DO YOU THINK THERE'S PORN THAT PLAIN OLD SHOULDN'T BE WATCHED? No. I think those porns often are valuable in their own way . . . My idea is to dilute the pool. You know, you have some poison in there. Well, let's add some voices. All these kids coming out of film school — let's put them all into making porn. [laughing] You know? Put cleanness in it rather than trying to excise the cancer, because that shit doesn't work.
SOME SAY THAT PORN IS MISOGYNISTIC, OTHER SAY IT IS SIMPLY AN EXPRESSION OF DESIRE. DO YOU HAVE AN OPINION ON THIS DEBATE? The problem is that porn has mostly been done by men. If we had more women as producers and directors . . . I believe that women tend to be the best pornographers, like Belladonna, Mason, Annie Sprinkle, Ashley Blue . . . All these women are totally awesome, empowered, perverse, interesting. I like to believe that there's quite a bit of room for growth.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR CONNECTION WILL BE TO THE PORN INDUSTRY MOVING FORWARD? I'd like to be able to give something back. The best example of someone who left the porn industry as a performer and a director and gave something back is Sharon Mitchell, who started AIM — the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation [which closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy earlier this year] . . . where performers could get AIDS tests once a month. She did an amazing job of giving something back to the industry that supported her for 25 years. I'd like to figure out a way to lend my voice in a positive way.
ANY IDEAS ABOUT HOW YOU'D DO THAT? I'd actually do something service-oriented. Hopefully just lending my voice to the debate in terms of putting my book out there is saying that normal people work in the sex industry — here's what you may not know, here's a little bit more of the story, here's my story.
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