Kelly Shibari Interview

Captain Jack interviews Kelly Shibari

Kelly is pegged for a specific fetish in adult, those lovers of BBW’s. However, one look at Kelly and you won’t be able to look away. She is a very beautiful woman who uses adult to explore her sexuality. She was in a recent big release from Digital Sin where we got to Meet Kelly. I tried to expand on the interviews on that disk with some information gathering of my own!

Meet Kelly

Captain Jack: Tell me about Kelly Shibari.

Kelly Shibari: I am 42 which makes me older than most plus sized performers. I am Japanese-Irish-American. I am a super dorky geeky nerd. (laughs) I am college educated and grew up in a very well-rounded family. Everyone is very supportive and we are still very close. I was born and raised in Japan. I came to the US for college. I went to an American school in Japan, that’s why I don’t have much of an accent. I am bilingual which came in handy a couple years ago when I worked for Wicked Pictures in Summer Lovin’. I played Asa Akira’s mom and 90% of my dialogue was in Japanese.

I used to be a production designer for mainstream films and before that I was a roadie. I went to college in the US and transitioned right out of that to being a roadie for rock bands and Broadway tours and stuff like that. When my parents decided to move to the States, I decided to move out of New York and out to the west coast. There’s not a lot of live theatre here. LA’s a great rock ‘n roll city but it’s not where tours start, it’s where they end. When I moved out here, I had to decide what to do for a living. I realized, I knew a little bit about props, I knew a little bit about special effects…I was kind of a jill of all trades. So I became a production designer in some films. I did that from ’98 or ’99 until 2007 when the big writer’s strike happened in Hollywood. A friend of mine said, ‘Hey, you should do porn!’ I had recently broken up with a guy and was trying to date. All of the guys I ended up dating just wanted to have sex. LA’s a really transient town and it’s hard to just hook up with a guy because you don’t know how many other people he’s been with. It’s kind of a hook-up kind of city, ‘Oh, you’re a producer!’ ‘Oh, you’re a director! Let me fuck you!’ (laughs)

Being in my 30s and getting tired of the dating scene and figuring I should just charge for it, porn was always a bucket list kind of thing I wanted to do. That’s when I found out there was a place for plus sized women in adult entertainment. I thought I should try it, do it once or twice and cross it off my bucket list. I figured when Hollywood came back, I’d go back to being a production designer. But it never came back.

CJ: How did you become a roadie, that’s not really a normal job?

Kelly: It’s kind of like porn or any field of entertainment, it’s all about the people you know. I went to a 2-year university and transferred to a university in the Midwest that had a concert arena on campus. So you could actually do your college work study in an arena. All these concerts came through while I was in college and you run into the same people over and over. I got some contact information and just inquired as to whether I could get a job.

Kelly Shibari

CJ: Were you aware of the social stigma attached to being a porn star and did that influence your decision in one way or the other?

Kelly: I’ve always been free-lance, I never worked for Corporate America. I’ve had some part-time jobs in college, working at a mall, but I’ve never had to worry about the social stigma. I had more of a stigma about my size more than what I chose to do for a living. I actually talked to my parents about it before I got into the business. I told them I had some interesting jobs I could do and told them I was thinking about adult modeling. In Japan, this happens a lot. A lot of the girls who get into adult entertainment, be it whether their dancers or escorts or bar hostesses. In Japan, you go to a hostess club where the girls are there to entertain you. So that kind of culture is very prevalent in Japan. Doing porn is one of those things that people get into and there’s no stigma about it. The US is one of the only places where there’s a porn star system. It’s no big deal over there. I come from that background so my mom knew I wasn’t stupid, I was old enough and if I wanted to do something, be as safe as possible and do the best job you can. My dad knew about it but we didn’t really talk about it until about a year ago. He told me that when he married my mom, some family members didn’t talk to them anymore because they didn’t want him marrying a Japanese woman because of the war. He said he wasn’t going to judge me.

CJ: What’s your favorite position?

Kelly: I actually just like to do blowjobs. That’s my favorite. I love them. If I had to choose a position, probably doggie.

CJ: Do you have any favorite scenes?

Kelly: It was a bonus scene on the Meet Kelly disk that was recently released. All the reviewer’s loved it and I loved it, it was for Big Girls Are Sexy 4 with Ramon. I love Eddie Powell, he’s just a really good director. He doesn’t see porn the same way a lot of other gonzo pornographers see porn. He doesn’t just churn out content just for volume. He is very good at how the light hits the body and how to sell the scene and how to sell the performer. He makes porn that’s attractive for girls to watch but still hot enough for guys to jerk off too.

Kelly Shibari

CJ: I just saw you in Meet Kelly, which I thought was very good. You crossed a couple guys off your bucket list in that one, like Ramon Nomar and James Deen. Is there anyone else you want to work with but haven’t yet?

Kelly: There’s really only one other guy that I haven’t had a chance to and that’s Manuel. He’s amazing and such a nice guy on top of everything else. He has that accent and he’s gorgeous to look at but he’s really nice.

CJ: I was looking you up on IAFD, you were in a couple of titles called Whale Watching. Do you ever get offended at the titles?

Kelly: In 8 years of porn, I get asked more about Whale Watching than about anything else. It was by Rodney Moore and he is the godfather of gonzo porn. He had a couple BBW series, one was Scale Busting Babes and the other was Whale Watching, and he had both of those series since the early 90s, before the internet. The BBW porn genre kind of got started with him too back when it was VHS. Back in the 80s, there were video stores or peep shows that you didn’t really want to stay in very long. You wanted to watch a little bit of the movie, buy it and get out of there. So something like Whale Watching, you know what it’s about just from the title. It’s just pure unadulterated jerkoff footage. And he didn’t change the title once the internet came about. Initially, I was like, ‘Fuck, I’m not a whale!’ but I got over it right away because I understand the business.

CJ: What do you like sexually? What gets Kelly off?

Kelly: I love going down on guys but I don’t like them going down on me. I am emotionally submissive and I love taking care of my guy. And that’s the power dynamic I like in the bedroom. I like a guy who takes over. I don’t really like the rough stuff but I like to be pushed up against the wall or being told what to do. I also love dirty talk and if he’s down there, he can’t really talk dirty. I’d rather have his mouth in my ear telling me all the dirty stuff he’s going to do while his hand is down my pants.

CJ: How often do you masturbate?

Kelly: At least once every two days, if not everyday.

CJ: What’s the preferred method? Hands? Toys? Hitachi?

Kelly: I have a Shibari Wand. I initially started working with them because we had the same name. They just launched last year and I love it. It’s the only toy I use right now.

CJ: When a guy pops, where do you prefer it?

Kelly: On my boobs. I love playing with it afterwards.

Kelly Shibari

CJ: You joked in Meet Kelly that you might become an anal queen after that, how was it? Are you going to continue that?

Kelly: Anal’s hard. Anal’s very difficult. (laughs) We really went out of our way before we decided to work with Mr. Pete. Pete’s worked with a lot of first time anal performers. He has the advantage of being uncircumsized, which is apparently a plus. I don’t have anything to compare it to so I’ll just go with what they say. It’s exhausting. Anal sex is exhausting especially with people who are as endowed as they are in porn. I’m a fan of fingers or toys for the extra stimulation but I don’t think I’m ever going to be a person who cums from anal sex.

CJ: What have you learned about yourself sexually since joining porn?

Kelly: I was always pretty sexual before I got into the business which is why I was never really that nervous performing. I think I’m actually not as kinky as I thought I was. I grew up on 80s and 90s porn and it was pretty vanilla. Porn these days is pretty extreme. Even with the anal scene, I wanted a scene like the 90s. Now you have gaping and the prolapse and I didn’t want any of that. I think I had a fetish for awhile and I shot other people and their fetishes and I found that I’m actually pretty square. (laughs) A little slap and a tickle, that’s about it.

CJ: What are you like off-camera? What are your hobbies and interests?

Kelly: I love movies and I think that’s from being a production designer. I love music. I love live entertainment in general. I love to cook, I’m kind of a foodie. Wine tastings. Some limited clubbing. I’m not a huge partier but I love going out.

CJ: What kind of music do you like?

Kelly: I like all kinds except polka. I like old school rap, I don’t like gangsta rap. I like EDM or house music from the 80s and 90s. I also listen to country and top 40.

CJ: What’s your favorite TV shows?

Kelly: I’ve always been a huge fan of murder mysteries so stuff like CSI, I also like Californification.

CJ: What’s your favorite movie?

Kelly: I love comic books but I do really enjoy that type of storylines. I love Marvel.

CJ: What does the future hold for Kelly Shibari? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Kelly: Definitely doing less performing. There was an article about me in last month’s AVN and Rob Perez said, ‘Rumors are that Kelly is retiring!’ I told him I’m not retiring! If people say it and you’re back in 6 months, people think you couldn’t hack it out there. I love this industry. It’s crazy and high drama but it’s also really unpredictable and a lot of fun because of it. I really like the marketing and PR side of it. I will definitely stay on that side of the industry.

Kelly Shibari

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

Kelly: I’m not sure if it’ll come out before or after AVN, but I have a movie for Aiden Starr with Evil Angel called Marshmallow Girls 2.

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

Kelly: On Twitter, I’m @KellyShibari I’m also at www.facebook.com/kellyshibari and I also have a fansite at www.kellyshibarixxx.com

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