Joanna Angel Interviewby Ray | April 4th, 2005
RAY: What’s your name?
JOANNA: Joanna Angel from BurningAngel.com.
RAY: And how old are you?
JOANNA: I’m… Um… Sixteen!
RAY: End of interview.
JOANNA: NO! (Laughs)
RAY: How old are you really?
JOANNA: Um, twenty-one…
RAY: Gotcha. Twenty-one-ish… And how long have you been in this business?
JOANNA: In this business for about two years, but I only started doing movies like a year ago.
RAY: And who have you worked with?
JOANNA: I own my own company.
RAY: And is this girl standing next to you your photographer?
JOANNA: Yes! This is our photographer, the lovely Brenda.
RAY: She is lovely… Nice ink.
JOANNA: I just got a Burning Angel tattoo, but don’t touch it.
RAY: Why not? Is it one of those tattoos you stick-on and peel-off?
JOANNA: No! It’s one of those kinds where they stick a needle in you.
RAY: I see… So what’s the deal with BurningAngel.com?
JOANNA: Well, we now have about a hundred and twenty girls.
RAY: Is it all just solo stuff? Softcore shit like Suicide Girls or what?
JOANNA: No, there’s hardcore and there’s videos, and a lot of shows also.
RAY: Have you found booking talent to be an easy task?
(Joanna and Brenda both LAUGH)
RAY: Why are porn girls so damn flakey?
JOANNA: I have no idea.
RAY: I mean they are, right? It’s not just me.
JOANNA: It’s all the drugs.
RAY: They’re all junkies. That’s what it is.
JOANNA: No, no… Not all of them. I’m just joking.
RAY: Who do you enjoy working with?
JOANNA: Myself. And there’s a girl on the website, her name’s Presley. She’s awesome. I really love her. But even the flakey ones, I love them too.
RAY: I don’t. Let it rip, Joanna. Name some fuckin’ names.
JOANNA: No! (Laughs) I love all of them…
RAY: Hmm. So who would you never work for in the business?
JOANNA: MAX HARDCORE. (laughs)
RAY: Never heard of him.
BRENDA: He pisses on girls.
JOANNA: Yeah… And he makes the girls look really really bad.
RAY: I’m kidding. I know who he is.
JOANNA: I mean, some people are into that, but…
RAY: It’s a fetish. What about Meatholes.com?
JOANNA: I wouldn’t work with them, but I think that website’s kinda hot. Like you can tell the people are into it. Max Hardcore – It looks like they’re NOT into it. (Laughs) It looks like they just wanna get paid and get the hell outta there.
BRENDA: The girls always end up crying.
JOANNA: Yeah, as long as the girl’s into it, I’ll watch it.
RAY: Do you watch a lot of porn?
JOANNA: Yes, I do watch a lot of porn.
RAY: By yourself?
JOANNA: Um… Yeah.
RAY: Like… At night?
RAY: … When you’re alone?
JOANNA: Sometimes during the day, too.
RAY: How about you, Brenda?
BRENDA: Yeah… I do.
RAY: And do you pleasure yourself?
RAY: You do?? That’s weird… So do I.
RAY: I swear. Don’t tell any one. We should do it together some time… Do you ever pleasure each other?
(Joanna and Brenda look at each other. Then LAUGH.)
RAY: Okay… So, what’s new and exciting on the horizon?
JOANNA: My DVD! BurningAngel.com The Movie! You can see what happens when a website becomes a movie!
RAY: Where are you from originally?
JOANNA: New York.
RAY: What part?
JOANNA: I live in Brooklyn.
RAY: You live there now?
RAY: I’m not familiar with Brooklyn. I know Manhattan. Well, Grammercy Park and about three blocks surrounding it.
BRENDA: I work at the new Limelight. I photograph DJs on Friday nights. But I live in Williamsburg, where all the hipster cool artists and musicians live.
RAY: I thought that was The Village. Or Soho?
BRENDA: All the artists were kinda pushed out of the city. They were raising the rent and everything, so they all moved to Williamsburg. But now Williamsburg is kind of hip and cool, and they’re getting pushed-out. The landlords are making the buildings into condos. Toby Maguire just bought a place there. Which sucks… Artists make something cool –
RAY: — And then everyone jumps-in and makes it lame. I’m with ya. So what are you doing in L.A.? Did you shoot here?
JOANNA: No, I don’t shoot out here, we actually shoot in New York.
RAY: Are there agencies out there?
JOANNA: No, I use my friends.
RAY: You’re kidding.
JOANNA: No. I never used an agent before.
RAY: You’re amazing.
JOANNA: You wanna kiss my feet?
RAY: Maybe. So what are you here for? Looking for a distribution deal?
JOANNA: Fuck distribution deals. I’m gonna do it myself.
RAY: You’re a maverick.
JOANNA: I don’t need a distribution deal.
BRENDA: We had a meeting today with Playboy. They’re going to follow us around in April while we do shoots in Williamsburg.
RAY: Cool. Hey, look — That Nick guy from The Apprentice is here.
JOANNA: Who? Where’s Justin Flynt? I’m trying to marry him.
RAY: What for? The connections? You don’t need him… You can do it on your own, remember?
JOANNA: Oh, that’s right.