If there’s one industry that’s notorious for being male-dominated, it’s the adult film industry. The only real entertainment sector that tends to be more guy-focused is anime. Finding a woman who is brave enough to venture into that world without a second thought is rare, and that’s precisely what drew me to Noel Cypress.
With her youthful looks and sparkling eyes, it’s hard not to feel like this girl carries a vibe of innocence around her. Don’t be fooled, though. She’s the CEO and lead performer of Pixel-Vixens.com, an adult entertainment site that is focused on cosplay.
Working as a cosplay model is never easy. You have to know a serious amount of anime trivia, have to have a lot of skill at costume creation, and also need to be able to handle anime fans who might be just a little too enthusiastic to meet you. I decided to sit down with this epic #girlboss to learn more about her world. Here’s what she had to say…
Ossiana Tepfenhart: So, how did you start your journey with Pixel Vixens?
Noel Cypress: So I didn’t actually think it up! I call myself the “phoenix founder” because I bought it after it had been created by a model named Zelda. She had made Pixel Vixens and ran it for a few months before she shut it down.
I saw it just sitting and I was apart of a similar site that was pretty slut shamey and anti pornography (they pulled that whole nudity isn’t porn so I’m better than porn people whore-archy bully thing) I wanted to fuck and watch my friends fuck. I wanted to create an environment without bullies and without slut shaming or whorearchies. I also wanted all bodies to be allowed and for people to have a genuinely ethical place where they can explore sexuality and feel sexy.
So I bought Pixel Vixens with the idea in my head of making America’s first hardcore cosplay centered adult site. And I did that. I began morphing it as all body, all race, and all gendered positive. Completely equal on all ways while staying as transparent as a person as possible. Sure, some people end up not liking it. Some people think I worry too much about comfort zones and being friendly to everyone. They see my need to ensure everyone is happy on my sets as a weakness, but it’s what makes it what I wanted it to be. So I’ve grown and continued to be a very transparent and ethical as I possibly can site leader.