OctoMom as a Porn Star

Last year Nadya “Octomom” Suleman, told Oprah Winfrey that no matter how hard up for cash she was, that she would never appear in an adult movie. Three years ago she indeed rejected a million dollar offer Vivid made to her to star in an x-rated film. Alas, those words have come to pass.

OctoMom as a Porn Star

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We should have known — as of last year, she released a poorly planned S&M snippet with a man dressed as a baby (yes, really). She has finally made the leap into the adult industry to provide for all of those babies she got herself knocked up with.

This new full length feature was shot for Wicked Pictures and apparently, porn star Jessica Drake provided hands on instruction. Nadya says of Drake, “she opened my eyes to a whole different world of self-pleasure that I could have never imagined”. Ok, fair enough. Ms. Octomom herself is apparently excited for the video to come out. The promo shots show her on a long table, looking quite fit for having given birth all those times, with Spaghetti-Os strewn about but the can changed to say “Octo O’s”…Mmmm, that just sounds delish, doesn’t it? Who thinks of this stuff?

I know there are lots of detractors out there who are bashing Nadya (as usual), for her choice to enter the porn world. I have to admit that I am not a fan. I don’t agree with the reasons she chose to overextend herself and have children she couldn’t provide for nor do I think she’s a very likeable person period. But she isn’t the first pseudo-celebrity to decide to do porn as a career/money making option – see Chyna, the female wrestler and John Bobbitt, “Mr. They had to sew my penis back on”. It has become a more acceptable career path over the years and I would argue not just because people accept porn more openly now, although there has been some mainstreaming, but also because of the world of reality television and the creation of this new world of pseudo-celebrities. Most seem to have a desire to keep their fleeting celebrity going after their 15 minutes of fame. Plus in particular for Nadya, I kind of doubt she’d have luck being hired too many places. She had always said she was going to complete her Masters in Counseling — a prospect that scares me more than her being in an adult video. And well, the babies have to eat.

Let’s not forget that’s all 14 of her babies conceived through in vitro ferilization. Many people were royally pissed that Nadya has been on public assistance to support her children after having claimed bankruptcy and losing her house in foreclosure. But I don’t think we can now also bitch about her pursuing an adult film career in order to pay the bills. She is performing for a paycheck doing something that is not illegal. It was obviously not her first choice but I say if she can be sex positive and find a way to enjoy herself in the process, well then Momma needs to do what she needs to do.

As a mother myself, I just have one question…how the hell does she get enough sleep to show up on set in the morning?

 


 is the resident sexologist at Adam & Eve and also runs a private practice and media consulting business.  She has a Doctorate from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.  Her professional affiliations include AASECT, SSSS, and the American Board of Sexologists.  She also has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and completed a postgraduate degree in Marriage, Family and Addictions Recovery Therapy.

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