Tenaya Debut

Tenaya’s Debut

Tenayas First Interview and Photo Shoot
Or It’s Just Like Riding a Bike!
[Or We Really Need to have Shorter Titles]

Wow. It had been a long time since I’d been on set. And I really missed it. Capturing tape, dealing with compliance, pulling photos, etc., are all fine jobs, but the face to face connection with performers and crew are what make my job worthwhile! [Right. D.Minion is all about the “face to” … something or other.]

risque debuts tenaya imageIt had been a year and a half since the Spearmint Rhino decided they didn’t want us to cover their shoots. [Once we decided not to move to Norco and keep working with the michaelninn.com site, they sort of became rather pissy about things. They said they were “uncomfortable” with us being on set, which was pretty darned insulting. We’ve been doing this web thing for more than ten years. We ought to be able to do a lot better than merely “uncomfortable” …. The despondent dog in the photograph has no actual connection to the Spearmint Rhino, by the way, but it did seem an appropriate illustration.] So when Lucky told me that our buddy Tommy was managing a new girl and would like us to meet her and take some photos, I jumped at the chance! [… and drooled. It was a little embarrassing, actually.]

That is, until I thought about it. It had been a very long time since I’d been on set. Did I remember how to do it? What if I got flustered? What if I couldn’t remember how to use my camera? What if this new girl didn’t like me? [Naturally I was a lot of help. I answered every question with, “Well, then you’re fired.” Managing is easy.]

Mav told me I’d be fine. It was just like riding a bike! Tommy told me I’d be fine. It was just like riding a bike. I haven’t ridden a bike since I was a kid. I’m not sure I still know how …. [If only they had training wheels for porn stars, this job would be a lot more simple.] However, after traveling south to Tommy’s house and meeting his new management client, Tenaya, I discovered it was just like riding a bike. Or perhaps, in my case, like falling off a log! (I KNOW that I can fall off a log!) [When D.Minion can ride a bike on a log, without falling off, then we’ll be impressed.]

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risque debuts tenaya imageTenaya is an adorable 19 year old blonde, with natural ta-tas and a bubbly personality. She has only been in the business two months, but was completely at ease with me as she got ready for the photo shoot. [Consequently, Tenaya is D.Minion’s new best friend. DM had to take a little time away from the shoots, but she hasn’t changed that much.]

I’ve heard lots of “how I got into porn” stories, but hers pretty much takes the cake! Until a couple of months ago Tenaya was trying to keep body and soul together by selling Kirby vacuum cleaners door to door. (I had no idea people still did this. It sounds like the premise for an I Love Lucy episode!) She was working six days a week, 14 hours a day, and was making almost no money. Tenaya’s luck changed when she and her Kirby vacuum knocked on Tommy’s door. He’s been behind-the-scenes in the porn biz for years. [Actually, Tommy has been one of the most successful sales managers in the industry for going on 20 years, but we do plan on telling him that sales is apparently just a “behind the scenes” operation. (If you can’t taunt your friends, you might as well just eat TV Dinners all the time.)] And after hearing her story (and noticing how beautiful Tenaya is) he told her he’d be happy to represent her. After all, he has lots of contacts in the biz. [And, of course, good sales people are not stupid.]


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