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what does a guy have to do to get in the porn star world because i want in

Answer
1. Take a good look in the mirror and compare your face, features, build, and equipment to that of working male talent. Compare your ability to perform with so much as you can see in an adult feature - after the edits - and ask whether you can dependably do as well.

2. Make yourself look good and acquire some nice clothes. There are no educational, certification, or license requirements for this job.

3. Travel to the San Fernando Valley on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles. No one will ever pay you to go there or pay for the costs of your support while you look for a job that's almost impossible to get.

4. Try to convince an adult booking agent to listen to you. Frankly, there is never any shortage of men seeking this work. Most of those who ask would do it for nothing because they think - mistakenly for the most part - that it is a fun job. A significant number of them are far more attractive than you are. If you can get an agent to listen, convince him to work with you. Take STD tests and pass them. Prove that you can perform on demand, with stamina in front of many others doing their own jobs in a very non-erotic environment, and do what you are told without complaint. This is not about your entertainment or pleasure, it is about the commercial production of video, and your enjoyment simply is not something anyone will really care about. If you cannot do this, you will waste your own time and that of everyone around you, and you will humiliate yourself.

5. If you can't get an Agent, try ringing some doorbells at the major content producers' studios there in the Valley. It may not work as well as having an agent, but it's either ringing doorbells or finding someone already working as a performer male or female - to say a good word about you to the right people. Be prepared for the fact that it's unlikely that anyone will take you seriously.

6. Be prepared for serious and substantial disappointment. The job you fantasize about is nothing at all what it looks like in a video, only one or two in a hundred men has the ability to do this job, to perform dependably on command with performers whom you are actually unlikely to find attractive in real life, and it has no employment benefits or stability. Any typical union job in the US is a much better proposition. It will also isolate you socially, probably on a forever basis.

7. If you can get your foot in the door, decide how much risk of death you are willing to endure. John Holmes, one of the greatest male performers, died of AIDS. Work was slow for him and so he took Gay male work without protection. If you can get any employment, it is likely to be Gay because Gay porn seems to have a higher turnover rate. If you can smile and visibly enjoy yourself while you are being anally penetrated by another man, your chances of employment in this area go up slightly, and if you can't do that, your already small chances go down.

Finally, the fact that so many men write in about this subject is a real tribute to the great skill of adult producers. They take a very hard and often unrewarding job and make it look glamorous. It is anything but that.

I have now answered a question like this for the last time, and I will not take followups. This kind of question is, I think, built on masturbatory fantasies rather than well-connected to any reality that I know.

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Numerous trials, including jury trials, criminal and civil since 1979. Obscenity. Section 2257. Copyright. Trademark. Communications Decency Act Section 230. Right of Privacy/Right of Publicity. Defamation/Libel/Slander. Warning Pages. Adult Internet Sites. Strip Clubs/Gentlemen's clubs. Massage Parlors. Prostitution. I am the author and operator of http://www.xxxlaw.com, the most comprehensive online legal resource concerning the law of adult entertainment online.

Experience

I've been an attorney for 34 years, nearly 20 years as an attorney concentrating in adult entertainment law. Have spoken at 72 adult webmaster show legal seminars and forums in six nations, seven American states, and three provinces of Canada, have appeared on the O'Reilly factor concerning obscenity, have been published by Thompson-Gale. Full qualifications at xxxlaw.com. My firm, J.D. Obenberger and Associates has provided representation in both criminal and civil matters for adult content producers, the operators of adult online businesses, as well as brick and mortar adult operations for nearly twenty years. We provide legal strategy, forms, protocols, and guidance for every kind of adult operation. Our clients find us available 24/7/365 in every emergency. My background includes numerous jury trials including the defense of major drug case in federal court on the Mexican border at Brownsville, forgery, sexual assaults, gun offenses, aggravated kidnapping, and such civil matters as pharmaceutical malpractice, premises and construction liability, and personal injury. I have prosecuted cases in the name of the United States while serving as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. I have represented and advised clients in every part of the United States and from Hong Kong to Budapest. I am a regular columnist for XBIZ World and have published numerous articles in AVN and AVN Online and for YNOT.

Organizations
First Amendment Lawyers' Association, Free Speech Coalition, National Rifle Association, American Legion.

Publications
AVN, XBIZ, YNOT, Online Pornography, published by Thompson-Gale.

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Law, 1979, University of Wisconsin Law School. Dean's List. Graduate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Guest Lecturer, John Marshall Law School. I have presented Continuing Legal Education for practicing attorneys. Undergrad BA, the University of Wisconsin, double major in Political Science and History. Graduate, 90th Basic Judge Advocate General's Course on the campus of the University of Virginia.

Awards and Honors
Army Commendation Medal awarded as a Captain, US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, as the most requested criminal defense lawyer in the US Army, Europe.

Past/Present Clients
No legal issue too great or too hot to handle, no client too small to deserve zealous and effective representation.

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