Carter Cruise: The Future (and Present) of Porn

Captain Jack interviews Carter Cruise

I’ve been doing interviews for a little over two years now and there’s not many women I enjoyed talking to more than Carter. She is a totally cool chick and so down to earth. I first interviewed her last June when her career was just taking off. Who knew what would happen in the ensuing 10 months but Carter is on a rocketship to superstardom! She’s one of the most popular girls in the industry and the reason for that is she brings it every single time. She never has a bad scene and is a volcanic sexual performer. I actually met her officially for the first time in Vegas and I was not disappointed in the least. This is my 250th interview and, for the milestone, I wanted someone special. Carter qualifies as special no matter which way you want to define it.

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Captain Jack: First off, congratulations on your Best New Starlet Awards for AVN, XBiz, XRCO and, the most prestigious of all, Captain Jack Off.

Carter Cruise: (laughs) The best one! The only one that matters to me. (laughs)

CJ: Has that changed your life at all?

Carter: Back at AVN, it was kind of crazy, I was working everyday so it was an increase in work for me. I also noticed that I was treated a little differently on set. I took a little bit of time off the past two weeks so right now I haven’t been working that much because I wanted to give myself a break before all the big movies come out this summer.

CJ: I’ve read a couple of interviews with you after the show and you said you had a list of goals from the moment you entered the industry and Best New Starlet was on your list. What else have you accomplished off your list?

Carter: It was my goal to be nominated for Best New Starlet, not necessarily to win it. I also wanted to be nominated for Best Actress in ’16 but that happened last year too. It was a list of things I wanted to do in terms of what kind of scenes I wanted to do each year. But I can’t tell you what is on the list. (laughs)

CJ: I didn’t delve into this last time. You were a sorority girl in college. After getting to know you over the past year, that doesn’t seem like something you’d do. You seem more independent and don’t seem like a sorority girl.

Carter: (laughs) I’ve always liked to be part of a lot of different things. I wanted the experience of being around that type of people. I think being a part of different organizations and different people have made me more aware of who I am. And it’s made me more comfortable being myself and it made me fit into any social situation where I may be put into. That was a huge part of it. I was a debutant back in high school. Those things are things I wanted to be able to do so I can hang out with porn people or you could put me in a more structured social situation. And I can easily fit into any situation and that’s something that’s really important to me. I can go into any room with any person and fit in there. People have this perception of Greek life that I wouldn’t necessarily say is wrong. I’ve seen both the best and the worst of sorority life. I actually just talked to one of my sister’s last night. They are some of the most awesome people I’ve met. They are real friends. They are really interesting girls. They have supported me through some of the toughest times I went through in college. That was the best part of Greek life, having that family.

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CJ: I admire a lot of things about you, Carter, mostly that you are a totally down to earth person and are so kind and generous. I’ve interviewed a lot of girls over the past year and so many girls, when I ask them what they want to accomplish in porn, they say “I want to change the perception of porn” or “I want to make porn more mainstream”, a lot of them fade out after a year or so. However, you are amazing. You ARE making a difference. I read some articles on you back in your hometown newspapers and you ARE actually changing perceptions.

Carter: Thank you so much. I knew that was something I could do just because of how I am. I knew that no one like me was in the industry and I could bring a fresh perspective. I’m still getting experience and having a good time and I’m very happy with how that progressed. It was in my head but it’s kind of hard to say if that’ll become a reality. And it’s really cool to see those things actually happening.

CJ: One thing I noticed about you and I even texted you about it after I saw it, when you’re getting fucked real good, your eyes cross! I think that’s sexy but some people think it’s acting.

Carter: Performing is actually a certain percentage acting. You’re not fucking in your room with one person, there’s a roomful of people around you and the camera’s a few inches away from your face, you’re in uncomfortable positions, you’re cold…so there is some acting in porn and I think anyone who denies that is straight-up lying. But at the same time, I never want to put out a fake performance. I try to make everything as realistic as possible because that really comes across on camera. Things like the eyes crossing is just my natural body language. It’s not something I was really comfortable with showing on camera but I’ve definitely become more comfortable with it. The longer I’ve been in, I just don’t care. (laughs) When I started in porn, one of my guy friends asked me what was going to be my thing, what was I going to be known for. I had no idea and we were coming up with different ideas and nothing worked. And the eye thing just happened one day. I didn’t even think about it, it just happened a few times and people started commenting on it. I guess that’s what I’m known for! It just comes naturally!

CJ: I’ve always wondered, what does that tattoo say on your left side?

Carter: The full line is “So there’s an angel in me that I’m constantly shocking.” It’s a Jean Cocteau quote but it’s actually referenced in my favorite poem from Lawrence Ferlinghetti. It’s my favorite poem, it’s really beautiful.

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CJ: So being in porn, are you a size queen now? Or doesn’t it really matter?

Carter: I think sex is so mental that I don’t think that size matters at all. We were talking about this the other day but I haven’t published it yet. I just think it’s so funny that guys always ask this question. Guys think about that so much. I was with a couple girlfriends the other day and everyone was laughing about it. They’re not in porn and no one actually cares. I mean if you have a micro penis or something really small, that’s a different situation. But we’re not talking about that. We’re talking about guys that have average sized dicks. It’s really not a big deal. There are certain girls out there that do care and are size queens but that’s not the majority of women. Sex is so mental for women. You can have the biggest dick in the world but if you can’t mentally stimulate her, all you’re doing is stretching the vagina open. That’s great but it’s really getting into the girl’s head that is so important. You also have to know the other spots. Just having your pussy stretched out isn’t really what gets girls off. There’s so many other things that go into it. A big dick can help, sometimes but it can also hinder it. Sometimes guys with big dicks think just because they have a big dick, they’re good at fucking. Noooo, you’re not. Some of the best sex I’ve had is with guys that just have average sized dicks, even on the smaller side. They were aware that they had small dicks but instead of being all whiny about it, they just got really good at sex. So it didn’t matter.

CJ: You have a cute little bush, some fans want to know if you’re ever going to shave it for some scenes?

Carter: I like it. I might trim it down a little bit at some point. It’s pretty crazy right now. When I first grew it out, no one had a bush but now everyone’s growing bush. So it’s not original anymore. It’s very competitive. (laughs) My plan is when I cut down from doing porn full time, I want to dye it like a crazy color, just for fun. (laughs)

CJ: You’ve done some crazy stuff on camera, do you have any other fantasies that you would like to live out?

Carter: I don’t think so. I did a gang bang for Jules and I did one for Kink a couple of weeks ago and that’s one I was really wanting to do. That was the last main thing. There are a couple things I haven’t done. There are a couple things I want to do but I don’t know if I’ll ever do them. We’ll see. (laughs)

CJ: What Kink site was that?

Carter: Hardcore gangbangs but it’s not out yet. I really impressed myself in that one and I never say that! (laughs)

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CJ: Speaking of which, you’ve never done double anal yet, have you? Is that something you’ll try?

Carter: There have been a few times where I said I’d shoot it but it hasn’t been right, in the moment. I like to do things when they feel right, it just hasn’t happened yet. I’ll probably do it at some point, I’m not against it. I was going to do it for the Airerose showcase, I was kind of saving it for them since I’m the face of the company and I don’t have many firsts left. But they’re not a company that’s huge on anal, that’s not their main focus. So I figured I might as well save it for somebody else. It hasn’t happened yet but it’ll happen eventually.

CJ: What do you look for in a guy off camera?

Carter: I’m a really picky person. I like guys that are super ambitious and really impulsive, that’s a huge thing for me. People who are funny. I’m really big on people being polite, having good manners, being a gentleman, that’s probably my Southern upbringing. People who are honest and interesting. Someone that can do a lot of different things. You can bring them anywhere in any social situation. Intelligent and ambitious, that’s the big things.

CJ: You’re single, you’re pretty and you live in LA, do you find it hard to date?

Carter: I’m not really interested in that right now. I weighed the pros and cons of being in this industry and I knew that was something I wouldn’t do while I was in the industry. That’s fine with me because I’ve never really been interested in dating. I’m not interested in tying myself down to people unless it’s super worthwhile and lasting. And I know that some people in the industry are dating and they make it work for them. That’s great and I don’t think it’s impossible but, personally, I’m a very monogamous person. If I’m in love with someone, I only want to be with them and that’s something that’s not productive while I’m in the industry. I just want to focus on my job right now and that can come in the future.

CJ: You’re the spokesmodel for Airerose Entertainment. What does that entail?

Carter: I did some videos for them and wrote some blogs to promote the release of my movie. I have a couple different movies with them and I think I have one left. We help promote each other on social media.

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CJ: You also have a showcase movie for them coming out called All Access Carter Cruise. Tell me about that one.

Carter: It’s really cool. I haven’t gotten to see it all together yet which I really want to. Derek Dozier, the director, has sent me some clips to get excited about it. The scenes themselves are reality, we picked different things. The first scene with Ramon was about makeup sex and hot hot makeup sex can be. There’s no lines or anything, there’s just a very pretty intro showing the tension between the two people and then the makeup sex. The next scene I shot was with Adriana Chechik and James Deen. Adriana and myself were hanging out by the pool, all hung over, and we order pizza. Then we say we should totally bang the pizza guy. We just came up with these interesting scenarios to set up the scenes. It was fun creating a different vibe for each one. There’s sex and then there’s the motivation of sex and that’s what’s been really hot to me about different types of porn. The dick going into the vagina isn’t necessarily hot for me but know why that’s happening and understanding the tension or the chemistry between the two people is what’s really hot to me. There’s also these different videos I took on my IPhone and on a Go Pro so you see my real life.

CJ: You also do a DP in there with Ramon and Toni Ribas, correct?

Carter: Yes.

CJ: Those two are like boyfriends! They do a lot of DP’s together!

Carter: I work with them together a lot. They were my first DP but not on camera. It was a regular boy/boy/girl with them and I wanted to see what it felt like so we did it off-camera for a bit. They’ve always made me feel super comfortable. They work really well together and I personally feel really at ease with them so they’re a good go-to for DP’s.

CJ: You’re becoming a DJ. In fact, I heard your first single. Is that something you want to do more of?

Carter: Yes, I’m actually playing in Miami in June. I’m really focused on porn right now and I don’t want to spread myself too thin. I’m going to play a few shows and have some fun with that and hopefully build that into a bigger part of my career in the next year. It’s been something I’ve been doing for years just for fun but I never actually thought I could make money doing it or make it a part of my career until recently.

CJ: I’ve often said that this is your world, we’re just living in it. What else is planned for Carter Crusie?

Carter: I’m working on some merchandise so that will be up on my website. My site just went up this week. My blog’s on there and I really plan on building my blog a lot more this year. My store will launch next month. I’m also doing some writing and some videos; I’m basically trying to take over the internet. (laughs) I also have some side projects that I’m working on that have to do with Carter Cruise as a brand. There are some cool things that I want to make, little side projects.

CJ: Your website is www.cartercruise.com, correct?

Carter: Yes sir.

CJ: Any other upcoming scenes that your fans can look forward to?

Carter: There is some really cool stuff coming up but I can’t talk about it. (laughs)

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CJ: I have to say, you have the most entertaining Twitter. I encourage everyone to follow you @CarterCruise . Up until a week ago, you had Obama’s Fav Porn Star. What did that mean?

Carter: (laughs) I had a feature article on Grantland by my friend, Molly Lambert. She came to AVN and followed me around and she wrote an article on AVN that featured me. Apparently, that article got me a lot of feedback and it was one of the top featured stories on the site. Someone told me that he read an interview where Obama reads Grantland every morning. So it’s not unlikely that Obama might know who I am. He was kidding so I put it up there like that.

CJ: You are a huge fan of pizza. What’s your favorite type?

Carter: I like deep dish. (laughs) It’s sooo good. I’m never really had pizza that I don’t like except when it has too much cheese on it. I actually hate cheese except on pizza so it’s like this weird thing I have with pizza. Sometimes, I’ll get a deep dish and I’ll end up picking off so much cheese. (laughs) There will be a mound of cheese on plate. I actually like cheese on it, I just don’t want too much. (laughs)

CJ: Any favorite toppings?

Carter: I used to only eat pepperoni pizza but then I was a vegan for a really long time. So at some point, I didn’t eat pizza at all. I’d have vegetarian pizza but that’s not really the same. And for a while after that, I would only eat cheese pizza because I didn’t eat pepperoni. Now, a lot of times, I’ll just go with cheese because it’s a little bit healthier. (laughs)

CJ: You also mentioned this place in Hollywood, Joe’s, that’s your favorite place.

Carter: It’s called Joe’s Pizza and it’s next to Playhouse. The industry has a Halloween costume party and I discovered it. So when we were walking in the party, we walked past the pizza place. I looked in and saw all this deep dish pizza. I said, ‘Oh my God, that looks so good. I’m getting that.’ We go into the party for a few hours, dance like crazy, burn off some calories. So we’re leaving at 3 in the morning and I was so hungry. I had to get that pizza, I was thinking about it all night. And I’m dressed as a pizza for Halloween too. (laughs) So the line is so crazy long and I didn’t care because I needed that pizza. We’re standing and waiting in line and this guy in a pizza shirt walks out. He saw us and invited us back with him. He took us past this whole line and started clearing off a table for us. He said he couldn’t get pizza right now because the line was so long. Everything was on the house, cannoli’s, salad, whatever. I was even with a couple guy friends, it wasn’t even like I was with girls. So he brought us canoli’s and that was great for the guys but I really needed the pizza. There was one piece of the deep dish left and I had to convince the cook’s to give it to me. (laughs)

CJ: And what other social media can the fans follow you at?

Carter: My Tumblr’s still up at CarterCruise.tumblr.com but I don’t know how much longer it’ll be up because I transferred all the content to my website. I might still keep it up for pictures and whatever else, we’ll see. My facebook is facebook.com/cartercruiseofficial. There’s a lot of fake accounts out there but that’s me. That’s mostly for mainstream stuff like music and whatever else, not too much porn stuff. And Instagram is @CarterCruise

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