I had the pleasure this past summer of chatting with Wicked Pictures stars jessica drake and Stormy Daniels to highlight the 40th anniversary of the release of iconic movie Deep Throat. I asked them both to tell me about the moment they each decided the adult industry was the career path they wanted to take. Here’s what they told me. jessica drake:
There were a couple of moments that led to my decision. I host a radio show called In Bed With Jessica Drake on Sirius. I was telling a story to my in-studio guest, Julianne, about how something that she did many, many years ago changed my life. She was touring with Janine and they were doing a duo act called Blondage. When I was 18, 19 years old, I was in El Paso going to college for the very first time, and I was stripping. I saw them come through at a club a few a few years after I had moved there, and I remember sitting at the tip rail and watching them, and just being completely fascinated by their dynamics, their power, their beauty...everything. And, I had stars in my eyes... "I want to do this."
There was just not a lot to watch back then so that opened up my eyes to going from being a house dancer and being on stage. I'm sort of comfortable with nudity. I'm very much a people person so I just loved to hang out and talk to everybody, and just have a great time. I had plenty of regular customers and then when I saw them it sort of made me realize that it could be more of a career or more theatrical than I had made it so far.
Stormy Daniels: “I was always a fan [of porn]. I was never taught that nudity or sexual expression was bad or wrong. So, I was blessed in that, especially being from Louisiana, I never grew up feeling repressed sexually, or that I should hide my body or that I shouldn’t say what I like, or that masturbating was bad. Being raised open-minded led to me eventually watching adult movies and enjoying them. I was especially drawn to Wicked movies.
I had a friend who was going out to LA to make her first movie and she just invited me along for the ride. She wasn't afraid to do porn, basically I think she was afraid of going to California by herself! I went with her to the first day and she was working on a film and they asked me if I wanted to be an extra, and it was just so amazing. It wiped away any of the lingering preconceived notions that I had of the adult industry. And that first day on set just being a non-sex background actor, I was like, "This is nothing like I thought." And, that was what sort of was the final thought: I could really do this and enjoy doing it and believe in doing it and show other people, especially couples and women, that sexuality isn't bad and that enjoying sex and pornography if you so chose, is not something to be ashamed of. And, so yeah, the shortened version of the story is five days later she got on a plane to go home and I signed a contract with Wicked.
Not only did both jessica and Stormy end up writing and directing for Wicked Pictures, but each of them have successful empires, love their fans, and continue to stay on the current trending edge of this industry. Follow jessica and Stormy on Twitter @thejessicadrake and @StormyDaniels. Also check out Stormy's website and Jessica's website.