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Let’s talk about “boyfriendidus”

Boyfriendidus is one of the most serious of all porn star diseases. It can kill your career faster than super gonorrhea and syphilis combined.

Boyfriendidus is when a female porn star hooks up with a new guy, it can be a male performer, or just some random dude, who for some reason who another thinks he knows everything and is going to manage  the next female performer  to stardom.

Most of these “boyfriends” can be described as a suitcase pimp but not always. Some of them actually have jobs as male performers or even wealthy sugar daddy’s.

The one thing they do all have in common is that they think they know everything and they know better than your agent, your publicist, your webmaster, every producer, every photographer, your makeup artist — pretty much everyone.

Today I want to share with you the story of a performer who could have been huge. But then she got boyfriendidus.

Before meeting her boyfriend she started off strong in porn. Within just a few months of being in the industry, the award nominations rolled in. She had lots of work, people liked shooting her. She was, after all, a very pretty girl.

She was quickly gaining a name for herself not only with fans but also with producers who were eager to get her on their set.

Then one day she met a boyfriend, a male talent who had been int he industry himself for just a couple years without any great amount of success on his own. Sure he had a steady amount of work, but it wasn’t like you could actually describe him as a “star”.

She decided to move to LA full time and he was quick to offer his apartment as a roommate kind of situation, so she would split the bills with him as it turned out he couldn’t afford to live in LA on his own.

The first thing he did was tell her that she was going to be huge and it was ridiculous that she was only making $1,000 a b/g. She was a star and her agent was an idiot.

He felt she should be making $2,000 for a b/g scene, doubling her rate. Her agent tried to explain to her that even last year’s winner of the AVN Female Performer of the Year didn’t get $2k for a b/g but her boyfriend insisted she up her rate.

All the sudden she got no bookings. I mean why would anyone pay that much for a boy/girl scene when they could get bonafide stars for way less than that?

This went on for months and she couldn’t understand why she wasn’t getting any bookings. Her boyfriend kept telling her it was because her agent didn’t have her best interest at heart. That she needed to leave her agency and he could book her way more scenes himself.

Of course, that meant he would be taking 15% of every booking he got her. How nice for him, huh?

The problem is, this girl was under contract with her agent and there was nothing she could do to get out of it.

She would call to complain about not getting any bookings but there was nothing her agent could do. Her agent’s hands were tied. As long as she wanted $2,000 for a b/g scene, nobody was likely to book her anytime soon.

Now that she wasn’t working, her boyfriend wasn’t getting his payment for rent and other bills and he wasn’t happy. They got into a fight and her friend told her the reason she wasn’t getting any bookings was because she was requesting far more than producers could afford to pay. She agreed to lower her rate back down to $1,000.

6 jobs were lined up for her almost immediately.

But she and her boyfriend made up and he demanded that she leave her agency at once, sure that there was something going on between her agent and his girlfriend. (There wasn’t).

She couldn’t leave her agency, she was under contract. So the boyfriend told her that if they are going to stay together she had to call her agent right now and tell him that she will only do girl/girl until her contract expires, in 2 years.

Her “boyfriend” also demanded she cancel those 6 bookings that her agent had lined up for her.

Now she’s known as a flake and a diva and nobody wants to work with her.

And a once promising star can’t get a single booking from anyone. She’s barely making ends meet trying to do webcam work but she is performing custom shoots for her boyfriends ManyVids account.

Sad huh?

 

 

 

 

 

12 Replies to “Let’s talk about “boyfriendidus””

  1. mharris127

    Welcome back, Jingleheimer. No girl is getting $2K for gonzo scenes, maybe feature companies such as Wicked, MindGeek or New Sensations is paying that for top talent (according to Spiegler, Riley Reid’s anal rate is so high he would almost consider doing it at that rate) but DogFart, Facial Abuse, WoodRocket (unless you are Lee Roy’s evident girlfriend April O’Neil) and the like certainly aren’t paying that kind of money. Even with the Wicked or New Sensations pay, that is probably the star talent doing a full day of dialogue and two sex scenes (although if Jacky does another Emma Marx movie for NS they do get to eat her home cooking, she does most of her work for Mile High nowadays and I don’t have any idea of their pay rates)! My understanding is that most gonzo pornos have a budget of $15K or less, if the girls were getting $2K each for a single scene just that alone would cost $8-$16K! The numbers just don’t compute if girls were all getting that kind of money.

  2. Kelli

    Ha! You guys are as bad as me. I went through all the Mike South email to try and figure it out myself, to see if maybe someone wrote in but I couldn’t find anything so I guess it’s based on personal experience.

  3. Kelli

    I don’t know where you get that New Sensations pays well. They pay industry standard for a b/g which is typically $900 and sometimes, if the girl is really famous they’ll go a tad higher but they don’t shoot those girls often.

  4. mharris127

    My understanding is that their features paid more. I also qualified my comment with “maybe”. I didn’t want to try to speak of their “vignette” movies as I was less familiar with those pay rates and I sort of phrased the comment sarcastically with my “maybe” comment as well. If I recall Jacky talked of NS paying top talent $1500 for one of her spectaculars like the Emma Marx series or her later features which had higher sales and popularity (and I would think Riley Reid’s and Penny Pax’s rates for Emma Marx movies are even higher — especially Penny’s as she carries the movie and the ability to act, do four scenes of hard sex and to be precisely reliable are very important for such a movie, as a man I wouldn’t even fuck Spanish super-hottie Melissa Moore or the stunning Lena Paul with her dressed in nothing but a pair of handcuffs or her hands tightly tied (her hands cuffed/tied from behind, of course) and a gag for four three hour scenes in two days plus at least a day of dialogue for $1500).

    Spieg’s comment a couple of years back about almost being willing to do an anal himself for what Riley charges for them is also telling — I know he can’t advertise the rate because then his lesser talent would demand those rates as well but I am almost certain Spiegs won’t take it up the pooper for even $1500 (I know I sure as hell wouldn’t — although I know Riley isn’t getting the money it would take for me to voluntarily take dick anywhere, my rate would be in the tens of millions of US dollars, a night fucking a 30 year old Jodie Foster or Catherine Zeta-Jones up the ass and down the throat within the next week and a 18 karat gold plated puke bucket with hemp bags to retch in during the scene)! As I said, that is for a lot more work, a $700 (or evidently for NS a $900) gonzo or “vignette” scene can be done in three hours, a Jacky St. James spectacular is (in her own words) a 17 hour work day. I don’t doubt that their “vignette” scenes pay $900 or maybe even less, some of Eddie Powell’s movies fit that description and Jacky said she did a few at NS as well — these scenes are essentially a very classy and toned down gonzo scene with a bit of plot added. There is nothing wrong with gonzo or “vignettes” but they are one hell of a lot less work for a performer than a Jacky St. James spectacular. The way Spiegs talks about Riley Reid, he probably doesn’t even have her get out of her own bed for $900 and she has been in loads of New Sensations content the past few years (of course they don’t pay enough to get Jacky herself to take dick and be tied up on camera and I have wanted to see that for years).

  5. Cosmo K.

    Riley Reid is working for far less than you think, along with a lot of other Spiegler girls. All smoke and mirrors and perception keeps those girls’ names and his seem like a big deal.

  6. mharris127

    The smoke must be from Riley’s bong, then. She admits to smoking a lot of “medical” marijuana on her Twitter account. How we get so many people that like pot in adult film I don’t know, it seems like about 80% of female performers are talking about toking it up on their Twitter and Instagram feeds. I haven’t ever toked it up myself but if they can keep it under control and get to work on time in condition to do their job I guess I can’t say much (I drank a fifth or more of either Crown Royal or Popov/Smirnoff/Stolichnaya a day for decades, I managed to get to work in appropriate condition the next day up to close to the end and I don’t think pot is even as bad as alcohol in that regard).

  7. Karmafan

    Porn seems to be full of girls destroying their bodies with unnecessary surgeries (like Naomi Woods and Lana Rhoades), tons of tattoos, and the love for weed and blow lately. Its just a sign of the times.

  8. mharris127

    Karma, I don’t think recreational weed use affects someone that much — however, I have never used it myself so my information is second-hand. Cocaine (blow) is another animal. That stuff can really affect someone’s ability to work and not make Gia Love gaffes like making a joke offering blow jobs (I assume sucking dick) to non-blacks willing to bring her “blow” (likely meaning cocaine). There is an article regarding Gia Love’s gaffe on here but since I don’t know how to post a pingback and links seem to send posts into moderation (I don’t want to create unnecessary work for the owner of this site) you can search for it using the search function. I don’t think cocaine should ever be used recreationally, that shit makes people want more and more after just a few doses and causes many people to go into a severe addiction and the high only lasts an hour or two anyway — making such an addiction very expensive to feed (I do support its legalization, however — someone with an ounce of “blow” shouldn’t be arrested and/or do time in jail or prison for it even if I think the recreational use of that drug is stupid and idiotic).

    Other than being dosed with it once during a nose surgery legally by my surgeon I haven’t used cocaine, either, but if I want a high I want it to last all night without repeatedly shooting up my veins or snorting powder up my nose and perforating the nasal septum (the flap of skin in the middle of your nose separating your nostrils)! Talk about a buzz kill — snorting cocaine powder mixed with whatever cut the dealer thought was safe to use sounds like a route to hell depending on what that cut is (it used to be quinine which prevented several diseases and was relatively safe but now I have heard of dealers using talcum powder and ground glass)! Heroin isn’t much better (I have never used heroin but have taken opioid pills legally for decades to relieve pain from a severe back injury), dealers are cutting it with bathtub fentanyl and making a drug so strong that people are getting killed simply from using an unfamiliar dealer using more “cut” in their supposed heroin!

  9. Karmafan

    How many porn girls you think earned boatloads of cash for shoots and it all went up their noses? They end up going back home to where they came from just as broke as when they entered porn (only with a life long anchor of being a porn star around their necks).

  10. mharris127

    Karma, the answer to your question is probably plenty. Even some of the more successful girls have done that. Ashley Blue’s book Girlvert is a great read in this vein, she shoved so much coke up hers and her first porn boyfriend’s noses that I could have bought one hell of a house in expensive Marin County with the money she spent on cocaine! She even was shoving powder up her nose right before shoots to make it easier to do hard, rough anal scenes!

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