It’s rare to find those in the adult entertainment industry who are also part of mainstream media, but adult film actor CeeJay Strokes (yes, another CJ!) is incredibly talented both in front of and behind the camera. I had the pleasure of getting to know CeeJay and learning a little about both him and his career in adult film.
C.J. Asher – Hey CeeJay, thanks for taking the time to chat with me. Tell me a little about yourself.
CeeJay Strokes – I’m thirty-two years old and from Brooklyn, New York. I have an Associates Degree as an Emergency Medical Technician, certificates in Final Cut Pro, directing 16mm from New York Film Academy and acting from HB Studios in New York City.
C.J. Asher – How long have you been in adult film and how did you get started?
CeeJay Strokes – I’ve been in adult film for about six and a half years now. As for how I got into the adult film industry, a friend of mine was a content provider for a few companies out in LA. I was his film editor and he needed a guy for a scene so I filled in.
C.J. Asher – How did you choose your stage name?
CeeJay Strokes – I chose my stage names based upon my initials of my real name CJ, so I switched things up by deciding to spell it out. I felt that “Strokes” added a little porn flare to it.
C.J. Asher – Most people don’t know that being an adult film actor is really hard, physically demanding work! What do you do outside of the industry to relax, unwind and have fun?
CeeJay Strokes – I’m a gym head, so I spend a lot of time in the gym. I’m also a major gamer.
C.J. Asher – What television shows are you into right now?
CeeJay Strokes – I love The Walking Dead, Flash and Gotham.
C.J. Asher – What are your favorite industry-related events?
CeeJay Strokes – AVN, Adult Con and XBIZ.
C.J. Asher – What advice would you give to someone who wants to become an adult film actor?
CeeJay Strokes – Stay focused and be serious from the start. This industry can chew you up and spit you out if you don’t take it seriously.
C.J. Asher – Besides the money, of course, what’s your favorite part about being an adult film actor?
CeeJay Strokes – The amazing fellow talent that I meet and work with, along with meeting my fans.
C.J. Asher – What’s the most stressful part of your job?
CeeJay Strokes – Having, at times, to put on a happy face when I’m not in the mood to.
C.J. Asher – Are you friends with other actors in the industry?
CeeJay Strokes – I’m friends with a lot of other actors and actress in the industry. I’m a very friendly person, so people tend to gravitate to me.
C.J. Asher – What do you see yourself doing after you retire from acting?
CeeJay Strokes – I’m actually a mainstream actor as well, so that’s the path I see myself going further in.
C.J. Asher – Do you feel that, as a man, working as an adult film actor is empowering or exploiting?
CeeJay Strokes – I’d say it empowering, only because when other guys come up to me for advice it feels good to know that I can help out in other ways besides just selling a product.
C.J. Asher – What categories of porn do you prefer working in?
CeeJay Strokes – I prefer one-on-one and threesomes.
C.J. Asher – Conversely, what types of roles would you turn down?
CeeJay Strokes – I turn down gang-bangs and gay roles.
C.J. Asher – Can you tell me one or two crazy stories or experiences you’ve had while working as an adult film actor?
CeeJay Strokes – One of the craziest was seeing two male actors fight on set naked because one guy stepped on the other guy’s toe by mistake.
C.J. Asher – How do you feel about various attempts at passing measures to make condom usage mandatory in adult films?
CeeJay Strokes – We have safety measures already in place. As long as we as the talent stick to it, I don’t feel that we should be forced to perform a certain way.
C.J. Asher – Who would you LOVE to film a scene with that you haven’t with yet?
CeeJay Strokes – I’d love to film a scene with Kendra Lust.