Kurt Lockwood was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated
from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Theatre and a minor in
English then moved to California to tour with a rock band. Kissing
Hollywood goodbye, he made his entrance in the adult industry. Kurt has
worked with many big name within the industry, including Belladonna .He
has been seen in many titles from Hustler, Vivid, Sex-Z Pictures and
even in many of the Playgirl titles which is where the ladies enjoy him
most. A director and performer, who is not afraid to push limits, he had
strap-on sex in Devinn Lane's
Guide To Strap On Sex & LA Vice,
claims to have a gay male fan base as well as a huge female fan base and
according to his My Space page fan club, has won the hearts and mind of
many women who dream of a night with him. Having both males and female
attracted to him doesn't seem to faze him in any way.
He has gone from playing a tough guy in some titles to a very romantic
and loving person in others. All in all, with all the different roles he
has played, none come closer to the real person; he loves his privacy
and wants others to respect that part of his life. I got to speak
briefly with Kurt on the phone and for all its worth he seemed like a
very down to earth guy that wants the best of what has to be offered and
will conquer whatever is out there for him be it with his music or as a
Director that still hasn't come into his own yet. Given a few years to
perfect his own style and skills with the help of a kick ass crew to
back him and of course the right scripts and budget, who knows how far
Kurt will push the envelope as the perfectionist he states he is. Here
are just a few questions in which I asked him during the course of the
1- As a new director with Sex Z
Pictures, what problems have you had to overcome as both director
and performer on the set?
KL: Well, I'm not exactly a "new" director anymore after two years and
eight full length adult features under my belt (four released to date,
including Decline of Western
Civilization Part 69, LA Vice, Thumb Suckers,
and the Lords of Doggy Town) . I wouldn't say there were any
"problems" to being both director and performer, more like challenges.
You obviously can't watch yourself perform as you are performing so you
hire camera guys that hopefully you can trust their experience and
artistic eye to give you what you need for the movie whether it's a sex
scene or a dialogue scene.
2- Do you find it difficult to separate the performer from the Director
and vice versa?
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KL: Whenever I direct a movie I take it totally seriously and completely
invest myself in it and don't get much sleep until it's done. I'm a
perfectionist and a control freak which gives me a very clear vision of
what I want when I'm directing but doesn't give me much time to fully
enjoy the movie making experience. Though I'm doing all the fun stuff
like directing, acting, having sex, I probably have the least amount of
actual fun on my set because it's constantly crew asking me questions. I
will literally be wet-wiping the sweat off of me from my sex scene and
I've got ten crew members asking me, "Kurt, where do you want the lights
for the next scene?" or "Kurt, we need to go over wardrobe for the next
girl," or "Kurt, can I have more cash to get more craft service food?"
You wear many hats and you have to be good at switching them quickly,
haha. I hire great casts, it's my secret weapon. And my casts always end
up in behind-the-scenes orgies which I can never participate in because
I'm making a million decisions about the movie, haha.
3- Where do you see yourself in 5 years down the line?
KL: I've got a lot of irons in the fire right now. I could definitely
see myself performing for another five or more years and moving on to
directing as I am heading now. I could also see myself quitting porn
altogether, moving to St. Sebastian Spain and starting a family, just
spend my days playing with my kids, surfing and smoking Moroccan hash,
haha. I also have a few mainstream media projects in the works I am
currently involved with; any one of those could take me in a whole new
direction. Then there is always my band Porn City Punx (PCP). We just
recently opened for Dave Navarro and we've been getting a lot of music
industry attention so who knows? I'm happy with any of those options,
4- With all the adult movies to your name, which male performer if any
do you see yourself drawing from?
KL: Hmmm. I just try to be myself. I'm honest about myself and I keep it
real. That's all you can be. I've just always done my own thing and not
given a fuck what anybody thought if it was right or wrong or not and
I'm into my fifth year in the business with nearly 1400 sex scenes under
my belt (including compilations, under 500 verified by online sources
such as IAFD and Adult DVD Empire) and three AVN awards, so I'm pretty
happy with my career and where it is heading. I do hope, however, that I
have inspired others with my freedom.
5- With all the negative press being printed up, do you think that media
focus more on you because of it and has it help or hinder you in any
KL: There's bad press about me? Hmmm, I sure couldn't tell by the ten
sex scenes I shot this week alone for major companies like Hustler. I
guess that means I'm pretty well-liked in the industry. That's a good
feeling to have.
6- What challenges do you personally feel as a performer do both men and
women face in the adult industry?
KL: Not to let outsiders like worthless porn gossip web-bloggers cause
infighting between we who are TRULY inside industry members.
7- In Question 5, just to clarify: Do you feel that all that has been
said in all the adult websites are just opinions of those that are fail
to understand the life and happenings of all adult performers?
KL: Hmmm, all I've seen are the really great reviews of my movies and my
band's gigs on avn.com and of course all the great posts that all my
awesome fans leave for me on my My Space page, and my website.
8- In question 6, you mention that the web bloggers and gossip sites
affect the industry with infighting among the performers, how much of
that is really true? Shouldn't the performers already be used to the
things being said?
KL: Well, except that there are brand new 18 year old girls in the
business every day who don't know that these gossip bottom-feeders have
their own exploitative agenda. They lie and slander with impunity and
would cut their own mother's throat for a new banner ad on their porn
blog. They are the cancer on the porn industry.
9- I have seen you in several Playgirl Titles, how do those titles
differ from the hardcore titles you are used too doing?
KL: The Playgirl Titles are funny. It's porn for women so they care
about what the guy looks like. They focus on the guy instead of the
girl. I'll have sex with the girl in the same positions as I do for
standard porn scenes but the camera will be going up and down my chest
and thighs as I thrust into the girl. It's a bit strange actually
because like I said, I've shot nearly 1400 sex scenes. So when you do
that many sex scenes, it almost becomes like a dance where you lead the
girl throughout the scene. These movements include very specific
positions which allow for maximum viewing of the female. Okay, I've got
that down to fucking "T." Now, throw all of that years of experience of
opening up for the camera and displaying the girl away and action!
Whenever I work for them, they have to constantly remind me of the
different style because I am so trained to open up and display the girl,
10- Outside of the adult and music industry how do you spend your " down
KL: I like to educate myself about the world around me. I love to travel
the world. I've been to England, France, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Puerto
Rico, etc. If I'm not traveling, a quiet night in with my girlfriend,
ordering in, smoke a bowl, catch a movie, hit a club, whatever grabs
me...and oh yeah, lots of SEX!!
11- If you were able to have a scene with any woman, any way you wanted
, who would that be? (asked by Playgirl Posse Member Sarah)
KL: A three-way with Scarlet Johansen and Madonna, and okay make it a
four-way and throw in Angelina Jolie too! She and I share the same
birthday and I hear she likes to get freaky, haha!
12- What are you views on porn today compared to the classic porn of the
70's and 80's ?
KL: Whenever I watch a classic porn (which I'll admit is rare), I'm
always struck by how much slower the pacing was back then. I mean
everything about it, too. The dialogues scenes were slower, the sex
scenes were slower, even something like a blowjob scene...the girl is
moving in slow motion. Speed=energy in today's porn. The modern
mainstream media has taught our eyes how to process imagery and
information at a much faster rate than ten, twenty or thirty years ago.
I think that's reflected in the pornography of the times vs. today as
13- In question 12, you said you aren't to much of a fan of classic
porn, isn't porn from that time considered more sensual, holding the
focus of the viewer and there wasn't such a hang up on looks as it is
KL: Whatever floats your boat... I don't think there is ENOUGH emphasis
on looks. We are shooting porn! Porn is naked people having sex. We as
porn performers, in theory, are supposed to represent a sexual
archetype, an ideal. Since mainstream stars won't do it on camera, we
who do should be representative of heightened human sexuality. That's
what the market wants so that's what we should give them. I'm not saying
that there isn't room for all types, shapes and sizes, like I said,
"Whatever floats your boat...," but we should always be reaching for a
higher standard. The industry has changed much in this regard over the
past five or so years already. There used to be a time when the main
joke about porn is that "the guys were all old, ugly, and fat." I don't
think anybody would try to level that charge at the industry today. I'd
like to think that I played and continue to play a role in that positive
male talent industry image makeover.
Credited with winning several awards at the 2007 AVN Show this past
January, Kurt has come along way in his fifth year as an adult
performer. While Kurt was nominated or in a number of movies that were
nominated for awards, he took home an award for Best Supporting Actor
for the movie To Die For by Vivid Entertainment, hoping to take
home even more awards from the XRCO, FAME, and other organizations
throughout the year. Here at X Critic a great many titles with Kurt
Lockwood as a performer and Director have been reviewed (Decline of Western
Civilization Part 69, LA Vice, and Thumb Suckers)
and can all be purchased at Adult DVD Empire. I want to thank Kurt
Lockwood for his most earnest replies to my question and I wish him the
best of luck in all his future endeavors.