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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Retiring from Pro (but not NOT from Amateur) Porn in 2016!


Hi guys and gals,

As many of you know, hubby Steve and I started off online way back in 1998 with my own amateur site, which is still operating today, 17 years later. We launched it "officially" on April 8th of that year, which was my 31st birthday. The site was a huge success and right off the bat I started getting requests to do pro porn, both from fans as well as from some producers and male talent in Los Angeles. I was very flattered - and we were both very surprised - but we didn't live in California and we had our family to raise first, so we passed on the opportunity.

It wasn't until late 2007 that, at the age of 40 and after almost 10 years online as a purely amateur "Mom & Pop"  site, I finally I did my very first pro scene for Girlfriends Films, almost on whim, while Steve and I were on a brief vacation in L.A.. That scene was so much fun that I decided to try doing it part-time since our life situation allowed us to do so by that point. We  soon found that my surprising popularity rapidly led me to pursue it full-time, and I was eventually nominated  for an AVN award (MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year, 2010). I didn't win the award, but it was an honor just to be nominated...and that "fame" of sorts led me to stick with it.

The problem is that I'm bored with pro work now. It's MUCH different than the totally amateur stuff Steve and I shoot and here are a handful of ways in which that's true...

  •  It takes a LOT longer to shoot a pro scene than it does for an amateur scene for my site. Sometimes all day long! I think my fastest pro scene ever took about 4 hours and I know for sure that my longest ones have taken up to 12-13 hours. This despite the fact that the pro scene will, when released, only be about 20-30 minutes long at most! And much of the time on a pro set consists of sitting around doing nothing, being totally unproductive.  This stands in sharp contrast to the shoots Steve and I do for my site, which have literally ALL been over and done with in 60-90 minutes at the very most, yet never rushed at all and with absolutely zero wasted time despite not having a "production crew"...it's just me and Steve running the entire show. 
  • In pro scenes, I have to follow a "script" - a storyline with memorized dialogue - whereas for my site, Steve and I only film real sex, not silly (or insulting) "storylines".
  • In pro scenes, as a hired performer I usually have no say at all in what guys or girls I'm shooting with and in most cases we literally meet for the first and last time on set that day...which means that in 90% of the cases I am NOT attracted to them AT ALL and it becomes truly "work" rather than the actual FUN that sex is meant to be. In the amateur scenes for my site, Steve and I hand-pick the guys or gals that I shoot with - keeping it very "real" and authentic since they are ALWAYS my type. This is why you see me in some pro scenes with guys or gals that you'd never, ever see me with on my site (gangstas, goths, white trash, goofy nerds, out-of-shape guys, guys with tiny cocks, guys who are all tatted up and/or pierced, etc.)...not in a million years. 
  • In the pro world, I (and all other performers) often have to fake orgasms because either I'm not into the guy or girl at all, because the script say it's "time" to come, or because we're out of shooting time and we have to wrap the scene. In my amateur site scenes, I have NEVER faked a single orgasm, even when I'm having 3, 4 or even 5 of them in a single scene.
  • In the pro world, many scenes play on racial or gender stereotypes, which is something I am NOT comfortable with. However, the problem is that we as performers don't know the "story" until we're on set and by that time its too late to back out as we're committed - we have to be "professional", suck it up and get on with it. Sadly, too many fans can't tell what's real and what's not so they end up thinking that I (and other performers) are into things that I/we are decidedly NOT into in our private lives. But with the amateur scenes for my site, Steve and I shoot only what truly turns me (and him) on in real life. THAT's the "real me". Only in very rare cases does a pro shoot reflect "me" and my actual sexuality (which is also the case with all other pro performers).
  • In the pro world, husbands or wives are not allowed on set for 99.9% of the time, whereas when we shoot for my site, Steve is not only right there but actually doing all the filming, whether it's him and me in alone in a POV scene or whether it's me with other guys and gals. This separation issue in the pro world is a major source of frustration for us, as we started off doing this as a lifestyle kink - something we enjoy together, as a couple. And we miss that sharing & connecting aspect dearly with pro work.

There are a lot more differences but that's probably a subject best left to another blog post in the future. But you get the idea. You see, I just miss the raw intensity of the always-genuine sex and being in total control of my work environment that our self-produced amateur "Mom & Pop" scenes offer. The problem is that its hard to do both - I have no energy for shooting for our site due to the drain of pro work.

So...this will be my last year of shooting pro. As of January 1, 2016 I will be officially retired from all pro work (though of course any scenes I may shoot late in 2015 may not be released until after the New Year) and I will once again join Steve in shooting ONLY for my own site again, just like the old days! 

That leads to the next question - when will I retire in full, including the amateur side of things? As of now, Steve and I are thinking that will probably (not certainly)  happen in April 2018, which will mark our 20th year in the "biz" of the lifestyle we've been leading for the last 23 years (and a lifestyle which we will still continue, off-camera, of course) and which will also be the month that I turn 51. We will keep ALL of our old and new amateur content online as a "legacy" site but we will no longer engage one-on-one with fans or be an active presence...our plan is to hire a webmaster and have him or her run the site and joint "Janet & Steve" social media accounts while we retire to the mountains and spend our time traveling and enjoying a private life again. Only now and then would we (meaning Steve and I together - not just me) post blog entries to stay in touch with fans.

So that's the news! Those of you who prefer my pro work over my amateur scenes have 8 months of potential new scenes to look forward to - and those of you who prefer my amateur stuff  (which is most of you by far) can look forward to Steve and I getting back to our roots and doing what we do best after 7 years of lagging behind since pro work took over our time and agenda.


See you online!

xxoo~

Janet

40 comments:

Greg Bagley said...

Dear Janet,

I applaud your dec ision to retire from pro work. Some of the pro scenes have been excellent, others less than so, and that is probably because you were not into your partner. However, retiring from your amatuer work in 2018 is more difficult to accept. You are simply the best, number 1 in my book (as I have said several times previously). Yet, I understand your desire to do other things. Please give us a lot of content over the next couple of years!

Thankfully,

Greg

Eric H. said...

Best news EVER, Janet. I am one of those (along with my wife) who have been hardcore fans since 1998. When you first went pro, you lost my wife, then eventually me. Even when the sex in a FEW of your pro scenes looks truly good and real, its SORELY missing Steve's presence and the interaction between you and he as man and wife. That's EXACTLY what made it all so hot for my wife and I and still does as we watch your amateur clips and DVDs to this day. I don't know how Steve can deal with it going from a "couples" thing to just you and those mostly crummy pro scenes and dudes. Getting back to the "real" you and Steve" sounds just like what the doctor ordered! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Yes!!! Best news I've heard in years. I freakin' HATE pro porn. Its as stupid and fake and shitty as the scenes Steve and you made were (ARE) still SMOKING hot. There's a reason you became "famous" on the pro world and that was your amateur rep. Get back to that and you'll recapture your rep as a true legendary hotwife.I first saw you in 2000 when I was single. Now I'm married 10 years now and my wife Renee is a happy hotwife because of YOU. She loves your pre-pro stuff as much as I do and your site encouraged her to be honest about her sexuality. Thanks for the good news!!!!

Dan said...

Thank god! Nothing beats your amateur stuff. No one captures your beauty like Steve and no one captures your raw sexuality and *sensuality* like Steve. The hotwife-and-hubby interaction only adds to the finished product. You are the best amateur EVER, Janet. Been a fan since 1999 but not of the pro crap.

Anonymous said...

I just popped on your blog and read the retirement chat. Very happy for you, congrats. You and Steve are definitely making the right choice as pro isn't you, sexy.

Bonobo said...

It's very evident that you are much more comfortable in the non-pro world. You really aren't acting in the non-pro environment and the fun and joy you demonstrate is authentic and appealing to your fans. It's sexually exciting to see a woman who enjoys her activities and doesn't fake it.It's a pleasure watching you perform sexually in videos. You make you fans wish that the had a woman who is as comfortable sexually as you are.

Ted said...

Fuck yeah. Your very best pro work still wasn't as close to as real or good as even the worst of your amateur stuff - none of which sucked and most of which is awesome. Plus we all miss the back & forth between you and Steve (especially we who are married couples). And Steve rocks it with a camera like no one else and my wife misses watching you jack his big dick off, LOL. Can't wait for your site to be back to reality again. You and Steve are true legends in porn and should write a book!

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, YES! Bye-bye pro crap...hello Janet and STEVE again! I cant wait to tell my wife...texting her now! She was a hug fan of the site but HATES the pro stuff. Welcome HOME, Janet and Steve!!

Rick B. said...

Best. News. Ever. This one should make CNN. You and Steve were pioneers in REAL online porn that is truly erotic for men AND women. Thank you!

Scott said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Have I said THANK YOU?

That's from me AND my wife. We love you guys as a couple keeping it real and tapping into real female and couple's fantasies. The pro shit makes a mockery of it and the husbands.

Steve - you are the BEST, too! 1/2 of the A-Team.

Rick and Jenny said...

FUCK pro porn. It's utter trash, mostly, and its gotten far worse in recent years. Those douchebag pro producers obviously have NO CLUE what real women fantasize about, especially married couples with super-sexual wives who need more than one cock. Nothing in the world is hotter than the hotwife/loving cuckold scene but those pro fuckers turn it into an insult to the husbands. Fuck those tards. Glad to have you AND Steve back! Woo-hoo! My wife says the same!

Ned and Liza said...

As they say on talk shows these days...."WOOOOO-OOOO-OOOOO! WOOOOO-OOOO-OOOOO!"

You made our day!! No, our YEAR!! Old fans since at least 2001. Of BOTH of you, not just Janet. You guys ROCK!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Janet! Thank you, Steve! There is a God! Yes!

Anonymous said...

Good news. Seriously. Never did like your pro work. Always a huge fan of the site work. On and off member since 2000.

Anonymous said...

Great news! It was your amateur stuff that got us into the same lifestyle back in 2003 and we can't thank you enough. The pro stuff is lame and fake and has no husband-wife link, which is the hottest part for us. THANK YOU for the news.

Phil & Lynne

Anonymous said...

OK, judging by the comments so far I guess I'm clearly in the minority, but I really enjoy your pro work especially your movies with the crew from DogFart. So the stories are corny, true, but they still produce the best IR porn IMHO, and you Janet are the #1 interracial performer, pro or amateur. I understand and respect your decision and look forward to seeing you in a few more BBC encounters before 2016.

Anonymous said...

First Lisa Ann retires, now Janet leaving pro shoots. Two true BBC Superstars gone :(

Tim and Janelle said...

Well, we are both happy to hear this. Janet. It used to be all about you and Steve, for years, and that's how you became so well-known. Then once you went pro it became all about you, with the whole Twitter crap and your old Facebook page, with Steve just a shadow of a memory other than some occasional offhand tweets you might make about him now and then. And that's where you lost us, as a married couple. If you guy come back, we'll be back. We own 23 of your DVDs and will become members again if you keep it real and keep it as a COUPLE again. Can;t wait!

Anonymous said...

When you do retire from pro please consider changing your Twitter account to a Steve & Janet account. Linda and I always hated the fact that you Tweeted alone, not jointly as a real couple we all knew and loved. It seemed selfish and disrespectful to your marriage to the man who not only indulged your deepest fantasies but also helped get you to the place of fame you have. And that alone is is a porn-marriage cliche, being the "star" who has no need for the spouse who got them there.

It would be great to see you guys tweet jointly on one account like other NON-pro hotwife couples. Otherwise you end up seeming as fake and self-centered as Brandi Love, a prime example of self-worshiping, attention-whore superficiality.

Anonymous said...

Great news! REALLY good news. :-)

Randall said...

Kudos to you for doing exactly what YOU want again. Getting back to one's roots is always a good thing after getting too far off track. My wife and I never "got" the pro thing for you. Sure maybe you made great money and maybe you got more "famous" but in the process you lost the "realness" of your amateur stuff made with Steve and that (the amateur thing) was so intense and so real that many men, women and couples could "relate" to you guys. Especially wives! But you as a "pro" and a "star", that just seemed so superficial. My wife and I will rejoin your site TODAY based on this blog post. Thank you, Janet and Steve.

Phillip Luby said...

We hate to say it but as fans from way back in 1999 we hated the pro "star" stuff. Back when you were selling VHS tapes off the old janetvids site, we bought ALL of your videos and then upgraded to DVDs later. You and Steve were huge inspirations for us finally living out my wife's fantasies of super-hung, built black studs and you were/are the ONLY performer's porn that she'd watch. It really turned her on that you were obviously so normal and sweet, and it was a huge turn-on for us both that Steve was right there, encouraging you and setting it all up for you. I mean a HUGE turn-on.

That all got lost when you went pro. Suddenly it was like "Where did Steve go?" and that only got worse with f*cking Twitter. It was all just "I this, I that" whereas before on it was all "we" (meaning you and Steve) and THAT is what made you guys legends.

So this is really, really good news. THANK YOU. We never thought we'd see the day. You and Steve have a lot to be proud of from the old pre-pro porn days and you can still build on that as mature women are so much more real than young ones and you look amazing for 48. Can't wait to see the new but old-school style shoots with Steve shooting you like no one else can and that crazy-sexy playful banter between the two of you, the way it used to be before pro ruined it all.

Anonymous said...

Good!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your decision. All good news in my view. Never liked the pro stuff because, for my wife and I, "No Steve" meant "no us". It's the couples aspect of it that we loved not the faux-Hollywood porn starlet stuff. Keeping it real and keeping it between you and your husband gets our attention and money.

John said...

Great! With you finally dumping the pro work, and getting back to your roots as an independent mom & pop amateur team (accent on "team") again, I hope you'll interact more with the members of your site and less with the random idiots on Twitter who clearly are mostly NOT members and never will be. You two had the best amateur site EVER and I'm clearly not alone in looking forward to its resurrection.

Anonymous said...

Janet, good news. ANYONE can do pro porn, really. It's just so fake and soulless. But only couples can do what you and Steve started off doing...and NOBODY did or does it better than you and Steve. You guys are "one in a million" and the fact that he's so supportive of your sexuality is super hot for us a a married couple. Pro says married women can't do this unless they are 'cheating sluts' and the husband is 'degraded' as a 'joke'. You and Steve show that the opposite is true, that it takes a real man to pamper his wife like he does you. Which of course you and any lovely wife deserve, including my own. ;-)

Anonymous said...

i 4 one am bummed about this i regularly watch ur pro scenes on the tube sites when they cum out & i follow you on twitter please reconsider janet

Mike said...

This makes me happy. Without Steve there, it's just not the same. So glad you are leaving the pro stuff behind to focus on what made you famous to begin with. Plus Steve's amazing camera work. Thanks. :-)

Anonymous said...

TBH, I was never really a fan of the professional content, compared to the amateur content. And the amateur content was to a higher standard in my opinion,

Rick said...

Very insightful. I wish you both happiness and joy for the future.

Anonymous said...

Hi Janet, wonderful news! I guess the big downside of your pro work for us loyal fans is that we probably could have had more hot shoots on your own site, so hopefully before you retire fully you can make up for that! You still look gorgeous and in amazing shape so I'm sure we won't be disappointed. Best wishes to you both x

Vincent Wolff said...

Good for the both of you! This is a very well thought decision (I enjoyed the point/counterpoint of your pro vs amateur work; I didn't realize how long some pro scenes can take. I love your work, you are a gorgeous woman,who seems to be very genuine. Good luck to both of you

Seth and Marie said...

Great news all around. Your so-called "pro" work pales in comparison to your "amateur" site stuff. We both LOVE the husband/wife interaction of your site work. Steve was great about making it all about you and YOUR female sexual fantasies. The "pro" crap is all about making women live out dorky-ass guy fantasies. Night and day difference. Plus nobody can shoot you like Steve. Good decision to dump the trash and get back to reality.

Dave said...

Janet,

I finally got up the nerve to show my wife some IR porn. I chose your pro shoot with Ice Cold and CJ.
She could not believe the size of their Big Black Cocks. She was coming hard as I fucked her with a strap-on black dildo!
She could not take her eyes of the screen and came over and over again.

The next night I showed her one of your early videos with Mr. Big.
It was a repeat of the night before.
She thought your husband was so "bad" for letting that Big Black Cock fuck you.

Again she came hard as I filled her up with our big black dildo.

"Movie Night" is now going to be part of our sex games! LOL

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I hope you continue to do some IR scenes with what appear to be some of your favorite actors.

Anonymous said...

I respect you and your decision totally.

I hate the thought of losing you to retirement. I'm just grateful that you shared so much content with us fans over so many years.

You are by far the hottest girl in porn that I follow. I go back to the 90's as your fan. Such a beauty, you love hot sex, NO tattoos and are the next door hot wife that loves sex and is willing to share it on film with fans. When ever the "other" porn doesn't do the trick, I just turn to a Janet Mason scene and it always works for me. I'm so thankful for you and luv us so much.

James and Julie said...

Welcome back, Janet! We have been on and off members of your site since 2002 and we own over 40 of your DVDs. To this day you are STILL Julie's favorite hotwife and a huge inspiration for us getting into the hotwife lifestyle back in 2003.

The biggest problem with the pro work you've done is that by removing Steve from the equation, you lost the magic and chemistry of your old amateur stuff that made you two a legendary COUPLE. Ever since you "went pro" it's been all about "Janet". There's no more Steve, so there is no real married couple that other men and couples like us can relate to and which we found very, VERY exciting and real. Add to that the marriage-insulting, husband-degrading, wife-with-no-shame "cheating" and "cuckold" plots of modern pro porn and its like night & day from what made you a star back in the day.

Our guess is that most modern pro porn is produced and directed by total douchebag guys FOR other total douchebag guys to watch and judging by what guys "say" to you on Twitter we'd have to think we're right...it's a far cry from the emails we used too send you back in the day. I/we just don't see what any mature person, much a woman or a married couple, could get out of it or relate to in 99% of pro porn. We applaud your decision. And THANK YOU!! :-)

Anonymous said...

I agree with some of the pro scene drawbacks. I simply focused on the positives: the girl, her body and the aspect of that hot girl showing hot sex that you wish you could be with her. Totally though, the scene Janet had to do that was a humiliated porn star scene where she and her breasts were tied up and she was fake slapped and treated like a dog hire was a total turn off. That is crap and is sex that douchebag a-holes like and do in their life. That wasn't real Janet and what most true fans wanted to see.

Chris in Montana said...

I have been a fan of Janet and Steve from almost the beginning. She was so young and petite with a full, lush bush. The video with just Janet and Mr. Big was amazing. You could tell how much she loved having a huge black cock to worship. I got so turned on watching her that I rarely made it 15 minutes into a video before I had to cum. It would take me a couple weeks to finish the complete video! Steve's camera work and talking to Janet added to the excitement. It was so hot watching Janet getting more muscled and buff. Her glamour shots were amazing. I liked many of her pro scenes. The first with Lex was fantastic. Any scene that focused on her ass was automatically a favorite of mine. There was one particularly kinky scene where she took a double vag from two big black guys and they both cream pied her! (if this was done through the magic of special effects and editing, don't ruin my fantasy)

Like everyone else, I loved her amateur vids the best. Her beauty and sexual energy are unmatched by any other performer I can think of. When Steve talks to her and she looks at the camera with her pretty face stuffed with a fat black cock, it's fantastic.

I had the extreme pleasure to meet Janet and Steve in person a few times. If you think they are great on video, they are a thousand times better in person. As you would expect, Steve is very handsome with a hard, muscled body. And if you're a fan, you already know he has a big, fat cock. Janet looks even better in person than on screen. There are no lighting or make up tricks to make her look so good. All I'm going to say about the rest of my times with them is, yes, she tastes as good as she looks.

I'm looking forward to Janet and Steve going back to making the best amateur videos in the world. It will be sad when they retire, but they have given us enough erotica to last many years. I hope I get to see them again before they shut it down.

All the best,
Chris in Montana

Jim said...

Let's face facts, Your Pro work pales in comparison to the excellent mom & pop stuff you and Steve did before you went "pro". It was all real sex with no stupid setups, no unattractive guys and it was your FEMALE fantasies lived out, not some douchebag dude's who never got laid in high school. The interaction between you and Steve was HOT and your site really appealed to real couples like my wife and I. Steve never released a single photo or clip of you that didn't make you look hot and that's not the case with pro. Plus his camera angles are the best in the biz, bar none. Here's hoping you get back to your roots for real!