by Robin Perez
How did your recent DP scene go that you shot for 3rd Degree?
Debi Diamond: Oh, it was amazing. It was a lot of hard work. I didn’t realize it was such a big ordeal. I, of course, didn’t get all the specifics beforehand, which I used to. Many years ago I would know who, where, when, how long, what exactly am I doing—am I doing lines—and I neglected to ask any of that. It turned into a four-hour box cover shoot, and a two-hour still photo shoot. Then hard stills, soft stills, soft video, hard video. After 12 hours, this old lady was tired! [laughs] I was tired but it all looks really good.
Miles Long (director) really cares, and this particular project was Cougars Club 2, which is a nice production. I just watched the first one he did. It was nice to have two big strong men. They worked hard too, and I’m not talking work as far as the scene. Just the whole thing, like the posing. That’s the hard work for me. They were both cool—Mr. Pete and John Strong. They were very professional, they both handled their own, they handled me. We did a lot of things with the three of us in different positions, which is hard on a guy, and they both just did it. It was really amazing.
SH: But you did have fun?
Diamond: Oh yeah. When it was time to get down to business, it was so much fun. Absolutely amazing. I could’ve stayed all night… as long as no one wanted me to hold a pose anywhere. [laughs] Don’t tell me to stand in that position; don’t tell me to hold it, and I’m OK!
SH: Everyone says men do all the work, but women also do their fair amount.
Diamond: I like to do work. I like to participate. I don’t like to just be a dead person. I’m greedy that way.
SH: That wasn’t your first time being DPed?
Diamond: Oh, no. I’m an old slut from way back.
SH: Did you have an orgasm during that scene?
Diamond: Dude, I probably had five or six. They were getting angry with me because I would just lose consciousness. There was supposed to be someone there from the press, and thank god they weren’t because they started to get mad at me. It’s been a long time for me. When you put yourself away from it for so long and you’re so horny, and you really miss it, then you have it and it’s there . . . it was the perfect scenario. We were down in this basement and the lighting was so right and it was dirty; it was just perfect.
SH: When you first stepped onto a set not too long ago, did it all come back to you?
Diamond: Yeah. It happened and it just felt so good and so right. Now, I still have my doubts as to my age and my body not being what it used to. I’m not 20 years old but my appetite is worse than it used to be, and I just feel it. It’s just natural for me. It felt really good; I felt like I was home. It felt nice. I thought I’d regret it a little bit, I thought I’d think, “I shouldn’t have done that.” But I have nothing like that at all going on. I can’t wait to do the next one. I can’t wait for someone to call me again.
SH: So, you’re just waiting for callbacks at this point?
Diamond: I have an agent so she says there’s all kinds of things lined up, but she doesn’t tell me ahead of time. She waits until the last week. She’s trying to keep me under wraps or something.
SH: Right now a lot of people probably don’t know you’re back and maybe she’s trying to keep things as a surprise.
Diamond: I don’t know what she’s doing. It’s Lisa Ann and I know that she’s very possessive and that’s fine. I’m a busy person normally without adding any performing work into it, although it isn’t work to me. Normally, it’s not that much work. It’s more of a fun thing for me to go do.
SH: Did you miss the business while you were away? You were gone for 14 years.
Diamond: Yeah, I did. I missed it a lot but I needed to get away. That’s all I ever did. I was 18 years old and I needed a break. I needed to try other things and see what was going on. And I did but I’m really glad that I’m back. I hope I can stay connected to the business in one way or another. If not in front of the camera, I’d love to do anything that has to do with it.
SH: What did you miss most and least about the business?
Diamond: What did I miss most? Just the sex, oh my god! And the least, the makeup. [laughs] I hate it. I hate hairspray; I hate makeup and getting all prissy and dressed up. It just kills me. It just kills me and I can’t wait to rip my clothes off and get my face all full of spit. [laughs]
SH: That’s what I loved about watching you when I was younger. You were like an animal.
Diamond: Yeah, I feel that way still. I still feel the same, it still feels the same. I almost feel addicted in a way I felt before. It’s really addicting. [Back then], I never really had relationships outside the business, I really didn’t have too much of a life other than what I did for a living. Now, of course, I have a life and responsibilities and things, and so I really, really appreciate it now. Now, it really is special to me now.
SH: While you were gone, did you remain friends with anyone in the business?
Diamond: None. No one. I didn’t talk to anyone. I just completely disappeared. I actually lost my house in the LA earthquake in 1994. It got condemned in Sherman Oaks, and I moved onto a boat for a little while. I was so shaken up by it. That kind of helped me to just make the move and just leave. I put everything in storage and just left. I didn’t keep contact with anyone. Didn’t speak to anyone. I know people thought I was dead but that’s just the way I had to do it. I couldn’t have weaned myself slowly. It just had to be done cold turkey. That was my life, everything about it, so I was very determined to [start a new life in a way], or at least prove to myself that I can do something else. I kind of felt that I was in, not a rut, but I just wanted to be in control. And I felt I wasn’t in control anymore. That this was all that I was here to do, and this is where it starts and where it ends. I just didn’t see myself doing that forever. And the business was getting weird in the mid-90s. Things were changing so rapidly, and there were so many people that were unhappy and I was so happy. I didn’t want to be around all these unhappy people.
I’m really happy to come back on my own terms and I would’ve told you two months ago I would never have done what I’ve done. I don’t know what’s happening to me. Working on the radio—I’ve been on Nightcalls on the Playboy Channel on Sirius radio—they’re looking for a new cohost with Christy Canyon, and I’ve been filling in a lot, guest hosting, and they’re going to leave it up to the public to decide.
SH: Well, you have my vote.
Diamond: Thank you. I would love to do that. It’s three hours a night and we have so much fun and it’s a blast. I have this thing inside me that defies age, it defies all that stuff, and it’s a need. I try to suppress it even being back here, talking to people and thinking about directing. I was going to direct for Kylie Ireland, which I still will, and do this and that. When Lisa told me she was going to get me this and doing this, I started thinking and it was really exciting to me. I thought, “Well, I guess I could try and see if I like it.” And damn if I didn’t like it! [laughs]
SH: Now, what was the turning point that led you back in front of the camera? You said two months ago you wouldn’t have but what ultimately changed your mind?
Diamond: Everybody was asking me, “Why not? This MILF thing . . . Well, I don’t want people to know that I have kids. They can pretty much figure out that I’m 43 but the fact that I have kids… I don’t really want to be classified as a MILF. And it was just the acceptance of the fact that that’s what people like. I kept talking to people and every company I talked to would say that they were doing so good with this MILF stuff. It seems OK. At first I thought, “Nobody wants to see a 43 year old.” That’s logically what I would think. I look at girls 18, but I guess there’s millions of girls who are 18 running around. But I guess it’s all about what people want and . . . I don’t know. We’ll see. We’ll see how people take it. It felt good. I don’t think I lost anything in the many years I was gone. But I definitely have aged, but it felt good. I tell you, I was really shocked when I walked in [on set for the first time] and saw James Deen. It really made me think, “Oh my god, he looks so young.” He looked like a little baby, and before I knew it, he had me pinned onto the ground. So, I guess looks are deceiving.
SH: Did he fuck you good?
Diamond: Oh, he did! He did things to me that no man has ever done. Now I know they’re not going to be able to believe that. [laughs] He had to show me. He had something to prove and that made it nice for me in a way.
SH: Who were some of the bigger-name performers and directors you worked with and which of your movies were you most known for?
Diamond: Goodness . . . so many. One of my first movies, San Fernando Valley Girl, I did a scene with Paul Thomas and Joey Silvera. This was in ‘83 or ‘84. I also had my first scene with a girl in ‘83, Shauna Grant, in All American Girls in Heat. If you can imagine so many years, so much sex, so many talented people. I suppose I was best known for gang bangs, my personal favorites, and, well filthy! It only gets better!
SH: Do you watch porn, especially the stuff that's out now, and are you a fan of it? Does any of it shock you?
Diamond: Some I find shocking, over the top, more on the lines of shock value, but as far as what I watch? I have been making my own clips, short videos, filthy, nasty, and uncut. This I like to watch.
SH: In your day, you were known for being wild and being an anal queen. Would you agree with that, and are you or were you just as wild in your personal life? During your performing career, were you just as sexually active off the set? Are you still wild sexually?
Diamond: Well, you can take the girl out of porn but you can’t take the porn out of the girl. I love it in the ass, even more now, just the way I roll: DPs . . . filthy sex with multiple partners is my favorite. Most of my career, my sex life was strictly on film—period. I went to work, enjoyed it, and came home alone to my animals. It was perfect and safe. I did go through a short time being a real rock groupie zeroing in on anyone famous and hot, and got them most of the time. It was quite an exciting time in my life, and so many stories that would shock even the seasoned perv. This was right before my exit.
SH: What are your porn plans for 2009?
Diamond: Sex, sex, sex and more sex. Directing, writing, fucking, traveling, writing, the sky’s the limit. If they want me, I'll stay around. I would really love to put a book together, too. I have so much history in my brain. BehindtheSceneswithDebiDiamond