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Michele- Bicoastal Babe
Posts: 102
Los Angeles, California, US


I have gotten several offers to do Penthouse... I've always been on the fence about it but haven't been too sure yet. Can anyone offer me a list of pros and cons? I also know, IF I do Penthouse I will get porn offers which I def. don't want to do. What are your thoughts? Thanks a million!!

XoXo- Michele Belle
Aug 15 11 03:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wilde One
Posts: 2,351
Santa Monica, California, US


I prefer Penthouse to Onebedroomapartment...  wink

...but it's really your call what area of the picturemaking industry you want to get into.
Aug 15 11 03:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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pullins photography
Posts: 5,877
Troy, Michigan, US


Michele Belle wrote:
I have gotten several offers to do Penthouse... I've always been on the fence about it but haven't been too sure yet. Can anyone offer me a list of pros and cons? I also know, IF I do Penthouse I will get porn offers which I def. don't want to do. What are your thoughts? Thanks a million!!

XoXo- Michele Belle

you're already out there sans clothing, so you might as well...and as for the other "offers" a polite, "no thank you" should do a body good

Aug 15 11 03:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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GER Photography
Posts: 7,563
Imperial, California, US


Playboy first, then Penthouse!;-)) You'd be perfect for either. That, from me, is a compliment of the highest kind, less than one percent of the models here on MM would ever hear that from me. You got " It ", rock it!!;-)
Aug 15 11 03:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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varton
Posts: 2,264
New York, New York, US


how much are they offering these days ?
Aug 15 11 03:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Robb Mann
Posts: 10,017
Baltimore, Maryland, US


Well, you've got nekid pics on here, so you're already exposed nationally. Doing Penthouse would give you National Exposure.
Aug 15 11 03:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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DennisRoliffPhotography
Posts: 1,928
Akron, Ohio, US


yes, you should do penthouse.
Aug 15 11 04:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Crossland Photography
Posts: 38
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


Robb Mann wrote:
Well, you've got nekid pics on here, so you're already exposed nationally. Doing Penthouse would give you National Exposure.

Go for it smile

Aug 15 11 05:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cherrystone
Posts: 36,041
Columbus, Ohio, US


Michele Belle wrote:
I have gotten several offers to do Penthouse... I've always been on the fence about it but haven't been too sure yet. Can anyone offer me a list of pros and cons? I also know, IF I do Penthouse I will get porn offers which I def. don't want to do. What are your thoughts? Thanks a million!!

XoXo- Michele Belle

What are you getting paid to be on MM? I'm sure you're getting porn offers thru here.

What will you get paid to do Penthouse?

See?

Aug 15 11 05:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


I can't think of any cons.
Aug 15 11 05:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rick Edwards
Posts: 6,153
Wilmington, Delaware, US


what Cherrystone said  ^^^^^
Aug 15 11 05:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nick Kunn - ComPhoto
Posts: 79
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Go Penthouse!
Aug 15 11 05:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fetish Mayhem
Posts: 141
Gainesville, Florida, US


You're doing it here for free, why not take the money?
Aug 15 11 05:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Matt Schmidt
Posts: 3,643
Greensboro, North Carolina, US


Penthouse wants to do you . . .
Aug 15 11 05:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jim Goodwin
Posts: 219
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Buy a current issue of Penthouse, look it over, and decide for yourself if that is what you will like doing from now on. Once you do it, expectations will be that you will continue doing that from now on. Don't have any illusions about it, Penthouse is a hardcore porn magazine, so it can be expected that you are open to hardcore porn offers.
Aug 15 11 05:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Art Silva
Posts: 8,948
Santa Barbara, California, US


Porn offers come to models all the time regardless if they do Penthouse or Bikini work.
To these guys, Penthouse opens the door just a bit more for making these offers. Lots of future porn stars are born there.

Pick up a few issues and decide for yourself and set your limits for when offers DO come in.
Maybe look into getting an agent.
Aug 15 11 05:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Oh Gary photography
Posts: 804
Gardner, Massachusetts, US


I'm shocked to hear that Penthouse is still in business!
Aug 15 11 05:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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No One of Consequence
Posts: 2,980
Winchester, Virginia, US


Go for it.   National tearsheets are not to be scoffed at.
Aug 15 11 05:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Robin Munn
Posts: 288
Atlanta, Georgia, US


If the money's good...... Absolutely! Congratulations in advance.
Aug 15 11 05:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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Keys88 Photo
Posts: 17,646
New York, New York, US


I have a few questions:

1)  Were you contacted, directly, by the publishers of Penthouse or were you contacted by a photographer, who has shot for them and who indicated that he wants to shoot you, for submission to the magazine?

2) You're naked on the internet.  You're 24 years old and not getting younger.  What is YOUR goal in modeling??  It seems to me that most internet models aspire to appear in internationally-circulated magazines that feature their genre. Why would you BE a nude glamour model if you didn't want to do Penthouse?

3) Have you seen a copy of Penthouse?  Is the material featured in the magazine within your comfort zone?

EDIT: depending on your answer to #1, did you ever contact Penthouse to see if they would be interested in featuring you?  I am a bit confused as to how this "opportunity" would present itself to you if you weren't gunning for it.
Aug 15 11 05:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Michele- Bicoastal Babe
Posts: 102
Los Angeles, California, US


Thanks for all the questions but MY question was what are the PROS AND CONS.. not who contacted me. I also am a paid nude model so therefore it would be going an extra step! It's a pretty simple equation, nude models might go erotic, erotic might go hard core, get it? I do know it's obviously about comfort level...
Aug 15 11 06:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Keys88 Photo
Posts: 17,646
New York, New York, US


Michele Belle wrote:
Thanks for all the questions but MY question was what are the PROS AND CONS.. not who contacted me. I also am a paid nude model so therefore it would be going an extra step! It's a pretty simple equation, nude models might go erotic, erotic might go hard core, get it? I do know it's obviously about comfort level...

That's kinda silly.  Do you not think that your CURRENT photos are being listed on erotic lists?  Do you not think that people, somewhere are masturbating while looking at your pics and consider them great erotica?  or that people elsewhere are condemning you as a pornographer?

No one can force you to take any "extra step" that you don't want to take.  Pick up a copy of Penthouse and see what the ladies in there are doing.  If you're comfortable doing what they're doing, then do the shoot.  If you're not comfortable doing it, ask yourself whether you COULD do that stuff, in exchange for the money and international exposure you'll get.  If the answer is still no, then your question has been answered: don't do Penthouse.

Aug 15 11 06:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
Posts: 35,843
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Michele Belle wrote:
It's a pretty simple equation, nude models might go erotic, erotic might go hard core, get it? I do know it's obviously about comfort level...

There is no such thing as being "lured in" to doing hardcore porn. As an adult, who is over 18, you set your own boundaries and decide what you are comfortable with. If you don't trust YOURSELF to be competent, and confident, in setting your own personal boundaries, then you (the universal "you," not you specifically) shouldn't be modeling at all.

I started out doing arts nude work only, then eventually did some glamour nude stuff, then some fetish and erotic content. I knew from the beginning I never wanted to give blow-jobs on camera, or shoot hardcore content with men, so I just never accepted those offers. It was that easy; no one tried to "win me over" to hardcore, or "lure me in." I just opted not to do that stuff.

It's really that easy.

Aug 15 11 06:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The pros and cons are different for each individual. What I would consider a con of posing for penthouse may not bother you in the least bit.

Ask yourself, not complete strangers who dont know anything about you, your comfort levels, your career goals, your life goals, etc.
Aug 15 11 06:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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Eric Simard
Posts: 1,081
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada


keep the breed strong.
please don't.
thanks.
Aug 15 11 07:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Keys88 Photo
Posts: 17,646
New York, New York, US


Eric Simard wrote:
keep the breed strong.
please don't.
thanks.

Is that some sort of CODE?

WTF?

Aug 15 11 07:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Vector 38
Posts: 8,296
Austin, Texas, US


no. if you have to ask, no; something unsettled in your spirit is reluctant.
Aug 15 11 07:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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bmiSTUDIO
Posts: 1,733
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Your portfolio is mostly topless. I see your crotch showing slightly in a couple of your pics. I assume Penthouse will want some open leg shots. The con is that once you do those, you will likely be getting similar requests 24/7 from GWCs, amateurs and pros. If you get no other nude requests are you ready to pay your bills with those types of shoots?
Aug 15 11 07:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Proto-Star Photo Arts
Posts: 67
Los Angeles, California, US


Well you're definitely Penthouse material.  I think it could be a good springboard to other good material and exposure. But you will probably get some "porn" offers.
Aug 15 11 07:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mark Salo
Posts: 8,045
Olney, Maryland, US


Jim Goodwin wrote:
... Penthouse is a hardcore porn magazine...
Oh Gary photography wrote:
I'm shocked to hear that Penthouse is still in business!

I'm shocked to hear that Penthouse is hardcore porn!

Aug 15 11 07:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Eric Simard
Posts: 1,081
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada


Post hidden on Aug 15, 2011 07:23 pm
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No personal attacks please
Aug 15 11 07:13 pm  Link 
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double_dog
Posts: 420
Summerville, South Carolina, US


Being published in a national magazine sounds like a pretty good option...

And any other offers you get, that you don't want to pursue, you don't have to.

Every model, every woman, every person has the perfect right to say "no" when they don't want to do something.

Why wouldn't you shoot for Penthouse?
Aug 15 11 07:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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8541
Posts: 1,195
North Kingstown, Rhode Island, US


God yes, and make sure to let me know which issue it is. Ill actually buy a copy..
Aug 15 11 07:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Post hidden on Aug 15, 2011 07:23 pm
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Got your point, thanks.
Aug 15 11 07:16 pm  Link 
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Innovative Imagery
Posts: 2,815
Los Angeles, California, US


OK, so I guess my PM was not appreciated either since another wrote a very similar post here.  Pro's and con's. 

Pro's - money and exposure.
Cons - Exposure and not able to control the images and or delete them.

Some will of course always find any work you do without clothes as trashy, but most will find a difference in appreciation of the work in Penthouse, which most find pretty trashy.

So if you care what those people think, then don't do it.  If the people you care about are more open minded, then go ahead.
Aug 15 11 07:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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dgold
Posts: 10,269
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, US


8541 wrote:
God yes, and make sure to let me know which issue it is. Ill actually buy a copy..

2ND !
You know, in life you may not have many regrets, but, one -
that you did not take more chances.

Aug 15 11 07:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


double_dog wrote:
Being published in a national magazine sounds like a pretty good option...

And any other offers you get, that you don't want to pursue, you don't have to.

Every model, every woman, every person has the perfect right to say "no" when they don't want to do something.

Why wouldn't you shoot for Penthouse?

Every person can say no all the want, but the reality is as soon as you shoot a level beyond what youre already shooting, and people see it, they all want that and nothing less.

Lets not pretend we havent all seen the "model shot nudes, but wont shoot nudes with me, wah wah wah" and "model has erotica in her port but will only do fine art with me, wah wah wah" threads in the forums.

Not only will you get a lot of porn offers, you'll get a lot of complaints when you turn them down. You may also see a decrease in your art/glam bookings, because theyd RATHER book you for porn or nothing at all.

Aug 15 11 07:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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stevie oetjengerdes
Posts: 591
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Aug 15 11 07:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Eric Simard
Posts: 1,081
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada


Post hidden on Aug 15, 2011 10:49 pm
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Knock it off
Aug 15 11 07:20 pm  Link 
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enriquefoto-grafx
Posts: 705
Los Angeles, California, US


Ditto on Shiva Kitty and Laura Unbound.

Having shot for Penthouse way back, one of my models became a photographer.  So it's what you WANT to do.

Ask Ken Marcus and Eric Miller....

EG
Aug 15 11 07:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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