Angela White, the Aussie porn star owning the US1: I first met Angela her real name and porn name six years ago at a Sexpo in Townsville, and it was pointed out to me back then by Australian adult industry insiders how business-minded she was and how successful she would be. Yes, her work is a little more physical than most — she describes being an adult performer as akin to being a sexual athlete. But the fact that sex on screen is the job and commodity that is traded does not mean her professionalism, determination and passion for her work should be devalued.
Angela White with one of her many trophies from the AVN awards. Supplied With an Instagram following of 2. This is an industry that requires serious business acumen, intelligence and a thick skin to get to the top or on the top, or on the side or in reverse cowgirl. But what makes Ms White stand out from the crowd?
You have to conduct yourself in a way that is appropriate. Having respect for everyone on set is important, from the director and camera operators to the make-up artists and production assistants. But how lucrative can working in the adult industry be? She said there are female performers that get paid far more.
But that rate does not include anal. Anal requires more preparation and thus more labour time so there is an additional cost. The more complex the act and the more people involved, the higher my rate will be. I read Dolly and Girlfriend and watched TV and never saw my body represented in a positive light in mainstream media. When I was introduced to pornography, I finally found women with my body type celebrated and sexualised. I saw porn as a space where I could express and explore my sexuality, and have my sexuality celebrated rather than criticised.
I was treated like a princess and my curves were finally celebrated. They published images of natural boobs that hang. We are so used to seeing enhanced boobs that large breasts that slope are considered saggy. But the editors at Voluptuous referred to them lovingly as hangers and referred to stretch marks as beauty marks. It was a positive experience for me to have my body held up as desirable which was counter to what mainstream media deemed sexy.
Supplied But White admits going into porn is an extreme way to look for body positivity. Porn was the first place I saw my body represented positively. Porn was the first space where I saw people being celebrated for having sex with multiple people of varying genders.
When I started performing, I finally found a space where I could pursue my passion with like-minded, sex-positive peers. I feel like I belong in the adult industry.
I work with people that think about sex, sexuality and sexual creativity in the same way that I do. White had a lot to say on the matter. In porn, the bush is back. Most girls that have pubic hair will trim underneath, on the outer labia, so that the camera can see everything. A lot of movies these days celebrate the bush, and for those movies, directors will require you to grow your bush to be cast.
But in the end, hygiene is far more important than how much or how little pubic hair you have. Performers have to be very aware of their own taste and smell. What you eat and even what you wear can impact your vaginal flora. Many female performers take probiotics to replace the good bacteria they wash away as a result of frequent douching. We want paying customers — this is a business for us.
This is not how you should learn about sex. The stunts done in The Fast And The Furious are done by trained professionals in safe and controlled environments. Just like in porn. This is not how people have sex at home. Sure, there are some scenes that are closer to what people are doing at home.
But people are not seeing the preparation and the cuts for lube. It is a product and it is edited. A certain trend will become popular so people start to produce it. Performing in porn can also exacerbate pre-existing mental health issues. She is our hidden Aussie star. Should we think any less of her because she uses her entire and bare body for entertainment or take a moment to not only learn from her but celebrate her success?