Hey Donnie before we get started I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to answer some Explicitlists with us here at explicit list.com for part 1 of our 2 part interview series with you at explicit list.com I would also like to apologize for taking so long to do this interview with you.
Explicitlist – Donnie so you are one of the lucky ones that were chosen to be a part of the sex factor reality show. Can you tell us how you were picked to be a part of this project?
Donnie I stumbled across an article about Belle Knox online. I read the article and at the bottom of the page it said “she will be hosting a new show, called The Sex Factor.” Of course, like every other guy out there, I clicked on it. That took me to The Sex Factor’s website. I watched the trailer, scrolled down the page, and saw “think you got what it takes?” To be honest, I have been confident in my talents for as long as I can remember, so I figured what the hell. “Click.” I submitted my information to the site and got an email back right away. It was from the Executive Producer of the show. He asked if I was able to Skype the following day. We had a Skype interview the following day and he invited to me to audition in Las Vegas. Keep in mind, it was getting late in the game at this point. The show was nearing the start date. I submitted my information on Sunday night, and by Thursday, I was flying into Vegas.
Explicitlist. So what was the casting process like for the show?
Donnie The casting process was pretty straight forward. “Donnie, you are going upstairs with this girl, and you’re going to have sex with her on camera!” Not your typical day at the office.
Explicitlist. Ok now Donnie, what kind of report did you have with your fellow cast mates for the show?
Donnie All of my fellow cast members were actually pretty cool, normal people, just like me. I pretty much got along with everyone. There were a couple that I didn’t really talk to too much, mostly because there was no connection. But for the most part, we all were there to have a good time and try and win.
Explicitlist. Now Donnie how did you come up with your stage name?
Donnie I’ve had the nickname Donnie for a many years. I’m not even sure why, really. When I was chatting with a buddy and telling him what I was about to do, he said “well…it’s a no brainer…you have to go by Donnie!!” As for the last name, well Rock just kind of rolls off well. When I put the two together, it really was a no-brainer. I actually came up with the full name within just a few seconds.
Explicitlist. I know you have shot a few scenes for the sex factor show and I know you can’t tell me a lot about the show itself but this is something we talked about on the phone a lot of guys almost every guy in the world thinks they can do your job and become a porn star but this simply just isn’t true it’s not about being well endowed it’s more about a mental attitude can you tell us your thoughts on this?
Donnie I’ve heard that 95% of males fail miserably in porn. I totally believe that statistic. It is all about mind set. Keiran Lee is a great mentor and gave me a few good pep talks. I have a ton of respect for the guys who do this.
Explicitlist Once again attitude is a very big part of being a successful adult performer especially for the males and you’re a pretty easy going laid back guy do you think this is help to you at all as a performer?
Donnie I feel my laid back style will help me moving forward. I go with the flow and do my best not to make waves. I think that makes working with me pretty easy, or at least I hope it does. Let’s face it, no matter what profession we’re in, we all want to get the job done the best we can. But I’m pretty sure my job is much more fun.
Explicitlist So Donnie no on the show the sex factor you got to be judged by some of the biggest names in the adult industry such as Keiran Lee lexi belle tori black and Remy what was this like and what was your relationship with the judges like?
Donnie All of the judges on the show were great. They all have a reputation of being some of the best and knowledgeable in the industry. They all had helpful insight, so I figured I should use it. I had a good relationship with all of them. I think maybe me being a little more mature helped me connect with them.
Explicitlist Which one of the judges would you say you had the best rapport with?
Donnie . I would say Asa or Keiran. I probably had more personal chats with the two of them than the others. But again, I enjoyed talking with all the judges and have received a ton of information that will help me down the road.
Explicitlist No Donnie let’s not forget the sex factor also had one of the biggest names in the industry as its host miss asia Akira what kind of interaction did you and fellow cast mates have with her
Donnie Asa is one of the coolest chicks I have ever met. I really enjoyed the conversations we had together. I’m not sure about her and everyone else, however. We didn’t really talk too openly about it. It was a contest, after all.
Explicitlist Ok Donnie this is kind of a tough Explicitlist out of all the cast mates well not all of the female cast mates anyway who would you say you had the best sexual chemistry with?
Donnie Khaya Peake. Absolutely.
Explicitlist Alright everybody knows the show has wrapped up shooting but I’m not going to get who won the competition out of you and I agreed not to ask that Explicitlist so what’s next for Donnie rock in the adult entertainment industry I know that you were cleared to go on shoots so what’s next?
Donnie I am pursuing a full time job in the adult entertainment industry, no Explicitlist. Get as many gigs as I can and really become a mainstay in this industry. I’m pursuing this like any other business venture. Only I think this ride will certainly be much more interesting.
Explicitlist Now Donnie I don’t mean to embarrass you but how did your family react to your new career choice in the adult entertainment industry?
Donnie. Ha ha ha. Well. They pretty much each took it exactly how I thought they would. Both of my parents are fair-minded people, but with something like this, I wasn’t totally sure how it would go. My dad kind of laughed and then had a few Explicitlists. At the end of the conversation, he told me that he supported me no matter my decision. My mom was pretty much speechless at first, but I think she’s alright with it now. She was a little upset with me that I was not the one to tell her. After she scolded me for that, she had a lot of Explicitlists too, and also told me she supports me. It really helps to have supportive parents. They’re great.
Explicitlist Ok so now this next Explicitlist might be a little embarrassing when when spoke on the phone you told me about your Dad calling you up on the phone and asking for you by your stage name so would you like to tell are readers the story?
Donnie. My dad called my phone. I didn’t answer because I was in the middle of something. He left a voicemail, and that’s something he never does. I knew as soon as I started listening to the message that he had found out. He said something along the lines of “hey, yeah…I’m looking for Donnie Rock…I have a job for him!!!” I really chuckled at that. I called him back to face the music.
Explicitlist Do you have an agent?
Donnie Right now I do not have an agent. For now, I want to see where I can take this thing on my own.
Explicitlist what do you think you have learned from being on the show the sex factor?
Donnie I learned a lot on the show. I think the biggest thing I learned is that the adult entertainment business is just like any other. Within that business, I have a job to do and want to do it as professionally as possible. Those who show up on time, work hard, have a good attitude, and do their job the right way, tend to rise to the top. I work best from the top.
Explicitlist What can we expect from you as a performer?
Donnie You can expect to see me a lot. I’ll be out there as often as possible pleasing beautiful ladies (the pleasure is mostly mine, however). All the while putting on the best show I can for the fans.
Explicitlist Now what do you bring to the table the other performers don’t what sets you apart?
Donnie That’s a good Explicitlist. I guess everyone, including myself, will have to be the judge of that when they see my performances.
Explicitlist Last year you got to attend the AVN Awards in las Vegas can you tell us about that experience?
Donnie Attending the AVN awards was so cool. It is a first-class event. I had a blast. The only downside was feeling a little like a lost puppy. Like I said previously, I made it onto the show really late in the game, so my head was kind of spinning a little. Now that I’ve had a chance to clear my head and have gotten to know a few more people, I’ll hopefully get a chance to redeem myself next time.
Explicitlist Ok let’s try something new let’s play word Association I’ll say a word and you say the first thing that comes to mind a little different here on explicit list.com
- Keiran Lee
- Khaya Peake
19.). A.). Keiran Lee……hilarious dude, and fun to be around.
B.). Khaya Peake……..dirty girl… in a good way.
C.). LA……very cool place, with a lot going on.
Okay that was kind of silly so let’s move on
Explicitlist If you could do a scene with any performer past are present who would you most want to work with?
Donnie. It’s funny you ask that Explicitlist. There were a few of us hanging out and Keiran asked that same thing. My answer is the same today as it was then. Kortney Kane.
Explicitlist Hey Donnie can you please describe what it is like on a porn set?
Donnie. A porn set can be somewhat challenging, really. The big misconception is that it’s one big party where everyone is drinking and fucking. That is not the case at all. Most of the time you’re waiting for your scene and everything has to be dead quiet because there’s filming going on. If you have lines, you can read through them in your head, or maybe have a small bite to eat or something. That’s about it. However, once the fucking does start, then yeah, it’s a blast!
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