There are a few facts that, in the well-meaning publicityspeak that has sprouted around my book, may have gotten distorted. I am going to straighten them out here:
Zak, why did you move to Los Angeles from New York?
-I got tired of living in New York after tennish years and my girlfriend liked LA better.
Zak, what do you do for a living?
-I paint pictures.
Does that pay well?
Zak, how many porn movies have you been in?
-Like a handful, more if you count web stuff.
Does that pay well?
-Not if you only do it occasionally, like I do.
Are you a Porn Star?
-In the same sense that if you jaywalk you're a "criminal", but that's about it.
Zak, what's in your new book 'We Did Porn'?
-100 drawings and paintings and about 300 pages of stories on the subject of working in porn.
Is it all true?
Is it a graphic novel?
-No. The pictures and words don't go together.
Who is that girl on the cover?
-Temper Suicide. She's not in hardcore porn, actually, she's just naked on the internet and appears in the book--but the graphic designer--the amazing Ms. Laura Shaw--put the painting I did of Temper on the cover and it looked so good and appropriate that I left it on there
What's that on the back cover?
-The cover of the box for Eon McKai's movie "Neu Wave Hookers", which I've been using for a mousepad for years and so it's all fucked up.
Were you in that movie?
-No, but people who appear in the book were. I just liked the way it looked.
Is it a "tell-all"?
-Not really, it's not so much a book of gossip as it is a book that tries to describe the experience. Though I do tell the truth about what people in porn do and did.
Who the hell are you to be writing about porn? Lots of other people have done way more porn!
-Yes, that's true. And Hunter S. Thompson was never a Hell's Angel and George Plimpton was never a boxer. I just showed up, worked, and wrote about what it was like and what the people I know are like.
Who gives a fuck about Alt Porn? It's just like all the other porn!
-You may very well be right--I say as much in the book. I didn't dream up these movies and don't necessarily think you should watch them, I was just in them and then wrote a book about what that was like.
Are you trying to blur the line between art and pornography?
-Not at all. The movies are not my movies, I just happen to be in them.
How do you make your pictures?
-I paint them with acrylic paint and a brush. Freehand.
How do you draw your drawings?
-With a pen.
Is the book funny?
-It's fucking hilarious.