2016 Adult Expo Interview: Kayden Kross

Captain Jack Interviews Kayden Kross

Kayden is a beautiful blonde who has been in the industry for almost a decade now. She has been a contract girl, she’s been a free agent and now she’s an award-winning director. She has multiple award nominations as a performer for good reason. I had a chance to sit down with Kayden at the recent Adult Expo in Vegas for a wide ranging chat.

Kayden Kross

Captain Jack: Tell me about Kayden Kross.

Kayden Kross: I grew up outside of Sacramento, where there were cows or things. I don’t have any really interesting childhood stories. I had a pet goat at one point, his name was Lael. It came with this weird name and I stuck with it. I was a major book nerd. I was super shy. I was on the varsity tennis team in high school but that doesn’t mean I was good… there was a low bar there. (laughs) I worked at McDonald’s, I was the drive thru girl. And as soon as I had my freedom at 18, I worked at a strip club. That was fun.

CJ: How did you progress from the strip club to porn?

Kayden: An agent came into the strip club and got me to do modeling stuff like Penthouse and Hustler. And on my first Hustler shoot, they talked to me about a contract. At the time, I had never, ever thought of taking it that far because even the pictures were new for me. I was a senior at Sac State and I didn’t know what I was going to do. I was getting a degree because I felt like you were supposed to do that. I was really lost at what the next step in my life was going to be and this contract thing just kept nagging at me. They brought me to the AVN Awards because I hadn’t done anything and it was this crazy huge year. You feel like a star and I didn’t even have content out. Everyone was taking pictures of me and it was this overwhelming experience. I kept “trying to do the right thing” and stuck with school and follow this path. But there was nothing I was interested in, not that I’m not ambitious just that nothing grabbed my attention. I kept thinking and thinking and thinking about this boy/girl contract and I finally said ‘fuck it’, that’s what I want to do. And so I came in with a contract with Vivid pretty much a year after that.

CJ: What’s your favorite position?

Kayden: Oh God. I’ll have one and then it’ll change. I always tend to come back to missionary which sounds boring but when there’s no cameras, it’s really great. It’s great to have contact with the person fucking you. Doggie’s always a popular one. 69 is my favorite right now, right at this moment.

CJ: What do you like sexually? What gets Kayden wet?

Kayden: That’s another thing that changes. There are days when all I want it is rough and degrading stuff and everything that goes with it. I remember there was the height of this particular phase where I just wanted to be completely demolished in bed. And Manuel scratched his name into my skin all the way down my back and I was covered in hickeys and bite marks and all this stuff. I remember getting out of bed one day and looking in the mirror and saying, ‘Oh my God, I have to stop this!’ (laughs)

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CJ: Did you watch porn before you got into the industry?

Kayden: No I did not. I wanted to do it, I was really, really, really crazy sexually. No one ever knows what I’m talking about but this is real. I remember I was in the Hustler office and they were trying to talk me into the boy/girl contract. And I asked who I would have to work with. They pulled out a fucking photo album and everything was a gorgeous guy like Nick Manning and Jean Van Jean and Manuel and Tommy Gunn and they were all shirtless and oiled up and the wind was blowing their hair. It was like Playgirl and it was pick your poison. I thought that was the coolest thing ever. It was so cool! I wanted the travel that went with it and I can’t pretend that the money wasn’t interesting. It was very interesting especially for someone my age. I was looking at minimum wage if I wasn’t in the sex industry. And it was back when I liked wearing make-up and high heels so it was cool to think I could get paid to show up and get my make-up done and get pampered and look pretty and take pictures. Since then, I hate make-up and I hate high heels but at the time, it was a huge perk. There was no downside to it except for the part where people said don’t do it.

CJ: You said you were really wild sexually. How many guys were you with before porn?

Kayden: I don’t know. I can tell you I was with more guys before porn than I have been since porn. Since I got into the industry, 99% of the people I’ve touched have been other porn performers which is a pretty short list. So it sounds like a crazy statement but it’s really not.

CJ: When did you lose your virginity?

Kayden: I was 15.

CJ: You’ve only done a few anal scenes over your long career. Don’t you enjoy it?

Kayden: I do it a lot in my personal life. My whole thing is that I’m glad that I played it the way I played it. I feel like you can’t have much longevity if you do everything right away. Some girls do; look at Jenna Haze, she was insanely popular and remains that way. But for the most part, the rule of thumb seems to be that as soon as you’ve done the hardest popular thing, your career tapers off. I was lucky in that I went straight into contract. They didn’t care too much about anal so I was able to just keep it here so that the fans are still interested.

CJ: If you could magically go back and talk to Kayden before her first scene, what would you tell her?

Kayden: I would give myself so much advice. The first thing I would do if I could go back that far, is that I would have started when I first thought about it instead of waiting for a year. If you do it well when you’re young, it brings you to an even higher level. A good example of this would be Teagan Presley. She did it really well and really young and she’s still Teagan Presley. And she hasn’t shot boy/girl in 6 years! I wouldn’t have come into my first scene worrying about my lipstick when I’m giving a blowjob… there is so much dumb shit I did. But, overall, you’re going to do dumb shit because you know nothing and no one’s coming to tell you. But it’s fine, it worked out for me.

Kayden Kross

CJ: You’ve had a diverse career. You were a Vivid Girl, then signed a contract with Adam and Eve then contracted with Digital Playground. What’s the best part about having a contract?

Kayden: I feel like the best part of a contract is that they treat you the way all girls should be treated in this industry. You have true consent. Not that you don’t have consent elsewhere but they’re so invested in you long term that they if try to put you with someone or do something and you say no, they’re not going to fight you, it’s fine. But in those other situations, if they have no long term investment, it’s only getting this scene, they’re going to act like you’re a fucking diva in the same situation where you have a legitimate reason for doing or saying whatever you say. The other thing is longevity. If you can control your releases, you can stick around forever.

CJ: What’s the worse part?

Kayden: The bad part is that you don’t reach all the fan bases.

CJ: So now you’re directing, do you like that?

Kayden: Yes, it’s my favorite part. It’s exhausting but once you get a finished project, it’s cool. I love it.

CJ: How did that come about?

Kayden: The first one was when Digital approached me. That was the Girl Squared one. I had the coolest idea then I was strapped down left and right with all these rules. That was the first one and, after that, I almost never did it again because I thought you came in with this great idea and then everyone just cuts your fucking hand off. A year went by and Manuel came home one day. I think he was tired but he said that he’s going to let me do his next movie. So I went crazy! It was Misha Cross: Wide Open and we won best director for it. It was great, I was really proud of that movie.

CJ: What’s the future of Girl/Girl Scene on Trenchcoatx?

Kayden: There’s a whole other season coming out starring Stoya. If you’re asking about G/G content, we’re going to be doing everything from girl/girl to trans content.

CJ: What can the fans look forward to out of you? Any new projects?

Kayden: We have some exciting new content coming out on Trenchcoatx. We have a DVD deal in place too.

CJ: And how can the fans get ahold of you?

Kayden: On Twitter, I’m @Kayden_Kross and Instagram I’m @ClubKayden

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