I turned twenty-one during the filming of my first adult movies. Surrender in Paradise and A Little Bit of Hanky Panky were shot on the island of Kauai. Upon completion of filming, my good friend (and make-up artist) and I decided to fly to Maui to celebrate my twenty-first birthday.
Fortunately when I applied for a job in the adult world prior work history and a resumé were not required. I probably even needed no previous cock sucking experience (although I might have had just a little).
Had anyone asked, though, my resumé would have gone something like this…
Three weeks ago or so I was running errands when I received a phone call from my agent asking me if I was available to shoot a movie on or around the twentieth of March. I said I was available and asked what the project was. My agent said that Rob Zombie was directing a new film called 31, and wanted me for the role of “Cherry Bomb.” I was so excited I peed my panties a little bit.
I moved to Southern California in the fall of 1982, strangely enough, quite by accident. You see, I had grown up much of my life with my grandparents, and they had recently moved to California themselves. When I heard the news my grandfather was gravely ill, I immediately hopped on my first airplane to get from Rockford, Illinois to Redlands, California. Guilt in full bloom, my family told me that if anyone could give him the will to live it would be me. Quite a lot of pressure for a nineteen year old, but I loved my grandfather more than anyone I’d ever loved.
Ok, so the title may make me appear to be a bit full of myself, but I’m just stating the fact that on this particular night it seemed that everyone did love me. That night was the 1985 XRCO Awards held in Los Angeles, California, and by the end of the evening it really did feel like someone set up a “Everybody Go Out and Love Ginger” night.
Having been nominated for three awards, “Starlet of the Year,” “Video Vixen,” and “Female Performer of the year,” I was to say the least overwhelmed and petrified. I’d only been in the adult film industry for a bit over a year, and I was nominated in the top three female categories. My competition was fierce, and I had no expectations of winning any awards. None.