By Matt Sunderland
Dallas-native Alex Riley has five survival tips for anyone considering a career in adult film. The first: make sure that you’re comfortable with people knowing you work in adult film. The years of having a hidden porn career are over. Movies last forever and you can’t unfilm a scene. Second, hydrocortisone cream is a necessity. (Huh?) Third: Be yourself on camera. Don’t pretend you’re a big, dominant top when you’re really a hungry bottom because fans can spot a phony on their computer screen. Also, be cool around the other models when you’re not on cam. Four: Have fun! Enjoy the exotic locales and the wild and crazy guys you get to hang out with while on set. Alex says he makes it a vacation every time he heads out to film. And last: Work out your body. It’s important to stay in shape because they’re not kidding when they say the camera packs on extra pounds.
We spoke with Alex Riley in Las Vegas while he was on the set of his next Helix Studios film.
What compelled you to get into adult film?
There was a moment in the fourth grade that I knew I wanted to get into adult films. I was watching a clip on my grandmother’s computer thinking, “Wow. I want to be one of those guys one day!”
Tell us about growing up in Dallas.
As a child, discipline, respect, school and sports were my whole
life. My baby brother and I lived with my grandparents from, I believe, the
middle of fourth grade until the middle of ninth grade. We lived with my mom
for all of the other years before and after.
I’ve never met my father, but it’s never been something that’s made me
feel weird or different. As far as sports, I excelled in football,
cross-country and track & field. Being good at sports didn’t necessarily make
me popular in high school, but I was well known and liked.
Do your mom and grandparents know about your adult film career?
Yes, I’ve told everyone, including close friends, and, for the most part, all have been supportive. I’ve learned to totally ignore mean things that people say to, or about, me. They have their lives and shouldn’t be worrying about mine.
Who is the real Alex Riley when the cameras are off?
I’m pretty much the same crazy, giggly, ADHD young man that I am on camera. I’m smiling and laughing a solid 23 hours of any given day and eating snacks like it’s no one’s business.
What is the best thing about porn?
The people and the traveling. Traveling is so much fun and I’ve had sex with some really hot guys that have become close friends.
It can be physically draining at times. Luckily, I love what I do, so the worst isn’t really that bad, yenno?
Weirdest place you’ve had sex?
On the third story rooftop of my last boyfriend’s parent’s house.
What is one thing your fans would be most surprised to learn about you?
My nationality. I’m black, Caucasian and Italian.
What is your least favorite part on a guy?
Hole hair. A clean-shaven hole is unbeatable.
I’m the superstar of my own life and I decide my future.