Posted on February 26, 2013
An Exclusive Interview with James Deen on Cowboys & Engines, BDSM & Burritos
photo by Danielle Levitt, clmuk.com, for GQ UK Style
The incredibly talented, sexy adult film star James Deen and his PR rep (who is super nice BTW) granted me the following interview via email. I could not be more stoked. I am definitely a Deenager (though not a teenager) not only due to Deen’s acting skills but also his fantastic demeanor and self deprecating blog posts. James has appeared in over 900 porn flicks.
However he’s currently branching out into other areas as well. Mr. Deen is currently one of the producers on a very interesting new steampunk film being funded via Kickstarter. It’s called Cowboys & Engines. The cast includes Walter Koenig and Richard Hatch. The project is being helmed by Bryn Pryer, who is both the writer and director. Definitely check out the below Kickstarter video for the film and then go get involved.
There are so many awesome rewards that you can get for backing this movie. For instance for $20 you can get a digital download when the movie is completed (& more perks) or for $30 you can get that as well as a signed James Dee poster and a sticker from his store. There are so many more packages to choose from that it’s bananas. If you have mad dough pledge $500 and get a prop from the flick, be an extra in the movie for $1,250 or go out on a date with James Deen for 2K (& then let me know how it went as I’m super jealous, xd).
(This interview was conducted via email. James’ answers have not been altered in any way, they are in bold.)
You’re a producer on Cowboys & Engines, do you plan on producing more often in the future?
i have always loved producing. i am currently focusing most of my attention on cowboys and engines so it is hard to plan future career moves, but i would love the chance to produce more.
How instrumental were you in the casting of Cowboys & Engines?
i helped. nothing more. i try to make sure that the director is able to get the exact product they want. i personally think that movies are truly a directors medium. because of this my priority wasn’t what my feelings were about the actors, but what the directors. my job as a producer is to not think as an artist but as a business man.
What are your favorite westerns?
back to the future 2
How did you get into steampunk culture?
i first discovered steampunk on a porn set. they used the style to create a very dark and twisted vibe for the scene. i then started to research and find more of the world. i wouldn’t say i know anything about it, as i don’t want to offend the culture, but i do like the idea of using the aesthetics to accentuate and the ideas of turning fictional creations into reality.
According to the plot of Cowboys & Engines, the characters “Cade and Guinivere set off to save San Francisco from total destruction”. Are you excited about the alternate version of San Fransisco that will be presented in the film?
very much so. the way it is described in the script is pretty impressive and ambitious. it is one of the reason why we are trying to raise 100,000 on kickstarter. the more we have the more detailed we can create our world
Do you consider yourself a bit geeky?
i am nerdy more than geeky. i like gadgets and math and science and learning and the simpsons. the other people involved in the creative process are geeky. they like d&d and battle star galactica, star trek, etc etc. i always wanted to be a geek but i get too caught up in the how to get to the part where you actually get to do anything.
Have you ever attended a scifi convention?
I’ve already backed Cowboys & Engines but for someone who hasn’t, what is the key thing that you want to tell them to get on board?
do you like cool things? then give us a dollar… or 5
What was it like to work with Gus Van Sant in The Canyons?
it was awesome.
Aside from The Canyons, what is your favorite Lindsay Lohan movie?
i have never seen any lindsay lohan movies.
What directors would you like to work with in the future?
i heard a really cool story about peter weir firing dennis hopper on the first day of truman show because he didn’t read his script. i admire this. i really want to work for peter weir
If you could star in a remake of or sequel to any film, what would it be?
back to the future 2
You starred in Batman XXX: A Porn Parody, what is your favorite mainstream Batman flick?
it will always be the first tim burton one with michael keaton and jack nicholson.
“I think I’m going to try to do a few more of these mainstream thingies”
Do you often stay in touch with actors whom you’ve worked with? (missemmamm note: I was referencing his adult work but didn’t know how to phrase the question correctly.)
i have only done one movie.
photo by Danielle Levitt, clmuk.com for GQ UK Style
Many fans of 50 Shades of Grey would love to see you star in the film, if that occurred and you could choose your leading lady, who would it be?
that is tough. i don’t know. there are lots of good options. i would have to see who i had the best chemistry with and who could actually act the part opposed to look the part
Do you read erotica? (If so, what is your favorite sexy book?)
catcher in the rye
What are your plans concerning expanding your sex toy line?
i don’t know if i am allowed to speak about this yet. pay attention to doc johnson this summer. there will be a large package of james deen surprises
Have you always been into BDSM?
since i first discovered what it was. it is like icing on top of a cake. doesn’t really taste good alone but combined with all the other elements, it makes it super pretty and delicious
In your films you always seem to be focused on getting the girl off, possibly more than you care about your own pleasure, do you agree?
yes and no. i enjoy watching girls cum. by focusing on them getting off it is doing just as much for me as it is for them.
You’re well endowed, has a costar ever found it intimidating?
well thank you…. i am now blushing and shy
How much fun has it been to shoot for WoodRocket.com? Can you give me a scoop on any upcoming “Last Meals” that you will be eating?
hahahaha, woodrocket.com is one of my favorite side hobbies. i love every day that we shoot. timothy mcveighs is coming up
What are your favorite burrito toppings?
chicken, rice, beans, cheese, pico de gallo, and hot sauce
If you had a time machine when would you travel to?
i want to beat up hitler… so probably to when hitler was about 6 years old. i feel like if i was fighting a 6 year old hitler i could kick his ass
If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?
Of the locations that you’ve traveled to, what cities stand out as being particularly fun?
paris france. it is my favorite place other than home
What is the best advice that anyone has ever given you?
my dad has some REALLY good advice, especially when it comes to women and personal interactions with other people. there is too much to list, but pretty much everything the man says is gold.
Thanks again to the amazing James Deen for taking the time to answer my questions, which is just fantastic!
James Deen Online
Cowboys & Engines site
James Deen twitter
James Deen Blog
James Deen Store
James Deen’s Last Meal videos on WoodRocket
James Deen on Kink.com (yummy)
The Canyons Facebook
my EdenFantasys review of Batman XXX: A Porn Parody
Some posts on Deen’s blog related to his sex toy line (BDSM toys guys, woot!)
James’ blog about his GQ shoot