Luka Magnotta Discusses His Career In The World Of Adult Films
I recently interviewed Luka Magnotta and he gives advice to people who are interested in this exciting and unique career choice.
"Peoples opinions of me dont matter, its my life and ill live it according to me, in the end, in 100years, noone will remember who fucked who,
you only life once, dont let what others think influence you. Dont be a coward and conforum to the status quo."
Some Tips and Advice For Getting Into Porn
Male model and bisexual male porn actor Luka Magnotta describes his life in the world of adult films and modelling.
"I started when I was 20 years old, it was in Los Angeles and I was doing webcam shows, I was approached by an agent and he explained the business to me. This is a great business and you can make alot of money, however you have to realise that after age 30 your career is basically over. In the end, unfortunately we all must realise that when your face is your fortune, time is your biggest enemy"
Magnotta has performed in over twelve movies and has appeared in dozens of magazines, under different stage names, when asked why he rarely uses his own name, he replies "privacy is very important to me and I knew going into this business I would have very litle, I knew one day I might want a different life and using stage names has so far helped me remain somewhat anynomous"
Luka Magnotta also adds that, "have a back up plan for when the party is over, because noone can stay young forever, this has been my biggest issue in life, I have made my career on my looks, I get alot of attention because of how I look and once thats gone, people can lose it, alot of people just cant handle getting old"
"fortunately I find criminal law very fascinating and so I have met alot of lawyers and I am in school studying law, I also find psychology fascinating and it helps when you enjoy something. If you enjoy what you do, truely, then you wont work a day in your life"
Here are some tips Luka Magnotta has to offer:
Is It Right For You?
The core issue that must first be addressed is if it is "right" for someone to do. This is certainly a choice that one should come to on their own terms. What I do recommend is that if you are considering it, you of course need to be over 18 in the USA to even contemplate it.
Timing For Making The Decision
However, beyond chronological age it is important to think about the choices that you have made in the past to make sure you are using the best judgment for this huge, often life altering decision. If you feel good about the choices you have made in the past and feel confident in your decision making skills and maturity level then perhaps you are in a "good place" to make the best choice now.
However, if you look back on your life with mountains of regret and feel that many of your choices ended up backfiring, perhaps it is not a good time to make this decision and a better time for you to do some heavy soul searching to first address why you have made unhealthy decisions in the past; address those issues and then revisit this decision.
The porn industry is a business and the actors or "talent" in it are often not provided with much consideration. Unless one becomes an "A-list" actor then most often the money is not much and you are asked to perform much more intense sexual acts like double anal penetration and group sex.
It may be a better choice to try and volunteer as an assistant or "Fluffer" before you dive in the deep end. For those of you who don't know, a "Fluffer" is someone who stimulates the actors (mainly males) to aid them in maintaining their erection for scenes.
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You should also know that most likely you will be asked to perform with both sexes so those who are homophobic may want to think this through more carefully.
Also remember that most likely your family and friends will find out about it and it may impact your ability to get a job in the future. We all know about Vanessa Williams and her Playboy fiasco... just think what a potential boss for an public relations or grade school teacher will think if they find out about your porn history.
If you have or plan on having kids you need to take into consideration that while you may be able to explain to them what you do as a good choice for you, the other parents, teachers and kids may not and your child may have to face the stigma of their parent being a porn actor.
These are just a few of the things you need to think about before jumping into the porn industry as it is important to make a well thought out decision about something that can be potentially controversial for you in various aspects of your life.
How Hard Is It To Be A Porn Actor?
It is very challenging to become a professional porn actor so if you are serious about making a career out of this be ready to really work for your shot at it. You should also note that is much more difficult for men than it is for women. However, women too are often shocked at how hard it is for them to get involved with a legitimate company and get paid well. For men, you have a very small chance at becoming a successful porn star and if you are only willing to do heterosexual scenes your chances are reduced even more.
Amateur Porn Vs. Professional Porn-
It is obviously much easier to become an amateur porn actor than it is to be a highly paid professional porn actor. If you want to sell content to people, make sure to only send a small sample and have a contract and asking price ready. The best way to know what the industry is like is to spend a lot of time researching content buyers, distributors and don't forget the legal aspects of all of this.
These days it seems that many people take their home movies to the web. Of course selling them on their own site takes some eCommerce business savvy and you can learn more about this through our Get Rich Selling Amateur Adult Videos or Pics Online article.
Men Who Want To Be Porn Stars
Although living in California helps, it is not the old real estate adage of Location, Location, Location that will make it possible for you to become a porn star... rather it is Endurance, Endurance, Endurance. You will not just be judged by how good looking or well hung you are, in order to be successful as a leading man you must be able to get hard, stay hard, and have orgasms on command. It takes practice, stamina and you should know that once you audition, you pretty much have one shot so get ready for performance anxiety.
Of course most of the people who seem to want to become a porn star tend to be men and they tend to want to be a highly paid professional. Again, there really is not a lot of openings for men who want to do professional porn and even less for all heterosexual porn. Perhaps you may have noticed if you are an avid porn watcher but there are only a few "A-list" guys and they get used over and over in features because they are reliable and porn makers don't like having to audition too often.
Find an extraordinarily beautiful girl who will let you (exclusively) ride her coat tails into the Adult Film Industry. However, note that unless you have a strong agreement, she needs to break into the industry herself and may have to drop you to attain her own success. Remember, this is a highly competitive field and hundreds of drop dead gorgeous women attempt to break into the industry every year.
The Cold Harsh Truth For Men-
If you do make it, don’t expect to make a lot of money unless you do gay porn and/or become an "A list" actor. Guys get paid “peanuts” to perform (yes, the girls can make good money, but keep in mind that most viewers look at the girl and could care less about the guy. Guys in the industry of straight porn of often seen as a prop by film makers.
Producers and Directors usually will not accept new guys, no matter who recommends them or what their “credentials." If you are fortunate enough to be chosen for an audition if you desire one, you really only get one chance and your critics will be harsh.
Remember that there’s a lot of pressure on a man in this industry as 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 his portion of the scene (normally one-two hours) and despite constant starting and stopping for such things as changing camera batteries and/or film, relocating the lighting and/or camera angle, shifting back and forth to foreplay and long shots, potty, make-up, cigarette, water, etc. breaks, and on and on!
How Men Are Judged & Can Prepare-
Penis size, looks, muscles, and acting ability are important but again, it will ultimately boil down to your ability to get an almost-instant erection, maintain it, control it, and orgasm only when told to (and then do it quickly without wasting the time of the production employees). Be prepared to have perfect personal hygiene, get HIV tests every month, and be prepared to sit around on sets, sometimes for hours, waiting for your scene to be filmed.
How Women Are Judged & Can Prepare-
Facial appeal, breast size (shape and overall appearance), vaginal appearance, body (tone, body fat, skin tone), hygiene (pubically groomed, long hair on head is preferable, nicely done nails, good natural beauty with or without make-up) and finally your acting ability. You have it easy compared to men because with a little lubricant you can fake your way through the whole production. Be prepared to get HIV Tests every month, and like men be prepared to sit around on sets, sometimes for hours, waiting for your scene to be filmed.
" I have encountered so many people in my life who are too scared to be true to themselfs, I have encountered people who are scared to death to be themselfs and are forced to be fake in order to fit in. I have met wonderful people, while in private they are beautiful people, then the instant they enter society and go out in public its like night and day... they end up putting on tough guy personas and it just turns me off. The fakeness is my biggest turn off. The slang words, the whole changed demeanor and these guys who I once admired are now cowards in my eye. "
I think its a real shame that guys cant be themselfs and admit they are bisexual or gay. They are so scared of being rejected by society that they resort to being fake. For me I never cared to impress anyone, I just laugh at all theses cowards who walk around trying to be gangsters and their entire mission in life is to prove they are straight? I just dont get it? Why? I mean dont they understand the entire meaning of life? To find someone to love and be happy with? It makes me sick and I refuse to conform and be a clone. Thats why im not ashamed of being in the adult entertainment industry. Im making alot of people happy and im not hurting anyone and im making an honest living. I hate religion and I hate gods fan club , however I love god. Religion has brainwashed and controlled society for so ling and I want noting to do with it. I have my own relationsship with god and I could care less what people think of me. Their opinions of me dont count nor do they mater. I have true wonderful people in my life who love me for who I am and dont try to change me. They are what matter to me. Not the haters. You know what they say "behind every successful person lies a pack of haters"
Top Ten Rules When Working In Porn
1. Understand Images Are Forever
Once you are captured on film your work is there for all the world to see and will remain available should the distributor choose. Even if your video is discontinued it will still be out there and may even become pirated and viewable illegally. Not only that but the pictures promoting the film may not only be used by the distributors but may be easily copied by anyone who visits the web sites selling them.
You will always run the risk of someday having a friend or family member and/or employer seeing your photo or video. Will you be able to handle their reaction? Read about what happened with us for simply becoming sex educators in our article- Risks Of Working In Sexual Health
2. Be Current In Testing For STDs
When you show up on a set you will be asked for your HIV test and (possibly) for more STD test paperwork. Don't show up without them and keep them current. Thirty days is the current requirement. Don't work with anyone who has old paperwork or who "forgot their papers." It's your health at stake.
3. Have Your Proper Identification
When you show up on a set you will be asked for at least TWO forms of photo identification. Don't leave home without them. The industry is required by Federal law to have a photo copy of your ID on file. You will be required to "slate" for the camera holding your ID. You will most likely be sent home, unpaid, for not having your ID with you.
4. Have Good Personal Hygiene
Bathe, douche, keep your hair clean and trim. Keep your nails manicured and above all, see your dentist regularly. Your smile has to be captured. Close-ups during oral sex scenes will pick up improper tooth care. Don't let decay, chips and yellowing keep you from getting work.
When you are on a set, freshen up between sex scenes. You'll also want the performer you're working with to do the same. Take the first step and be as fresh as you want him (or her) to be.
5. Be Punctual & Quick To Perform The Way You Are Asked To
Once you commit to a time, place and project, get there early. Remember, you are not the only person scheduled to be there. In a video you have your co-stars, the gaffers, the camera crew, the makeup crew, the wardrobe people, the director. If they can make it to the set on schedule, so can you.
If you blow off a shoot, or arrive very late, you will develop a deserved reputation for being unreliable. An agent you use will not want to risk recommending you as they too have a reputation to protect.
That will lead to less work, because time is money and the producer will still have to pay everybody for waiting for you. One of the best ways to be on time is to have your own reliable form of transportation. That is especially true in Los Angeles where over 80% of adult videos are made and where public transportation is more of a nuisance than a blessing.
Don't depend on anyone but yourself to get you to the set on time. "My ride was late" is not considered an acceptable excuse. Also, don't go out partying the night before a shoot. You want to look fresh and have your energy level up. Sleeping through an alarm clock is also considered unacceptable.
6. You Are Being Paid To Be Cooperative
Remember that the screenwriter, producer and director have hired you to do a project that they envision. Most of them have spent hours developing a project that you could ruin in minutes by being uncooperative. Although most film-makers will listen to constructive criticism, or ask for some creative input, be very tactful and never forget that they are paying you to be in their project, not the opposite. Also be courteous, friendly and respectful of your co-workers. Prima donna attitudes are not tolerated easily.
7. Do Only The Sex Acts You Want To
When you interview/audition for a part in a video, always ask what sex acts you need to perform in the project. If you have an aversion to a specific act, say so at the time and turn down the role.
An example of this would be, if you are asked to be in a video called "Ass Attack," and you dislike anal sex, don't accept the job. Do your homework. If you are an actress who doesn't like to perform with women, a title such as "No Man's Land" is definitely not for you.
Do not wait until you are on a set to bow out of a scene. Time is money to the producer. Let him know before you are hired what or who you will not do. The only exception not to go through with a scene that you agreed in advance to do is the lack of proper HIV test papers by your partner.
8. Don't Perform Free Samples On A Producer
You do not have to go the "casting couch" route to get a job. Most of the legit agents, casting agents, directors and producers are not required to get HIV tests done. You are hired on the basis of your talent, appearance, reputation and availability. Having free sex to get a part does not guarantee you the job.
9. Don't Sign The Model Release Form Until You Have Payment
We shouldn't have to explain this one, but you would be very surprised to learn how many actresses have fallen for such lines as "I forgot my checkbook, come back tomorrow." The producer can't sell the footage until after they have the model release; don't give him one until you've been paid.
10. Be Loyal To Your Original Agent
This is the person that helps your career with advice, contacts with companies, gets you the auditions, books your road trips and gives you a shoulder to cry on. Do not back stab them or treat them badly. Treat your agent as you want him to treat you.