Stop The Press, Who Is That? Vicky Vette, Vicky Vette!

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April 12, 2012

Stop The Press, Who Is That? Vicky Vette, Vicky Vette
Image courtesy of Vicky At Home.

Just replace "Vette" with "Vale" and then maybe my title referencing the opening line of Prince's 1989 top U.S. single "Batdance" will seem less obscure? At any rate, with her infectious laugh, killer body and undeniable charisma, Vicky Vette herself is anything but obscure. A swinger for many years, she made the leap to porn in 2003. Since then, she has not only established herself as one of the preeminent MILFs in the industry, but as head of the VNA Girls network, she oversees the VNA (Vette Nation Army) network of sites, starring some of the hottest women in porn, including Sara Jay, Puma Swede and Angelina Castro. We spoke with her about her career, being recognized on the street and what interesting body parts she finds sexy.

At the beginning of the last decade, you had an office job. Now, you're one of the more recognizable women in porn and operate many sites. Does any of it feel surreal?

Yeah, who knew? I was told when I was getting into porn at 38 that I was too old. I didn't care. I only did it for kicks in the beginning and still had a separate full time career to support myself. Several big name photographers refused to shoot me. The whole MILF thing hadn't really taken off yet, it was just starting. So, to still be in the business and operating not only my site but a number other girls' sites, nine years later is surreal. I don't think about it too much unless someone mentions it or I pick up an award out of nowhere. It keeps surprising me.

You sent out a lot of photos and knocked on a lot of doors before getting your break. Was there ever a time where you thought to stop trying?

Not really. I just sort of fell into it. Porn came quite naturally and easily. Mainstream modeling agencies told me I was too old, too short and too fat, just by looking at my application. I didn't know you were supposed to lie about everything. I started a profile on onemodelplace.com and presto the work poured in.

Just wanting to be crazy and rebellious, I sent my pictures to Hustler for Beaver Hunt and they published them. It all happened quite quickly after that. I think I was just supposed to do porn, because whenever I did mainstream or regular gigs, they kept telling me, "Vicky put your clothes back on, this isn't a nude shoot."

Since winning Beaver Hunter in 2003 and getting your break, have you plotted where or how you wanted your career to go? Or have you been taking opportunities as they have arisen?

busty blonde milfThere was no master plan. It unfolded as my life unfolded. I stopped doing DVD "Movie Releases" in 2006 well before the demise of DVDs in adult, which locking back on it was the biggest reason why I am doing well on the net.

I was spending a lot of time in Europe, taking a break from my exhausting shooting schedule for other companies in LA and an exhausting feature dancing tour. I took some time off to reflect on life in general after dealing with some personal trying times with my late husband. I decided to put a lot of focus into my own site with the extra time since I was my own webmistress. I was surprised to see my membership going up even though I wasn't shooting with other companies, so I decided to make my site the main focus.

Luckily, my site stayed popular and allowed me the luxury of exploring other sites with other girls. I never went back to shooting for anyone else, so if you want to see anything newer than 2006 you have to join my site! So, it was a mixture of luck, good timing and taking a chance on the Net. Back then, the DVD market frowned on "Internet Girls" and a lot of people even said I was "retired" from the business. Last month, I was named Webstar of the Year by XBIZ. Funny how the world changes. The Internet has been great to me.

You were a swinger and a self-confessed nudist before getting into porn, so I imagine being naked and having sex in front of others wasn't a big hurdle to overcome. But were there any elements to the business, such as blocking a scene or performing on cue, that you had trouble adjusting to?

Not really. I tried to have the same attitude as in my personal life. Keep the sex fun and real and don't do anything on camera that you wouldn't do in real life. My second scene ever that I was thrown into was a pretty rough double penetration scene that required a doctor's visit. I never made that mistake again. It taught me the valuable lesson that I am the one in charge and people will only push you as far as you let them.

Can you think of any one moment where the thought first struck you, "I'm a pornstar?"

Hmmm... not really one. There are reminders like when you win an award or when someone recognizes me in no makeup at the gym or when the barista at a Starbucks in Florida says, "Do you want cream in your coffee, Vicky?" Having over a quarter of a million followers on Twitter is still a shocker to me.

You burst onto the scene around the same time as Deauxma, Emma Starr and other performers who were a little older than the average debuting starlet. Along with established vets like Nina Hartley and Lisa Ann, you ladies helped popularize the MILF genre. Did you ever see yourself as part of a new wave? Or just another performer trying to make a name for herself?

I actually did see the MILF genre explode and tried to capitalize on it. One of my early nicknames was "The MILF Queen." There was no "master plan," but it is true to say I would not still be relevant and making videos if it was not for the popularity of MILFs.

milf boobsI have not seen all the numbers, but it may just be the most popular genre of adult out there. Some site operators tell me that "mature" is searched more often than "teen." It's cool with me. Getting a message from a new 18-year-old saying, "I love you" is still a turn-on and a reminder that a new website member is out there every single day. A great big thanks to Hollywood series Desperate Housewives and the movie American Pie who started it all!

I'm curious of your opinion of the Internet. I asked this same question of Samantha 38G, because both of you, for different reasons, don't fit the traditional notion of what kind of woman could be successful in porn per se. Would you say that it has expanded people's porn palate? Or that there just wasn't an outlet for people to be exposed to different types of porn?

People were told what to watch and what was hot for years and by the old school guys who were creating it. With the explosion of social networking the performers have more power and can reach the fans directly. Just because the "traditional old school" companies tended towards the same type of girls in their 20's did not mean that the population in general didn't want something other than 20-something girls with no life experience. MILFS are here to stay.

Social Networking aka direct marketing has changed our business for the better. The control is now in the performers' hands and people get a chance to actually know you for who you are. You can't hide behind PR people and managers. This is a good thing for the viewers and surfers, now they decide who is popular simply by choosing who they follow.

Name something that you find sexy that doesn't immediately strike someone as such and what is it about this physical or personality trait that you find irresistible.

Elbows. I just did a custom video for someone who wanted elbow fucking. Not sure if I find that irresistible but as I learned, elbows do rock! You can throw fingernails into that category. I have guys who watch my updates and join the site just for my fingernails. I love fingernails. I just didn't know they were so sexy to some people.

You're on an island for one month and can only bring five things. What would they be and why?

My running shoes. I love running. My kayak, so I can get off the island if I go crazy. A Def Leppard CD for some tunes to listen to. My Jack Russell. My dog goes everywhere with me. And finally, my laptop. You don't expect me to go a month without the Internet do you?

Posted by Wayne King at April 12, 2012 1:01 AM

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