One of the best expos of the year is happening right now in Vegas – the annual celebration of porn known as the Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). If you have never been to AEE, you still have time to fly out to Sin City. The event run through this week at the Hard Rock Hotel, culminating in the 32nd Annual Adult Video News Awards, hosted by Alexis Texas and Tommy Pistol this Saturday, Jan. 24. You won’t see any Oscars at the AVN Awards, but with categories like Best New Starlet, Best Anal Sex Scene, and Best Threeway Sex Scene, it’s a racy, sexually-charged compilation that shouldn’t be missed. There is no higher honor than Female Performer of the Year. That’s why we decided to interview several of this year’s nominees and find out more about each of them.
Jodi Taylor is your typical girl next door. If you ran into her at Starbucks or the gas station you’d never in a million years imagine the depths of sexual complexity she’s capable of, but you’d also have a tough time getting her out of the dirtier parts of your mind the rest of the week.
The stunning brunette grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho, where she started modeling. She did a lot of commercial print work, including a Dillard’s department store catalog. She was also one of the winners of a 17 magazine modeling contest and was received a full-page feature in the magazine. During her nascent Idaho days she was a competitive swimmer and martial artist. She and her family moved to Arizona where she continued her athletics and added studying Japanese, writing and filmmaking to her resume. She later moved west to Los Angeles to enjoy the city and the ocean. She started working for production companies as a production assistant, which she still does, and did some more modeling as well.
When she was younger she had planned to do porn – not as a career, but as a fantasy.
“I’d always had sexual fantasies that I knew I could never live out in real life, because they were too rough and extreme,” Jodi confesses. “Then I stumbled upon the Kink.com gangbang site, watched the girls describe their sexual fantasy in the interviews and then get to live them out on camera. It sounded perfect to me to have hot profession porn guys act out my fantasy with me and then also have it filmed and documented to re-experience whenever I wanted. It was something I really, really wanted to try.”
Even before she did her first scene she attempted to apply as a model on Kink.com and entered porn in hopes of finally fulfilling her fantasy. She did and found that she didn’t want to stop performing. Lucky for her, and us, it’s really paid off.
Jodi Taylor Stats:
- DOB: July 25, 1991
- Hometown: Ketchum, Idaho
- Heritage: Irish, Czech and English
- Height: 5’7
- Weight: 130 lbs
- Measurements: 34A-24-36
- Shoe size: 9
- Dress size: 4
- Years in the business: 3
- Estimate of movies: I don’t know probably hundreds
- Twitter: @joditaylorxxx
- Instagram: jpenny552
Jodi Taylor Interview:
EJ: What are your strengths as a performer? What do fans tell you they love most about your scenes?
JT: Fans always comment on my performance. That it looks real, genuine and like I’m having a lot of fun. Which is probably my strength, I get really into it. Often not even on purpose, I’m just having such a good time.
EJ: What were some of your highlights as a porn star in 2014?
JT: Becoming a Speigler girl. (Mark Speigler is one of the most coveted agents in the adult industry. Girls sign up on his waiting list for a shot at being with his agency.) That’s been awesome. Then I’ve just had a lot of really amazing films this year. I know who I like the best now, so I get to work with my favorite people (crews, companies and talent) all the time. It makes working just amazingly fun.
EJ: What were some of your craziest on camera moments in 2014?
JT: Craziest was probably working for Girlfriends Films with Toni Ribas. I played a virgin and the crazy part was that Toni made me feel like virgin. Plus it was really rough, so I felt like a scared little Virgin getting just torn up, it was awesome.
EJ: Is there anything you’d like to plug?
JT: Just my twitter – @joditaylorxxx
EJ: Why do you think you should win AVN Female Performer of the Year?
JT: Honestly this year they’re a lot of really amazing performers that deserve it just as much. I know because I’ve worked with most of them. All the ones that love porn and give it everything they have. I fall into that category too, but as long as someone like that wins, I’ll be very happy.
EJ: We wish you the best of luck at the AVN Awards and in your career!
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Images courtesy of Jodi Taylor