Porn stars are real people. Sometimes people forget that. Working in the adult entertainment industry is a real job that’s more than just getting up in the morning and having sex in front of a camera. Just ask adult film star, Dominic Pacifico.
“I started doing porn in 1998 in San Francisco where I met Brian Mills,” Dominic explained. “I had started off by doing some photography and photo work, and from there it just kept going and going, until I got into porn.”
It can’t be that hard being a porn star. All you have to do is have sex, right? Wrong!
“On the average day I get up early and go to the gym,” Dominic Pacifico started off, describing his typical workday. “I get a lot of emails, do the scheduling, and usually have to travel.”
No two days are the same. One day you could be traveling and the next day you’re on set and the following you’re at the gym for a few hours. It all depends on how busy you are. While it may seem like a dream job, there’s a lot work that goes into it.
“On set, the average work day includes going to the gym first,” said Dominic. “Then there’s grooming like shaving, trimming, make-up and wardrobe. We start off by taking a lot of photos and then we go through each scene. It can easily be a full day of work.”
Dominic was very fortunate. Although his career is well on its way after working extremely hard, he knows he has the support of his family.
“My family basically said you can do whatever you want as long as your happy,” said Dominic. “My mom laughed and said ‘I knew I didn’t get you circumcised for a reason!’”
It’s the reactions of friends that can be difficult, especially when they are close friends – you can never predict their reaction.
“Some people that go in to porn don’t get the reaction they wanted,” said Dominic as he described how some people were hoping that their friend would have more excitement or it would be more climactic. “My friends, some of my older friends, didn’t care. They think it’s cool and exciting. Some friends I blatantly lost. Porn was considered a taboo industry at the time. The friends I have today are now my friends for life.”