The Pornstar And The Gaming Nerd: A Match Made In Heaven?
As much as we often want to give life to our fantasies by rationalizing and entertaining interesting theories, we should probably acknowledge the fact that pornstars and gaming nerds aren't exactly like peanut butter and jelly. Even so, there's nothing wrong with entertaining interesting theories, per se... Just ask Stoya.
Recently interviewed by DasGamer, the 22-year-old adult film star says that a gaming nerd is "her kind of guy," and it's probably because she's a gamer herself. When asked what video games she first played, she cited Heroes of Might and Magic and Civilization, and she even said she thought the latter franchise "went downhill" once Sid Meier jumped ship (sounds like an informed individual, yes?). Stoya doesn't talk about the sexiest video game vixens 'cuz she never played any games with vixens, and in our mind, that only amps up her "nerd" meter. Then they asked her what the industry should do to appeal to more female gamers, and the answer was interesting: basically, if the "chick likes blowing the heads off of invading CGI troops or playing heavy strategy games," then she'll be a gamer. If she's not into that stuff, "no amount of bunnies and hearts is going to change that fact." We always wondered if the ladies would feel insulted by games "designed" for them that are all fluffy and cuddly. It seems to us that Stoya wants to blow sh** up, and no, we're not going to use the word "blow" in any sort of clever play on words. We're just...we're just not.
So anyway, go ahead and check out the full interview at the link above; there are a few more pics of Stoya for added motivation. As for the title, we just have to remain grounded in some sense of reality, or we'll float right off the earth. Sorry.
3/27/2009 Ben Dutka