LOS ANGELES — The new face of Airerose Entertainment told XBIZ she “gave up a lot” to pursue a career in adult entertainment.
“I think I could’ve gone to law school,” said Carter Cruise, the 23-year-old native of Cary, N.C., who started in August 2013. “I didn’t get into the porn because I didn’t know what else to do or because I was desperate. It really was an educated decision.
“I was thinking really hard about what I wanted out of life and what I wanted to wake up and do. I did give up a lot to do this and I’m really just getting started. There are so many things I want to accomplish and I want to keep going to really make my mark in this business.”
She’s off to a fast start.
The former Hooters girl and lifeguard not only has performed in more than 60 movies during her first full year, she has just been named the first-ever Brand Ambassador for rising gonzo studio, Airerose Entertainment. The promotional contract became effective on Nov. 1.
“We have been looking for someone who exemplifies everything that the Airerose brand represents, which is beauty, class, elegance, freshness, and top quality girls,” said Adam Hasner, vice president of Airerose Entertainment. “Having worked with Carter on a number of other projects already, we felt making her the face of Airerose would be the perfect fit. She isn't just promoting Airerose, by definition, she is Airerose.”
Hasner launched Airerose this year with the intent of creating a high-end gonzo studio that could stand toe-to-toe with the industry elite. Aligning with Cruise is simply the next step in that progression, he said.
“Carter has starred in a number of our films since Airerose launched. We have always been blown away by her performances, acting abilities, and the way she conducts herself all around,” Hasner said.
“She will be working with us on a number different things including appearances at warehouse shows, tradeshows and incorporating us with her everyday social media interactions.”
He continued, “We also looked at her filmography and saw how in just six months in the business she went from internet gonzo scenes to huge features for major companies and we knew that she had everything that we were looking for when it came to someone who was going to be the face of our brand.”
Cruise graces the box cover of Airerose’s “Pure 2,” which will be released on Nov. 20, and shares the cover billing for the October release “Sorority Girl Car Wash” with her close friend Dakota Skye.
“We started the same day in the industry with the same agent so we’ve known each other since we very first started,” said Cruise, who now is represented for bookings by Mark Spiegler as of this past June.
Cruise said she met Hasner at IVD’s Fall Warehouse Show in Hightstown, N.J., where she mixed with some of the top product buyers in the country for the first time.
“It was a really good experience,” Cruise said. “I met a lot of really awesome people and got to see a side of the industry that I don’t usually see. I did a lot of networking.”
She said that Stunner PR owner Mike Kulich, who represents Cruise for publicity, helped introduce her to the Airerose leadership. Kulich had Airerose in mind from the moment she signed with him for representation, according to the ambitious starlet.
“He’s one of my biggest supporters,” Cruise said. “He helped me in so many ways. He has kept me positive and encouraged me.”
Indeed, this all seems to be unfolding nicely for Cruise, who has landed high-profile feature work this year — such as the lead in “Second Chances” for New Sensations — in addition to performing in a wide range of gonzo scenes.
“I’m so happy that I did this,” said Cruise, who is also honing her skills as a DJ when she’s not on set. She intends to start playing live shows soon.
“Everything is just so much better than I even imagined it. I think I’m pretty happy with my progress, but I always think there’s more.”
So does Hasner.
“She will overall be the face and the driving force of Airerose Entertainment,” Hasner said. “Carter has an extremely loyal fanbase and will be tweeting about all of our projects and helping Airerose connect with more fans.
“She is also going to be shooting her own ‘day in the life’ promotional videos of her doing regular, everyday things, which will enable her fans to see a completely different side of her.”
In the coming months plans call for Cruise to be on several more Airerose box covers and to star in a special showcase DVD “that will be 100 percent Carter Cruise, which will be a must-have for her thousands of fans,” Hasner revealed.
“The showcase will be packed with brand new scenes from her as well as jam-packed with extras which we will be announcing once production for the showcase has wrapped,” he added.
It’s all part of Hasner’s strategy to build Airerose into a household name.
“Our content is new and fresh and we are shooting the top talent in the business,” the executive noted. “We are a new studio but have already gained a loyal following both online and with our DVD sales and we continue to grow month after month.
“We want people who haven't had the opportunity to see our content to know that we are out there every day casting their favorite stars and putting out some of the best gonzo movies in the business. We plan to continue consistently releasing two brand new titles a month featuring top A-List talent and productions that are helmed by veteran directors.”
Hasner continued, “We want the fans to know that when they shell out their hard-earned dollars for an Airerose DVD or website membership they are getting the best porn money can buy. Our membership site is also on the rise and we have seen record sign-ups for Airerose.com which features all of our original content. We definitely want to keep that momentum rolling and are confident Carter will help bring even more attention to all avenues of our business.”
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