to be working for Adam & Eve soon, which is exciting because I have never worked for them before and they are a great company. And I have a few more shoots coming up with Diabolic.

As far as mainstream goes, I’ve been working with this company called Naughty By Vapor, which is an E-juice company. I’m somewhat of a brand ambassador with them in a way, but we’re all kind of working on a project together with other girls in the industry, which a lot of these girls are way more accomplished and famous than I am. So, I’m really, really excited to be a part of that. I don’t want to give too, too much away because we’re still working on it, but there is new stuff coming up.

To finish up, is there anything you wish to say in closing to readers?

Vote for me! (Laughs) I know I’ve gotten a few questions from people on Twitter and stuff, people curious about the industry. I think that if anybody is ever curious about doing it, they should just try it because you never know – it might be something that you love and grow a business from. It’s one of the best things that’s ever happened to me.

Terrific. You have certainly done very well for yourself thus far.

Yeah. I guess another thing I would say: I don’t have a specific deadline for it, but I am starting to work on building my own website and my own content. So, I think that would be something important for the fans to want to know.

Absolutely. Thank you for taking some time out to talk with me tonight. I wish you the best moving forward with your career. Congratulations on everything and have a terrific day.

Thank you so much. Thanks for taking the time out to talk with me as well.

Written by Adam Wilcox

December 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm

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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Jessa Rhodes

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505945Jessa Rhodes has exploded onto the adult scene over the past year-and-a-half and cemented a name for herself with both fans and those within the world of erotica. The blonde Oregon native has been popularized via roles for porn powerhouses such as Wicked Pictures, Zero Tolerance Entertainment, Hustler, Adam & Eve and others.

Rhodes’ hard work was rewarded when she was recently named co-Trophy Girl for the upcoming XBIZ Awards – which take place January 24 in Century City, California – in addition to receiving nominations in the Best New Starlet category for both the XBIZ and Adult Video News ceremonies.

Jessa kindly spoke with XXX Wasteland on the afternoon of December 5 to discuss her role as XBIZ Awards trophy presenter, obtaining two Best New Starlet nominee honors and much more.

Rhodes is the feature spokesmodel for the new SnapGirlz fan interaction website. Please click here to view her page.

Jessa’s official website is tentatively scheduled for a March 2014 launch at JessaRhodesXXX.com. In the meantime, you can follow the starlet on Twitter under the handle @JessaRhodesXXX and check out her FreeOnes page at this link.

Jessa Rhodes is self-booked and can be reached at xxxJessaRhodesxxx@gmail.com. For feature dance appearances, please contact Dave Michaels at Dave@AListFeatures.com. Interview requests and media inquiries may be directed to Rising Star PR (info@risingstarpr.com).

(Special thanks to Acme Andersson of Rising Star PR. Photos #1, #2 and #4 courtesy of Gordon at EMMReport.com)

First off, I’d like to congratulate you on being named Trophy Girl for the XBIZ Awards coming up next month.

Oh, thank you!

How did it feel when you found out you had been selected?

It felt great. You probably know I’ve only been in (the adult industry) not even a year-and-a-half, so it feels really great to so quickly be recognized. I told them it feels good to be recognized as part of the industry already. I know it takes a lot of girls a couple of years to get to where I’m at and I’ve had a lot of really good people behind me and on my team to set my career up, so it’s been really, really great and I feel really honored.

You are also nominated for a number of XBIZ and AVN Awards, most notably Best New Starlet for both. It must feel pretty good to be recognized so prominently after a year-and-a-half in the business.

Yeah, exactly. Honestly, there are really no words to describe it. When I found out I was nominated I was in public, so I didn’t want to do the victory dance, but inside I was screaming a little bit – I was like, “Yay !” (Laughs) Whether I win or not, I’m not even worried about that. It just feels great to have at least been nominated.

But honestly, the one I’m super-stoked about was the Best Supporting Actress nomination. Honestly, if I had to choose one, I would … I don’t know. I want the Best New Starlet, but I really am glad that they noted me for my acting ability as well. So, I’m really excited and honored for that one, too.

Do you feel good about your chances of winning in all of the award categories?

As far as the Best New Starlet, yeah, I do, just because … honestly, I think that Mia (Malkova) will probably win it and more power to her. She’s really sweet; she’s a really cool, genuine person. But I feel like I have a good chance just because I’m pretty involved in the industry dating a director and I know that AVN sees me as someone who plans to make this a full-time career and I take it very seriously. So, I know that politically from that standpoint they look at that as well. But, you know, may the best win and I’m just happy to be a part of it.

Can you tell us how you entered the adult industry initially?

Yeah. (Laughs) You know, this is why I feel like everything happens for a reason: because it was so random. I didn’t think about it at all. In fact, a year prior to getting into the industry, Bang Bros had actually hit me up on my Model Mayhem account and were like, “Hey, would you ever do porn?” And at the time – I was 18 – I was like, “Fuck that! I’ll never do that – that’s disgusting!” Blah, blah, blah – because I was naïve to it, like everyone outside the industry is for the most part.

Shortly after my nineteenth birthday – not this summer, but last summer, August of 2012 – I had been dancing and doing nude shoots and stuff like that, so I had been used to being in front of the camera nude and that kind of thing, but obviously not fucking or anything like that.

A girl I had danced with asked me to come and hang out at her house for a couple of days and she was like, “I webcam – do you want to webcam with me?” So, I was like, “Sure. I’ve never done it before, but whatever.” So, we were just dancing and fooling around on the webcam and an agent had found me on there and was like, “Hey, would you consider doing this?” And I don’t know why it was so different a year later – my mentality – but I was just like, “Yeah! Why not?”

And I didn’t just jump into it. I did a little bit of research for a couple of days and a couple days later I was on a plane to Miami and I started there. (Laughs) To be completely honest, it was the worst three weeks of my life. (Laughs) But I’m thankful that I listened to one of the girls who was like, “No, come out to L.A. L.A.’s awesome, it’s very professional. You’ll meet cool people.” I went home, I thought about it a little bit more, I took a couple of weeks off and I came out to L.A. and I’ve pretty much been out here since basically October of last year and I love it.

jessa-rhodes_vnbt072713_gordon_4Terrific. You have worked for some of the heavy-hitting studios during your time in the industry, including Tasha Reign’s company, Reign Productions, Zero Tolerance and Wicked as well.

Yeah. I have twelve or thirteen titles with Wicked, which is why they aren’t shooting me right now (Laughs) – because I basically have a movie a month for how long I’ve been in.

Yeah – Wicked, Zero Tolerance, I have a lot of titles with them. I more or less just recently started shooting with them because I kind of struck deals with them here and there for covers and whatever.

Wicked, Porn Pros, Naughty America, Hustler – I’ve pretty much shot for every company. There are the ones I won’t shoot for. I try to keep my name fairly clean (Laughs), so there are certain companies that are on my “No” list.

Do you have any favorite companies or performers to work with or perhaps talent and studios you haven’t had a chance to yet that you would like to work with in the future?

Yeah. You know, Tyler Nixon – if I had to say one person I’ve worked with the most, it’s probably him. He’s really awesome to be on set with just because we’re so comfortable with each other. It’s more like a brother/sister kind of friendship than anything else. We do our scenes; it’s very professional, but it’s fun.

As far as girls, there are so many hot girls – I love all the girls in this industry. There are really not many that I don’t like. It would be really hard to choose who is my favorite.

As far as people who I haven’t gotten to shoot with … as far as guys, I have a strict “Yes”/“No” list. One guy who I do want to work with who is on my “Yes” list that I haven’t worked with yet is Manuel Ferrara.

As far as girls … Jesse Jane was the first porn star that I ever knew about. I was from a really sheltered little family, so I knew about her before I even knew about Jenna (Jameson). I didn’t really know anything about porn until I walked into a porn shop when I was 18. (Laughs) But I would like to work with her just because when I think of porn, that’s who I think of.

Do you have any specific aspirations in mind for your career looking down the road?

Honestly, jessica drake has been a serious role model for me and that’s where I want to end up – I want to brand myself, maybe even get a college degree and kind of do what she does. She knows her shit, she knows what she’s talking about. She went to school for sex ed and all that kind of stuff, she wrote a book about it. That’s kind of where I want to go with it. I don’t want to just be this girl who fucks on film, I really want to be branded. When people think of porn, they usually think of this girl taking three dicks in the ass or whatever. I still want to maintain a classy image, which jessica drake has done throughout her entire career. So, if I have one person that I could say, “That’s who I want to be like,” it would be her.

This past summer, you were featured along with a number of other industry starlets in a music video for the band Hollywood Undead, is that right?

I was! (Laughs)

Can you talk a little bit about that experience?

It was a lot of fun! I had a blast. Craven (Moorehead) asked my fiancé Barrett to shoot camera on it, so he was like, “Do you want to come hang out and be in the video?” And I was like, “Yeah, sure! I‘ll see what‘s up.” I met Derek Mears; I didn’t know who he was at first. I was talking to him and someone was like, “Oh, you’re the guy from Friday the 13th.” And I was like, “Wait, so you’re Jason?” He’s like, “Yeah.” It was cool. We were just kind of meeting a whole bunch of random people.

The shoot was a lot of fun. I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but it was a masquerade kind of thing. It was a blast. When they told me what they were going to do with the special effects, I was all stoked. I was like, “Yay! I get to be all demonic and creepy for once – cool!” (Laughs)

(Laughs) Yeah, very cool.

(Laughs) Yeah.

photoIs there maybe one misconception about the adult industry from people outside the business that you wish you could dispel?

Yes. Actually, there’s a lot – where do I begin? For me, personally, it kind of hits home because I have had a family member now choose to disown me because of being in the industry. And I feel he did that because he is not educated as to what really goes on. Granted, there is a good side and there is a bad side, just like there is to any entertainment industry, whether it’s music, movies, modeling – there is a good and a bad side. And I won’t say who I think is the dark side of the porn industry, but obviously I stay away from those people.

It’s one of those things … for instance, with me, when people back home found out I was doing porn, they were like, “Oh, she’s probably like taking five guys in the ass and cream pies and having set babies … she’s probably doing tons of blow …”

I kind of had to put it in perspective for my mom. When you think about it, I have a “Yes”/”No” list. I have about twelve or thirteen guys on my “Yes” list that I work with all year round. I’m fucking the same twelve or thirteen guys all year round that are all tested. I get tested every fourteen days. I’m on birth control. I’ve never been more sober in my life because I’m so focused on my career and what I want to do and I don’t have time to even party. Right now, I’m in Texas; I’m about to go on stage in a couple hours to feature. I’ve never been so focused and goal-oriented in my life and it’s a great feeling. I wish everyone could know what it’s actually about.

I feel like that’s the difference between people who want to get paid to just fuck on camera – they want that quick fuck – and people who really take this business seriously, want to make a career out of it and are careful of who they do and do not sleep with and what they do in their free time because it all affects each other. We’re basically (Laughs), for lack of a better term, one big, incestuous family.

That’s what bothers me about, say, escorting. I don’t escort. I don’t hook. I don’t judge the girls that do, but I don’t necessarily want to know that I just worked with a guy who did work with a girl who was just out escorting the night before. But you can’t moderate this thing, you can’t really keep an eye on it. People are going to do what they’re going to do and it’s just up to other people to maintain a better sense of living, I guess.

But, it’s kind of like that. Especially with the drug thing. It’s funny, because everywhere I go, I guess porn … and I get it because apparently the porn drug is cocaine … but everywhere I go, everyone’s like, “Oh, you don’t have any blow?” It’s just stereotypes – just like cheerleaders are stereotyped to be stupid or whatever the case is. So, you deal with it all day, every day. But, it is what it is. You have to educate people.

Absolutely. May I ask a few questions about yourself as a person if that’s okay?

Yeah … don’t get too deep on me! (Laughs)

(Laughs) No, I won’t.

(Laughs)

Can you tell us where you were raised and how you would describe yourself growing up?

I was raised in Oregon in a small little hick town. (Laughs) I was raised very Christian. I’m the youngest of seven kids.

I was really, really shy growing up – really shy. I didn’t really start to hang out with people or have friends until I was … well, I was home-schooled until sixth grade. I started public school in sixth grade and then eighth grade came and I started coming out of my shell a little bit, just the normal kind of high school stuff.

Looking at me now and looking at me just three years ago, there’s a dramatic difference. I wouldn’t say I was reserved, but if you were to tell me three years ago, “You’re going to be doing porn in a couple years,” I would have been like, “Sheah, right!” I know a lot of girls, they have that Christian or Catholic background and then they get into this industry almost out of spite, but I still hold very true to my morals and the way I was raised and I feel like I can do both, you know what I’m saying?

Yeah. How about interests and hobbies outside of work?

I love MMA. I’m a Dallas Cowboys fan. (Laughs) I spend a lot of time with my dog. I’m going to start working on some animal rights activist kind of stuff because it’s something that I’m really passionate about, but something that I haven’t really grasped onto yet. I haven’t really gotten the ball rolling with anything, I’ve kind of just been sitting back and bitching about it, but not really doing anything. So, that’s something that I’m really wanting to work towards.

I like boxing, I like that kind of stuff. I’m kind of a boy. (Laughs) I’m like a boy, mentally, with a vagina. (Laughs)

Mostly, my hobby right now is working. I’m really just trying to make my name, so I really don’t have time for a lot of extra stuff. I wish I did. (Laughs)

(Laughs) Sure. How about favorites – favorite movie, T.V. show, musical artists and things like that?

My favorite comedian would probably have to be Will Ferrell. Musical artist, I would have to go with Whitesnake. (Laughs) I’m so old-school. Favorite movie … probably Step Brothers or Talladega Nights – something really stupid. (Laughs) I love Chinese food and sushi. My favorite color is red. (Laughs)

jessa-rhodes_ssprtycol083113_gordon_03(Laughs) Very cool. Is there one thing about yourself that you feel would surprise people?

Yeah, but I don’t know if I want to say it (Laughs) … because a lot of people, it grosses them out! (Laughs)

(Laughs)

I chew tobacco in my spare time – Copenhagen. (Laughs) I’m pretty open – there aren’t a whole lot of surprises about me. I usually speak my mind. I feel like even a stranger knows me pretty well – not in a creepy way, but I’m very open about myself and what I am.

Are there any current or upcoming projects in the works that you would like to put out there?

Yeah. Actually, Pony Tales, obviously. That’s coming out soon. I just did a Digital Playground movie called Champagne Showers; we just finished shooting that like a week-and-a-half ago, so I’m sure that will take a few months to come out.

Is that your first film with Digital Playground?

It is actually my first film with Digital Playground, so I’m really excited that they gave me the lead and were really happy with my acting ability. Keiran (Lee), he caught me on kind of an “off” day the first time that we ever worked together and my acting really was just not there. (Laughs) It was a very emotionally stressful day and that was his first impression, so when he gave me this role, he was kind of shitting himself.

For me, I goof around on set – not to the point where it’s disruptive or anything, but if I’m running lines I’m always sarcastic or whatever, like “Ha, ha!” and not taking it super seriously, but the second the camera starts rolling, I’m on it. I already know how I’m going to say it and when I’m going to say it and where my direction is. But, he was all nervous because when I first showed up on set, we started running lines – I was running lines with Tyler, actually – and he’s like, “Jessa, you need to start being serious about this.” And I was like, “No, no, no – it’s fine, it’s fine.” And I could see him sitting over with one of the other directors and they’re like, “Oh, fuck – what did we get ourselves into?” I’m laughing, of course. The second the camera starts rolling, they’re like, “Oh … okay, cool.” So, by the end of the three days, they were like, “We’re really impressed. You were really great and not what we were expecting. We were shitting ourselves when you were running lines originally.”

I guess I’ll be playing Jenny in Brazzers’ Forrest Gump coming up in December. (Laughs) So, that should be interesting. But, yeah, that was really cool to be able to shoot with them.

My website I am currently working on. I’m getting it fixed up with Gamma, so hopefully it will be out and running by March, if not sooner. That’s JessaRhodesXXX.com; so, that’s a project I’m working on.

And you were on the cover of Hustler as well this month?

It was actually for the month of December, but it came out in September. That was my first magazine cover. I was on the cover of Cheri magazine and I’m hearing through the grapevine that Penthouse is next, but I don’t know what’s going on with Penthouse. They’re not really sure what they’re doing, but keep your fingers crossed for me! (Laughs)

(Laughs) Yeah, absolutely. To finish up, is there anything else you wish to say to readers?

Yeah – just follow me on Twitter, look for my website. Those movies are coming out.

Oh, one thing I really want to mention is SnapChats. I now am the feature spokesmodel for this new thing called SnapGirlz. It’s really cool because it’s a totally new, different way for fans to connect with me on an exclusive level.

Basically, what it is … if they go to SnapGirlz.com, they will find my picture and if they want to be in my theater, the maximum amount of people is three thousand. So, basically it’s like a V.I.P. route – you can be one of only three thousand people to ever see this content.

So, they click on it – it’s sixteen dollars a month. They get SnapChats from me. It’s supposed to be Monday through Friday, but I still SnapChat on the weekends. Two Snaps a day is the minimum, but of course, to keep the fans happy I always do more.

Basically, what it is, you send them SnapChats throughout the day. They can Snap you back. Tonight, I’m going out to the club, I’ll be dancing, so of course, I’ll be SnapChatting there. But the cool thing is SnapChats now has a button which basically adds all of your Snaps together and they get deleted every 24 hours. So, it’s actually cooler for the fans because they can replay if they want to.

But, it’s really cool because once that Snap is sent, it’s the closest thing to being there with me. They can watch one of my porns that was filmed two months ago, but it’s not going to be the same as like, “She’s in Texas right now, she’s about to go on stage and she just sent me a Snap of her outfit,” stuff like that. So, it’s a lot more personal and it’s exclusive, so it makes it even more personal. It’s just a lot of fun, so that’s basically what I’m trying to get out there right now.

They have a Twitter and obviously there is a website and everything. It’s been going really well. We’re doing a free trial right now; it’s only free until December 13. Just so that people know what they’re getting, we decided to do a free test run. People seem to be liking it a lot, so I’m hoping it’s the next big interaction thing. So, we’ll see. (Laughs)

photo22Yeah, it sounds pretty cool and unique.

Yeah, it’s a lot of fun.

Great. I appreciate you taking some time out tonight to speak with me, especially since you are on the road right now.

Yeah, absolutely. Thank you – it was a pleasure talking to you.

You as well. I congratulate you on everything – you have certainly made a big mark on the industry thus far and I’m sure there are many great things ahead. Good luck next month and all the best in the future.

Thank you very much – have a great Christmas, too!

Written by Adam Wilcox

December 9, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Posted in Interviews

XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Sunny Lane

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533368The adage “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” can most certainly be applied to Sunny Lane. Since returning from a self-imposed hiatus late last year, the strawberry blonde starlet has resumed her position as a XXX fan favorite, with adult consumers and industry members alike welcoming her back with open arms.

Sunny has tackled the second chapter of her porn career with the enthusiasm, positivity and love for her fans that has allowed the actress to maintain an enviable echelon of popularity both outside and within the industry since her 2005 debut. Pooled with a strong work ethic and level-headed intelligence, Lane undoubtedly possesses all the ingredients to reach legend status in the adult entertainment realm.

Sunny kindly spoke with XXX Wasteland at length on the evening of October 29 to discuss her return to the adult business, future career plans, appearing in the mainstream film Don Jon starring Joseph-Gordon Levitt and much more.

Lane can currently be seen in Will Ryder’s Love Boat XXX: A Parody and The Stripper, Volume 2 from Mile High Media.

Visit Sunny online at her official website, SunnyLaneLive.com, check out her on demand service, SunnyLaneVOD.com, follow the starlet on Twitter under the handle @SunnyLane and join her Facebook group at this link. Lane’s FreeOnes page is available for viewing here.

Sunny represents the Hustler Club in Las Vegas as the venue’s “resident porn star.” For information on how to book a package with the actress, please visit the club’s official webpage here.

You can read Lane’s May 2011 interview with XXX Wasteland at this link.

(Special thanks to Will Ryder. Photos #1 and #4 courtesy of Rick Garcia)

To begin, I understand you were here in Ontario a couple of weekends ago for the Everything to Do With Sex Show in addition to hosting a fetish ball this past weekend. Can you tell us about those events?

Sure, absolutely. I went to Toronto, Canada; it was the Everything to Do With Sex Show. HotMovies.com brought me out there, which is my SunnyLaneVOD.com, so people can get minute-per-minute or they can buy or rent my movie with no membership.

Usually, I go with Ron Jeremy, but he wasn’t able to make it – you know, my best buddy – and he had a scheduling conflict. So, I was out there with Claire Robbins – she’s a redhead who just got in the business, she’s done a little bit here and there.

So, I was signing with them and it was my first time being in Toronto. I had done the Everything to Do With Sex Show about five years ago and it was a whole different venue. This time, we were actually at the convention center.

I would have to say the coolest thing … you know, I have a blog on my website and so forth, so I was talking about how as you are walking into the convention and you’re seeing all the civilian people – the couples holding hands and they are building up to go into the show and they are anticipating it, and you can see that they are nervous. And then, when you are walking back or something – because I had to go back to my room each day to get some down time in between my signing time – I got to see firsthand the couples that are coming out of the show when I was walking back in, they would have their bags with goodies and you could tell that they were all turned on and really into sex and life and into each other. I thought that was really cool, like a social engagement to see people as they walk in and they’re nervous, and as they walk out they’re ready to jump each other’s bones and kissing all over each other.

It was really awesome to be in an open setting like Canada and everything is so legal and free. (Laughs) Awesome. We could actually show our boobs at the convention, we could show our pussy, we could get crazy – we brought the Hitachi out with Clips4Sale, who is our partner at our booth and things like that. Ashley Fires was on that side and Missy Rhodes was on the other side and we just had so much fun together. Us girls just really had a blast in Toronto and did it right.

!cid_image001_jpg@01CEC93CVery cool – it’s good to hear the event went well. As you said, many people who attended may have been nervous or apprehensive, but it’s nice that they became more comfortable as time went on.

Oh, completely – yes! They were walking out with their black bags … you don’t know the goodies that they bought, but you know that they have some good toys in there – good lingerie, a signed picture by me so they can get thirty minutes free of my movies through HotMovies.com. I also do phone sex with Talk to Me Now, so they also got a ten-dollar coupon, so you know they were extremely happy.

I’ve gotten a lot of E-mails from the fans – the fans were really amazing. As you know, I took a hiatus from the industry, so I’ve been back eight months now and it’s just really been fantastic. The fans have really opened their arms up to me and welcomed me back, and just so happy for me to be there. They bought me gifts, they would buy me lunch, they bought me sodas – they really took care of me and I appreciate that. That shows the appreciation that they have for me and the things that I give to them. So, it’s very cool.

Absolutely. And that actually parlays into my next question: As you mentioned, you took a break from the business for a while. Can you tell us what was behind your decision to return to the industry?

Sure. What made me come back to the industry … as you know, I left the industry because I was with a guy and it just didn’t work out how I thought it would. And that’s okay – life brings us different avenues and different things. I’m happy that I created such a wonderful brand as Sunny Lane Enterprises, Inc. that my fans, when I left, they were totally distraught (Laughs) – I think everybody was. I mean, even Ron Jeremy – now he’s letting up on me – but he was really giving me a third rashing for leaving him; he was really upset that I left.

I really see that even though I was so busy and I was working crazy hours and pushing really hard for my company and being in the industry to make a big name for myself – a brand, because I wanted to be a big star in this industry and not just a girl. It was kind of good that I got the break because I got to calm down a little bit. I wasn’t so gung-ho about business, business, business; I got to enjoy life as well and now that I’ve come back, everybody has really opened their arms up to me and I’m really happy to be Sunny Lane. I love being an actress, I love being a performer, an entertainer, someone who knows how to turn people on. I love to command a crowd. It’s just like when I was back in ice skating – it feeds that thrill factor deep inside me.

So, I’m happy to shoot movies – I’ve only shot two movies since I’ve been back – and Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in Vegas, I’m their resident porn star, so now all my fans are able to come and see me there. This go-round I’m trying not to travel as much as I did because I think I wore myself out a little bit (Laughs), you know?

Sure. Have you enjoyed your time back thus far and have things been going well?

You know, I have to say I’ve really enjoyed my time being back in the business. As you know, in my career, I’ve always picked and chosen my projects that I’ve been involved with. So, I turn down more than I actually bring in. I only shot about maybe 10-15 movies a year before, and now, I’ve been back eight months and I’ve shot two movies and I’m working on my website shooting content for that, being connected with that and being connected with all my fans in that whole other way because even (during) that break that I took, the industry has changed immensely with the whole condom law to people messing up their test and screwing the industry over. I got back in like right at that time with the whole syphilis thing, and so I was being cautious on what I actually shot because with me, I have a unique story by being a working girl, being a dancer and being a porn star, an adult film actress. So, I’ve seen it from all aspects where I would get tested almost every single week because of the things I was doing, and then other people are not taking that concern into mind about other people and what they are doing in their own recreational time to what they are bringing into the business.

I look at us as a whole and a business and I don’t just look at myself, I look at everybody else, too. So, when that went down, that was super scary. And now that somebody just came in with HIV and AIM is not around anymore – which is unfortunate – I’m just more cautious, I guess you could say, and I’m more aware and wiser (Laughs) being back in the business and I’m glad I really took my time coming back. I didn’t just jump back in with both feet.

By doing what we do, we really share ourselves in a whole other light with the world and you have to be connected. And so, I’m glad that people were patient – and they are patient with me – and I’m finding my way now, I’m finding my new avenues on this Sunny Lane 2.0, so to speak.

Excellent. And did you want to touch on last weekend’s fetish ball as well – sorry, I didn’t mean to jump ahead there. (Laughs)

No worries, no worries. So, the fetish ball, I was signing at the Hustler booth there. As you know, I’m the resident porn star, so they had me up on the JumboTron and I was getting crazy with the clowns that we had in. It was just a real blast to be in the fetish world, to go from the sex convention to the fetish convention – it was awesome! My sex drive has just been off the charts; I’ve been so horny, I’ve been masturbating and having sex just non-stop. (Laughs) It even geared me up.

But yeah, it was really great. It was held at the Hard Rock Casino here in Las Vegas and I got to meet my fans there and everybody was all dressed up. I was a little sexy fox; it was a pink little outfit, super cute, and everybody was wanting to come and pet me and I was purring. I lost my voice, so I couldn’t talk very much, but it was great.

We had a fun time. We are shooting a reality show for the club, so we’re getting all of it on tape as well. And it’s fun to see my friends; Joslyn James, she was there and we were the hosts of the party, and the cute little Pippi Longstocking from the movie back in the day who has the new sex tape out.

We went on the roof of the Hustler Club because it’s three stories … it’s the most beautiful and best club ever in Vegas. It really is so beautiful. Harry Mohney and Larry Flynt really took their time on this club. So, we went up to the roof level and you could see all of Vegas – the whole skyline of Vegas. They have this awesome round couch in the corner and we’re just out in the open, you see the stars above our heads and the moon, and we’re all just being sexy-fied and getting turned on. Pippi Longstocking is like, “Oh, this is getting too hot for me – I gotta go!” (Laughs) It was really fun.

!cid_image001_jpg@01CEAE3FOne of the films you have shot since returning is Will Ryder’s major parody production, Love Boat XXX. Can you talk about that movie and your role in it?

Absolutely! Love Boat XXX was awesooome! Will Ryder and Scott David really know how to cast for their movies. They’ve always been so right on the money, so to speak. They’ve always told me, “We’re going to have an awesome, awesome project for you,” and they wouldn’t tell me what it was. And then they came up with Love Boat. Better yet, I’m like Julie McCoy – I look like her, I act like her because I’m bubbly and happy and fun and just naturally goofy. So, when they asked me to do this role, I felt very honored and blessed and was ready to take it on full steam ahead. And I did. I was hoping (Will) would put a big orgy scene, but he said we weren’t able to do it at that time.

I have one sex scene in the movie. It’s a three-way: a boy/girl/girl and it’s with Seth Gamble and Penny Pax and myself, of course.

It’s fun, it’s bubbly. I actually just watched the movie the other day with my website members at SunnyLaneLive.com on my camshow – every Wednesday at 6 p.m. – and we enjoyed it together. It was really cool – it looks like the real T.V. show.

I nailed it. Will Ryder was really impressed with my acting skills and what I brought to the table. My suit was dead-on for how Julie McCoy looked – I had my nametag that said “Julie McCoy.” They put me in a wig – a feathered wig (Laughs) – which was hilarious, and I had a tan as well for this movie. So, you’re actually going to see Sunny Lane with a tan. (Laughs)

(Laughs) Very cool.

Yeah, super cool. I love being on set and being surrounded by people of the industry. We’re so open and free with who we are and what we’re about and the camaraderie is like no other. It’s very, very cool and you don’t ever want it to end.

You also recently appeared in a mainstream film – Don Jon with Joseph-Gordon Levitt?

That’s right! Yes, what an honor. Okay, let me tell you the story: When it was about to come out, it was showing the previews on television and I just got back in town because I was doing something – it’s been a really busy month for me. I was at the Sex Awards show down in L.A. – I was nominated for two awards, for website girl and for Batgirl XXX. I came back and saw what was going on and I was like, “Oh, my gosh. I feel so honored if he was watching my movie.” Just truly blessed.

Two days later, my girlfriend calls me from New York and says, “Hey, girl, I just saw this mainstream movie called Don Jon and I believe it was you that they showed first.” And I was like, “What? I’m not in no movie. What are you talking about?” So, I looked it up on the Internet and I put in “Don Jon,” caption “Sunny Lane” and it popped up that I’m in this mainstream movie. And it said, “Keep your eyes open for Sunny Lane, Alexis Texas and more,” Misty Stone and a bunch more who were in it. I was jumping up and down and dancing and singing with my girlfriend – she got the big “Hurrah!” with me! (Laughs)

I called (Will Ryder) immediately. I was like, “Oh, my gosh, (Will)! Can you believe this? I’m in this movie! I can’t believe it! I‘m so honored!” (Laughs)

(Laughs) So you didn’t know originally that you were featured in the movie?

No, I didn’t know that because the clips that they used were from Elegant Angel’s Big Wet Asses 13, my AVN award-winning anal scene for 2009 with Manuel Ferrara. So, they used that scene and … have you seen the movie?

No, I haven’t.

Okay, so I’ll give you a brief description. You know the premise of the movie: he’s a guy who’s addicted to Internet porn. He has sex with girls – that’s why they call him “Don Jon” – but he doesn’t have that connection. So, he’s watching my movie when he’s asking the pinnacle question, “Are Internet girls’ blowjobs better?” And when he says that, it flips to my scene with my tongue as long as the giraffe on the theater screen – because I went to go see it in the theater. It was awesome. And then he says, “Are girls better on the Internet that do anal?” And then it shows to my ass. And then it flips back and he’s asking more questions and it flips back to my scene. And it shows me having sex on the big theater screen. I was on there for at least a good minute long and they flipped back and forth to my screen like eight times – five to eight pieces.

They used me as the first girl out of the industry. Out of all the girls that they could have chosen – from contract girls to Jesse Jane to jessica drake to Jenna Jameson – all these big stars that I look up to, they could have chosen them. And they didn’t – they chose me. I was so honored and so blessed and just totally thrilled.

When (Levitt) walks in to the club where he’s actually going to meet Scarlett Johansson – who is the star of the movie with him – she kind of looks like me in my Big Wet Asses 13 movie. I’ve got my curly hair, I’ve got my cute little cheeks that perk up and she’s got the same exact look. I’m like, “Oh, my gosh.” So, then he starts hooking up with her and they ask the questions and it flips back and forth to other girls in the movies.

To be in a big mainstream movie like that and to be recognized in general is huge. They put my name in the credits, they put Elegant Angel’s name in the credits. As you know, that’s my one and only anal scene in the business and I won the AVN for it for 2009, which was totally spectacular, and I’m still reaping the rewards for it.

I wish I could have been at the premiere and actually got to stand on the red carpet and meet Joseph-Gordon Levitt. I wish they would have called us; I think that would have been a nice gesture at least. But I guess it is what it is and I will see him one day (Laughs) and just let him know, “You should have invited me.” (Laughs)

(Laughs) Yeah, absolutely.

It’s okay – they put my name in the credits, so I’ve actually got a SAG credit.

Yeah, that’s pretty cool.

Oh, that’s way cool because I’m crossing over, too. I’ve always wanted to cross over and I’ve done many projects in the mainstream world with ABC Primetime and Tribute to Big Red and done a lot of scary movies and things like that.

I’m an actress. I love being an actress, I love being on that big screen and I love people feeling my sunshine and how I can connect with the world. It makes me feel good – it feeds my soul.

BWppxvLCYAAtrqyTerrific. You also have experience directing in addition to hosting your own radio program for a time on Spice Radio/SiriusXM. Are those two things something you are interested in pursuing once again down the road and what are some of your overall aspirations for your career this time around?

That’s a good question. You know, I love radio. I started on KSEX. I got my real start, Playboy Radio is the one that found me – Juli Ashton and Tiffany Granath back in the day.

I love radio. I love being able to talk to the public, getting deep and dark and sexy and sensual, and turning people on. Right now, there isn’t anything in the works to do radio. I’m doing tons of interviews right now and things like that. But what my aspirations are right now are getting Sunny Lane back out there in a good light. I’ve shot two movies this year, I’m working on my website shooting SunnyLaneLive.com and I actually want to get more in-depth to where I am shooting and directing more for my site.

What I’m noticing right now in the business is there’s not a lot of big stars anymore. And the stars that are around, where we are making our money is the Internet – being connected with our fans that want one-on-oneness.

I’m building a new site as we speak right now, I’m shooting new content every single week. I’m focusing right now on solo girl stuff just to get my feet wet again because once you get out of the business for a minute and you literally slow the fuck down (Laughs) – I was on the speeding train and I stepped off and slowed down – you gotta get your gears spinning again, you gotta get your conditioning back up and you gotta get back in the groove, literally, with the business and everything. So, having that said, I’m conditioning again and building myself and not putting too much pressure on myself, either, but having fun in the same process.

A new project that I’m doing with HotMovies is called Talk to Me. It’s a phone sex line that I’m actually starting next month. So, instead of doing a radio broadcast, I’m going to do phone sex. So, people can call me and they can have phone sex with me, they can build a relationship over the phone with me. We can talk about normal things. Sometimes, the people just want to communicate with me about what is going on in their lives and they need to hear it from a neutral standpoint – maybe how to handle a situation or no matter what it is: from life, girls, sex, anything, they can ask me. So, I’m focusing on doing the phone sex, which is new and vivacious, which I’m excited about.

Also now, Harry Mohney and Larry Flynt just made me the resident porn star at the Larry Flynt Hustler Club here in Las Vegas. As you know, I used to be at the Bunny Ranch. I’m not at the Bunny Ranch anymore, so all of my fans can come and see me in Las Vegas at the Hustler Club. And what we’re doing there is we’re making porn star packages and we have different levels of packages where people can come and get their one-on-one experience with me at the Hustler Club in Vegas. So, people are sending me E-mails, I’m getting them set up with rooms and making sure that they are getting taken care of when they are here in Vegas. The Hustler Club will send a limo for them and pick them up, they have a certain time, an appointment with me, just like up at the Bunny Ranch and I put on a show. And I love doing that.

I’m really working at the club almost five to six days a week right now and I’m doing my website. I’m shooting content for that, I have my camshow every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Pacific and I have a loyal legion of fans that are totally spectacular and I love them so much. They have been with me for eight years, since the very beginning.

So, I’m focusing on that and I’m also focusing on … you know, I really want to keep crossing over. So, I’m getting all my SAG and AFTRA all put together out here because they do have it in Vegas as well and I’m still keeping my options open for Los Angeles to go back and shoot things there.

So, I have a lot on my plate. I’m focused in a lot of areas on being connected with the fans and getting me out there in a good, positive way and that they can come and have fun with me and experience me as well.

Very cool.

Yeah. I want to be able to shoot features on my website, you know? Like little vignettes and things like that, so instead of shooting for a lot of companies, I’m sort of just shooting my own stuff, which is nice considering everything that has been going down. (Laughs)

Yeah, I’m sure it’s nice to be in control of yourself with all the issues popping up.

Yeah, and then I own all my own material and I own the content.

Yeah, that, too.

So, get ready, world – my next anal scene is going to be for my website. I’m planning for it. I wish I could have got some things done earlier, but I don’t want to put it out there yet. But I have some things that are coming out in the future that I think people are really going to take hold of.

Oh, and then the other thing that I’m doing – gosh, I’m doing like six things right now – I’m also in school to be a loveologist/sexologist through Ava Cadell of the University of Loveology. Do you know who she is?

I’ve heard of her.

Cool. So, she’s taken me under her wing. Harry Mohney is good friends with her. There is also a college out here for sexual well-being. So, that’s really one of my main focuses that I had even before I retired and now that I’ve come back from my hiatus. I have the education from being a working girl, from being an adult film actress, from being a dancer, from being an entertainer. I’ve got hands-on experience, so that’s why I was saying with the phone sex – people can really ask me anything and I’m there for them.

Even at the club, people come in and see me and sometimes we just get into really deep conversations. They need somebody to talk to and they need some other answers, and I give them answers and they E-mail me back and tell me how it worked out for them, which is really cool – I feel like I’m a healing human.

I’m a Pisces, so I think that’s why Ron Jeremy loves doing what he does, too, and Nina Hartley. They are my mentors and they’re both Pisces, and so am I. So, I think that’s why we love being connected with the fans and the people and being human, and we’re healers.

!cid_ii_13b202bbd2889d18Yeah, absolutely.

I think it’s kind of deep. (Laughs) So, it’s deeper than just having sex, you know? People turn to us for certain things and that’s why (while) Don Jon was a really good movie, I wish he would have touched on the psyche part a little bit more, because the psyche part is so important with sex, love, passion, endurance for thyself. We really do connect with people and there is a … I wouldn’t say an addictiveness to it, but there is a connection to it and there has to be a boundary for when people know that connectiveness.

That’s why I’m giving (fans) these options now. They see me on these movies, I’ve been at the Bunny Ranch. Well, now they can come and see me at the Hustler Club and they are able to have that one-on-one with me.

An then, too, with the loveology and sexology, there is so much I want to do there. I just love helping. As you know, I was a yoga and pilates instructor. When I was younger, I owned my own business at the ice skating rink. So, I really feel like I’m continuing on what I did in my past and bringing it to light in the future and having a career for myself where I can have longevity and spread happiness and love.

That’s always a great goal to have.

Right? And I’m able to still fulfill my soul because it makes me whole and happy that I can do that for people. They come to me for entertainment, they come to me for that fantasy.

That’s why I think Twitter takes away from the whole fantasy about it now. I don’t know if you follow me on Twitter, but if you do, I don’t get on there a lot. I still want that unattainableness and I don’t want everybody knowing where I am every second. I don’t want that. I am a superstar. I have a life – I’m not saying that people don’t have a life – but I think that people can get addicted to Twitter, too. You have to keep an illusion, you have to keep that unattainableness.

Like these conventions – I’ve done four conventions this year, which has been just awesome. When people come to see me, they wait in line for thirty minutes to see me and they bring me gifts and they show me love, and I show them love and I give them special gifts.

So, it feels good that I’m appreciated the way that I am. I made a huge name for myself, I’ve really recognized that. I’ve been through a lot in the business, I’ve worked my ass off and I’ve always wanted to be recognized on that higher ranking. I looked up to Jenna Jameson and I wanted to follow in her footsteps and I believe I have. And I am still.

AVN said to me at the lingerie convention last month that I should be the role model for the industry because I’m not on drugs, I’m focused, I’m a businesswoman. I care about what I’m doing – I’m not just doing the bigger, the better. It doesn’t work like that, but everybody in the industry thinks it does. But it doesn’t. So, for me, less is more.

I appreciate the new AVN telling me that. I’m happy where I am and I’m happy that I can do this. I got to host Nudes-A-Poppin’ with Ron Jeremy this year and Phil Varone and John Popper from Blues Traveler. That was back in June, I believe. It was my hat-trick time, it was my third time and John Popper’s third time as well.

So, we just had a kick-ass time. Ron Jeremy plays the harmonica, so him and Popper just started playing their harmonicas and it’s actually on my website where you can see the video. And they were just having so much fun. I loved being out in the open and the nude, I was so happy to be back in the industry and to fulfill my free-as-a-bird-type deal.

We’re so comfortable with ourselves and we do like to share ourselves with the world. And it feels good to do that. I’ve never done it before, but I went all around the pool area, gave all the fans naughty photos – I didn’t show my pussy at all, I only showed my breasts – got up on the pole, where no other star has ever done that for Nudes-A-Poppin’ for all the years they have been doing it. And then I went and did a private photo shoot just for the V.I.P. members that came from all over the world – Europe, Japan, Canada, they came from all over the world. I gave them a V.I.P. photo shoot where I actually did show my pussy and I got a little wild for them.

And so, I believe the second round of Sunny Lane 2.0, I’m a little bit more free. I’m not as reserved as I used to be. I don’t think I was ever really reserved before, but I really appreciate my fans and I wanted them to know how much I appreciated them, their support and their love. I just wanted to give something back to them. (Laughs)

It was really cool. They let me do dances in my trailer, naughty pictures and I really love the Ponderosa Nudes-A-Poppin’; it’s one of my favorite venues that I love to go and perform at and also represent them as well.

So, I did that this year. I went to AVN – that was my come-out – with HotMovies. I did Exxxotica in Atlantic City, which was off the chain, and now I just did Toronto as well.

And now, we’re all getting ready for the nominations this year for AVN and XBIZ and for AVN coming up in January, where I’ll be signing again for HotMovies, my Sunny Lane VOD site. (Laughs) My whole year is getting planned out – even for my next year, which is really cool. It’s nice.

I’m just trying not to overwork myself this time. I think last time I kind of overdid it a little bit. I just wanted to do it all. And I look at Ron Jeremy – he’s my mentor – and I realize I need to slow down a little bit.

I was down in February when he had his heart attack, I was down in New Orleans. Hustler brought me out there – I was there for Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl. I was their headliner at the Hustler Club. I was there when that whole thing went down with Ron and I was the liaison between a lot of people communicating with him.

One of his best friends and my really good friend, a good doctor that we know, he was there. He flew in from Miami to be with Ron, so I knew Ron was being taken care of. And I was trying to tell people not to go to the hospital because they were bringing him candy and all this stuff he can’t eat. He just really needed to relax.

Having that said and having seen what Ron has gone through … he spent my birthday with me and my family. I had a small birthday this year; my birthday is in March and it was nice and quaint. That was really important to me because he really is my best friend and I love that man. I would do anything for him. I tell him all the time, “I would have your babies,” and I don’t tell that to anyone. He is the only person I have ever said that to and it’s the truth. So, I’m thankful that I’m able to sign with him at HotMovies. We have such a great relationship.

I’ve been telling AVN and people like that … I’m trying to get Ron and I to host the awards show. We had an awards show in Atlantic City this year and they gave Ronnie an award. It was myself, Nina Hartley and Ed Powers that got to present the award to him – he wasn’t there, he couldn’t travel yet. That was the Atlantic City Exxxotica. And so, I got to say up on stage, “If it wasn’t for Ron being the force in this industry and being the face of this industry, we would not be where we are today. It’s not Jenna Jameson, it’s not Tera Patrick – it’s Ron Jeremy!” And everybody stood up and clapped. And it’s true: he is the face of our industry and I don’t think they give him due credit that he does deserve.

The Sex Awards – the old AVN – they put the show on and they did a tribute to him. But it wasn’t a tribute. He sat right next to me and he’s watching the video and it was just about the fans making fun of him. Yes, we understand that Ronnie is “The Hedgehog.” Yes, we understand that Ron is who he is – he wears sweatpants. Why? Because he likes to whip his cock out. It’s easy access (Laughs) – just like skirts with us and no panties.

Ron is Ron and we love him for who he is and not for what he is. But I don’t think they showed him in the right light and I really hope that AVN, this year, gives him the due credit that he definitely does deserve because if he hadn’t been pushing for all the mainstream stuff, this industry wouldn’t be looked at like we are today.

d031ffeb08ca6e5090c315a59505b684To wrap, are there any further current or upcoming projects you would like to mention or anything you wish to say in closing to readers?

Definitely. My first movie that I shot when I came back was for Mile High. James Avalon directed it and it’s called The Stripper, Volume 2. I’m married to the owner of a strip club – go figure, right up my alley (Laughs). I do two feature performances with my costumes and everything in this movie – which is everything I do at the Hustler Club in Vegas, which is awesome.

I do two sex scenes in this movie – two boy/girl scenes. They are so passionate and so hot that Mile High said that they want to use my scene with Mr. Pete as the staple scene for the rest of the scenes that they want everybody to model after. So, I was very honored in that aspect to come back and I really laid it down, so to speak. We made love, we had sex, we fucked. It was intense, passionate and the acting was really, really good in this movie.

James Avalon, I’ve shot so many movies with him, whether it was She Bangs!, Sex Pix, Roller Dollz with Bree Olson. He knows how to push my acting ability and take me to that next level. And he really did.

So, my first movie after my hiatus was Stripper 2. I challenged myself and showed myself that I can do anything and that I am an accomplished actress and I am meant to be in this business. So, that was really cool.

New projects that I’m working on … I kind of covered everything that I’m focused on right now and where I’m going. I do yoga every day, I get down time for myself. There does come a balance with it all. And I’m really thankful to be teamed up with great people in the business and I like to represent myself in a beautiful way and I’m happy to be out there with the fans.

Some big movies that I’ve done … Alice and The Flying Pink Pig with Erica McLean – she’s a wonderful director and I absolutely love her – and anybody can see those movies on SunnyLaneVOD.com and Flight Attendants and Not Bewitched XXX with (Will Ryder).

I feel blessed to be part of Don Jon and coming back and to be recognized how I’ve been recognized. And I just hope to do more and spread more happiness and sunshine.

Excellent. I want to thank you for being so generous with your time in chatting with me tonight. It’s nice to hear that things are going well since your return and that you are happy and in a good place. I wish you continued success moving forward.

You are so very welcome. And thanks again, Adam – you are just great. Thanks for the past interviews we have done and I look forward to talking to you again in the future. Have a great day.

Written by Adam Wilcox

November 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Tessa Lane

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IMG1658348575In her two years as part of the adult entertainment universe, Tessa Lane has wowed industry members and fans with her charming enthusiasm and bright personality. The brunette starlet has performed under some of the top studios in XXX, including Brazzers, Adam & Eve, Jules Jordan Video and Digital Playground, roles which earned her a nomination for 2013’s Adult Video News Best New Starlet award.

As Tessa moves forward down her career path, the popular actress kindly granted XXX Wasteland an interview on the afternoon of October 3 to discuss her time in adult thus far, future plans pertaining to the business, her passion for singing and more.

You can follow Tessa on Twitter under the handle @ItsTessaLane and check out her FreeOnes page at this link.

Tessa Lane is represented by Ideal Image Models. For film and print bookings, please contact Isiah@IdealImageModels.com or Corey@IdealImageModels.com.

(Special thanks to Isiah James)

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

Well, I always watched it since … you know, since I shouldn’t have. (Laughs) I started watching it early on because it was very easy to access with my generation. So, I always watched it. In the back of my head as I got older, I was like, “Aw, I want to do that!” But I was a virgin until I was 17, so I wasn’t like, “Oh, that’s what I’m going to do,” but it was always in the back of my mind.

Then, about three years ago, I came out to L.A. for a friend’s birthday who I had known for a long time. We were in a club and I saw a red carpet and there were porn stars that I recognized because I grew up watching all of them. So, I’m all star-struck and excited and Tee Reel actually saw me looking over and came over and invited me over. We kind of just talked and I was saying that I always wanted to do it; I was 21 at the time, so I wasn’t just 18 – I had time to think about it. He kind of took me out for the rest of the week that I was there – he took me out to porn parties and just kind of showed me the lifestyle, the people, and I loved it.

I went back home to New York and I came back to visit for about a year and got to know the people and got to hear stories of people’s experiences in the industry. Then, I just decided that I wanted to do it and I moved out here, Tee Reel became my agent and it’s been great ever since.

And you have been performing since 2011, is that right?

Yeah, a little over two years.

In that time, who have been some of your favorite performers and companies to work with?

I love working for Brazzers. I work for them a lot and I always have a good time on set and I get a lot of good feedback from it.

I love working with Johnny Sins; I work with him a lot for Brazzers. And then, the typical girl answer: Manuel Ferrara. (Laughs) And Sean Michaels, I love.

BTreDwpIAAAYMkxAre there any studios or talent that you haven’t yet had the opportunity to work with, but wish to in the future?

I actually haven’t worked for Wicked yet, which I would love to work for them. But I’ve pretty much worked for everyone else.

Performers … I definitely want to work with Celeste Star. She’s my favorite girl/girl performer – I’m like, in love with her. (Laughs)

Do have any aspirations in mind for your career looking down the road?

I would definitely love to get behind the scenes once I’m finished performing. I used to want to get into directing, but I’m not really sure anymore. I love this industry and I definitely don’t want to leave it any time soon.

I was kind of thinking of being on the agent side of things eventually. I’m lucky – I have a good agency; they are very professional and they’ve always been there for me and stuff, and I would love to be that for girls. Especially the girls because they get in and a lot of the time they just get thrown to the wolves. And I would love to kind of guide them through their careers and teach them things that I was able to learn and that I had people tell me when I started – just little things. I’ve had people that helped guide me through, so I’ve been really lucky, but there are other girls that don’t have that at all.

Yeah. There are actually several girls I’ve heard of who have transitioned over to the agency side of the business. There are good agents, obviously, but I think someone who has actually performed can maybe offer a perspective that an agent who has never been in front of the camera doesn’t have. I think that is a valuable trait.

Yeah, that’s exactly what I want to do. As the ones who perform, we have kind of a broader knowledge of experience of everything.

Yeah. Is there one misconception about the adult industry from people outside of it that bothers you in particular or that you wish you could dispel?

I mean, there are tons of stigmas that come with it, but I don’t like that everyone thinks that we’re stupid; everyone thinks that we’re unintelligent and can’t hold a conversation. I pride myself on the fact that I can have a conversation with anyone and I carry myself well and a lot of people, they think we’re stupid or we’re drug addicts and I’ve never done a drug in my life; I smoked weed seven years ago and I haven’t since. I’m not really into that and there are a lot of girls that aren’t.

I guess in any profession there are always people who have habits of drugs and drinking, it’s just we’re kind of magnified. We’re a smaller community, so everyone knows and we’re in the spotlight, so everyone sees if someone has a downfall.

It just bothers me that they think we’re all on drugs and party all the time. On a Friday night, I would much rather stay in bed and read a book. It bothers me.

May I ask a few questions about yourself as a person if that’s okay?

Sure.

BIMP1chCIAAsNFBGreat – thank you. Can you tell us where you were raised and how you would describe yourself growing up?

I’m from Long Island, New York. I was born and raised there, lived in the same house all my life and I definitely have that tough New Yorker side to me. (Laughs) I grew up in a really great home, so I have the best of both worlds: I can be a tough little cookie or I can be a super-caring kind of person.

How about interests and hobbies outside of work?

Actually, I’m big on singing. (Laughs) I was doing singing before I got into the industry, so that’s like my favorite pastime; it’s writing songs – I’m actually learning how to play the guitar right now – or just singing somewhere. I’m trying to get back into open mic nights and stuff that I used to do. That’s like, my main hobby.

Yeah. Actually, when I was reading up in preparation for the interview, I saw that you posted a video just recently and thought it was very good. You really have a terrific voice.

Thank you!

And you are a regular at Porn Star Karaoke as well, right?

Yeah, I host it every once in a while when Nicki Hunter can’t come in. I’m always there – it’s another place for me to sing.

Who are some of your personal favorite singers?

(Laughs) I have very eclectic taste. One of my favorite singers is from the twenties; I love Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse. But then I love Beyonce, Britney Spears, and I was a huge ‘N Sync fan, and I love Sublime. I just love music and if someone is talented enough and they have a good voice, I’m hooked.

How about some other favorites, like T.V. shows and movies?

I love musicals – (Laughs) surprise, surprise. Rent and West Side Story are my favorite movies, but I love A Bronx Tale and The Departed.

Favorite T.V. shows, I’ve been watching Law & Order: SVU for years – the typical girl answer. (Laughs) I’m hooked on Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. And I like the funny shows like Modern Family and stuff.

Is there one thing about yourself that you feel would surprise a lot of people?

Honestly, not really, anymore because I talk about everything, I share everything with my fans. It used to be, “Well, I love jazz music,” but I would change my answer all the time. Now, I’m like, “I really think they know everything about me.” (Laughs)

Are there any current or upcoming projects in the works that you would like to put out there?

Right now, I actually haven’t worked in about two months because I hurt my back. I was home in New York – I was supposed to be there for ten days – and I ended up throwing my back out. Now I have a herniated disc and a bulging disc.

DigitalPlaygroundTessaLaneOh, geez.

So, I’m out for a little while longer until I finish physical therapy. I did a scene for Jules Jordan, I think it’s going to be called Wet Tits. It’s with William H., performed with James Deen. It was my first time in two years performing with James Deen – I was so excited. So, it’s like a major scene. (Laughs)

Yeah, he’s been in the spotlight quite a bit in the last year or so.

Oh, yeah.

Do you have an official website?

I don’t. I have bought the domain and I started shooting content, but things weren’t working the way that I wanted them to and stuff. Maybe I’ll eventually get back to that – I still have the domain name and everything. But as of right now, I don’t.

To finish up, is there anything else you wish to say to readers?

I have the most amazing fans. I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for them and that’s why I love to be very interactive with them, so if they ever want to talk to me, just Tweet me. (Laughs)

Great. Thanks for taking time out to talk with me today, I appreciate it. I wish you the best with your career – and I hope your back gets better, too.

Thank you! Me, too. (Laughs)

Have a great day and take care.

Awesome! Thank you – you, too.

Written by Adam Wilcox

October 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Posted in Interviews