I wanted to share this post from Kayden Kross, both because it’s excellent advice for anyone looking to work in porn, and because it demonstrates why our MLNP business model is the opposite of the porn industry’s. Pornstars are paid by the scene; that scene will go on to be viewed billions of times (literally) and the actors never see a cent from that popularity. Every other industry fights for residuals as their right; there’s no support for doing that in this one. At MLNP we believe that when you create something that gives people pleasure, you should see a financial return on it – and the more people your work gives more pleasure to, the greater that financial return should be. We’re delighted a number of our MakeLoveNotPornstars are making four figures at each payout (and so are they!).
I would also just like to say that in my opinion $1,000 a scene (and that’s if you’re lucky in porn) is way, way, WAY too low for the work that pornstars do.
What to expect when you’re expecting a porn career
Written by Kayden Kross. Originally published August 14, 2013.
“I hate to see girls come into porn anymore. It’s not a jealousy thing, I swear. I wouldn’t trade places with them. I first signed as a solo model for Hustler at the AVN show in January of 2006. I remember it was overwhelming. Cliches are generally tired descriptions because they’re accurate and this was the closest I’d ever been to what you’d call a sea of a people; every man with a camera like some cell floating alongside the next camera-head and the next and the next. The crowd that year was like a great undulating surface of thinning hair and baseball caps beneath which we may never know the depths. They thought I was someone because I stood behind a booth and had a headshot. They swarmed. Never before or since have that many people paid attention to me at once.”
You can read the rest of her blog piece here.