In week five of "Secrets in the Suburbs," we talk to Jamie, a 27-year-old mom of two--a 7- and 2-year-old--who spends her nights as an adult entertainer!
Jamie revealed to momlogic that pizza delivery and telemarketing just weren't cutting it, so she became a webcam girl. And in just the past two years, became a porn star. She juggles her kids' school activities around shooting sex scenes--and you thought you had a lot to balance!
ML: How did you get into the adult entertainment business?
Jamie: I actually started as a maternity nude model. After I had my child, I started doing that again along with solo nudes and solo video. I was also doing webcam shows at the time. My fiancĂ© was a car salesman at the time working 12 to 14 hours a day, 6 days a week and only bringing home maybe $3000 a month. We needed more money to support our growing family, so we agreed that porn would be a good idea for us. I got online one day and searched out adult agencies here. I found a couple that I liked and emailed them some pictures. The next day, an agency made me a good offer, and I was on a flight two days later. I flew from Texas to California and stayed out here for two weeks. It was hard being away from the family, but I made great money. I came home and helped pack things and we drove out for good a week later. We've been here for 2 1/2 years and I'm still in porn. My fiancĂ© also made his way in and we are doing really well.
ML: When you worked as a webcam girl, were most of your clients married men?
Jamie: No, I would say half of my clients were younger guys from other countries and half were married men.
ML: How did you make the switch from webcam girl to porn star?
Jamie: I made the switch from webcam girl to porn star because webcam just wasn't enough for me. I wanted the money and the adventures you get from being a porn star. Plus after six months of doing webcam shows day after day, it gets a little boring. Although, I still do webcam shows in my spare time or on off seasons when companies aren't shooting as much, which is usually in the summer. I like the extra cash, and it's exciting when you're not doing it day after day.
ML: What was the most unusual thing you were asked to do as a webcam girl? And as a porn star?
Jamie: The most unusual thing I was asked to do as a webcam girl was a "pee" show, and I had to turn that down.The most unusual thing I've done as a porn star would be a movie that was all about milk enemas--now that was unusual.
ML: How do you balance being a mom and porn star?
Jamie: It's actually simple to balance being a porn star and a mom. I just have to watch what I wear and what I say around the kids!
ML: When you go to school activities with your children, do you tell the other moms what you do?
Jamie: My children have school functions every once in a while. I notice some guys will stare more than others, and I feel like they have most likely seen my movies. The moms, I think, are clueless. So when people ask what I do, I tell them I'm a trust fund baby, and on occasions I do a little modeling and leave it at that. There are times when I freeze up when people ask or when I go to greet someone I'll accidently introduce myself as Allison, which is my stage name. That makes for an awkward moment.
ML: Does your family know?
Jamie: When I began doing porn, I instantly told my mom and my two older sisters what I was doing. They laughed and joked about them wanting to do it too. I kept it from my dad, but he found out about a year into it. A friend of his told him he saw me on a Web site. My dad called me and was really upset. He's a farmer and very religious, so he didn't take it well. But he calmed down and he just accepts it now.
ML: What's the best thing about being a porn star? And a mom?
Jamie: The best thing about being a porn star is the money and the parties. The best thing about being a mom and a porn star would have to be the time I get to spend with my kids. I'm only at work maybe three times a week for just a couple of hours. The rest of the time I'm spending with my kids. It's great! I couldn't imagine working a lot and being away from my kids for many hours at a time.
ML: What's your schedule like?
Jamie: My schedule is kind of crazy, because I know my call time maybe a couple days ahead of time and sometimes last-minute. But I make sure to only work three days a week and my hours are very short. Shoots take from 1 hour to 4 hours. If it's a feature, it could take 12 hours, but they try to get you out as quickly as possible.
ML: Are there a lot of moms in the porn business?
Jamie: Yes, actually I have met a lot of moms in the business. They like it because of the money and the short hours. If you're a single mom, it's great and an easy way to take care of your kids financially.
ML: When they're old enough will you tell your children what you do for a living?
Jamie: Well, I've met a lot of older people that have been in the business for years that have kids and grandkids. They told their kids what they did for a living and their children seem pretty normal. So, yes when my kids get to the age where they would understand, I will tell them what I do.
The next time you see that hot mom carting her kids around, you may think twice when she tells you she's in the "service business" or a "trust fund baby," because she could be the one entertaining your husband at night! Don't miss week six of "Secrets in the Suburbs."