Teagan Presley Leaves Digital Playground
Co-founds Teagan Presley Enterprises With Husband Tyler Durden
Posted Nov 01st, 2007 05:47 PM by Peter Warren
- Digital Playground contract star Teagan Presley has left the company after three years to pursue other career avenues, she announced Wednesday on her official Yahoo! group.
Presley sat down one-on-one with AVN in a Woodland Hills restaurant Thursday afternoon, joined by husband and business partner Tyler Durden, to elaborate on her reasoning behind the decision, her immediate plans, and her long-term career goals.
"I had to look at my future," Presley began. "I just re-signed until 2010 — that's a long time. I'm 22 right now, so in 2010, I'll be 25; most girls' expiration in this business is what, 28? I just don't want to come to the end of 2010 and be in the same spot I am now, just a contract girl, making everybody else money.
"They had called me in there to talk about Pirates II
, and I sat down with Samantha [Lewis, president of DP]," Presley continued. "She always said if I ever wanted to go, I could. And so I just told her, 'You know, you guys just signed Stoya, you guys have all this stuff going on ... but I can't just stay with you because I like you guys. I've got a family, I've got to do what's best for them.' And she was like, 'OK.' I think I surprised her."
Presley said Lewis gave her a verbal agreement (documented on paper by Presley's lawyer) allowing her to begin booking herself immediately with other companies and producers, and that she and Durden are getting the gears turning to put out product of their own under the banner Teagan Presley Enterprises.
"I'll always be a Digital girl," Presley said. "We split on good terms, they said they probably still want me in Pirates II
, and I think I have like five scenes in the can for them, so they're going to have a whole bunch of my movies coming out right now. But I just don't want to be under exclusive contract. There's a lot of stuff I want to do. I can't wait. I'm going to shock the pants off of people."
For Digital Playground's side, publicist Adella O'Neal echoed Presley's thoughts, saying, "She basically wanted to do her own thing, that was the vibe that I got. And so we said, 'OK.' We wish her well, we love her, we hope that she'll work with us on other projects in the future, even if it's a freelance basis. We hope to still work with her, and still shoot her, and still have her in big productions if she wants to be a part of them.
"She just basically expressed that she wanted to take her life in a different direction, and take control of things," O'Neal continued, "and instead of saying, 'No, you can't do that, you're under contract with us for so long,' we just said, 'OK, hon, you got it. We love you. No worries.' It was pretty simple."
Presley and Durden — who've appointed themselves President and CEO, respectively, of Teagan Presley Enterprises — have purchased the domains ClubTeagan.com, TeaganRaw.com, and a host of others. They plan to only release their scenes through VoD initially, and work only with each other from this point forward. Presley noted, however, that she'll perform acts with Durden she wouldn't even consider with other male talent.
Furthermore, she asserted, she wants it to be known that "I'm not some little, stupid 18-year-old girl that's just around to party and make some quick money and get out. I freakin' have a family. It's business. That's why I left Digital Playground, was business-wise, I had to do my pros and my cons. I had to sit down and make a list, a business agenda — what do I want to do in six years? I felt like I was wasting my youth. You know, I'm only going to look good for how many years ... I have to take advantage of it, or else there's no point."
Teagan Presley can be seen in current Digital Playground releases Filth Cums First 2
, My First Porn 9
. She will also be appearing on KSEX.com's "Fuck Soup" next Monday, November 5, to further discuss her newfound free agency.
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