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Sex Week 2012: An Interview With Nikki Benz

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer


nikkibenzTonly Lazlo interviews adult star Nikki Benz.

2011 Penthouse Pet of the Year Nikki Benz came to the adult industry from Toronto back in 2003, and since then, she’s established and maintained a thriving career in a business that has an extremely high turnover rate. She’s stayed as busy in Porn Valley as she is on the dance circuit, all while finding time to appear in the occasional mainstream project over the hill in Hollywood. She was good enough to answer a few questions for our 2012 Sex Week.

Let commence the interview!


You’ve been in the adult industry since 2003. What’s the secret to longevity in the industry — besides being incredibly hot, of course?

I’m not sure if there is that perfect secret recipe for longevity in the adult industry. It definitely helps having a bit of luck on your side and making smart decisions. I’m pretty business savvy, however I have made some mistakes on the way to where I am now but that just made me want to go after my career goals that much harder. One of the things that I can say is that I didn’t make myself too available at the beginning of my career, meaning I didn’t start off doing scenes where I’d be required to do everything and anything. I started out filming girl/girl scenes, then moved to boy/girl, and I have always recognized the importance of making appearances at trade shows and feature dancing. I didn’t put all my eggs in the same basket, so to speak.

 

You’re appearing in a mainstream movie called My Trip Back To The Dark Side this year. Can you tell us about your role?

It’s a small part. I play a stripper. Talk about typecasting! Totally kidding. It was a really fun experience.

 

Do you have any more mainstream appearances coming up?

Not at the moment. I’m always open to new projects.

 

How has the response been to your appearances on the FOX Sports web series Cubed?

My appearance on Cubed has definitely gotten me a lot of positive feedback. I’m pretty sure I am the only adult star to ever be contracted by Fox. It’s an amazing feeling. It also gained me new fans and cross over recognition from the adult industry. I worked for Fox Sports from 2009 to 2011. It feels great to put that on my resume.

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Star Trek or Star Wars — and why?

Comparing Star Trek and Star Wars is like comparing apples to oranges. Both take place in outer space, but I find Star Wars to be more ground breaking and appealing than Star Trek. It’s a personal preference. Just a side note, currently the overall box office revenue generated by the Star Wars films has totaled approximately $4.41 billion,[1] making it the third-highest-grossing film series,[2] behind only the Harry Potter and James Bond films. That speaks for itself.

 

There’s always been a connection between the world of geek and the world of porn. CES happens alongside AEE, for example. Do you have any plans to hit Comic-Con?

I was at Comic-Con last year promoting Saints Row: The Third video game. It was an amazing experience. I was hired by THQ (video game developer) along with five other Penthouse Pets to be part of their quality assurance team. 

 

What’s on your iPod (or iTunes) these days?

A lot of Hip Hop, some house and some rock.

 

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What TV are you watching these days?

Dexter is my favorite show. I also like 60 Minutes, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, South Park, Family Guy, CSI.

What are your all-time favorite movies?

Scarface, Goodfellaws, Devil’s Advocate, Dark Knight, Avatar, Blow, Casino

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Benz connects with her fans through a variety of social-media outlets.

Nikki Benz on YouTube
Nikki Benz on Twitter
Nikki Benz on Facebook

In addition, she’ll be relaunching her website this year while she tours around the country. Here’s her upcoming schedule. 

CLUB RISQUE February 23 to 25
Thursday, February 23rd
9pm show in Northern and 12 midnight show in Philly

Friday, February 24
9pm and 12 midnight shows in Philly

Saturday, February 25
9pm and 12 midnight shows in Bristol, PA

PENTHOUSE CLUB NIAGARA FALLS March 2 and 3
4 shows total at the Penthouse Club!
13030 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls Canada
phone: 905-680-8869

SILK MILWAUKEE March 8 to 10
11400 Silver Spring Road
Milwaukee, WI
phone: 414-462-7455

BLUSH March 15 to 17
Pittsburgh, PA

WILD CHERRY CABARET March 23 and 24
Huntsville, AL

PENTHOUSE CLUB Tampa April 20 and 21
Tampa, FL

SILK MADISON September 20 to 22
7302 Hyw 14
Middleton, WI
phone: 608-833-3456

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Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet, CC2KOnline.com, Offscreen, and Geekscape.net. He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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