From: Low <Low@this.address>|
Subject: Christy interview
Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 00:34:20 -0500
Hey, there's more to Christy Canyon than beautiful body parts. How about learning a little bit about the PERSON behind those ball draining fuck scenes we love so much. Here is an interview from the May '91 issue of Adults Only! Video News.
What don't you like about this business?
I don't like it when guys treat girls in the business like porno girls. For instance, I was doing a 900 number and there was one of the producers there who was treating these two new girls like: "Hey, baby, I can make you a star..." but his only intention was to get in their pants. I don't like the mentality of someone who thinks: "Oh! She's a porn star, I can fuck her for nothing."
Basically you don't like people who think that porn stars are just sex objects.
Right. I look at it as my job, and I take it seriously.
Do you feel very committed to this career that you have chosen?
Yes. I don't want to do it forever, but while I'm doing it I always do my best. For instance, today I signed autographs at the WhereHouse and I was supposed to be there for only two hours, but I ended up working three and a half. I'm not the kind of person who says, "Oh, my two hours are up. See you later," and leave 100 guys standing in line.
By the way, I was not the only one signing autographs. Tori Wells and Barbara Dare were also there.
Christy, what have you learned from working in the sex industry?
What have I learned about people or sexually?
[Laughing maliciously] When I first started I didn't know how to give a guy head. I had just turned 18 and I had this one boyfriend for two years, an Oriental man from Thailand. He was adorable. He was gorgeous. I really loved him, but he never taught me anything about sex. He was the first guy I had sex with, and I didn't know any different. I didn't know that a girl was supposed to enjoy sex as well as the man. It was just like fiveminutes -and-it's-over-type of thing. So when I first got in the business I really had not been with many guys, and I didn't know what I was doing.
I mean, Ron Jeremy had to teach me stuff, you know? Ron Jeremy would hold my head down and say, "No Christy, you have to do it longer than ten seconds."
Also, I had never been with a girl before, so that was exciting to me because I had always wanted to find out what it was like to be with another woman but I didn't know how to go about it. I couldn't just go to a bar and say, "Hey, teach me how to make love to a girl!"
Overall, I think I was with a guy once, in my personal life, and I remember how really good the sex was and I was moaning and groaning and I thought: "God, I hope he didn't hear that! How embarrassing! He's going to think I enjoy this." And I look back on that and I think, "But, you're SUPPOSED to enjoy it!"
What do you think it was that made you inhibited about sex?
I think it was because my parents never talked about sex. My older sister really didn't talk about it either. My boyfriend never expressed his feelings about sex. He was not very creative.
So all of a sudden, by coming into the sex business you had a whole new world open in front of you.
Yeah. And I got paid for it on top of it.
How was your first experience in front of the camera?
It was Night of Living Dangerously and I worked with Ginger Lynn Peter North. And that was also the first time I had ever been with another girl. Ginger was great! Even though I was excited to be with another girl, I was also petrified. I felt like, this is neat, but what if I don't do it right? Ginger was really nice showing me what to do.
Christy, what goes on in your when you're fucking in front of the camera?
The first thing I think about is the camera angles. Of course, I love to get into the sex and enjoy it and not think about the 10 camera people around me. Okay, I'm attracted to the guy and it's going to be fun, but this is work. You can't do exactly what you want in this. You have to be aware that there's a camera there and they have to shoot you in the best way possible. So my first concern is to visualize how the scene is going to turn out and make sure the camera man can shoot the film well, and then I can enjoy the sex.
Do you get to choose the actors you work with?
Yes. There's very few people I won't work with. I pretty much like everybody in the business. There may be one or two people I won't work with, but we won't mention names. I like Mike Horner, Ron Jeremy, Randy West, Peter North. I want to work with Randy Spears in the future.
So, how do you separate the sex you live on the screen and the sex in your private life?
I'm 24 now and in my private life I really have to like person I'm with. When I was younger, I would go out dancing and I'd see a cute guy and I'd just take him home. Then in the morning it'd be like, hey boy, get out of here.
Now, I really have to like a guy. I mean, I don't have to love him or marry him, but it has to be more than just instant sexual attraction. I have to know who they are, somewhat. It's also scary, with AIDS.
What's the first thing you notice in a guy?
Personality. How they act.
What do you look at first? The way they walk, their eyes...
I look at their eyes. I always think that the eyes are the window to the mind. If they don't look at me in the eyes, I turn and go the other way. I never trust people with shifty eyes. I can't deal with a shy person. But first it's the personality, then the looks.
Does it take you a long time to figure out someone's personality?
I'm fast. I can pick up on people really fast for some reason. There are some people that I look at, they say one sentence and I instantly don't like them. That happens rarely, but once in a while I just take an instant dislikng for somebody and never like them again.
Why do you like pornography?
I like it for my personal freedom. It allows me to express myself and get into different characters in each film. It's fun to change personalities. Maybe because I'm a triple Gemini. It's fun for me to be different people. I get bored if I'm just myself.
What kind of roles do you prefer?
I like comedy, funny roles. The roles I don't like are bimbo roles. I don't understand those little fuck-me doll roles. I think bimbo roles are very degrading. I mean, it's okay to throw in a silly stuff in a film, but not to be the whole character with a name like "Candy" or "Cookie."
How would you describe your orgasms?
It's always diffrent for me. It depends on who I'm with, what position, if it's actually having sex or if it's getting head from somebody, or playing with myself. For some reason, when someone gives me head that's the best way for me to cum. Other than that, sexually I cum with the missionary position the best. I like doggie, also. I don't like spoon that much. I don't like strange positions that much. I like to feel the other body on me and missionary is the best way to do that.
What are the sensations you feel in your body when you cum?
For me it always starts off in my stomach area. It's this really warm feeling that rushes down inside me all over, like an explosion. And my favorite is when the guy and I have an orgasm at the same time. That's the ultimate.
Like a mutual bond...
Yes! I really like the feeling of the guy cumming inside me. But, I really have to nkow him. I have to know that he's safe.
What are your favorite mental orgasms?
When I get my car driving up to 100 miles an hour! Or when I go shopping. I have a mental orgasm when I have a really good day at work or when I buy an outfit I really like.
You have one of the most beautiful pussies in the business. How do you prefer to have your pussy sucked and touched?
Gently. I like it gently. Once I had this guy who bit my clit and I got really mad. How would you feel if I squeezed hard on your balls? I don't like pain. I don't mind a little spanking here and there, a little slap on the ass, or scratching. I love a deep strong massage.
But when it comes to playing with my clit, my pussy, my tits, or my nipples, don't bite, pinch or hurt me! Because I'll turn around and slug ya! I like it when they're very gentle and they just tease me like: lick me and then back off, lick me again and maybe put a finger or two up inside me. If I'm really turned on, three fingers! I like it when they're very conscious of my feelings. I don't like it when guys just dig to China or something.
Does your clit get hard easily?
Yes. And after three orgasms I'm very sensitive, and I have to rest for a while. I can't just go and go. When I have an orgasm it's very intense and, if I'm turned on, I can cum very easily and my clit becomes very sensitive.
How do you feel about love relationships?
I'm all for them. A lot of guys find it very difficult to deal with my independencey. I've been on my own since I was 17 and I've always been very independent since I moved out of my parents' house. I always paid my own way, bought my own cars, my own clothes and paid my own rent. It's very hard for me, now that I'm 24, to let somebody take over financially and emotionally. I like relationships, but I'm not good at them. I don't allow myself to give someone the opportunity, at this point, to take over my freedom. I did it a few times, having someone move in with me and help me out financially, and I've always regretted it. They've always abused the privilege and I said to myself, "Damn, Christy, you're much better off on your own."
Men are usually possessive of you, I imagine.
Yes. They want to change me. They want to be the ones to make Christy dependent on them. They always get this feeling like, "Poor Christy has to make these fuck films..." and for me it's no. It's not poor Christy. Christy chooses to go out there and Christy chooses to do this on her own. So don't give me this, "Wow, is Christy shit!" because that doesn't hold any water with me. I'm very happy where I'm at. I can basically do or go wherever I want, so don't try and come into my life to tell me that you feel sorry for me that I have to do this, because I don't find it any different than going to a bar, picking up a guy and taking him home.
It makes me mad when people think that way. I've had several boyfriends who all of a sudden say, "Oh! Christy I'm so sorry that you have to do this. You'll never have to do it again.." Don't fucking tell me what I can or have to do or don't have to do.
Relationships, I don't know. Maybe it's me, but they don't work for me. I'm sure they will one day, but right now they don't.
What kind of guy turns you on?
I like clean guys. I'm not into bodybuilders. I want a little softness in a guy. I wanna be able to squeeze on some love handles. I want it to be some flesh there. I'm not into rock-solid arms. I'm not really active when it comes to working out. I can't stand working out! I'm one of the laziest girls when it comes to that. I couldn't handle a boyfriend who worked out because he'd be going, "Come on, come on, work out!" And I'd be going, "No! Bring me home a Snickers!"
What do you do besides films?
I go to school, I love to travel, read, sleep.
What books do you read?
Trashy, steamy novels like Jackie Collins, and Danielle Steele. I want to improve on my reading. I bought Tolkien's books but I haven't read them. Every time I pick up a book, I always go back to these same old steamy novels.
If you were an animal, which animal do you think you would be?
Probably one of those really pretty black panthers. Really slick and shiny. They're the kind of animals that just walk by and then go away for a month and then they come out of hiding. There's something about them that I love. They make a statement.
Which are some unusual place where you like to make love?
Once I was in New York with this guy I really liked. We were on this empty street and we did it in a dark alley. It was so wrong to do: New York in the middle of the night, there was nobody around. But still, anyone could have been out there.
Once I had sex on my balcony and I was thinking, "Wouldn't it be fun if all the neighbors saw us?" I always like that chance of getting caught. I mean, anyone can have sex on the bed or on the floor. I always think it's fun to do it in the bathroom of a nightclub, with my date of course, not a total stranger.
I once did it in my elevator. I was dating this guy and we stopped the elevator. It was two in the morning, so nobody was going to use the elevator. I remember he came on the mirrors, and we just left it.
Do you like the taste of cum?
It tastes different from guy to guy, and I really have to like a guy to taste his cum. I have to know him. You know, you have it in your mouth and you better know where the guy has been.
What is your current wet fantasy?
It always changes. Sometimes it's been to have all these guys screw me at once, and not on film. Maybe it's that element that a woman is not supposed to do that.
Another one is to have a guy come to my house, not even talk and have him screw me all night and then have him leave. I would pay him to do that. Pay him to do whatever I want and be able to say, "Okay, now I want you to lick my pussy for four hours straight unless I say differently." I wouldn't want to be domineering, but gentle. I'd say, "Now I want you to put this vibrator up my pussy."
You know, sometimes I still get embarrassed with a partner. I don't think I've ever had a boyfriend that I felt 100% at ease to tell him to do whatever I want.
I'd love to have a guy, one of those escort men, come over and do whatever I wanted. A really nice person paid to do whatever I want. ANYTHING. And when it's finished I'd never have to see him again. Just totally pamper me with whatever I wanted. Start off with a massage, rub my feet and do everything that I wanted.
Would you ever consider acting in legit movies?
Never. I've had a lot of offers, but I've never wanted to. It's not my thing. I don't want anything to do with regular movies. It's not my goal to become an actress or a model.
Have you ever wished you had a dick?
No, but what I always wondered is, how does a girl's pussy feel like on the inside. I'm sure guys think, "I wonder what it feels like for a girl?" If I was a guy, or if girls had dicks and guys had pussies, I would like to feel how they feel when they cum or are having sex with a girl.
I wonder who gets the greater pleasure?
I think it's a different kind of pleasure between a men and women. But it's really up to a man to understand a woman.
Most of the pleasure in sex comes down to giving the other person pleasure, don't you think?
I think that's how it should be. That's why I like being with another girl. A girl knows what another girl wants, usually. That's why it's nice. A girl knows exactly what to do to me.
Do you enjoy threesomes?
I have to be in a certain mood for that. You see, if I like a guy I'm very jealous of other girls. I don't get off having a boyfriend and some other girl comes over. No way.
You're one of the few girls who have their own company, Canyon Video.
No. That was when I was with Video Exclusive. They named the Christy Canyon films, Canyon Video, and I did get a royalty off those. But ever since I signed with Vivid, Video Exclusive is not paying me my royalty so now we're in a legal battle.
Did you ever have a G-spot orgasm?
Never. And I always wanted one. Maybe God forgot about mine.
Why do you think visual violence is accepted, but graphically explicit sex isn't?
Because people are single-minded. They think automatically sex is bad, violence is okay.
You know, pornography comes down to the fact that you usually have to get in your car, drive to the video store, pay for it, take it home and you must have a VCR. If you just turn on the TV instead, almost every show is like, shoot them up, gun them down. All you have to do is turn the TV on for violence.
On the other hand, you have to want to watch porno to get it. I just think that people who fight pornography have just nothing better to bitch about. I think that half these people who complain about it are the people who go home and watch it and have big collections of videos.
What would you do if they asked you to direct a porno film?
If I had to do one, I would try to emulate a Paul Thomas or John Leslie production. That's one of the many good things about being signed to Vivid, they really care about their films. Most companies produce shit-quality films, even Canyon Video. Most of the times the production and the editing of sex videos sucks. I'm not degrading Video Exclusives, but I don't compare their stuff to Vivid's, there really is a big difference.
I like the film that I just finished for Vivid, Portrait Of Christy. It was shot on film, it had a 35 page script. Video Exclusive had only a ten page script, all sex.
You know, I like to watch my own videos. Not just for the sex, but to look at the production quality and to improve my performance.
You also started your own fan club. What is it about?
I sell my tapes through my fan club. I sell posters and Polaroids and 8x10 photographs. Every six months I have an auction of the clothing that I wore in certain videos, like underware and lingerie. It's a little business that I do all on my own. I don't have people writing letters for me, it's all my own stuff.
All this is fun for me. Sometimes I really feel like a straight-laced girl who got in some funky business and kinda likes it!
I also have my own telephone Fantasy Line. You can call 1-900-321-0500, and all it costs is $2.00 per minute.
Do you enjoy playing with sex toys?
Yes! I used to have this boyfriend where every once in a while I would get all dressed up in black stockings, garter belt, bra and bright red lipstick, and he'd call me a whore. And I'm not a whore! But it was fun to play the role.
What do you love to do when you go on a date?
I love to go eat. See, I'm half American and half Italian, so I love to eat. I went out with this guy who took me to a restaurant and I ordered chicken piccata. I eat a lot, so if you're taking me out you have to be prepared. So after dinner the waiter came and asked if we'd like anything else. And I said, "Yeah, another chicken piccata dinner!" That guy never asked me out again! He got scared, he thought I was going to cost him a fortune!
Would you like to give out your fan club address?
Of course! It's: Christy Canyon, 13601 Ventura Blvd, Suite 218, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Send your name and a self-addressed envelope to join the Christy Canyon fan club!