How to become a pornstar
Have you ever wondered, “How can I enter the porn industry?”
Want to learn how to become a porn star and make money doing what you love?
Well, all you have to do is fill out the original porn application!
Female models can earn up to $2000 per day!
Plus, paid travel and accommodation as well as other expenses.
To Apply to our Porn agency, simply fill out the pornstar application, and submit it.
Yes, it’s actually that easy! If you have any previous modeling or adult-entertainment experience, that’s great, but absolutely not required for consideration. In fact, we built this website largely as a way to help newbies get their first job and break into the biz. Trust us we know how hard it can be to get started when you don’t know the ropes or have the connections. Let us help with our decade of experience and address books full of contacts!
Do you feel you have what it takes to be a porn star? Let us know! Our pornstar application takes just seconds to fill out. We’ll look it over, and get in touch with you ASAP if we feel you’re a good candidate for representation by our porn agency. We typically respond within 24 hours, even on weekends, using the contact method of your choice (phone or email). Rest assured, your information and photos are completely safe with us and will be kept 100% confidential! Any unaccepted submissions will be discarded entirely.
We’re currently looking for new female models between the ages of 18 to 40, and of any ethnicity. You don’t have to be in supermodel or professional trainer condition, but we are seeking fit body types. It goes without saying that you need to enjoy sex and be confident about your body! A sense of adventure also goes a long way in this industry. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!
Applying to become a pornstar doesn’t cost anything. All you really need are a couple forms of ID and the desire to get into the porn industry. All we really ask for in step #1 is honesty in both your porn application answers and sample photos.
We’ll send your info to professional producers and studios looking to hire talent just like you.
If you’re accepted after submitted your porn star application, we’ll start by going over the basics with you first so you know what to expect and how everything works. Don’t worry, you won’t be flying blind! We can help guide you through everything from choosing a stage name and protecting your privacy, to the more subtle ins-and-outs of becoming a porn star. As soon as you’re ready, we’ll forward your info to real directors and adult-entertainment companies.
While the decision to cast you is ultimately in the hands of the producers, we strive to find the best fits for our clients right from the jump. We work with all the big names in pornography, many of which you’ve definitely heard of, and our direct access to these companies can help bump you to the front of the line. We only work with professional operations, so you’ll never be asked to compromise your health, safety, or limits.
Any job we find for you will not only be 100% legal, safe, easy and fun, but they’ll pay really well, too: Shoots normally pay up to $2000 cash on the same day of production! Of course, this depends a bit on what you’re willing to do on camera. You’ll need to set your own limits, though you can always adjust it as you open up to the business.
There are no unpaid auditions in porno! In fact, expenses like travel, food, and accommodation should all be taken care of. Working with a porn talent management company like us is one of the best ways for an industry newbie to avoid the pitfalls and reap the rewards of adult entertainment.
After being selected by a production company, they’ll reach out to book you for a shoot.
Once you’ve been selected, the studio will get in touch with you directly about the possibility of booking you for a shoot. Any professional porn studio (like the ones we work with) will let you know everything up front: what kind of shoot it’s going to be, call time, payment, shoot locations, partners, and any special instructions. Sometimes scripts are even provided, depending on the type of scene.
You’ll need to take an STD test up front, which is paid for by most companies. Active performers must renew their tests at least once a month. Because we only work with real studios, everybody you work with abides by these same rules-no exceptions! This ensures everybody’s safety. You’ll be given the opportunity to see your partner’s test results, as well as photos, prior to shooting. You will never be forced to work with anyone you’re uncomfortable with.
New pornstars are often surprised to learn that porn isn’t made everywhere. Most legitimate porn companies mainly operate out of the majority of big cities in the USA. If you don’t live in one of these areas, they’ll fly you out after scheduling a shoot date. From there, it’s just a matter of shooting your very first scene and becoming a porn star!
While these three steps do simplify and streamline the process a bit, it really is much easier than you thought to become a porn star provided you’ve got the right representation! We encourage you to take a look around the site, read some articles and check out the FAQ for more information about how to enter the porn industry, what it is we do to help you get there, and how to stick around in the business. If you’ve already decided to take the plunge, what are you waiting for?
Fill out the porn application and we’ll see what we can do for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I apply to become a pornstar?
In the old days, becoming a porn star typically involved networking and making the right connections to even get to your first job in the industry. It was very likely for an aspiring porn star to be left with their dreams unfulfilled simply because they didn’t know somebody who could get them work. As the pornography industry has shifted to the Internet, the whole playing field has been flattened. There’s never been an easier or better time to take the plunge.
While knowing who’s who in the porn industry can dramatically accelerate your career, these days it’s much easier to get off the ground. One of the simplest ways to dive in is with a porn agency or adult talent recruitment site like PornApplication.com. Simply fill out the application form, attach a couple photos, and click the Submit button. Our team will review your application and get in touch with you ASAP if we see potential.
Professional shots can be helpful but aren’t at all necessary for consideration. Just be sure that your submissions are clear, highlight what you feel are your natural assets, and avoid deceptive angles or filters. Remember that if you are recruited to star in pornographic films, all of your body will be visible on camera, so don’t be shy! Your application photos should show not just your body, but your confidence in it as well!
Are you a porn agency?
Yes. We scout out potential adult models and manage them by finding legitimate, non-exploitative, high-paying work within the porn industry. We ensure our clients are not only compensated fairly, but also that they work in safe environments and are not taken advantage of by unscrupulous “producers”. You will never be asked to solicit yourself, do anything you don’t want to or anything illegal.
We have years of experience, mountains of expertise and address books full of contacts at our disposal, and we put it all to work for our clients. Not only can we put you in contact with the movers and shakers of the business, but we can help you navigate the sometimes-complicated ins-and-outs of a sprawling global industry. You wouldn’t try swimming the first time without an instructor, and you shouldn’t film your first professional sex scene without a manager.
Do I need a manager?
Technically, no, you don’t need a manager. Will you succeed in pornography without one? Probably not. While there are a few totally self-made pornstars out there, the vast majority had plenty of help getting in the door and rising to the top. Remember: no matter how hot or sexually talented you are, it still pays in a big way to know who’s who in the business. That’s where we come in.
Pornography is an appealing business because it deals with sex, which means a lot of people want a piece of the pie. One of the pitfalls newbie pornstars often fall into is unknowingly getting involved with the legion of wannabes and frauds who describe themselves with the word “studio” simply because they own a camera. These situations often pay poorly, will stagnate your career, and can even put you at risk. A real manager has real connections within the industry, including plenty of direct contacts of professional producers and studios who can, and often will, cast you in their projects.
Being able to pick the phonies from the real producers is only half the story. Most of the major studios are inundated with potential talent, so it can be incredibly difficult to apply directly with them. It may sound tempting to cut out the middle man, but a manager who already has a relationship with the studios is your easiest, most direct way in. Let us introduce you to some of our friends!
What is the process of getting into the porn industry?
The first, most important thing is to ask yourself if the adult industry is right for you. It’s one thing to read an online FAQ on how to become a porn star, and another thing is to actually do it. Porn is forever, even if your own feelings about it change later. There will be a lot of people who are going to see you at your most intimate. The ideal pornstar is comfortable with what she does as a job.
Before you do anything, you need to decide whether or not you really want to do this, and if you’re going to take it seriously. We get hundreds of applications a day here at PornApplication.com, but many of them are clearly just testing the waters. It’s a pain on our end when we reach out to a potential client after a promising application only to be ghosted, but the studios themselves are even less lenient. No-showing to a shoot or treating it like a game is a good way to end your porno career in a hurry. Keep in mind that sex will always be fun, but at the end of the day, this is a job and you’ll be expected to treat it that way.
Once you’ve come to the decision to apply for porn, it’s really pretty simple. Boiled down to the basics, it’s pretty much just a three-step process.
First, fill out the app here at Porn Application and attach some photos. Using the Message field to tell us why you want to get into the business can get you bumped to the top of the list, because it tells us you read the FAQ and aren’t just looking for bragging rights with your friends. (”See? It says right here I could become a porn star if I wanted to.”) Read up around the site before you submit and while you’re waiting to help familiarize yourself with the basics.
Second, we’ll pitch your information directly to producers interested in booking you for a shoot. We only work with legitimate, established producers and studios, so rest assured you won’t be working with any shady, fly-by-night operation. Any gigs we find for you will be safe, high-paying, and 100% legal.
Finally, you’ll shoot your first scene. Bring a pen (preferably blue), because you will be filling out paperwork. No matter what you’ve heard, you will absolutely be paid for your shoot; anybody who tells you otherwise is a liar. Your first taste of the porn experience, and the quick money that comes with it, will help you decide if this is something you’d like to continue pursuing.
How much money can I make as a porn star?
That’s a great question and one we get a lot here at PornApplication. One of the biggest draws of the industry is the fact that you get to have sex, the most enjoyable act in the world, and get paid for it. People would line up for miles to have bad sex for pennies, but with the right representation, even industry newbies can make great money while having great sex.
While in some extremely rare cases pornstars do have lengthy contracts or salaries, you’ll typically be performing as an independent contractor. Most shoots pay at the end of the day. Managers do not collect any of the money you made . Payment rates are figured out on a case-by-case basis, and until you establish yourself, they depend largely on what you’re willing to do on camera. Still, even the relatively unadventurous porn starlets can expect to be well-compensated for any kind of on-screen nudity and sex.
Regular boy-girl scenes from reputable producers really start at around $800-$1000, and will go higher and higher if you like to get freaky on-camera. Anal is a quick way to earn $1200-$1300, and you can easily make multiple thousands a day if you’re willing to take it a bit further! Fetish movies sometimes pay even more to the truly adventurous and those willing to push the limits.
Don’t be afraid to set your limits. Every pornstar has the right to refuse doing certain things on camera. If you don’t want to do it, just say so! You can always change your mind later, and many rising starlets do find their limits change as they adjust to the business. Nobody expects you to go from having one boyfriend in your whole life to doing airtight orgies immediately! Many producers hear every “Maybe” or “I don’t know” as a “Yes,” so make sure to be certain about what you are not going to do.
Do I have to pay anything out of my own pocket?
No! In fact, you should take it as a major red flag if a producer wants you to foot the bill for anything. Professionals will not only have the resources to take care of you, but they’ll do everything within their power to ensure your comfort, happiness and safety while you’re in their hands. Porn may be a business, but it’s a business of joy: everybody wants you feeling fun and frisky, not frustrated by the time you get to the set and start shooting. A good producer will make sure you don’t have to worry about expenses like food, travel and accommodations.
Where do most porn shoots typically take place?
On the moon! Just kidding! Industry newcomers are usually pretty shocked to find out that shooting porn is only completely legal in less than 5% of the USA. The San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles has long been considered the mecca of smut, with a huge cluster of major studios and big-name porn stars operating in the area. These days, you can also find major hubs of industry action in Las Vegas and Miami. There are also legitimate producers in San Francisco and Phoenix.
The porn industry isn’t everywhere. We try to stress this to potential talent so they’ll know what to expect and what to look for, and also what to avoid. If your friend knows a guy who’s making a movie, but you all live in some random small town, there’s very little chance it’s a legitimate shoot. While there are some great amateur porn outfits out there, it’s extremely important to be wary of sketchy operators who don’t have your best interests at heart.
People often wonder if they have to relocate to become a pornstar. The porn industry isn’t everywhere, and they’re not going to come to you, so many performers choose to go where the action is. You’ll never make it in Hollywood if you live elsewhere, after all. Other porn actresses live somewhere else and travel to shooting cities like Los Angeles for 7-10 days a month. This can be a great option to save some serious bank, or for those who just prefer a quieter lifestyle to the hustle and bustle of the big city. In fact, pornstars have considerably more freedom in how they live their lives than people with “regular” jobs.
How long do the productions usually last for?
This depends largely on what kind of scene you’re shooting, but don’t expect to just drop in, do it on camera, and go home with a wad of cash in your pocket. You should plan to be on set for at least 2 to 4 hours, though it’s important to think of it like a job because it is one. The day is over when the job is done!
You might be wondering where all that time goes if you’re shooting what’s going to be a thirty-minute scene when it hits the website. There’s a surprising amount of waiting that goes on during a porn shoot. You’ll have to wait while you fill out paperwork, wait to get your makeup done, wait to take photos and that’s before the actual video cameras start rolling! Then you’ll have to wait for the guy to get worked up and ready, which may happen a few times during the shoot. Depending on when and where you’re shooting, you may get interrupted by an errant lawnmower starting up, a car driving by, or even a cameraman coughing. None of that makes the final cut, which means you’ve got more filming to do!
How can I ensure my health and safety?
The industry has very strict testing protocols that everyone must abide by, no exceptions. Performers take full-panel STD tests every 14 days, typically paid for by the studio(s). Any “producer” who doesn’t demand this is putting your health at risk and is not a legitimate producer! There are a number of companies who specialize in porn industry STD testing that might be in your area.
It’s worth noting that because of these high testing standards, there has never been a major HIV epidemic within the reputable smut industry. Largely for piece of mind, some porn stars do take medicine that can significantly lower the risk of HIV infection.
Performers should also know and respect their bodies and their limits. Pushing yourself too hard will burn you out quick! As hot as all those movies look, most women aren’t immediately used to the size and quantity of their video partners. If you feel sore, slow down for a minute. There’s plenty more where that came from! Never do anything you’re uncomfortable with or you simply don’t want to do. No reputable producer will ever ask you to put your health or comfort at risk!
Most pornstars take birth control. The immediate advantage is obvious, but it’s also very helpful when it comes to regular menstruation. In the case you are not on any kind of birth control, some companies have morning-after pills available for female talent.
Will I get to see who I am paired up with prior to the shooting?
Of course! It would be highly unprofessional and a big red flag if any “studio” asked you to walk in blindly and have sex with a total stranger, sight unseen. Again, it’s important to remember that pornography is a business. They go through elaborate lengths to make the scenes look unplanned, but they’re not just winging it! A real studio will have photos and any other relevant information about your partners available before the shoot. If they don’t, just ask.
You’ll never be asked to have sex with anybody you don’t want to have sex with. Along with acts you don’t want to perform. You don’t even have to give a reason, and it’s unlikely anybody will ask.
Do I need to audition for anything?
Absolutely not! Though it makes for a sexy scenario in a movie, there is no such thing as an audition in porn. Here’s another one of those red flags to look out for; anybody asking you for freebie on video is a fake, not a producer. You’ll never be required, or even asked, to perform for free.
Producers and studios will sometimes ask for what’s known in the industry as a Go-See, especially if you’re a newbie to the business. A Go-See is exactly what it sounds like: you go see the producers, and they see you. The reason for this is that so many porn applicants use deceptive photos that don’t necessarily represent what they really look like. It can be very expensive to set up a shoot only to have an actress who doesn’t match her photos! Sex never occurs during a Go-See, but you’ll generally be asked to take your clothes off. It’s essentially a job interview, so be confident and professional to make the best impression and get the gig!
What identification documents do I need?
You will need at least two forms of valid, government-issued ID. At least one of them must have your photo. Passports and driver’s licenses make great, easily accessible options.
Who is eligible to apply and what are the conditions?
We’re currently looking for female models of all ethnicities between the ages of 18 and 40. You don’t have to be in perfect shape, but we are seeking fit body types at this point in time. You must be legally eligible to work in the United States of America. Because of current laws, it’s extremely difficult for foreign workers to come to the USA with the primary purpose of making porn.
What are the benefits of being a porn star?
Too many to list! In all seriousness, people get into the business for a wide variety of reasons. The obvious answer that springs to mind is the fast, easy money that a talented performer can make doing what he or she loves. Who wouldn’t want to get paid to have sex? Pornography can provide the sort of bankable income stream that people spend decades working toward, and with the right connections, can do so almost overnight.
There’s a long history of porn stars getting into the business because they love sex and adventure, and that’s still the case. An interesting cultural shift has happened, though. We, as a society, have become overall more sex-positive and empowering, which has actually led to more interest in the business of smut. In the age of social media, many women are opting to do sex films as a way of increasing their overall level of visibility. Many would argue that celebrity sex tapes are what truly put them on the map.
Empowerment is a major reason women choose to do pornography. While traditionally, men have been the gatekeepers to the sex-film industry, these days women have more freedom and power to call the shots when it comes to how they’re portrayed on video. Many do so as a way to boost their self-esteem and self-worth, become more confident, and simply live their lives on their own terms.
Why should I choose to work with PornApplication.com?
Every porn agency will tell you they’re the best in the business, but we have a proven track record of nearly a decade in the adult entertainment industry. We work with the best and strive to be the same, and our network includes some of the biggest players in the industry. We represent all of our talent to the best of our ability, ensuring not only their safety and a fat paycheck, but the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re in good hands. If you are happy and successful, we all are, which is why we do every last thing in our power to make that happen.
We know that that filling out a porn application is a deeply personal decision, and honestly, we hope you’ve spent some serious time thinking about it. The topic of how to become a pornstar certainly makes for good conversation, but it’s serious business for some of us! If you’re really ready to get serious about getting laid on camera, getting famous and getting your bank account filled up, we can’t wait to hear from you!