TurbinePoweredVagina660 karma2015-05-28 06:26:24 UTC
For those who aren't familiar with SGs business practices, it comes down to this: Suicide Girls is now too big to fail. The brand of Suicide Girls is so universally recognized, & so many young women want to be Suicide Girls, that they can afford to have less-than-ideal practices and piss a few people off here and there. Girls are willing to work for free for the exposure they get from being on the site.
Suicide Girls pays $500 to the model for each set bought. However, which sets get bought is up to the members, who vote on which sets they want to see as Set of the Day. This basically means it's a popularity contest - you gotta kiss ass if you want to get paid. A LOT of ass. It also means that the girls with the most mass-market aesthetic will be the most popular, which is why some of the more extreme-looking models from the early days of the site can't get their sets bought anymore. The model guide advises shooting in "natural" makeup and not having too out-there of an outfit. That's why SG's "alternative" look has slid steadily downhill since they switched to Member Review.
If your set DOESN'T get bought, it sits in member review until you take it down. So, paying members are seeing your content without you being paid. You can have a dozen sets on the site that are viewable to all members without ever making a dime off of them.
Most of the reason girls join nowadays is either because they have no idea what they're doing, or just for those sweet, sweet Instagram followers. Girls who have been there for a while know they're doing it for the exposure, not the money.
Source: I work for other "age-restricted content" (nudey but not explicit) sites that also employ current or former SGs. Wanted to be an SG ever since I was a wee punkling, admired the cultural changes they were trying to make in the early days, and have watched it slowly crush its own soul in the last ~10 years.
If you're looking for good SG-type content with fair business practices, check out Zivity - models/photographers publish sets while retaining usage rights, members "vote" (each vote is $1) and the artists split the votes. GodsGirls is fair, sure, but they pay only $60 a set and don't have the highest quality standards, which means there's very little incentive to put effort into the photosets. Content is....not cohesive.
PS: Also, forreals, Missy is barely relevant to SG anymore. Sean runs the show.
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TurbinePoweredVagina3 karma2020-02-11 18:02:36 UTC
Hi Rob! Do you have any dream projects, like some medium or format you've always wanted to try, or a big idea that would take a ton of time & resources?
Also, what was art school like for you?
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