Busting the myths of porn with Australia most successful export

WHEN Australia was watching in awe as Margot Robbie got her Oscar candidate selection last month, another Aussie movie star was also taking the US by storm.

But there’ s a good reason you might not have heard about it, since Angela White is a porn star.

We first met Angela (her real name and adult name) six years ago at a Sexpo in Townsville, and it was pointed out to me in those days by Australian adult industry insiders how business-minded she was and how successful she’d be.

Ranking with her in Las Vegas as she collected a great unprecedented 14 awards in the 35th annual Adult Online video News Awards (widely known as “ the Oscars of porn” ), I had a proud moment.

This is a controversial and taboo world but it does not mean we shouldn’ t observe her achievements.

White is the only Aussie to have ever been inducted in the AVN Hall of Fame, the only Aussie to have ever co-hosted the AVN Awards (an market honour in itself), as well as the only Aussie to have at any time won the much-coveted AVN Award for Female Musician of the Year.

Yes, her work is a little more physical than just about all — she describes being an adult performer as similar to being a sexual athlete. Nevertheless the fact that sex on screen is the job and thing that is traded does not mean her professionalism, determination and passion on her behalf work should be devalued.

Angela White with one of her many trophies from the AVN awards.
Angela White with one of her many trophies from the AVN awards. Supply: Supplied

With an Instagram following of two. 5 million people and an organic growth rate of the additional 5000 followers every day (something most influencers could dream of), sitting with White I learned that there exists more to becoming a successful porn star than just making love. This is an industry that requires severe business acumen, intelligence and a thick skin to get at the top (or on the top, or on the side or in reverse cowgirl).

But what makes Ms White stand out from the crowd? “ Firstly, it’ s the fact that I take pleasure in what I do, ” the lady said. “ My enthusiasm is what makes me stand out being a producer, director and a performer. Fans want to see and feel a real connection in screen and they can tell any time a performer isn’ t entirely engaged. ”

She continued: “ It’ s also about professionalism and reliability. It’ s all good to love what you do and to get passionate about it, but you should also turn up on time, be prepared, get there with the correct wardrobe and be pleasant and patient in set. You have to conduct your self in a way that is appropriate. Having admiration for everyone on set is very important, from the director and camera operators to the make-up performers and production assistants. You could be a great performer, but if you are difficult to have in set, people won’ big t want to book you or work with you. ”

Angela White loved hamming it up onstage as host of the 2018 Adult Video News Honors. Picture: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Angela White loved hamming it up on stage as host of the 2018 Adult Video News Prizes. Picture: Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Hearing this, I’ m reminded that most jobs require you to be this way to be successful and maybe the adult industry is not as different as people think.

Yet how lucrative can employed in the adult industry become? “ Average pay is difficult to gauge, ” White said.

She reports the average rate for a male performer is between $1260-$1500 for a hardcore boy/girl picture, which would take anywhere from half to a full working day to shoot. She explained there are female performers that get paid far more.

“ My scenes from $1900. But that level does not include anal. Anal needs more preparation and thus more labour time so there is certainly an additional cost. My charge for anal starts by $2500 and goes up if this includes double penetration. The greater complex the act as well as the more people involved, the higher my rate will be. ”

Getting into the industry wasn’ t smooth sailing for White.

“ I was very sexual growing up, and I was criticised for the way that we expressed my sexuality.

“ I was tempted and called a slut and a lesbian at age 12. I was called a ‘ lemon’ (nickname for lesbian) and had lemons thrown at me personally. It wasn’ t simply verbal but physical too. I was punched in the face intended for expressing my sexuality, ” she said.

“ I grew up ahead of Instagram, before the ‘ thick’ trend existed (a expression commonly used in America to describe hot women). I read Dolly and Girlfriend and watched TV and never saw my figure represented in a positive light in mainstream media. While i was introduced to pornography, I just finally found women with my body type celebrated and sexualised. I saw porn being a space where I could share and explore my sex, and have my sexuality commemorated rather than criticised. ”

She worked as soon as she was of legal age.

“ My first shoot was for a magazine called Sexy. I was treated like a queen and my curves were finally celebrated. They published images of natural breasts that hang. We are accustomed to seeing enhanced knockers that large breasts that slope are considered saggy. But the editors at Voluptuous seen by them lovingly as hangers and referred to stretch marks because beauty marks. It was a positive experience for me to have my body held up as desirable which was counter to what mainstream media deemed sexy. ”

Porn star Angela White has defended the controversial industry, and thinks no child should ever before watch what she does.
Porn legend Angela White has defended the controversial industry, and believes no child should certainly ever watch what your woman does. Source: Supplied

But White accepts the fact going into porn is an extreme way to look for body positivity.

“ Right now there may well have been other ways to express my sexuality, nevertheless I couldn’ t find them. Porn was the start I saw my body represented favorably. Porn was the first space where I saw people being celebrated for having sex with multiple people of differing genders. When I started undertaking, I finally found an area where I could pursue my passion with like-minded, sex-positive peers. I feel like We belong in the adult industry. I work with people that consider sex, sexuality and lovemaking creativity in the same way that I carry out. I can’ t see anything else quite like porn for me personally. ”

Being at a porn conference and seeing all different types of bodies, I was curious at the sight of pubic hair, something various think is a requirement in the market to take off.

White had a lot to talk about on the matter.

“ You don’ capital t have to have a bikini feel, but you to do have to have good hygiene and be well-groomed. In porn, the bush has returned. Most girls that have pubic curly hair will trim underneath, around the outer labia, so that the camera can see everything. But it’ s not a requirement to shave or wax. A lot of movies these days celebrate the bush, as well as for those movies, directors will demand you to grow your bush for being cast. But in the end, health is far more important than just how much or how little pubic hair you have. Performers need to be very aware of their own preference and smell. What you take in and even what you wear can easily impact your vaginal flora. Many female performers have probiotics to replace the good bacterias they wash away due to frequent douching. ”

There is of course a downside to this industry as well as the stars themselves are the best individuals to explain this.

“ I know that the porn industry has been criticised to get allegedly trying to promote their product to people under the associated with 18, ” she explained.

While she has enjoyed the body positivity of working as a porn celebrity, Angela White admits there’ s personal downsides to the industry, including regular elegance.
While she has enjoyed the body positivity of working as a porn star, Angela White admits there’ s personal downsides to the industry, including regular splendour. Source: Supplied

“ But that is a fantasy. We want paying customers — this is a business for us. Persons under the age of 18 can’ t get credit cards, that they can’ t pay for porn.

“ This kind of myth also suggests that the ones in the porn industry don’ t have a code of ethics. It’ ersus as though people think that mainly because we do porn we could terrible people who don’ testosterone levels care about the welfare of young teens and kids. That’ s absolutely untrue. It’ s called the adult entertainment industry. It’ t entertainment created by and then for adults.

“ This is not for young people who have haven’ t had love-making before. This is not how you will need to learn about sex. That is just like watching The Fast Plus the Furious to learn how to drive. The stunts done in The Fast And The Furious are carried out by trained professionals in safe and controlled environments. Just like in porn.

“ We are specialists working in a safe and controlled environment. This is not how people have sex at home. Sure, there are several scenes that are closer to what individuals are doing at home. But individuals are not seeing the planning and the cuts for lubricant. It is a product and it is modified. ”

For the fear that porn is getting kinkier and influencing these types of acts to be done in our personal bedrooms, White said: “ I disagree with the idea that there has been a steady, uninterrupted progress to harder and kinkier scenes.

“ Porn, like any industry, experiences trends. During the early 2000s ‘ gonzo porn’ (a genre that got thier name from Gonzo journalism, a mode that breaks the fourth wall) was king and difficult scenes were common, nevertheless by the late noughties, the pendulum had begun to swing towards more motion picture and romantic, ‘ couples-friendly’ porn.

“ But there is a problem with the definition of ‘ couples friendly’ sex babci mainly because obviously some couples just like kinkier, harder, rougher stuff too. There’ s as well other movements within adult, like the feminist porn movement, or the alt-porn movement started by people such as Joanna Angel, that have proliferated together with the rise of the internet. It’ s not a simple progression to harder and harder scenes. It’ s like fashion. The trend will become popular therefore people start to produce it. ”

Yet White admits that the porno industry is not for everyone.

“ For those like me, it’ s a positive place where I can share my sexuality and I may be myself. But performers encounter a lot of stereotyping and stigma as a result of being interested in this industry so I wouldn’ t recommend it to anyone who isn’ t prepared to experience that negativity.

“ Performers deal with issues with trolls and bullying on social media, institutionalised elegance when applying for bank accounts and loans, and their profession can even be used against them in custody battles. Performing in porn can also exacerbate pre-existing mental health issues. The pressure of being in the limelight and being ‘ on’ 24/7 on social media is a lot to cope with. ”

Angela White might not be an Foreign household name like Margot Robbie, but she is worshipped in most bedrooms across our country. She is our hidden Foreign star. Should we think virtually any less of her because she uses her complete and bare body meant for entertainment or take a moment to never only learn from her although celebrate her success?