Montana Fishburne: Up, Close & Extremely Personal
(AOL Black Voices) Talk about making a scene. Over the past week, Montana Fishburne has done just that -- with the news of her official debut as an adult entertainment star. Who? The 18-year-old daughter of acclaimed actor Laurence Fishburne announced plans to release a self-titled DVD project through the top-selling porn company, Vivid Entertainment. The news sent shock waves throughout the entertainment industry and became fodder for mainstream news programs like 'The Today Show' and 'The View.' Amid all the hysteria came her rather odd admission of wanting to pattern her career after that of media magnet Kim Kardashian.
An outcry ensued in the blogosphere and on message boards, with many claiming that Montana is ruining her father's acting legacy. Yes, her father is the Tony Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated thespian of films such as 'Boyz N' TheHood,' 'What's Love Got to Do With It?' and the best-selling 'Matrix' movies, but Montana Fishburne is her own woman, as she attests. For a child of the rich and famous, she's mostly under the radar.
We never heard of the Westchester born., California-based hottie being accused of much, not withstanding a dust-up with LAPD. (Documents were unveiled about her being arrested for prostitution.) Black Voices caught up with Montana to find out what everybody wants to know.—Karu F. Daniels
Black Voices: To what do you attribute to all the hysteria?
Montana Fishburne: People are going to talk no matter what. I'm excited that people are talking about it. I hope everything turns to more positive. I mean, they should be more excited about new porn coming out. I haven't seen a young black female porn star in a long time.
BV: How much did you make off of this? Was it six figures?
MF: I don't know.
BV: Well, everyone wants to know what your father thinks about it?
MF: I mean, I haven't talked to him directly yet. We have conflicting schedules, so it's been hard. But, he's upset. I hope he supports me. But as soon as I talk to him, you guys are going to hear something.
BV: Why do you think he would be upset?
MF: I mean, no one wants to see their daughter have sex on TV. Fathers are usually upset when they hear about their daughters losing their virginity. So I don't think he wants to see it blasted across the world. This is something I wanted to do; it's a goal that I had. I think he'll be proud that I accomplished one of my goals. So if I'm happy, I'm sure that he'll be happy, too.
BV: How long have you wanted to do this?
MF: Since I was in high school. It's been a little secret of mine.
BV: Well, since you bought up virginity when did you lose yours?
MF: I lost my virginity when I was 16.
BV: How has Kim Kardashian really influenced you?
MF: She inspired me to go to Vivid. I always wanted to do porn. That was a given. So when I decided to start getting in to it, to see how I was going to go about it, I looked to her. Kim Kardashian released her sex tape with Vivid. Paris Hilton, Kendra Wilkinson, Pamela Anderson, all these people. And they're well known for having celebrity sex tapes. And Kim's is the one that did the best. Not did the best, but I felt like she got the most hype and buzz out of it. And she decided not to do porn. I want to do another film. And if I do decide to go mainstream, I feel releasing porn with Vivid is the best company to do it with, because they have other avenues that they deal with. I'm loving Vivid right now. They're the best.
BV: Now what's your association with Brian Pumper? He's saying that you have another movie coming out?