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The Dirt

By dave rock

Confessions of an adult talent agency

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The Dirt

You Need to Know

New Girls Wanted:

But Do I Need Experience?

Whether you are simply curious, or seriously considering a new career, you might be wondering what it takes to star in adult films. A simple online search of popular pornstars can bring on a wave of uncertainty when photos like deepthroating, double penetration, and crazy sex positions pop-up in the search engine results. However, contrary to popular belief, porn does ...

Our Best Advice:

Don't Start Alone...

Get Valid Representation! Representation through an agency is crucial. The industry is way too crazy to navigate without proper guidance. Flying blind will most definitely compromise your earning potential, and possibly your safety. A reputable agency like Motley Models, only books professional shoots where the content is being used for legal purposes. We work with the best companies, so when we ...

I See Fake Agents:

Everywhere!

More than half of the agencies in the industry are unlicensed and operate outside the guidelines and safety measures set-up by the California State Labor Commissioner. Those agencies do not disclose that information, along with not providing illegitimate talent license numbers. Fortunately, most studios do not book with unlicensed agents, essentially not rewarding them for cutting corners and failing to ...

Knock ’em Dead Kid:

Do You Have Talent Scouts?

Yes. We have "legitimate" talent scouts that refer models to us all the time.  However, we get emails from models all over the world that have been duped by shady individuals posing as someone that works for us. A word of warning: NEVER send photos or personal information to anyone that's not listed on this site unless you clear it ...

Full-Time or Part-Time:

What's the Time Commitment for Modeling?

One of the great parts about adult modeling and shooting porn is the flexibility. Many models can work six to eight times a month and earn as much as someone working four – 40-hour work weeks, at a minimum wage job. Many models enjoy booking shoots that earn them $300 to $1k per-day, while maintaining school schedules or secondary jobs. ...

It’s all About the Money:

How Much Can I Expect to Make?

That Depends on Many Factors... The more you are open to, the more offers you'll get. We have had some models make as much has $20k in a 30-day period, but that's rare. In most cases, models average about $8k to $10k per month, depending on the model's looks, performance and professionalism.

What if I Make $10k, Then Stop:

Is That Okay?

No problem... You're never obligated to work. You can shoot once, ten times or a hundred times, and stop whenever you feel like it. Remember, this is your life and your decision...

Looks That Kill:

The “Girl Next Door” Look is All the Hype...

Typically, production companies gravitate towards a “girl next door” look. This means there's a strong preference for girls to look pure and natural. Models that have no/minimal tattoos or piercings are preferred over models that have body modifications. A "natural” body is one that has not been altered by tattoos, piercings, or cosmetic procedures. These types of modifications tend to ...

How To Get Started:

Complete an Application

Simply fill-out the Model Form on the "Join Our Crue" page. If you have question prior to filling out the form, you can email them to dave@motleymodels.com or call our office at: 818.483.6525. We do not represent male talent.

Fast Cash:

How Soon can I Expect to Start Making Money?

Once we make the decision to sign a model, most are working paid jobs within 3 to 5-days. However, if earning a quick $5k, and bouncing is your plan, you may want to reconsider. A quick stop in the business does pay well, but comes with everyone around you knowing how you got it. No matter how careful you think ...

Keeping it Legit:

It's a Risky Business...

Motley Models books ALL talent ONLY with legitimate studios currently and actively shooting within the United States. We have a thorough vetting process to make sure our models are shooting legal content for industry rates (or higher), and also ensure they're treated professionally while engaged in a production. For more information about some of the amazing companies that book our ...

Risk to My Health:

How Safe Am I?

All talent is STD tested every 14-days. This includes a urine and blood sample at participating testing facilities. You can NOT go to your primary care doctor to get tested for the adult industry. No talent can work without a "clean" STD Test. There are NO exceptions.

Video Killed the Centerfold:

Why Print is Dead & Video is King...

We're often ask “Can I just do photos?” Unfortunately, if you want to make any substantial money in the business, the answer to that question is “No” and here’s why: Since the popularity of the Internet, the days of fans flocking to magazine stands to purchase hot photos of their favorite star is all but extinct. Even for the icon Playboy ...

Managing Our Models:

How Many Models do You Manage?

Our team manages anywhere from 30-40 models at any given time.  Ensuring that all of our talent is comfortable with their career choices, provide any mentoring, and that they are receiving optimal compensation for their work. We are happy to arrange an introduction for any girl considering Motley Models, who may wish to speak with some of our actively working talent, ...

How to Deal With the Haters:

Everybody Has Them...

"Haters keep on hating, cause somebody's gotta do it!" ... Chris Brown No matter how determined or confident a model might be entering the business, a lot of girls experience some backlash from family and friends. Regardless of how people react, it’s important you “own” your decision and feel confident in what you’re doing. Family and close friends might be ...

Sex Sells:

But, Do I Need to Have Sex?

Absolutely NOT... Although most studios do not shoot a large amount of solo content, there have been many successful adult models that have never shot a single sex scene. Solo shoots are more competitive, therefore are more difficult to land. The majority of production companies tend to choose models primary based on sex appeal and performance skills. Solo shoots are ...

What Am I Expected to Do:

A Brief Overview of Working in the Business...

If you are deciding whether or not to become a model in the adult industry, it would be helpful to know what is required for success. Production companies will shoot a variety of scenes, the most common of which are Solo, Girl on Girl (G/G), and Boy on Girl (B/G). Models are required to exchange clean STD results prior to ...

Porn May Affect Future Employment:

What to Expect…

For years the adult industry has been a great way for individuals to support themselves and loved ones. It’s also common, for talent to use the quick and large amounts of money it can yield, to obtain a higher education. However, if you don’t give your educational goals the proper consideration, you may find yourself regretting your experience in the ...

No Boys Allowed:

Girls Club Only!

Sorry... We do not represent male talent.

All IDs Are NOT Created Equal:

Which IDs Are Acceptable?

Proper identification is crucial when conducting yourself as a professional adult model. If you do not have the correct IDs, you risk being sent home from a shoot and not being paid. Follow the Guidelines Below and You'll Never Have an Issue: The ONLY Acceptable Forms of IDs Are: ‍Driver’s License State Issued IDs Passport Military ID Social Security Card ...

Am I Free to Pass:

Does A Passport Work as A Valid Form of Identification?

Yes. ‍As long as your passport is NOT expired, it is an acceptable form of identification. Expired passports, like any other form of ID that has expired does NOT work. You can obtain a passport through your local Post Office: 1) This is the most inexpensive method; 2) You may also search online for other vendors that offer a faster ...

Lost Your Social Security Card:

Learn How to Solve Social Security Card Issues...

If you don't already have a Social Security Card, there are a few things you should know. It is critical to have a Social Security Card whenever you are seeking employment -- in or out -- of the adult entertainment/modeling world. It plays an important role in the payment process. If you need a replacement for your Social Security Card, look ...

Where the Boys Are:

All About "Boy on Girl" Shoots...

Different Types of "Boy on Girl" Shoots BOY/GIRL: ‍Description — This is a vaginal sex scene with one male talent, if there is more than one male talent in your scene it is NOT B/G and should have an elevated rate. You may be asked to perform oral sex as well as have oral sex performed on you. What to Expect — Typically, a shooter will ...

I Kissed a Girl and I Liked It:

All You Need to Know About "Girl on Girl" Shoots...

Several Types of All Girl Shoots... GIRL/GIRL: Description — This is a lesbian sex scene. May include oral sex, strap on toys, and vaginal penetration with the use of toys. What to Expect — Scenes usually include one other female talent. You should be comfortable having sex with other girls. Typically, a shooter will take a solo photo set of you only (less than ...

It’s all About YOU:

When Shooting Solo...

Diverse Types of Solo Shoots... SOLO: Description — No sex required, stills, clips, or both of masturbation. What to Expect — Typically, a shooter takes three solo photo sets, with three accompanying 6 to 10-minute videos. Shoot Preparation — Skin should be free of bruises and blemishes. Test Required — No. Rates — Approximately $300 to $600. FETISH: Description — There are endless opportunities with fetish porn, while it is important ...

Oh, Those “Specialty” Shoots:

Pursuing Something Above the Norm & Extremely Good...

Distinct Types of "Specialty" Shoots... BLOW JOB: ‍Description — These scenes are generally short gonzo clips that consist of a 10 to 15-minute blowjob. May require swallowing, facials, or cum play. It can also include brief dialog. What to Expect — Depending on the nature of the scene, a typical day on set can last anywhere from two to six hours. Typically, a ...

What What (In the Butt):

Anal Hygiene Preparation...

Every girl is different in preparing for an anal scene. Here is the most effective way we know to help you feel relaxed, comfortable, and prepared when arriving on set for an anal scene. The Night Before: You should have a "hard stop" on when to stop eating the day before your anal scene. Some girls stop at 2:00 PM, ...

Variety Is the Spice Of Life:

Average Rates for The Most Common Types Of Shoots...

The most important thing to realize about rates is that they can vary greatly based on a number of factors. Always consider the following prior to accepting an Offer Sheet: Boy/Girl (B/G) — $750 to $1,500 per Shoot Girl/Girl (G/G) —$500 to $800 per Shoot Solo: —$300 to $600 per Shoot As a rule of thumb, B/G scenes pay better than G/G scenes, ...

Hell On High Heels:

The Importance of Being Easy To Work With...

Your shoots have various facets to them, of which you may not be aware. On some occasions, locations are reserved, make-up artists hired, along with additional talent being hired, etc. If you are late, you set back an entire crew, costing time and money. ALWAYS be on time! Present yourself as a professional; be respectful of everyone’s time by arriving ...

Being Out of The Know — Is A No-No:

Always Have Your Head in The Game!

Always check your Call Sheets for crucial updates from your agent. Changes happen frequently but that doesn’t mean that you, as a model, are excused from missing details. You will be expected to stay up-to-date with upcoming shoots, therefore, it is pertinent that you understand how and why you are checking updates. Location Changes: In some circumstances, shooters may be ...

Being Dirty Isn’t Always Sexy:

Stay Clean for Your Scenes...

Know the industry standard for expected hygiene on set. Cleanliness is not just for yourself, it affects everyone on set! Follow These Guidelines EVERY Time You Have a Shoot: Pack your bag according to the Shoot Bag Checklist. Shower the morning of your shoot, and shave the night before. Shaving the night before allows razor bumps or ingrown hairs to ...

Body Focus:

Bodies Come in All Shapes And Sizes, But Try To Keep It Tight!

One of the best things about sex is, it’s a completely normal aspect of human life, so it’s natural that bodies of all shapes and sizes would be found attractive. Of course, the healthier and more in-shape you are, the better your chances for success, because everyone loves looking at beautifully fit bodies. Regular exercise is a really good idea ...

Sumthin’ For Nuthin’:

The Truth About Casting Couches...

As a model, it’s important to know the differentiation between legitimate job opportunities and unprofessional advances, that resemble “loose promises” more than validated forms of income. Casting couches are not just an urban legend. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for lower level or fake companies to request sexual auditions with the promise of paid work. This is not how things work. If ...

Ah, Let Me Think About That:

Set Your Limits Beforehand...

BEFORE agreeing or confirming a shoot, make sure you know exactly what sex acts are involved... Give it thorough consideration before deciding if the shoot requirements are something you are comfortable doing. Be sure the decision you have made is final. Changing your mind while on set can be rather costly at the last minute. You can refuse to participate in ...

Too Many Holes:

The 411 About Piercings...

Piercings have been a major trend for many years. Because producers generally gravitate towards the innocent look, keep it simple. Common Areas That Are Generally Acceptable Are: Bellybutton Earlobe, and Cartilage. All other areas should be avoided. Small piercings are okay, but you may be asked to remove large or gaudy ornaments. Avoid dermal piercings. Keep the “girl next door” ...

Your Health Is of Utmost Importance:

Does Testing Guarantee My Safety?

STD Testing does a very good job at significantly lowering the chances of spreading infection. However, as with all unprotected sex, there will always be a small possibility of risk due to numerous factors. Viruses such as HIV and HSV can be dormant in the body for long periods of time, making them undetectable on blood tests. While it is ...

Don’t Be Tricked by Sneaky Talent:

Checking Out Your "Scene Partner" Is Crucial to Protecting Your Health!

Don't Be Timid, Protect Yourself! These Simple Steps Are So Important: Before you begin a shoot, check your co-star(s) genitals and mouth for bumps or anything suspicious. You should have already checked the test of your scene partner before filming begins, however, if you see something suspicious ALWAYS ask to double check the test and verify their identity. During filming, ...

Prove You’re Legal:

Or You Won’t Get Paid!

You must prove that you are legal before you can shoot. Shooters do NOT make any exceptions to this rule! Remember: You must bring two forms of identification. Helpful Hints: Keep a wallet or pouch to hold ALL the IDs you use for modeling work. If you are very forgetful, avoid using IDs that get used or moved around often, e.g., ...

Drop Dead Gorgeous Porn Star Eyes:

The Eyes Have it! The Eyes Have it!

The “Smoking Hot Eyes” look is not just for strippers and porn stars, it’s for the sex goddess inside all women. To Get Those Seductive Porn Star Eyes, You Should: Line the inner rim of your eye with a black or brown eye pencil and blend the far edges into your lash with a cotton swab. Then, use a small ...

Keep Track of Receipts:

It Will Save You Money...

Keeping track of receipts keeps you organized, on budget, and can be a big money-saver, when you file deductions at tax time. If You Are Going to Claim a Deduction, You’re Going to Need: When: The date of the transaction Where: Where you bought the item What: What the item was Why: What purpose it served in your business When, where, and what are ...

Empowering Porn Stars:

Tricks of The Trade, And Beyond...

Needless to say, porn stars are completely comfortable with their bodies, sharing them with tens of millions of viewers all over the world and loving it every second of it!  That captivating confidence creates a primal instinct in men, that is so powerful, they’ll exchange their hard-earned cash just for the chance to fantasize. What are the porn stars' secrets ...

Dr. Feelgood:

She'll Make You Feel Alright...

Taking care of one's health is key to a models career; we understand health care can be expensive. Motley Models works with two licensed physicians that are on call 24/7. These doctors can diagnose many common health issues like the cold, flu, UTIs, etc., and if necessary, can prescribe medications. They work with us on their rates to keep it ...

Craigslist or Sexy Jobs:

Don't Go Down This Path...

Stay Away From Job Listing Sites Offering Adult Work We’ve seen too many girls get into very bad situations from responding to online ads.  There's rarely a vetting process to ensure those posting ads on these listing sites are legitimate. Those sites are full of fake agents and other shady individuals who lure naive models to act as an "escort", or to do ...

You on You:

Take Control of Your Image!

If your goal is to make a substantial income in this competitive business, you need to focus and build your personal brand! Remember: It is up to you and you alone, to take control of your career and create a brand to maximize your potential. Here Are Some Recommendations to Keep in Mind That Go Beyond a Beautiful Face: Be ...

Don’t Have Your 1099, No Worries:

You Can File Your Return Without 1099 Forms...

If you received interest or dividend income, sold a stock, or worked as an independent contractor, you'll get some version of the Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to help you complete your tax return. As with W-2 wage statements, 1099 forms usually must be distributed to recipients by the end of January. If January 31, falls on a weekend or ...

When Family and Friends Disapprove:

How to Handle the Rejection...

There are many models who have open and honest conversations about their career with their friends and family. That doesn’t mean that they have never experienced disapproval at some point. Regardless of how people react, it’s important to know that these feelings usually subside with time, as most of them stem from being concerned about your safety. Proving your conducting ...

Safer Sex = Healthier Models:

STDs That Are Monitored in The Porn Industry

REQUIRED Routine Testing Currently Includes: HIV-1 Syphilis Gonorrhea Chlamydia Hepatitis B Hepatitis C, and Trichomonas

What NOT to Do on Social Media:

Don't Do It, You May Zap the Buzz!

A Complete List of Things NOT to Do on Social Media:  Do NOT — Share pictures, photos or artwork that could potentially incriminate or embarrass you. We know, this one sounds like an easy one, but you would be surprised. Or maybe you wouldn’t be! The most recent example is former Representative Anthony Wiener. Whether you think you are sharing it ...

Approved Testing Facilities:

There's no Shortage of Testing Facilities...

As a model, you MUST be tested using one of two companies: Talent Testing Services, Inc. (TTS) Cutting Edge Testing (C.E.T.) These two companies have multiple draw locations that allow you to be tested in most cities around the country. Helpful Resources: Cutting Edge Testing (CET) Talent Testing Services (TTS)

Abbreviations for Shoot Types:

Know Your ABBRs... 

When you receive your Call Sheet, abbreviations will be used to describe the types of shoots -- While they're pretty intuitive -- KNOW them! ATM — Ass to Mouth B/B/G — Boy/Boy/Girl B/G — Boy/Girl B/G/ATM — Boy/Girl/Ass to Mouth B/G/G/A — Boy/Girl/Girl/Anal B/J — Blowjob C/H — Cockhold F/J — Footjob Fetish — Fetish G/B — Gangbang G/G — Girl/Girl G/G/A — Girl/Girl/Anal I/R — Interracial Solo — Solo “Make a pact with yourself today, to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing ...

The Inconvenience of “Ink”:

What if I Have Tattoos? 

Tattoos are among the most frequent types of body modifications; in actuality, it’s extremely common for models to have questions about where the line is drawn regarding this issue. While the answer varies for each production company, there are a few general guidelines that apply to most circumstances. Size Does Matter -- Not all tattoos are created equal — and you ...

Up, Up, And Away:

How Much Travel is Necessary?

Most big production companies are in Los Angeles, Miami or Las Vegas. So, if you're looking for a booking career in the adult business, you'll most likely at some point, hit all three. Typically, models will try to line-up several shoots in a city so they can fly in, shoot 5 or 6 times in each city, and then fly ...

Shoot Day Basics:

Tips to Maximize Your Success on Set...

Here's a brief list of things to keep in mind on the day of your shoot. While some of these items may be common sense to some, it's important you know them, as they are key to your success! Always let someone know where you are. Be on time! — Time is money Introduce yourself when you arrive Discuss your ...

Real or Fake:

How Your Boobs Impact Your Career...

Most production companies want that all natural, girl-next-door look. Even if you don't think your boobs are "big enough", often times a studio will choose to shoot a cute girl with an A or B-cup, rather than the same caliber of looks, but with big, fake boobs. So, while many think breast size is like a ride at an amusement ...

She Works Hard for Her Money:

Payment for Shoots...

Cash Payments:  Cash payments are reported to the Internal Revenue Service. You will be liable for taxing on this income. Same Day Pay: Same Day Pay = PAY DAY! Most of the time you will paid same day. Usually this payment is in the form of a business or personal check, however you can also be paid by cash as well. ...

Getting Nailed — The Perfect Mani-Pedi:

The 411 on Nails for ALL Models...

Top Tips You Need to Know for Industry Standards: Most importantly, make sure your nails are done professionally, every detail is noticeable on camera. Always follow the instructions given to you on Call Sheets. If no information on nails is provided, French tip is always the safe route to go. Two colors, red and French tip, make up the majority ...

Pucker Up — Gloss It Up:

Fabulous & Luscious Lips are all the Rage...

Your lips are one of the most provocative and attractive parts of your body! They can speak volumes. You can attract your fans without even having to open them by following these simple guidelines: ‍Heighten attraction and anticipation by using a tinted gloss. ‍You may also use your favorite lip stain, with a clear coating of gloss over it. TIPS: Lip ...

Foods That Make Your Vagina Happy and Healthy:

Yes, Really!

Cranberry Juice: Loaded with acid compounds that fight off bad bacteria, cranberry juice can help you prevent and relieve urinary tract infections. But go for a natural, no-sugar-added brand to get the benefits. Yogurt: It has the same good bacteria your vagina needs to maintain its healthy pH levels. Look for yogurt with live and active cultures/probiotics. (BTW, other sources of probiotics ...

Arriving to The Set with Bedhead:

No Bad Hair Days on the Set - Please!

DO'S: Check to see if a hair stylist is provided. If you are having your hair done at the shoot, arrive with clean, dry hair. Keep It Simple: If you are doing your own hair for a shoot, keep it simple. Wear your hair how you would if you were going out. The key is to have polished, professional looking hair. ...

Long-Live Your Vibrator:

Sex Toy Germ-Killing Guidelines...

Avoid Common Mistakes That Can Make You Sick... Mistake #1: Not washing your toys in between use. Toys carry bacteria. This means bad hygiene can cause vaginal, anal, oral, or gastrointestinal infections! Even if your toy looks clean you should always wash it off. Mistake #2: Using scented hand soap to wash toys. Harsh soaps can irritate your vaginal tissue ...

Avoid “Kill Fees” At All Costs:

What Is a Kill Fee?

A "Kill Fee" is a charge, typically from a producer to any talent, who fails to show up for her shoot without prior/proper notice. Proper notice is generally 5:00 PM, the night before to the shoot. For shoots that require purchased flights or hotels reservations, you may be asked to reimburse expenses the producer incurred, due to your unfulfilled commitment.

Fill-Out Paperwork Correctly, the First Time:

Prevents Confusion on The Set...

Signing a legal document is a major decision — and one that you will be held responsible for. Follow these tips to assure you are using the best paperwork practices. Write Your Responses Clearly Filling out your paperwork with the correct information is only one part of assuring correct information relay. Always print your letters unless otherwise told to do ...

No Birth Certificate:

Learn How to Solve Birth Certificate Issues...

If you decide to use your Birth Certificate as one of your two forms of valid ID, you'll find this information useful: It's important to have an original document or a certified copy. Photocopies are NOT accepted. If you need to obtain a certified copy, go directly to the hospital in which you were born, and inquire if they offer a service ...

When Launching Your Career, Remember:

First Impressions Matter...

Our society is very judgmental, so first impressions matter. Know that when you meet people, every facet of your appearance is scrutinized, from your makeup, hair style, to your wardrobe choices and grooming skills. Projecting a persona of confidence, enables you to succeed in both professional and social connections. Since most people will judge you within the first few minutes ...

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID):

Your Risk for PID Is Higher, If You've Had a STD...

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), is an infection of a woman's reproductive organs. In 2013, about 88,000 women ages 15 to44 in the United States were diagnosed with PID. PID is often caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI). If left untreated, PID can cause problems getting pregnant, problems during pregnancy, and long-term pelvic pain. Helpful Resource: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Make the Effort:

Or — You Could Fall Short!

Becoming a porn star can be a long journey or a short journey, depending on how much demanding work, dedicated focus, and serious thought you put into it. Working in the porn industry can certainly provide a large income, and many people are flocking towards it hoping to make rather large sums of money in various genres. You can be ...