Pornstars are reporting a rise in income amid the coronavirus quarantine, reported The Wrap, which spoke to several solo artists. "Actually, I’ve seen upticks in some of my income because people are home and they want entertainment and they want to get away from all the corona stuff. I’m stuck at home, too, so I’m doing a lot more content just to fill time as well", Maitland Ward, a former star in the sitcom Boy Meets World and who is now an adult film actress, told The Wrap.
It appears that the mass cancellation of movie premieres, music festivals, and art events due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and the lack of quarantine-accessible distractions have made people turn to adult films.
However, only solo actors and actresses have seen a rise in income. Most porn studios producing full-length films have been closed at least until the end of March. "Truth be told, performers on our side are in a better spot because they can still create and make money", Sherri Shaulis, a senior editor for the porn-industry magazine AVN, explained to The Wrap. Sarah Vandella, a veteran performer, told the outlet that most adult film actors and actresses are now expected to create X-rated content, as they too have a lot of free time due to warnings from officials to stay indoors.
"People are hunkered down and so they want to see content. That’s a remarkable thing — that we can earn good money in a crisis like this, when a lot of people are hurting. I’m really grateful for that", Maitland Ward said.