CHATSWORTH, Calif. - For almost two years, Trista Lace sat behind a desk in Red Light District's accounting department, never dreaming that some day she'd be on the cover of one of their DVDs.
But there she is, smiling from the box of Heavy Loads, a BBW video that's been in stores since May 5.
Trista is 26, 5'5" tall and tips the scales at 235 lbs. At Red Light her job is production payroll, accounts payable. "I pay everyone that's involved in the actual filming"-which in this instance included herself.
As she told AVN, "Mr. Pete came to me one day and mentioned he was making a Big Girl movie and wanted me to be in it. It took me a little while to say yes because I never really thought about doing it before. And you had to of course think about the whole family aspect of it. It took me about a week to say yes."
She said the scene, in which she performs with Mr. Pete, "went really well. I was actually more nervous before everything started. The day of the shoot I wasn't nervous at all. It was kind of surprising to me. I didn't even realize the camera was there."
Encouraged by the experience she did a second scene, for Zero Tolerance, partnered by James Deen. It appears in Waist Watchers 3, also in stores now. In both she has anal sex, which she does in real life and enjoys.
Lace, born and raised in the Valley, was well aware of the adult industry while growing up. She began working for Red Light in July 2006. She loves spending time at the beach and has a particular fondness for country line dancing, "one of my favorite things to do." She adds, "I'm pretty easygoing-not a very high maintenance girl."
As far as her parents are concerned, she said, her scenes are "still a secret." But she's already getting reaction from fans, through the MySpace page she created for her alter ego. "I've gotten a lot of good feedback from people that have actually seen the movie and are requesting that I do more scenes."
Although she considers her porn work a positive experience, Trista has no desire to make it anything but an avocation, unlike former Red Light employee DeBella, who turned herself into a full-time pornstar.
At this point she has no new scenes scheduled but declares herself "perfectly open" to more work. "I enjoyed both scenes very much-both fun days. And that's why I wouldn't mind doing another one again."