You often wonder about the people who finish with doing porn and then go on to publicly bemoan their past work with X studio. has a withering post about future reality TV star and Ultimate Fighter Dakota Cochrane doing exactly that. Cochrane, who is straight and has two kids, did 16 films for under the pseudonym “Danny” when he was a student at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He’s set to star on the reality show Ultimate Fighter 15. Hence the sudden publicity about his past vids. Here’s what he had to say to about it:
“It’s definitely a decision I regret,” [Dakota] told MMA Fighting. “If I would have known what would happen I definitely wouldn’t have done it. But I had money issues and I needed help. I went there to do pictures, and they started throwing pretty high numbers in front of me. I didn’t really think. It was a big mistake.”
Why do people do porn in the first place if they’re just going to bag on it after the fact? Let’s examine this issue after the break.
– J. Harvey
REASONS TO DO PORN
1) They find it hot, and they like showing off their body and fuck skills for the world. The money is just gravy.
2) They need money.
3) They have a drug problem and need money.
4) They want a better job in the industry (producer, director, studio owner) and are starting at the bottom (so to speak).
5) They’re thinking it will lead to more mainstream jobs in the entertainment industry.
6) It’s for a thesis.
7) This is rare (I hope) but blackmail, etc.
Are there any I’m missing?
Whenever someone starts publicly bemoaning their past and and saying it was something they had to “overcome” (), head back to the start. Why did they appear on film doing that in the first place? I’m reminded of an MTV True Life special from several years ago. It was about people’s first time doing fuck flicks. There was an interview with a former porn actress who now counsels the young ones before they do it. She said that when she talks to a potential porn actor before they pull the trigger, she emphatically tells them – THIS IS ON VIDEO. IT WILL BE AROUND FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. YOUR PARENTS, FAMILY, OR FRIENDS COULD SEE THIS. In this day & age, this is a given. How can you drop trou and fuck a guy in the ass (or get fucked in the ass) on camera and not know that EVERYBODY is going to see this shit? He knew.
Dakota made $5,000 a film. He ended up making $80,000 in total from Sean Cody. It’s just kind of hard to feel bad for this guy, especially when he and the producers of his show are using this “wah, I was gay for pay” schtick to sell their show.
It’s just sort of insulting. Why not say – “I needed the money” and that’s that? “Overcome” is a strong word. You don’t have to practically equate appearing in adult films with crack addiction or beating your girlfriend.
Another question – do we think ? If he was a gay Ultimate Fighter and did gay porn for money and then was breaking into the UFC business, would people be giving him more shit?