Satine Phoenix crosses lines. A visual artist trained in illustration, stop motion animation and more, Satine chose to bring her artistic sensiblities to the world of sex, kink and porn and offer us the most delightfully dirty and engagingly erotic movies. Whether she is bound up in ropes or sensually fucking a beautiful woman in a Sweetheart Video flick, Satine makes whatever she touches shine. Being insanely gorgeous, smart and sexy doesn’t hurt either.
1. How (and when) did you get started in the industry?
I didn’t get into the adult industry until i was 25. I was stripping putting myself through art school then programming school then i stopped going to school to be a full time stripper. I had 5 years of schooling under my belt and figured that I would get more out of life and into my art projects if I had experience to back the fantasies I was drawing. In 2004 I went to Wondercon SF and saw some adult models signing in the very back. I came up with a plan to have a booth in the middle of the main floor but the only way to do that was to have a name to back my art… I don’t remember seeing any female artists at the con at that time. It made sense to move on from stripping to porn especially since my boyfriend at the time and I practically spent all of our off time at swinger parties having sex in front of people. It’s not a short answer, but then again, everything I do crosses so many fields.
2. If you weren’t in the adult industry, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t in the adult industry? I only make a couple of movies a month. When I’m not making movies, I’m performing at fetish events, modeling, illustrating, writing books, working on a 3 minute animation, building websites & blogs, designing my clothing line, perfume line… I guess I’d be doing all of that. Porn is just another art form I’ve included into the equation of my life.
3. What’s the best thing you’ve learned or best advice you’ve received from industry?
I’ve learned how to take better care of my body through vitamin and std awareness. I’ve learned that getting older doesn’t mean you become less sexy. Drink lots of water, take 3000 mg of vit c a day and you’ll never get sick. DON’T let your ego take over. At the end of the day, you’re just another human being trying to get by in this crazy world. Diva’ness is not attractive.
4. What’s the funniest thing that’s happened while filming?
The funniest thing thats ever happened while filming was the time on a Sweetheart Video set when Mz. Berlin was going down on me and I looked down at her and as she was enthusiastically pleasing me, my pubic hair was shaved down to a little hood cover and it looked like the “Hitler” mustache. I couldn’t help but laugh. HARD. so hard it was the only time i had to say CUT on a set. I was in tears with laughter. I showed everyone else how funny it was and there’s a great photo of her and my pubes floating around the industry.
5. What do you think is the biggest misconception about women in the industry?
The biggest misconception about women in the industry is that they are all ditzy fuckaholics. Maybe I’ve been lucky by attracting smart beautiful women in this alternative world but many are incredibly smart. I dont mean that they are smarter than average in any vague way. They’re writers and psychology majors and scientists and artists etc… who happen to be sexually overactive and like to make money from it on film.
6. What did you do today?
Woke up in one of my 5 beds (I live in a human cat tree), showered, drank a smoothie, worked on the storyboards for my animation, had a meeting with my boss, went to the 99cent store for groceries (yes, you can buy organic veggies there!), then the asian market for groceries, and before I get back to the final draft of the Story Board, I’m writing this.. Really exciting huh
7. What would you rather have done today?
Today was perfect. I get really focused and only want to work on art when I can.
8. If you could do a movie with anyone (living or brought back from the dead) who would it be?
It would have to be two of my celebrity crushes. Ewan McGregor and Zachary Quinto. I’d be happy playing the grocery store check out counter girl where they pay for their groceries. I’m easy… anything to just be near either of these two amazingly talented men.
9. Who is your favorite adult performer?
I enjoy watching all of my girlfriends perform. I can’t pick just one.
10. You’ve got 20 bucks left to your name; what would you do with it?
I’d call up my friends and ask them if they know anyone who would hire me for a movie and use it to get gas and veggies till that day came.
11. If you were president, what’s the first thing you’d change?
If I were president.. HAHA… I’m not good with responsibility. Besides, what kind of pull does the president REALLY have.
12. What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?
I do embarrassing things daily. MerkinMakers.com. That’s probably going to be it. I’m working on the website now.
13. Which is your favorite project that you’ve worked on?
It’s a tie between Nica Noelle’s Lesbian Noir movie (Sweetheart Video) and Tristan Taormino‘s Rough Sex Series (Vivid with Derrick Pierce). I got to play a butch pool boy in Lesbian Noir. The Rough Sex movie was an actual fantasy of mine that Derrick helped fulfill in abundance. Girl gets stranded by the side of the road in the middle of no where and a handsome guy pulls up to help her.. but instead of helping her… you’ll have to see it to find out what really happens.
14. If you could have 1 superpower what would it be?
Invisibility. I love watching people and studying them for my memory banks. It would be easier if I was invisible.
15. Meat or veggie?
16. What is your favorite book?
Another question where there are too many answers. I’ll just list my a few of my favorite authors and books: Neil Gaiman, Irvine Welsh, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, Phillip K dick, Douglas Adams … umm… Enders Game, Stranger in a Strange Land, Battle Angel Alita, Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Jitterbug Perfume. I read a lot. Right now I’m on a science and sociology book kick. I highly recommend “Fantastic Voyage” by Ray Kurzweil. A great book on longevity.
17. What is your biggest pet peeve?
18. What is your best piece of sex advice for women?
Be in the moment. Enjoy the feeling of sex. Learn how to communicate what you want. You can always make yourself orgasm, enjoy the act of the sex you are having. And don’t forget to breath.
19. What is your favorite adult movie?
I don’t know what it’s called but I watched it when I was in my early teens. Took it from my parents’ personal collection. It’s about a guy who breaks into a girls house and goes to rape her, but she offers it to him anyway. The husband comes in and she freaks out and shoots her “rapist.” The rest of the movie is him in heaven getting fed and fucking and more food and more fucking and when he says he needs a break, after centuries of fucking, they let him know that he’s not in heaven.. but HELL and he’s doomed to fucking for eternity.
20. Tell me one thing you’ve never told anyone else.
I never told anyone that the sky is purple.
For more Satine, head over to her blog The Satine Phoenix Experience.