The outbreak of COVID 19 has halted all the major films and television production across the globe including the adult film industry. Adult film stars are in the same spot as any other mainstream actor, some porn stars are in self-isolation while others are trying different ways to make money.
In an interview with The Wrap, AVN media’s senior editor Sherri Shaulis, stated, “Based on a strong recommendation from the adult-film industry’s non-profit trade group the Free Speech Coalition (FSC), pretty much all porn studios have agreed to shut down for at least the remainder of March.”
However, porn stars have one benefit over the traditional movie actors that they have the advantage of creating content from their personal space, “Truth be told, performers on our side are in a better spot because they can still create and make money.” Sherri said.
However, directors and crew members have a disadvantage, unlike the actors. Sarah Vandella a popular name in the porn industry has lost few studios however her colleagues have lost more than 10 which is devastating.
Young rising star and cosplayer, Maitland Ward reveals on making more than usual, she stated, “Actually, I’ve seen upticks in some of my income because people are home and they want entertainment and they want to get away from all the corona stuff,” Also I’m stuck at home, too, so I’m doing a lot more content just to fill time as well.”
However, Actors who are on a contract basis with the production are in a better place rather than stars who started working independently without any studios to help them financially.
Many of the actors have started engaging with fans on the OnlyFans app that allows content creators to interact with fans through texting, talking, sexting, sharing videos and connecting live over webcam. OnlyFans pays out money earned to content creators weekly.