Hi, my name is Jemma Valentine and I am porn. I’m a model, actress, producer and recruiter from Toronto. I currently split my time between Toronto and Montreal. I started in the adult industry with webcams. I was PinkVixin on LiveJasmin and SexyPlayThang on Myfreecams. I was working with a studio, and had a profile in the top 100 on Miss MFC for a couple of months. I was online all the time and cammed with about 50 other girls. I’ve been doing porn for other production companies since about June 2014, and started my website about 3 months ago.
I’m planning on setting up a cam studio at my place in Montreal in this upcoming year. I’ve also bought a couple of domains and am working on setting up certain niche dating sites and apps. I’ll be spending some time in Budapest shooting with Brill Babes later this year. I’m looking forward to making lots of great European content.
What prompted me to join the adult industry?
There were a lot of factors that went into me joining the adult industry. I have about 12 years of theater training and experience. When I was a little girl my main dream and desire was to become an actress, but when we were talking about career paths my mom would always point out my love and strength in sciences. I kept studying sciences but had this passion for acting.
While I was studying nursing in university and bartending part time, I came across a post on Craigslist gigs for a model; $100/hr to pose in a crop top and jeans. It seemed like a great opportunity. I got the gig and modeling really snowballed for me from there. I was doing lingerie shoots, music videos and commercials. It really felt like I had realized my dream of being an actress.
The breaking point came for me at the beginning of second year, on the day I couldn’t make a magazine cover shoot because we were kept late at our hospital placement. Tuition was due, I had to buy books and I wanted to do more provocative material, which you can’t really do as a nurse. After I left nursing and quit my bartending job in Oct 2013, went into adult full swing.
What misconception do you think people have about the adult industry?
To be honest, I had this idea in my mind that there would be a lot of stigma with being in adult. Honestly though, I find that if you’re happy and confident with your choices that it doesn’t really affect you.
I think a lot of people think that it’s all one big fun party and everyone can get rich in it- which isn’t really true. Some stuff is tough; it’s a hustle like any other art form, ie music. I think that being good talent can let people make a lot at once, but once you’ve worked with the producers around you. If you’re not creative or building your own brand you could end up with just a quick buck which you’ve probably already spent, and your name and face out there in a certain way that’s hard to erase.
You have a website, www.jemmavalentine.com what kind of content do you shoot for your site, and do you have anything new or exciting coming up?
Yes, I do have a site. I’m pretty proud of it. I shoot video and photosets for my site, in some different styles. I have a lot of photos from the time that I spent mainly shooting stills- there’s glamour, art nudes, boudoir, and erotic. I have some very gonzo solo and g/g scenes that were shot during the time I was still camming. There’s a very amateur feel to it and most of those videos are hardcore lesbian action with a lot of toy play. Since taking creative control of creating my own content, I’ve shot with a few different videographers and experimented with style. I have a couple of JOI (jerk off instruction) videos, some balloon fetish solo content, and clips from amateur home videos.
Recently I’ve started producing higher-quality b/g videos as well. I shot 3 updates for my site in the last couple days. I’m moving into more plot-driven and glam content. I have also started production plans with Cinemaview media. I’ve been in a couple titles for their company and am looking forward to this partnership.
You have also shot quite a bit for The Art of Blowjob (www.theartofblowjob.com) and their soon to be launched spin-off site The Art of Cunnilingus (www.theartofcunnilingus.com). What would you say the best part is about working for these sites?
Yes, I have! Obviously the oral sex/ Just kidding. It’s great but that’s not really specific to “the art” sites. The team is very professional. I like that there’s good videography and it’s helpful that the company promotes my brand as well. The videography is beautiful from what I’ve seen.
What would be your dream scene to shoot, assuming money isn’t an issue?
I’d love to do a really glamorous swinger-party scene at the cote d’adge in France. I’d want there to be a helicopter as well. The scene would start with two couples coming in, so you get to know a bit of their background then, before it gets hot, heavy, crazy and sexy.
Cast: Nikki Skyler, Dani Daniels, Lexi Belle, Ron Jeremy, Asa Akira
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about joining the adult industry?
Like any important decision, I would say seriously consider it first. When I recruit I see it as presenting an opportunity. I would say to think about the options you have and what you want to do later in life as well. If you want to be a teacher or couldn’t handle your family ever knowing, being on the cover of a DVD is probably not for you. Careful web camming could work out though. I think it’s also important to consider what you really want, and know that you’re always in control of where your boundaries are. Be aware and careful of who you share your branding and resources with. If they’re providing you value or just capitalizing on your assets.
What would you say is your favorite scene you have shot so far?
Oh my, it’s tough to choose. I had an amazing cam show on Valentine’s day last year. I had a glass table with a suction dildo on top of it and the cam pointing up, so you could see through the glass and a really great angle of penetration. It was a great show. I oiled up, fingered and used anal beads. Then I rode the big realistic dildo on top of the table into my pussy, cowgirl and reverse cowgirl. I played with my ass while the other dildo was in my pussy, first with my fingers and then with a plug. After that I squeezed the big realistic dildo into my ass and rode it. I fingered my pussy with the dildo in my ass till I let out a massive squirt on top of the table, that looked like a fountain.
I love doing my ‘casting couch’ series with Cinemaview media as well. I think it’s really empowering to have g/g casting scenes. It’s nice that they’re so close to the reality of the situation too. Pegas is another company that I’ve done reality- based scenes with too. They’re very organized and always get really creative shots and angles.
Who are the people you’d love to work with but haven’t had the chance to yet?
Oh my, this is the beginning of a long list, there are so many and I’m sure I’ll only be able to graze the top of the list in this interview. I would really love to work with Vid Vicious for sure, and I feel like that’s pretty realistic.
Some companies will be more difficult for me to work with, based on location- like Brazzers, Reality Kings, Babes.com, Twistys, Penthouse and Naughty America.
I’d love to be on Pierre Woodman’s casting couch, cam with Nikki Skyler, get caught in a fake taxi, and do videos with Ariel Rebel and Lexi Belle too.
Who would you say your idols are, either within the industry or not?
Jenna Jameson. I admire that she was the first pornstar to own and run her own website. I think Ariel Rebel has done very well with that too.
Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian are women who I admire as well.
What sort of things do you like to do when you aren’t working? Any hobbies?
Honestly, there are so many facets to how I work that I feel like I couldn’t get bored. I just switch it up.
I have a private tutor who I’m learning French from, well more Québécois. I took French until university in Ontario and I got As on my essays there, but I find that day to day conversation here can be tough for me to follow and I’d like to be able to seem Québécois for some roles. I’m also taking pole dancing lessons. It’s a beautiful dance, great for fitness and important because I’m planning on making a well choreographed feature dance routine. I love to learn.