This article originally ran in the February 2016 issue of AVN magazine. Click here to see the digital edition.
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA | Age: 44 | Height: 5-foot-7 | Measurements: 42-34-44 | Hair: Blond | Eyes: Blue/Hazel
“I’m back,” says Ryan Conner. She was an active performer from 1999 to 2005 and has been back since June of 2015. “Ten years. My daughter got in the industry and she would text me or call me up and say ‘Mike Quasar says hello, Bartholet says hello,’ and I was, like, ‘I miss those people.’ I got married, I got out of the industry, I moved to Vegas. Sometimes the people we partner with don’t have an easy time with what we do, so I stopped and I focused on raising my daughter.”
Asked how things have changed during her hiatus, Conner said, “Let me count the ways. I’m making the same money and I’m doing the same stuff, but there’s no craft services. It moves slower. I come to set at 9 a.m. and I’m there till 5 or 6. There’s a lot more content. Not necessarily the sex scenes, but there are a lot more pretty-girls, and they might add an intro—a lot of companies do that, an intro where you’re dancing or flirting. And they might do an interview afterwards. It’s a long day. And there is a more aggressive nature about shooting now. I hope Playboy is turning the tide with what they’re about to do and we see softer stuff. It seems that even the softer sex is how-many-times-can-I-slap-you. A little bit is okay, but I’ve gotten feedback from fans that it’s too much. It was not unpleasant but it was a surprise.”
Asked what her best work is since her return, Conner says, “I think I had the most fun on Raw, with Manuel. I’ve worked with him perhaps five times, and I’ve had a blast every time. I’ve worked with Prince Yahshua, I’ve had a blast with him every time. I’ve worked with Jules, I love Jules. Mike Quasar I’ve worked with. I love Mike. There’s a lot of new talent, and a lot of switcheroos. A lot of talent is now directing.”
“I feel at home in the industry. Out in the real world you don’t mesh very well when you live life the way we do. You don’t fit in with vanilla people. People look at you like you’re a streetcorner hooker shot up with heroin. You have to have those circles of friends.”
Ryan Conner is represented by Nexxxt Level. Follow her on Instagram (RyanConnerOfficial) and Twitter (RyanConner69). Her site is RyanConner.com.