Nikki Benz Returns to Hardcore in 'The Benz Mafia' for Brazzers
LOS ANGELES — Adult star Nikki Benz will make her anticipated return to hardcore sex scenes when the first of a three-part series called “The Benz Mafia” debuts on Brazzers’ PornStarsLikeItBig.com this Monday.
Benz has not performed in any new hardcore scenes since October 2010, when she was crowned the 2011 Penthouse Pet of the Year and became exclusive with the company for the following year. During that time Benz made numerous appearances, feature danced and kept her official website updated while her fans waited for new material. And in planning her comeback performances, Benz said she wanted to do something special.
Enter Brazzers contract performer and director Keiran Lee, who came up with the concept for “The Benz Mafia,” a title that pays tribute to the Canadian star’s legion of fans who together are the self-styled “Benz Mafia” and have been “ever since the MySpace days,” according to Benz.
“In the movie I basically play myself,” Benz explained Tuesday from San Jose, where she was working on a new project that’s still under wraps. “I’m part of an organized crime syndicate called The Benz Mafia and I have my sidekick Kortney Kane, and we work together to take over all Mr. Lee’s businesses. He’s a crime lord and we take over and kick him out of Porn Valley.”
Lee directed the mini-series along with Angel B., who was flown in to help shoot the project. Lee also performed in two scenes with Benz, who is one of Brazzers’ all-time top performers with 44 scenes and counting on the network.
“Keiran and Angel went all out, they put a lot of work into this,” Benz said. “This movie was definitely the most fun to do out of all the Brazzers scenes I’ve ever shot. This has the most production value.”
Lee and Angel B. left nothing to chance, bringing in several extras and shooting on location in various areas around Los Angeles, including at a strip club during the daytime.
“Not only do I get to play myself, I get to play a brunette working undercover in the strip club, where I send a message to Mr. Lee that I’m going to come after him,” Benz said. “Because I haven’t performed in over a year, I was definitely nervous. I didn’t want to disappoint my fans or Keiran or Angel. But I have to say, without sounding like I’m patting myself on the back, these are my best scenes.”
Part 1 will be unveiled on Monday, while Part 2 is scheduled for Nov. 22 and the third part a month later. A DVD release will follow along with a run on Brazzers TV, Benz said.
Benz performed a regular boy/girl and an anal scene with Lee, and then a three-way with Kane and Danny Mountain.
“This is definitely one of my proudest projects and overall one of my favorite things I’ve ever done,” Benz continued. “I wanted to make an impact with this. Technically, I was never gone, but I took a long break and I wanted to come back with a bang. Keiran Lee did an incredible job. I think the fans are going to be extremely happy.”
Lee and Benz had only performed together once several years ago and actually had agreed they wouldn’t do any more scenes because they were such good friends in real life. But when the inspiration came to produce Benz’s comeback movie, they decided to scrap that agreement.
“She was absolutely a dream to work with on this project,” Lee said. “Her professionalism showed through from start to finish.”
Lee added, “The chemistry with me and Nikki was electric. She’d never squirted in a scene before on Brazzers and she squirted in this. She was also very nervous about the anal, but she did it and took it like a champ.”
The co-director Angel B. was instrumental, according to both Lee and Benz.
“This was such a special project and Angel’s got years of experience,” Lee said. “He’s in charge of a lot of our editing process in Montreal. He flew down just for this. It was a real joint effort by the pair of us on this one.”
“He was amazing to work with,” Benz added.
In addition, Lee lauded Brazzers head of production Yancee McDonald for “helping to set it all up.”
Benz said she reads a lot of the comments from the members on Brazzers, “and I know a lot of my fans are excited to see me back.”
Some of their excitement may increase when they realize Benz gives them anal — she’s only done six anal scenes in her nine-and-a-half year career.
“I’m sure my fans are going to love that,” she joked.
Benz called Kortney Kane “an absolute pleasure to work with," noting that her session with Kane and Mountain "was one of my favorite boy/girl/girl scenes I’ve ever done."
Benz will return to Brazzers.com on Halloween to host a Brazzers Live show.
She also may land on the big screen in 2013, revealing that in May she had a part in Michael Bay’s upcoming movie “Pain & Gain” that stars The Rock and Mark Wahlberg and is scheduled for theatrical release in April. Benz said she played a feature dancer in a strip club scene in Miami.
“I’m a huge Mark Wahlberg fan and I literally stood 5 feet away from him topless. They transformed Liv, my favorite club in Miami Beach, into a strip club,” said Benz, who’ll be back in Miami this month to shoot a music video.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have a few mainstream projects. I always have a lot going on.”