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August 7, 2006 3:08 PM   Subscribe

What are some good resources for starting an online gay adult film business?

I'm an enterprising gay twenty-something web guy who thinks he can do better than (or at least as well as) some of the adult sites out there today. I'd like to start my own pay-per-download site, and recruit my own talent. However, I have no experience in this area, and I don't know anything about the legal issues I might encounter, how much models generally expect to be paid, and the plethora of other issues I might not even be taking into consideration.

Can anyone recommend any resources that might be valuable to a budding porn mogul in the making? :)
posted by superboy422 to Society & Culture (8 answers total)
 
Offer to work for free as an intern with any of the other gay film outfits. You'll pick up more than you want to know.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:37 PM on August 7, 2006


Well, I don't know much about the gay side of things but women generally want about $700-$1000 for a shoot. Straight men make much less, and I would imagine gay men make a lot less as well.

For the legal issues, you need to have a model release and a proof of age form along with two forms of ID on file. That's about it.

The biggest challenge will be marketing. Since there's so much porn on the internet, how do people find out about your site?
posted by delmoi at 4:13 PM on August 7, 2006


delmoi, is that really all you need? Seems like prostitutes could get around solicitation charges really easy by advertising themselves as porn producer/actress combos, so long as they videotaped the john in action. "Personalize your porn just the way you like it by being a part of the action. Our model/consultants will work to ensure you porno is just the way you like it."
posted by nomisxid at 4:27 PM on August 7, 2006


Halcyon does something in the porn industry, I don't think it is gay porn, but he might be able to point you in the right direction.
posted by necessitas at 5:11 PM on August 7, 2006


Straight men make much less, and I would imagine gay men make a lot less as well.

i've heard gay men make more money than straight men when it comes to porn. that's why many straight men will make gay porn films. it's all about the money.
posted by brandz at 7:03 PM on August 7, 2006


AVN is probably the best-known business publication serving the industry. Also useful for tracking the legal machinations and harassment coming from the Justice Dept./Bush administration/current congress.
posted by gimonca at 7:33 PM on August 7, 2006


delmoi, is that really all you need? Seems like prostitutes could get around solicitation charges really easy by advertising themselves as porn producer/actress combos, so long as they videotaped the john in action.

I know it's a derail, but just to answer that side question: See here and here.
posted by SuperNova at 9:55 PM on August 7, 2006


I'm not sure if they're accepting any registrations right now, but GFY is a big adult webmaster forum.
posted by lowlife at 5:07 AM on August 8, 2006


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