Augustus Lewellen’s costars in WindyCityXXX videos are physically normal, everyday people—not surgically enhanced porn stars. And that may be part of the allure.
“We’ve got a schoolteacher, a bank manager, a police officer,” he says. “It’s really crazy how many women are willing to do this. It’s really about treating the women right.”
That’s what attracted “Alexis,” 45, to his videos. “Professional porn has a lot of shock factor, and who needs it?” she says. “But Gus’s stuff is appetizing. It is attractive because it is normal.”
Alexis, who identifies herself as a Chicago executive, started looking at Internet erotica after a messy divorce and discovered Lewellen’s postings. “I saw those girls and thought, I can be that sexy,” she says. “It was more about affirmation of my own sexuality.”
After a few months of correspondence, she and Lewellen went out for dinner, struck up a friendship and eventually hooked up—off camera. Two months later, Alexis asked Lewellen to make a video with her. (She wore a wig to keep coworkers from recognizing her.)
Only a few times, he says, have women asked him to remove their videos. “It’s just the nature of the business,” Lewellen says. “There’s definitely a trust factor…. They have lives and careers that they are entrusting to me. We try to work it out.”
Even though Lewellen has a steady girlfriend now and his last video with Alexis was shot years ago, the exec says they remain friends. “It has been a very liberating experience for me and very positive,” she says. “It was a turning point in my self-esteem. It was like conquering something.”
And while she admits she hasn’t shared the video with many new boyfriends, she adds, “If someone doesn’t accept me as a whole person with all my quirks, then it’s not going to be a forever kind of relationship.”