First of all, could you introduce yourself to the unfortunate few of us who
don't already know who you are ?
My name is Annie Cruz -- Adult Film Actress, Dominatrix, fetish model
and webmistress/web designer. Given my last name, people often confuse my
ethnic background, so I'd like to mention that I am mostly Filipina with a
dash of Castillan Spanish and Scottish on the side.
You also have a
what can your fans expect to see on your site ?
the typical array of photos and videos, I have a video diary, several
webcams that stream 24/7 all over my house (9 at most), and a personal
diary. I have a variety of things on my site that range from solo glam to
hardcore lesbian and boy/girl to fetish and bondage. There's a little bit
of everything for everyone.
are many porn performers out there, but only very few show the same
enthusiasm about what they are doing as clearly as you do. Are you really
that much into it, and do you really cum that much or are you just an
amazing actress ?
I came into the business a bonafide
porn-watching nymphomaniac. Porn has allowed me to express myself
sexually. I wouldn't do anything on film that I wouldn't or haven't done
in my personal life. I am multi-orgasmic and cum just the same on film as
I do in the privacy of my bedroom. Sometimes it's difficult for me to fake
it because I'll start to laugh (I've tried when directors ask me to orgasm
on film again if the camera guy missed it).
Nudity seems to come very natural to
you. Did you ever have a problem appearing in the nude in front of a
I've never had a problem, especially my first time
appearing on camera. I am an exhibitionist by nature and a nudist at home.
I have always been comfortable with nudity and believe everyone should be
How did you actually get into doing porn in the
first place ?
I was 18 years old and going to college in
San Francisco. A friend of mine had asked me if I had considered doing modeling. Being the tomboy that I am, I dismissed the idea
until I saw the website he had told me about, http://www.AsianDivaGirls.com. I saw several naked Asian women and thought
to myself, "I could do that." Long story short, I contacted the
webmaster, and we met. He's a San Francisco based photographer and
webmaster, who immediately shot me. My first scene for him was a girl on
girl scene, and after that, I was hooked! I wanted to do more, so I made
my way to Las Vegas for the Adult Entertainment Expo in January 2004. I
was 19, when I finally made my way and moved to LA in June 2004.
You started out in the porn business in
2003 if I'm correct. Do you still remember your first shoot, and can you
tell us what it was like ? Were you at all nervous to suddenly be
performing in front of a camera ?
I was never nervous
during my first time. I am bisexual and love women. My first scene was
with an Asian model, who had never been with a woman before and clearly
didn't like it. She had to fake everything with me (including
cunnilingus), so it was very difficult for me to understand that there
were other women like that in the business. I enjoyed myself despite the
You do both boy-girl
and girl-girl scenes. Which do you actually prefer ?
men and women equally, so I prefer boy/girl/girl scenes. I get the best of
both worlds this way, and it's a lot of fun for me.
one stupid question I just have to ask: Your favourite position ?
and doggie. For anal, I love reverse cowgirl.
from just regular sex, you've also done quite some work for bondage and
S/M sites like Kink.com, both as dominatrix and submissive (and you seem
to be doing both with the same enthusiasm). Which role do you actually
prefer, and do you rather dominate men or women/are you rather dominated
by a man or a woman (or more than one, actually) ?
an extremely dominant and aggressive personality. I love doing submissive
roles because it allows me to test my strength as a sub as well as the
ability to be able to dish out what has been given to me, when I domme.
Although I love being the vulnerable submissive, I prefer to domme and
have done more dominant roles in BDSM movies as I am one of Kink.com's
main Dommes. I love dominating men and women equally. Unlike other dommes,
who prefer one over the other, I love dominating both. As for being
submissive, I don't have a preference as to who is dominating me just so
long as it is with a pro. It turns me on equally to be submissive to
either men or women. I have several favorites in the business, who I have
looked up to as Dommes, that have influenced me in my dominance. These
people are: Claire Adams, Princess Donna and Mark Davis.
Kink.com sites that have nothing to do with bondage and S/M are maybe
worth mentioning, and I hope you can comment on them. There's the
girl-girl (nude) wrestling site Ultimate Surrender and then there's the self-explanatory Fucking Machines.
lot of people have a misconception of Ultimate Surrender, assuming that it
is all fake. It is 100% real, and there have been unfortunate times of
people getting hurt. I love that they have just recently started doing
live tag team shows in which a live audience can come and watch. When I
did my first live match, one of my opponents was injured and a lot of
people came up to me after the match, mentioning how they thought that
Ultimate Surrender was fake until they watched it with their own eyes.
It's a very intense sport regardless of the fact that there is nudity and
a bit of a sexual twist involved. While some wrestlers are new, others
know what they're doing and often have some sort of experience with
grappling whether it be Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo or something else. With
my previous boxing experience, wrestling was a whole new world for me to
explore. I work out every week and train with other wrestlers to gain more
As for Fucking Machines, I love it! No one has given me explosive orgasms
like a machine has. I've had many memorable moments squirting with some of
them as well. As much as I enjoy the different machines, I wouldn't give
up the real thing for it. But my oh my ... what I would do to own a machine
No Annie Cruz-interview would of course be complete without
touching your special squirting skills. Could you tell us a little about
this amazing special talent of yours ?
I was 18 years old,
when I first discovered that I could do such a thing, and at the time, I
had no idea what I had just done. Lucky for me, the guy that I was with
knew exactly what had happened, and that's when I learned about female
ejaculation. It wasn't until my 4th or 5th scene in the business that I
truly discovered what I could do. It was a gradual build-up. When I was
19, I could only do it with a skilled person, who knew how to use their
fingers properly. By 20, I was able to do it from having sex. Finally, at
21, I had mastered the art and had the ability to control it. I won Adam
Film Award for Squirt Queen of the Year 2008.
squirting, you once gave a memorable performance on the Howard Stern
Show, memonrable at least to one of his cast members. What can you
tell us about that ?
It was an accident, when I got Gary in
the eye. Personally, I thought it was funny until I watched the video and
saw the AIDs paranoia/panic he was having. It was a huge insult to me
because our indsutry is one of the cleanest, and for that incident to
portray the way it did on television/radio, I feel that they perpetuated
the stereotype that most people already have about our industry.
Apart from Howard Stern, you have
at one point also been associated with the Nasty Boyz, who do a
somewhat similar but perhaps even dirtier show. What can you tell us about
your experiences with them ?
They are a funny duo. Every
show that I did for them, I fisted my ass. They are always in awe with
whatever I end up doing, when I am around with. It's always a great time
with those two.
What would you say are the
definitive Annie Cruz-performances out there on DVD, and what are simply
must-haves for Annie Cruz-fans ?
Jason Colt: Mystery of the
Sexy Diamonds by Private Films --- I have 2 sex scenes, and the feature
film itself is worth watching because of the mainstream appeal it has.
Crimes of the Cunt by Evil Angel -- intense performance with Bobbi Starr
and Manuel Ferrarra.
Asian Fucking Nation by Evil Angel -- scene with Mark Ashley and Arcadia.
For all of my squirting fans, I would recommend almost anything by Elegant
Swallow My Squirt 3 (I have 2 scenes)
Swallow My Squirt 4
Swallow My Squirt 5 (I have 2 scenes)
Swallow My Squirt 6
Squirt in my Gape 2 (I have 2 scenes)
Squirt Gangbang 1 and 3
Are there actually
shoots you are especially proud of, or do you pretty much enjoy them all
For the most part, I enjoy them equally. However,
I'd have to say most if not all my work for Kink.com makes me proud. It's
different from regular porn because it takes more work and effort to be a
Dominatrix. I am constantly looking forward to my work from them to see
how a scene ends up, when it's been edited. If there's anything I can say
I am proud of, it would be my movies for Kink.
What are some Annie Cruz-movies to really look
forward to ? And did I get it right that you have actually just shot a
film with Private ?
Jason Colt: Mystery of
the Sexy Diamonds for Private. It's like
James Bond meets porn. The
production values are phenomonal, and it's a project that I am very proud
to have been a part of. I think fans will appreciate the mainstream appeal
that it has. If fans don't mind artsy film-making mixed with an
action-packed thrill-ride, they will probably like this movie.
In your shoots, who were the
performers you particularly enjoyed to work with ?
regular porn, I enjoy working with Lee Stone, Manuel Ferrarra, Michael
Stefano, Harmony, and Mika Tan.
For bondage BDSM, I enjoy working with Mark Davis, Claire Adams, Princess
Donna, Isis Love, Harmony among the various subs that I have been
priviledged to work with.
there anyone you would love to work with but simply haven't yet ?
Lee (we have dommed together, and I've squirted on her before but never
actually done a scene with her).
people you really look up to - both inside and outside the industry ?
I'm going to avoid being cliché and say that I really don't have anyone
that I look up to. No one in this world has done anything extraordinary to
make me aspire to be like them. I suppose I could say that anyone who does
charity work is worthy of admiration.
favourite porn movies (you do not star in) ?
been a fan of Belladonna's movies. Not too many companies produce a lot of
girl/girl lesbian titles. Belladonna has a variety of girl/girl movies
that I've been fond of that you don't really find in ones by other
companies. I worked with her once years ago for Evil Pink 2, when I was
still new, and I would love to work with her again.
not even you can remain a performer forever. Do you have any plans for
If you would've asked me this question 3 years
ago, I would have said producing my own movies as I have all my own
equipment. Ideally, I would love to build my own dungeon and get on the
production side of fetish and bondage. It's all a learning
experience for me still, but I've decided that I would love to retire in
Europe. Perhaps build my own dungeon somewhere in Europe and travel the
world. I'd love to live in Amsterdam in the next 2 years as it has been my
goal for quite some time.
Porn and relationships: As far as I know,
off-screen you are in a serious relationship - and your partner knows of
course what you are doing. Does your job sometimes get in the way of your
lovelife, and are you absolutely monogamous off-screen or do you enjoy a
swinger lifestyle ?
My job does not get in the way of my
relationship, and my boyfriend has no qualms with what I do. Unlike many
women, who date outside the industry and rarely have sex at home, my sex
life at home is extremely healthy. When I was married, my husband and I
were hardcore swingers. My boyfriend and I have been together two years,
and he does not really care to be swingers as he is happy with me. We have
had our share of fun times with other people together, but as it stands,
he and I are content being monogamous. He and I are open-minded, so we
have fun with other people together out of recreation.
As I understand, one of your hobbies
is boxing. What I don't understand though, how do making porn and amateur
boxing go together ?
Honestly, it doesn't, haha. It's the
main reason why I quit. I was training under Phil Paolina, who trained
with Laila Ali, Muhammad Ali's daughter. I really enjoyed it, and I
trained hardcore 5 days a week. After my last win, I stopped. Aside from
schedule conflicts with making time to train and work out, it all came
down to risk of getting injured. I had to make a choice, so I quit boxing
and continued my porn career. My trainer truly believed I had what it took
to go Pro, but it was something I had to push back. I really miss it.
Maybe one day I will get back into it. I love grappling/wrestling, but
it's not the same.
As far as I know you are also into
horror movies, and since one focus of this site is horror cinema as such -
what are your favourite shockers, both favourite recent releases and
all-time favourites ?
Dawn of the Dead the original
Night of the Living Dead the original
Interview with the Vampire
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Sleepless by Dario Argento
Hostel and Hostel 2
Anything by Wes Craven -- someone needs to re-make Last House on the Left
School of the Holy Beast
I know I've left out a lot of titles that I cannot think of at the top of
my head. However, as a side note, I'd like to add that given the hype with
The Audition, if anyone thinks this movie is scary, they should probably
stick to watching The Smurfs. I found the movie to be completely
over-rated and it does not contend to the brutality and suspense that High
Any other hobbies ?
and graphic novels -- I am a HUGE Batman fan. He's my absolute favorite
hero. I have a huge collection of different comics from DC and
Image and Vertigo. Aside from other comic book heroes, The Walking Dead
series, Y: The Last Man and Sin City are worth mentioning. Frank Miller.
Dame Darcy. Jim Lee. Neil Gaiman. I also love drawing my own comics; been
doing so since I was about 9 or 10 and continue to do so today.
Computers and web design -- been doing web design since I was 13 and have
enjoyed playing with computers since I was 8. I am both Mac and PC
proficient. I am also my own webmaster for AnnieCruz.com. I design and
maintain the site on my own. I am one of the few women in the business,
who do so.
Video games -- I am into RPGs, first-person shooters, and survival horror.
Final Fantasy, Halo, God of War, Gears of War, Devil May
Evil, just to name a few of the things I have played and beaten. I am
pretty damn good at puzzle games as well. I could beat anyone at Super
Puzzle Fighter and Tetris.
Other hobbies include playing drums, singing, dancing, skateboarding,
boxing/wrestling, art, and writing.
else you would just love to mention but didn't have the chance yet ?
like to believe that I am walking proof that Porn Stars aren't all
dumbasses. So don't judge a book by its cover and remember: Life is too
short to give a fuck about what other people think. If anyone wants to
know more about me or simply want to talk video games, horror movies or
anything else, feel free to contact me as I answer all fan mail and emails
you so much for the interview,
and good luck with anything you're