Q: So, Kennedy, tell us about yourself - where are you from?
A: I am a British lad who grew up in a little town called Cheltenham; I now live in London where I am at university, doing a bachelor's degree in Hispanic Studies. I travel to San Francisco a lot to make fantastic porn, and I am spending this summer in Puerto Vallarta learning Spanish. Well, learning how to order a strong margarita and a poolboy in Spanish.
Q: Tell us about how you got into making porn.
A: When I stared university I very quickly realized that my student diet of supermarket beer and microwaveable ramen noodles wouldn't pay for itself; it was then a choice between working in a grim London gay bar where I would get pawed by wasted dudes for £3 of tips per night, or I could come to lovely San Francisco and get paid to be pawed by lovely big hung studs on camera. I have now stockpiled enough ramen to last me until 2034.
Q: How does everyone back home feel about you making porn?
A: I am lucky to have a super liberal and awesome group of friends back home, so everyone knows what I do and they are totally fine with it. They laugh that some people think I am a sex idol, but I just tell them that's the magic of photoshop, voice dubbing and prosthetics. My mum was a little concerned at first but when she realized i would now be paying for university without constantly calling her asking for a bank loan her anxious eyes quickly filled with rolling green dollar signs.
Q: How do you like to perform in porn; are you more top or bottom?
A: I really love both, but a lot of the time I get cast as the bottom because I am younger and slimmer than the majority of the guys I am cast with, so I guess it looks more natural for me to be bottom. But Raging Stallion have been really great; I have been versatile or top in pretty much all of my scenes so far.
Q: You are pretty recognizable for your tattoos - how many do you have now and what do they mean?
A: I have ten at the moment. I have a love heart with 'Mum' written on it, swallows on my chest, some text on my stomach saying 'Wear your Scars as Medals', my niece's name on my neck...I just had a half sleeve done of a grim reaper on my left shoulder, it's pretty badass. It took 8 hours in one setting so I officially got my Tough Guy pass stamped for the first time, although apparently that might get revoked for just ordering a strawberry daquiri.
Q: What is your workout routine like?
A: I go to the gym six times a week, five days of weights and a day of cardio. I am pretty lazy with doing abs so I try to do abs classes whenever I can; I crunch harder when some livid purple-faced man is screaming at me. I used to swim every day; now I am in Mexico I am using that skill to regularly paddle over to a swim-up bar.
Q: How has your experience been of working with Raging Stallion?
A: I have loved every minute of it. The whole crew are lovely and sweet and friendly, I have never felt so at home in a new job. There is always someone's old and slightly decrepit pet for me to cuddle, and they are always fully stocked in Gatorade and M&Ms, essential sustenance for any student. My super sexy porn uncles Steve Cruz and Bruno Bond are always there being sexy, Kent Taylor is my favorite photographer in the business and Tony DiMarco is endlessly calm and patient when I sit around on set goofing off, telling terrible jokes, singing and eating chocolates on the toilet. Raging Stallion feels just like my family back home, just with more video equipment and less wine. I have worked with some really fantastic guys so far - Derek Reynolds and his ass that I still write unreciprocated love letters to; Chris Porter who is the cutest little guy I ever met, I wanted to keep him in my pocket forever...Wilfried Knight, who I have had a crush on ever since he started doing porn, and who is somehow more goofy on set than me, and Tommy Defendi and Jake Tyler, both incredibly sexy. Every week my mum gets a new autographed Polaroid of me and an uncomfortable-looking porn actor to tape to the fridge.
Q: How did it feel to be offered an exclusive contract?
A: Completely surreal. I think of Raging Stallion exclusives as these huge, hairy, super masculine studs like Junior Stellano, so to be asked to join the ranks of all these mega sexy guys like Austin Wilde was a huge honor. I pretended to keep my self together when Chris Ward offered me the job, but when I got outside I couldn't stop grinning like a fool. I look at the other Raging Stallion guys and still think sometimes that someone may have slipped something in Chris' coffee. And I'm looking at Scott Tanner.