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The Lost XXX Interview: Chanel Preston
August 29, 2011 | 9:00AM

It’s been seven months since BYT stormed the Adult Entertainment Awards and we just realized that we hadn’t ever published this final interview with starlet Chanel Preston. Here she is in all her glory. Well, not all her glory, you’re going to have to go other places for that, but she was surprising candid with us about the ins-and-outs of the adult industry. Get it? Ins-and-outs? Meh, nevermind. Here’s the interview…

BYT: How long have you have been doing porn?

Chanel Preston: Almost exactly a year. I shot my first video one year ago. I shot my first video the last week of January 2010.

BYT: So are you going to have an anniversary party?

Chanel Preston: Actually, no I did not plan to celebrate at all. I should.

BYT: You should have!

Chanel Preston: (laughs) I am going to do that from now on, I will!

BYT: Yeah, from here on out a cupcake and a candle each and every year.

Chanel Preston: (laughs) I will totally do that, I have to shoot a scene on the 24th. I will have to throw myself a little party, hopefully I wont be the only one there.

BYT: Where are you going to film?

Chanel Preston: I live in Honolulu so I am headed back.

BYT: How does that work? Do you just come over to film?

Chanel Preston: I just come here to film for a couple weeks and than I head back on over.

BYT: So how did you end up in Hawaii?

Chanel Preston: Right after school, like a year after school, I moved over there. I had a friend who moved there right after high school. At the time I was with a guy who I had been dating for about three years and it was just not going well. I just needed to get away and so I moved their with her and I’ve been stuck there ever since.

BYT:  Stuck in Hawaii (laughs).

Chanel Preston: Well, I guess I wouldn’t exactly say stuck.

BYT: True, so you are originally from Alaska?

Chanel Preston: Yes, born and raised in Alaska.

BYT: So, you are staying in the United States but staying away from the continental United States?

Chanel Preston: (laughs) I am not trying to stay away from it, but yeah.

BYT: Recently I have noticed that a lot of television shows are based around Alaska, like Sarah Palin takes Alaska, and Alaskan State Troopers and I am pretty sure that I had seen a couple other ones. I know there are, like, four of them and they are all focused on Alaska. So how do you feel about all of these? Have you seen any of them?

Chanel Preston: Honestly, I haven’t heard of all of them. I mean I’ve seen the Sarah Palian one, obviously, and I have seen the crab one before, and I’ve seen the Ice Truckers one but I think that filmed in Canada.

BYT: Oh yeah, I completely forgot about that one.

Chanel Preston: I probably have seen parts of all of them but I am not very familiar with them.

BYT: I actually just yesterday saw one about the Alaskan State Troopers.

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Chanel Preston: Well, my sister was actually telling me about that one yesterday and that she was embarrassed because of how they were making us look and stuff but I hadn’t seen it so I didn’t really know what she was talking about.

BYT: What do you feel about Sarah Palin?

Chanel Preston: By her attitude and her personality, I can automatically tell she is from Alaska. And she looks just like my mom.

BYT: So when you think about Sarah Palin your immediate response is to hug her then?

Chanel Preston: Uhh, to hug Sarah Palin?

BYT: Yeah. because you think of your mom?

Chanel Preston: Yikes, I don’t really want to hug Sarah Palin. (laughs) But it is kind of weird. My mom doesn’t think she looks like her, but she absolutely does. I mean it’s a little weird to see her on TV.

BYT: (laughs) Let’s talk about the industry: so you’ve been doing it for about a year. How many scenes or how many movies have you done?

Chanel Preston: (pause) As fars as movies go I have probably done about twenty, but as far as scenes go I have done a lot more since not all scenes that are filmed are used in videos.

BYT: Roughly how many scenes have you done? I mean, no one really seems to know how many scenes they have filmed.

Chanel Preston: I guess I have filmed approximately fifty scenes. I don’t know exactly.

BYT: Do you write it down in a diary or something?

Chanel Preston: Well isn’t a diary more like woo yay! I mean I do write it down more to like remember what I’ve done and who I have worked for and who I’ve worked with and how much I’ve gotten paid. And also so I know how much I need to pay my agent and stuff. So yeah, I do have it all written down, and I guess I could go back and actually see how many scenes I have done but I have never done that.

BYT: So you more write it all down for Quickbooks or Quicken?

Chanel Preston: (laughs) Yeah, it’s all on file. Excel spreadsheets and whatnot.

BYT: So when you are filming scenes does it… does it actually feel good or does it become hard to, say, disassociate that this is work and you’re getting paid so you think of it as just sex?

Chanel Preston: No, I still have fun and it still feels good depending upon who you are working with and what you are working on, but its different sex than what you are having in your personal life. I mean. I can speak for myself along with probably a lot of other girls in the industry that you are still performing either way to some degree. So that is how I can separate the two, but when you have sex in your personal life you are not performing as much so it different. I guess that is why some girls just can’t do it because to them either way it’s just them having sex, not as much a performance.

BYT: It’s different how? Has it changed the way you have sex out of the industry like outside of performing?

Chanel Preston: No, not really. I can’t say it has. The only thing it’s changed is that I have been introduced to new things, so I sometimes use it in my personal life, but like I said, the sex I have in my personal life is different than the sex I have on camera.

BYT: Oh, okay, so is it difficult on relationships or is it just a job, just work?

Chanel Preston: Well, (laughs) on my end it is not difficult, I can just separate it. I guess you have to find a man who feels the same way, because I have even found guys in the industry who have issues with their girls who are also in the industry. I guess you just have to find a man who can understand that I don’t have feelings for these people and so what I perform doesn’t matter.

BYT: So for you it’s just like clocking in and going to work, it’s like being a doctor or a lawyer.

Chanel Preston: (laughs) It is so like that. I try to tell people that and they sometimes don’t understand. Even if I enjoy my time working with them, I still see it as my job, and when I go home it’s over and if I liked it maybe I will work with them again.

BYT: It’s like: “I had a horrible day at the office, honey, you have no idea!”

Chanel Preston: Absolutely, its just like that!

BYT: (laughs) “I fired that guy”.

Chanel Preston: I know, right? I am never working with that guy again.

BYT: What kind of porn do you watch when you aren’t working?

Chanel Preston: I actually don’t really watch porn much for my own pleasure, anymore, which is awful. I just know too many people in the industry anymore to watch it for enjoyment. If I do watch it, I am more watching it to educate myself.

BYT: Oh, it’s like how a football coach watches the footage after a game!

Chanel Preston: (laughs) Yeah, like if I am watching porn it might be to see a girl who I haven’t worked with or a guy who I haven’t worked with. I will Google them to see what they are like and what they are all about like if they are rough or anything.

BYT: It’s like watching the tape from last week’s game, studying up on the next team.

Chanel Preston: It’s totally like that, and I will sit there on my computer and watch porn for hours. Like I will be watching a video of mine and I will see a clip of another girl, and I will just watch it for like hours… not getting off, just seeing what different people in the industry are doing.

BYT: It’s not even like you are desensitized, you are just working…

Chanel Preston: Beforehand if I was watching porn it was always very basic, like girl on guy, and now I am exposed to all kinds of it, like the kinky stuff or whatever. But I used to just watch regular boy/girl sex.

BYT: So, now I guess you have to watch a variety of stuff. So Two Girls/One Cup…. Seen it? Thoughts?

Chanel Preston: What is it?

BYT: Two Girls/One Cup?

Chanel Preston: What is that?

BYT: What? You’re in the porn industry and you never heard of Two Girls/One Cup?

Chanel Preston: No, uh, what the hell is that?

BYT: I am not even going to try to explain.

Chanel Preston: Oh wow, now I am thinking is this something I should have seen. Is this like classic porn I missed out on or something?

BYT: No, it was like 2009, it was like an internet phenomenon. Even my mom has seen it, how have you not seen it?

Chanel Preston: Oh wow, yeah.

BYT: But now that we’ve brought it up, don’t see it! So, right now there is a lot of debate over how much the stars of adult movies are being paid versus how much the producers and filmmakers are making. Would you say across the board that the actors and actresses are making a fair share of the money?

Chanel Preston: Absolutely not.

BYT: So they are getting swindled, or however you’d want to call it?

Chanel Preston: I think, in general, yes. I think that people don’t get paid what they should.

BYT: Do you think it has changed and that people are not making as much as they used to?

Chanel Preston: Yes, for sure.

BYT: Why do you think that is? Is it because the filmmakers are not making as much money and because there is an overabundance of supply and so many people that are wiling to do it?

Chanel Preston: I think it is a little bit of both, I mean, I am not sure how much money is being made to begin with, but it’s is more of an issue than it used to be and I think that it has a lot to do with piracy. But I also think it is because there is a huge supply and there is a huge amount of girls who are wiling to do it. These days it’s like people will say ‘I wont hire you, not because you aren’t amazing, but because I can find a girl who can do the same thing for a lot less.’ Basically half my price. But then other companies only want the top girls, so it depends a lot upon what they are looking for. Others are trying to find a girl who will just perform what they would like.

BYT: So what is the difference between a porn star and a porn actress then?

Chanel Preston: I think their demand, really. I mean, anyone can be a porn actress. How much have they done? Have they done a lot of interviews? Have they gotten a lot of exposure? I guess it’s not just one specific thing that makes you are a star. I think a lot of girls are in porn these days, but they are not porn stars.

BYT: So what is it like behind the scenes in the industry ? Is there drama? Will certain people not work with other people because they think ‘she’s a bitch’ or whatever?

Chanel Preston: You are right, it is a small industry when you compare it to many mainstream industries. There is a lot of gossiping going around. and there are a lot of people who won’t work with other people. I think I am clueless to it, because I am not really like that. When I hear all of the ridiculous reasons why someone won’t work with someone else, I guess I am just kind of in shock.

BYT: So what is the most ridiculous reason someone wont work with someone?

Chanel Preston: A ton of it is people getting jealous. One girl won’t want her boyfriend working with someone or something like that. Nothing to do with the guy and it’s also the other way around like someone’s girlfriend won’t want them working with so and so. That is when people need to learn to separate their work life from their personal life.

BYT: All of the things that society and the media relate along with sex, does this have to take a physiological toll after a while, not exactly with you but do you see it with other people?

Channel Preston: I do, and I am not going to say the stigma is not there for a reason. I think that you need to have a certain amount of confidence in what you are doing, and I feel like a lot of people get into this industry for the wrong reasons. I think that is when it becomes a problem, unless you are really confident with your decision, it will get to you. Especially with young girls who haven’t really developed a sense of self yet. Instead of them trying to figure out who they are, they are having other people figure it out for them. It becomes hard and it sucks, but it happens. I am not going to lie, it happens a lot.

BYT: Then is the industry sensitive to that, or is it just one big machine, pushing out a product and not concerned about the welfare of the people involved?

Chanel Preston: I think, in some ways the industry is like one big machine, and I am not going to complain about it being like that. I feel like everyone in this is just looking out for themselves and I think a lot of people recognize a girl with their head on straight and they like that, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to hire a girl who is not messed up or anything and I don’t blame them for that either. They are just trying to make money like everyone else and that’s all it is

BYT: No, no I understand, laissez-faire, eh?  Who is your favorite person in the industry to work with?

Chanel Preston: I don’t really have a favorite actually. I mean, I have worked with a lot of awesome people who I have really enjoyed. I have worked with a lot of really fun girls, I recently worked with Jessica Drake and Dana DeArmond. I loved working them. I guess I just go in there and have an awesome time. I have worked with a variety of different people with a variety of different skills. Doing something really passionate with one person and then do something really crazy and kinky with someone else.

BYT: Yeah, so what is that personal line that is just too much, you have to draw a line in the sand somewhere or what is too much?

Chanel Preston: I don’t want to respond to that because especially when I first started in the industry there were a lot of people asking me that and there is nothing I really will completely refuse to do.

BYT: But you haven’t seen two girls one cup yet?

Chanel Preston: I am going to have to watch that now and figure it out

BYT: Just wikipedia it that is all you need to do.

Chanel Preston: I mean a lot of times you will hear things that sound really nasty but than sometimes its hot to be nasty and I guess I want to say I have desensitized myself from a lot of it but its just like I don’t really know what my lines are because sometimes I will just say no for right now because I don’t want to do everything right now this very second.

BYT: So have you done porn in other countries?

Chanel Preston: No I have not but that is something I really would like to do.

BYT: Oh, so what kind of music do you listen to?

Chanel Preston: I listen to everything I have like everything from country to rap to techno I love it all.

BYT: Oh so what is your favorite artist? Do you listen to metal?

Chanel Preston: I don’t listen to a lot of metal actually but I am guessing you are a fan of metal?

BYT: No I just ask everyone this question because everyone has an interesting story when it comes to metal ha-ha.

Chanel Preston: Oh I really like System of a Down, is that considered metal?

BYT: Yeah they are considered metal; my brother is really into them.

Chanel Preston: That is the one metal band I really like, just because I don’t know any others.

BYT: Any metal bands you hate?

Channel Preston: Nope I don’t know any of them enough to hate them.

BYT: What about Jack Johnson do you like him?

Chanel Preston: Yeah I like him; I do live in Hawaii so I think it is kind of required for me to like him. I do kind of associate him with doing the dishes and laundry

BYT: ha-ha house cleaning music!

Chanel Preston: Yeah exactly!

BYT: So any other bands out of Hawaii that you really like or musicians?

Chanel Preston: I suck when it comes to local music, I don’t listen too much of it I am not really that into reggae or any of that.

BYT: Do you surf?

Chanel Preston: Do I surf? I don’t I am so terrible at surfing, I mean ive tried it but I never have been officially taught which it usually just like me going out and trying it getting hurt and vowing to never do it again

BYT: So what do you do in Hawaii?

Chanel Preston: I still enjoy being outside, I like to go swimming and running and hiking and stand up paddling I enjoy doing.

BYT: Its super trendy in DC right now we even have it.

Chanel Preston: Yeah it is all about working out the core.

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