Can a porn star make it big in mainstream?

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Pornography has for a long time been considered deviant among many of us. If someone found you watching porn you would probably start explaining. “It’s not what you think, I am not into porn”, most people would say that. So why is this happening? It is because people look at you differently if you are associated with pornography in one way or the other. Some countries have completely illegalized pornography while others banned child pornography. There have been effort to push pornography into mainstream but we are yet to see it happen. Most parents and family wouldn’t want a relative to be involved in pornography especially doing it as a career. Yes, it is considered a career now days. A dirty one for that matter. To make it in porn you need to perfect your dirty behavior. There are so many porn stars and the number keeps increasing every day. People go into porn for different reasons. One could go into porn so as to carter for his/her basic needs and make ends meet for lack of a better job or could just be doing it as a passion. If you listen to the interviews of porn stars, most of them say that they have always wanted to get into the porn industry since they first knew about it. On the other hand those who are usually forced by circumstance, quit after making their lives better. It doesn’t mean that all of those who quit were victims of circumstance but for one reason or the other, a porn star can decide to quit.

Here are some of the famous porn stars who went into mainstream

Sasha Grey

Sasha rocked the porn industry for only 3 years but she made history. If you wanted to get hard, all you needed was Sasha Grey. Her looks really worked for her. At some point in her career, she played a role in a drama scene and when she did well, she decided to go mainstream. The fan base she had built followed her loyally and she got accepted. She has done many mainstream scenes and she finally quit acting porn.

Katie Morgan

This gorgeous lady was doing so well in porn films. Her beauty and strong personally were her strongest points. Maybe this is what the mainstream producers saw in her and decided to take her in for an acting role. She is now acting movies and the crowd always loves her.

Mary Carey

Despite doing well in porn, most people got to know her outside her porn scenes. Mary ran for the governor’s office in California and that is when most people got to know her. She didn’t win the election but out of the 135 candidates she emerged number 10 which was just amazing considering that it was her first time.

Jenna Jameson

You know Grand theft game? Well, Jenna has voiced a character in the game. She also voiced another character of her animated image on The Family Guy. This name is very popular in porn and Jenna was ranked best seller list for 6 weeks on the New York Times. Most people who love porn know Jenna Jameson and up to now her videos are still rocking despite her leaving the porn industry.

Traci lord

Traci was first on the spotlight when she featured on a porn scene while under the age of 18. She stirred a mixture of reactions especially to the director who facilitated the scene. Unlike most of the porn stars who went mainstream, Traci does not like to act nude on her new movies. Just like Jenna, Traci has also voiced some characters on video games.

Ron Jeremy

Ron has now made as many mainstream scenes as porn scenes. We love commending the female porn stars but male stars also deserve recognition. Ron is one of the male stars who made it big both in the porn industry and in mainstream.

Nina Hartley

Nina is a legend in the porn industry. She once appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show to openly talk about pornography. Even at age 52, she is still active in the film industry.

Jesse Jane

If you search top porn stars today, you won’t miss Jesse on the list of top 10. She is big name in pornography and her sweat face does the magic for many of us. She has made several appearances on mainstream but she is not leaving the porn industry any time soon.

Ginger Lynn

Ginger was a top star in the 1980s and then she joined mainstream and appeared on Hollywood films. She also featured on television shows such as NYPD Blue. She is in her 40s now and makes occasional appearances on mainstream but has returned in the porn industry.

Did they make it?

These celebrities did very well in both porn and mainstream so a big yes. It is possible to make it big in the mainstream just as long as you have talent. These stars already had a huge fan base and their supporters helped them catch up in the new industry. If you are a porn star and you want to quit porn for one reason or another, you can do so without the fear of rejection. You can also be doing both roles if your producers allow it. People are very receptive and even though porn is considered dirty, they will allow you to play a more “decent” role in mainstream. The porn stars on most cases are given sex scenes in mainstream movies because they are comfortable with exposing their bodies. But it is a bit different since the scenes are shorter and that no intercourse is necessarily involved. When Hollywood decides to take a porn star it is because of their fame and their ability to widen the market. And the fact that porn stars are gorgeous is a plus of course. The bottom line is, you can make it in mainstream despite being a porn star.

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