A quality that sets Julie Simone apart from other female fetish performers is her range. This amazing woman can be as sexy as any sex hottie, but then she can also give the most hard-core fetish performances that anyone could see on screen. I consider this lady the best Headmistress in fetish porn. Julie's tall and confident presence is striking and it enhances her dominating persona as she takes full control of her partners. However, her submissive roles are also must-see work too as her pain threshold is very high. It is very important to note that this legendary star is a highly accomplished artistic woman whose artwork has been shown nationwide at Good Vibrations in San Francisco, the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, and the Body Archive Gallery in New York City. Julie Simone is a true talent in more ways than one.
Hi Julie, this year marks the eleventh anniversary of your popular website . You are also a legend in the FemDom genre. When did you first realize you enjoyed the fetish environment of sexual play? What does the BDSM experience give you that regular sex lacks?
I first realized I was into rough sex when I was in my early 20's. My partner and I had gotten into an argument and then had violent sex, which was super hot. I don't need BDSM to be a component of my sex life. For me, it's more of an appetizer, though after a while I tend to get bored if it's lovey-dovey romantic sex all the time. It's all about intensity which is something that can be achieved a myriad of ways.
How long have you been in the industry? What has been your most pleasurable moments? What has been your least pleasurable?
I've been in the industry for 14 years. I've had so many great moments such as working with Ashley Renee. It is always great such as being drawn and painted by Dave Nestler, all my magazine layouts, winning best rigger in 2004, my first AVN nomination, and being a featured filmmaker at the Berlin Porn Film Festival. These are among the high points.
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My least pleasurable was the short period where I was doing Boy/Girl porn. It seemed like a great situation in having sex with hot guys and getting paid. Instead, it was degrading and humiliating. Being put on BBW covers, even though at my heaviest I was never a BBW, was another low point.
How did you get into the adult industry?
My first adult job was at a webcam place back in '97, though I had done some art modeling while in college. I started doing marketing for the webcam place and found an adult site in my area, ALScan.com, which was my first adult shoot. I'm Gillian on their site. They paid well, treated me like a queen, and the pics looked beautiful. So I started doing more of that type of work
You are great in both submissive and dominating roles. Could you tell us how each role satisfies you?
I used to say that the only time I could relax was when I was tied up. Now that I have 1,000 times more responsibilities, that statement means way more to me, though I'm way more into SM than rope these days. Being on the bottom means not having to think, you get to be in the moment and react. Being the top has its own high. You feed off the other person's energy. It's thrilling being able to make another person completely melt before you.
What traits of a woman do you admire most? What makes a woman sexy? What traits of a man do you admire most? What makes a man sexy?
I like feminine women. Nothing turns me off more than a loud obnoxious woman trying to act like a man. I like men who are MEN. A confident, intelligent man who has respect for women is super hot to me.
What has been the biggest surprise for you about the adult industry?
That everything the media says about it is pretty much true. I wanted to believe that it was different, but my own personal experience confirmed every negative thing I'd read about it.
I have a sexy shoe and leg fetish when it comes to women. What heels are your favorites? What are your favorite sex toys and props?
I like 6" stiletto heels with no platform. I love strap ons and the Hitachi Magic Wand. That thing really is magic!
How were you as a kid growing up?
I was a tomboy, artistic and quiet, though occasionally I'd get into trouble for beating up boys on the playground.
What are your hobbies and interests?
Painting, photography, film, and hiking.
Are there any particular industry talent (actors, actresses, directors, studios) who you want to work very badly with and why? What would be your dream scene?
I think Aria Giovanni is one of the most beautiful and sexiest women in the world. My dream shoot would be with her, though I have no idea what I'd do with her, maybe have her lounging in a white button down shirt while classical music plays in the background. I doubt that would sell, though.
What is your favorite thing about being an adult performer?
It's helped me become more assertive and confident. My films are my playground where I can do anything I want in a safe, controlled environment.
Are there any web sites or future projects that you would like to promote? What are you currently working on film wise?
I have several websites: , , , , , and , which features my artwork.
I'm currently working on some mainstream art collections including a black and white surreal film shot on 8mm and paintings.
DVDs in the works include a foot fetish themed DVD as well as one with me subbing to Joe Gallant in "Submissive Slut."