"It was just
a normal day. I'd been out having sex with some girls, and then I
saw Jesus," said Teresa Scott. After 14 years in the
adult-entertainment industry—which included her own show on
Television X and roles in such smut blockbusters as D-Cup
Discipline, Barefoot Temptations, andFoot Frenzy—the British porn
star quit the business and became a born-again Christian.
Now she tours universities, giving talks about her past career in
lesbian porn, and explains how she reconciles her old life with her
newfound love for the Lord. We caught up with her after a recent
lecture to ask her some one-on-one questions.
VICE: How did you get into the porn industry?
Teresa Scott: I was 17 when I started modeling with an agency in
London, and they shipped me out to America as soon as possible. You
start doing topless modeling, which is nerve-wracking at first.
Once that’s normal, you start doing nude, then you start kissing
girls, then you start touching girls. You don't really see the
transition; it just creeps up on you. I worked at Television X. I'd
be walking around their office nude, and all the other girls would
be nude. I didn’t feel shocked, as it wasn't on my radar any more.
When that becomes normal, the next step doesn’t seem so major. But
all of a sudden I was doing full sex videos with girls. It’s only
when you’re doing a three-girl shoot, and you’re all linked
together, that you think, How did I get from being shy to taking my
top off, to this?
What pushed you to make this transition to porn?
Constant offers of money. At first I said no. I remember being
really nervous the first time a male photographer asked me to take
my top off. I ran home scared and didn't do the shoot. I met my
husband while working at Television X. He didn't mind my work. To
be honest, we just saw dollar signs. We thought we could deal with
it all and just earn a lot of money, thinking, Who cares?
What kind of porn did you do?
My porn was with girls—lesbian sex. I never did stuff with men.
Actually, I did, but only once, with my husband, and that did feel
strange. No little girl wants to be a porn star. No little girl
grows up saying, "I want to be used in that way." Girls are enticed
by the modeling side of it. I don't know one porn star who isn't a
model. The whole "I'm-going-to-be-in-a-magazine" and
"I’m-going-to-be-made-to-look-pretty" side of it is enticing, but
it’s all rubbish and complete fakery. It’s understandable that some
people go into this industry, because God put in women a desire to
be desired, but that has been warped in this world. Desire is meant
to come from a husband, but the sanctity of marriage has broken
down in society. If we had still had that, the fix that girls need
would be taken care of.
When did you find Jesus?
My husband and I were sitting in our computer room at home, where
we’d been uploading videos to the internet. Then something weird
started happening to us. We were transported to this most amazing
place, where there were green fields and hills everywhere. We could
see colors—they were breathing and pulsating in brightness and
radiance. I could see a man in white, but I knew he wasn’t Jesus,
and I knew he was talking to people because he was on the summit of
a hill, so we were moving to this man. There’s a huge hill behind
him, and he invites us in. The hill opens up, and we fall into
And then what happened?
The moment I came up, I was face to face with Jesus. He had fire in
his eyes that burnt straight through my soul. But it was a fire of
love, of burning love, not of condemnation. It was made known to me
that I was the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. I am
forever and I have always been. And Jesus has always been with me.
[Teresa starts crying.]
And what was the message?
The message was that he wants me to tell people that you are not
condemned, that no matter how bad you think you have lived your
life, he is able to take you out of it and lead you into better
things. My eyes were fixed on his. His words came into me.
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