Sex on a platter: Confessions of a porn star
But, it got us thinking - what is it like to be a porn star...and that made us reach out to Alison (name changed), who under condition of anonymity, in a jocular tone asked me, "What, now the Badshah of Bollywood wants to steal our bread and butter?"
Alison (name changed) is a porn star - an Indian of mixed culture who says, "I am not a bad girl. I am a regular girl like you and so many others out there...yes, there is a difference that I shed my clothes and work my magic with my lips and my hands. But that's just my job! Just like any other person, every morning after puttering around my kitchen, whipping up my smoothie for a breakfast, I head out to a studio. It's a grueling profession - there are days when you are just not in sync...there are days, when things don't fall into place - and you still need to work your magic!"
Alison loves her job, but she does not let it dictate the person she is. She is sauve, smooth and sexy to the hilt and quoting her, "I work bloody hard to make it work'. Rated as one of the top porn stars, her diary is choc a bloc. And she confesses, in an exclusive with us.
Journey to being a Porn Star
Growing up as a rebel in London, I realized the stereotype 9 to 5 wasn't my cuppa tea. Yes - my parents did their bit of enrolling me to the top private schools, but I was a bad girl. I loved to live my life on the wild side - wild parties, biker groups...the work of every rebel. Reality sunk in when I had to make a choice. When I was asked - What do you want to become, pat came the reply - as famous as Liz Hurley, Anne Hathway, Paris Hilton...and the list was endless. I wanted to be a brand ambassador, a model, an actress - all rolled into one.
But, nothing worked. I modeled for lingerie and swim suit calendar, brand ambassador for an exclusive night club in Macau (it was a gentleman only club - need I say more!) and later found myself being rejected by small time producers. But, yes, all of them, after the routine 'casting couch' bit did slip in - "You have the makings of a porn star!"
So what does it take to become one?
If you are a good looker and with the right assets, then you have hit the jackpot. And what works in your favor is the fact that you have passion flowing in your veins. Not everyone can become a porn star because most women may fake orgasm, but as a porn star, you know that the camera can see through the lies. So, you really need to enjoy the act. And, in this business, there is enough and more for everyone.
Initially, when I got into the business, there were moments when I said, "Gawd, I can't do this!" I did take a bit of conditioning and today, I can proudly say, "I can just about do everything! Nothing is impossible."