Jeremy Feist is doing his best to try and remember to wear underwear
I caught up with Jeremy Feist to talk inspirations, aspirations, and underwear.
What led you to start exploring a career in porn?
Growing up, I didn’t really have access to anything gay, so gay porn sort of filled in the gap a little bit. That was like my one gay outlet. So, when I became an adult I was like – “You know what? Fuck it, let’s try it.”
Would you describe yourself as an exhibitionist?
I am a complete exhibitionist. I hate to say I like attention because that sounds shallow, but honestly, attention is kind of sweet when it’s consensual and you’re getting it for reasons you’re comfortable with.
This is basically the entire point of social media anyway, so I feel less like a shallow dumb-dumb for saying that nowadays.
Who are some of your porn heroes or inspirations?
Matthew Rush was my first porn crush and still is to this day. Now, we’re Facebook friends. Sometimes we talk about tarot cards and stuff. He’s cool.
Why is JustFor.Fans a platform that works for you?
JustFor.Fans is a fantastic platform because it’s basically like a Mad Max Thunderdome testing ground for porn.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a huge star or a little Canadian nobody, you can basically make a living if you put in the work and hustle your ass off.
What’s the creative and logistics process behind creating for JustFor.Fans?
I try to do it so that every three days I have like a 20-30 minute fuck video, and then I fill the between days with stuff like jack-off videos, kink tutorials, naked baking – stuff that’s “on brand” for me. I’m embarrassed to use that expression.
Do you enjoy the entrepreneurial side of the adult entertainment industry?
I’ll be completely honest, I don’t know shit about marketing or business. But I do love creating stuff, and JustFor.Fans is such a great creative outlet.
For me, it’s the idea that I can make the kind of shit I want to see in the world, on my own terms, while still sticking to my brand of self-deprecation and dick jokes.
You recently attended the JFF conference in Las Vegas – how was that?
Equal parts super cool and terrifying. I have really bad social anxiety, so being on my own in a big room full of hot people I don’t know is a full waking nightmare for me. But after the nerves wore off, I had a great time.
The after party was fucking great and I made some really cool connections.
Also there was an In-N-Out Burger next to the hotel, so I finally tried that for the first time! It was okay. Nothing spectacular. Just okay.
How is the current Covid-19 pandemic impacting you?
It’s definitely made things harder because, as it turns out, making porn is kind of contingent on being able to go outside and physically interact with people. On the other hand, it has sort of forced me to be creative about my output.
I’m creating 30-minute compilations of my work as a sort of best-of feature, doing more talent-based stuff – like sewing, designing, baking – and getting more elaborate with my solo stuff.
Also, I bought a fuck-machine just before we went into quarantine and I swear to God it is the best fucking investment I’ve ever made. And it’s tax deductible! Probably. I have no idea how taxes work.
Can we talk underwear?
Day-to-day, I like wearing jocks, sometimes thongs, but honestly it’s pretty dependent on me remembering to wear underwear that day.
I don’t think I’ve worn underwear at all during the quarantine because time has lost all meaning and reality is a blur.
When it comes to other guys, I really like a guy in a slutty thong. No idea why.
What are some of your goals and aspirations for the months ahead?
My long-term goal is that I really want to work with Falcon and Raging Stallion – those were the big fucking deals growing up and they’ve kinda been ingrained in my head because of that. But I think I need more visible abs before I can even think of doing something like that.