Romi Rain went from scooping ice cream and eating government cheese to building an adult-industry career where she calls the shots. As the 2018 XBIZ Performer of the Year puts it, “I haven’t ever sucked a dick I didn’t want to.” HUSTLER recently spent a lovely rainy day in l.A. with Ms. Rain, who discussed growing up around drag queens, the importance of being in the driver’s seat and the value of paying it forward to newer talent.
HUSTLER: You’re from Boston. What was it like growing up there?
ROMI RAIN: Cold. But I love the East Coast. I miss the people. We always joke about East versus West, the weather versus people. I like really direct, blunt, crazy, fun people—I feel lucky to have been born and raised where I was. I grew up around drag queens and burlesque dancers, and I always knew, when I was younger, that being bisexual or gay was okay. So, yeah, I love Boston. I don’t think I’d be single if I was in Boston. I kind of like the East Coast men a little better. Is that wrong to say?
As a man who was raised on the East Coast, I’ll allow it.
I love entertainment and performing, but I don’t know if I would necessarily want to be with a male model, somebody who looks in the mirror more than me. I want the mirror space.
What made you want to leave Boston?