My name is Venus Lux. I am a transsexual female adult performer/director/producer/model/actress and CEO of Venus Lux Entertainment. I am of Chinese & Mongolian decent and was born and raised in San Francisco. I now live in Los Angeles. I’m 23 years old and I have been in the adult industry for exactly 2 years. I have appeared in over 100 movies and currently own and manage my adult site Venus-Lux.com.
A lot has happened since the last time we chatted (Dec 2012). How would you classify your year in 2013?
2013 was a year of learning and taking risks. I went from being an underdog and rookie in my industry to expanding my brand by producing quality content to captivate a new audience and grow my website. Running my first company was also a challenge, especially in addition to the responsibility of performing for other companies, traveling to meet my fans, public appearances, self-promotion, and forming industry contacts. A lot of juggling was required. So 2013 was definitely one of my most rough and challenging years but I reaped amazing rewards.
Award season has been rolling along lately and you won three Tranny Awards. Of all the accolades you have been receiving as of late, what would you say was the biggest surprise or honor?
The three awards that were the biggest surprise this year were the XBIZ “Transsexual Performer of the Year 2014” and the Tranny Awards’ “Best Scene” and “Solo Site of the Year” awards. The XBIZ award was my biggest surprise due to big name competitors who were also in my category and having barely over a year in the adult industry under my belt. I was in shock when I heard my name called! With XBIZ, I thought getting nominated was prestigious enough but to win an award is monumental. My Tranny Awards signify that my ideas, talent, and dedication have proven to be successful. I had no idea how supportive my fan base was and how much they and the judges liked my work.
Have you thought about getting behind the camera in any way? If so what do you see yourself doing?
Yes I have. I recently started learning about the logistics of being a photographer/videographer and a director at the same time. It’s really hard work and requires unique skills and techniques to fully coordinate and produce excellent content. Taking pictures and mini videos on a phone is one thing; shooting porn is a whole other dimension. Once I have familiarized myself with the camera, I plan to focus on direction, photography and so I can fully test all my ideas and expand my company and the industry itself.
Are there any acts that you haven’t done yet that you are looking at possibly doing in the next year or so?
I’ve got to say, for being in porn for only two years I sure as hell did a lot! A few acts I have yet to do and are looking forward to doing would be:
scenes with a transsexual males
scenes with multiple men
scenes with multiple women
scenes with multiple transsexuals
scenes in costumes
scenes featuring unique BDSM situations
What would you say is your favorite scene that you have shot is so far?
One of my favorite scenes that I’ve shot so far would have to be my scene Asian Nail Salon featuring Foxxy and I solely due to the nature of our scene. This was one of the scenes that is most unique because it has minimal sex and more dialogue, which in most porn cases would translate as a horrible movie. In the scene, I play a comedic stereotypical Asian masseuse, accent and all, in a nail salon providing mediocre and inappropriate services to my client (Foxxy). The improvised dialogue, my odd services and our comedic facial expressions make up the majority of the scene. If this scene was able to win an award, there must be something I’m doing right!
Who would you say your idols are, either in the industry or not?
The people I idolize would be other strong, independent, powerful and loving women such as Angelina Jolie, Oprah and also the modern day women/transsexual activists who fight for the transgender community. I admire them for their cunning, their strong presence and personalities in the public eye, the impact they make in the world and the unnecessary but kind hearted acts they do that set an example for all.
What advice would you give someone who was thinking about getting in the adult industry?
My advice to someone who is contemplating of joining the adult industry is have an enter and exit strategy. Ask yourself, what are my intentions going in? Are they practical and realistic? How would this affect my future plans and life goals? What is my plan for success or sustainability in the industry? What am I able to bring to the table? Am I a good product? How can I stand out? What resources do I have? What sacrifices would I need to make? What do I need to do when I want exit the industry? Unless you own the rights to the content you partake in, your pornography will be permanent. With the excessive and consistent stigmas of pornography and the people in them, society still will most likely discriminate against you and stereotype you. You must be prepared and truly certain that this is the path you wish to pursue.
Who are some of the people that you really want to work with but haven’t as of yet?
I would love to work with Tera Patrick and Manuel Ferrara both very attractive people, inside and out, who are truly excellent performers.
As of now, the things I like to do when I’m not working would be video games, getaways, scenic views, movies, and planning future business projects.
Are there any projects or special events coming up that you would like to promote, if so please do so?
I am so excited to have film and television projects on the horizon in both the mainstream and adult entertainment worlds. I am launching a new store, expanding my site and planning a European tour. I’m also thrilled to be stepping behind the camera a bit more and introducing new talent. It’s an exciting new year ahead and I’ll keep all my AIP readers and fans informed first!