A little while ago, we at “In The Gutter” had a chance to speak with the lovely, talented and dynamic Sinn Sage, who can be seen sizzling up the world of adult entertainment in everything from foot fetish flicks, to good old girl on girl love fests. Sinn played the role of Vampirooni (Demi The Demoness’ very own Vampire Vixen) in the Demi the Demoness Movie, based on the popular comic published by Carnal Comics. Recently Sinn has created her own website, Spanksinn.com, featuring new content every week; as well as has started training to direct films for the industry’s premier girl/girl company, Sweetheart Video. For more information on Sinn Sage, check out her MySpace page, Myspace.com/sinnsage, or follow her on twitter, twitter.com/sinnsage
1. What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about you, and adult actresses in general?
I think that quite clearly, the biggest misconception about adult actresses is that we are abused, stupid, and slutty; also that we are substance abusers. Of course there are women out there like this, but they work in every field, which is a fact that a lot of people either forget or overlook. The same types of people that you find in the adult industry, you can find anywhere else. In my experiences I have met mostly women that are sober, smart and thoughtful; that have never encountered abuse, and simply realized their sexuality and embraced it and made the conscious choice to share it with the world. I personally grew up with loving, educated, attentive parents and family; did very well in school, was never abused in any way, but always felt an overwhelming sexual curiosity and desire to experiment sexually. I knew I wanted to be involved in the sexual industry by the time I was 14. I’m really doing what I always wanted to do. Of course society never blames a man for being sexually promiscuous, he is just seen as a stud, but women are punished by being seen as slutty, or there must be something wrong with her, just for being in control of her own sexuality. Clearly this is unfair. I would love to see this dynamic change but it’s doubtful.
2. You’ve been in a variety of different films, spanning many genres including, spanking, foot fetish, bondage, etc. Are any of these fetishes ones you enjoy off camera, or is it all just business?
Of course I enjoy them!!! There’s not much I would do on camera that I don’t enjoy in real life—that doesn’t make sense to me! There are many aspects of fetish that I enjoy. Mostly I like mental, mind-fucking and fear play; but I love spanking, it’s just a great feeling, giving and receiving! As far as S&M, my feelings have changed a lot within the past year, and I feel mostly I like domming now. I’m not really into subbing anymore like I used to be.
3. You have a rule, in that you only do girl/girl scenes. Although there have been other actresses to attempt maintaining this discipline throughout their careers, eventually the right amount of money came along to change their minds. Will this be the case with you, or are you firmly set in your decision?
Well I’ve learned recently that one thing you can never really say is never, you just set yourself up for hypocrisy. BUT, as far as my mindset right now, I am firmly set in the idea of only being with women on camera. I know a lot of girls in the industry and have heard a lot of stories, and the girls that do boy-girl have to deal with a lot of things that I don’t, and they have experiences that vastly differ from my own, which I’m not sure I would be willing to deal with.
4. Some see the life of a porn-star as glamorous, free of work. As I’m sure you know, it isn’t all fun and games. Can you describe an average day in the life of Sinn Sage, as well as what kind of work it takes to run your own website?
Well, an average work day would mean that I have to go to bed fairly early the night before. I wake up about 3 hours before I have to leave, have some coffee, check my email, take a shower, do my make-up and my hair (which can take a while) and leave. I can be onset anywhere from 2-8 hours. You never really know how long it’s going to take. I try to flirt a little or feel out the person I will be working with. From here it all depends on what type of work I’m doing. For a g/g scene, I usually just start it out and go with the flow—I don’t plan it out too much. If I have to dom or wrestle, I have to think more about what I’m going to do exactly, what I’m going to say—I don’t want to be too repetitive. When I come home, I will check my email again, maybe contact some people about some work and send pics, go to my MySpace and communicate with fans and add friends, and try to update. As far as my website, it is mostly handled by my webmasters, but my job is to set up shoots with girls who want to do trades. This is the best deal for me because I don’t have to spend money for a model. If I can find another girl I know with a website, then she can shoot content for me and I can shoot some for her, and we’ve just traded time and we both get original content for our sites. This is hard to pull off though, because if a girl gets a paid job she will have to reschedule; and, just like always, it’s hard to get girls to not be flaky. I try to set it up with girls that I know and we like each other, so we get a shoot with good chemistry and she shows up. I also come up with almost all the ideas for the scenes that are on my site, sometimes on the spot. I just do what I like, and so far people have liked that!
5. Throughout the history of adult film there have been some great stage names, such as Linda Lovelace, and Cherry Poppins. Your name has come to rank among them. When one hears the name Sinn Sage, one doesn’t easily forget it. What led to the creation of this name?
Ha ha, well I’m not sure my name has come anywhere close to ranking with Linda Lovelace! But yes, I really love the name I chose for myself. When I began as a dancer, I didn’t know much about it at all, and on the spot had to come up with a stage name. I’ve always been drawn to ‘darker’ things I guess, and always thought Sinn would be an awesome name for a pet or something. But, I also loved the idea of reminding people of the concept of sin as a young naked girl is writhing on their lap (especially for those religious people that still make a habit of enjoying the strip club, they are my favorite).
When I became a performer, I had to come up with a last name. It actually somewhat follows an old formula, in that “Sage” is the road I grew up on. I felt it worked well because alliteration seems to be commonplace for porn names, so I went with it. When I tell people “Sage,” I like to say, “like a wise person,” as opposed to a bush.
The world of adult entertainment, as with most media outlets, is extremely competitive. Do performers get along, in spite of competing against one another for roles and a share of the audience?
Yes, almost always from what I’ve experienced. It is vastly different from the dancing industry, in that aspect. At the strip club, you have no idea how much money you will leave with, and you need it the most. This makes girls extremely competitive. In movies, everyone arrives knowing exactly how much their check is going to be at the end of the day. There’s really no reason to feel a competition with each other. One girl doing worse or better isn’t so much going to affect the success of another. Maybe I’ve just been lucky, but I almost 100% get along with every girl I’ve worked with, and quite a lot have become what I consider to be friends.
7. We know you don’t do boy/girl, but is there any other act you will not engage in onscreen?
I don’t do anal insertion, and I hate caning. I’m hard pressed to think of anything else!
8. On your MySpace, www.myspace.com/sinnsage you’ve hinted at the possibility of moving into directing. What type of films will you specialize in? For example Courtney Cummz has made the oral field her trademark genre. How will your films distinguish themselves from the massive amount of content out there?
Well basically I’m training to become a director for an already established company, which is Sweetheart Video. Ever since I met the director/performer Nica Noelle, my career and my life has come into focus. She has provided me with so much opportunity and direction. Sweetheart Video is a company that makes genuine, authentic, passionate girl/girl erotica, so these are the movies that I will be directing, hopefully by the end of this year. Sweetheart is already very successful, having put itself in the top 3 girl/girl companies within a year of its inception. It is distinguishable because of the authenticity, there is no fake-ness allowed, none of what I call “overdirection” where girls are being told how and what position to be in when, which removes the energy and connection from the performers and the scene. This is the type of porn and company that I can, and do, feel proud to be involved with.
I also direct most of what is on my site, while I am performing in it (although sometimes I wish I could do the camera as well), but sadly that is impossible.
9. Besides being an adult starlet, you also wrestle. How far would you want to take your wrestling career? If given the chance, would you wrestle professionally for the WWE?
This is something that was commonly misunderstood by friends when I first started wrestling. I’d come back from a day of wrestling work and they’d ask, “did you win?” Of course most of what I do is not what you’d technically call competitive wrestling. A lot of it is cat-fighting style or ‘pro-style’, which is mostly putting together, and planning out, moves that look good and deciding who will win or lose beforehand (usually based on a custom script). I love the work though! I just like the fact that it’s something in my arsenal as far as work that I can do and seem to be good at. If I was given the chance to wrestle professionally, I’d like to say that yeah, it would be fun and I’d love to do it and play a crazy character! But there would have to be *extensive* training and conditioning for me to be at that level, which really, I’m not even marginally close to.
10. What words of wisdom do you have for any young woman thinking about entering the industry?
My number one thing to say is please, do not get into it for the money alone. You will bring nothing to it, and you will leave feeling bad about yourself. Get into this industry because you absolutely love fucking, and you love people looking at you and watching you fuck, and you want to share your sexuality with people. Have a blast with it! Make sure it’s fun! Also, do NOT do anything you don’t want to do! If you start shooting too much and you don’t like half of what you’re doing, you will just get spit out at the end of a long line and feel like shit. Understand, going into it, what you are about to do, and that once you’re on camera, it’s there forever, and make sure you’re okay with it. Be prepared that people in your life will judge you, people you meet will judge you, and you won’t be able to explain your ideas on the subject to everyone. It will be very hard to be in a relationship also. Please be intelligent, and make smart decisions about what you do with your mind and body, because if you don’t truly love everything you do, you won’t be successful anyway.
My favorite quote:
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” -Buddha
Tell that to the people who think you’d somehow be better off whoring yourself out in a cubicle!