Janet Mason Talks About Shooting in Pro Porn and Why she won’t be doing it Anymore

I shot Janet a couple of years ago and she is an absolute doll…I wish her nothing but the best and I think this is a must read post for girls looking to get into porn.

2009/2010: Looking back & looking ahead…

Wow…I can hardly believe another year has passed! So much has happened in the past 12 months that 2009 literally went by faster than almost any year in my life thus far.

First, a look backward at 2009. It’s certainly no secret that 2009 is the year I “went pro”…well, sort of, anyway. Although Steve and I still ran my primary amateur site, Janet Exposed (and even managed to relaunch my old foot/leg fetish site, Janet Mason’s Foot Tease) the fact is that, once we moved our family to Los Angeles last winter, the offers for top-paying, high-profile pro shoots came hard and heavy and I found them hard to resist…at least at first.

Why do I say “at first”? Do I regret doing pro work at all? Well, yes and no. “No” because we met some really great people…guys and gals who wanted to shoot with us for my site as well as just plain friends with no sexual aspect to the relationship at all. “Yes” because we also met far too many people who are in the business for all the wrong reasons, because there were too many times when I’d show up for a shoot only to find out that it was something I would not normally want to do at all but was already obligated to do and, finally, because I was so busy (sometimes shooting as many as 5-6 pro scenes a week!) that it often would seem like “work” instead of the fun, exhilarating sex I love and am used to on my own site shoots. Last but not least, we had very little time for anything else and had to back way off on our primary (and non-adult related) business, which we love.

Don’t get me wrong…I’m not going to go on a rant about the “bad” part of pro porn world. I learned a lot, had some good times and met enough decent people who were genuinely into it that it was not a “bad” experience. But will I focus so heavily on on pro work anymore, or do it anywhere near full-time again? No, not at all…and never again…not even “half time” or “quarter time”. Let’s just say that the pro world was not what I expected it to be and that for every company, director or performer who was great and everything I could have possibly hoped for, there were five more companies, directors or performers whom I would never consider shooting with again. I will not mention any names…either the good ones or the bad ones…let’s just say that I have taken responsibility for my choices, have learned my lesson and am moving on.

To that end, a look forward at 2010. Putting our actions where our words are, Steve and I actually moved back east (much to the chagrin of our kids, who loved California) in order to get away from the L.A. pro porn world and focus on what we do best and enjoy most…our own amateur sites, on a part-time basis only. Real sex with real fans who are really into it.

Will I still do occasional pro scenes in L.A.? Since we visit the area several times a year, I may…but only very, very few scenes per year…and only those types of scenes which accurately reflect the “real me” and what I am genuinely into…very well-endowed black men, clean-cut and very fit younger white guys, other women and my personal kinks such as handjobs, facials, foot fetish, etc. At no point will I ever consider doing another scene that is not something I’d do in my personal life again (such as bondage, sex with guys I find unattractive, etc.) and, if I am ever deliberately misled by a director again, I will simply walk off set…that is a promise to myself, to Steve and to my fans. It’s just not worth it! I’d rather shoot for my own site with a fan who really wants to be there than get paid for a pro shoot I’m not into.

Likewise, Steve and I will not be at AVN this year nor will we attend any other “adult industry” parties, conventions, etc. We tried that, briefly, while in L.A. and it’s just not us. We are just not “party people”…we don’t drink heavily, we don’t do drugs, and we’re not into hanging out in clubs all night, etc. We’re way too squeaky-clean and health/fitness oriented, for one thing, plus as parents our “real” life as a family takes priority. Finally, there are a million things we’d rather talk about than the “adult industry”.

In short, we are going back to what we used to be before I tried pro work…a close-knit, regular couple with kinky tastes in sex who have the good fortune to be able to share it online in a deliberately amateur style with like-minded people. Once again we will focus on my web sites. I’ll be updating my blog much more often…and, as a bonus, Steve will be contributing his own blog posts from the “husband’s perspective”…not only because many of you have been requesting that he do so, but also because we really let the fact that we do what we do as a couple…and a happy one at that…slide to the background as my pro work brought me a certain level of “celebrity” which I have found I am not really comfortable with.

That being said, I want to thank each and every one of you for all the love and support you’ve shown me over the past 11 years online and I wish you all a Happy New Year. Steve and I are both very excited about recommitting to our “Mom & Pop” amateur status and we both look forward to interacting with you in 2010!

Love,

Janet
www.janet-exposed.com
www.foot-tease.com

8 Replies to “Janet Mason Talks About Shooting in Pro Porn and Why she won’t be doing it Anymore”

  1. juliemeadows

    I think that’s the point, Tony. Constantly being put in a situation to stand up for yourself when the point is to, not only make money, but also to have fun, isn’t worth it. She’s right. For females who are sweeties, too much haggling with people who don’t give you all the information up front can kill your spirit over time. Keep your little girls. I love it when mature women in this industry speak. And she didn’t point anyone out. She’s stating to her fans what she’s going to do because it makes her happy. Very nicely written. 🙂

  2. tony

    I knew a model who did alot of porn and set a tone and it was known.If it was different than the scene she was told about she walked. It was understood and it didnt happen much once she made quite clear.

  3. juliemeadows

    I understand. That’s what I did, but I wanted to be here. Sounds like she just really wants to get back to the simple life. Plus she has kids to think about.

  4. Joeyboy

    Well Mike, I thinks it’s time you shoot Janet again in a Bukakke. I know she would love it and she has begged in LA to do one.

  5. mharris127

    Good luck, Janet. I am sorry that the biz wasn’t your cup of tea, but it isn’t for everyone, and I wish you well in running your website. As for Joeyboy, she just said she was not going to continue in commercial productions, so I doubt Mike can convince her to perform in one of his (even if it is amateur-related).

  6. Joeyboy

    Mharris127, She is going to continue in the business. Re-read her blog and you will see she did not quit the pro porn business all toghether just cutting back. Mike shot her bukakke for her sight, or at least set it up, so I’m sure she would work with him again since this is her #1 fetish.

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