Face to Face: Jincey Lumpkin
By Noah Michelson
Jincey Lumpkin, Esq., is the Chief Sexy Officer of Juicy Pink Box, a company devoted to making porn for women who like women. The first venture of its kind, the films offer women a new option in a world of lesbian pornos filled with fake tits, fake hair, and fake orgasms made by and for men. We caught up with Lumpkin to chat about moving from fashion law to lesbian porn, challenging stereotypes, and what she thinks makes for a really hot porno.
Out: What are your first memories of porn?
Jincey Lumpkin: God [laughs]. Well, I grew up in the South -- in Georgia -- and I come from a really small of town of like 30,000 people, so I did not know one single out gay person, man or woman. This was in the pre-Ellen [DeGeneres] days, so I had absolutely no concept of lesbians what so ever. So, the very, very first thing was that I found porn videos in my house where my dad had hidden them in between the drawers in our media room. I learned more about lesbians, actually, from The Howard Stern Show.
So then how did you get started in the industry?
I came here to New York -- I'm a lawyer by trade -- to practice fashion law, and while I was building up my practice, I took a job doing banking litigation, just to build up clientele. It was crazy; we worked like 70 hours a week, but we did nothing for months on end -- like 10 months. Nothing. No work. And I sat study hostel-style with about 30 other lawyers in a team and we just talked. Like, what can you do? You can only surf Facebook for so long. We would talk -- I was single at the time, this is in 2008 -- and they said, "Why don't you start writing a sex blog?" I was already writing a blog about fashion law. So I did. I started writing this anonymous sex blog, and it was crazy. It took off really well. And I saw that it was so different from the fashion law blog, in terms of the interest that was there, so I started thinking, "OK, people really like to read about lesbian sex. How can I do this for a living?" I knew I always wanted to do videos, but I was a lawyer, I didn't have any contacts in the adult industry whatsoever. So, basically, I thought about ways to bring the lesbian community together to talk about sex. So in the summer of 2008, I launched DigiRomp.com, a lesbian social network where women come to talk about their sexual experiences. And so from that I was able to aggregate everybody into one place, and then the porn stars came to me, because that's where their fan base was. So I was able to network with all these authentic lesbian porn stars, who were coming mostly out of San Francisco, because they have the dyke porn movement there. I don't like to call it that, because I don't like the word "dyke," but that's what they call it. So from that, I was able to really start that dialog with them, and then in January 2009 I started preproduction on my first series. Actually, before that, in August 2008 is when I left the law. So I'm a full-time porno lady.
What is your least favorite part lesbian porn made by men, for men?
Well, the fact that it's made by men, first of all because, I mean, we've all seen it. It's just -- for years and years, there were really no options. You go to the porn store, everything looks the same, it's mostly all women with huge tits and blonde, fake hair, long nails, and they're fucking each other with purple, sparkly dildos, and that is obviously not how most of us have sex. So that was frustrating for me to want to watch porn and to be totally not aroused by that. And so in 2006, I think, is when the dyke porn movement started in San Francisco, and I bought Crash Pad Series, which was their first big film. I thought, Wow, all right. This is real women having sex with women who like to do it. These are lesbians, or whatever, however they label themselves. But at the same time, that was very unglamorous, in a way, and kind of not necessarily a lot of attention to the aesthetics of it. So I wanted to do something that was a good mix between the two of those. Something that was glamorous but also real lesbian sex. So that's where Juicy Pink Box came together.
We're forever hearing that women aren't stimulated visually and therefore, they aren't interested in porn.
Well, that's not true. That's a myth. And recently, I think it comes from the fact that women have had a hard row to hoe. It's gotten a lot better in the past couple of years, but I think the sexuality part of us was sort of denied for a long time. We were supposed to be sexual creatures but not talk about it. And so for a long time, we never even talked about masturbation, or anything like that. And I think shows like Sex and the City and The L Word helped to sort of bridge that gap. So now, we are much more comfortable talking about sex in public. It always went on kind of behind the men's backs. Because women, that's like the number one thing -- they love to talk about sex. They love to talk about it, they love to read about it and they love to watch it, too. It's just that they don't necessarily like to watch the same kind of porn that men like to watch. They want to see something that isn't just 20 minutes of straight vagina shots. They want to see something with foreplay, they want to see a connection. Now, a lot of people have said that women have to have a story, and I don't believe that that's true. Everybody that I know who watches porn just fast-forwards right to the sex scenes. So for Juicy Pink Box, that's what we do. It's like sex in a movie, but just the sex scene itself. Cinematic and classic, but just that five-, seven-, 10-minute long sex scene.
Right, you don't need the pizza delivery woman ringing the doorbell.
[Laughs] The softball coach, totally.