Adult performer Stoya was interviewed by Neil Gaiman for Oyster Magazine #140. Though her claim to fame might be porn, it isn’t the only thing on Stoya’s resume; the New York native has been wracking up some serious journalistic credibility, with her work being published in Vice, Esquire and The Guardian. She notes that her success in the writing field is largely attributed to her career as a performer and hopes to continue once she exits the adult industry.
The talented writer-slash-porn-performer has also dipped her toe in the directing pool, describing herself as “unreasonably specific” when it comes to the casting process. She explains, “Well, it was very important to me to use grown-ass women performers who were unimpeachably in control of their sexuality and knew what they liked and didn’t like — women who were capable of saying ‘no’ to things and enthusiastically saying ‘yes’ to things.”
The interviews’ accompanying photos are simplistic semi-nudes shot by Tim Barber.