Once upon a time, or so the legend goes, adult performers could sign a magical contract that would put at their service an agent, a manager, a makeup artist, a wardrobe shopper, a lighting technician, a cinematographer or videographer, an editor, a sound person, a sound editor, a soundtrack supervisor, a producer, a caterer, a personal assistant, a publicist, a marketing expert, a web designer, a social media manager and an all-around IT person.
Alright, that’s just a legend — being talent has never been all fun and games (and tanning), even before the internet changed everything.
What is true, however, is that the current crop of adult performers have to at least possess a degree of minimal proficiency in each of those fields. In 2019, it’s not enough to look good and to enjoy getting paid to show off your body and erotic skills to the world. These days in order to thrive in this (or any other area of showbiz), you have to be a self-contained content production unit.
Welcome to the Indie Revolution.