Getting into the Porn Industry
4:37PM on November 28, 2009
A lot of females and males fantasize about becoming a porn star, or somehow finding a way to get into the Porn Industry. Some want to be right in front of the camera doing the action scenes as actual porn stars, while some just want to be involved behind the scenes with the porn productions. With the Internet having flourished the way it has, its become a mainstream way to get into porn. The barriers to entry for getting into porn have been significantly lowered and its now easier than it has ever been. But because of the visibility and accessibility of porn on the web, more people than ever before are interested in getting into it. And the level of interest has been growing at a more rapid pace than the amount of new positions available have been growing.
For reasonably attractive females with nice figures, its relatively easy. A great foot in the door is knowing someone already in the adult industry. Otherwise, the Internet has resources such as Adult Casting Center to find and apply for porn shoots and other adult video work. Adult Casting Center can also connect individuals with a studio for photograph or video shoots, usually reputable studios in California, where most porn productions take place. In the past, there has been a steady stream of new legal-age girls wanting the adventure and/or money and/or fame of becoming a starlet; but, in the last few years theres been a very significant increase in the numbers of women hoping to become famous and wealthy porn stars and to later return to their high school class reunions and bask in the glow of stardom. The search by studios for new fresh faces results in producers and directors seeking to hire new starlets as a means of increasing sales. Thus new wannabe porn starlets are in demand. New girls can make a lot of money, especially when they first enter the Industry; but, unless they are especially good at their craft or have extraordinary professionalism and drive to make porn a career, the need for the next new/fresh face soon means that some of the existing faces may fall out of favor. The exceptional girls who end up making it a longer term career usually are well known for their dependability, punctuality, a solid enjoyment of sex which is exhibited by truly hot sex scene performances, personality, and high standards of all-around professionalism.
Men wanting to become porn studs have an entirely different situation. Prior to the days of prescription pills like Viagra and Cialia which help/enhance ones sexual performance abilities, the number of porn studs in the Industry was much smaller thanit is now, and viewers had to endure seeing the same core group of male pornstars over and over. The reason why guys were able to make it in the industry as career porn studs was functionality. This is something that still applies today. Some new guys even cover up their use of Viagra, Cialia, or other similar drugs and still seem to sometimes get stage fright where thay cant get a full erection in front of the camera. Some of these men are ones who everyone has told them time and time again that they would be perfect pornstars. Then when it comes time to giving it a shot, they realize its a very difficult job to let loose and get sexual for work. And when some of these people are successful at getting an erection, some of them seem to have difficulty doing a timely money shot.
The Adult Industry receives thousands of serious inquiries every month from guys wanting to know how they can become porn stars. Porn viewers now include more and more women and couples, unlike the past when most viewers were only masturbating men.
Unfortunately, the harsh reality for guys is that chance of them getting even a try-out, audition, or simply any interest at all from a studio is remote. It does happen, but more than ever, they need to stand out in a crowd, and the reasons they can stand out vary from one person to the next and from one studio to the next as well. There have been so many experiences in the past of disappointed Directors who let themselves be talked into using some new guys who touted themselves as true studs (which they well might have been in their private life but unfortunately were not when they got in front of cameras on a set with people watching). These new guys with performance difficulties are nightmares for directors, crews, and everyone involved with the shoot, including the other models scheduled to have sex on film with the new guy. Probably, the new guy who wants to get into performing undoubtedly is a true stud with his significant other, and/or in a group situation like a swingers party, but merely deciding to become a porn star does not get him even considered anymore. Sometimes men are strongly recommended by someone (perhaps even by someone in the Industry, or by a starlet or female with first-hand knowledge), but then they surprise themselves when they discover they have performance anxiety and freeze up in front of the cameras, lights, and sometimes his inpatient co-star. A new guy who loses his functionality causes loss of production time and filming momentum, and possibly additional expenses in overtime charges for the location, rental equipment, and crew. As a result, Directors and Producers are very critical of new guys who want to get into the industry now, no matter who recommends them or how impressive the new guy or his friend/significant other says his penis credentials and sexual performance abilities are. Its funny new guys will almost always say they are certain that they can adequately perform in front of a camera, but most still fail no matter how much confidence they exhibit, sometimes in spite of the prescription or other sexual enhancement pills they might have privately ingested.
Theres a lot of pressure on the male performer; unlike females, the guy cant fake sexual excitement nor can he hide climaxing too soon before the director gives him the directive to do the money shot. Instead, the guy has to have a solid and almost-constant erection whenever the camera is rolling, and for the hour-plus it usually takes to film the hardcore portion of the scene, and in spite of the constant stopping and restarting for such things as changing a camera battery, relocating lighting, stopping for required photos of the action, water, the sound of someones ringing or vibrating cell phone, or a passing airplane, or the starting-up of a lawn mower down the street, and on and on!
The key for a new guy is all centered around functionality, namely: getting an erection quickly; not climaxing too soon; and, indeed being able to do a money shot somewhat soon after the Director calls for it. Sometimes, new guys taking prescription medications intended to help them with their sexual performance have difficulty getting the money shot to happen quickly enough. Since FUNCTIONALITY is the name of the game for guys, let me reiterate that penis size, looks, muscles, and acting ability mean almost nothing for a guy. What DOES matter is the guys ability to get an almost instant erection in front of people on a set, to maintain functionality for the period of the shoot including being able to get wood erected quickly after the many stop-n-go interruptions during the shoot, to control the erection so as to not cum before the Director gives the OK, and, upon being directed to climax, the guy should do it relatively quickly without wasting the time of any other models or the production folks.
OK, so what possibilities exist for a new guy to get paid to have sex with beautiful people in the Adult Industry? It might help if a new guy has and shows the director/studio/agency a couple of videos of himself. Even better would be to show he can perform with others in front of 10 or 20 other people to prove that he doesnt get stage fright in front of lots of people. If the new guy performs successfully and meets the functionality criteria consistently, hell join the ranks of the already proven porn studs. For straight male/female shoots, the girls ma