A version of this interview ran in the May 2018 issue of AVN magzine. Click here for the digital edition.
Growing up, Luna Lain had her eyes on the skies. “My original interest was being an astronaut, or working in particle physics, but college was not on the table for a variety of reasons, so I realized that porn and fetish and nude modeling were my most profitable options given no college. I grew up in a hippie household so I love being naked. I think human sexuality is a beautiful thing. It just sort of happened, and I love it.”
It “sort of happened” because she had been modeling “on and off” starting at age 15, and “as happens to a lot of models, I started getting more erotic/explicit requests—and taking them—and eventually started getting offered porn shoots and I thought, ‘Yeah. That sounds great.’” She started doing fetish shoots (“I’ve also been a pro Domme for several years, that’s another extension of this.”) and shot her first g/g scene with Alex Harper. “It was a lot of fun. I really like Alex; she’s very nice. It was almost exactly what I expected. It wasn’t the first time I’d had sex with a woman. Someone was filming it, and that’s fine, and we’re wearing odd outfits, and that’s fine.”
Before “it happened,” Lain had been working in IT: “Basically, hacking. Legal hacking, on a defensive level. Hacking client sites to see where their security vulnerabilities might be. Very interesting, I got to stay up-to-date on a lot of secret info about the tech world. But the management was gawd-awful, so I left.” She grew up in San Francisco (and she still lives San Francisco-adjacent) and describes it as “Very interesting. Very busy, very multicultural. A lot of hippies, that had hippie parents. I had hippie parents.”
She doesn’t have a dream scene or co-star in mind (and working g/g-only eliminates half the field) but “if it involves a cute girl I’m probably pretty excited about it. I’m trying to think if there’s anyone that I’ve really, really got a hankering to go down on, but I’m having a hard time putting my finger on one specific person.” She likes the people she’s met in the adult industry. “Kink, fetish and porn all have really good people in them, I feel, much more so than the outside world. You have to have chosen to be in this industry; it’s not like the industry chooses you. It’s intentional, and I enjoy that ... I like cute girls.”
Her home menagerie includes two cats and three rats (“The cats are terrified of the rats, because the rats bite them. I have one little attack rat, and the cats learn quick not to mess with the rats”) plus chickens and ducks (“They’re kind of young but they should start laying eggs any day now”).
Luna Lain is on Twitter. Follow her at @LunaLainxx.
Photo of Luna Lain by Rick Garcia; for more images from AVN Talent Night, click here.