Before Holly Randall was the world’s best erotic photographer, she wrote a column for Sex.com. Because Holly Randall isn’t just a beautiful woman and talented photographer, she’s also a great writer!
Holly’s been kind enough to dig up some of her old pieces and let us re-share them with the internet.
In this latest piece from the Holly Randall archives, “Porn’s Next Top Model”, talks about the difficulties of casting new porn models.
It’s important to note that Holly no longer works for her mother Suze Randall. Holly has her own website, which you should check out as soon as possible: HollyRandall.com.
I can only imagine how nerve wracking it must be — testing for us as a potential model for adult scenes. Hopefuls park in an alley in front of a fairly indistinct red brick building, with the only sign that it’s a studio is exactly that — a sign that reads: “Parking for Randall. All others will be towed at owner’s expense.” All the other buildings in the alley are body shops and storage buildings — and then, plopped right in the middle, is the place where “the magic happens.”
As much as I try not to make the experience like a cattle call, often I’m so busy shuffling parked cars, Xeroxing models’ IDs and trying to calm my mother down that I don’t have time to be personable and work on making the model feel comfortable.
In fact, I can recall one incident where I truly did feel like I was directing a factory line of models — an agent brought in 10 girls at once on an extremely busy day. Suze was already shooting on set, so I had to herd the girls in, one by one, to the makeup room and stuff them in the corner. Most of the girls — in fact, nine of them — weren’t even remotely close to what we were looking for, so I simply shot two Polaroid pictures of each out of politeness. I can’t imagine how much film I’ve wasted because I couldn’t bring myself to tell the girls they didn’t have a chance in hell of getting booked by us. Read more…