Miami Heat: Riley Reid Becoming Slam Dunk in Porn Valley
LOS ANGELES — Riley Reid remembers how she would react when she walked past a guy on the street and could feel him staring back at her.
“I know he’s looking at my ass,” she admits with a smile. “Sometimes I turn and look just to see and they’ll be like, ‘Oh, she caught me.’ I’ve always been whistled at. I’ve always had cars honking. I would always kind of resent when a guy would look at me in a very vulgar way even though I’m very sexual.
“And now, I want the average gentleman walking down the street to check me out.”
Now that Reid is more confident with her sexuality, she realizes she’s in control.
“Now I don’t mind saying hello to the chubby guy with the glasses and his belly popping out of his shirt a little bit,” Reid says. “That’s the guy that I want to touch his hand and be like, ‘Are you having a good day?’ I want to bring positivity to these guys.
“I feel like a lot of girls don’t realize that being in porn you have such a strong voice.”
After starting her porn career last summer in South Florida and coming to LA for the first time in August she is already using that voice when she gets the chance.
“Sometimes I’ll be doing these live streaming shows for these companies and I’ll start lecturing,” Reid jokes. “‘Stop smoking cigarettes. Be eco-friendly. Go vegan!’
“… Some girls think porn is just playing dead starfish. You have to work at it. You have to really use your voice to your best advantage. That’s why I try to tweet more often about things like, ‘go vegan,’ or whatever because I know some people kind of pay attention.”
Both the industry and fans alike definitely are paying attention to the leggy, 20-year-old native of Miami Beach. Adult performers rarely get to headline a new movie release in which they appear in every scene. It is even more of a rare occasion that a starlet will get that kind of showcase within her first year in the business.
Count Riley Reid in that exclusive group.
She performed in every scene of “Ultimate Fuck Toy: Riley Reid” that came out in January through gonzo heavyweight Jules Jordan Video.
The superb title easily is the signature all-sex movie of Reid’s blossoming career that has steadily generated a buzz throughout Porn Valley.
“Some people would ask me, ‘Does it feel degrading to be called the ‘Ultimate Fuck Toy?’” Reid says. “I would say, ‘Not at all.’ I totally want to be like a sex robot. That’s like every man’s fantasy. I was really excited when that came out. I was just really flattered by it.”
The seasoned shooter Jordan recognizes talent when he sees it.
“I think she’s the brightest star coming up today, just a real fresh face with an innocent young look who genuinely loves what she does,” Jordan tells XBIZ.
Reid still resides in Miami and commutes to LA every other month to do scenes. Her limited availability has only increased the demand for her as she’s routinely booked solid weeks in advance of her next trip.
“I love it. Honestly, I feel like it’s the best choice,” Reid says. “I really recommend it to a lot of women because even when it comes to my taxes, it’s so much easier and better for me because everything’s a travel expense. I just think it’s nice to get away from work and get a break. So I constantly keep a nice little desire for me because people will always want to know my dates back.”
Kevin O’Neal, who is Reid’s agent at Type 9 Models, tells XBIZ that she is one of the most requested girls he’s had on his roster in his past 10 years of talent representation.
“She’s our No. 1 girl, there’s no one busier than her,” O’Neal says. “When she comes into town she’s booked 20 days out of the month and sometimes double booked. In today’s market that’s amazing."
O’Neal says he met Reid through a referral from veteran performer/producer Troy Halston and his porn star wife Holly Halston, who had shot with her in Florida.
“She has some charisma, some charm about her,” O’Neal says. “People just tend to latch onto her.”
One of the reasons Reid’s profile is rising is her developing versatility. She recently shined in the lead acting role in New Sensations’ critically acclaimed Romance series entry, “The Friend Zone,” in what was her feature movie debut. Reid says her co-star Anthony Rosano made it easy for her to get into character along with the laid-back atmosphere on director Eddie Powell’s set.
“I was very nervous still. And it was like my first time even trying to act,” says Reid, who played Gina, who doesn’t realize her best friend and roommate (Rosano) is secretly in love with her.
“I was just really flattered that they saw talent in me. They had shot me before but not like an actual movie. Being on that set was fun, it was consistently good vibes. No awkwardness, nobody had any tension toward each other. We were constantly joking. I was really happy having that as my first one because they were saying they’re not all going to be this good.”
Reid also did some acting in AMKingdom’s newly released feature “Revenge of the Petites” and at press time had been cast in an upcoming feature for one of Mile High Media’s story-driven studios. Last year at this time the former high school honor student was just experimenting with adult entertainment, stripping for less than a month and occasionally appearing as a non-sex extra in explicit party videos for Reality Kings' “In the VIP” series.
“I was still trying to get comfortable with the idea. And I was hating dancing. I’m not a hustler. I’m not going to beg you for your money,” Reid recalls. “I can’t just sit there and talk bullshit.”
But Reid admits she was always flirtatious, recalling the time when she offered to blow her manager at the Journey’s shoe store where she worked in exchange for Lady Gaga concert tickets.
“I don’t care for Lady Gaga, I just wanted to put them on CraigsList and make 400 bucks,” Reid says. “So I tell him, ‘I’ll suck your dick for those tickets.’ And he’s like, ‘OK. I was just going to give them to you, but now...’
“So that day, we were both closing together and we went to the back office and I sucked his dick and I got the tickets. I sold them on CraigsList and had them meet me at that Journey’s the very next day. That was pretty fun.”
Speaking of oral, Reid says that happens to be her specialty.
“I have an oral fixation so I can tell when a girl likes sucking cock,” she continues. “Girls who don’t put effort into sucking the cock, they’re just there for their check. I just think you’ve got to enjoy it. You’ve got to be hungry for it. I like a lot of spit involved when I watch porn.”
Lately, Reid does more performing than watching. She has 40-something DVD titles to her credit, including Elegant Angel’s “Cuties 3,” Joey Silvera’s “Nacho Vidal: The Sexual Messiah” and Jonni Darkko’s “Spinners,” both of which are distributed by Evil Angel. She also has performed for Digital Sin, Devil’s Film, Immoral Productions, Vivid and Bang Bros, among others, not to mention in a few dozen Internet scenes.
And the “Ultimate Fuck Toy” says she’s not going anywhere any time soon.
“I definitely see myself being here for a while and hopefully being a positive change,” Reid says. “I want to stay natural. I want to promote natural. I want to promote natural beauty and intelligence.
“I feel like more girls will be more comfortable with their sexuality if they know they can just be who they are.”
Photo courtesy of Jules Jordan Video.