Solid advice from gay porn star Theo Ford for aspiring porn actors

Aspiring porn actors often make a lot of mistakes when first starting out. They struggle with not knowing the trade secrets, make poor decisions because they don’t know any better, and are often focused on the short term rather than the long-term. In fairness, it’s not like there’s a porn university they can go to […]

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Solid advice from gay porn star Theo Ford for aspiring porn actorsAspiring porn actors often make a lot of mistakes when first starting out. They struggle with not knowing the trade secrets, make poor decisions because they don’t know any better, and are often focused on the short term rather than the long-term. In fairness, it’s not like there’s a porn university they can go to for education and training. New people to the industry have to do their research online and if they are lucky, will find a mentor like an experienced porn actor, director, or agent to give them some helpful guidance. Gay porn star, Theo Ford, has offered some solid advice for guys who are first starting out.

“It’s difficult to have any weight in the decision making when you are first starting out,” explains Theo Ford. “When I first started out I probably would have been more careful. Now I can say ‘no’ to the biggest studios in the world because it’s something I don’t want to do. It’s not the matter of money or exposure. It has to feel right.”

Choosing to work in the adult entertainment industry because you think you’ll make a lot of money is one of the worst decisions you can make. Your image will last forever, money will not.

“There are some scenes I would have fought a bit more to get my own way or to speak up,” said Theo Ford. “I’m not ashamed of anything I’ve done. It’s helped make me who I am and made me a better person. People will respect you for that.”

Setting boundaries and respecting your morals and values is just as important as knowing your sexual health status. You need to always be true to yourself and not cross your comfort zone.

Over the course of his career in adult entertainment, Theo Ford has had many amazing experiences, but like any job, occasionally you work with someone you don’t get along with.

“He was the biggest jerk I’ve ever scene,” said Theo Ford, recounting a horrible experience he had with a production manager for one of his scenes. “I’ve never seen such a jerk on set. I would never accept that from anyone. I’d walk off set. I would expect the director to do the same with me if I was bitchy, a diva, or hard to work with. It’s a matter of respect. The producer needs to give the main emotion and energy on set. It’s not the models. The producer is the one that has to have the good mindset.”

Ultimately it’s your decision on what you will and will not do. While it’s important to maintain your personal standards, don’t be so particular to the point that directors, studios, and agents won’t work with you.

“There was one production over two days in Berlin I was working on, and there were multiple things I didn’t like,” said Theo Ford, describing a scene he was shooting that didn’t go as he expected. “We had a part of the scene that had fisting. I didn’t know I had to do it. I wasn’t disgusted by it, but I wasn’t ready for it. The producer talked to me about it, and tried to talk me into it. I would never do that again.”

There are also times that you show up on set and you may not be attracted to your scene partner. Most of the time the director and model agents will work together to ensure the models are a good match, but that doesn’t always happen.

“On that same production, I would have never shot with those guys,” exclaimed Theo Ford. “They are great, but I always know who I will be good on set with. Some people match, others don’t. They might not be a good match for me. If the guys have nothing in common, it’ll be a mistake.”

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