While 2016 may be over now, 2017 promises to bring even more fantastic transsexual porn to the many fans of the genre. It seems that there are more trans models with their own studios than ever before, and more trans-oriented studios that continue to pop up to produce this highly in-demand content. At HotMoviesForHer, we love to see our favorite trans models succeed in sharing their beautiful bodies and sexuality with the world. With the past year behind us, we decided to take some time to highlight the biggest names in transsexual porn from the year and some of the newer trans beauties that made 2016 the breakthrough year that it was.
Anyone who follows trans porn knows the name Aubrey Kate, and it’s no surprise that 2016 was another banner year for the blonde bombshell. Aubrey graced the box covers of almost every release she appeared in this year and provided her fans with a variety of different performances. From her role as a superhero in Trans Tastic Four, to a formidable Dominatrix in TS FemDom, to her video-vixen appearance in almost everything else, Aubrey Kate proved herself to be a versatile and awe-inspiring performer this year.
Kelli Lox really came out of the box this year, showcasing her bubbly spirit and fun-loving personality with her fans in films like Real Fucking Girls and Best of Monstercock: Trans Takeover 2. While Kelli’s technicolor hair may change often, one thing that never changes is Kelli’s dedication to expressing that she is an artistically sexual being, and that’s what we love about her!
Chelsea Poe rocked 2016 like no other. Whether she was championing trans rights in the adult industry, directing her own releases for TROUBLE Films, or starring in some of the highest-rated trans releases on our site, Chelsea paved the way for the viewers and fans to consume trans porn with a conscience. Chelsea’s artistry brings something very unique and special to the trans genre, and, as always, we’re anxiously awaiting her next release!
Aspen Brooks introduced herself to the adult industry in 2016, and we embraced her with open arms. The sassy beauty wowed us with her performances again and again with her roles in TransSensual features, and her confidence and maturity made it all the more surprising when we found out she was only 18! Aspen may hail from the icy Switz alps, but this ambitious young hottie is definitely on fire!
We had the pleasure of drooling over River Stark this year when she entered the industry with a bang, filming for the top trans studios right out the gate. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, River cut her teeth on some pretty meaty acting roles for her first year. River’s performances in Transition and My TS Teacher are absolute must-sees and prove that there is more to River Stark than just her bangin’ bod.
Nobody could ever get enough of Native American stunner Jessica Fox! The raven-haired goddess shone bright this year with more dominating roles, like her performance in TS Girls In Charge, and an especially titillating glory-hole scene. We can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for this demure showstopper!
Anyone would kill for a Transsexual Girlfriend Experience with bisexual babe Chelsea Marie! Chelsea’s performances exude a captivating confidence that we love to see in trans scenes. Her self-assured nature has a purpose beyond just being plain sexy, however; she wants to help normalize trans bodies for other trans women and those attracted to them. We hope to see Chelsea spread her mission in many more movies!
LGBTQI activist and sizzling star Honey Foxxx excited fans this year by appearing in her first FTM (female-to-male) trans scene alongside Eddie Wood in The Squirting Man 2. Always the versatile and exciting performer, Honey Foxxx continued to amass fans this year with her beautiful smile, fantastic body, and – of course – huge cock.
What would this list be without the incomparable Venus Lux? This superstar made 2016 her year, as she has with every year she’s worked in the adult industry. Whether Venus was shooting for her own studio, Venus Lux Entertainment, or for any of the biggest trans-friendly studios out there, the multiple-award winning trans goddess was unavoidable if you watched trans porn in the past year.
Jamie French is a fun latex-enthusiast, and after her directorial debut in 2015, the ever-ambitious Jamie went on to start her own podcast (The Approximate Podcast) in 2016. When she wasn’t in the recording studio, the bodacious beauty starred in high-rating films like She-Male Perverts 3. We hope Jamie continues to share her interesting perspective and gorgeous self with us in 2017!
If you somehow weren’t aware, Morgan Bailey is one of the more popular transsexual performers in the industry. Her fans love her trademark tattoos, big boobs, and overall punk-infused attitude, and it’s clear from her performances that Morgan genuinely loves what she does. Prior to Bailey getting into the adult entertainment industry, she worked as a tattoo artist and a bartender in Chicago. We’re glad she made the career-switch, because this inked hottie was made to be a star!
When the drop-dead gorgeous Jessy Dubai didn’t like the porn that she was seeing produced, she challenged herself to change the industry by joining it. Thankfully she did, because Jessy has made an indelible mark on the world of transsexual porn with her remarkable performances in popular titles like TS Lusty Latinas. In a short amount of time, Jessy was able to make a name for herself and gather the rabid fanbase she now has, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.
Isabella Sorrenti came out of nowhere in 2016, much to everyone’s delight, and dominated trans porn with sizzling scene after sizzling scene. In her first year alone, Isabella has filmed with notable studios like Severe Sex, Evil Angel – Aiden Starr, and Devil’s Film. Not only has she been filming nonstop, but Isabella is also up for her first – and definitely not last – AVN nomination for Best Transsexual Performer. With the incredible momentum she has built up, we can’t wait to see Isabella’s filmography in 2017!
Michelle Austin had an exciting year contributing a variety of fantastic new titles through her studio Kennston Productions with her partner Dicky Johnson. When she wasn’t working on her studio’s films, Michelle provided her Twitter followers and fans with body-positive inspiration and some seriously sizzling photo sets. We love Michelle Austin and everything she does, and eagerly await her next Kennston releases.
Fit, tattooed, and well-endowed hottie Nina Lawless gave us plenty to drool over this year, starting with her jaw-dropping scene alongside River Stark in Trans-Visions 6. We also became more acquainted with Nina’s dominant side through her TSSeduction.com scenes. She’s up for Best Transsexual Performer this year at the AVNs and it couldn’t be more deserved!
Fans of trans porn were treated to a whole lot of Stefani Special this past year, as the brunette babe continually appeared in scorching titles like TS Beauties Vol. 2 and TS Love Stories. We also got more familiar with Stefani’s kinky side in Fetish Fvckdolls; her scene alongside Mistress Kara is unquestionably erotic. Stefani’s versatility as both a pansexual and D/s switch performer keep her future possibilities endless, so to say we’re excited for her next move is an understatement.
Incredibly gorgeous Domino Presley has been on our radars since 2010, but Domino surprised us this year with some pretty fantastic career developments. Grooby Productions released the aptly titled showcase, Domino Presley: Transsexual Icon, a 6-scene tribute to one of the leading ladies in trans porn today. Domino also met up with crossover stud Christian XXX to film a scene for his film Tranny Blowies Vol. 1 that was full of chemistry and hot, hot sex. Domino is a porn superstar, and is absolutely deserving of all the accolades she’s obtained.
Speaking of superstars, the vixen we know as Foxxy had another awesome year in 2016. TransSensual released its own Foxxy showcase, Deep Inside TS Foxxy, with 4 scenes dedicated to the bodacious star and her sizzling sexual performances. Her club scene in highly rated Transsexual Girlfriend Experience III was another visual treat for fans of her curvaceous figure. Whatever this little Latina does, she mesmerizes people in her wake and we love it!
The supermodel of TS porn, Jonelle Brooks, graced our screens with some select releases this year, like the Evil Angel title The True History of She-Male Cock 5 and a few Kink.com titles that have us salivating for more. The new year looks like it will be an exciting one for Ms. Jonelle as she’s starting her grad school journey, but we hope to continue to see her face pop up in more trans porn if she has time to shoot between study breaks!
Bubbly blonde and fan favorite Kimber James kept out of the spotlight for a lot of 2016, which is why fans rejoiced to see her join Christian XXX for a blowjob he’ll not soon forget for Tranny Blowies Vol. 1. The high-maintenance hottie broke barriers for her fellow trans performers when she memorably signed with LA Direct Models as the first transsexual star on their roster. We hope to see Kimber break more barriers in the coming year!
British MILF Joanna Jet wowed trans fans with her directorial releases through Third World Media this year. Her showcase series Joanna Jet The Trans MILF maintained high ratings, as well as her many scenes alongside Christian XXX for his studio CX WOW. Joanna fills the mature niche that was previously missing from much of trans porn, and we love to see her succeeding by being herself.
Tasha Jones has always been a force to be reckoned with in transsexual porn, and in 2016 we were treated to a showcase of Tasha’s kinkier side with Tasha Jones’ Femdom Stories. Tasha has had one of the lengthiest and most successful careers in the adult industry for a transgender performer, and every year she continues to impress and amass fans.
Yasmine Lee has shot to stardom in recent years after appearing in The Hangover II and other mainstream films, and we couldn’t be happier for the gorgeous and hardworking star. Yasmin found her way into the adult industry by way of her work as a makeup artist, eventually shooting her first scene with Anabolic when their talent cancelled last minute. Since then, Yasmine has proved that her performances have range, and she has become a favorite Domme for Kink.com to use in their TSSeduction scenes, like All For You: A Pleasure-Filled POV Punishment. We hope to see plenty more adult ventures from this multifaceted beauty in the coming year!
Kelly Klaymour has had an exciting career since joining the industry in 2013, and hasn’t showed signs of slowing up anytime soon. This past year, Kelly appeared in two of the highest-rated Evil Angel transsexual releases, The True History Of She-Male Cock 5 and TS Playground’s Best Of TS On Female. We can’t wait to see what steamy new projects Kelly’s working on for the new year!
Petite and pretty Kylie Marie is up for 4 TEA awards and the AVN award for Best Transsexual Performer this year, and after watching her scenes from this past year it’s no surprise why. Kylie’s threesome scene in Monstercock: Trans Takeover 10 is jaw-droppingly hot and highlights her ability to maintain a sweet, almost innocent onscreen presence no matter how hard she’s being fucked. Kylie is the ultimate seductress, and we have a feeling that 2017 will be an even bigger year for the sexy sweetheart!
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At the end of each calendar year, the adult industry typically reflects on the past year’s releases in the form of award nominations. At HotMoviesForHer, we consider ourselves the experts of all things XXX, and with our unique and differing perspectives on the content we see each day, the staff writers decided to nominate our own personal choices for some already-established award categories, and some categories that we came up with ourselves. Take a look below to see what we’ve hand-selected as the best of XXX in 2016.
I know he’s already won like 1000 times, but I’ve gotta stick with Manuel Ferrara. The man could generate sexual chemistry with a chia pet. Her scene with Abella Danger in her Hard X showcase, Abella, was truly phenomenal.
Kira Noir really stood out for me this year. She has a look that’s really hard to find in this industry, and she carries herself with a ton of maturity. I consistently have to remind myself that she really is a newbie and that she’s not an industry veteran.
Samantha has performed in several films this year, but I am most fond of her crazy character in Hard in Love I & II. She’s been writing a lot about the industry for mainstream publications, which has helped to give a non-porn audience an honest and intelligent look at the work she does.
Christiana Cinn started in late 2015, and she already has over 30 scenes to her credit with some of the biggest studios in the game. She has a ton of creative vision and talent, and I hope to see much more of her next year. Although, I think many people will say Melissa Moore may get the nod this year due to her scary similarity to last year’s Female Performer of the Year, Riley Reid.
Michelle Austin has worked her butt off this year as a performer, director, and studio owner. She has also been forthcoming with her own work on her body, mind, and soul through social media and advocacy.
Sugar Babies from Pretty Dirty studio. I am not writing any spoilers, but this was messed up and super hot. Best movie of the year, if you’re into dark and inappropriate relationships, which is what makes this studio really great.
It was great to see the industry come together to fight Prop 60, and there are a lot of people that were very vocal, reached out to fans and mainstream media, and really educated the masses on the issues. Chanel Preston held APAC together when it could have fallen apart. She pushed through with her team, and continued to expand membership and outreach.
Dee Severe and Jimmy Broadway for Severe Sex films. This husband and wife team work with extremely talented performers, they were instrumental in the fight against Prop 60, they genuinely want the industry and everyone in it to be informed, safe, and have a good time, and their scenes always make me feel like they are having the most fun out of anyone in the biz.
For me, 2016 was the year of Sara Luvv. Everywhere I seemed to look, Sara dominated the major releases from virtually every studio out there. One of the biggest releases of the year, Babysitting the Baumgartners, showcased Sara’s ability to deliver incredible performances for both lesbian and straight scenes. She’s a truly dynamic star that continues to rise through the ranks of the industry into fan-favorite status.
He’s won the title in years past, but Mick Blue continues to lead the male performer pack in my opinion. With his studio BAM Visions as a standout new brand for Evil Angel and his work with every other major studio under the sun, watching a Mick Blue scene was almost unavoidable this year, not that anyone would want to avoid the raunchy Austrian sweetheart!
We were introduced to the stunning Lyra Law in 2016, and I couldn’t have been more mesmerized by her performances. Whether performing as a Domme or as your more typical porn video-vixen, Lyra put her own sexy spin on being a California beachy blonde. Her scenes alongside real-life beau Michael Vegas were especially titillating for me because I could tell their chemistry was 100% authentic.
I saw a whole lot of Nina Lawless this year, and I liked it! The super-fit Mexican hottie made waves working with almost every trans-friendly studio in the industry this year. Not only is her work ethic impressive, but so too is her range. Nina can be a sultry scene partner when she tops or bottoms, but she can also be a merciless Dominatrix during her kinkier shoots.
Girlsway is constantly killing it with their feature releases, but Little Red really took the cake for me this year. Inspired by the classic fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood, Little Red somehow turned a children’s classic into a raunchy lesbian romp that kept pretty true to the plot of the original story… as much as was possible without involving an actual wolf.
Manuel Ferrara‘s series Dirty Talk is a pretty sensual take on the POV genre, and for that reason alone I love it. With each starlet beginning their scene by giving the camera “bedroom eyes” while telling Manuel exactly what they want to do to him, it’s a pretty intimate and sexy moment. This series is unique and doesn’t get enough credit in my opinion, but the third installment is especially my favorite just because some of my favorite stars are in it: August Ames, Abella Danger, Karlee Grey, and Briana Banks! Doesn’t get hotter than that.
It’s one thing to work in the adult industry and face all of society’s unwanted morality and criticism for your career choice, but it’s quite another to face all of that unwanted backlash and use your voice to fight for your rights as a sex worker. This year, Andre Shakti stood up for her and her fellow sex workers’ rights writing for multiple mainstream publications like Cosmopolitan and VICE, and also had the courage to pose for the cover of The New York Times Magazine for a piece debating whether or not sex work should remain criminalized. Through her myriad of thoughtful pieces, Andre Shakti exposes the reality of working as a queer sex worker in a climate that still views her lifestyle as overwhelmingly taboo.
I love a good power couple, and Anikka and Mick are probably the closest thing to Beyonce and Jay Z that the adult industry is going to get. Between managing their new Evil Angel studio, BAM Visions, and continuing to churn out scorching scene-after-scene for every other popular studio in existence, Anikka and Mick keep themselves busy in the best way possible: doing what they love!
From indie porn studio Bleu Productions, FUCK THEM ALL really struck me as a fun and unique take on queer porn. Starring FTM trans performer Kay Garnellen, Kay travels through dark, erotic fantasies that ultimately lead him to an explosive gender-fluid orgy that is not to be missed!
Directed by Michelle Austin herself, Fifty Shades Of A Tranny is an intimate documentation of a MTF and FTM trans relationship as Austin and her partner, Dicky Johnson, delve into their kinks and explore each others’ bodies in a loving and earnest fashion. Spliced between the actual porn content of the movie are interviews with the stars in which Michelle and Dicky explain the extraordinary, awesome nature of their relationship as a straight couple entrenched in the trans-porn community. In this unique documentary-porn, Michelle Austin and Dicky Johnson open up the dialogue about not only what it means to be a straight trans couple, but how it has shaped and changed their personal definitions of their own sexualities, and ultimately how comfortable and happy they are now that they’ve found each other. I have to say that the level with which Michelle and Dicky chose to divulge with their audience set the tone for some really sincere and moving sex scenes. Even when the two engage in a little messy action, you know it’s coming from a place of love-something that’s consistently lacking from sex scenes involving lots of body fluids.
SCENE ONE: Michelle Austin and Dicky Johnson are quite the debonair pair as they passionately kiss and undress each other. In the interviews, we see Michelle fresh-faced and makeup free, and she looks stunning when she’s glammed up too! Soon, the “Fifty Shades” element is revealed as Dicky pins Michelle’s hands over her head and blindfolds her. A little sensuous breast play leads to Dicky ripping off Michelle’s fishnets as he begins to teasingly blow her. Things get even hotter when she’s flipped on her stomach and Dicky begins to finger and rim her ass. Clearly, all this hot action is steaming Michelle up for the when Dicky rides her, and ride her he does! Dicky is the Dom in this scene, and as such he requires some affirmations from Michelle in the form of some “Yes, sir” as he continues to ride her and occasionally slap her face. When Michelle gets on top of Dicky, the two whisper inaudibly to each other as they fuck. I wanted to hear more of what they say to each other during sex, but the scene ends before I find out. The scene also ends without a cum shot, which is fine with me, but some may find this a little disappointing.
The roles are reversed in this next scene as Michelle gets to dominate Dicky. When asked how she feels about being in control of the person she loves, Michelle responds, “The best ways or the best times to be in control are with the people you love, because there’s that trust,” and I couldn’t agree more. While Dicky reveals that he’s usually the dominant in his personal life, he admits that he likes the freeing release of letting someone dominate him for a change. The scene opens with Michelle looking smokin’ hot in a pair of knee-high leather boots, which Dicky proceeds to lick. He’s turned on by leather, and Michelle doesn’t spare him this particular kink with those kickass shoes. Next, Michelle ties Dicky’s hands together and pins him to a door, spreads his legs and begins to finger him. She starts off slowly at first, but as the heat of the moment builds more momentum and fingers are added! Michelle ends the hot encounter with a sweet kiss, and I can tell that the trust they have for each other extends far beyond the bedroom. Their relationship is as beautiful as it is enviable.
Now, I’m not the biggest fan of messy play, so I could’ve done without this scene. But, as Michelle and Dicky explain prior to this scene, this is something they enjoy doing, and I’m not in the business of judgment. This movie is an overall exploration of this particular couple’s kinks, and messy play is something that turns them on, so why not show it? Michelle lays in the bathtub while Dicky douses on her perfectly made-up face. There are plenty of ways to remove one’s makeup, and Michelle chose to go the kinkiest route! Not my favorite scene, but those who like this will appreciate it.
As someone who enjoys to be dominated by her man, this was my favorite scene. Dicky has Michelle restrained as paddles her voluptuous ass. Dicky looks really hot here with his shirt off in his natural role as the Dom-you can tell this is where he’s most comfortable. Dicky controls Michelle’s cock, jerking her off and denying her her orgasm, demanding “I’m cumming first.” Michelle has no choice but to quiver and obey. Dicky unties Michelle and pushes her down to give him some head, and some face-fucking ensues until, by the sound of Dicky’s moans, it’s evident our girl has completed her task!
While I love watching any real-life porno couple have sex, there’s something undeniably way cooler about Michelle Austin and Dicky Johnson’s relationship. It’s hard enough as a straight cis person to find someone who matches your exact kinks and quirks, so for two trans people to find their perfectly compatible lover is a really great thing to see. Their sex life is something every couple should strive to achieve-mutual respect, love, and overall openness to each others’ wishes and desires.
The star of a new Kennston Productions film, Tasha Jones talks about issues that are as important to adult entertainers as they are to the fans who watch it. While some stars may have a split personality when it comes to performing and real life, Tasha Jones can’t help but be anyone but herself, all the time. We were happy she agreed to talk with us about her experiences in the industry, her outside interests and upcoming projects, as well as what keeps her focused in this sometimes crazy profession.
You are the star of the newly released Oral Sensation in which you are in all five scenes. You get to be the hot girlfriend, the elegant lady in lingerie, and the temptress next door. What is your favorite on-screen role to play? Do you have any favorite scenarios?
I loved making this movie. It is my first adult DVD where I am the star. To be honest I do not have a favorite on screen role. I love it all. As for scenarios, I have always loved real homemade type of movies. You find a guy online, bring him over, turn the camera on, and just go at it. That really turns me on.
You have a great scene with Eddie Wood in Oral Sensation. Your banter and chemistry is really intimate. Was working with him your first female-to-male on-camera sexual experience?
It was my first time being with a F2M. I prefer the term “being with” rather than “working with.” I do not like to think of my filming as “work.” I enjoy it too much. Eddie was amazing to work with, we came up with the concept of how our scene would play out while Michelle Austin was taking a bath, and it took 10 minutes. Then we started to film and ad-libbed most of it. It pretty much happened all in one take.
The sex was amazing! It was so interesting to me to play with someone who looks so manly yet he has a pussy. I am a Trysexual type of person; nothing is off limits to me sexually. But this was something I had never done and really wanted to. Again, the sex was amazing.
Who would your dream co-star be, and who have you loved working with?
My dream co-star was Christian XXX and I got to shoot with him twice so far this year. I have jerked off watching him in videos wishing it was me he was fucking more times than I can count. After years of missing out we were finally in the same city together. We had no plans to shoot, but once we met face to face there was no question it was going to happen. Maybe me more than him but I had to have his cock…even just once.
What made it really special for me was that it was my birthday. I went out to Club Cobra on Thursday night and ran into him. We hung out and made plans for the next day. Before the shoot he took me out to Mel’s Diner and we had breakfast and then we walked around and he showed me places he used to live and told me stories about LA. We talked and got to see a side of each other that was more personal than online. That made the actual scene we shot more intense. He is a really big guy in more ways the one. What really turned me on was that he is a really nice guy and I felt really lucky to experience him and get to live out my fantasy!
You’ve been in the adult industry since the 1990s. There have been several technological changes in the way people watch and access porn. What changes have you seen due to this new technology? Has your content changed because viewers want to see something different than before?
Gosh, what a way to age me…lol. Yea, things have really changed over the years, some are good changes and others are really bad changes. The biggest change I see today is more with the girls. Everyone is a porn star these days. You go on webcam or take a selfie and now that gives you a label of a porn star. Sadly that has taken the “star” away from porn. Now anyone can do it. This really effects how much money you can make doing porn, which then affects the effort people put in making a good porn movie. I miss the old days.
But for the guys, it is great. No longer do they have to leave their house-they can turn on their computer or even their phone now and boom you have all the porn you want at your fingertips. Again, pretty much for free. Reality is that people are getting bored, you have to really do something different to get noticed. How many times can you hear “I have a special surprise for you” or “Oh daddy it feels so good,” when you know that girl is making a shopping list in between moans? Lol. I just think the adult industry is too saturated with underrated basic porn and really bad attempts at acting. Girls are more worried about how they look rather than enjoying having a huge cock spread them open.
You have several interviews available for your fans to read on different websites like Real TrannyLives.com, TransEthics.wordpress.com, and your own blog is full of personal insights. While many performers have on-screen personae while hiding their real personalities, you are very candid about your life, your history and your past. Why did you make a conscious decision to be transparent with your fan base, and let people know the real you?
I have known no other way to be. I have also, since the first day I started doing webcam shows in 1997, have been myself on and off camera. Meeting me in person or online–it does not matter, I am always just me. I also think my fans have come to expect that from me and it would be disrespectful to them to change that. Has it hurt me in the long run? Yes! Have I changed a bit of how open I am? Sadly yes.
Fans want the fantasy, the untouchable girl they can admire, but know nothing about. As much as my fans love that I am honest, they also would rather spend money on other girls who are not. I have seen it when I am watching another girl’s webcam show and see one of my fans tipping up a storm, but when they are in my room they just want to talk to me for free. Or if I have a personal issue like the discrimination I have had to deal with YouTube, Plenty of Fish, even Grindr. I get no support from my fans. I tested it, I posted a real story about my life and waited an hour. I got 20-30 likes/favorites. Then I posted a picture of my tits within 15 minutes I had over 100 likes and favorites. Does it disappoint me? Of course. But if you have noticed, I have been less forthcoming on social media these days. Posting less selfies and a lot less nude photos. I feel, if you’re only going to support me when I give your spank bank a free deposit then you will get a lot less spank bank deposits until you learn you have to give me something in return 🙂
Do you ever feel like you are pigeonholed in real life because of any of your on-screen personae?
Dating. I have always had a very hard time dating anyone because like you said above, I am so open about who I am. Guys think that all I wanted was sex. They would fuck me, but would never date me. I have had so many guys over the years tell me that, to my face. It really was disappointing and honestly this may shock some of your readers but, I was single and alone most of my life. I always privately hoped I would have a partner who would accept me for who I am, that we could have an honest relationship and be ourselves.
The truth is it is hard enough dating when you’re Trans let alone a very open sex worker/adult star. That is just too much for most guys to handle. So I went from one bad relationship to another filling the void with guys who were more fucked up then I was. But it was better than being alone. It was also easier for me to not feel less than or rejected. The really sad part was I was open to dating older guys or guys with no money. I just wanted to be accepted.
Then when I was at my lowest and I truly had given up all hope, I married my best friend. We do not have a conventional relationship. But it works for us. We are happy and accept each other’s issues and never judge each other. We allow each other to live life to the fullest. He knows I am a very sexual person, and [I] love my dick, so he has no issues with my life choice. I think that is more important than the fairy tale you grew up being told was the norm.
You’ve mentioned in previous interviews that you are writing a book about your life. What is your motivation for getting your life story out there?
I think I have been writing this book since I was in my 20’s. It hopefully will get done, but every time I think it is finished, life changes and it seems my story is not done yet. I have two reasons for writing my life story. I am writing it to help others who might be going through what I had had to go through in my life. If I can help and save someone the pain, it will make everything I have been through worth it. I also think because I starting transitioning at the age of nine I have a lot of years of life lessons that could be very helpful to younger and now older Trans just starting to transition.
My main reason for writing it is for myself. It is very therapeutic for me to relive my life as I write. It answers questions for me and allows me to see things now that I am older differently. Some things are still just too painful to write and others I want to write about them but it might do more harm than good. It is a very hard thing to write about your life, but I choose to focus on the therapeutic, and the positive benefits I get when writing a chapter.
What are some questions that you wish interviewers would ask you, but they never do?
That is a hard one. I almost live two lives. People never know which way to go with me. Do they focus on my adult life or my personal life? As well, most interviewers who have dealt with the other girls find they want to stay away from personal questions, they do not understand that I am OK with both sides of my life being exposed.
I have read some interviews were personal questions were asked and I could tell that the answers were bullshit. They either lied to get attention or they embellished to make themselves look better. That is not me. I might answer a personal question with too much honesty than most porn readers wish to know about me. They cannot deal with that much truth. They would not be able to look at me as a sexual object knowing my personal life or issues. But again, I do not want to be fake, or play the role that works for others. I am me, I am a very complicated person, but at least I am a sexy one. 🙂
What would you like to film if money was no matter? Would it be a big budget film, documentary, or maybe an avant garde, experimental scene? Would it be pornographic at all?
All of the above. I love to try new things and experience new adventures. This will sound bad, but I film what I want to film because I enjoy it. I will never do something I do not enjoy–money or no money. I have money. I have been in this business since 1998 so I better have a nest egg. I am the type of person money has never meant anything to me and it never will. I will do scenes for free because I just want to experience it. Some may judge me because of this, but at least I have the memory.
If you look at my Youtube channel it really shows my personality. I do a cooking show, a vlog, a first time show where I interview people about their first time having sex, just me driving around, crazy Trans adventure videos of me cruising for cock, music videos with my best friend Corey. I do it all and I made no money off of any of it; it cost me money, but I loved every second of it and I plan to do lots more.
People focus on money and limits way too much–as well as what other people think. I live for me and do what makes me happy. Do I like when people compliment my work on any level? Of course I do. But that is not why I do it and it should never be why anyone does anything in life.
I’ve read that you are a gamer, and especially enjoy Massively Multiplayer Online games. What are your favorite games, and when did you start playing?
I started playing in 1998, Resident Evil was my first game. Then Tomb Raider was my second, Now I love playing Black Ops. I love to play on the computer or my XBox. But I have not played in a very long time. In fact, now I want to play, but cannot because I have to answer these stupid questions…lololol.
What are your plans for this year? Is there anywhere we can look for your work?
I will have 1 or 2 more DVDs coming out this year; a crossdresser video where I dominate sissy sluts and use my strap-on to fuck them raw. Then Oral Sensation 2 is in the works. It will either come out late this year or early next year.
I also have my new website through Grooby, Club Tasha.XXX that will have tons of updated content and a place for my fans to watch me on webcam. Lots of new content that will be uploaded this summer will be just me and a camera finding guys online, in parking lots, or in the woods, and filming me having sex with them, total strangers. It will be
My social networks always have updates. Twitter, Instagram and Facebook all @TsTashaJones
How can your fans be good to you in your new ventures?
Support me by retweeting, commenting, or I don’t know…buying something..lol.
On your T-girls Radio show, you say that you want your conversations to sound like conversations with your girlfriends. Have you met many good friends in the adult industry, and how do you support each other?
To be honest I only have a handful of people I have in my personal life. Michelle Austin, Dicky Johnson, Eddie Wood, Dan & Kristal from Grooby, Tyra Scott and Christian XXX are the main people I would consider friends. I talk to lots of other people, but I would not consider them friends. This is from the adult world only.
Earlier this year your YouTube account was terminated, yet the content you had online followed YouTube’s user agreements. What type of recourse do you have when mainstream censorship prevents you from self-promotion? Have you seen this kind of censorship happening to other trans stars?
I am really disappointed with YouTube. I did nothing wrong yet they suspended my account for 6 months, not terminated. I tweeted them every day for a week. Wrote letters. Followed the worthless option they give you to fight the suspension, but it was a waste of time and they knew that. But they have to give us something. I begged my fans to support me because power is in numbers. But little did. Like I mentioned before, show something real—nothing, but if I attached a naked picture it would have went viral, but then that would have not supported my cause.
This is common with sites like that. We are adult stars, so we must be uploading something porn related. Yet, Mary Sue down the road can upload her ass shakin’ all over the place and that is OK? Females can do a cooking naked show with nothing but whipped cream covering their nips and pussy and that is OK? Yet mine, where I am covering everything, they had issues with. I submitted those videos in my email to them to show why I felt like they were discriminating against me, those videos are still up there today, yet my account is suspended?
I could write a book on the issues I have faced with some of the websites and apps. But it will not change a thing. Without the support from my fans I am just a nobody to them. Not worth their time. It is very sad, disappointing and frustrating.
Michelle Austin has been getting a lot of media attention recently. From the Feminist Porn Awards and AVN nominations this year, to her latest release Trans Men Adventures 2, Austin has been on a roll creatively, and romantically. Her new partner and collaborator is up-and-comer Dicky Johnson. Together they are creating a body of work that is both erotic and provocative. Austin dishes on her favorite stars she’s worked with, her feelings about terminology in porn and the trans community, her new projects, and focus for the future.
HotMoviesForHer: Michelle, congratulations on Trans Men Adventures being nominated for a 2015 AVN award. You star in and directed the new release Trans Men Adventures 2. How long have you been producing your own content?
Michelle Austin: Going on five years. I started producing my own content because when I first started I was considered BBW. I still am considered BBW, but I’ve lost a lot of weight since then. But, in the trans porn world you don’t get a lot of work. So, my option was to produce my own stuff and put it out there. That’s how I started. I released Voluptuous Diva I, and then I’ve had four [films] since. And the Trans Men Adventures came around from an idea of working with James Darling. So, we kind of teamed up and did that whole thing, but I just felt like…even though it’s my idea, after a while I didn’t want it to be labeled into the queer [category] because I felt like I’m not queer, and I know a lot of FtMs that aren’t queer, so I didn’t feel like it was the right place for me. But, yeah I’ve been producing a lot and this year I will be producing a lot more stuff. Not just my stuff anymore. I’m producing other people’s content and releasing it through my label.
HMFH: Tell us about your label.
Michelle: Kennston Productions is my production company, which now me and him [Dicky] do together. I started it. It was me and my then husband at the time. He’s passed away since then. We started it, and he filmed all my stuff. I always knew that eventually I was going to stop performing, and just direct and produce because that’s what I like doing. It’s just, this is my fifth year in front of the camera, and I’m kinda burnt out. I was explaining that to Dicky. He’s just now getting into it, so it’s a little different for him, and I felt the same way. But, I was producing my own solo site, my own content. I do everything behind the scenes. It’s not just me going in front of the camera and performing. It’s me doing that and performing. It’s me updating it, editing it, releasing it, and promoting it. So, it’s a little different. I eventually just want to be able to focus on my models, and his career versus mine.
HMFH: Dicky, your first solo scene was shot for Buck Angel in Sexing the Transman XXX 3. Did that experience propel you to do more adult work? What made you take the leap into porn?
Dicky Johnson: It’s something I’ve always wanted to do ever since I was a girl. I had seen some of Buck’s stuff, and of course I thought it was amazing. I was immediately attracted to him and I loved everything he was doing. So, I emailed him because he was casting. He got back to me and booked me. I thought, “Wow, I’m really doing this shit at this point in my life?” Then I started thinking really long and hard about what I just did. People find you. But, you know, it’s something I wanted to do since my 20s, but I just never did it.
HMFH: Dicky, when did you know that you were going to transition from female to male?
Dicky: Looks wise I figured it out as soon as me and [my ex] broke up, so that was the looks part. The actual identifying in the right spot of a man was after [Michelle]. Pretty plain and simple. She said, “You don’t look like no fucking girl to me.” That was that.
Michelle: I think that when I met him, and if you look there is an interview of him, if you look at that interview of him…
Dicky: I was still pushing that in-between queerish thing. Don’t really know what label or want to be one.
HMFH: Is there an interview specifically?
Michelle: The Trans Men Adventures 2 DVD has all these interviews that we did with the models.
Dicky: It’s funny because what I’m saying on there to what I think now is different. There’s really only one point in particular that is different now than before. Before I was more genderqueer or gender neutral or fluid. Whatever you want to call it. I was OK if you called me “she” or “he.” It didn’t matter. But, I think people who already knew me were stuck on “she,” of course.
Michelle: That’s any family, or friends too.
Dicky: No, some friends changed to “he.” But I have come to terms with the fact that I am a man. Anybody new or anyone I haven’t met before, it’s “he.” I don’t go by my female name anymore. So, that’s really the only thing that’s different from the interviews. The interviews are pretty lighthearted.
Michelle: It’s pretty much real. But, I think that what worked for him too, is that we just started talking as friends after shooting. I think that hearing about my transition, my journey, my family’s acceptance of me and all this stuff really helped him. And then, listening to him tell me stories about his childhood and all this stuff. I was like, “You are trans. You know this, right?”
Dicky: (Laughs) She said, “You were a boy, always! You did nothing feminine your whole life!”
Michelle: It was kinda the opposite of me. I was the boy wanting to do all the girl stuff. He actually was a boy doing all the girl stuff, which is interesting. I joke with him about this, and he says, “I didn’t even have that, or like that.”I said I wanted a Barbie, and he didn’t even want one.
Dicky: I didn’t even have a Barbie. I hated them. I didn’t even want a G.I. Joe because it’s still a doll. I need a hammer!
HMFH:Dicky, you are in two scenes in Trans Men Adventures 2. How did you two begin working together?
Michelle: Dicky had just shot with a trans girl, Kelly Clare. She knew I was casting Transmen 2 and that I wanted to cast new talent. She said that she knew a guy and that he was really cool and looking for work. She gave me his info and then I think that he and I started talking on Twitter, messaging back and forth. I was coming to New York City, so he met me up there to shoot. And we talked for maybe an hour or two and then we shot. It’s funny because I think the other things that he’s been in where it’s just Buck and Kelly, so there were no story lines.
Dicky: I still hate that, by the way. I really don’t like a storyline, but I think I’ve gotten over the weirdness of it. That weird, fake acting thing “I’m your plumber” thing kills me.
Michelle: Well, the whole point of Trans Men Adventures 2 was to make fun of straight porn from the 80’s and before. That’s the whole idea is to poke fun at the straight porn and the stupid plumber/handyman getting seduced.
Dicky: Yes, but it’s hard to do that with someone you don’t know. I could act that way privately, but someone you just met, to be like “You need your pipes cleaned?” is hard. (laughs) I’m still laughing at that and it’s been a long time ago. I would just laugh the whole time. I get half a sentence out and crack up.
Michelle: So, we’re not working off scripts, we’re working off improv. I’m kinda giving him an idea of what to say, and where the direction is going, but he’s from Philly and I’m from the South so he’s not gonna say it like me. This DVD is great because we have a whole bunch of outtakes in the bonus materials. Everyone who was on set was trans, so we had a lot of camaraderie and we just had a lot of fun. We shot the last two scenes in LA with Chance Armstrong, and it wasn’t just Chance in the room with me, it was like five people eating, taking pictures, and posting their sandwiches in the frame of us having sex on social media.
Dicky: The sandwich covering the sexual part of the photo, and we’d be waving in the background. Very unprofessional stuff (haha).
Michelle: We have a lot of fun.
HMFH: Michelle, what made you decide to get into the adult industry?
Michelle: When I was 20, I had just transitioned and a photographer from Grooby Productions approached me. I had already been on the Lady Like cover. I was getting a lot of attention, and one of the producers out in Chicago asked me “Would you shoot porn?” You know, I thought about it. At the time I had a real job. I worked in a salon, and I didn’t want to have that sex image as a trans person. I always said I would never do it because it “tarnishes your image.” I don’t know why I didn’t do it back then because I was very sexual back then, but I didn’t. I’m really glad I didn’t and I tell girls this all the time. You have to find yourself first. If you’ve just transitioned, and then you put yourself inside porn, it’s just a really hard world for someone. Transitioning is like going through puberty again, so you’re going through all these emotions and dealing with all these things, and then on top of it you’re in front of a camera and all these people, and then to hear what they have to say about you…it’s really hard. Because it doesn’t matter if you’re the prettiest girl, there’s gonna be people out there that don’t like you. You don’t have the biggest dick, you don’t have the biggest ass, or the biggest tits. It’s whatever they want to say, and someone is not going to like you. So, when I turned 30 and they asked me again I was in a place where I could say yes. I was escorting at the time, and I thought that it might help my escorting business.
I like being in front of the camera. I modeled as a boy. I like taking pictures. I modeled for a lot of erotic photographers, and their work was in galleries, but I never did porn. So, I thought that the time was right.
Right after that shoot, in November 2010, Morgan Bailey asked me to host the Tranny Awards. She and I had done drag back in Chicago and she knew I was good on the mic. So, I did, I hosted the Tranny Awards that next February, in a bar in North Hollywood. And it was so much fun. It changed my whole perception of porn. I met all these porn stars, and I felt like I was part of a sisterhood.
Right after this I told Steven from Grooby, I said that I wanted to do my own solo site. I wanted to do something where there were big girls. And he agreed with it. It is a market to tap into, a niche within a niche. So, I did it. I thought I would get shot on a lot more sites, because people always said, “You’re so pretty,” but then when you get into porn it doesn’t matter how pretty you are. It’s how skinny you are or how big your dick is. It doesn’t matter how pretty you are; if you’re not what they’re looking for you’re not gonna get hired. I just decided to run with it and make it my own.
HMFH: Michelle, you are the 2013 Transgender Erotica Award Winner for Voluptuous Diva. How has being on camera affected your look? Has being on camera affected your body image?
Michelle: Sometimes I look in the mirror and say that I wish I could fix things, but when I was even a lot heavier I still thought I was beautiful and I still accepted my body. I think that’s the key–you have to come to terms with who you are right then and there. We always want to fix things about ourselves, but you can work on fixing those things and still love yourself where you’re at right then. I think that if you have that confidence and you get in front of the camera and you get out and do it, or just living your life that way helps. I get people who tell me that I have done something by being myself and doing this work, and that I have helped them to say that they can do it too. I mean, not doing porn, but being themselves and being comfortable in their own skin. So, I’m glad that I’ve done this. I love who I am. I always have, and I think that’s the key. Love who you are and the skin that you are in at that point.
HMFH: Michelle, how would you categorize your body of work?
Michelle: I can’t believe I’ve already been working for 5 years, but when I came into this business I was the fat tranny or they called me BBW, but I didn’t think that was the case. Even when I went to the BBW conventions I was [smaller] than those girls, even when I was heavier. But, the girls there just told me to embrace it. And that’s what I had to do, embrace it. People still say I’m BBW and it doesn’t bother me. My body of work? What I want people to take away was that I was true to myself. I never let anybody tell me what to do. My career was because of me. Not because the industry or some producer told me to do it. I ran my whole career. That’s why I feel like I am blessed in the way that I am. I’m not on 1000 sites, and I’m not shot a lot, but 90% of what is on the internet of me is owned by me. It’s mine, and it will forever be mine.
HMFH: Have you ever been categorized as something other than how you define yourself?
Michelle: I don’t have a problem with labels.
Dicky: The DVDs that we have out right now, the Trans Men Adventures movies are a specific niche. That is straight-acting porn. That’s not all of our work. We do have another website where we are focusing on trans men solo scenes, or trans men with trans women. There’s more to come, so I am hesitant to say exactly what our niche is. My private site is going to have some straight, some gay and some queer content. It’s kind of a little bit of everything. There’s no prejudice there. We are very open.
Michelle: I think what we are talking about though is where the majority of my career lies. And I’m straight. I’ve always been straight. I’ve always worked with men. I’ve done cis women and I’ve done trans women, but in all reality I’ve done mostly cis men until Trans Men Adventures came around. If you look at what we’re doing, we are doing straight porn. If you look at genitalia, we are doing straight porn. If you look at how people define themselves in our movies, then we are doing straight porn. It’s a man and a woman. It’s a pussy and a dick. So, however you look at it, it’s straight porn. But, because we are trans we have to put ‘straight trans porn’ on the label. But, there is nothing else out there that is straight trans porn, so the [genre] is new because people don’t know how to categorize it and we’re often put into “queer”, but I’m fighting that. This is not queer.
I think a lot of trans people want to see porn with people that look like them, that act like them.
The problem with queer is that you’re just putting everyone in here, and being like “you can be whatever you want.” But the thing is, you can’t. You have to live in society as something. So, for example, you saying you’re not a he or a she. But, you dress really femme, you’re always wearing lipstick and dresses, and you’re a cis gendered female? That’s not gender queer. There are some people who really are gender fluid and can carry that androgyny. Danni Daniels and Jiz Lee are great examples of that, but for me I know I’m not genderqueer. I know who I am. I know exactly what I do, so that’s why I don’t label [my content] genderqueer.
HMFH: Could that terminology be geographic specific?
Michelle: Yes, the only truly gender queer people I have met are in San Francisco or Brooklyn or Toronto. Those are the places that identify with that term. Everywhere else people talk about being trans or straight, or gay, etc… But, those places have really embraced that term. I don’t know what the market for that is. Not labeling things is confusing for the consumer. We’ve been, and a lot of trans performers have been down this road with queer performers. Many of them think we’re horrible because we say things like “Man with a pussy” Or “Mangina” or “Chicks with dicks”, but that’s who I am. I am a chick, and I have a dick. He is a man and he has a pussy. You can’t change that.
Dicky: When it comes to advertising you have to label what you’re selling. People will get upset if your pants drop and then you’re not what the consumer was looking for. You have to do that for porn, not at home. Be whatever you want at home, but for porn you need to be more specific.
Michelle: I think the issue is that they want to lose the words “she-male” and “tranny.” That’s great, but in normal life you’re not walking up to people saying “Hi tranny!” “Hi she-male!” I’ve been using the word tranny since I was 17 years old. I love the word tranny. I used to have a talk show called Tranny Talk. It was a very popular show. I’ve never heard a straight person ever say tranny in their life unless they have a bunch of gay friends. My gay friends say that, but within our own group. They say that shemale and tranny are words used to attack us. But, I’ve been attacked, and I’ve seen my friends attacked and they aren’t calling you that when they’re beating you up. You know what they’re calling you? They call you “it,” “he/she,” or “fag.” Majority of the time they’re calling you a fag.
Dicky: That’s the only thing that comes to their mind.
Michelle: You’re still a dude, and it doesn’t matter if you look like a girl. You got a dick, you’re a dude. So, you’re a fag. So that’s why I get offended when people say that tranny is a word used to hurt people. No, it’s a word YOU don’t want people to use. The majority of the people who use the word tranny are people inside the community. A lot of us girls call each other that. It’s something we like. It’s endearing. And people want to take it away from us. So, now you can’t use it because you’re offending people. We need to worry about laws that keep us from going into bathrooms or keep us from getting justice when we get attacked. Not a word.
Dicky: Even some FtMs are using the term “tranny boi.”
Michelle: I got kicked off of Facebook for using the word tranny.’ A three day ban.
Dicky: And, it was about herself.
HMFH: It is often difficult to find information on trans performers. Why do you think this has been an issue for bloggers and other adult websites?
Michelle: I think places where you can find that kind of information may often put trans performers into the wrong categories, which is a disservice to the person looking for your work.
Dicky: Like putting me in the female section or her in the male section. I mean, who are they gonna put me next to? Jenna Jameson? That’s fucking crazy.
Michelle: Trans is a big niche, and it’s growing and changing. I think that may be why information is hard to find.
Dicky: Because it’s still growing.
Michelle: There are a lot of trans performers who come and go too. So for a company to put out information about a performer is difficult. Because how much content does this person have and how long are they going to be around? Also, I don’t know if trans performers are being asked to provide information to those companies. Like, if those companies are seeking that out.
HMFH: Dicky, you were awarded Best FtM Performer at the Transgender Erotica Awards. How has this award, and the experience of being nominated, helped you to form a clear path for your career? What goals do you have for the future?
Dicky: I was nominated and I was shocked.
Michelle: It was a fluke. (Laughs).
Dicky: (Laughing) It probably was.
Michelle: It’s a great category, but the issue is that many of the people who are nominated maybe only have one or two scenes and then they are out. Which is why Buck [Angel] and James [Darling] were runaways, is because they have a ton of content. But, now I think things are changing. I think with Dicky doing stuff, my company releasing a solo site, and we are releasing two FtM sites this year, I think it will change the way people look at FtM porn.
Dicky: I went to those awards purposely; no matter if I was going to be broke or not because I knew I needed my face seen. So that others could see who I was, see my look, and see if they may want to book me for future stuff. I was approached by people to shoot and that was really cool.
Michelle: I think a lot of people can see his pictures and think he looks nice. But, seeing him in person, and listening to his voice…It’s like you’re standing with a dude, but he’s got a pussy.
Dicky: A lot of people were shocked. They thought I was cis. I knew that at least showing my face there would help me in some way. I had to get up on stage and present an award and…
Michelle: It’s hard for him, but it’s easy for me.
HMFH: What do you wish you were asked in interviews, and what do you hate being asked in interviews?
Michelle: I think that trans people are always asked about when or why they transitioned. It doesn’t bother me because I don’t mind telling my story. But, it might bother them. So, asking somebody about their transition might bother them. It doesn’t bother me. I like being an open book, and I don’t think anybody has ever asked me anything that I didn’t want to answer.
HMFH: Who are some performers that you would like to work with, and who has been your favorite so far?
Michelle: Bailey Jay, I’d love to work with her.
Dicky: Yes, both of us.
Michelle: I’ve never reached out to her because I thought she was too big and that she would never want to work with me because I do all my own stuff, and I’m the fat girl of porn. I still think about those things sometimes, but you know I won’t ever be the Mia Isabella. But, I think that just in the last year I realize that I have become somebody, and there are people who want to work with me and they do contact me.
But, the best performer I have worked with would be…If we’re gonna talk sex and chemistry on film I would have to say Christian.
HM: Christian XXX?
Michelle: Yes. My best work has been with him. He makes whoever he is working with or performing with look good on camera, and he puts you in the right positions. Plus, he fucks the shit out of you. And, it’s not fake. It’s the real deal. When you’re watching a scene with him you’re really getting… nothing’s faked. And, it’s really a professionally fast scene. You’re not on set that long and that’s what I like about it.
But, FtMs? I would say this guy right next to me. I got my feet wet a little bit before him. I tell people that I had never been with vagina. I never had that kind of sex, I’d never touched one until I did a scene with Courtney Trouble. I learned how to eat pussy from her in a film. Because before that, anytime that I worked with a cis female they always strapped on and fucked me. Then when I did the Trans Men Adventures and did this whole journey, I was like “Oh, I like it.” I met him, and it was like…I’m not saying the chemistry was there because it was kind of awkward, and it was awkward for him because it was so new.
Dicky: When you’re shooting with two people and you’re shocked as it is, you don’t really have to focus on anything, they’re just gonna take care of most of it. But, when it’s a one-on-one focus, yeah, it was a challenge. I had never been with a trans woman on a solo basis.
Michelle: Having sex with him versus the four boys on film before him felt different. It was different. He was the first person that really knew how to give me a blow job–like a gay guy. (Laughs).
Dicky: Like a gay guy?
Michelle: Yes! Why I am saying this is because when the cis girls would go down on me they didn’t know how to suck dick. Then when the FtM boys did it was the same situation. I think he was pleasantly surprised about me going down on him, but by the time he came around I kinda had a grasp on what I was doing. He actually taught me a lot afterwards. My skills are even better in Trans Men Adventures2.
Dicky: I can fix any problem.
HMFH: Michelle, have you had any interesting or amusing interactions with fans? Have there been any weird scenarios or funny encounters?
Michelle: I had a few stalkers in Vegas. I didn’t drive when I lived there. One day I was standing at the bus stop after shopping and I got a weird text from a strange number that said “Hey, I just saw you get on the bus. Do you need a ride?” I was freaking out thinking somebody was following my bus trying to find out where I lived. Usually, I don’t dress up that much when I’m not on, so people don’t recognize me that much. But, it happens sometimes. You know that a guy knows who you are by the way he looks at you. When someone looks at you, you know that they know. It’s just a look. For the most part people are harmless and fun. I always wanted to be a celebrity when I was a kid, so this is my way of being a celebrity, I guess.
HMFH: What can your fans do to be good fans to you?
Both in unison: Buy our stuff!
Michelle: I know a lot of people who may say they are fans, but if they were really my fans I would have a lot of money right now, even if they just bought one scene. I don’t think people realize this. People want to know why they can’t find stuff on me that is more than two minutes long. It’s because I work really hard to make sure that it’s not out there. You gotta buy it. What’s great about my career is that I am not so big that my content is out there for free, like some other people. If they are a true fan, they are gonna buy your work, even if it’s just a scene or DVD. That’s a fan because you’re spending money on us. And people like us who make their own content we are not getting paid to shoot our scenes.
Dicky: Everyone is under some impression about how big and glamorous porn can be, and they think we make a ton of money. They think its non-stop, $1000 a shoot. People think, “Well you have 80 scenes, so you should have at least $80,000.” It’s more like $1000 out of 80 scenes.
Michelle: People don’t realize the money that we have to put back into the business. We’re not to the point yet where we are making lots of money. So, any little money a fan can spend on us helps.
HMFH: Michelle, you add a special ingredient to the pizza at the end of Trans Men Adventures 2. Did anyone eat the rest of that pie?
Dicky: I looked at that and said, “Who the fuck is gonna eat that?”