Legendary Jim Powers Guest on Your Worst Friend Podcast

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(Hollywood, CA) Multi-award-winning prolific director Jim Powers has had a rich history in adult, and Your Worst Friend Podcast had him as a guest on their fifth season.

Your Worst Friend Going Deeper Season 5 debuted a few weeks ago. And this week, the legendary Jim Powers joins hosts Shane and Matt for a trip down memory. The interview runs over 90 minutes and covers a lot of ground. The three chat about how Jim got his start as an adult (hint it was accidental), which included shooting porn on the beach in Malibu, getting arrested for pandering and conspiracy, and being stuck with legal bills and continuing to film to pay it off. The interview skips to the early 2000s when Jim recounts the changeover from VHS to DVDs since porn was expensive to produce using glass masters.

Jim tells the tale of single-handedly bringing bukkake to the US and finding guys in LA Weekly for the scenes, laundromats, and even having a Bukkake Hotline. The hosts ask Jim their burning question of how they would pick the girls for the covers. They go even deeper with Jim when he talks about shooting for the Spice Channel, the legendary Tanner Mayes flip-out he filmed, and other crazy tales from the set, filming lots of Amish porn, his band Killroy, and the reality of fluffers, and much more.

“I had a great time with Shane and Matt, and it was cool they were so familiar with my career and past and current projects. They seemed highly entertained by my stories, and I even made them laugh a few times. It’s definitely worth checking out,” says Jim Powers.

The video version of “Jim Powers (Legendary Adult Film Director) – Your Worst Friend Going Deeper – Season 5 Episode 5” is available on YouTube youtube.com/watch?v=xWWfs49si2I. Also, tune into the audio version on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and PodcastAddict.

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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