Love, Lust, Film & Lingerie: Princess Donna Q&A
“I like making content that provides a forum for the healthy exploration of taboo sexual desires,” – Princess Donna
Love, lust, film and lingerie
Always a great combination and we wanted to explore all these subjects with Princess Donna, porn director and actress. This is the first interview in a series showcasing where and how lingerie and pleasure products cross over into other industries like porn. Through these interviews we also want to showcase some of the amazing and talented men and women who work in all things intimate. Let us begin…
Princess Donna, I was hoping you could introduce yourself to some of our readers who might not be familiar with you and your work.
Hi, I’m Princess Donna. I’m a director, performer, and educator. I started working at Kink.com after graduating from NYU where I double majored in photography and gender and sexuality. I started at the company as the director of Wiredpussy.com, and have since gone on to create and direct PublicDisgrace.com, Boundgangbangs.com, and Hardcoregangbang.com. I recently moved to Los angeles to open an LA branch of the company and pursue my interest in mainstream acting and directing.
Above: Princess Donna with James Franco
You’re also involved in almost every aspect of the adult industry from acting, directing to also educating, correct? Could you talk a little bit about each area?
I like being a director because I like having my visions come to life. I love getting an idea and making it happen. I love thinking on my feet and being able to adapt quickly to the needs of the model, the crowd, the environment, and the viewer. I like making content that provides a forum for the healthy exploration of taboo sexual desires. I like making a statement publicly that I believe there is no fantasy too kinky or extreme to be acted out between consenting adults in a safe environment. I believe that repression is far more dangerous to society than porn is.
I generally perform and direct at the same time. I don’t shoot for other directors very often, but when I am just performing and not directing I enjoy getting to immerse myself in the experience and not worrying about all the details that go into making a good shoot. I get to relax and just roll with the punches, so to speak I also enjoy seeing how other people work.
I like to think of all my work as both educational and entertaining. I believe in leading by example, and while every video might not be a “how to” video they all contain an important message. It does all lead back to the same moral code that I stand by. Consent is a way of showing people that I am willing to share the things that society has often taught us to be ashamed of.
“I like being a director because I like having my visions come to life. I love getting an idea and making it happen.”
Lingerie & Porn
We’ve always been curious about the role of lingerie in porn. How does apparel like lingerie, fetish gear and toys add to the films you work on?
The lingerie, toys and gear that I use are always driven by the context or storyline of the shoot. It all goes into creating the fantasy. The clothes that are worn, just like the sets, and the action help set the tone for what you are viewing. I feel that wardrobe is an essential part of allowing the viewer to suspend disbelief and immerse themselves in the fantasy that you are providing. I strive for realism in my storyline shoots. What I mean by this is, I don’t make cops slutty cops, or school girls slutty school girls. I love the reveal. Slowly stripping away layers to reveal what is underneath…
If it is a scene about public humiliation I like to tap into. Some people have a fetish for certain types of lingerie. Personally I love white cotton panties, training bras, and knee socks. I love classy lingerie as well, but there is something about making the characters in my shoots seem accessible to the viewers, like they are people you could run into on the street, that is hot to me.
“The lingerie, toys and gear that I use are always driven by the context or storyline of the shoot. It all goes into creating the fantasy.”
On boundgangbangs.com and hardcoregangbang.com, I try to use makeshift toys and bondage that fit with the scenario as opposed to having hemp rope and ball gags in a story where that doesn’t make sense. On publicdisgrace.com I use more traditional toys and BDSM implements. I also often use fetish clothing as a way to “disgrace” the girls in public, like having them change from a classy business suit into a cheap strippers outfit that bares almost all, or a full latex catsuit with a hood…
It seems that in some films, there’s no rhyme or reason to the type of apparel that the actors are wearing. On set, do you get to request the type of lingerie/gear that you want to wear? Or is all the apparel, toys and equipment provided? Do you bring your own wardrobe?
Yes, I do make the wardrobe requests. I request wardrobe, toys and props based on what storyline I am doing.
For example, in the Christian Speed Dating gangbang I ordered cross necklaces and conservative clothing for the models, right down to the shoes and lingerie. I dressed her in full bottom panties, tights, flat shoes, and lots of layers. I feel that these details are an important part in creating a fantasy. If she looked like a slut to begin with it wouldn’t be as fun to defile her
Sometimes I bring my own wardrobe and/or purchase the wardrobe myself, and sometimes I have a stylist do it for me.
“I like JTs Stockroom. They do all the latex and shipping from the store. That’s super legit.”
Are there specific brands that you like working with? Why?
I like JTs Stockroom. They do all the latex and leather production and shipping and all such things from the store. That’s super legit. They have amazing product!
The first time I went there I found a posture collar made for someone with a slender neck. I also bought two different kinds, and the shower enema product that I am obsessed with! The staff is also very friendly. They gave me a tour of the whole building which is fucking spectacular! So it’s all around a great place: great product, great space, great staff.
Lingerie stays on the body only for so long in most films, but in the area of BDSM, some of the apparel/gear is essential for the action and stays on. Could you talk a bit about some of the brands you work with?
Honestly, most of the clothes that I put on models are purchased with the intent to destroy them. So I don’t spend a whole lot of money on clothes for submissives. Most of the clothing and lingerie comes from H&M or Forever 21.
I also do not wear traditional “fetish” wear in my scenes. I think of myself as a “casual” dom. I like to wear clothes that are both sexy and comfortable enough to work in, so that ususally entails a little black dress and heels, or jeans, a tank top and motorcycle boots.
As far as how long the clothes stay on in my porn, I have done scenes where the clothes never come off entirely. I love panties pulled to the side, dick out of the pants, quick and dirty style sex. Sex with your clothes on is also quite handy if you are banging outside and need to cover up and act casual quickly.
“I also like the dichotomy of power that is created when there is only one naked person in a group of clothed people.”
I also like the dichotomy of power that is created when there is only one naked person in a group of clothed people. Any dude that has ever worked for me knows, that in my ideal world they would never get naked, and they also know that I keep my clothes on when I am performing as a dominant. If everyone is naked you are all kind of on a level playing field. Being the only naked person in a room full of clothed people puts one in a more vulnerable state. This is probably why I direct gangbang sites and sites featuring public nudity as opposed to orgy sites, swingers parties, or nudist colonies.
Do you get questions from your fans about what you wear in your films? Do you know if you influence what your fans purchase?
People tend to ask me about toys more than about my apparel. Although people do often comment that they like my boots and my heels, too. I love shoes.
“When I ran Wired Pussy, I accidentally shocked myself on more than one occasion.”
A lot of toys are also featured prominently in your work. Could you talk a bit about their role in your films? Have you had any toys malfunction (horribly or comically) on set?
When I ran Wired Pussy, I accidentally shocked myself on more than one occasion. I remember one time very vividly, where I had put the model in a metal cage and electrified it, so that if she moved at all she would shock herself. Then I got in front of her, face to face, and made her reach forward to kiss me. When she finally did get to me, we both got shocked on the nose. It was hilarious!
I’ve had girls squirt so much they broke a hitachi.
“I love Agent Provocateur. Actually, I just went on their website and fell in love with the Thora dress!”
And, if you don’t mind us asking, what about in your personal life? What lingerie brands do you love and feel most comfortable in? What about pleasure products?
I love Agent Provocateur. Actually, I just went on their website and fell in love with the Thora dress! But, anyway, I think their designs are classy, classic, and incredibly sexy at the same time. I love vintage clothing and lingerie, and there is something about their designs that seems vintage inspired. Also, according to their sizing, I’m a DD, so I like that I mostly save their stuff for photoshoots and special occasions though.
On a day-to-day basis, I wear Victoria’s Secret because I find that it looks the best under my clothes. They have great push-up bras.
As far as pleasure products are concerned, hands are my favorite toy! I also like the hitachi, and, from time to time, strap-ons.
“The t-shirts are the beginning of a larger project…”
On your blog, we noticed that you have your own line of t-shirts? Could you talk about this? Any other apparel related projects you’re working on?
YES! The t-shirts are the beginning of a larger project.
Coming out soon: undergarments, hoodies, skateboards, and all kinds of Princess Donna merchandise! I am also working with a shoe designer on my own line of shoes, which is very exciting! Maybe one day I’ll even have my own brand of lingerie. I love fashion so, I’ll see how far I can go with it
Right now I have my WWPDD t-shirts and tank tops for sale and dog tags that read: “Property of Princess Donna, Handle with Care”
And for anyone that wants to learn more about you or find your work, where should we point them too?
I update my blog, princessdonnablog.com daily and also tweet all the time, @PrincessDonna. To see the porn I direct and perform in, people can go to HardcoreGangBang.com, PublicDisgrace.com, Boundgangbangs.com and Kink.com