Dana Vespoli EvilAngel Biography
Van Nuys, Calif., January 10, 2013 - Evil Angel, the famously director-driven XXX studio, announces the newest addition to the world's most prestigious roster of adult filmmakers: star performer/director Dana Vespoli. "Forsaken," her first Evil Angel production, hits the streets on Feb. 20. Sexy San Francisco Bay Area native Vespoli entered the adult industry in 2003 as a performer, with the goal of eventually directing and producing. Since 2006 she's developed her directing chops for many companies as her often fetishy, BDSM-oriented scenes became known for authenticity and intensity. She brings that edgy sexual genuineness, plus good stories in her feature projects, to a company known for those exact qualities. "To all us B-class males who think sex is just getting it in and getting it off, Dana offers the alternative of exploring sex as if there is a bit more going on,” says John Stagliano, the director who founded Evil Angel. "I have had some luck with female directors in the past, and possibly it has dawned on me that women have a more interesting take on sex." Vespoli says, "I think my aesthetic fits well with the other [Evil Angel] directors, but, as a woman and one who shoots her own camera, I bring something unique to the table. I suppose by virtue of being a female I bring a female perspective, although I don't know what that means. My niche has mostly been vignette movies with darker storylines, as well as POV-type scenarios where I interact from behind the camera. I have a strong fetish bent to a lot of my work, and favor strong sex and anal [scenes]. At the same time, I do like to see tenderness and intimacy in my movies." Stagliano adds, "As well as her skills in making a feature, she has a charisma in her POV scenes that really works for me. I like what is going on in the room as she directs - real sex is happening." "Forsaken" will be Vespoli's first gonzo feature. She explains, "John Stagliano had seen one of my horror vignette movies, called 'Love Hurts,' and suggested I try shooting a feature. 'Forsaken' is the story of a girl who wakes up in the woods with blood on her dress, but no wounds. She has no memory of who she is and sets off to solve the mystery. She has flashbacks of her life and meets some creepy characters along the way. The movie stars Ash Hollywood, who was and is beautiful and amazing. Michael Vegas co-stars, and I was blown away by his acting and his sex scenes." The director also lauds the "Forsaken" performances of Manuel Ferrara and Samantha Ryan. "Samantha is a tremendously gifted performer all the way around," Vespoli vows before injecting a bit of sly humor: "Manuel is just OK. Just kidding! He's always good..." Vespoli anticipates the next project on her Evil Angel agenda, a lesbian anal POV movie. "I'm going to incorporate bondage, medical themes and various other fetishes I have, and try to keep each scene different from the next. I have Karlie Montana, and this will be her first anal movie ever. I'm very excited. Any time I get to open up a beautiful girl's butt and help her get off, I'm very happy. The idea of anal training her is such a turn-on, I may have to set the camera down a few times to give her some extra love." Indeed - Vespoli says she will "definitely" perform in some of her Evil Angel movies. That adventurous, exhibitionistic spirit evolved early; she became interested in the adult industry while dancing at the Mitchell Brothers' O'Farrell Theater in San Francisco, where she mostly performed lesbian shows in the infamous "Green Door" room. The budding porn Renaissance woman, holder of a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Mills College, has also written articles for French adult magazine Hot Video.