Captain Jack interviews Bonnie Rotten
Also see Bonnie Rotten Interview Part 2 (2014)
Bonnie Rotten has burst onto the porn scene like a comet. She is an explosive performer who started out doing anal and hasn’t slowed down since. After only a couple of scenes, she had a whole movie built around her. It was well deserved and Meet Bonnie was met with outstanding reviews, including by myself. I had a chance to meet Bonnie when she appeared at Exxxotica in Chicago in July. She is just as sweet and down to earth as she is a fiery performer. I admitted to her, as I will repeat below, that I was turned off by tattoos but after seeing Bonnie, tats are now irrelevant and I even find them sexy. Bonnie is sure to be nominated for many, many awards when nominations are announced in the next couple months and I was grateful Bonnie agreed to sit down with me for a little chat.
Captain Jack: Tell me about Bonnie Rotten. Some background info, family life….
Bonnie Rotten: Well, right now I am working in the adult industry. I don’t have much of a family life because I live in LA and my family lives in Ohio and Texas. I don’t get out there too much. Right now, I’m working a lot and feature dancing. And I’m working on my own production stuff, so I’m very busy!
CJ: How long have you been in the industry?
Bonnie: Let’s say a year.
CJ: Obviously, you’re known for your tattoos, when did you get your first tattoo and what was it?
Bonnie: My first tattoo was on my stomach and that’s the zombie from the Night of the Living Dead, The Beginning Comic Book, Issue #1.
CJ: How many do you have?
Bonnie: Thirty-something (laughs)
CJ: I told you when I saw you in Chicago that tattoos never did anything for me. But then I saw you and I saw past that. You are such a sexy woman and a great performer. Now, they’re actually a little bit of a turn-on!
Bonnie: That’s my goal! I want everything to be obsolete. I want people to put me in their movies because they like the way that I perform!
CJ: Are you going to get anymore?
Bonnie: I’m going to finish mine but I’m pretty tattooed out so I’m going to chill out for a while.
CJ: Do any of your tattoos have special meanings like from someone you lost earlier in life or anything?
Bonnie: I have my great grandmother’s name on my arm. Every tattoo has some meaning but that might be the most meaningful.
CJ: How and why did you decide to get into the adult industry?
Bonnie: It wasn’t a decision that I really knew I was ready for but I totally did my research. When I came out to LA, I met a couple people and went back home. I came back to LA and went to AVN, met some people, made some contacts, and started making my way into the industry. It was slow, but it went well. And the reason why was, I’m heavily tattooed, and there’s not a lot of things I can do. But sex is one thing that I love and enjoy and I feel like if people are going to look at me, they’ll want a performance. I feel like a sexual athlete and I needed a place where I could be myself and not be judged. I’m from Ohio and a lot of people from Ohio are very judgmental. Of course, there are always going to be people that hate on you or whatever but I feel there are a lot more people that appreciate me
CJ: You said you did your research, did the social stigma attached to being a porn star enter into it at all?
Bonnie: No, not at all. Because like I said, where I’m from, I’m from one of those communities where I was the pretty girl. And I started getting tattoos at a very early age so a lot of people were like “What the hell’s wrong with this person? She’s got problems!” So, regardless of what I did, regardless of how I did it or who I did it with, anything, I was going to be talked about in a negative way. So I figured I don’t care what these people think, I’m going to do what I want to do for me. And my family’s extremely supportive. I’ll send my grandma covers of movies and pictures and stuff. They just know that whatever I do I’m going to treat it as a career. And I’m going to do it to better myself, I’m not doing it for a party. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but it’s my career.
CJ: So you did your research, went to AVN’s in 2012, did you start sending out your pictures to agents? Or what did you do?
Bonnie: I didn’t send my pictures to any agents. I talked to Mark Spiegler. He said he wasn’t sure if I was going to work too much. Then I did my movies for New Sensations and then I went back to sign with Mark.
CJ: So your Meet Bonnie DVD, that was your first movie ever?
Bonnie: Yup! That was my first big release. I had done 2 or 3 scenes besides that and I went into New Sensations. I didn’t want to be pinpointed as an alt girl so I made a conscious decision to stay away from that image. I shot for Dirty Diablo which is kind of an alt company and that was one of my first shoots but after that, I stayed away from that and went into bigger companies and was determined to try. I went into New Sensations and shot one scene for them and then John, the owner, e-mailed me to come meet with him. So I went up to his office and I was all nervous because I didn’t know what he wanted. He told me he saw the scene that I had shot and he thought I was amazing. He told me I was a very nice girl and what did I think about shooting a movie for them? I said that would be amazing, absolutely I wanted to do that. He asked what I wanted to do so I arranged with the production staff and set everything up and did my first big movie! Then, right after that, I got my boobs done. And I called and said, “I want to do a gang bang!” John said that they don’t really do those and I said, “C’mon, I really want to do one!” He finally relented and we arranged it. (laughs)
CJ: So the first scene you shot, were you nervous at all? Because you sound so confident and I’ve seen a lot of your performances, I can’t imagine you were!
Bonnie: I was totally nervous because I had a lot of pressure. I just wanted it to be absolutely perfect and I wanted to make sure I did everything right. So I totally psyched myself out but I did a good job. From there, it got easier. My fifth scene was anal with Mike Adriano. (laughs) So that was amazing and I liked it. As you go along, you develop more of a personality the more you go along. In the beginning, you do what they want you to do instead of adding your own personal flair to it. But then as you go along, you say “I want to do this!” and “I want to do that!”
CJ: Who’s your favorite performers?
Bonnie: I love all the Spaniards. Ramon, Toni (Ribas), Carlo (Carrera). Then I also love Erik Everhard, Manuel Ferrara and Mick Blue. Anyone foreign pretty much. Anyone with a huge dick. (laughs)
CJ: But Erik doesn’t qualify! He’s American!
Bonnie: Noooo, he’s Canadian! (laughs)
CJ: Is there anyone out there that you want to work with but haven’t had a chance to yet?
Bonnie: Asa! Asa is so hot!
CJ: What’s your favorite scene so far?
Bonnie: My favorite scene right now is Evil Anal 19. That scene was epic.
CJ: Yes, that scene was incredible. I saw it a couple of weeks ago.
Bonnie: Thank you. I love working with Ramon, he’s so awesome. I’m glad you picked up that little thing that he did. I was saying, “Please let me cum! Please let me cum!” “NO!” I told him right before the scene, “Ramon, do not rip my underwear. Do not slap my pussy.” He said, “OK!” Then we start the scene and first thing he does is he rips my underwear and slaps my pussy! He knows how to get me going!
CJ: When you first work with someone new, do you talk to them and find out what he or she likes or don’t likes?
Bonnie: Totally. You have to get the right feel for people. I’m into spitting and getting all messy, but some people aren’t. You don’t want to gross somebody out because then you can tell there’s no chemistry.
CJ: So what exactly do you like? What gets Bonnie off?
Bonnie: Getting drilled in the ass. And looking into someone’s eyes and seeing the sweat move down their face. I love human reaction, that’s what gets me off.
CJ: Speaking of spit, where did you learn to spit? You spit better than me!
Bonnie: (laughs) I don’t know! I just developed all these porno tricks! I always have a lot of spit!
CJ: How often do you cum during a scene?
Bonnie: It depends on what I’m doing but I usually cum 4-6 times. DP’s are a little more epic for me.
CJ: Let’s talk about the squirting. You didn’t do that early on and then I received a copy of Squirt Gasms by William H. for Jules Jordan. I thought, ok, Bonnie’s in that. That’s interesting. But, Holy Christ! You can fire it across the room! Did you develop that in porn too?
Bonnie: I had done it a few times before porn but it was with somebody who knew how to finger me in the perfect way. But I had not done it since. Then I met Veronica Avluv. I absolutely love her and we became friends and hung out. And she showed me how to control my muscles and how to do it. So now that I know how to do it, it’s crazy! I really don’t know! Jonni Darkko shot a scene of me for Evil Angel and he said I squirted and it came out like a water hose, like a quarter-size in diameter. When I’m cumming and about to orgasm, I tighten my muscles and then turn and push and then the floodgates open.
CJ: Do some directors tell you not to do that? Can you control it that much that you don’t squirt?
Bonnie: Some directors like it more than others but if they don’t like it then why are they hiring me? (laughs) They know what they’re getting when I come to the set. (laughs)
CJ: So what’s the best way to make you squirt?
Bonnie: I like doing it anally with fingers on my clit. Or I like just fingers. Vaginally, I like it too but sometimes it sucks because when you’re trying to push out to squirt, a dick’s in your pussy and it doesn’t come out. It just dribbles out.
CJ: You’re only 20, is it weird having sex with all these older men?
Bonnie: I love older men. I love MEN. Older men know how to give it to you and are groomed properly and things like that. I like some young dudes but older men do it for me!
CJ: What’s the most uncomfortable place you’ve had sex?
Bonnie: Fuck, there’s a lot of uncomfortable places. There was this movie I did for Wicked called Sexpionage. Steven St. Croix was on this rolling chair and the back of it was against these freezer bolt things. He was fucking me in the ass and he kept rolling around. It was the worst ever! Oh! And I got DP’d in the desert on a mattress! That was with Erik and Toni.
CJ: Do you watch your own scenes?
Bonnie: I do.
CJ: Is it for self-critique or do you masturbate to them?
Bonnie: Well, definitely critical. But I like to masturbate too. I like to watch something to watch how I’m doing it. When you do anal, you don’t want to think of yourself as being messy or looking weird. So sometimes you’ll watch yourself and think, “OK, that looked good!”
CJ: Do you have a boyfriend?
Bonnie; No, not anymore. I did though.
CJ: How often do you have sex off camera?
Bonnie: Not often because I work a lot.
CJ: When a guy pops, where do you prefer it?
Bonnie: I like it in my mouth. It’s my present. I earned it!
CJ: What more can you do that you haven’t done already?
Bonnie: I haven’t done interracial yet. I haven’t done double vag or double anal. I’ve never fucked a dude in the ass on camera. There’s a lot I haven’t done!
CJ: So are all those on the back burner to do some day?
CJ: What’s your ultimate sexual fantasy and do you want to live it out on camera?
Bonnie: I want to get gang banged by my Spanish men! I would just let them all fuck me. I would not even stop fucking them. (laughs)
CJ: And you could just coat them with your squirt!
Bonnie: That would be their hydration! They don’t need water! Keep going! (laughs)
CJ: Your scene with Gia DiMarco in Obedience School was incredible. That tight blouse and pants you wore at the beginning was fantastic. Did you know Gia before that scene because you had some great chemistry?
Bonnie: No, that was our first scene together. That’s where it began. I love her.
CJ: When you have downtime, who do you hang out with? Do you hang with people in the industry or do you hang with your friends back home?
Bonnie: I hang out with Riley Reid, Teagan Presley and Samantha Saint mostly from the industry. I have a few girlfriends here and there.
CJ: And what do you do during your time off?
Bonnie: Well, this weekend I’m actually going to Disneyland. It’s going to be awesome.
CJ: What advice would you give someone who wants to enter the industry?
Bonnie: Do your research and quality vs. quantity.
CJ: What does the future hold for Bonnie Rotten in the next 5 to 10 years?
Bonnie: Well, I hope I don’t jinx myself because I hope it happens way before then, but I hope to have my own production company. I want to make my own twisted art.
CJ: You have a big trip coming up in a couple weeks to Hedonism. Do you want to talk about that?
Bonnie: Yes! It’s going to be awesome! I’m so excited! I’m going with Teagan Presley, Alexis Texas and Monique Alexander. We’re going to Negril, Jamaica for Hedonism II from October 1-8. And we’re basically going to host the party. And we go to the after-parties every night and hang out with everybody. And we’ll host seminars so we’ll be talking to people and answering questions about sex. It’s going to be crazy!
CJ: Any upcoming projects that you want to promote?
Bonnie: Oh, yeah. Rambone’s coming out! Watch out! Rambone XXX, a Dreamzone parody. I was John Rambo aka Joan Rambone. I killed people. I stabbed them with my knife. I jumped in the woods, I was crazy! I got butt fucked in the woods by my Colonel. It was awesome.
CJ: And where can the fans find you?
Bonnie: I’m on Twitter @thebonnierotten And I have a website, www.bonnierotten.com