by Rich Moreland, November 2018
The following conversation with Reagan Foxx was part of my day on the set with Dan O’Connell of Girlfriends Films. For the storyline of his shoot, Dan paired performers in an “older woman/young girl” formula. As the mature woman in her scene, Reagan was teamed with nineteen-year-old Vanna Bardot.
Dan’s scenes are known for a loving softer touch. Likewise, the set is refreshing in its beauty and tranquility.
All photos are credited to Kevin Sayers.
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Talking with MILF performers is special because they are rare. For a girl to stay in porn well into her thirties and forties is unusual. However, Reagan Foxx challenges that norm. Because she is relatively new to porn, this forty-something brings a fresh and insightful perspective to the business.
Know What I’m Doing
When we settle into our interview, I suggest that maturity makes for a good porn performer. In other words, is there an advantage in being an older woman?
Reagan takes an unexpected approach to the question. Rather than talking strictly sexual desire, she ventures into what a performer values from her work. In her case, it’s a set of priorities.
“I’m not spending my money on frivolous things. I know exactly what I’m doing. I know where my money going. Maybe that’s a difference with the younger people, I don’t know.
“I want to have some friends and go out to dinner. But I don’t hang out every weekend with everyone. So, my goals, I think, are a little bit different. When I get on set, I know exactly what I want to do, and I want to leave [when I’m finished].”
It’s a profession?
“Correct,” Reagan responds. “It’s a job. That’s all it is.”
A Little Background
Reagan Foxx has a path to success that is rooted in her background.
Born in Illinois, she is an only child who spent her adolescence in Kentucky. Reagan attended Milligan College in Tennessee, a Christian school. The focus of disciplined responsibility and going for what you want was established early in her life.
What is more striking is this: Reagan didn’t get involved in adult film until recently. Doing her first camming out of her Arizona home in 2011, she shot her first porn scene in 2016 for Forbidden Fruit Films.
On the other hand, this lovely brunette has a swinger reputation that is a bit overblown, apparently.
“My friends are all swingers, but I am the poser of the group,” she chuckles.
Reagan admits she hangs around the fringes of the lifestyle but, she says, “It was honestly never my thing. I was once a part of it. And now just my friends are.”
What is Reagan’s take on the question “Is the cammer the new porn performer?”
“That’s what I’m hearing,” she replies. When it comes to their websites, performers are gravitating “more to content trade and putting it out and making your own money,” she believes. “So, it does seem like that,” Reagan affirms, and references My Free Cams as integral to the success of many adult stars.
Though her career is just getting off the ground, Reagan is no stranger to the AVN trade show. In the past, she’s attended mainly for the parties connected to the swinging lifestyle sometimes associated with porn.
“I’ve actually been to AVN probably ten, twelve years, but recently I went in as a cam girl. The last two years I’ve gone for the porn sites, so I’ve seen a big change regarding My Free Cams. They are a huge sponsor now.”
In Reagan’s opinion, that’s important because “when they give out the awards for best porn people, they’re also integrating in best cam star so you definitely are seeing the cam world kind of coming in [to prominence].”
Since Reagan has transitioned from camming to porn, what does she think about moving in the opposite direction from porn to camming?
“That’s a good question. My fan base—I have some super fans—have come from the cam world. If I hadn’t gotten into porn, they would have stayed with me [as a cammer]. The girls that are doing porn and go into camming, they bring that fan base, too.
“I do feel that now when I occasionally do cam, I get more people coming into my room.”
And, that room is vital because of its intimacy.
“I enjoy camming because to me it lets the fan base see who I am. Personality is huge. When they see your personality, they gravitate towards you.”
There’s an advantage when porn girls start camming, Reagan points out. It lets “the guys see them every day. They build that relationship. Sometimes they fall for the girl. They want to truly know what’s happening in that girl’s life. The camming provides that. It has the more personal touch.”
Before she made the leap into camming, Reagan needed to learn some things.
“I started looking around before I actually cammed. I would go from room to room and I would just see girls on their phone. [Some] wouldn’t talk [to the fans]. I wasn’t that girl. As soon as I came on that first day, I was talking, sharing stories, whatever, drinking, having fun. That’s the way to go.”
As camming has matured, the girls have learned their trade.
“Now you can see the girls when they cam, they are much more personal,” Reagan says.
I point out that DVDs include BTS (Behind the Scenes) segments so that porn girls can offer an inside look into the business for their fans, but it comes without real interaction.
“Right. They [the fans] don’t see that [personal] side [of the girls]. But now that things are changing, you [can] do Snapchat every day.
“They do get to see a part of your life. But you have to continue to keep drawing them in.”
Reagan takes a moment to remark about how camming is hard work, especially if you are a parent.
“If you have kids,” she begins, “you’re constantly taking down your camera and pulling your toys out, then hiding your toys [while trying to] figure out what you’re going to do.
“There’s a lot of times where I’d be so stressed out because I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. What’s my goal? When am I going to take off my clothes? How much money do I need so I can do this show? You’re constantly thinking about it.”
Above all, however, bringing good cheer to your fans regardless of your circumstances is vital.
“[When] you get online, you’ve got to have your A game. I’ve been online so many times where I was upset or depressed. That’s a disaster waiting to happen.”
She emphasizes that if you can’t make it happen that day, then stay offline.
Is cam work empowering?
“I never thought about camming being empowerment,” Reagan comments. “But when I danced twenty-five, thirty years ago, I thought that was empowering.”
After a pause, she agrees camming might be.
“I’ve never thought of it that way. Why not? Why wouldn’t it be?”
Then Reagan mentions a nagging doubt she faces when she’s online.
“My problem is that I’m too sympathetic. Therefore, when the guys come to me with all their problems, I kind of burden myself with [them]. So, it wasn’t empowering to me. I never took it that way.”
What’s Next for Porn?
In closing our talk, I ask Reagan where she believes the porn industry is headed. Shoots are getting pretty hard-edged, what can be next?
For this popular MILF, it’s enough to handle what’s already here.
“Everyone wants me to do anal and I’m looking at what’s being put out there. That’s just not me. I don’t want to bend over and spread and push and have it look like a party. There are girls that want to do that. Push the envelope.”
However, it does increase their popularity with fans, she admits.
Understandable, but where does the industry go from here?
“That’s a great question that goes right back to camming, that personal touch these men and women are seeking,” Reagan says. “I have noticed more porn girls are now camming and now certain sites will have their own porn star section.”
Perhaps rather than saying the cam girl is taking over porn, Reagan indicates it may be that the porn girl is taking over camming.
Finally, considering all the competition in porn, what does Reagan think makes her unique?
“I don’t know. Maybe because I am older. Maybe you can converse with me a little bit easier. Maybe because I have a lot of knowledge and I’m a ton of fun,” she beams.
Her fans can definitely get on board with that!
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