"The ass is the site of all things intense on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level," Taormino said. "Free your ass and your mind will follow."
Taormino recently completed Tristan Taormino's House of Ass, shooting Joanna Angel, Justine Joli, Mr. Marcus, and Scott Nails at a weekend retreat in a secret mountaintop location. The movie, which features Angel's first interracial scene, will be released by Adam & Eve on February 24.
"I like to create an environment where there is no pressure. Hang out! Eat good food! (And by good, I mean good. Not some cold burrito from El Pollo Loco. Sit in the hot tub! In H of A, it really helped people relax and forget about the cameras."
House of Ass was shot reality-TV style.
"Joanna was in the Confessional talking about being new to the industry. She said she's never fucked a black guy before in her personal life, so she told her agency she did not do interracial.
Then she questioned herself (on camera), thinking maybe it was fucked up. But she concluded she would rather do it first off-camera. The next day, I saw the two of them flirting. She told me she was into him. I said, 'okay, do you want to do something about it?' The next thing I know, he's fucking her in the ass. (OK, it didn't happen that fast, there was a lot of warm up, including some play with a hand turned wooden dildo. Lots of coats of a vegetable-based, non-toxic polyurethane-like substance, so no worries - no splinters.)"
Taormino is keeping her options open vis a vis production companies, having worked not only with Adam & Eve but also with John Stagliano and Evil Angel on two editions of the Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women in 1999 and 2001. She wants to work in New York, but definitely not in the San Fernando Valley.
I asked with whom she wants to work in the future and she demurred ( a trait common to the asstastic).
"I am tight-lipped in the mouth, but not in the butt," she said.
Taormino played the regal and informed Geena Davis to my catty and shrill Joan Rivers for the AVN Red Carpet Fashion Roundup.