Troubled lives of Japan’s male porn stars

ardo

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Being a porn star is a dream job for a lot of men.

Japan has only 70 such positions in its immense adult video (AV) industry.

For those left to contemplate what might have been, there is this month’s release of “The Other Side Of The Sex,” a documentary in which 20 male actors discuss women, sex, and more — but implore that it’s hard work...

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“They’ll often boast about having 100 women,” says co-director Hidekazu Takahara. “But they will also have to be able to get it up in front of an actress they don’t desire.”

Today’s actors... can become easily overworked through “real sex.”

“We have gone from three shoots in two days in the past to four or five shoots in one day,” says the film’s other director, Yujiro Enoki... who has more than 2,000 titles to his credit. “An actor has got to rise to the occasion seven times (in one day), and for each of those times it is with a different actress.”

At present, the industry reportedly employs 10,000 actresses, releases 4,500 titles monthly, and generates 55 billion yen in annual sales.

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http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2013/02/18/film-documents-the-troubled-lives-of-japans-male-porn-stars/
 

monkeychicken

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the 'overworking' is just one reason why the action is so lame in JAV. Then there's the 'its good enough for them' camerawork, lighting and direction... if any. Oh, then there's the mozaic, which might actually make it better in many cases.
 

gendalf

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i don't get why that 70 limit exists.. Is it because of some sort of monopoly or law or what?
 

MrMojo

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It's no different than articles that reveal how Western Male AV actors are worked.

The guys can stay hard many times but when they can't shoot off at the end, you know they probably overdid it and should take a few days off to reload.

What a way to ruin a terrific scene with a sexy woman when nothing cums out at climax. :notagain:
 

funkyft

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i don't get why that 70 limit exists.. Is it because of some sort of monopoly or law or what?

Is there a limit, or is it that there's only 70 men that past mustard?

Also, does anyone have a torrent of this, hopefully with subs?:please:
 

Near

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I second this, wouldn't mind a torrent of this.
I'd love to know how much they get paid.
That makes me curious on how many Idol and JI actresses there are.
 

qwerty07

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They probably don't hire more male AV because there is no incentive. Why use more of the budget for male talent when you can get more female talent. And 7 times a day is probably an extreme that does not happen every day.


I still think being a male porn star is a good job compared to most jobs. Any job that allows you to get out of being another cog in the machine is a good one.
 

gendalf

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They probably don't hire more male AV because there is no incentive. Why use more of the budget for male talent when you can get more female talent.
qwerty07, if some companies don't want to hire men, then either this statistics is bullshit based on 1-2 companies or there is monopoly that doesn't allow other companies on the market therefore have overall control of the number of emploees in the industry. I think you don't see it from buisness perspective, only from employee..

I incline to the first option, just because there is ton of gay JAV .
 

qwerty07

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qwerty07, if some companies don't want to hire men, then either this statistics is bullshit based on 1-2 companies or there is monopoly that doesn't allow other companies on the market therefore have overall control of the number of emploees in the industry. I think you don't see it from buisness perspective, only from employee..

I incline to the first option, just because there is ton of gay JAV .


I have no idea what you are talking about. What I am saying is VERY SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND.


I have a budget that can hire 2 male + 10 female or hire 4 male + 8 female.

The first option means I can make 10 movies.

The second option means I make 8 movies, but the guys get more rest.

Why the hell would I care about guys having too much sex??? I would work their asses as much as humanly possible because every guy that leaves, another will fill. This is what male talent goes through BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT THE ATTRACTION.
 

princeali692

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there has to be more than 70 really, what about some of those bukkake movies? are a lot of those guys just picked up off the street so they don't count?
 

elgringo14

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Male actors have never been a selling factor for Adult Videos releases, only the females are. Mainly because the market targets are also male, why would you care about which dude is fucking your favorite AV Idol lol? It is true that western pornos give more credits to the male actors, but I don't think they are really important for the sales (except with gay titles yuck).

I expect the regular male cast to be rather small, but 70 is really a small number. And it does not fit with the 4500 monthly releases claimed by the trailer. Gimme official statistics goddammit! :exhausted:
 

qwerty07

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I would care who the dude only if he is really out of shape, or old as hell(senior citizen). Because I can't even pretend to relate to them.
 

tiwanet

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all the huge can be sold. huge boobs, huge ass, huge cock. :sadomaso: good price indeed
 

Rhinosaur

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Betcha most blokes in this forum wouldn't be able to do it.
Given a chance, I'd have a fucking good crack at it to see if I could!!