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Wicked way

— Los Angeles


Joy King started out as an accountant and ended up as a script writer for an adult film company. She tells Monocle about her love for conjuring up steamy scenes and her efforts to boost the image of her business.

Film, Joy King, Porn, Wicked Pictures

“LA is kind of one big melting pot. Where I grew up is Riverside (that’s about an hour from downtown, a sort of a suburb), there wasn’t a lot of opportunity, so as soon as I could I moved to Los Angeles. Originally it was to pursue a career in acting – I had done a lot of theatre when I was younger – but I quickly learned that Hollywood was a difficult place to survive unless you were willing to do certain things that I wasn’t willing to do.

So I ended up doing accounting for an auto parts distributor. I had a roommate who worked for an agent who…


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