Hello Beth, for those who might not know you please let us know you are and please describe yourself?
I’m a 54 year old attorney from Mississippi, who had been practicing law full-time for almost 30 years. I got into the adult industry in 2019 at age 51, and I’ve never been happier.
What prompted you to join the adult industry?
I only started watching porn in 2017 when I turned 50, and was dissatisfied with my life at home. I found it to be a safe, fun but challenging thing that I really wanted to try. And then once I tried it, I felt so at home. I knew that’s what I really wanted to pursue, what I was literally built to do.
Seeing that you are older than most new performers, what advantages would you say there are to waiting?
I think I’m much more savvy about many things than a very young incoming performer. I know what to look for and prepare for with the few predatory producers out there, and also I find that I have somewhat of an instant respect because of my age and my prior career. I find that some of the characters with a reputation for being predatory with others do not try things with me. I also have more of an awareness of the consequences of joining the porn industry, what you might stand to lose by way of employment, family or friends.
Were you a fan of the industry before deciding to pursue a career and if so what were your favorite kinds of scenes or movies did you enjoy?
As I mentioned earlier, I only started watching porn in 2017, other than a few random scenes an old boyfriend showed me in college. But once I started watching and discovered how safe it is to shoot porn (when done properly), and how fit the performers had to be, I became an instant fan. My favorite types of scenes are sensual GG scenes, energetic BG scenes, and BDSM. I tend to like scenes that are more like real sex between two consenting adults, but also BDSM, which is also hugely about consent.
What would you say is your favorite scene that you have shot so far?
My favorite scene I’ve shot so far is a scene I shot for Whipped Ass (part of the Kink.com network) with Lotus Lain, directed and rigged by FiveStar. I was suspended with rope, and it was beautiful! The scene itself was so much fun to shoot, but that suspension was the bomb!
What advice would you give someone who wants to enter the adult industry?
I would say the biggest thing is to understand how huge this bell is that cannot be unrung. There is no way to take down stuff you’ve shot on the internet, and people around you WILL find out. Your family, friends, your employer – they will all find out. And only if you picture those repercussions on a worst case scenario and decide, as I did, that it was still worth it, then do it. And if you do, hold yourself to your own boundaries. Make sure other performers are tested and safe, know that you do not have to do anything you are uncomfortable with.
If money wasn’t an issue, what would be your dream scene or movie to make?
Wow, that’s a tough one. I’ll say that it’s not a scene or movie, but more of an ongoing series. I would like to start a series where new, young performers come to my studio and are booked for maybe a series of 3 scenes. One would be just an interview where they are introduced to the porn world, and make sure they understand what they are getting into. The other two scenes would be either with me or with someone else who is respected and safe in the adult industry, who would treat them with respect and show them how a real porn set should be (most are, but there are a few…). Instead of this being a predatory thing, I would envision it as nurturing and safe, emphasizing that the young performer has all the control as to what they choose to do. And they would get paid fair money for these scenes.
Who are some of the people you would like to work with, but you haven’t had the chance to yet?
First on my list would probably be Julia Ann. Mindy Mink is also one that I regret I didn’t have a chance to work with before she retired from shooting with others. There is a long list of ladies and men I’d love to work with, but those two come to mind. As for the men, oddly I’d love to work with The Pope on kink.com. I love his work and the care he takes with performers on his sets. And I love BDSM.
Who would you say your idols are, either within the industry or not?
I consider Julia Ann someone I respect and look up to, and not just for her adult work. She is also a huge animal rights person and I love that about her. I would also actually say that Mike Quasar is someone I massively respect. He does his job, but he is also honest about the pitfalls and issues within the industry.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
I would choose my grandmother. She was a great role model for me, but she passed away in 2010 at the age of 98.5. She lived a full life, handled herself like a Boss, and did not back down from any challenge. I’d love the chance to tell her about my love, my life, and all sorts of things.
What sort of things do you like to do when you aren’t working? Any hobbies?
I love to work out, so that doesn’t feel like it’s part of the job, even though it is. I love to run and ride bikes. But I also love to hike. That’s one of my main hobbies: finding parks with trails and just getting off the grid. I travel a good bit to national parks and spend a week to 10 days just hiking. I also love books (I consume audiobooks voraciously), music, and movies. Favorite movies are My Cousin Vinny and Best in Show.
Are there any projects or special events coming up that you would like to promote, if so please do so?
I was just in Hustler Magazine last month, so I’m quite excited about that. I’ve been unable to travel to shoot out west during the pandemic, so I’m very excited to restart my shooting career out west these days. I’ve made one trip to LA recently, and plan to be back very soon. My OnlyFans is up and coming, and I am finally selling videos on ManyVids and other platforms. It took me awhile to get focused on these things, but now that I have with my down time, things are really starting to roll. I’ve been on several podcasts lately, and really enjoy just getting my porn feet back under me and moving forward.