Her First Scene: Chanel Preston
Where: Simi Valley, California
When: January 22, 2010
Co-star: Nick Manning
Released: 2010 (web)/2011 (DVD)
How: Like many pornstars, Chanel started out as an exotic dancer. When making arrangements to join a traveling entertainers group that would help her dance in new locations, Preston met Nakita Cash, an Iranian-born pornstar, who floated the idea of appearing in porn. “We got to talking and it just kind of evolved from there. I think she trusted that I was in it for the right reasons,” Preston told AVN in 2010. Before long, she was lined up to star in the famous Vivid series Brand New Faces.
Trivia: While Brand New Faces 33 was Chanel’s first on-camera sex scene, it was not her first porn movie released on DVD. Deep Anal Drilling 2 (featuring Chanel’s first DP), Anal Frenzy, and many more all found their way onto DVD prior to Brand New Faces 33‘s September 2011 release. (Interestingly, Chanel mentions in the interview sequence that she doesn’t intend to do double penetration or gangbangs as part of her porn career. Thankfully for porn fans, she changed her mind on both counts!)
Observations: Chanel is charmingly low key and straight forward in the interview portion of the scene, though she does occasionally betray an understandable nervousness. (Director B. Skow has to playfully remind her to take her time when stripping down, to create more of a buildup.) However, once Nick Manning strolls in and the sex starts up, she demonstrates the sex skills that have since made her so famous. By the scene’s end, a jokingly incredulous Skow asks whether it was really her first-ever scene. Preston smiles and and assures him it is! And the rest is history . . .
Quotable: “I was nervous beforehand but once they said ‘action’, I was actually fine. It was just up to that point. I told the lady that got me in that I didn’t want my first scene to be, ‘I’m brand new!’ and they want you to act naïve. And that’s exactly what it was.” (Chanel’s take on her first scene, as quoted by Adult DVD Talk)
Watch the full scene in Brand New Faces 33.