Jim Powers Ends 2023 with 10-Page Feature in ASN Lifestyle Mag

by konkon


(Hollywood, CA) Although multi-award-winning prolific director Jim Powers is one of the busiest and most interesting men in porn, few know his story of how he got into the industry and his wild adventures. With the release of the December 2023 issue of ASN Lifestyle Magazine, that will all change.

Jim Powers has a 10-page feature in the December issue of ASN Lifestyle Magazine, and it’s a definite must-read for fans who have been following his over 30-year career in adult. “Jim Powers: The Most Interesting Man in Porn” starts on Page 78 and covers how he got his start, his “America Bukkake” series, winning big awards, how the industry has changed, staying creative in his work, being part of the punk scene as a bassist, what’s still let on his bucket list, and more. Photos of Jim accompany the piece on set, creating his craft, recent pics from his sets, and retro and current pics playing in punk rock bands.

“It was nice to take a trip down memory lane and share some great stories with the ASN readers. There are some questions I’ve never been asked before, so even if you’ve been following my career for a long time, you’ll learn something new,” says Jim Powers.

ASN Lifestyle Magazine is available online only and always free to read. Check out the December issue with Jim Powers’ exclusive interview at asn.asnlifestylemagazine.com/asnlm/202312.

To interview Jim Powers for your site, publication, or show, contact Erika Icon of The Rub PR at erika@therubpr.com.


Jim Powers is one of the most prolific directors of our time who’s always been known for being controversial and once told Forbes he wants to be the Warren Buffett of porno. Growing up in the Valley in the 1970s, Jim was influenced by comic books, horror movies, fan magazines, and skateboarding, and in the 1980s, all he wanted to do was be a punk rocker and skateboarder. After graduating from Cal State Northridge, he became a stockbroker, a DVD distributor, and a part-time pornographer. 

In 1992, while gambling in Ballys in Vegas, Jim wandered into the AVN Awards and decided he could make a better movie than most people there for $5k—he and his friend put up $2500 each to make “The Hills Have Thighs.” Kevin Beachum of Midnight Pictures encouraged him to shoot amateurs on the beach, even though he had never even picked up a camera. While shooting on the beach in Malibu, his set was shut down, and he was hit with felony charges of pandering and conspiracy. He continued to shoot at private houses and swinger parties for Beachum and other companies to cover his legal bills. 

In 1993, a chance meeting with Jeff Mike of JM Productions led to history when the two joined forces, regularly pushing the limits of sex while still staying out of prison. Jim helped them roll out their bukkake line and invented American Bukkake—Downtown Larry Melrose from the Howard Stern Show was frequently on his sets. Jim had his own company, Powersville, and directed for legendary adult studios Heatwave, Mayhem, Sin City, Notorious, Immoral Productions, and Smash Pictures. Currently, he directs for Gender X, Devil’s Film, BiPhoria, Dogfart, Zero Tolerance, Adult Time, Transfixed, Fantasy Massage, and Addicted to Girls, and averages over 300 scenes per year. In 2023, ASN Lifestyle Magazine profiled him with a 10-page feature.

With 50 performer credits and thousands of scenes as a director, Jim won Director of the Year (Body of Work) and Best Director – Non-Feature from the AVN Awards and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2005. He’s also scored countless AVN Awards nominations for Best Director, Best Director – Feature, Director of the Year: Individual Project, Best Directing Portfolio – Specialty, Best Director – Parody, Director of the Year (Body of Work), Director – Non-Feature, and Best Videography, as well as Gonzo Director of the Year from the XBIZ Awards, Best Producer Nominee from the TEAs, Best Director – Parody from XRCOs, and Top BDSM Release from AEBN’s VOD Awards.

During the Black Flag era, Jim sported a mohawk and toured in punk rock bands. He still plays bass in the punk rock band Killroy at high-end venues like Roxy, Viper Room, and Knitting Factory. Follow his adventures on set, learn more about his upcoming scenes and features, and when he plays punk rock live on stage by checking out his Twitter/X @jimpowersxxx.


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