Kimberly Kane Interview
I call her Tuesday afternoon, August 9, 2005, a few hours after interviewing her fiance Jack The Zipper.
She sounds distracted. "I have a couple of minutes," she says. "We're just having a family thing, but I can talk."
Duke: "When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?"
Kim: "Umm, let me gather my thoughts. You have impeccable timing.
"My mom thought I was going to be a rock star. She had high hopes for me. She didn't realize that I suck at playing guitar. I wrote songs and I was really into music as a teenager.
"I was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. At 13, I decided I needed a change of scenery and I moved to Oregon to my mother [a stripper]."
Duke: "What kind of crowd did you hang out with in highschool?"
Kim: "The smokers.
"I wasn't that great of a student, though I was great in the classes where the teachers cared. I was a good student in classes with good teachers. I was misunderstood when I was a teenager.
"I was a wild child but I could be easy and I could be taught but only a handful of teachers took the time to care.
"I wasn't a troublemaker."
Kimberly lost her virginity at 15 to her boyfriend. "I wasn't a dater. I didn't have boyfriends [aside from that one]."
Duke: "How did you get into the porn industry?"
Kim: "I grew up around the business. My mom helped produce a $150,000 softcore film when I was 17. I don't want to say the name of the film because I know the stars now.
"Back then, my mom was kooky and she had issues with the creators, who were the stars of the movie. The movie was never released because of these issues.
"Now I know the stars and they don't remember me from back then being her daughter. I want to keep it that way.
"When I came to live with my mother in Oregon, I was around the business. That's why I'm comfortable out of making a career of something I've been in for a long time and know well.
"My mom was a Hawaiin Tropics award winner. She was a beauty queen, dancer, and model." She never did porn.
"She's proud of me now, but when I first told her I was getting into it, she was upset.
editor's note: -
5 years ago