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On this episode of The Rialto Report, Kay Parker talks about her beginnings in war time Birmingham in England to becoming a star in the California adult film industry.
With tales of Sex World, Robert McCallum, Taboo, Annette Haven, Caballero, Joey Covington, Jefferson Airplane, Abigail Clayton, John Leslie, ‘V’: The Hot One, Firestorm, Traci Lords, Health Spa, Kat Sunlove, Mike Ranger, Joey Silvera, Kirdy Stevens and much more.
Also featuring special appearances by Eric Edwards, Seka, and Richard Pacheco.
(The above picture shows Kay with director Anthony Spinelli (Sam Weston)).
This episode running time is 100 minutes.
Does anyone have a bad word to say about Kay Parker?
She made a series of highly successful adult films between the mid 70s and the mid 80s, working with respected directors like Anthony Spinelli, Robert McCallum and Cecil Howard – and it seems that everyone she met loved her. Along the way, she quickly developed a devoted fan base that has stayed loyal long after her retirement, and became a spokesperson for the industry on television and college campuses.
She even won an award once for being the class act of the industry.
And all this despite the fact that she didn’t make her first film until she was well into her 30s, and still describes herself as the biggest prude in porn.
It’s not as if her career was without controversy either; she starred in the incest film ‘Taboo’ for example and many of its sequels, and was working at Caballero when the Traci Lords underage scandal broke.
So what’s her secret? Well for a start, she describes herself as a wise old soul that has lived many previous lives that have prepared her for this one.
She’s published an autobiography – Taboo, Sacred Don’t Touch – in which she explores this, as well as her career in the adult industry. And more recently she’s worked as a metaphysical counselor and lecturer.
But who is the Kay Parker of this life, the one born in England who sounds like she should be in Downton Abbey, the one who made her way to California and ended up being one of the biggest names in the adult film industry?
And as she approaches her 70th birthday, what does this wise old soul make of it all today?
You can visit Kay’s website here.
You can buy Kay’s book and photos from her here.
Kay Parker photos:
The premiere of ‘Firestorm’ with Eric Edwards
Allow me to be the first to say how excited I am to listen to this. Kay Parker is a true treasure – a lady and a great screen presence.
I hope you find the ‘pleasure’ you seek, and deserve!
A lovely production, starting off with the lovely Richard Pacheco in a lyrical passage, and wow, Kay, in the incest films and beyond, what a great and sexy lady.
Blessed thanks to The Rialto Report, as I just experienced 100 minutes listening X’s Oracle, and sincerely hope that KAY PARKER (the XRCO’s first “Class Act”) will be part of XRCO 30 on Wednesday April 16. As always Kay…take care and care take!
Well – that was the best 100 minutes I’ve spent this year.
Kay is truly a goddess and a wise old soul – and we are lucky to have her like in our midst.
Blessings to you Kay, and all of your many lives.
Wonderful interview. Sage wisdom and warmth. Only had the pleasure once of working with Kay, but a memorial experience that I cherish.
My heart smiles!
Love you, Kay!
hi Richard, did you know Tanya fox? what ever happened to her. thanks SONNY
Who knows the truth of the cosmos, past lives, and the reincarnation?
What I know is that Kay is a good, good person – and we need more of her love.
That I know for sure.
I first met Kay on the Dracula Sucks set in 1979.
Instantly, I felt it smart not to get too close. She seemed.. otherwordly;
as if she had been dropped off here from ‘somewhere else.’
I had been studying a bit on the East coast with Ram Dass, Swami Satchidananda,
had become friends with Betty Dodson and yet felt it smart to keep a gentle distance from Kay. Through the years we would occasionally see each other and each time I was drawn closer to her. We briefly chatted at industry events and I felt safer to approach with warm hellos. During the Holywood Show in Los Angeles we briefly chatted. Subsequently I was invited to watch the Academy Awards at a gala party on March 2, 2014; Kay was there as well. I spotted here across the room. We smiled at each other and I realized, in an instant, that for most of our brief meetings, why I had qualms. And as we smiled at each other this night, I said to her, ‘Perfect.” We both sort of giggled.
Having just finished listening to Kay here on this edition of the Rialto Report it all makes sense!
Some of us have simply just been dropped off here.
Thank you again Ashley for keeping it all in deep focus.
great interview, I love Kay Parker so much
A complete gem from start to finish. Love this place.
Great interview Ashley. Thank you Kay for being so open and honest. Any chance of getting Annette Haven? She was mentioned in this podcast but I’m wondering if she is open to talking. If anyone can get her, it’s the Rialto Report!
Thanks NYCrex! We’d love to speak to Annette, and we have feelers out there to see if she’s ever interested in it…
Kay’s laugh and gentle ways come across so beautifully. I’ve fallen in love with her all over again. She always had such class, and now I can see that none of that was an act. A beautiful person.
Just six words:
Kay – Thank you.
Rialto – Thank you.
Are you guys ever going to do a where are they now on New York 80’s porn star Chelsea Blake? She was kind of an unsung hero in her day and only did films from 1984-85, I believe I read that R Bolla was a good friend and helped her get into the industry. Chelsea was one of the original Milfs of her era and had a muscular body for a woman of her age from years of dancing. She was a favorite of Candida Royalle
Always off the well trod path ofXXX….that is the
Essence of Kay. This piece just proves it(if proof
Were necessary). Fine work …. Again. Lovely to
Find a performer from Gold.age who lives with
Serene grace and assurance.her story has been
Fascinating to follow all these years. Thanks again.
Does anyone know whatever happened to Honey Wilder?
Kay, you have been a favorite of mine for such a long time. ..What a wonderful, smart, woman you are….You always are a joy to listen to, and always speak the truth..We. Your fans Love You Darling….Bless You Kay and Enjoy all that you do in the future….And Thank You, Ashley,April, and The Rialto Report for your Great Stories and Podcasts about the People in the Industry that we all Enjoy….Mikey in Philly(Seka’ mikey).
First of all I love The Rialto Report. That being said I wonder what happened to Mike Ranger anyone know? Sure it’s the same old story of moving on out of the public eye but just curious if he is still alive. Anyone know or does she speak about him?
I’m only 26 but Kay was one of the first women I ever saw on screen. I’d say she’s inspired a lot of the things in which I like in women, between the curves, the pubic hair and the beautiful smile. She’s the best.
Wonderful interview! Both of them avoided all the traps that could ruin the conversation. It was like a dance.