Kagney Linn Karter Pornstar

Pornstar Interview: Kagney Linn Karter

There is no messing with or mistaking Kagney Linn Karter.

In her new movie Blacked Out, the KLK takes on four African-American gentlemen in as many holes as are available. She looks hard and soft at the same time, the perfect porn-making machine. There is never any doubt and there hasn’t been for as long as we’ve known her that she is a porn star. Recognized on the street, sexy all the time, relentless.

‘I shot my first scene for Naughty America in October 2008,’ Karter said, but I had done my homework before. I looked on the web to see who the major players in porn were; I even sat down with Joone from Digital Playground before I even started shooting, and decided that a contract was not for me at that point.

Karter seemed to know she was attractive at an early age, and she felt the only question was how she would capitalize on it.

‘I started dancing in Missouri,’ she says. ‘I decided I didn’t want to go to college. It just wasn’t for me and I knew it. But I did want to perform somewhere. I moved to California and started taking acting classes and got jobs dancing here.

Karter danced all over Los Angeles at places like the 7th Veil and Deja Vu Showgirls. In fact, as Ivory, she won the Deja Vu Showgirl of the Year competition in 2007.

‘You can still see my `Ivory’ poster at the Deja Vu in North Hollywood, Karter says.

Karter seems comfortable in her own skin, which she doesn’t mind showing off. ‘I always have felt that I’m beautiful,’ she says. ‘I suppose everybody has issues with their body sometimes, but I never got too obsessive about it.’

Now and then I have to ask difficult questions, so I did.

‘This is my second set of boobs,’ Karter says. ‘They’re doing their job.’

Karter, whose real first name is Kagney, considered several alliterative choices before she chose her nom de porn.

‘There was Kross at one point, then Carter with a C, and Kennedy which I liked but `Karter’ had a ring to it.’

It’s also the next initials down the alphabet from Jenna Jameson, whom Karter, like so many pornstresses who began their careers in the oughts, wanted to be the next of. Indeed she’s got a version of Jameson’s new hair these days, but the baby-fat of her 22-year-old ingenue body though already hard from dancing has been replaced with some stronger lines.

Karter says that going the extra mile pays off, but admits to being a little frustrated when people who don?t work as hard give her profession a bad name.

‘I quit going for mainstream acting because it wasn’t working for me, she said. I don’t regret it. I didn’t `give up a dream. Dancing worked, and porn worked. When I was dancing, people started saying `You should really look into porn, I hadn’t thought of it before. But I started doing some research and thought, `There really is a place for me here. So I resolved to be the best that I could at it.

But basically I show up. A lot of girls won’t do things for free like this interview because they don’t see the value in it. I realize the need to get out there.

Karter doesn’t mention names but frets that some porn performers do distasteful things that harm the industry’s credibility.

‘I don’t want fans to get the wrong idea about how things are really done here,’ she said.

Tera Patrick, in her autobiography Sinner Takes All: A Memoir of Love and Porn, wrote that she decided to leave porn after ten years, when she was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame. (‘I’m done,’ Patrick said. ‘What more can I achieve here?’)

Karter is now five years into her porn career. I asked her what she would do when she hit her own goal in the business.

‘I’ll sit back for a minute, relax, and start aiming at something else,’ she says.

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