• Learn How To Star In Porn With Alt Porn Star Zak Sabbath

    Porn Star and Artist Zak SabbathAttractive, intelligent, talented and tattooed. You may never have heard of Zak Sabbath before, but after this interview you'll definitely be Googling his name and searching for preview clips.

    Zak is one of the leading males in the alt porn industry. Having acted in porn for Vivid Entertainment and Bad Seed Productions, Zak's colourfully decorated body is becoming a regular and much appreciated sight for those who like their erotica to have some real grit and substance.

    Not only does Zak star in porn but he produces some of the most amazing and unique art under his real name Zak Smith. In fact, the talented chap received an MFA from Yale University in 2001 and his newly released book "We Did Porn" is already highly rated and reviewed by those lucky enough to get their hands on a copy

    We caught up with Zak to find out more...


    Carly Drew: What are your feelings in regards to the porn industry right now, this second?

    Zak Sabbath: I like it when it lets people who are smart make the movies they want, I don't like it when it doesn't.

    CD: Very rarely do you see any natural light (unless it's an outside scene) so it's hard to figure out if porn is a naked 9 - 5 job or if you're all burning the midnight oil. What hours do you normally work on a porn film?

    ZS: They usually try to shoot during normal business hours, but they're movies, and movies can sprawl sometimes.


    CD: What you do is considered 'Alt Porn'. Do you like that term?

    ZS: Not particularly. It's pretty vague. I feel like a more accurate term might be "porn that is trying to be stylistically ambitious despite operating on an ordinary porn budget", but that's a mouthful.

    CD: Who are your favourite porn people to hang out with?

    ZS: I feel like it's hard to make a list without people getting mad at you for leaving them off. Pretty much, if you see me in a movie with someone or if I did a painting of them, I like hanging out with them.

    Suicide Girls Zak Smith Men's T-ShirtCD: What advice do you have for people looking to get into alt porn? Do they need more tattoos? Should ladies just get directly in touch with you supplying a photo and their measurements?

    ZS: Actually, that's pretty much close - Google people you wanna work with and then talk to them.

    CD: You're also an extremely talented artist as well as an extremely talented penis maestro. When fucking an attractive girl, does the thought ever creep into your mind 'I'd really like to draw you'? Or when you're drawing an attractive girl, do you ever think 'I'd really like to fuck you'?

    ZS: Those thoughts usually occur long before any fucking or drawing gets done. Also, I can't believe someone just called me a "penis maestro".

    CD: Your images in Pictures of Girls are, in my opinion, equal parts fine art and comic book art. Like someone has thrown a bunch of Hentai into a wood chipper directed at the Tate Gallery. Do you think people in porn appreciate your art more or less than the general non-porn making art community?

    ZS: It varies a lot. Like Kimberly Kane, Benny Profane, Satine Phoenix - they're all really into art - other people are like "You wanna paint me? Um, ok, sure." Some people are shy and it's hard to tell. I got a Twitter account and I post pictures and like Sasha Grey or somebody will be like "Oh, that's my favourite of your drawings" but it's hard to know really if that's any different than if I'd done a drawing of any other person.

    CD: Are you recognized and revered more for your art or your porn?

    ZS: More for the art, definitely. That's how I pay the bills. I've been in way less movies than most guys in the industry.

    CD: Zak, thank you so much for your interview and best wishes with your new book!


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