You may not know her by name, but you would probably recognize her face or her, um, more-sensitive body parts. Jessica Drake—a year-old, 5-foot-9 blond powerhouse—has starred in no fewer than pornographic films. In her 13 years in the adult film industry, Drake, who works with Wicked Pictures, has won more than 16 industry awards.
Her most recent film, a sexy parody of Snow White in which she plays the Evil Queen, is the first time she has portrayed a villain and will probably get her another Adult Video News award the Oscars of porn. In addition to being a contract performer, she also writes and directs adult content. Drake spoke to Vocativ over the phone from her L. And while she might chastise us for saying so, this woman of many talents was a surprise: She was actually really nice, very well-spoken and down-to-earth.
Need proof? I was I was in Texas. I was stripping and also going to college. I started with a liberal arts degree because I thought I should go to school, and then I took Intro to Psych and I changed my major to psychology.
But then I quit about a year and a half after that. I wanted to be a feature entertainer—someone who dances in character in clubs. And I started meeting people in the adult industry. It was much different than I expected; it was run much more like a business. It took me about a year before I did my first movie, and I was very, very comfortable with it. There is definitely a gap in modern-day, realistic sex education.
I do seminars and workshops, I speak at universities, so a little bit of everything. No explanation about the fact that sex is pleasurable. Nothing about masturbation. It was very fear-based. I mean, obviously I love porn. I make porn. I perform in porn. I direct it. Performers are automatically ready for just about anything. Also, I think sex is not as linear as it is portrayed in adult movies. You know? You go back and do something else and do something else. Oh, definitely. I just live my life. I let people get to know me or not, whatever.
People love a train wreck. A lot of us are hesitant to do mainstream interviews because of their slant. The majority of movies for Wicked are very plot-driven, with better story lines, bigger budgets and cooler locations. A movie I did recently, which was kind of along the same lines, is Underworld.
I knew before I was in the industry that I was not a jealous person by nature, as long as there is communication. When I got into the industry, that was something I had already been through and thought about and considered. I am very happy. The travel is a huge one. But that first time was special. By Jonathan Sanger. By Isaac Himmelman. By Alessandria Masi. How did you start in the business and how old were you? So you star in, write and direct adult films, but why did you decide to get into teaching sex education?
What are some things you find lacking? Speaking of the fantasy of porn, we want to debunk some porn star stereotypes. What about you personally? Why do you think that is? Have any favorites? You mentioned your partner to me before. Is there any jealousy or tension with the fact that you both have sex with other people for a living? After everything, are you happy with the decision you made 13 years ago to enter the adult industry?