Last month I had the good fortune to participate, along with several other adult film fans, in a brief online conversation with Melissa Lauren. Melissa was kind enough to answer the two questions I directed toward her, and her answers were fascinating. Here’s a brief tidbit:
“I guess anyone can fuck me, but I’m picky about who can dominate me. It’s something you gotta deserve.”
More from Melissa inside and then we’ll turn our attention to the mysterious Ms. Wonderhand.
This was the exchange between Melissa and myself.
Wonderful to see you. Loved the two movies you directed for Combat Zone (Plucked Then Fucked & Cumaholics). I reviewed both releases on the VideoBox blog (here and here). What an amazing cast you assembled for Cumaholics. That DVD ranks among my all time favorites. Are you directing exclusively for Diabolic now? Nothing further in the works for Combat Zone?
Nothing in the works for Combat Zone. I only shot 2 titles there because the owner of the company wanted his product to be all about new girls (except for Cumaholics) and I do not like shooting new girls only, so I decided to move on.
I am now exclusive with Diabolic at the moment. I also stopped shooting Hellfire Sex (nominated twice as “best all-sex release” and “best continuing series” by avn) a year ago when I moved back to Europe. I had a blast shooting in the first 2 years, as I created the series. But after a while it gets old… same stuff over and over. I need variety.
Thank you for the reply Melissa. I look forward to checking out the Hellfire Sex films you directed for JM Productions. I’ve always enjoyed your work both in front of, and behind the camera.
May I ask you an “off the wall” question? Do you recall shooting a scene with Lee Stone for the movie Legal Tender #3 from Madness (2004)? That scene got quite rough. Was the rough nature of this scene discussed and agreed upon prior to filming? Or did the proceedings just get a bit out of control?
Yeah, I remember that scene… and many others, crazier than this one 😉
When I started in the business I explored a lot of different things, and I was really into rough sex / S&M, both on camera and in my personal life.
I was really submissive and thought being shocked by a cattle prod, being hogtied, and flogged til my ass was black and blue, were the coolest things ever (thanks Kink for many great memories…hehe).
When I started shooting Hellfire Sex (named after the famous S&M club in NY) is when I started making a transition to being dominant. I guess I really liked it, and now it’s very hard for me to sub to anyone.. has to be to a special person. If you haven’t watched my scene with Nacho Vidal from Fashionistas Safado: Berlin, you’ve got to see it. Most intense scene I have ever done, but it was all real. We both wanted what was happening, and John [Stagliano – rope] shot it perfectly.
So yeah I do like being choked (to the point I lose consciousness), getting my hair pulled, slapped, etc… but not just anyone can do that to me. I guess anyone can fuck me – but I’m picky about who can dominate me. It’s something you gotta deserve.
I’ll get real pissy if male talent tries to do something like that in a scene if I didn’t say “go for it”. But then it turns into a grudge fuck, which are always great scenes, so it’s all good.
Now I’m off to the gym.. laterz. xoxo
Melissa answered questions from other individuals as well. Here are some of the highlights.
– On how she entered the adult industry:
Well, it’s pretty simple. I graduated from culinary school when I was 17, moved to Paris to work, where I got hired by the Four Seasons hotel as a pastry chef.
Worked there for about a year. Very hard, stressful, misogynist job (especially when you work in a restaurant that is amongst the top 12 in the country)… for very little pay (needless to say the cost of living in Paris is quite high).
So I looked into a newspaper for casting ads (regular modeling). Went to a couple of agencies, who all told me I was too short (5’4″). So I looked further down the casting page and read this: “looking for women, 18-25 for softcore and hardcore productions”.
I visited the website, called the person in charge, met with the producer of the site, and after 5 days did my first scene and gave notice to the Four Seasons I was leaving.
I had already watched a couple of movies and decided “why not? doesn’t look that hard”. I was never the kind of girl to expect a guy to take care of me. I knew from an early age I wanted to be independent and make my own money, just didn’t know how yet. So no, it wasn’t a dream to be a pornstar, and I wasn’t “so horny, I could never get satisfied so I decided to do porn”… lol I laugh so much everytime I hear a girl say that.
So yeah it was purely a financial decision. Then I started really liking it. Today, I love it. I mean I have sex, get paid for it, travel, meet all kinds of people… and more important, I don’t have to sit in an office from 9-5 and deal with a dickhead boss.
Also I got to experiment things that I had never done before in my personal life (girls, dp’s, bondage, etc..), so it’s been a lot of fun!
Actually, I’d say porn is the best thing that’s happened to me… cause I’m so shy when I like a guy, if it wasn’t for doing scenes I’d never get laid! lol.
– On her breasts:
I love them!!!!! I wish I would have gotten them done sooner. I love having a dick between them and then get all the cum over my face (or preferably down my throat.. hehe). It’s so sexy!
– On gaming:
I play World of Warcraft. Like.. a lot. lol. I love that game!
I just bought Age of Conan but not sure if I should install it on my computer because then I will really have no life at all.. not good! And for the same reason, I do not own a console 😉 Did I mention I often play topless?
Which pornstar has a tattoo of the map of Texas on her stomach? Is it:
A – Alexis Texas
B – Tyler Houston
C – Jersey Jaxin
D – Texas Presley
Answer found at conclusion of article.
Pornstar names intrigue me. The ones I like best are those that poke fun at a mainstream celebrity. The key appears to have the name close enough to easily pinpoint the “real” celebrity, but not overly similar to cause flak. The first time I saw the performer who would eventually be known as Britney Madison, she was being cast as Britney Speers. That was in the film “Young Ripe Mellons #3” from Red Light District. I remember thinking to myself, no way will this name stick. Sure enough, Britney Speers quickly transitioned into Britney Madison. Some pornstar names manage to survive, even when they exactly match the celebrity. Such as Cindy Crawford. Some names are a bit more creative. Allysin Chaynes was a clever take on the grunge group Alice in Chains.
My favorite pornstar name is Arnold Schwartzenpecker. Cracks me up every time I see the name. The target is easily identifiable but the name differs enough to slide by. Plus, it uses the word “pecker.”
I have a suggestion for a new porn name. In a previous blog article, our esteemed leader Alison, stated she had been given the nickname “Alison Wonderland” in her (recent) youth. Alison Wonderland would be a good porn name but I’m sure Disney Corp. would be all over that case even quicker than Britney Spears intervened in the Britney Speers – Britney Madison situation. So we need to be inventive. I say we sponsor a girl who specializes in handjobs. Create a website and upload a new handjob video every few days. Name of the website and performer? Alison Wonderhand.
Do you have favorite porn names or suggestions for new porn names? Leave a reply to the post and let me know. I’d also be interested to hear your thoughts on the words of Melissa Lauren.
C – Jersey Jaxin
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