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Who Wants to Be a Porn Star?

Note to TC and all others: They don’t say they’re only looking for women… But be careful that one of the “surprises” they refernce isn’t “Surprise, here’s a fat schlong-piece – this is GAY porn!”


New Reality TV Show to Find Pornstar

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

LOS ANGELES — A new reality TV show asks the question: “Can YOU Be a Pornstar?”

Mary Carey, the porn actress who ran for California governor in the recent recall election, is among the hosts, joining fellow adult-film stars Tabitha Stevens and Ginger Lynn.

Silhouette Productions announced plans Monday to shoot seven one-hour shows, with plans to start broadcasting on iN DEMAND Networks and other pay-per-view channels on Jan. 8.

A group of 28 women will compete for a one-year contract with a major adult video distributor and a cash prize of $100,000.

“It’s going to be an R-rated version for pay-per-view,” Silhouette Productions chief executive officer Harry Feingold told The Associated Press. “Obviously, there will be outtakes that will be hardcore,” which will likely turn up on DVD release later.

“It’s like `Paradise Hotel,’ when they go behind the scenes. Everybody wants to know what’s going on. Well, here you see it,” he said, referring to the Fox network reality series about young people trying to seduce each other.

In each episode, four women arrive at a house in Los Angeles for photo shoots, interviews and “surprises,” according to Silhouette. Viewers will help pick eight finalists for a 90-minute finale.

The statement promised “uninhibited nudity and sizzling sexuality,” while the show’s official Web site said it would feature “Real people having real sex!”

“Pay-per-view gives us the freedom to take reality television where it has never gone before,” Feingold said. “The last stigma today for audiences isn’t renting adult films, it’s admitting it, and this series offers viewers a fun, behind-the-scenes look at the star-making process in a multi-billion dollar industry.”

He added that the show is designed “not just for men, but for wives and girlfriends who enjoy both reality TV and adult entertainment.”

Ooops. I guess in the middle of my own mental fantasies I missed the line that said they would be “interviewing” a group of 28 women. Still, I guess one of the “surprises” could be: “Surprise, it’s the T-Mag editorial staff, each with a bottle of Red-Kat and Tribex.”

If more people had real sex lives - or real lives period - this sort of thing wouldn’t sell.

Sad.

Char,

Well stated!

Char:

Actually, I agree with you. I find reality TV on the whole to be distasteful – I can’t possibly find the time to make myself care about the manufactured drama surrounding a bunch of unemployed actors.

However, this example is just funny. BTW, who the hell would purchase an R-rated pay-per-view just for the titillation factor?

Of course it would still sell.

this is just going too far.

I guess I can’t see any one, beyond adolescent fantasy, actually aspiring to be a porn actor/actress.

Maybe they could mix it up a little with barn animals and some little people
just a thought I had

Is that the same reality show where guys are suing the producers because the dream creature, only discovered at the end of the show, was in reality…a travestite?

I think this has comical value if you know the person. A few years ago, a friend of mine called me to tell me to click on a certain website. A girl I used to hang out with in high school had her own porn site. Spread eagle on the front page. Funny as hell.

Sounds like my type of television show. Sweet. If only it came on regular cable stations.

Hey, nudity and sexuality is okay in Europe and other countries, but violence is edited out and frowned upon. We should follow Europe’s ideas and show more nudity and sexuality and less violence.

At least show more nudity and sex…

Doogie, perhaps you could expand on precisely why you think that someone who was well taken care of in real life would want to see something like this. 'Cause it sure doesn’t make much sense to me.

Why would a guy that goes to the gym and works out 4 days a week watch Pumping Iron? Why would a guy that rides a dirtbike every weekend watch motocross on TV?

Pretty much the same reason as someone with a good sex life might watch porn now and again, it’s in their line of interest.

I’m just saying sex sells and always will. There is no getting away from that. Even guys who are happily married and getting laid 8 times a week will find time to spank it occasionally. Shows like this are just files for the spank-bank.

Sure - with REAL porn. But this is just people “trying out” to be porn stars.

Everyone knows that guys watch porn to get off. The TV show’s rated “R” for christ’s sake. There won’t be much in the way of nudity, and no real sex. Call me jaded, but I have the distinct feeling that there will be few if any “get off” moments on this show.

I can also see watching real porn for probably the same reasons that I’d watch Pumping Iron or a show that featured professional-level people in whatever field I was interested in: I might learn something.

But this? You’ve got people who aren’t professionals, “trying out” (whatever that means) to maybe become professionals, on a show that won’t allow you to see any of the real action that goes on (if any actually does).

Sorry. My life (even if I’m just remembering past glory right at the moment :wink: ) supplies me with better.