Presenting She Male Porn Super Star - Allanah Starr
Starr is a transsexual Latin-American (specifically Cuban)
pornographic actress, model and party promoter based in
New York City. Her films include Allanah Starr's Big Boob
Adventures, directed by Allanah's friend and fellow transsexual
Gia Darling, which included a pornographic first: a filmed
sex scene between a male-to-female transsexual (Allanah)
and a female-to-male transsexual.
Since her first taste
of fame after appearing on "The Maury Povich Show" in
2002, Allanah Starr has never been out of the spotlight.
With an astounding figure of 36FF-24-40 measurements on
a stunningly gorgeous 5' 6" frame, it is really no small
wonder why she has taken the transsexual adult film world
by storm. Allanah, who was born in Cuba and currently
resides in New York City, has starred in nearly a dozen
XXX films, modeled for countless men's magazines, and
performed at celebrity parties for everyone from Madonna
to Gianni Versace.
As a businesswoman, she's become the webmistress of one
of the most popular transsexual operated websites on the
net, ShemaleExotica.com, she has signed on exclusively
to Gia Darling Entertainment as the star and associate
producer of her own series "Allanah Starr's Big Boob Adventures",
and she continues to be most popular transsexual party
promoter in NYC organizing two weekly parties and the
largest ts party in the world every six weeks @ Club Opaline
Still revealing more talents,
Allanah is the official tranny correspondent of mega site
JasonCurios.com, with a column titled "The Best of Both
Worlds". These days her fame has even crossed into the
mainstream, as she's been recently profiled by New York
Magazine, The Village Voice, New York Press, The New York
Post's infamous Page Six, PlayBoy TV, Adult Video News
Magazine, Bizarre Magazine, UK's Channel 5 "Cosmetic Surgery
Live", The Edinburgh Television Festival, The Trisha Goddard
Show (UK), NEW! Magazine (UK), and MTV.
On a personal note, Allanah enjoys traveling, shopping,
theater, the arts, classic films, plastic surgery, interior
design, the aesthetics, and dining out. A self described
"workaholic" when not working or on tour, she spends her
time with her friends and her three dogs Brigitte, Kaya,
and Remy. She says of her life "Though I do work and travel
a lot and I love the glamour of dressing up, and going
to parties and events, on my down time I am a pretty low
key, low maintenance person who also enjoys staying at
home and savoring the simple pleasures in life.
I am really not complicated
and very down to earth and real about my life, what I
do for a living, and myself".
Allanah Starr - by Abby
Ehmann - Eros Zine
The stunning Allanah Starr
is New York City's transsexual queen of all media, starring
in films, radio, television, nightlife and the Internet.
From Communist Cuba to the biggest city in America, Allanah
has sculpted herself a new self and an enormous niche
in the TVTS community. Eros Zine asked her to take some
time out of her busy schedule to tell us all about her
Zine: Tell us a little bit about your background. When
did you initially realize that you were "different?"
Allanah Starr: I was born
under the Communist regime in Cuba and migrated to the
U.S. when I was five years old. People always ask me how
our family was able to leave; the reason is simple. My
father was a political prisoner and they wanted him out.
I grew up in Miami, but have lived in New York City for
seven years now.
Ever since I can remember I have always felt extremely
effeminate. I know it sounds very classic and cliché for
someone in my circumstance, but I truly was never interested
in boy's toys or games. I always wanted to play with dolls
and dress up and play house. I didn't really realize I
was different from anyone else until I was in kindergarten
and the school kids started calling me a sissy and a faggot.
I was totally in shock, because at five years old I really
had no understanding what that meant. My parents had completely
sheltered me and school was definitely a rude awakening.
I basically dealt with that harassment constantly for
12 years of my schooling.
Through all that, I somehow
managed to excel in my studies and become an awarded member
of the high school's speech/debate and drama teams. (I
fit in much better with the drama kids.) Back then, there
was a lot less intolerance of effeminate boys in schools.
Being a bully was not discussed as it is today, and, trust
me, I was bullied my whole life.
After high school, I went to an arts school for two years
and began dressing up soon after that. Slowly, I began
to evolve, discover my true identity and look into my
options regarding my physical transformation. It took
me a while to figure it out, but I have been living as
a woman now for nine years and it was definitely the best
decision I ever made regarding my personal happiness.
I am 100% certain this was my destiny and that I was born
with a gender identify disorder. Ever since I can remember,
I wanted to be a girl.
EZ: You appear to be very
involved in the local TVTS community. Tell us about your
A lot of people have told me that they see me as a role
model for the community. I really do not see myself as
a role model because I am nowhere near perfect, but I
do accept that as a great compliment. A lot of transsexuals
have very hard lives, and though I have had my share of
very bad times, I am a deep-hearted optimist and believe
that things will always improve if you want them to improve.
I guess the term "role
model" may be applied to anyone who achieves goals that
are far beyond what is expected of them from society.
And I truly believe society does not have very high expectations
of transsexual women. When I set out to do my website,
not only did I want to create a business, but I wanted
to create a fan site and an information site, especially
to help admirers understand the life more.
The events came about because I was sick of going to tranny
parties that were completely horrible. I believed that
the girls and admirers deserved good, upscale places to
come together and party. For me to be involved in a project
it has to be fun and creative. Hence why all the monthly
parties have themes and decorations, costumes, etc. Yes,
I could spend a lot less money by cutting out those elements,
but that would make it not worthwhile for me. I'm interested
in representing the community in a positive way and showing
people that, yes, you can be a transsexual and be a businesswoman
and accomplish goals.
Unfortunately we as transsexuals
have to fight against many stereotypes and misconceptions,
and we are discriminated against all the time. Just recently,
I was denied entrance to a popular gay nightclub in Manhattan,
Splash, because they were not letting in transsexuals
or women that night. It's sad but true that, in this day
and age, in one of the most progressive cities in the
world, it can happen to anyone.
EZ: How did you wind up being an event promoter?
AS: Just as I became an
accidental New Yorker, you could say I became an accidental
party promoter. I really never thought I would end up
doing parties. The idea came to me as more of a promotional
vehicle to improve my website memberships. I collaborated
with a TS promoter at the time who had a party, and I
figured I would advertise and do the party as a promotion
for my website, with a personal appearance by me. I really
didn't think many people would show up, but we ended up
with about 250 guys in attendance.
I then realized something was sorely missing in the TS
nightlife scene, so I began to do parties here and there
without much organization or without an idea of what I
was really doing. It took a while to get the formula down,
but I must admit, the events and parties now are so much
fun. I know for a fact there is nothing like my monthly
events anywhere else in the world, and I am very proud
EZ: And how did you wind
up making movies?
AS: My career in films was something that I wanted to
do to complement my web work and to help me promote myself.
I really don't get to do too many of them because most
of the business in is in California. I've appeared in
about 12 features so far, but at the moment I will work
with only very few producers and directors.
It's hard for a transsexual
adult actress, because the system is not set up to make
you a "star." There are no contract star transsexuals,
and no big companies pushing a particular girl. A lot
of producers will only shoot a girl once, then move on
to the next. This, of course, is not the case with all
of the top names today, but there are indeed very few
top names in the industry that work on a regular basis.
It's quite a disposable business, I suppose. So it's up
to the actress to fight the industry and create her own
name recognition and product.
EZ: You've been on a million TV shows. What's Maury Povich
AS: I've made four appearances
on the Maury Povich show and I have enjoyed all of them.
Doing the show is publicity for me. The producers are
all very nice people and though I've only really shaken
Mr. Povich's hand at the show, he seems very polite and
There is a reason why they do these types of shows: they
are very popular. People always ask me is Mr. Povich into
the girls, because they do so many of these shows. That
is a bunch of rubbish and wishful thinking. The show is
very professional and the ratings are good, and that's
why they do so many. After my last appearance, I received
over 100 fan letters from people who saw me on the show.
I've gotten a lot of flack from some transsexuals because
they feel the show represents the community in a bad way.
I personally would prefer if they would use the word transsexual,
rather than man as the reveal point, but I understand
that it's entertainment and they are appealing to a certain
I live openly as a transsexual,
so I have no problems in revealing my sexual identity.
Again, the show is pure publicity vehicle for me. Someone
can hear my name on the show, Google it, and voila, they
discover the world of Allanah Starr. There are a lot of
guys who have become interested in transsexuals from watching
most importantly, I think the show does a great job of
blurring the lines of gender. The audiences always think
that the genetic women on the show were born male. It
makes a valid point that you can't always tell or define
male and female features. There are genetic women who
are tall, have big hands, big feet, big backs, and there
are transsexuals who have small hands, small feet and
small backs. As long as I represent myself well, I'm always
happy with my appearances on Maury.
EZ: And you've been a cover
girl a million magazines. You really are quite a media
star. Do people recognize you on the street?
AS: Well, I do get recognized periodically, but it's usually
in peculiar ways. Guys tend to be a little shy, so if
they don't approach me, they usually send me an email
about seeing me. It's all rather sweet. There's a homeless
man who "lives" on the corner of my block and every time
I pass by he yells "Hello, Star!" I'm not sure if he knows,
but it's quite amusing regardless.
EZ: You are very up front
about your plastic surgeries. What was your first?
AS: Plastic surgery has changed my life, and I am deeply
grateful for all of the doctors who had made my life better.
I'm very honest about myself, my surgeries and my work.
I've had 30 actual surgeries and countless procedures.
Of course, I plan to do much more. My first operations
were my nose job and an otoplasty (I had my ears pinned
back). Since then, it has become a hobby of mine. I always
say I collect shoes, handbags, Hollywood memorabilia and
EZ: What's next?
I'm always having something touched up, but I would now
like to do my forehead contouring, another brow lift and
reshape my hairline. People tell me all the time, "Oh,
you don't need this stuff! You look great!" But I really
don't have surgeries to please anyone other than myself.
Then, after they see the result of what I had done that
they didn't want me to do, they agree that it does look
much better. I have an excellent eye for detail, which
can actually be a bit of a curse because I'm always finding
imperfections. Not that I'm trying to look perfect, but
just the best that I can look for me.
EZ: You've posed for many
photographers. Do you have a favorite?
AS: I've been very fortunate to work with photographers
like Tony Ward, Misa Martin, Maya Guez and many others,
but I must admit that Misa Martin is more than a photographer,
she is a close friend. She exclusively shoots 99% of the
content for my website and we have an outstanding relationship.
Misa is my favorite because we work very well and very
fast together. She knows what I like and that we can shoot,
edit and be done in an hour or two when we are shooting
for my website. I love that because I'm usually on a tight
schedule and she understands that.
EZ: We love Misa too! What
was your favorite photo shoot?
AS: My favorite photo shoot has yet to happen [laughs].
I like many of the sets, but I'm not sure if any one is
my complete favorite. I'm extremely picky about my photographs
and if I'm usually about 80% happy with a photo, then
that's pretty good. I'm definitely my own toughest critic,
especially when it comes to my photographs.
EZ: What are your inspirations?
AS: I'm really inspired by so many people, artists and
mediums that I could probably write a long dissertation
about what has inspired me at different points in my life.
However, I'm always inspired by stars of the golden age
of Hollywood and women like Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis,
Joan Crawford, Jayne Mansfield, Sophia Loren, Gloria Swanson,
some for their beauty others for their talent.
I am inspired by films
like Sunset Boulevard, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane,
Mommie Dearest, all the John Waters films, and so many
more, all for different reasons as well.
I'm inspired by many artists like Mondrian, Dali and The
Chapman Brothers, to name a few. Fashion is also a great
inspiration for me and I'm very enthusiastic about Thierry
Mugler, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen,
all designers who are visionaries. I could go on an on,
but my inspirations are really an eclectic mix. I am inspired
as much by Dolly Parton as I am Jocelyn Wildenstein.
EZ: Do you have any fetishes?
AS: I have a lot of traditionally sexual fetishes that
not are non-sexual for me, like high heels and large boobs.
I guess I have aesthetic fetishes. I'm turned on by beauty
and beautiful things!
EZ: Do you run your own
AS: Yes. I'm not the CEO of my site, but I am the "star,"
creative director and producer. We have a webmaster who
does all the technical work, but I do produce all the
content and direct operations. As far as my new party
site, www.ShemaleEvents.com, that is exclusively run by
me and my webmaster.
EZ: What are your fans
My fans are very gracious individuals who are from all
walks of life and all over the world. Sometimes I'm shocked
at some of the fan mail I receive because they're all
so kind and thankful. I have everyone from professionals
to artists to blue collar workers, who are fond of me.
I receive email from all over the world, including Africa,
the Middle East and even a couple from Iceland. I'm deeply
grateful to anyone who takes the time out to write me
a note of appreciation.
What I'm most proud of
is all the thank-you notes I get from gentlemen who read
all of the contents in the free area of my website and
about my life, experiences and opinions on what it means
to be attracted to a transsexual. A lot of men who are
first introduced into this world may have a lot of trepidation
or fears and I try to explain to them that they are not
This is a huge interest. My website gets 4,000 to 6,000
unique hits a day. The problem is that no one talks about
it because, in a way, transsexuals are one of the last
sexual taboos because of all of the stigmas attached to
being sexually attracted to a transsexual. There is no
language to describe a man or a woman who likes a transsexual
sexually. Perhaps it is because transsexualism is a relatively
modern scientific phenomenon.
My fans are indeed great.
My gratitude for their kindness cannot really be expressed.
All I can say is that I'm grateful beyond belief to all
of them for their interest in me.
EZ: Okay, so TV shows, magazines, porn videos, web sites,
parties...is there anything you don't do?
AS: Well, I'm waiting for
the TV sitcom and movie script and book deal to come around
[laughs]. The truth is, I'm a very ambitious person and
I would like to try my hand at many things. During my
life, I've held many careers, and these current jobs as
an adult actress, model, web mistress, party promoter,
columnist, TS personality… I think they suit me well.
I would love to do much, much more. I am so very lucky
to have all the opportunities I've had and will keep on
knocking on more doors searching for new ones.
EZ: What exciting things do you have coming up?
AS: There are a few exciting
projects that I have finished and I am working on. One
is MTV's I Want a Famous Face which I filmed with my dear
friend Gia Darling (who is the subject of the show). I'm
very excited because the show has been selected as the
season finale for the series and will be airing on MTV
I'm traveling to Europe soon to appear on the live panel
of UK's Channel 5 hit program Cosmetic Surgery Live (for
which I already filmed an interview and my surgery). I'm
thrilled as it will be the first time I'll appear on live
TV. I also recently finished filming a segment for Playboy
TV's Sexcetera, which focused on myself, Gia Darling,
Joanna Jet and Danielle Foxxx. It's a documentary based
on one of my events. Of course, I'm continuing with my
weekly Thursday parties and monthly parties the last Friday
of every month.
And a group and I are developing
the first ever Adult Transsexual Awards show, which will
honor excellence in all mediums of transsexual adult entertainment,
from film to magazines to websites. I'm particularly excited
about that project because I know that we're often overlooked
by the mainstream adult industry. It's really about time
we got the recognition we deserve, as transsexual erotica
is a huge and viable part of the adult industry. And beyond
those projects, I wish for bigger boobs, higher heels,
bigger hair and longer lashes!
Well, we can look forward to all of that with you! Thank
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