If you’re in the fetish world, you’re probably very familiar with RubberDoll. If not, you’ve got to get to know her—she’s an internationally known fetish model and one-of-a-kind stage performer for fetish events and can be seen on stage at gentlemen’s clubs around the world. RubberDoll from Miami, a feisty Cuban, and known for her killer curves and incomparable latex wardrobe.
RubberDoll has been in all the top fetish magazines and leading fetish websites, including RubberDoll.net, which she has helmed since 2001. She might be familiar to you since she was the official video tour model for Motley Crue’s “Saints of Los Angeles” tour and was prominently featured in their stage show. Her image has also been used by Buckcherry and DJ Markus Schultz. She’s appeared on Howard Stern’s HowardTV, was featured in Michael Bay’s hit film, “Pain and Gain”, and has performed live with Rammmstein.
She’s won countless awards as an entertainer and feature dancer. RubberDoll is an incredible woman who choreographs her feature dancing and fetish shows, and even does the set design, hair, makeup and designs her outfits for her website. She’s multi-faceted, highly talented, and on the go 24/7, but she made time to sit down for an infamous Unbound Interview.
Since this is a latex issue, can you tell us what you got you started with latex and what you like best about it?
I first got exposed to latex while attending fetish parties. In high school, I was very involved in the goth scene and was particularly interested in gothic fashion. I used to spend hours combing thrift stores and putting together outfits to wear out to the clubs at night. A lot of my friends from the goth scene started going to fetish parties. South Florida had developed a pretty active fetish scene, and once I started attending, I was instantly hooked. The fashions were a big part of what drew me to that scene. There was something so erotic and sensual about wearing clothing that was so tight and restrictive, but that also made you look amazing and shiny! I immediately started cleaning out my closet, getting rid of my long gothic dresses and replacing them with all sorts of kinky rubber gear.
What’s your favorite latex company to work with and why?
Over the years, I think I’ve owned latex from nearly every designer and there are many that I love. There is so much variety out there and so many different people doing creative things with rubber right now. Currently, I am a big fan of Cathouse Clothing and Collective Chaos. They have both been doing a lot of really cool outfits for me that I love.
When it comes to custom stuff, I usually work with Maggie Delena, who is conveniently located near me in South Florida. She is super talented and always seems to come up with a way to bring whatever crazy idea I give her to life. She is responsible for most of the latex outfits I wear on stage, and the abuse those outfits take is a testament to her skill in constructing extremely high quality work.
I’ve also worked with Venus Prototype a lot. She has such a wicked imagination and her designs always leave me in awe. Of course, sometimes I like to go back to my roots and get into some old school pervy rubber from someone like Demask. All depends on the mood.
How many times do you wear a typical latex outfit before you retire it? And, do you keep the outfits or sell them to your fans? Any thought of opening a museum?
I really depends on the outfit and what I use it for. My stage outfits get worn literally hundreds of times. Other outfits might only get worn once for a photoshoot and then it’s time to move on. And still others become old favorites that I come back to over and over. It really depends on how they make me look and feel while wearing them.
I sell outfits pretty frequently and often have eBay listings for fans and other latex lovers. As much as I’d love to keep them all in a big shiny latex museum, I force myself to thin out the collection every so often, just for the sake of saving space and making room for new additions.
How many latex outfits do you own and what’s your favorite?
I really couldn’t even begin to answer that question. Maybe I should invite my accountant over to count them all. I can say that my dressing room has three closets that are packed full. So, that should give you an idea of how bad my addiction is.
How do you keep from getting blowouts while wearing latex?
The simple answer is “you don’t”. Having blowouts is just a reality of dealing with latex. I always say that latex is “temporary clothing”, because you just know that at some point it will fail. I guess some beautiful things are just not meant to last forever.
You can of course limit the number of blowouts by properly storing and caring for your latex and by using plenty of lube underneath to let it slide over your skin without catching. But, if you are going to get into wearing latex regularly, my suggestion would be to learn how to do simple repairs yourself. Get yourself some rubber cement and thinner, because you are going to need it.
What does one of your typical latex outfits cost?
It really varies based on the complexity of the outfit. A simple dress might only cost $200 to $300, while an elaborate custom outfit can easily run well over $1,000. But, when you put one of those on and all the heads in the club turn, it’s worth every penny.
ShinySluts.com is your site devoted to “pervy girls in skin tight latex”. What are some of the craziest fan requests you’ve gotten, and who are the most popular girls on the site?
Over the years, I think I’ve heard just about every type of odd fetish and strange request that you can imagine. At this point, not much even phases me anymore. Because I am a fetish entertainer, people seem to feel comfortable telling me what really turns them on. People who I’ve only known for a few minutes will tell me their deepest fantasies. The one thing that I’ve learned is that no matter what it is, there is some person out there who is turned on by it. I guess that’s what makes human sexuality such a crazy and wonderful thing.
I was reading that you do all the set design, hair, makeup, and, costume design yourself for your website. You’re quite the multi-faceted woman! Did you do all this before you got into adult or was it more about making your product the best it can be?
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve always been drawn towards fashion and design. I really enjoy coming up with ideas and inspirations and then figuring out a way to bring them to life in front of the camera or on stage. That is really where I find a great deal of satisfaction in what I do. I did that to some extent prior to being involved in the adult industry, but operating my website and being a live performer have allowed me to take it so much further than I’d ever imagined. I believe that the true meaning of success is finding a way to make a living doing something you love. I think I’ve been able to do that so far.
You’ve built quite a career as a feature dancer and it looks like you dance pretty much every weekend. How did you get started with that?
I started by doing live performances at fetish parties and events. The very first time I ever did that was in 2004 at a Secret Room party held during Fetish Con. At the time, I had no idea what being on stage was like. But the more I did it, the more I started to enjoy it. It’s such a different experience than modeling and getting immediate feedback from your audience is such a thrill.
Not long after that, I began working in conjunction with a European band that wanted to add fetish visuals to their live show. That gave me a chance to perform all over Europe and at some of the most amazing fetish events I’d ever been to. That experience allowed me to really hone my skills as a stage performer and develop a style of my own.
At that time, I wasn’t even really aware of the feature dancing business. But, an agent who books features approached me and offered me some bookings. At first, I was hesitant but I decided to give it try. I actually had to go visit a local strip club before doing my first gig because I had no idea what features actually did. But it has worked out really well for me and has given me the opportunity to travel all over the world doing what I love the most.
You’re not the typical feature dancer. How are your shows unique and do you have audience participation?
I have tried to bring my own unique touch to traditional feature dancing. I like to incorporate fetish elements, but at the same time I keep it so that non-fetish people can enjoy it as well. I’ve replaced the traditional sequin feature dancer outfits with lots of latex and crazy props. But, at the end of the day, I think it’s something anyone can enjoy.
Audience participation is always an element of my feature shows. I’ve perfected a few tricks that always get the crowd going wild and the audience volunteer always leaves with a big smile on his (or her) face!
You use power tools in your stage shows. How did you perfect that and what is the most extreme thing you do on-stage?
Anyone who has been to my show knows that there will be power tools and sparks will fly. Even though it’s a small part of the overall show, it’s definitely one of the most memorable parts. It’s something I’ve developed over time, but it’s something that you always need to be careful with, because it certainly can be dangerous.
As for the most extreme thing…well, it usually depends on the club and the local laws… but let’s just say that nobody has ever accused me of being shy on stage.
You spend a lot of time on the road headlining at fetish balls around the world, appearing at tradeshows, and featuring at gentlemen’s clubs and cabarets. Which do you prefer doing and why?
They all have their own special appeal. At a tradeshow, you get the rush of having a really large crowd and get exposed to people who wouldn’t usually see a fetish show. While at a gentlemen’s club, you get a more intimate setting and are also a little less restrained in how naughty you can be. The fetish parties are great because the crowd is definitely in tune with my tastes, and is very open minded about my lifestyle. It’s really hard to pick one of the others. I’m just happy that I get to do all of them.
What’s coming up for Rubberdoll?
I just redesigned my website and added it to the VNA Network, which has expanded both the quality and quantity of what I can offer my fans online. So, I definitely intend to stay involved with that and will be shooting a lot of new content in the coming year. And of course, I’ll be continuing with my live performances, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled and check me out when I come to your town.
How can your fans find you on social media and get your merchandise?
I’m on Instagram (@rubberdoll), Twitter (@rubberdoll), Facebook (FanPageRubberDoll), and of course on my own website, RubberDoll.Net. I also have accounts where fans can call or text me, or even set up private cam shows. And, all of my merch can be found on RubberDollShop.com.