I just wanted to share with you all my latest interview, for XXXWasteland. Here’s a little taste of the article:
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XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Aaliyah Love
While some performers enter adult entertainment spontaneously and others pursue the industry as a longtime ambition, Aaliyah Love’s road to Pornland has been paved with caution and contemplation.
Love began her XXX journey as a webcam model before transitioning to on-camera roles. Her performing career reached a new level last year when top studio Twistys named the Illinois native its April 2012 Treat of the Month. Since that time, Aaliyah has established herself as one of adult’s premier talents and is immensely popular with fans and industry members alike.
Aaliyah kindly granted XXX Wasteland a recent interview to discuss her entry into the adult business, acquiring the lead role in Wicked Pictures’ upcoming feature film Star Kissed and more.
You can visit Aaliyah online at her official website, AaliyahLove.com, and check out more of the starlet at the following links:
Clips4Sale store: http://clips4sale.com/studio/54809.
FreeOnes page: http://www.freeones.ca/html/a_links/Aaliyah_Love/.
(Special thanks to Charlie Laine. All photos courtesy of Aaliyah Love)
Let’s start at the beginning: Can you tell us how you initially became interested – and later involved – in the adult industry?
I was a broke preschool teacher living on the East Coast, going to college to get my degree in Elementary Education. I found an ad in the paper under “Adult Work” that was advertising a local webcam studio. I wasn’t sure exactly what that was, I just knew it involved nudity, which at the time I wasn’t comfortable with at all. To say I was shy and didn’t think much of my body is an understatement. But I wasn’t making enough money to pay my rent on my small apartment in the ghetto of Baltimore and I had to do something.
I carried that ad for the webcam studio around in my back pocket for over a month. About once a week I would call and talk to the guy who answered the phone; he would patiently answer my questions and then every time he would ask me to set up an appointment for me to come in and meet him, I would hang up on him, my heart pounding. It took me a long time to get the guts up to meet him, but I finally did one day, borrowing a short skirt and a pair of thong panties from my best friend, since I didn’t own anything like that. The studio owner loved me and said I could work there.
My first day on camera was my first time wearing lingerie, shaving my pussy (which I did a horrible job at), or touching a sex toy. Seriously, I flinched when he handed me a dildo – I was that naive/innocent.
My first night on camera I made more money in an hour than I usually did teaching 8 hours a day. I came back to do another 2 hours the next night, then I fell in love with webcams. It took me months to quit my job as a teacher and webcam full-time.
Within 4 months, I became the website’s top-earning girl. They asked me to become their spokeswoman. They told me I would have to drop out of college to do the job. I said yes. They started taking me to Playboy mansion parties, webmaster conventions and porn conventions. There, I learned everything I could about the Internet side of webcams, marketing and porn. I asked as many questions as I could and soaked it all up like a sponge. I met the right people to start a website for me and a photographer who I paid out of pocket to shoot scenes for me. I had no idea what I was doing, and I had a very narrow idea of what I thought men would find sexy and you can see it in my first scenes on my website, AaliyahLove.com. I laugh at those scenes now, but they make me smile because you can tell I was really enjoying myself, even if I had no clue what I was doing.
I soon met porn people to shoot “content trades” with me. These are the first g/g scenes on my website. I occasionally shot for other companies, but I mostly stayed home and webcammed. Those first few years I webcammed 10-12 hours a day, 5-7 days a week! I don’t know how I did it!
Then last year, April of 2012, Twistys made me their Treat of the Month. Suddenly, I was getting calls from all sorts of porn companies and photographers, including Girlfriends Films, Holly Randall, Penthouse, Brazzers, Babes, etc. I started webcamming less and shooting for other companies and my website more. It was the most exciting year of my life!
Then this year, April of 2013, I started shooting b/g scenes. My first two b/g scenes were shot for the company that in my opinion, I owe much of my success to – Twistys. I was offered an exclusive contract with Manwin and jumped at the chance. I shot 7 scenes total for them before my contract was up. It expired July 1 and ever since then I have been having the time of my life shooting b/g scenes for many companies I have had my eye on for a long time now; it’s like a dream come true for me. I have shot for Wicked, New Sensations, Elegant Angel, Teen Fidelity, and in my opinion, my two best b/g scenes so far are unreleased as of today, waiting to be posted at AaliyahLove.com.
How would you describe the transition from being a popular webcam performer to shooting for some of the top movie studios in porn?
Exciting, amazing – sometimes I can’t believe this is my life! I am proof that an average-looking, shy, mousy little girl from the Midwest can dye her hair blonde, move to California and become a porn star!
You have acquired some big parts this year, including starring roles in the upcoming Wicked Pictures feature Star Kissed and the recently released Aaliyah Love’s Female Obsession from Sunny Leone’s Sunlust Pictures company. Can you tell us about your appearances in those films?
The Wicked movie was very special to me and I was honored to get the lead role in such an amazing project. I have done some acting parts for Filly Films and Brazzers, but I would say up until Wicked, I never got a script longer than 10 pages long. You know, you deliver a couple of cheesy lines, then right into the action. When I got a 32-page script from the director, Barrett Blade, I knew this would be the most serious role I had played yet – not to mention it was a romance story, which I hoped to get into once my contract with Manwin was up. Romance porn was and is one of my biggest goals for my b/g career and I was so lucky for that to be my very first role the day after my contract ended! It was such an exciting and fun experience and I just can’t wait to see the finished product! I really think the fans are going to love this one!
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I hope everyone is having a great weekend? I sure am! Today (Sunday) is my first day “off” in a long time. So I decided to make the most of it and got up super early today. I went hiking 4.5 miles and then headed to the Farmers Market. I filled up on free samples of peaches and pears and oranges and every citrus known to man.. I got some eggs, avocados, asian pears and Fiji apples.
I’m now home relaxing for a minute, reading and rereading this script to this super cool movie project I get to be part of, and we are shooting tomorrow in Vegas!:) (I will tell you all more about this once I can!)
Then I am going to set up my webcam and video camera and my lights in my new bedroom for the first time, shoot some custom videos, mail them out to those who have been so patiently waiting.. then I am going to attempt to go to bed by 9pm because I have to wake up at 4am tomorrow to catch a plane! Never a dull moment:)
Happy Sunday everyone!:)
Aaliyah Love XOXO <3