It wasn’t always easy!
Back in the early 80’s porn had come out of the shadows and became fashionable. Kansas City sported a number of so-called Adult Theaters dedicated to showing it all—generally porn movies veiled in flimsy storylines. One of the most popular of these porn palaces was the Old Chelsea theater at about 13th and Broadway.
The industry produced its own stars back then. Names like Annette Haven, Annie Sprinkle, Linda Lovelace, Seka, Jesie St. James, Little Oral Annie, Misty Dawn, Traci Lords, and Hyapatia Lee dotted the sex movie horizon.
And just like mainstream stars hit the road to promote their latest films, so did their adult counterparts during their heydays.
A promotional stop for many-of the porn variety—was KY-102 and its Friday afternoon live movie magazine called JACK GOES TO THE MOVIES featuring—-me.
And I’m here to tell you that interviewing a Chuck Norris or Charlton Heston was a hell of a lot easier than popping questions to the porn-nymphets. Seems just about every question I’d ask a sex star would be taken or interpreted. Usually the wrong way.
And since JACK GOES TO THE MOVIES aired live and with no delay, things got pretty dicey at times.
Like when I asked one porn actress about how many camera takes were involved in the production of an adult flick vs. a regular movie and she answered, "It usually depends how many times the guy is able to get it up."
Or on the subject of adult movie salaries, another actress went into great detail explaining that pricing schedules depended on specific sex acts. Straight or girl-on-girl sex involved basic pricing but rim-anal, wet and fetish scene prices were negotiated up from there.
If there’s one interview that left me pretty verklemmt, it had to be when Hyapatia Lee showed up to promote THE YOUNG LIKE IT HOT. (or was it SWEET YOUNG FOXES? Doesn’t matter.)
Long black hair. Beautiful Native American girl.
I recall the interview going just fine until Ms. Lee felt the urge to remove her clothes while we were chatting.
Off came her dress, then her bra, then her panties – just as (shaven) nature had intended.
As for me? Always the pro, I kept the interview rolling despite the obvious distractions.
Damn was I proud of myself, especially since half the KY-102 staff was watching the proceedings from behind the studio window howling.
So what DO you say to a naked lady? Darned if I know.