Hometown: Somewhere in the Eastern Time Zone | Age: 20 | Measurements: 5-foot-8, 32-B, "around 115 pounds" | Hair: Light brown | Eyes: Blue
It was one of those dopey ’30s-movie moments: I was in the pool at Freedom Acres with some of the talent for the Swingers Wide Swap 3 shot for Adam & Eve Pictures (see page ??) and I got a good look at Tali Dova without her glasses. Without the concealment behind the glasses, her eyes were amazing: big, blue, and shining with the intelligence I had already observed from our conversations in the previous few hours.
Take a listen.
How did you start with this?
I was webcamming and I was recruited. I was doing solo girl stuff. I started doing webcamming because I needed the money and then I figured I actually enjoyed it.
How many scenes have you done now?
I've done three movies now. Scenes, somewhere around 30.
What's the best scene you've done so far?
I like to think the one that I did today, just because of me being able to squirt that much. Three times. It was with Chris Strokes for Reality Kings.
Who do you want to work with that you haven't worked with yet?
Bonnie Rotten. She's kind of like an idol to me. A role model, I should say. Because of the squirting thing. I know I can do it, but I want to be able to do it like she can.
How is making videos different from what you thought?
It's actually more relaxed than I expected it to be. Obviously there are the stresses of filming, but every company that I've worked with made me feel really comfortable. It's very professional and a really good environment. Most people wouldn't think so, but once you get into it, you see that these people are not interested in having sex with you.
Do you like working in the adult industry?
I do. A lot. I like that I can just be myself around people. Back in school everybody was jealous of me because of my looks, and now everybody appreciates me because of my looks. I also had the smart-kid problem. I started failing classes because I thought people didn't like me because I was smart. I would not do my homework, and I couldn't see half the stuff anyway because I needed glasses.
How did your life change once you started working in porn?
I have a boyfriend back home. We've been together for two years. When I got back after being off shooting for a month and a half, when I saw him, I had really missed him. A lot of sexual tension had built up. I told him to get on the highway and put the cruise control on—and I blew him on the way home in the car as he was driving down the road. It was pretty funny. He held on to the wheel with both hands and I went to town. His face was like [wide-eyed grimace] and he was like, "Woman, what are you doing?"
What are your biggest turn-ons?
Hair pulling. Neck biting and kissing. Nipple biting and kissing. Biting and sucking on my lip and my tongue.
Describe your dream sexual scenario.
I actually have a few. I would like to do a gangbang. I would like to fuck a guy with a strap-on.
What three personal items would you take if you were stranded on a desert island?
[Chuckle] I don't know, to be completely honest. Obviously sunscreen, because I don't want to turn into a lobster. ... I don't know. There are too many things.
What’s the most valuable life lesson you’ve learned?
Be patient. Growing up, I was the most impatient kid ever. If we had to go someplace that was an hour away, I hated the car ride because I was so impatient. When I was in the National Guard for a short time I had to force myself to be patient because I had no control over what was going on around me. ... I hated it, but being in that atmosphere helped me learn patience.
How would you spend your last day on earth?
I don't know. I don't think about stuff like that. As an exercise I was assigned to write a funeral plan for myself, and I couldn't do it. I can't. It's way too personal for me. I don't think about it, because it's something I don't want to think about right now. I like to think I would be around friends and family and try and have fun, but I can't give you a specific answer. I don't want to go skydiving, I don't want to go bungee jumping, I don't want to do any of that. The most extreme thing I do is go on a roller coaster. That's it.
How would your best friends describe you?
Dorky. [laughter] Being around the friends that I'm comfortable with I act like a complete idiot. That' s how I am. I'm geeky. I play video games. Dorky, geeky stuff. I got my name from two different video games: Tali is a character in Mass Effect and Dova means "dragon" in the dragon language in Skyrim.
How do you spend your free time?
Video games. That's pretty much what I do. I also like to crochet. I'm really good at it. Back home I would make things and sell them. I've made doilies, hats, scarves, stuffed animals, pretty much anything. Sweaters. Shirts.
If you weren't doing this, what would you like to be doing?
I'd like to be in school. When I was in high school I wanted to be an author. Get a degree in creative writing. I know how to write, but I need to learn techniques.
Do you have a long-range plan?
Not really. I'm just going with the flow right now. I would like to make this into a career, because it's something that I really enjoy doing. There are so many things that I do in my personal life that it I had a real job I couldn't do them. Call me selfish, call me conceited, call me whatever, but I like to do what I like to do.
Food you would be able to eat every day: Whoppers.
Best concert you’ve been to: Paramore. My boyfriend's parents bought him tickets and we convinced some other friends to go with us, and we really had fun.
Pet peeves: Liars.
One thing you would like to change about yourself: I don't really know. I'm actually getting more comfortable with myself because of porn. If you had asked me before porn, I would have told you a whole list of things that I wanted to change about myself. One would be my boobs, because they're uneven. Now that I'm in porn and people appreciate how I look and they appreciate my body, I'm like, "Whatever." I would like to re-dye my hair, though.
Is there anything else we should know about you?
I hate feet. We walk on feet. God knows how many frickin' germs are on feet. It's a sanitation thing, I guess. I don't find feet attractive at all.