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So You Want To Be an Adult Film Star

By Dave Cummings

Because I literally receive hundreds of letters/emails each month asking the same question, and because I don’t want to hurriedly answer the question and risk not being thorough, I’ve made up this response (which is also posted at the Dave Cummings web site) --- this is the same question almost ALL of us get asked most often---to save time, starlets like Asia Carrera and Kylie Ireland and many of the other well known stars use a "Frequently Asked Questions" page on their sites---I think you’ll find their answers and mine to be quite consistent with each other.

The problem here is for me to be candid without hurting anyone’s feelings---there’s no easy way to tell guys that the chances of them getting even a try-out is remote (actually, there’s no such thing as a "try-out"). It has nothing to do with the guy, but rather with the informal system that’s evolved over time. Certainly, the guy who wants to get into performing undoubtedly is a true stud with the ladies and/or his significant other and/or in a group situation like a swinging encounter. The problem occurs when similar guys in the past were recommended by someone (usually from within the Industry itself, and often by a girl with first-hand knowledge) only to have "performance anxiety" and freeze up in front of the cameras, lights, and (sometimes inpatient) crew/Director/Producer/other actors/actresses, make-up persons, on-lookers catering people, magazine photographers, etc. Such losses of production time and filming momentum are cost prohibitive. Resultantly, Producers and Directors usually will not accept new guys, no matter who recommends them or what their "credentials" are. I guess that’s the reason you see the same guys over and over again. If hundreds of "potential applicants" contact me monthly, can you imagine how many hundreds of thousands are literally contacting the girls, other actors, studios, magazines, etc, each year? Yet, I see only 4-5 new guys a year coming into the business, and even some of them get "cut from the roster" the first time they don’t perform up to par---It doesn’t matter if they just ran a marathon, are taking decongestants/antihistamines for a sinus blockage, or unavoidably got only 4 hours sleep the previous night -- it’s an unforgiving business decision not to use the guy ever again (and, believe me, the word gets out within the Industry with the speed of lightning). There’s a lot of pressure on the guy -- he can’t fake an erection or a cum shot, nor can he hide climaxing before the Director tells him to cum; likewise, he has to have a solid erection whenever the camera is rolling, and for as long as it takes to film the scene -- usually hours -- and despite constant stopping and going for such things as changing camera batteries and/or film, relocating the lightning and/or camera angle, shifting back and forth to soft core mode (for cable TV), "potty"/make-up/cigarette/water/etc breaks, and on and on!!!

OK, so is there any way to get a shot? Well, about the only way I know is to find a SUPER-beautiful girl who will let you ride her coat tails into the Adult Film Industry. Keep in mind that there are hundreds and hundreds of absolutely beautiful girls who seek a shot at becoming a porn starlet every year, almost all of whom will work with any (already-proven) performer the Producer/Director wants to hire; your "coat tail" girl, therefore, must be so much more beautiful than the other 600+ girls in the Industry that the Director will want her so much as to agree to her demand that only YOU can work with her on film (not too many girls will agree to help you if it means that they might lose THEIR chance to get a shot; after all, it means that a Director must take a production cost chance on the girl and you, one he doesn’t have to take on a girl who will work with one of the star studs of the Director’s choosing) -- it helps if you have a decent camcorder tape of the two of you in front of a crowd of people to "prove" that you can perform in front of lots of people. Then, once you’ve performed successfully on a number of sets, let it be known that you’re available for gangbangs and other bookings. Do well and you’ll join the ranks of the few! But, don’t expect to make a lot of money! Guys get paid "peanuts" to perform (yes, the girls make good money, but keep in mind that most viewers look at the girl and could care less about the guy -- we guys are merely "props").

Penis size, looks, muscles, and acting ability mean almost nothing for a guy. What matters is the ability to get an almost-instant erection, maintain it, control it, and cum only when told to (and then do it quickly without wasting the time of the production folks). Be prepared to have perfect personal hygiene, get HIV Tests every month, and to sit around on sets, sometimes for hours, waiting for your turn!

Well, the above is the real story -- it’s not sugar coated or anything, but IS factual! It might sound somewhat negative, but I have to be candid and realistic in answering the question. Keep in mind that you’re not alone -- millions of other men want to do the same thing (and probably believe with absolute certainty that THEY are that one and only new guy out there who can indeed be the next big name stud).

Good Luck!

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