The best word to describe Tera Wray is unique. A small town girl from Kentucky with big city dreams, this girl sought out the porn industry and would not let anything get in her way. Signed to a performance contract by Pleasure Productions, Tera Wray is looking to turn the porn industry on its ear. She's not your typical rural girl next door. She's the girl next door that was kinky, dirty and downright naughty. She is the girl that all the boys in school wanted to know while being the girl that all the other girls loved to hate. In this interview with XRentDVD's Big D, Tera Wray discusses her path to porn, tells why pain before sex makes it better and reveals why porn and rock music go hand in hand.
Big D: You are one of the newest girls to get into the porn business and you already have a contract with Pleasure Productions. You've said that getting into porn was 'a dream come true'. Why did you always want to be a porn star that this is now a dream come true?
Tera Wray: I've pretty much been obsessed with porn ever since I can remember. I started watching it at a really young age. I was in fourth grade when I first started watching it and I started getting really familiar with my body. I used to tell everybody at such a young age that being a porn star was what I wanted to be one day. The more people that are out there watching me, it excites me more. Knowing that other people are watching me while they are in their homes and getting off to me gets me off. It is more of the fact of knowing that other people are out there and enjoying it. That does it for me. I've always told everybody that this is what I wanted to do. At first I would tell people I wanted to be a Hooters Girl. That's what I was saying when I was younger and I ended up being a Hooters Girl. Then I told people I wanted to be a porn star and now I am a porn star. Now I am telling people I want to own my own company. (laughs) Hopefully one day that will come true too.
Big D: So what was it about porn that attracted you to it at such an early age that this is all you have ever wanted to do?
Tera Wray: When I would watch porn when I was younger it was all girl/girl stuff. That's what actually turned me on. Now, I love everything. I love cock so much. When I was younger all I saw was the girl/girl stuff. Being from a small, rural county and a small town, girl/girl stuff was really unheard of. It was something different to me and something that was considered to be bad. It excited me. Women's bodies are so beautiful will all of their curves, their softness and their innocence in a way. It was bad at the same time and I guess that is why I liked it so much.
Big D: Growing up and eventually becoming more sexual as you got older did you find yourself living out these porn type fantasies when you first started having sex? Were you a little bit of an exhibitionist or a little more promiscuous because you were acting out the porn you were watching?
Tera Wray: Totally. I remember people coming up to me in school and saying, "Tera, why is the word 'freak' written all over your car?" (laughs) But the words were written from the inside from where it got fogged up on the windows. Everyone knew me as that girl. The movies obviously had a role but it is just who I am. I've never tried to change who I was. People loved it. I should say, girls hated it but it was all just jealousy. I pretty much had all guy friends while growing up.
Big D: Your first scene you ever shot on film was with Lee Stone in Naughty Auditions which will be the second adult DVD of yours released. I am sure you had these preconceived notions of what porn was all about since you had watched porn before you became a porn star. What was going through your mind at that first shoot and was it different than what you thought it would be?
Tera Wray: Actually it was better than I thought it would be. I took a complete chance by flying out to California and trying this out. I didn't know how I was going to be treated. I didn't know if I was going to be taken advantage of more or less. I didn't know if I was going to get tossed around to see what this girl could take. Actually everyone was awesome. When Lee Stone came out I was like, 'wow'. He's a really big guy. He is so nice. I was scared that he was going to be mean but everyone was so nice. I was really comfortable doing everything. I wasn't nervous like I thought I would be. I kept waiting for the butterflies to come but they didn't. The only thing that did come was excitement. I was wet and everything and I was ready to go.
Big D: We've already made a mention of your first scene with Lee Stone but in your relative short time of being in porn, who else have you worked with?
Tera Wray: I had a great time with Nicki Hunter. I absolutely love Nikki Hunter. She was my first girl/girl scene and she totally made me feel comfortable. We had a little champagne before hand. She mentioned something like popping my first scene as we popped the cork. Tommy Gunn was awesome to work with. He's a great guy. He'd pretty much do anything for me anytime. If I needed something I pretty much could count on Tommy Gunn. Honestly, everybody that I have worked with, even Dick Nasty, have been so, so nice to me. It has been nothing but positive experiences since I have jumped into porn.
Big D: You mentioned you were a Hooters Girl first before getting into porn. Take me through the path you took to get into porn and to become a contract girl for Pleasure Productions. How do you make the leap from serving hot wings to taking huge cocks on camera?
Tera Wray: (laughs) I love it. I was a corporate trainer at Hooters. I was working something like 60 hours a week. On one of the days it was about the 15th hour of a 17 hour shift these guys came in and they were from Tampa, Florida. They were relocating my favorite adult store to Louisville. My old roommate was waiting on them and she came over to tell me about them. I was bartending at the time and I said to myself, 'I don't care about anyone. I am going to go over there and see what is up.' I ran over there, shook their hand and straight forward said, 'I love the store. How do I get into porn?' All of the guys' mouths just dropped open and looked at me like if they were saying, 'are you serious?' I told them I wanted to do porn and I didn't care. I would do anything you want. They were still stunned. I said to them, 'okay listen guys, I need to get back to work but I will see you guys tomorrow because I will come by the shop.' They then knew I was serious and told me to come by and we will talk then. So I go by the shop the next day and I looked so much better since I had not been at work all day. The guys were amazed and they took some pictures and they told me they knew of a company that would totally be interested in a girl like me. They told me they haven't had a contract girl for a while and that it was Pleasure Productions. They asked me if I had ever heard of them. My response was, 'You mean like Gina Lynn? You mean that Pleasure Productions? Yeah of course I know them. I watch Briana Banks and Nikki Benz and all of them back in the day.' So they sent some pictures of me to Pleasure Productions. Pleasure came back to them and said, 'fly her to Los Angles' because they were all out there for the lingerie show in July last year. They flew me into L.A. and I met everybody and that is when I shot the actual scenes that are now just coming out. It all of a sudden just kind of fell into my lap.
Big D: Since you were a bit familiar with porn than your average girl just starting out, you probably knew the difference between free agent porn stars and the contract girls. Was being a contract girl with a porn company the ultimate goal of yours or was being signed to a contract a nice byproduct of just wanting to get in no matter what it took?
Tera Wray: At first I didn't really know what was going to go on with Pleasure Productions seeing how they did not have a contract girl but that is what I wanted. I could have shot with five million people if I wanted when I first came out to that show in July. Everyone kept throwing me their cards. My attitude was, 'the owner of Pleasure Productions has taken a chance on me.' I wanted to get this contract done. Since they took the chance and flew me out there I was going to be totally loyal to them and hope for the best. It worked out for me obviously.
Big D: What's been the most pleasant surprise for you since getting into porn?
Tera Wray: Everything. The attention. The fucking. The sucking. Going around and meeting the fans. Going to Las Vegas was incredible. Seeing all the people. I love doing signings. I like to interact with the people that are watching my stuff. Like I said, that is what gets me off is them enjoying it. They shouldn't be enjoying watching someone who is stuck up. I like hanging out with everybody.
Big D: Your first two adult DVDs are set to come out in March yet the Las Vegas show was in January when no one has seen any of your films. Is it weird to have fans that want to get your autograph and they haven't even seen your movies yet?
Tera Wray: It is a bit weird. Every single day it still amazes me. I can't believe it. (laughs) Seriously, I am laughing right now but it makes me feel really, really great. Those first two scenes I had fun and they were great but since then I have gained a little bit of a reputation that has really built up my confidence. The new stuff I have been working on is so much better. I feel more at home. I would have to credit that to the fans because they all make me feel like I am on top of the world.
Big D: Speaking of some of your newer stuff that is supposed to come out later, talk to me about Tattooed & Tight. It is supposed to be a series in which porn stars will be getting tattoos while having sex or giving or getting blow jobs. How did you become involved in a project like that?
Tera Wray: Since Pleasure Productions has gotten to know me since July 2006, they have a better idea of who I am. They totally thought that this is something that would fit me. It fits my personality. I love rock star tattoos. My hair is purple, black and pink. I am very alternative and I love the fact that this alt-porn is so big right now. It's perfect timing for me. There is nothing like a little pain to get you excited before a scene. I get a tattoo touched up again in this series. I would get more tattoos but I already have three and it is kind of a no-no for me right now. (laughs) They told me, 'no more tattoos for you.' (laughs) It's really exciting. I can't really put it into words about wanting to get off on this. I can't wait for all the good stuff to come with that series.
Big D: You mention 'there is nothing like a little pain to get you excited before a scene'. Does that apply just to porn or do you like a little pain in your personal life sex as well?
Tera Wray: It totally goes in my personal life as well. Not all of the time in my personal life but I do enjoy being roughed up. Mixing things up is always a good thing. You don't want something the same all the time but pain is good.
Big D: Where does that come from that it makes it more exciting for you?
Tera Wray: I never really thought about it. I am a bit different if you haven't already notice by now. (laughs) I don't know why it gets me more excited but it does. Why did you stump me there on that one Big D?
Big D: Sorry about that. Moving on, what about this heavy metal themed porn you will be doing that is going to be headed up by director Matt Zane. How did you become involved in this project as well?
Tera Wray: Matt Zane is the same director that is doing the Tattooed & Tight series and as soon as we met we really hit it off. Matt and I are very similar people. We mesh well. Music has been a big part of my life ever since I can remember. I wouldn't call myself a groupie. I would call myself a 'band-aid'. If you have ever seen the movie Almost Famous you will know what I am talking about when is say band-aid. I heard in this series I am supposed to get drum lessons. I'll probably end up playing the drums in the movies too. I know how to play the bongos great and I hope that is what I am playing. That's pretty hot having a drum in between your legs feeling the vibrations in between your legs. We'll also be going to music festivals and there will be footage of us at the concerts. Hot music with hot sex, how can you go wrong?
Big D: How does a girl from a small town in Kentucky get into that type of an alternative lifestyle? I don't mean to stereotype here but my mental image of girls from Kentucky are riding in pick-ups, listening to country music and don't have their hair dyed black and purple and pink. What happened along the way that steered you towards heavy metal music and alt-porn and away from the down home country lifestyle of driving around with a gun rack in your truck?
Tera Wray: (laughs) I think it was because that was all that was around me. I have just always been different than the other people around me. In high school I was voted most unique and most ambitious by my classmates. It wasn't most unique in a bad way I had always just been different. I always wanted to stand out. I didn't want to blend in with everybody. What fun is that? I want the attention.
Big D: Seeing how you were voted most ambitious, what other things are out there on the horizon that you want to accomplish within the porn world?
Tera Wray: I pretty much want to be involved with every single aspect of the industry. I want to learn as much as possible. I want to know about the internet side of it and the production side and even learn about directing. I understand it is going to take years and it will be a work in progress. I am ambitious but I still know that things take time. Really, I want it all. Like Tony Montana in Scarface. I want the world. I want the porn world. I want to be known like Jenna Jameson is known even in the mainstream media. I just want it all. (laughs)
Big D: What do you think you need to do to gain that iconic status that someone like Jenna Jameson has already achieved not only in porn but in mainstream as well?
Tera Wray: Really, I just need to be myself. I don't think there is anything else out there for me to do right now. I need to be myself and let the fans and the general public to get to know me and know who I am. Eventually that is going to change when we do another interview in a year or two and I will be in a different position at that time. Right now, no one has really seen any of my movies yet. Until then, ask me that in about a year.
Big D: First job?
Tera Wray: I was an umpire for a fast pitch youth softball league for seven to 11 year olds.
Big D: What's in your CD player or iPod right now?
Tera Wray: 10,000 Days by Tool, Korn is my favorite band. System of a Down. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Doors.
Big D: Favorite food?
Tera Wray: It changes all the time but I would have to say any type of Chinese or sushi.
Big D: First porn you ever watched?
Tera Wray: I kind of, sort of remember what it was. It was either called Special Agent Triple D or Double Agent Triple D. I can't even remember who was in it to narrow it down for you.
Big D: Favorite position?
Tera Wray: Off camera I like missionary with my arms tied back. On camera, doggy always look great. There's nothing like getting your ass pounded really good.
Big D: Go to the movies or go to the ballgame?
Tera Wray: You mean I have to pick just one? I am a big sports fanatic and I played everything in high school. My favorite teams are U of L, University of Louisville. Go Cards! I also love the University of Miami. The Hurricanes kick ass. Professionally I like all the teams because I root for certain players. So an All-Star game would be the best.
Big D: What modern convenience can you not live without?
Tera Wray: My Trio because it has my calendar and it is my computer and I can text message.
Big D: Favorite mainstream movie?
Tera Wray: Right now it is Scarface. I am totally having these Tony Montana dreams right now so I would have to say right now it is Scarface.
Big D: Favorite vacation spot?
Tera Wray: I am totally digging the Miami, South Beach area.
Big D: Person you'd like to meet that you have not met?
Tera Wray: I want to meet the rest of the members of Korn. I've met Fieldy (Reginald Arvizu) and I got him to autograph my hat. I now need the rest of the band to autograph my hat now. I really want to meet them.
Big D: Place you want to visit but haven't yet?
Tera Wray: I want to go to Greece or Hawaii really soon.