Suiteheat Productions – Porn Startup in Second Life

Suiteheat Productions – Porn Startup in Second Life

It is rather difficult to get a role in a Second Life porn production. There are hundreds, if not thousands of willing applicants. Man and women, and both. Hence my attempts to investigate the scene under cover proved to be somewhat difficult.

I decided to play the celebrity card. My approach to the industry is now a different one. I offer producers exposure on this website. This obviously gives me an edge over the „competition“, meaning all those applicants dreaming of becoming a porn star. 20.000 page views per months puts me already in the top league of Second Life porn related websites. According to Katina Cazalet, it puts me amongst the top three sites related to porn in Second Life.

I contacted my friend Katina again and asked her if that is something a producer would be interested in. And yes. That is a good approach, she confirmed. Producers need audience, so do the porn models.

I actually contacted somebody Katina recommended to me as a hip and upcoming porn production startup. The name of the company is “Suiteheat Productions” and I had the pleasure to meet Gwenivere, their CEO.

When I arrived at the location, I had the feeling that I landed on a typical noob parcel. You know what I mean. Those parcels on a private rental estate, where people try this and the other but totally lack structure, professionalism and design skills. It really looked like “rent parcel and drop stuff on it”.

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But when I talked to Gwenivere, I realized that she and her team has a lot of enthusiasm and dedication to this startup company. Actually she was planning this since quite some time, and the project is really in its very initial stages. Kinda making a dream come true, sort of thing.

On my question, do you have any plans to actually monetize this? Or is it just for fun? She answered:

“We are looking at ‘minor’ monitization, particularly for the magazine.. but that would be more intended to defray production costs of an 80 page quarterly in-world magazine, than to ‘make money’. We’ve also looked at monetizing our videos, much the way some TV/Video stores exist in SL and allow people to ‘rent’ or ‘purchase’ Hollywood movies but I don’t see that happening. At best, we may sell video boxes on MP for a couple of lindens, that give people the LMs to our given videos. But that’s still very much up in the air, because really, it’s about fun more than anything. Nobody will be left unable to see one of our videos, for lack of money, that much is for sure.”

So the only income the company will generate is advertising in an In-world magazine. The have no plans how to scale their marketing efforts at all. When I enquired about that the answer was:

“Most likely word of mouth, general promotion. Probably have a release announcement at some of the parties we go to.”

This confirms something to me, which I had suspected before. The porn industry in Second Life is not about making money at all, nor do they have a plan for marketing or scalability. People simply get together and create some fun stuff. That’s basically it.

We agreed to meet again, and see if we can do something together. Actually I am looking forward to play a role in one of their productions, and not only because Gwenivere has a really nice ass.

Actually, Gwenivere and team already made their first short movie:
Enjoy: http://www.xtube.com/video-watch/Hammered-29019551

 

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    If you get this on… can you add some quality so it doesn’t look like the video was made 2007?

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    Gwenivere 7 months

    Our next movie is a feature length machinima piece, that will raise our quality bar just a bit.

    “Hammered” was actually a clip we put together from test footage we shot, so we could do some post production in Movie Maker and see what we came up with.

    Post-production software ‘has’ been upgraded, and we’re putting a lot more thought into set-building for our extensive laundry list of scenes we need to film to bring “She’s in the Green” to the finish line.

    Far as adding ‘in world graphics quality’, we’ll see what we can do. It’s always going to be a balance between ‘looks’ and ‘smoothness’. We’ll just do the best we can and see how it all comes out. 😉

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