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Welcome to Brain-Throbs & Blow Jobs, a brand-new column that will be highlighting the great minds and perspectives of Bay Area sex workers through interviews and photo portraits.


The only way to describe Mimosa is with her own words. She is: Your favorite social lubricant, adult film performer, a master of eroticism, artist, and companion for all genders. A quick glance at her social media unveils expertly composed selfies and signature backside, wrapped in elaborate fetish gear or nothing at all. When you peer closer into her curated online world, you are treated to video shorts of her ass and thighs deliciously jiggling in their full glory; clips of her singing “Isn’t she loooovely” to herself in the mirror; and timely memes about dismantling the patriarchy. She sucks the marrow out of the bones of life. Her energy will infect your finger as you stroke her IG feed. This is a human you need to know about.  

Mimosa, photo by Maxine Holloway

I am among the fortunate enough to interact with Mimosa IRL and have the pleasure of having her wild and free energy rub off on me in person. This brave energy allows her to thrive in many aspects of the sex industry. “I am a porn performer, artist, and full-service provider. I’ve also worked as a porn booker and assist sex workers with the business side of their work. There’s not a lot in this industry that I haven’t tried or done.”

I sat down with Mimosa to discuss what happens when you mix high communication and creativity with hard-core sex. Which naturally lead us deep into the art of the gang bang.

Mimosa, photos by Maxine Holloway

MH: What inspired you to get into sex work?

M: I have been a performer since I was young: theater, dancing, singing, and film. When I was about eight years old, I found my older sister’s Playgirl magazine, and I thought it was cool that people could professionally take off their clothes and simulate sex. Something in me knew I wanted to do something like that someday.

As a young adult, I started with foot fetish and tickling fetish videos for someone’s adult clips store. That led to me working in a dungeon in LA. I prefer to be a very ridiculous submissive, but because of my stature, people enjoy me Domming them. I then branched out into FBSM (full body sensual massage) and escorting, porn, and sexual art performances.

MH: Tell me about your sexual art performances?

M: I love creating with my friends and doing things that are hot, a bit subversive, and that allows space for people to be who they are sexually. One of my first performances was with a friend for a performance event called ‘Big Dicks House of Big Boobs.’ We showed Dom and a sub relationship unfolding, I held a lipstick tube in my pussy and smeared it all over his face. It was beautiful.

MH: What are the people like in your sex worker and art communities?

M: I’ve noticed that sex workers are more willing to discuss differences and consider walks of life that don’t necessarily agree with their own. I appreciate that. We generally share more and are curious and open. I feel like most people in our community will work with you in trying to understand you as well as work to be understood.

MH: Recently you performed in a public gang-bang porn scene with 5+ other people, what was that like?

M: It was amazing! I’m someone who likes being overpowered, used and abused – consensually of course. I found it empowering because I was the center of all this high energy, the whole day was about meeeeeeee! What’s not to love about that!?

There was one part of the shoot where I got confused because someone was giving me one direction and another person was giving me the opposite direction, and I got overwhelmed and started crying. Everything on set stopped, and they asked me what I wanted to do, through my tears I said, “All I want to do right now is suck dick!” The whole set started laughing and hugging me and said they would absolutely make sure that happens for me. It was hilarious and sweet. It’s an excellent feeling to work with other talent who are good at performing and paying attention to their co-performers needs. Because then I can let go and get into it while knowing that my limits will be taken care of and respected.

Mimosa, photos by Maxine Holloway

MH: Can you talk about the difference between how a gang-bang scene is made vs. what the final product looks like?

M: The final product should uphold the fantasy that the other performers are “doing what they want with me’, but in reality everything you see is pre-negotiated. In the beginning, I was able to voice that I love anal, I love my face being slapped, I love being choked and spit on. But do not pull hard on my nipples because they are very sensitive. I was able to direct exactly where I wanted their dicks to go where I didn’t. Then within those boundaries, we can play and be free. All the magic that happens in the final product is because of a ton of clear communication beforehand.

MH: If someone wanted to create a gang-bang fantasy in their personal life or even in front of the camera, do you have any words of wisdom?

M: Wow, if anyone is booking a gang-bang in their personal life, hats off to you! It’s hard enough to get everyone to show up and be on time to set when everyone’s getting paid! But would say that the same communication principles would apply that we use in a porn scene. Make sure you everybody is on the same page and knows each other’s likes and limits. There is nothing less sexy than doing something that hurts somebody and traumatizes them. The best way to avoid that is to over-communicate. Plus I think sexual communication is incredibly hot. There’s nothing sexier than telling someone how badly you want something.

MH: What upcoming projects are getting you excited?

M: I’m creating an interactive performance piece for Failed Films Festival, a Bay Area smut, art, and film event that is debuting in Los Angeles on November 17th. I’m making a space for creative play within the show art show. You should come check it out.

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Maxine Holloway

Maxine Holloway

Maxine Holloway is a Bay Area sex worker. She advocates for sex worker justice through the ever-intersecting avenues of activism, community organizing, politics, education, and art. Her pornography performances and direction earned her AVN nominations, an XBIZ award, and a Feminist Porn Award. Holloway recently curated 'We’re Still Working: The Art of Sex Work', a visual art exhibit and event series sharing the history and stories of Bay Area workers, through the SOMArts Curatorial Residency. She co-founded BayAreaProsSupport.org, a sex worker resource organization. Certified in Sex-Education and HIV/STI Prevention, Holloway holds a masters degree in public health from SF State University. Her studies focus on the health, safety, and human rights of sex workers. See more at www.maxineholloway.com (SFW)