In hopes of having an article to refer people to when I get asked the magical question “How do I become a pornstar “ (which is DAILY) I wanted to write this article. I’m not going to get into any of the moral aspects becoming a pornstar, that’s your business and not mine. I simply wanted to breakdown the pros, cons, expectations and provide you with the general info if you want to take that next step and participate in what is an extremely challenging (and potentially very rewarding) career.
STEP 1: Decide if you’re ready to take the plunge
There are many opportunities to break into the industry. My insider tells me “Remember that it involves sex so you can’t be stuck up about it, have fun and be easy going. Understand that the industry is far older than your ambition to be a superstar. Keep in mind that if you shoot a scene once and then realize you hate the industry there is now a sex tap of you out there. So once you’re in, small time or huge star, you must be prepared for the consequences.”
Becoming a Pornstar is a serious commitment that could affect the rest of your life, positively, or negatively. Make sure to think think think about it.
STEP 2: Know what to expect from the industry
For men: There is an extreme amount of pressure on male pornstars (more so than women in the industry). Though you can be far from Brad Pitt esthetically, you must have the “right” size cock and sexual energy. You’ll need to be able to get and stay hard on command as well as cum on cue. My insider says, “If he does a good performance he’ll get booked, but if he fucks up big time, like doesn’t cum on command and can’t get hard….he’s out!” Another thing to keep in mind is that male pornstars are usually paid less than their female counterparts.
For women: There are all shapes and sizes of woman in the porn industry. Having a distinct look and easily fitting into a niche (MILF, Teen, Alternative etc) may help secure a place and notoriety in the industry. Certain film studios may encourage woman to get breast implants and may even pay for them. Though it’s important to set your own boundaries and have a solid business plan, it is a fact that the more a woman does (i.e anal, DP etc) the more money she’ll make and the easier she is to book. It’s also good to keep in mind that if a woman doesn’t play her cards right she can be used, chewed up and spit out in a year.
Pay: As mentioned above chicks get paid more than men. Pay varies from company to company, how far your willing to go (a chick may get $200-400 for a blowjob and up to $2000 for doing double anal) if your male or female and what your status is in the industry (are you an A lister or D lister? ) Are you gorgeous or average looking? You will get paid by your agency/film studio and the agency generally gets a 10% cut. While coveted pro’s can make up to 100-250K per year it’s important to keep in mind that while breaking into the industry you will most likely not see numbers that high.
STEP 3: Join an Agency
Most people starting off will need to an agent to book them. Unless you’re already hot and popular (meaning an A-list Pornstar) you’ll need an agency to book your gigs. Upon joining an agency you will be asked what you are willing to do for example boy/girl girl/girl Anal, Interracial, Bondage, Boy/boy/girl etc. You will also be sized up based on looks, personality and what niche you would best fit into. While it’s up to you my insider tells me “ The best pornstar is the one that starts with solo scenes, then girls, then blowjobs, then sex, then interracial, then DP and your value will increase with those stages “. If you start off doing only boy/girl or solo scenes and gain popularity you can get paid MUCH more for your “first anal” or “first gangbang”.
Below is a list of various, legit agencies, they may vary in area or requirements but if you feel dedicated and passionate about becoming a pornstar, check em’ out!
STEP 4: Remember folks, this isn’t fucking Romper Room
It’s just as important to be professional while being a pornstar as in any other career (even though you’re having sex for a living). Professional meaning, timely, SOBER, pleasant, organized etc. If you’ve got a nasty self righteous attitude and consistently show up drunk and late for shoots word will get around quickly. Same goes for the opposite, if you’re super pleasant to be around, respectful and a hard worker you’ve got a much bigger shot at being noticed and rebooked.
Along with everything in life there are pros and cons. While becoming a pornstar means having sex for a living and potentially making amazing cash it could also mean jeopardizing potential future careers, relationships and greatly increase your chances of contracting STI’s . Bottom line is that YOU know what’s right for YOU. Hope you’re found this article helpful. And don’t forget about my cut when you get to the top!