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Porn Chicks: The Odds Are Good, But the Goods Are Odd

Vivid director claims today's young XXX starlets have new attitude

Porn Chicks: The Odds Are Good, But the Goods Are Odd

CHATSWORTH, Calif. - Conventional wisdom has it that most women who choose to enter the adult industry have certain issues: Broken homes, broken lives, sexual abuse, schizophrenia, suitcase pimps, and, perhaps, a strange craving for something called "drugs".

But according to Vivid Entertainment director B. Skow, this sad syndrome is disappearing from the adult industry. Today's new crop of young XXX hopefuls has "a refreshingly positive mindset," he says.

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Skow directs a hot-selling pro-am series for Vivid called Brand New Faces. Now in its 16th edition, the line of videos documents the first-time on-camera experiences of fresh-faced amateurs. According to Skow, such erotic experimentation is now driven by healthy, uninhibited desire, and not by damage.

"This new group isn't burdened with the stigma of being in porn," says Skow, a former mainstream photographer who has directed 48 adult movies. "They're not just enthusiastic; they're fearless and will try anything. It's kind of breathtaking. They view porn as a career option and appearing in the Brand New Faces series as a possible step towards being a Vivid Girl or towards work in mainstream entertainment.  If this doesn't work out, they'll have fun anyway and get paid for it. 

"Most of them have read Jenna Jameson's book, 'How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale', and they've watched the Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian sex videos. They've seen our Vivid Girls being interviewed on TV, watched our 'Deeper Throat' series on Showtime and tell me that all of this has influenced their decision to make an adult movie."

AVN Female Performer of the Year winner Sasha Grey and Digital Playground contract girl Stoya might be considered examples of the "new breed" that Skow describes.

"I am a very sexually healthy young woman and I take pride in the liberation of female sexuality," Grey wrote in response to a UC Santa Barabra student who questioned the porn star's character. "The days of victimized, disturbed porn stars (and civilian women) are fading away. I am the new breed."

And then, too, there are those who say porn is "going mainstream". Maxim explored the topic in a recent article called "Porn to Be Mild".

Others might argue that people who read Maxim are douchebags, and that the much-hyped "crossover" success of Katie, Sasha, Stormy, Jenna, and others is more a symptom of a jaded, pornified pop culture than a barometer of sexual health.

But Skow insists he's seeing a different mentality these days. And he's the guy photographing these girls five minutes after they fill out their LA Direct Models applications.

AVN would like to hear opinions from producers, performers and readers on this topic. Is Skow right? Or is this all just brand-new feces?

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Comments

Posted 03/13/2009 by pnnate
nicheking- Maxim does suck hard these days so maybe you are a douchebag. Maxim is like the magazine for guys who like to wear "Affliction" shirts and sport a fauxhawk. Brand new feces...now there's a title for a movie...somebody call Ira Isaacs and let him know.
Posted 03/13/2009 by pnnate
nicheking- Maxim does suck hard these days so maybe you are a douchebag. Maxim is like the magazine for guys who like to wear "Affliction" shirts and sport a fauxhawk. Brand new feces...now there's a title for a movie...somebody call Ira Isaacs and let him know.
Posted 03/10/2009 by thejones
Every few years, some porn jackdaw crows the opinion that porn is becoming mainstream and attracting a dedicated, down-to-business, professional type of performer. But let's be real. Porn is porn and it's not the normal gal who actively seeks out a marginally-paid career performing double-penetration, milk enemas and whatever other extreme acts garner attention in today's market. Skow's just yapping the party line for Porn, Inc.
Posted 03/10/2009 by mikesouth
The problem isn't with the girls who come in, it's with the girls who stay in. Rare is the girl who stays in this business who doesn't develop a drug dependency, an eating disorder or more likely both. yes there are girls in the biz who are sane and have good sense but they are few and very far between. The girls who are attracted to this business are often here to feed habits, or as a fix to a financial situation, nobody cares why or what effect it may have on the girls so long as they can shoot them and make a quick buck. As a result we have countless girls who make the industry look even worse than it is, take Cytheria for instance, and AVN best new starlet, 10 minutes with her and it's obvious that her being in porn is a huge mistake for her and porn, did anyone care....not a bit. We ridicule the XXXchurch and Heather Veitch when in reality we should be helping them, if they can provide an alternative for a girl who shouldn't be in porn it serves her and the industry better. You ask is it all brand new faces? It't doesn't take much of a look at the so called talent agency sites to answer that question how many of the girls were there a year ago, how many will still be there a year from now? They are disposeable and nobody in the biz can see that by not screening out the ones who shouldn't be here we simply breed our own worst enemies.
Posted 03/10/2009 by nicheking
Others might argue that some people who write for AVN are ignorant pricks. -A Douchebag
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