Early in the morning one day at the AEE 2016 Expo, I literally ran into Ryan Driller with my coffee in hand. Still in the daze of the unusual morning hours and hair and makeup routine the rest of the crew did not have to go through, I was not quite all there I have to admit. But I was pushed in the right direction literally and ran into Ryan Driller who was kind enough to take time to speak with Strip Club Journals and Adventures of the Mayor.
Half asleep and still in my morning daze I had a conversation with Ryan Driller that was supposed to be an interview, but it ended up to be more like a conversation. He has a way of putting people at ease while being charismatic. This was extremely surprising and took me aback, setting him apart from the rest. We joked about what it was like to be “kind of a big deal” and Ryan shared stories of excited fans in the grocery stores. Those being his most uncomfortable fan experiences.
In person I was impressed with Ryan Driller. Not only did he seem to have his career on a path and longevity in the adult film industry, but he willingly shared charisma with a genuine smile. This was his eighth AVN Awards, so this was nothing new to him. Little did I know what a big deal Ryan Driller is in the adult film industry. Unplanned interviews are always the best and most organic.
Ryan Driller left me with a good feeling about the adult film industry. We had a kind, genuine, educated exchange even though I had no clue who Ryan Driller was. This made the interaction genuine. Had I known all I know now I would have been really nervous to speak with Ryan Driller, let alone interview him. He was just a guy and I was just happy I did not spill my coffee on him. At times being a small town girl at heart really does blow my mind(pun intended).
Now after research, I realize the unique journey Ryan Driller/Jeremy Bilding has taken through the adult film industry. Never did he lead on to how large his accomplishments are. He is a humble person, which made him approachable. In person I was beyond impressed with him in so many ways. Little did I know by researching and talking to people I would find out what a fancy person Ryan Driller is in the adult film industry. He has evolved through the industry from someone who did gay porn and straight porn. Then did a total cross over into mainstream adult films. He even took a pay cut to be the first successful male cross over in the adult film industry(straight men get paid less than gay men in the adult film industry). This was something I could respect, setting boundaries even though they have a literal monetary price tag. This is a reoccurring theme throughout the adult industry that cannot seem to be fathomed by the “real world”.
In person Ryan Driller told me that separation of work and real life is just that, “It’s Work, It’s work,” he said with a nonchalant look on his face like he was a garbage man speaking of work.
From Denver, Colorado originally Ryan Driller seems like the cute guy who lives down the street. It is no wonder why women hassle him at the grocery store. His personality matches his good looks and he has the “it” factor that can make or break an entertainer of any kind.
With coffee in hand it was a pleasant surprise to start a day at the AEE 2016 Interacting with Ryan Driller.