Whenever I have a model in my studio I’ve never shot before, I generally do the whole “primer / 101” thanaang…which means that’s one of the things you’re gonna hear in this interview: a Brooke Haze Primer.
Brooke Haze 101.
So take notes. Brooke Haze isn’t new to Porn Valley, as you’ll find out. She’s a small-town Florida girl from a conservative place. Brooke’s had a “relatively normal life”, who didn’t watch a whole lot of porn before she jumped in. Her segue to porn? Grace Evangeline. Grace helped Brooke learn about the industry: porn isn’t just sex, and scripted porn has been
What can’t you book Brooke for? No “giant anal gang bangs”. So click play and listen in!
I grabbed my camera as Natalia was creating content on her phone for her Snapchat.
The one thing Natalia gets is long money. Not an easy concept to wrap your brain around when you’re 18. But I won’t go there. Here’s where I will go: I asked questions about Natalia’s entry into sex background, her career (so far) in Porn Valley, how’s she’s handling the sleaze balls and hustlers and sycophants and psychopaths who populate the sex industry…as well as the lessons she’s learned from porn.
Oh yea…one last thing: I gotta fetish for vintage panties. But not one where I beat my meat thinking about them, or thinking about a girl wearing them; it’s just more like they’re super rare to find (I’m a collector of weird and wonderful things) and I love finding them and then having models try them on as I make pictures…the pictures I call “arty-fartys”. So when I came up dozens and dozens of beautiful, unworn, vintage panties from the 50’s at a used clothes shop in the Arts District of Las Vegas recently, I bought up as many pairs as I could afford. $500 bucks or so.
What a commitment. The more I think about attempting a memoir, the more I think about not only the work and time involved but the really hard part: how much of my personal, personal life goes into this? That’s a scary part, I think. Revealing all the dirty details that encompass this Billy Watson persona I’ve cooked up over the past 17 years. If I got this done, what would my family and friends think? It’s not about the people I don’t know…but the people I do. I think there’s something like 1200 posts here that go back to when I started it, which, I can’t believe, is right about 13 years now.
Anyone care to let me know how time works? On that, I’m all ears.
Oh, that’s JoJo Kiss making a selfie when she was over the other days making a handjob movie. Gotta love the fetish films.
Brooklyn is definitely my favorite performer! When I got my first laptop (and starting watching a lot more porn) is also around the time when she was establishing herself. She did recently shoot her 20th scene with Dogfart (1 more and she’ll have the record) It felt odd not hearing you for the BTS!
Not sure if this will get a response but now that you’re independent and no longer with Dogfart maybe you can answer some questions I have.
Brooklyn is arguably one of the most popular models you’ve ever shot for Dogfart and that helped her become a fan favorite for IR fans. Do you think this has somehow prevented her from being booked for Dogfart’s rival(s)? (Blacked and Blacked Raw)
Contract girls are rare and most who aren’t will happily shoot for multiple companies/studios but I’m wondering if unofficially being the face of Dogfart has somehow prevented Brooklyn from being booked by those well known IR brands (maybe just the fanboy in me but seems strange she still hasn’t been booked by them ye despite fan requests…)
On that subject did it ever bother you (or management at Dogfart) that Blacked kind of came out of nowhere and stole a lot of your thunder after being the undisputed leaders of IR for so long? There are other studios that have IR content of course but hard to deny that Blacked has quickly gained a lot of attention (even mainstream) and recently a lot of new girls are now choosing to shoot their first IR with them…
FWIW I always preferred Dogfart’s hardcore style but would be lying if I didn’t admit Blacked/Blacked Raw seems to have higher production values.
Also while you worked for Dogfart were there ever any attempts to try and book these women:
Kendra Lust, Lilith Lust and Gemma Massey?
Final thing (sorry for the long ass post lol), Nikki Benz’s cuckold sessions is one of my favorite scenes. Because of her situation a while back it seems a lot of companies have black-listed her (fair or not) Don’t suppose there’s any chance you might consider shooting her for your own sites in the future?
Hey Mr. Ecchi!
Brooklyn might be my favorite performer, too. She’s certainly top 3, and that’s saying a lot after spending 17 years of my life shooting smut. Crazy how time flies. 17 years literally to the day….crazy!
I can’t really comment on Blacked nor Blacked Raw and their business practices, not due to my career with Dogfart, which I loved very much — I just don’t have that insight; however, if Porn Valley’s taught me one thing, it’s never to dismiss anything, even a ridiculous practice like hey let’s not book the awesome Brooklyn Chase cause she’s worked for Dogfart a whole lot.
Which is to say I wouldn’t put anything past anyone in the lovely Valley o’ Pornoz.
Following up on Blacked & Blacked Raw, to me, Dogfart and Blacked are like that old cliché, Apples and Oranges. Or maybe Oranges and Blood Oranges. While those sites certainly forced me to up my production game, other than black dudes banging white girls, there’s really nothing similar about them; in fact, I could make a fun argument Blacked Raw came from their desire to emulate Dogfart. But like I said, that’s a fun argument, with no disrespect aimed at anyone.
Finally, no one likes a liar, and sure…their production is way higher, as are their shoot budgets, which is fine me by. Look, almost anything I say about Blacked and Blacked Raw and Mr. Lansky that sounds the least bit critical makes me sounds like a whole bunch of sour apples…to continue with the fruity metaphors. Honestly, I’ll take a DF scene over anything over there, and it’s not cause I made it.
But I’m sure there’s people shaking their heads now, reading this, that’ll say oh boy Billy Watson is a whole bunch of sour apples. And really, that’s not the case. I stand by each and every scene I ever made with Dogfart, and I’ll put them up against any other company’s IR scenes, and that’s pretty much that. Was each and every scene I made perfect? Absolutely not. Some didn’t work at all, but every time I stepped up to the plate, I swung, and I swung hard. With loyalty and respect to everyone on my set up to The Producer.
Finally, you’ll never, ever see Ms. Benz anywhere near any of my sets, ever again. It’s really one of the great things I love about being my own boss: no more hiring handfuls. Speaking of handfuls, there’s some models out there that, for various reasons, declined Dogfart gigs. I won’t delve into any of that, either, other than to say just because they declined the gig doesn’t make anyone a handful, and one of the great things about Porn Valley is you don’t have to take any gig you don’t wanna take, which is a beautiful thang.
Allie Addison. I’ve been smitten since I first laid eyes on her. I was having lunch with my pal Thomas, who owns and operates the iconic Amateur Allure, when I first saw Allie. It’s a thing we smut peddlers do: eat and talk about things like where we think the industry is heading and recall the good old days and, most importantly, hey bro…any hotties you’ve seen lately that I should be aware of?
That’s when he showed me the pic Allie’s agent had sent to him. Well…at least that’s how I remember it all going down.
At a follow-up lunch a few weeks after I shot the Allie Addison ManoJob scene (as well as the interview below), I thanked him again for the Allie hook-up. He looked at me like I was crazy. “Show me a picture,” he said. So I pulled out my phone and showed Thomas a few of the pictures Allie and I had made the day of the shoot.
He looked down at my phone and back up at me and said, “Never seen her before in my life.”
This, my friends, is how my old-man brain works. Well, really…I’m not old. Really I’m not. But I can’t figure out how I discovered Allie…so yea, not recalling how I found someone as cute and bookable as Allie is some serious old-man shit I woulda never pulled off in my 30’s. Probably not in my 40’s, either. In fact, I still kinda think maybe it was Thomas’s old-man brain at work, but hey…I’ll take one for the team.
So there’s a Billy Watson interview over at Jim Beemiss’s blog, and I said a few nice things about Allie in my interview, cause I meant them. I think she’s on her way and can have a great career in adult, if it doesn’t eat her up alive. And we all know sex work is perfectly capable of doing such things — just like most anything we do in this life.
Don’t believe the hype: I did not interview Riley Nixon in August of 2019, as the beginning of the video states. It was earlier in the year (maybe even late 2018?), but hey…does it really matter when? I’m just happy any time I get to sit down with Riley Nixon to spend some time catching up with her. This interview was conducted right before she jumped on the ManoJob set with Mr. POV.
I guess you can call Riley “controversial” because of a haircut. I guess…it’s a style she’s kept ever since I met her, and I’m pretty sure ever since she jumped into the porno game a few years ago. Any agent would advise Riley to her grow her hair out; in fact, I’m sure most would pass on representing her because of her hairstyle. But Riley’s fiercely independent and her own person.
And I love making the artie-farties with Riley. We’ve had a few days in my studio together, collaborating on ideas as photographer and model. I’m big on that, too: it’s great when photographers have a vision and that’s that…but I’ve always worked best bouncing ideas off the models I’m working with, listening to what they have to say — and then making pictures together.
I first met Avi Love on set for Dogfart last year, and I was immediately smitten with her. I’m a sucker for a lot of things: blue-eyed brunettes, the way the back of a woman’s thighs, and the sound of a woman’s voice. Not that those are all Avi’s traits, but she’s amazing. It’s a difficult thing to define, but there’s a tone and quality of Avi Love’s voice that pushes my buttons…among other things Avi Love.
I like making pictures, and I think it’s really difficult to make interesting ones. It’s not a question of “good” or “bad” for me. I want to h and someone a copy of a picture and do the double-take, you know? I hand them the picture, they look at it, they look up at me, and look back at the image before giving an opinion. It’s something I strive to do. In our digital era, there’s more pictures made in a single day than were made in the entire era of film cameras. Herein lies the challenge — making an image that’s, on some sort of level, interesting.
I’m addicted to flea markets…although I’ve been doing a pretty good job of weening myself off them, lately. Old, amateur snapshots are my thing, and there’s usually a lot of them. The ones that attract me are the interesting ones, but that’s not always an easy thing to define. So here’s what’s not interesting to me: baby photos and people-standing-next-to-their-new-car photos and presents-under-the-tree photos and picnic photos, just off the top of my head. While those pictures served an important purpose for a very limited amount of people over a very limited amount of time, they’ve been retired now to the pile of things people sell at a flea market for 25 or 50 cents. But every once in a while, you find a picture that spans time.
Not that any of my pictures span time, but that’s my intention. That…and making quality smut my members enjoy. Avi’s a fantastic performer, as you can see by her trailer over at Mr. POV, so listen in as Avi and I catch up after not seeing each other for a little while.
Rebuilding a brand ain’t no easy task. Lemme back up a bit. About three years ago, I was working a ton, directing not only for Dogfart but my three sites as well: ManoJob, The Dick Suckers, and Mr. POV. Those three sites are now branded as Finishes The Job, and are housed on their original, separate URL’s as well as the link I just provided. The work day was long, satisfying, and paid well.
Well, in all honesty Dogfart paid well…but I never quite built the membership numbers up on my content. I only had 24 hours in a day, so, my sites ended up as a sort of side hustle. They pretty much paid for the content we created, our studio, and a small salary for my brother, who’s also my business partner.
When my producer at Dogfart wanted his content shot on location every single time, something had to give. Dogfart days immediately turned into 12-hour days. I made the decision then to start remastering the content I owned and posting essentially re-runs, which I knew would not only piss off my members…but they’d cancel. And that they did.
Three years later, I’ve decided to resign from Dogfart and work for myself. It’s scary and exciting all at the same time. When I told my parents, they supported the decision and asked, “what’s it feel like to be truly self-employed?”
“Kinda like jumping on one of the super-scary rollercoasters at a big amusement park knowing the ride is way overdue for a maintenance check.”
One way to help rebuild the brand was to hire some heavy hitters in the industry. And Brooklyn Chase is just that. Brooklyn and I have a fairly long history. She’s one of the most-popular models at Dogfart, having shot almost 20 scenes. We worked together on all of them. On my sites, she’s closing in on a dozen or so. She’s always great. Every. Single. Time.
So when I started booking again for Mister POV, Brooklyn was a go-to. A no-brainer…and we shot an anal scene.
Which is one of the things we talk about in this interview. Because over the span of her career, Brooklyn’s gone from taking the very first facial of her life (on my set) to gang bangs, blow bangs, anal, DP’s, and most recently, for her showcase over at Evil Angel, double vag. Going back to the roller coaster analogy, being a sex worker in Porn Valley is kinda like riding roller coasters: for many of us, your first roller coaster ride is the smallest one in the amusement park, but if you love it and find that sort of ride thrilling, soon your roller coaster rides escalate to where you’re riding the craziest ones; the ones that going backward and upside down and make ya almost wanna puke.
That being said, kick back here and spend 20 minutes as Brooklyn and I catch up about all the things her fans wanna know…and more!
And finally, since you’re a loyal reader to my blog, I’ve established a “Billy Watson Special” membership for $10 bucks a month off the regular price of $29.95 — so check out the Brooklyn Chase anal POV not safe for work trailer for the scene and take advantage of the special price!
I’m ramping up content production again. Not only is this interview with Casey Calvert part of it, I’m paying 100% attention to my sites for the first time…ever. They haven’t had much “new content” posted; however, we’ve been remastering old SD 4:3 content into HD 16:9, among other things. I’ve been busy behind the camera, too: I’ve got Avi Love content in the can, along with Brooklyn Chase, Dakota Skye, and both Rileys — Reid and Nixon. All in various stages of post-production, and all which will appear on my family of sites: ManoJob Makenna Blue and Emma Heart and Mister POV and Violet Monroe on The Dick Suckers.
One of the decisions I’ve made is it do turn this blog into what was once my YouTube channel — more video interviews and less of the written word. Although all the new, fancy software that comes with my blog is telling me to write at least 300 words per entry…if I want Google’s algorithms to care about I Shoot Porn. I got my YT channel up to almost 15K subscribers with the videos getting millions of views rather quickly; however, the folks over there didn’t like the content too much. They pulled the plug.
So I’ll be showing all future BTS interviews (that also will appear in the members’ area of my sites), as well as all the previous interviews I’ve conducted in the last, oh…I dunno, 10 years? Maybe more.
I sat down with Casey Calvert recently, and we spent about 20 minutes together. A few of the topics discussed? Porn stars, and what defines them. The television show Bigmouth. James Deen and Asa Akira and Riley Reid. Angela White. Does the number of social media followers have define the term porn star? What translates to “success” in the Porn Industry in this day and age? And, finally, what kind of advice would Casey Calvert give a newcomer into Porn Valley? This interview was conducted right before Casey went on set for Mr. POV.
And finally, since you’re a loyal reader to my blog, I’ve established a “Billy Watson Special” membership for $10 bucks a month off the regular price of $29.95 — so check out the Casey Calvert anal POV not safe for work trailer for the scene and take advantage of the special price!
For years, I shot in a studio, the first being Woody’s in KTown, near 7th and Vermont. Back then, I’d come to Porn Valley for a few days, shoot scenes for Blacks on Blondes and Gloryhole and Spring Thomas, sleep in a tiny room after we wrapped, then haul ass back home.
In fact, the whole second floor of that building was porno-rific: in addition to Woody’s studio, Nicky Milo had small place there, and Woody’s was huge, probably 7000 square feet, and it even had a huge “cyc” (cyclorama wall — Google it). When I first saw it, I thought to myself — ohhhh that’s how they do it. I was totally amateur; my camera was a simple point-and-shoot set to AUTO. I did know about white-balancing my videos, but even on my first few shoots, that was set to AUTO, too.
I shot a lot of porn at Woody’s. Then, in ’08, I moved my productions to a new, larger warehouse. It’s not easy finding a landlord who’ll rent to a smut peddler; in fact, the only thing worse than shooting smut was growing weed. My PA, The Minion, and I would make hundreds of calls and get hung up on most of the time. But we finally found a place.
One of the things I do, whenever I rent anything from anybody, is to ask around about the “anybody” I’m about to rent from. In this case, the landlord was an absentee landlord who lived out near Coachella. So I knocked on a few doors of my future neighbors. The general reply, once I told them who I was: “Oh, wow! You’re taking over where the artist used to work!”
Almost all of them said the artist like The Artist was some sort of big deal. Turns out, The Artist was kinda a big deal (Jason Rhoades), and being a huge art geek immediately researched his life: who he was, the art he made, and where he died…which, depending on who was telling the story, Jason OD’d right in the studio I had just rented. Two last words on Jason, for now…and yea, they’re ironic: Black Pussy (Oh…and you can see what the space looked like in Jason’s heyday). I stayed from ’08 until I was forced to leave six years later, after it was sold.
The toughest thing about managing a porno studio is keeping it “fresh” — the necessity to change out sets on a fairly frequent basis. Actually, you can’t change sets fast enough. It’s called being “shot out”, and not only does it apply to sets, but locations and models as well. Once it’s shot out, forget it. No one really wants to see it/them any more.
So, if it’s a set, you’re constantly changing out wall paint and flooring and furniture; if it’s a location/shoot house, I had to change it up maybe once every 8 to 10 scenes; and, if it’s a model, well…the average career span of a Porno Princess is maybe six months. By three years, they’re into “veteran” status, and anything past, say, five years, they’re in super-vet status. If they’re in the biz more than that, you’re talking about legendary status. For most, anyway. (Stunt cocks’ careers usually last much longer).
Around mid ’13, The Producer called. It was time to “up our game”, and get out of a studio and on to locations. This meant packing gear into a van and driving to pretty much any place in Porn Valley. Shoot houses, mainly. Every once in a while, I managed to secure a retail spot (everything from sandwich shops to laundromats to a fancy, lady’s boutique) — but most of the time they were houses.
And the houses varied in size and quality. Some were beautiful spots up in the Hollywood Hills: homes that might host a celebrity birthday party; others were modest, decent homes that sit in the middle of Porn Valley; and there were some that were dumps. It was all part of a new learning curve for me. I didn’t know what to expect the first time I knocked on a door, and most of the time the anxiety came from who opened it. Some of the homeowners were creatives (making music or movies or records — some of which you’d recognize), some were real estate hustlers (hustlers owned a bunch of homes and would rent them pretty much to whomever — from Air BnB’s to smut peddlers), and finally, some were just fucking perverts who liked the extra money.
One homeowner offered up his wife to my male talent. It was a 3 on 1 that day, and he assured me Wifey could handle all three dudes better than my Porno Princess had.
Some were ex-swingers.
A few were record execs whose income took a big hit with their income in the new streaming era. These were the guys who discovered bands or signed bands or managed bands or ran big labels. A&R guys. Shit like that.
Most just liked their side-hustle and didn’t mind the lube on their sofas nor the empty douche and enema bottles strewn in their bathrooms nor the DNA on their floors and furniture.
My goal was to always leave the place cleaner than when I walked in, and I never had a problem booking the place again.
What never made sense to me are the fans who pay attention to what’s going on in the background. As a porn fan, my focus was on the girl…not the sofa she was getting railed on nor the view out the window behind her. But fans really do care about things like that, and The Producer always told me sales went up when his smut was shot in a nice home.