Sunny Leon’s presence in Big Boss season 5 has already made a huge impact. Until recently very few people in India knew her name. They didn’t even know how this industry works.I thought I would post an email interview I had with Daniel Weber, an Adult film industry insider and CEO of Sunlust Pictures a company owned by Sunny Leon the adult super star, a year ago for a Bengali crime magazine to illustrate that they are very professional in their job. In this interview he gave us an insight into the adult film industry and Sunny Leon. According to industry sources, the world’s top adult entertainment companies are Vivid Entertainment (US), Playboy (US), Frenesi Films (Brazil) and Erostream (Netherlands). Some of the major porn producing nations are Spain, Japan, Russia and Germany. US porn industry alone earned $13.33 billion revenue in 2006.
The following are excerpts:
From Karen Malhotra to famous porn star how you see the transformation of Sunny Leon who is also your business partner?
Daniel Weber: She is the strongest person I know and she is successful at everything she does. From Adult Super star to Successful Studio owner is not easy but she did it.
As a business partner and a close friend of Sunny,how you rate the Actress?
Daniel Weber: SHE WAS PENTHOUSE PET OF THE YEAR IN 2003.She was pet of the month in 2001.I rate her as the best in the business.
Sunny Leone is a beautiful woman and she deserves a normal life with husband and children and not a career like porn actress.’ Do you agree with that?
Daniel Weber: She choose her career long before me and she loves what she does. It is her choice
How you describe the Adult film industry in America?
Daniel Weber: I think it is unique but a little over saturated at the moment. To many people here think they can shoot good movies and don’t do it correct. It is a art and a business and needs to be done correct
Do actors feel uncomfortable when they are posing in sexually explicit positions?
Daniel Weber: Not if they make a career of dong this. They understand how to work the camera
Please describe the present and future ventures of Sunlust Pictures?Are you only concentrated on Adult movies?
Daniel Weber: We are working on a script right now for mainstream
How the Adult movie industry in America cope with AIDS menace?
Daniel Weber: Performers get tested every 4 weeks in the adult industry. It is safer than meeting a person out in the normal world.
How you shoot Adult movies with multi cameras,same techniques as that of normal movies?
Daniel Weber: Its all the same, Multi camera and same techniques as regular movies.
What’s the difference between playboy style and XXX rated movies?
Daniel Weber: Playboy is soft and glamor. XXX is hard.
Have you any idea about India’s X-rated flicks? I think not much because India does not allow X rated.
Daniel Weber: We have tried to get Sunny Leone movie there but did not succeed
If you have any plan for joint venture (Indian style adult films) in India ?
Daniel Weber: We have been speaking with many Indian actors and Producers in the Indian community about Joint projects. There is the issue of Adult filming not legal in India but many want to come here to shoot.
Do you think that the Indian society is still mature enough to produce adult films ?
Daniel Weber: I think the Indian society is ready to do it and can do a great job of it.
According to a World Bank study, American Adult film producers and directors are heading towards Brazil looking for new talent where actors could not afford regular HIV tests that cost $140 each, and producers feared being sued by actors getting the virus while working.What’s your opinion?
Daniel Weber: I have not heard this, shooting in Brazil has take place for many years already and when we shoot we require tests to be shown before filming. I think that if studio’s are willing to overlook this test then they should pay the consequences
How you describe Jamie Gillis, Aldo Ray,John Leslie,Paul Thomas, Jerry Butler, Jennifer Welles, Georgina Spelvin,Desireé Cousteau,Samantha Fox,Veronica Hart,Kelly Nichols, Rachel Ashley,Gloria Leonard and other veteran in Adult film industry?
Daniel Weber: I think that they were the pioneers that allowed the industry to become what it is today which is a legitimate business. They broke the walls of conservative America.
Do you think that adult entertainment companies in America should set employee policies?
Daniel Weber: What type of policies ! In every business there are guild lines set already and every business sets there own.
Do you satisfied with the work of AIDS Health care Foundation (AHF) to prevent and treatment of HIV ?
Daniel Weber: Yes I am satisfied with the progress they have made in recent years. Today you can live with HIV much longer than before.