Look, I’m not here to tell anyone to do or not do porn, but if you are thinking about it, the first thing that you should know is that if you get any amount of non-porn fame after the fact, the company you made porn for is going to out you faster than I could crank one out to your clip. It’s basically illegal for them to do so, of course, but all it takes is one “anonymous” tip to turn an obscure, half-assed porn clip into the most valuable piece of content in town. But while it’s predictable, it’s still shady, and it’s interesting to go down the rabbit hole (possible porn title) with the recent outing of former Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King, whom it was recently discovered had once filmed a triple X scene for a site called GirlsDoPorn (well, alleged outing, anyway, since King still sort of denies that it’s her in the video). The company went so far as to release a clip of King saying her name and agreeing to the terms of her contract on video.
Again, I’m pret-tay sure that’s illegal, but more interestingly, our friend Eric Barry did some digging on that particular outfit, and while it’s not a surprise that they won’t be getting any awards from the Better Business Bureau any time soon, some of the stuff he found you just can’t make up. The company that outed Melissa King, in fact, has connections to drug money laundering, illegal arms smuggling, and massive Russian tax fraud. The connection? A mysterious Australian businessman called “Lord Stubbington,” which, incredibly, is not a porn name, but an actual title.
Okay, let’s back up:
According to GirlsDoPorn.com’s 2257 page, their Custodian of Records is located in Port Vila, Vanuatu. What’s that you say? You’ve never heard of the archipelagic island nation located 1,100 miles off of Australia’s east coast? Well that’s funny, because that’s where “Sir” “Professor” Geoffrey Taylor runs a whole host of shell companies linked to arms trades, tax fraud, and general shadiness. The name of the business that Geoffrey Taylor uses to run these companies? GT Group, LTD. That’s right! The SAME company listed as the Custodian of Records on the GirlsDoPorn website!
GDP claims its actual incorporated name is Bubblegum Films, Inc. That name sounded really familiar to me. And then I remembered how I’d run across a Craigslist post last year from a supposed modeling agency looking for models with “no experience” who they’d be shooting right from day 1. Even more suspicious, they claimed they’d be paying the models $1500 for the shoot. The name of that company? Bubblegum Casting. If the pubescent feel of the “modeling agency”‘s name and site aren’t enough to give you pause, consider this: sources say King was paid $1500 for her GDP shoot – exactly the same amount I saw in the Bubblegum posting – and the same amount Bubblegum says they pay on their own Facebook page. Furthermore, both GDP and Bubblegum share the same, rather obscure domain registrar information. But nowhere on Bubblegum’s page does it mention that models are applying to engage in adult modeling, but instead focuses on the comfortable environment created for aspiring models who have zero experience. All of its promotional videos show photoshoots exclusively of models wearing the Bubblegum apparelin extremely low-budget shoots – not a very lucrative business model considering Bubblegum doesn’t even sell merchandise. [BrokeAssStuart]
The fact that a shady “modeling agency’ tricks naive, wannabe models into doing porn could actually be considered remarkably transparent in the porn world, where many videos purport to depict exactly that. …You know, so I’ve heard. And who knows how much they’ve now made off that initial investment of a modest $1500? However much it is, I’m sure their contract doesn’t require them to share any of it with their outed star.
But what about this Geoffrey Taylor guy? Yeah, so he’s the British-born 68-year-old now living in Queensland, Australia who also goes by “Lord Stubbington.” And strap in, because here’s where it gets good.
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