Photo by Keith Ryan. This interview ran in the June issue of AVN magazine. Click here for a link to the digital edition.
Natalia Queen grew up in a small Tennessee town of 10,000 people. “People were pretty closed-minded. When I started in the porn industry, not everybody was accepting of that—until I started doing good. It was lonely because I was creative at heart. I felt different.”
She started a premium Snapchat when she turned 18, and “that replaced my full-time job within a month. I had been whipping out pizzas for minimum wage. It got pretty big before my accounts got deleted.” She did solo scenes and scenes with her boyfriend at the time. “He was cool with it, for a little bit. I did toy scenes, but people liked the partner videos. That’s when people like to buy. I think they were attracted by my skills. I’m fairly good at deep throating and I’m a squirter. People ate that stuff up.”
Queen moved to L.A. in January. “It was a huge culture shock, but the culture shock that I needed. It was the culture shock that I’ve been dying for my whole life. The energy clicked. I should have been born here. It’s so cool here. You can do anything on the street and nobody pays you any mind. Talk on the phone, people just keep walking.”
She did a scene recently with Dredd (“I didn’t deep throat him. I tried. I did my dang darn best. There was too much Dredd. He’s huge.”) and another with Zac Wilde for I’m a Nymphomaniac Like Mom 4. “That scene was so intense. We had two pop shots in the same scene. It was so much fun. I love Jim Powers, I love Zac Wilde. I had another scene with Briana Banks and Tyler Nixon. I’d never done a threesome before. I never kissed a girl before—but she played my mother, so it was more like mom teaching daughter how to fuck.”
She looks forward to traveling: “I see people going to Germany, and to all these islands. I want to do that. I love experiencing new things.” She’s a big fan of Riley Reid and would like to work with her: “I’ve been a fan since she started. She’s so cute. She has the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen. I’ve had a girl crush on her forever. Jason Luv has been a dream, too. He’s so hot. I love his tattoos. Johnny Sins is a legend. I’d love to fuck a legend.”
Queen picked her work name with an eye to the future. “I wanted to branch off into something I cold monetize later in my career. I can make ‘Natalia Queen Makeup.’ Products for women, not just pocket pussies for men.” She also is thinking of returning to writing: “I wrote a novella when I was 11 years old. I tried to get it published but I chickened out. I regret that. It was on my stepdad’s computer—I don’t know if he still has it.”