Holly Randall makes porn worth paying for

0 beğenilme 0 beğenilmeme
6, Aralık, 2017 ZoeMarin359 (120 puan) tarafından soruldu
Two half-naked women stand beside a vintage, cherry-red Mustang convertible on a remote hill in Calabasas, California. The smaller, dark-haired woman hitches her cowboy boot on the car's hood, while the other, a blonde with bright green eyes, bends to kiss her partner's leg. Things heat up rapidly, but something is off.

Director Holly Randall, an athletic woman in denim cut-offs and a gray V-neck tee, calls cut. She announces that one of the actresses needs a Wet Wipe for a lipstick stains between her legs. The makeup artist dashes over with a touch-up kit. A straight-faced male crew member steps into the frame to adjust the lighting "on the downstairs."

Randall tosses out a few suggestions for the next few minutes of foreplay. Then she calls action, and the kissing and moaning resumes.

hotporntube Melia Robinson/Tech Insider

I used to think all you needed to make a porn was a bed and one or more naked people. The shoots took place in grimy basement studios, with mustached men in gold track suits looking on and smiling.

Randall and her crew defy this stereotype, and they're making a steady living doing it.

Their glamorous approach may in fact be the key to how Randall's productions make money, even as the porn industry struggles more than ever to compete with free content on the internet.

"You have to carve out a niche that people are interested in, that people are willing to pay for," Randall says.

In her case it is high-end erotica: Watch any of her films and you'll see models framed in intimate close-up shots with romantic lighting on their faces or other body parts. Scenes are often scripted, and feature elaborate sets and props. The end result could be called a work of art.

Actress Ariana Marie takes a break. Melia Robinson/Tech Insider

Makeup artist and stylist Melissa Murphy pins hair in place for actress Nicole Aniston. Melia Robinson/Tech Insider

Over the summer, I was invited to spend a day on Randall's set and unravel my perceptions of adult film production. If there's one thing I learned, it's this: Making good porn isn't easy.

***

A crew member leaves set for lunch. Melia Robinson/Tech Insider

A few hours earlier, the entire crew gathered in a white ranch house atop the hill to eat lunch. Randall's assistant, a bubbly twenty-something who says she found the position on Craigslist, arrived with a buffet of falafel, chicken shawarma, pita bread, and salad.

In one corner, the tan blonde actress, Nicole Aniston, sat picking a morsel of Mediterranean food out of her cleavage. Her hair fell in barrel rolls down the front of her white robe, and she laughed swapping stories with the crew. They had spent most of the morning constructing a Gothic-style lair for a Halloween shoot later in the day.

Melia Robinson/Tech Insider

The mood was hearty. Twistys, a pay-for-play site known for its softer, more glamorous approach to adult content, commissioned Randall to shoot its big Treat of the Year package. The feature celebrates the company's most popular star of 2015. The recipient's photos and movies receive special promotion on the site.

Across the room, Randall hardly paused during the break. She conferenced with the makeup artist on how to style Aniston's hair, suggesting they use a bandana for the "Thelma & Louise" inspired scene. Then she chatted with the wardrobe stylist, running her hands and eyes over denim booty-shorts and a fringe jacket.

Melia Robinson/Tech Insider

Of course, those clothes would come off and the hair would likely come undone in minutes. But Randall's attention to detail and high production quality are what set her videos apart — and keep her in business.

***

Today, there up to five million adult content sites on the internet, as discussed on a recent episode of "Codebreaker," a new podcast from Marketplace and Tech Insider. But a lot of them struggle to make money, especially since the rise of YouTube-style "tube sites."

Internet porn: Is it evil? Listen to the full episode:

Cevabınız

Görüntülenecek adınız (isteğe bağlı):
Gizlilik: E-posta adresiniz yalnızca bu bildirimlerin gönderilmesi için kullanılacak.
Hoş geldiniz, Bilene Sorun ! sizelere sorularınızın diğer kullanıcılarımız tarafından cevaplanması için bir ortam sağlar.
...