by Rich Moreland, February 2019
This is the first in a series of interviews from the 2019 Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.
My thanks to Tanya Tate’s Star Factory PR for scheduling their clients with us. All photos are by Kevin Sayers.
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Before every interview I do, there is small talk. While videographer Davyana San Migel and photographer Kevin Sayers were setting up in the press room for our interview with Alexis Fawx, I mentioned flying in from the Washington DC area for the show.
Unexpectedly, Alexis and I discovered we were practically neighbors because Alexis grew up near my home on the Maryland side of the District. She reminisced about playing on the hillsides as a kid and enjoying the laid back life of her rural roots.
It was a great start for a terrific interview.
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First, let’s begin with an overused phrase, but one that is most appropriate. Alexis Fawx is a woman who knows what she wants and has a blast accomplishing it in every phase of her life.
The over-thirty superstar comes equipped with a dynamic personality and a world view that is inviting and invigorating. Armed with an intelligence that empowers her career, Alexis’s confidence and electric energy have served her well in her five years in adult entertainment.
Raised in “a small middle-class family,” Alexis didn’t have a long-term plan of what she wanted to do. Nevertheless, she did get a formal education highlighted by a degree in psychology. Anatomy was her specialty.
“I love how the mind and body work together,” she says, because “that is about life.”
Later when Alexis moved to Florida, that mind-body thing stayed with her. She became “a licensed massage therapist,” she states, with a reminder that “massage is all about that mind and body connection.”
No doubt it has benefited her in porn. When working with her “co-stars” Alexis is “able to be in tune with” bodies and reactions when shooting. It “all transcends together,” she states.
Her professional career has not always been rewarding, however. Alexis worked as a paralegal but found it wanting.
“It was so structured, it was really making me unhappy. I think some people need that structure and they thrive really well. I’m not one of those people. I’m really creative. So, I need that space to do it.”
The popular MILF performer goes on to say that her adult career is a perfect fit for her.
“It has empowered me as a woman” Alexis adds with a smile. “I love what I do. I’m just taking my passions and really enjoying life.”
Five Years in Adult
Nommed for ANV’s MILF Performer of the Year, Alexis elaborates on where she is in her career.
“I have a comedy show that I produce and host. I’m coming out with my own coffee beans. I’m able to take my passions and things that I really truly love and turn them into a money making machine.”
Of course, add to that shooting scenes and camming. This is a busy woman!
Yet Alexis uses her self-awareness–nurtured by spending time alone–to energize her life.
“If you’re always working on your inner self, the things around you become better. If you’re healing the inside of you . . . then you’re healing people because you’re approaching things in a totally different way.”
Alexis goes on to talk about the destructiveness of anxiety and how best to tackle it to strengthen “your state of mind.” For her the key is to recognize if the situation causing anxiety is even “real.”
“We sometimes just worry about shit that doesn’t even exist. If it’s not real then stop worrying about it because it doesn’t matter.”
Boy, if it were only that easy.
A Career Start
After she served in the military, Alexis lived in South Florida, as we mentioned, where she worked “around the clock [for] somebody else’s dream.”
After quitting a job she considered to be a dead end, Alexis checked out Craigslist for a way to supplement her income and the rest is history, as they say.
“They had an ad to be an extra for Dancing Bear. It happened to be the same studio as Bang Bros.”
When she showed up, she says, “they gave me a laundry list of things to make more money if you wanted to do it. Got to blowjob [and] I raised my hand without even thinking.”
They offered her the scene and she decided to go after it.
“I was like ‘I guess I’m gonna give a blowjob on camera. Okay I better do my best!’” she laughs.
There is an Alexis Fawx lesson here. We’ll let her nail it for you.
“If you start just saying ‘yes’ to opportunities, it really opens up a lot of doors. If I never said ‘yes’ to that opportunity right there, I wouldn’t be sitting here today.”
The Red-Headed Stepchild
Bearing in mind that Alexis remains a girl-girl contract star with Mile High Media (she has her first girl-girl showcase with them coming soon), I’m interested to know her feelings about crossing over into mainstream film. Is it possible for porn people to make it in Hollywood?
“I think there’s a lot of stigma that we’re still gonna have to get through,” she begins. But times are changing. “More people talk about it, people are more open about it,” but “I think there’s still a lot to work to do.”
For Alexis, the stigma, though unfortunately relevant, is insulting.
“Until we’re not the red-headed stepchild anymore and really taken seriously,” progress is going to be slow, she implies. But her upbeat attitude never gives up. Alexis looks forward to the day when people look past the denigrating porn trope of “just spread your legs, how do you dare have a brain?’”
To make matters more annoying, the prejudice goes beyond the studios. “Right now, not even mainstream actors take us seriously,” she says.
“We have some phenomenal actors in the industry because there are people with talent that get overshadowed because this (porn) is their life. [It’s] how they make their money so their singing or dancing, or whatever the fuck it may be, gets overshadowed.”
Sometimes all that is needed is someone to take notice. Alexis references her comedy show when she says,
“Maybe they (porn performers) don’t have the avenue, maybe they can’t get on stage.” But she’ll offer them the opportunity.
“Hey, come, reach out to me, I’ll put you on stage,” she says, all smiles.
Best of all, her show is in Hollywood.
“You never know who’s sitting in the audience,” Alexis Fawx comments, “you never know who’s gonna be walking around that day and decide to come to my show and be sitting in there and be like ‘Oh wow, this person has a great voice, I wanna connect with them.’”
It’s all about faith and opportunity, just like the mind-body connection insists.
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In Part Two of our conversation with Alexis Fawx, we’ll take a look at her views on camming.