Jodi West interview
It takes a particular type of woman to star in taboo type films and make them feel believable especially when it is about the family. Subtlety is one of the important qualities of Jodi West. No matter if she is targeting and seducing her stepson or stepdaughter or is receiving the advances from them, she does not overreact and spoil the intriguing and stimulating storyline to a specific scene. It is on account of this behavior that makes her performances fun. So, when you bring beautiful and talented Milfy women and set them in well thought out taboo plotlines with good actors and performers around them, we get the most successful new studio of the year in Forbidden Fruits Films.
Hi Jodi, I am so pleased to see your Forbidden Fruits films being so successful. I know that it has been a lot of hard work especially since you are headquartered in Florida. Could you tell us how you developed the concept for your taboo work?
We came up with the concept after having friends tell us about "incidences" that had occurred in friends' homes with blended families. With women marrying men and then acting upon attractions to their stepsons. Being that the taboo genre has been one of the most successful ones ever, we found it a very intriguing subject to explore.
Since you are far away from the center of the adult industry, the performers who you have in your films are true friends. Could you tell us your feelings for Desi Dalton, Levi Cash, and Shay Fox?
What a great question. I worked for a couple of other studios to see how this whole porn thing went and it was somewhat amazing to me that you would meet a guy or girl and then ten minutes later, you'd be banging the heck out of each other. To me, it just seems more natural to have chemistry or at least a friendship with your partner. Desi and I had been friends for about a year (in the swinging community) and I met Levi and Shay through the industry. I would consider them all very dear friends and it's a bonus that I get to have sex on screen with them. That said, you can never have too many friends. We have a blast on set and try to match a scene with chemistry between people. It doesn't always work, but when it does - WOW!
Your husband Jay plays an essential role in the development and success to your company Forbidden Fruits Films. Could you tell us what he does and how much of a soulmate he is in helping you put all of this work together?
Well, we are truly a match made somewhere between heaven and hell. Jay is the evil genius behind the company. I usually come up with the monster of an idea (I dream porn) and then he figures out how to hone in the concept and put it on film. I come up with the story, we bang out the story board together, and then he directs and edits to the finished product.
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With the success of your older woman/younger man films, you have expanded into other genres such as lesbian work. Could you tell us what these other genres and lines are going to be?
Since I have always had an affinity toward women, it is a natural fit to go into the more twisted story lines of older woman/younger woman themes. Along with other subjects we know a thing or two about first-hand such as swinging, mild fetish, and outdoor/underwater sex.
Have you received much backlash from distribution companies who did not want to carry your films on account of it's taboo subject matter? What kind of reaction do you get from porn fans?
We have had little or no backlash. Adult content is a multi-billion dollar industry. Everyone doesn't have to have an interest in the same areas. We have been blessed to have fans that have been with us from our camming days when we just had sex on camera for the pure exhibitionism of it. We have experienced success beyond our wildest imagination and are very appreciative for everything and everyone who has helped us along the way.
Since you are working on taboo subject matters, does it feel like you are walking on egg shells in making sure that you never cross that line?
YES! But we don't get as close to the blurred line as some people might think. Imagination and the suggestion of impropriety are often more seductive and powerful than actually having it spelled out.
How long have you been in the industry? How did you get started in it?
We started web-camming in 2008. I worked for a handful of studios in 2010 (with Girlfriends Films being the only one I continued with because of the wonderful way they ran their company and how they treated their talent). We started our clip stores in 2010 and launched Forbidden Fruits Films at the end of 2012.
What has been your most pleasurable moments so far? What has been your least pleasurable?
Everything has been a learning experience. I don't like the way I see some girls in the industry treated. It is a true disappointment. I do however love the creativity that goes into seeing something go from concept to finished product and I have loved how people have reacted to our stories.
What traits of a woman do you admire most? What makes a woman sexy? hat traits of a man do you admire most? What makes a man sexy?
To me, when it comes to both women and men, attitude, confidence and a sense of humor are the sexiest traits a person can have. If I am having sex with you and you can't laugh (or worse yet, you "shush" me - yes, it has happened) it is an immediate and complete turn-off for me. Game over. Sex should be fun! Fun is sexy!
Many adult stars are animal lovers. Are you one of them? Are you a cat or dog person?
No offense to kitty lovers, but I am very allergic and so have been a dog person all my life. I have two Maltese dogs. They often grace my Twitter and everyone who comes to our house gets to know them. My husband and I have also been involved in fostering dogs and animal rescue along with several other charitable interests.
How were you as a kid growing up?
I was a gangly, long-legged, freckled-faced tom-boy always getting into trouble and always getting out of it just as easily.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I am an advanced SCUBA diver. I love wreck diving in particular. Also an outdoor enthusiast who will never pass up a chance to go hiking, backpacking, or camping. One of my favorite places to be is in the middle of the ocean on my boat.
What is your shoe size?
Nice! If I wasn't in this business, I would think it a strange question. I have tiny feet for being as tall as I am (5' 6") - I wear a size 6 to a 6 1/2 shoe and I love shoes!
What is your favorite thing about being an adult performer?
For the first time in my life, I get to be completely myself! I am as goofy and as sexual as I am on film maybe not quite as predatory, but definitely highly sexual.
Are there any web sites or future projects that you would like to promote? What are you currently working on film wise?
Forbiddenfruitsfilms.com & Jodiwest.com are my websites. I always try to promote the girls that are in my movies and websites so you will see me mention them in any behind the scenes interviews that we do. We just finished production two weeks ago on our first Swinger movie "Real American Swinger Stories". We used actual swinger stories and had them portrayed as often as possible with real swingers. Also, "Mother-Daughter Lesbian Lesson" just came out and I am very proud of that movie. We already filmed #2 of that series. It will most likely be released in December or January.
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