HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN FETISH/BDSM?
I've felt that my interests were different from the norm since my teens but the first S&M erotic story I read in my early 20's was like a light switch. It put me on a path of exploration in fetish & BDSM.
AND HOW DID YOU TRANSITION FROM AN INTEREST TO IT BEING A PROFESSION?
I dabbled in BDSM in my personal life in my 20's, attending BDSM clubs & events in San Francisco and Vancouver. While running my own business doing 'voyeur shows' (a modern twist on the peep show concept) in my late 20's clients started asking for fetish activities. They asked if they could dress in ladies attire while watching me do my show, or if they could worship my feet or if I would consider spanking them. As I started to add more fetish type activities to my voyeur shows I started gaining notoriety as a talented Professional Dominatrix.
YOU NOW RUN YOUR OWN MULTIMEDIA EMPIRE, HOW DID YOU GET THAT STARTED?
I started modeling for ClubStiletto.com, a fetish film producer based in BC. My video's were very popular so after about eight months I started my own clips store. It was an instant success. A year later I launched my member site and the two have continued to be very successful. I have since made appearances on the biggest FemDom sites in the world, like TheEnglishMansion.com and Kink.com's Femdom site: DivineBitches.com, as well as MeanDungeon.com, and others.
WHAT IS IT LIKE DAY TO DAY RUNNING THAT BUSINESS?
I usually work in spurts. I'll travel and do a lot of filming then I'll come home and leisurely edit while doing online marketing and distance training.
YOU MAKE FILMS IN MANY DIFFERENT CATEGORIES, WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITES?
I'm a big fan of cuckolding. It's a complex fetish that has many different levels. It also crosses over into mainstream which I find interesting.
AND WHICH ARE THE MOST CHALLENGING?
Personally I'm a bit challenged by strap-on & anal play. I don't have an issue with the fetish itself, it's just physically challenging as it's often difficult to get into a position that films well & is comfortable. Being height challenged is part of that problem. I also have a keen sense of smell and often despite a slave's best efforts at cleaning out, there tends to be an unpleasant smell.
WHAT RECURRING THEMES OR CONTINUITY DO YOU BRING TO THE FILMS THAT TIES THEM ALL TOGETHER?
I am always in charge. No matter what role I am playing. No matter what the story line. Even if it's a softer, sensual scene, I am ALWAYS in control.
DO YOU ENJOY FETISHISM/BDSM PLAY IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE, AND IF SO WHAT ARE YOU INTO?
I am kinky in my personal life but I have been careful to keep some of my own personal kinks private & separate. With an occupation that is so sexual I think it's important to keep something to yourself, for yourself. Something you never associate with work.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU HAVE FOR SOMEONE JUST STARING OUT IN THE FETISH SCENE?
Be a sponge. The internet offers loads of information. Go slow. Try things, check in with yourself to see how you feel about them. Always be honest with yourself first. Have fun!
DO YOU THINK FETISH IS BECOMING PART OF THE MAINSTREAM CULTURE?
I think that people are becoming more educated and slowly more open-mined about fetish & alternative interests...but overall, it's still used for it's shock value in mainstream culture. If a pop star incorporates some fetish attire or a kinky element into a music video it still have the shock value...if CSI does a scene with a Dominatrix in it, it's still used as sock value, not in a way that's meant to make people more accepting.
To be honest, part of me is okay with that. Part of the thrill of BDSM/Kink/Fetish for folks is that it is naughty & taboo. If it became too mainstream or too accepted it might take away that edge.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE?
My career has grown from my being true to myself and doing what I'm really good at. It has evolved and grown in ways I could never have planned for in the beginning. I like to set goals and work toward them but I also understand that luck is when opportunity meets preparation. I am prepared for whatever opportunities present themselves.
I would like to stay in front of the camera for as long as possible. I also enjoy writing and with the growing popularity of my blog I'm open to my writing becoming a bigger part of my life. I would also like to do something to help young women realize their dreams and reach their goals.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
At home I tend to listen to 'easy-listening' type music. Rosemary Clooney, Norah Jones, Leonard Cohen, Adele, Nancy Sinatra, Nina Simone, Etta James, Nouvelle Vague, etc. I enjoy all types of music live: classical, jazz, celtic punk, heavy rock, folk, alternative, etc.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I enjoy yoga & walking, dining out with friends, hanging out on nude beaches, going to fetish parties, watching a little TV, camping, reading and traveling.
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