We're not up to speed on the finer points of Sunny Leone's work (or at least, we weren't until an eye-popping Google Images search), but we gather she's fairly well known in the adult entertainment world.
Now there's some good news for fans who want to keep up with her doings on their iPhones: yes, there's an app for that. A free one, launched by T3 IT.
This being the app store, it doesn't contain anything that would flout Apple's upper ceiling of a 17+ age rating - the blurb describes it as a "bikini and lingerie model app... although there is no nude picture or video, nudity or pornographic material, the content is very provocative".
Quite. The app offers photo galleries, video clips and Leone's personal blog. A separate paid version has more content for 59p, and T3 IT has launched a similar premium app for another adult star, Aria Giovanni.
Apple has been uncompromising in its no-adult-apps stance for iPhone, but it's interesting to see the adult entertainment world experimenting with tame iPhone apps for promotional purposes in this way.
interview with sunny leone
ML: What’s the life of a pornstar like?
Sunny: Not as exciting as you might think it is. I think it’s a balance between, you have so much fun and then when you get home and as far as I go, I like to paint, I like to read, I like to go on the TV, I like to catch up on mail, I like to do everything that everybody else in the world likes to do when they finally get home from work. I work very hard and I also play very hard. When we have fun, it’s all or nothing!
ML: Is it rewarding?
Sunny: Being in the porn industry is definitely rewarding. It’s one of the only careers I can think of where you get to make your own schedule, you get to do what you want. You have to dictate how your career is gonna go. It can go one direction or another direction. The harder you work, the more payoff you’re going to get at the end of the day.
ML: How realistic is the stuff we see on camera?
Sunny: I can’t speak for anyone else but as far as my scenes go, I make them as real as I can. I love to have sex and if it’s not real then it’s not fun.
ML: What’s the difference between sex on camera and sex in real life?
Sunny: Not a whole lot. The difference between sex on camera and sex in regular life is, no one tells me ‘OK wait, I need you to change positions’ or ‘Wait, I didn’t get that. Hold on, let me turn around and get this other angle.’ I think that would be it and as far as my scenes go, they press record and I like to go crazy.
ML: What’s your favorite music to listen while having sex?
Sunny: I always like a lot of rock, a lot of hip-hop. Lately I’ve been into Bob Marley, a lot of Billie Holiday. I’ve been into a lot of different things. I genuinely really love music, so anything that either meets with me and is intellectual and is to my heart and also stuff to dance to is always nice too.
ML: We’re actually a hip-hop focused site. Who do you like right now?
Sunny: I really like Kanye’s new song. I can’t remember the name, but I hear it on the radio all the time.
ML: “Love Lockdown”?
Sunny: I think so. I don’t know what it’s called, you’ll have to look it up. It’s with a girl on it, I think. I’m pretty sure, unless I’m wrong. [Ed. Note: She's probably talking about Estelle's "American Boy"]
ML: Given the time we’re in, who are you voting for?
Sunny: [whispering] Obama.
ML: Any particular reason?
Sunny: He’s better for the adult industry.
ML: Oh really. How so?
Sunny: The whole time that Bush has been in office, it really did hurt our industry as far as like 227 laws goes and really cracking down on our industry and I just think not having him or McCain in office is gonna be a good thing. We went through a lot of things over the last eight years in our industry as far as 2257 laws and obscenity laws and all sorts of different things. Bush and his administration never made anything clear which made our job so hard and so many adult content providers and so many different companies out there had to go through hoops of just dealing with such vague laws and restrictions and everything.
ML: So Obama is the porn candidate?
Sunny: He’s who I’m voting for. I still have to read up on everything.
ML: What was the last thing you bought?
Sunny: The last thing I bought were eyelashes this morning. Don’t they look pretty?