Amarna Miller is the kind of girl you could fall in love with. It’s not just her looks, although she is deliciously pretty, with sparkling eyes and a smile that can melt your heart. It’s her attitude – she’s vivacious, playful, thoughtful and utterly captivating. She’s also open and uninhibited about her sexuality. Amarna embraces life, and maybe that’s what makes us want to embrace her!
Amarna is a huge star over on our sister site SexArt, and a short while ago I interviewed her for the blog there. (Don’t forget, if you want to see the SexArt movies she talks about but you’re not a member, you can always watch them on Pay Per Scene). Talking to her made me adore her even more!
Now that Amarna has made her long-awaited Viv Thomas debut, in a hot new movie, ‘Private Show’ – with a star turn in ‘Learning Curve’ coming this week – I thought you might like to get to know her better too…
Can you tell us a little about yourself, and what you enjoy doing?
AM: Of course! I’m a Spanish model, porn actress and writer. I spend my life travelling around the world shooting for the companies that I like and having as many adventures as I can! I consider myself an adrenaline junkie and I love to be out of my comfort zone. I suppose that’s one of the reasons that led me to work in this business. As you can imagine, I love outdoor sports, hiking, scuba diving, travelling to unexplored locations while searching for antique stuff as if I was Lara Croft… and all the things your mom tells you not to do.
I studied Fine Arts, specialized in photography and cinema, and I lived in the US for almost a year while I was still at university; that’s why I know how to speak English! I founded my own porn production company when I was 19 years old and I closed it six months ago. I’m 24 now, and I spend most of the time planning how to conquer the world. From time to time I give talks related to sexuality or how to open your mental frontiers.
When I’m free I also write about my crazy life if the editors are crazy enough to let me do it! At the moment I collaborate with Vice, Playground and Primera Linea magazines. I also publish in the Spanish newspaper El Periodico de Catalunya. In my last column I wrote about how much I hate the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy. Oh, yes: I’m also very direct and I value sincerity above everything in this world.
I’m the opposite of a materialistic person and I save each cent I earn to spend it on having as many experiences as I can. Mostly going to crazy places (last year I was living in a tent while doing a road trip around Australia) but also enjoying good food to feed my stomach (I especially enjoy Korma chicken) or for my soul (books! books! books!). I love the work of Jack Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs and most of the beatnik generation. Meanwhile, I do porn. Why? Because I love sex, I’m an exhibitionist and I love to show the world that you can have brains and live because of your body. And also because it allows me to travel, of course!
I have a polyamory relationship and I’m a very open minded person. I believe in free love and I think that you should tie down the people you love! For this same reason I don’t practice monogamy and I don’t have sexual or emotional exclusivity with my partner.
I’m surrounded by people I love, I mostly do what I want in this life and I truly love my job. So, as you can see, I’m a very happy person!
Your look is quite distinctive for a Spanish girl – pale skin and red hair. Do you think that makes you stand out? What is your favourite thing about your appearance?
AM: My favourite part of my body is my eyes, because they are blue and that’s not something very common in my country. About the red hair and the distinctive appearance, it can be something good or not, depending what company you want to work with. Some productions want a ‘girl next door’ look and they complain about my crazy hair!
What inspired you to get into nude modelling?
AM: I’ve always been an open minded person, and because I was studying Fine Arts I was surrounded by painters, photographers and people related to the artistic media. I met a guy and he asked me to model for him; at first I hesitated but when I finally did it… it was amazing! Not just because the final pictures were great, but also because I was able to prove to myself that I was capable of being pretty on camera. At that time I had very low self-esteem, so starting to do nude modelling became some kind of therapy for being happy with my style of beauty and my body.
AM: Did you do a lot of stills photography, before starting to make movies?
Yes, I’ve been working as an artistic model since I was 18 years old so I was already comfortable in front of the cameras when I started in porn. Here is my model portfolio, if you want to take a look! http://www.amarnamiller.com/portfolio/?lang=en
What do you enjoy about making movies?
AM: Basically I love to experiment with my sexuality and I enjoy trying new things! This business allows me to try practices and recreate situations that I would not do in my normal life, so it’s quite exciting. I also love to travel, meet new people and have new experiences every day; each day of your life becomes an adventure because you can play different characters, different styles…
How did you enjoy shooting “Gambling’ and ‘Private Show’ for Viv Thomas?
AM: This has been the first time in years shooting with my precious Amber Nevada. We started in porn together and she’s my best friend in real life so having this possibility is just amazing, I can’t wait to see the video because our chemistry is just incredible.
You have worked a lot with Alis Locanta on SexArt – what do you enjoy about working with him? How is it different to other movies you have made?
AM: Alis and his team are professional filmmakers in the biggest sense of the word. When you work in porn you usually don’t find such a high quality in terms of aesthetic, image and technical level and as a Fine Arts graduate it makes me happy to participate in their works of art.
I mean, when you work with Alis you are doing a real movie, not only shooting sex! That’s what makes him stand apart from other directors: he doesn’t film porn, he shoots movies in which there are sexual encounters.
You seem to enjoy making movies with themes of dominance and submission. Is this something that turns you on? Are you more dominant or submissive by nature?
AM: Yes! I enjoy exploring the limits of my sexuality and experimenting with new horizons… I suppose that’s why I love BDSM both in front of and behind the cameras. It allows me to know my limits and find pleasure in things that I wouldn’t have expected.
I switch, which means that I can be submissive or dominant depending on the person, the practices and the situation. For example, with women I tend to be more dominant while with boys I like to be the bottom part of the play. But it depends a lot!
I especially love an artistic type of Japanese bondage called shibari, which involves tying your partner’s body doing intricate, beautiful patterns. You can suspend the person from the ceiling or just play with the feeling of the power exchange. The rope becomes an extension of your own body and as you’re tying your partner he/she falls into a semi-meditative state called ‘subspace.’ Time and space just stop and when you wake up from the trance it’s just amazing. If you haven’t heard about this before I would recommend you to take a look at the pictures of the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki… I did a lot of articles related to his work while I was studying for my degree, and I can say I’m in love with what he does!
Which is your favourite of the movies you have shot for SexArt, and why?
AM: That’s a hard question! I especially like the ‘Waltz With Me’ series for the way in which Alis recorded it… when I first heard about the idea of doing a circular travelling camera with the sex scene as the centre of the rotation, I called him almost shouting, “PLEASE LET ME APPEAR IN THIS FILM!” When he chose me as one of the actresses I was jumping with excitement!
Which was your favourite partner?
AM: My shoot with Ariel Rebel (‘Pour Toi Mon Amour 4’ on SexArt) was absolutely incredible. Not only because she’s extremely hot (and a very good lover, I have to say), but also because she’s interesting as a person. We were talking for hours before and after filming and I really felt attracted to her for more than the physical aspect. Regarding girls, I also fell in love with Tracy Lindsay, Samantha Bentley and Gina Gerson.
As for the boys, I love to work with Franck Franco. We’ve always had a special connection and you can feel it when you watch our films together: there are lots of kisses, passion, chemistry… Juan Lucho is also amazing: incredible sex and always taking care of you during the shoots.
By the way, I want to say that I cannot wait to work with Alexa Tomas and Julia Roca! Please, directors of SexArt, organize a shoot with the three of us.
Do you enjoy shooting scenes more with girls or boys? Do you have sex with girls in your personal life?
AM: Yes, I’ve had both emotional and sexual relationships with girls in my personal life. I consider myself completely bisexual and I like men and women equally…. Having said that, I have to tell you that sometimes I have a period in which I feel more attracted to one gender than the other, but usually I like the person rather than their sex. On screen it is exactly the same: sometimes you have a lot of chemistry with someone and sometimes not, and it doesn’t depend on what they have between their legs.
You also write scripts, including ‘Que es la Pasion,’ your scene with Juan Lucho. Can you tell us about this movie – what inspired it?
AM: We wanted to do something related to love, sex, chemistry… but it was just an abstract idea. Alis wanted something special, a definition of passion, narrated by me for the beginning of the video, so I started to write and the words just flowed. I read a lot of poetry and I also write my own work so it was easy to just imagine how I feel when I really like someone, and translate that into words.
What are your ambitions?
AM: I take a lot of care in becoming the person I want to be. I manage my emotions, learn how to avoid unhealthy people and toxic situations and live the life I want to have. It seems simple but it’s not!
Beyond that, my biggest ambition is to travel around the world. At some point I would love to sell everything and just live while travelling… I will photograph everything and write about my life on my website.
Is there anything else you would like to tell your fans?
AM: Yes! If you like me and you want to know more about me or follow my adventures around the world you should definitely check out my personal blog http://www.amarnamiller.com. I write every day, not only about porn (that would be pretty boring…), but also about my ideas, plans, my way of seeing life… I really hope you enjoy it, and thank you for this opportunity to share my thoughts.