Monday, February 11, 2013

Angela Sommers: glamour model, porn star, vampire, nerd

Posted By on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Thin, busty, blonde — Angela Sommers is a life-size Barbie Doll, albeit an x-rated Barbie. But, this Playboy model and May 2012 Penthouse Pet has a dark secret: she's a nerd. Actually, she's several nerds rolled into one flawless beauty. She's a webmaster geek, a Star Wars freak, and a vampire chick who wears fangs and calls herself Callidora. Although she has never been diagnosed, I suspect Sommers has a touch of the ugly duckling syndrome. It's as though she physically bloomed into a work of biological art so late in life that her sweet and humble personality remained untouched. Or maybe she's just really good at channeling different sides of herself.

A native of Queens, New York, Sommers launched her modeling career by winning a bikini contest in New Jersey that earned her the cover shot for a national magazine. Glamour modeling led to webcaming, which eventually led Sommers into the world of adult entertainment in 2010.

When we met at the Girlfriends Films booth at the 2013 AEE expo in Las Vegas, Sommers took the lead. She pointed to a pamphlet on the table next to me and asked:

Did you get hit by the 'Jesus Loves Porn' people too?

I did. They're so nice they're hard to turn down.

They are nice. When I first saw them, I thought, 'That's cool.' Then I learned they're really against porn. They're not saying, 'Jesus loves porn. Porn is okay.' It's more like, 'We're here to save you so you don't go to hell.' But hey, to each his own.

Yesterday I sat in on a seminar about how to legally produce adult content. The lawyer running the seminar, AJ Comparetto, warned the aspiring producers that every model finds God at least once during her career, at which time she'll beg everyone to take down the x-rated content they shot of her. Have you had that freak out experience yet?

Not from God. It was more out of frustration. I hit a wall a couple of times in my career. It is easy to get frustrated and exhausted. Sometimes you have to be sexy when you don't want to be.

Like today at the AEE convention? I can only imagine how difficult it is to project a flirtatious persona for eight hours a day. Look at how you're sitting and your posture. That's not an accident. You've had to perfect the science of being sexy.

I've only been in the film industry for about a year, but I've been modeling and dancing and all that for eight or nine years. After awhile it just becomes second nature. You forget about things like the pain in your feet.

You mean you aren't wearing comfortable jogging shoes to meet your fans?

No, these are some super-duper heels. I brought some flats though for after. You get smart. You start bringing ones you can handle for a couple hours, then flats so you can waddle back to your hotel room.

Are you one of the models who comes to the AVNs in Vegas to party, or are you all business?

I love to go out, especially when I'm here. There are so many girls I know from set or from online who I never get to see. All we do is talk on Twitter. But, they all come here so this is the one opportunity to mingle. You stay up and do it. I get a good amount of rest so I can be up for my shows and signings, but I would definitely not pass up the opportunity to hangout with everyone here. Sometimes I don't get to see them for a year.

Do you gamble?

No, I don't gamble. It's not my thing.

I went to my first AVN after-party last night. The dance floor was filled with fans while all the industry people were secluded around private tables—

Yeah, I guess they try to keep them separated, I guess to keep the talent happy so they do not feel threatened. I'm not afraid of my fans, but some girls basically hide behind their signing table to separate themselves from their fans.

Have you had a smelly fan yet today?

Oh my goodness, yes. So many. A lot of people have really bad breath or really bad BO. When I was in Germany with Girlfriends Films, everyone was so nice, but oh my God. There was so much sweat. It was so hot in the convention hall, which made it worse. For six hours, four days straight, fans were sweating all over us. We all used so much hand sanitizer and jumped in the shower as soon as we got to the hotel. We tried hard to keep clean. We were all drinking Vitamin C to fight off germs, but by the time we got home after our 15 or 16 hour flight, the whole crew was sick.

What bands were you into in high school?

I grew up with alternative rock and industrial. I was a big fan of Nine Inch Nails. I liked Metallica, Hole, Garbage, Foo Fighters, Nirvana — that whole era. I grew up in Queens so that was my scene.

How do you go from being a grungy goth girl in high school to a Barbie blonde Playboy model?

I don't know what happened. I just started liking pink all of a sudden. I used to hate it. I wouldn't go into Victoria's Secret. It made me want to throw up. I mean, I would dye my hair and chop it all off. Then all of a sudden, I don't know what happened. I just started liking lots of makeup and sparkly things and I wanted to keep my hair blonde. I transformed. Maybe I learned that I got more attention that way from guys. It was like, 'Oh wow, she's hot.' Whereas before they were like, 'You're ugly.'

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  • AngelaSommers.com
I seriously doubt anyone every thought you were ugly.

Well, maybe they were afraid of how I looked.

You were probably trying to make yourself look ugly, and it didn't work. The guys were like, 'She shaved her head and she still looks hot.'

I hope they were thinking that because they made fun of me. I was a big dweeb. I guess I learned that I got more attention dressing this way.

Did you go to your high school reunion?

No, I didn't. I looked for it and I couldn't find when or if it happened. I wanted to go though.

Has anyone contacted you from high school?

No actually. I only have two people who found me on Facebook and they were old boyfriends.

Were you really mean in high school or something?

I wasn't mean. I don't know. I guess no one recognizes me. I look that different. The only way they could recognize me is, well my real name is Angela and I have a tattoo that I got when I was 18, so they would have to put two and two together.

You're a huge Star Wars fan. Do you think Disney is going to make up for what George Lucas did with the last three episodes?

I don't know if the new ones will have any of George Lucas's vision in them. I don't know if it was his vision that ruined the last three movies, if he was just lazy, or is he just wasn't listening to his fans. No one is perfect. No matter who you are, you have to be humble and always be listening and learning. Maybe he got to that point where he thought he could do no wrong.

There is a blonde AVN hall-of-fame porn star from the 1990s named Angela Summers. Is it just a coincidence that you chose a name so close to hers?

No actually. My name is Angela and I was looking for a last name when I did my first magazine before porn. I was just a glamour model. I was doing stunt bike motorcycle events. I was actually discovered by winning a bikini contest at a car show. I won the cover of the magazine that sponsored the car show and I had a few days to come up with my industry name. I definitely didn't want to put my real last name out there. So, I was watching porn because my ex-fiancé, who I was with at the time, he loved old porn. He was in his forties. We were watching the credits of this porno and I saw the name, Angela Summers. That sounded perfect. So I changed the 'U' to an 'O'.

Have you heard from the original Angela Summers?

No. A director told me that she passed away, though I don't know if that is true.

Why do you think porn people are predisposed to die young? I feel like your life expectancy drops significantly if you're in porn.

I feel like it is the fast money. The party scene. You are always expected to be partying. You are drinking a lot. I don't do drugs, but some performers do. I would say, though, it's a very small handful that are real party animals. Most of the girls I have met and worked with don't really party that hard. They are business women. The cliche is that we are supposed to be slutty party animals.

I feel like I am not doing my job. Here we are a porn convention and we are talking about stereotypes. I feel like I should be asking more questions about your vagina?

My vagina.

Yeah, what's your vagina's name?

It doesn't have a name. Should it have one.

Probably. It should be 'Miss' something. Or 'Mr.' just to fuck with people.

I don't know. I have an alter ego. I'm a vampire. I have my fangs with me.

No you don't.

I do to. They are custom. They snap in. You want to see them?

Sommers as Callidora
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  • Sommers as "Callidora"
Why aren't you gothed out if that is your natural personality?

I don't know. My fan-following likes me to be Barbied out. They are kind of weirded-out by my alter ego. I post pictures of my character, Callidora — she is a goth super heroine — but I think people don't understand it. They like me better as the Pamela Anderson Barbie doll type.

Have you thought about giving your alter ego her own website and shooting content completely separate from the Angela Sommers brand?

I haven't shot any scenes with her yet. I don't know where I am going to take her. I've done shoots with her. I'm writing a story with someone about her. I don't know if I will use her in a web series, porn or a comic. I was thinking about taking her to Comic-Con next year, or I could take her into porn easily. That whole super heroine thing in the fetish world is huge. I'm getting into that world. That's my thing. I like producing my own content for my website. I am the webmaster. I film all of the stuff. I come up with it. I set up the shoots. It is interesting. It is creative. I get to create this whole other person to keep me busy.



Check out explicit content of Sommers at AngelaSommers.com, at Penthouse.com, at GirlfriendsFilms.com, and follow her on Twitter at @RealAngSommers. Also, see more explicit coverage of the convention and awards show at AVNAwards.com and AdultEntertainmentExpo.com.

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