A porn director once told me, "Sign an exclusive contract with us and we'll make you a star!" I never signed the contract. Looking back at it now, I'm not really sure why I didn't sign it, I guess I didn't believe him. For starters, I never understood the correlation between being in porn and attaining stardom. And even if I could grasp the meaning of "Porn Star", I was almost certain that I lacked the qualities to become one, with or without an exclusive contract. I mean we're talking about ME here, the scrawny kid who spent the first 18 years of his life getting picked on for having an offbeat personality, pointy ears, and a big nose, the kid who always got picked last in gym class. A Porn Star? I don't think so.
So like I said, I never signed the contract. I knew I wasn't star material, hell I wasn't even sure I was back of the box model material. I just wanted to have fun, I wanted to have tons of hot sex with tons of hot guys. I figured I'd apply to every studio and website that tickled my fancy, I hoped that at least a few would hire me, and I assumed that within a year my time in the porn world would be over.
Now more than three years later, after being booked by more than 20 different studios, and appearing in over 100 different videos, I realize that I vastly underestimated myself. I realize that although I may not be porn star material, I at least have what it takes to gain the attention and support of enough people to allow me to continue doing a job that I love. I realize that even though I was strongly advised to be exclusive, that I can go against the grain, opt to be a free agent, and choose to film as much as possible while still lasting longer than some may have predicted. I realize that I can forge my own name in this industry, on my own terms, without being beholden to one particular studio.
But regardless of my recent revelations and my success thus far, my much beloved job as a porn model is one that I fear has lived past it's expiration date and might soon come to an end. It's only inevitable. You grow old, people get bored, they move on. But just like any other job, there are things you can do to try to safeguard your career in hopes of extending it's lifespan. When it comes to porn models, there are usually three options you can take, you can sign an exclusive contract (usually never offered to a model in his Junior year), you can create your own website and hope it's a success, or you can remain freelance and see how much longer you can last. I am choosing a mixture of all three.
Not too long ago I began filming for Next Door Studios. They are probably the easiest company to work for. The shoots are natural, nothing contrived or forced. No made up back stories, no false pretenses. To top it off, imagine 10 very gorgeous and very horny models staying together in one big house over the span of a week. And speaking from experience, things definitely do go "bump in the night" on a Next Door Shoot. I always have fun when I'm there... both on and off camera.
Now I know this sounds like I'm going exclusive... but I'm not. About a month ago Next Door Studios gave me an offer I couldn't refuse. They offered to fund the creation and filming of all original content for my own website. Not only that but they offered it to me without having to be entirely exclusive. With that being said, why would I want to film for any other website but my own???