I imagine if some vengeful Greek god were to crack my head open so my wildest fantasies could be unleashed on earth, the man that would spring from my gushing wound would be Keni Styles. A beautiful man, with a beautiful cock -Tanned, ripped and tattooed he’s like the best part of every woman’s day dreams. Luckily for us girls, his chiseled visage can be seen gracing the small screen regularly. He’s not the next medical drama lothario , or MTV slow jam crooner, Keni Styles is an international porn star.
Thailand born and England raised he’s found himself a hot commodity in the world of adult entertainment. Styles has won accolades for his work not only in England but in the US as well. He was nominated for the 2009 AVN for “Best Foreign Male” actor.
Like many women I’ve never been much for porn movies, it has nothing to do with prudish nature or morality; obviously I spend most of my free time writing and reading smut. I never liked watching porn due to the lack of men I’d actually want to fuck being featured in them.
Cheesy dialogue, horrid acting and depressing shortage hot guys made mainstream straight porn seem “for boys only.” Which is why I felt Styles was such a find. He’s an actor who wants to bring much needed passion and eroticism into adult movies. He brings Hugh Grant’s adorable boyish British charm, Colin Ferrel’s bad boy sexy and heaving helping of Will Demps’ “Gotdamn he’s fine” -to porn. Finally something for the ladies.
I recently had the opportunity to get school in the ins and outs of working in adult films. Not only did I get a crash Porn 101 course but also I found that Styles is more than a pretty face and a girthy phallus, he happens to be an actor’s actor. Keni Styles may be the first adult method actor. Stella Adler would be proud.
So what is it like to do adult films , like what’s a day in the life like?
It depends on the type.
There are two types of adult films Gonzo and Features
Gonzo is the main moneymaker, its realer, the sex, its less directed. You basically show up to set, meet the girl and do your thing. Gonzo in a way is easier to market.
Features, that’s what I love. I love acting and being a character , theses are my favorites. I really get into reading scripts and being what they need me to be. Personally I enjoy both. A lot of more senior performers pick one over the other. I think I can bridge the gap, deliver a great story and real sex.
What’s it like on set of a feature?
A feature day – you can have 14 hours on set and 20 mins of fucking. Generally it’s a very long day , lots of waiting around. Its not boring though, you can practice your lines, fuck, you know whatever.
You can fuck in-between?
Of course, going from blow job against a windowsill to fucking on the bed seems simple in the final products , but the crew needs to relight and dress the set for every change. It could be like a 40 min break. You can sit there or keep the sexual energy going. For me I keep my mind focused on the sex and the character that’s having sex. It helps me not to stop.
You seem really into the acting, do you think acting is as important as the sex in feature porn?
Porn is porn and film is film. I guess for me I like to bring the two together. Which might sound crazy but I think I can do it. See the features of the past would have these wooden characters and then just gonzo fucking. There was no emotional connection to the characters.
Not everyone is into gonzo fucking. If you make a story based film with high production value and quality acting it wouldn’t just be sleazy ass gaping porn. I think that’s why less women watch porn. We should make things appealing to them as well.
I defiantly feel if there are solid films that have intimate sex people will see it as more that just porn.
I read almost of all of your blog, you’ve done some pretty kinky stuff, is it difficult to film scene that involve stuff you are personally just not into?
I don’t see it as difficult, just a challenge as an actor. It’s no different than Brad Pitt getting into a role. You have to become the person you’re playing. You have to be so convincing that your dick is hard. You have to convince yourself. For example I’m not into pissing, but I can see how that taboo breaking can be a turn on.
There’s a vast range of things out there that a lot of guys won’t go out of their comfort zone and do. Being on set with a gorgeous woman , a whole set full of crew and your dick’s not hard and ready to fuck is the loneliest place in the world. I can see why some actors try to avoid that place.
I also read that you found your way into adult movies by being a male escort, maybe its just because I’m fresh out of college but I can’t imagine a woman having to pay for dick- how was that like? Am I wrong?
Well, it really came from the swinging scene. I was involved with cuckold couples.
Couples who enjoy watching the wife fuck another man. Sometimes the husband likes to be degraded by his wife. It varies from couple to couple. In the UK its not usually racially motivated as in the states. When swinging event organizers set up, they would sometimes want a few guys would be employed to fuck wives while the husband watched. The cuckold scene is quite vast. Most of my clients were couples. There were a few single women client here and there, but for the most part I was hired for swinging and cuckold scene. I honestly think it’s the best training ground for porn.
Really? How so?
Well, it teaches you to find something beautiful in every woman and to really learn how to get pleasure from giving pleasure.
Speaking of training for porn what is your advice for guys that want to get in the adult business?
I always say if you really wanted to do porn, you’d be doing it.
Really? I would imagine that there’s certain standards a man has to live up to, no?
It’s not that hard to get into porn. Just like a boxer is only as good as his last fight, you’re only as good as your last scene. It all comes down to your scenes.
How is doing a scene different from recreational sex?
The smaller the difference the better actually, there should be a real sexual connection on screen. The sex for me is always getting better at work or at home. I just want to keep things real and hot. I try to keep them one and the same.
So here’s the hard question, and the one I’m sure a lot of the guys that read my blog want to know, how is it being an Asian man in porn?
You know, I’ve never faced racism in porn. I think if you’re already a victim before you open your mouth or go on set people are going to victimize you. I’ve never not been cast because of my race.
Do you feel a lot of pressure on you because you are one of the few straight Asian male Adult stars?
One of the things that kind of pisses me off is that other people are placing the responsibility to represent them on me. I’m not Asian men I’m Keni. That’s why I don’t have my own site right now, I don’t want to be marketed that way.
Oh, is that why your “ my first Thai guy” site is down?
No, that was just something that didn’t work out.
What is it about racial marketing don’t you like?
I’m not in porn for that reason. I do it because I love acting and I love sex its also racism. I don’t give a shit if its “pro Asian man” or “anti Asian man” Its still capitalizing on racial stigmas.
Isn’t that just part of the game?
I’ve actually gotten hate mail because of this, I just ignore it.
There are others guys out there that are doing it out there. Hung Lo – have you heard of him?
Yeah, I’ve never seen his porn but I’ve been to his forums– scary, not a place for a blasian girl to hang out…or anyone with a vagina really.
Well he’s trying to capitalize on Asian men and white women. I don’t wish him bad in any way, I wish him well actually, but that does not impress me. Its not something I would watch simply because the race of the performers isn’t my main focus. I’ve performed with every type of girl and as long as the sex is hot that’s all that should matter.
At the end of the day it’s a business and [Hung Lo] is smart in his marketing, but I don’t want to go that route. So my choice is to represent me. I’m not against others who chose to do the opposite, but that’s not me.
Understandable, so what films do you have coming out soon?
You can look out for Pure distributed by Evil Angel it’s a modern day spin on a Japanese cult classic. I’m also in Miss Lucifer‘s Malice in LaLa Land with Sasha Grey. They should both be out by Sept. 30th .
You seem to love acting so much, would you ever want to do a non-adult role? Like your recent co-star Sasha Grey?
Well, I like to think of all my features as films with sex in them, I was actually offered a role but the timing wasn’t right. Hopefully in the future I would love to.
Well, If I get into film school, you’ll be the first person I call to star in my student films, something tells me you’d make the casting couch experience memorable to say the least.