Being a porn star might not be the kind of job you'd like to write home to your parents or your granny about, but it turns out it could actually be a pretty lucrative means of paying the bills - if you're into that kind of thing. The Independent recently spoke to Derek Hay - former porn star and founder of LA Direct Models, which represents a number of the leading adult performers in the industry - to find out whether money in the bank is the real incentive for these professional sex-havers. According to Derek, the money varies from porn star to porn star depending on their status, who their agent is and various other factors, but there is basic rate of pay to be expected. So how do the male salaries compare? Interestingly, porn is one of the only industries where female earnings are, on average, far higher than their male counterparts.
How much porn stars really get paid, according to leading agent for adult actors | The Independent
Fame in the adult entertainment industry is a fickle thing. Many performers leave the industry before anyone knows their name. Some experience a meteoric rise, only to fall in the course of a few months. Others prove eternal. Those two components can make a tremendous difference when it comes to what performers earn.
You've probably been in a position where you've exhausted all avenues in a job search, causing you to look at the seedy underbelly of career prospects. The last place to turn, obviously, is porn. Be famous ish , have sex all day, get paid and have a laugh. How hard can it be.
While consumers of porn enjoy watching it, they rarely consider the actresses and actors at the heart of the films. But why do people become porn performers? How much do they get paid and does this depend on what they do?