Tales from the Porn Side

R U Kissing ass to get work?

Published Wed 16th Nov 2016
By itsAdult / Tales from the Porn Side

R U Kissing ass to get work?

Speaking to performers as I regularly do, it occurred to me a lot of performers seem to share the same view that they have to "kiss ass" to get work

The truth is ,producers need performers to work with. Then again, it depends on the producers(s) that are alluded to. There  are those who are never named but we have a good idea who they are. These are the ones that never attend social events because they never need to but they are also not the be all and end all of the adult business.
Producers  can be notoriously blinkered. Most don't know any names of performers at all. Some cherry pick from online agencies and throw them with any performer unless they work with them personally.
This is why some performers struggle to get work if they dont put themselves out there to get seen. If you are out of sight  to producers then you are out of mind. Most producers  do not trawl social media looking for talent. In fact, most would rather have one place to go and browse over a coffee and it's with this thought in mind how ItsAdult.com was born. Perhaps one excuse holds true about time wasters and chancers is that they do spend time looking on social media and conspire clever ways to get s free shoot or sex scene out of new talent especially.
Producers need a lot of things. Web site designers, payment providers,locations, sexual health testing centres and a whole lot more. This is why we tweet industry to sign up to at least put yourself out there to be seen with a profile with your bio to state what you do i.e. Glamour, artistic nude or xxx. Promotions are free and all you have to do is tag us in @itsadult but this in itself is not a guarantee of getting work. Being verified helps. FaceTime means a lot more.
I've often had DMs from women saying no one books them for work. Then I hear at UKAP meetings of producers struggling to find talent. Nothing breaks the ice more than a social event. It usually brings people to the attention of each other and often makes for a better shoot experience compared to just booking a performer cold from an agency. That little bit of familiarity makes a big difference and adds a little humanity to the work and makes your performers feel better about themselves and what they do.
I have met some of my best couples over the years at Adult Industry events and Partys. I'm a bit of a frail soul in that I hate shooting professional sex. I want to film people who love what they do and saying it isn't enough for me. I need to meet people as i'm sure other producers do. A beautiful picture of a woman tells you nothing about them as a person in front of a video camera.
It is why we  suggest people in the industry take advantage of the opportunity to meet and socialise with their peers at industry events. It's certainly a way of telling people you are still here and available for work. People come and go in this business, therefore this is a reason in itself to attend events.
Don't forget that social media accounts have fans using your name and likeness to get fans too so it's best to get verified and sign up at www.itsadult.com
You don't have to kiss ass to get work. With any luck producers who want you may well be kissing yours if they get to work with you

 

 

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