Tell us a bit about yourself
Kendra James: Like what? I’m a feisty redhead!
My Favorite Pornstar: How did you create the name?
Kendra James: It’s my name plus a friend’s last name. I know, real creative, lol.
My Favorite Pornstar: What are your stats/measurements?
Kendra James: 32C- 25 – 35
My Favorite Pornstar: What do you enjoy most about being a pornstar?
Kendra James: The hours. I have a very flexible schedule and can take off when I want to, to wherever I want to. Having that flexibilty does not suck. I also enjoy being creative, especially in filming my own movies. I can write and direct my own scripts and get a little weird with things.
My Favorite Pornstar: Do you work any other jobs other than being a pornstar?
Kendra James: I do not. I’ve worked in the music industry, as well as the beauty industry. But, in 2008, I decided to perform, and run my own site and clip stores full time. It was a little daunting and running your own business can certainly have its ups and downs, but ultimately I think it was the best decision for me.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Kendra James: Geez, probably still working in porn! At this point, I’m trying to make the move to be on film less and shoot my own productions featuring other performers more, so even if I’m not on camera, I’ll still be behind it!
My Favorite Pornstar: What projects do you have set up for the next 6 months?
Kendra James: Shooting, always shooting! I’ll be filming more superheroine movies, plus I’m hoping to add a tentacle porn video to my schedule. I keep playing with the idea of crowd funding a hentai/ tentacle movie, and hope to get that off the ground in the next couple moths. Beyond that, I’ll be at Comic Con San Diego, Fetish Con in St Pete, Exxxotica NJ, and of course, AVN.
My Favorite Pornstar: What is your favorite sexual position on & off camera & why?
Kendra James: Doggy style. It just pushes the right buttons, I guess.
My Favorite Pornstar: Which pornstar would you most like to work with?
Kendra James: I haven’t worked with Charlotte Stokey yet. But also, Molly Stewart, Lacy Lennon, Ana Foxxx, Ella Hughes, and probably a million others.
Have you ever been grossed out during a shoot?
Kendra James: I don’t think I’ve ever been grossed out by another porn star, but I have done some pro domination sessions and fetish shoots that were questionable. Many years ago, I was the assistant on a shoot in which a model got several gallons of baked beans poured on her, a speculum put in her pussy, and then pissed all over. The smell of baked beans and pee was nauseating ,and the fact that both were dripping into her gaping pussy sort of freaked me out. What can you do though? You have to roll with what’s happening and take it in stride.
My Favorite Pornstar: Are there any sex acts that you haven’t shot yet but want to?
Kendra James: My current obsession is tentacle porn. I’d really like to do some sort of tentacle thing with a trans performer (*cough* Natalie Mars).
My Favorite Pornstar: Are there any sex acts that are taboo for you and if so why?
Kendra James: Well, I don’t shoot boy/girl, so that closes a pretty big door for me. If we’re talking fetish (does fetish count as sex?) there are plenty of things I’m not into.
My Favorite Pornstar: What is the funniest thing that’s happened during a shoot?
Kendra James: The very first shoot I was on was at a beach house in Santa Cruz, CA. There was a boy/girl scene happening on the redwood deck outside. The female performer kept stopping, because the wood was untreated, and she kept getting stabbed by shards of wood. At the end, she came inside, lay on the couch, and had another performer pull splinters from her ass. Not so funny for her, but it made me giggle.
My Favorite Pornstar: What advice would you give to someone wanting to get into the industry?
Kendra James: To understand it’s fickle, save your money, invest, educate yourself, and come up with a long-term plan.
Has the stigma around the adult industry affected you?
Kendra James: Of course. I tend to be very secretive about what I do, so as not to alienate anyone. You never know how someone will react, and even if it’s not negatively, there are generally still a lot of questions. I’d rather not get interrogated, so I just don’t talk about it. I also don’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable, and the idea of sex on film can cause some people to squirm. When the questions do arise, I try to be as calm and thoughtful as I can be. I feel like the general impression people have of those who work in adult (particularly women) is that we have no other options, and that we’re uneducated, desperate, deviant and/or money-hungry. You have to try and dispel those beliefs and make people understand this is a legitimate business, performers actually have registered companies, and many are well educated and have made a conscious choice to do this.
My Favorite Pornstar: What is the weirdest thing that you’ve been asked to do during a shoot?
Kendra James: As I’m writing, this I’m on set doing quicksand porn in the middle of nowhere in Tennessee. All-day long, I’ve been playing in mud with other women, blowing bubbles into a woman’s mud-covered pussy and sinking, while naked in quicksand. My idea of what’s weird and what’s not is pretty skewed at this point. LOL I don’t even bat an eye anymore.
My Favorite Pornstar: Do you get recognized when you’re out & how do your fans react?
Kendra James: I’ve been recognized several times, and it’s always a little weird to me. In the beginning, I didn’t think anyone was watching, and thought this was just a fun job I did and got paid for. There are so many performers out there, so I’m flattered when people come up to me at bars, clubs, the nail salon, or even on the street and bashfully say hello. There are have been some weird instances too, however. One guy came up to me outside of a bar while I was hanging out with civilian friends and just blurted out, “I’ve been masturbating to you for years!”. It took me aback, but what can you do except laugh it off?
Do you watch porn, if so what type?
Kendra James: Nope. I’ve been making it for 20 years, live it every day, and need a break when I’m not filming or editing it. Otherwise, I’d get overwhelmed.
My Favorite Pornstar: If you weren’t shooting adult videos what would you be doing?
Kendra James: I’d be a make-up artist and would probably (and may still) go to school to be a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner, so I could administer fillers and work in the cosmetic surgery field.
My Favorite Pornstar: How do you keep in shape? Are there any specific exercises or routines that you complete?
Kendra James: When I feel motivated, I do Cross Fit. Otherwise, it’s just general full body work outs at the gym.
My Favorite Pornstar: What hobbies & interests do you have outside of the adult industry?
Kendra James: Wait, there are things outside of the industry?! I’m at the beach a lot, go paddle boarding, diving, and have recently been trying to paint more often.
My Favorite Pornstar: What is the most difficult thing about being a pornstar?
My Favorite Pornstar: Do you use sex toys? If so which ones?
Kendra James: You can’t go wrong with a Hitachi!
My Favorite Pornstar: To date which porn scene are you most proud of & why?
Kendra James: I really enjoyed filming my Batwoman/ Beast scene (available on KendraClips.com and also on my Batwoman DVD). Physically, it was pretty rough, but it was also creative, had a good story ,and is also sexy. I also have a scene coming out sometime soon with Alexis Fawx and Mackenzie Moss directed by Bree Mills that I really enjoyed shooting, and I think is going to be super-hot
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