I have to have an evil giggle when I am asked this question because I don’t get to live in a world where people don’t know who I am. So I will say what I say when I meet that one person a year that doesn’t know who I am. I just say “Google me and have some fun with it!”
You were recently featured in the documentary After Porn Ends 2. How did they approach you about being in it and why did you ultimately decide to do it?
When I was asked to be featured in After Porn Ends 2, the timing was just perfect. I had finished my book, The LIFE and was just waiting on the delivery. As soon as I got the date, that was the date I wanted to shoot! It was an exciting moment that I knew I would want to be able to go back at any time and relive. That same thought process made it also something I knew would be uber cool for my fans.
For those that aren’t familiar with this documentary or it’s predecessor, what is it about and how do the filmmakers go about showing their subjects?
The filmmakers for the After Porn Ends Series work to find interesting life stories in the world after porn, as we live it. They prefer to film their subjects in their home environment, which opens the level of experience for the viewer.
Who do you think was the most interesting person featured in the documentary?
I loved the history in After Porn Ends 2. Georgina Spelvin and Johnny Keys have remarkable stories that open up the reality to those who have always had access to porn on their phones, that there was a time it wasn’t so easy! I loved all of the stars in the movie and have years of history with all of them except Darren James. The premiere was my first time meeting him and I was inspired by his story. We all need to remember to never give up.
Many of the subjects, for various reasons, were able to leave the industry and lead somewhat “normal” lives. Do you think those currently in the industry are going to have an easy a time in the “real” world after they done? Why do you think that?
Well I don’t think anyone of us living these “normal” lives had it easy. We just made it look easy. I would also like to remind everyone that normal is just a setting on the dryer. Other than that, with the endless data I have collected, none of us could agree on what normal is, so lets just keep it as a setting on the dryer.
As most people know and as featured in the documentary, you went on to write a book called The LIFE. Why did you decide to write this book and what can people expect to read inside it?
My book, The LIFE was the perfect way to put a bow on the little package I wrapped up when I retired. IT gave me a feeling of completion and closure. I tell the story from getting into the business to getting out with some fun little stories and details along the way.
You are also an avid fantasy sports player and host a show on Sirius XM. How did all of that come about and where can people hear you?
My life long love for sports is something people have known about me for years, everyone use to tell me “one day you will be talking sports professionally!” It was at one time a fantasy, while now it is my reality. I was in the right place at the right time working for Sirius on Spice Radio and talking way too much sports. I was offered the opportunity to meet the man in charge of Fantasy Sports programming in NYC and I went right after the dream. I was faced with a small challenge, I do know sports, but at that time, I did not know fantasy sports. I took the time to learn the art of the game, I started with football and basketball and now I am also doing fantasy baseball. Can I also mention I am in 2nd place in my fantasy baseball league, thanks I am too proud not to brag.
Who would you say your idols are, either within the industry or not?
I have always looked up to athletes. Take Michael Jordan for example. The dedication, the consistency and the drive, things I admired and wanted to make a big part of my life, no matter what I decided to do for a living. Athletes are also incredible entertainers. When I go to a live sporting event, I am always in total awe as I watch the entire arena forget about their lives, while they cheer and fall into the escape of the game.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
I would love to have a conversation with Frank Sinatra. The life that he was able to live in a time where things were more simple in some aspects, yet much harder in many. Technology had not yet replaced talent and artists then had a to have real talent. I would love to hear his stories about travel, people, events, his favorite shows, fans and places to visit!
What sort of things do you like to do when you aren’t working? Any hobbies?
I love to work out, be outside, read, watch endless hours of sports, cook and spend time with friends. I am a homebody more than I ever have been in my life and I am really enjoying it. After years of traveling and being on the go a full eight hours sleep is something I look forward to every day! It has been a dynamic and interesting life shift for me. I read a quote that said “the quieter you are, the louder you hear” and realized that is everything I am about at this time in my life.
Are there any projects or special events coming up that you would like to promote, if so please do so?
I have finally decided to join the world of the blog, I decided to go through 25 years of photos, label them and start to write my memory of all of them. The blog will be a walk down memory lane as well as a constant flow of what I am doing now! You can find my blog – www.thereallisaann.com