Olivia Austin: My experience entering the adult industry and a corrupt agency

Olivia Austin: My experience entering the adult industry and a corrupt agency

Hello everyone, just a little intro for you, I am Olivia Austin, a 26 year old from Seattle, who is living her long time dream of being an adult entertainer. Only 4 months into the biz, I know I still have A LOT more to see and experience, but I thought I would start off with sharing my experience I’ve had with entering the business with the completely WRONG agency. Hopefully I can reach out to others thinking of getting started and let them know what to look out for, as I wish someone would have done the same for me.

Before I made the move out to LA, I was living in between Scottsdale, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada where I worked as a cocktail waitress and bartender, also doing modeling and promo gigs on the side. I was doing that since I was 18 years old. Needless to say, I was worn out from dealing with drunks all the time, and really wanted to let my inner closet freak out and see if I could actually make a career out of doing porn.

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So I got hooked up with an agent and I was super excited and right after Thanksgiving last year, I made my first trip out to LA. I planned on staying for about 10 days and was booked for about 6 of those days. My first shoot I was SUPER nervous, but literally once the camera got rolling and the scene was done, I was like “that’s it?! That wasn’t bad at all and it was actually AWESOME!” I was hooked, me being a Leo, I love lots of attention lol, and being in drama, choir, sports, and dancing growing up, I naturally loved to perform and act. Also being a closet freak sex addict helped a lot too Haha. I realized quickly that I sort of found my calling as silly as that sounds, but it was the first time I ever did a “job” where I was like “yup, this is is exactly what I’m meant to be doing”.

So that 10 days in LA ended up extending, I went home to Seattle for Christmas for 4 days, then flew back to Arizona, and conveniently my lease was about to be up the first of January,  and I had no intention staying in AZ anymore, so my agent just said I could pay to stay at his place until I found my own spot. So I packed up my stuff and made the move out to LA.

I really didn’t have many issues with my agency for the first month or so, I was getting booked A LOT, at first I kind of wanted to stay under the radar because I was afraid of what friends and family would think if they found out, but with everything taking off so quickly, and shooting for some of the biggest companies out there, people found out pretty fast, and I just said fuck it, I’m going to own it, and if people don’t like it, well then so be it, I’m happy and safe and that’s what should really matter.

About mid January was when the issues started. I was having a lot of issues with errors on my call sheets I received from my agent, main one being putting the incorrect rate for my scene, like saying its $200 less pay than its supposed to be and finding out that from the director and just a little odd since the checks are payroll and sent to the agency…hmmmm.

 

 

 

2 Responses to "Olivia Austin: My experience entering the adult industry and a corrupt agency"

  1. pornwarner   April 12, 2015 6:42 pm at 6:42 PM

    These guys have always been shady.. They don’t show any of their models and you have to have a username and password to view any of their talent.. The owner does not even use his real name, he tells everyone his name is Dave Rock.. Their not the only shady ones.. There are many more…

     
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  2. WhateverMan   April 13, 2015 9:29 am at 9:29 AM

    Sorry but this girl sounds like a pain in the ass. Nothing but misguided complaints. $50 a night for a place to stay in LA is a lot less than ANY hotel you would find. She is not “entitled” to pay what she thinks is reasonable. In my opinion if she didn’t like it, she could have gone and paid $80 a night to stay in a Motel 6. Secondly she complains about not being able to walk the red carpet at AVN. This isn’t the agent’s fault. Red carpet tickets are extremely limited, and usually only girls that are nominated for awards can go. Sorry, but again, if you’re a first year performer not nominated for any awards then no, you don’t get to walk to red carpet. Again regarding the discounted hotel rooms at AVN, it is true that AVN provides a few of these to some agents but again, supplies are limited and you’re not “entitled” to one, especially as a new performer. Third, in regards to paying commission she could have mailed a check, done an online bank transfer, or whatever. I can completely understand how an agent would not want to get thousands of dollars behind in commission. Porn girls are known for flaking, disappearing all of a sudden, etc.

    First she complains about working too much, and then complains about not working enough. It is EXTREMELY common for new girls to come in the business, work a lot, and then have work die down. If you’re cute, every producer will shoot you once or twice. After that, if you’re not particularly hot, or a great performer, they’re not going to book you again. They’re on to the next 100 girls entering the business. Girls never stop to think “Maybe people just don’t want to shoot me. Maybe I’m not that good of a performer” . Its always “No one is booking me. It must be someone else’s fault!” I got new for ya honey….you’re not anything special looks wise. So, if you’re not a dynamite performer, it shouldn’t be a surprise that directors aren’t lining up to book you again. Believe me, if you were something special, they would be. Its difficult to find exceptional performers.

    The bottom line is nearly everything this girl complained about sounds like its coming from someone who feels extremely entitled and has no idea what she’s talking about. I know everyone likes to gang up on the agents every time a girl posts something like this, but just think about it for a minute. This business is full of difficult girls, and this is one of them.

     
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