Lots of young actors make a choice to act in adult-oriented movies while they’re waiting for their ticket to fame & fortune. Some of them hope to be discovered this way, and some feel that at least they’re on the big screen and not wearing a nametag and making fries for a living.
Some of these celebrity sex workers may be surprising, but plenty won’t be. Here are some surprising household names who’ve worked in the adult film industry.
Before they were famous
Sylvester Stallone was paid $200 for a role in The Party at Kitty & Stud’s in 1970 (hint: he wasn’t the kitty). The movie was re-released as The Italian Stallion after Rocky made Stallone a household name.
Kevin Costner’s first starring role was in Sizzle Beach, U.S.A., While not quite porn, the film definitely focused more on breasts in & out of bikinis than it did on camerawork & dialogue. Costner reportedly tried to buy the rights to this film so that he could bury this celebrity sex tape.
Did you know that Magic Mike was loosely based on Channing Tatum’s real-life work as a male stripper? Tatum worked under the name Chan Crawford and admits he “did a lot of bad things for one-dollar bills . . . I’ve done some bad, bad things that I can’t even possibly talk about during this interview.”
Kim Kardashian wasn’t exactly an unknown when she worked as Paris Hilton’s personal assistant, but she wasn’t a star either. That all changed after her celebrity sex tape with Ray J was “leaked”.
It’s long been rumored Kim K & mama Kris Jenner were the ones who leaked the celebrity sex tape. What we know for sure is both Kim & Ray J signed the rights over to Vivid Entertainment. Now she’s nearly a billionaire, and that doesn’t seem like such a bad deal.
Nudes but no more
In the year 2021, it’s almost expected that young (and not-so-young) celebrities have nudes – either personal or professional – floating around the Internet. This wasn’t so much the case a few decades ago, though. Studios required their stars to sign morality contacts and even a hint of celebrity sex scandal, such as having a body with body things under their clothes, could stop a career before it started.
It’s a story as old as time, though. In 1949, a young starlet was behind on her rent and close to losing her car, so she took off her clothes for a cameraman with a $50 check. This time, it was Marilyn Monroe, who signed her photoshoot contract as “Mona Monroe” so her studio wouldn’t find out.
When rumors spread that nude photos of Marilyn Monroe existed, studios pressured her to deny that it was really her in the pictures. That became impossible, though, when they were featured in the premiere issue of Playboy magazine. The rest is history, and Marilyn Monroe is certainly part of Hollywood history as well as celebrity sex fantasies.
Another young actor who showed what he was packing for a paycheck was former Mr. Universe Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger has not been terribly shy about posing nude for photoshoots and in movies throughout the years – even at age sixty-seven in Terminator Genisys – and he even did a photoshoot for After Dark, a magazine targeted toward gay men, in 1977.
Whether it’s because he started his career in the skimpiest of posing pouches or because Europe tends to be less prudish about body parts in general, we think that Arnie has a healthy outlook on this side of life. As he acknowledged in an interview, “[Nude scenes] are embarrassing, but fun . . . So what? I don’t think there’s anyone here that has anything to hide.”
Moving on up
Finally, there are at least a few celebrities who sought to capitalize on their celebrity by showing other people how they have sex.
The late Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on Saved By The Bell, released Screeched: Saved By The Smell decades after his hit show. He did claim, however, that “I got a stunt wang. I’m not an idiot.”
And caped crusader Adam West, perhaps to assuage Robin-related rumors, played a part in Young Lady Chatterley II, although he did keep his Bat-briefs on at all times.
Original posted at filmdaily.co