I’m a Renaissance Porn Chick. What that means is I come from a weird breed of porn women that don’t really identify with one specific genre or porn. I came into the adult industry at 30 years old and I turn 34 next month, September 7th. I don’t have children but play a MILF at times. I’m not a cougar but play a cougar at times. I don’t have tattoos or piercings, so not really an alt-girl and I don’t have implants, just a fluctuating C to D cup. I was never in main stream or larger Vivid/DP/Wicked productions and for a time I was a little down on myself as I didn’t have the look to be in something like that. But as I grew into understanding me, that side of Dia Zerva, I realized that my porn chickadee is a creative extension of me. My stint in Vegas stripping and traveling to LA and San Francisco for work was a happy time knowing and loving my body. It’s that freedom you get from singing in the shower. I guess porn to me has been singing in the shower. From my fun clips I shoot for my sites to BDSM serious scenes, to my one and only DP to a simple kissing girl/girl video, every experience as made me who I am and has given me a little more direction in doing what I enjoy. Do I wish I was 110 pounds and small frame? Sometimes, it’s the woman thing, but what I love more is not being stereotyped. I stand out on my own accord and am thankful to have the freedom of doing what I want be it Mistress Dia Zerva or dorky loner on Merry Poppings.
I come from a United States Marine Corps background and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. I have worn many hats in mortgage industry, waitressing, preschool teacher, it’s endless.
What prompted you to join the adult industry?
It will be my porn anniversary this November. I can’t believe it has been four years. Long story short, my ex-boyfriend, who wanted to photograph me, helped me through self-image issues. We would shoot on beaches, garages, any place that we thought would look “cool” and eventually I was able to open up more, for me, and to pose nude as well as be more open about my fantasies with men and women. I created an account thru OneModelPlace and www.academywrestling.com contacted me. They were looking for athletic women for lesbian fetish wrestling. That was the beginning and from there I was more involved with fetish and BDSM with Kink.com’s family of sites. Mark Spiegler became my agent within a year and I slowly immersed into the vanilla world of porn.
Although you have worked with guys on film, you are known mostly for doing girl/girl. Are you planning on doing more of a balance between girl/girl and boy/girl or is the plan to just keep doing things the same way?
Hmm my last boy/girl scene was in June 2010 for Bobbi Starr’s new project. I believe that was the “out with a bang” I wanted. I was facing inside what my heart really loved most and decided to fade away from boy/girl. I was paired with many great gentlemen and, by far, what you see on sexandsubmission and work from Mike Jon’s series are my favorite and I do miss it from time to time. So my current and future plans are to be with the ladies and the boy/girl chapter is closed with many happy memories.
You recently launched your own site, MistressDiaZerva.com. What kind of things can your fans expect to see on the site?
MistressDiaZerva is a two year project that is female domination, mixed wrestling and enslaving men. I have been building this library of videos for some time now and the billing has been approved and memberships are happening. Members will see myself with
occasional guests dominating men, POV Female Domination, photo galleries, personal diary entries not posted on my main blog or any social network and in six months I should have member only webcam set. I want the first six months to iron out, but I will have updates every three days. That’s a lot of material and I am so happy to have it in one place.
What would you say is the biggest misconception people have about the adult industry and the people that work within it?
I believe the biggest one would be we spend our money on high end fashion, drugs, and partying. I come from the mortgage industry and still hold my California broker’s license, which I still maintain. Many of us are business folk and definitely work together on site design, editing tips and collaborations too.
The other one would be that I’m a sex addict and have sex with everyone on and off camera. Frankly, I’m a monogamous kind of gal.
Seeing that your site is fetish based, what would you say is your favorite type of fetish to film?
Ouch, this is tough! Mistressdiazerva.com is the first site to launch and I am launching a wet look/soapy/hair loving site, www.hairworship.com, which has had its own clips4sale store for over a year too. Then there is my balloon clips4sale site, www.merrypoppings.com and www.tickledandteased.com. Wrestling, wet, tickling, it all really depends on my mood and without having fans requesting videos I don’t think I would realize how much I enjoy shooting and playing in each of these fetishes.
If I had to pick my mood today, it would be wet fetish. I’m planning to wear a Roman soldier costume in the shower and play with my toys as well.
Who are the people that you haven’t worked with as of yet but would love the chance to work with?
I would love to do a vanilla girl/girl scene with Sinn Sage. We have shot for our sites but for no one else. Aiden Starr also, we have done a threesome but I want just her. Any Spiegler Girl as well, we are all lovingly kinky in our own ways.
What would you say is your favorite scene you have done so far?
I’d say my last girl/girl scene for Girlfriends Films, House Hunters 5, with Elexis Monroe. We just returned from Budapest and we really got to know each other.
What advice would you give someone that is thinking about joining the adult industry?
Don’t be lured by the money but if you are have a plan and establish a retirement savings!
How would people back home describe you when you were growing up?
A complete tomboy and a dork!
What sort of things do you like to do when you aren’t working? Any hobbies?
I have been playing guitar since I was seven and finally getting back into playing again. I use to play the drums and steel drums and right now I’m teaching myself how to man a set. I love 1,000 piece puzzles, no technology and driving without a purpose.
I will be on Spice Radio this Friday and Sunday. And here are all my links below, my babies:
www.diazerva.net (booking info)
www.mistressdiazerva.net (all things FemDom)
www.cleanfetish.com (all things non nude)
Amazon wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/3SH54VEML4ZDP