Daddy, When I Grow-Up Me Want To Be...

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...a Porn-Star! [BBC News (Radio 1 Newsbeat) article; safe for viewing anywhere.] http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/13040300 Well why not? Gemma says:
“...I get paid a ridiculous amount of money.....if I want plastic-surgery they pay for all that.....if I want a car they pay for that.....if I want a house they’d probably buy me a house!”
It sounds like the ideal career; very well-paid, ‘healthy’ working-conditions and you get to be famous too! Apparently Gemma isn’t being exploited.....but who are ‘they’ that provide all that money and all those cars? :confused: Call me old-fashioned but is this the sort of message that UK national Radio 1 ‘Newsbeat’ (the news service of choice for twelve to twenty-five year-olds) should be putting out? Presumably there is another article that advises the young to work hard at school, particularly at maths and the sciences, because the country is desperately short of scientists and engineers.....although I couldn’t find it! By the way, there apparently isn’t a mistake in the title; I wrote this post in Microsoft Word and the spellchecker wanted to change the second ‘I’ to ‘Me’! I didn’t have the spellchecker set to English (Rastafari) so apparently this is correct English (UK) now... ...I guess that is what happens when everybody grows-up wanting to be a porn-star! :rolleyes:
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Sadly the message of instant success through tv talent shows, football, wags, reality shows, the lottery are what most of the low brow media seem to focus on and as a result what kids aspire to and see as attractive. Maximum return for a perceived minimal input. My daughter recently met a female display pilot and that has made a very big impression on her, one I am keen to encourage.
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Maximum return for a perceived minimal input. .
Not sure that is an accurate phrase given the thread title :diablo:;)
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Looks fit enough but not for me she would make my willy look small!:o:)

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Did she attend Cockpitfest?:confused:
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Didn't see any P-47s there

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I bet she has "inflate to 150 PSI" tatooed on the inside of those lips.. they look bloody awful
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Not sure that is an accurate phrase given the thread title :diablo:;)
So what is she putting in? :eek:
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At least she gets paid for doing what some women do for free. And she's not on the dole execting taxpayers to pay for her mistakes....so it's reallly none of our business. BTW: Classy accent...:rolleyes:

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Actually I made no criticism of Gemma’s career choice (other than some concerns about her being exploited); my criticism was of the state-funded BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat executives who allowed such a one-sided and ‘upbeat’ article about Gemma to be aired on a station that is programmed predominantly for the young and impressionable of the UK. If the pornographic movie industry had tried to air that piece on the BBC, or even commercial TV or radio, as a commercial to encourage the young to work in the industry how far do you think they’d have got? Also, just to play devil’s advocate for a minute, Gemma is twenty-eight now; how many years do you think she’s got left in her industry (even with all that surgery)? And who will pick-up the pieces when all the surgery starts to come ‘unstuck’; the NHS? It is something that I didn’t realise until recently but major plastic surgery, breast-implants for example, only have a ‘life’ (I nearly said ‘shelf-life’) of about ten years and it doesn’t get any cheaper having the surgery re-done; something to consider if a twenty-something is getting breast-implants. Presumably the NHS will be expected to foot-the-bill for the increasing number of implants when those that got them cannot afford to pay any more?
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It is something that I didn’t realise until recently but major plastic surgery, breast-implants for example, only have a ‘life’ (I nearly said ‘shelf-life’) of about ten years and it doesn’t get any cheaper having the surgery re-done; something to consider if a twenty-something is getting breast-implants. Presumably the NHS will be expected to foot-the-bill for the increasing number of implants when those that got them cannot afford to pay any more?
I wouldn't expect NHS to pay for "freshening up" of plastic surgery...but in today's weird world, who knows? She coluld always make the case that the work is necessary for her livlihood...and some bureaucrat would approve it. :) A friend of my UK-based sister-in-law recently got some national media coverage in the UK for her plastic surgery...all paid for by her husband who is not a wealthy man. Hopefully Ms. Pornstar when she retires she fall back on another profession...finding a rich old git to keep her in the lifestyle she's become accustomed to. At 28, she's clearly too old for footballers or Russian billionaires, but I'm sure some 60+ retired MD or 70+ aging pop star would take her in. With her "talents" she'll never go hungry. :D If she were my daughter and was happy in her career field, I'd rather she do that that be a "Tracy in Essex" a hairdresser single mom with two/three kids (each with a different father) living in a council house and driving a rusty Vauxhall.

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With her "talents" she'll never go hungry
Ermmmmm is there a double meaning there?
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Ermmmmm is there a double meaning there?
You may read into it what you wish. :)

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As long as she's happy and free with her choice , i don't see what can possibly be the problem here , other that some peoples narrowmindness. Besides , why i'm not in her place, career wise? I'm male btw, and thinking only if i had the looks and the "gear" to somehow get in this business. Hell , i could have bought myself a real plane by now ! :p

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To repeat... ...I made no criticism of Gemma’s career choice (other than some concerns about her being exploited); my criticism was of the state-funded BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat executives who allowed such a one-sided and ‘upbeat’ article about Gemma to be aired on a station that is programmed predominantly for the young and impressionable of the UK.

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So what would you suggest, hiding this career choice topic because of ...what? Some peoples who don't like it? The "young and impressionable" must be presented with a honest image of what choices are ahead, their pros and cons, in such a manner that in the end, they can make a choice all by themselves. This is not the victorian era ( speaking of the UK) , and even so, there's far too much prejudice and narrowmindness prevalent anyway. And this is one of the most liberal countries in the world ( imo at least) , imagine how bad is in other places.

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Come again? I have to admit, she is doing a job she obviously gets a lot out of and is doing nicely out of it, I agree with it probably not being the ideal programme to air it on, but I cannot see lots of women going into the business simply on the off chance they might make it big.... Puns intended. .

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This is not the victorian era (speaking of the UK), and even so, there's far too much prejudice and narrowmindness prevalent anyway.
Please stop accusing me of being narrow-minded; I am not narrow-minded and have no problem whatsoever with pornography (except child or abusively exploitative), prostitution, same-sex relationships (marriage and adoption), recreational drug-use, naturism or breast-feeding in public, so long as all these activities adhere to the same sort of safety legislation as any other legal human activity.
So what would you suggest, hiding this career choice topic because of ...what? Some peoples who don't like it? The "young and impressionable" must be presented with a honest image of what choices are ahead, their pros and cons, in such a manner that in the end, they can make a choice all by themselves.
I agree. But this isn’t an ‘honest image of what choices are ahead’ is it? And I don’t see too many ‘cons’ being mentioned in this BBC article; do you? Nobody asked Gemma what she is going to do in a few years time when the surgery cannot hold-back the natural ageing process; she’ll only have about forty years left until she can collect her pension. There are going to be over 750,000 people in the UK turning eighteen in 2012; how many of these do you think are, realistically, going to find gainful employment in the porn industry? I don’t suppose we can blame the other 749,990 that don’t make it (or don’t make it big on the X-Factor) if they riot when they don’t get paid ‘a ridiculous amount of money’ and nobody buys them a house or a car! :rolleyes:

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Hopefully Ms. Pornstar when she retires she fall back on another profession
Well, practice makes perfect.
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I wonder if her Dad is proud of her? Apart from the voice, though, she might be a tranny...

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As long as she's happy and free with her choice , i don't see what can possibly be the problem here , other that some peoples narrowmindness. Besides , why i'm not in her place, career wise? I'm male btw, and thinking only if i had the looks and the "gear" to somehow get in this business. Hell , i could have bought myself a real plane by now ! :p
http://louistheroux.com/programmes/twilightoftheporn.php Saw this documentary not long ago. I got the impression that it doesn't necessarily pay much these days. One director (?) would urge his actors to have another/better source of income besides porn. Not sure it's all about looks and tools. Ability also plays into it.