Where do producers get the girls for porn movies?

Petra Ann’s popular response is accurate for the normal course of things in porn.

I saw this question as an opportunity to share how we do things differently and what that means to me. At Spark Erotic, we get our participants nearly completely out of the Lifestyle. We find them, but more than often, they find us. This has a number of advantages to the standard “use an agency or run an ad” approach. For us, the personhood behind the sexuality is key to our process and results. We don't do a cattle call or thumb through agency promo pages to find the hottest chick or the most masculine guy. Not our style. . .

Recruiting people from an established subculture has many advantages. We have other’s opinions as referrals, people get to see our behavior over time and trust is a key part of that. No one in our troupe makes their main living off of our efforts. About half of our team members refuse to be paid. Ours is a collaborative art project and that draws a different participant and a different audience.

For us, the main two prerequisites for involvement are a team attitude and an honest sexuality. First, a team attitude that values our collective efforts over any one person. This goes for our leadership, too, who are well aware of the necessity of each of us to make Spark what it is. Second, an honest sexuality that is at peace within oneself and, furthermore, willingness to share that with the world. Rare combination and amazing to see in action.

The people we are honored to work with are beautiful inside and out and we love them for who they are. We just completed a retreat with 20 of us working, playing and planning the future. We culminated the weekend with a premiere event with 320 people where we showed our five films to date. We all got to be rock stars (thanks Evie) and it was a blast.

To us, the difference between our casting and that of the normal porn world is that we spend our time upfront in relationship to find the people we want to work with and then we invite them to an adventure. That adventure is always evolving and it’s a blessing to be part of it. We invite you to check out our world.