by Rich Moreland, February 2019
Through Star Factory PR, I had the privilege of interviewing Cindy Starfall a couple of years ago. Since that time, the Saigon native has received several adult entertainment award nominations and continues to wow her fans with her feature dancing.
Let’s see what’s on her mind this year.
Photos are credited to Kevin Sayers.
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I remember we talked about your feature dancing a couple of years ago. Are you still on the road?
“I do it more and I really loved it because I can really put on a show, on stage and actually get to meet my fans because they come [from] all over . . . different cities . . . for meet and greets.”
Cindy says feature dancing is her thing.
“I love it because it pulls a creative side out of me. I get to be my own boss and put on these big shows on stage every month [in] a different city.”
Cindy comments on her schedule and explains that she’s shooting as much as dancing.
“I dance Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Come back [home on] Sunday then shoot Monday Tuesday. I pack Wednesday and I go again.”
Wow, that’s a lot of traveling, but she seems to love it.
She tells me that her hectic schedule has put a crimp in her free-flowing lifestyle. Cindy is one of the few porn girls I know who is an active swinger.
“I still have my swinger couples that I’m doing,” Cindy says. In fact, she’s headed over to Japan in April with some of her swinger friends.
We talk about how she handles these out-of-the-ordinary sexual encounters. Among her requirements is spouses have to be present.
“I prefer that because it’s just less drama that way. I’m not there to look for relationships. I just want to be in there and have fun.”
The couples are friendly and, for the most part, older than Cindy. But that is not to discount younger couples who are into the lifestyle. “They always give off this sexual, friendly vibe,” she says.
When she reflects back on her early days in swinging, Cindy recalls it helped her adjust to porn.
“I love sex and swinger [parties have] helped me [to be] more comfortable in front of the camera. Because I have people watching and I have people shooting photos. In a way it [has] shaped who I am. It is a big part of my life.”
We move on to camming. Cindy exclaims that “it’s taking over the [adult] business!”
Camming is a version of amateur porn, she asserts, because “you’re filming yourself at home.”
Cindy has discovered that many of her fans “enjoy that amateur side versus the professional looking, perfect lighting side . . . because it’s more like a private one-on-one, like a personal interaction with me.”
The petite performer indicates that her camming popularity comes from guys who are “lonely” and “looking for that relationship, looking for that connection that they will have with the girls.”
When she describes what she does, Cindy reflects the formula that many cammers use.
“When you cam with me, I will talk to you. I know you by name, I know what you like. You can actually direct your own porn with me. You get to pick what I’m wearing for a session.”
She sees that as powerful for both her and her fans.
Room for Everybody
Some cam girls are comfortable at home and don’t have a desire to become a porn star, Cindy says. “All they do is get online.”
“With porn, you actually got to show up on set, it’s a production. A typical porn set could be between six to eight hours or more if it’s a feature. So, it’s a totally different thing [from camming].
“I started off as a webcam girl. But it wasn’t for me because I got bored. I needed that interaction with that co-star. I love doing porn because I love being in different characters,” she explains.
Unlike other girls I’ve interviewed on this subject, Cindy is blunt with her assessment of what it means to be a porn girl who is committed to studio shooting.
“If you want to be a porn star, can you get naked in front of at least four, five [people and] three different cameras shooting you? Can you do that?”
On the other hand, she says, “With webcam, you’re in your own home comfortable, one camera, you and your boyfriend. Somebody you’re comfortable with.”
Sounds easy, but it’s not because porn girls don’t always want that live feel. “When they know that camera is live and there’s people watching them, they start freaking out. So, it’s totally different,” she asserts.
But Cindy insists that there is room for everybody. “In a way, I do feel like it’s fine to be divided [between camming and porn] because it’s two different audiences.” There enough fans with different tastes to go around.
On the question of cammers setting their own market trends, Cindy believes they follow rather than lead.
In the adult business, it’s all about the fans. This is the driving force for cammers.
“The audience [is] there and tipping and watching, [buying] tokens. I feel like they [cammers] are following the trend because that’s what the audience wants to see.”
On the other hand, “when it comes to fandoms or fan worship, these guys are following what the girl’s doing.” In that respect, she might be setting her own trend.
But the bottom line will always be the cammers will respond to what the fans want.
“The cam girl’s all about the audience. The audience is giving them their paychecks,” Cindy says.
As for a major production company like John Stagliano’s Evil Angel, Cindy understands he’s doing what he loves because he already has “such a big studio” and consequently sets his own trends.
Once again, we revert back to the power of being online when it comes to camming.
Cindy Starfall says, “In this day with social media, the people that are watching. They want to know you, the actress behind the camera, and that’s what the webcam gives them. They get to talk to me, personally.”