January 02, 2010 06:41pm
Hot Spots for Porn Production
by: Mike Azzurri
As many fans know, California’s San Fernando Valley, aka Porn Valley, is where as much as 90% of all porn is made. Let's shed some light on a couple of up and coming hot spots to where companies are producing porn from.
First we will go to the East Coast’s answer to Porn Valley. Miami, Florida is equally hot, and that’s not just referring to the climate. Miami has always been associated with sun, sex, money, and beautiful women in skimpy clothing. South Beach is crawling with hot, tanned, sexy women, from locals, to millions of tourists that visit the area every year.
One of the reasons why South Florida in general has become such a hot spot for filming adult movies, is the abundance of beautiful women that are in the area. Girls from all walks of life, including strippers, and also everyday girls who are just tanning out on the beach, South Florida is a top destination for recruiting girls to perform in adult videos. From extravagant strip clubs, to sunny beach locations and South Beach's hottest nightclubs, these are all top notch places to scout out potential female talent that could be the next big porn starlet.
In addition to Miami, there are big online Companies based out of other Florida cities. Clips 4 Sale, is based out of the Tampa area. Clips4Sale.com is one of the biggest fetish and porn video on demand sites in the world.
Miami though, has become a breeding ground for the $2.5 billion a year online pornography industry. There are many amateur as well as bigger name companies that are based out of Miami. The Score Group is one of the bigger ones that film out of Miami.
Another of the major players in the industry is also based down there. Bang Bus has become, according to its proprietors, ''World famous''. Bang Bus features a white bus, a demented cameraman making narrations, a hung over driver and hardcore depravity. The bus travels all over Miami as the hardcore sexual acts take place. You see the skyline in the background, the Palmetto, the airport, the MacArthur Causeway, you name it! Bang Bus is part of the Miami-based Bangbros.com, Inc. The company represents over a dozen pornography sites, many of them based in Miami.
8thstreetlatinas.com is another very popular adult website. (This site, too, is based out of Miami.) It markets itself as a repository for illegal immigrant women willing to do anything for cash. The site gets its name from S.W. 8th Street, which with it's long row of motels, has always been known for prostitution. This site is also part of a large network of porno sites many of which are based out of Miami.
Miami, being the tropical vacation destination that it is, has become a hotbed of online amateur porn as well as the setting for many reality based films. The total amateurs you will see in ''Coast to Coast Amateurs: Miami'', have never been on camera like this before, but just because they are new to performing on screen does not mean they don’t know what they’re doing.
''Miami Rump Shakers'' and companion release, ''South Beach Sluts'', are both excellent examples of the kind of tail you can expect to see in the city. The ''Fuckin Around in South Beach'' series showcases a whole collection of babes baring all and behaving like porn stars.
Miami is home to the East Coast’s largest adult-themed consumer show, Exxxotica Miami Beach, which takes place at the Miami Beach Convention center every year in May. In Miami, you can enjoy the sun, the beach, and sex with those gilded luminaries of porn. Miami has quickly become the southeastern secondary city capital of the adult industry. The porn industry bigwigs also come down to South Florida every summer for the annual Internext Convention, which takes place in Hollywood, Florida.
The City’s tourism industry probably won't promote it actively as a sexual destination, but its hard not to view it as a place to go where you can have the kind of wild sex that some people only dream about. According to various statistics, Miami ranks in the top 3 in overall importance to the porn industry in the United States. The only reason it does not rank higher is because that list factors in all aspects of the industry including, physical products, video production, conventions, and websites. Were it to only factor in websites, then Miami might arguably be number one.
When you think about the entire adult industry as a whole, Miami is definitely a top location and destination for producing adult websites, as well as adult movies.
The Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, Arizona, is also a growing hot spot for Adult Production Companies. When you think of Phoenix, you think of warm weather, lots of sun, the desert, and cheaper living. Lots of people in the adult industry have been talking about Phoenix as a great place to produce porn. Its a great alternative to shooting in the San Fernando Valley. Located in the South West part of the country, and only about a 5 hour drive from the LA area,
Phoenix has all the makings of an up and coming hot spot for porn companies and producers. With cheaper prices of living, year round warm weather, lots of sun, surrounded by a desert, Phoenix has all of the criteria that makes for shooting good porn. Being that it is surrounded by a desert, it makes it much easier for producers to find tons of desolated areas to shoot outdoors. Natural sunlight makes for crisper images, plus when shooting the outdoors you get to have beautiful desert backgrounds with the surrounding mountains, all of which are fantastic options to have when producing adult content.
Not to mention, not too far from Phoenix, there is Lake Havasu, Arizona. A very popular spring break destination, loaded with tons of smoking hot college aged chicks, looking for fun. The Lake has been a popular location to film porn in recent years. With the place filled with good looking young girls in the spring, and with it having remote places to go along the lake, it makes for another perfect place to produce adult content.
Phoenix is one of the cities in the United States that always seems to be growing. More strip clubs are popping up in the area all of the time. Lets not forget the major college Universities located in the area like ASU and the community colleges in the suburbs, all which have the crazy college girl types roaming around the entire area. Not a bad place overall to find hot women who would be interested in getting into the adult video industry to make some extra money.
In Phoenix, a very vast growing Metropolitan area, in recent years there have been number of adult companies and stars that have now made Phoenix their home. One adult superstar that now resides in Phoenix is Taryn Thomas.
Thomas is already a seasoned veteran of the adult industry. Four years ago, she was making bank as one of the most in demand hardcore performers in the business, and business was booming. She left porn three years ago and now is returning with her own production company, Taryn it Up Entertainment. ''The adult business isn't what it used to be, especially in the San Fernando Valley outside Los Angeles, the long-reigning capital of porn in America'', says Thomas. In recent years, numbers across the board have declined for many of the top adult production studios, most of which are located in the San Fernando Valley area.
However luckily for Thomas, her new company is based in a place considered the next big hotspot for pornography, Phoenix. ''Some of the most successful adult sites in cyberspace are grounded here'', Thomas says during an interview with Phoenix New Time News. In fact, Taryn it Up Entertainment leads a bunch of Phoenix-based adult-entertainment businesses that, like it or not, just might make the Valley of the Sun the next porn capital.
Arizona has become like the small mecca, sort of like a ''Little Porn Valley''. The San Fernando Valley is definitely still the capital of porn, but it feels like Phoenix is climbing up the ladder so to speak, especially with companies on the Web. There are continually more and more Web companies popping up in the Phoenix area. Companies like Taryn Thomas's Taryn it up Entertainment, and Buzz Aziani, the owner of Phoenix-based adult site Aziani.com are building a Web presence in the Phoenix area. Web cam studios are also sprouting up in the area as well.
Even with companies that do not currently do business out of Phoenix, there are various companies that travel to Phoenix to produce their projects. The Phoenix area has many vacation rental homes, at decent pricing, and the Metro area of Phoenix has many hotels. Adult Companies find it cheaper to shoot, including much cheaper rates to pay talent rather than paying the going rate for talent to film porn in the L.a. Valley, and different scenery to choose from is a benefit as well.
With the economy struggling, and the price of living in the San Fernando Valley on the high end, places Like Phoenix are looking better and better all the time for adult production companies to relocate.