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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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” ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...