In case you have been living under a rock or haven't seen the box cover of a porn movie lately, you might not recognize Jasmine Tame. If you have been watching porn then you definitely are familiar with Jasmine Tame's work. In the adult business for just over a year now, Jasmine Tame has appeared on close to 20 box covers. That's a lot of box covers seeing how she only works one week out of every month. In this interview with XRentDVD's Big D, Jasmine Tame discusses her aspirations for her career in porn, her rising fame with a lot of the gonzo companies and taking a compliment from one of the biggest gonzo directors in porn.
Big D: You recently turned 20 and have been in the business for a little over a year now. What's it been like for you since first starting out and now you seem to be popping up on every box cover out there? Where you expecting to get so big that fast?
Jasmine Tame: No, not really. I really didn't think it would go that far. It just happened so quickly. I guess I have been working so much because people know that I like it and have fun with it. Everyone says I do pretty good scenes so I give them my best. I guess that is why a lot of people have been trying to book me. It's been really fun.
Big D: How did you come to the decision that you wanted to go into this business at age 19? At that time how long did you think you were going to go with this?
Jasmine Tame: I didn't know anything about the business until I got in. I didn't know that people have careers doing this. I thought I was going to do a couple of videos and then quit. I thought that is how it was. I thought you get in for a short time and then leave. Then I saw how people really get into it and it is so much bigger than I thought. I just kept going and worked more and more and more. At that point I said, 'cool, this is actually fun to do' and I kept at it.
Big D: Now that you have seen that porn is a lot bigger than you expected, how far do you think you can go with this? Do you still have a short timers attitude where you will stay for a little bit but eventually get out or is this now your career?
Jasmine Tame: I've always wanted to do everything in the adult business. Now that I have gotten his far I feel like I can do the next step. I could take a break from doing adult DVDs and go dancing or touring. I don't want to stop right now. I feel like I am going to keep doing this for a while. I like it. It's cool.
Big D: What was your first scene you shot, do you remember where it ended up?
Jasmine Tame: Yeah, it was for an internet site. That was shot in February of 2005.
Big D: What was it like walking onto the set of your first porn? Even though it was an internet thing were you scared? Nervous? Excited? Horny?
Jasmine Tame: I've always wanted to do a video so I wasn't really nervous. I was a bit nervous because there were like six other guys and it was shot on a boat. They asked me to do a little bit of anal. I was cool with that because I had done it before in my personal life so it was kind of weird that my first video I ever did was an anal scene. I was nervous but everyone was so cool. It just went perfectly. From there I decided to just keep doing it.
Big D: You've worked for some of bigger name studios in gonzo like Black Ice, Platinum X, Evil Angel, 3rd Degree, etc. Are there any studios or directors that you haven't worked with that you would want to soon?
Jasmine Tame: There a few companies I haven't shot for and I really don't know how they are so it hard to say. I've heard of studios like Video Team and bigger companies like Vivid but I haven't worked for them so I really don't know how they are. I just hope to work for everyone. I am not really good with the names of the all the companies I have worked for but I think I have worked with most of them.
Big D: What is your schedule like seeing how you still live in Fort Meyers, Fla. but travel to work in Southern California in porn valley?
Jasmine Tame: There's isn't too much work out here unless I go to Miami or Tampa and that stuff is all internet. It's pretty cool and I will see my regulars and I will do photo shoots for internet sites. When I first started doing DVDs I would come out to California for a week. Then it moved up to ten days and then most recently I went for two weeks. I go for ten days and then come back and then the next month I will go for ten days again. I go out there every month and I will work every day while I am out there. Some days, like two or three days I will work twice a day. I try to work as much as I can and then come home. I try to rest up and try not to be so sore and worn out from being over there.
Big D: When you are not working and are back home what do you do to recuperate and relax in your free time?
Jasmine Tame: I sleep. (laughs) I plan my next trip out there and what I want to do next. I relax while I am out in Florida. I do work while I am home but most of the time I just do normal things while I am home.
Big D: You've done double anal, interracial, swallowing, etc. Is there anything that is off limits? Or, is there something that you have not yet tried and you want to?
Jasmine Tame: I haven't done a gang bang which I told myself I wouldn't do one of those. The only exception I would probably make would be if I had my own website and we did one for that. As far as double anal, I wanted to try it. I don't know if I'll ever do it that much. It's pretty intense. (laughs) I took a break from interracial because too many people wanted to book me for that. The last time I did one was in the summer. I am not going to try a double vag. I've done a double anal but I can't even do a double vag. I won't do a bukkake or peeing stuff. I try to stay away from all of that.
Jasmine Tame: Everyone kept calling to book me for that. I didn't want to do it so much because I did a lot at the very beginning. Those movies come out quicker than others so it seems like all the movies I do are just interracial.
Big D: Your boyfriend knows what you do and even was in a scene with you for an internet site. How does that work out for you to have a relationship?
Jasmine Tame: It's pretty hard. He hates it. He just hates it. But he just loves me and wants to marry me. We've been living together for a year which is almost exactly the same amount of time since I started. He kind of just puts up with it. I approach it professionally while still having fun with it. I tell him that there is work and then there is fun and we can do things together if he wants. He doesn't even want to go near that. He is too shy.
Big D: So are there jealousy and trust issues or is it just really hard to separate the emotional from the physical when it comes to sex with him and sex with male talent?
Jasmine Tame: I think he is a little jealous but he really doesn't tell me. It is pretty easy for me to separate the emotional from the physical. I know how to have sex and how to make love. There is a difference. I am a little different the way I act on camera. I put so much out there. I perform and I talk dirty. I am really attracted to him and some of the guys I work with I do not even like them. Some of them are cool but I am just not attracted. I hardly kiss them. I mean I kiss them but I don't kiss them like I care about them. It's just sex. I can just separate it. I love my boyfriend regardless of how many guys I have slept with.
Big D: You mentioned there are some guys out there that you are not attracted to. Who are some of the male talent that you have performed with that you do like to work with?
Big D: Of those guys you just mentioned, what is it about them that gets you fired up to work with them?
Jasmine Tame: I am not sure. It just seems like we are working together and we click automatically. It's like they know what I like and I know what they like and we just try to have fun. That's what I look for. I am not trying to have sex with a guy that is just trying to bang the crap out of me or doesn't really care about what I feel or does things that bother me or can't even fuck me right. I have to feel really comfortable with them.
Big D: What about the girls? Are there any girls you have worked with that you like working with?
Big D: Well know adult film director, Chico Wang, who shoots for Anabolic and Diabolic, said after he filmed your double anal scene in Un-Natural Sex #17, he said, 'I think she's the best female performer I've seen in a while'.
Jasmine Tame: Oh, wow. Really? Where did you see that?
Big D: I read it while on Adult DVD Talk in one of their forums.
Jasmine Tame: Oh, cool.
Big D: What is your reaction to hearing something like that from a guy as well respected as Chico Wang?
Jasmine Tame: Well respected? (laughs) He is really cool. He told me I was a really good performer and he booked me like seven times. I guess he says that because I give him what he wants to see. I try to be as nasty and fun as I can be. We hang out a lot. We are pretty cool friends. We like the same things.
Big D: Do you think performing the way you do came naturally for you or did you need a lot of coaching in the beginning to get to the level you are at now? How did it get to a point where people are trying to always book you on shoots?
Jasmine Tame: I think by my third month in the business I started to understand what people wanted out of me and what people liked. Starting from blow jobs, I love giving head. That's easy for me. I try to play around with it and be dirty with the dick. I love sex. It comes pretty natural to me. I play with the camera as I have learned more and more. I think it comes from how I came in. You have to like it to actually do it. You can see it on camera if you are not interested.
Jasmine Tame: I started doing more private stuff before I started and Jasmine was just given to me so I just stayed with it. Someone came up with the last name too. (laughs) I had a guy that was going to build my website when I first started and he told me I need a last name. He kind of put together two words that sounded like they go together so I kept it. I didn't know anything about names or that it is important to have a good name. I just wanted to stay with one and I decided to keep Jasmine Tame. I didn't want to change it half way through.
Big D: What's coming out for you next? Anything we at XRentDVD can look forward to seeing you in?
Jasmine Tame: I actually did a girl/girl scene with Hillary Scott for Wicked. I thought the scene was pretty hot. We did everything you could possibly do. We did strap-ons, we did anal, we did slapping and spitting. I thought it was really awesome. That's coming out in I'm A Tease that comes out in early April 2006.
Big D: First job?
Jasmine Tame: I first started working at age 14 at a summer camp. It was a Girls Scout summer camp. After that I worked at a fast food joint, Boston Market. After that I worked at TGI Fridays.
Big D: First concert?
Jasmine Tame: Oh Gosh. I don't even remember. I probably really young. I know recently I went to a John Meyer concert and Backstreet Boys with a friend. I went to a festival concert with a mix of singers in Miami that had Beyonce and Jessica Simpson.
Big D: First car?
Jasmine Tame: A silver Honda Civic
Big D: What's in your CD player right now?
Jasmine Tame: I think I have Mark Anthony right now.
Big D: Favorite food?
Jasmine Tame: I like Italian food.
Big D: First porn you ever watched?
Jasmine Tame: I don't remember what it was called but I do remember it was a Seymore Butts movie. It had enemas in it. (laughs) I don't even know what the fuck it was. (laughs harder) I got it from my dad. I found it and I popped it in. That's the one I remember because I was younger. I am pretty sure it was a Seymore Butts DVD.
Big D: Favorite position?
Jasmine Tame: Both on and off camera I like doggy.
Big D: Go to the movies or go to the ballgame?
Jasmine Tame: Ballgame. My boyfriend's favorite team is the Washington Redskins. They suck but I kind have started rooting for them because I recognize the players.
Big D: What modern convenience can you not live without?
Jasmine Tame: My computer
Big D: Favorite mainstream movie?
Jasmine Tame: The one movie that just popped into my head is Along Came a Spider.
Big D: Favorite vacation spot?
Jasmine Tame: I've been to Puerto Rico and I would like to go there again.
Big D: Person you'd like to meet that you have not met?
Jasmine Tame: There are so many it is hard for me to pick just one. There are some celebrities that I would like to meet like Jennifer Lopez or Dave Chappelle.