Former adult video director 圤智雨 (Pu Zhi Yu) has been very chatty about AV film practices lately. His most recent comment sparked a stir after he claimed girls who went golfing were usually prostitutes.
Well, Zhi Yu claims he had been talking to Taiwanese AV actress, 吳夢夢 (Wu Mengmeng aka Mon-mon), when he mentioned actresses were only being paid 20,000 NT$ now. To his surprise, Mon-mon was quick to deem the amount as “too little”, especially compared to her salary!
The ex-AV director had been chatting with Wu Mon-mon when AV actresses’ salaries were brought up. However, Mon-mon was shocked to discover those girls were only paid 20,000 NT$ (~RM3000) for a film. “20,000 NT$ is so little,” she stated. “I thought pretty girls cost (about) 350,000 NT$ (~RM51,000).”
Mon-mon chalked it up to the market’s conditions being lower than what she knew. But Zhi Yu had a different take on the issue. “You can’t compare (their price) with your 150,000 NT$ (~RM21,000) per movie (which) you get to do with your loved one,” he pointed out.
Zhi Yu also explained that the price for Mon-mon’s film, a top Taiwanese AV actress, is 150,000 NT$ per film, but she only shows herself exclusively having sex with her boyfriend and publicising it to many viewers. However, others could get 20,000 NT$ for making a private film.
With both sides laid out, Zhi Yu was curious about his audience’s opinion. “Which do you think is a better deal?” he asked, before adding he allegedly had Mon-mon’s permission to show their chat’s screenshot.
The former AV director also clarified later that Mon-mon’s work was priceless and that she wasn’t “selling herself”. “Unless you think AV is also a (one way) to (prostitute yourself)!” he stated.
Wu Mon-mon was one of the first AV actresses to debut in Taiwan’s AV industry after the pornography industry was legalised in Taiwan. Mon-mon also believed it was her purpose to be in the industry after a netizen told her, “Your photos fulfilled me“.
But, despite how lucrative the industry seemingly is, Mon-mon has warned others that the pay might not be worth it. “The online images will follow you for the next 20 years, 30 years, or the rest of your life,” she said. It certainly seems as though she isn’t in it only for the money.