Starting a new job in any field is stressful and daunting. Now close your eyes and imagine it’s a job where you take your clothes off and fuck for millions of people to see. Scary as hell, right? Every household-name adult performer started out as an unknown. The path to success for these stars began with one single scene. This feature celebrates the next big names to grace your TV, phone and computer screens. These seven fledgling performers have already made waves during their small amount of time on the XXX screen.
I remember my very first scene like it was yesterday. I found an ad on Craigslist (bear in mind this was 12 years ago, when that was a medium for finding porn work). It was for The L Factor, a lesbian label. I showed up, dressed in my best dress, makeup and heels, with a bag full of brand-new lingerie I had bought just for the scene. When I walked through the door, I was shocked to see established performers wearing sweatpants, with little to no makeup on. I felt like a royal asshole. At the time I didn’t realize that it helps to show up for work wearing loose, baggy clothes so there aren’t any line marks on your body. I met with the director. She was kind but gruff and “no nonsense,” which was a slight surprise to me, but to be fair, I had no idea what to expect from a porn director.
My scene partner was two hours late and arrived with grease all over from working on her car, which had broken down. Since the scene was priming to start, I showed the director my wardrobe, but was told that I would be nude for the scene—they had decided it would be a massage scenario at the last minute. All the money, time and effort I put into selecting sexy outfits was for naught. I lay down on the massage table and was more nervous than I had ever been in my entire life. I had been with women before, but nothing like this. While my scene partner’s hands were gliding over my naked body, I remember thinking, I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing! Finally I took a deep breath and decided, I’m just going to do what feels good to me on her. Simple, right?
When it was time for me to service my costar, everything just clicked. My tongue and fingers gained a life of their own, and the scene fell into a good rhythm. It ended with us both having orgasms and collapsing, covered in sweat and oil. Oh, there were tons of flies in the warehouse we were shooting in, and they kept getting stuck on our oiled-up bodies. Best first scene ever!
That was my experience. Now let’s ask what it was like for these newbies—the rising stars who are bound to take over your fantasies with the next scene they shoot. You’re welcome in advance.