Kayden Kross has been performing in adult film since around 2008 and has been a contract star with major companies such as Vivid, Adam and Eve and Digital Playground.
In 2015 Kayden joined with fellow performer Stoya to create TrenchcoatX, an adult site that featured the kind of porn she herself wanted to see and perform in. Along with original content directed by Kayden the site features curated videos from other filmmakers, many of them female.The site attracted attention because it doesn’t use standard terms for porn and typical categories, instead encouraging users to find porn based on their own preferences.
On her blog, Kayden wrote:
“We set out with the goal of creating a site that veered away from what was stereotypically the destructive side of porn… We pay our performers fairly. We treat them with respect. We list them according to their names as opposed to their skin color. We’ve attracted a consumer base that appreciates such and agrees that it is fair to pay the prices we ask for access to content that they could likely steal, should the desire strike. We are creating more original content now than ever with the idea in mind that the sexuality exhibited is an exploration and not a factor of shock value. We are also bringing in more content from outside studios than ever, each piece selected for no reason other than it is good at what it’s doing—whatever that may be—and makes no apologies for it.”
Stoya has since left the site and Kayden continues to work on it by herself.
In 2018 the site won Best Specialty Site – Female Produced at the XBiz Awards.
Update March 2019: TrenchcoatX has been bought out. Not sure about it’s future so I’m no longer linking to it here.
Her blog is at UnKrossed. It features a post on why she made TrenchcoatX, quoted above.
After Dark (2018)
The Female Of The Species (2018)
Pic © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com via Wikimedia Commons
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