Allie Haze talks about balancing a relationship with her adult film career
Newcomer to Vivid Entertainment says being into chicks got her started in the business
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Allie Haze is a relative newcomer to the adult film industry. The 23-year-old California native married a preacher at age 18 and was divorced two years later. She found her way into the adult film industry and became an overnight sensation. She was signed to an exclusive contract by Vivid Entertainment, one of the industry’s top companies. She stars in several of the growing wave of big budget porn parodies including the Star Wars series and the upcoming Dark Knight film.
What did it mean for your career to sign an exclusive contract with Vivid?
“I’ve only been exclusive with them for a year. That’s up this May now. Now I’m a free agent again. As far as the way the contract came about, it was basically both their directors (Alex Braun and B. Skow) individually went to [Vivid founder/co-chairman] Steven [Hirsch] and basically said you’ve got to check this girl out. They went to him, obviously, without knowing that one another was doing that. Steven was just like, ‘Wow, that’s kind of weird that both of these people are saying I need to talk to this girl. Maybe there’s something about it.’ We sat down, talked for a little bit. From there, the relationship just grew, and I ended up being a contract girl. I think it did good things for my career. It’s an outstanding company and has held some of the best contract girls in the business thus far. I’m excited to see what comes of it.”
Earlier this year, you appeared in ‘Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody’ as Princess Leia. Were you a fan of the Star Wars movies before that?
“I was into the Star Wars movies. I became a fan of the Star Wars movies because I was a big Harrison Ford fan growing up. I was a big Indiana Jones fan. Due to the fact that he was also in Star Wars, it led me to watch those movies. Since then, I’ve always watched them.”
What was the experience like of playing such an iconic character?
“Princess Leia isn’t really prominent in the first one, so I didn’t really get to do that much in the movie. The movie, technically at that point, is more about discovering Luke and what the Force is all about, the army, getting ready to go into battle. She wasn’t really in the first one as much as she is in the second and third ones of the original. But as far as being able to play her, it was really cool. It is fun to be able to grow up watching a movie, then when it gets recreated, be able to have a part in it, whether it was porno, mainstream or whatever it is. It was fun to be able to recreate a character in your own aspect.”
Several adult stars have crossed over to mainstream media in the past. Would you eventually like to attempt the switch and what’s next along your career path?
“I love mainstream. I participated in seven feature films that went to the Cannes Film Festival, which was Emmanuelle. That was a lot of fun to do. It was definitely a different thing to be away from. There was some soft core to it, but it’s a little bit more mainstream over in France. They consider soft core mainstream. They don’t consider it porno at all. They consider porno taboo and soft core not. It was a much different culture feel the way they do things. It was a lot of definitely a lot fun to be able to do those movies. I would definitely love to break out and do some mainstream stuff. I don’t think I’ll ever not be involved in porn though because I really do love it, whether it be in front of the camera or behind the camera. Eventually, I’d like to produce my own stuff. It is definitely something I’d like to do in the future.”
I read that you married a preacher when you were 18 and was divorced by 20. What was that experience like?
“Being married was different. I thought that I was in love at the time. . . . . Things didn’t work out. My family was real religious growing up any way. Being around religion and having religion in my life has been there ever since I was a kid. As I grew up, I just had a different take on life and different thoughts about things. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe in God and things like that. I still have a religious part to my life. But I also believe that I should be able to do what I want. As long as I’m not harming anybody, robbing any banks or doing anything against the law, I should be able to be happy with what I do with my life.”
How did you get into the business?
“Before I got married, when I was in younger and in high school, I only dated chicks. I was I guess what you can consider a lesbian. I would assume I was bisexual at that time because I didn’t know a lot about the difference, but I like to say I was more into chicks than I was into guys. After that, when I went on with my life, I happened to be working at a bar and I happened to meet somebody, who was a male. I was dating him and stuff, and he knew how much I loved women. At that point, I didn’t really want to date women any more, but I still wanted to be able to have sex with them because that was definitely something that I really enjoyed. From there, I kind of just see fun ways to play with women because I got sick of trying to pick up women in the bar. I’d take them home, and either they just pretended they liked women or they were trying to put on a show at the bar for a whole bunch of guys. That really wasn’t my thing because I really enjoyed my time with a woman and having sex with a woman. Eventually, that led me to get into the business to have sex with women in a fun, safe environment. From there, my career took off. I got asked to do some boy-girl work, and I started doing boy-girl. I’ve been in the business ever since.”
Is it difficult to find a meaningful personal relationship while working in this industry?
“I’m actually really lucky because I’ve been dating the same person that I met, the same guy I was just telling you about. I’m with that same guy that I was with before I started this business. I’ve now been with man I’ve been with for almost four years.”
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
“I’m definitely an outdoors girl. Before I did anything, my first job, I went to school to be a certified vet assistant. I’m really into animals. I own three dogs. I’m really into my animals. I love taking them places with me. We also love going to the river, so I love being on the water on my boat. I love camping and fishing and I ride dirt bikes or quads. I just love being outside. Even if I’m not at the river or going fishing, I’m in my backyard barbecuing and having friends over and having fun with my family.”
What did you do outside of the convention during Exxxotica 2011?
“Last year, we rented Sea-Doos and went out on the ocean. I don’t remember where we ate, but we ate places other than the hotel.”
Are you making a vacation out of this trip?
“We’ll be there from Tuesday to Tuesday.”
Recent legislation was passed in California that required the use of condoms on the set. How do you think that will impact the industry, and do you see the industry center moving away from California?
“Currently, I don’t really see porno going anywhere. I think we’re going to stay in L.A. as long as we can. As a performer, I don’t really have a lot of control or take on what companies choose to do with themselves. I only have control over what I can do. My thing with that whole law is it’s my body, and I should be able to determine whether or not I want to use a condom. We’re never restricted from using condoms on set. Everything is always available. We’re never told no or anything like that. I think it’s a little overboard for people to demand us to do that. There’s bigger problems in the world with people in the street having sex and distributing HIV to each other. I don’t think it’s going to go anywhere as of right now, and I’m not going anywhere. I guess wherever porn goes, I’ll go too.”
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