226: Economics of Adult Entertainment with Dan Leal


This episode contains adult themed content, but we tried to keep it as PG-13 as possible! Johnny interviews “Porno Dan” Leal, who has been a porn producer and actor for over 20 years where he’s produced over 5,000 scenes. Dan tells us about the economics of getting into the adult entertainment industry. Learn about how little performers make in scenes and how much they make branding on their own in today’s world of OnlyFans. Johnny and Derek discuss takeaways from the interview at the end and discuss a bit about their experiences dealing with people in the industry. 

Porno Dan is an American pornographic movie director and actor. He has been nominated for over 150 AVN Award, XBIZ Award and XRCO Award nominations and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2015


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Time Stamp:

  • 06:36 – How did you get into the Adult Entertainment Industry?
  • 11:13 – What is the rate for an Actor/Actress in the industry and how has it changed?
  • 13:55 – What is feature dancing?
  • 18:31 – Who’s idea was it to create a ”hub” for adult entertainment?
  • 21:51 – How do many people get started in the industry?
  • 25:02 – Is it true that the “tube” sites aren’t profitable?
  • 26:22 – How do you make money as a video producer?
  • 29:03 – How has government regulation changed?
  • 30:52 – Hypothetically how would you get into the industry now?
  • 35:05 – What are your thoughts of celebrities releasing sex tapes?
  • 38:54 – Can you explain the idea of how you and Johnny are raising money for Ukraine?
  • 45:16 – Johnny and Derek review

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