Wanna be a porn star?

Of course you do!? Doesn’t everybody?? Now there’s a porn camp run by Courtney Cummz down in Tampa.

Sometime this weekend, at some sexy, unknown location in Tampa Bay, a woman named Courtney Cummz will show two-dozen prospective adult filmmakers how to make a porno.

The film shoot is part of “Porn Camp,” a weekend-long, $4,000-a-head seminar that’ll cover everything from porn-star pay scales to set design to proper Web site design.

And at 1 p.m. Saturday, Cummz ? the star of such fare as Whack Jobs and Face Invaders ? will lead her students on an odyssey of onscreen coitus. They will shoot hard-core scenes, using local actors, and they will own the rights to whatever they film. It could end up on a DVD. It could end up on your hard drive.

It makes sense that Porn Camp will take place in Tampa Bay, given this area’s long-standing ties to X-rated entertainment.

But it’s also part of a wider trend in the adult film industry: The idea that, with a little training, anyone, anywhere, can be a porn star. […]

“These are people that have been in the business for 25, 35 years and don’t know anything about the Internet,” says Cummz, 26, who says she earns a six-figure salary acting in and directing pornos. “These people are used to making millions of dollars a year. They don’t want anybody to pick up their niche.”

Of course, I suppose the jokes write themselves or maybe there are none.? Anyway, this quote really stood out.? “If it has artistic value, then it’s not obscene,” said St. Petersburg attorney Brandon Kolb, who’s running the show at Porn Camp. “You’re not hiring people to perform a sexual activity. You’re hiring people to perform their interpretation of a theatrical role.”? Riiiiight.

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