It's an open secret in the porn world that many female performers are supplementing their income by "hooking on the side". It's also called "doing privates", as in private bookings. The official industry line is that it's dangerous (because clients aren't tested the way performers are) and irresponsible (because the women could then infect the closed community of professional performers). But the women can make far more money having sex behind closed doors than doing it on film and, in fact, the practice is widespread. For many female performers nowadays, the movies are merely a sideline, a kind of advertising for their real business of prostitution.
She stumbles into the arms of her forbidden lover, Miguel, played by rising star Xander Corvus
the practice is widespread.
...is Rob Zicari, better known as Rob Black. In the 90s, Black was one of the most notorious provocateurs in porn. He specialised in tastelessness; his films were more like grotesque exercises in taboo-breaking than anything anyone might conceivably watch for sexual pleasure.
"In a grand suburban house on a quiet cul-de-sac in California's San Fernando Valley an actor is having a problem with her moans. Alexa Nicole (her professional name) is playing the role of a Latin beauty in A Love Story, a pornographic film about an author of romance novels suffering from writer's block. They are shooting a fantasy sequence in which Alexa wanders the darkened corridors of the house in a white nightie, carrying a large candlestick. She stumbles into the arms of her forbidden lover, Miguel, played by rising star Xander Corvus, clad in leather trousers, frilly blouse and waistcoat. Helpless in the heat of passion, they make love on the chaise longue.
But there is a small issue. Alexa's rapid high-pitched squeals of pleasure aren't up to the exacting standards of the film's director.
"Less porno," he says. By way of illustration he offers a different read – less urgent, more ladylike. "Yes, yes, yes!" Then he announces his keyword for the day: "Romantico!""
"Those movie companies that remain are focusing increasingly on high-end product, trying to beat the illegal sites by providing something like a cinematic experience. There is a flight into "quality". In an uncanny echo of a recent BBC slogan, they are embracing the idea of "Fewer, Bigger, Better". For some, this means more female-orientated scenes with less angry sex. Hence A Love Story. For others, it means parodies – of popular TV shows and recent blockbusters."
Replace "having sex on camera" with basically anything else, maybe "low level lawyer work" or "stuff easily outsourced to china or india"...and this statement is still true. That's the sad thing about the modern world.
Sometime here in the next couple years, ubiquitous facial scanning is going to allow photos and video of people of from anywhere on the internet to be linked automatically and directly to their facebook accounts (or whatever's in vogue then).
Facebook doesn't give you avatar images via their API, at least not if you are doing wide searches of publically available information, I guess for reasons like this. You can totally trawl Twitter avatars though.
not wholly surprising about the tube sites - there are obvious ad videos (3 1/2 min clip show with a prominately features watermark) and some companies advertised directly on the bigger porn torrent sites.
Man, based on klangklangston's comment, if an outfit like Playboy plays its cards right, it could return to dominance in adult entertainment. A Trusted, recognized brand name is exactly what porn needs to survive and Playboy has that in spades. Sure, the gonzo porn isn't really Playboy's niche, but Playboy is getting its lunch eaten by all the tube sites right now as it is. If Playboy stuck its logo on some of those websites, BOOM! advertisers and even.possible subscribers would throw money at Playboy.
Forktine: For many female performers nowadays, the movies are merely a sideline, a kind of advertising for their real business of prostitution.
That's a reversal from the economics I had assumed were the case.
I watch porn but not straight porn, so I am not the target market here, but do titles like Dr Butts 3: The Anal Asylum really seem erotic to straight men?
I guess I'm just having trouble conceiving that anyone would read that title and think "ooh that makes me hot" rather than "that's ridiculous."
"The problem with CORPSES is that as you get older, fewer and fewer people want to DIG UP AND INVESTIGATE you."
IAmBroom: "As usual, you're making very heteronormative assumptions about porn. ...
The vast, vast majority of straight porn is "about" objectifying women. Women in porn create a significant population affected by the issues in the text you quoted. No point in pretending that's not that case.
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