Where did you grow up?I was born in Yuma, Arizona. It's a small city located on the border of Arizona, California, and Mexico. It was a fun place to grow up. I started partying in Mexico around age fourteen. By the time I turned twenty-one, bars were boring.
How did you get into stripping?There was a point in my life where I realized that being nude didn't embarrass me. I don't know if it was how I was brought up or what. My parents were hippies. The first time I did a striptease was for a contest in Mexico when I was eighteen. I didn't win, but I still have the flier in my photo album.
How has stripping helped you in your career?I think that, in the movie business, you have to deal with a lot of guys who don't always treat women with respect. Casting couches are more common than you'd think, and some "directors" think the very title will get them laid. I think stripping got me accustomed to handling these types of characters. Most women get offended much more easily than I do due to the behavior I have had to tolerate within the stripping business.
What would you say your acting style is?I wouldn't say I have a particular style. If I do, it would be learning from your co-stars. My first feature role (Gimme Skelter) was alongside Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre), and I was nervous. He made me feel so confident and really helped me believe in myself.
What was the first movie you were in?As a teenager, I did quite a bit of work as an extra, but my first leading role was Matthew Reel's The Goat Sucker in 2005.
How did you get that part?Troma Films founder Lloyd Kaufman and his assistant Kiel Walker had asked me to audition for one of the leads in Poultrygeist. The person I had asked to film my audition was Matthew Reel. I knew him from the horror forums I had been posting at online, and he had actually filmed my first meeting with Lloyd when he made a Tucson appearance in 2004. While I did not get the Poultrygeist role, Matt was impressed with my performance so much that he offered me a role in The Goat Sucker. We have worked together ever since.
Tell us about meeting Lloyd.I have been a Troma fan since I was a kid. I got The Toxic Avenger on DVD a few months prior to an appearance Lloyd made in Tucson in early 2004. I watched the movie with the commentary so, when I met Lloyd, I think he was impressed with my knowledge of The Toxic Avenger, Troma movies, and horror in general. We hit it off very well. He made me Tromette of the month in July 2004, and I made several appearances with him at signings and conventions as well.
How did he change your life?Lloyd made me believe in myself. He told me I was a genius, was beautiful, and that I knew more about horror movies than he did. From then on, I never looked back. When somebody as established and respected in the genre you love tells you these things, sometimes you just have to believe it.
What are some of the more important things you learned from him?I learned that filmmaking is not just a job, it is a way of life. You either love what you do or you just don't do it. Because if you don't love it, you will most likely suck. Nothing is ever easy, and you have to learn from your mistakes. You take what you learn from those mistakes and you channel them into future projects.
Name the movies you have appeared in, produced, and/or written.I was an associate producer, choreographer, production assistant, and star of The Goat Sucker. I was also the associate producer and star of All the French Are Whores.
Which actresses have inspired you?Drew Barrymore (Picture: 1). We are the same age and I feel that I have grown up with her, in a sense.
Which actresses do you find sexy and why?Asia Argento (Picture: 1 - 2) is extremely sexy and exotic. The fact that her dad put her in so many sexy films is intriguing to me. She practically grew up in films, and that also fascinates me.
What are some of your favorite sex scenes and why?Fright Night (Picture: 1) has soo many sexy scenes. From the scene with the vampire (Chris Sarandon) biting the girl in the window, to the disco club erotic dance scene, to the part where Amy (Amanda Bearse) gets bitten by Jerry. The whole movie turns me on.
What can we expect next from you?I am currently working on The Elske McCainsaw Massacre, a show/vidcast that will target the indie horror scene. I will feature other independent filmmakers, interview celebrities, review movies, and show behind-the-scenes footage of my own films.
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